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June 30, 2015

Melody Hall Music Festival all that and more as
hundreds enjoy the celebration

Melody is defined as a pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds; musical quality, the melody of verse; and as a rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.

The 2015 8th Grade Class of Isbell Middle School had their promotion ceremony Wednesday. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and two songs by the Isbell Chorus, Principal George Alessi introduced the student speakers.

With California bone dry as the drought continues a local family has transformed their yard into a water saver’s haven…and garnered the prize that Fred Robinson always joked he hoped he had won when he was named Citizen of the Year.

The City Council will take a final swipe at the budget Monday, a preclude to adopting Santa Paula’s financial plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 at a special meeting planned for the end of the month.

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Cynthia Vasquez- Local Santa Paula Branch Manager with Bank of America and Joanne Contreras - Home Loans Manager for Bank of America present Jan Marholin, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley a check for $2,500 towards the Boys & Girls Club STEM programs.  

A City Councilwoman objected to the panel taking a summer break of three meetings noting that the city is embroiled in various projects including soon finalizing new rates for wastewater treatment services.

A Santa Paula teenager was arrested Monday for allegedly stabbing a man in the head during a domestic dispute a few days before.

Long after his grandfather’s death in 1973 Walter Dominguez embarked on a journey much more than just passing from one location to another, but rather a literal and figurative quest. Walter’s obsession was to thread the hints of his grandfather’s early years into the larger tapestry of life accomplishments that included his being a prominent Santa Paula church leader.

Diplomas were awarded to 44 seniors at Renaissance High School in a Wednesday ceremony. 

When Gladys Williams celebrated her birthday Friday she was enjoying a unique venue with which she has much in common — both Gladys and the Glen Tavern Inn are now 104 years old!

Mayor John Procter and other city officials have come to the Santa Paula Unified School District Board, asking for assistance in funding city-operated programs, especially those involving children.

Above: Santa Paula Firefighters taught 89 men, women and children Hands-Only CPR Thursday outside Vons grocery store (left) where people lined up for the 2-minute instruction. The effort was part of a nine venue, countywide outreach to teach CPR using the new method that does not require mouth-to-mouth breathing. Even children learned the Hands-Only CPR that is taught to the beat of the Bee Gees disco classic, “Stayin’ Alive” ironically the perfect beat for CPR. Below: Santa Paula Firefighters also taught more than 60 Cruise Nite visitors (right) Friday evening at their mini-training center at the corner of Mill and Main streets.

There’s still time to learn how to use graywater for home landscapes with a series of free workshops offered by Ventura County Building and Safety.

Senior Bailey Van Buren, who has served as the student representative on the Santa Paula Unified School District board for two years, was honored at last week’s board meeting.

The Santa Paula Village Apartments on North 8th Street will have a new owner who will use an $8 million tax-exempt bond to purchase and refurbish the 56-unit affordable housing complex after the City Council, as representatives of the host city, signaled their approval of the deal.

Santa Paula Fire was among emergency responders from several agencies that had to deal with a series of small fires and traffic accidents that plagued a stretch of Highway 126 starting Friday morning.

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