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Santa Paula Fire Department cooks up burgers for local 4H

Santa Paula Fire Department cooks up burgers for local 4H

The Santa Paula Fire Department sponsored a BBQ for Briggs 4H. Five hundred tickets were sold and over $4,000 was raised. The money will benefit the 4H club and the Firefighters were glad to help out.  The department has been doing fundraisers like this for the past five years. They generated the funds for supplies […]

Nextdoor.com helps neighbors watch out for one another

Nextdoor.com helps neighbors watch out for one another

In this day and age it’s good to know your neighbors, even if it’s only through a digital network.  Nextdoor.com is the next best thing to going to that coffee clutch down the block. It keeps people in touch in their local area.  Whether it’s for a natural disaster, neighborhood watch or just information what […]

Santa Paula Fire Department: Beware–As weather warms rattlesnakes become active

Santa Paula Fire Department: Beware–As weather warms rattlesnakes become active

Living large on a living barge–23: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–23: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 23d in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom made it into Strasbourg

Candidate’s Corner: Douglas Kmiec Independent for the 26th Congressional District

Candidate’s Corner: Douglas Kmiec Independent for the 26th Congressional District

We invite all the candidates who are running for office in our area to provide us with a statement.  When we receive these we will be posting them in our latest feature: Candidate’s Corner. After all, it’s your backyard, Ventura County. From Douglas Kmiec, Independent for the 26th Congressional District: As the forum at California […]

Living large on a living barge–22: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–22: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 18th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom managed to get Rabelo through Arzviller lock – tight squeeze

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

Living large on a living barge–21: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–21: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 18th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom sailed down t

Living large on a living barge–20: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–20: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 18th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom sailed down the Mosselle River

Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Poised to reach into your backyard and regulate that puddle

Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Poised to reach into your backyard and regulate that puddle

By Steve Neugebauer Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome back Mr. Steve Neugebauer, an expert hydrologist, geological, engineering consultant. This is not the first time the Corps (Army Corps of Engineers) and USEPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) have tried to regulate more than true navigable waters and it will not be the last […]