Fundraiser for Supporters of the Second Amendment

Simi Valley, CA - The Sixth Annual Simi Conejo Friends of NRA fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5pm at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Says event chairman Larry Parsons, “Known as one of Southern California’s premiere events held on behalf of the NRA Foundation, the banquet will include dinner, auctions, and prize drawings. An evening of fun awaits those who support the Second Amendment, with an opportunity to win or purchase limited edition NRA logo firearms, outdoor gear, home décor, and collectibles. One of the exclusive prizes we are especially excited about is an authenticated piece of the Berlin Wall accompanied by a copy of President Reagan’s famous ‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall’ speech.”

Proceeds benefit The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity of the National Rifle Association, and are distributed as grants to support projects such as youth firearm safety, women’s programs, law enforcement, and range development. Ticket prices begin at $150, and special packages that include discounted raffle packs offer an even better value. Need not be an NRA member to attend. Request an event flyer by e-mailing mdavis@nrahq.org or visit www.friendsofnra.org/ca.

Views and opinions expressed by Simi Conejo Friends of NRA are not necessarily shared by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Foundation.

 


 
Police asking witnesses to contact them

On Thursday, August 04, 2011 at approximately 6:32 am, Santa Paula Police Department received a call of a stabbing victim at the Santa Paula Hospital.

Responding Officers contacted and interviewed the victim in the Santa Paula Hospital Emergency Room. The victim suffered 3 stab wounds to his upper left arm and left thigh that were determined to be non-life threatening. The victim reported the incident occurred in the parking lot area of Del Taco, located at 55 Hallock Dr. in the City of Santa Paula. The victim was unable to provide information regarding the suspect(s).

At this time, the investigation is continuing. If anyone witnessed or has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Santa Paula Police Department at (805) 525-4474.

Jeremy Watson #1025
Senior Officer

 


 
Tim Gurrola, left, and Sean Morris are pictured with visiting Sun Rise Rotary District Governor Wade Nomura.
Tim Gurrola, left, and Sean Morris are pictured with visiting Sun Rise Rotary District Governor Wade Nomura.
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District Governor Wade Nomura, with Roxanne and Rotary President Sean Morris.
District Governor Wade Nomura, with Roxanne and Rotary President Sean Morris.
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District Governor Wade Nomura and his wife, Roxanne, made their official visit to the Rotary Club of Fillmore Sun Risers on Tuesday, July 26th. DG Nomura’s message included reminding the Sun Risers that Rotary has served Central and Coastal California since January 1, 1918. For decades Rotary’s presence and involvement in our region has made a positive impact on the quality of life in our local communities as well as improving the lives of people around the world. Rotary District 5240 has remained committed to all that Rotary stands for by placing SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

The District Governor helped the Sun Risers present two Paul Harris Fellowship awards. Club member Tim Gurrola was honored for his enthusiasm and hard work on all club projects and as club treasurer. Veronica Morris was honored for her community service and support of the Sun Risers club. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three associates in Chicago in 1905. A $1,000 contribution is made to the Rotary Foundation for each PHF. Rotary Foundation supports humanitarian and educational programs throughout the world. The Sun Risers also honored Irma Magana-Rodriguez with a Benefactor award certificate for a promise upon death of a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation.

Upcoming events for the Sun Risers in August and September include hosting a BBQ for the FMS and FHS Interact Club students and their parents at the Fillmore Aquatic Center on August 27th ; and participating as a team in the Relay for Life on Sept. 17 & 18. August speakers include: Valerie Reed will speak on Meditation; meeting at Bob Hammond's home for signing up for Relay for Life; Actor Bob Munns; Kyle Wilson of Edward Jones; and Catherine Voekler Duggan, VC DA's office.

The Rotary Club of Fillmore Sun Risers meet every Tuesday at 7:00 AM at El Pescador Restaurant. For more information call Sean at 796-0276.

 

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Ana Morino
Ana Morino

Ana Morino 17, a Fillmore resident has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California pageant to be held August 5-7 at the Marriott in Anaheim. The National American pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Ana will be participating in the teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the great state of California.

