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July 26, 2014

SPPD: Hector Alamillo Jr found shot to death in Grant Line home

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.

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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!

There’s a new restaurant in town that blends the unique flavors of Mexico with the art of homemade cooking. Freddie and Dora Morales opened Amigas Taqueria in downtown Santa Paula a few months ago. At Amigas Taqueria, it is all about the food and the atmosphere.

Perhaps it would be fitting to have a gorilla balloon at this weekend’s 7th Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, at least if the marketing tactics used for this year’s high-flying event would warrant it.

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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