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May 27, 2017

Measure T Oversight Committee meeting Monday at City Hall

The Measure T Oversight Committee will hold it’s first public meeting Monday at City Hall, a session that should answer the question of what is the purpose and responsibilities of the City Council appointed panel.

There will be a concept review for commercial development of a long vacant parcel just west of Teague Park at Tuesday’s Planning Commission.

Residents in the area near Palm Avenue and Ventura Street were awakened Sunday morning to the sound of gunfire from an officer involved shooting that left a local man, reportedly brandishing a knife, dead.

The Santa Paula man killed in an officer involved shooting on April 9 was armed with a knife when he charged a woman motorist and later sprinted toward the officers who responded with the knife raised.

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Santa Paula Rotarians learned at a recent meeting that inmates at Ventura County’s Todd Road Jail are getting a chance for a successful life after incarceration in a unique program that pairs food with vocational training.

“Cancer Never Sleeps” and to show that the fight against the disease is also non-stop Santa Paula’s Relay for Life will be held April 29-30.

The City Council agreed to move forward on an application to annex the Santa Paula Fire Department to the Ventura County Fire Protection District after a three-pronged presentation, questions regarding costs and revenues and other matters at Monday’s meeting. 

Rick Araiza has probably worn more hats than any other Santa Paula employee and now the Fire Chief/Building & Safety Director/Liaison has been named Interim City Manager.

New water and sewer rates will likely take effect January 2018 but its not a given that they’ll go up.

Santa Paula Fire was among first responders to a crash on Highway 126 Saturday just west of the city that resulted in major injuries.

A Santa Paula woman who allegedly tried to snatch a woman’s purse outside a Camarillo bank and fled after the intended victim’s resistance led to a tug-of-way that ended with the two rolling on the ground was captured last week.

The Santa Paula Unified School District Board will have their work cut out for them at the April 19 meeting whose agenda features several weighty items.

On Thursday Santa Paula Police released the identity of the officer that was involved in the April 9 shooting that left an area man dead.

Members of the community, present and former council members and city staff gathered at the Community Center Thursday to say goodbye to Jaime Fontes, Santa Paula’s city manager since February 2010.

Plenty of people hopped on down to Teague Park where they were greeted by the Easter Bunny, enjoyed an “egg-citing” Egg Hunt and learned all about the environment Saturday.

Family Bingo Night

April 12, 2017

In celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week, BGCSCV’s Santa Paula Clubhouse hosted their very First Annual Family Bingo Night. About 32 members and their families attended bringing our numbers close to 100 people. We would like to give a warm thank you to Panda Express Santa Paula for helping us provide dinner. We are also very grateful to the various donors of prizes, which helped this event be successful. For more information about Donations or Membership to Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley, contact the Club at 805-525-7910. All donations, regardless of amount, are gratefully appreciated.

Although the overcast skies cut down slightly on rain wary participants and the crowd was a little lighter, the 19th season of Santa Paula’s famed Cruise Nite premiered to a grateful crowd.

Oxnard based Mission Produce today announced that it has completed construction on its first Ripe Center in China. The Center, operated by a joint venture between Mission Produce, Lantao International and Pagoda Stores, will operate under the Mr. Avocado brand for distribution of ripe avocados in China.

There was a split in the City Council when it came to an update on the Fiscal-Year 2016-2017 Estimate Report on funds other than the General Fund.

The developers of Arbor Executive Homes met with about 70 area residents Thursday to discuss an upcoming residential project that will place 19 single-family homes behind existing residences. 

Everything was coming up flowers and succulents for America in Bloom Santa Paula Chapter and the Future Farmers of America at Saturday’s sale plants flew out the gate of Red Hot Foods/Santa Paula Salsa Co.

The City Council will get off to an early start Monday by first interviewing candidates for the Planning Commission, then going into a close session for what might be a final interview of a potential City Manager candidate, then, in the regular session, hearing a lengthy report on the possible annexation of the fire department to the county.

About $7 million in potential development in-lieu fees have not been forgotten, the City Council learned at the April 3 meeting when the subject of funds awarded to the Santa Paula Housing Authority years ago was addressed by a public speaker.

The long drought emergency is officially over in most of California but the Governor and City of Santa Paula want consumers to continue to conserve.

Starting next month users of public transit will see significant changes in bus service approved by the Ventura County Transportation Commission.

It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for 27 Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley kids when they were the recipients of customized Easter Baskets created by employees of Mission Produce.

The identity of the man shot and killed by Santa Paula Police early Sunday has been released.

The Santa Paula man killed in an officer involved shooting on April 9 was armed with a knife when he charged a woman motorist and later sprinted toward the officers who responded with the knife raised.

On Thursday Santa Paula Police released the identity of the officer that was involved in the April 9 shooting that left an area man dead.

The public will have a chance to attend the first Santa Paula Water & Sewer Rate Study session Thursday at City Hall.

Residents in the area near Palm Avenue and Ventura Street were awakened Sunday morning to the sound of gunfire from an officer involved shooting that left a local man, reportedly brandishing a knife, dead.

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