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How Ojai Got Its Windows

COMMUNITY | By Robin Gerber 'Beshert' Comes Home What if you made a piece of art, make that six unique, metaphorical, transcendent pieces of glass art, and you sold them to a place thousands of miles from your home. And then, somehow, those works of art came back to you? They came to your little town, to a location where they fit to perfection. They came to people who loved them in a special way. Some people would call it a miracle. In Yiddish, it [...]

Magnum Moment

Magnum Moment Crimes and Punishments in a Small Town By Bret Bradigan Marc Welch and I were leaving Sunday school and heading home through the drifting snow when we spotted a glimpse of gleaming chrome in the towering snowbank outside Chum’s Sunoco in our tiny town of Forestville, New York. The gleaming chrome turned out to be the cylinder of a checkered-grip .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum, a popular and powerful revolver. We discovered that the pistol’s cylinder was full with six squat [...]

Ethnic Diversity: From Start to Finnish

Oscar statue Hollywood has been in Oscar fever mode and, once again, the clarion call for racial and cultural diversity in film is sounding across the land. So, for all of you who are demanding your piece of the American pie and begging for your chance to fail at the American dream or simply to bring a more ethnic “face” to movies and TV… I say, kippis! (Finnish for “skoal!”) I’ve been there. Growing up a second generation Finnish-American (just plain [...]


The Stories We Tell

EDITOR'S NOTE | By Bret Bradigan The Stories We Tell, and Why Not all advertising is created equal. I recently had a heated conversation with a friend, because they made a mildly disparaging comment about [...]


Community, Coming Together

CHIEF’S CORNER | By Police Chief James Fryhoff Community = Coming Together Stay safe and look out for one another There is no doubt in my mind that disasters bring us together. The best of [...]


Guy Webster, Ojai’s Easy Rider, Passes

Guy Webster died Tuesday, February 5. He will be missed. By Mark Lewis Ojai has no shortage of raconteurs, but Guy Webster is in a class by himself. Walk by NoSo Vita in the morning and you’ll likely see him sitting there with a cup of coffee in his hand, holding forth for a table full of friends. Drop by the Porch Gallery on a Saturday evening to attend an art opening and there he’ll be, sitting on the veranda at [...]

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Women’s Fund Donates $105,000

BREAKING NEWS | By Maureen Volland Ojai Women’s Fund Awards $105,000 in Grants The Ojai Women's Fund gave out $105,000 in grants this week. More than 150 attendees gathered at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club on January 17 to attend the third annual Ojai Women's Fund Grantee Gala Awards Celebration. A total of $105,000 in grant money was distributed to 13 nonprofit organizations providing services to the Ojai Valley community in arts, education, environment, health, and social services. The grants were funded by [...]

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Ventura County Emergency Dispatch (LIVE)

Incident Type: Medical, Address: 2200 Sycamore Rd, City: Fillmore (County), Units: MED422, MRE121, Status: En Route, Com [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical, Address: 300 Dakota Dr, City: Ventura, Units: MED481, ME1, Status: On scene, Comment: Visit http [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical High Plus, Address: 200 Spruce St, City: Oxnard, Units: E63, MED692, Status: On scene, Comment: V [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical, Address: 3500 N Moorpark Rd, City: Thousand Oaks, Units: MED445, ME34, Status: On scene, Comment [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical, Address: 1000 MILLIGAN DR, City: Camarillo, Units: MED451, ME52, Status: On scene, Comment: Visi [Read More]

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