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COMMUNITY | COVID-19 and Shopping at WinCo

COMMUNITY | COVID-19 and Shopping at WinCo

By Randolph Graham According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spread primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is highly contagious and is spreading rapidly in North America. As a result, President Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force have called […]

Ojai Studio Artists March Second Saturday Free Mini-Tour

Ojai Studio Artists March Second Saturday Free Mini-Tour

The Ojai Studio Artists Second Saturday mini-tours continues on March 14 with nine open studios and eleven artists in the West End area of the Ojai Valley. Featured this month are Valerie Freeman, Carlos Grasso, Hallie Katz, Patrish Kuebler, Tanya Koveleski, Shahastra Levy, Amy Lynn Stevenson and new members Leslie Plimpton, Spark Taylor and Lindsay […]

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Join Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer and special guest author/forager/survivalist Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 28, in Ojai to learn seasonal foraging and primitive firemaking. Participants will identify and process edible greens, soap sources, and other useful plants, learn to ignite a fire using only natural plant materials, and enjoy other activities from Christopher’s vast repertoire […]

Ojai | Search and Rescue Locate Missing Autistic Teen with Public’s Help

Ojai | Search and Rescue Locate Missing Autistic Teen with Public’s Help

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 02-18-2020 at approximately 5:00 AM, two Ojai Valley residents awoke to find their 17-year- old daughter missing. The missing juvenile was autistic, and it appeared she had left in the middle of the night. The juvenile had never run away before, and her family had no idea […]

Writers Critique Workshops Forming in Ojai and Thousand Oaks

Writers Critique Workshops Forming in Ojai and Thousand Oaks

Were you the kid who checked out as many books from the library as you could carry and stayed up late, reading them in bed with a flashlight? Do you now have your own story to tell, words tumbling and rumbling in your head, eager to be penned on a page? Maybe you need a […]

Sex Registrant Compliance Sweep in Ojai

Sex Registrant Compliance Sweep in Ojai

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Sheriff’s detectives conducted compliance checks at the residences of thirty-five (35) registered sex offenders throughout the City of Ojai and the surrounding unincorporated areas. The compliance checks were funded through the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE / ELEAS) program. Thirty-Four (34) of the […]

Ojai Studio Artists February Second Saturday Free Mini-Tour

Ojai Studio Artists February Second Saturday Free Mini-Tour

The Ojai Studio Artists Second Saturday mini-tours starts on February 8 with five open studios in the Meiners Oaks area of the Ojai Valley. Featured this month are Eilam Byle, new member Eric Dubnicka, Andrea Haffner, Vera Long and Elaine Unzicker.  Studios will be open from 10am – 3pm.  Admission is free, and the studios […]

Explorer Program wins numerous awards in regional competition

Explorer Program wins numerous awards in regional competition

The Ventura Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program recently competed in the Chandler Arizona Police Department’s Tactical Explorer Competition. Seventy-two Explorers from Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Fillmore, Ojai, and Headquarters competed throughout the weekend in events that challenged them both physically and mentally. There was a total of 62 other Explorer posts with more than 600 participants […]

Four New Members Added to the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Board of Directors

Four New Members Added to the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Board of Directors

The Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation(OPAT) is pleased to announce that four new members have been added to its board. They are: Stuart Crowner, as Secretary of the board; Richard Camp, as Artistic Director; with Michael Addison and Kathleen Kaiser as Board Members. Crowner has been an OPAT producer for several years, Camp has been […]

Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk and After-Party on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk and After-Party on Saturday, February 8, 2020

On Saturday evening, February 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will lead a plant identification Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where the group can watch the moon rise at 5:15 p.m. and the sun set at 5:25 p.m.  Following the walk, […]