Ojai, CA - Headache and orofacial pain will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, July 21.

Brigitte Lovell, D.M.D, will lead the seminar that will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the banquet room at Soule Park Golf Course, 1033 East Ojai Ave in Ojai.

Dr. Lovell will cover the warning signs and diagnosis of orofacial pain – the persistent discomfort in the head, jaw, neck or shoulders – as well as treatment options available. She will also will delve into sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep.

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Manny and Angie Herandez and Ari Larson/Fillmore Civic Pride/Vision 2020
Manny and Angie Herandez and Ari Larson/Fillmore Civic Pride/Vision 2020
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A Passion for Gardening

Manuel Hernandez has a passion for gardening and it is evident in their beautiful home located at 929 Meadowlark Drive. Their yard has been named the Yard of the Month for July 2012 by Fillmore Civic Pride/Vision 2020. Manuel and his wife Angie take pride in the little haven they have created. They spoke about their favorite part of their yard which is a cozy front porch surrounded by lovely plants and a gently bubbling water fountain. Some of their many plants include: a Cycas Revoluta palm, Roses: Gold Rush Roses, Mustard and Yellow, Tea roses, geraniums, spider plants, hanging cacti, begonias and Allysum plants. The Hernandez family is originally from the Santa Barbara area. When they moved to Fillmore 11 1/2 years ago, they brought with them the Cycas Revoluta in a 6-inch pot and it is now over 7 feet tall! Manuel comes from a long line of plant lovers. He was trained by his father Manuel Hernandez Sr. a self-taught horticulturist who planted the three Eucalyptus trees on Fernald Point in Summerland. The trees were featured on the cover of: This Week in Santa Barbara Magazine dated Oct. 5, 1956. His father also worked for Fess Parker and the Bigelow families and was instrumental in the development of the Orchid Cactus.

Manuel Jr. worked at the famous Lotus Land in Montecito and worked in the trucking industry for many years before returning to his true passion, gardening in retirement. He is a wealth of information and is happy to share all he knows. Congratulations Hernandez family enjoy your little piece of paradise.

They have received a $25 gift certificate from Otto & Sons Nursery. Fillmore Civic Pride-Vision 2020 meets on the 3rd Wed. of the month at 1:30pm in Fillmore City Hall (2nd floor). For more information please contact president Linda Nunes 805.302.7527

 


 
Last chance to register

Love To Golf While Supporting A Great Cause?

Then sign up to participate in the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley's 9th Annual Golf Classic! The tournament will be held at the beautiful Las Posas Country Club on Monday, July 9, 2012.

9th Annual Golf Classic
July 9, 2012
Tournament Schedule:
10:30 AM: Golfer Registration/Practice Range Open
11:00 - 12:15 PM: Putting Contest
11:15 - 12:15 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Shotgun Start/Four-Person Scramble
5:45 PM: Gourmet Buffet Dinner
(Las Posas Country Club Banquet Facility)
Entry Fee:
$200 per player - This includes:
green fees, golf cart, putting contest, raffle tickets, $50 Callaway Gift Card (provided by Santa Paula Chevrolet) range balls, lunch & dinner. (Additional dinners- $50 each)

For registration forms please contact Pearl Galvan at: galvan@bgcscv.org (805) 525-7910

 

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Buddy also took his middle school group to Salzers Music & Tommy's Burgers.
Buddy also took his middle school group to Salzers Music & Tommy's Burgers.
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The interesting part of going to Slazers was that none of the kids owned CD's, they all used IPODS. Wow! How times have changed. Every Wednesday & Thursday the club takes the kids on field trips. Eight more weeks of summer.
The interesting part of going to Slazers was that none of the kids owned CD's, they all used IPODS. Wow! How times have changed. Every Wednesday & Thursday the club takes the kids on field trips. Eight more weeks of summer.
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Club Director, buddy Escoto took the K-5 kids bowling. They each bowled two games and then went to Toppers Pizza. All of the kids had a great time.
Club Director, buddy Escoto took the K-5 kids bowling. They each bowled two games and then went to Toppers Pizza. All of the kids had a great time.
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Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will hold the following Joint Replacement Class to prepare you for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Home preparation, exercises and rehabilitation information will be discussed. Open to the public and free of charge, the class will be held July 11th, 10:00 – 11:00 am @ Cypress Place, 1st floor private dining room, 1200 Cypress Point Lane, Ventura, RSVP Diana Davis @ 642-0239 x 739

 
(l-r) Pam Piche, Alan Ruiz, Sandy Stover, Danny Golson, Fredy Galan, Luis Montejano.
(l-r) Pam Piche, Alan Ruiz, Sandy Stover, Danny Golson, Fredy Galan, Luis Montejano.
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Piru Neighborhood Council Inc. held their Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 20th, 2012 at the boards monthly meeting. Scholarships were given to two local, Piru residents, Alan Ruiz and Luis Montejano.

