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AT&T Withdraws Application for Cellular Tower in City of Ojai

by Tyler Suchman April 9, 2014

from the City…

AT&T formally withdrew its application March 25th for a cellular tower in the City of Ojai at 1290 Grand Avenue.

The special Planning Commission meeting set for Wednesday, March 26 to hear this issue has therefore been cancelled.

AT&T’s expected alternative location will be outside the Ojai city limits, within…

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Ojai FLOW Wins Another Round

by Tyler Suchman March 20, 2014

From the fine folk at Ojai FLOW

The judges decision (PDF) on March 13, 2014, comes 197 days after August 24, 2013, when proposition V was passed by 87.4% of the voters. Because of this delay caused by the Golden State Water Company (Golden State) lawsuit, we Ojai ratepayers have paid over…

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Kathleen Wold Appointed as Ojai Community Development Director

by Tyler Suchman January 2, 2014

from the City…

Ojai City Manager Robert Clark announced that Kathleen Wold, A.C.I.P., has been appointed as the new Community Development Director for the City of Ojai.

Wold has been the Building and Planning Manager for the City of Morro Bay, where she has worked since 2009.

Prior to that, she served as…

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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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Notes from the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman November 15, 2013

The always stellar CEO of the Chamber, Scott Eicher, with some notes on the Ojai City Council meeting…

Public Comment

Dennis Leary spoke to the evils of the interest system and how it is part and parcel to the wars in the past three decades. He said it would be wonderful for…

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Notes from the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman October 24, 2013

Thanks to Scott Eicher, CEO of the Chamber for the following…

Presentations
OUSD Superintendent Dr. Hank Bangser spoke briefly and introduced Tom Friedman to provide examples of how our school district used Public Education Funds from the government. These funds were used to give a number of students an opportunity to…

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Notes from the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman October 10, 2013

Hi all – continuing series from Scott Eicher, CEO of the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce. Aloha!

It was a short City Council meeting last night, but here were some interesting moments

Presentations

Mayor Blatz presented a proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Week National Alliance for Mental Illness.
Amber Young presented the…

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Solarize Ojai Workshop September 17th

by Linda Harmon September 12, 2013

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition in collaboration with Santa Barbara based Community Environmental Council, launched Solarize Ojai July 9th, a three-month group-purchasing program designed to make it easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners to add solar electricity to their homes.

To learn more join us for the last introductory…

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Notes from the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman September 11, 2013

I really enjoy and appreciate Scott Eicher’s notes on our City Council meetings. He sends them out to Chamber members, and said OK to me posting them here. Onward…

The first hour was a joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the City Council. The Planning Commissions list of priorities was…

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Labor Day March to the Matilija Hot Springs Canceled

by SPK August 28, 2013

UPDATED 09_03_13
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Everyone should seriously consider whether or not they really want to be posting anything in Facebook groups like the Ojai Gab Fest. Apparently we are all being monitored, and I don’t mean by just the NSA. More on this development in a moment but first some of the back story.

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