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August 20, 2014

Antonio Magana 18 years, arrested for the Ashley Moran murder

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Santa Paula Police Detectives with the assistance of the Ventura County District Attorney Investigators arrested Antonio Magana 18 years, Santa Paula for the murder of Ashley Moran 21 years, Santa Paula, who was pregnant at the time of her murder. The murder occurred on sometime during the night of March 14-15, 2014.  Her body was discovered in the park early Saturday morning March 15th, 2014 by a passerby walking through the park.  The arrest came after a long extensive complex investigation conducted jointly by Santa Paula Police Detectives and Investigators from the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. Magana is a known Santa Paula gang associate. He was taken into custody this afternoon without incident when he was spotted by Detectives who had been looking for him, in the 300 Blk. S. Palm Ave. in  Santa Paula.

At the Ventura County Fair, the top two honors for Market Goats went to two Santa Paula girls. 

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

This month’s “Yard of the Month” was awarded to Russ & Ali Fox of 552 Munger Drive.

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

Children at the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club had a unique experience last week.

Loretta Butts had her Rotary moment in Nigeria, when a trip to immunize children against polio put her own safety at risk until a revealing conversation with a Muslim guard at the airport.

(Left photo) The airport opened in August 1930 with a dedication celebration that included air races, aerobatics and parachuting, a visit from the Goodyear Blimp, and featuring many famous aviators of the time such as Art Goebel, Roscoe Turner, Pancho Barnes, Jimmy Doolittle and Hawley Bowles.

When it comes to success, sometimes you just need to score, and an organization that offers business owners and potential owners free services is one way to be at the top of the success game.

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.

There is so much to do at the Fair you won’t know where to start! You can feed a bunny, watch a hypnotist, listen to live musical performances, participate in contests, go on the rides, eats lots of yummy food and so much more down home county fair fun. Spin, flip or fly on the great rides in the carnival midway. Taste gourmet food and wine (or beer) pairings at the “Bounty of the County: People’s Choice” contest, or snack on fair favorites like spiral fries, funnel cake or cotton candy.  Relax in the landscaped gardens of the Floriculture department and check out all of the exhibits and displays throughout the fair. 

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.

Historic First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ is undergoing a facelift with a nifty new paint job beget of a hit horror cable television series.

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

Participants, cheered on by the crowd last Thursday at the Ventura County Fairground’s Kelly Court, battled it out in the Slider Eating Contest put on by the Junior Fair Board. The happy winner received a T shirt, a blue ribbon, a plaque, and bragging rights. The winner was Spencer White

The Shaving Cream Hat contest took over Seabreeze Stage at the Ventura County Fairgrounds last Thursday. Contestants donned trash bags and shower caps as their friends and relatives constructed a towering hat on their heads with a can of shaving cream. The fun event was courtesy of the Junior Fair Board. The winner was Stephanie and Kathy Flores.

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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