Young women of Destiny is a program for young women from Middle School to High School age. The program promotes a sense of self worth, as young girls begin to make life plans now, instead of waiting until they graduate. By creating a solid life plan, as the girls grow and mature they will be prepared for the tough choices they will make in their personal and academic lives.
The Young Women of Destiny have teamed up with Digital Edge Photography to provide our community with an opportunity to honor our Mothers. As Mother’s Day approaches, what a wonderful way to tell your mom how much she is loved.
Photos of you and your mom will be taken on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm, at MelStone Cyber Café, in the El Pescador complex, at Ventura & D Street. The cost is $15.00 for an 8X10 color photograph. Please call 524-5807, or 524-7374 for more information.



The Sunrisers Rotary of Fillmore will feature American Red Cross of Ventura Chief Executive Officer Chris Johnson at their May 6, 2008 breakfast meeting at El Pescador Restaurant. Mr. Johnson will be discussing the Disaster Action Plan for Ventura County communities including Fillmore and its surrounding communities.
The Red Cross has launched a campaign to raise funds for the expansion of Disaster Action Teams (DAT) throughout the county. DAT members will be made up of local community volunteers who will arrive on the scene of a disaster to work closely with emergency personnel. They will be capable of mobilizing quickly, open up an emergency shelter, and provide immediate assistance to those in need. The goal is to ensure every community has a strong DAT trained team of volunteers as well as providing material supplies needed in times of disaster.
Where: Sunrisers Rotary meets at the El Pescador Restaurant on Tuesday mornings from 6:45am to 8:00am. For information please call Ernie Villegas at 805-299-2387.



The annual Miss Greater Ventura County USA Pageant is now accepting applications. This year the pageant is geared toward giving young women a choice to compete at a state pageant or receive a cash scholarship.
The theme of the pageant is Character Counts teaching young women self-respect and ambition towards their future. This is a preliminary pageant, which can lead to other state pageants or a cash scholarship of $500.00, and is open to Teen applicants ranging from ages 13 to 17 and Miss applicants 17-25. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen never married or pregnant must be a resident of California for the past 6 months.
Applicants attending college out of state may enter if their primary residence is in California. The practices for the pageant will begin on May 1, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Brekke Elementary School, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Oxnard, CA. The participants will be taught communication skills, the importance of character, walking techniques and stage presence.
The pageant will be on June 29, 2008 and held at the Pacifica Performing Arts Center, 600 West Gonzales, Oxnard, CA. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 the night of the competition. This pageant encourages young women that would like to make a positive impact in their community, and to be motivated to achieve their educational and career goals.
If you are interested in participating or you know someone that is please contact Martha Foster at 983-3237/512-6214.


PORT HUENEME, CA … Food, craft and commercial vendors are invited to participate in Seabee Days 2008 on Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
This year’s celebration will mark the 22nd annual Seabee Days where the community is invited aboard for a first-hand look at the Navy’s construction engineers. Seabee Days will feature a full dress military parade, Seabee displays and demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on children’s exhibits, carnival, craft show, motorcycle and car show, sports contests and a wide variety of food. Admission and parking are free.
For an application, visit the Seabee Days website at or call the Morale, Welfare and Recreation office at (805) 982-5395 or (805) 982-2365. Vendor booth pricing information is also available at the Seabee Days information line at (805) 982-6000.

Healing After Loss

Santa Paula Hospital
Administration Conference Room
825 North Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061

Monday’s@ 2:00-3:30pm
Attendance is free of charge and open to the community. Call for directions and to let us know you would like to attend. If you would like to attend a grief support group but you are unable to attend one of our groups, call us for referrals to other grief support groups in your area.
Contact Jessica Adriance, MSW at (805) 677-7405


This is in hopes that all could come together for a cause to those who have had Seniors, have Seniors and Seniors to come.

We are $10,000 dollars short in raising money for Grad Night Live. Again we would like this to be very successful to all Seniors. Since Rayleen Chaney started this 12 years ago, and to my knowledge we have not lost a Senior to unforeseen circumstances.

We are planning a HUGE garage sale on May 10th 7am - 1pm at the district office on
Sespe Ave. We asking for any donations of unwanted goods, clothes, shoes, toys, etc.

Making a little is better then making nothing.

