Photo by Kathy Cluff
Ojai Valley School fourth-graders Jake Larkin (left) and Pako Rilling show off their shaved heads, a gesture of solidarity with children with cancer. Larkin was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when he was 5, but is now healthy. “He's 100 percent in the clear,” said his mother, Kimberly Cluff. Larkin is now working to raise $10,000 to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation and is inspired others. “The OVS second-graders had a bake sale last week, they donated the proceeds to Jake's campaign,” said Cluff. Visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/875071/2016 to learn more about Larkin's fundraiser.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Overall, the customers of the Ventura River Water District (VRWD) have been doing a good job of meeting conservation requirements. A couple of neighborhoods aren't, though, and their residents could be looking at penalties by the end of VRWD's current fiscal year.
Those neighborhoods include 173 houses in Casitas Springs and 73 houses in the Monte Via/Rio Monte area of Oak View.
“We are sending letters to them, notifying the residents that their neighborhood is not meeting conservation requirements,” VRWD General Manager Bert Rapp said Nov. 23. “They'll have seven more months to meet requirements. If everyone pulls together during that time, the penalties can be avoided.”