Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q Series aircraft News
Bombardier has announced measures that will result in 5,000 job losses over the next year and a half.
The Montreal-based company announced it will sell its Q Series turboprop aircraft program to Longview Aviation Capital for $300 million.
‘I don’t have a plan B’: Quebec’s Bombardier workers await their fate after latest round of cuts The carrier reached another agreement to sell its business aircraft flight and technical training unit, which is run out of Montreal, Quebec City and Dallas, to another Montreal multinational, CAE.
Bombardier said the moves will result in $250 million in annual savings.
Bombardier is also selling training services to CAE for $645 million. The transactions with CAE will total $800 million in revenue for Bombardier and are expected to be finalized by mid-2019.
Bombardier said the deals with Longview and CAE will amount to $900 million in net proceeds.
Bombardier on track to deliver on turnaround goals, CEO says The company’s third-quarter revenue reached $3.6 billion US, a decrease of about five per cent compared to the same period last year. The company did post a profit of $149 million for the quarter, better than the $100 million loss it saw in the same period a year earlier.
Investors were disappointed with the news, as Bombardier shares lost more than 15 per cent of their value and were changing hands at $2.74 per share on the Toronto Stock Exchange nearing midday. The shares were down as much as 26 per cent at one point in the morning, before the exchange executed a trading halt in the shares.
Bombardier sells Downsview location to pension fund for $635M Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare said the cuts and sales are necessary, and the company would continue to “streamline” its operations.
Prior to the news of the sale of the turboprop division, analyst George Ferguson with Bloomberg Intelligence said he thinks the Q Series “will generate little to no profit” for the company this year, so it makes sense to sell it. While most of the attention on Bombardier centres on the company’s jet planes, few of them make a significant amount of money for the company.
The company’s quarterly earnings show that Bombardier has received 66 firm orders for Q400 turboprop jets as of the end of September, up from 43 last December.
Airbus officially renames Bombardier-developed C Series the A220 That’s in contrast to the rail transportation part of the business, which continues to generate cash. “Transportation will generate almost all of cash flow as aerospace … will be flat at best during 2018,” Ferguson said.
John Di Bert, Bombardier’s chief financial officer, said in a conference call with investors Thursday morning that “the actions announced this morning demonstrate our focused efforts to grow earnings and cashflows.”
“We continue taking concrete actions to reshape Bombardier’s portfolio.”
‘Unfortunate and distressing’: union Bombardier spokesperson Simon Letendre confirmed 500 jobs will be cut in Ontario, where the company employs 6,500 people. It will cut 2,500 jobs in Quebec. The company has 70,000 employees worldwide.
The rest of the roughly 2,000 job cuts will come from as yet unnamed operations outside Canada.
Bombardier, based in Montreal, is cutting 5,000 jobs, and has introduced other measures such as the sale of its Q Series turboprop aircraft program. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) The Quebec government gave Bombardier $1 billion to backstop the C Series when that project was looking doubtful in 2016, a figure that was met by $372 million in an interest-free loan a few months later by the federal government.
Both moves were questioned at the time, and were again when Bombardier effectively gave the program to Airbus for free a year ago . Questions about the value of that government money are likely to emerge again now that the company is laying off thousands of workers, for the third time in as many years.
Embraer joint venture with Boeing could make life tougher for Bombardier: analysts Bloomberg analyst Ferguson says Bombardier is fully committed to streamline operations, and expects more asset sales that will strip the company down to a shadow of its former self.
Bombardier says C Series shift to Airbus allows it to focus on regional planes “It’s likely if C Series is a success, that Airbus will purchase the remaining at cost given their options,” he said Thursday. “Bombardier seems ready to slim down to a business-jet and rail manufacturer.”
With files from Radio-Canada
Larry King Hits Network: CNN ‘Stopped Doing News a Long Time Ago’
Watch—Larry King Hits Former Network: CNN ‘Stopped Doing News a Long Time Ago’ Getty Images 7 Nov 2018 Ex-CNN talk show host Larry King mocked his former network in an interview with RT America on Tuesday, saying his past employer “stopped doing news a long time ago” to focus primarily on covering President Donald Trump.
