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NWS storm forecast presentation

NWS storm forecast presentation

By Gerard Kapuscik Attached you’ll find a most excellent, visually-resonant, PowerPoint presentation regarding the latest forecast information on this weekend’s upcoming expected heavy-rains.  The presentation was prepared by Eric Boldt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, in the LA Office of the NWS (National Weather Service). I have always found Mr. Boldt’s forecast information current and helpful, and […]

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

Limoneira Plans Six-Lane Railroad Grade Crossing at Hallock Road

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 9 F on the January 17, 2017 Santa Paula City Council was notable not for what was described in the staff report or said at the meeting, but for what was not said in any city staff document or by any elected official of the city. Ostensibly this item was for […]

Santa Paula Takes First Step To Join Ventura County Fire

Santa Paula Takes First Step To Join Ventura County Fire

By Sheryl Hamlin The most sweeping financial decision in the city’s history was considered on January 17, 2017 at the regular City Council Meeting. After Public Comments from Chris Mahon (VCFD) Jerry Byrum (SPFD), Dustin Lazenby (SPFD), Nick Bacigalupo (SPFD), Gary Nasalroad (citizen, Santa Paula Police and Fire Fighters Association), Lynn McReynolds (citizen and co-chair […]

Ventura Fire Knock down Garage Fire in Condo Complex

Ventura Fire Knock down Garage Fire in Condo Complex

Ventura City Fire units responded to a reported structure fire in the 800 block of Casmalia Lane, Ventura, CA. The first arriving unit reported black smoke showing from behind a closed metal door to a 2-car garage, located on the ground floor of a multi-story condo complex positioned above, possible smoke also coming from the […]

Paul White’s Ventura Quality of Life State of the City Address- We are #1 in ….

Paul White’s Ventura Quality of Life State of the City Address- We are #1 in ….

By George Miller The “Quality of Life Ventura ” community activist group was intending to present its own version of the state of the city at the first council meeting of the year.  This would have been a pre-emptive move, since Mayor Nasarenko has yet to give the official version. But they did not do […]

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

Santa Paula: Raises User Fees, Spends More

By Sheryl Hamlin In the actionable portion of the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council raised the User Fees and Rates, while approving spending increases above and beyond what the fee increases will generate. Item 10 B. Citywide User Fee and Rate Public Hearing. Note that the potential for the current […]

Santa Paula: SPUSD Announcements and Enterprise Funds Concerns

Santa Paula: SPUSD Announcements and Enterprise Funds Concerns

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) In Public Comments, Supervisor Alfonso Gamino, Superintendent of the Santa Paula Unified School District, spoke congratulating the new council and wishing to continue the successful relationship the School District has experienced with the council. Supervisor Gamino introduced the two members of the SPUSD Board who will […]

The Santa Paula Conservancy: History as a Resource

The Santa Paula Conservancy: History as a Resource

By Sheryl Hamlin Gabriel Zamora spoke in Public Comments at the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula Council Meeting representing the newly formed Santa Paula Conservancy, a 501C3 organization. He informed the council and the audience about two projects which will potentially affect historic properties: the landscaping at Ebell Park and the demolition of the Robert […]

Santa Paula: No Food Truck War

Santa Paula: No Food Truck War

By Sheryl Hamlin Referring to a recent article in the Ventura County Star, Raul Ramos, owner of “la Fruti Fresca”, spoke in Public Comments at the January 3, 2017 Santa Paula Council Meeting, said he wished to clarify what was said at a previous council meeting against the food truck business, as wells as what […]

Apartment building evacuated residents as Ventura City Fire put out blaze

Apartment building evacuated residents as Ventura City Fire put out blaze