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                                                                                                                                                              Ojai Valley voters
                                                                                                                                                              prepare for polls
                                                                                                                                                              High turnout expected                     Inside, Pages A6-A7:
                                                                                                                                                                  Driven by a volatile mix of local       Profile of Ojai Unified
                                                                                                                                                              and national issues — a                  School District candidates,
                                                                                                                                                              contentious Ojai City Council            profile of Ojai City Council
                                                                                                                                                              election and debate on the war in
                                                                                                                                                              Iraq — elections officials expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                          candidate Joe DeVito
                                                                                                                                                              turnout next Tuesday to be higher
                                                                                                                                                              than usual for a mid-term election.        The following polling place
                                                                                                                                                                  Here’s some basic information       will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8
                                                                                                                                                              about the Ojai Valley electorate        p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              and polling places:                        • Oak View: Oak View
                                                                                                                                                                  Registered voters in Ojai as of     Community Center, Casitas
                                                                                                                                                              end of registration deadline (Oct.      Municipal Water District Office,
                                                                                                                                                              23):                                    Sunset School, Casitas Springs
                                                                                                                                                                Democrats:                 2,090      Community Center.
                                                                                                                                                                Republicans:               1,622         • Meiners Oaks and Mira
                                                                                                                                                                Minor/Declined to State: 840          Monte: Meiners Oaks Water
                                                                                                                                                                Total registered voters: 4,887        District Office, Ojai Valley Grange,
                                                                                                                                                                Absentee ballots issued: 1,691        County Fire Station No. 22.
                                                                                                                                                                Absentee ballots                         • Ojai: Holy Cross Lutheran
                                                                                                                                                                received as of Oct. 31:      371      Church, Ojai Presbyterian
                                                                                                                                                                  Ojai Unified School District,       Church, The Gables of Ojai,
                                                                                                                                                              total voters registered as of March     Chaparral Auditorium, First
                                                                                                                                                              8, 2005:                   14,313       Baptist Church.



                                                                                                                                                              Owner says car
                                                                                                                                  Photo by Rob Clement        dealership may
                                                                Global Groove
  Nomad Foundation founder Leslie Clark dances with Sidi Mamane, the
  youngest rebel leader of the Tuareg from Niger, on Wednesday at
                                                                               Keltamashek were given some representation in the Nigerian
                                                                               government, “but rights were only given to lands that were worthless
                                                                                                                                                              not be reopened
  Nomad: The Leslie Clark Gallery. Tuareg is an Arab name given to             to the government” reflects Clark. “We just found out by telephone             Former Ford dealer hopes to reopen lot with
  Mamane’s people, meaning abandoners of God, due to their reluctance          that a school built by our foundation is being forced to evacuate, as the
  to embrace Islam. They call themselves the Keltamashek, meaning              mountain it’s built on may contain uranium and gold. We’re right at            different manufacturer, but makes no promise
  people that speak tamashek. He explains that religion to them is more        the beginning of marshaling our forces against this action.” More                                                      furniture and parts bins will be
  a code of conduct than blind worship: “For us the desert is life, it feeds   information can be found at nomadfoundation.org. The Tuareg                           Nao Braverman
                                                                                                                                                                  nao@ojaivalleynews.com              going up for bid this month,
  us, protects us from the world.” After the rebellion in the 1990s, the       musicians will be performing at Matilija Auditorium tonight at 8 p.m.                                                  according to the owners of
                                                                                                                                                                 The cars have been cleared           Orinda, Calif.-based Harvey Clar
                                                                                                                                                              from the lot on West Ojai Avenue        Auctioneers and Appraisers.


                                       ‘Paradise’ lost and found
                                                                                                                                                              and now a second vacant                    Johnston said he is still in the
                                                                                                                                                              dealership building greets people       process of negotiating with
                                                                                                                                                              as they drive into the city.            another automaker, and hopes to
                                                                                                                                                                 In October Mark Johnston,            reopen a dealership in Ojai. But
                                                                                                                                                              owner of Ojai Ford, told the Ojai       he won’t reveal which make he is
                                       Ojai author investigates own violent attack for book                                                                   Valley News that he was in              considering, or any further
                                                                                                                                                                                                      details until an agreement is
                                                                                                                                                              negotiations to bring a
                                       about unsolved crime; signing set for Saturday                                                                         replacement automaker to the
                                                                                                                                                              site by the end of the year. Until
                                                                                                                                                                                                      secured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Should the negotiations go
                                              Sondra Murphy                    1977. Fifteen years after the           tries to bring the subject of          then, his intention was to sell         well, nothing would make me
                                         sondra@ojaivalleynews.com             assault, Jentz returned to the          violence against women to the          used vehicles from the                  happier than to reopen again, but
                                                                               small Oregon town where it took         forefront.” Jentz said the issue       dealership, formerly known as           I can’t promise the city
                                          New resident and author, Terri       place and is still unsolved.            had gone underground but,              Bronk Vreeland Ford. Johnston           anything,” he said.
                                       Jentz, will be in downtown Ojai         Through interviews, Jentz is            thanks in part to the Op Ed pieces     said some employees would be               Though he had planned to
                                       on Saturday to sign and read            surprised to learn that many            being written about her book,          laid off temporarily but he hoped       keep the business open selling
                                       portions of her book “Strange           locals believe the man who              “it’s coming out of the closet         to hire them back as soon as the        used cars, Johnston said he
                                       Piece of Paradise.” Feast Bistro        attacked her is freely living in the    again.” Jentz is hoping this book,     new franchise agreement was in          changed his mind in the past
Terri Jentz will be on hand at         will host the event, which begins       community.                              due out on paperback soon, will        place.                                  month and decided to close the
                                       at 3 p.m.                                  “This book has many themes,”         be able to reach more people.             A week ago Johnston’s lot of         operation, if only temporarily.
Feast Bistro Saturday for a
                                          “Paradise” recounts the              Jentz told OVN. “It’s a                 “Besides being a true crime story,     used cars was emptied.                     He came to the decision after
reading and signing of her book,       author’s investigation of a violent     multilayered                 book.
“Strange Piece of Paradise.”                                                                                                                                  Everything in the building from         people in the community started
                                       attack on herself and a friend in       Predominantly, it’s a story that             Please see Jentz, Page A-3
                                                                                                                                                              service equipment to office              Please see Dealership, Page A-3


 Ojai Valley
                                                                                                                                   News Briefs                                                                 Sports
 neighbors                                                                                                                    ‘LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE’
                                                                                                                           POPULAR DEMAND: Due to popular demand,
                                                                                                                                                                   BACK BY

