Yeah! We Have New Windows!
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley have new windows in their soon to be Teen Study Room. The windows were donated by Lynae Schindler and Milgard Windows whom we thank for their generosity. The installation was provided by Ryan Shirah and Jack Reddehase of Clark Construction and Matt Suger and Ron Caldwell of Nevell Group. A big thank you goes out to these individuals who donated their time on a Saturday to install them. Our project is about 75% complete and we are very excited that it is moving along so well with the donated time and materials from so many to make this happen for our local youth.
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley have new windows in their soon to be Teen Study Room. The windows were donated by Lynae Schindler and Milgard Windows whom we thank for their generosity. The installation was provided by Ryan Shirah and Jack Reddehase of Clark Construction and Matt Suger and Ron Caldwell of Nevell Group. A big thank you goes out to these individuals who donated their time on a Saturday to install them. Our project is about 75% complete and we are very excited that it is moving along so well with the donated time and materials from so many to make this happen for our local youth.
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Mr. & Mrs. Curtis James Cole
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis James Cole
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Hillary Kristine Rowe and Curtis James Cole were joined in marriage on July 5, 2015 at Fossil Creek Ranch in Ada, Oklahoma.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Ramona Rowe of Lone Grove, Oklahoma. She is also the granddaughter of Lois Riddle and the late GJ “Chuck Riddle of Lone Grove, Oklahoma as well as the late Clifford Rowe of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

The groom is the son of Craig and Lynn Cole of Fillmore, California and the grandson of Evelyn Hasty and the late Robert “Bob” Hasty of Fillmore, California as well as the late Jim Cole of Santa Paula, California and Janet Finnerty Cole of Fillmore-Santa Paula, California.

Trista Gannon was matron of honor and Tori Deck served as a bridesmaid. Corey Cole served as his brother’s best man and Cody Farrar served as a groomsman. Cooper Cole, cousin of the groom was ring bearer. Ushers were brothers of the bride, Kris Rowe, Derek Rowe and Terry “T” Rowe. Also serving as ushers were Collin Farrar and Colton Farrar. Assisting with the Guestbook was Jake Munkwitz and Paige Rychlik.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Lone Grove High School and a 2014 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma. She is currently employed by Lone Grove Unified School District.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Fillmore High School and a 2012 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also employed by Lone Grove Unified School District and coaches Football and Track for Lone Grove High School.

The couple is currently residing in Lone Grove, Oklahoma.

 


 
Kyle Wilson Club President, Jack Tingstrom guest speaker and Rotary Practical Relevant Leadership Skills Director with Julie Latshaw Program Chair.
Kyle Wilson Club President, Jack Tingstrom guest speaker and Rotary Practical Relevant Leadership Skills Director with Julie Latshaw Program Chair.
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Hello Alumni!! Don't forget to mark your colander's. This Friday night We are shutting down Central Ave and letting in all the Classic Cars from years gone by. FOOD VENDORS / ALUMNI MERCHANDISE / OLD TIME MUSIC. It's back to the good ol days at FLASHBACK FRIDAYS, AND ALUMNI NIGHTS in Beautiful Downtown Fillmore! 5:30 to 9:00pm.
Hello Alumni!! Don't forget to mark your colander's. This Friday night We are shutting down Central Ave and letting in all the Classic Cars from years gone by. FOOD VENDORS / ALUMNI MERCHANDISE / OLD TIME MUSIC. It's back to the good ol days at FLASHBACK FRIDAYS, AND ALUMNI NIGHTS in Beautiful Downtown Fillmore! 5:30 to 9:00pm.
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Ventura County Library is excited to announce completion of the newest branch in Saticoy. The current location at 11426 Violeta St. will close its doors one last time at 6 p.m. on August 20th, 2015. The new location at 1292 Los Angeles Ave will open for business on August 29th, 2015 with a Grand Opening celebration planned for September 26th, 2015.

All books and materials can be returned to the current location through the month of August.

We look forward to serving you at the new location with triple the amount of floor space, double the number of computers and lots of new events and services for the community.

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

 


 
S.P.A.R.C. is a private, non-profit organization and the premier no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County.
S.P.A.R.C. is a private, non-profit organization and the premier no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County.
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Looking for a new pet? The public and the media are invited to join the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (S.P.A.R.C.) for a special adoption event this Saturday in Santa Paula and Ventura, in conjunction with local television stations seeking to “Clear the Shelters.”

