WEATHER »

Oil Spill at Faria Beach


An estimated 55 gallons of oil found its way to the Pacific Ocean after a small landslide caused a pipeline rupture on 3/8 in Ventura County about a mile north of Faria Beach. The pipeline was eventually shut down, but not before roughly 210 gallons total spilled out. Workers built dams and set up booms to stop the oil from spreading down the beach, according to reports.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production.