 

Ventura County Library is updating their libraries’ public computer labs. The new PCs are Lenovo ThinkCentre all-in-one units with 20” displays, featuring the Windows 7 operating system with Microsoft Office 2010 installed.

To aid in learning the new operating system and Office software, patrons can find tutorials in the Ventura County eLibrary > Education > LearningExpress Library > Computer & Internet Basics. These resources are available free with a Ventura County Library card.

Already completed are the public computer labs at Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme, Ojai Library and Oak View Library in the Ojai Valley, Fillmore Library, and Avenue Library and Saticoy Library (in Ventura). E. P. Foster Library’s lab in Ventura re-opens Tuesday, June 26. New computers for OakPark Library, Meiners Oaks Library, Piru Library, Soliz Library (in El Rio), and Simi Valley Library will be installed over the next few months.

All Ventura County Libraries supply free wireless 24-7.

Find Ventura County Library locations at http://www.vencolibrary.org/locations

Ventura County eLibrary: http://157.145.215.81:81/rpa/default/RPA_redr.htm#education

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

 
Open Office Application 2010 (Word or Excel), Go to File > Options, Go to Trust center and Trust center settings (over the right window). (See next step in next image below...)
Open Office Application 2010 (Word or Excel), Go to File > Options, Go to Trust center and Trust center settings (over the right window). (See next step in next image below...)
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Now Select Protected View from the left pane and uncheck the desired security settings. This example I show is in Word 2010. You must manually uncheck the options from Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, etc. respectively.
Now Select Protected View from the left pane and uncheck the desired security settings. This example I show is in Word 2010. You must manually uncheck the options from Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, etc. respectively.
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Welcome to our current ‘blog’ where we attempt to share information in your daily world of computers and the joy and frustration they bring us.

This time around I’ve chosen a new latest-n-greatest feature of Microsoft – continuously endeavoring to assist in our daily lives! This topic is a bit of a double-edge sword. Our subject provides a great protection/support function but can be annoying when you’re ‘moving and shaking’ trying to address your immediate task or goal. Ok, right to it.

Notice in the new ©Microsoft Office 2010, Word or Excel particularly, when you receive the prompt “Enable Print” or “Enable Editing” when opening a file? This is called “Protected Mode”. Obviously this topic is for our users of the latest release of this application. That said there are a number of you/us so let’s visit this.

This feature is intended to ‘protect’ you and only is applied on files you’ve received from the Internet or Email. Think about it; if you open a file you already have edited, this does not happen. So – Microsoft is basically asking “ARE YOU SURE YOU TRUST THIS FILE?”

It’s actually a helpful tool to ensure you’re not downloading a bug and paying attention to the file you’re trying open on your system that might affect EVERTHING. Actually kind of neat.

OK - please note this. Once you “enable” this file is now considered “trusted” and will not again prompt you to enable.

OK – what If you don’t’ find it so helpful?!

NOTE: Modify this setting at your own risk! While it is a common practice, and I most certainly would not lead you down the wrong path, HOC is not responsible for your actions. I’ll provide our disclaimer and contact info right below so if you wish to print the info after it with the procedures, it won’t’ interfere.
I hope this bit of information helps you with your computer operations. Until next time, don’t forget your backups!

Of course my info is a brief summary vs. the novel. If you would like to read the FULL story, you may wish to visit the Microsoft site at the link below.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/what-is-protected-view-HA01...

Harv Oliver is the owner/senior tech for HANDS-ON Consultations (HOC) Computer Support Services serving Fillmore, Ventura County & Beyond since 1998. For more information, visit the HOC web site at http://www.hocsupport.com or call (805) 524-5278. NOTE: Provided information is presented as a courtesy ONLY. Please check with an IT professional for assistance or perform suggestions at your own risk. Harv Oliver or HANDS-ON Consultations is not responsible for any activities users perform.

