Pictured above is Rotary Club President Andy Klittich with Dan Phipps, from the Railroad Historical Museum, Dan presented on the mission of the Railroad Society which is the preservation of the railroad corridor from Santa Clarita to Montalvo, the main working area is Piru to Montalvo and promoting railroad education. Some of the activities they are part of is the Railroad Visitor Center where they have a miniature running train, train library, theater for watching train movies and a gift shop. He related that other groups may come and use the theater for movies. The group also maintains the turntable, behind the Fillmore Historical Museum, and works on maintenance, repair and painting on trains in the yard. While riding the trains they help the visitors enjoy the journey. If you love trains this is the place for you! Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Pictured above is Rotary Club President Andy Klittich with Dan Phipps, from the Railroad Historical Museum, Dan presented on the mission of the Railroad Society which is the preservation of the railroad corridor from Santa Clarita to Montalvo, the main working area is Piru to Montalvo and promoting railroad education. Some of the activities they are part of is the Railroad Visitor Center where they have a miniature running train, train library, theater for watching train movies and a gift shop. He related that other groups may come and use the theater for movies. The group also maintains the turntable, behind the Fillmore Historical Museum, and works on maintenance, repair and painting on trains in the yard. While riding the trains they help the visitors enjoy the journey. If you love trains this is the place for you! Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Christie Wilson, 38, Santa Paula.
Christie Wilson, 38, Santa Paula.

A vehicle pursuit that occurred in Santa Paula and Fillmore on Thursday, May 30th, led to the arrest of a Santa Paula woman for felony reckless evading, grand theft of a vehicle, and felony warrant.

On May 30th at approximately 1:05 p.m., a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle driving recklessly westbound on Telegraph Road and Wells Road and attempted to stop the vehicle, but was unable to catch up to it. Deputies from the Fillmore station responded, located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver failed to yield to the deputies and a pursuit ensued. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle had been identified as Christie Wilson. As Fillmore deputies pursued Wilson, they learned she had been involved in an earlier pursuit with Santa Paula Police Department and had an outstanding felony warrant. The Sheriff’s Aviation Unit responded to assist with the pursuit. Due to excessive speeds and reckless driving by Wilson, the pursuit was terminated. A short time later, Wilson’s vehicle was located abandoned at a ranch home on South Mountain Road in Fillmore. Deputies, along with a Sheriff’s K-9, canvassed the area for Wilson and learned a ranch truck had been stolen from a nearby worker. Wilson had not been located and was believed to have fled the area in the stolen ranch truck.

On May 31st, patrol deputies and detectives from the Santa Paula Police Department and Fillmore Police Department responded to Wilson’s residence in Santa Paula. Wilson was located hiding inside and was arrested, but the ranch truck she was believed to have stolen has not been located.

Wilson was booked at the Main Jail for VC 10851(a) / Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, two counts of PC 2800.2(a) / Felony Evading, and an outstanding felony warrant with her bail set at $270,000.

Anyone with information regarding the stolen ranch truck is encouraged to contact Detective Shawn Pewsey at (805) 947-9128. The truck is a gray colored, four-door GMC Sierra pickup truck with a license plate number of 8G70873/CA.

Nature of Incident: Vehicle Pursuit and Stolen Vehicle
Report Number: RB# 19-83223
Location: City of Santa Paula and Unincorporated area of Fillmore
Date & Time: 05/30/19 @ 9:45 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore and Santa Paula Patrol Services and Detectives
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Christie Wilson, 38, Santa Paula
Prepared by: Detective Shawn Pewsey
Approved by: Captain Eric Tennessen

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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


 
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10am – 12pm

Rocks, fossils, oil seeps, and earthquakes, oh my! Come join us at the California Oil Museum to discover the wonders of our earth and participate in first-hand demonstrations. This summer, the museum will be hosting a series of science-centered workshops, available for Grades K – 8.

Through fun and engaging workshops, students will discover fascinating information, and apply their findings through analysis and creative expression. Workshops will include a brief educational lecture, hands-on activity, art project and snack. Each class will revolve around a different topic, including The Wonderful World of Rocks and Minerals, From Soils to Sands, Fossils through Geological Time, Natural Oil Seeps and Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics.

The Summer Science Workshops will take place in the Education Lab, located in the Gallery Room of the California Oil Museum. Each Wednesday during the month of July, workshops will take place from 10am to 12pm. The cost of each class is $15 per student for nonmembers and $10 per student for members. Space is limited, so be sure to visit our website www.caoilmuseum.org to register!