A partial transcript is as follows:
HOST RICK SANCHEZ: You know it’s interesting. As I listen to you I’m thinking that both you and I are old enough to remember that there was a lot of antagonism during the 1960s. There was a lot of antagonism during Watergate. There was certainly antagonism during the Clinton years. But there is something, maybe it’s an undercurrent, that is different now. Can you put your finger on it? What is it?
KING: Two things, Rick — the internet and cable news. Could you imagine cable news in Watergate? And they don’t do news anymore. In fact, RT is one of the few channels doing news. RT does news. CNN stopped doing news a long time ago. They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time. You don’t see a story — there was vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day – not covered on any of the three cable networks, not covered. Not covered! So when CNN started covering Trump — they were the first — they covered every speech he made and then they made Trump the story. So, Trump is the story in America. I would bet that ninety-eight percent of all Americans mention his name at least once a day. And when it’s come to that, when you focus on one man, I know Donald 40 years — I know the good side of Donald and I know the bad side of Donald — I think he would like to be a dictator. I think he would love to be able to just run things. So, he causes a lot of this. Then his fight with the media and fake news. I’ve been in the media a long time, like you — longer than you, Rick. And at all my years at CNN, in my years at Mutual Radio, I have never seen a conversation where a producer said to a host “pitch the story this way. Angle it that way. Don’t tell the truth.” Never saw it. Never saw it.
SANCHEZ: You know it’s funny, just quick because you know these producers are telling me you guys have to start wrapping this up … you said something interesting about how CNN played along with Trump. I think they only played along or at least gave him that much airtime in many ways because they didn’t think he was going to win, correct?
KING: I guess it’s to their regret. But, they covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning. And so they built the whole thing up and the Republicans had a lot of candidates and they all had weaknesses. When I saw Senator Cruz hug Donald Trump the other day I said, “this is what America has become.” He said that Cruz’s father helped kill Kennedy!
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(CNN) On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump took a victory lap via an almost-90-minute news conference that came fewer than 24 hours after his party lost control of the House but strengthened its Senate majority.
Trump seemed entirely unconcerned with his party’s loss of one of the chambers of Congress — instead he focused on reading out the names of Republican House members who refused to embrace him (and lost) and sparring with reporters. I went through the transcript of the whole thing and pulled out the best lines. They’re below. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE!
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1. “It was a big day yesterday. Incredible day.” Democrats won control of the House . 2. “The media coverage set a new record and a new standard.” Read More He doesn’t mean this as a compliment. Also, a new record for what? Negativity? How is that even quantifiable? 3. “This vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave they talked about.” Democrats won control of the House. And are likely to gain more than 30 seats . I don’t know how we define a “wave,” but I tend to think a 30+ seat gain that flips control of the House would meet most people’s criteria. 4. “This election marks the largest Senate gains for a president’s party in a first midterm election since at least President Kennedy’s in 1962.” Correct! Democrats gained three seats in Kennedy’s first midterm election, the same number Trump looks on track to have gained . Republicans gained two Senate seats in 1970 in Richard Nixon’s first midterm and one seat in George W. Bush’s 2002 midterm. 5. “We also had a slew of historic wins in the governors’ races — the governors’ races were incredible — against very well-funded, talented and skilled Democrat candidates, and people that worked very, very hard — respectfully — for those candidates, like Oprah Winfrey, who I like.” That sentence took a turn at the end there, no? Why did Trump mention Oprah? Because she campaigned with Stacey Abrams in Georgia? 6. “By expanding our Senate majority, the voters have also clearly rebuked the Senate Democrats for their handling of the Kavanaugh hearings — that was a factor, I think maybe a very big factor, the way that was handled.” It might have been a factor but, at least according to the exit polls , not in the way Trump is suggesting. Forty three percent of people said they supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court while 47% opposed it. Now, among those who supported the Kavanaugh confirmation, 87% voted for Republicans for the House. So, Trump could be right that Kavanaugh fired up the GOP base. But he’s not right to say that voters “clearly rebuked” Senate Democrats for voting against Kavanaugh. ( All except Joe Manchin, of course .) 