The 15th annual Pismo Run departed Santa Paula last Saturday with over 200 motorcycles. The event started 15 years ago when Gilbert Gomez and his father put together the bike ride with a few friends and family. It’s grown since then, with riders joining them from throughout California and out of state as well. It swells to near 300 riders by the time they reach Pismo. There’s no charge for the riders, except for the annual T-Shirt. The proceeds from that go towards raffle prizes. Gilbert said it started out as a family fun run and now, “It’s just to give back to the riders.” Father Charles Lueras, the senior pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church blessed the riders and their bikes before the start of the ride.
Results from the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests were explained at this week’s meeting of the Santa Paula Unified School District Board.
Students at McKevett School Learned about how to ride their bicycles safely in a program put on by the Santa Paula Police Department last week. The children were taught about how to ride safely on the street, what to do at intersections and safety at railroad crossings. SPPD bicycle officers were at the school to teach the kids safety. The officers were: Daniel Gosselin, Mike Hoppin, Eric Burnett and Senior Officer Larry Johnson. (Above) Children lined up with their bikes at one of the stations. Officer Burnett said they are in need of bike helmets to use at the schools. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Santa Paula Police and Fire Foundation for purchase of the helmets. Send your check to P.O. Box 162, Santa Paula, 93061.