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Congratulations, City of Carpinteria, on 50th Anniversary
Santa Clara Valley Disposal, City of Fillmore Reach Contract Extension
Harrisons Take Aim for Boy Scouts at 'Shootout for Scouting'
It was a Beautiful Night for 'Pier Under the Stars' Benefit
Trumpeter Chris Botti Captivates at CSUCI President's Dinner Concert
Temptations Review Wows Audiences at CMHS Benefit on Sept. 26
1,000 Inspiring Athletes Compete in 18th Carpinteria Triathlon
3,000 Volunteers Make Coastal Cleanup Day a Big Success
Harrison Reaches 'Zero Waste' at California Avocado Festival
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Congratulations, City of Carpinteria, on 50th Anniversary
Harrison Vice President Jim Harrison presents the Certificate of Congratulations to Carpinteria City Councilmembers (from left) Bradley Stein, Vice Mayor Fred Shaw, Mayor Gregg Carty, Al Clark and Wade Nomura.

Harrison Industries congratulates Carpinteria on its 50th anniversary as a city. We are honored to have provided your residents and businesses with trash collection service since 1992.Your city has prospered since 1965 to become one of the most beautiful beachside communities in which to live in California.

We also are proud of our partnership since California's recycling movement began in 1989 with regard to Assembly Bill 939 that requires California cities to reduce the amount of trash they send to landfills by 50 percent. With your help, we have created recycling programs, including innovative residential curbside green waste and recycling service. As a result, Carpinteria has reached a 75 percent diversion rate, among the highest in the state.

As a token of our appreciation, Harrison Vice President Jim Harrison and I presented members of the Carpinteria City Council with a Certificate of Congratulations at its Sept. 28 City Council meeting - 50 years to the day of incorporation!

Working together, we will have the same success with all of the new organic laws that will bring us closer to our end goal of "Zero Waste."

Again, congratulations, to a wonderful city and its residents!
SCVD, City of Fillmore Reach Contract Extension
Harrison Industries, under Santa Clara Valley Disposal (SCVD), will continue to serve residential, commercial and industrial customers in Fillmore for the next 10 years, with extensions that can push the agreement out to 25 years, to the year 2040.

Under the contract, which went into effect on Oct. 1, Fillmore residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the low monthly trash, recycling and yard waste hauling rates. Curbside pickup for residential customers will continue to be on Friday.

New rates will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and Santa Clara Valley Disposal will begin to provide weekly ggreen waste and recycling service to residential customers. Previously, tan green waste and blue recycling barrels were collected with the green trash barrel on alternating weeks; now you can place all three barrels on the curb each week. We also are providing two free bulky item pickups per year to all residential customers.

Harrison has been serving Fillmore since 1976 when we received an exclusive contract for the commercial collection. In 1983 we got the exclusive commercial and residential contract. In 1990 the City of Fillmore was the first city in Ventura County with city-wide residential curbside programs. We accomplished this in a very short time with the help of the city, and the blue plastic 50 gallon barrels with wheels were well received by the citizens.

Fillmore's waste diversion rate currently stands at 63 percent, well above the state-mandated 50 percent. Our goal and the city's goal is to achieve 75 percent waste diversion by 2020, and working together we will eventually achieve "Zero Waste."
Harrisons Take Aim at
Boy Scouts
'Shootout for Scouting'
Representing Harrison Industries at the "Shootout for Scouting" benefit were, front row from left, Bill Camarillo,Mike Harrison, Daniel Harrison and Willy Castillo. In back are David Harrison,Tom Harrison, Myron Harrison, Lynn Harrison, Robbie Abeloe, Darren Harrison, Ralph Harrison, Ted Harrison,Steve Lorenzana, George Harrison and John Harrison. Missing is Donnie Harrison.

Harrison family sharpshooters weren't at their sharpest, but they tried their best and competed for a good cause at the Boy Scouts of America, Ventura County Council's annual "Shootout for Scouting" on Oct. 2 at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall.

Harrison Industries is a longtime sponsor of this friendly but fiercely competitive event that raised over $62,000 for local Boy Scouts, and Harrison entered three five-man teams.

