Members of the public, students invited to meet with more than 40 hiring employers

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host its 10th Annual Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza on the CI campus.

The event will feature more than 40 local employers who are currently recruiting to fill full-time, part-time and internship positions.

The Career & Internship Fair is free and open to members of the public as well as CI students. All participants are highly encouraged to come prepared with a polished resume and professional attire. For a current list of participating employers, please visit http://www.csuci.edu/careerdevelopment/our-services.htm.

The fair is the culminating event of Career & Internship Week, which features a series of workshops designed to help students prepare for the event. It’s sponsored by the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics and the Business & Technology Partnership.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

For additional information, contact Amanda Carpenter, Coordinator for Career Development Services, at amanda.carpenter@csuci.edu or 805-437-3565.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research.

 


 
 


 

Physicians from Ventura Orthopedics and Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will present two informative Joint Replacement Classes to prepare you for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Bring your question and learn about home preparation, what to expect before and after your surgery, helpful exercises and rehabilitation.

Open to the public and free of charge, the classes will be held:

April 23rd, 4:00 pm @ Help of Ojai’s Oak Tree House, 111 W. Santa Ana Street, Ojai.
April 25th, 9:30 am @ Wilson Senior Center, 350 North “C” Street, Oxnard.

RSVP Diana Davis @ 642-0239, ext. 739

Sandy Morse, RN
Director of Community and Professional Relations
Livingston Memorial VNA
1996 Eastman Ave, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
smorse@lmvna.org
642-0239 x 653
805 276-8870

 


 

Livingston Hospice conducts several adult bereavement support groups to help those who have experienced a loss. Explore and express feeling, understand the grief process and receive emotional support. Open to the public, free of charge, all are welcome.

The groups are held:

Weekly: Wednesday; 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ The First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard
Weekly: Wednesday; 6:30 – 8:00 pm @ Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Ave (#106), Ventura

Bi-Monthly: 2nd & 4th Tuesday; 3:00 – 4:00pm @ The Townhouse, 4900 Telegraph Rd, (7th floor), Ventura

Monthly: For the newly bereaved; 2nd Thursday; 6:00 – 7:30 pm @ Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Ave (#106), Ventura.

For more information call: 642-1608
Sandy Morse, RN
Director of Community and Professional Relations
Livingston Memorial VNA
1996 Eastman Ave, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
smorse@lmvna.org
642-0239 x 653
805 276-8870

 


 
The Fillmore Boys & Girls Club kids had a special day at the Fillmore Library. They were surprised by the staff that put together an Easter egg hunt. The kids came back to the clubhouse with treats & prizes. Thank you Fillmore Library for the on going support of our youth.
The Fillmore Boys & Girls Club kids had a special day at the Fillmore Library. They were surprised by the staff that put together an Easter egg hunt. The kids came back to the clubhouse with treats & prizes. Thank you Fillmore Library for the on going support of our youth.
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The Ventura County Superior Court is offering a one time Amnesty Program for old traffic citations that allows for a 50% reduction on the outstanding balance owed.
The Ventura County Superior Court is offering a one time Amnesty Program for old traffic citations that allows for a 50% reduction on the outstanding balance owed.
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“Let Your Imagination Fly”

Join us in a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts and our youth. There will be a Art Show, Musical Performance, Drama, Reception, and Sale. It will be held April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building 511 Second St. Student art and photography exhibit, Jazz and concert band performances and Drama and Poetry Club performance.

 
Two days before spring officially arrived, snow fell on the Los Padres National Forest. A week later, more snow.
Two days before spring officially arrived, snow fell on the Los Padres National Forest. A week later, more snow.
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ABC Kids Preschool and Childcare will hold its Grand Opening ribbon cutting on April 14th at 11am. The new business is located at the corner of River and Surrey Way. Local residents attempted to stop the business from opening, fearing noise and traffic concerns.
ABC Kids Preschool and Childcare will hold its Grand Opening ribbon cutting on April 14th at 11am. The new business is located at the corner of River and Surrey Way. Local residents attempted to stop the business from opening, fearing noise and traffic concerns.
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Applications are now available for the Fillmore Women's Service Club Educational Scholarship for Adult Women returning to College or Trade School. Applicants must reside within the Fillmore School District and be 25 years of age or older. For information and an application form please telephone Susan Banks at 551-3862

 

The Sespe Players and Fillmore High School proudly present “Guides” written and directed by Josh Overton. This is an inspirational story about the spiritual influences we have around us and how our lives are touched by them. “Guides” is a great show for family, friends and those who are curious as to what or whom gives us our “intuition”. All shows will be performed at the Sespe Auditorium on March 30, 31 and April 1st.

