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The Dos Pueblos doubles team of Ryan and Christian Hodosy ended their CIF Ojai run in the round of 16. The pair fell to Jacob Cooper and Diego Fernando del Valle Moreno, from CIF Division 1 No. 5-ranked Corona del Mar, 6-3 6-2. Later, the CdM pair lost a close match to the University High duo, one of ...
Apr 29, 2018. Pac-12 Networks' Ted Robinson and Justin Gimelstob recap a pair of Pac-12 Tennis Championship finals with the Stanford women's 4-2 victory over UCLA followed by UCLA's 4-1 win over USC on the men's side Saturday in Ojai, California. Pac-12 Networks TV. What to Watch on Pac-12 Networks. Baseball: ...

An eight-member panel on Sunday delved into a fraught topic in the Ojai Valley these days: what to do about the area's shrinking water supply, embodied primarily by drought-stressed Lake Casitas. The panel included local water agency board members, conservation experts, a member of the Ojai City ...
“Do celebrities ever actually relax on vacation?” It's a question I regularly ask myself since my Instagram feed is almost always flooded with bikini-clad stars seductively posing in Ibiza with their supermodel friends not far behind. (That question and “How is North West feeling about her new cousins?” are my ...
A body was found Sunday afternoon in wilderness area above Ojai, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called about 4 p.m. by a hiker who found a man's body in the general vicinity of Rose Valley Road and the Sespe River Trail, said Sheriff's Capt. Denise Sliva. No foul play ...
Mother Nature was just waking up as Easter sunrise services began Sunday at Lake Casitas, courtesy of the Ojai Valley Community Church. This marked the 21st year the church has held an Easter sunrise service on the shores of the lake, followed by a pancake breakfast. The Rev. Paul Bergmann said ...

On March 17, two small motorcycles were stolen from Anzel Griffith, 22, of Ojai, authorities said. Several days later on March 22, he and his father, Stuart Griffith, 54, of Ojai, chased the vehicle of a 15-year-old juvenile and a 17-year-old juvenile, believing they were responsible for the motorcycle thefts, ...
The 11th annual Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce awards gala was held in the newly remodeled Ojai Valley Inn Hacienda Room on Feb. 22 with 156 people in attendance. The chamber said the committee found that due to the Thomas Fire in December, many businesses were still grasping for a sense of ...
The Ojai Vineyard promised great things for wine growing in the Ojai Valley when the winery was founded by Adam Tolmach on his family's land in 1983. While Tolmach rose to become a living legend and the brand is now respected worldwide — thanks primarily to Santa Barbara County grapes — the ...
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has ordered a voluntary evacuation for Matilija Canyon and North Fork communities due to an incoming rainstorm expected to bring significant rainfall on March 13, 2018 beginning at 7:00 am. This notice affects all residents and businesses in those two communities ...
The owners of the Ojai Playhouse movie theater in downtown Ojai have listed the historic property for sale, just four months after winning a settlement to pay for restoration costs. Brothers Khaled and Walid Al-Awar are seeking $4.8 million for the building. The asking price includes the theater and adjoining ...
Ojai's trails and surrounding acres saw significant burn damage, and hundreds of oak trees were lost to the fire, Stark said. The conservancy conducted intensive cleanup efforts with the help of volunteers, enabling many of the trails to reopen within less than a month of the fire, but much work remains to be ...
Interior designer Isabelle Dahlin laughs as she remembers the responses she used to get about her search for a second home in Ojai, California. It was years ago, long before the small city's name became ubiquitous as the ideal weekend escape from L.A. “I would say, 'I'm looking for a place in Ojai!
When the Thomas Fire's hungry flames surrounded the Ojai Valley in December, it threatened and unnerved everyone living there, including dozens of artists. Some lost homes or knew people who did. Others lost artwork. Many were temporarily displaced because of evacuations and lingering smoke.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An important traffic alert if you're headed to the coast this weekend. On Friday morning, Caltrans reported Highway 33, north of Ojai, is closed due to several mud flows and debris. SR-33 CLOSED from Fairview Ave. / La Luna Ave. to Ojai Dr./ Santa Ana Blvd. until 6 p.m. due to ...
Saturday, Ojai Heart & Sole 5K & 10K Run & Walk: Starting at San Antonio Elementary School, 650 Carne Road, in Ojai, the course winds through quiet neighborhood streets with a view of the mountains. Participants can walk or run on through the orchards of Ojai, and the 10K will loop back to the start.
