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Ventura Firefighters rescue dog trapped deep inside jetty at Ventura Harbor

Ventura Firefighters rescue dog trapped deep inside jetty at Ventura Harbor

On Sunday, February 1st, just before 12:30pm, City Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a small dog in distress deep inside the Marina Park north jetty at Ventura Harbor. The dog, which could be heard barking and whimpering, was not visible and estimated to be trapped 15 – 20 feet below the top of […]

VCTC: Santa Paula’s Unmet Transit Needs

VCTC: Santa Paula’s Unmet Transit Needs

By Sheryl Hamlin Transit agencies in California are required by state law to determine annually unmet transit needs in places where Federal and State funds are used for transit, sick according to Victor Kamhi, Bus Transit Director for VCTC, who hosted the meeting held at the Santa Paula Community Center on January 28, 2015. Comments […]

Historic Joint Meeting: Santa Paula City Council & Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board

Historic Joint Meeting: Santa Paula City Council & Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board

Historic, as in a famous or important in history, is perhaps hyperbole; however, the joint meeting held on January 26, 2015 between the Santa Paula City Council and the Santa Paula Unified School District Governing Board was the first joint session of its kind between these two entities. Five members of each organization plus their […]

Ventura Fire crews secure metal roof dislodged by high winds

Ventura Fire crews secure metal roof dislodged by high winds

On Saturday, January 24th at 12:52pm, Ventura City Fire personnel responded to an automotive repair business in the 600 block of Ventura Ave. for a metal-roof carport-type structure that had been dislodged and flipped over by high winds.  It’d come to rest on top of an adjacent building. When crews arruved the dislodged metal roof […]

Santa Paula City Council: Dissolution of Redevelopment Agency

Santa Paula City Council: Dissolution of Redevelopment Agency

By Sheryl Hamlin Guest Speakers: A representative from VACE (Ventura Adult Continuing Education) spoke about the services his organization provides. Kevin Genovese, Manager of the Ag Museum, who is also the temporary animal shelter Manager, presented statistics about the no-kill success of SPARC (98.6% placement). Victor Kamhi from VCTC announced a meeting on January 28, […]

Tall Ships in Ventura- Next: Oxnard

Tall Ships in Ventura- Next: Oxnard

By Donna Hendricks The Tall Ships are in port!- The Hawaiian Chieftain in Ventura- January 13- February 4, and then the Tall Ship Lady Washington in Channel Islands Harbor, click Oxnard February 6-16 (see links below). Photos taken 1/13/15 ….       More info: Adventure & Lore Seaside Historical Tall Ships Sail Into … […]

Fire crews rescue trapped occupant of wrecked pick-up on the 101 Freeway

Fire crews rescue trapped occupant of wrecked pick-up on the 101 Freeway

Ventura City Fire personnel responded to a reported traffic collision on the Northbound 101 Freeway at the San Jon Rd exit in Ventura, see with people trapped inside. First arriving Fire crews found a mid-sized pick-up truck over the embankment of the freeway with an adult female victim trapped inside, a fallen palm tree was […]

Santa Paula Council–Back to work: Parking, Jail Expansion, Water Rights, Trash Collection and Municipal Planning

Santa Paula Council–Back to work: Parking, Jail Expansion, Water Rights, Trash Collection and Municipal Planning

By Sheryl Hamlin Parking, Jail Expansion, Water Rights, Trash Collection and Municipal Planning contributed to a three and a half hour Santa Paula City Council meeting. In public comments, a 24 year resident of Santa Paula Street and Palm Street testified that residents are unable to access homes starting at 8:00 am on Saturday and […]

Friends of Blanchard Community Library Start New Year with Book Sale

Friends of Blanchard Community Library Start New Year with Book Sale

By Sheryl Hamlin Called one of the gems of Santa Paula, the monthly book sales held by the Friends of the Blanchard Community Library attract book lovers from around Ventura County to the “Back Stacks” of the Santa Paula Blanchard Community Library at 119 North 8th Street. The first Saturday of the month from 10:00 […]

Ventura: Crews quickly put out garage fire on Coventry Ave.

Ventura: Crews quickly put out garage fire on Coventry Ave.