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays will start at 7:30pm with Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are available before each show and are priced at $5 for students, $8 for adults and $15 to attend all performances. For more information, please call 805-217-2402

 

The Fillmore Flower Show, “Celebration of Flowers”, coming April 14, 15th, will feature some newly added categories because of interest at last year’s show.

Newly added categories will be: single stem cut iris divided into 3 classes for Bearded, Spuria, & Japanese; the potted plant division will have classes for African violets, Orchids, Cacti & succulents.

Vision 2020, Civic Pride Committee members have been busy preparing for the show, selecting award prizes, gathering door prizes and preparing potted plants to raise funds to continue this community endeavor. It takes many, many volunteers to have this effort run smoothly and it has been wonderful to see friends step in to help with this show even though they are busy people.

We still are in need of some more volunteers! If you would be able to help set up on Friday at 3pm, or to help Saturday morning getting entries carried in for placement at 7:30am, or just to help in a time slot as hostesses(standing or sitting in a room to see that nothing is touched or moved), please call Joanne King at 805-524-4904.
Volunteering is a great way to get to know others in the community and share in this worthwhile effort that first began before World War I.

 

Got clutter? If so, Fillmore has set March 31 as “City-Wide Clean Up Day”.

City residents and small business owners are encouraged to bring their clutter to Well No. 4 on Goodenough Road, between A & B Streets, both Saturdays, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trash, recyclables, furniture, appliances, old tires, refrigerators and electronic waste are among the materials that will be accepted, free of charge.

 

The City of Fillmore is setting aside two Saturdays in 2012 – April 7 to allow residents and small business owners to drop off materials, free of charge, that are not accepted in either your trash or recycling barrels for safe disposal.

The Household Hazardous Waste Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Residents and small business owners can bring their HHW to Fillmore’s Public Works Department yard at the corner of A Street and Sespe Place.

The Collection will accept: Latex (water-based) and oil-base paints; computers and electronics; pool and photo chemicals; cleaning solvents; pesticides and insecticides; fertilizers; automobile batteries; used motor oil and filters; single-use and rechargeable batteries; and fluorescent light bulbs.

The Collection will not accept: fireworks, smoke detectors, radioactive and medical waste; explosive materials; compressed gas cylinders; tires; or trash.

Appointments are necessary. Call 658-4323.

 

Applications for the 2012 Little Miss and Mister Sweetheart Pageant are currently available. This pageant is open to Girls ages 0 – 12 yrs and Boys ages 0 – 6yrs. Contestants will be judged on beauty and personality. If you were selected a 2011 King or Queen in this Pageant, you must change age categories in order to be eligible to compete. Pageant will take place on Sunday, May 6th at Mountain Vista Cafeteria. Entry fee is $50.00. New Categories have been added for $10.00 ea. or you can enter all six for $50.00. They include Best Smile, Best Hair, Best Attire, Prettiest Eyes, Best Personality and Most Beautiful Face. Application deadline is Friday, April 13th. Applications may be obtained at the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce or by calling #805-340-6222 or #805-850-5253.

 

From Roy Grover. An old history of Ventura county. http://ceventura.ucdavis.edu/files/76412.swf

 

Ventura, CA - In conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, Community Memorial Health System is holding a community dialogue on end-of-life care, including advance medical directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, on Tuesday, April 17.

James Hornstein, M.D., chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital, will lead the discussion that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at CMH, located at 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura. Professionals from CMH’s Social Services, Palliative Care and Spiritual Care departments also will be on hand.

At the conclusion of the evening, participants will be able to:

Understand the various tools to support their end-of-life wishes;
Have the opportunity to work with CMH professional to answer questions;
Begin to fill out their own advance directives;
Learn what resources are available for caregivers.

Dr. Hornstein received his medical degree from UCLA in 1980 and his certificate in Advanced Studies in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 1996. He is board-certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has been a lecturer at UCLA, USC and other institutions, where he has taught ethics in society and medical ethics.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 652-5436, 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 11 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 

Ojai, CA - Hyperbaric medicine – the use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure to heal problem wounds – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, April 14.

