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Santa Paula: Measure P School Bonds

Santa Paula: Measure P School Bonds

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, the May 17th 2016 panel featured three “pro” speakers and two “con” speakers. The panel was moderated by David Marin. The “pro” team consisted of Superintendent Alfonso Gamino, Assistant Superintendent of the Business Services Division, Donna Rose, and the consultant Jon Isom of Isom […]

Ventura Fire put out house fire on Dunning St.

Ventura Fire put out house fire on Dunning St.

Fourth Grader Gonzalez Wins Fire Safety Essay Contest

Fourth Grader Gonzalez Wins Fire Safety Essay Contest

Ventura: Car hits house — Shears off gas meter

Ventura: Car hits house — Shears off gas meter

Santa Paula Council: Five and a Half Hours of Soul Searching

Santa Paula Council: Five and a Half Hours of Soul Searching

By Sheryl Hamlin History The Regular Council Meeting of May 2, 2016 was prefaced by a Special Session at 5:00 pm to allow citizens to speak on the idea of a potential Sales Tax, a tax proposed previously at the March 7, 2016 meeting, when the unofficial sales tax council subcommittee consisting of Mayor Hernandez […]

Santa Paula: Special Meeting Fire Department Funding

Santa Paula: Special Meeting Fire Department Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin At the April 29, 2016 Special Council Meeting, the only item on the agenda was the presentation of a special report commissioned in January 2016 to analyze options for funding the Fire Department. This was a contentious meeting due to the $50,000 cost of the study. The City Manager wrote an RFP […]

Santa Paula: Community Forum on Homeless Services

Santa Paula: Community Forum on Homeless Services

By Sheryl Hamlin Project HOPE (Helping Ourselves Progess Efficiently) hosted a panel of county experts in the field of homeless services on April 28, 2016 at the historic depot in Santa Paula. About 40 people filled the chairs by the time the meeting started. The distinguished panel included: Randy Brown: Ventura County Behavioral Health, Project […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission Continues Decision on Historic Hardison Home

Santa Paula Planning Commission Continues Decision on Historic Hardison Home

By Sheryl Hamlin Williams Homes of Santa Clarita bought the historic Hardison Home in 2014 for $1.4 million after the estate dropped the price by over one million dollars. It was originally listed in 2012 for $2.5 million by Scott Rushing Realtors. The Redfin listing includes numerous photographs of the interiors, as well as the […]

Fire takes out construction office on Channel Dr. in Ventura

Fire takes out construction office on Channel Dr. in Ventura

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin This article is the third and final installment of the April 18, 2016 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. The first and second installments of this council meeting were published previously. To view the meeting click here and start at 1:33:00. Recent Project History A larger project was originally presented to the Santa […]