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April 30, 2000
Which way, Fillmore? With three of its five City Council seats up for grabs in November, the city is ripe for a spirited campaign to decide its direction. The timing couldn't be better. This Santa Clara Valley farm town of 13,000 earned widespread respect when it responded to heavy damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake by thoughtfully rethinking and rebuilding its shattered downtown.
Olive Mann Isbell was the first American schoolteacher in California. She was born in 1824, died in 1899. She taught in 1846 at the old Mission Santa Clara de Asis. That's what the monument at her grave in the Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery says. Research a little further and find that she was the niece of renowned educator Horace Mann and that Santa Paula's Isbell Middle School is named after her. There are any number of ways to uncover bits of local history.
January 8, 1985 | United Press International
Millard Fillmore, whose greatest contribution to history may have been installing a bathtub in the White House, was remembered on the 185th anniversary of his birth Monday with a small graveside ceremony here and with a "Millard Moment" in Baltimore. Thirty persons huddled under cloudy skies as a wreath was placed on his grave. And in Baltimore, Jeff Amdur planned a different remembrance. "I urge everyone to celebrate a Millard Moment," Amdur said.
September 15, 1988
The proposed card casino for the city of Fillmore has been called a card hall, a card parlor, a card room, et cetera. But according to my Random House Dictionary, it is a casino, since gambling will be going on. The casino is to consist of 40 tables to start, and is expected to increase to 100 tables in the future. I am one of many opposed to such a card casino being erected in Fillmore. The Fillmore Investment Group, a limited partnership, is pushing to get the City Council of Fillmore to pass an ordinance allowing another gambling license in Fillmore.
June 2, 1994
Jeff Fauver has been named girls' basketball coach at Fillmore High, replacing Pete Orozco, who retired last season after nine seasons. Fauver, a 1979 Fillmore graduate, will move up from his post as boys' basketball coach at Fillmore Middle School. Miscellany John Reardon, who retired last season after 26 years as head football coach of Rio Mesa High, will be honored at a dinner June 10 at Oxnard Community Center. Information: 805-385-2717.
November 11, 1998
Re "Chief Says Volunteer Fire Unit in Jeopardy," Nov. 6. Fillmore Fire Chief Pat Askren should resign or be fired. His statement, "Our response times will slow down, we'll burn more and more houses," has to be taken as a threat and proof that Chief Askren is not qualified to manage the resources available to him. Chief Askren, the citizens of Fillmore will now sleep in fear, not because they didn't vote for your budget increase but because they...
May 21, 1997 | RICHARD WARCHOL
County supervisors met in Fillmore on Tuesday, holding a rare regular meeting outside the County Government Center in Ventura. It is unclear how much it cost to run the meeting out of the new Fillmore City Hall. And, by most accounts, the session was a big success.
February 26, 1991 | JANET BERGAMO
A gravel mining operation that could increase truck traffic on California 126 by 500 round trips a day will be discussed at a Fillmore town hall meeting Wednesday. The meeting in the Senior Center on Santa Clara Street will begin at 7 p.m. Also on the agenda is a discussion by County Supervisor Maggie Erickson Kildee, and elections for the Valley Advisory Committee, a citizens' group formed last year to discuss growth in the Fillmore-Piru area.
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