Described as “an inspiration as a person, businesswoman and trendsetter,” Judy Phelps is used to high-flying awards and the latest for the Santa Paula Airport business-owner included a bravo: Phelps was honored as one of the recipients of the 2015 BRAVO Awards.

Entertainers of all ilks are sought for the 24-hour round-the-clock American Cancer Society Relay for Life, one of Santa Paula’s most successful fundraisers being held April 25 and 26 at Isbell Middle School.

City Council and staff had some items of interest they wanted to share at the March 16 meeting, remarks ranging from funding for a public works project to a potential art project a councilwoman asked be on a future agenda.

A discussion on the Limoneira Co. grant to the city that must be matched to boost public safety spun off into a discussion on support staff such as dispatchers and others that help those with their boots on the ground stay grounded.

The long-shelved issue of the city’s aging accounting system and whether to upgrade or replace same was addressed by the City Council at the March 16, meeting where they asked that all options be explored.

A high-speed pursuit Saturday that started in Palmdale ended in Santa Paula when the suspect behind the wheel of a stolen car took out a fire hydrant and was captured amid the gusher.

Six people were displaced and one man injured by a house fire in a residential section in northwest Santa Paula Friday afternoon, but the blaze was quickly responded to by nearby firefighters.

Alex Flores is known by many titles, from Agriculture Academy coordinator and Future Farmers of America advisor to Dr. Alex for his touch in working with ill animals.

The City Council agreed to fund a study on cost recovery for non-developmental city services at the March 16 meeting after hearing that the city is on the losing end of the fiscal stick.

A Santa Paula Police Sergeant had to be transported to the hospital after he was injured in the aftermath of a fight that broke out between two St. Patrick’s Day celebrants at a local pub.

One speaker questioned a councilman’s ethics while another urged more police enforcement for illegally parked cars and that pet owners fix their animals, diverse comments made at the City Council meeting.

A Superior Court judge Tuesday sentenced a woman to 40 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a young Santa Paula woman, an aspiring photographer, a homicide that occurred midday in a busy park.

With development on the horizon, tax revenues up and the looming deal to purchase the wastewater treatment plant and slash the interest rate borne by cost-weary residents Mayor John Procter said the State of the City is definitely looking up.

The bad news is the animals just keeping showing up at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center but the good news is most of them go home with a new owner according to 2014 statistics released by the no-kill animal shelter.

The 78th Annual Santa Paula Art & Photography Show had barely gone up on the walls of Blanchard Community Library when two paintings were sold. 

A 34-year-old Santa Paula man was arrested Saturday afternoon for suspicion of possession of and the intent to sell methamphetamine, not the first time Santa Paula Police have had contact with the suspect.

With three full-time firefighters still out of work due to injuries they suffered in November when they responded to a chemical explosion and other staffing shortages the city is being sued by the union for not allowing overtime to backfill vacant shifts.

Valley Express might just offer two days of free rides after a lingering rainstorm kept people from trying the service that now connects different points throughout the city.

 Six people were displaced and one man injured by a house fire in a residential section in northwest Santa Paula Friday afternoon, but the blaze was quickly responded to by nearby firefighters.

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