The California Oil Museum is located at 1001 E. Main Street in Santa Paula, CA. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For more information regarding our education programs, find us at www.caoilmuseum.org or call 805-933-0076.

For questions about the workshops, please contact the Museum Educator at educator@caoilmuseum.org.

 


 
Rotary President Andy Klittich presented a check for $250 to Scott Beylik, of the Fire Foundation, to be used for the Rigo Landeros Memorial Golf Tournament. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Rotary President Andy Klittich presented a check for $250 to Scott Beylik, of the Fire Foundation, to be used for the Rigo Landeros Memorial Golf Tournament. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the employees of Santa Clara Valley Disposal will be taking the day off on Thursday, July 4, affecting their pickup schedule. As a result, Fillmore residential customers will have their trash, recyclables and green waste collected one day later that week, on Saturday, July 6.

The regular Friday pickup schedule will resume on July 12.

For more information, call 805-647-1414.

 
Fillmore Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp. Pictured is Rotary President Andy Klittich presenting Jan Marholin of the Boys & Girls Club, who expressed her thanks and related what the camp means to the students. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Fillmore Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp. Pictured is Rotary President Andy Klittich presenting Jan Marholin of the Boys & Girls Club, who expressed her thanks and related what the camp means to the students. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Rotary honored the Sierra High School Scholarship recipients. Adrian Palazuelos introduced the students, Alexus Alvarenga, Desirae Topete, and Jackqueline Aguayo. Catherine Romo is not pictured. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Rotary honored the Sierra High School Scholarship recipients. Adrian Palazuelos introduced the students, Alexus Alvarenga, Desirae Topete, and Jackqueline Aguayo. Catherine Romo is not pictured. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Triptych photo at the William Morris Chevrolet showroom, with the vintage 1927 Chevy sedan in the background. All photos by Phil Fewsmith.
Triptych photo at the William Morris Chevrolet showroom, with the vintage 1927 Chevy sedan in the background. All photos by Phil Fewsmith.
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As photographer new to the area Phil Fewsmith finally found a place to display his photos of the beautiful town of Fillmore. He went to the Bel-Aire Cafe located at the William L. Morris Dealership here in Fillmore for breakfast with a few sample presentation prints, he got to know the friendly server, Paula, who later introduced him to the general manager, Geoff, who, after looking at the images, agreed to have them put up for display. On his second trip to the to the café, Paula introduced Phil to William Morris, the owner. And he had agreed to display my work next the Showroom. And they ended up on the wall of the main showroom in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
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Artist Bio: Phil Fewsmith
For years, Fillmore was a small town on State Route 126 that I drove through on the way to somewhere else.
It is ironic I now live here.
Semi-retired, and living in this lovely bucolic area since December of 2017, I had previously been a professional photographer in Los Angeles for over three decades, producing images on assignment for numerous well known advertising, corporate, editorial and entertainment industry clientele.
During that time, my areas of expertise included celebrity and privately commissioned portraiture (studio and environmental), album covers (vinyl and CD), beauty and fashion, still life, jewelry, travel, documentary, night life and street photography, on-set photography and photo-illustration. I also ventured into graphic design and art direction.
The photographer Elliot Erwitt once stated photography was the art of observation:
"…It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place….. I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." (emphasis added)
In like manner, my observations of Fillmore resulted in documenting how I saw the abandoned, worn out, historic and lonely parts of this town.

To see my entire body of work, including the recent "Fillmore on the 126" gallery, please visit www.fewsmith.com.

