July 2010
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Harrison Donates $75,000 Toward Ojai Libbey Bowl Project

Harrison Cleanp at the Ojai Libbey BowlWhisenhunt Communications client Harrison Industries has made a $75,000 pledge toward the Ojai Libbey Bowl reconstruction project. The venerable amphitheater, the site of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of culturally-enriching musical and stage performances over the decades, fell victim to old age and termites.

While the old Libbey Bowl, demolished three weeks ago following "Last Gasp of the Bowl," may be gone, materials from it will live on! Harrison roll-off trucks hauled between 400 and 500 tons of concrete from the demolition site to Gold Coast Recycling and another 20 tons of wood to Agromin Premium Soil Products to be processed. Sales Manager David Harrison estimates that over 90 percent of the materials will be recycled and put to future use.
Humane Society to Expand Following $2.4 Million Donation

Humane Socisty's expanision renderingThe Humane Society of Ventura County has received approval from the Ojai Planning Commission to expand its shelter. The new 2,500-square-foot building will house a visitor's center, several employee offices and a new reception area.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Harry Valentine Visitors Center will be on August 18 at 10:00 a.m. Construction is expected to begin later this summer and be completed in about a year. The Humane Society's shelter and spay-neuter clinic at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai will remain open throughout construction.

The expansion was made possible through a $2.4 million donation from the estate of Harry Valentine of Ventura. HSVC Executive Director Sherry Brockus stresses that the money can be used only for the expansion and for spay and neuter services, and that the shelter still needs donations to feed and care for the animals.
Donations may be sent to the shelter at PO Box 297, Ojai, CA 93024. For more information, call 805-656-5031, or visit www.humansocietyvc.org.

Picture: An artist rendering, from John Johnston Construction, for the planned expansion project at the Humane Society  of Ventura County in Ojai.
"Go Green" at Home
and Lower Your Utility Bills
with Help from CAVC

CAVC Weatherization flyerCommunity Action Ventura County is inviting every homeowner in the community to take advantage of a special program CVAC is offering to make your home more energy efficient and safer for the entire family.

For 32 years, CAVC, a non-profit organization, has been providing weatherization and home-safety programs for low-income families. Now, CAVC is expanding its services to the entire community for a minimal cost. CAVC experts licensed by the state of California will conduct a thorough test on your home and appliances and provide a report that shows how you can make your home safer and save energy while helping the environment. The cost is $450.

CAVC can provide improvements to optimize energy efficiency, such as weather stripping exterior doors; installing low-flow showerheads; installing ceiling and attic insulation; inspecting, testing and repairing or replacing broken or hazardous furnaces, stoves and water heaters; and installing carbon monoxide detectors to protect against carbon monoxide buildup in the home.

To schedule an energy and safety assessment for your home, call the CVAC Green Center at 805-985-1010 or visit www.ca-vc.org.
WC's Cressy Catches up With Ex-CMH Radio Voice Jon Cypher

John Cressy and Jon CypherJon Cypher (right) had a 50-year career in show business, mostly in theater. He also played Prince Charming opposite Julie Andrews in the 1957 live television production of "Cinderella." He is perhaps best remembered for a variety of TV roles on iconic 1980's shows, most notably as Police Chief Fletcher Daniels in "Hill Street Blues" and the villainous Dirk Maurier in "Dynasty." He also played roles in "Knotts Landing," "Dallas," "Major Dad," and "Law and Order."

In the early 2000's, Jon served for several years as the radio voice for Community Memorial Hospital and is the on-screen personality and background voice for CMH's cardiology video "To Mend a Broken Heart." As radio spokesman Jon worked closely with Whisenhunt Communication's John Cressy in developing radio ads for CMH. The two also developed a friendship and kept in touch after Jon and his wife Carol moved to Ecuador.

The Cyphers moved back to the U.S. last year and settled in Ashland, Ore., and when John and his family vacationed in Southern Oregon this summer, they paid Jon and Carol a visit. Jon is enjoying his retirement in Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he and Carol take in an occasional play.
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  Come Sail Away with
Stan Whisenhunt

Stan WhisenhuntStan Whisenhunt, owner of Whisenhunt Communications, writes a sailing column each week in the Ventura County Star, where he was managing editor for 17 years.

Stan not only writes about sailing, but he's a talented sailor in his own right.

The weekend of July 10-11, Stan skippered his J-24, Tortoise, to a third place finish in the SailFest Regatta at the Ventura Harbor. The 14-boat fleet included the reigning North American champion (who Stan beat twice in the eight races), a three-time U.S. National champion (who Stan beat four times), and a former North American champion, who finished in fourth place behind Stan.

The blue chip regatta attracted boats from San Diego, Las  Vegas, Dana Point, Long Beach, Marina Del Rey and Santa Barbara.

Stan is a former commodore (1988) of the Ventura Yacht Club and he currently serves on its board of directors. He also served four years as a Ventura Port District commissioner.
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