7. “You had some that decided to, ‘Let’s stay away. Let’s stay away.’ They did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.” Thus begins the throw-Republican-members-who-refused-to-embrace-Trump-under-the-bus portion of the President’s remarks. 8. “But Mia Love gave me no love. And she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.” [narrator voice] He’s not sorry at all. 9. “I think she could have won that race, but she didn’t want to have any embrace.” Trump is talking about soon-to-be former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) here. And, no, Comstock would not have won by welcoming the “embrace” of Trump. She would have almost certainly lost by more . 10. “Peter Roskam didn’t want the embrace. Erik Paulsen didn’t want the embrace.” “The embrace.” It’s a thing. 11. “We’ve had tremendous support, and tremendous support in the Republican Party, among the biggest support in the history of the party. I’ve actually heard at 93%, it’s a record, but I won’t say that, because who knows?” This is the essence of Trump’s verbal gymnastics. He floats the idea, then he affirms the idea, then he says that other people say it but he doesn’t really know. What a world. 12. “Hopefully, we can all work together next year to continue delivering for the American people, including on economic growth, infrastructure, trade, lowering the cost of prescription drugs.” Trump here offers a least a rhetorical olive branch to Democrats. And he’s right that on infrastructure and lowering prescription drug costs, he and Democrats could well find common purpose. 13. “You know, I keep hearing about investigations, fatigue, like from the time — almost from the time I announced I was going to run, they’ve been giving us this investigation fatigue. Been a long time, they’ve got nothing, zero. You know why? Cause there is nothing.” Wait, who is the “they” here? Democrats? If Trump is talking about the Russia investigation, that runs through his Justice Department. And the probe is being run by Robert Mueller, a Republican. So…. 14. “But they can play that game, but we can play it better, because we have a thing called the United States Senate, and a lot of very questionable things were done, between leaks of classified information and many other elements that should not have taken place.” Yes, this is a threat, aimed at Democrats if they step up their oversight role of Trump’s White House after winning the House. Straight out. 15. “So we can look at us, they can look at us, then we can look at them and it’ll go back and forth. And it’ll probably be very good for me politically. I could see it being extremely good politically, because I think I’m better at that game than they are actually.” He said the quiet part out loud. 16.”You can’t do them simultaneously, by the way. Just think, if somebody said ‘Oh, you can do them,’ no you can’t. Cause if they’re doing that, we’re not doing the other, just so you understand.” I really and truly don’t understand. 17. “We want crystal clean water, we want beautiful perfect air. Air and water has to be perfect.” Perfect air is the best air. Many people are saying that. 18. “So environmental is very important to me.” Environmental. So important. 19. “I speak to Democrats all the time. They agree that a wall is necessary. A wall is necessary.” I have a VERY hard time believing that Democrats tell Trump that the southern border wall is necessary. 20. “We’re building the wall. We’ve started.” Tuesday night ends the wall-building until at least after the 2020 election. There is a 0% chance House Democrats will back significant federal spending on a border wall. 21. “I’d rather answer that at a little bit different time.” This was Trump’s answer on whether he would fire Jeff Sessions as attorney general. News emerged later that day that Sessions was fired — by chief of staff John Kelly — something Trump likely knew as he was speaking to media. 22. “As I’ve told you, they’re under audit. They have been for a long time. They’re extremely complex. People wouldn’t understand them.” To sum up, these are Trump’s reasons for not releasing his tax returns: a) they’re under audit and b) they are too complex for any normal person to understand. On the first reason, nothing bars someone from releasing tax returns under audit. On the second, maybe he should trust the American public’s intelligence a little more? 23. “They’re done by — among the biggest and best law firms in the country. Same thing with the accounting firms, the accountants are a very, very large, powerful firm from the standpoint of respect.” To which I ask: Why is it germane to the question of whether or not the President will release his tax returns that they are handled by “a very, very large, powerful firm”? 