In all, 34 teams comprised of 166 shooters entered. City National Bank Team No. 1 came in first place with a 342 score out of a possible 375. The Don Cesson Group was second with 338 and William L. Morris Chevrolet of Fillmore was third with a 329 score.

Harrison's Team No. 2 placed 21st overall with 215 points, Harrison's Team No. 1 was 22nd with 204 points and Harrison's Team No. 3 was 32nd with 158 points. Mike Harrison, our engineering manager, had our highest score with 59 points out of a possible 75. Willy Castillo, who works in our dispatch department, scored a 58. Vice President Myron Harrison was third among the Harrisons with a 53 score and, fittingly, identical twins Daniel and Donnie Harrison tied for fourth with identical 50 scores. Daniel is our contracts compliance supervisor and Donnie is our service manager.

Although all three Harrison teams would have liked to have done better, they had a great time taking the day off and enjoying the great outdoors!

It was a Beautiful Night for 'Pier Under the Stars' Benefit
Organizers sure picked a beautiful evening to schedule the 16th annual Pier Under the Stars benefit for the historic Ventura Pier on Saturday, Oct. 3. In addition to a star-filled sky, guests milled about the Ventura Promenade and enjoyed some of the best food and spirits provided by over 50 area businesses.

Restaurants, cafes, wineries and breweries served their signature dishes and beverages from tented booths, while Santa Barbara Latin band Luna Gitana provided the musical entertainment. There also was dancing and guests bid on silent auction items sold to help keep the pier, built back in 1878, in great shape.

The Ventura Pier is dear to Harrison brothers Ralph, Jim and Myron, who spent many a childhood days at the pier and surrounding beach. They are proud sponsors of this wonderful community event which keeps our rich history alive for us and generations to come!
Trumpeter Chris Botti Captivates at CSUCI President's Dinner Concert
George Harrison takes a selfie at the Chris Botti concert with wife Danielle, Myron and Sharon Harrison and Darren and Lisa Harrison.
Local music lovers were in for a real treat when Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti performed at a benefit concert Sept. 19 on a beautiful evening at Ojai's Libbey Bowl.

Proceeds went to the California State University Channel Islands Foundation to benefit CSUCI's students and the university's highest priorities. The President's Dinner, hosted by Ed Rush, preceded the concert.

Harrison Industries Vice President Myron Harrison and his wife Sharon were joined by Myron's sons George Harrison, general manager of Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, with wife Danielle, and Thousand Oaks Supervisor Darren Harris with wife Lisa. They report that Botti was fantastic!

Botti isn't exactly a household name in the vast musical world, but he should be. He has sold more than 3 million albums, including his Grammy winner, "Impressions." Botti is one of the most innovative figures of the contemporary music world, and his popularity is guaranteed to soar!
Temptations Review Wows Audiences at CMHS Benefit on Sept. 26
Temptations
The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, the former lead singer for the legendary Motown Records group The Temptations, presented a high-energy performance at Ojai's Libbey Bowl on Sept. 26.

Harrison Industries President Ralph Harrison and his wife Jenny were among those enjoying the benefit concert co-sponsored by the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation.

The classic hits kept coming from the former lead singer of the 1960s and 70s rhythm and blues group The Temptations and his new backup singers. They included: "Ball of Confusion," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "I Wish It Would Rain" and "My Girl."
Harrison Industries is a proud sponsor of the concert. Proceeds go toward construction of the new Community Memorial Hospital that is scheduled to open in 2016 and toward the building of a new skilled nursing facility adjacent to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital.
1,000 Inspiring Athletes Compete in 18th Carpinteria Triathlon
To rise hours before dawn to compete in a contest that starts with a 1.5-kilometer ocean swim and is followed by a 40K bicycle ride before ending with a 10-K run is crazy if you ask me. To even compete in a contest half that length is mind-boggling.

But it's also inspiring to know that close to 1,000 athletes of all ages from throughout California and beyond challenged their skills at the 18th annual Carpinteria Triathlon held at Carpinteria State Beach on Sept. 27.