I know its Prom Night but this does end at 1pm and any one willing to donate your time to help out that day would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all in advance for your kind heart.
Mike Boblett


Santa Paula, CA. April 29, 2008- Santa Clara Valley Bank (SCVBank; OTC BB: SCVE.OB) today announced its Board of Directors has authorized a repurchase of up to $220,000 of the company’s common stock. The company is authorized until October 17, 2008 to purchase from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transaction, depending on market conditions.

“Our stock is currently trading at a significant discount and it has, we believe, little correlation to our recent financial performance, including 5 quarters without a loan charge-off”, said Michael D. Hause, president and CEO. “In addition to our history of rigorous underwriting and stringent credit quality standards, our bank continues to have little credit exposure.”

Chairman Guy Cole stated, “The Board believes that it is in the best interests of the Bank and its shareholders for the Bank to reacquire shares of its Common Stock on the open market for several reasons, including the recent trading price of the Common Stock that the Board believes is undervalued and the Bank has sufficient cash available to effect repurchases without adversely affecting the Bank’s financial condition. In addition, the repurchases will have the effect of improving the Bank’s earnings per share and return on equity.”

Founded in 1998, Santa Clara Valley Bank has offices in Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Valencia. Under its stock symbol of SCVE.OB, Santa Clara Valley Bank's stock is traded through McAdams Wright Ragen, Howe Barnes Hofer & Arnett, and Wedbush Morgan Securities. The Bank's web site is

Santa Clara Valley Bank Corporate Headquarters
901 East Main Street
Santa Paula, California 93060

Statements concerning future performance, developments or events concerning expectations for growth and market forecasts, and any other guidance on future periods, constitute forward looking statements that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from stated expectations. Specific factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of interest rate changes, the ability to control costs and expenses, the impact of consolidation in the banking industry, financial policies of the United States government, and general economic conditions.

In 2007 this event raised over $50,000 and only with your support can we exceed our goal of rising $65,000 this year in funds for the homeless dogs in our Sanctuary & the Project Second Chance Adoption Program. This event will also be used as a vehicle to educate the community regarding the importance of responsible pet ownership.

Our theme this year is – IT’S HIP TO SNIP, SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PET----- and responsible pet care. Following the dog walk, families will enjoy a lunch, pet demonstrations, pet contests, and adoptions with many Ventura area rescue groups. A Silent Auction with over 200 Items and over 40 pet related vender products. Admission is free--- this is the only event like this in the area!

The Canine Adoption & Rescue League is a Ventura County based non-profit dog\puppy rescue and placement organization founded in 1996 and run almost entirely by volunteers. Funds raised from this event will help offset the many supplies, medical expenses, and obedience training for the animals and their care. Over 5,000 dogs and puppies have come through our program and have been given a second chance.

Here is the who, what, where, when and why – please see below:
Who- Canine Adoption Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) a non-profit organization
What – 11th Annual Pooch Parade – Fundraising Dog Walk & Pet Expo – It’s Hip to Snip
Where – San Buenaventura State Beach Park in Ventura, CA
When – Sunday July 20, 2008 from 9am to 4pm
Why – educate on pet overpopulation and benefit of neutering or spaying while raising money to support dog rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and dog owner education.


The committee is short $10,000 and has several activities planned to raise this money by May 15 in order to complete the bus and Harbor Cruise Boat reservations.

All donations graciously accepted and appreciated! Please watch for notices of events and mark your calendar:

Car Wash Saturday April 26 on Shiells Drive 8:00-12

Spaghetti Dinner (Mama Sue’s)
Friday, May 2 5:00-9:00 $10

BBQ Chicken Dinner (Fire Department)

Yard Sale (Spring Cleaning!! Or Thrift Shopping)

Movie Night at the theater

Grad Nite Live was started seventeen years ago so our kids would be safe at graduation. It has been a success because no graduate has lost their lives since this program was implemented. We need the community’s help to complete our fundraising effort. Thank you for your support.

Joseph Kern accepting the Paul Harris Award.
Joseph Kern accepting the Paul Harris Award.
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Mr. Joseph Kern was presented a Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club of Fillmore-noontime. He has been an active member for over forty years. His wife, Lynda, and three of his children Hannah Tulderg, Peter Kern, Mary Orellana and his son-in-law Robert Orellana were present for the celebration. He received the three emblems of the Paul Harris Award the pin, the medallion and the certificate. Paul Harris founded Rotary in Chicago in 1905 and was the first award winner. Pictured l-r are Hannah Tulderg, Joseph Kern, Lynda Kern, Mary Orellana, Robert Orellana. Missing from photo was Peter Kern.

