Friday Night Game: Santa Paula Cardinals vs Santa Clara Saints at Home

The Board of Directors of the Museum of Ventura County is pleased to announce that Sue Chadwick been named interim executive director. Ms. Chadwick will lead the organization in its efforts to sustain its two locations-the second site being the Museum of Ventura Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula-and to build an endowment. Ms. Chadwick is a former banking executive who has provided leadership and advocacy for nonprofit arts organizations for more than twenty years. 

A sassy red 1965 Honda S600 Roadster was getting longing looks from passersby at Friday’s last Cruise Nite of the season, but just west of it was the car that could have won a prize for coming the farthest... the sweet 1971 blue Plymouth 440 GTX Six Pack had been driven by its new owner all the way from Nebraska. 

On Saturday October 25th, The Santa Paula Theater Center presents the last Concert of the 2015 Season, as the sensational Tom Corbett with Bill Knopf (banjo) and Mike Mullins (guitar & mandolin) perform as  “The Tom Corbett Band”.

How to cool down classrooms on extra-hot days filled most of a special workshop of the Santa Paula Unified School District board Monday.

The treasurer of Measure F, the 1 percent sales tax proposal to beef up public safety and fix roads, has filed the first financial statement of the initiative that will be decided by Santa Paula voters November 4... and it’s a big one.

The scene of seven wrecked cars would usually be described as a massive pileup that could result in dozens of trapped victims. But everyone not only escaped without injuries but also with plenty of knowledge when the Santa Paula Fire Department played host to the extensive exercise in saving lives.

The City Council got even more serious about water conservation and adopted a mandatory 20 percent cut in water use... a figure that includes the voluntary 15 percent reduction recommended by the city in February. 

Three Santa Paula teenagers were injured Wednesday when they were struck by a SUV in the crosswalk at 8th and Santa Paula streets.

You’ll get your scream, shriek and screech going at Friday’s premiere of the Hallock House of Horrors, where being terrified has never been so much fun!

The Santa Paula Art Museum is proud to announce the premiere of the 21st De Colores Art Show: In Search of Magulandia, opening with a celebration on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Featuring art by over 30 artists from across Southern California and the Southwest, the show is a tribute to the legacy of visionary Chicano artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940 - 2011). Magu was a founding member of the groundbreaking Los Angeles art collective Los Four in the early 1970s. With their historic exhibition at LACMA in 1974, Los Four brought Chicano art into national conversation. Magu’s work, with its colorful blending of Chicano iconography and contemporary Los Angeles scenes, continues to inspire artists to express their own unique voice.

Contractor Joe Colombo said he didn’t have a lot of excuses in not meeting the deadline for completion of the new Science/Technology buildings at Santa Paula High School.

The money race is on for City Council candidates who made their first legally mandated report of donations and expenditures for the November 4 General Election.

The Santa Paula Kiwanis Club proudly presented Boys & Girls Club members with a generous donation for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley.   The Boys & Girls Club would like to sincerely thank the Santa Paula Kiwanis Club for their donation and their support of our youth.  Left to right are Carol Wood, Dan Robles, Kathy Hicks, Ken Stock, Isiah Barragan, Larry Renteria, Bill Grant and Nicholas Sparks

The $250,000 grant awarded to Santa Paula Police by the Department of Justice will help provide the two School Resource Officers (SRO) and not “Boots on the ground,” personnel, according to SPPD Chief Steve McLean.

More and more voters are staying home on Election Day... because they’re voting-by-mail or better yet, just dropping off their completed ballots at City Hall well in advance of the election.

A Santa Paula gang member with an extensive criminal history and a habit of barricading himself when faced with arrest was taken into custody early Friday, one week after he was the victim of a Ventura shooting.

Attracting new business, Measure F, streets and whether the city should have a forensic audit were among the questions addressed by those seeking elected office at the September 24 Candidates Forum.

The annual California Agriculture Teacher’s Association (CATA) Administrator Night was held Monday, September 29th at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. The event was established in order to acquaint administrators, counselors, teachers, school board members, community members & agriculture advisory committee members with other high school agriculture programs in our county. In addition to the famous BBQ dinner, a brief presentation of agriculture programs was presented along with the popular ag-raffle. Attending the dinner were representatives not only FROM Santa Paula  but, Fillmore, Carpinteria, Camarillo, and Ventura. Also attending was Greg Beard, California Department of Education, Agriculture Division. Above is Alex Flores talking about the Ag program at Santa Paula High School. Left, the large crowd that attended the BBQ.

Santa Paula Unified School District board members, joined by key staff and community partners, talked about summer learning at a special workshop this week.

It was far from quiet when a series of heroes were honored and student artwork awarded at the fourth annual community gathering focused on kindness that filled Veterans Memorial Park Sunday.

A Santa Paulan accused of firing on a man who was driving away from a local bar where they had been arguing was ordered to stand trial on murder charges.

A former Santa Paula High School Band member who had remained active with the organization turned himself in and was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of embezzling up to $22,000 from the Band Booster Club.

Traveling with the band that changed the course of popular music forever on their 1964 North American tour is the focus of Ventura author Ivor Davis’ book “The Beatles and Me On Tour”.

When you consider the success of any event, and GhostWalk 2014 certainly represents a lengthy success as its 20th anniversary approaches, you have only to look at the top person involved. 

It will be a weekend of fun at the Santa Paula Airport where a Trike Fly-in and display and the annual Flying Flea Market rummage sale will be featured on the First Sunday of the Month.

A member of a tagging crew was the target of multiple gunshots fired near a busy park Wednesday afternoon but he was able to drive away from the scene without injury.

A collision Tuesday between an unlicensed driver and another vehicle led to a chain of events that left  the front end of a compact car poking into an auto parts store.

The City Council will consider approving an environmental review to allow the city’s former Corporation Road sewer plant to be converted to a 45,000 square foot materials recovery facility including the construction of a food digester creation of aerated composting piles and a recycled natural gas fueling station. The council will meet at 6:15 p.m. for a closed session to address two items of existing litigation, the ongoing arbitration with Santa Paula Water LLC regarding the city’s new wastewater treatment plant as well as the state Regional Water Quality Control Board’s stipulated judgment and final order issued in 2007.

Leamon “Lee” Harmon 

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