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Raising Hopes – Housing Opportunities for People with Special Needs Fundraiser

Raising Hopes – Housing Opportunities for People with Special Needs Fundraiser

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Santa Clarita Style Tract Development for Historic Hardison House

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Santa Clarita Style Tract Development for Historic Hardison House

By Sheryl Hamlin Density versus preservation? That was the question of the evening, as the Santa Paula Planning Commission labored for about three hours on the proposed Williams Homes project at 1226 Ojai Road in Santa Paula. The historic Hardison family home has been the subject of two previous articles: Planning Commission initial hearing and […]

The coming catastrophic collapse of the middle class

The coming catastrophic collapse of the middle class

By Jack Mullen | 17May2016 | The Government Rag “Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a Bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country. The president of the Bank has told us that most of the State banks exist by its forbearance. Should its influence […]

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah. The Obama economy has been tough on America’s working families. Just last week Pew Research Center reported that in the last 15 years “the middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas.” One cause of this 15-year squeeze of hardworking Americans? Rising housing prices. Regulatory fees on […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission Continues Decision on Historic Hardison Home

Santa Paula Planning Commission Continues Decision on Historic Hardison Home

By Sheryl Hamlin Williams Homes of Santa Clarita bought the historic Hardison Home in 2014 for $1.4 million after the estate dropped the price by over one million dollars. It was originally listed in 2012 for $2.5 million by Scott Rushing Realtors. The Redfin listing includes numerous photographs of the interiors, as well as the […]

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin This article is the third and final installment of the April 18, 2016 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. The first and second installments of this council meeting were published previously. To view the meeting click here and start at 1:33:00. Recent Project History A larger project was originally presented to the Santa […]

Bill to Protect Seniors from Unfair Parcel Taxes Clears Committee

Bill to Protect Seniors from Unfair Parcel Taxes Clears Committee

Place Matters: Health, Housing and Community Development Summit

Place Matters: Health, Housing and Community Development Summit

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF), the City of San Buenaventura, the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund and the Ventura County Public Health Agency, the summit featured professionals in the three disciplines – health, housing and community development – […]

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 […]

New influx of federal funding for CA mortgage relief

New influx of federal funding for CA mortgage relief