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Beyond Ojai

Ojai to SB County Commute

by Tyler Suchman June 28, 2014

I received the following from Kent Epperson (by way of Bob Banner). There is no fee for this ridesharing initiative. Check it out! – Tyler

I recently moved from Santa Barbara to Ojai and for the first time in my life, I am a long distance drive-alone commuter. Like many others,…

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Hwy 33 Closure Continues

by Tyler Suchman March 13, 2014

If you’re headed up the 5 Freeway this weekend, better head out the 126. Latest news from Steve Bennett’s office and Caltrans District 7:

The Maricopa Highway (SR-33) will remain closed to all but residents for the next two to three weeks as the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) removes rocks…

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A Return to Ojai

by Tyler Suchman March 6, 2014


It will have been seven months since I last set foot in Ojai. I will have gone to Hawaii, Japan and Southeast Asia, routing back through Maui.

I will have been married for three months to my beautiful new wife and partner of seventeen years. I will have seen Buddhist…

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The purpose of life: Finding a place to put your stuff

by Suza Francina January 27, 2014

I must have looked somewhat out of character driving a U-Haul truck down Shady Lane, because, when I stopped at Ojai Valley Imports auto repair to pick up my friend David, he started clapping his hands and practically rolling down Ojai Avenue, laughing his head off.

I had called him the…

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Winter Solstice Liberation

by Suza Francina December 22, 2013

Some of you may have read this story before. This week, I received a letter from a friend who had just read it for the first time.

He wrote: “You have no idea what a joy it was to stumble across your account of Ruth’s passing. As you may recall, my…

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Vegan Marijuana Butter

by Suza Francina December 17, 2013

December 15, 2013

It was a week of shocks and vegan marijuana butter.

The human mind is not rational, and we can never know what someone else is thinking. This was the week I found out that a couple who had befriended me many years ago had committed suicide. These were people…

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Open Thread: Elephant Edition

by Tyler Suchman December 7, 2013

Greetings Ojai! Yes, I know the Ojai Post has been very quiet of late, and not always up and running. The Post shares hosting on what has become a very stressed-out server; I’m working on that. I am committed to maintaining the Post as a non-commercial entity for the community.…

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Ojai Fundraises for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

by Tyler Suchman November 15, 2013

Kathy Couturie passed along a message from Tessie Goddard, whose extended family is in the Philippines. Her family is safe, and she has started a fundraising project for typhoon victims. All donations are tax deductible and the administering organization has low administrative overhead. Help if you can.

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Ojai Arts Commission to Screen Art21 Film “Identity”

by Linda Harmon October 4, 2013

Artist Bruce Naumann working one of his horses which are an inspiration that grounds his work.

This Saturday the Ojai Arts Commission is again presenting its ArtsOjai Film Series. It is the last chance this fall to see a sample of the PBS Art21 Access 100 Artists on the big screen.

This…

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Ojai City of Art Commission to Screen Art21 Films

by Linda Harmon September 14, 2013

Art21 LogoIf you ever wondered what makes an artist create or what elevates something into the realm of art, mark your calendars for the Ojai Arts Commission ArtsOjai inaugural event. The three-part film series featuring the PBS award-winning Art21 program will screen on consecutive Saturday mornings September 21 through October 5…

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