Chad Bartie (right) is interviewed by Bryan Wilson and Kiefer Rylander (left) for a video soliciting donations for the Ojai Skate Park lighting fund. Bartie, a professional skateboarder, joined several other pros and more than 30 local skaters and parents in speaking in support of the effort. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson)
Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor
Sixteen-year-old Kiefer Rylander is tired of waiting — he wants to be able to skate at the Ojai Skate Park at night. He’s volunteered with the Skate Ojai campaign since he was 9 years old, and now, almost five years after the permanent park was opened, he wants to see lights installed. "Adding lights to the skate park was an idea since day one of planning," Rylander pointed out.