2016: The year in review pt. 2

July 1
Italo is out of the running
Ed Italo will not return to Nordhoff High School’s track and field program next year, according to Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) superintendent Hank Bangser.
Italo, who saw enormous success as Nordhoff’s sprint and middle-distance coach, informed Bangser via email Wednesday that, “… he had changed his mind about participating in the process of creating a new track and field program,” said Bangser.
July 6
Racquet Club bear euthanized
A 300-pound, female black bear that wandered into the Ojai Valley Athletic Club (OVAC) facility Friday was euthanized after being seen by a wildlife veterinarian. An OVAC employee encountered the animal while cleaning the tennis court sidewalks, according to Ryan Gaston, OVAC general manager. The employee reported the bear hid next to an oak tree upon seeing him, added Gaston.
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Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson
Department of Fish and Game officer Jake Combs secures the bear’s legs.

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