One Step youth leaders setting goals and strategies for their committees. Photo by Lynn Edmonds.
One Step youth leaders setting goals and strategies for their committees. Photo by Lynn Edmonds.
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Teen drop-in center, One Step a la Vez, has a variety of committees available for youth to participate in: Social Equality Club, Farmworker & Affordable Housing Committee, Transportation Committee and the Youth Leadership Board. The youth leaders from each of these committees met Friday September 26th to set goals and strategies for their committees for this school year. The youth identified many goals including: creating a safe-zone at Fillmore High School for youth who are bullied; advocating for improved transportation in the Santa Clara Valley to include a bus route connecting Ventura to Santa Clarita with stops in Fillmore, Rancho Sespe & Piru; advocating for affordable housing in the Santa Clara Valley; and hosting bilingual information workshops that would help farmworkers find out more about affordable housing options in their areas of employment. Youth from the Santa Clara Valley are encouraged to come participate in these committees and learn about advocacy.

This coming Thursday October 2nd the center will be taking some youth on a field trip to an art show in Oxnard titled “Schools Not Jails.” Interested youth should contact the One Step Center at 805-625-7066.

One Step a la Vez is located in Fillmore at 421 Sespe Ave. Tokens for bus transportation can be provided at no cost to Piru and Rancho Sespe youth wishing to attend the program after school. Center is open from 1-7pm on school days and homework help is available daily.

Coming up at One Step a la Vez:
9/30 Tuesday- Domestic Violence Support Group (Interface)
9/30 Tuesday- Art Class 3:30pm
10/2 Thursday- Palmer Drug Abuse Program counselor available 3pm
10/2 Thursday- Field Trip: Schools Not Jails Art Show 5:30pm
10/3 Friday- Youth Leadership Board Meeting 4:30pm
10/6 Monday- Interface Counselor available by appt.

 


 
A group gathered around the Fillmore Peace Pole in Fillmore City Park on September 21 to remind us all of the need for peace in our families, our community, our nation and the world.  The Peace Pole was installed in 2009 by the Fillmore Sorptimist Club under the leadership of Sarah Hansen.  It has engraved into the pole
A group gathered around the Fillmore Peace Pole in Fillmore City Park on September 21 to remind us all of the need for peace in our families, our community, our nation and the world. The Peace Pole was installed in 2009 by the Fillmore Sorptimist Club under the leadership of Sarah Hansen. It has engraved into the pole "Let Peace Prevail on Earth" in seven languages, honoring the seven continents. The languages selected are Chumash, English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, German with a translation in Braille.
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Rotary members Cindy Blatt, Scott Beylik and Martha Richardson visit the students at Fillmore Christian Academy and present each student with a dictionary. The Rotary Dictionary Project was very successful again this year. Rotary members visited each Elementary School in the Fillmore Unified School District and presented each third grader with a dictionary, they can keep. The Club has been doing this for ten years and has given about 4,000 dictionaries away.
Rotary members Cindy Blatt, Scott Beylik and Martha Richardson visit the students at Fillmore Christian Academy and present each student with a dictionary. The Rotary Dictionary Project was very successful again this year. Rotary members visited each Elementary School in the Fillmore Unified School District and presented each third grader with a dictionary, they can keep. The Club has been doing this for ten years and has given about 4,000 dictionaries away.
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Rotary Club of Fillmore inducts new member. Bob Hammond, sponsor, Tom Ito, Principal of Fillmore High School, and newest member of the Rotary Club and Sean Morris, President.
Rotary Club of Fillmore inducts new member. Bob Hammond, sponsor, Tom Ito, Principal of Fillmore High School, and newest member of the Rotary Club and Sean Morris, President.
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Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager for Chevron Environmental Management Company present a check for $5000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. Pictured with some of the Club Members are CEO Jan Marholin and Site Director Buddy Escoto. the $5000 will be used for STEM Programs at the Club including the championship robotics team The Stompers. Thank you Chevron!
Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager for Chevron Environmental Management Company present a check for $5000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. Pictured with some of the Club Members are CEO Jan Marholin and Site Director Buddy Escoto. the $5000 will be used for STEM Programs at the Club including the championship robotics team The Stompers. Thank you Chevron!
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October 10th, Downtown Fillmore

