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Santa Paula: Elusive Fiscal Sustainability

Santa Paula: Elusive Fiscal Sustainability

 By Sheryl Hamlin The two major items on the Santa Paula City Council agenda for May 25, 2017 Special Meeting were intertwined fiscally. Hence there was discussion about which item should be presented first: the FY 2017-2018 Budget or the Annexation into the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD). The budget was presented first followed […]

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

    By Kevin Harris In May, 2016, Louisiana became the first state to make attacking police officers (and firefighters) a hate crime. Since then, 13 more states, most of them Republican-led, have passed “penalty enhancements” for crimes against police, with more on the way.  Once you get past the irony of Republicans pushing through […]

Ventura Residential Burglary: Suspect taken into Custody with help of K9 Officer Rover

Ventura Residential Burglary: Suspect taken into Custody with help of K9 Officer Rover

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On May 28th at 12:38 AM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call reference a residential burglary that was in progress. The Victim said the Suspect was currently hiding in her garage. While officers were responding the Victim reported that her husband was speaking with […]

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved a trash service increase, will keep the same outdated streetlights, and extended its contract for legal services dealing with adult businesses Monday night. Trash and Recycling Rate Increase Item number 10 during Monday’s City Council meeting was a Public Hearing on the proposed increase to the E.J. […]

Santa Paula: Battery Storage Community Meeting without the Community

Santa Paula: Battery Storage Community Meeting without the Community

 By Sheryl Hamlin Stark Turnout The March 24, 2017 community meeting about the proposed Battery Energy Storage Project in Santa Paula drew only five people. This is in stark contrast to the first community meeting on March 28, 2017, when the room was packed. The project manager said that notices were mailed to residents within […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Car Wash and Airport Update

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Car Wash and Airport Update

By Sheryl Hamlin A festive mood prevailed at the May 23, 2017 Santa Paula Planning Commission. Why? For the first time in months, there was a full collection of Planning Commissioners with the addition of Margaux Bangs and Earl McPhail who had been appointed previously by the city council. There were two items on the […]

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Commission Inaugural Meeting

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Commission Inaugural Meeting

 By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula voters approved a 1% sales tax increase in November 2016 which included the provision for an oversight commission. To read the full text of the ordinance defining the commission, click here. The members were chosen in April 2017 from a field of many applicants. The members of the Commission are: […]

Former employee of Ojai Unified sentenced to 364 days County Jail for Misappropriation of Public Funds

Former employee of Ojai Unified sentenced to 364 days County Jail for Misappropriation of Public Funds

Ladonna Fulcher (DOB 11/13/1967), of Ojai, was sentenced after pleading guilty to three felony counts of misappropriation of public funds. Fulcher was employed by the Ojai Unified School District in the Business and Adminstrative Services Department for approximately 10 years. From May 2013, through June 2015, Fulcher authorized the issuance of district checks to pay […]

Ojai Valley Rides to Host 14th Annual Ojai Valley Century Ride

Ojai Valley Rides to Host 14th Annual Ojai Valley Century Ride

Ojai Valley Rides Inc. will hold their 14th Annual Ojai Valley Century on June 3, 2017.  Cyclists from all over Southern California will converge in Ojai for the ride which rolls through the beautiful Ojai Valley, Rose Valley, and Lake Casitas and up our spectacular coast to Carpinteria and Montecito.  The ride is open to […]

Painting the Sierras, a Live Demonstration by Artist Sharon Weaver

Painting the Sierras, a Live Demonstration by Artist Sharon Weaver

Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Paula Art Museum On Thursday, June 8, artist Sharon Weaver will transform a blank canvas into a stunning scene of the High Sierra as she performs a live oil painting demonstration at the Santa Paula Art Museum. The demonstration begins at 3:00 p.m. Weaver is […]

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