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Santa Paula Council: Three Hours, No Financials

Santa Paula Council: Three Hours, No Financials

By Sheryl Hamlin City Council Flying Blind fly blind: Feel one’s way, proceed by guesswork, as in “There are no directions for assembling this furniture, so I’m flying blind.” This hyperbolic expression dates from World War II, when it was used by pilots who could not see the horizon and therefore had to rely on […]

Ojai Community Bank’s Parent Company OCB Bancorp Finishes a Strong 4th Quarter

Ojai Community Bank’s Parent Company OCB Bancorp Finishes a Strong 4th Quarter

  OCB Bancorp, parent company of Ojai Community Bank, and divisions — Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank, reports strong performance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2016. OCB Bancorp net income was $1.282 million in 2016, an increase of $361,000 or 39% over 2015 results. Return on […]

Santa Paula General Plan Update Important News

Santa Paula General Plan Update Important News

By Sheryl Hamlin Notice of Preparation Announced (NOP) According to an announcement cited below from the Planning Department, the NOP is available now: The City has embarked upon a General Plan Update, with a progress report to be presented at the February 6th City Council meeting. One of the requirements is to conduct an environmental […]

City of Santa Paula-Meeting Notice: Ebell Park Improvements

City of Santa Paula-Meeting Notice: Ebell Park Improvements

Design Assistance Committee Agenda Ike Ikerd, Marilyn Appleby, Karen Djernaes, Judy Triem, and Sheryl Hamlin Location: Community Development Building, 200 S.10th Street, Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 P.M. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3 PUBLIC COMMENT 4. ORDER OF BUSINESS A) 17-CI-03 Ebell Park irrigation improvement project Review the Public Works project for […]

Ventura FD put out Series of Arson Fires

Ventura FD put out Series of Arson Fires

On January 31st at 1:46 AM,  Ventura City firefighters responded to a report of a boat fire in the Ventura Harbor. Upon arrival responding crews found a 50 foot commercial fishing boat 6 feet off the ground in dry-dock fully involved in. Fire suppression efforts initially concentrated on protecting an adjacent building and boat from […]

Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report Deficiencies

Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report Deficiencies

By Daniel Cormode  (Ventura) Mayor and Members of the City Council, When is the City Council going to wake up and realize the Ventura Water Comprehensive Water Resources Report projected water supply is a fable and not supported by environmental and climate conditions currently experienced in the local area? Ventura Water and their professional consultants […]

Sitting Pretty–MortgageCouch Receives Top Honor

Sitting Pretty–MortgageCouch Receives Top Honor

Enterprise Takes Home Ventura Chamber Small Business Of The Year The Ventura Chamber of Commerce recently recognized local business, MortgageCouch, as the Small Business of The Year at their 20th Annual Poinsettia Awards. The award recognizes local businesses demonstrating their work towards the betterment of the community and celebrates the contributions they made. MortgageCouch, a […]

Santa Paula: Historic J.C. Penney’s Store to become Palazzo

Santa Paula: Historic J.C. Penney’s Store to become Palazzo

By Sheryl Hamlin There were two items which appeared similar on the January 24, 2017 Santa Paula Planning Commission meeting, but in fact were only tangentially related as the analysis unfolded. Item 8A Palazzo Event Center The property at 814 Main Street in Santa Paula had been empty and listed for lease on Loopnet for […]

Justice for All is On the March in Ventura

Justice for All is On the March in Ventura

By Raven West The March for Justice might not have received the same national notoriety or television coverage as others which took place the day after the 45th President’s inauguration, but the enormous show of unity that emanated from the thousands who came together to show their support in upholding the dignity and rights of […]

NWS storm forecast presentation

NWS storm forecast presentation

By Gerard Kapuscik Attached you’ll find a most excellent, visually-resonant, PowerPoint presentation regarding the latest forecast information on this weekend’s upcoming expected heavy-rains.  The presentation was prepared by Eric Boldt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, in the LA Office of the NWS (National Weather Service). I have always found Mr. Boldt’s forecast information current and helpful, and […]