The Fillmore High Alumni Association is going to squeeze in one more Cruise Night before our cold, dark, WET, winter sets in (Positive Thinking) at their last Alumni “Flashback Friday” event this season, on FridayOct 10th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Central Avenue will be closed between Main Street, and Sespe Avenue and it will be transformed into “OLD” Central Avenue, decorated with Classic Cars from years gone by. Come take a look at the beautiful cars that will be displayed. Many Alumni and non-Alumni love to bring their classic cars to Historic downtown Fillmore and show folks what they have,and what use to drive up and down Central Avenue back in the “old days”. Some of the localMerchants will also be openduring that timeto show you their old store buildings they useand merchandise in their store. The F.H.S. Alumni Association cannot stress enough, how lucky we are to have a “Historic Downtown” in our community. They will be camped out at Central Station with all their Flashes gear, Old Photo’s, and inside you’ll be able to see Old Flashes Football game film being played on the Big Flat screen T.V’s. This is a Community Event, so bring the whole family, and take a stroll to Downtown. The Fillmore High Alumni Association invites all the communities of Bardsdale, Fillmore, and Piru to come out and live in the Past at the last Alumni “Flashback Friday”event of the seasonin Beautiful Downtown Fillmore October 10th .Come plop your folding chairs right in the Middle of Central Avenue, and sit and visit with your friends and community, before our cold, dark, WET winter sets in. (Positive Thinking)

 
Alumni Board Members RayMel Lloyd '77, and Corinna "Chandler" Mozley" 71 welcome the 3,000 plus folks who attended "PACK THE HOUSE" Night. Fillmore won the Football game over Santa Paula, 20-17.
Alumni Board Members RayMel Lloyd '77, and Corinna "Chandler" Mozley" 71 welcome the 3,000 plus folks who attended "PACK THE HOUSE" Night. Fillmore won the Football game over Santa Paula, 20-17.
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Wow!. A big Thank you to the community of Fillmore for PACKING THE HOUSE this past Friday evening at Fillmore Field. Over 3,000.00 Tickets were sold for the Fillmore/Santa Paula Football game, and we believe over 3,250 people showed up. All your Blue and White enthusium carried our Fillmore Flashes to a victory over the Santa Paula Cardinals. Again we say THANK YOU! Keep your eyes posted to the Fillmore Gazette, and the Alumni's Facebook page for our next upcoming Alumni Event. Our Final Alumni Night and Final Cruise night of the Season. October 10th. More Info coming!!! Go Flashes!!!!

 
Originally written in 1995 by one of Jim Stehly’s children for the Barnes and Noble Father’s Day Essay Contest. Dates and numbers have been updated.

I am one of eleven children and each of us think our dad is the best… but from my viewpoint I would like to state why I think I have the greatest dad.

I believe that my father’s general rule of thumb is ‘At every moment, do what you can.’ His living by this rule has taught me some very important lessons in life to live by:

Know people’s names! I asked why he keeps the notebooks he has filled with the names of people he has met at church, at his children’s school, and within the community. He replied, “It makes people feel good when you know their names.” Names are important. They are part of our identity. To me he is saying to every person he meets, “Who you are is important to me.” That does make a person feel good.

He is a farmer. When you walk on his ranch you get the feeling that you are walking on holy ground. I believe it is holy ground. He has spent the past (fifty-three) years hoeing the weeds, tending the soil and while so doing, I know he was praying – praying for the leaders of our nation, for peace in the world, for us, his children. His concern for the land goes beyond his ranch. His community is important. Every week one can see him down at the Sespe River cleaning out the trashcans he leaves for people to use. Or you may see him walking down Grand Avenue, his grandkids in tow, picking up litter. My dad is a lover of the land. A lover of his community.

Don’t complain about the daily grind. Just get it done and then go play. When over half of his land was burned in the Grand Fire, all he said was, “Guess I’ll have a lot of bare land to plant on this year.” No Complaints. He just started going about cleaning up the debris and checking out what was salvageable.

Be committed! My father married my mother (63) years ago. I’m grateful that he is married to the value of marriage…I’m sure that that commitment is what has kept them together through difficult times. Seeing this in him has taught me that commitment can pull you through a lot. The tough times in marriage, at work, in friendships, will pass if you keep working at it.

Read! Education is important to my father. As children we were always being read to; as adults we are still being given books to read. Of his eleven children, seven of us have worked, or are working in the field of education.

Many of my favorite memories come from time spent sitting around the kitchen table listening to my dad talk to whoever happened to drop in for coffee, or for lunch…or for a couple of years for that matter. My father makes whoever is in the house feel that it is their home too. And, very often it became home to people, in fact whole families, from all over. Growing up, our home was shared with people from other parts of the US, and from Vietnam, Mexico, Ireland and England.

