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Local Gatherings Mark Anniversary of Attacks

September 11, 2002

Public gatherings are planned throughout Ventura County today to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

Camarillo, Leisure Village, 15129 Village 15, 11 a.m. The New York Club will dedicate a tree to victims of the attacks. Mayor Jan McDonald, Supervisor Kathy Long, Navy color guard.

Camarillo, Constitution Park, Paseo Camarillo and North Carmen Drive, 7 p.m., color guard, Gold Coast Pipe and Drum Band, Fire Department ceremony, Air National Guard Band of the Southwest and the Channelaire Chorus.

Fillmore, fire station, 711 Sespe Ave., 6:30 a.m., flag-raising on an engine ladder truck, speech, prayer and taps.

Fillmore, City Hall, 250 Central Ave., 7 p.m., tribute to public servants from Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, local government and the military. Event will include songs, prayer and a candle-lighting service.

Ojai, Libbey Park fountain, Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, 7:30 a.m., ceremony with police and fire department personnel, elected officials, Girl Scouts and veterans groups.

Ojai, 206 N. Signal St., Suite R, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., National Disaster Search Dog Foundation will hold an open house featuring photos of ground zero and letters of thanks. The foundation sent 13 dogs to the World Trade Center in New York after the attacks.

Ojai, Libbey Bowl, 7 p.m., interfaith service.

Oxnard, American Legion, 2639 Wagon Wheel Road, noon, posting of colors, invocation, speakers, taps and retiring of colors. Lunch follows.

Santa Paula, Veterans Memorial Park, 10th Street and Ventura Street, 7 p.m., local politicians and ministers.

Simi Valley, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., police and firefighting agencies, continental breakfast. Admission $3; reservations required at 522-2977.

Simi Valley, Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary, Yosemite Avenue and Mount Sinai Drive, 5 p.m., lowering of flag and motorcade leaves for City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road.

Simi Valley, Civic Center, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, 7 p.m., bagpipes, Police Department color guard and speakers.

Somis, Somis School, 5268 North St., 1 p.m., Navy color guard, sheriffs and fire representatives.

Thousand Oaks, Nelson Room, Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, 4 p.m., panel discussion on the effects of Sept. 11, featuring history professor Paul Hanson, associate religion professor Deborah Sills, retired appellate Judge Steve Stone, and Afghanistan native Taher Hashemi, who serves as a legal consultant to the Center for Social Services in Thousand Oaks.

Thousand Oaks, Gardens of the World Community Park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 5 to 7 p.m., firefighters, police and sheriff's officers, the Air National Guard Band and the Channelaire Chorus.

Ventura, Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., 10:20 a.m., honor guard, bagpiper, flag-lowering and a flyover by a sheriff's helicopter.

Ventura, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, noon to 1 p.m., college President Larry Calderon, invocation, open microphone.

Ventura, City Hall, 501 Poli St., 6:30 p.m., police and fire color guard, Mayor Ray Di Guilio, a 21-gun salute, the Ventura Master Chorale Children's Concert Choir and soloist Patricia McPherson.

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