Archive for September, 2015

Val Verde Community Advisory Committee Meeting Monday

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The Val Verde Community Advisory Committee (VVCAC) will meet on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 28508 Westinghouse Pl. in Valencia.

The Val Verde Community Advisory Committee exists to serve as a liaison between the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and the local community as a means for the community to communicate with the Regional Planning Commission and other regulatory agencies on an ongoing basis regarding issues involved in the development and operation of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.

Chiquita Canyon representatives attend the meetings of the VVCAC to provide regular, and timely updates and reports regarding landfill operations as a means to maintain an open line of communications with local leaders and residents.  Meetings are open to the public.

Making a Positive Impact in Val Verde

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For nearly 20 years Chiquita Canyon has provided funding to the community of Val Verde. This year alone, Chiquita allocated $360,000 to the Val Verde Community Benefits Funding Committee. The funding is used for scholarships, after school programs, tutoring, senior bus passes, youth sports, and more.

The Studio Signal video clip below examines life in Val Verde as a result of these funds.

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Chiquita is Grand Sponsor of The Painted Turtle Annual BBQ

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The Painted Turtle Annual BBQ Fundraiser is this weekend!  Chiquita Canyon is once again proud to be the Grand Sponsor of this year’s annual BBQ fundraising dinner for The Painted Turtle.

The Painted Turtle is a camp where children with serious medical conditions celebrate just being kids! Through innovative, camp-based programs that offer a great big dose of fun and support, children with more than 30 medical conditions visit The Painted Turtle each year, reclaiming the joys of childhood. A member of Paul Newman’s renowned SeriousFun Camps (formerly the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps), The Painted Turtle has offered thousands of children and their families hope and encouragement through its Summer and Family Weekend camps since it opened its gates in 2004.

The Painted Turtle staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and supporters work year-round to give all children in our programs the chance just to be kids and have fun in a safe camp environment specifically built for their needs. Without The Painted Turtle, many of these children would never know the simple yet profound experience of camp, an experience that often has a life-long impact. Thousands of campers and family members have a chance to come together each year to sing, dance, laugh, grow and discover their potential.

Check out all the great work The Painted Turtle does for seriously ill children.

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