Santa Barbara residents won both the Olympic and Sprint courses at this year's event. Jason Smith, 36, of Santa Barbara, swam, bicycled and ran his way to victory in the Olympic course event. He covered the course in two hours, two minutes and 55 seconds. Shigy Suzuki was Carpinteria's top finisher. The 57-year-old placed 12th overall in 2:24:27.

Brittany Oliver, 27, of Ventura, was the top woman finisher and 15th overall in 2:27:05. Cindy Abrami, 47, of Santa Barbara, placed second in 2:35:37, 28th overall.

Kyle Visin, 32, of Santa Barbara, won the sprint course in 50 minutes and 27 seconds. Youth was served in the sprint race as 14-year-old Jake Ballantine of Santa Barbara placed second in 54:48 and Lucas Pinto, 16, of Santa Barbara, was third in 55:19. Emlynn Iannelli, 29, of Santa Barbara, was the top woman finisher and 20th overall in 1:01:33.

Harrison Industries is a longtime sponsor of the Carpinteria Triathlon and congratulates those who competed. The event raised more than $30,000 for the City of Carpinteria Parks and Recreation Department's youth programs, including After School at the Pool, Aqua Camp and Junior Lifeguards.
3,000 Volunteers Make Coastal Cleanup Day a Big Success
The 31st annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19 was a major success in Ventura County and across the state. This annual event is about much more than picking up trash. It's a chance to gather as a community to show our respect for our ocean, waterways and local habitats.

California Coastal Cleanup Day began in 1985 and has grown to one of the largest volunteer events on the planet. Ventura County had 2,826 volunteers - families, students, service groups and neighbors - collectively picking up 8,228 pounds of trash and 1,038 pounds of recyclables from our coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines.

Thousands of cigarette butts and lots of plastic bags, as well as other trash, were removed and prevented from going out to sea where they would have had a negative effect on marine life.

Statewide, with 75 percent of cleanup sites reporting, 53,555 volunteers participated in California's 58 counties. They removed more than 548,450 pounds of trash and more than 65,738 pounds of recyclable material, totaling well over 614188 pounds. That's 307 tons, and the figures will rise once all cleanup sites report.

Harrison Industries was happy to provide trash and recycling bins at several of the cleanup sites in Ventura, Camarillo and Ojai. Ventura sites included San Buenaventura State Beach, Marina Park, Rincon Parkway, Ventura Harbor beaches and the Ventura Promenade. Camarillo sites were Calleguas Creek and the Mission Oaks Barranca, and in Ojai, volunteers worked in Ojai Creek at Libbey Park.

Next year's event is set for Sept. 17, 2016, so mark your calendar. For more information visit www.vccoastcleanup.org.
Harrison Reaches 'Zero Waste' at California Avocado Festival
Harrison's Christian Barnes is hard at work recycling cardboard products.
The 29th annual California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria on Oct. 2-4 proved to be another "Zero Waste" event, as virtually all waste generated at the festival was recycled.

For the fifth year in a row, we placed yellow-lid recycling barrels around the festival grounds specifically for disposed food waste and paper products. The materials were delivered to our strategic partner Agromin, which is undertaking a pilot food waste program.

The barrels with the blue lids were for recyclables such as aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic materials along with non-food trash. These materials were sorted at our other strategic partner, Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station.

Harrison's blue recycling bins line Linden Avenue during the California Avocado Festival.
Donald Sealund, Harrison Industries' food waste coordinator, reports that 2.53 tons of food waste, 1.8 tons of commercial recyclable cardboard and 5.87 tons of mixed recyclables were recycled. The numbers would have been higher had it not rained on Sunday, ending the festival hours earlier than scheduled.

Harrison employee Christian Barnes was Sealund's main helper this year. Both were on site four days, setting up on Thursday and working all three days of the festival. Also working hard to make it another "Zero Waste" success were Harrison employees Joel Catano, Jose Salinas and Jose Tovar.

Thanks go out to the 80,000-plus festival-goers who did their part by placing materials in the correct barrels.
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