Resolution presented to rename portion of US 101 after sergeant killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

As written by Travis Schlepp for KEYT.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A portion of U.S. Highway 101 may soon bear the name of Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus who was killed in the November shooting at a Thousand Oaks country-western bar. 

Helus and 11 other victims were slain on November 7 inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, a popular destination for college students in the area.

 

Lawmaker moves to name stretch of Highway 101 after deputy killed in Borderline shooting

Written by Gretchen Wenner in the Ventura County Star.

A state legislator from Thousand Oaks has introduced a resolution to name a stretch of Highway 101 that runs through the city in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office lawman killed in the line of duty during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill last fall.

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced the resolution Monday, the same day the Assembly adjourned in honor of the 12 Borderline victims, her office announced.

 

Jacqui Irwin named chair of Assembly Veterans Committee

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, has been re-appointed as the head of the California Assembly Veterans Committee for a third term.

Irwin has served as the chair since first getting elected in 2014. 

"I'm incredibly honored to continue my service to California's veterans," Irwin said in a statement. "Over the past four years we've worked on a number of initiatives to improve the lives of our veterans.

Assemblymember Irwin introduces bill to address gun violence and mental health in wake of Borderline Shooting

AD44 Irwin introducing first bill 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today when the California State Assembly opened its 2019-2020 legislative session Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced Assembly Bill 12 in response to the Borderline Shooting. Speaker Anthony Rendon referenced the Thousand Oaks shooting in his opening remarks to the body, empowering members to work to solve the pressing issues of their communities.

The bill is the first bill introduction for Assemblymember Irwin since being re-elected last month to her third term, and follows a month of mourning, remembrance, and contemplation since the shooting on November 7th. “This tragedy demands action, and I am working with our dedicated law enforcement and mental health professionals to identify changes to state law that will protect our community and all Californians from gun violence,” said Assemblymember Irwin.

Portion of Highway 101 could be named after deputy killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

By Mike Harris in the Ventura County Star

State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and the Thousand Oaks City Council are working to have a portion of Highway 101 named in honor of Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, one of 12 people killed by a gunman in the Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting Nov. 7.

Only the state Legislature can officially name a state highway, according to the California Department of Transportation.

The city has been in talks with Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, to introduce a resolution asking the Legislature to approve naming a portion of the 101 at Moorpark Road near the Borderline in Helus’ honor.