 
Monday, June 3rd at 11 a.m., just outside the Fillmore Police Station, Deputy Veronica Grayball was seen giving a ride along tour to Vicenta Hidalgo, as part of the Spanish Citizens Academy Program, where the students get a chance at a hands-on experience of police work.
Monday, June 3rd at 11 a.m., just outside the Fillmore Police Station, Deputy Veronica Grayball was seen giving a ride along tour to Vicenta Hidalgo, as part of the Spanish Citizens Academy Program, where the students get a chance at a hands-on experience of police work.
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President Andy Klittich, center, awarded Sean Morris and Dick Richardson Paul Harris Fellow pins. Paul Harris recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their names of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Over the years Sean has received four awards and Dick has received two. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
President Andy Klittich, center, awarded Sean Morris and Dick Richardson Paul Harris Fellow pins. Paul Harris recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their names of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Over the years Sean has received four awards and Dick has received two. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Aerin and Ashlee (l-r) are shown helping raise money for their sisters’ Flashes Cheer, by selling 2019 graduation leis at the corner of River and Mountain View. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
Aerin and Ashlee (l-r) are shown helping raise money for their sisters’ Flashes Cheer, by selling 2019 graduation leis at the corner of River and Mountain View. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
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Centered is Matthew Hammond, son of Bob and Lisa Hammond, who presented a program at Fillmore Rotary on the Summerall Guards. This is a silent precision drill platoon from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. After rigorous physical training and drill proficiency, Matthew has become one of 61 members of the Summerall Guards. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Centered is Matthew Hammond, son of Bob and Lisa Hammond, who presented a program at Fillmore Rotary on the Summerall Guards. This is a silent precision drill platoon from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. After rigorous physical training and drill proficiency, Matthew has become one of 61 members of the Summerall Guards. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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On May 9th the Fillmore Police Department began their Annual Fillmore Public Safety Academy 10-week course. On Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fillmore Active Adult Center, students get a chance to hear from guest speakers as well as a chance to work hands-on with officers and other Ventura County Justice Departments.
On May 9th the Fillmore Police Department began their Annual Fillmore Public Safety Academy 10-week course. On Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fillmore Active Adult Center, students get a chance to hear from guest speakers as well as a chance to work hands-on with officers and other Ventura County Justice Departments.
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On Wednesday, May 15th at 2:30 p.m., Santa Clara Valley Hospice hosted the Grand Opening of their New office location at 642 Lemon Way, Fillmore. They will be open on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SCV Hospice is a non-profit organization and the new office will be open to assist people with short/long term illnesses, disabilities, and those in need of social and emotional assistant. In attendance were City Manager Dave Rowlands, Fillmore Fire Chief Keith Gurrola, City Council member Manuel Minjares, and additional supporters. For more information about SCV Hospice call 805-525-1333.
On Wednesday, May 15th at 2:30 p.m., Santa Clara Valley Hospice hosted the Grand Opening of their New office location at 642 Lemon Way, Fillmore. They will be open on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SCV Hospice is a non-profit organization and the new office will be open to assist people with short/long term illnesses, disabilities, and those in need of social and emotional assistant. In attendance were City Manager Dave Rowlands, Fillmore Fire Chief Keith Gurrola, City Council member Manuel Minjares, and additional supporters. For more information about SCV Hospice call 805-525-1333.
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Don Price (left) standing with Rotary President Andy Klittich, presented a program on Climate Change to the Fillmore Rotary Club. Climate is long term weather, and many things contribute to it such as water resources, wild fires, sea level rise, and greenhouse gases. Moving forward the following are helping us use less fossil fuels: electric and hybrid cars, solar power and wind power. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Don Price (left) standing with Rotary President Andy Klittich, presented a program on Climate Change to the Fillmore Rotary Club. Climate is long term weather, and many things contribute to it such as water resources, wild fires, sea level rise, and greenhouse gases. Moving forward the following are helping us use less fossil fuels: electric and hybrid cars, solar power and wind power. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Holly Harvan, Director of Early Childhood Education, Micheline Miglis, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, and Adrian Palazuelos, Rotarian and Superintendent of Fillmore Schools presented Cindy Blatt with a toy otter holding a star, for all she did to make the Josh the Otter project a success.
Holly Harvan, Director of Early Childhood Education, Micheline Miglis, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, and Adrian Palazuelos, Rotarian and Superintendent of Fillmore Schools presented Cindy Blatt with a toy otter holding a star, for all she did to make the Josh the Otter project a success.
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Pictured Above is Emma Cahill running in this year’s Fillmore Corhole 5k Event held in March of 2019. Photo taken by Bob Crum.
Pictured Above is Emma Cahill running in this year’s Fillmore Corhole 5k Event held in March of 2019. Photo taken by Bob Crum.
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Courtesy Emma Cahill

2018 was a year I will never forget, it was the year my best friend Trish Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a nurse cancer is not new to me, but when that diagnosis is placed upon the shoulders of someone you hold so dear everything changes.

When I heard the words “I have breast cancer” come from Trish Something inside me lit on fire, I knew that I was going to help her share her story. You see Trish is one of the lucky ones, because she acted the moment she found a lump she is here today to live to tell her story and almost 1 year later is in remission from breast cancer.

