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  • The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approve groundbreaking Energy Services Agreement between the County and Ventura Solar, LLC April 19, 2017. Read more about this agreement here.
  • The next meeting of the Fillmore Works Remediation & Redevelopment Community Focus Group is TBD at the Fillmore Active Adult and Community Center, 535 Santa Clara Street.
  • Chevron announces Cenergy Power to lease former Texaco Refinery/Pacific Coast Pipeline site to build Ventura Solar Project. Read more.

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October 2017

This summer we replaced part of the groundwater cleanup equipment with a more energy efficient incinerator that does not need propane fuel to operate and removed the propane tank.  The new incinerator is an all-electric oxidizer that uses a catalyst like a catalytic converter on most automobiles. The cleanup system continues to operate effectively to remediate subsurface petroleum hydrocarbons.

Cenergy Power is making significant progress on plans and permits for its solar energy facility, in partnership with Ventura County. For more information, check out the What’s Planned section of our website.

The former Texaco refinery site is now eligible for partial deletion from the Superfund list for surface soils because all cleanup actions for soil are completed and validated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of California and the soil does not pose a risk to human health and the environment. EPA is working through the partial deletion process, which will further the goal for eventual removal from the Superfund list (formally known as the National Priorities List), after groundwater cleanup is completed. Partial deletion of soils from the National Priorities List will not change Chevron’s ongoing groundwater cleanup obligations nor will it affect established land use restrictions for the site.

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Community Outreach

November 22, 2017 Leslie Klinchuch with Chevron Corporation presented a check to Santa Clara Elementary for $1,000 to support the Music in the Classroom program. The program helps students K-6 by assisting with bringing a music teacher to the classrooms to teach appreciation and understanding of music for students, instrument instruction, and more.

Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager for Chevron for the Santa Clara Valley, presents a check to the Santa Clara Elementary Principal Kari Skidmore for $1,000 to support the Music in the Classroom program with PTO President Amber McCalister and students in attendance. Photo & article courtesy Larissa Nelson.
Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager for Chevron for the Santa Clara Valley, presents a check to the Santa Clara Elementary Principal Kari Skidmore for $1,000 to support the Music in the Classroom program with PTO President Amber McCalister and students in attendance. Photo & article courtesy Larissa Nelson.

August 16, 2017 Leslie Klinchuch with Chevron Corporation presented a $2,000 donation check to Martha Gentry of the Fillmore Historical Museum for the March 2018 commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam disaster. The donation will be used to pay for displays and programs related to the anniversary.

Leslie Klinchuch, Chevron Corporation (left), presents a check to Martha Gentry of the Fillmore Historical Museum. Photo courtesy Fillmore Gazette.
Leslie Klinchuch, Chevron Corporation (left), presents a check to Martha Gentry of the Fillmore Historical Museum. Photo courtesy Fillmore Gazette.

November 22, 2016 Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation recently presented a grant to Rancho Camulos Museum’s Director, Dr. Susan Falck. The museum is a 40 acre National Historic Landmark, situated within an 1800 acre working ranch in Piru, California.

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The director of the Rancho Camulos Museum, Dr. Susan Falck, accepts a grant from Chevron Corporation.

September 22, 2016 Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation recently presented the Fillmore Fire Foundation with a $2,000 donation to support the Fillmore Fire Department with both its educational and equipment needs. One of Chevron’s core values is to benefit local communities by providing funds for local charitable contributions.

Leslie Klinchuch, Chevron Corporation, presents a check to the Fillmore Fire Foundation president, Scott Beylik.
Leslie Klinchuch, Chevron Corporation, presents a check to the Fillmore Fire Foundation president, Scott Beylik.

September 12, 2016 Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation recently presented a $5,000 check to Buddy Escoto, Site Director for the Fillmore site of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley. The funds will be used to continue the high quality STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) programs being implemented at the Boys & Girls Club.

Buddy Escoto (left), Site Director for the Fillmore site of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley, accepts a $5,000 donation from Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager with Chevron Corporation.
Buddy Escoto (left), Site Director for the Fillmore site of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley, accepts a $5,000 donation from Leslie Klinchuch, Project Manager with Chevron Corporation.

March 2, 2016 AECOM Lead Engineer and Eagle Scout Zachary Gautsh visits the Boy Scouts from Troop 406. Zachary works on groundwater restoration at Fillmore Works, and he showed the scouts how the specialized equipment at the site functions. He also explained the details of the current groundwater cleanup process at the site. He also took time to explain how his Scouting experiences helped him prepare for his education and career as an engineer. Chevron Environmental Management Company and Fillmore Rentals helped make this tour possible.

