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Guilty Plea for Mission Rock Explosion in Santa Paula

Guilty Plea for Mission Rock Explosion in Santa Paula

David Joseph Wirsing (DOB: 10/15/71) of Ventura pleaded guilty to conspiracy to impede enforcement by Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Official, a felony offense. Wirsing was the former transportation manager for Santa Clara Waste Water Company (“SCWWC”) located at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula. He was indicted for his role in events leading […]

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 12 A on the regular agenda for September 19, 2016 included a resolution opposing the proposed gas fired peaker plant on the Mission Rock site owned by Calpine. The text of the proposed resolution follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE SANTA PAULA CITY COUNCIL OPPOSING THE PROPOSED CALPINE MISSION ROCK ENERGY CENTER […]

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

By Sheryl Hamlin On 6/17/2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced an on-site meeting to be held in Santa Paula on June 28, 2016. Citizens who had previously signed up on the CEC mailing list, received notice of this event as follows with the full explanation here. Attendees were advised to RSVP to the Public […]

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

By Sheryl Hamlin On June 28, 2016, the Energy Commission will conduct a site visit of the proposed Mission Rock Energy Center site, immediately followed by an informational scoping hearing at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula, located at 1400 E. Harvard Blvd.  The buses providing transportation for members of the public to […]

Santa Paula Council and Citizens: Dialogue with Calpine about Mission Rock Peaker Plant

Santa Paula Council and Citizens: Dialogue with Calpine about Mission Rock Peaker Plant

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 10E on the April 4, 2016 Santa Paula City Council resulted from a large citizen turnout at the March 21, 2016 council meeting opposing the proposed Mission Rock Energy Center (MREC). That meeting was described here and the MREC project application is located here at the California Energy Commission (CEC). The […]

Santa Paula: Council Hears Citizen Objections to Proposed Power Plant

Santa Paula: Council Hears Citizen Objections to Proposed Power Plant

An item about a proposed peaker plant in the Mission Rock area brought citizens to the Santa Paula City Council Meeting of March 21, 2016. Near Term History In July 2015, the CPUC(California Public Utilities Commission) came to Oxnard to hear citizens’ concerns about the proposed Mandalay power plant replacement in Oxnard. As this article […]