                                                                                                                           the Ojai Film Society has scheduled another
                                                                                                                                                                                                               A.Y.S.O. action kicks
                                                                                                                                                                                                               off in the Ojai Valley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Page B1
        Kaila Williams                 Moore felt a sense of                                                               screening of “Little Miss Sunshine” (USA 2006) for
   kaila@ojaivalleynews.com            accomplishment and celebrated                                                       Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai Playhouse, 145 E.
                                       with her teenage daughters, who                                                     Ojai Ave. General admission is $8, $5 for seniors
   Kathy Moore wasn’t much for         flew out to cheer for their mother.                                                 and students with full-time student IDs, and free                                   Arts
running in high school. Her               “I was really excited to get the                                                 for society sponsors with valid 2006 identification.                                Ojai artists, artisans
softball coach, being a marathon       opportunity to do it, so I really                                                   This film is rated PG.
runner, would force the team to        prepared mentally and physically                                                                                                                                        go online 24/7 at
run long distances in order to get     for it,” Moore said. “We had a                                                         TRAIL PROJECT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The                                             OjaiOriginals.com.
into shape.                            wonderful time.”                                                                    Ojai Ranger District will be organizing a volunteer
   “I hated it,” she said. “I             When she’s not running, Moore                   Kathy Moore                      trail project on Saturday to include brushing and                                   Page A11
absolutely hated it.”                  is working at her shop, Kirk Pet                                                    light treadwork. Bring a daypack with water, lunch,
   But more than 20 years later,       Supply, behind the post office in       as customers come in to bathe               sunscreen, gloves, eye protection, hat, insect         and the arts programs at Happy Valley School will
she started running again.             Oak View. An animal lover at            their dogs in the Sudsy Puppy, a            repellent and wear sturdy shoes. Forest Service will   be held Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Zalk
   “Somehow it stuck with me,”         heart, she took over the business       do-it-yourself dog grooming area            provide transportation from Ojai to the trailhead,     Theater on the HVS campus, 8585 Ojai-Santa
Moore said. “I played with it off      almost nine years ago.                  Moore expanded into a few years             tools, instruction and drinks. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at    Paula Road. Performing will be Thad Beckman,
and on for years. Just two years          “My favorite part of the             ago.                                        the Ojai Ranger Station, 1190 E. Ojai Ave. The group   Julie Christensen, Rain Perry and The Household
ago I got really serious about it      business is interacting with people        “For $12 people bring their dogs         will return by 3:30 p.m. For more information, call    Gods. Tickets : Adults, $12 in advance or $15 at
and started running again.”            and getting to know customers,”         in and we give them all the                 Heidi Anderson at 646-4348, Ext. 309.                  the door; students, $10.
   After she ran her first half        Moore said. “I feel like I’ve evolved   supplies they need to give their
marathon in San Diego, Moore felt      with a lot of them because they’ve      dogs a good bath and grooming,”                MUSIC 150 BRINGS IN TROUBADOURS:                       ABSENTEE BALLOT DEADLINE LOOMS:
driven to keep going. Qualifying       been regular customers for years.”      she said. “It’s a whole lot less            Music 150 will present a concert with troubadors       Absentee ballots returned by mail must be
for the Boston on her first attempt,      Her green eclectus parrot lives      expensive, but customers also like          Jared Barkan, Carmen Doane and Duff Ferguson           received by the Ventura County Elections Division,
she trained for months for her first   in her shop and often perches on        the interaction.                            on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Theater 150, 918 E. Ojai      800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009 on or
full marathon. “A marathon is 26.2     her shoulder to entertain the              “The funniest thing to see is            Ave. Tickets: $12; available at theater150.org or at   before the close of polls (8 p.m.) on Election Day.
miles,” Moore said. “On a good         customers and owner alike.              when people are trying to get their         the door. Advance purchase recommended as              You may hand deliver your absentee ballot to the
day it’s not so bad, but on a bad         “He is definitely the talk of the    dogs in the tub and can’t,” Moore           seating is limited. 646-4300.                          V.C. Elections Division or any polling place in the
day it’s a long way.”                  complex here,” she said.                said. “They will climb in there                                                                    county no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Any
   Finishing the Boston Marathon       “Everybody knows him.”                  themselves to try and coax them               ‘SONGS FROM 1966’ BENEFIT CONCERT SET                absentee ballot received after the close of polls
in three hours and 36 minutes,            Sometimes they watch together        in. It’s really fun to watch that.”         FOR SUNDAY — A concert to benefit Theater 150          cannot be counted regardless of postmark.


     Blotter/Obituaries                Much Ado/Pets                Opinion              People                  Religion                  Arts                Sports         Around the Valley              Food           Classified
               A2                             A4                       A5                   A8                        A9                A11, A12                 B1                     B2                     B3               B4
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A2




                      POLICE BLOTTER                                                                                                               OBITUARIES
                        REPORTED             on suspicion of receiving stolen
                             CRIMES          property, being uner the influnce
     • Arson was reported on the             of a controlled substance and
 pedestrian path in the 100 block
 of North Lomita Avenue Oct. 19.
                                             violation of probation.
                                                • A Montgomery Street man
                                                                                                     Nancy                                                                  Howard Brett
     • The fraudulent use of a bank
 access card was reported by a
 county employee Oct. 24.
                                             was arrested in Meiners Oaks Oct.
                                             24 on suspicion of misdemeanor
                                             battery.
                                                                                                   Linkenhelt                                                                 Smithers
     • A thrown pumpkin reportedly              • A Simi Valley man was                                                                                                      Howard Brett Smithers, 85, of Ojai, passed
                                                                                               Nancy Linkenhelt of Ojai died Saturday                                    away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006. He was born July
 damaged a vehicle in the 800                arrested near the Ojai Valley                  after battling a sudden stroke; she was 78.                                  12, 1921 and raised at his home, “Ingleside,” in
 block of Daly Road Oct. 25.                 Shopping Center Oct. 26 on                     Born in Indiana, she moved to Ojai and                                       Salisbury, Connecticut. Brett spent many of the
     • A burglary was reported in            suspicion of public intoxication.                                                                                           summers of his youth, and later with his own
                                                                                            raised her family here for 52 years. She will
 the 300 block of Bryant Street Oct.            • An Anita Avenue man was                                                                                                children, at Mt. Riga Lake and “Lotus Lodge,” built by his grandfather,
 26.                                         arrested on Bryant Street Oct. 27              be remembered by her many friends and family for her perky,
                                                                                                                                                                         where he “loafed and invited his soul.” Those words by Walt Whitman
     • A local resident reported the         on suspicion of second-degree                  jovial personality, her great sense of humor, and her genuine                were carved into the hearth over the fireplace in the main cabin
 fraudulent use of credit at several         commercial burglary.                           concern for others. Her smile could light up a room, and her                 where family and friends gathered in the evenings. As a boy, Brett’s
 stores in the Scottsdale, Ariz. area           • A Prospect Street woman was               heart knew no boundaries.                                                    days were spent in nature and adventure, giving him a lasting joy for
 Oct. 27.                                    cited at Sarzotti Park Oct. 26 for                While her three sons, Todd, Rick and Donn, were growing up,               life.
     • A purse and wallet were               allegedly possessing an illegal                Nancy was a homemaker and wonderful wife to husband Fred.                        After serving in the Air Force during World War II, Brett moved to
 reportedly taken from an                    smoking device.                                When the boys grew old enough to compete in sports, mom                      Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Virginia, to finish his law studies.
                                                                                                                                                                         Their first daughter, Kristen, was born, and soon after the family
 unlocked vehicle in the 300 block              • A transient man was cited                 Nancy was always there, taking them to every baseball and                    moved to California, where Brett practiced law in the Los Angeles
 of North Ventura Avenue Oct. 28.            near City Hall for allegedly                   basketball practice and cheering for them at every game. It was              area. In a few years the family grew as three more daughters were
 The loss was listed at $25.                 camping in public.                             one of her greatest joys to see her boys compete. Nancy herself              born. He shared his love for art, music, sailing, scuba diving, skiing,
                                                • An Ojai man was cited in the              was an athlete, as well, playing tennis with friends and                     flying and backpacking deep into the California mountains with his
    CITES AND ARRESTS                        400 block of Bryant Circle Oct. 29             swimming at the Ojai Athletic Club often. She was patient and                family. He was a masterful, magical gardener and took great joy in
    • An Avenida de la Vereda                on suspicion of contributing to                kind, teaching remedial reading for many years in the Ojai                   raising sheep, pigeons and his dogs. He loved wordplay and the
 woman was cited and released at             the delinquency of a minor.                                                                                                 humor of life.
                                                                                            Unified School District. Outside of work, Nancy also loved to                    In the mid-’70s, Brett moved to the Ojai Valley. He loved Ojai,
 her residence Oct. 18 on suspicion             • A 48-year-old man was
                                             arrested on West Ojai Avenue Oct.              travel. Just before she passed, Nancy and Fred went on a two-                since the days he brought his family up for Thanksgivings, and to
 of petty theft.
    • A Loma Drive man was                   28 on suspicion of driving under               week tour of Italy; it was a lifelong dream come true for Nancy.             listen to Krishnamurti speak. Brett shared his interests and concerns
 arrested at his residence Oct. 24           the influence.                                    Civic-minded, both Nancy and Fred were group leaders for an               with many people he met. Among the many environmental and
                                                                                            elderly hostel for 10 years during the 1980s and 1990s. It is a time         enlightening activities in his life, Brett brought the author of the book,
                                                                                            that will be fondly remembered, as the pair loved giving of                  “Ishmael,” to Ojai to speak about the book. Later, he formed groups
Playground installers needed                                                                themselves for the sake of others.
                                                                                               Always a giver, Nancy donated her liver and kidneys to the
                                                                                                                                                                         to discuss the implications of hunter-gatherer cultures and what we
                                                                                                                                                                         can learn from them. Brett had a keen intellect. He read and studied
                                                                                                                                                                         profusely, and moved the world with his open-mindedness tempered
   The Oak View Park and Resource            food and drinks for the volunteers.            One Legacy Donor Network.                                                    with discrimination. He was always finding copies of books that
Center is calling for volunteers to              Site manager Barbara Kennedy-                 Nancy is survived by her husband, Fred; son Todd of Kirkland              spread awareness, sending them to people that he felt would help
help the “Community Build”                   Beaver said, “The community’s fund             Wash.; son Rick of Saipan; son Donn, daughter-in-law Gail, and               benefit a world in need of great change.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.           raising has been amazing, and now                                                                                               In the ‘80s, Brett was involved with “Beyond War,” and traveled
until 4 p.m. People with skills in           what could be a better community               grandchildren Kendall, Adam, Taylor and Austin, all of Ojai;
                                                                                                                                                                         with groups to Russia to help with healing relationships between the
concrete and mechanical work are             gathering than everyone pulling                sister Jean Messerschmidt of Sequim, Wash.; sister Barbara and               countries, discussing environmental farming practices, and providing
especially needed, but there are             together to put up a playground?”              brother-in-law Don Bell and their families, of Hemet, Calif.                 medical books. In 1988 and 1989, he celebrated May 9th, the Russian
opportunities for everyone. Also             Call 649-1605 to R.S.V.P. The center              Nancy’s family wishes to thank Dr. Doug Nelson, Dr. Bob                   V-Day, in Bolshoi Square, where he carried a sign, hoping to locate
appreciated would be donations of            is located at 555 Mahoney St.                  Buckingham and their staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital,                the Soviets who liberated him from a German prison camp. In World
                                                                                            and Dr. T. Sheehy and nurse Diane Canell and many others at                  War II, serving as the captain of a B-17, he was shot down over
                                                                                            Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. They did their best                  Germany, wounded, captured, and sent to prison camp for a year.
                                                                                                                                                                         During the 1989 visit, the Russians asked Brett to join in their
                                                                                            to save Nancy and offered great comfort to the family.                       celebrations and dancing. Children brought him flowers. He was
                                                                                               Services for Nancy will be held today (Nov. 3) at 11 a.m. at Ojai         filmed and interviewed, which later became the centerpiece of a
                                                                                            Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in            documentary film that was shown when Ronald and Nancy Reagan
                                                                                            Nancy’s name to Help of Ojai or to the Ojai Presbyterian Church.             were in the Soviet Union. When asked by the interviewer, “What is
                                                                                                                                                                         peace?” Brett answered, “Peace is more than the absence of war.
                                                                                                Publication Policy                submitted by a funeral home. If they   Peace depends on relationships among people and this is what
                                                                                                                                  are submitted by a private party,      Citizen Diplomacy is all about.”
                                                                                             Obituaries will be published at no                                              Later, in Ojai, Brett formed a committee of community leaders to
                                                                                          charge, including a photo if desired,   then the phone number of the
                                                                                                                                  funeral home or crematory must be      help bring Soviet citizens to his town to get to know each other as
                                                                                          using A.P. Style, “Loving” language,                                           human beings, while addressing the problems that directly affect our
                                                                                          poetry, etc., will run as a paid        provided so the death can be
                                                                                                                                                                         common future. Ojai developed a friendship with a town in Russia,
                                                                                          obituary and the cost will depend on    confirmed before publication of the    and Brett was rewarded with beautiful drawings sent by
                                                                                          length. Most obituaries are             obituary.                              schoolchildren in Russia.
                                                                                                                                                                             When Brett was 7 years old, he lost his father, and all contact with
                                                                                                                                                                         that side of his family. In the early ‘90s, he found a long-lost relative,
                                                                                                                                                                         Brinkely Smithers, whose friendship was a catharsis for him.
                                                                                                                                                                             The last five years of his life, Brett went through a profound change
                                                                                                                                                                         with the loss of most of his physical abilities. This became his journey
                                                                                                                                                                         to peace, and he lived quietly at The Gables of Ojai and then at St.
                                                                                                                                                                         Joseph’s Health and Retirement Center. He did not complain. There
                                                                                                                                                                         is much appreciation for those who cared for and loved him.
                                                                                                                                                                             In an article he contributed to the Ojai Valley News in 1989, Brett
                                                                                                                                                                         wrote of the many people he knew in Ojai, in our country and other
                                                                                                                                                                         countries, and of the thousands unknown to him who gave so much
                                                                                                                                                                         of themselves. He ended the article with the statement, “All of them
                                                                                                                                                                         know for whom the bell tolls.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Brett is at peace and loved by his daughters, Jan, Mary and Holly,
                                                                                                                                                                         grandson Jonathan, and their families; his sister, Ginger Gilman, his
                                                                                                                                                                         cousin, Jonathan Warner, and their families.




