Home

h2

News from around the Ojai Valley

July 4 parade wraps up

07072017 TD July4 0218

Have to apply sunscreen #218 (Ojai Valley News photos by Tim Dewar)

07072017 TD July4 0250
An umbrella doesn't hurt, especially if you are dancing. #250

07072017 TD July4 0288
Everyone gets a kick out of the parade.  #288

07072017 TD July4 0292

It's not cool to be selfish with the flags.  #292

A subscription is not needed to view 75 more photos. Just click on the read more link.

070517 td july fourth 2017 0001
#0001

070517 td july fourth 2017 0001a
#0001a

070517 td july fourth 2017 0002
#0002

070517 td july fourth 2017 0004
#0004

070517 td july fourth 2017 0005
#0005

 070517 td july fourth 2017 0006
#0006

070517 td july fourth 2017 0009
#0009

070517 td july fourth 2017 0010
#0010

070517 td july fourth 2017 0012
#0012

070517 td july fourth 2017 0013
#0013

070517 td july fourth 2017 0018a
#0018a

070517 td july fourth 2017 0014
#0014

070517 td july fourth 2017 0015
#0015

070517 td july fourth 2017 0018
#0018

070517 td july fourth 2017 0022
#0022

070517 td july fourth 2017 0024
#0024

070517 td july fourth 2017 0027
#0027

070517 td july fourth 2017 0029
#0029

070517 td july fourth 2017 0036
#0036

070517 td july fourth 2017 0041
#0041

070517 td july fourth 2017 0046
#0046

070517 td july fourth 2017 0047
#0047

070517 td july fourth 2017 0050
#0050

070517 td july fourth 2017 0051
#0051

070517 td july fourth 2017 0052
#0052

070517 td july fourth 2017 0057
#0057

070517 td july fourth 2017 0064
#0064

070517 td july fourth 2017 0065
#0065

070517 td july fourth 2017 0076
#0076

070517 td july fourth 2017 0078
#0078

070517 td july fourth 2017 0080
#0080

070517 td july fourth 2017 0087
#0087

070517 td july fourth 2017 0088
#0088

070517 td july fourth 2017 0091
#0091

070517 td july fourth 2017 0093
#0093

070517 td july fourth 2017 0096
#0096

070517 td july fourth 2017 0099
#0099

070517 td july fourth 2017 0105
#0105

070517 td july fourth 2017 0107
#0107

070517 td july fourth 2017 0110
#0110

070517 td july fourth 2017 0112
#0112

070517 td july fourth 2017 0116
#0116

070517 td july fourth 2017 0118
#0118

070517 td july fourth 2017 0120
#0120

070517 td july fourth 2017 0124
#0124

070517 td july fourth 2017 0146
#0146

070517 td july fourth 2017 0149
#0149

070517 td july fourth 2017 0158
#0158

070517 td july fourth 2017 0160
#0160

070517 td july fourth 2017 0173
#0173

070517 td july fourth 2017 0174
#0174

070517 td july fourth 2017 0180
#0180

070517 td july fourth 2017 0182
#0182

070517 td july fourth 2017 0185
#0185

070517 td july fourth 2017 0188
#0188

070517 td july fourth 2017 0193
#0193

070517 td july fourth 2017 0195
#0195

070517 td july fourth 2017 0202
#0202

070517 td july fourth 2017 0227
#0227

070517 td july fourth 2017 0228
#0228

070517 td july fourth 2017 0236
#0236

070517 td july fourth 2017 0238
#0238

070517 td july fourth 2017 0249
#0249

070517 td july fourth 2017 0256
#0256

070517 td july fourth 2017 0265
#0265

070517 td july fourth 2017 0266
#0266

070517 td july fourth 2017 0268
#0268

070517 td july fourth 2017 0275
#0275

070517 td july fourth 2017 0277
#0277

070517 td july fourth 2017 0281
#0281

070517 td july fourth 2017 0287
#0287

070517 td july fourth 2017 0289
#0289

070517 td july fourth 2017 0299
#0299

070517 td july fourth 2017 0301
#0301

070517 td july fourth 2017 0302
#0302

070517 td july fourth 2017 0309
#0309

070517 td july fourth 2017 0312

Garage sale ContentMap

contentmap_module
Ojai Valley garage Sales

Latest sports

Rangers varsity football will face elite teams in October

101917 kb nhs st margaret 10 15 2016 12
Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Nordhoff defenders (from left) Eduardo Perez, Brayden Rogers and Michael Trejo chase down a St. Margaret’s ball carrier in a loss last season. NHS lost to the Tartans again this season, 61-14. 
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
When the Nordhoff High School (NHS) Rangers traveled south to Orange County to take on the highly ranked St. Margaret’s Tartans, they knew they would be fighting an uphill battle. That proved to be the case. 
The Tartans dominated the game as expected, 61-14.
“We got beat by a better team, sometimes you just have to accept that. They are a private school in Orange County where some of the nation’s best football teams come from, they were just bigger and faster,” said Nordhoff head coach Lance Wiggins.
Register to Read More

Villanova football improves to 7-0

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Villanova Preparatory School football team scored a tough 55-50 victory over the Cate Rams to improve to 7-0 on the season. They are now 1-0 in the Mt. Piños League.
As has been the case all season, the Wildcats were led by senior Raegan Mang who ran all over the Rams on his way to a six-touchdown performance. The senior did damage on the ground as he rushed the ball 18 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Mang was also Villanova’s leading receiver with five catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. He also got into the action on special teams with a kickoff return for a touchdown. In total, Mang accounted for 328 yards in total offense.
Villanova’s quarterback, Bobby Caron, threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 42 yards and a score.
Register to Read More

Central Coast marathoners to descend on Ojai Valley

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
More than 2,200 runners are expected to take part Oct. 22 in the fifth annual Ventura Marathon and Half-Marathon, that start in Ojai and Oak View, respectively. 
This is a new course for Vendurance Events, that is promoting, organizing and orchestrating the race. This will not be the same course used by the Mountains to Beach Marathon, that starts at Nordhoff High School in Ojai each June.
Both races finish at the Ventura Pier. The 26.2-mile marathon will begin at San Antonio School at 6:30 a.m. Runners will be shuttled here on buses from the finish area. 
The first six miles has competitors running with traffic and making right-hand turns onto Grand, McNell, Reeves, Park and Grand again. They will do that loop twice before proceeding down Ojai Avenue to Bryant Street, where they will make their way to the Ojai Valley Trail.
Register to Read More

‘Nova tops Thacher in JV action

101917hr vps thacher jv f 2017 034
Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
The Thacher School and Villanova Preparatory School met on the gridiron Oct. 10 in a battle of local junior varsity football teams. Villanova rolled to the victory, but Thacher will get an opportunity to avenge the loss when the two schools meet Oct. 21 in varsity action. Thacher is currently winless on the season, which is rare territory for the local eight-man football power. Across town, the VPS Wildcats are enjoying their best season in recent memory. They are 7-0 and looking to continue their winning ways when they lock horns with VPS. The game will be played on The Thacher School campus and will kick off at 2 p.m.

OVS equestrians get lesson with Belasik

101917 ovs equestrian gonihernandez angela
Photo courtesy of Ojai Valley School
Horse trainer Paul Belasik shares tips with freshman Angela Goñi Hernandez during a dressage clinic with Ojai Valley School equestrians Oct. 14 and 15. High school riders received instruction in position and advanced skill sets at the OVS Upper Campus arena. Up next for the OVS equestrians is a camping trip that will combine camping and horseback riding through the Los Padres National Forest, followed by a cross-country clinic before the December holiday break.

Marymount outcome not so merry for OVS

101917 ovs soccer 5826
Photo courtesy of Ojai Valley School
Ojai Valley School (OVS) seventh-grader Zachary Danino kicks against Marymount in middle school boys’ soccer action Oct. 17. The two teams traded goals throughout the game but OVS eventually came out on the losing end, 5-3. Coach Matt Inman said his team made some excellent plays. “It was a great game,” Inman said, “our best game of the season! The Soccer Spuds are off to a good start this season. We have a solid core of talented eighth-graders, and the upcoming seventh- and sixth-graders are training well and developing technical skills and tactical awareness quickly. Home games have been really well-attended, and our middle school athletes love to play in front of their home crowd."

Spuds mash Santa Barbara opponent

101917 ovs ms vb valenzuela sofia
Photo courtesy of Ojai Valley School
Ojai Valley School (OVS) seventh-grader Sofia Valenzuela serves during girls’ volleyball, middle school sports action Oct. 11. OVS topped Santa Barbara Middle School, 2-1, in girls’ volleyball. OVS improved to 2-3 thanks to solid leadership, hustle and serving from captain Daisy Jones, say OVS coaches.

Snowbarger and Ridgway win Men's Club golf tournament

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Scott Snowbarger and Bob Ridgway teamed to shoot a 5-under, gross 67, to defeat Matt Murphy and Bruce Leichtfuss in a scorecard playoff to win the Soule Park Men's Club's October Fruit of the Loom Tournament.
"I don't know how we did it, but we did," said Ridgway. "We didn't play all that well other than putting."
The twosome benefited from an eagle chip-in from 105 yards out on the eighth hole by Snowbarger and a crucial birdie putt from 20 feet on the 14th hole, which eventually determined the tournament outcome.
Register to Read More

Pair of Ojai skaters take on world’s best

101217 cash kenton skate 6037
Photo by Peter Day
Cash Kenton, practicing at the Ojai Skate Park, will skate in the biggest competition of the year, the Vans Pool Party. This event typically brings together the biggest names in the sport. The competition is by invitation only and skaters come from all over the world, including Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany. Kenton has made it to finals every year he has participated and hopes to get himself a place on the podium this year. Jordan Lee, also of Ojai, will be skating in this year’s contest. The Vans Pool Party will take place Oct. 14 and a live webcast can be seen by visiting www.vans.com.

Courting a victory

101217 hr vps nhs grls ten 2017 012 crp
Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
Maria Schey, of the Nordhoff High School tennis team, serves up a ball in an Oct. 10 match against crosstown rival Villanova Preparatory School. Schey and the Lady Rangers dominated the day as they cruised to a 16-2 team win over Villanova.

Despite strong play NHS watches Eagles fly away with victory

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor

Facing its toughest test of the season, the Nordhoff High School (NHS) football team responded by playing some of its best football of the season. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Rangers fell to the Oak Park Eagles, 22-18. The loss was the first of the season for the Rangers who are now 5-1 on the year.

Both defenses hit the field ready to play and set the tone early in the game. The first quarter was littered with three-and-out series and punts.

For Nordhoff, senior Ethane Sunder led the way early and had a key third-down sack to stop an Oak Park drive. Sophomore Korey Stevens also made some key defensive plays early in the game.

On the last play of the first quarter, the Eagles went to the air and connected for a big gain to get deep into Nordhoff territory. However, the Ranger defense started the second quarter by forcing a fumble and junior Brayden Rogers was there for the recovery. 

Read more...

Rangers eagle-eyed in advance of toughest contest yet

100517 kb nhs san marcos 9 29 2017 20
Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
The Nordhoff defense has been the strength of this year’s team.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Nordhoff High School (NHS) football team will face its stiffest test of the season Oct. 6 when it travels to take on the Oak Park Eagles (2-2). After years of playing with NHS in the Tri-Valley League, the Eagles now call the Canyon League home along with Agoura, Royal and Simi Valley.
This season, Oak Park has defeated Peninsula (21-16) and West Adams (26-7) while they have lost to El Segundo (35-3) and West Ranch (48-21). 
Register to Read More

Nordhoff volleyball defeats Villanova, St. Bonny in the same week

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Nordhoff High School’s girls’ volleyball team members were road warriors this past week, defeating Villanova and then St. Bonaventure to improve to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in Tri-Valley League play.
The Lady Rangers overcame a tenuous start at both venues, winning in four at Villanova before taking five games to defeat St. Bonaventure for the second time this season.
The victories have Nordhoff in sole possession of fourth place, two games behind Grace Brethren and Foothill, who are tied for second behind undefeated La Reina.
Against Villanova, the Rangers rallied from an early deficit to win game one, 25-22, before dropping game two in ignominious fashion, 25-13.
Register to Read More

Special publications

student union 05 26 17

October 2017 Student Union
or

Click here to view
all of our special publications



 

FVGcover2017
2017 fall Ojai Valley Visitors Guide

or
Click here for all
of our special publications




SENcover2017
2017 Senior Living Guide
or
Click here for all
of our special publications




WOOVcover2017

2017 Women of the Ojai Valley
or
Click here for all

of our special publications




TENcover2017

2017 Ojai Tennis Tournament magazine
or

Click here for all
of our special publications




2017 Mind, Body & Spirit
or
Click here for all
of our special publications




 

SOV16 cover 1

Shop the Ojai Valley 2016 supplement
or

Click here to view
all of our special publications




BOOVcover2016
2016 Best of the Ojai Valley
or
Click here for all
of our special publications




OVN twitter stream

OVN promotional video

Enjoy our Ojai Valley News promotional video featuring Max the Wonderdog.

 

Advertise on our site

Overview
Packages
Register