Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Commercial construction projects in the Ojai Valley are going strong as the summer season begins. Three new eateries are in the works for the months ahead, along with a new winery, a new look for the front property at a popular recreation area and, if all goes well, a newly reopened theater and restaurant much missed now for the better part of a year.
The newly rebuilt entranceway at Lake Casitas was open and handling traffic over Memorial Day weekend this year. The new thoroughfare was closed again immediately after the holiday, though, for the builders to add some finishing touches, including paint for the new structures and a slurry application for the new asphalt.