The event takes place Saturday Aug. 15. A wide range of animals will be available for adoption at S.P.A.R.C.’s two locations:

• The Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, 705 E. Santa Barbara St. in Santa Paula
• The S.P.A.R.C Second Chance Store & Adoption Center, 374 E. Main St. in Ventura

“Clear the Shelters” is being held at shelters in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties in conjunction with NBC 4 and Telemundo 52. The national pet adoption drive is being organized by NBCUniversal-owned TV stations to raise awareness about the overpopulation of local animal shelters and to encourage people to adopt animals from their neighborhood shelter. Participating shelters, including S.P.A.R.C., will offer a reduced adoption fee of just $20 per animal (if the application is approved) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local media coverage of the event at either location is welcome.

S.P.A.R.C. is a private, non-profit organization and the premier no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County. SPARC is a place where homeless animals are brought for humane care without risk of being killed due to lack of space, illness or injury. S.P.A.R.C. relies solely on private donations.

 

PIRU, CA - Due to exceptional drought conditions, those who are looking forward to fall whitewater activities in the Lake Piru area will be disappointed this year.

In normal years, the District releases water from Lake Piru for several weeks during the fall season in order to recharge downstream groundwater basins. These releases provide a rare opportunity for whitewater rafting and kayaking in Southern California. Exceptional drought conditions have resulted in another year of less than normal precipitation in the water shed providing runoff to Lake Piru and resulted in very low surface water storage levels in the reservoir. As result the District will not conduct a fall release for the third consecutive year. For more information on future whitewater boating opportunities, please contact Lake Piru Recreation Area Senior Park Services Officer Clayton Strahan at 805-317-8990 or claytons@unitedwater.org.

 
Well #5
Well #5
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A special City Council meeting was held on Wednesday, August 5th, requesting action on Well #5:

REQUEST
This action would authorize emergency repairs to Well #5 and approve a contract to perform this emergency work.

DISCUSSION
Well #5 went out of service on Friday, July 24 as a result of broken bolts on the retainer for the shaft packing. This mechanism assists in the lubrication of the pump shaft and the well cannot operate without this mechanism in place.
Staff immediately contacted the well maintenance contractor (Layne Christiansen Company) and they began pulling Well #5 around July 27. As the contractor pulled out the column pipes they inspected the spider bearings, shaft, and column pipe for damage. They also ran a video camera down the hole to inspect the condition of the screens. This well has not been pulled for eleven years.
The report from the contractor indicates that there are several items needing to be replaced to repair the well and keep it operational. The proposed scope of work includes retaining the contractor to replace all worn out components, and where refurbishment time is too long on some items, replace these parts to expedite the repairs while keeping the un-refurbished parts in storage for future use.

FISCAL IMPACT
The estimated cost to repair Well #5 is $50,000. The City has obtained quotes for the emergency repairs the lowest quote was submitted by Layne Christensen Company in the amount of $48,095.82. Funding for this work will come from the water fund account.
01148.0001/263728.1

RECOMMENDATION
1. Authorize the city manager to take all steps necessary to repair Well #5 with spending authority up to $60,000. APPROVED & UNANIMOUS.
ATTACHMENT
1. Well #5 Equipment Inspection Report
2. Well Pump Repair Cost
3. Resolution No. 15-3486
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Hello Fillmore! Come join the community for our third Flashback Friday/Alumni Nights event in beautiful Downtown Fillmore on Friday evening, August 21st from 5:30 to 9:00. Classic Cars, Food Vendors, and lot's of Fillmore Folks enjoying a fun evening to old time music, laughter, and visiting. Come out and support our downtown merchants, and maybe take in a wonderful meal from our two restaurants in downtown, La Fondita, and Central Station. Last months event had many Fillmore Folks enjoying a great evening with out of town Fillmore guests. This time will be the same. So bring your folding chairs, sit and listen to some classic oldies, and look at the beautiful cars that use to cruise up and down Central. It's back to the Good ol days at Flashback Fridays, and Alumni Nights on Friday evening, August 21st. Make your plans now.
Hello Fillmore! Come join the community for our third Flashback Friday/Alumni Nights event in beautiful Downtown Fillmore on Friday evening, August 21st from 5:30 to 9:00. Classic Cars, Food Vendors, and lot's of Fillmore Folks enjoying a fun evening to old time music, laughter, and visiting. Come out and support our downtown merchants, and maybe take in a wonderful meal from our two restaurants in downtown, La Fondita, and Central Station. Last months event had many Fillmore Folks enjoying a great evening with out of town Fillmore guests. This time will be the same. So bring your folding chairs, sit and listen to some classic oldies, and look at the beautiful cars that use to cruise up and down Central. It's back to the Good ol days at Flashback Fridays, and Alumni Nights on Friday evening, August 21st. Make your plans now.
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Chris McDermot, Luke Faith and Joey Salazar from Seneca Resources presenting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley $15,000 for their STEM programs. Thank you Seneca Resources!!
Chris McDermot, Luke Faith and Joey Salazar from Seneca Resources presenting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley $15,000 for their STEM programs. Thank you Seneca Resources!!
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The City of Fillmore Active Adult Center GRAND OPENING is Saturday, August 8th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 533 Santa Clara Street. See page 12 for more details.
The City of Fillmore Active Adult Center GRAND OPENING is Saturday, August 8th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 533 Santa Clara Street. See page 12 for more details.
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The vacant Wm Morris owned building on Central Avenue, across from Fillmore City Hall, received a fresh coat of paint this week. The drab blue building was painted in the tan/beige range, in keeping with the Central Avenue theme. The property has housed a now-defunct newspaper, a BBQ place, H&R Block, an upscale restaurant, and a railroad eatery in the last few years.
The vacant Wm Morris owned building on Central Avenue, across from Fillmore City Hall, received a fresh coat of paint this week. The drab blue building was painted in the tan/beige range, in keeping with the Central Avenue theme. The property has housed a now-defunct newspaper, a BBQ place, H&R Block, an upscale restaurant, and a railroad eatery in the last few years.
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SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned parents about the continued dangers of pertussis (whooping cough). The disease has already caused one infant death and at least 126 infant hospitalizations in California this year.