 
(l-r) Theresa Robledo of Diamond Realty & Investments, President; Ari Larson of Cookie Lee Jewelry, Vice President; Recently joined members are as follows: Lupe Carrillo of Santa Fe Commercial Insurance Services; Melanie Fiers of Nerium; Max Gabaldon of Gabaldon Construction; Kathy Odle of Original Computer Solutions, LLC; and Terri Aguirre of Legal Shield & Identity Theft, Secretary Treasurer.
(l-r) Theresa Robledo of Diamond Realty & Investments, President; Ari Larson of Cookie Lee Jewelry, Vice President; Recently joined members are as follows: Lupe Carrillo of Santa Fe Commercial Insurance Services; Melanie Fiers of Nerium; Max Gabaldon of Gabaldon Construction; Kathy Odle of Original Computer Solutions, LLC; and Terri Aguirre of Legal Shield & Identity Theft, Secretary Treasurer.
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BNI - Business Network International is a business and professional marketing program whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. It is the most successful organization of its type in the world today, with nearly 6500 chapters in operation in 49 countries. Last year, BNI passed over 6.2 million referrals resulting in more than $2.6 billion U.S. dollars worth of business for our participants. Our uniqueness is that there is only one person per business category and we are a sales team devoted to passing referrals to one another.

Locally our chapter meets at El Pescador in Fillmore every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. If you know of someone who is looking to take their business to the next level, please have them visit our chapter or contact Theresa Robledo at 805-625-4450 email: Theresa@DiamondRealtyTeam.com or Ari Larson at 805-794-7590 email: petenari55@hotmail.com

 
Ventura County Grand Jury Report Released

SUMMARY
The 2011-2012 Ventura Grand Jury (Grand Jury) opened an investigation in September 2011 of the City of Port Hueneme’s (City) water rates, triggered by a public complaint. The Grand Jury investigated whether the water utility billing rose unlawfully when the “Utility Users Tax” increased after the City went through the Proposition 218 process, by mail, for increasing water rates in 2009. The report is silent as to wastewater charges as these charges were not an issue. Neither the voter-approved water rate increase, nor the percentage (4%) of the “Utility Users Tax,” was investigated.

The sole issue of the investigation is the inclusion of a previously untaxed “water service charge” into the water service fixed rate. The “water service charge” is now being taxed, creating a new tax, intended or not, by the City.

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A 70-year-old female in Kern County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection in California this year, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The woman was hospitalized, but is now recovering.

"This first confirmed West Nile virus case reminds us that we must take precautions to protect ourselves and our families from mosquito bites,” said Chapman. “West Nile virus activity is greatest during the summertime.”

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals – less than 1 percent – can develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. People 50 years of age and older have a higher chance of getting sick and are more likely to develop complications. Recent data also indicates that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

To date in 2012, West Nile virus has been detected in 15 California counties.

CDPH recommends that individuals prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus by practicing the “Three Ds”:

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The Show is up and the artists shown are Jan Faulkner, Luanne Perez, Wana Klasen, Karen Browdy, Judy Dressler, Virginia Neuman and Lois Freeman-Fox.
The Show is up and the artists shown are Jan Faulkner, Luanne Perez, Wana Klasen, Karen Browdy, Judy Dressler, Virginia Neuman and Lois Freeman-Fox.
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The mission of the ARTISTS GUILD OF FILLMORE is to create an interest in people for collecting original art by local artists. Nine members are showing in their Second Annual Exhibit on the 70 foot Shively Memorial Wall at the Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th Street, in the neighboring city of Santa Paula. The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 12 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Saturday 10 to 2, Friday and Sunday closed. The artworks are available for sale for two months, June 4 through July 26, 2012.

Art lovers and friends are invited to come to the “Artists Reception” which is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Blanchard Library.

Besides last year’s Primiere Show in the same location, the Artists Guild of Fillmore has continually exhibited at the Fillmore Public Library and at Giessinger Winery during Railfest Days. Addionally, their art was shown at an in-store display in the Rudkin Building and Farmers Market, both in the city of Fillmore. There have been single shows at the Ventura County Government Center and Ventura’s Poinsettia Pavilion.