All that he gave me has shaped me to be the wife, mother, counselor, and Catholic woman that I am today. When I look at my children and try to imagine them as adults, what I hope to see is a couple of people who are happy, faithful to God, and committed to life, truth, and caring for others. I guess I can only really hope to see these values in my children by living them myself, the way my father does for me…still today.

 

Join us in Fillmore’s 2nd Annual Children’s Festival at Central Park 9am-2pm, Saturday October 18th, 2014. Fun activities for all ages. Also, live entertainment including a Zumba-thon, 9-11am, and beautiful Folklorico Dancers. We are still accepting Food Truck and Arts and Craft vendor applications. For more information go to www.fillmorechamber.com or contact us at fillmorechamberc@gmail.com

 

Friday, September 26th, 2014, Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) will be joining the California Highway Patrol, American Academy of Self Defense, Damsel in Defense, and California Lutheran University to present a free Women’s Self Defense Forum at Cal Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center. The program will feature a local law enforcement briefing, information booth by Damsel in Defense safety products, interactive lesson on basic self-defense techniques and a public policy report by Assemblyman Gorell.

What: Free Women’s Self Defense Forum

When: Friday, September 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Who: Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Where: Lundring Events Center, Cal Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zSjjM

To RSVP, please contact Assemblyman Jeff Gorell’s district office at (805) 482-1904.

 
Loretta Butts, Rotary District Governor, Sean Morris, President, new members Joe Ricards, Adrian Palazuelos, and Andy Klittich.
Loretta Butts, Rotary District Governor, Sean Morris, President, new members Joe Ricards, Adrian Palazuelos, and Andy Klittich.
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Jan Marholin was surprised by Loretta Butts and Sean Morris as they presented her a Paul Harris Award.
Jan Marholin was surprised by Loretta Butts and Sean Morris as they presented her a Paul Harris Award.
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The Rotary Club of Fillmore was visited by District Governor, Loretta Butts, on September 17. During the meeting she inducted three new members Joe Ricards, Head of the Ag Department and FFA Advisor, Adrian Palazuelos, Superintendent of FUSD, and Andy Klittich a Pest Control Advisor.

Sean Morris, President and Loretta also presented a Paul Harris Award to Jan Marholin for her involvement in our Club and for all she does for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fillmore and Santa Paula.

 
Join us for our 2nd Annual Habitat for Humanity “Hearts & Hammers” Dinner and Auction

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County invites you to its 2nd Annual Hearts & Hammers benefit dinner and auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the beautiful Santa Paula Agriculture Museum. This fun-filled evening will include dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and live auction (with guest auctioneer, Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long). Live auction items include two ‘unrestricted’ roundtrip Alaska Airline tickets with no blackout dates, Mammoth Lakes Get Away, Desert Golf at La Quinta, Channel Islands Sailing Excursion, and Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival.
Event details:

• Saturday, October 4, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
• Santa Paula Agriculture Museum – 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, CA 93060
• Seating is limited. RSVP at www.2014heartsandhammers.eventbrite.com or call (805) 485-6065, x200. Please RSVP by Monday, September 29th.
• Tickets $75 per person (Attire dressy casual)

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Title Sponsor: STONEFIRE Grill
Platinum Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust; Thrivent Financial
Gold Sponsors: SEIU Local 721
Silver Sponsors: Coastal Orthodontic Care; Gerald & Joan Olsen; Lauterbach & Associates; Slover Family Fund, Ventura Rental; Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.
Bronze Sponsors: Martin Kircher; Mary Lingua; Ron & Kathy Prechtl; Northrup Schlueter; Santa to the Sea.

About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 30 years, 56 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, clean, decent living environment for lower income homeowners. The newer Preserve a Home program is being embraced by several cities and the County of Ventura as they see the positive impact Habitat has on families, neighborhoods and the community overall. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s new home program, low- to very-low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay a zero-interest, no-profit loan, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

We offer a “hand up”, not a hand out, empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable, zero interest mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 28 simple, decent homes for families in Ventura County. To build these homes we need donations of time, talents and funding from faith groups, businesses, and individual donations In order to complete our next 8 homes on Trinity Lane (formerly Cemetery Road) in Santa Paula. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visit www.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x200.

