Our Ojai cam is the latest victim in the wake of the July 2014 water main break that flooded the Ojai Playhouse and Jester. The building's owner, who has donated the spot for the camera and its related equipment for many years, shut off the utilities needed to operate the camera pending a resolution of his effort to get Golden State Water Company to pay for the needed repairs. We appreciate your patience as we look for a suitable temporary location.
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Photo by Dee Dee Farrar
Dancers from Tonali perform a traditional Aztec dance on the mandala Oct. 15 during Ojai Day.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai Day attracted as many as 20,000 people downtown Oct. 15, according to event organizer Amber Young. “We had a great turnout,” she said, “it was really lovely.”
The festivities began 9 p.m. Oct. 14 when River Sauvageau and her fellow “Mandala Mavens,” as they call themselves, began the six-hour process of painting the event's annual mandala at Ojai Avenue and Signal Street
This year, a volunteer cellist accompanied the painters, said Sauvageau.
“The cello music was so perfect,” she said, noting that a crowd of nearly 100 joined the artists, “it was our smoothest painting event yet!”
The next day, the mandala artists gathered once again on their freshly-painted artwork, which contained images symbolic of the community's ongoing drought.
Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
County officials expect that most of the remaining equipment at the Petrochem Plant new Casitas Springs will be removed this month.
Editor's note: This story was revised Oct. 19 at 11:13 a.m. to provide additional information.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Demolition has resumed at the Petrochem Refinery, north of Ventura just off Highway 33.
“They got the last round of testing and remediation with the EPA completed and started back to work again last week,” Chris Stephens said Oct. 17. “So unless something unexpected is found, it should be down in about two weeks.”
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Nordhoff High School (NHS) football team will play a rare Saturday night game when it hosts St. Margaret’s Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The Tartans are a powerhouse program from San Juan Capistrano and will come to the Ojai Valley with a solid 6-1 record. It is also theRegister to Read More
Photo by Tristan Jones
Former Nordhoff High School golf star Beth Allen celebrates after winning another event on the European Ladies Tour.
Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Nordhoff High School graduate Beth Allen played the final nine holes 4-under par to charge to victory Oct. 9 in the Lecoste Ladies Open de France at the Golf de Chantco in the seaside town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
It was the second win and first this year on the European Ladies Tour for the 34-year-old Allen, who earned 37,500 Euros ($41,335.98) andRegister to Read More
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Villanova Preparatory School (VPS) boys’ water polo team continues to excel this fall, improving to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in Tri-Valley League action.
The team continues to thrive under first-year head coach Tim Settem and looks poised to make a playoff runRegister to Read More
Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
The Thacher Toads handed Villanova Preparatory School (VPS) its first football loss of the season. Villanova came into the Oct. 8 showdown with a perfect 5-0 record, but it was obvious early on the Wildcats would be no match for the Toads, who jumped out to a large first quarter lead. Thacher cruised to a 48-18 victory, led by senior running back Zion Alcindor, who rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. VPS will look to rebound Oct. 14 when it travels to Santa Barbara to take on Laguna Blanca (3-3) while Thacher will get a week off before facing a tough Flintridge Prep (4-1) team Oct. 22 on the Thacher campus.
Music Makers concert program - Bruce Hornsby
Oct. 8, 2016
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