Ana’s activities include Volleyball, basketball, track, ASB President, Interact President, FHS Hall of Fame Club President, Flashes go green VP. She also enjoys mentoring with Big Brothers, Sisters, volunteering for the community, surfing, rock climbing, snowboarding, camping and spending time with friend and family. Ana’s sponsors include Attraction Spa, Central Mkt., Element Comp, Garnica Family, Adams Family, The Scented Path, Ballard Furniture Store, Jay Garcia, Maya Travel, Mayflower Mkt., and KSSP Photographic Studio.

Ana will also be entering the Spokes Model and Photogenic competition as well as the Academic Achievement and Volunteer Service Contests.

The winner of the pageant will receive a $1000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the National pageant in California where she will receive an exciting complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.

The national American miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang Convertible.

Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program many visit www.namiss.com.

 


 
Taco Bell was torn down last week. It was built in 1984. The restaurant closed October 2010 and has sat vacant ever since. It was expected to be closed for three months. Plans for a new Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut Express were in the works at the time. Will it be rebuilt? We hope so.
Taco Bell was torn down last week. It was built in 1984. The restaurant closed October 2010 and has sat vacant ever since. It was expected to be closed for three months. Plans for a new Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut Express were in the works at the time. Will it be rebuilt? We hope so.
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Mark your calendar and buy a ticket for the Great Train Robbery fundraising event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. Boarding at 5:30 pm and leaving promptly at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2011, guests will be treated to an evening of bribery, mayhem and extortion aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway. A catered BBQ buffet is included in the ticket price and a full no-host bar will be provided by Fillmore & Western Railway.

Entertainment includes a ‘shoot out’ between ‘train-jacking’ local desperadoes, played by the Frontier Gunfighters, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Association Posse Riding Club. Kidnappings and arrests will be numerous with suspects going up before the “hanging judge” Make ‘Em Dangle Dean (Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean) and Bloodbath McGrath (Fillmore Police Chief Monica McGrath. Held in a special onboard ‘jail’, arrestees can be ‘bailed out’ after an appearance before the judge or by posting bail. Event passengers will be encouraged to enjoy live music provided by Tilford Jackson Band on the open-air dance car.

Temporary Marriage Licenses (Hitch ‘ems) and Temporary Divorce Papers (Ditch ‘ems) will be available for a fee. Elixirs and potions will be available to cure what ails ya. Western wear is encouraged.

The train will travel throughout the Heritage Valley between Fillmore and Santa Paula. The entire trip will last approximately 3 hours.

Passengers will be encouraged to pay the ‘ransom’ for any friends or family members who happen to get kidnapped (or to have them arrested if that seems to be a better option). There are many ways to donate to the fundraiser on this special Great Train Robbery trip, with all funds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley.

Boarding tickets sell for $55 per person and can be ordered by calling the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley at 805-525-7910. Advance reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. All Aboard for a night to remember and prepare to be robbed!!

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley provides after school and summer camp programs for children ages 5 to 18, at the Club’s two locations; 1400 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula and 565 First St., Fillmore. Club members pay a $25 annual fee to attend the Club, and no child is turned away for their inability to pay the membership fee. It costs the Club $560 per child annually to provide services for its members. The obvious gap between cost of services and membership is bridged by generous donations from local businesses, private donors and local and national grants. Donors interested in providing financial assistance to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley are encouraged to contact the Club at 805-525-7910. All donations, regardless of amount, are gratefully appreciated.

 

If you can spare a couple of hours a week, you CAN make a difference in the life of a court-dependent abused, abandoned or neglected child in your own community!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.) is a nation-wide non profit organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned kids in the foster care system. Currently in Ventura County, there are over 700 court-dependent children living in foster and group homes. Over 200 of these children who are the most "at risk" because they have few or no family supports, are appointed to our program.

