Michael Schneider at Franklin Avenue puts all the newspaper front pages together side by side — for headlines we've got an Inferno, an Armageddon, a Firestorm and a Hell on Earth. He also talked to local news directors about going commercial-free on TV (and predicts some stations will go back to normal programming Wednesday.)
Things are tough all over: This morning's Ventura County Star was late not because of the fires, but due to the dryness of the wind.
Note to our readers....The extended heat and high winds that created fires throughout Southern California also caused printing problems Monday night for the Ventura County Star.
The high winds and high heat lowered humidity below tolerable printing levels which caused newsprint to break and tear as it was being stretched through the printing press.
By hand-applying additional water content, Star pressmen were able to complete the press run for all Ventura County communities by 7:20 a.m. today. The Star circulation department was delivering to all customers this morning with final delivery expected by noon.
Below 45% humidity seems to be breaking point for newsprint.