24. “But it’s big, and it’s complex and it’s probably feet-high. It’s a very complex instrument. And I think that people wouldn’t understand it.” So, Donald Trump is saying his taxes are a very complicated, feet-high instrument. Also, big. Okey dokey! 25. “Nobody turns over a return when it’s under audit.” Except that Richard Nixon did exactly that in 1973. 26. “And I think I know more — and I think I know more than they know.” What’s Trump talking about here? Does it really even matter? 27. “I’m not concerned about anything with the Russia investigation because it’s a hoax.” [narrator voice] That’s not true . 28. “You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible and the way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.” This is Donald Trump talking to my CNN colleague Jim Acosta. And, yes, it is rich that President Trump is decrying someone for being rude or for allegedly treating people badly . 29.” You aren’t — you aren’t the best.” Just the President of the United States telling NBC White House reporter Peter Alexander he’s not great. Totally normal stuff! 30. “When you report fake news — which CNN does a lot — you are the enemy of the people.” ALWAYS remember this: When Trump says “fake news,” you should hear it as, “news that isn’t good for me.” Which, of course, doesn’t make it fake . 31. “We won a lot of elections last night, we did very well last night, and I think it’s going to have a very positive impact.” This is Trump’s response to a question about whether he was dividing the country with his rhetoric. And yes, his answer makes no sense. Unless you consider that, to him, winning is everything — and justifies all things. 32. “This is a investigation where many, many millions of dollars has been spent, and there’s no collusion. It was supposed to be on collusion. There’s no collusion. And I think it’s — I think it’s very bad for our country, I will tell you. I think it’s a shame.” Hours after giving this answer, Trump fired Sessions and named Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general . Whitaker, who has been openly critical of Mueller’s investigation in the past, is now expected to oversee the probe. Which all makes perfect sense. 33. “Sit down. I didn’t call you. I didn’t call you. I didn’t call you.” In which the President of the United States tells American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan to sit down. (Ryan is also a CNN contributor.) 34. “I don’t understand what you’re saying. What?” That’s Donald Trump telling Nadia Bilbassy-Charters , the Washington correspondent for Al Arabiya TV, that he can’t understand what she is saying. 35. “Well, I think the results that I’ve learned — and maybe confirm — I think people like me. I think people like the job I’m doing, frankly.” Democrats won control of the House. 36. “I could fire everybody right now.” Donald Trump on the Russia investigation — just hours before he informed the world, via tweet, that he had fired the attorney general. Not ominous at all! 37. “I stay away from it. But you know what I do? I let it just go on. They’re wasting a lot of money, but I let it go on, because I don’t want to do that. But you’re right; I could end it right now. I could say, ‘That investigation is over.'” He really couldn’t. But like I said, not at all ominous! 38. “It’s — it’s really — it’s a disgrace, frankly. And it’s an embarrassment to our country. It’s an embarrassment to the people of our country. And it’s too bad.” To be clear: Donald Trump is talking about a special counsel probe being run out of the Justice Department that is trying to get to the bottom of an active measures campaign by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. 39. “Just going to push. I’ve been pushing. I’ve done a very good job, too. They’re very happy with me.” This is Trump’s answer on how he plans to make good on his pledge as a candidate to be a anti-abortion president. Yes, really. 40. “And we have been working very hard on China and Russia and everybody else looking into our elections or meddling with our elections.” This directly contradicts Trump’s repeated undermining of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Directly. 41. “I actually had a very good meeting in Russia that you people didn’t agree with, but that’s OK, it doesn’t much matter obviously” In that meeting, Trump said that both America and Russia were to blame for any alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. In doing so, he sided with Russian president Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence community . 42. “That was President Obama’s regime. That was during President Obama, right? That — that was not during me.” Trump seems here to not be willing to acknowledge that Putin annexed Crimea, not Obama. Yes, it happened while Obama was president. But that’s about the extent of the role Obama played in all of it. 43. “To be honest — I’ll be honest, I thought it was a — I thought it was a very close to complete victory.” Democrats won control of the House. 