July 10 - August 09, 2014
YMCA offers swim programs at Santa Paula High pool
YMCA offers swim programs at Santa Paula High pool
The Ventura Family YMCA is offering swimming programs at the Santa Paula High School Pool. Registrations are continuing at SPHS even as lessons run through August 9th.
The different programs include swim lessons, water fitness classes, and recreational swim hours.
You can sign-up for eight swimming lessons at only $45. Swim with your friends and family during recreational hours at $2.00 per visit, and $40.00 for a Splash Pass, or take a water fitness class for $5.00 per visit.
Registrations are currently happening at Santa Paula High School, the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, or online at
For more information email or call 642-2131 ext 19.

August 04, 2014
“Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United St
Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Contact tel.: 805-984-6260
Contact: Karen/Liz
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program”
This exhibit will feature artworks by outstanding artists from around the United States from August 4th through March 31, 2015. The images were commissioned to illustrate the day-to-day activities and services rendered by the men and women who are charged with the security of our coasts. Photographs by USCG Auxiliary member, Michael Brodey, will complement the exhibit.
The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located at 3900 South Harbor Boulevard (at Bluefin Circle) in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor.
It is open daily 11-5 pm
Admission for adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-17 $2.
The museum may be contacted at (805) 984-6260.
Visit our website:
August 06, 2014, 10:00
Santa Paula low vision support group
Santa Paula low vision support group
The Santa Paula Senior Center is starting up its Low Vision Support Group once again! We will have our next August 6th, 2014 from 10:00am- 11:00am. A member from the Braille Institute will be available at the Santa Paula Senior Center to talk about different topics regarding those with vision problems and provide useful information as to how to appropriately deal with them. For more information call 805-933-4226 ext. 356. The Senior Center is located at 530 W. Main St.

August 08, 2014, 6:30
"Weird animals" vacation bible school
"Weird animals" vacation bible school
Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal and Emmanuel Lutheran Church from Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th. The program will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening. St. Paul's Emmanuel is located at 117 N. 7th Street, in Santa Paula.
The theme for this year will be "Weird Animals." The message of the program is that sometimes we may feel different, or left out, or that we are not understood or don't understand. But it's okay, because God loves us just the same, no matter what. This message will be presented through scripture stories, activities, games, arts and crafts, and of course, some weird animal messengers.
This program is the result of a long-standing partnership between El Buen Pastor, First United Methodist Church, and St. Paul's Emmanuel Church. The three churches fund and staff this annual program for the youth of Santa Paula. All children pre-K through 5th grade are welcome! Children 6th grade and over are welcome to join us as crew leaders.
There is a $10 fee per child, with a $20 maximum per family. This fee includes a t-shirt for each child, all materials, and snacks.
For more information, or to receive an application, contact St. Paul's Emmanuel Church at 525-3811, or via e-mail at

August 08, 2014
Santa Barbara Gem Faire
Location: Earl Warren Showgrounds
Contact tel.: 503-252-8300
Contact: Yooy Nelson
Aug. 8-10, 2014, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 100 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit or call (503) 252-8300 or email:
August 09, 2014, 5:00
Class of 1994 Reunion
Class of 1994
The SPHS Class of 1994 will be holding a 20th reunion on August 9, 2014.
The reunion will be held at Garmans Pub in Santa Paula from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.. The cost is $75 per couple or $38 single. Ticket includes: one drink, meal, raffle ticket.
Send payment to SPHS Class of 1994 Reunion, P.O. Box 243, Santa Paula, CA 93061.
For more information email:

August 16, 2014
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion:
"Class of 1964 holding 50 year reunion. Santa Paula High Class of 1964 will be holding their 50th reunion on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 5:00-11:30 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Dr Ventura CA. Cost: $75 per person or $95 per couple, includes photos, reception, dinner, music and dancing. Dress is casual. All Classes of 50's & 60's are invited. Reservations to either Petra Garcia-Quintero, 127 Arthur Ave Santa Paula or leave a message 805-302-9146 or Kay (Davison) Culpepper, SPUHS 64 Class Correspondent 719-264-7639, 8870 Boxelder Dr Colorado Springs CO 80920-5730. A meal selection must be made at time of reservation of either Chicken Francaise, Slow-Roasted Tri-Tip or Four Points Vegetarian. Reservation deadline: July 24, 2014.

