Letters to the Editor
Published: July 12, 2013
Welcome to Santa Paula Chief McLean
To the Editor:
About a week or two ago Santa Paula got a new police chief who is a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s captain of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. I got the chance to meet him at the fireworks display show on the 4th of July and it was a chance, honor and privilege to meet the new police chief and a way to welcome him into Santa Paula.
The new chief comes at a time when the hype of it came to getting a new police chief when the season of activity event functions are about to begin for this month, and at a time when other things like problems begin to arise too. I know that the new police chief will have his hands full, but he will have the backing of a very good Police Department personnel like the ones that I know that have been with the Santa Paula Police Department for such a very long time.
Chief McLean will also have the backing as well as the support from a great community – citizens and residents – that has given the backing and support to all of the police chiefs including too Interim Chief Ishmael Cordero, who has done an outstanding good job filling in the position as the interim police chief. Way to go Ishmael!
Well all I have to say to you, Chief McLean, is welcome to Santa Paula, Chief McLean; and I hope that you like it and enjoy it here for as long as you are our police chief for years to come.
John A. Bravo
To the Editor:
Reference is made to the June 28, 2013 letter to the editor by Danny Guzman, Santa Paula High School Athletic Director.
In the letter Mr. Guzman stated, “No other organizations, including the Santa Paula Football Booster Club are affiliated with the Santa Paula High School Athletics or Football Program.” It further stated that all donations are to be directed to the High School Athletics/Football to ensure the monies are directed to support students.
We would like to clarify that various booster programs have existed and currently exist for several sports, which include Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading etc. They function and are of service to these various programs.
Unlike many clubs, past and present, the new Football Booster Clubs adhered to a strict set of standards, which include but are not limited to the following:
1. Private gain by any office or member or any members of his/her family is simply forbidden.
2. All financial transactions and records are open and transparent with the proper reporting being done by the bank.
3. Accurate and regular minutes of meeting are kept.
4. We comply with all not for profit requirements.
5. The Booster Club will not procure services or commodities from any office or any member or any members of his/her family.
6. All contracting commodities or services are competitive.
The New Booster Club is of service to the football program, namely the students in it. We most recently provided food and refreshments for two football passing league tournaments this summer and paid for players spirit packs for students who could not pay for them. And also paid for the entry fee to the Valley tournament was $300. We also plan to serve the boys the best pre and post game meals and treat the kids first class.
Lastly, the new Football Booster Club Standards ensure the accountability of funds we raise and that these funds go directly to the students and the football program only. We ask that anyone interested in working with us to support and raise funds to support the football program, our New Head Coach Myke Montoya, our deserving students to contact us at: Jorge Romero - Booster President (805) 421-7200 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
One team, One town, One goal.
Thank you for your phone calls, letters and words supporting the New Football Booster Club.
A sparkling Fourth
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Fireworks Committee I would like to thank everyone who donated money or effort to this year’s outstanding event. Once again, thanks to the community working together, we had another spectacular Fireworks Show in Santa Paula with the air filled with great pyrotechnic displays and a lot of oohs and aahs from the people watching.
In particular, I would like to thank our loyal sponsors: the City of Santa Paula, Freska, Calavo, Limoneira, Crown Disposal, the Santa Paula Airport Association, Santa Paula Chevrolet, Applied Silicone, the Santa Paula Fire Dept. Association, and the Santa Paula Rotary, along with the businesses who set out donation cans. In addition, I would like to acknowledge and thank our major sponsors: the Santa Paula Police Association, the Santa Paula Times, the Santa Paula Optimists, John Procter and Deb and Otto Schimmel.
Lastly, I also want to thank the members of the fire and police departments who worked the event and made sure it was safe and enjoyable for everyone. Kudos to all involved!