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November 27, 2014

‘3-mile plume of toxic smoke’: VC Sheriff declares emergency in wake of SCWW blasts, fires

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean has declared a local emergency in the November 18 chemical explosions and fires that occurred at Santa Clara Waste Water in an unincorporated area of Santa Paula. 

The clock was ticking Saturday for more than two-dozen businesses and about six families who were told at a multi-agency community meeting Saturday that at 4 p.m. they could return to the area they had been evacuated from since a chemical explosion Tuesday.

A deal that was first reported in Kern County newspapers and revealed to employees several weeks ago has been formally announced meaning Santa Paula residents and businesses will have a new waste hauler.

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Hard work that is starting to pay off and a strong relationship with area law enforcement is how the Santa Paula Police Chief described dual arrests Wednesday of gang members.

Over 100 Santa Paula veterans and family members attended the Veterans Day observance Tuesday at Veterans Park.

Santa Paula High School Principal Elizabeth Garcia gave school board members an update on high school academics at the most recent meeting of the Santa Paula Unified School District board.

It should be another short meeting for the City Council Monday, the last full session for a majority of the panel that come December will no longer be serving.

Whether palette or palate agriculture is sure to please at the 7th Annual Art About Agriculture exhibit, where the scenes of how and what people put on their plates is a true feast to the eyes.

The results of more votes counted were released Wednesday but the rankings of those running for a City Council seat remained the same. 

Three Santa Paula firefighters were on their way home at about 11 a.m. Tuesday but a fire at a sewage pipeline outside the city is still a matter of concern for officials.

If you think you know a lot about Santa Paula history, know about its historical characters, legends or just feel you’re lucky you might want to take a chance on winning a special contest.

One neighbor near Santa Paula High School is very unhappy over the parking problems around the school and said the school “totally disrespects” their neighbors.

The Santa Paula Unified School District Board and Blanchard Principal Patti Fulbright recognized two employees from Blanchard School. (left) Lori Sanchez was named as Educator of the month and (right) Hermie Marquez was selected as Classified Employee of the month for October. Both were recognized during last months school board meeting.

The Santa Paula Unified School District Board has heard an update to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

A Santa Paula man that already had a court date related to his sentence for a domestic violence charge was arrested on suspicion of probation violations and impersonating another person after arriving at a Santa Clarita hospital with a gunshot wound.

There was no better time to recognize cutting edge companies started by entrepreneurs than at the October 28 Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce  

You’ve got to start with an idea and ambition was the message given by a panel of cutting edge business owners at the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce Innovation/Entrepreneurship Summit held October 28.

On Monday, the second time in two months, a Santa Paula man faces charges after he tried to evade police, this time after driving a stolen vehicle, according to authorities.

Dr. John Pendleton, a 1965 Santa Paula High School Alumni, inspired his audience last Tuesday night at Blanchard Community Library.  His positive approach to the history of America spotlighted heroism and innovation of many well known and little known historical figures.  The audience was more than captivated.  Dr. Pendleton’s approach to lecturing and his wonderful sense of humor made the hour pass too quickly.  Everyone looks forward to his next “performance”.  Even more elevating was the fact that he was here on Election Day.  His love of our country was so vibrant that it made the audience feel proud to be an American.  He spoke of the accomplishments and the failures of our leaders, but his critique never rung with negative notes. His students are fortunate to have such a dynamic and intelligent professor.  If all Americans took a class with John, our nation would definitely exude a more positive image to the world. Several people discussed how to introduce him.  After witnessing this event,  he definitely deserves an introduction commensurate with the introduction given to that famed entertainer, Johnny Carson.   Come see for yourselves, because “Here’s Johnny”, another one of the elite graduates of Santa Paula High with Part 2 “Popular Culture” on December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Blanchard Community Library. 

Voters turned a sharp corner in Tuesday's election, rejecting two City Council incumbents, returning a former councilman to the panel and filling a third empty seat.

The City Council recently appointed two incumbent members of the Planning Commission to four-year terms and for Chairman Michael Sommer it’s a position he has held since 2006.

They’re more than just trees but rather a holiday’s worth of gift-giving for the lucky winners of decorated faux pines that will be raffled off Saturday at the 3rd Annual Light Up the Season!

In 1918, on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. World War I ended, and to honor the contributions of those who served as well as those who lost their lives in the war the annual Veterans Day Observance will be held Tuesday.

Victimology: The study of the victims of crime and the psychological effects on them of their experience.

Colleges visit the SPHS campus

November 07, 2014

Higher Education Week at Santa Paula High School culminated with a chance for seniors to talk to representatives from a number of universities, colleges and institutions last week. The seniors were first introduced to higher education representatives in the auditorium. Following that they got to visit with representatives in center court. Students were told of college admission requirements, financial aid, special programs and transfer admission information. Participating colleges and institutions included the Brooks Institute, six CSU Campuses, several UC schools, as well as the Ventura County Community College District schools.

After a hard-fought race supporters of Measure F were disappointed that the 1 percent sales tax to boost public safety and fix roads couldn't meet the 66 percent minimum voter approval required, but backers vow to continue work to improve the safety of the city.

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