Excessive Heat Warning issued Sunday National Weather Service

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September 17, 2014

Excessive Heat Warning issued Sunday National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties areas through Tuesday, including Santa Paula.

Alan M. Teague, a gentleman, rancher, artist, horseman, lover of the land and community as well as Chairman of the Board of the Directors of Limoneira Co., passed Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Ventura County Medical Center.

Last Friday’s Cruise Nite kicked off a weekend of fun when visitors were cruisin’ to the Cruise Knights band, and enjoying the Ready Santa Paula emergency preparedness event.

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Approximately 200 Santa Paula residents were without electrical power Saturday in a small area located in the west side of the city.

Several dozen riders, a part of the “Bike and Build” organization, stopped in Santa Paula last week on their way to their final destination of Santa Barbara.

Adult Literacy Awareness Month was recognized by the City Council with a proclamation to the literacy services coordinator of Blanchard Community Library.

Tommy Jackson, 21 of Santa Paula, recently completed a 90-day Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester course with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). 

The Santa Paula Society of the Arts summer’s hiatus is over and the artists are coming back with a sparkle... literally and figuratively!

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was recognized at the September 3 City Council meeting that noted a loss felt by the entire community.

It’s been a long dry spell between the drought and the time it has taken the city to start moving on the water, sewer and sewer surcharge rates, which will be the focus of another Ad Hoc Committee meeting this evening, September 10.

Anne Shilton Graumlich had to use three counters to keep track of those coming into the Ventura County Agriculture Museum for the 2nd Annual Vintage Tractor Fair.

Santa Paula Police are looking for the driver traveling at a high rate of speed who slammed into a wall on the west side of the city Monday before fleeing on foot from the scene.

The governing board of the Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD)  has approved new contracts for the three top administrators.

There will be another meeting of the city’s Ad Hoc Committee to address water, sewer and sewer surcharge rates to be held Wednesday September 10.

There are many students of Santa Paula artist Judy Klement who have achieved professional status or been award winners, and some will be featured at a special upcoming art exhibit.

This month’s “Yard of the Month” was awarded to Jaime Magana of 604 Center Lane.  Shown here, from left to right are Craig Lamont of Heritage-Ace Hardware, Jaime Magana and his son, Pedro.  When asked why Craig Lamont chose this yard he said, “I drive by there a lot and it’s always clean and well maintained.”  Yard of the Month is co-sponsored by Heritage-Ace Hardware, America In Bloom - Santa Paula and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce.

Want to help the environment and man’s best friend? 

There will be a weekend of great things to do to entertain your family and help the environment while enjoying much of what Santa Paula has to offer this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Santa Paula High School has opened up the baseball field to parking, but so far there’s been little use the City Council learned at the September 3 meeting where traffic impacts on neighborhoods and what to do about it was again a matter of discussion.

When Santa Paula Rotary learned it would not be able to stage its annual Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch members were horrified, but they turned to horror to raise funds for the community.

The South Seas is a state of mind and lucky bidders will fondly remember how they “Got their Tiki on!” as the winning bidder for select Silent Auction items available at Moonlight at the Ranch VIII: “Polynesian Paradise!”

A Public Servants Appreciation BBQ was held on August 27th by Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery to recognize all Santa Paula public servants. There were some 200 plus guests.Some of the organizations that were present were members/staff from: Santa Paula Hospital, Santa Paula Police Department, Santa Paula Fire Department, City of Santa Paula, Public Works, Santa Paula Unified School District, and our local VFW members.This was the third annual BBQ.

A wallet friendly program to allow energy-efficient and water-wise upgrades to property was approved by the City Council although one councilman expressed concerns that the HERO program (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) might not save the day for everyone.

Santa Paula Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who ran down a 36-year-old area woman early Friday morning and then fled, leaving the injured woman in the street.

A Santa Paula woman remains in Ventura County Jail on $1.2 million bail after a judge said he would consider allowing evidence of other violent incidents that occurred before the murder of an aspiring area photographer.

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