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                                           The furniture and service             commercial space on the entrance
Dealership:                             equipment were being auctioned
                                        off in preparation for an entire
                                                                                 of our community,” he said. “I
                                                                                 don’t want to have another
   (Continued from Page A-1)
                                        remodel, he said. “When we open          blighted commercial property at
giving him negative feedback            under a new franchise we are             out gateway.”
about selling only used cars. The       going to have to change the                   Another concern is the 27 local
city’s zoning regulations require       interior to their specifications.”       employees who will be out of a
the dealership to sell new cars            If the business does not reopen,      job. But Johnston said if he were
with an adjunct permitting used         one concern is that the city will        to reopen he would probably hire
cars sales. Ojai Mayor David Bury       lose what has been its second-           100 percent of them back. “They
confirmed that the current zoning       largest source of sales tax, said city   all want to work for me and they
prohibits the permanent sale of         manager Jere Kersnar.                    are all good employees,” he said.
solely used cars.                          “At this point the expectation is         One employee, who asked to
    “We don’t want our gateway          that the dealership is going to          remain anonymous, said he was
junked up with a bunch of used          reopen in a different way,” he           let go with a brief explanation and
cars, that space was not designed       said, “The question is are the           no warning.
for that,” said Bury. “To me that       overall sales of the new dealership           Though the closing of Ojai
underscores a local economy that        going to equal or improve on what        Ford is reflective of a national
is less than booming.”                  they had before.”                        trend, in a town as small as Ojai,
    Johnston said the primary              Bury hopes Johnston’s                 such businesses rely on the
reason he decided to shut down,         negotiations go well and that a          support of their local customers.
however, was an article written in      new dealership reopens at the site.          “If I reopen a new business, I
the Ojai Valley News a month ago,          “I was on the Planning                hope the community will rally
at his request, which he alleges gave   Commission           when         the    around it,” he said.
people the impression that the          construction of the dealership was           Ford dealers in the United
business had already closed.            approved,” said Bury. “It was            States sold a total of 214,806
Consequently, he claims his sales       intended to be for the sale of cars,     vehicles in October, holding its
decreased by 95 percent. “When the      that building is not set up for any      status as the second biggest seller
business dropped off I didn’t want      other use.                               of vehicles in the United States,
to just sit around losing money.”          “The worst case is that a vacant      according to the Associated Press.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Kaila Williams
St. Thomas hosting comedy show on Nov. 11                                                                                                                            Wrap Party
   You need to laugh. We need              This comic juggernaut could              Tickets for the show and
your help. Let’s get together on        be called “CSI: Bethlehem.”              auction are $25 in advance, $30          Angel Mercado, 12, is wrapped by Kayla Peters.        Foundation at the Oak View Parks and Resource
Nov. 11 when the nationally                Prior to the show there will be       night of the show.                       14, during a mummy wrapping competition at the        Center. The event was held Tuesday evening, and
acclaimed comedy production,            a silent auction to benefit the             Now available by calling St.          Halloween event hosted by the Ojai Valley Youth       featured dozens of ghoulishly clad participants.
“Sister’s Christmas Catechism:          teens of St. Thomas Aquinas              Thomas Church at 646-9256.
The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold,”        Church who are raising money to          The silent auction starts at 6
comes to St. Thomas Aquinas             attend World Youth Day in                p.m., and the show starts at                                                 the crime had never been              of the assault in 1992, with
Church in Ojai.                         Sydney, Australia, July 2008.            7:30 p.m.                              Jentz:                                solved. Its reckoning was long
                                                                                                                                                              overdue ... The memory of my
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sporadic research taking several
                                                                                                                                                                                                    years. “I began writing in earnest
                                                                                                                          (Continued from Page A-1)
                                                                                                                                                              attacker — that cowboy torso          in 1998 and sold the book in
                                                                                     The Ojai Valley News
  Consign                                                                          (SSN40598000) is published
                                                                                                                        this book is a piece of political
                                                                                                                        activism.”
                                                                                                                                                              trying to axe me — crystallized
                                                                                                                                                              at the margins of my
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2003,” she said. She has received
                                                                                                                                                                                                    many favorable reviews and
                                                                                                                           Jentz added, “My sense is that
  your quality                                                                     twice weekly, Wednesday
                                                                                   and Friday, at 408 Bryant
                                                                                                                        the Ojai community is filled with
                                                                                                                                                              consciousness as the nocturnal
                                                                                                                                                              visitation of a villain out of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    publicity on this book, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the cover of New York Times
                                                                                                                        people who are tuned in, are not      legend. It was the gripping           book review this past May.
  ESTATE JEWELRY                                                                   Circle, Suite A, Ojai
                                                                                   California.
                                                                                                                        passive and want to change
                                                                                                                        things. That’s part of the reason I
                                                                                                                                                              power of this image that would
                                                                                                                                                              compel me to set out to solve a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    “That’s something I can dine out
                                                                                                                                                                                                    on for a long time,” Jentz
                      * Turn it into cash                                            Postmaster send all
                                                                                                                        moved here.”
                                                                                                                           Subtitled “A Return to the
                                                                                                                                                              crime — one that I hoped could
                                                                                                                                                              solve me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    remarked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jentz has lived in Ojai for
                                                                                   address changes to Ojai              American West to Investigate My           “I realized that the tale I had   about one year. She cites the
  We consign and sell jewelry                                                      Valley News, P.O. Box 277,           Attempted Murder — and Solve          to tell wasn’t mine alone. The        climate and scenery as part of her
                                                                                                                        the Riddle of My Life,” the book      events of that long-ago summer        reasons for moving here. “We felt
                                                                                   Ojai, CA 93024.                      explores how the violent
               Gem Quest                                                                                                encounter impacted the victims
                                                                                                                        and community, and the author’s
                                                                                                                                                              night had driven deep into others
                                                                                                                                                              in that desert community. Mine
                                                                                                                                                              was not a solitary, isolated
                                                                                                                                                                                                    it was one of the best places in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the world to live, pure and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    simple,” Jentz asserted. The
               Jewelers                                                                                                 inner journey from violence to
                                                                                                                        hope. In an except from her web
                                                                                                                        site, Jentz writes,
                                                                                                                                                              experience in one person’s life. It
                                                                                                                                                              was a collective experience, even
                                                                                                                                                              for those who hadn’t witnessed
                                                                                                                                                                                                    proximity to Los Angeles is also
                                                                                                                                                                                                    helpful to her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Strange Piece of Paradise” is
                 25 years in Ojai                                                                                          “Who was the man who               it. On some subterranean level it     available at Table of Contents
  Meg Easling, G.G., Accredited Senior Gemologist                                                                       emerged that night in a desert        was as though they were waiting       bookstore in Ojai and copies will
                                                                                                                        park, bent on destruction? This       for me to return, to tap their        be available for purchase during
              Appraiser on premises                                                                                     question had but one simple           potent remembrances, and by           the reading on Saturday. For
                                                                                                                        answer: an individual with a          doing so to bring some kind of        more information about the book
                                                                                                                        name. A man with his own              integrations to a memory that         signing, call Feast Bistro at 640-
               108 N. Signal St., Ojai                                             Printed on recycled paper            history — a past, a present, and,     never fit into any narrative they     9260.
                                                                                                                        impossible to imagine, a future.      knew.”                                   To read a longer excerpt, visit
          646-3836 • Open Tues. ~ Sat. 11-5                                           using soy-based ink               Fifteen years had passed, and             Jentz began her investigation     www.strangepieceofparadise.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A4

