By Steve Smead

By Chris Wilson, School Board President, Santa Paula Unified School District

Raymus Karl Payton 

Sam Salgado

Letters to the Editor

May 20, 2016

Martin Hernandez is the right leader for the Third District

Wendy Fowkes Sather

Theron D. Sipes 

Carolyn Forlines 

Letters to the Editor

May 13, 2016

Vote Martin 

Justin Angel Paz 

Joan Marie Malette 

Eugene Marzec 

Virginia Deane Bartley 

We’re at the end of another school year. If you have younger kids, you might be thinking about summer camps and other activities. But in the not-too-distant future, your children will be facing a bigger transition as they head off to college. Will you be financially prepared for that day?

The Cryptolocker Bug

April 22, 2016

Hello friends and associates.  The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.”  Let’s hope that old adage holds up and we get some adequate rains to SoCal!  This session I want to visit an issue that’s currently on the front pages, IT speaking, right now.  We provide our information we share from experience, web site/tech site references, etc.  

Marsha McDivitt Rea 

Patricia Stewart VanderPloeg

Letters to the Edfiror

April 15, 2016

RE: Fossil fuel power plant 

Robert (Bob) E. Dickenson 

Betty June Rhodes 

Letters to the Edfiror

April 01, 2016

Powerful students vs power plant

If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it. But even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for – their eventual retirement. And since you’ve got many years until you do retire, you’ve got a lot of options to consider – one of which is whether an IRA may be appropriate for you and, if so, what type. 

Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2016

Power Plant

Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2016

Roundabouts - A Waste of Ag Land and Taxpayer Money

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to retire in stages. 

A taxpayer who needs more time to complete his or her 2015 individual tax return can request an automatic six-month extension. The extension is obtained by filing IRS Form 4868 on or before the April 18, 2016 deadline. 

 As an investor, you may be gaining familiarity with the term “market correction.” But what does it mean? And, more importantly, what does it mean to you?

Letters to the Edfiror

February 05, 2016

Thank You

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went for gifts with short shelf lives, such as candy, flowers and restaurant meals (and about $700 million was spent on gifts for pets). There’s certainly nothing wrong with giving chocolates or roses. But this year, think about going beyond the classic gifts. Instead, use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to determine how you can make gifts with long-lasting impact to your circle of loved ones. 

Letters to the Edfiror

January 29, 2016

No more playing in the street

By Jenny Crosswhite 

Happy New Year to all!  Here’s hoping your personal and business endeavors for 2016 are rewarding and successful.

By Mike Kelley & 

A taxpayer’s filing status for the year is based upon his or her marital status at the close of the tax year. Thus, if you get married on the last day of the tax year, you are treated as married for the entire year. The options for married couples are to file jointly or separately. Both statuses can result in surprises for individuals who previously filed as unmarried. The surprises can be both pleasant and unpleasant. 

Hello friends and associates – Happy Holidays!  This session I want to visit security, in a different fashion, more directed to ‘protecting your security’.  It’s an ongoing problem worth attention and vigilance.

Letters to the Editor

December 18, 2015

 A New Mayor, Vice Mayor, 

Letters to the Editor

December 04, 2015

Veterans Day Thank You

Letters to the Editor

November 13, 2015

Santa Clara Valley Democratic Club

 You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too?

Well it seems we may finally be getting some fall weather in the Heritage Valley!  As the season turns and the leaves begin to fall another year-end approaches.   Around the end of the year I always think ‘maintenance’.  It’s something that has just become part of my natural thought process over the years being in the computer support arena.  Here’s what I mean. 

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 2015

VFW says 

October 3, 2015 ushers in new laws and rules to protect homebuyers from being duped or acting without being informed. There are new forms replacing old forms and new timelines designed to slow down the purchase process. The rules apply only to transactions beginning October 3 or later.

Maybe you already have an email client (service) – this is probably true.  If you do, maybe you’re thinking of changing.  And yet, maybe you’re a ‘newbie’ and don’t’ have email and would like to have one but really don’t know where to start.  I’ve hit on these items in my sharing of information in the past but it’s worth revisiting, particularly for anyone who missed it.  Let’s share some views on the general terms and definitions that might help you navigate this path.  Please keep in mind there are details/options here and there than can be tweaked with all the different options - the goal here is to just give you a general overview.

Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015

The Santa Clara Waste Water’s 

By Rev. Michelle Magee

Good day!  I hope you are faring well during this warm summer month!

Letters to the Editor

August 21, 2015

Thank You

You might not think much about inflation. After all, it’s been quite low for the past several years. Still, you may want to take it into account when you’re planning your retirement income strategy. 

Once upon a time, inflation settled naturally into the housing market.  There was also a time when the next home sold on almost any street would sell for a little bit more--just because. No one minded because we are geared to profit, cost of living  increases and healthy inflation.  But now,  the garage has to be bigger or granite has to be in place of the old Formica tops. 

Letters to the Editor

July 31, 2015

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