“Vaccinated mothers pass protective antibodies to their infants during pregnancy,” said Dr. Smith. “Right now, it’s estimated that fewer than half of all pregnant women in California are vaccinated against whooping cough. We need to increase that number to help improve the health of our children and of our communities.”

CDPH urges expecting mothers to receive a pertussis vaccine (called Tdap because it covers tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). Prenatal vaccination will help protect newborn children until they are old enough to receive their own vaccination against pertussis. Because immunity decreases over time, women should receive the pertussis vaccine in the last trimester of each pregnancy.

Pertussis continues to spread at above-normal levels in California following a major epidemic in 2014, when reported disease rates were the highest seen since the 1950’s. Disease rates and risks of hospitalization and death are highest for infants under the age of one.

Pertussis can cause a severe, persistent cough. Historically, unvaccinated children with pertussis would cough hard enough to cause vomiting or a “whooping” breath after a coughing spell.

Symptoms of pertussis vary widely by age and vaccination history. Young infants may not have typical pertussis symptoms and may not appear to cough. Instead, they may have difficulty breathing, episodes in which they stop breathing, or their faces turn purple.

CDPH is working closely with local health departments, schools, media outlets and other partners to inform providers and the public about the importance of vaccination against pertussis, especially for pregnant women during the third trimester of every pregnancy. CDPH also reminds parents that Tdap vaccination is a requirement for advancement into the 7th grade.

Pertussis data, including the number of cases in each county, can be found on the CDPH website.

 
CMH’s New Parent Resource Center Coordinator, Sheila Dedrick recently recognized by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County (BCVC).
CMH’s New Parent Resource Center Coordinator, Sheila Dedrick recently recognized by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County (BCVC).

Ventura, CA - Community Memorial Hospital’s new Parent Resource Center Coordinator Sheila Dedrick has been recognized as a professional in the community working to support breastfeeding families by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County.

The BCVC honored Dedrick with its 2015 Liquid Gold Award during an award ceremony held at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 28. The award was conceptualized in 2014 and presented to Dr. Abhay Vaidya of West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat. The Liquid Gold Award is an annual recognition by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County to an individual who has made a difference in the lives of families and our community by supporting breastfeeding through resources, education, services and networking.

“We are extremely proud of Sheila for this achievement, hard work, dedication in serving the needs of our patients,” said Megan Meeker, Director of Maternal Child Health.

Dedrick brings a wealth of knowledge to her role and a warm, caring compassion and dedication. She helps hundreds of new moms and babies each year discover the joy of breastfeeding. She has championed the evolution of lactation care at CMH and has supported and mentored countless nurses in their pursuit of lactation certification. Dedrick provided leadership and expertise to the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County from 2006-2014. Sheila is a champion and advocate for breastfeeding and works tirelessly to envision the goal of “Every Baby Breastfed.”

For more information about the New Parent Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital visit www.cmhshealth.org/mch.