We have a great need for more volunteers – especially men, and those who are bi-lingual in Spanish and English! An Informational Orientation is taking place Thursday, September 1st, 2011 from 6-7:30 pm at a location in Camarillo for people to learn more about how they can help. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bernadette at (805) 389-3120 or email bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org You’ll be glad you did and so will a child in need! (Tax deductible donations are also GREATYLY appreciated ! Please mail to CASA of Ventura County, POB 1135, Camarillo, CA 93011-1135)

 

Santa Paula, CA. - Santa Clara Valley Bank’s (SCVBank; OTC BB: SCVE.OB) Board of Directors today announced the resignation of President and CEO Michael D. Hause. Mr. Hause, whose career started in agribusiness, has accepted a management position with Calavo Growers, Inc. His resignation is effective July 29, 2011.

The Board has named Chairman Ralph De Leon as the Interim CEO. A search for a capable candidate will begin immediately.

Mr. Hause stated, “My passion has remained with agriculture and agribusiness, where my career started. I’m so excited to be able to join one of the most dynamic food companies in the nation. Having served as a Calavo Board Member over the past 8 years has allowed me to be keenly aware of the operations of Calavo and its potential for growth.”

Mr. Hause continued, “I would have never considered this transition were it not for the knowledge that I am leaving a SCVBank in a very strong position, from a standpoint of capital, liquidity and earnings trends. I am most proud of the expert staff that has been assembled over the years. I am leaving the Bank in capable hands.”

Chairman Ralph De Leon commented, “On behalf of the entire board of directors, we want to thank Mike for his years devoted to SCVBank, and we wish him success in his position with Calavo.”

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 www.SCVBank.com.

Santa Clara Valley Bank Corporate Headquarters
901 East Main Street
Santa Paula, California 93060
805-525-1999

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.

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 07-28-2011, Vintage Oil field workers discovered a large amount of metal missing from an inactive oil pumping site in the 17000 block of South Mountain Road in Santa Paula. Fillmore Station Patrol Deputies were contacted and responded to the scene. During the initial investigation evidence was recovered that indicated (S) Jeffrey Daniel was involved in the theft. Daniel was detained near his residence and several of the stolen oil pump parts were located in his truck. The theft represented approximately $3800.00 in losses of equipment for the victim.

Daniel was arrested for grand theft, a felony, and he was booked into the Ventura County Jail.

This arrest was made possible because of the partnership between the farming community and the Sheriff’s Office and the immediate reporting of the incident by “Farm Watch” members. “Farm Watch” is a county wide electronic neighborhood watch program that is distributed to more than 600 farms, ranches, nurseries, and supply houses. In this case, because of “Farm Watch”, the victim knew how to react and treat the crime scene to preserve potential evidence for immediate processing by the deputies of the Sheriff’s Office. In order to get registered on Farm Watch, please e-mail crime.watch@ventura.org.

Location: 17000 Block of South Mountain Road, Santa Paula
Date & Time/ RB#: 07-28-2011 @ 8:15 A.M. / Report # 11-17018
Unit Responsible: Fillmore Police Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(V) Vintage Oil
(S) Jeffrey Donald Daniel Santa Paula 46
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Darin Hendren
Follow-up Contact: Detective Darin Hendren
Date of Release: 07-28-2011
Approved By: Captain Monica McGrath

 

The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Valley BNI, is having a business mixer on August 10th 2011, at El Pescador Restaurant "JUMP START YOUR BUSINESS" Starts at 6:30pm until 8pm, Businesses bring a door prize & Business Cards

BNI is here to help your business grow..Bring a Friend too.

 
Scouts and leaders from Troop 406 get ready for a week in the Sierras at Camp Whitsett. They left a week ago last Sunday morning and returned last Saturday.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 406 get ready for a week in the Sierras at Camp Whitsett. They left a week ago last Sunday morning and returned last Saturday.
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(l-r) Franzi Scheifler, Rotary Exchange Student 2008-09, visiting Fillmore, along side Rotary President Martha Richardson.
(l-r) Franzi Scheifler, Rotary Exchange Student 2008-09, visiting Fillmore, along side Rotary President Martha Richardson.
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Fillmore Police Chief Monica McGrath being inducted into membership in the Rotary Club of Fillmore.
Fillmore Police Chief Monica McGrath being inducted into membership in the Rotary Club of Fillmore.

