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March 29, 2015

SPHS juniors get to preview colleges and universities

The junior class at Santa Paula High School had the opportunity to talk with college representatives from around the state and some from out of state last week at a  College Faire, held in the McMahan Gym.

The bad news is the animals just keeping showing up at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center but the good news is most of them go home with a new owner according to 2014 statistics released by the no-kill animal shelter.

The 78th Annual Santa Paula Art & Photography Show had barely gone up on the walls of Blanchard Community Library when two paintings were sold. 

A 34-year-old Santa Paula man was arrested Saturday afternoon for suspicion of possession of and the intent to sell methamphetamine, not the first time Santa Paula Police have had contact with the suspect.

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With three full-time firefighters still out of work due to injuries they suffered in November when they responded to a chemical explosion and other staffing shortages the city is being sued by the union for not allowing overtime to backfill vacant shifts.

Several Santa Paula area schools recently celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

 Six people were displaced and one man injured by a house fire in a residential section in northwest Santa Paula Friday afternoon, but the blaze was quickly responded to by nearby firefighters.

It’s a fact.  America in Bloom Santa Paula and the city funded the 2015 application for our city to compete again in the national competition was accepted. Last year we earned a 4 out of 5 rating and would love to gain a 5 this year.  We will be judged in May, 2015. Two judges will visit all competing cities and choose the one that shows the efforts of the entire community.  That includes municipal departments, commercial businesses and residential areas.  

Wednesday is the big day for Santa Paula High School Agriculture Academy Director Alex Flores.

During October all fourth grade students in Santa Paula learned about fire safety at home from Santa Paula firefighters using the smoke house to teach them.

The City Council will consider the purchase of the wastewater treatment plant and  obtaining the bonds to do so and hear updates on recovery costs for city services and the accounting system at Monday’s meeting.

American in Bloom “Did the best we could to show them the best we had in Santa Paula,” and Dianne Davis told the City Council the local chapter will do even better for the 2015 competition.

Mayor John Procter and City Councilwoman Jenny Crosswhite will be serving on an ad hoc committee with citizens interested in finding solutions to public safety issues a move that led another council member to urge wider participation.

From the first chords from a Beatles’ guitar to the first words spoken from the Moon there was no decade quite like the 1960s where you couldn’t trust anyone over 30 and “Right on” was the catchphrase of the generation!

The City Council made it official that there will again be a 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular this summer when they approved to co-sponsor the event at the March 2 meeting.

Valley Express might just offer two days of free rides after a lingering rainstorm kept people from trying the service that now connects different points throughout the city.

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