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Santa Paula Planning Commission: Healthy Food and New Officers

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Healthy Food and New Officers

By Sheryl Hamlin The February 27, 2018 Santa Paula Planning Commission brought a new business to the city and new officers to the commission. Waba Grill Waba Grill serves healthy food made to order and no alcohol. The menu includes rib-eye, salmon and, according to the franchisee, Sandeep Chahal, who spoke at the commission meeting, […]

Santa Paula: Support 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks

Santa Paula: Support 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks

 By Sheryl Hamlin Three of the Rotary Club Fireworks Committee, Al Guilin, Tim Hicks and Cathy Hicks, spoke at the February 20, 2018 council meeting about the 2018 event. According to local author Guilin, who is also an ordained deacon, the Fourth of July is a “signature event in Santa Paula, especially for young people. […]

Santa Paula Council: Many Topics Many Voids

Santa Paula Council: Many Topics Many Voids

By Sheryl Hamlin The agenda and pace of the February 20, 2018 Santa Paula City Council Meeting provided opportunity for an observant council watcher to dig deeper. Santa Paula Police Badge Pinnings Chief McLean announced two promotions: Ish Cordero to Assistant Chief and Scott Varner to Commander. The badge pinnings are a celebration of those […]

Santa Paula: Highly Leveraged Low-Income Housing Fund

Santa Paula: Highly Leveraged Low-Income Housing Fund

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 7: Discussion of the Administration of the Housing Authority Board and Affordable Housing Trust Funds Agenda Item 7 on the February 5, 2018 Santa Paula City Council meeting was a reprise of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund discussion at the council meeting on October 3, 2016. Read summary of the 2016 […]

Santa Paula Times: And the Beat goes On

Santa Paula Times: And the Beat goes On

By Sheryl Hamlin With every table filled with Santa Paulans enjoying a hosted bar and buffet provided by local merchants, the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Super Mixer” on February 7,2018 at the newly renovated Palazzio Event Center, created and owned by photographer Jose Luis Melgar. The Buzz The buzz in the air […]

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Susan Shelley, VP Communications, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoiation (HJTA) Susan Shelley is Vice President of Communications for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. She’s also a newspaper columnist and a member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, eleven daily newspapers including the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News. Prior […]

Santa Paula Police Department: New Hires and Promotions

Santa Paula Police Department: New Hires and Promotions

By Sheryl Hamlin Chief McLean introduced three new SPPD hires and presented two promotions at the February 5, 2018 City Council Meeting. In the picture below, Chief McLean presents Officers William Pickett, a 25 year veteran, and Walter Harper, who were each promoted to Sergeant. Additionally, three new hires were introduced to the community. Officer […]

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

By Sheryl Hamlin While the Santa Paula City Council spent nearly one hour discussing the non-existent East Area 1 in lieu fee, the seven month financial report received not one word of commentary, discussion or question. Slated in the Consent Calendar on the agenda for the February 5, 2018 meeting, an area of the agenda […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Collector Car Vault

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Collector Car Vault

By Sheryl Hamlin During the January 23, 2018 Santa Paula Planning Commission meeting, the commission heard and approved two innovative projects: a stored solar battery energy system (BESS) and the Collector Car Vault. BESS … Battery Energy Storage System Previous articles on the Z-Global BESS project and battery storage can be read here including a […]

Santa Paula: Public Works Projects Foretell More Costly Water

Santa Paula: Public Works Projects Foretell More Costly Water

By Sheryl Hamlin Two Public Works items on the January 16, 2018 Santa Paula City Council portend more expensive water in the future: Public Water Fill Station and NPDES Stormwater Trash Discharge System. Public Water Fill Station From the staff report: The Recycled Water Fill Station Project (Project) is consistent with the General Order and […]