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March 6, 2015

New Science/Technology buildings dedicated at SPHS

The new Science/Technology buildings at Santa Paula High School were opened for public tours Saturday, following a 10:00 am dedication ceremony.

Butterflies are free — it just takes a few dollars to stock a garden and other amenities to attract them, as did Wes Easley of Santa Paula, who turned his yard into a Monarch garden.

Santa Paulan John Marquez got two great surprises when he traveled recently to a Schwan Food Company leadership meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota… his wife Gina “popped in” unexpectedly to accompany him to a company dinner where the unsuspecting John was honored with the company’s top award.

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A two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening sent two people to the hospital, according to a Santa Paula Police Department spokesman.

There were signs of City Council annoyance during a discussion of the mid-year budget when a new member started to question Santa Paula’s finances.

An alert citizen took a photograph of a suspect that took a package from a neighbor’s front porch, a snapshot that landed a 24-year-old Santa Paula resident in jail Monday.

Everything came into focus for hundreds of people earlier this month when the Santa Paula Lions Club hosted a free vision screening at the Santa Paula Church of Christ. California Lions Friends in Sight conducted the event, and Lions Club members came from throughout Southern California bringing thousands of free, recycled eyeglasses and leaving many happy folks with a clearer view of life.

With plenty of fanfare and not much discussion the Planning Commission and City Council unanimously approved the amended specific plan for the 501-acre East Area 1, Limoneira's planned residential and commercial development east of Hallock Drive.

The Governing Board of the Santa Paula Unified School District has received a report on options for updating the girl’s locker room.

A melee that included people throwing rocks, bottles and tree branches at Santa Paula Police occurred late February 18 and resulted in the arrest of one person.

A Santa Paula family found a probable burglar in their home early Thursday morning that had entered through an unlocked door, but when the intruder saw the occupants he beat a hasty retreat.

The phone rings and caller ID reads IRS… to many people the most dreaded three initials in the English language.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that occurred early Thursday evening that left a Canoga Park resident dead after he was struck by a Santa Paula man’s BMW on Vineyard Avenue.

Having local-decision making and giving commuters a shot at serious public transit are goals that have finally been met the City Council was told at the February 17 meeting where they received an overview of the Valley Express bus service.

Finding solutions to the public safety gap, communicating with City Hall and the newly forged relationship between elected officials were topics of public comment at Monday’s City Council meeting.

After a two-year hiatus, Santa Paula High School hosted a College & Career Fair on Friday, February 13. Over 500 students visited more than 40 information booths on campus presented by local and regional representatives from colleges, universities, and trade schools. 

A man kidnapped his wife at knifepoint, took their young daughter and later when he showed up at their residence was greeted by Santa Paula Police who had to taser the subject when he tried to use the child as a shield.

City Manager Jaime Fontes offered a wide-ranging update at Good Morning Santa Paula at the February 11 Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

Jeff Paul, a longtime Venturan with over 30 years of experience in the local banking field, has been named the new Chairman of the Board for Community Memorial Health System. 

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