On Thursday, July 7, Floyd Griffin began his term as President of the Rotary Club of Fillmore Noontime. During that meeting our new member, Monica McGrath, Fillmore Chief of Police, was inducted. She was formerly a member of the Camarillo Breakfast Club.

Later in the month Franzi Scheifler, our Rotary Exchange Student from 2008-09, visited the Club and gave an update of her life for the last two years. When she returned to Germany she had to finish both Junior and Senior years and is now preparing for University.

The Club is now looking forward to the 2nd Annual Great Train Robbery on the Fillmore & Western, August 20, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. To make reservations contact the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley at 805-525-7910.

 
A hit & run occurred Tuesday on Grimes Canyon Road at approx. 2pm. A white Ford SUV driven by a Hispanic male, about 30 years old, crossed over into the southbound lane and hit a motorcyclist, pictured above. The rider was slightly injured. The Gazette is offering a $100 reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the hit & run driver.
A hit & run occurred Tuesday on Grimes Canyon Road at approx. 2pm. A white Ford SUV driven by a Hispanic male, about 30 years old, crossed over into the southbound lane and hit a motorcyclist, pictured above. The rider was slightly injured. The Gazette is offering a $100 reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the hit & run driver.
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Volunteers paint the Grad Nite Live Storage pod.
Volunteers paint the Grad Nite Live Storage pod.
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GNL President and Founder Raelene Chaney is picture with volunteer Leo Vazquez.
GNL President and Founder Raelene Chaney is picture with volunteer Leo Vazquez.
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Ventura County, CA - Naval Base Ventura County will hold its Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Orvene Carpenter Community Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. The meeting is open to the public and provides time for public comment on agenda items or other relevant RAB issues.

The purpose of the RAB is to discuss the environmental cleanup program at NBVC. The RAB includes community, regulatory and Navy members who review and discuss program studies and cleanup plans. This effort is part of the Installation Restoration Program, a Department of Defense program that works to investigate and cleanup from operations or waste disposal practices that occurred in the past.

The meeting will cover old/new business and updates on projects at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme.

For more information contact the NBVC Public Affairs Office at 805-989-8095.

 
Surf’s up at Point Mugu

Ventura County, CA - Online registration closes Monday, Aug. 8 for the 4th annual NBVC Point Mugu Surf Contest Presented by Quiksilver at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu. The contest, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, is an exciting opportunity for the surfing community access of the best waves Southern California has to offer, and for NBVC to showcase our award-winning environmental stewardship of our sensitive beach, wetlands and endangered species.

The Men’s Open, Young Guns, and Bodyboard divisions are already filled. Open are the Women’s and Active Duty Military Men divisions. Entry fee is $20 for military and $100 for civilians. Enter on line at active.com,
The event itself is free to attend and open to the public starting at 6 a.m. Opening ceremonies on Saturday begin at 7 a.m. There will be live music throughout the day. A variety of vendor booths will be open during the event and food will be on sale.

The public is to enter the Las Posas road gate at NBVC Point Mugu, both Saturday and Sunday. All guests are directed to a parking lot and then shuttled to and from the event. The public is allowed to bring cameras, however the maximum focal length is not to exceed 100 mm.

150 surfing contestants are expected to compete along with a Quiksilver Expression Session featuring pro surfers, at one of Southern California’s best surfing locations. This particular surfing area off the coast of Point Mugu faces in a south direction which gives it a unique wave. The South swell, submarine canyon, and sandbars cause waves to break differently and bigger than at other beaches.

For more information, please call Vance Vasquez, NBVC Public Affairs Office at 805-989-8095 or Teri Reid, NBVC Public Affairs Officer at 805-989-9234, or visit our Facebook page, “NBVC Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, San Nicolas Island.”

 

Fillmore, CA, – In August, Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Fillmore families to play host to Germany.

This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of German high school students to the U.S. to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the German culture during this mutually rewarding exchange.

