SPFD Firefighters released from VCMC, peroxide explosion still burning

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November 21, 2014

SPFD Firefighters released from VCMC, peroxide explosion still burning

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.

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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.

Measure “K”, the $4.6 million dollar bond measure in the Briggs School District won approval by voters Tuesday with 67.63 percent yes votes and 32.37 no votes.

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.

A unique art group is holding an exhibit at Blanchard Community Library November and December where art lovers will want to admire the works by PAAINT (Plein Air Artists In Nature’s Theatre).

A flood of Halloween trick-or-treaters flooded East Santa Paula Street - before the later storm - with thousands of costumed kids who were out Friday evening to haunt historic East Santa Paula Street, a favorite stop for candy-seekers.

Private donations have been added to the more than $25,000 of unspecified goods and services financed by Limoneira Co. to pass a sales tax to fund public safety and roads. 

It will be a gala of wonderful music when the Santa Paula Senior Center hosts it’S inaugural Mariachi Festival on Saturday November 15 featuring a popular group of singer/musicians.

Santa Paula was near the top of countywide measuring gauges after a heavy rainfall that started late Friday and lingered into Saturday morning. 

Santa Paula Police were investigating a vicious knife assault that occurred Halloween night in the 200 block of West Santa Paula Street that left the juvenile victim with at least nine wounds to his head, shoulder and torso.

There was plenty of pixie dust to go around when Tinker Bell, or rather the woman who was the “life” model for the animated character in the 1953 Disney film, “Peter Pan” visited The Glen Tavern Inn.

Glen City School recently held its annual “Say No to Drugs” Door decoration contest.

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