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Gold Coast Takes Recycling to the Next Level

'Keep It Clean and Loose'

15th Annual Shootout Draws Boy Scout Supporters

Concert Event in Ojai Was a Bowlful of Fun and Charity

CSUCI President's Dinner Was Music to Our Ears

Keeping It Green at the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria

Fall Business Expo Was Truly 'Out of This World'

Community Gathers to Eat, Drink, Support Iconic Pier

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Gold Coast Takes Recycling to the Next Level
This single combo screen was dismantled to make way for the new equipment.

We are proud to announce a major upgrade that's underway at our Gold Coast Recycling facility in Ventura, including the retooling of our material sorting systems and the enhancement of our baling operations.

After months of planning and construction, and with the incredible teamwork and cooperation of our employees, the new, state-of-the-art system is being installed and should be fully operational in January. Its advanced technology will allow our recycling efforts to be more productive, efficient and sustainable. We'll keep you posted on our progress!

Opened in 1990, Gold Coast serves the recycling needs of residents and businesses in unincorporated Ventura County and the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District as well as the cities of Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Ventura, Ojai and Fillmore, and Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County at its facility on Colt Street in Ventura. For more information, call 805-642-9236.
'Keep It Clean and Loose'

Plastic grocery bags are trash; they do not belong in your recycling containers.

That is the simple message behind our "KEEP IT CLEAN AND LOOSE" campaign. Place ONLY recyclable items in your blue barrels and white bins  and DO NOT bag your recyclables in plastic. Just dump it all in there loose  even newspapers.

For a complete list of what's recyclable and what's not, visit ejharrison.com. For more information, call 805-647-1414.
15th Annual Shootout Draws Boy Scout Supporters
Thanks to the Boy Scouts of America, Ventura County Council, for another blast of a fundraiser! The 15th annual Shootout for Scouting took place Friday, Oct. 5, at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Santa Clarita. It was a terrific day of competitive shooting, not to mention the great lunch. Harrison is a major sponsor of this unique benefit for the local council, and as you can see, we were well  and quite happily  represented there.
Concert Event in Ojai Was a Bowlful of Fun and Charity
Jim, David and Sandy Harrison (in the photo on the left) were all smiles at the charity dinner and concert event at Libbey Bowl in Ojai. Jim also got to catch up during the evening with friends Glenda Cardona and Ventura City Councilman Jim Monahan.

Accurately billed as an evening of fun, friends, food and fabulous music, "At the Bowl" in Ojai was an amazing concert event that at its heart was about foundations  specifically about the charitable foundations for Ojai Valley Community Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.

The popular annual fall event, held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Libbey Bowl, was presented by the joint foundations as a benefit to support the construction of new healthcare facilities in our communities.

They couldn't have asked for a better show  starring rock legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason (a longtime resident of Ojai) and Steve Cropper, collaborating on their many memorable hits in their "Rock and Soul Revue." And it couldn't have been a better evening at the outdoor venue, with temperatures hovering in the 70s throughout the four-hour event and an amazing three-course meal by Lorraine Lim Catering, featuring locally sourced and artisan ingredients.

We were thrilled to support and attend this incredible community gathering, with Jim, David and Sandy Harrison among the hundreds of concertgoers. All proceeds from this event will go to the new facilities going up at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and the new skilled nursing facility at Ojai Valley Community Hospital.
CSUCI President's Dinner Was Music to Our Ears
We were proud to sponsor  and thrilled to attend  California State University Channel Islands Foundation's annual President's Dinner & Concert, featuring jazz great Chris Botti, back by popular demand! The event took place on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at the Camarillo Airport.

It was a truly fantastic night of music from Botti, a genre-bending musician who's had four No. 1 jazz albums but whose wonderfully creative and innovative style appeals to everyone. The evening also gave us a perfect opportunity to do our favorite thing: support youths in our communities. All proceeds from the event will support CSUCI students in critical need of financial aid, programs, new technology, facilities and equipment.

CSUCI is a four-year public comprehensive university and Hispanic Serving Institution located near Camarillo. For more information, visit csuci.edu.
Keeping It Green at the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria
It was work and fun for us as usual this year, at the 32nd annual Avocado Festival in downtown Carpinteria. The city's largest family-friendly community celebration, the California Avocado Festival drew more than 100,000 visitors during its three-day run, Oct. 5-7, along Linden Avenue. The festival is not just big; it's green  and we're pleased to help in the planning team's all-out efforts to divert most of the waste to either recycling or composting instead of the landfill. Harrison is a proud sponsor and a big presence at the festival. We have a full crew working hard at waste diversion throughout the event and we make sure everyone gets to take breaks to wander around and enjoy all things avocado. What a wonderful celebration!
Fall Business Expo Was Truly 'Out of This World'
The Ventura Chamber's annual Fall Business Expo once again lived up to its billing as the chamber's networking event of the year. Held at the Four Points Sheraton, Ventura Harbor Resort, the Oct. 18 expo drew hundreds of businesses and community members together for prizes, giveaways, refreshments and sharing. The dozens of vendors who set up booths at the expo outdid themselves with their very fun takes on its "Out of This World" theme.

As always, Harrison had a booth at the event and we were a sponsor. And, as a member of the Ventura Chamber Board of Directors, I take a special pride in this amazing civic gathering of business leaders and community members. For Harrison, it's a great, exhilarating way for us to meet our customers, learn their stories and share with them what we do and how we can work together to keep our environment cleaner and more sustainable.
Community Gathers to Eat, Drink, Support Iconic Pier

The 75-degree day gave way to a perfect early autumn night under the stars  just right for the very special gathering on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ventura Pier.

Held as a benefit for the iconic old pier, the 2018 Pier Under the Stars food-and-wine-tasting event drew hundreds to the pier-side Ventura Promenade for eating, drinking and taking in an awesome view. Running from 5 to 8 p.m., the event was perfectly timed to include a classic Ventura sunset.

We are a proud sponsor of this gorgeous and important gathering to support our beloved old Ventura Pier, a local monument and a popular fishing spot. Originally built in 1872, the pier has stood as a symbol of the region's rich coastal history. In 1993, a group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a nonprofit organization to establish an endowment fund to preserve and maintain the Ventura Pier for future generations. It's our honor to help. 
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