To learn more about hosting a German exchange student with AYA, contact Local Coordinator, Brady McPhail at 805 231-4605 or northboundquest@att.net.

AYA can help families find the ideal student for their home. The result is an enriching, lifelong relationship with a young person from abroad. In addition, for families looking to learn more about the German culture or language, hosting a student is a fantastic way to experience Germany without leaving home.

Students are ages 15 to 18 and arrive with full medical insurance, spending money, and the hopes of experiencing life in America through the eyes of a caring host family. The students stay with their host for five or ten months and attend the local high school.

Who can host a German student through AYA? According to AYA Director, Melanie French, an important aspect of the AYA program is that there are many types of people who can host.

"Just as there is no typical American family, there is no typical host family," states French. "Retirees, single parents and young couples are all able to give an international student a good home. Some host families may not even have children of their own. Bringing a German student into your home can mean giving the gift of culture to yourself, your family, your community—whomever would benefit from exposure to a new culture."

Visit AYA on the web at www.academicyear.org.

About AYA:
AYA is a not-for-profit organization designated by the U.S. Department of State to offer J-1 visas to international students. AYA is sponsored by the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation, which was founded with the assistance of the late Robert F. Kennedy. For more than 30 years, AYA has offered more than 35,000 students and host families the rewarding experience of learning about another culture and language and making a new lifelong friend.

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today reported a man in Santa Barbara County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection in California this year. The man was hospitalized, but is now recovering at home.

"With the first confirmed human illness from West Nile virus this year, we are intensifying our surveillance for the virus with the help of all counties,” said CDPH Chief Deputy Director Kathleen Billingsley. “To protect against West Nile virus, the most important step people can take is avoiding mosquito bites.”

West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of a mosquito harboring the virus. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals – less than 1 percent – will develop 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 serious symptoms. Recent data also indicate that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

To date in 2011, West Nile virus has been detected in 14 other California counties.

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

DEET – Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. DEET can be used safely on infants and children 2 months of age and older.

DRESS – Wear clothing that reduces the risk of skin exposure to mosquito bites.

DAWN AND DUSK – Mosquitoes bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear repellent at this time. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

DRAIN – Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. If you have a pond, use mosquito fish (available from your local mosquito and vector control agency) or commercially available products to eliminate mosquito larvae.

California’s West Nile virus website includes the latest information on West Nile virus activity in the state. Californians are encouraged to report all dead birds and dead tree squirrels on the website or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).

www.cdph.ca.gov

 
small lost dog found in LaUnica Vicinity

Found a small lost dog at LaUnica Vicinity. She looks like a chihuahua and Dachshund Mix. White with Gold Spots. Has a collar and no tags. Call 814-7297.

 

Santa Paula, CA. - Santa Clara Valley Bank’s (SCVBank; OTC BB: SCVE.OB) Board of Directors today announced the resignation of President and CEO Michael D. Hause. Mr. Hause, whose career started in agribusiness, has accepted a management position with Calavo Growers, Inc. His resignation is effective July 29, 2011.

The Board has named Chairman Ralph De Leon as the Interim CEO. A search for a capable candidate will begin immediately.

Mr. Hause stated, “My passion has remained with agriculture and agribusiness, where my career started. I’m so excited to be able to join one of the most dynamic food companies in the nation. Having served as a Calavo Board Member over the past 8 years has allowed me to be keenly aware of the operations of Calavo and its potential for growth.”

Mr. Hause continued, “I would have never considered this transition were it not for the knowledge that I am leaving a SCVBank in a very strong position, from a standpoint of capital, liquidity and earnings trends. I am most proud of the expert staff that has been assembled over the years. I am leaving the Bank in capable hands.”

Chairman Ralph De Leon commented, “On behalf of the entire board of directors, we want to thank Mike for his years devoted to SCVBank, and we wish him success in his position with Calavo.”

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 www.SCVBank.com.

Santa Clara Valley Bank Corporate Headquarters
901 East Main Street
Santa Paula, California 93060
805-525-1999

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.