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October 1, 2014

Visitor spots rare bird at Teague Park,
Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology to display nest

In June a visitor to Teague Park with an eagle eye made a startling discovery: a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, not a bird one would expect to see in California.

The First United Methodist Church, 133 N. Mill Street will be holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, October 4. The Bazaar hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Halloween, Fall and Christmas Decorations and more will be available. As part of the Bazaar the Soup Kitchen will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. serving homemade soup, roll, pie and beverage, the cost is $8.00. Pie and Beverage only $4.50. Above: the Jam Making Crew Virginia Gunderson, Nancy Sayre. Joyce Rounds and Judy Hartshorn. Product for the day, Raspberry, Boysenberry, Strawberry, Apricot & Apricot/Pineapple. Many varieties of Marmalades available also.

The Santa Paula Rotary Club held its annual welcome to new teachers at the Wilson Ranch this year.

Vista Cove Care Center at Santa Paula is proud to announce that Maritza Handal, PT has been promoted as the new Director of Rehabilitation for the facility. Handal has been a physical therapist at Vista Cove Care Center for more than two years and has been a licensed physical therapist in Ventura County for twenty years. 

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Starting this past April, Blanchard Library has had a team developing a 5-year Strategic Plan.

An area man wanted on a felony warrant for a weapons violation and two others were arrested Wednesday in a usually quiet residential neighborhood following a brief standoff.

Six members of the Mupu 4-H Club spent Saturday morning cleaning up the beach at Oil Piers in Ventura.  The team collected over 150 pounds of trash and documented the items on tally sheets.  Members were; Roberto Lopez, Jorge Lopez, Sarah Alamillo, Lauren Alamillo, Gabriel Lemus, and Denise Mondragon.  Roberto and Jorge each raised a pig, and Sarah, Lauren and Gabriel each raised a lamb for the Ventura County Fair this year.

Santa Paula Unified School District board members took a tour of Santa Paula High School last week.

The weather couldn’t have been milder with a touch of the tropics in the air at Saturday’s Moonlight at the Ranch VIII: “Polynesian Paradise!” where hundreds of guests celebrated all that is South Seas and got their Tikis on to benefit the Santa Paula Police & Fire Foundation.

Prosecutors have filed more charges against an Oxnard gang member accused of fatally shooting a woman last year in Santa Paula.

Just five days before he was scheduled to return home Captain Charlie Plumb was shot down over Hanoi on his 75th combat mission... and he became a POW for six years.

Blanchard Community Library Trustees were questioned at a recent meeting about their policy for background checks for employees and volunteers by a person who offered to donate his professional services to do same.

Ventura County prosecutors filed felony charges September 8 against two Los Angeles men who allegedly bilked homeowners - including a Santa Paula couple - out of thousands of dollars through a fraudulent short-sale and foreclosure rescue program.

The Aquila Chase Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century want you to join them for the historical marking ceremony of the Glen Tavern Inn on Sunday, October 12, but seating is limited and reservations are requested for the 2 p.m. ceremony and reception.

If you want to be an informed voter be sure to watch the rerun of the Santa Paula City Council Candidates Forum held September 24 available for viewing on demand on the city's website and broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 10.

Two incumbent City Councilmen, a former mayor, a pastor, the chief operating officer of a major port and the retired director of a major transit agency will face off with voters at tonight’s Candidates Forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce.

Santa Paula Reserve Firefighters Matt Klein and Andy VanSciver received honor and recognition as 2013 Santa Paula Firefighters of the Year at the September 12 awards banquet held at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Ventura, where firefighters from throughout Ventura County were honored by the Kiwanis for their public safety efforts.

The fourth annual community gathering centered on kindness will be held Sunday, September 28 this year “Honoring Quiet Heroes” - and that includes many people according to Hands Across Santa Paula Remembering the Spirit of Kindness Founder Beverly Samantha “Sammi” Frady.

A woman complained of pain and was transported to the hospital after her black Toyota Corolla struck a maroon Dodge Ram pickup truck Tuesday in a residential neighborhood.

Gospel Music by the Half Notes will be performed on Sunday, September 21, 3:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 121 Davis Street (north of the clock tower). The Half Notes began nearly 20 years ago under the direction of Nita Arant. The group later became known as the Les Classeeks and now have returned as the Half Notes. Some of the favorite past programs were the Halloween extravaganza, The Grasshopper, an operatic spoof, Christmas shows, The Roarin’ 20’s, and Hawaiian Luau. Although singing gospel is new to the group, they bring the music to you with the same enthusiasm and heart that they have put into all of their shows. It will be difficult not to sway a bit in your seat or bob your head from side to side as they belt out this moving music. The program is free and is a one hour of inspiration. Left to right back row are: Donna Nelson, Rod Thompson, Larry Murray, Kay Hara. (Front row: Joanna Axell, Linda Bartelson, Barbara Beach, Norma Fulkerson, Lea Blair, Bob Buchanan. Not Pictured: Marilyn Harvey

Santa Paula Latino Town Hall (LTH) celebrated 18 years of community giving and those who provide assistance and inspiration to others at its annual awards dinner, held September 5th at La Casa Del Mexicano Cultural Center.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and the Santa Paula Fire Department again has taken to the city’s government access cable station to present a series of programming that will run all month long.

About 70 Santa Paulans heard about the proposed tax measure to add funds to beef up public safety and fix roads at a special meeting Wednesday evening. 

The governing board of the Santa Paula Unified School District has given the nod to creating K-8 schools at Glen City School and the new school to be built as a part of the East Area 1 development.

A power failure Friday set off a chain of events that left the residents of more than 90 units at an area mobile home park without electricity until mid-Saturday afternoon during a spell of high heat.

Betsy Blanchard Chess, who was editor/publisher of the Ventura County Farm Bureau’s The Broadcaster Magazine for a number of years, spoke about her time with the magazine last Thursday at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum.

Santa Paula Fire joined with departments throughout Ventura County to remember those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon; a fourth plane was downed in a Pennsylvania field by passengers who stormed the hijackers before they could reach their intended target, believed to be the White House.

The Santa Paula Police and Fire Foundation (SPPFF) received a $5,000 grant from Edison International to fund the foundation’s Community Public Safety Awareness and Preparedness Project. This funding will be used for buying equipment for the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) and Santa Paula Fire Department (SPFD) as well as materials for community outreach and education programming to help assist both agencies. 

He was many things to many people but to Alan Teague people were all alike, equally likable and treated with the same respect no matter if they toiled in the fields of Limoneira or sat at the head tables of global conferences.

The main item on the “Breakfast of Champions” is a generous helping of support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley, where celebrated KEYT television news anchor Paula Lopez will be keynote speaker.

He was many things to many people but to Alan Teague people were all alike, equally likable and treated with the same respect no matter if they toiled in the fields of Limoneira or sat at the head tables of global conferences.

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