                                          about how many other people look        question again?"
                                          upon our governor as a sex object. I
                                          thought I would take a survey, not of
                                          the general public, but of those who
                                                                                     "Have you ever kicked Arnold, I
                                                                                  mean the governor, out of your
                                                                                  bed?
                                                                                                                           Theater 150 brings the laughs
                                          have had some acquaintance with            "Oh yes."                                                                       regular theater, preferring "to
                                          him. If you recall when our governor       I was both dismayed and                      By Laignee Barron
                                                                                                                                     OVN Intern                      recreate a comedy club atmosphere.
                                          first ran for office a number of        disarmed by her candor and didn't                                                  We'll have hors d'oeuvres, wine,
                                          women came forward claiming Mr.         know how to proceed. But the                For 13 years Ojai has been home        and tables. A real theater just
                                          Schwarzenegger groped them. To          mantra uttered by editor Lenny           to the annual "Comedy Night." On          doesn't have that same feeling."
                       Mel Bloom          begin my survey with the "gropees"      Roberts every time we leave the          Nov. 11 the popular event returns to         "Comedy Night" is the only local
                                          made sense.                             office on assignment went off in my      raise funds for Theater 150. Master       all-comedy fund-raising event.
    MUCH ADO                                  Ms. Jan Doe (she wanted
                                          anonymity) was the first one I
                                                                                  head: "We want the story, the whole
                                                                                  story and nothing but the story. So,
                                                                                                                           of ceremonies Cary Odes, and Greg
                                                                                                                           Otto and Jim Brogan are all featured
                                                                                                                                                                     What started as a project to buy
                                                                                                                                                                     Summit School a swing set has
  ABOUT NOTHING                           contacted.
                                              "Ms. Doe," I began, "I know this
                                          may be a bit uncomfortable for you,
                                                                                  help you God!" It fortified my will.
                                                                                  And I plodded on.
                                                                                     "What prompted such a
                                                                                                                           comedians for this year's event.
                                                                                                                              Odes is a co-founder and the
                                                                                                                                                                     launched an annual evening of fun
                                                                                                                                                                     and laughter to raise money for
                                                                                                                           host of "Comedy Night." He has            Theater 150. "The great thing about
                                          but some time has passed since you      reaction, if I may inquire?"             been a comedian for 25 years and          it is that it's some of the best                              Photo submitted

