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July 30, 2014

Ventura County Fair Opens July 30

“A Country Fair with Ocean Air”
 The 2014 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs from July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. As always, the fair will feature exciting entertainment and activities for all ages. Concerts, interesting exhibits, farm animals, wild carnival rides and delicious fair food are on tap for summertime family fun.

Two special guests from Time Warner Cable were welcomed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley’s Harding Park location for the recent “Kids Day at the Club!” event that featured interactive exhibits that focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

More potential City Council candidates have pulled nomination papers including the retired director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and a former Mayor.

Rick Neal (City of Fillmore), Maria Christopher (Rancho Camulos), Kevin Keehl President (Piru MX),  Cindy Jackson Vice President (CJ Financial), Talia Wunder Executive Director (Best of VC Marketplace), Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long  3rd District, and Ron Lewis (Santa Clara Valley Railroad Historical Society). Not pictured: Jeanne Orcutt (California Oil Museum) and Jim Mendralla (Santa Clara Valley Railroad Historical Society).  The Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau meets every other month and welcomes the general public to attend.  Our goal is to promote tourism throughout the Valley by working together with its Members, the California Welcome Centers, and other Tourism based offices throughout the County and region. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to participate feel free to give us a call at 805-524-7500 or see us on Facebook.

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Santa Paula Unified School District Trustees hit the road to visit schools to give them ideas of what should be built in the new Limoneira East Area 1 development.

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

If you want to see it you’ll have to be there when the City Council holds a special meeting Monday to allocate money for two School Resource Officers and continues discussions on implementing a parking district in residential neighborhoods surrounding the high school.

The Pachuco Vintage Car Club of Ventura County (PVCCVC) will offer visitors a look at the rides of their lives at a special July 27 “Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon” Car & Motorcycle Show and mega concert featuring some of the biggest names in Latin music making.

As traditional, Friday was slow, Saturday picked up more business and Sunday there was no place else to be than at the 47th Annual Kiwanis Club Citrus Festival held at Harding Park.

Last week two more potential candidates pulled the paperwork representing the first step in running for City Council.

Fourteen Santa Paula High School seniors completed the necessary work to graduate in summer school and received their diplomas in a special ceremony Friday in the SPHS Auditorium.

Four people were injured Saturday in a Highway 126 crash that ripped out a tree and left two people trapped inside the vehicle until the tree limbs could be removed.

An area man out on bail for one crime was taken into custody again at the Santa Paula Police Station - where he had gone to reclaim his towed car - about nine hours later for another crime and was put back in jail for suspicion of felony theft of a utility.

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.

It was officially billed as “Kids Day at the Club” but adults enjoyed it too with STEM exhibits related to science, technology, engineering and math to fire every imagination.

Last week VFW Post 2043 had their Installation of Officers for the 2014-2015 and was followed by a small reception where family was invited.  The following members were sworn in by Past Commander Bill Florio: Commander, Gerald Olivas; Quartermaster, Rey Frutos; John Campos, Surgeon; David Garcia, Judge Advocate; Carlos Lopez, Jr. Vice Commander; John Hurtado, Sr. Vice Commander; Gordon Welsh, 3rd Year Trustee; Herb Sturm, 1st Year Trustee.  Not pictured: Chaplin, Tim Santana and 2nd Year Trustee, Peter Solis.  The ceremony was held at the Limoneira Pavilion.

China is evolving and William “Bill” Irion and his company are there, working with government officials and businesses on crafting mutually beneficial relationships.

This will be the last year the Santa Paula High School FFA will be using the farm located behind the old Santa Paula Water Treatment Plant to raise animals for the Ventura County Fair. Currently 54 students have animals at the farm with the program being led by Alex Flores. Thursday evening the Santa Paula Unified School District Superintendent Alfonso Gamino and the School Board, Diana Ponce-Gomez, Christina Urias, Michelle Kolbeck, Chris Wilson and Kelsey Stewart toured the facility. The board was able to see how the animals are cared for and even met students that were on hand tending to their animal. Above left to right looking at a steer are Board Member Kelsey Stewart, Superintendent Alfonso Gamino and Alex Flores teacher and FFA advisor.

The filing period for three open seats on the City Council opened this week and two potential candidates already pulled papers while a third has announced he will run for the office.

Santa Paula Police arrested an area man early Monday on various charges related to tampering with a vehicle parked at a school.

With the official filing period opening this week for a variety of elected offices a former Santa Paulan won’t have to worry about a November runoff: Dan Totheroh won the June Primary with more than 50 percent to become an Inyo County Supervisor.

The Supermoon shined down tides of fun at Saturdays’ Hot Summer Jazz & Art that filled historic Main Street with a record crowd celebrating music, art, food and fun!

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.

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.

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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