Over many years, the Ojai Valley Museum has forged a bond with Toledo, Ohio, hometown of Edward Libbey, who was instrumental in bringing the ideals of the City Beautiful Movement to Ojai and transforming the community's architecture. Now his company, Libbey Glass, is turning 200 years old and the ...

A water main break flooded the more than 100-year-old Ojai Playhouse in July 2014, undermining the building's foundations and destroying much of its contents. It also damaged the adjoining Village Jester restaurant. The flooding and subsequent insurance delay sparked a community uproar, even ...
... captures America and will tell its story Sunday in Thousand Oaks. Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Special to Ventura County Star Published 5:03 p.m. PT Feb. 15, 2018 | Updated 7:15 a.m. PT Feb. 16, 2018. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn. See Ojai photographer's unforgettable images of America. Fullscreen. Post to Facebook ...
Police in Ojai are asking for the public's help in locating a woman whose absence has raised red flags for friends and family, authorities said. The woman, Katherine Kampf-Thibodeau, was last seen April 18th, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, which provides police services in Ojai.
On 04/24/2018, four days after the initial report, Ojai Police detectives, in conjunction with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, Lodi Police Department, Grass Valley Police Department, and the Nevada City Police Department continued to work on the case and gathered new intelligence that escalated ...
We all know that Ojai is a gem of a town, with visible architectural delights as well as many others tucked into all manner of nooks, crevices and winding roads. Some are obvious and readily accessible to one and all, such as downtown Ojai's pergola, arcade, post office and St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel ...
Originally settled by the Chumash tribe—who gave it a name meaning "moon"—Ojai is a lush enclave, just south of Los Padres National Forest, surrounded by citrus groves, oak trees, and the Topatopa Mountains. This is a place to meditate, create, unwind, and get in touch with your spiritual side—a spot ...
OJAI (CBSLA) — A storm that authorities feared would cause another mudslide in burn areas passed through Santa Barbara and Ventura counties without causing any major damage. The biggest impact Thursday's storm had on the burn-scarred areas was in Ojai, where hillsides gave way and dumped ...
On 2/26/18, the Ojai Police Department began an investigation of Lewd Acts on a Child. The crime occurred on the Ojai Trolley when the suspect inappropriately touched a 15 year old male juvenile. The investigation revealed the suspect was Charles Novain and he was subsequently arrested on 02/27/18 ...
Police arrested a man suspected of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old male in Ojai. The alleged offense occurred Monday aboard an Ojai Valley Trolley car. Charles Novian was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child. Police said the 54-year-old frequents public places in Ojai ...
Ojai's expansive art scene has attracted the attention of travel booking powerhouse Expedia, which recently designated it as one of America's most artistic towns. Just four towns with populations under 20,000 received the honor, out of a total of 26 cities. In addition to Ojai, other cities in the smallest category ...
... captures America and will tell its story Sunday in Thousand Oaks. Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Special to Ventura County Star Published 5:03 p.m. PT Feb. 15, 2018 | Updated 7:15 a.m. PT Feb. 16, 2018. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn. See Ojai photographer's unforgettable images of America. Fullscreen. Post to Facebook ...
Charles De Flanders of Ojai grew up in segregated Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s. Twitter · Facebook. A long gravel driveway led up to our Alex Haley's Roots house perched on top of a diminutive hill, overlooking highway 49, and a little more than 40 acres of farmland my Uncle Levy had once owned.
Covered in ash and emaciated, the white horse wandered around Santa Paula alone after the Thomas Fire raged through Ventura County on Dec. 4. He ended up at the Humane Society of Ventura County in Ojai, where, appropriately enough, workers named him Tommy. They soon determined he was ...
Laguna Blanca lit up from deep to skewer Ojai Valley School at home 70-48 on Saturday. The Owls were led by Aidan O'Donnell, whose monster night included 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Laguna recorded just its second win of the season, though they remain winless in the Condor ...
While Santa Barbara and Napa tend to get all of the buzz, if you're looking for an under-the-radar SoCal spot to add to your bucket list, consider Ojai. While it's just an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles (pending traffic!), once you arrive in this tiny, laid-back town, you'll feel much farther away. Nestled in ...
Caltrans on Saturday announced the reopening of Highway 33 north of Ojai, allowing motorists back on a road that had been closed for nearly a month. The stretch of highway was first closed during the Thomas Fire and was closed again starting Jan. 9 after rain and mudslides damaged the roadway.
