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April 16, 2014

Habitat for Humanity: Groundbreaking held for eight single-family homes

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times There’s no place like home and at least one couple that will be occupying a Habitat for Humanity residence was on hand for Saturday’s groundbreaking and blessing of the Cemetery Road development.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times The whole community is invited to put on the dog at a gala celebration of Santa Paula’s top canine cops at the 5th Annual SPPD K9 Spaghetti Dinner to be held Wednesday, April 30.

Curves Santa Paula is proud to say that they doubled last year’s donation and they recently delivered 916 pounds of food and $100.00 in donations to Community Assistance of Santa Paula (CASP).

 Santa Paula Fire also puts out the flames of pressing need that can burn out youth programs as shown at a recent City Council meeting where the Firefighters Association was thanked for a generous donation.

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By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times Santa Paula residents that strive to be water wise and save money as well as the environment took advantage of two free programs recently offered at the Community Center.

By Peggy Kelly  Santa Paula Times The Santa Paula woman accused of gunning down a young mother and aspiring photographer in an area park in September was ordered to stand trial on a murder charge.

All Santa Paulans are invited to join together for a Unity Walk as a show of support for our community, and in memory of recent victims of crime in our city. The Unity Walk is scheduled for Holy Thursday, April 17th at 6pm.

Police and SPPD SWAT led a multi-agency law enforcement task force that included a Ventura County Sheriff's helicopter for a warrant served on a Sheppard Road residence Thursday morning.

An explosion and fire in a trailer sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The fire occurred in the 4000 Block Santa Paula Ojai Road not far from Mupu School.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times When asked by Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties volunteer Wish Granters about his most heartfelt wish, 15-year-old Keshaun Mata of Santa Paula said at the top of his list was to meet legendary player Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. 

Our TARGET is Reading!

April 11, 2014

Our TARGET is Reading!

A second arrest has been made in the Homicide of Norma Elizalde, who was tragically shot and killed by a stray bullet that was fired from outside her home by rival gang members

Judge Colleen Toy White has been named Judge of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. The honor was bestowed at the association’s 36th annual Judges’ Night dinner on March 25, 2014. 

Rudy and Charlene Marie (Gonzalez) Guitierrez, Jr. were married February 22, 2014 at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Santa Paula.  Charlene’s sister Cynthia Melendez was Charlene’s maid of honor.  Rudy was attended by his friend, Victor as best man. Charlene’s grandfather, Rev. Mr. Alfonso A. Guilin, officiated the wedding.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times Beating LAFCo to the punch of land planning and purchasing new vehicles are on Monday’s City Council agenda.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times In a special session to meet at least one grant deadline the City Council-sans members Ralph Fernandez and Bob Gonzales, who were absent-unanimously agreed to spend about $200,000 in federal funds to expand Fire Station 82 and help fund an eight-unit Habitat for Humanity housing project. 

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times Lovers of having a good time and supporting good causes have a great reason to look forward to this weekend in Santa Paula and neighboring Fillmore!

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times The 31-year-old Santa Paula man arrested and released last week in connection with the fatal shooting of an area woman hit by a stray bullet was rearrested Monday on suspicion of the crime.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times A firefight involving multiple responders that started in a laundry mat and spread to a common attic ended with a “great save” of a strip mall Sunday night, according to Fire Chief Rick Araiza.

Cleaning up! Chief McLean, Temple De Milagros groom alleyCleaning up! Santa Paula Police Chief Steve McLean joined youth and other members of Temple De Milagros Foursquare Church in a recent cleanup effort.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times Former Blanchard Community Librarian Dan Robles has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongfully terminated against the Board of Trustees whose attorney filed a response claiming trustees were more than justified in letting Robles go after 46 1/2 years of service.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times Flowers were in bloom throughout First United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall and even decorated the latest styles modeled at the annual Santa Paula Ebell Club Fashion Show luncheon held March 15.

By Brian D., Wilson Santa Paula Times Superintendents from Ventura County School Districts gathered Friday to discuss the new, Common Core academic standards. They met at the Ventura County Office of Education headquarters in Camarillo.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times You’ll want to rev up your expectations for Friday’s Cruise Nite, the debut of the 16th season of cool cars, great tunes, family fun and fabulous times!

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times He only goes by “Computer Guy” but you can call him Best of Show after artist Susan Magness took the top prize at the 77th Annual Santa Paula Art & Photography Show.

By Peggy Kelly  Santa Paula Times The Santa Paula woman accused of gunning down a young mother and aspiring photographer in an area park in September was ordered to stand trial on a murder charge.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times  Go to: www.gofundme.com/7xq9l8

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times The 39-year-old woman gunned down early afternoon Saturday outside her High Street home was the victim of a stray bullet fired after four people started fighting in the street.
According to Santa Paula Police Lt. Ish Cordero, Norma Elizalde was declared dead at the scene, an “innocent bystander” to an incident that occurred in the street.

Approximately 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014, Santa Paula Police Officers assisted by Ventura Police Officers, Port Hueneme Police Officers, Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies and the Ventura County District Attorney's Investigators executed three search warrants in relation to the homicide of Norma Elizalde that occurred on Saturday March 29th 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m.

By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula Times The City Council agreed at Monday’s meeting to have the city spend $2,500 to set up software that will enable residents to pay their utility bills online.

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