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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

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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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Ojai FLOW WINS!

by Tyler Suchman August 28, 2013

Wow, this is a monumental victory for the Ojai Valley. Huge congratulations to Ojai FLOW and everyone who believed that this community could take control of a precious resource and not be beholden to a profit-above-all-else corporation. Following is the message from FLOW.

WE WON, don’t fool around with Ojai, FAREWELL GOLDEN…

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Tired of High Water Bills!!! And Voting YES!!!

by Kristofer Young August 22, 2013

I am tired of high water bills; especially when the neighboring water district provides water for its customers for much less!

Long ago we entered into a contract with Golden State, allowing them to provide our water to us until such time as we chose to have another entity do the…

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