On July 30, 2014 at approximately 2:55 p.m. , David Hernandez 40 years, Santa Paula, was taken into custody by Ventura Police Officers.

Two special guests from Time Warner Cable were welcomed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley’s Harding Park location for the recent “Kids Day at the Club!” event that featured interactive exhibits that focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

More potential City Council candidates have pulled nomination papers including the retired director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and a former Mayor.

Rick Neal (City of Fillmore), Maria Christopher (Rancho Camulos), Kevin Keehl President (Piru MX),  Cindy Jackson Vice President (CJ Financial), Talia Wunder Executive Director (Best of VC Marketplace), Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long  3rd District, and Ron Lewis (Santa Clara Valley Railroad Historical Society). Not pictured: Jeanne Orcutt (California Oil Museum) and Jim Mendralla (Santa Clara Valley Railroad Historical Society).  The Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau meets every other month and welcomes the general public to attend.  Our goal is to promote tourism throughout the Valley by working together with its Members, the California Welcome Centers, and other Tourism based offices throughout the County and region. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to participate feel free to give us a call at 805-524-7500 or see us on Facebook.

Santa Paula Unified School District Trustees hit the road to visit schools to give them ideas of what should be built in the new Limoneira East Area 1 development.

“A Country Fair with Ocean Air”
 The 2014 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs from July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. As always, the fair will feature exciting entertainment and activities for all ages. Concerts, interesting exhibits, farm animals, wild carnival rides and delicious fair food are on tap for summertime family fun.

Janet E.  Anderson
Janet E.  Anderson, age 66, of Santa Paula, CA. ascended into Heaven Tuesday July 22, 2014. Janet was a loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother,sister, aunt and Godmother. She was hospitalized at Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles. prior to her ascension,  Janet bravely fought a lengthy illness, until she could fight no more. Her parents Irving P Splies Sr and Magadalena greeted her as she entered into heaven.
Janet was born October 5, 1947 in Ventura, CA  attending Mill Elementry School, De Anza Jr High and Ventura High school. She eventually married and relocated to Santa Paula, CA where she had once been owner/operator of Santa Paula Hairdresser in Santa Paula for many years. Later she became a Real Estate agent employed by Century 21. Janet was a volunteer tour guide at the Santa Paula Oil Museum for several years. She also was a member of the League Of Women Voters.
Janet is survived by Children;  Daughter Josie Chambers and grand-daughters Megan and Macie and Grandson Matthew. Daughter Lisa (Son-in-law) Gil Segovia, Granddaughter Mandy (Husband) Alex Valenzuela, Great Grandson Nathan, Granddaughter Brandie and Grandson Austin. Daughter Linda (Son-in law) Jason Faulkner, Granddaugher Sierra (Husband) Marc Zavala and Great Grandson Trace, grand-daughters Miranda and Jaylin. All of Santa Paula Siblings; Sister Pearl Montorio, Nephew/Godson Robert (Bobby) Lopez of Oxnard, Brother Irving P. Splies Jr retired Chiropractor (Sister-in Law) Kathy, Step Nephews Damian, Dominick and Daniel Diaz all of Santa Paula. Niece Lalainya Dahlquist (Great Niece) Alea of Santa Barbara. Nephew Dr. Noah J Splies (wife) Dr Cynthia Splies, Great Nephews Julian, Gibson and Greatniece Kaya all of Ventura. Sister Susan and (brother-in law) Thomas Montorio, Step niece Kim Cline and step-grandsons Jaydan and Sawyer. Also leaving behind her Bichon “Thomas” fostered by Canine Animal Rescue League volunteer Patricia Phelps.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday August 1st at 2:00pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10800 Henderson Rd, Ventura, CA 93004.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Canine Animal Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) in the name of Janet Anderson  P.O. Box 5022, Ventura, CA 93005
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Janet’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054


Amalia Cordova
Amalia L. Cordova, 78, of Santa Paula, California, joined our Heavenly Father on July 23, 2014. She was born on January 29,1936 in Mexico.
She moved to Santa Paula in 1970. She worked in agriculture for many years and devoted her last twenty five years of employment to Saticoy Lemon Association in Santa Paula. In her spare time she enjoyed telling jokes, dancing, and reading the bible. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. But most of all, she took great pleasure in making sure everyone who walked into her home was fed.
She is survived by her husband Ramon H. Cordova of Mexico; eleven children,  Antonio (Maria Elena)  Cordova, Salud (Abelardo) Telles, Margarita (Fabian) Lara, Yolanda (Ricardo) Sandoval, Lillia (Leonel) Tovar, Jose Luis (Claudia) Cordova, Jesus Cordova, Dionicio Cordova, Rosario Cordova, Raymon Cordova, Jaime Cordova; twenty two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Mariana (Gil) Cisneros and Melania Rios;and her four brothers, Serafin (Aurora) Leon, Joventino (Beatriz) Leon, Baldomero (Martina) Leon, and Antonio (Juana) Leon.
She was preceded in death by her father Jose Cruz Leon, her mother Placida Medrano, and her sister Cristina Muñoz.
She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 427 North Oak Street in Santa Paula. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Monday, July 28, 2014 also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Charles Lueras, C.R.I.C. Officiating. Committal & Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Amalia’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054

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.

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.

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.

Last week two more potential candidates pulled the paperwork representing the first step in running for City Council.

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.

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.

Have a nice Day

June 20, 2014

By Deacon Al Guilin

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Santa Paula Police arrested an area man early Monday on various charges related to tampering with a vehicle parked at a school.

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!

Dorothy Julia (Skeeters) Smead

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.

Santa Paula Police are in the early stages of an investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Grant Line.

Sports Page July18, 2014

July 18, 2014

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.

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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Jesus Cordero

Virginia De La Torre

Joe Villa

Don E. Petty, Jr. 

Carol Ann Kennedy, 

Vincent T. Burns Jr. 

Rose (Grandma Rosie) Lopez Sanchez 

Johnny Allen Winkler 

William Judson Freeman 

John Albert 

Edward G. Morua

Toni Salas 

Dorothy Carolyn Henry 

John A. Pineda 

Dolores Marquez Sibaja 

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