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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

Lopez sentenced to 12 years for Santa Paula Robbery

Lopez sentenced to 12 years for Santa Paula Robbery

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 concluded the sentencing phase in the trial of Adrian Lopez, now age 19 of Santa Paula.  Lopez pled guilty to robbery and was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.  Lopez is required to serve at leave 85% of that time or 10 years and 2 months. The Santa Paula […]

Ventura City Fire puts out Kitchen fire at Restaurant on Victoria Ave.

Ventura City Fire puts out  Kitchen fire at Restaurant on Victoria Ave.

Santa’s sleigh flight schedule

Santa’s sleigh flight schedule

Aspen Helicopters is sponsoring Santa’s journey to SouthWestern Ventura County tonight! Ventura County Santa-In-Lights Unfortunately, the weather was too severe for Santa to make his 2015 run. Aspen Helicopters will try again this Christmas Eve. Happy New Year! The “Santa-In-Lights” flights would not be possible without all the help we received from: Friend Electric Oxnard Auto […]

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rates to Rise

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rates to Rise

By Sheryl Hamlin Flash back to 2013. Santa Paula Community Center. A contentious meeting about proposed water and sewer rates presented by MBS Consultants and hosted by the Ad Hoc Water Committee consisting of Mayor Cook and Council Member Gonzales. The proposed water/sewer volumetric rate calculation lowered the monthly bills for some and raised rates […]