You see cancer doesn’t discriminate it takes our best friends, our wives, our mothers our sisters, aunts and grandmothers.
So I took to the ground running, literally, to bring awareness and raise money through donations for Breast Cancer awareness all in Trish’s honor.

I promised her that I would run, I would run to bring awareness for her, and other breast cancer warriors, survivors and angels. To encourage women not to wait, to act, to take back the control that cancer steals for them and their families, to encourage them to perform self-checks and mammogram screenings.

The “Heaven Can Wait” journey started with the Fillmore CornHole 5k, then on to the Ojai 10k, Fillmore Heritage 10k and will hopefully end up with running a marathon in her name.

Every race I run, I run with names of those fighting, those who have fought and those who are angels on my arm, their strength pushes me to be stronger!

I would like to thank my local sponsors who without question donated to my “Heaven Can Wait” journey! California Tactical Academy, Lovelace Cattle, Ace Pumping Inc., Fillmore Rental, Surface Pumps Inc., Thompco, MG Taylor, Carbon California, Brown’s Transmission, California Mechanical, and Gold Coast embroidery Fillmore for always doing an amazing job with my race shirts. I have to thank my wonderful friend Diane Sanchez who without question joined this journey by running alongside me and pushing me forward!

You can follow our journey on Instagram @heavencanwait2019.

All donations received are to support Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 
On Saturday, May 4th, Fillmore Citizens Patrol partnered with the Fillmore Police Department, Santa Clara Valley Explorer Post, Bikeventura,org, and Channel Islands Bike Club for Fillmore’s Annual Bike Rodeo Safety Event. From 8 a.m. to noon at Two River’s Park a safety course was set for the kids to go through, free helmets and fittings were given out along with prizes and more. Photos courtesy Fillmore Citizens Patrol.
On Saturday, May 4th, Fillmore Citizens Patrol partnered with the Fillmore Police Department, Santa Clara Valley Explorer Post, Bikeventura,org, and Channel Islands Bike Club for Fillmore’s Annual Bike Rodeo Safety Event. From 8 a.m. to noon at Two River’s Park a safety course was set for the kids to go through, free helmets and fittings were given out along with prizes and more. Photos courtesy Fillmore Citizens Patrol.
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Submitted by Fillmore Citizens Patrol

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Fillmore Citizen Patrol, in partnership with the Fillmore Police Department and the Santa Clara Valley Explorer Post, with assistance from BikeVentura.org and Channel Islands Bike Club hosted a public Bicycle Safety Event. The Bike Rodeo was held at the Two Rivers Park and included a safety course, free helmets and fitting assistance (68 were given away!), bicycle registration, bicycle tune-ups, and raffle prizes (we gave away 30 kids' bikes / scooters / skateboards and 1 adult bike!) Our featured displays were from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad, SWAT Unit, K9 Unit, Ventura County Sheriff’s Mounted Volunteer Team, Search and Rescue Unit, and Fillmore Fire Department. Additionally, we had 4 kids learn how to ride their 2 wheel bicycles at our rodeo!

The Fillmore Citizen Patrol would like to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors of our event: Rotary Club of Fillmore, Lion’s Club of Fillmore, Fillmore Fire Foundation, TNT, Fillmore Search and Rescue, Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation, Bike Ventura, Channel Islands Bike Club, Ameci's Pizza, Baskin Robbins and Kona Ice.

During the upcoming summer months, the Fillmore Police Department and Fillmore Citizen Patrol will be looking for children wearing helmets while riding bicycles, skateboards, and scooters in the community. Each child found to be wearing a helmet will receive one Baskin Robbins certificate for a free ice cream cone.

 

Martha Richardson, Program Chair, introduced Katharine McDowell, one of our newest members of Fillmore Rotary, who gave a Kraft Talk about her life. She grew up in Gilroy, CA on a working horse ranch. Her father trained horses and they hosted summer camps where children would come and enjoy ranch life and horses. She received her first pony when she was four. Katharine graduated from Christopher High School, and within the next few years had studied abroad in both Japan and Germany. She attended Pepperdine University where she began her library career. She and her husband lived on a boat, in the Ventura Harbor, before moving to Fillmore to become Fillmore’s new librarian. Her enthusiasm is contagious!

 

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, employees of Santa Clara Valley Disposal will be taking the day off on Monday, May 27. As a result, Fillmore residential customers will have their trash, recyclables and green waste collected on Saturday, June 1, one day later than usual. The regular Friday collection schedule will resume the following week. For more information, call 805-647-1414.