August 16, 2014
14th Annual Fun & Fitness 5k
Location: Ventura YMCA
Contact tel.: 805.642.2131 ext.22
Contact: Damon Navo
The Ventura Family YMCA is excited to be hosting its 14th annual Fun and Fitness 5K on August 16th 2014!

Your participation helps raise funds for our Open Doors program, providing scholarships to those in need.

This is a fun run or walk for everyone. Come out and try to set your PR or enjoy a nice walk with your family.
August 22, 2014
Costa Mesa Gem Faire
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
Contact tel.: 503-252-8300
Contact: Yooy Nelson
Aug. 22-24, 2014, OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demos. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit or call (503) 252-8300 or email:
August 23, 2014
Foster Parenting Information Meeting
Location: Human Services Agency of Ventura County, 855 Partridge, Ventura
Contact tel.: 805-654-5594
Contact: Elizabeth Thasiah
Simple gestures can restore a child’s faith in love and security. This is the power of a foster parent.
A willingness to comfort, encourage and enrich a life, whether briefly or forever is the essence of being a foster parent. See if the power of fostering is in you at an upcoming foster parenting information meeting on Saturday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Foster parents can be single, married and live in a house or apartment. Foster families come in many sizes, ages and backgrounds; they may be together for a short time or permanently.

Recent changes in the law enables foster parenting to extend to a foster child’s 21 birthday meaning foster parents have an even greater influence on their foster child’s future and an opportunity to provide mentoring to children as they enter young adulthood

To learn more about foster parenting, attend the next information meeting on August 23 at the Human Services Agency of Ventura County (855 Partridge Dr., Ventura). Call 805-654-3220 or go to for more dates and an online meeting option.
August 28, 2014, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Camarillo
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
September 01, 2014, 10:00
Santa Paula Labor Day Parade applications available
Entries are being sought for the 10th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade, which will be held Monday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in Santa Paula. The theme is "Honor the Labor Force."

The parade is for the entire community and everyone in the community is invited to participate in the parade, either by watching or being a parade entry. Any type of entry which celebrates the work force is welcome and everyone is asked to join the fun. There are three judged categories, "Most Original," "Most Participants," and "Best Overall Use of the Theme." The purpose of the parade is to get the community of Santa Paula together to celebrate Labor Day.

Float entries are being sought. Community groups, families, and organizations are encouraged to put together a float. A flatbed truck or trailer, a pickup, a wagon, or any other equipment with wheels work well as a float. This may also include families, friends, businesses, cars, equestrians, and marching groups. Get dressed up or decorated and join the fun. Entertain the community.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the Santa Paula City website at: and picked up at the Community Services Department. For additional information, or an entry form sent by mail, please call 525-5232 or email

The Labor Day Parade Committee organizes the Labor Day Parade using community donations. If you are interested in donating, please make the check out to "Santa Paula Community Fund" and mail to: Peter Wright, 801 McKevett Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060

September 05, 2014
Nominations are now being accepted
Santa Paula Latino Town Hall 18th Annual Awards Dinner, Friday, September 5, 2013
The Santa Paula Latino Town Hall invites nomination from the public for the award categories listed below to be presented at the 2014 annual awards dinner which will take place this year on Friday, September 5, 2014. Please visit to submit a nomination for one or more of the following categories:
Please submit a brief written outline of the reasons the nominee(s) should be selected along with your name and contact number:
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: To a member of the community for volunteer service to the community.
JESS VICTORIA BUSINESS AWARD: To an individual or business demonstrating personal attention to customer service, creation of employment opportunities and commitment to charitable causes or volunteerism in the community.
EDUCATION: To an outstanding individual or institution in the field of education.
CULTURAL ARTS: To an individual or group for significant contribution in any area of cultural arts with specific emphasis to the Santa Paula community.
YOUTH: To an outstanding youth or mentor.
SPORTS: To an outstanding athlete and/or exceptional contributions/service to local sports.
RAYMOND GARCIA HUMANITARIAN: Awarded to an exceptional individual who demonstrates the characteristics of integrity, social justice and service to others.
Send to: LTH Nominations c/o Lorenzo Moraza, 675 Southwick, Santa Paula, CA 93060, or via email to:, or send your nomination(s) to Christina Urias, 919 La Vuelta Place, Santa Paula, CA 93060
DEADLINE: August 1, 2014.
Tickets to the 18th annual Santa Paula Latino Town Hall Annual Dinner are now on Sale. $45 each or $1,000 for a corporate sponsorship (table for eight and inclusion in all promotional material.
For ticket information, contact: Lorenzo Moraza (, 805/616-1134 or Christina Urias, 805-794-3161.

