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Santa Paula City Council: Citizens and Diplomats

Santa Paula City Council: Citizens and Diplomats

By Sheryl Hamlin The March 7, 2016 Santa Paula City Council Meeting included presentations and Public Comments on a wide range of topics related to the community and the county. No action is to be taken on these items, but they may yield further study, staff action or a future agenda items. Presentations Ruben Zaragosa […]

Santa Paula Council: Money, Taxes and East Area I Tax and Timeline

Santa Paula Council: Money, Taxes and East Area I Tax and Timeline

By Sheryl Hamlin After several public presentations and commentary, the Santa Paula City Council attended to the business portion of the meeting on March 7, 2016. Recurring themes were money, taxes and East Area I, whose revenue benefit is at least twelve (12) years away, according to Mayor Hernandez. Item 10 A. Adoption of Wastewater […]

Santa Paula Mayor Martin Hernandez running for VC Dist. #3 Supervisor

Santa Paula Mayor Martin Hernandez running for VC Dist. #3 Supervisor

Santa Paula Historic Hardison Home: Planned Development of 53 Homes

Santa Paula Historic Hardison Home: Planned Development of 53 Homes

By Sheryl Hamlin Williams Homes of Santa Clarita, California hosted an informational meeting at 1226 Ojai Road from 4 to 6 pm on March 3, 2016 to show neighbors and interested parties their plans to develop the historic Hardison property. The project was named “Rosewood” because the original owner loved to raise roses. The following […]

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

By Daniel Cormode

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

By George Miller The presentation was about how good Ventura is and how the City government wants to raise taxes to keep it that way Last night’s main act at the (2-29-16) Council meeting was Ventura Mayor Erik Narasenko’s first “State of the City” address, entitled “Invest in Ventura, Now and For a Strong Tomorrow.” […]

Civil Liberties Advocates Voice Concerns Over Cell-Site Simulators

Civil Liberties Advocates Voice Concerns Over Cell-Site Simulators

By George Miller Is our government trying to end the Fourth Amendment or are they trying to protect us, or both, or even something more? That is being fought in the media and courts constantly. But, the bottom line is that the government has been taking more and more of your Fourth Amendment and privacy […]

Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

The fire spread through the brush and consumed vegetation surrounding the waterfront and burned towards the train trestle. Firefighters contained the fire in an hour and a half. Firefighters discovered numerous encampments filled with trash and various debris. No suspect was located. The fire was located in the State Parks and is within the State […]

Brooks Institute Chooses Downtown Ventura to Launch New Urban Campus

Brooks Institute Chooses Downtown Ventura to Launch New Urban Campus

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Re-Elects Officers and Approves Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Re-Elects Officers and Approves Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project

By Sheryl Hamlin Officer Election Mr. Gail Ikerd (Chair) and Mr. Fred Robinson (Vice Chairman) were re-elected to their positions unanimously, thus saving the city the cost of new placards. Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project The item before the Planning Commission was the approval of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) which had been circulated for public […]