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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 [...]

EDITOR’S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE | By Bret Bradigan Home-Growing Solutions Ojai's Affordable Housing Gap Ojai has been on the upswing since the Thomas Fire’s devastation. For those grim, ashen days at the charred end of 2017, it seemed like [...]

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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 [...]

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Auditions for “Seussical” Coming

Seussical the Musical auditions held by appointment, email gai.jones@sbcglobal.net 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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Raising The Bar

FOOD & DRINK | By Ilona Saari Raising The Bar Russ "Russell Hustle" Brunelli at the Ranch House Nigel Chisholm I first learned what a saloonkeeper was while watching old B&W westerns on TV.  They were mostly men who owned bars (a.k.a. “saloons”) with girls in satin dresses and feathers in their hair entertaining the patrons — cowboys and gunslingers — while someone played a piano wearing a gaudy garter on his sleeve.  (Before I was prime-time age, there was, of [...]

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Ventura County Emergency Dispatch (LIVE)

Incident Type: Medical High Plus, Address: 1700 Alviso St, City: Simi Valley, Units: MED431, Status: On scene, Comment: [Read More]

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