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Brush Fire in Santa Paula

Brush Fire in Santa Paula

Santa Paula Fire Units were dispatched to a Brush Fire in the river bottom behind 224 Santa Maria St.  Upon arrival, units found vegetation  burning that was beginning to spread rapidly and catch trees on fire with flame lengths exceeding 40′. Crews began an aggressive direct attack on the fire and were assisted by fire […]

Single Family Structure Fire on Katherine Dr. Ventura

Single Family Structure Fire on Katherine Dr. Ventura

On April 27th at 7:47 AM, fire units responded to a reported structure fire in a residence in the 2500 block of Katherine Ave, Ventura, CA, approaching units reported a smoke column showing and the response was upgraded. The first arriving engine companies reported a single-story single-family residence with heavy smoke showing from a window […]

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

By Kevin Harris VENTURA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CREATE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN DURING MONDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING The Ventura City Council unanimously approved of developing a Community Climate Action Plan on Monday night, following the lead of several other local cities and spurred on by enthusiastic attending speaker support. Also discussed were serious questions by Council […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

 By Sheryl Hamlin Although short (only 15 minutes) and without a full five-member body (one death and one member relocation), the Santa Paula Planning Commission heard two significant issues. General Plan Conformance Review of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Improivement Program (CIP) John Ilasin, Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer, presented a list of […]

IMPORTANT: Ventura’s Water Situation

IMPORTANT: Ventura’s Water Situation

QOL-Ventura   The Ventura City Council will be taking action on a water issue at the public council meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017. Please review these documents by our local experts and consider sending your input to the council members or attending the meeting at City Hall. Water Information You Need to Know: qol-ventura.org/water-report-cormode […]

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

Event Announcement   National Day of Prayer, a ​Ventura  Countywide worship and prayer gathering will be celebrated at Serra Cross, Ventura, on Thursday, May 4th, from Noon to One.   This inter-denominational, inter-racial, inter-generational prayer gathering will feature  music, prayer and meditation on Psalm 24, and mime. ​It will be one of 48,000 events across America on ​May 4th​ An additional option will be a prayer walk from […]

Council Action on Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report

Council Action on Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report

. By Daniel Cormode Mayor and Members of the City Council, Ventura Water is requesting approval of the 2017 Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) as a consent agenda item 7 by the City of San Buenaventura City Council at its next meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Council is urged to defer approval of the CWRR […]

Santa Paula: Ventura County Fire Protection District Enigma

Santa Paula: Ventura County Fire Protection District Enigma

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula City Council heard presentations from three officers of the county and city fire fighters. Presenters included: Luis Espinosa (Assistant Fire Chief SPFD), Michael Laplant (Deputy Fire Chief Ventura County Fire Protection District), Mark Lorenzen (Chief, Ventura County Fire Protection District). The complete council packet for the April 17, 2017 meeting […]

Update to Investigation of Santa Paula Police Officer Involved Shooting

Update to Investigation of Santa Paula Police Officer Involved Shooting

On 04-09-17, at about 6:21 a.m., the Santa Paula Police Department received a 911 call from an anonymous reporting party of a suspicious subject in the 100 block of E. Ventura Street in the city of Santa Paula. The female reporting party stated that a Hispanic male armed with a knife had charged at her […]

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 […]