John Tesman, M.D., a local hyperbaric medicine and chronic wound care specialist, will lead the seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the banquet room at Soule Park Golf Course, 1033 East Ojai Avenue.

The seminar will provide an introduction to hyperbaric medicine with information on the diagnosis and treatment of difficult wounds. Dr. Tesman also will talk about CMHS’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing while explaining:

What causes non-healing wounds;
How hyperbaric chambers work and what they treat;
How wound care centers heal difficult wounds;
If you are a candidate for specialized wound care.

Dr. Tesman is board certified in emergency medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine and is a Fellow of the College of Chronic Wound Care Specialists. He is the medical director for the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Space is limited, so call 805/640-2355 for reservations, or go to 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 11 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 

The 2011-2012 Ventura County Grand Jury (Grand Jury) initiated this investigation into vehicle impound costs in Ventura County (County) based on newspaper articles alleging abusive fees charged by Los Angeles County’s City of Bell. This report focuses on the fees charged by the cities and agencies of the County to reimburse administrative costs related to driving without a driver’s license, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Vehicles are towed and impounded when a driver has been found by law enforcement agencies to be driving without a valid driver’s license or to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. High costs may be incurred by the driver/owner when recovering a vehicle from impound. People with lower incomes may find it difficult or impossible to pay the cost of vehicle recovery. This may lead to loss of the vehicle through confiscation and sale by the impounding company.

The Grand Jury requested information with respect to impound fees, procedures, and policies from the Ventura County Sheriff (Sheriff), the ten cities in the County (Cities), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The Grand Jury also reviewed California law and performed internet searches for newspaper articles related to the vehicle impound process.

The Grand Jury found that there was no evidence that the Sheriff or any of the Cities, with the exception of the City of Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks), were collecting funds beyond the allowable administrative costs related to the removal, impound, storage, or release of the vehicles. Even when recovery fees reached the $300 level, as identified in a September 5, 2010 Los Angeles Times (Times) article titled “Impounded cars boost Bell’s coffers,” the fees were justified and in compliance with Vehicle Code section 22850.5.

In the case of Thousand Oaks, the inclusion of an offset cost for the Thousand Oaks’ “Start Smart” driving classes in a vehicle release fee conflicts with the requirements of Vehicle Code section 22850.5, subdivision (a).

The Grand Jury found that all Cities passed resolutions authorizing the collection of the fees required for release of a vehicle from impound. However, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Board of Supervisors) has not passed a resolution to cover vehicle release fees in the unincorporated areas of the County.

The Grand Jury also found that there is no countywide standardized list of allowable categories for impound costs used as the basis for calculating vehicle release fees. Some cities base fees on costs that are incurred after a traffic stop transitions to the impound process—traffic citation issued or arrest effected and request for tow initiated—and ends with the vehicle release paperwork. Other cities and the Sheriff collect fees based only on the cost of paperwork generated at the end of the impound process. These disparities contribute to a wide range of County vehicle release fees from a low of $11 for unincorporated areas of the County to a high of $300 for Thousand Oaks. The wide range of fees contributes to a public perception that Cities charging higher fees may be profiting from impounds as implied by the Times article about the City of Bell.

The Grand Jury recommends that County law enforcement agencies meet and identify a standard set of tasks, labor hours and overhead items to cover the administrative costs of vehicle release fees. The Grand Jury further recommends that the Cities and the Board of Supervisors use the standardized cost categories to calculate their individual vehicle release fees. The Grand Jury recommends that Thousand Oaks review the legal basis for including an offset fee for their “Start Smart” driving classes in any vehicle release fee. Finally, the Grand Jury recommends that the Board of Supervisors pass a resolution to collect vehicle release fees for the unincorporated areas of the County.

Go to the Grand Jury website to review the entire report http://grandjury.countyofventura.org

 
Photo of the Week from the Gazette History Archives. Can you identify this photo or any of the people in it? If so, please add any information about this photograph in the comments section provided at the bottom.
Photo of the Week from the Gazette History Archives. Can you identify this photo or any of the people in it? If so, please add any information about this photograph in the comments section provided at the bottom.
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