Names of participants listed at end of article. Some of the categories Post 2958 participated in were: Mud Run, Family Disturbance, SWAT Fitness Challenge, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, and Tug of War.
Names of participants listed at end of article. Some of the categories Post 2958 participated in were: Mud Run, Family Disturbance, SWAT Fitness Challenge, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, and Tug of War.
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Fillmore Explorers Post #2958 participates in Games

On the weekend of April 11th – 12th Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Explorers from Headquarters, Fillmore and Camarillo participated in the Los Angeles County Explorer Tactical Competition in Castaic. Competing in this competition were 19 Explorer Post from throughout California. This competition is scenario based focusing on tactics, physical fitness and officer safety. The Explorers competed in various events including Hostage Rescue, Tubular Assault, Marijuana Field Raid, High Risk Stops and Active Shooter. In addition to team events there were several individual and group events including SWAT Fitness Challenge, 4 Mile Mud Run and a 3-mile race.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Explorers brought home the following awards:

1st Place Family Disturbance(Fillmore)
1st Place Hogan’s Alley (Fillmore)
2nd Place Mud Run Male Explorer (Fillmore)
2nd Place Mud Run Female Explorer (Fillmore)
2nd Place Mud Run Female Advisor (Fillmore)
3rd Place Males SWAT Fitness Challenge (Fillmore)
5th Place Tactical Emergency Medical Response (Fillmore)
1st Place Mud Run Male Advisor (Camarillo)
2nd Place Female SWAT Fitness Challenge (Camarillo)
1st Place Tubular Assault (Headquarters)
1st Place Female SWAT Fitness Challenge (Headquarters)
2nd Place Males SWAT Fitness Challenge (Headquarters)

There were 12 Fillmore Explorers that competed along with 6 Sheriff’s Advisors. The following
Explorers participated in the competition: Explorer Sergeant Matthew Jimenez, Explorer Senior Adrian Mejia, Explorer Senior Nicholas Bartels, Explorer Senior Andres Castrejon, Explorer Senior Matthew Hammond, Explorer Jaime Vargas, Explorer DemelyAmezcua, Explorer Lauro Medrano, Explorer Andy Vasquez, Explorer Jovanny Herrera, and Explorer Natalia Herrera. The following advisors attended: Lead Advisor Deputy Leo Vazquez, Deputy Andrew Littlefield, Deputy Veronica Graybill, Deputy Erik Hernandez, Cadet Julio Espinoza and volunteer DJ Wareham.

This year with a combined VCSO Explorer Team our Explorers won the competitions biggest event the 10 Person Tug of War, easily beating Bell Police Department in the Finals and dethroning the events previous winner Oxnard PD. Thank You to all of our VCSO Explorers and Advisors for your hard work and dedication.

The Law Enforcement explorer program is a non-profit program. It consists of young men and women ages 14-21 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforce-ment. The explorer program provides law enforcement career experiences, leadership opportuni-ties, educational training, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to be-come responsible citizens in their communities and the nation.

If you would like more information about your local explorer program, please contact your local police department for more information.

Nature of Incident: Las Angeles Sheriff’s DepartmentExplorer Tactical Competition
Location: Castaic, CA
Date & Time: April 12-13, 2015
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department, Camarillo Police Department, Headquarters Station
Prepared by: Cadet Espinoza
News Release Date: April 14, 2014
Media Follow-Up Contact: Cadet Julio Espinoza 805-524-2234 (Fillmore)
Deputy Mario Molina 805-388-5100 (Camarillo)
Deputy Mark Rush 805-654-2304 (Headquarters)
Approved by: Captain Dave Wareham

 


 
June 6, 2015

The Fillmore Firefighters Foundation invites you to participate in our 2nd annual Golf Tournament that will be held on June 6th 2015. Last year was a fun and well attended event. We recommend you to sign up early this year. For information contact Bill Herrera at (805)797 5280 or Rigo Landeros at (805) 727-0935 or visit our web site www.fillmorefiregolf.com Come join us for an afternoon of Golf, BBQ cooked by our Firefighters and great raffle prizes.
Rigo Landeros
Fire Chief

