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The Curious Case of God, Norman and the Whistler’s Mother

FEATURES | By Sami Zahringer The Curious Case of God, Norman and the Whistler's Mother Sami Zahringer, at her spectral best At the time of writing, I, your humble correspondent, am in my hometown of Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. Here then is a tale from there/here. It contains some unnecessary smut because I am unnecessarily British so, if you find that unnecessary, probably you had better find Mark Lewis’s much more necessary article in here and swerve this one. So, then. An [...]

One City, 5,000 Votes

EDITOR'S NOTE | By Bret Bradigan One City, 5,000 Votes The Perils of Race and Partisanship Ojai's voting districts Ojai's voting districts In 2020, voters will face distinct and far-reaching decisions. Are we a representative democracy, or are we sliding further down the path toward totalitarianism? I refer, of course, to the city’s decision, under pressure from a regional advocacy group, to split the city into five voting districts for city council seats. The idea is to get more Hispanic representation on the [...]

Schooling Us

FEATURED NEWS | By Michelaina Johnson Five Reasons Why Women Are Taking Over Education Ojai's five female heads of school: Jodi Grass, Tiffany Morse, Nancy O'Sullivan, Blossom Pidduck and Portia Johnson If you attended a public or private school, think about your teachers in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Chances are the majority of them were female. Among public and private schools, women make up 76 percent and 74 percent of teachers, respectively. However, as you look further up the ladder, the percentage [...]


The Next 10 Years

EDITOR’S NOTE | By Bret Bradigan 10 Years On Bret Bradigan We started Ojai Quarterly ten years ago this Spring, with our inaugural issue coming out Memorial Day weekend of 2010. It’s been a long, [...]


Backcountry Patrol

CHIEF'S CORNER | Capt. James Fryhoff Backcountry Patrol Lockwood Valley Station as seen from Copter 6. As Chief of Ojai, I am also the Captain for the unincorporated Ojai Valley communities of Meiners Oaks, Oak [...]


80 Words for 80 Years

The Ojai Art Center Literary Branch announces its "80 Words for 80 Years Short Story Contest" to celebrate the Art Center's 80th Anniversary.

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Auditions for “Seussical” Coming

Seussical the Musical auditions held by appointment, email THEATER | By Kathleen Kaiser 'Seussical the Musical' The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Gai Laing Jones announce auditions for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, the holiday production of the 2019 theater season. The play will run weekends beginning November 22 through December 15. The Story of SEUSSICAL The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child [...]

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Ventura County Emergency Dispatch (LIVE)

Incident Type: Public Service, Address: 1200 S Victoria Av, City: Ventura, Units: ME3, Status: En Route, Comment: Visit [Read More]

Incident Type: Investigation, Address: 500 E Harbor Blvd, City: Ventura, Units: ME1, Status: En Route, Comment: Visit ht [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical High Plus, Address: 200 S Glenn Dr, City: Camarillo, Units: MED451, T54, Status: On scene, Commen [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical High Plus, Address: 6300 Whippoorwill St, City: Ventura, Units: ME5, MED474, Status: On scene, Co [Read More]

Incident Type: Alarm Commercial, Address: 200 E Bard Rd, City: Oxnard, Units: E68, Status: On scene, Comment: Visit http [Read More]

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