Election                                  accused Governor Schwarzenegger
                                          of groping you and I was wondering
                                          if your heart has softened and you
                                                                                     "About my kicking him out of
                                                                                  bed?"
                                                                                     "Yes."
                                                                                                                           became involved with Theater 150
                                                                                                                           when artistic director Kim Maxwell
                                                                                                                           approached him to do a one-man
                                                                                                                                                                     comedians, doing it for very little, so
                                                                                                                                                                     all the money goes back to the
                                                                                                                                                                     theater," Odes pointed out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jim Brogan
                                                                                                                                                                                                               world-class show delivered to your
aftermath                                 bear him no malice."
                                              Are you kidding?" she replied. "I
                                          may be tender-hearted, but I'll
                                                                                     "In the first place he doesn't trim
                                                                                  his toenails. I sometimes feel there
                                                                                  is a slasher under the covers. My
                                                                                                                           show. "It was wonderful how
                                                                                                                           supportive and talented everyone
                                                                                                                           was. After that I was hooked," Odes
                                                                                                                                                                        This year, Theater 150 is using
                                                                                                                                                                     "Comedy Night" as a focus for their
                                                                                                                                                                     fund-raising drive. "We're hoping to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               door."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The evening begins at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               with an hour of socializing and
                                          never forgive him."                     legs often look like the                 admitted.                                 generate $8,000 to $10,000," said         cocktails, followed by performances
   The hoopla, hysteria and                   "Then you would kick him out of     hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone."        Brogan is a former writer for Jay      Levett. Nevertheless, "Comedy             starting at 8 p.m. The Girl Scout
razzmatazz which often accompany          your bed?"                                 "Rosetta stone? What a                Leno, whom Brogan recalled                Night" will be auction-free this year.    Arnaz Center is located at the
a major election frequently                   "Out of my bed? Are you crazy? I    coincidence," I said.                    working for as an "indentured             "In the past we've had both silent        intersection of Highway 33 and
overshadow little gems of human           wouldn't even let that (bleeped) in        "Why? What's the coincidence?"        servant." According to the Los            and live auctions, but this year we       Sulphur Mountain Road, south of
interest. They get lost in the shuffle,   my house!"                              she wanted to know.                      Angeles Magazine, Brogan is "…            decided to free everyone and appeal       Oak View.
slip through the cracks, or are               She hung up. But one must              "I was in third grade with            genuinely witty without being             to people fatigued of auctions,"             Individual tickets are $35, while a
trampled underfoot in the stampede        contend with such behavior when         Rosetta Stone."                          abrasive. He's a little bit of Steve      Levett explained. Funds from              table for 10 can be reserved for
of impassioned pronouncements             they conduct unofficial surveys.           "Obviously they were not one          Allen, little bit of Newhart, but still   "Comedy Night" will help Theater          $400. The premium package costs
and rebuttals. But to me the most         Thinking the entire assortment of       and the same. Is there anything else     has his own unique approach."             150 expand and hire a full-time           $500 and has a front-row table for
hilarious thing in the race for           gropees would respond in similar        you wanted to know?"                     Brogan has also appeared on "David        management.                               10, with champagne and hors
California governor was the               fashion I thought I would try a            "Yes, ma'am. There is. You said       Letterman,"              Showtime's          Everyone who likes a good laugh        d'oeuvres served directly to the
comment by Assemblywoman                  different venue. I called Mrs.          in the first place he doesn't trim his   "Laffathon," Fox's "Comic Strip           will enjoy "Comedy Night." "It's          table. All tickets include a wine and
Bonnie Garcia of Cathedral City.          Schwarzenegger.                         toenails‚ Is there something else?"      Live," and several other major            always been fun and is always             beer bar so anyone attending must
   Ms. Garcia told a La Quinta high           "Good        morning,        Mrs.      "As a matter of fact there is.        television programs.                      getting better and better," Odes          be 21 years or older. Tickets can be
school class she wouldn't kick            Schwarzenegger," I said. "I work for    You've seen him in television. On           Making his second appearance           declared. "It's the only night stand-     purchased by calling 646-4300 or by
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger            the Ojai Valley News and I want you     many occasions he is rather full of      at "Comedy Night," Otto describes         up comedians come to Ojai. It's a         going online to theater150.org.
out of her bed. All hell broke loose,     to know I voted for your uncle for      himself. Don't you think so?"            himself as "tall, thin and sarcastic."
and not surprisingly so. Ms. Garcia       president and your father for vice         "Now that you mention it, I do."         Odes recruited Brogan for his
was called on the carpet and,
fortunately for her, did not get
                                          president."
                                              "Good for you," she replied.
                                                                                     "When he's full of himself it
                                                                                  comes out as flatulence. So
                                                                                                                           sharp wit and Otto for a very dry
                                                                                                                           comedy act. Together, their humor
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tami Bright
sucked up the vacuum cleaner. She
did, however, offer a public apology.
                                              I sort of hemmed and hawed and
                                          after a swallow mustered enough
                                                                                  between the toenails and
                                                                                  flatulence, there are times when I
                                                                                                                           brings the best of stand-up comedy
                                                                                                                           to Ojai. "I choose people I respect
                                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Agency
Then, overcome once more by a             courage to get to the point.            kick him out of bed."                    and not only people I think are                                      Farmer’s Insurance
flash of lunacy she called the                "I know this is none of my             "I see."
public's indignation sexist saying
her comments "were only an issue
                                          business, Mrs. Schwarzenegger, but
                                          have you ever kicked the governor
                                                                                     "I'm glad you do. Nice speaking
                                                                                  with you. Goodbye."
                                                                                                                           funny, but people I really enjoy,"
                                                                                                                           Odes explained.
                                                                                                                              "Comedy Night" has grown to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Lower
because I am a woman." I suspect
were a man to say he wouldn't kick
                                          out of your bed?"
                                              "You're right. It is none of your
                                                                                     I don't know what to do with all
                                                                                  this stuff. It's certainly not "the
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       Cycle of Cynicism
  H
           aving spent the past two                                            counterarguments from the
           weeks under a hail of                                               statements and assertions in front
           slings and arrows from all                                          of us, we force our opponents to
different directions, I can honestly                                           answer our own arguments, and so
say that the day I look forward to          Bret                               the cycle of cynicism is broken.
most this year will be Nov. 8.                                                 From those first modest stirrings of
   The election season can’t end Bradigan                                      good faith and trust, great things
soon enough for me.                                                            can be done.
   Wearing a bull’s eye is a bad                                                  My faith in human nature was
fashion statement for us at the Ojai                                           never strong, and is constantly
Valley News. I would rather                                                    tested. As Kant put it, “Out of the
participate in elevated debate than                                            crooked timber of humanity, no
be accused of bias for the most minor of accidental         straight thing was ever made.” But I also know, from
and circumstantial of happenings — placements,              the evidence of own experience, that we are capable
parsings of phrasings, context, headlines, cutlines,        of leaving this world better than we found it, and if
subheads, etc. If I enjoyed being abused, I would           our reach so often exceeds our grasp, then, as
run for office myself.                                      Browning wrote, that’s what a Heaven is for. We in
   Nobody I know likes living under a microscope.           Ojai all too often appear to the outside world as
Or more accurately, nobody I would like to know             spoiled, petulant children, with no gratitude for the
could withstand the intense scrutiny that comes             great good fortune that surrounds us.
with a superheated emotional political season. To              It is a brutal, violent world out there which we
be so bland and inoffensive to sail through this            seem to have little recognition for in our insulated
dysfunctional process unscathed, you must be as             cocoon, and the fact that we can obsess about such
dull as a box of rocks, and twice as dusty.                 trivial matters only illustrates that so little is at stake.
   One disturbing, all-too-common offense in this           But as always, vigilance against the snideness and
Karl Rovian world in which we live is people who            rancor that muddy the waters is urged. Let’s take a
attack others’ motives without answering their              different path.
arguments. It is easy to do, and wrong. This is the            Reading about Iraq, I came across this Gandhi
jumping-off point for all this cynicism.                    quote, that sums up the real enemies, without and
   Without making any effort to understand                  within: “Seven blunders of the world that lead to
someone else’s point of view, we somehow become             violence: wealth without work, pleasure without
presumptuous enough to think we can read their              conscience, knowledge without character,
minds. Imputing bad motives, however, tells us              commerce without morality, science without
more about ourselves than it does about other               humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics
people. True empathy begins with the effort to take         without principle.”
people at their word. Even if their motives can, or            Let’s especially keep that last one in mind come
even should be, impugned, by making our                     Tuesday. And every day after.



                    LETTERS TO THE E DITOR
Our town rises to                       allowed in a lot of places unless
                                        they’re assisting the blind, but
                                                                                 Fresh Grill donated two $10 gift
                                                                                 certificates each for our Honor
‘Our Town’ allure                       cats are.
                                           So if you people still want to
                                                                                 Roll Program.
                                                                                    Four students earned Honor
SCOTT CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR OF             call the cops on me, do so and           Roll for the first academic quarter
THEATER AND VISUAL ARTS, HAPPY          quit threatening me with them.           at Chaparral High School. The gift
                                        In fact, I own a cell phone and          certificates were greatly
VALLEY SCHOOL                           next time one of you people get          appreciated by the students who
   The village of Ojai rose to the      on my case about her, I will call        received them. Chaparral is very
occasion on Friday evening (Oct.        the cops and have you arrested           lucky to have the support of
20) to attend the community             for harassment, disturbing the           community businesses like Jim &
production of “Our Town.” Surely        peace and whatever else charge I         Rob’s Fresh Grill and Ojai
Thornton Wilder must have
considered this part of the allure
when writing the play almost 70
years ago: that his work would
                                        can think of at the time.


                                        Not much for sale
                                                                                 Chevron.


                                                                                 Ojai family makes
                                                                                                                                                   Heard on the Street
inspire this kind of town-
                                                                                 passing less painful                                                    Do you read the voter pamphlet statements
gathering the play is so very
much about. The fact that it took
                                        from local vendors                                                                                                       before casting your ballot?
                                                                                 SCOTT ROLAND AND FAMILY,
place here in Ojai, a town much         LINDA POTTER, OAK VIEW
like the fictional Grover’s                                                      CHRISTINE LEFEBVRE, OJAI                                                                                                  “Yes, I certainly do. It helps
                                                                                                                                                                “I typically don’t read
Corners, is almost too perfect, as          Through my eyes, Ojai seems                                                                                      the pros and cons that                     to understand the issues. You
the man himself lived here during       to be losing its identity. What is          I would like to express my                                               are mailed by politicians.                 really get a good sense of who’s
his years studying at The Thacher       our town known for these days?           most sincere gratitude to the Ojai                                          I read the issues and                      for it and who’s against it. Some
School. I like to think that what       To me, I see a town full of              Valley News, Colleen McDougal,                                              initiatives separately. I                  of the things are really complex
inspired Mr. Wilder about this          wonderful artists, actors and            and the people of the Ojai Valley                                           don’t trust anything high                  so it helps to understand the
town is the sense of community          crafts people. Yet, except for           for supporting our family in the                                            glossy and four color.”                    issues.”
spirit that comes through time          high-end paintings, we do not            loss of my brother, Bruce.                                                              — Andi Alstot                                     — Jay Simons
and time again when our town            have much for sale in our stores            I had no idea he had impacted
takes on an artistic effort. The        that represents local work.              so many people in so many ways.
beauty of this was proven once              I have discussed this with two       The Oct. 7th service turned out to
again on Friday by the number of        businesses in town who would             be a packed house with standing
you who showed up. Those of us          love to have some local crafts to        room only. I thank everyone who                                                “No. I do listen to the
whose passion lies in these efforts     sell in their establishments. Ojai       was able to attend, and especially                                          ads on TV, but they get
are continuously grateful to you        House can’t seem to find any one         I am thankful for all the personal                                          so annoying after a                          “Yeah, I do, so I can know the
for how possible and rewarding          local with craft work to sell that is    testimonies shared that day.                                                while. I hate politics. I                  good and the bad before I vote.”
you make them.                          affordable for the tourist.                  Although my brother was not                                             do vote though; I am a                                  — Janice Swinney
   Thank you, Ojai, Scott                   The new gift area in Ojai            a religious man, I feel he would                                            registered voter.
Campbell, Lia Livingston, Nate          Chevron is desperate for gifts.          have been deeply touched by the                                                        — Beth Eisele
Kamiya, and the production team         They have one vendor who will not        outpouring of love in his honor.
of “Our Town.”                          even deliver to Ojai because it is off   Thank you for making his passing
                                        the road. They offer sandwiches in       less painful and most of all, being
                                        the store but they must drive to         there for us.
Ojai Day marred by                      Ventura to pick them up! With all                                                                                                                                              OVN Internet poll
unleashed critic
                                        the food in town, seems like
                                        someone would like to be a local          ‘Conversation with                                                             “Yes. It helps make                              Respond to the Internet poll at ojaivalleynews.com.

