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Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula | Gathering

Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula | Gathering

Loni Kate English and friends will lead the next Gathering as the sun goes down with Sound, Silence and Spoken Word at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula on November 13th at 7:00 PM. This is a reflective time in our busy week to hear some music, share some silence and hear spoken word […]

Santa Paula Council: Windfalls, Shortfalls and Mysteries

Santa Paula Council: Windfalls, Shortfalls and Mysteries

By Sheryl Hamlin On the day after the 2018 mid-term elections, it was back to business-as-usual for the Santa Paula City council with new and old projects on the agenda, some with financial windfalls to the city while others incomplete. Windfalls $650,000 Sale of Property Community Development Director, James Mason, presented item #21, the sale […]

Overnight Full Closures of State Route 126 in Ventura and Santa Paula for Paving Operation

Overnight Full Closures of State Route 126  in Ventura and Santa Paula for Paving Operation

VENTURA, SANTA PAULA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced plans to fully close segments of State Route 126 (SR-126) in both directions next week for road paving operations in the cities of Ventura and Santa Paula. From Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9, the following full closures of SR-126 will be in […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: From Code Enforcement to Conditional Use Permit

Santa Paula Planning Commission: From Code Enforcement to Conditional Use Permit

By Sheryl Hamlin The agenda of the October 23, 2018 was unique in that both of the agenda items resulted from action taken by Code Enforcement, which then yielded the two Conditional Use Permits. Item: 18-CUP-03 Fryman Outdoor Storage (518 E. Main Street) Planner Doberneck explained that one half of the city consists of legal, […]

Santa Paula’s Finances on a Precarious Path | VCTA, Ventura County Taxpayer Association

Santa Paula’s Finances on a Precarious Path | VCTA, Ventura County Taxpayer Association

By Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA)   The City of Santa Paula is in trouble and elected officials don’t appear concerned. For some years now, it has been spending reserves to cover operating losses. Reserves have been depleted to dangerous levels. The five-year budget projects losses even with the benefit of the East Area development. The […]

Santa Paula Council: Five New Employees, New City Manager Authority and Veolia Redux

Santa Paula Council: Five New Employees, New City Manager Authority and Veolia Redux

By Sheryl Hamlin New employees During the presentations section of the meeting, four new employees were presented. Two new SPPD officers received their pins. Officer Morales grew up in Santa Paula where he volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club and at Santa Paula High School. Officer Ponce is a recent Police Academy Graduate, as […]

Santa Paula: A Planning Renaissance?

Santa Paula: A Planning Renaissance?

By Sheryl Hamlin After a request by Council Member Crosswhite at the September 19, 2018 council meeting, the Santa Paula City council voted to consider a revision to the city’s 34 year old Historic Preservation Ordinance. Also at the September 19 meeting, the final tract map for the historic Hardison Property was approved, a process […]

Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore | The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced plans to close a lane and ramps in both directions of State Route 126 (Santa Paula Freeway) next week.

Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore | The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced plans to close a lane and ramps in both directions of State Route 126 (Santa Paula Freeway) next week.

Evening Closures 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.   Eastbound: One lane from Orcutt Road to Central Avenue One lane from Hallock Drive to US-101 Victoria Avenue on and off-ramp Kimball Road on and off-ramp Palm Avenue on-ramp Tenth Street on and off-ramp   Westbound: One lane from US-101 to Hallock Drive One lane from Central […]

Santa Paula Man Sentenced to 29 Years to Life for Party Bus Shooting

Santa Paula Man Sentenced to 29 Years to Life for Party Bus Shooting

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Erick Medrano (DOB 12/09/1992), of Santa Paula, was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison by Judge Ryan Wright. On July 20, 2018, Medrano was convicted in a jury trial of first-degree attempted murder and assault with a firearm. The jury additionally found […]

Santa Paula: I don’t Care…Fix My Roads

Santa Paula: I don’t Care…Fix My Roads

By Sheryl Hamlin   With Santa Paula’s deteriorating streets and council members receiving daily complaints about such, the council had no other choice than to support a motion unanimously in opposition to Prop 6 (Gas Tax Recall) at the October 3, 2018 council meeting. The image below shows just one of the many streets that […]

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