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Santa Paula: Farmworker Monument from Dream to Reality

Santa Paula: Farmworker Monument from Dream to Reality

By Sheryl Hamlin With a backdrop of dozens of teenaged soccer players, 95-year old Albino Pineda of Santa Paula presented the dream of his farmworker monument, an idea which had been presented to the city council fifteen years earlier. “Driving around and watching the people around the county stripping down, I kept thinking, who appreciates […]

Ventura | Arrests for Human Sex Trafficking of a Minor and Pimping of a Minor

Ventura | Arrests for Human Sex Trafficking of a Minor and Pimping of a Minor

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 11-21-19 at about 1100 pm, a minor female walked into the lobby of the Comfort Inn on Harbor Blvd and told the front desk manager she was being held against her will by a male and female and that they had sexually assaulted her. The manager immediately contacted […]

Santa Paula: Consent Calendar Approved Without Discussion

Santa Paula: Consent Calendar Approved Without Discussion

By Sheryl Hamlin While this may be the intent of the Consent Calendar, it is noteworthy that neither council nor citizens chose to speak on any of the following matters on the Consent Calendar: 4. Adoption of Ordinances 1286 and 1287 for the Water and Sewer Rate Increases 5. Consider the Approval of a Landscape […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Ventura

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Ventura

The Ventura Police Department will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation aimed at educating bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws, rules and responsibilities. On Saturday, November 23, 2019, officers will be looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians that put roadway users at risk. These violations include drivers […]

Santa Paula: Council Approves $47 Million Bond Sale

Santa Paula: Council Approves $47 Million Bond Sale

By Sheryl Hamlin Suppose you own a home financed by a 30-year mortgage. Subsequent to the origination of the mortgage, interest rates drop significantly. Assuming you are still a creditworthy buyer, there are several options to take advantage of this drop in interest rates: 1) refinance the balance of the principal, reducing payments and saving […]

Santa Paula: Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Santa Paula: Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

By Sheryl Hamlin . During the Closed Session Report of the November 20, 2019 Santa Paula City Council Meeting, City Attorney Cotti reported that the council had discussed a Qui Tam lawsuit and has authorized counsel to intervene in the Qui Tam lawsuit.Previously Citizens Journal had received a notification of this lawsuit via email. Here […]

Ventura | Stolen property, Narcotics, and Narcotics paraphernalia Seized in Arrest of 3 Suspects

Ventura | Stolen property, Narcotics, and Narcotics paraphernalia Seized in Arrest of 3 Suspects

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 11/20/19, SCU detectives conducted a search warrant at the 300 Block E. Main St. as a result of a month-long investigation into multiple thefts and narcotics sales. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as Steven Cossel. During the search warrant service, SCU detectives […]

Fire in Ventura

Fire in Ventura

On November 19 on 4:46 PM multiple 911 call were received at the Fire Communication Center to report a residential structure fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes of the initial calls and found a single-story multi-unit apartment building with moderate smoke coming from the front windows of a rear unit. Fire personnel ensured […]

Santa Paula resident arrested for Meth Sales

Santa Paula resident arrested for Meth Sales

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On November 7th, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Narcotic Street Team concluded a month long investigation with the arrest of Santa Paula resident Arturo Ramirez for possessing methamphetamine for sales. During the month of October 2019, the West County Street Team received information that Arturo Ramirez […]

Crafting Gratitude and Gifts at Santa Paula Art Museum’s Free Family Day

Crafting Gratitude and Gifts at Santa Paula Art Museum’s Free Family Day

SANTA PAULA, CA – Join us for Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm! In addition to enjoying our current exhibits, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. On Sunday, […]