Santa Paula Police are looking for the suspect riding in a pickup truck that fired on those in another vehicle Wednesday evening in Santa Paula, the third such incident in a week that could be gang-related.

A  homeless man that allegedly assaulted another man with a rock during a robbery attempt Wednesday evening was arrested after he got into a stranger’s car and asked for a ride, according to a Santa Paula Police spokesman.

Patricia Alonsa had lived in her house at 443 Bradley Street for about 20 years when she grew tired of the challenges of keeping her lawn in shape, from dealing with a touchy sprinkler system and rising water rates to the cost of maintenance.

Following a visit to the lowest snow pack ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Wednesday sweeping actions and urged citizens to wrestle control of water use.

A busy closed-door session will be followed by an even busier night of business for the City Council at the April 6 meeting.

With Cruise Nite roaring into town for its 17th Season and the First Sunday of the Month at famed Santa Paula Airport that’s plenty for the whole family to do this spring weekend.

A Santa Paula man that led sheriff deputies on a vehicle and foot pursuit and then was the subject of a daylong ground and air search Monday was arrested on various charges.

Luis Jimenez grew up in Acapulco, in Mexico. Vacation destination, right? But Luis grew up helping his father clear trees on the land that he worked, hacking out a living to support his family of 13. Mama had finished elementary school, but papa never got that chance, and education was not a high priority in the Jimenez home. Papa couldn’t help him with homework, and mama was too busy with those eleven children, so Luis remembers tossing his backpack in the corner when he came home from school, and there it stayed till the next day.

The Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce gave special honors to a longtime area business and a citizens group striving to bring stronger public safety to the city at its annual awards ceremony.

The email message claims to be from a major department store offering to give the addressee a large gift. But although a pricy gift card is offered as the reward for taking part in a shopping survey, the only thing people will get is ripped off.

With more than 100 members The Ninety-Nines Ventura County Chapter (VC99s) is flying high, especially as it boasts one in 51 worldwide members belonging to the chapter that started in Santa Paula.

Wednesday is April 1st but area police won’t be trying to fool anyone when they write a ticket for distracted driving, a month-long effort to make people pay more attention to the road.

The coolest event in Ventura County, Santa Paula’s Cruise Nite, is revving up for its 17th season Friday with hundreds of sweet, pre-1975 cars and even more friends strolling historic East Main Street enjoying live music, restaurants, shopping and the vibe of the historic Downtown.

Santa Paula Police are searching for two suspects who shot a local man and battered his friend Friday night during a street confrontation that reportedly started with the question “Where are you from?”

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