Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The plan for reviving Ojai’s Libbey Bowl met with a bit of good luck at the March 8 meeting of the Ojai City Council — along with a bit of good will from the forthcoming Topa Mountain Winery.
The issue was dirt, about 450 to 500 yards of which would be needed to construct a berm on the upper lawn of the amphitheater in Libbey Park. The Council was prepared to approve a maximum allowance of $3,500 for the Public Works Department to somehow come up with the needed soil. As it turned out, though, that soil was already close at hand.