October 2012   
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E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center
in Saticoy Breaks Ground        


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Taking part in the ceremonial ground-breaking of the E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center are, from left, Ed Summers, Ventura Chamber of Commerce CEO; Ralph Harrison; Diane Koranda, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura; Jim Harrison; and Myron Harrison.
Harrison Industries celebrated its 80th anniversary at the Ventura Chamber of Commerce's mixer on Sept. 27. The occasion also served as the official ground-breaker for the E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center - the future home of the Saticoy branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura.

The center, which is scheduled to open next summer, will serve Saticoy's boys and girls for generations to come. In addition to its initial $400,000 contribution toward the center's construction, Harrison Industries, which collects trash, recyclables and yard waste for over 90,000 residential and commercial customers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, donated all proceeds from the mixer to the B&GC of Ventura.

About 200 Chamber members, community leaders, government officials and Saticoy residents attended the event. The list of speakers was a "who's who" of local government officials, including Congressman Elton Gallegly, Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean and Ventura Mayor Mike Tracy.

Learn About California Budget Challenges Relating to Education
in Focus on Education


Focus on Education Fall 2012 The Ventura County Office of Education has released the latest edition of Focus on Education with an emphasis on the California budget crisis. The issue includes stories on budget problems and how they effect California public school K-12 education, as well as how Ventura County school districts are coping with the monetary shortfalls.

VCOE also provides a non-partisan, position-neutral look at two upcoming state proposition measures specifically addressing public education funding for the Nov. 6 election, Propositions 30 and 38, and their potential impact on local schools.

Focus on Education is produced by Whisenhunt Communications three times a year and is distributed through the general circulation of the Ventura County Star. It's available to read here: http://www.vcoe.org/Portals/VcssoPortals/Main/publications/foe-20121003.pdf.

WC Creates Educational Poster
for The Ventura Meat Company


the ventura meat company grassfed poster The Ventura Meat Company is the only butcher shop in Ventura County that offers its customers only grass-fed beef as well as a wide variety of naturally grown, organic chicken and pork products.

Owner Michael Buckley contacted Whisenhunt Communications to craft an in-shop poster explaining to customers why grass-fed beef is nutritionally superior to grain-feed beef found in most supermarkets. Writer John Cressy provided the copy while graphic artist Cindy Daly designed the poster.

Located at 2650 E. Main Street in Ventura, The Ventura Meat Company also sells other all-natural products with no preservatives. For more information on this one-of-a kind shop, visit www.theventurameatcompany.com.

Humane Society Offering Free Spay and Neutering for Chihuahuas


Chihuahua at the Humane Society of Ventura County In an effort to quell overpopulation of the breed, the Humane Society of Ventura County is offering free spay or neutering for Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes.

The offer is for Ventura County residents who own Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes that are 5 years and under and weigh from 5 to 15 pounds.

The HSVC also offers low-cost spay and neutering for all other dogs aged 5 years and under and between 5 and 80 pounds, with the HSVC vets' approval. Call the shelter for details.

The HSVC is singling out Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes for free spay and neutering because shelters and rescue groups throughout Ventura County have seen a large increase in their numbers in recent years.

Surgeries are done by appointment only, and dogs over 5 may qualify. Call 646-6505 or 646-7849 and 805-656-5031 for more information or visit www.hsvc.org.

Walking Fitness Program Includes Free Orthopedic Screening


fitness walking Community Memorial Health System offers a free Walking Fitness Program every Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Community Park in Ventura, providing participants with blood pressure screenings before and after each walk to help monitor heart health.

As an added feature, Ventura Orthopedic Medical Group is now offering participants free orthopedic screenings.

The Ortho screenings take place at the walk the first Tuesday of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. when Steve Edwards, Director of Therapy Services for Ventura Orthopedic, will be on hand to assess and provide treatment advice about beginning and succeeding in the Walking Fitness Program.

Community Park is at the corner of Kimball and Telegraph roads in Ventura. The HealthAware station is located in the far left parking lot closest to Telephone Road.

To register or for more information call 805/667-2818 or go to www.cmhshealth.org.
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