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Ojai Valley Museum’s Newest Exhibit: Insight 20/20

Our very own Ojai Valley Museum has been busy procuring the fine creations of many creative minds right here at home during these uncertain times. They're excited to present to you, their newest virtual exhibit, featuring 59 artworks in a wide variety of mediums and styles. The artwork of Insight 20/20: Ojai Studio Artists provides something for everyone. And it's on for sale. You can view the exhibit here and also follow along on social media where they'll be showing you many more images [...]

Pedal Power

FEATURES | By G Lev Baumel Pedal Power The E-Bike Revolution & Ojai If I got a dollar for every time someone said I was cheating when I ride my electronic bicycle, commonly known as an e-bike, I could buy the Tour de France. Once upon a time, I too believed e-bikes meant cheating. My opinion shifted when I started looking for how I might fit exercise into my busy days. I didn’t want to arrive at work all sweaty, but I still [...]

All About Eve

FEATURES | By Mark Lewis Eve's Ojai Literary Lioness & Her Ojai Connections A Jules Weissman illustration of the famous Julian Wasser photo of Eve Babitz playing chess with Marcel Duchamp. Rediscovered in her 70s, Eve Babitz now reigns as the new literary lioness of Los Angeles, celebrated for puncturing the quaint notion that Southern California is a cultural wasteland. But when Babitz lays out her anti-wasteland case, Exhibit A is not the L.A. Philharmonic or LACMA; it’s the Ojai Music Festival. “There [...]


My Own ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Moment

I write this on the day that George Floyd was laid to rest, with a country in mourning. I have no answers about what needs to be done; but we obviously need to take a hard look at how to do the hard work of law enforcement without the violence and death. I had my own police-caused "I can't breathe moment" so I feel a very personal stake in this issue.


Pink Moment Beauty

CHIEF’S CORNER | Capt. James Fryhoff Pink Moment Beauty Young Mural Artist Completes Circle of Community Aubrey Larson with Capt. Fryhoff Since becoming the Chief of Police in Ojai, one of my goals was to [...]


Trial by Trail

FEATURES | By Chuck Graham Trial by Trail One Day Through-Hike from the Coast to the Matilija Wilderness. Straddling the coastal spine of the Transverse Range, I hiked (and sometimes ran) the sandstone sea serpent that rises and falls east to west all the way from the idyllic Gaviota Coast to the stunningly breathtaking Matilija Wilderness, a stone’s throw away from Carpinteria and in Ojai’s backyard. The chaparral-choked Santa Ynez Mountains are one of the main gateways with several front-country trails leading to [...]

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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 [...]

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Ventura County Emergency Dispatch (LIVE)

Incident Type: Medical, Address: < 100 Clearwood St, City: Fillmore, Units: MED422, ME91, Status: Call assigned, Comm [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical, Address: Loma Vista Rd / N Dos Caminos Ave, City: Ventura, Units: ME2, MED474, Status: En Route, [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical High Plus, Address: 1400 Royal Ave, City: Simi Valley, Units: MED491, Status: On scene, Comment: [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical, Address: 4600 North St, City: Somis, Units: MED452, ME57, Status: On scene, Comment: Visit http: [Read More]

Incident Type: Medical No Code, Address: 300 Jeremiah Dr, City: Simi Valley, Units: E45, MED432, Status: On scene, Comme [Read More]

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