 


 
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 Miss Fillmore, Miss Teen Fillmore pageant. (l-r) Miss Teen Fillmore Chloe Stines and Miss Fillmore Stephanie Meza. The event was held on Friday, April 20th. Photos courtesy of KSSP Photography Studio.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 Miss Fillmore, Miss Teen Fillmore pageant. (l-r) Miss Teen Fillmore Chloe Stines and Miss Fillmore Stephanie Meza. The event was held on Friday, April 20th. Photos courtesy of KSSP Photography Studio.
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(l-r) Miss Princess Irma Torres, Miss Fillmore Stephanie Meza, Miss Princess Danielle Ramirez.
(l-r) Miss Princess Irma Torres, Miss Fillmore Stephanie Meza, Miss Princess Danielle Ramirez.
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(l-r) Miss Teen Princess Natalie Johnston, Miss Teen Fillmore Chloe Stines, Miss Teen Princess Sarah Stewart.
(l-r) Miss Teen Princess Natalie Johnston, Miss Teen Fillmore Chloe Stines, Miss Teen Princess Sarah Stewart.
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Fillmore High school Senior Jorge Hurtado was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International on April 15th, 2015. Jorge, who plans to major in electrical engineering, is one of 30 high school scholars Edison International awarded a $40,000 scholarship and planning to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering or math, also known as STEM. Photo credit: Southern California Edison.
Fillmore High school Senior Jorge Hurtado was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International on April 15th, 2015. Jorge, who plans to major in electrical engineering, is one of 30 high school scholars Edison International awarded a $40,000 scholarship and planning to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering or math, also known as STEM. Photo credit: Southern California Edison.
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Fillmore High school Senior Jorge Hurtado was awarded at $40,000 scholarship from Edison International on April 15th, 2015. Photo credit: Southern California Edison. A total of 30 high school seniors across Southern California Edison (SCE) have been named 2015 Edison Scholars and each will receive a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International, the parent company of SCE. As an energy company, Edison International and SCE recognize the skills needed for its future workforce and the country, and focus its educational funding on programs that prepare students to excel in the science, technology, engineering or math fields, also known as STEM. The graduating scholars, who live in or attend public or private high school in SCE’s service territory, plan to pursue college studies in the STEM fields. Under the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, each Edison Scholar will be awarded a $40,000 scholarship paid over four years. Recipients may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college. Dependents of Edison International employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program. Since 2006, Edison International has awarded more than $5.3 million in scholarships to 490 students. Edison International’s support of charitable causes is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders and SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.

 


 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

The April 21, 2015 Fillmore Unified School District Board Meeting began with a recognition of those that participated in the Fillmore High School (FHS) Art Show along with two announcements and five agenda items requiring approval.

Of the four Art Show honorees to be recognized, Rosalind Mitzenmacher, who teaches art at FHS, was the only recipient in attendance. Mitzenmacher commented that although the Art Show is in its 17th year, this was the first time she has been recognized. Board Member Lucy Rangel, in recognition of Mitzenmacher's efforts stated, "She brings out the best in our students and provides a service they enjoy and learn."

Board Member John Garnica mentioned that not everyone who made the program a success could attend the meeting, but "...all that contributed to the Art Show would receive a certificate later on." Those to be acknowledged are honorees; Josh Overton-Drama and Glee Club, Greg Godfrey-Band, Lourdes Juarez-Ballet Folklorico.

During information/discussion Superintendent Dr. Adrian Palazuelos announced there will be a Joint City/School District Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Fillmore City Hall. Palazuelos informed the Board there will be three FUSD items discussed; (1) Military Banners, (2) City Mobile App., (3) Joint Use Agreement with the City of Fillmore and FUSD.

