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Santa Paula Finances and Accounting First Quarter 2015

Santa Paula Finances and Accounting First Quarter 2015

By Sheryl Hamlin Finance Director Easley presented a report of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015/2016 at the November 16, 2015 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. She said that the production of this report took one week. Below are the revenues and expenses for first quarter and capital expenditures for the last fiscal year. […]

Santa Paula Council Continues Major Development Project

Santa Paula Council Continues Major Development Project

By Sheryl Hamlin On November 16, 2015, the Santa Paula City Council held an in-depth discussion lasting two hours and 15 minutes about the Peck/Foothill project, an extremely complicated project which had previously been reviewed twice by the Planning Commission. To view the entire discussion, click here and start at 1:41:00. To download the staff […]

Garage Fire on Sunset and Briarwood

Garage Fire on Sunset and Briarwood

Court Allows Former Chief MacKinnon Opportunity to Amend Complaint

Court Allows Former Chief MacKinnon Opportunity to Amend Complaint

On October 27, 2015, the 2nd District Court of Appeal, Division 6, issued its decision in MacKinnon v. City of Santa Paula, et al. In the end, the appellate court reversed the trial courts ruling for the limited purpose of providing former Police Chief Stephen MacKinnon with a fourth opportunity to amend his complaint to […]

Suniga pleads guilty to embezzling Santa Paula High Band Booster funds

Suniga pleads guilty to embezzling Santa Paula High Band Booster funds

** UPDATE ON CASE ** On Nov. 3, 2015 suspect Michael Suniga plead guilty to one count of grand theft embezzlement. Suniga will be sentenced on January 12, 2016 with a maximum sentence of 3 years. Suniga is currently free on bail. See paragraph below for press release on his arrest. The Santa Paula Police […]

Semi crash at Telephone and Victoria in Ventura

Semi crash at Telephone and Victoria in Ventura

Santa Paula City Council: Sewage Spill and Community Policing

Santa Paula City Council: Sewage Spill and Community Policing

By Sheryl Hamlin In the first installment of the November 2, 2015 Santa Paula City Council meeting, various citizen related announcements and requests were reported. Waste Water Plant Spill Under Staff Communications, the City Manager reported on the October 31, 2015 sewage spill at the city owned waste water treatment facility. Mr. Fontes, an attorney, […]

Santa Paula Council: City News and Citizen Commentary

Santa Paula Council: City News and Citizen Commentary

By Sheryl Hamlin After an invocation by Reverend Maddie Sifantus, the newly installed minister of the historic Universalist Unitarian Church, three notable announcements from city staff were made followed by three serious issues brought forth by citizens. City News Beverly Ruiz, Senior Coordinator, representing the Santa Paula Community Center, invited all to attend a celebratory […]

Adams Canyon Santa Paula Property Sold at Auction

Adams Canyon Santa Paula Property Sold at Auction

By Sheryl Hamlin By order of the Court Appointed Receiver, Case # DC-13-12415, in the District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 14th Judicial District, 4,658.64 acres at 3035 Adams Canyon Road, Santa Paula, Ventura, County, auctioneer Hudson & Marshall held a live auction on October 29, 2015 in Oxnard, where about 35 people were present. […]

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

By George Miller Longtime VC Star editorialist and columnist Tim Herdt announced today that it would be his last column after a 31 year run. He ruminated about the state and transition of newspapers to less influence, but touted their role in informing the community and bringing it together. His words: “People who get their news […]