Pictured at Harbor Cove Beach is the new Ocean Canoe-2 that Hokuloa purchased with the help of Chuy Ortiz from El Pescador Restaurant in Fillmore. The Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club of Ventura would like to publicly thank Jesus Ortiz and El Pescador Restaurant in Fillmore for the donation made to the youth paddlers of Hokuloa to help purchase a new training canoe; you are a great supporter of youth sports in Ventura County! In honor of his generosity, and because this is a Polynesian sport, Hokuloa named the new canoe “LAWAI’A” which in Hawaiian means “El Pescador” or the fisherman. A successful fisherman is highly revered in the Hawaiian culture and the Hokuloa youth paddlers named it in a show of appreciation to Jesus and “El Pescador Restaurant.” On September 7, the HOKULOA boys under 19 years old won a race in their division in a six man canoe paddling from Catalina Island to Newport Beach. They paddled a total of 31 miles in 5 hours and 57 seconds.
Pictured at Harbor Cove Beach is the new Ocean Canoe-2 that Hokuloa purchased with the help of Chuy Ortiz from El Pescador Restaurant in Fillmore. The Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club of Ventura would like to publicly thank Jesus Ortiz and El Pescador Restaurant in Fillmore for the donation made to the youth paddlers of Hokuloa to help purchase a new training canoe; you are a great supporter of youth sports in Ventura County! In honor of his generosity, and because this is a Polynesian sport, Hokuloa named the new canoe “LAWAI’A” which in Hawaiian means “El Pescador” or the fisherman. A successful fisherman is highly revered in the Hawaiian culture and the Hokuloa youth paddlers named it in a show of appreciation to Jesus and “El Pescador Restaurant.” On September 7, the HOKULOA boys under 19 years old won a race in their division in a six man canoe paddling from Catalina Island to Newport Beach. They paddled a total of 31 miles in 5 hours and 57 seconds.
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Discover the rewards of foster parenting at a Foster Parenting Informational Meeting. Learn how you can provide the healing, support and guidance that can transform a child at risk into a self-assured, successful adult. More than 600 children are currently in foster homes in Ventura County, and every day, another child is removed from their home because they have been neglected, abused or abandoned. By being a foster parent, you have the opportunity to make the difference in a child's life. English only. For more information call 805.654.3456 or go to vchsa.org/foster.

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Human Services Agency, 4601 Telephone Road, Suite 112, Ventura.

 


 
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ON October 11, 2008 9:00AM TO 5:00PM

Fillmore -- October 2nd -- Members of the Fillmore Lions Club will take to the streets of Fillmore on Oct.11th to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Day. Funds donated by community members will be used to provide assistances to those with little or no resources in our community who are victims of, or are potential victims of blindness and eye defects. During past years, we have made arrangements for many eye examinations and glasses, and have provided for some major eye surgeries at no cost to the patient. We support the Lions Eye Foundation in Santa Monica, California, the Braille Institute, Diabetes Research, S.E.E. (Surgical Eye Expeditions),The City of Hope and The Western Lions Ear Foundation.

According to President Bill Edmonds of Fillmore Lions Club, “Money raised on Oct. 11, 2008 will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in our community including eye exams, new or replacement glasses and contribute to the continuance of vision research. Lions members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

The Fillmore Lions Club has 37 members and meets on (the first & third Monday of each month at 7:00PM at The Scout House 128 E. Sespe Av. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Fillmore Lions Club, please contact Membership chairperson Lion Jim Austin 524-2721 or E-Mail jimaaustin@sbcglobal.net

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.35 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

 


 

First United Methodist Church in Santa Paula is having its Annual Bazaar early this year on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. 'til 2:00 p.m. with lunch being sold and served from 11:00 a.m. 'til 1:30 p.m. at 133 North Mill St., near Santa Barbara St. and one block west of 10th St.
Halloween, Fall, Christmas, and Holiday Decorations; Crafts, Tea Towels, Aprons, Dolls; Homemade Jam and Fresh Produce; Granny's Attic (random used or vintage treasures); Lunch for only $7.50 includes Homemade Soup, Roll, Pie and Beverage; Pie and Beverage only for $4.00

 


 
The Milkman
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, in 1950, over half of the milk delivered was to the home in quart bottles, by 1963, it was about a third and by 2001, it represented only 0.4% percent.

Nowadays most milk is sold through super markets in gallon jugs. The steady decline in home-delivered milk is blamed, of course, on the rise of the super market, better home refrigeration and longer-lasting milk. Although
some milkmen still make the rounds in pockets of the U. S. they are certainly a dying breed.