ANDY MARTIN, OJAI
                                        food supplier. Tamales? Farmer
                                        and the Cook sandwiches,
                                                                                       a friend’                                                             up my mind and I can
                                                                                                                                                             see if I really understand                  Which City Council challenger would best
                                        Rainbow sandwiches? The                          YVONNE LAMAR, OJAI                                                  it.”                                               serve the people of Ojai?
    I’ve been living in Ojai on and     Chevron is where all the visitors in                                                                                               — Bev Leard
off since 1998 and this was the         town gas up!                                Do you know Beatrice Guito?                                                                                         KLAIF                                                            33.9%
first Ojai Day event I’ve been to. It       The city will not allow the             Oh yes, I met her at a Writing                                                                                      LAFOLLETTE                                                       25.6%
was OK except for one incident          shops to display on the sidewalk.        Workshop                                                                                                               LEARY                                                            23.9%
that marred it.                         This makes our town look pretty             She’s quite clever you know                                                                                         OLSEN                                                            16.6%
    A friend and I were minding         drab. Anyone been to Cambria to             Really, why do you say so?
our own business playing                see all the wind chimes and fun             Because —
backgammon on Libbey Bowl’s
stage around 4 p.m. when this
lady came up and started ranting
                                        artwork out on the sidewalks?
                                        This really attracts shoppers. Why
                                        do we have this rule in town? Do
                                                                                    Her lively words and rhyme
                                                                                    Astound me — all the time
                                                                                    Does she speak simply?
                                                                                                                                                                    OJAI VALLEY NEWS STAFF
and raving that I’m abusing my          we not want our retailers to be             Yes, from her heart and soul                                               To reach us, please dial 646-1476 and press the appropriate extension.
cat by having her on a harness          successful? What image are we               Words mingle and take control
and leash. Then she starts in           trying to display. I look now and           How does she brighten your
calling us drug dealers and scum        it looks pretty drab. We need art        day?
of the earth, all ‘cause my cat is      out every day, not just once a year         With her free spirit and charm!
on a harness and leash. She kept        at Ojai Day, which by the way               She can truly disarm!
threatening to call the cops and I      costs so much to get into most of           (Dedicated to Beatrice Guito on
wished she did, ‘cause she would        the vendors are from out of town.        her birthday.)
have been arrested for verbal               I would love to see more arts                                                  Bret             Misty              Matt             Rob               Ed              Rosario          Lenny                Jodie           Linda
                                        and crafts and interesting                                                         Bradigan         Volaski            Haag             Clement           Kurtenbach      Falvo            Roberts              Miller          Griffin
assault, physical assault on my                                                                                            Publisher/       Sports editor      Advertising/     Production Mgr    Circulation     Advertising/     Managing             Business        Editorial
friend and making terrorist             musicians and actors strolling
threats. Get real, lady, get a life!    around. Can we have a tamale                  Election Note                        Editor
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    It’s not cruel and abusive to       cart, and ice cream cart, and
have a cat on a harness and leash.      minstrels?                                     Since the next issue of the                                     The Ojai Valley News, published on                            Adjudication Decree No. 38975 by Superior Court,
In fact, the American Humane                                                        Ojai Valley News will be                                        Wednesdays and Fridays, is locally owned and                     Ventura County, Feb. 26, 1952. Send forms 3579 to
Society wishes all cat owners to
put them on their cats when they
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let them outside.                       with friends’ help                          election, the Ojai Valley
                                                                                    News will not run letters                Mission
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                                                                                                                                                       Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     year, $30 for six months and $20 for three months.
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    The citizens of Ojai see me                                                                                                                     at Ojai, Calif. under the act of March 3, 1988,                  months and $35 for three months.
every day riding my bike with           MIKE WESTBROOK, TEACHER-
                                                                                    about specific candidates or
                                                                                                                            Statement:
trailer all over town with my cat       STUDENT ADVISER                             ballot measures in this issue.            To inform you
riding in a crate on the back of                                                                                             about the issues
                                        MARILYN SMITH, PRINCIPAL                       The proximity to the
the bike. In fact, she’ll run beside                                                                                        and events in our
me on the Bike Trail most days.         CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL                       election would not allow                community with
Can your cat do that? I think not!                                                  people to respond to                      diligence and
    Cats have an advantage over           This letter is to publicly thank
                                        two local businesses for                    questions, concerns or                     dedication.          Kristi    Sondra                Kaila           Nao             Colleen          Mike                Mel            Bud
dogs ‘cause there’s no U.S. law
against them. Dogs aren’t               supporting Chaparral High                   charges made.                                                   Underwood Murphy                Williams        Braverman       McDougal         Miller              Bloom          Furillo
                                                                                                                                                    Classified/     Circulation    Photographer Reporter            Cartoonist       Sports              Columnist      Remembered
allowed on California state             School’s academic program. Both                                — the editor                                 Circ. Mgr.
beaches, but cats are. Dogs aren’t      Ojai Chevron and Jim & Rob’s                                                                                        Ext. 10        Ext. 12       Ext. 34      Ext. 35           798-1885              Ext. 36
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Four candidates state school board qualifications
   There are four candidates             academic curriculum as well as          with my Board experience, as well     school board. I believe the spirit of   also my profession. I’ve always        board president, so I’ve been able
running for three board positions.       programs that value creativity,         as my educational and                 local efforts to preserve the Frostie   worked in education. I know a lot      to gain experience as a member
Three are incumbents. Their              individuality and teamwork. I           professional background, I can        and dialogue with students and          of children and parents in this        and president, which I think is
statements are as follows:               support our talented and                continue to contribute to the         workers is leading the way. The         school district. That’s what           important. My experience as a
                                         dedicated teachers and staff.           success of the district in            wealth and power of the OUSD has        motivated me to run the first time.    professor at a university keeps me
   Name: Riki Horne                          Students do better when the         significant ways.                     traditionally been held within the      Education is important to me.          current with all the educational
   Age: 56                               adults in their lives are engaged in       Education: MBA-Northwestern        city limits of Ojai. Demographics          What do you think are important     issues and strategies. I’ve been
   Occupation: Incumbent,                their educations, and so I promote      University; Masters in Library        has changed that. We are at a           issues for the school district?:       involved in community service
business owner for 20 years;             partnerships with families and the      Science and B.A.-SUNY Albany.         critical juncture of our school            The most pressing issue for         and leadership in the valley for
marketing executive; medical             community in educating our                                                    district. Modern education must         OUSD is the declining enrollment.      many years, so that gives me a
school librarian                         children. Schools must be safe,                         ***                   be based on the cultural                We’ve been dealing with that for       good perspective as well.
   Why are you running?                  healthy and friendly places where          Name: Jeff Ketelsen                background of each student. The         the past four years now — that and
   I’ve been on the school board         all students feel included.                Age: 45                            unincorporated portion of the Ojai      the budget. It’s hard with the                         ***
since my eighth-grade daughter               In the years I have served on          Occupation: Parent, educator       Valley has become a bustling city.      budget cutbacks, plus declining          Name: Kathi Smith
was only 1 year old. My                  the board our percentage of                Why are you running?               Let's work together to determine        enrollment make(s) it difficult to       Age: 48
commitment to public education           graduating seniors attending four-         I have been conducting my          our future. I hope the voters pick      provide quality education for            Occupation: Incumbent
and my service on the board is           year colleges has increased from        campaign for a seat on the OUSD       me and two of the incumbents.           students. However, as a board,           Attorney
intertwined with her, her                the low 20s to almost 40 percent. I     board of trustees based on the           What previous decisions or           we’ve been able to do this in spite      Why are you running?
schoolmates, their families and the      have served on district                 spirit and style of the march to      experience are you most proud of?       of all the cutbacks and pressures.       I have served on the Ojai School
community at large. I am gratified       committees relating to anti-            save the O-Hi Frostie. We believe        I believe I am the only                 What previous decisions or          Board for the past eight years. I am
to be able to play a part in             bullying and anti-harassment, the       in dialogue and problem solving,      candidate who graduated from            experience are you most proud of?
providing a terrific education to        performing arts, gifted and             not creating conflict. I don't need   local schools and attended them            Currently, I’m serving as the         Please see Candidates, Page A-7
our children.                            talented education and district         to fight to prove I'm right. My       K-12 (public school system). I
   What do you think are important       revenue. I continue to encourage        campaign has stretched across the     graduated from Ventura High