AECOM Lead Engineer and Eagle Scout Zachary Gautsh visits the Boy Scouts from Troop 406 at the Fillmore Works site. Zachary works on groundwater restoration at Fillmore Works. Photo courtesy of Fillmore Gazette.
AECOM Lead Engineer and Eagle Scout Zachary Gautsh visits the Boy Scouts from Troop 406 at the Fillmore Works site. Zachary works on groundwater restoration at Fillmore Works. Photo courtesy of Fillmore Gazette.

November 19, 2015 Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation is shown with at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley presenting the Club with a donation of $5,000 toward its after school STEM program. Chevron has been a dedicated supporter of this program since it began a few years ago. STEM Education is a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The group was joined by Boys & Girls Club CEO Jan Marholin and grant writer/Club supporter Marleen Canniff.

Leslie Klinchuch, Boys & Girls Club CEO Jan Marholin, grant writer/Club supporter Marleen Canniff and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley
Leslie Klinchuch, Boys & Girls Club CEO Jan Marholin, grant writer/Club supporter Marleen Canniff and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

November 16, 2015 Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation presents a $4,000 grant to Fillmore Lions Club president Susan Fitzgerald to help fund scholarships and support school art, band, and drama programs.

Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation and Fillmore Lions Club president, Susan Fitzgerald.
Leslie Klinchuch from Chevron Corporation and Fillmore Lions Club president, Susan Fitzgerald.

October 13, 2015 Martha Gentry from The Fillmore Historical Museum accepts a donation of $3,000.00 from Leslie Klinchuch representing Chevron Corporation. The donation will be used for the ongoing projects and programs of the Museum. The historic wagon wheel that is now part of the museum sign was found on the Fillmore Works property.

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Fillmore Historical Society

September 29, 2014 – Chevron presents a check for $5000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley.  Read more here.

Pictured with some of the Club Members are CEO Jan Marholin and Site Director Buddy Escoto. The $5000 will be used for STEM Programs at the Club including the championship robotics team The Stompers.
Pictured with some of the Club Members are CEO Jan Marholin and Site Director Buddy Escoto. The $5000 will be used for STEM Programs at the Club including the championship robotics team The Stompers.

September 29, 2014 – Chevron presents a check for $5000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley.  Read more here.

Fillmore Firefighters Foundation
Fillmore Firefighters Foundation

August 4, 2013 – Chevron presents a $1,000 donation to the Fillmore Friends of the Library.

Fillmore Friends of the Library, from left to right: Iris Martin, Myrna Taylor, Patti Walker, Leslie Klinchuch (Chevron EMC)
Fillmore Friends of the Library, from left to right: Iris Martin, Myrna Taylor, Patti Walker, Leslie Klinchuch (Chevron EMC)

May 23, 2013 – Chevron recently shared the science of sports with the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley through its STEM Zone (science, technology, engineering, and math).  Students were bused from the Fillmore club to the Santa Paula club, ate pizza and got to take home a hat as a souvenir from their field trip.

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March 19, 2013 – Ventura County Star: Neighbors get look at Superfund site

March 2013 – Chevron becomes platinum sponsor of Fillmore May Festival

February 28, 2013 – US EPA hosts community meeting at San Cayetano Elementary School with representatives from the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the California Cancer Registry.

US EPA hosts community meeting at San Cayetano Elementary School with representatives from the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the California Cancer Registry.
US EPA hosts community meeting at San Cayetano Elementary School with representatives from the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the California Cancer Registry.
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October 2012 – Chevron releases educational video series updating public on field activities at the former Pacific Coast Pipeline Site.

Watch the videos:

Site History English or Spanish

Future Vision

Groundwater Cleanup

Dust Control English

Dust Control Spanish

August 25, 2012 Fillmore Gazette: Fillmore Senior Center accepts grant from Chevron

Chevron presents $5,000 grant to Fillmore Senior Center Board, August 27, 2012. From left: Leslie Klinchuch (Chevron EMC), Donna Voelker (president), Iris Martin (treasurer), Linda Dye (finance director).
Chevron presents $5,000 grant to Fillmore Senior Center Board, August 27, 2012. From left: Leslie Klinchuch (Chevron EMC), Donna Voelker (president), Iris Martin (treasurer), Linda Dye (finance director).

August 22, 2012 Fillmore Gazette: Chevron donates $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club

February 2012 Sespe Sun: Chevron Donation to Fillmore Historical Museum

February 23, 2012 Fillmore Gazette: Fillmore Works Site Tour

November 3, 2011 Fillmore Gazette: Chevron-EPA Community Meeting

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community meeting

Read more about Community Outreach in English or En Español.

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