 
The City’s Assistant Planner, Manuel “Manny” Minjares, provided a tour of our new swimming pool complex, Thursday. Construction seems on time with completion expected in January of next year. The pool itself has been concreted, and now awaits a thick coat of plaster which will be applied shortly before pumping the water. The pool will have a depth of 7 feet, for swimming only – no diving.
The City’s Assistant Planner, Manuel “Manny” Minjares, provided a tour of our new swimming pool complex, Thursday. Construction seems on time with completion expected in January of next year. The pool itself has been concreted, and now awaits a thick coat of plaster which will be applied shortly before pumping the water. The pool will have a depth of 7 feet, for swimming only – no diving.
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Above, Fillmore’s new swimming pool, almost ready for the plaster coat. Our new swimming complex will include a tennis court and special area for child recreation.
Above, Fillmore’s new swimming pool, almost ready for the plaster coat. Our new swimming complex will include a tennis court and special area for child recreation.
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The Rain Garden at the corner of Old Telegraph Road and C Street got a much-needed cleaning out last week from a city crew. Trash, debris and overgrown plants had collected at the site.
The Rain Garden at the corner of Old Telegraph Road and C Street got a much-needed cleaning out last week from a city crew. Trash, debris and overgrown plants had collected at the site.
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Georgi Harden was inducted into the Rotary Club of Fillmore on September 18. She is the VP of Operations in Education and Childcare for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. Pictured (l-r) are Martha Richardson, Georgi Harden, and Bill Shiells, President.
Georgi Harden was inducted into the Rotary Club of Fillmore on September 18. She is the VP of Operations in Education and Childcare for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. Pictured (l-r) are Martha Richardson, Georgi Harden, and Bill Shiells, President.
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On September 15, Sean and April Hastings were inducted into the Lions Club by District 4A-3 Governor Joe Woodruff. Pictured above Sean and April Hastings along with April’s grandmother Mary Tipps.
On September 15, Sean and April Hastings were inducted into the Lions Club by District 4A-3 Governor Joe Woodruff. Pictured above Sean and April Hastings along with April’s grandmother Mary Tipps.
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Fillmore High School Flashes Homecoming Parade will be held this Friday at 2:45 p.m. on Central Avenue. This years Grand Marshall is Barbara Lemons. Freshmen Prince and Princess – Robert Bonilla and Anissa Magdaleno, Sophomore Prince and Princess – Angel Barajas and Angelica Gonzalez, Junior Prince and Princess Anthony Chavez and Victoria Ayala. Nominated Seniors are Rebeca Herrera, Brina Suttle, Jill Wilber, Colin Cone, Nathan Ibarra, Ralph Sandoval. The King and Queen will be announced at the rally before the parade.

 

Sespe Players Agenda,
Sept. 24, 7:00, Villegas’ House
541 Stonehedge Drive, 524-3275

Welcome and Introductions

Purpose of Meeting

Sespe Players-Who and What They Do

Financial Report

Board of Directors-volunteers for positions
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership

Putting on a Show

Areas of Participation

Short Term Goals- Productions in Spring ’09 or Fall ‘09

Venues

Children’s Theatre Workshops

Long Term Goals-Researching and Writing Grants

Set the next meeting

 

Camarillo, California – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is sponsoring the 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the county’s court-dependent abused and neglected children. The Walk/Run will be held Saturday, October 11th at College Park in Oxnard. College Park is located on Rose Avenue at Channel Islands Blvd. (site of the Strawberry Festival). Registration begins at 8:00am, and the Walk/Run commences at 9:00 am. There is a registration fee of $10 per child and $15 per adult. Major sponsors include FAMSA and Bi-National Health Week, as well as Basu’s Homestyle, Metal Window Corporation, Joyce A. Brykman CPA, and Kevin and Gerry Rubey.

Sponsorship forms are also available from CASA, for participants who wish to gather pledges for their Walk/Run. A youth bicycle will be raffled off, and there will be appreciation prizes for the adult and child who generate the most pledge money. A fitness trainer will lead participants in stretching exercises prior to the event. The Walk/Run is approximately three miles in length and promotes healthy activity for both adults and children, as well as raising funds to benefit children in crisis.

