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July 29, 2015

National Search Dog Foundation
celebrates emerging training center

Usually you think of a train wreck as a bad thing, the same you would assume about a plane crash and a collapsed freeway.

The Agriculture Museum held a panel discussion this past Friday to celebrate their current exhibit, Ag Air: Aviation in Agriculture, which focuses on Santa Paula’s airport history, agriculture, and crop dusters.

There’s been an earthquake swarm in the Santa Clara River Valley now numbering — or by the time you read this topping — 200 small shakers that started more than week a week ago.

A Santa Paula man was arrested Monday after police said he allegedly entered a Yale Street home, shoved the female resident who followed him outside and then took off with recyclables that were beside the residence.

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A Santa Paula Police Officer had to be taken to the hospital Tuesday after a man he recognized and stopped near Kmart swung at him, hitting the officer in the face, not the first time the suspect has scuffled with law enforcement.

You have three different ways to save money to enjoy every ride at the 48th Annual Kiwanis Club Citrus Festival including the bargain bracelets that will let you ride any ride for six hours one day only!

Calla Dominguez raised Winkie from an abandoned kitten, gave him tiny baby bottles of milk and made the little black feline a part of her family...and now she’s offering a $250 reward for any information about where WInkie might be after he was catnapped by a neighbor’s relative.

There was a third fire incident near Santa Paula Tuesday when a motorhome caught fire near a popular golf course that sparked a brush fire quickly brought under control by firefighters from several agencies.

It’ll be $1 all day on the first day of the 48th Annual Kiwanis Club Citrus Festival when on July 23 all rides will be one dollar, some food specials will be $1 and the entry fee for all 6 years and older is only, you guessed it, one buck! And, those 5 and younger are free!

A 19-year-old man stabbed repeatedly early Sunday morning in Santa Paula would not cooperate with police trying to identify his attacker.

When the Santa Paula Police Gang Unit was conducting enforcement activity Sunday due to recent complaints of gang and narcotics activity they came up with a gang member wanted on warrants, an alleged car thief and two underage girls, one reported as a runaway.

The festivities were all Downtown but it was an uptown Saturday night of music, art and partying at the 8th Annual Hot Summer Jazz & Art held Saturday that drew hundreds of people to the historic business district.

A no-nonsense stop order was slapped on the Rotary Presidency of Chris Wilson, who was affectionately hammered out of office at a recent send off for the third generation club leader.

The Pre-School classes at the Santa Paula Community Center held graduation ceremonies in June. The graduates are: Safire Alareon, Renee Martinez, John Carlos Perez, John Benigar, Janelle Perez, Ellise Castanon, Diego Alvarez, Darian Galvan, Colton Howard, Autumn Aguilar, Alexis Alvarez and Aaron Garcia.

A silver BMW sheared off a telephone pole that landed on the vehicle in a recent traffic accident that led to the arrest of the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

You’ll be Discovering Nature’s Gems at the July 25 opening reception for the latest exhibit of PAAINT, a unique organization of artists that includes notably talented Santa Paulans Dorothy Orr and Pam Shelley.

The Second Annual “Kids Day at the Club” was held Friday at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Paula.

A priority focus area of California Resources Corporation (CRC) is STEM Academics.  “We believe in contributing and supporting projects in the community where we live and work”, stated Amy Fonzo, Manager-External Relations for California Resources Corporation.  They have been proud supporters of  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley for the past several years and are pleased to present the Club with a check for $10,000 to be used for STEM learning.  Jan Marholin, Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley commented, “Our partnership with California Resources Corporation is a win-win for our club members.”

It worked so well the first time they’re going to do it again but this time with even more fun and fascinating items at the Senior Center Rummage Sale!

A 19-year-old Santa Paula resident crashed his vehicle into a utility pole early Sunday while he was texting, but he had a bigger problem when it was found that he was allegedly driving under the influence…three times over the legal limit.

Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a woman allegedly took a test drive of a vehicle from a Santa Paula car lot, picked up two others nearby and after driving around a while let the salesman go after threatening him.

An increase in vehicle burglaries has prompted a warning from Santa Paula Police Chief Steve McLean for citizens to be aware that they could be next.

Santa Paula Police Department Explorer Shirley Herrera was Friday’s Cruise Nite winner for the Hands-Only CPR gift certificate to La Cabana Restaurant. 

Shown joining Jan Marholin, second from right, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club, and some of the kids who enjoy its facilities, are, l to r., Armani Amezcua, YPN Chair, with ERA Cusick Realty; Shelby Bishop, Affiliates Committee Co-Chair, with MortgageCouch; B.J. Ward, VCCAR President, with Comfort Realty; Salena Maloney-Bracamontes, with State Farm, and Patty Estrada with First American Title.

Three parks in Santa Paula and two others in the county will receive $1.2 million in sprucing up money from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

On Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 2:15 pm, a fatal collision occurred on eastbound SR-126, west of Wells Road involving two vehicles.

Although the reported number of homeless has declined in recent years, the crime rate among those without a home to call their own is becoming a problem according to Police Chief Steve McLean.

Boy Scout Troop 309 conducted a Fourth of July flag raising ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 604 Ojai Road. Scoutmaster Guy Mansfield said the patriotic ceremony included retiring the old flag, which means proper destruction of the old flag and then ceremoniously raising a new one. After the brief outdoor flag ceremony a pancake breakfast was served to all in attendance.Patriotic neighbors and members of the local community were all invited to enjoy a safe and friendly celebration of our nation’s 239th birthday by joining with Boy Scout Troop 309 as they demonstrated respect for our nation’s flag. Above left to right raising the flag are Guy Mansfield (Committee Chair), Garrett Medley (Star Scout Troop #309), and Chuck LaPoint (Scoutmaster Troop #309)

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