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Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Chronology of Project A history of the proposed East Area 1 project dates from 1998 to the present. Some key dates are as follows: 2008: Santa Paula approves the EA1 project in a joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission 2008: EA1 Specific Plan Amendment was created and approved in 2008. A […]

D.A. will not see death penalty in the 2013 murder of 18 year old Gabriel Gutierrez

D.A. will not see death penalty in the 2013 murder of 18 year old Gabriel Gutierrez

The District Attorney’s Office will not seek the death penalty for Erick Estrada  of Ventura. Estrada is charged with the murder of 18 year old Gabriel Gutierrez, who was shot to death on July 31, 2013 behind the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  Estrada was arrested for another, non-fatal shooting, in October of 2013.  Estrada was twenty […]

SUV crashes into Social Security Office in Ventura

SUV crashes into Social Security Office in Ventura

Santa Paula: Center Stage for Public Works

Santa Paula: Center Stage for Public Works

By Sheryl Hamlin Not only did the Santa Paula Public Works Department announce its new, Main Street location in the historic Clock Tower Building, but the agenda for the Monday, February 2, 2015 city council meeting included two major public works related projects. Acquisition of Wastewater Recycling Facility (WRF) Distancing himself from the unpopular waste […]

Ventura fire crews knock out blaze: House and vehicle severely damaged

Ventura fire crews knock out blaze: House and vehicle severely damaged

Ventura Firefighters rescue dog trapped deep inside jetty at Ventura Harbor

Ventura Firefighters rescue dog trapped deep inside jetty at Ventura Harbor

On Sunday, February 1st, just before 12:30pm, City Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a small dog in distress deep inside the Marina Park north jetty at Ventura Harbor. The dog, which could be heard barking and whimpering, was not visible and estimated to be trapped 15 – 20 feet below the top of […]

VCTC: Santa Paula’s Unmet Transit Needs

VCTC: Santa Paula’s Unmet Transit Needs

By Sheryl Hamlin Transit agencies in California are required by state law to determine annually unmet transit needs in places where Federal and State funds are used for transit, sick according to Victor Kamhi, Bus Transit Director for VCTC, who hosted the meeting held at the Santa Paula Community Center on January 28, 2015. Comments […]

Historic Joint Meeting: Santa Paula City Council & Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board

Historic Joint Meeting: Santa Paula City Council & Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board

Historic, as in a famous or important in history, is perhaps hyperbole; however, the joint meeting held on January 26, 2015 between the Santa Paula City Council and the Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board was the first joint session of its kind between these two entities. Five members of each organization plus their […]

Ventura Fire crews secure metal roof dislodged by high winds

Ventura Fire crews secure metal roof dislodged by high winds

On Saturday, January 24th at 12:52pm, Ventura City Fire personnel responded to an automotive repair business in the 600 block of Ventura Ave. for a metal-roof carport-type structure that had been dislodged and flipped over by high winds.  It’d come to rest on top of an adjacent building. When crews arruved the dislodged metal roof […]

Santa Paula City Council: Dissolution of Redevelopment Agency

Santa Paula City Council: Dissolution of Redevelopment Agency

By Sheryl Hamlin Guest Speakers: A representative from VACE (Ventura Adult Continuing Education) spoke about the services his organization provides. Kevin Genovese, Manager of the Ag Museum, who is also the temporary animal shelter Manager, presented statistics about the no-kill success of SPARC (98.6% placement). Victor Kamhi from VCTC announced a meeting on January 28, […]