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Santa Paula: Volunteers, Rebates and Cat Herding

Santa Paula: Volunteers, Rebates and Cat Herding

By Sheryl Hamlin The February 1, 2016 council meeting of Santa Paula demonstrated how city councils must focus on broad, financial issues as well as the human side of government. Volunteers for Code Enforcement Fire Chief Araiza introduced a citizens group formed for Beautification of the City, which will assist the Building and Safety Department […]

You might have missed some great surf ….

You might have missed some great surf ….

By David Pu’u- https://www.facebook.com/davidpuuphotography Editors note: Photos by superpro David Pu’u. He said it’s been a great surfing year. Friday Surfers Point and Pierpont Bay. 7:30 am   ____________________________________________ David Pu’u is an internationally recognized photographer and cinematographer with broad experience ranging from editorial publication, to television and feature film production. Currently David is lead creative […]

Union Pacific assesses damage to rail bridge due to fire accidentally started by a vagrant encamped nearby

Union Pacific assesses damage to rail bridge due to fire accidentally started by a vagrant encamped nearby

A vagrant encampment fire that started in a confined space below the Union Pacific Train Trestle Sunday afternoon extended approximately 40 feet and significantly damaged a portion of the rail line on the bridge. Firefighters requested Union Pacific to stop all rail activities in order to make access to bridge. Ventura Police assisted by placing […]

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

By George  Miller For the last couple of days, gale force winds and waves  have buffeted Oxnard, Ventura and other coastal areas. Winds of up to 55 mph accompanied by at times heavy rain tore up trees, blew trash cans, furniture and small boats around. Blowing sand stung faces and eyes in beach areas. There was only […]

Ventura Harbor closing impact is serious- help is on the way

Ventura Harbor closing impact is serious- help is on the way

By George Miller For the first time in decades, Ventura Harbor has been closed, since Friday, to entry and exit traffic, which has created havoc for commercial businesses. This is no fault of any government or human. It is El Niño. Even in the best of times, an elaborate system of breakwaters, jetties and regular […]

Pair drive car through window of Ventura Hotel

Pair drive car through window of Ventura Hotel

On Saturday, January 23r at 2:16pm the Ventura City Fire department was dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a structure in the 700 Block of Thompson Blvd.    Upon arrival firefighters discovered a single vehicle inside a first floor room of a two story hotel. The vehicle, with two adult occupants, was driven through […]

Santa Paula Council: Pets, Pot and Public Safety

Santa Paula Council: Pets, Pot and Public Safety

By Sheryl Hamlin The January 19th 2016 Santa Paula council meeting took the city one month into the second half of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2016. Why is this significant? This is significant because the council should expect to hear a mid-year financial report from the Finance Director soon. Highlights of the […]

Tall Ships to welcome visitors at Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor- Oxnard

Tall Ships to welcome visitors at Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor- Oxnard

VENTURA: Evening sails also added to schedule A movie star tall ship and her companion return to Ventura in January for more than three weeks of sailing adventures, cannon battles, and educational programs for young people. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to arrive at Ventura Harbor Village Jan. 15 and stay through Feb. […]

Ventura Fire Department puts out blaze at Gas Station

Ventura Fire Department puts out blaze at Gas Station

A large vehicle that was outfitted with an articulating elevated work platform, commonly known as a ‘cherry picker’, was being transported south to Los Angeles Tuesday evening, when it stopped in Ventura to refuel at a gas station just adjacent to the Seaward off-ramp. The driver entered the mini market to make a purchase, and […]

Rescue of 3 fishermen run aground off Ventura’s Coast

Rescue of 3 fishermen run aground off Ventura’s Coast

On Sunday evening, January 10th, 10:18pm Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a large commercial fishing vessel aground at the surf line in front of Woodstock Ln. Ventura. Upon arrival Ventura City Ocean Rescue personnel discovered three adult fishermen still on board. With waves crashing into the vessel and washing over […]

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