The artists: Joanne King creates watercolor paintings of scenes with both expected and unexpected results. Judy Dressler is a self taught oil painter who took Adult Education art classes and paints Western life: people and landscapes. Karen Browdy creates refined collages and assemblages; she teaches art classes in Fillmore, Carpenteria and Santa Barbara. Lady Jan Faulkner focuses on mixed media collage and digitally enhancied photography. Lois Freeman-Fox paints digital portraits and landscapes on canvas enhancing them them with oils and acrylics. Luanne Hebner Perez’s watercolor paintings are bright, colorful landscapes, still lifes and florals of California and Europe. Virginia Neuman, our English artist, educated at Chelsea School of Art, uses various media and teaches art in the Fillmore Schools. Wana Klasen is a self-taught artist whose eclectic artistic interests are gathered from her life’s experiences and music.

 

Ventura, CA - From now until July 8th, the Ventura Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for the Y’s away camp. Summer is a critical out-of-school time when children and teens can benefit from enriched learning, new experiences and making new friendships. The Y’s camp offers all of this and more.

“While summer should be a time of exploration, youth are sometimes less involved in activities that stimulate their mind and body,” says Sarah Abrams, Youth Programs Director. “During away camp, kids have the opportunity to get outdoors and learn about nature, take on new responsibilities, gain independence, and develop essential social skills and new relationships. As a result, they become more confident, open to trying new things and grow as individuals and as part of a group.”

Sequoia Lake Camp provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, including: sharing cabins with friends, enjoy cabin activities led by trained volunteers, shooting arrows in the archery range, swimming in a private lake, hiking in the Sequoia National Forest, climbing the rock wall, and singing songs at campfire. Each camper will also have the opportunity to set new personal goals in the YMCA Rags and Leathers program. All of these activities occur in the mountains above Miramonte, California near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on beautiful Sequoia Lake. And, to ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need.

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Pictured is the Grand Opening of the new location for Edward Jones, in the Vons Shopping Center complex. The Chamber of Commerce was represented by Ari Larson, Miss Fillmore Samantha Parker and her Princesses, Kyle Wilson, Cindy Jackson and Linda Vazquez.
Pictured is the Grand Opening of the new location for Edward Jones, in the Vons Shopping Center complex. The Chamber of Commerce was represented by Ari Larson, Miss Fillmore Samantha Parker and her Princesses, Kyle Wilson, Cindy Jackson and Linda Vazquez.
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Ventura County Grand Jury Report Released

SUMMARY
In the course of its duties, the 2011–2012 Ventura County Grand Jury (Grand Jury, or Jury) attended a Ventura County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program briefing by Ventura County (County) law enforcement. The subject was the training program for the CIT and its application in the County. Recognizing the importance of the program to County citizenry, the Grand Jury opened an inquiry to examine the policies and procedures governing the program and their implementation within the County.

The Grand Jury interviewed and obtained information from knowledgeable persons with respect to the subject of the inquiry and attended a CIT briefing by Ventura County law enforcement agencies that specifically addressed the subject of this inquiry in detail. The Grand Jury examined the CIT practices and written policies of County law enforcement agencies and gathered current data with respect to the various agencies’ participation in CIT. The Jury also considered the history of CIT in the County and researched the history of CIT on the Internet. The Jury also visited emergency (911) dispatch centers located in the County to assess application of CIT intervention in crisis-dispatch actions and the application of the training by the 911 call takers and dispatchers.

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It was all the buzz...The First Annual Honey Harvest Festival took place over the weekend in Fillmore’s Central Park. The weather was beautiful and the crowd was happy. Offered were many craft booths as well as honey and beewax products, face painting, a petting zoo, and a dunking booth. The wild west was represented by the Fillmore & Western Railway cowboys, shooting it out at high noon. Food booths were available at the east end of the park along with music from a live band.
It was all the buzz...The First Annual Honey Harvest Festival took place over the weekend in Fillmore’s Central Park. The weather was beautiful and the crowd was happy. Offered were many craft booths as well as honey and beewax products, face painting, a petting zoo, and a dunking booth. The wild west was represented by the Fillmore & Western Railway cowboys, shooting it out at high noon. Food booths were available at the east end of the park along with music from a live band.
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Patty Zavala, was BEEutiful in her costume.
Patty Zavala, was BEEutiful in her costume.
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Ventura County Grand Jury Report Released

SUMMARY
The 2011–2012 Ventura County Grand Jury (Jury or Grand Jury) opened an inquiry into the policies, procedures, operations, and practices of the Ventura County Animal Services Department (Department). This inquiry was conducted on the basis of newspaper articles discussing activities of the Department and various citizen complaints directed at perceived practice and policy deficiencies of the Department.