Ventura Concert Band and Kassandra Monike Sandoval
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Ventura Concert Band
Have you heard about the Ventura County Concert Band? If you haven't been to one of their free performances, you have missed a great prize without any admission fee to you. These concerts are free and are well attended by the public.
The free concerts of the world's great band music are on Sunday afternoons in the Ventura High School auditorium. There are four concerts each year. You are able to get on the mailing list to be notified of the concerts if you so wish by giving your information at the hospitality table in the lobby.
The members of the group meet under the auspices of the Ventura Unified School District each week preparing for their performances to the public.
The last concert of this season is June 8. If you like music, it is a concert to visit.

Kassandra Monike Sandoval - Interest: Biology University of California at Santa Barbara
Kassandra says: The last four years high school has been an incredible experience for her, through good and hard times. I have learned so much through this time of my life.
Throughout high school she was always on the go and very busy with everything she was doing. All four years at high school she was very dedicated to cheerleading. Her first two years of high school she was a cheerleader for the Toxic All-Stars squad. This was a competitive cheerleading squad and always traveling.
From her sophomore year into her senior year she was a cheerleader for Fillmore High School pep squad. Cheerleading has been a big part of her life. Was involved in it for seven years.
In her spare time some of her hobbies are shopping, hanging out with her friends and family and spending time at the beach. She believes it is important to find some time for yourself, especially when you live a hectic life.
High school has been an amazing journey for her. She honestly is blessed to have had such a wonderful four years in high school. She is proud that she has done so much in her academics. That is maintaining at least a 3.8 or above GPA during her high school years.
Many honors AP and college classes since her Freshmen year. These were a challenge but she has always liked to challenge herself. She believes that commitment and dedication will get the work done and take her a long way in life.
Kassandra has always been involved in many clubs. Being involved in the Pep Squad, Golf team, ASB, Interact, UC Ambassadors Club, MECHA Club and MESA has kept her extremely busy but has been worth it.
One of her many outstanding qualities is responsibility. The experience of having a job has made a great input in her life and has helped her become the person she is today. Holding a job throughout my last two years of high school made her become a stronger and more responsible person.
She took it upon herself to start working to help her family out financially.
Throughout high school she has always been on the go and very busy with everything she was doing. Orange Festival. Pennies for Patient, Convalescent Center, Raider's Camp, Relay for Life, Clean up, School binders. City of Fillmore, Beach Clean up, Fillmore High School, and Blood Drive.
For the Community: Fillmore Fire Department, Toxic All Stars, Sunrise Rotary, Relay for DSLife, Women's Club, San Cayetano School, Camp RYLA, Fillmore High School, Associated Student Body, and Associated Student Body. School Activities: ASB, Interact Club, Renaissance, MECHA, Junior Class, Mesa, US. C. Ambassador, College Night, Golf, Pep Squad, Cheerleading, and Student of the Year.


In response to overwhelming community support, the Fillmore Library, located at 502 Second Street in Fillmore, is adding hours to its schedule. Effective April 14, 2008, the new hours of service are as follows: Monday and Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Closed on Sunday.
The Fillmore Library is part of the Ventura County Library system, a system of fourteen libraries throughout the county of Ventura. The library offers storytimes and speakers, wi-fi internet access, downloadable audio books, business resources, and more. The library can be visited during open hours, or 24/7 at
For more information about the Fillmore Library, call Cathy Krushell, Library Supervisor, at (805) 524-3355.


County Supervisor Kathy Long, 3rd District would like to announce to all residents of Ventura County that the next Santa Paula Tattoo Removal Clinic will be held on Saturday April 19th, 2008 from 8:30 am – 12 noon, no appointments necessary. Orientation for first time participants will be at 9 am located at 1334 E. Main St. the Santa Paula Family Care Clinic. Due to overwhelming response, spaces will be limited.
County Supervisor Kathy Long spearheaded this clinic in collaboration with the following agencies: Ventura County Public Health, Ventura County Probation Agency, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Paula Family Care Clinic, Interface Children Family Services, and CalWORKS.
The clinic not only welcomes participants but volunteers to run the clinic. If you have any questions, or would like to find out how you can help, please call the Santa Paula Family Care Clinic at (805) 933-1242.

