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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 […]

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Tomorrow night’s 22 Feb 2016 Ventura City Council Meeting has the following items of interest on the agenda. Adopting a resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration Environmental Review for the proposed Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility Recycled Water Project.  The project continues to allow potable water to be used for dust control and land […]

Santa Paula: Major Issues Surround State Route 126

Santa Paula: Major Issues Surround State Route 126

By Sheryl Hamlin State Route 126 was the topic of both the City Manager’s Report and item 9C on the February 16, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting agenda. Broad Beach Restoration Project City Manager Fontes reported that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken a “strong hand” in the Broad Beach sand replenishment […]

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

By Sheryl Hamlin Financial Discussion by Council Item 9B on the agenda of the February 16, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting was a review of the fiscal year 2014/2015 Audited Financial Statements (AFS). The detailed report was included in the public packet and can be downloaded here. Due to a technical issue, there was […]