The Grand Jury interviewed numerous persons with respect to the various subjects of the inquiry. The Grand Jury examined the practices and written policies of the Department as well as Department records and records of its suppliers and contractors. The Grand Jury visited Department facilities to observe and inspect the premises to ascertain the coherence of written policy to practice.

The Jury found that the Department has had, since 2010, excellent and well- thought-out “Strategic Plans-Mission Statements.” The Department has made substantial improvement under its post-May 2008 management by pursuing those plans. Moreover, the Department’s Strategic Goals reviews have pinpointed many of the critical problems underlying its operational difficulties. It is apparent to the Grand Jury that the Department has moved to address these problems and that continuing efforts are underway to further alleviate them. However, the Grand Jury also concluded that some of the noted difficulties appear to persist in some form and, as a practical matter, seem intractable. In addition, the Grand Jury found new difficulties which are in need of continuing management attention.

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Oldest Alumni Mrs. Shaw.
Oldest Alumni Mrs. Shaw.
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Curtis Adams
Curtis Adams
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Congratulations to the Fillmore High Alumni Board for putting on another successful Alumni Dinner. Around 300 Alumni from all over the Country, and California enjoyed themselves as they reminisced and rekindled old friendships from years ago. Gary Larid (Class of '76) owner of Lairds Butcher shop in Santa Paula started the afternoon off with his Bar b q in tow, and sending his wonderful bar b q smells bellowing out around town from the the Memorial Building. At 4:00pm the party started. Folks started coming in and the Happy Hour began. Luckily, The Class of '52 (celebrating their 60th class reunion at the dinner) happened to set their tables right next to the Bar on the patio. Many folks from other classes started joining in on their fun. We're not sure if it was suppose to start out that way, but from the looks of everyone with big smiles on their faces and laughter you could hear from blocks away, no one seemed to care. Alumni came from Florida, Utah, and Washington State. Many drove in from all around Southern California, and the county. After a great dinner, including Cheesecake for dessert, it was time to meet the class of 2012 Scholarship winners. After their introduction, it was time to "Give Back", and boy, did the Alumni Give back. Alumni from here in town gave away prizes, including Gertrude "Gathright" Lovelace '48, Scott Beylik '87 from Beylik Farms, and Steve Barnard '70 from Mission Produce, just to name a few. Another Alumni, Mike Richardson class of '91 (Life Member) and owner of Quality Ag, here in Fillmore, gave away field level, behind home plate, Dodger tickets. That sure made that winners evening. Curtis Adams from the Class of '63 probably received the loudest applause of the evening. You see, with this many Alumni in attendance, the 50/50 raffle tends to be a pretty large amount for the Scholarship Fund, and for the winner. Curtis was the 50/50 winner Saturday evening, and he "Gave Back" all of his winnings to the Scholarship Fund. Thank You Curtis. The program ended with the singing of the Schools Alma Mater. It's amazing to us that so many folks know all the words to the Alma Mater with out looking at the words on the program. It truly is something to hear 300 folks singing in unison. "All hail to our Alma Mater.......". the program ended early, and many folks just stayed around and visited, and thanked the Alumni Board for a memorable evening. The 100th Alumni Dinner next year is on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Make your plans now to be in town. This is the ONE you do not want to miss. The Alumni Board wishes to Thank the following sponsors for Saturdays dinner. Fillmore Von's, Elkin's Ranch Golf Course, Fillmore & Western, Super A Market, and the Fillmore Starbucks for their donations.

 
Diego Rodrigues with Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear at the "Get the Green" video and photo competition awards presentation.
Diego Rodrigues with Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear at the "Get the Green" video and photo competition awards presentation.
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One of the rewarding outcomes of mentoring a child is watching them develop their talents in school and the community. For one Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program at Fillmore, these talents can showcase one’s passion in changing the world for the better, locally.

Diego Rodrigues, a Little in our Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring program in Fillmore was honored for his talents and won 3rd place in the "Get The Green" video and photo competition.

"Get The Green" is national competition that received over 300 entries from teens across the United States. As last year’s winner of the contest, Diego received a $300 cash reward to purchase a Gopro camera, which can be used for under water video production. This year he used his new camera to produce a video entitled, “Get The Green - What this Means To Me". As part of his winnings, Diego was awarded $200 to fund his trip to "VidCon" a video conference where he will be able to learn new and exciting video production techniques.

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