CASA is a program of Interface Children Family Services and the only program of its kind in Ventura County. CASA volunteers help individual children who have been removed from their homes by the court system because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The CASA volunteer becomes the child’s voice in court, mentors him or her and provides a stable adult presence throughout the time the child is in foster care or other safe havens. Funds raised from the 5K Walk/Run will assist CASA in training and coordinating additional volunteers, so more children in need can benefit from a CASA’s help and support. Interface Children Family Services is a nonprofit organization, funded primarily through corporate and individual donations and fund-raising events such as this 5K Walk/Run. For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer or for information about the 5K Walk/Run, contact Adi Levi, CASA Volunteer Specialist at (805) 485-6114 x611.

 
Oct. 18 event to feature 5k Walk, health screening, exercise classes, Kids Zone and emcee Bruce Kanegai of ‘Survivor’

VENTURA, Sept. 22 – The American Heart Association, Ventura County Division, will hold its 2008 Start! Ventura County Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Simi Valley Town Center. The annual event is expected to draw more than 500 participants. Event attractions include health screenings, Yoga, Pilates and breathing classes, stretching clinic, free massage, and a Kids Zone with fun activities for children.

The Start! Ventura County Heart Walk is a celebration of the American Heart Association’s groundbreaking national Start! movement that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health to live longer, heart-healthy lives through walking. It aims to inspire healthy lifestyle habits by promoting exercise, such as walking, as a regular part of life. The Start! Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s biggest fundraising event benefiting the fight against heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Ventura’s goal this year is to raise $180,000 to help fund lifesaving cardiovascular research and community education.

Simi Valley resident Bruce Kanegai, who competed in the TV show Survivor Panama Exile Island 2006, will emcee the event. Kanegai, a Karate instructor, taught art for 34 years at Simi Valley High School and he is a recipient of a number of teaching awards.

Families, friends, companies, employees and community groups are invited to be a part of the 2008 Start! Ventura County Heart Walk. To join or learn more about the event, visit www.venturaheartwalk.org or call Ally Walker at (805) 445-7050.

Start! is sponsored nationally by Subway, Healthy Choice and AstraZeneca, and locally by Simi Valley Hospital.

 
 

Ventura County volunteer blood donors have steadily given over the past four months, ensuring United Blood Services had the necessary blood on hand and ready for patients. Consistent community support helped us through the long holiday weekends of Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and the recent Metrolink accident. Thanks to blood donors, blood supplies for the residents of Ventura County have been steady and sufficient this summer and for recent tragic events.

As the only blood provider in Ventura County, United Blood Services depends upon our volunteer blood donors to help supply all the blood needs for the county. No major blood shortages were experienced in the summer of 2008 thanks to the steady support from the community. Additionally, blood that was collected in August and early September was ready on the shelf at Ventura County Hospitals to immediately respond to the Metrolink accident.

In the past week, United Blood Services has received a many phone calls and blood donations as the community demonstrates their concern and sadness for their neighbors. Everyone at United Blood Services is grateful for all of the amazing support we have received. Over 900 pints of blood have been collected since September 13th in Ventura and South Santa Barbara County. These units will replenish hospital inventory and keep us prepared for the needs of our community.

United Blood Services will be holding additional drives showing support from Ventura County:

September 22
Remax of Simi Valley
2853 Cochran Street
Simi Valley
Hours: 1 PM – 6PM
(appointments requested)
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com

September 23
Moorpark Community
Moorpark Chamber of Commerce
18 East High Street
Moorpark
Hours: 2 PM – 6 PM
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com

September 27
Simi Valley YMCA
3200 Cochran Street
Simi Valley
Hours: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com
September 28
Arnaz Program Center
155 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ventura
Hours: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com

September 29
Royal High School
1402 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley
Hours: ! PM – 6 PM
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com

October 8
Ventura County Government Center
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura
Hours: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
800-715-3699 or online at www.bloodhero.com

 
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The American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held in Fillmore on Saturday September 13th.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held in Fillmore on Saturday September 13th.
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Saturday’s Relay for Life took place at the Fillmore High School baseball field.
Saturday’s Relay for Life took place at the Fillmore High School baseball field.
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A good turnout helped make the event a success.
A good turnout helped make the event a success.
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By participating in an event, many honored cancer survivors paid tribute to the lives lost to the disease, and raised money to help fight it, all right here in our community.
By participating in an event, many honored cancer survivors paid tribute to the lives lost to the disease, and raised money to help fight it, all right here in our community.
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One of two old Cypress trees in the front property of Round Rock Hotel in Piru toppled over Thursday
night at approximately 10 p.m. Employee Fernie Vancini was at the hotel at the time.
One of two old Cypress trees in the front property of Round Rock Hotel in Piru toppled over Thursday night at approximately 10 p.m. Employee Fernie Vancini was at the hotel at the time.
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