OJAI, Calif. - The Thomas Fire destroyed more than one thousand structures and damaged even more - including many buildings at Ojai Valley boarding school. One local business is helping the school get back on their feet. Nearly 80 high school students were safely evacuated that night of December 4 ...
An Ojai woman admitted stealing $127,710 in a scheme involving fraudulent insurance claims, authorities said Thursday. Anna Maria Ruiz, 36, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of insurance fraud when she appeared in Ventura County Superior Court on Wednesday. She was facing about 30 counts of the felony ...
If your resolution is to see more art in 2018, and also to reach out, help others, and do what you can for those who'd appreciate your support and kindness, you can find both hopes met in one spot: the Porch Gallery Ojai. That's going to be the place for the multi-week Thomas Fires Artists' Recovery ...
Two people were arrested in Ojai after the Ventura County Sheriff's Office received reports of a male seen with an assault rifle, authorities said. Deputies responded at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Tico Road, where they found a female allegedly holding an AR-15. The woman reportedly ...
For more than a century, Ojai has attracted a wealth of architectural beauty and influence that far surpasses its size. Famous architects, East Coast gentry and visionary local citizens have all had a hand in molding the city's striking urban landscape. From the Mission Revival-style downtown to elegant ...
PLACES CAN EVOKE DEEP EMOTIONS... in travelers, especially those places that so easily encompass the ideas of community, of creativity, of natural beauty, and of general good vibes. Ojai is one such lovely location in the hearts of many Californians, which makes complete and satisfying sense, given ...
Crews responded to a gas leak Monday morning in a residential area of Ojai, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 9:40 a.m. in the 1000 block of Foothill Road, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The leak occurred when contractors doing work on a residential property hit a ...
OJAI, Calif. - A Colorado man wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Office for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder was arrested on Jan. 16 in the unincorporated community of Meiners Oaks in the Ojai Valley. Greg Boren, 25, and his passenger were arrested for drug-related offenses after being ...
Highway 33 north of Ojai won't reopen at least until early February, ruling out using the mountain route as a detour around the big 101 Freeway closure from ... The roadway north of Ojai that winds through Los Padres National Forest is closed between Fairview and Lockwood Valley roads at least until Feb.
The Ojai Valley Inn reopened Tuesday. It had been closed for a month for "a comprehensive cleaning and rehabilitation," according to a news release, because of the massive fire that spread to Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Wellness resort the Oaks at Ojai remains closed to continue cleaning up ...
The 90-minute tour costs $150 per person and is open to guests staying at the Ojai Valley Inn and to community members. It runs Thursday through Sunday from spring through fall, although it is available other days on request and during the winter if weather permits. More than 50 people have taken the ...
OJAI, Calif. - If you live in the upper Ojai Valley, you may still smell smoke lingering from natural oil seeps. It's creating air quality issues for some who live in the area. On Wednesday, the Ventura County Fire Department used a special technique to eliminate smoke and hot spots. Crews use specialized ...
In the parking lot of Stagecoach Station, a corner store on a leafy, rural road east of Ojai, Amanda Rogers spots someone she knows — someone else with a Thomas Fire story. "It's good to see you," Rogers says, offering a hug. "You guys all right?" "Yeah," the acquaintance responds. "It's nice to see you.".
Fire crews use spades and shovels to combat an oil fire in the hills above the Ojai Valley. The naturally-occurring crude was set ablaze by the Thomas Fire earlier this month. The oil seeps are still on fire in more than 100 places, Hodge said. Courtesy Jason Hodge / Ventura County Fire Department.
Across the Ojai Valley, hotels, stores and restaurants are reporting lost revenue and canceled bookings, even though most businesses did not suffer direct damage from the fire. People employed in the tourism industry are suddenly out of work. Many businesses have remained closed since the fire started, ...
From the stately if newish beams of the Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai, to the oaks that nestle around the Spanish-tiled but still potentially combustible shell of the Libbey Park Gazebo in the park, to the Zalk Theater just outside the eastern end of town, the venues for the Ojai Festival of 2018 have been ...
OJAI, Calif. — Ernest Niglio traded Brooklyn 20 years ago for healthy, spiritual living in this laid-back, picturesque town. His daughters could attend a vegetarian elementary school founded by a renowned Indian guru. He could practice meditation and the family could enjoy both the mountains and the ...


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