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Tropical Paradise will be shuttered at end of wedding season–permit renewal denied by Planning Commission

Tropical Paradise will be shuttered at end of wedding season–permit renewal denied by Planning Commission

By Debra Tash The Planning Commission voted 4 to 0 against renewal of Tropical Paradise’s Conditional Use Permit, Commissioner Paul Magie being absent. The event venue is located in the Santa Rosa Valley and has been legally operating for nearly four and half years.  During her presentation county planner Michelle D’Anna explained to the Commission […]

Search continues for Arcadia firefighter Michael Herdman

Search continues for Arcadia firefighter Michael Herdman

Mr. Herdman disappeared last Friday, search June 13th while setting up camp with fellow firefighter, Taylor Byars.  Herdman’s dog, a 50-pound Viszla named Duke, ran out of camp.  Herdman and Byars went after the dog and were separated in the search.  They were deep in the back country.  As of this posting Herdman has not […]

“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 […]

Greg Nyhoff sworn in as new Oxnard City Manager

Greg Nyhoff sworn in as new Oxnard City Manager

By George Miller Oxnard finally has its new City Manager, after two years and a long executive search, winnowing down 50 candidates to 6, then two and finally one. Mr Nyhoff actually started officially early this month and attended his first City Council meeting on June 3.  So far, he shows every sign of being […]

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 […]

Crisis in Iraq- large areas overrun, massacres, American contractors in danger

Crisis in Iraq- large areas overrun, massacres, American contractors in danger

From Various sources Islamic forces have overrun much of Iraq in the absence of American combat troops.  With the Iraqi government weakened and disorganized, extreme terrorists are taking over cities and villages.  There is no help coming from the United States, either to shore up the Iraqi government or evacuate American civilians.  Since we have […]

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

By George Miller City Council wants a renewed emphasis on the gang injunction program, which has tapered off somewhat, even as gang-related crime has been on the increase. The city’s anti-gang strategy/program has had broad public support and a fair degree of success, based on arrests, crimes statistics, and perceived improved city livability. A decade […]

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 […]