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Santa Paula: Mello-Roos for East Area One Moves Forward

Santa Paula: Mello-Roos for East Area One Moves Forward

by Sheryl Hamlin History The CFD (Community Facilities District) aka “Mello-Roos” for the East Area One project was first approved by council in 2016 for $63 million in financing. Read about that council action here. Subsequently, Limoneira requested an increase to $77 million in CFD financing at this 2018 meeting. The Development Agreement updated in […]

Artist Shannon Celia’s “Santa Paula Sojourn” Stays Close to Home

Artist Shannon Celia’s “Santa Paula Sojourn” Stays Close to Home

SANTA PAULA, CA – At a time when most of us are feeling stuck in our own towns, artist Shannon Celia is putting the finishing touches on a series of paintings that demonstrates the beauty in staying close to home. For the past two years, Celia has made it her mission to capture the unique […]

Santa Paula: Two Major Upgrades to Wastewater Plant Approved

Santa Paula: Two Major Upgrades to Wastewater Plant Approved

By Sheryl Hamlin History of Plant Spills The Santa Paula wastewater plant has incurred two spills, one in 2015 shortly after the City purchased the plant and one in 2018. In 2017, Santa Paula upgraded the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system in a project approved at $204,057. Read about that overview and detail […]

Santa Paula: Two Year Extension to Harvest Sports Park

Santa Paula: Two Year Extension to Harvest Sports Park

By Sheryl Hamlin The first item on the February 25, 2020 Santa Paula Planning Commission was a request from Limoneira Lewis, developers of Harvest in East Area 1, for a two year extension on the completion of the Sports Park. According to the first amended Development Agreement dated 2015, the park completion date was on […]

Santa Paula Council: Special Study Session Wastewater Plant

Santa Paula Council: Special Study Session Wastewater Plant

By Sheryl Hamlin History Initially, the city was faced with fines for distributing waste into the river, hence the “new” plant was designed. But after the plant was launched in 2010, the chlorides in the surrounding well water increased with deleterious effect on local agriculture. Having tried a home water softener buyback program, the city’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Officials from Around the World Come to Hueneme to Talk Commerce

U.S. Officials from Around the World Come to Hueneme to Talk Commerce

International liaisons, logistic technology experts, local exporters, and trade officials convened in a think-tank style consortium today at the Port of Hueneme. Focusing on how to grow businesses through utilizing technological advances in eCommerce and blockchain in new and emerging markets, participants interfaced with Embassy Attachés from Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Ho Chi Minh […]

The Twelfth Annual “Art About Agriculture” Exhibition Will Premiere November 9 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

The Twelfth Annual “Art About Agriculture” Exhibition Will Premiere November 9 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Santa Paula Art Museum       Premiere Party: Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost of admission to the premiere is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.   SANTA PAULA, CA – “Art About Agriculture,” the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its twelfth anniversary this year with a […]

The Twelfth Annual “Art About Agriculture” Exhibition Will Premiere November 9 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

The Twelfth Annual “Art About Agriculture” Exhibition Will Premiere November 9 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

SANTA PAULA, CA – “Art About Agriculture,” the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its twelfth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 67 artworks that will be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum from November 9, 2019 through March 8, 2020. The twelfth annual “Art About Agriculture” will feature artworks by 58 different artists that […]