                                                                                                                                                                YouLive
issues for the school district?          anti-bias programs. Despite             valley and especially here where      School in 1979. This gives me
   With fewer school-age children        funding cuts, OUSD’s music              Oak View, Miramonte and               firsthand knowledge that my
in Ojai, we have fewer students in       programs keep getting better and        Meiners Oaks meet (Highways 33        opponents lack.
our schools. This has resulted in        our school libraries stay open.         and 150). Thousands of us with                          ***
declining state funding. My
business expertise enables me to
maximize the impact of the limited
                                             What previous decisions or
                                         experience are you most proud of?
                                             I am proud of the education we
                                                                                 young      children       in
                                                                                 unincorporated areas have made
                                                                                                                 the

                                                                                 an alliance with working families
                                                                                                                          Name: Pauline Mercado
                                                                                                                          Age: 54
                                                                                                                          Occupation: Incumbent
                                                                                                                                                               If
                                                                                                                                                               Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It!
resources we do receive and to           deliver and always seek ways to         living in the downtown core of           Professor in the Charter College



                                                                                                                                                                                           GET
deal with the questions of facilities    improve it. I visit schools regularly   Ojai. We are the future of the        of Education at Cal State
and how best to configure schools        and attend after-school programs        OUSD.                                 University, Los Angeles
and programs.
   I expect our schools to prepare
                                         and meetings to get input from
                                         staff, parents and the community
                                                                                    What do you think are
                                                                                 important issues for the school
                                                                                                                          Why are you running?
                                                                                                                          I have a child in this school
                                                                                                                                                                                You
our students for college and             and to help me better understand        district?                             district and have always been             • Call Kristi • Circulation Manager (805) 646-1476 x10
careers by providing a solid             the issues we face. I believe that         We need new ideas on the           committed to education and it is



     VISION                                 INTEGRITY                                              INNOVATION                                                      From a survey of Ojai voters, in answer to the question:
                                                                                                                                                                   “If you had three wishes for Ojai, what would they be?”

    RE-ELECT CAROL SMITH, R.N., for Ojai City Council                                                                                                              1. INCLUSIVENESS. Ojai includes all people. No one is
                                                                                                                                                                   marginalized, or left out. All citizens communicate and
                                                                                                                                                                   interact with each other, with civility, dignity and peace.

                                                                                                                                                                   2. OASIS. Ojai retains its small town character, not
    “I can attest to her intelligence,                                                                         “Carol Smith has consistently                       becoming a cookie cutter town with national chains and big
    tenacity, dedication, vision, and                                                                                                                              condos. Ojai is a small, charming, and natural shangri-la.
                                                                                                               provided sound, independent
    understanding          of      the                                                                         thinking and a long-term                            3. TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND OPENNESS.
    community. She is just the type                                                                            perspective on Ojai’s future.                       Government operates for the good of all people, not for
    of citizen Ojai needs on the City                                                                                                                              special interests with conflicts of interest.
                                                                                                               She is a solid supporter of the
    Council.”                                                                                                  environment and an opponent                         4. ENERGY. Instead of having excessive traffic, noise and
                                                                                                               of the Los Angelesization of                        air pollution, Ojai is clean and energy independent, using
    –Kit Willis                                                                                                                                                    solar power for heating, cooling, and transportation.
     City Librarian                                                                                            Ojai.”
     Ojai Library                                                                                                                                                  5. TOURISM. All roads lead to Ojai, as people from all over
                                                                                                               –John and Kathy
                                                                                                                                                                   the world come here for health, inspiration and peace.
                                                                                                                Broesamle
                                                                                                                                                                   6. LEADERSHIP. Ojai is a model community for small town
                                                                                                                                                                   character, small is beautiful, and small is abundant.
                                        “I admire her commitment to principles of fairness for all members of                                                      7. INFRASTRUCTURE. Ojai is a model bicycle and
                                        our community. I know she will continue to serve Ojai well in this                                                         pedestrian community where trollies are frequent, with
                                        area.”                                                                                                                     benches for the elderly, and safe roads and crosswalks.




         VOTE FOR CAROL SMITH ON NOV. 7, 2006
                                        –Sue Broidy                                                                                                                8. TRUTH. Because Ojai is true to herself, abundance, grace
                                          Housing Commissioner for the City of Ojai
                                          Ventura County Housing Authority                                                                                         and beauty flow to her, enriching her citizens, who share their
                                                                                                                                                                   gifts with the surrounding world.


                                                                                                                                                                             Vision Statement by Dennis Leary



       “Common Sense and Financial Responsibility”

             Richard Handley




                         For Casitas Water Board
                       It’s Time for a Fresh Perspective
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                 Service Employees International Union Local 998

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                                                                                                                                                                             Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A7

                                                                                                                                                    Foundation. I was born at                      coming from Sacramento and
                                                                                                          Candidates                                Annapolis, Md. I graduated from                pressure to reduce expenses. Yet
                          OJAI VALLEY DEMOCRATS                                                             (Continued from Page A-6)               Holy Cross College in 1980 and
                                                                                                                                                    Georgetown Law in 1984.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   costs are increasing; energy bills
                                                                                                                                                                                                   rise, administrative requirements
                                                                                                          the mother of three: my daughter                                                         don’t diminish, and employee
                    Recommend that you vote in the Election on November 7th for the following             graduated from Nordhoff and now              What do you think are                       health benefit costs climb.
                    candidates and propositions as endorsed by the California Democratic Party            attends Stanford; my sons attend          important issues for the school
                                                                                                          Nordhoff and play football and            district?                                         What previous decisions or
                                            Governor                    Phil Angelides                    basketball. My husband is an                 Experienced leadership, tax                 experience are you most proud of?
                                 Lieutenant governor                    John Garamendi                    attorney for the county. I served         stewardship, and commitment to                    Aside from the budget, I
                                                                                                          on PTO and district committees.           quality are crucial in 2006. Ojai              drafted a board policy establishing
                                    Secretary of State                  Debra Bowen                       I’ve worked on the SAFE                   Unified School District schools                legal     protection       against
                                    Attorney General                    Jerry Brown                       Coalition, the board of directors of      face difficult budget challenges               unauthorized filming of students
                             Insurance Commissioner                     Cruz Bustamente                   Help of Ojai, and taught religion at      because of Ojai’s recent                       during school performances, after
                                                                                                          the Catholic Church and Villanova         demographic changes. School                    a violation of Ventura County
                                           Treasurer                    Bill Lockyer                      Prep. I am on the board of Ojai           population drastically declines                cheerleaders by an Internet
                                           Controller                   John Chiang                       Performing       Arts     Theater         every year. This means less money              predator.
                                          US Senator                    Dianne Feinstein
                                  24th Congressional
                                       37th Assembly
                                                                        Jill Martinez
                                                                        Ferial Masry
                                                                                                          DeVito seeking sixth City Council term
                                                                                                                                Name: Joe           my tenure.                                           What are you going to do about
                                                                                                                              DeVito                   Why should people vote for                  it?
1A. The Rebuild California Plan: Transportation Investment Fund: YES                                                            Age: 74             you?                                               Avoid any project that requires
1B. The Rebuild California Plan: Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, Port Security                                  Occupation:            Because of my proven track                  on going expenses. Carefully watch
    Bond Act of 2006: YES                                                                                                     Retired OUSD          record. This community knows I’ve              all unnecessary expenditures.
1C. The Rebuild California Plan: Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006: YES                                    Educator              been fair, respectful, trustworthy,                Finally, keep traffic, housing,
                                                                                                                                                    responsible, compassionate, a good             and land use uppermost in all
1D. The Rebuild California Plan: Education Facilities: Kindergarten-University Public                                          Why are you          listener, and always do my                     decisions.
    Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006: YES                                                                              running?                homework.
1E. The Rebuild California Plan: Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006: YES                              Many people             What do you believe is the most                Due to an e-mail mix-up, Joe
83. Sex Offenders. Sexually Violent Predators. Punishment, Residence Restrictions and                                       s t r o n g l y         important issue facing Ojai?                   DeVito’s candidate statement was
                                                                                                             Joe DeVito     requested      I           Replenishment of our financial              not published in Wednesday’s Ojai
    Monitoring: YES                                                                                                         continue, I have        reserves and preserving the unique             Valley News with those of the others
84. Water Quality, Safety and Supply. Flood Control. Natural Resources Protection. Park                   the time that’s required, and I’ve        qualities of Ojai as they are directly         seeking a seeking a seat on the Ojai
    Improvements: YES                                                                                     always been a team player                 related to traffic, housing, land use          City Council. DeVito has served on
85. Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy: NO                  accomplishing many things during          and our infrastructure.                        the council for 20 years.
86. Tax on Cigarettes. Tobacco Tax Act of 2006 for hospital, emergency services, tobacco education: YES
87. Alternative Energy. Research. Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil: YES
88. Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax: NO
                                                                                                          Candidate forum Saturday at Chaparral
89. The Clean Money and Fair Elections Act (endorsed by Barbara Boxer and many others): YES                        Brian Holly                      Auditorium Saturday from 4 to 6                promote         democracy         and
                                                                                                                  OVN contributor                   p.m. The forum will be an                      communication in local politics. We
90. Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property: NO                                                                                      opportunity for candidates for Ojai’s          are a grass-roots group interested in
                                                                                                             Democraticojai.com and several         city council to talk directly to               fostering a free and open exchange
                 Join the Ojai Valley Democrats                                                           local businesses in Ojai are              citizens. From the letter of invitation
                                                                                                                                                    sent to each candidate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with the representatives and those
                                                                                                                                                                                                   seeking to be the representatives of
                                                                                                          sponsoring the People’s Candidate
              and work with us for a new America!                                                         Forum, to be held at Chaparral                “Democratic Ojai’s goal is to              the public in Ojai.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “The forum will be a very
                                 Call 640 7340                                                                                                                                                     straightforward setup in which the
                              www.ojaidemocrats.org                                                                                        Re-Elect                                                public will be able to ask questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                   directly of candidates; similar to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   town-hall meeting.

