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“Ten Essentials” to take with you when camping–search continues for missing firefighter

“Ten Essentials” to take with you when camping–search continues for missing firefighter

On June 4th, nine days before Michael Herdman went missing the Sespe Wilderness area, Upper Ojai Search and Rescue posted on their Facebook page the ten essentials to take when you go camping. Now they are engaged in attempting to locate the Arcadia Firefighter.  Mr. Herdman disappeared last Friday, June 13th while setting up camp […]

Santa Paula City Council passes budget while giving greenlight to 13% sales tax increase

Santa Paula City Council passes budget while giving greenlight to 13% sales tax increase

By Debra Tash The city council of Santa Paula passed its 2014-2015 fiscal budget tonight after they tacked on an amendment.  The city will lay off  five firefighters hired under a Safer Grant in September when the grant monies are exhausted.  Council Member Martin Hernandez proposed funding the firefighters’ salaries, each earning approximately $93,000 per […]

Tuesday – June 17th – Ventura PD Annual “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser for Special Olympics of Ventura County

Tuesday – June 17th – Ventura PD Annual “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser for Special Olympics of Ventura County

Santa Paula Firefighters in Wisconsin for purchase of new Fire Engine

Santa Paula Firefighters in Wisconsin for purchase of new Fire Engine

They’re checking out the design of the new fire engine.  In a city that is proposing a new sales tax to retain firefighters once the Safety Grant expires this fall, along with hiring more police, this a huge expense. However, with the current equipment aging, Fire Chief Richard Araiza hopes to improve his department’s capabilities. […]

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelming federal resources and facilities. Word-of-mouth and news reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents are giving perceived amnesty to children migrants has apparently spread in Central America and may be prompting more hopefuls to make the dangerous journey north.  La Prensa, a popular newspaper in Honduras with a circulation […]

Ventura: Motorcyclist swerves into traffic lane causing serious injury

Ventura: Motorcyclist swerves into traffic lane causing serious injury

Multiple Vehicle Accident, Darling Rd. and Wells Rd. in Ventura

Multiple Vehicle Accident, Darling Rd. and Wells Rd. in Ventura

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Water supply is an existential issue and needs your attention & input …. . Greetings, FCGMA_Draft_List_of_Issues_Table (click and download) is compiled from stakeholders and Agency staff and presented to the FCGMA Board at the May 28, 2014 regular Board meeting. The Board directed staff to release this draft list for public input. Following public input, staff […]

Paramedics use Jaws-of- Life after accident in Ventura

Paramedics use Jaws-of- Life after accident in Ventura

Sunday evening, a driver reportedly ran a red light while traveling Westbound on Thompson Blvd and collided into a vehicle traveling North on Seaward at moderate speeds.  The passenger in the Northbound vehicle was complaining of numerous injuries and the door was caved-in, which required mechanical extrication to get the patient out of the wreckage.  […]

Dangerous garage fire stopped by Santa Paula Fire Dept.

Dangerous garage fire stopped by Santa Paula Fire Dept.

Santa Paula Fire Department SPFD firefighters, price with help from the Ventura County Fire Department and Fillmore fire departments responded to a working garage fire just past midnight last night. Upon arrival they found three garage units on fire. Hard work by firefighters kept the fire from spreading to additional garage units. The fire was […]