Habitat for Humanity’s Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

 

The October meeting of the Ventura County Garden Club will be held on Oct 1, 12014 at Faulkner Farm. The address is 14292 W. Telegraph Rd (corner of Briggs Rd and Telegraph Rd) with entrance off of Briggs Rd. The meeting begins at 1PM and the topic is 'BUGS!~~~The Good and the Bad' and presentation will be by Anna Howell, Entomology Specialist. Refreshments will be served following the presentation and guests are welcome. Any questions please contact Carol Cutright @ 805-525-2383

 
Magnus Kalins
Magnus Kalins

VENTURA, CA – For the past two years Anna and Erik Kalins have enjoyed parent/child swim classes, at the Ventura Family YMCA, with their 2-year old son Magnus. Magnus, an energetic, thriving almost three year old little boy, today, finds himself battling a very rare form of leukemia called Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML).

The discovery of his cancer was a shock to his friends and family and even more shocking was the news that his only treatment option is a bone marrow transplant.

To help the Kalins family the Ventura Family YMCA, Be the Match and City of Hope have teamed up to host a bone marrow donor registry drive to find Magnus’ lifesaving match.

The drive will take place on September 20th from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at the Ventura Family YMCA located at 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.

To participate, potential donors must be between the ages of 18-44 years old. They will have their cheek swabbed and their DNA will be added to the donor registry. “It’s so simple and only takes 10 minutes to fill out the form and get your cheek swabbed,” stated Anna Kalins. Donors will then be added to see if they're a match for Magnus or the thousands of other patients with blood cancers or other diseases where a marrow transplant will save their life. For parents who are registering, a fun arts and craft station will be set up to give children a place to play.

“We are asking for everyone to help Magnus’s and thousands of other patients in need of a bone marrow transplant by joining us at the YMCA and signing up in the Be the Match registry,” stated Amy Bailey Jurewicz, YMCA Executive Director.

While waiting for his match, Magnus continues to enjoy life. Now, a big brother to his baby sister Zane, Magnus takes his role very seriously and gives out a lot of hugs and kisses and watches out for her already too.

For more information about the “Match for Magnus,” please contact Vivian Abernathy by calling 626.283.9182 or by emailing her at vbernathy@coh.org. To join the Be the Match Registry online go to the website http://www.join.bethematch.org and use the Promo Code: Match4Magnus.

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Ventura Family YMCA serves over 20,000 individuals annually through facility memberships, before & after school childcare, day & resident camps, youth sports, swim lessons, teen programs, and many more healthy lifestyles and community enriching programs which nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Through its’ Open Doors program, the Y ensures that no one is ever turned away due to their inability to pay and facility memberships without contracts or join fees makes the Y accessible to all. The Ventura Family YMCA is located at 3760 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Log on to ciymca.org/ventura.

 
County Supervisor Kathy Long, right, presented a Proclamation to Cindy Jackson, Vice President of the Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau, last week.. The 2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day will be September 27th. For more information on this event go to www.venturacountyfarmday.com and www.seeag.org.
County Supervisor Kathy Long, right, presented a Proclamation to Cindy Jackson, Vice President of the Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau, last week.. The 2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day will be September 27th. For more information on this event go to www.venturacountyfarmday.com and www.seeag.org.
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The Fillmore Women’s Service Club and the Fillmore Ebell Club are celebrating their 50th and 100th anniversary, respectively. This will be held at the Memorial Building the evening of September 27th.

The two clubs are trying to invite all past members and Fillmore Women Service Club scholarship recipients. There will be a catered dinner, live entertainment and dancing.

If you have not been contacted, but are a past member of either organization or a scholarship recipient and are planning to attend, please contact: Susan – 805-524-2020.

Attendance to this private event is by invitation only. Please contact Susan As Soon As Possible to join us in this wonderful celebration, and an evening of fun.

 

Ventura, CA. – Residents of the Santa Clara River Valley communities of Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula are invited to name their new local bus service.

Beginning Friday, September 12, residents may begin submitting entries to name the new transit service in Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula. Entries should reflect the spirit, culture, history, and landmarks found throughout the Santa Clara River Valley. The winning entry will receive a $100 VISA gift card as well as a monthly pass for the new transit service. The winning service name will appear on the new vehicles when the transit service launches in January 2015.

Visit www.NameTheBusContest.com for online entry submittal and downloadable entry forms in English and Spanish as well as complete contest rules. Entry forms may also be picked up at Fillmore and Santa Paula city halls; Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula libraries; and at the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) office. All entries must be submitted online, hand-delivered to the VCTC office, or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26. Submit paper entry forms to the address provided below.

Name Your Bus Service Contest
Attn: Donna Cole
Ventura County Transportation Commission
950 County Square Dr., Suite 207
Ventura, CA 93003

Entries are limited to residents of Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula. Residents of all ages are encouraged to submit service names. Only one entry is allowed per person. Contest winners will be announced on or about October 10, 2014. The winner will be notified via telephone or email prior to announcement of the winning service name.