A contract was approved CONTINUED »

 
SANTANA CARRERA is the daughter of Jose and Francine Carrera.  She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
SANTANA CARRERA is the daughter of Jose and Francine Carrera. She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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JUSTINE DELAROSA is the daughter of Javier DeLaRosa,  Mike and Patty Kapp.  She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
JUSTINE DELAROSA is the daughter of Javier DeLaRosa, Mike and Patty Kapp. She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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ISIS GARIBAY is the daughter of David Munoz and Sylvia Garibay.  She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
ISIS GARIBAY is the daughter of David Munoz and Sylvia Garibay. She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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STEPHANIE MEZA is the daughter of Daniel and Lilibell Meza.  She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
STEPHANIE MEZA is the daughter of Daniel and Lilibell Meza. She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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JAZMIN OLVERA is the daughter of Samuel and Silvia Olvera.  She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
JAZMIN OLVERA is the daughter of Samuel and Silvia Olvera. She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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DANIELLE RAMIREZ is the daughter of Raul and Diana Ramirez.  She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
DANIELLE RAMIREZ is the daughter of Raul and Diana Ramirez. She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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ANIKA ROMANO is the daughter of Sergio and Lina Romano.  She is 16 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
ANIKA ROMANO is the daughter of Sergio and Lina Romano. She is 16 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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ANTOINETTE RUIZ is the daughter of Reginald Ruiz, Kimberly Ruiz and Nick Edwards.  She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
ANTOINETTE RUIZ is the daughter of Reginald Ruiz, Kimberly Ruiz and Nick Edwards. She is 18 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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IRMA TORRES is the daughter of Michael and Maria Torres.  She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
IRMA TORRES is the daughter of Michael and Maria Torres. She is 17 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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NATALIE JOHNSTON is the daughter of Doug and Christine Johnston.  She is 16 years old and attends St. Bonaventure High School.
NATALIE JOHNSTON is the daughter of Doug and Christine Johnston. She is 16 years old and attends St. Bonaventure High School.
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ROKLYN LEIGHTON is the daughter of Willie Leighton and Heidi Zavala.  She is a 14 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
ROKLYN LEIGHTON is the daughter of Willie Leighton and Heidi Zavala. She is a 14 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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ANAHEI MANRIQUEZ is the daughter of Jose and Marisol Manriquez.  She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
ANAHEI MANRIQUEZ is the daughter of Jose and Marisol Manriquez. She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
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AALIYAH MORALES is the daughter of John Cervantez and Anabel Aguilar.  She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
AALIYAH MORALES is the daughter of John Cervantez and Anabel Aguilar. She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
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GABRIELLA MUNOZ is the daughter of Michael Munoz and Lisa Munoz.  She is 16 years old and attends Moorpark High School.
GABRIELLA MUNOZ is the daughter of Michael Munoz and Lisa Munoz. She is 16 years old and attends Moorpark High School.
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CHLOE RICHARDSON is the daughter of Mike and Heather Richardson.  She is 16 years old and attends Grace Brethren High School.
CHLOE RICHARDSON is the daughter of Mike and Heather Richardson. She is 16 years old and attends Grace Brethren High School.
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ALEXIS SIERRA is the daughter of Hector Sierra and Stephanie King.  She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
ALEXIS SIERRA is the daughter of Hector Sierra and Stephanie King. She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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SARAH STEWART is the daughter of Avery and Tracy Stewart.  She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
SARAH STEWART is the daughter of Avery and Tracy Stewart. She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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CHLOE STINES is the daughter of Ernie and Cindy Stines.  She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
CHLOE STINES is the daughter of Ernie and Cindy Stines. She is 15 years old and attends Fillmore High School.
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ALEXIS VANWHY is the daughter of Mathew and Megan VanWhy.  She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
ALEXIS VANWHY is the daughter of Mathew and Megan VanWhy. She is 13 years old and attends Fillmore Middle School.
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On April 9, 2015, at approximately 4:40 PM, emergency personnel with the Fillmore Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Fillmore Fire Department, Santa Paula Fire Department, American Medical Response, and Gold Coast Ambulance responded to a two-car, injury traffic collision at SR 126 (Ventura St.) and Santa Clara St., Fillmore. The collision occurred when one vehicle, driven by John Toy, 65 of Fillmore, attempted to turn left from southbound Santa Clara St. to eastbound SR 126 and was struck by the second vehicle, driven by Michelle Artran, 36 of Oxnard, as she drove westbound on SR 126. Mr. Toy was injured as a result of the collision and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Ms. Artran and her four passengers (Nahun Orizabal, 25, and Lissette Ochoa, 24, both of Oxnard; Margaret Brown, 55 of Ventura, and Yvonne Bucio, 18 of Santa Paula, were injured and trapped in the vehicle for a short time. Ms. Artran and two of her passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment, while the other passengers were treated at the scene and released. The collision caused significant traffic delays in the area for about two hours. The investigation into the cause of the collision is being conducted by the Fillmore Police Department.
Prepared by: Sergeant Kevin Vaden