Community Memorial Hospital is a member of Community Memorial Health System, a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 
On Sunday, July 26th, Fillmore’s Public works crew responded to a water main leak on the 900 Block of Sespe Avenue. It took over 8 hours to repair the stubborn water leak and get water back on in the neighborhood. Hats off to the great work done by Fillmore’s finest Public Works crew who always work hard behind the scenes making sure that our city’s infrastructure is kept up and running smooth.
On Sunday, July 26th, Fillmore’s Public works crew responded to a water main leak on the 900 Block of Sespe Avenue. It took over 8 hours to repair the stubborn water leak and get water back on in the neighborhood. Hats off to the great work done by Fillmore’s finest Public Works crew who always work hard behind the scenes making sure that our city’s infrastructure is kept up and running smooth.
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Ventura, CA - Doctors at Community Memorial Hospital, home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery program on the Central Coast, have now performed over 1,500 surgical cases, offering urology, gynecology, cardiology and general surgery procedures. The hospital’s surgeons have performed more robotic surgeries in the region than anyone else. Dr. Marc Beaghler, urologist and board certified surgeon, leads the hospital’s Robotics program, along with a diverse group of specialized robotically trained surgeons.

“CMH has made a consistent commitment to our community to invest in the best technology and patient care,” Dr. Beaghler said. “The Da Vinci Robot is one such technology.”

The Da Vinci robotic device is considered one of the most advanced platforms for minimally invasive surgery, providing opportunities to replace high-impact open cavity surgeries with nerve-sparing procedures. Such procedures are a growing percentage of all surgeries because they tend to be much less traumatic for patients, with fewer complications (smaller incisions equal fewer chances of infection) and faster recovery.

For more information on the Robotics program at Community Memorial Hospital please visit www.cmhshealth.org/robotic.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 
(l-r) Cindy Blatt sponsor, Kate English new Rotary member, and Kyle Wilson President.
(l-r) Cindy Blatt sponsor, Kate English new Rotary member, and Kyle Wilson President.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley is excited to announce Seneca Resources Corporationawarded our organization a $15,000 grant in support of STEM opportunities for our youth. Hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning has become a fundamental part of club programming and helps our members acquire skills to be successful in life. Programs, like our First Lego League Robotics Program, get our youth excited about science, technology and learning. Thanks to partners, such as Seneca Resources Corporation, who recognize the importance of STEM education we can continue to grow these essential programs.

Seneca Resources Corporation, the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Gas Company explores for and develops natural gas and oil reserves in California, Kansas and Appalachia. Additional information about Seneca and National Fuel Gas Company is available at http://www.nationalfuelgas.com or through the Company’s investor information service at 1-800-334-2188.

 

On Saturday, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando / Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) hold a public ceremony where 26 Veterans and their families will be presented with keys to their new homes.

“Saturday’s wonderful key presentation ceremony is for our 26 Veterans and their families who worked very hard to help build their new homes. Each Veteran is taking on a new responsibility with the purchase of a new home in this beautiful new community providing a modern place to live as well as services unique to our Veterans’ needs,” said Debbie Endsley, CalVet’s Acting Secretary.

“Homeownership is a vital resource that can be leveraged along with wraparound services to move today’s Veterans into the middle class, creating tomorrow’s civic leaders,” said Donna E. Deutchman, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity, SF/SDV.

The CalVet REN (Residential Enriched Neighborhood) Program offers permanent, affordable home ownership with manageable loan payments and family enrichment services to California Veterans and their families. CalVet, in partnership with Homes for Families, continues working with Habitat for Humanity, SF/SCV on three Veterans housing projects.

The CalVet REN projects include 12 homes in Sylmar, 50 homes in Palmdale, and 78 homes in Santa Clarita. The key ceremony event begins at 10:00 a.m. at 21550 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq:BSRR), parent of Bank of the Sierra, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share. This is 10% higher than the Company’s previous quarterly dividend per share, and represents a 22% increase relative to the dividend paid a year ago. The dividend was approved subsequent to the Board’s review of the Company’s financial results for the quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2015, which reflect continued capital strength, consistent operating results, robust loan and deposit growth, and a sustained favorable trend in credit quality. The dividend will be paid on August 13, 2015 to shareholders of record as of July 30, 2015. Including dividends paid by Bank of the Sierra prior to the formation of Sierra Bancorp, the Company has paid regular cash dividends to shareholders every year since 1987, comprised of annual dividends from 1987 through 1998 and quarterly dividends since then. The dividend noted in today’s announcement marks the Company’s 66th consecutive regular quarterly cash dividend.

Sierra Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com), which is in its 38th year of operations and at over $1.7 billion in assets is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. The Company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 full-service branches, a loan production office, an online branch, a real estate industries center, an agricultural credit center, and an SBA center.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. Readers are cautioned not to unduly rely on forward looking statements. Actual results may differ from those projected. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including but not limited to the bank’s ability to maintain current dividend payments or increase dividend payouts to shareholder, its ability to continue to generate record financial results, changes in economic conditions, interest rates and loan portfolio performance, and other factors detailed in the Company’s SEC filings. Sierra Bancorp undertakes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements.