A dead pine tree stands at the corner of Signal and Aliso streets. City officials say it will be taken down in the next few weeks. (photo by Tim Dewar)
Tim Dewar, Ojai Valley News publisher
Dead trees hijacked a special joint meeting of the Ojai City Council and the Building Appeals Board Tuesday. During the hour-long meeting, one member of the council, Carol Smith, felt residents who were more concerned about removing dry brush than fire sprinklers were barking up the wrong tree.