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Santa Paula: Friendly Neighborhood Action Committee Redux

Santa Paula: Friendly Neighborhood Action Committee Redux

By Sheryl Hamlin No stranger to the Santa Paula City Council, Victor Carlos Espinosa attended council in 2014 to launch the Friendly Neighborhood Action Committee, but was met with resistance. Read about this meeting here. An articulate letter was published in 2017 stating his views on social justice. Mr. Espinosa spoke in Public Comments at […]

Commercial Structure Fire in downtown Ventura

Commercial Structure Fire in downtown Ventura

Ventura City Fire personnel and units responded to multiple reports of a structure fire in the downtown area in the 500 block of Main Street, Ventura, CA. The first arriving unit of the initial alarm response reported smoke showing from the second story of a two-story residential-over-commercial structure. The response was upgraded, supply and attack […]

City of Ventura names 2016-2017 Green School Award Winners

City of Ventura names 2016-2017 Green School Award Winners

In celebration of Earth Day, the Ventura City Council will present the annual Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence to students and staff from Juanamaria Elementary School and ATLAS Elementary School during its public meeting on Monday, April 17, at 6 pm, at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. This year’s winners, Juanamaria […]

Vehicle Collision NB 101 Freeway at E. Main

Vehicle Collision NB 101 Freeway at E. Main

Units of the Ventura Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle off the roadway into a tree with fire and person trapped on April 16th at 11:04PM. First arriving units discovered a single vehicle on fire with extension of the fire into the surrounding vegetation. The fire in the heavily damaged vehicle was quickly knocked […]

Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 23 at Ventura’s Historic Olivas Adobe

Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 23 at Ventura’s Historic Olivas Adobe

Visitors are invited to the sixth annual Owl Festival, a free family event on Sunday, April 23 from 11 am-3 pm at the historic Olivas Adobe, located at 4200 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura. Guests can enjoy interactive fun including grinding corn and making tortillas, as well as crafting adorable “pet” owls, and shopping for […]

City of Ventura Council’s Contentious Meeting over Special Events

City of Ventura Council’s Contentious Meeting over Special Events

By Kevin Harris Impassioned Ventura area event promoters stayed late into the night to voice their opposition and concerns over proposed changes to the special event permitting processes on Monday night in Council Chambers. Those processes being reviewed for possible changes include increased insurance requirements for both for-profit and nonprofit vendors, and higher parking charges […]

Santa Paula Begins Water and Rate Fee Study

Santa Paula Begins Water and Rate Fee Study

By Sheryl Hamlin At the February 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, a Standing Committee on Water and Sewer Rates was established with two council members populating the committee. The members chosen to the new committee were Mayor Crosswhite and Council Member Hernandez. To watch the council meeting where the new committee was established, […]

Santa Paula Welcomes Four New Retail Stores Downtown

Santa Paula Welcomes Four New Retail Stores Downtown

By Sheryl Hamlin Spring is here and shopping is in the air! Santa Paula’s historic downtown recently welcomed four new retail stores: Santa Paula Trading Company Lily Fields Vintage Sparrow’s Nest Market Italienne Salon   Santa Paula Trading Company Santa Paula Trading Company owners Sierra and Chris Hall are no strangers to the area, having […]

Gallery Talk: The Art of Self-Expression with Seana-Marie Sesma

Gallery Talk: The Art of Self-Expression with Seana-Marie Sesma

Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Paula Art Museum During a gallery talk on Thursday, April 13, 2017, Santa Paula Art Museum docent Seana-Marie Sesma will share her personal discovery of community and art at the annual “Burning Man” event. The talk begins at 3:00 p.m. Burning Man is an artistic […]

Ventura: Family Dog Dies in Fire

Ventura: Family Dog Dies in Fire

Just before 11:00am Friday morning, a single story residence caught fire in the 2000 Block Anthony Drive in East Ventura. Neighbors, who called 911, reported heavy smoke coming from the attic and no one home. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes (who were clearing another call approximately a mile away) and quickly attacked the fire. The owner of […]