 
The City of Fillmore was awarded the Platinum Tier Level Status by Southern California Edison (SCE) Energy Leader Partnership Program. A check for $122,098.92 representing the cumulative rebates was paid to the City for completing its energy efficiency projects. Pictured (l-r) are Fillmore City Manager David Rowlands, Annette Cardona, SCE Rep Anna Frutos-Sanchez, Mayor Douglas Tucker, and SCE Rep Sue Hughes.
The City of Fillmore was awarded the Platinum Tier Level Status by Southern California Edison (SCE) Energy Leader Partnership Program. A check for $122,098.92 representing the cumulative rebates was paid to the City for completing its energy efficiency projects. Pictured (l-r) are Fillmore City Manager David Rowlands, Annette Cardona, SCE Rep Anna Frutos-Sanchez, Mayor Douglas Tucker, and SCE Rep Sue Hughes.
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The April 14, 2015 Fillmore City Council Meeting had five agenda items however five presentations and two Public Comment speakers filled the majority of the two hour meeting.

The City of Fillmore was awarded the Platinum Tier Level Status by Southern California Edison (SCE) Energy Leader Partnership Program, presented by Anna Frutos-Sanchez and Sue Hughes.

Fillmore was honored for reducing its carbon footprint through its conservation practices. A check for $122,098.92 representing the cumulative rebates was paid to the City for completing its energy efficiency projects. Fillmore is the first city in Ventura County to receive the SCE Platinum Award. Hughes told the Council, "The Energy Leader Partnership Program helps cities raise community awareness of the importance and impact of saving energy and Fillmore has been a great partner and sustainability leader, retrofitting their own facilities to be more energy efficient as well as providing leadership in the community....It gives me great pleasure to present the Energy Leader Partnership Platinum Award to the City of Fillmore, in recognition of your outstanding energy efficiency achievements."

Since Fillmore began the program it has achieved 1,273,294 in kilowatt-hours, enough to power 121 homes for one year, resulting in the elimination of 878 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 185 cars from the road.

Mark Lawler General Manager of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District (VRSD) presented an update on where the District is today. VRSD manages the 343 acre Toland Road Landfill and a state of the art solid waste processing facility that extracts methane gas for future energy purposes. The landfill processes 460,000 tons of trash each year.

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This is the final reminder and invitation to the Fillmore Flower Show, April 18th and 19th at the Senior Center in Fillmore, 533 Santa Clara Street. The theme this year is “Bursting with Beauty.” Anyone, young or old, who lives within the boundaries of the Fillmore Unified School District may enter into the competitive categories. However, others may enter just to display their beautiful blooms and plants. There is also a written composition category for youth. Brochures are available at several merchant locations as well as the library. Or, all information can be found on the website: www.fillmoreflowershow.com

The show is open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 both Saturday and Sunday. Along with the colorful flowers and lovely plants, the ambiance will be enhanced by piano and guitar music throughout the afternoon. Put the Fillmore Flower Show on the list of things to do as participant or a spectator.