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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 […]

The Land of Light: Youth-led Event Inspires a Community through Art, Science, and Play  

The Land of Light: Youth-led Event Inspires a Community through Art, Science, and Play  

Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Santa Paula Art Museum An upcoming event at the Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center invites visitors to experience a new way of seeing art in a fun and lively atmosphere where art, science, and play intersect. “The Land of Light” […]

Santa Paula Council Presented with Fund Dump

Santa Paula Council Presented with Fund Dump

By Sheryl Hamlin Mid-Year Report FY 2016-2017 General Fund Only At the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Finance Director Easley told the council that there was a projected deficit in the General Fund. This meeting is reviewed here. Because there was nothing in the March 6, 2017 report about the Enterprise Funds, […]

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

    Higher gas taxes and car registration fees are not the answer We can fix roads without taking more money from hard-working families   Please take a moment to watch this short video on the $52 billion transportation tax increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. Later this week the Legislature is […]