February 2011

 East Area I - A Voter Approved, Fiscally Sound, Community  


The LAFco hearing on Santa Paula East Area I's annexation was rescheduled to March 16th at the request of the City of Santa Paula.  The Ventura County LAFCo Staff issued a 54 page  staff report 3 days prior to the previously scheduled hearing which contained a number of inaccuracies and misrepresentations.  Santa Paula City Staff and the project team are diligently working on a response report that will be delivered to the LAFCo staff and directly to LAFCo Commissioners. This response will address all of the outstanding questions from  the LAFCo staff along with showing where the information was previously provided. Santa Paula's Mayor and City Manager will then meet with each LAFCo Commissioner to explain the responses and answer any additional questions. Our project team fully  expects that the LAFco Commissioners will request that LAFCo's Executive Director meet with Santa Paula City Planning Staff and issue a revised LAFCo staff report with changes.


The outcome of the March 16h hearing  is vital to the future of the new Santa Paula East Area I community development and for Santa Paula's economic development.


Please show your support by attending this hearing.


For more information on East Area I click here 


Project benefits

� New schools and educational facilities

� New civic facility (5.6 acres w/$5m improvements)

� New fire station and police sub station (1.5 acres w/ $4m improvements)

� New city gateway

� New water tanks

� $5.5 million for waste water treatment facility

� New homes of varying types and price ranges

� $6.5m contribution to city's affordable housing trust fund

� New housing for teachers, firefighters, police personnel, hospital staff, faculty & city and county employees

� New Santa Paula creek sports park (for soccer, softball, baseball, football, basketball and track and field (35 acres w/$5m improvements)

� 7 additional new parks (42 acres)

� New soccer fields

� New open space preserve  (79 acres includes hiking trails)

� New on-site agricultural preserve (55 acres)

� New off-site agricultural preserve (34 acres)

� $500,000 contribution for existing Santa Paula city parks

� New traffic improvements

Limoneira Lemons Provide The Tangy Zip For Hot Dog On A Stick Lemonade


Hot Dog On A Stick hats off to our Limoneira Lemon Sales team. Limoneira Lemons are now used for their great tasting lemonade at all of their locations.


An American icon since 1946, Hot Dog on a Stick began as an entrepreneurial dream on the beaches of Southern California. It has flourished into an organization of over 100 stores in 11 states.

 Dave Barham opened his first store in 1946 on the beach in Santa Monica, and the location was originally called Party Puffs. This original location changed to Hot Dog on a Stick, and is still selling sizzling hot dog on a stick and fresh, delicious lemonade to beachgoers today.

Dave's first products were ice cream cones and lemonade. Then, using his mom's delicious cornbread recipe, Dave perfected the hot dog on a stick! Next, he took these products on the road and started selling them at the county fairs. Dave hooked up portable hot dog stands to his Lincoln Continental and introduced fairgoers to Hot Dog on a Stick. 

The fair atmosphere is where he perfected his lemonade and created his pride and joy, the uniforms! After trying polka dots and berets, straw hats and knee length shorts, Dave finally decided on our present day uniform of stripes and the hat! He called it "red, white and blue, with a splash of lemonade!"

Hot Dog on a Stick is celebrity favorite (Teri Hatcher, Ben Affleck and Quenton Tarintino are just a few who love that great HDOS recipe)  and  Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu showed their Hot Dog on a Stick stripes by wearing the iconic uniforms in Charlie's Angels.

Windfall Farms Updated Web Site


Limoneira's Windfall Farm's breathtaking setting combined with the world class facilities have the potential to become an exclusive agricultural estate community in the heart of the Central Coast Wine Country  (Marlize van Romburgh's  article in the Pacific Coast Business Times from last October explains it nicely).  Wine is becoming a very big deal on the Central Coast. Henry Dubroff, editor of the PCBT waxed poetic about the recent purchase of Paso Robles based Justin Vineyards and Winery by Stewart and Lynda Resnick's Roll International investment vehicle and mentioned Windfall Farm's appeal for "its potential to grow wine grapes and future ability to subdivide the property into dozens of smaller estates". Three  estate neighborhoods are envisioned around the existing facilities while continuing the horse farm operation- The Steeples,  Rolling Hills and Creston Ridge.  An updated Windfall Farms website has been designed to communicate the vision behind these estate properties.


Windfall Farms is a spectacular 724-acre horse farm with one of the finest equestrian facilities in the Western United States. The farm was initially developed as the only Kentucky-style thoroughbred farm in California. It is currently operated as a horse training and boarding facility with an extensive farming operation.  Underlying Windfall Farms is a subdivision consisting of 76 lots of approximately 10 acres each. This subdivision was recorded in 1921 with unconditional certificates of compliance in place which offers a variety of development opportunities. Groups of lots totaling 40 acres and larger can currently be sold. At the end 2012 all existing lots can be sold individually.


Click to visit the new Windfall Farms' website (windfallfarms.net)


Issue: 13

Table of Contents

East Area I - A Voter Approved, Fiscally Sound, Community
Limoneira Lemons Provide The Tangy Zip For Hot Dog On A Stick Lemonade
Windfall Farms Updated Web Site
Limoneira Featured On Anser USA Video
Limoneira TV
Join Our Mailing List


Limoneira Hot Air Ballooning 


Limoneira Lifestyles

Orchard Fresh Gifts



Creamy Lemon Pasta



� 1 box of whole grain penne

� 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces (you can substitute green beans)

� 1 c. frozen peas, thawed

� 2 TBSP butter

� 1lb. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bit sized pieces

� 2 garlic cloves, minced

� 2 c. chicken broth

� 2 tsp. cornstarch

� 2/3 c. heavy cream

� Juice of 2-3 lemons

� 1/4 c. capers, drained and rinsed

� Salt as necessary

� 1/2 tsp. pepper



Cook Pasta according to package in salted water. Add asparagus during the last minute of cooking and add the thawed peas in the last 15 seconds. Drain and set aside.


Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. If using chicken, add chicken, and saut� until cooked through; next add garlic to pan and saut� 1 minute. Combine broth and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Add broth mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cream, juice, capers, salt and pepper. Add pasta mixture to broth mixture; toss gently to coat.


To View Other Delicious Recipes Like This Visit Our Website or Click The Link Below



Limoneira Featured On AnserUSA Video


AnserUSA™ provides high technology printing solutions for their global customers. They installed clear marking and coding printers for Limoneira's packing cartons--an efficient solution for the more than 1 million lemons that are processed through Limoneira's packinghouse daily.  Limoneira is featured on one of their recent videos. To view the video, please visit www.anserusa.com/gallery



Limoneira TV


The purpose of Limoneira TV is to shed a spotlight on the important aspects of our business. Topics such as global agriculture, housing, education and energy  and resource management are a few of the topics that we discuss.  Recently, Harold Edwards and Alex Teague provided an overview of Limoneira's lemon operations while at Rancho La Cuesta on the outskirts of Santa Paula.


On the lighter side, Jason Collis, Chef/Owner of Jonathan's  at Peirano's in Ventura  has a series of cooking  segments at the Ranch.


To view our videos check out our Limoneira Channel on YouTube.


Limoneira Winner's Block

This month our lucky winner is Ren�e Smith of Summerland, California. As our monthly winner, Ren�e has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestlyes Gift.

Congratulations Ren�e!

For your chance to win, make sure you're on our mailing list to be entered into our monthly drawing. To join click here or visit our website at www.Limoneira.com


Be sure to check out our other contests and drawings for additional changes to win prizes.