Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Controlled Burn at Santa Paula Hospital
The Santa Paula Fire Department has been working for several weeks with
the County of Ventura on the removal of vegetation around Santa Paula
Hospital. Because of the hilly terrain, the Fire Department has
arranged for a controlled burn of the cut piles of vegetation (rather
than removing the vegetation piles) on a burn day designated by the
Ventura County Air Pollution Control District. It appears that
conditions are appropriate for the burn to take place tomorrow,
Wednesday December 28, 2005. Fire Department officials will be
monitoring the burn. Questions should be directed to Acting Assistant
Fire Chief Kevin Fildes at 933-4265
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Santa Claus to Make Early Flight Over Santa Paula
The press office at the North Pole has forwarded to me for my blog a
release that will interest all Santa Paulans:
A Special Message from Santa Claus:
The elfs here at the North Pole have come up with a new route for my
sleigh this year that will have me passing over Santa Paula just before
I begin my around the world adventure on Christmas Eve. I have always
loved coming to Santa Paula, the only place in the world children leave
me sliced oranges and avocados in addition to cookies and milk.
Look for me in the skies above Santa Paula on Saturday night between
6:45 PM and 7:15 PM.
The elfs are helped with guiding my sleigh through Ventura County by
Charles McLaughlin at Aspen Helicopters in Oxnard. Santa Paula Mayor
Rick Cook and Limoneira Company CEO Harold Edwards also helped make sure
that Santa Paula was on my early route in 2005. These three boys have
been especially good this year.
Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2006 to all in Santa Paula!
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Community Services "Meet Santa" Event
Thursday, December 15, 2005
7th Annual Santa Paula "Santa and Me" Program
The City of Santa Paula and the Santa Paula Weed and Seed Program will
be sponsoring the 7th annual "Santa and Me" Holiday Program on Saturday,
December 17, 2005 at the Santa Paula Boys and Girls Club, 1400 E.
Harvard, Santa Paula. The event runs from 11 AM to 2 PM and allows
children from Santa Paula to come meet Santa and receive a gift.
However, what really makes the event interesting is that Santa arrives
on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and is escorting by at least fifty or
sixty other Harley riders. The motorcycle riders gather at the Santa
Paula Police Department at 10 AM, ride around Santa Paula for about an
hour and then arrive at the Boys and Girls Club. The motorcycles and
their riders decked out in their holiday best are something to see. For
more information, contact 933-0701.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
2005 - An Easy Year
The Santa Paula City Council will be holding its last scheduled meeting
for 2005 next week. This will be the Council's 46th meeting of the
year. That makes 25 regular meetings (no second meeting in August) and
21 special meetings. The Council will have met on 48 separate days in
2006 (December 5 meeting continued over three nights).
It has been a light year for the Council. In 2004, the City Council met
49 times and in 2003 47 times. Yikes!!
Peck Road Closure in Early January
Monday, December 12, 2005
Santa Paula Teen Center Organizing Meeting
The City of Santa Paula will be holding a daylong planning workshop on
Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Isbell Middle School to develop a Master
Plan for developing a new Teen Center. Interested students and adults
are encouraged to attend an organizing meeting for the planning workshop
on Wednesday, December 14 at 4:00 PM at the City Council Chambers at
Santa Paula City Hall, 970 Ventura St.
For more information and/or to volunteer to help organize the workshop,
contact Wally Bobkiewicz at 933-4200 or email@example.com
Saturday, December 10, 2005
2006 Chamber of Commerce Awards
Citizen of the Year - Doug Nelson
Business of the Year - ARP - Hozaphel company (Hozy's Restaurant)
Building of the Year - John and Susan Kulwiec's building at 854 E. Main Street, Santa Paula
Congratulations to all.
Honors for Jim Garfield
Cookie and Main Street Window Decorating Contest Winners
Winners of the annual holiday cookie and Main Street business window decorating contest were announced todayat the Oddfellows Hall at Davis and Main Streets. Next week marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of the hall.
Cookie contest winners: 1st Place: Estella Moreno, Oxnard; 2nd Place: Cheryl Baudizzon, Santa Paula; and 3rd Place: Spencer Davis, Ventura.
Winners of window decorating contest: 1st Place: Santa Paula Family Resource Center; 2nd Place: Salvation Army; 3rd Place: Santa Paula Coffee Company.
Our thanks to the judges for both contests: Councilmembers Mary Ann Krause and John Procter; Santa Paula Police Chief Steve MacKinnon; Ventura County Reporter Editor Stephanie Kinnear; and Ventura County Reporter Deputy Editor Stacey Wiebe.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Christmas Parade Playback
Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, at 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 13, at 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, December 20, at 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 22, at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 24, at 10 am and 11 am
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Fagan Canyon Project Approved
The Santa Paula City Council tonight approved the proposed Fagan Canyon
project. The Council approved a General Plan amendment for 2,155
housing units in the Centex controlled Phase I and 10 units in the Phase
II portion. Changes made this evening included setting the number of
deed restricted affordable units to 325 which include 215 affordable
rental units and 110 affordable for sale units. The Council also
required the Foothill Rd. extension to the proposed Fagan Canyon
Parkway, required a $100,000 payment for the study of a potential State
Highway 150 by-pass and accepted Centex's proposal for $500,000 toward
the installation of a artificial turf field at Teague Park. The project
approvals will receive second reading on December 19 and will be
effective thirty days after that.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
City Council Continues Meeting on Fagan Canyon
The Santa Paula City Council met this evening on Fagan Canyon and did
not finish its deliberations. It will resume Wednesday evening at 6:30
PM at the Community Center to complete its work. The Council has asked
staff to work with Centex Homes to resolve issues regarding a Foothill
Road extension and the proposed affordable housing component of the
project along with some other miscellaneous issues.
Monday, December 05, 2005
New Mayor and Vice Mayor Elected
City Council and Christmas Parade Cablecast Schedule on Channel 10
Monday, December 5
6:30 PM - City Council - LIVE
Tuesday, December 6
5:30 PM - City Council - Community Center - LIVE
Wednesday, December 7
TBA - City Council (if needed)
Thursday, December 8
6:00 PM - Playback of 12/5 Council Meeting and
Sunday, December 11
1:00 PM - Playback of 12/6 Council Meeting and
Monday, December 12
6:30 PM - Playback of 12/5 and 12/6 Council Meetings
Tuesday, December 13
6:00 PM - Playback of 12/7 Council Meeting (if held)
Wednesday, December 14
6:00 PM - Playback of 12/7 Council Meeting (if held)
Thursday, December 01, 2005
East Area One Master Plan Update
The steering committee of the City and Limoneira met last night and
received an update from Limoneira on their plans for East Area One.
They are in the process of refining their master plan with an eye to
submitting a specific plan application to the City in April. The
steering committee will meet again on Wednesday January 25 at 6:30 PM in
the Council Chambers to see the nearly final version of the master plan.
In the meantime, City staff and the school districts will begin work on
developing a process for planning the 80 acres out that way for
community and educational purposes.