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July 25, 2014

SPPD: Hector Alamillo Jr found shot to death in Grant Line home

Santa Paula Police are in the early stages of an investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Grant Line.

Perhaps it would be fitting to have a gorilla balloon at this weekend’s 7th Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, at least if the marketing tactics used for this year’s high-flying event would warrant it.

Korean War Veterans Association-Ventura County Chapter #56 will remember those who lost their lives in the Korean War at a special ceremony Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park that also honors veterans who passed in the ensuing years.

After two days of online outrage, the Santa Paula Police Reserve Officer behind a series of YouTube videos whose latest installment joked about running over bicyclists has resigned.

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Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ: BSRR), the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A. (OTC: SCVE) of Santa Paula, California for aggregate cash consideration of $15.3 million.

 “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” theme is illustrated by county youth

(Story Updated Monday July 14, 2014 1:15 p.m.)

The Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is known as such a great showcase for the area that the woman who created it was honored as Santa Paula’s Citizen of the Year.

(L to R) New boyfriend Martin (Peter Krause) gets entangled in the twisted love story of May (Jessi May Stevenson) and Eddie (Ron Feltner)  in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize nominated FOOL FOR LOVE now playing at the Santa Paula Theater Center through August 3. 

A longtime Santa Paula butcher, meat market owner and caterer known for his barbecue was honored by the Chamber of the Commerce at the July Good Morning Santa Paula!

This month’s “Yard of the Month” was awarded to Luis & Lupe Velasco of 1235 Fremontia Street.  Above are Matt Hivner and Craig Lamont (Heritage-Ace Hardware) and Lupe Velasco.  When asked why Craig Lamont chose this yard he said, “It’s simple and clean all the time.”  Yard of the Month is co-sponsored by Heritage-Ace Hardware, America In Bloom - Santa Paula and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce.

Joyce and Ernie Carlson celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 26 at their home on Say Road, the Carlson Family’s favorite spot for special occasions. The Carlsons have lived in Santa Paula for 64 of these 70 years, and feel blessed to have been surrounded by wonderful friends and family.

Co-Owner Evie Kramer pauses for a minute with part of her crew at the newly opened Flt 126 Cafe at the Santa Paula Airport.   With Evie (L-R) are daughter Makemma, Emily Floyd, San Faris, Gloria Lucio and Adrian Berber.

As the outgoing President of Soroptimist International of Santa Paula, Heidi Juarez didn’t go far... in fact, she didn’t go anywhere other than right back to the highest office of the professional women’s organization.

As the outgoing President of Soroptimist International of Santa Paula, Heidi Juarez didn’t go far... in fact, she didn’t go anywhere other than right back to the highest office of the professional women’s organization.

With three open seats on the City Council the race will be on next week with the official opening of the filing period.

Ahoy! Old Man Moonlight is going to welcome you aboard the adventure of a lifetime when you book passage to a “Polynesian Paradise!” for the 8th Annual Moonlight at the Ranch celebration, where you’ll “Get your Tiki on!” September 20 at Limoneira Ranch.

Two ways to save a life - Hands-Only CPR and the Heimlich maneuver - were taught to Santa Paula Rotarians during a recent meeting.

Soroptimist International of Santa Paula presented awards to two local women at their annual Installation dinner, where Cathy Tran and Yahaira Valencia were lauded for living up to the meaning of Soroptimist’s motto of “Best for Women.”

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers about a Santa Paula market selling illegal prescription drugs imported from Mexico resulted in a five-month multi-agency investigation capped by 20 arrests, according to a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

The one-year anniversary of the murder of Joseph Arellano, gunned down June 28, 2013 in broad daylight on the front lawn of his grandmother’s vintage North 6th Street home, also marked a year that the suspect has escaped capture.

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