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Sets Sept. 12 Fundraiser
The Humane Society of Ventura County broke ground for its Harry Valentine Visitors Center on Aug. 18.
Rep. Elton Gallegly
(R-Simi Valley), an animal rights advocate who is sponsoring a bill that will
ban the sale of "crush videos" that show the mutilation and torture of small
animals, was the guest speaker.
In addition to a
visitors center, the new 2,500-square-foot building at the HSVC shelter will
house several employee offices, reception area, conference room, gift shop,
storage area and new bathrooms. Made possible through a $2.4 million donation
from the estate of Harry Valentine, the building is expected to be completed in
about a year. Crews then plan to remodel the HSVC's current building to expand
its spay-neuter clinic.
HSVC's next big event
is its fourth annual "Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow"
fund-raiser on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Boccali's restaurant at 3277 Ojai-Santa
Paula Road. It runs from 2 to 5 p.m.
The benefit will
feature an Italian buffet, music by the Iron Mountain Boys blue grass band and
a silent auction. Attendees also will get a chance to visit with animals from
the nonprofit's shelter.
Tickets purchased in
advance are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Tickets bought on site will be $50 and $25, respectively.
For tickets or more
information, call 646-6505.
Photo: U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly and Cyndy Treutelaar, Board President of the Humane Society of Ventura County at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Harry Valentine Visitors Center.
Migrant Ed Students Complete
OUHSD's Triunfo Academy
Hueneme High and Frontier High students received certificates for completing
the Triunfo Academy, the Oxnard Union High School District's six-week summer
program for Migrant Education students.
Triunfo Academy is designed to serve at-risk students who have not passed the
California High School Exit Exam or need to catch up on credits so they can
earn their high school diploma. Students earned their credits by completing the
online Cyber High and Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program that
helps Migrant Education students meet graduation requirements by allowing them
to work semi-independently through correspondent study.
Another goal of the
Triunfo Academy is to "plant a seed" in migrant students' minds that they can
attend a four-year college or university and obtain professional degrees. To
that end, students went on field trips to college campuses throughout Southern
California over the summer, visiting UCLA, USC and UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach
State and CSU Northridge.
Director of Development for Community and Government Relations at CSU Channel Islands, was the keynote speaker at a July ceremony held for the students who
completed the program. She urged students to continue their education after
high school and become active in their community.
"Don't be afraid to be great," she said.
Photo: Dr. Bob Carter, Superintendent of the Oxnard Union High School District, meets Migrant Education students who completed
CAVC's Community Roots Garden Seeks
Food security: That's
the primary goal of Community Action of Ventura County's Community Roots Garden in Oxnard. There, community members grow food and provide harvest for those in
Got a green thumb? Or,
do you want to learn food gardening techniques? Check out the Community Roots Garden. It's a one-acre plot
next to the North Oxnard United Methodist Church at 2300 W. Gonzales Road.
Community Roots Garden invites your participation - to dig, weed, teach, ask questions, share your
ideas, donate funds or materials or just feel the satisfaction of working with
others to help others. It holds "playdays" Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
and Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. No experience is necessary and children are
welcome. Community potlucks are held the last Saturday of each month.
For more information,
call Katerina Friesen, garden coordinator, at (805) 616-2326 or visit www.communityrootsgarden.org. Email
address is email@example.com.
CAVC Hands out Fliers Created by WC at
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for Community Action of Ventura County that the local nonprofit organization
handed out to visitors of its booth at the Ventura County Fair.
Fliers showcased the services and programs offered by CAVC to low-income families. Services include legal assistance, home weatherization
and energy assistance programs. Another flier showcased CAVC's Green Center in
Oxnard, a hub for education, training and information relating to "green"
technologies in Ventura County.
WC's graphic artist Cindy Daly also designed hand fans with
CAVC's logo that staff gave to fair-goers along with seed packets.
For more information on CAVC's programs and
services, call 436-4035, or visit its Web site at www.ca-vc.org.
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