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Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

By Sheryl Hamlin Reverend Audrey Vincent’s invocation for the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting set an inspiring tone for what turned out to be a very somber meeting with a council and city facing numerous financial headwinds. Click here for a report of that meeting. In times when messages of faith are diminishing […]

The Santa Paula Art Museum’s Seventh Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction      

The Santa Paula Art Museum’s Seventh Annual Fine and Decorative Art Auction      

Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Santa Paula Art Museum. The silent auction begins at 3:00 p.m. The live auction immediately follows at 4:30 p.m. The Santa Paula Art Museum’s annual art auction is back and bigger than ever! On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Santa Paula Art Museum will host its Seventh Annual Fine […]

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

By Sheryl Hamlin The following discussion items are presented in order of appearance at the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting. To watch the video and see the reports, click here. Citizen Questions Undocumented Reclassification of Expenses in Audited Financial Statements Without a note in the Audited Financial Statements or a reconciliation of […]

Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

Help us to understand your transit needs, Ventura County! VCTC wants your input. Would you like to expand existing bus and dial-a-ride service? Add new bus routes? Your feedback will help Ventura County’s transit operators understand where you need to go and how to help you get there. Make your voice heard at our February […]

Ventura School Board ponders aftermath of Supt. Babb firing, takes public comment

Ventura School Board ponders aftermath of Supt. Babb firing, takes public comment

By George Miller The Ventura Unified School District held a special school board meeting today to talk about last week’s sudden firing of Superintendent Michael Babb and finding a replacement.  Most attendees were only allowed into the public comment period and barred from the real meat at the subsequent closed session. We were not privvy to […]

Deteriorating Wood and a Spark, Suspected in starting Santa Paula Fire

Deteriorating Wood and a Spark, Suspected in starting Santa Paula Fire

On March 6th at 10:22 AM,  214 S Mill Street, Apt. 10 Santa Paula Engine 81 was initially dispatched to a report of a Carbon Monoxide alarm activation with a smoke odor investigation. Upon arrival, E81 reported smoke coming from the garage port area and upgraded call to a Structure fire.  Fire crews found a small […]

Fire Ravages Ventura Home

Fire Ravages Ventura Home

A late morning fire ravaged a single family home in East Ventura in the 800 Block Jazmin Ave. just after 10:30am. The first on scene Engine Company found the kitchen, several rooms, and the attic in flames. Crews aggressively fought the fire and searched the building for occupants– based on several reports by bystanders that people […]

Ventura School Board President comments on the departure of Superintendent Michael Babb

Ventura School Board President comments  on the departure of Superintendent Michael Babb

By George Miller The recent firing of Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Michael Babb caused quite a stir.  However, as Board President Velma Lomax conveyed to CitizensJournal.us, this is not something that came out of the blue. She told us that “it is no secret that the board was working with him on his communication and […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 8A. 2016-CDP-05 Ventura Directional Drilling has chosen Santa Paula for a new location at 17902 East Telegraph Road, a parcel that was annexed into Santa Paula in 2013 with the East Gateway annexation. At that time, the zoning was changed to Highway Commercial. From the East Area Two documents, the .93 […]

Guilty Plea for Mission Rock Explosion in Santa Paula

Guilty Plea for Mission Rock Explosion in Santa Paula

David Joseph Wirsing (DOB: 10/15/71) of Ventura pleaded guilty to conspiracy to impede enforcement by Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Official, a felony offense. Wirsing was the former transportation manager for Santa Clara Waste Water Company (“SCWWC”) located at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula. He was indicted for his role in events leading […]