Giving Back

Photos by Guy W. Kitchens

(From left) Randy Vernon, Steve Frye and Daryl Vito

(From left) Jay Higgins and Jon Jewett

(From left) Cris Powell, Christine Thompson, Jessica LaRle and Alexandra Mitchell

(From right) Tony Principe, George Jones and Cal Johnston watch as Jerry Ribal goes for the Million Dollar Shot

Participants lounge at the Spanish Hill Country Club

(From left) Lauri Spero, Kirby Harvey and Wanda Zack of Spanish Hills Surgery Center

California State University Channel Islands’ Dolphin Classic Golf Tournament On June 19, Ventura County golfers and supporters of intercollegiate athletic programs at California State University Channel Islands gathered to tee off in a uniquely formatted golf tournament. Gross competition took place at the Saticoy Country Club, while an individual Calloway competition took place at Spanish Hills Country Club. Hole-in-one prizes for each course included two BMWs and $10,000 cash. Course winners then competed in the BMW Million Dollar Shootout. But the good times didn’t end on the golf course; there were also a lively reception, awards ceremony and live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event will support the development of athletics program at the university For more information on CSUCI, visit

Photos courtesy of New West Symphony

New West Symphony Discovery artist Joseph Tsai gave a fantastic performance

(From left) Symphony of Wine Chairperson Karl Klessig, Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Wine Company, and David Brietstein of Duke of Bourbon

(From right) Julianna King, David Brietstien of Duke of Bourbon and Fred Zammataro of Schramsberg Winery

A case of 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons was one of the 57 fabulous items auctioned

New West Symphony’s Symphony of Wine VI The sixth annual Symphony of Wine Dinner and Auction took place at the Topa Tower Club in Oxnard on June 25. Dan Duckhorn, CEO of Duckhorn Wine Company, served as the Maestro of Food and Wine as guests viewed the items up for bid during an impressive silent auction. Dinner was prepared by the talented chefs of Leila's, the Tower Club, the Water Grill and the Wine Cask, while dinner wines were provided by renowned Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye Winery, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Long Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards and Rudd Estate. All proceeds from the event benefit the New West Symphony’s many educational and outreach programs. For more information on New West Symphony, visit

Photos by Guy W. Kitchens

(From left) Bill Shumard, Deana Carter and Cops 4 Causes Executive Director Christopher Landavazo

Deana Carter performed live, under the stars

Rick and Chris Huffman enjoy the view from the top of the Crowne Plaza

Randall and Ellie Richman, guests of 451 Media

Cops 4 Causes “A Salute to Heroes” The stars were out on the evening of July 15 as Cops 4 Causes, an organization of local police officers that raises funds for important causes, brought Deana Carter, Crosby Loggins and Thunder Road to Ventura to perform live on an outdoor stage at Ventura’s California Street Promenade. “A Salute to Heroes” included a VIP Celebrity Reception and dinner on the Promenade, served by officers and members of the Ventura Police Department, as well as live music, fire dancing, silent auction and a special torch lighting ceremony with Ventura Special Olympics athletes. Because of Cops 4 Causes, for the first time in the organizations history, Special Olympics Ventura County will have a reserve fund that will provide for the organization’s financial security and allow them to expand their services. For more information on Cops 4 Causes, visit For more information on Ventura County Special Olympics, visit


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