September 13, 2014
39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show
Location: Hyatt Westlake Plaza
Contact tel.: 805-529-0760
Contact: Rick Goodman
Homeowners who are planning projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The fall show is Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Over 170 vendors will be on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday. Home Show hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free passes are available online at Cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail
September 27, 2014
Santa Paula Union High School Class of 1969, 45 year Reunion
The Class of 1969 reunion will be combined with the Santa Paula Alumni Association Dinner on September 27, 2014, to be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Oxnard, CA. You can mail you reservation check for $45 per person for the dinner to Santa Paula Alumni Association, PO Box 6, Santa Paula, CA 93061. Please make a selection of chicken or beef with your reservation.

The evening event will be starting with cocktails from 5pm to 6pm with dinner following and ending around 8pm. After that, the Class of '69 will have the facility to visit, dance and party.

A limited amount of rooms are reserved for this event with a room rate of $99 plus taxes for Friday and Saturday nights. You do not have to stay both nights. Contact the Marriot and let them know you are with the '69 Reunion Group. (Courtyard Marriot, 800 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard, CA, 805-988-3600)

Other events are also planned. There will be Golf on Saturday at Mountain View Golf Course in Santa Paula (first tee off is 9am) and a picnic on Sunday at Steckel Park. Contact Steve Brown for golf info at 805-616-6339 ( Joe Molina is organizing the Sunday picnic. The picnic will start at around 12 noon. The picnic is $10 per person and the fee can be mailed to Stephanie Beccerra at 839 Big Horn Ct., Camarillo, CA 93010.

For more information contact Stephanie Freddie Beccerra at

September 27, 2014
CASA of Ventura County 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event
Location: Ventura Harbor Village - Main Lawn
Contact tel.: 805-644-2188
Contact: Jone Pence


Contact: Pam Knitowski - 805 389-3120

CASA of Ventura County presents the 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event

Camarillo, CA, July 7, 2014—Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County presents the 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event, to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. on the Ventura Harbor Village main lawn.

Hailed as the only event of its kind in Ventura County, over 500 Ventura County community members are expected to “pop-up” to raise awareness and funds to benefit CASA of Ventura County.

This year’s Pop-Up dining theme is “A Magical Dining Experience by the Sea.” Guests are encouraged to bring their own elegant table “scapes” and place settings, with prizes going to the most creative table decorations and best dressed. Guests may bring their own inspired meal and libations of choice, or pre-order dinners from participating Harbor restaurants.

“Our goal is to make people aware that each child in the foster care system deserves to have his or her own Advocate,” explained Teresa Romney, Chair of the Board of CASA of Ventura County. “The Advocate is the one constant adult presence in the child’s life who will stay with the child until she can be returned to a safe, permanent home.”

Last year 150 Advocates helped 200 of Ventura County’s neediest children, but there are still 1,000 others who need an Advocate. The purpose of CASABlanca is to raise awareness and funds to support the program.
October 04, 2014
The 1964 Class of Ventura High is celebrating their 50th class reunion on Saturday, October, 4, 2014, at the Historic Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Pavilion and the committee has planned an evening you do not want to miss. The 1935 Spanish Revival Vickers Estate at The Pierpont Inn is the perfect place to celebrate our unforgettable 50th Class Reunion.

For detailed information, visit our website: or go to Facebook: Ventura High School Class of '64 Reunion.
Posted on both sites are: the cost for this "once in a lifetime" celebration; dinner entree choices; and overview of the evening. You will enjoy viewing photos from our 45th Class Reunion and reading comments from other classmates.

The Pierpont Inn is now accepting reservations for booking a room on Friday and/or Saturday night. Call (805) 643-6144 and mention you are attending the VHS 50th Reunion
You can also email one of these Reunion Committee members for information:
Barbara HESSEMER Crowdis -
Mike Fausset -

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