Denise Johnson, Alysia Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Bill Bartels.
Denise Johnson, Alysia Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Bill Bartels.
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JR KEndrick and Garrett Kendrick.
JR KEndrick and Garrett Kendrick.
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Ralph Martinez, Bill Bartels and Garrett Kendrick.
Ralph Martinez, Bill Bartels and Garrett Kendrick.
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Garrett Kendrick, a Navy man new to Fillmore, coordinated this effort as part of a college project aimed at getting citizens more involved with volunteerism within the community. Pitching in to do their part were Deputy City Manager Bill Bartels, Denise Johnson, owner of the Fillmore and Piru Curves fitness centers, and local residents Ralph and Alysia Martinez. Also along to lend a helping hand were Garrett's wife, PJ, and sons, JR and Maverick. Fillmore Rentals graciously donated the use of equipment necessary to remove a 30 foot long water pipe that had been sitting alongside the path for quite some time. The endeavor was a success, and items such a rusty car bumper, tangled barbed wire fencing, broken glass, tires and more were removed from the path and surrounding area. This is only the first step in Garrett Kendrick's hopes for the bike path. Future goals include making fence repairs, setting up mile markers, and posting trail maps at path entrances.

Scholarships, Awards and Volunteerism
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Awards and appreciation time is rapidly coming upon the community! When you review the applications for scholarships and awards completed by students, interested personnel and community organizations, it is astonishing what these young people have done in their four years in high school and what they do today besides sports! And their plans for the their future are excellent.
Those leading with school activities that are divided between Volunteer Work (non-school activity), Community organizations, church involvement, School activities - co-curriculum, school activities - Athletics, with outside work experience and an auto-biography. It makes you really wonder where these young people have time to sleep!
The aspirations of the applicants include: Pre-med, biology, liberal studies, biology, teacher, environmental horticultural science, child development, bachelor of science, civil engineering, communications - journalism, and nursing.
These young adults beat many of the older citizens in the community with their volunteer efforts in the school arena and well as in the community. Please take time next time you are at an event and thank these young adults for what they have done and for what they are planning to do in their and our future!

In spite of all that you hear and read, it is astonishing, to say the least, when you have contact with our senior high students in preparing their resumes, etc. for alumni scholarships!
There are many seniors applying for scholarships. Being on the alumni scholarship committee, this week have been assisting in reviewing the fourteen scholarships applications.
The diversity of activities these seniors have participated in, as well as the hours spent in community service, is outstanding. When you add up their volunteer work, community assistance, church activities as well as their co-curricular and athletics it is astonishing what these young people accomplish. And you add work experience as well.
These young people have chosen many varied colleges. Something that was not available in such wide ranges when we were young.
Their career objectives are interesting: Biology, medical, teacher, environmental horticultural science, child development, civil engineering, journalism, nursing, and pre-med.
The community should take off their hats and "reward" these graduates to be of Fillmore High.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Santa Clara Valley held their annual spring break talent show at the Fillmore First St. clubhouse. There were 16 children and youth groups from Fillmore & Piru who participated. The Boys & Girls Club is a safe haven for many in our community. A positive place for children when they get out of school. A place where they can receive help with their homework and participate in the many programs the Club has to offer. Mayor Pro Team Cecilia Cuevas was honored to serve as a judge for the spring break talent contest. “We have true, confident and talented youngsters from both Fillmore & Piru,” remarked council member Cuevas. “It was a real joy to watch!” Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club board member Angelica Richardson returned for the third time as a judge. “I thoroughly enjoy watching these talented kids representing Fillmore & Piru” First place went to Blanca & Nitzeth for their dance routine. Lindsay, Jatziri, Lupita, Natali, Alexis, Yaneli, Baneli and Laura from Piru with their matching costumes and dance skills moved the crowd to receive second place. At the young age of 9 Viviana showed her vocal skills to a standing ovation.
The Boys & Girls Club is always busy. Saturday, March 29th the First Street clubhouse also hosted a garage sale and raised over $200. Club members woke at 5am to help set up for the big event. Another fundraiser coming up Friday, April 25th from 4-7pm will be our first annual Taco Sale to raise money for our summer field trips. We hope to see you here! For more information please call 805-524-0456.

Pictured above Natalie Garnica (Fillmore), Olympia Tril (Oxnard), Lion Jim Austin and District Governor Bill Dunlevy. Garnica and Tril are the Lions Club student speaker contest winners. The contest was held on Wednesday April 2 at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Pictured above Natalie Garnica (Fillmore), Olympia Tril (Oxnard), Lion Jim Austin and District Governor Bill Dunlevy. Garnica and Tril are the Lions Club student speaker contest winners. The contest was held on Wednesday April 2 at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
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