For more information about public transportation in Ventura County, visit www.goventura.org or call 800-438-1112.

 
September 23, 2014

Ventura, CA - Religion and medicine – a healthy or holy relationship? – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its Ethics in Healthcare Series on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

James Hornstein, M.D., chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital, will moderate the seminar that will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, located at 100 E. Main St. in Ventura.Local leading speakers will be:

Rabbi Professor Elliot Dorff, Ph.D, rector and professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University. Rabbi Dorff also is a lecturer at UCLA School of Law and chairman of the Conservative Judaism Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.

Father Luke Dysinger, professor of Church, History and Moral Theology at St. John Seminary in Camarillo. Rev. Dysinger also is an instructor in Medical Ethics for Southern California Catholic Priests and is a family practice physician.

Chaplain Curtis Hotchkiss, director of the CMHS Spiritual Care Department.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 1-800/838-3006, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 

Saturday, October 4th, 5pm to 6pm E.P.
Foster Library in the Topping Room
Los Padres National Forest Part 1

Friends of the California Condors will discuss these magnificent birds, the threats to their existence and the steps being taken to keep Condors wild and free. Please attend and learn about this stunning creature that resides in our backyard!

Saturday, October 11th, 5pm to 6pm E.P. Foster Library in the Topping Room
Los Padres National Forest Part 2

Author, Los Padres hiker and PCT hiker Diane Soini will present lightweight backpacking techniques and discuss details of her PCT adventures. Brings your questions and notebooks especially if you are planning a 2015 PCT thru or section hike.

Saturday, October 25th, 5pm to 6pm E.P. Foster Library in the Topping Room
Los Padres National Forest Part 3

Wilderness blogger David Stillman takes us into the seldom seen areas of Los Padres National Forest. Photos, stories and advice from this highly experienced local hiker.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org

 
Victor Villaseñor
Victor Villaseñor

Camarillo, CA - The Ventura County Housing Trust Fund (VCHTF) welcomes best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Victor Villaseñor as the guest speaker at its Affordable Housing Fundraiser on Nov. 6.

Villaseñor will deliver a heartfelt presentation of his journey of life as the son of an immigrant farm worker who has endured and overcome many obstacles in life, including language and cultural barriers, discrimination and dyslexia and bring a fresh approach to the plight of the underserved, and the uniting of people from all walks of life.

Proceeds from the event will support the VCHTF’s Revolving Loan Fund to produce new affordable housing in Ventura County. Sponsorships are available: $500 for Journeyman, $1000 for Architect, $2500 for Contractor or $5000 for Developer levels.

About Ventura County Housing Trust Fund:
VCHTF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to support more housing choices, by generating and leveraging financial resources, working in partnership with the public, private, and non-profit sectors throughout Ventura County. The Housing Trust Fund makes below-market rate loans for pre-development costs of affordable housing developments with a priority for projects serving farmworkers, homeless persons, veterans, and youth transitioning out of foster care. “The donations generated by this event will be leveraged with a matching grant from the State of California, Proposition 1C (Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006) Local Housing Trust Fund Program. Every dollar raised will double the impact to create new affordable housing units desperately needed in our high cost housing market. VCHTF brings new dollars to the table to help fill the gap left by drastic cuts in traditional Federal, State and local housing funding sources,” said Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of VCHTF.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.vchousingtrustfund.org.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Nov. 6
Time: 4 to 5 p.m., Complimentary tours of the historic Camarillo Estate; 5 to 7 p.m., main event, guest speaker, libations and appetizers
Place: Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo Calif.
Cost: Pre-register $45 per person or $80 per couple by Nov 4; or $50 per person at the door
Info: (805) 330-6987; www.vchousingtrustfund.org

 

The Ventura early Intervention Prevention Services (VIPS) serves young people ages 16-25 in Ventura County at risk for developing psychosis. VIPS provides confidential assessment and early assistance for young people who are at risks for mental illness as well as individualized treatment for the young person and their family. If the young person presents a combination of symptoms, or the symptoms appear to worsen over time, this may indicate the onset of a mental illness. Symptoms may include:

• Difficulty maintaining focus, concentration or memory
• Hearing sounds or voices, seeing visions, or experiencing strange sensations that others don't perceive
• Difficulty with conversations or being understood
• Feeling overly fearful or suspicious
• Changes in sensitivity to light, sound or touch, decreased sense of smell
• Dramatic changes in behaviors, ideas, sleep or appetite
• Withdrawal from friends and family
• Deterioration in school or work functioning

For more information please call (805)642-7033