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September 1, 2014

Huge crowd lines Main Street for Labor Day Parade (Click for Videos)

There was no day off for the Labor Day Committee and the hundreds of participants that filled Main Street for what was probably the largest Labor Day Parade ever.

A Santa Paula teenager was arrested Thursday, almost five months to the day after his pregnant girlfriend’s stabbed and beaten body was found in an area park.

“Rethink your drink!” might sound somewhat Shakespearean, but it was just one of the snippets of sound advice offered at Saturday’s 2nd Annual Health Fair.

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It started as a cryptic message on, the online service that links neighborhoods.

The historic Glen Tavern Inn is celebrated not only for its architecture and history, but also for its famous guests... whether dead or alive.

The adult literacy students at Blanchard Community Library had a student meeting in July to discuss their literacy needs. The goal was for the new coordinator, Wendy Batstone, to hear what the STUDENTS  had to say - what are their priorities? They met in the Computer/Study Room in the back of the library to share ideas.

A truly “homegrown” firefighter was honored as the Public Safety Officer of the Quarter at the August Good Morning Santa Paula!

A Santa Paula man was in serious condition after being stabbed Friday evening during an altercation with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

A crowd of about 200 people filled the chairs while others stood against the walls Monday evening at the Community Center at a City Council Ad Hoc Committee workshop to hear what city leaders have in store for escalating water, sewer and sewer surcharge rates, the latter two among the highest in the county.

The Santa Paula Unified School District held a “Welcome Back” breakfast and gathering for district employees Monday. The Santa Paula Community Center was packed for the event. A number of employees with 25 years or more of service received special awards, recognizing their service. Superintendent Alfonso Gamino said he was excited to start off the second year of the unified district. Board President Diana Ponce-Gomez welcomed everyone as well. “We are very much looking forward to a wonderful school year,” she added. 

Santa Paula Fire was among the responders to an incident Monday that left the cab of a semi-truck dangling over a 200-foot-high hillside in the Lake Piru area.

With the 20th Anniversary of Santa Paula’s famed GhostWalk looming, Carlos Juarez is looking for good ghosts... or rather photos of actors in character that portrayed otherworldly types over the last two decades.

Short bursts of rain couldn’t dampen the celebration for the official opening of the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula held at the recent First Sunday Open House at Santa Paula Airport.

Six candidates qualified for the City Council race to be decided November 4 but what seemed would be campaigning for seats on the Blanchard Community Library’s Board of Trustees fizzled when only two candidates filed for two open seats.

The 2014-15 school year officially got underway Wednesday in the Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD).

A man claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service that attempted to bully an area woman for “back taxes” might be threatening you next so be aware.

43rd Annual Penny Carnival

August 13, 2014

The 43rd Annual Penny Carnival hosted by the City of Santa Paula was held recently at the Community Center. This is the traditional way for the Community Services Department to wind up its seven-week Summer Camp program. The seven-week City of Santa Paula Summer Camp program provides the children with a full day of activities, including sports, arts, crafts and special activities such as field trips. The Community Services Department staff starts setting up early to provide games such as bowling, beanbag toss, soft darts, a dunking booth, lollipop tree, and more.

The extended filing deadlines for City Council and Blanchard Community Library is looming with those seeking elected office having until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to qualify for the November 4 General Election.

Strawberries holding on to 1st place in the 2013 Ventura County Crop & Livestock Report was no surprise but the fact that avocados made guacamole out of its competitors - ranking 2nd - was

By Brian D. Wilson

The Santa Paula Latino Town Hall 18th Annual Awards Dinner will be held Friday, September 5th at Santa Paula’s renowned La Casa Del Mexicano Cultural Center located at 218 S. 11th Street

The Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) Board discussed budget changes and new job descriptions at the August 6 meeting.

SPUSD Board okays pay raise

August 13, 2014

The Santa Paula Unified School District Board voted last week to increase their monthly stipend by five percent. Under the California Education Code the board can consider up to a five percent yearly increase.

An Oxnard gang member has a court date later this month in connection to the murder of an area woman that occurred last year.

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley was the recipient of brand new brightly colored backpacks donated on behalf of the Valley Community Foursquare Church in Santa Paula.  Pastors John & Claudia Farmer along with other members of the church kindly delivered and handed out 109 backpacks to excited club members.  The Boys & Girls Club would like to sincerely thank the Valley Community Foursquare Church congregation for their generous donation and their support of our youth.  

With one incumbent officially declaring he will not run for reelection the filing period for City Council will be extended until Wednesday, August 13.

The entire county is invited to “Honor the Labor Force” at Santa Paula’s 10th Annual Labor Day Parade.

A Santa Paula man was injured and arrested Monday after being left in a vehicle involved in an accident during an attempt to outrun a Thousand Oaks motorcycle officer.

Those living within the new parking district surrounding Santa Paula High School attended a meeting Wednesday to address the guidelines of the plan to ease traffic woes for residents

The city is hoping for a big turnout Monday at a workshop where future water/sewer rates and methods of calculating same will be addressed.

Six Santa Clara River Valley high school students were celebrated when they disembarked from a special internship voyage into future heath care careers.

What was described as a shoplifting incident that “went bad” is being investigated by Santa Paula Police.

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.

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