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News from Thousand Oaks, CA

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  1. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen Thread Starter

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  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    ^^I had been viewing this news, and was wondering where this occurred,
    with respect to Richard's home ?
    Best wishes to Richard Carpenter and his family.
    Too sad, that we awake to even more sad news.
  3. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen Thread Starter

    Only around six miles from Richard's home. Awful news wherever in the world it happens.
  4. Jarred

    Jarred Active Member

    And the sad thing is is that it's expected. It will always move us even if we begin to get numb. Change needs to happen - no matter where you land on the political spectrum, we're all human beings and all of our lives have value.
  5. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    I actually just booked my flights for the 50th Ann this morning as the news was breaking. Pray that the Carpenter family are all safe. This is shocking.
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  6. Jarred

    Jarred Active Member

    It is, but at the same time it's not shocking at all...
  7. In case anyone hasn't already seen it:

    "As residents of Thousand Oaks, my wife Mary and I are particularly grieved by this latest massacre. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims" - Richard Carpenter
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  8. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    Does anyone know how close the wildfires are to Richard? Homes are being evacuated near Thousand Oaks according to the news.
  9. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen Thread Starter

    About 30 miles away.
  10. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    Thanks. Hopefully a safe distance.
  11. Portlander

    Portlander Active Member

    Just saw on the news that there are reported fires in the area of Westlake Village and they are advising some residents to evacuate. That is very close to Richard's home, hope all is well. Very sad turn of events for the Thousand Oaks community.
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  12. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen Thread Starter

    News from the Carpenter family via Colin’s Instagram. Hope the Carpenter family are safe and well.

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  13. New Horizons.

    New Horizons. Active Member

    BBC news were showing live footage this morning of the fires (obviously overnight there) and talking to a newspaper editor from Thousand Oaks after a horrendous week there.Glad Richard and his family are safe.Thanks to Colin for social media updates in no doubt difficult circumstances.
  14. Jarred

    Jarred Active Member

    First the mass shootings there and then this natural disaster? Jesus...
  15. jazzdre

    jazzdre Active Member

    I'm glad that Mr.Carpenter and his family are ok. Sadly,Jarred these are the signs of the times of the days that we now live in. Don't mean to go on what would be considered "religious" on anybody, but these are the times that we should look to God for hope,help and strength in these trying times.
  16. Jarred

    Jarred Active Member

    I'm an atheist but I def believe in the power of spirituality.
  17. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to hear that Richard and family are safe. How about his neighborhood, are they still under evacuation? Is the YOM wherehouse in danger? My thoughts and prayers are with all victims of these devasting wildfires and that horrific mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.
  18. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    Thousand Oaks has been through pure hell the last several days. Sending good vibes and prayers to Richard, his family and all residents there. They need a break!
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  19. Portlander

    Portlander Active Member

    After looking at the photo of Colin, he definitely resembles his Dad. Give him Richard's 70's hair style and it would be tough to tell them apart except for the height!
  20. Jarred

    Jarred Active Member

    Colin has a smaller face though.
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