An acclaimed artist who loves not only to create but also to show others the creative process will be the featured Demonstration Artist of the Month at Sunday’s Santa Paula Society of the Arts meeting

Vista Cove Care Center, a longtime area business that concentrates on helping those most in need with special services was honored last week as the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Member of the Quarter.

In less than three weeks area gang member Jacob Escobedo was shot, arrested by Ventura Police and, according to Santa Paula Police, arrested again Saturday by local police.

Firefighters in a uniform can stand out from the crowd, but during October the public will be seeing a lot of emergency responders of a different color - pink!

Rebuilding public trust of the City Council, a 2010 multi-million dollar utility bond and what to do about the privately owned wastewater treatment plant were among the issues addressed by those seeking elected office at the September 24 Candidates Forum.

Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 cooked up enough spaghetti to feed a platoon so there was plenty of go around at the veterans’ annual Spaghetti Dinner held October 9 at the Community Center.

If you don’t want to leave democracy behind remember: the deadline to register to vote or to change your registration for the November 4th General Election is Monday, October 20.

There are a lot of kids in Santa Paula learning a lot about fire safety due to an entertaining but life-saving program being presented at area schools.

It should be a short City Council meeting Monday night with one business item - the disposal of surplus vehicles - on the agenda, although there is a consent decree with a federal agency on the Consent Calendar related to problems with the city’s storm drain system.

Santa Paula Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a burning mattress in a homeless encampment in the Santa Paula Creek bottom Tuesday night that threatened to spread into dry brush.

A Santa Paula man accused of abusing numerous dogs at his east side home pleaded guilty Tuesday to five misdemeanor counts of failure to care for animals, a resolution to a case that had garnered international attention.

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. 

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!

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