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Santa Paula Planning Commission: Foothill Peck Specific Plan TM5475

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Foothill Peck Specific Plan TM5475

By Sheryl Hamlin History of the Project and Multiple Ballot Measures Municipal land use and development are codified in a General Plan, sales which is updated periodically, sale as required by law, stuff and also by state, county or municipal voter initiatives. Development proposals in the Adams Canyon have been presented to the voters on […]

Santa Clara River Cleanup: Get the Lead (and trash and junk and other bad stuff) Out!

Santa Clara River Cleanup: Get the Lead (and trash and junk and other bad stuff) Out!

By Nina Danza, Sierra Club Hands on was the name of the game at the Santa Clara River Earth Day Clean Up! Sierra Club hosted volunteers on Saturday April 25at the Santa Clara River Gateway Puente land , an area of about 300 acres owned by The Nature Conservancy at Johnson Drive & Hwy 101. […]

Santa Paula City Council: Water, Dogs, Money and Deteriorating Streets

Santa Paula City Council: Water, Dogs, Money and Deteriorating Streets

By Sheryl Hamlin Ms. Maddie Sifantus, dosage minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church, one of the historic structures in Santa Paula, gave the invocation. Minister Sifantus invoked participative democracy and harkened to Earth Day using the phrase “sustainable future”.  Her invocation aptly mirrored the evening’s agenda as the council plans for citizen involvement in the […]

Explosion and fire at Ventura apartment

Explosion and fire at Ventura apartment

At 5:30am Saturday morning, diagnosis April 18th, Ventura City Fire personnel responded to a reported structure fire secondary to an explosion in an apartment building in the 6600 block of Telephone Rd. The first arriving engine company found an apartment with the front door and windows blown outward, and a dissipating light smoke within. It […]

Ventura Fire Department responds to Hazardous Material/Gas Leak on Eastman Ave.

Ventura Fire Department responds to Hazardous Material/Gas Leak on Eastman Ave.

Ventura City Fire personnel investigated a reported gas leak inside a 2-story office building in the 1300 block of Eastman Ave, Ventura, CA. They initially discovered an odor consistent with a possible HVAC equipment failure/burning, and also detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide (CO). The business was immediately evacuated and attempts begun to pinpoint the […]

Santa Paula’s Cruise Night 2015 Season Opens

Santa Paula’s Cruise Night 2015 Season Opens

By Sheryl Hamlin A balmy Mediterranean evening welcomed the crowd who came to feast on blocks of collectible cars and culinary treats from Santa Paula’s Main Street restaurants.  Reminiscent of “A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT AND A CAR IN EVERY GARAGE” from the 1928 campaign of Herbert Hoover, drugs food and cars were plentiful. First […]

Santa Paula: Cruisin’ and saving lives

Santa Paula: Cruisin’ and saving lives

Yesterday Santa Paulans strolled Main Street, viagra cruised it, and learned to save lives.  Firefighters were on hand to give a brief CPR tutorial.  The department hosts more extensive instruction.  Watch their Facebook page or Citizens Journal for class announcements. Here are some of the participants who may just one day save a life. *All […]

Fundraiser for late firefighter’s family–This Saturday in Ventura

Fundraiser for late firefighter’s family–This Saturday in Ventura

Daniel Corrigan passed away from a medical emergency at the age of 35 on March 5th.  He was found in his private automobile not far from where he worked as a firefighter in Santa Barbara serving in Station 8.  Corrigan was engaged to Sargent Sarah Starr from the Ventura Police Department.  He left behind a […]

Fundraising Friday: McKevett Elementary School in Santa Paula Holds Jog-a-thon

Fundraising Friday: McKevett Elementary School in Santa Paula Holds Jog-a-thon

By Sheryl Hamlin The megaphones Friday morning signaled something out of the ordinary. A rush to the sound yielded a field of happy kids in red t-shirts. Smiling parents watched. What could it be? A mother watching from the fence told me it was a jogathon. Her fifth grader was participating to whom she smiled […]

Ventura County Farm Worker Housing Summit

Ventura County Farm Worker Housing Summit

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by House Farm Workers!, decease the five hour conference featured a diverse group of speakers from banking, discount real estate, state politics, film making, agribusiness and planning. David J. Erickson, Director, Center for Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Rob Weiner, Executive Director, California Coalition for Rural […]