44. “But if you look at it from the standpoint of gridlock, I really believe there’s going to be much less gridlock because of the way this is going, than any other way” [nods head slowly but steadily] 45. “I’m surprised at a lot of people. They start off, they’re young people, they’re there for two years, and they’re old by the time they leave.” Truer words have never been uttered. 46. “I mean, we have many people lined up for every single position. Any position — everybody wants to work in this White House.” This is not true. The White House struggled for months to fill the communications director job because no one at that level within the GOP wanted the job. Trump eventually hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine for the position. 47. ” I would love to see unity and peace and love and any other word you want to use.” “What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?” — Elvis Costello 48. “Nothing surprises me in politics.” Same. 49. “I’d be very good at a low tone.” Yup. Low tone. The best. 50- 51. “I would love to do very — very even-toned.” “I would love to have a very even, modest, boring tone. I would be very honored by that.” An amazing couplet. Shakespearean, almost. 52. “I — I don’t — I really don’t understand you.” The President of the United States to a Japanese reporter. 53. “I think I am a great moral leader and I love our country.” And humble, to boot! 54. “Now, what’s bad for them is being in the majority, I’m just going to blame them. You understand, I’m going to blame them. They’re the majority. Honestly, it makes it much simpler for me.” He said the quiet part out loud. Again. 55. “I — look, now that the election’s over, the election’s over. Now everybody is in love.” No words. 56. “You know what, when you get bored, would you please tell me? Seriously. Tell me.” This is a deep insight into Trump. He wants to make sure he is still entertaining reporters. Because being boring is death to him. And because he loves to spar with reporters. 57. “That’s such a racist question.” The President’s response to this question, from PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor, who is African-American : “On the campaign trail you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. Now people are also saying….” 58. “Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African-Americans?” [narrator voice] He doesn’t. Not even close . 59. “In Jeff Flake’s case, it’s me, pure and simple. I retired him. I’m very proud of it. I did the country a great service.” That’s a Republican senator Donald Trump is talking about. 60. “I don’t know who Lil Jon is. I don’t — I really don’t.” Ahem . 61. “No, I don’t, no. Do I regret it?” Trump doesn’t regret an ad that was never run on CNN and pulled by NBC and Fox News because they deemed it to be racist. So. 62. “They said they couldn’t be beaten. They said Heidi could not be beat. ‘Please don’t do it,’ they couldn’t — this was a year out.” No one — and I mean no one — though a Democratic senator in North Dakota couldn’t be beaten. Heitkamp was one of the most vulnerable senators from the first day of the 2018 election. 63. “And I’ll tell you something. When you look at the races that we won in Florida, which we weren’t expected to win, and Georgia, which we weren’t expected to win, and Ohio, which we weren’t expected to win, and won — I mean, you look at some of them, the number of votes that we got is incredible.” The question Trump was asked here was: “So what do you say to women, Mr. President?” 64. “So I do fight back.” This feels like a good place to end it.
Multiple injured, gunman dead in shooting at California bar, authorities say News
The gunman who entered a Southern California bar Wednesday night and shot dead 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, before killing himself has been identified as U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ian David Long.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long, 28, was found dead in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday. Dean said it’s believed he killed himself.
‘We thought it was a joke’: Witnesses recount the chaotic scene as a gunman opened fire
‘We thought it was a joke’: Witnesses recount the chaotic scene as a gunman opened fire 1:26 A gunman opened fire around 11:20 p.m. PT at the crowded country-and-western bar about 65 kilometres northwest of Los Angeles, sending hundreds fleeing, including some who used barstools to break windows and escape. Police said hundreds were inside at the time.
Dean said Long first shot a security guard and other staff near the door and then patrons.
Among the dead was sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was shot multiple times as he entered the building.
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— @VENTURASHERIFF Dean said Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force who was set to retire soon, died in hospital early Thursday.
“It’s a horrific scene in there,” Dean said during a news conference Thursday morning. “There’s blood everywhere.”
