September 2013   
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Don't miss the New Fall Issue 

of 'Harbor Views,' the Ventura 

Port District Newsletter


The latest issue of Harbor Views came out Sept. 18 and is now posted on the homepage of the Ventura Port District's website, The newsletter also is available in the latest issue of the Ventura Breeze newspaper, so pick up a copy today or read Harbor Views online. You can also find copies of Harbor Views in Ventura's Downtown-Harbor Trolley.


Harbor Views Fall 2013 newsletter

A new issue of Harbor Views comes out each season (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) and is filled with news and features about the Ventura Harbor, plus a listing of all the great events happening at Ventura Harbor Village. Stan Whisenhunt, writer Amy Bentley and graphic designer Cindy Daly help the Port District spread their news in this full-color print piece. (Special thanks to Harbor Village Marketing Manager Jennifer Talt-Lundin and her staff for all their assistance.)


The Fall issue includes stories about newly appointed Port District commissioners Bruce Smith and Jim Friedman, an update about the exciting Sondermann-Ring project coming to the Harbor, and a story about the new free trolley. Find out what is happening with the Harbor's business community, the new launch ramp being built at Ventura Harbor and the effort to keep the Ventura Harbor dredged and safe for navigation. Online: 

Hathaway Law Firm Welcomes Three New Attorneys 


Joel Mark
Joel Mark
The Ventura County law firm of Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez is pleased to welcome new attorneys including Joel Mark, a former managing partner of  Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton. Brooke Carroll and Alexis Ridenour, who returns after an extended child care leave, also join the firm.


Mark is Of Counsel to Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez. With 40 years of experience, Mark has h

andled a wide range of business litigation

matters. He chaired Nordman's Litigation Group from 2002 through 2011 and was the firm's managing partner from 2010 through 2013. Email him at

Brooke Carroll
Brooke Carroll


A Ventura County native, Carroll has 12 years of legal experience. He also comes from the Nordman law firm. Carroll's specialties include employment, business and real estate disputes, and litigation. Email him at


Ridenour has extensive experience in the business sector and experience handling all phases of litigation. She previously worked as a business development consultant for a start-up international wine import company. 

Alexis Ridenour
Alexis Ridenour

Email her at


The Hathaway Law Firm has a wealth of experience representing clients in practice areas including corporate and business law; litigation; estates, trusts, tax and legacy; employment law; real estate and land use; education law; franchise law; admiralty and maritime law; and general practice. The firm is located at 5450 Telegraph Road, suite 200, in Ventura. Call 805-644-7111 or visit

Harrison Brothers Make Pac Biz Times' 'Who's Who' List   


Harrison brothers
(L to R) Myron, Ralph and Jim Harrison
It was a big honor for the Harrison brothers - Ralph, Jim and Myron - to be recognized in the Pacific Coast Business Times' "Who's Who in Clean Tech and Sustainability" special section published Aug. 9.

Ralph, Jim and Myron were among 54 environmental leaders in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties featured in the publication. The issue profiled leaders in companies that are developing, producing, installing and using a variety of green and sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, wave and other emerging clean-energy sources.

The Harrison brothers were honored for their continuing efforts to help all of Harrison Industries' client cities - Ventura, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Thousand Oaks, Ojai and Fillmore - and the County of Ventura to meet strict state recycling and air quality mandates. Congratulations go out to the Harrisons for their efforts and the recent recognition. Harrison Industries is a longtime client of Whisenhunt Communications. Visit

Register for Free Water-Wise Landscaping Classes in Ventura


Ventura's free, hands-on landscaping classes fill up quickly so don't miss your chance to get some practical tips from the experts. All classes are on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at various Ventura locations. Registration is available online at www, or by calling (805) 652-4501.


Water Wise brochure

The next class is Oct. 12 at the city's Sanjon Maintenance Yard. The topic is, "Ocean Friendly Gardens." Learn how to employ the Ocean Friendly Garden principles of Conservation, Permeability and Retention.


The topic for the Nov. 9 class at the same location is, "Urban Gold." Hosted by Aqua-Flo Supply, attendees will learn about the water-holding capacity and biology of soil, including creating healthy compost, compost teas and natural humates that improve the vitality of soil.


Ventura Water, the city of Ventura's water and wastewater utility, publishes a free online newsletter each month called "Pipeline" that addresses issues of water use, conservation and news from Ventura Water, plus other water topics. Whisenhunt Communications graphic designer Joan Phelps and writer Amy Bentley help with the layout and editing of Pipeline. Learn more about the water-wise landscaping classes and read past issues of Pipeline at 

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Coastal Cleanup Day 2013

California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, Sept. 21


Living near the ocean is a big reason so many people love Ventura County. This weekend, local residents have the opportunity to give back to Mother Nature and show their appreciation for the beaches and oceans everyone enjoys year-round.


Saturday, Sept. 21 is California Coastal Cleanup Day. From 9 a.m. to noon, residents will visit beaches, rivers, streams and other waterways to pick up trash, using their own plastic bags or buckets. Much of what is picked up can be recycled. Volunteers will remove debris from the coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines all around California, protecting wildlife from harm while cleaning up the environment.


Last year in Ventura County, 3,346 volunteers collected 9,077 pounds of trash and 1,893 pounds of recyclables. The 1993 Guinness Book of World Records recognized California Coastal Cleanup Day as the world's largest beach cleanup! It's a great way to get the kids involved too, and teaches everyone an important lesson about littering and preventing pollution.


Visit for a list of local cleanup sites and more information about this annual event that has many sponsors, including Whisenhunt Communications client Harrison Industries.

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