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Ojai Valley Visitors Guide due out Sept. 22

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The fall edition of the Ojai Valley Visitor's Guide will be delivered to us today and will hit the distribution racks Thursday.

Because the drought and disease have become such important concerns, in this issue we ask what the Ojai Valley will look five to 10 years down the road. To find the answer, we talked to local farmers who are removing their citrus trees in favor of other land uses.

One of those alternative crops is grapes, and with the addition of two tasting rooms in recent months, the Valley is positioned to become a new “wine destination.” We walk you through the Valley's six tasting rooms and talk with owners about the cooperative spirit that could put Ojai on Oenophiles' maps. Not only that, but Chef Randy Graham took a bottle of wine from each vineyard and designed a recipe that you can make and enjoy at home.

Also in this issue, Perry Van Houten continues his series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ojai and it's iconic landmarks. The history of the Ojai post office building and tower, a gift from glassmaker Edward D. Libbey, is profiled.

Next, Andra Belknap takes a look at a group of persistent protestors who have met every Friday for the past 12 years just steps from the post office tower, to advocate for peace.

Even though we don't currently have an operational movie theater in town, we do have a film festival that is starting to garner international interest from the filmmaking community. Bill Warner takes a peak behind the scenes of the Ojai Film Festival.

Although a railroad line no longer runs through the Ojai Valley, the building that served as the city's depot for many years has been given a new life. See which transportation-related use has transformed the Carvan Outpost this time.

All 188 pages of this free magazine — designed to inform or entertain residents and visitors to this wonderful valley — are made possible by our supportive advertisers, so please don't forget to tell them you saw their ad in the Ojai Valley Visitors Guide and you appreciate their support!

Whether you are old-school and like to have the paper version on your coffee table, or get your news online — the flipbook, mobile-friendly version will be on our website by the end of the week — do yourself a favor and set aside the time to enjoy all the fall 2016 edition the Ojai Valley Visitors Guide has to offer.

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