Press archive containing articles referring to Straight Up Ventura County. Our program name has since been changed to BRITE.
Minidrama gives parents realistic view of party scene [PDF]
Ventura County Star, March 15, 2011
Straight Up Reality Party and guest speakers were part of a parent awareness program sponsored by Saving Lives Camarillo, Straight Up, the Boys & Girls Club and Chabad of Camarillo.
Learn about ‘The Secret Life of a Camarillo Teenager’
Ventura County Star, March 2, 2011
Straight Up will present a Reality Party for Parents – Stage Version at this important event.
Letter to the Editor [downloadable PDF]
Ventura County Star, November 3, 2010
Our youth volunteer Cate writes a letter to the editor urging youth to be aware and active in helping to promote underage drinking.
Stephanie Rangel, Straight Up’s bilingual youth spokesperson, was interviewed on Elizabeth Taylor’s radio show on “La M” 103.7 FM. The show aired Sunday, September 4 at 6pm.
At the 12th Annual National EUDL Leadership Conference, Stephanie Rangel (Straight Up bilingual youth spokesperson) conducted interviews with
Winners announced of County Youth Advocate Writing Contest
Ventura County Star, July 13, 2010
Alcohol retailer BevMo! close to signing lease at Pacific View
Ventura County Star, June 13, 2010
Straight Up youth spokesperson Daniel Goodkin-Gold appeared at the hearing to protest the lease.
Teen party to be re-enacted tonight
Ventura County Star, May 11, 2010
Essay Contest [link to PDF file]
Ventura Breeze, April 7, 2010
Ventura Parents Witness Sobering Facts Partying
Ventura County Star, April 23, 2010
Contest for Local Teens
The Camarillo Acorn, March 26, 2010
Underage drinking to be meeting topic
Ventura County Star, March 20, 1010
Spotlight on Straight Up
Interview by Heide Boyden with youth volunteers Daniel Goodkin-Gold, Emily Arndt, and Maribel Estrada
ListenMagazine — Drug-Free Living for Teens, Volume 63, Number 7
Town Hall Meeting about Underage Drinking
805 Moms website, posted March 2010
Cover Story: Caffeine and Alcohol Don’t Mix
VC Reporter, December 10, 2009
Health and Wellness Summit calls for action to reduce number of DUIs
The Acorn, November 13, 2009
Oklahoma Reality Parties
Various press coverage of a state-wide Oklahoma Reality party event.
Drinking reality party scheduled
Shawnee (OK) News-Star, October 30, 2009
Straight-Up Ventura presents Reality Party for Parents
805 Moms website, posted October 2009
Parent Reality Party – Straight Up of Ventura County
KCLU Events Guide, posted October 2009
Straight Up Ventura County Hosting Reality Party for Parents
Conejo Valley Guide, posted October 2009
Watch the Birdie for a Good Cause [link to PDF file; see page 6]
Ventura Breeze, August 26, 2009
Underage Drinking Enforcement Conference by Geoff Dean
Facebook, August 16, 2009
Photo Fundraising Event Benefits Local Nonprofit
Fillmore Gazette, August 5, 2009
Straight Up youth nonprofit enters its fifth year
VC Reporter, July 30, 2009
Youth take on leadership roles at county event
Ventura County Star, June 28, 2009
Clarifying the myths of sexual assaults
Ventura County Star, April 3, 2009
Straight Up honored by the California PTA
Straight Up press release, March 31, 2009
Union favors Dean for next sheriff
Ventura County Star, March 19, 2008
Lowering the drinking age is not the answer by Straight Up’s Shawn McMaster
Ventura County Reporter, November 13, 2008
Podcast addresses social host ordinance
Simi Valley Acorn, November 7, 2008
Blog tackles teen drinking
Camarillo Acorn, September 26, 2008
Blog on teen drinking debuts
The Acorn, September 25, 2008
Reality Parties for Parents [PDF]
Principal’s Message, Oak Park High School PFC Newsletter, November 2007
A Fox 11 News segment on the October 6, 2007 Simi Valley Reality Party. Posted on YouTube with permission from Fox 11 KTTV.
Coalition for Simi Valley Youth gaining influence
Simi Valley Acorn, September 28, 2007
Time Warner SoCal News segment on Straight Up’s latest Reality Party. Posted on YouTube with permission from Time Warner.
Time Warner SoCal News segment highlighting the Social Host Ordinances in Ventura County as well as how they work and who they help. Posted on YouTube with permission from Time Warner.