Predicting mass shootings is nearly impossible, expert says Dean said around 10 other people were injured and taken to local hospitals. Others had fled and taken themselves to hospital. People had been hiding in bathrooms and the attic of the bar, and some escaped by breaking windows, Dean said.
The mayor of Thousand Oaks said next-of-kin notifications are being prepared about the people who were killed and wounded.
Mayor Andrew Fox said it is a “very difficult day for many people.”
Jason Coffman told reporters his son, Cody, was among those killed.
“I am speechless and heartbroken,” Coffman said.
No other information on the victims was immediately known.
President Donald Trump ordered that flags be flown at half-mast at the White House and all public buildings in the U.S., as well as at overseas diplomatic and military sites until Saturday evening, to honour the victims.
Gunman acted alone, police believe Dean said Long was acting alone, armed with a Glock 21 — a .45-calibre handgun designed to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber. But the sheriff said the gun had an extended magazine that is illegal in California.
Long joined the marines in 2008. He served in the war in Afghanistan for seven months beginning in late 2010, the Marine Corps said, and was awarded multiple ribbons, commendations and medals.
It was not immediately clear what Long did after leaving active duty.
Dean said his department had previous contact with Long, including a call to his home in April, when deputies found him behaving irate and irrationally.
The sheriff said a mental health crisis team was called at that time and concluded that Long did not need to be taken into custody.
Other prior encounters were a traffic accident and an incident in which Long was the victim of battery at a bar.
In this image taken from video, a victim of the shooting is treated near the scene. (RMG News via AP) Dean said there is nothing that would lead him to believe terrorism was the motive, but it has not been ruled out. Authorities hope to learn more when a search warrant is served at Long’s home in the nearby community of Newbury Park.
The gunman was tall and wearing all black with a hood over his head and his face partly covered, witnesses told TV stations at the scene. He first fired on a person working the door and then appeared to open fire at random at the people inside, they said.
People screamed and fled to all corners of the bar, while a few people threw barstools through the windows and helped dozens to escape, witnesses said.
Scenes from Thousand Oaks, where a gunman opened fire Wednesday night in country-and-western bar
Scenes from Thousand Oaks, where a gunman opened fire Wednesday night in country-and-western bar 0:45 College student Cole Knapp, 19, was inside the bar when he saw the gunman enter and start shooting.
“I was just with friends and I saw the shooter walk in, and he reached up to the counter like he was going to put an ID or some money up on the counter to pay his cover charge,” said Knapp, who lives nearby. “And I just kind of saw it in the corner of my eye and I heard a gunshot, and I focused on him and I saw that he was holding a handgun and he continued to shoot at the girl at the front desk.”
Tayler Whitler, 19, said she was on the dance floor and her friends were at a table by the door as the gunman opened fire. She said everyone yelled “Get down!” and it was silent for a couple seconds, then she heard “Get up, he’s coming!” and people were trampling on each other to get out.
“It was really, really, really shocking,” Whitler told KABC-TV as she stood with her father in the Borderline parking lot. “It looked like he knew what he was doing.”
Sarah Rose DeSon told ABC’s Good Morning America that she saw the shooter draw his gun.
People comfort each other outside the Borderline Bar & Grill. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press) “I dropped to the floor,” she said. “A friend yelled ‘Everybody down!’ We were hiding behind tables trying to keep ourselves covered.”
The bar is a popular hangout for students from nearby California Lutheran University. It’s also close to several other universities, including California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Pepperdine University in Malibu and Moorpark College in Moorpark. The bar’s website says it hosts “College Country Night” every Wednesday.
Cal Lutheran, with about 4,300 students, has cancelled classes and said on its website that the university community is invited to gather Thursday at the school’s chapel.
Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in Southern California rampage The sheriff’s office said a procession will take place at 10 a.m. to transport Helus via motorcade from Los Robles Hospital to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office in the city of Ventura.
Shootings of any kind are rare in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000. It was named the third safest city in the U.S. for 2018 by the website Niche.
“I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what community you’re in,” Dean told reporters when asked if he was surprised this happened in Thousand Oaks. “It doesn’t matter how safe your community is. It can happen anywhere.”