A preliminary report released Friday noted that a pilot reported that the engine to his small aircraft had quit and two witnesses on the ground saw the plane and heard sputtering before it crashed into a Santa Paula area orchard May 28, killing two people.

The first-ever Home, Health & Wellness Fair and special luncheon for seniors was held Wednesday June 1 offering a delicious meal and dessert, raffles and live entertainment.

An apparently disturbed woman caused the lockdown of two campuses and was taken into custody after she entered a classroom Friday at a pre-school and said she was going to kill someone.

Peter Sellars, internationally acclaimed, an artist whose at times eclectic productions have paired puppets with Wagner’s Ring cycle, staged “Anthony and Cleopatra” in the swimming pool of Harvard’s Adams House and used a Lincoln Continental and a steel cello ensemble for his “King Lear.” 

In that place where noted architects go to design in the afterlife Hunt & Burns were probably scratching their heads Sunday when more than 60 high-priced, high-precision McLaren sports cars popped open their gullwing doors at the Glen Tavern Inn.

With a lineup including Leila Adu, Dina El Wedidi, ICE, Aruna Sairam, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), Davon Tines, Los Jornaleros del Norte and Cambalache, describing historic Downtown Santa Paula as the music capital of the world Sunday was an understatement.

Graduating Santa Paula High School Cardinals heard an inspiring story at their annual Rotary Club Scholarship Banquet where Dr. Patricia Perez spoke of her quest to be the best.

Services are planned for one of the two people killed in an airplane crash between Santa Paula and Ventura on Saturday while the investigation into the accident continues.

Two people were injured in a traffic collision Saturday in a residential area when according to Santa Paula Police a red Porsche allegedly ran a stop sign. 

To tax or not to tax will be the question Monday when the City Council again discusses a proposed sales tax to fund public safety as well as a countywide transportation sales tax measure. The council will also be asked to consider launching talks with Ventura County to take over the city’s fire services.

It could almost be called the Ojai (Santa Paula) Music Festival when come June 12 East Main Street will be filled with an eclectic showcase of music for a free gala celebration to mark the closing of the annual event.

Most of the jails and holding cells in Ventura County passed muster with the Grand Jury but Santa Paula’s was found to be lacking in several areas, as was overall policing due to financial constraints.

You’ll get a double shot of cruising with the Cruise Knights playing at Friday’s Cruise Nite and more family Sunday at First Sunday at Santa Paula Airport Open House!

If you got a solicitation in the mail from The Hospice Support Fund asking for a donation for the Santa Paula area Appeal think twice before you send the suggested $10 contribution: the organization has no connection whatsoever to Santa Clara Valley Hospice-Home Support Group.

Of the 20,344 callers assisted in 2015 by the 2-1-1 phone referral service, about 4 percent were Santa Paulans according to a report presented to the City Council at a recent meeting.

As of press time Monday the identity of two people killed Saturday has not been released after a small experimental airplane they were traveling in lost power and reportedly hit utility lines before it crashed into an orchard east of Santa Paula.

The criminal case against Santa Clara Waste Water-Green Compass and its top employees has been put on hold by the Second Court of Appeals, which was asked by the trial’s presiding judge to rule on whether a law firm he recused should remain off the case.

Hundreds of excited worshipers welcomed one of Santa Paula’s favorite saints, El Santo Niño de Atocha on Saturday with a grand procession for the icon from Harding Park to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

What happened to those immortalized in the photograph of and later monument to the flag raising on Iwo Jima as well as the history of the Buddy Poppy Program were highlighted at the annual Memorial Day Observance by Santa Paula Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043.

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