                                                                                                                                                Joe                                                   “More specifically, attendees will
                                                                                                                                                                                                   be given a raffle ticket upon entering
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and numbers will be drawn at
                                                                                                                                                                                                   random for questions to be asked.

                                                                                                                                               DeVito                                              There will be 30 numbers drawn or
                                                                                                                                                                                                   two hours of questions — whichever
                                                                                                                                                                                                   comes first. Each question will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   directed toward one candidate, but
                                                                                                                                                  Ojai City Council                                other candidates will be allowed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   respond and discuss any issue
                                                                                                                                                   Nov. 7, 2006                                    brought up at their discretion. There
                                                                                                                                                                                                   will be no time limit on candidate
                                                                                                                                                                                                   responses and discussion, however

                                                                                                                                                                                X
                                                                                                                                JOE DE VITO                                                        we would like to get as many
                                                                                                                                     Incumbent                                                     questions asked by the public as
                                                                                                                                                                                                   possible. A moderator will introduce
                                                                                                               Paid for by: Committee to Re-Elect Joe DeVito - Sherry DeVine, Treasurer            the candidates and keep the event
                                                                                                                                                                                                   on track.”



                                                                                                                 Why I Am Voting for Lenny Klaif
                                                                                                             From Suza Francina, former Mayor, City of Ojai

                                                                                                             During my tenure on the Ojai City Council, I nominated Lenny Klaif to take the
                                                                                                             place of a council member who was unable to complete her term. From working
                                                                                                             with him on numerous environmental causes, I saw that he had the integrity,
                                                                                                             strength of character and the leadership skills necessary to be an asset on the
                                                                                                             council.

                                                                                                             I voted for Lenny Klaif previously and I will be voting for him again.

                                                                                                             Lenny Klaif has a long history of opposing super-sized developments that make a
                                                                                                             mockery of our small-town General Plan. I first met Lenny in the early ‘90s when
                                                                                                             Rite Aid wanted to take up residence in the old bowling alley. Lenny and other
                                                                                                             citizens worked with local merchants to form the Citizens for a Chain Free Ojai. He
                                                                                                             applied his skills as an attorney to the task of opposing chain stores that would
                                                                                                             destroy the uniqueness of our small town.

                                                                                                             Over the years, I have heard Lenny Klaif speak eloquently behind the podium,
                                                                                                             time and time again, in an effort to steer our City Council in a direction that would
                                                                                                             enhance the beauty of Ojai, not destroy it. While on the City Council I was under
                                                                                                             tremendous pressure to vote for projects like Los Arboles that are not in keeping
                                                                                                             with our village atmosphere. I was the only council member to vote no. Lenny was
                                                                                                             there behind the podium reminding those of us on the council to fight to preserve
                                                                                                             our small-town character.

                                                                                                             As an attorney, Lenny Klaif is uniquely qualified to understand the legal language
                                                                                                             of the documents that council members must wade through prior to every meeting.
                                                                                                             Lenny Klaif has the background to double check the advice handed down by our
                                                                                                             City Manager and City Attorney that influences every critical decision made by our
                                                                                                             council.

                                                                                                             You have three votes for three seats on the Ojai City Council. Please save one of
                                                                                                             your three votes for Lenny Klaif.

                                                                                                                                                                                               Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Suza Francina
                                                                                                                                                                                               former Mayor of Ojai




                                                                                                                                                   Vote for Lenny Nov. 7th

                                                                                                                                                    Save Our Shangri-la
                                                                                                                                                     Paid for by the Committee to Elect Klaif • Leslie Davis and Kenley Neufeld, Treasurers
     People                                                                                                                                                                   Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A8



Bradbury                                                                                                      Peterson completes Wyoming climb
re-elected                                                                                                       Thacher School student William
                                                                                                              Peterson, of Ojai, recently completed
                                                                                                              a 30-day mountaineering course in
                                                                                                                                                       Wyo., where the students loaded up
                                                                                                                                                       everything they needed for a month
                                                                                                                                                       into 65-pound packs and headed out
                                                                                                                                                                                                   over expansive glaciers giving them
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the practical experience and decision-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   making ability needed to lead a

to board                                                                                                      the Rockies with the National
                                                                                                              Outdoor Leadership School.
                                                                                                                 From June 22 to July 21, Peterson’s
                                                                                                                                                       for the high country. Throughout the
                                                                                                                                                       course the students learned and
                                                                                                                                                       practiced technical mountaineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                   mountaineering climb.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founded in 1965 by legendary
                                                                                                                                                                                                   mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS is
   Six members of the California                                                                              course of 11 students and three          skills including belaying, rappelling,      the leader in wilderness education
Lutheran University Board of                                                                                  instructors traveled through the Wind    anchor placement, glacier hazard            and sets the industry standard for
Regents were re-elected to serve                                                                              River Range passing by its sheer         assessment and climbing techniques          responsible, high-quality educational
three-year terms on the                                                                                       granite walls and spires, and climbing   over rock, ice and snow. With a large       expeditions. A private nonprofit
university’s governing board,                                                                                 over its glaciers and 13,000-foot        base of mountaineering knowledge            school, NOLS runs 10-day to school-
including Michael Bradbury, of                                                                                peaks. The expedition began at NOLS      the students put their skills to the test   year-length courses on four
Ojai. Bradbury is an attorney                                                                                 Rocky Mountain Branch in Lander,         by summating icy peaks and traveling        continents.
with Weston Benshoof and
former Ventura County district
attorney.
   CLU is a selective liberal arts
and sciences university located
in Thousand Oaks, with graduate
centers in Oxnard and Woodland
Hills, and an enrollment of more
than 3,200 students.



NEW ARRIVALS
  Leelen Harper Stanworth was
born Sept. 23, 2006, to Daniel and
Amanda Stanworth, of Oak View.
                ***
  Amelia Asher Konstanzer was
born Sept. 26, 2006, to Jeffrey and
Debra Konstanzer, of Ojai.
                ***
  Grayce Mariana Gonzalez was                                                             Submitted photo
born Sept. 28, 2006, to Aaron and
Amy Gonzalez, of Ojai.                                 Wedding Planners
                ***
  Oscar Dilan Sanchez was born        Tasha Korman and Richard Thomas Boyer, of Larkspur, Calif., have
Sept. 29, 2006, to Angel Sanchez      announced their plans to marry. The bride-to-be was a longtime
and Maria Barron, of Ojai.            resident of Ojai. Her father, Warren “Hank” Korman, now lives in
                ***                   Santa Paula, and her mother, Cynthia Korman, resides in Santa
  Ava Noelle Mathieu was born         Barbara. The prospective groom’s parents, Richard Boyer and Myra
Sept. 29, 2006, to Richard            Boyer-Turner, live in Prescott Valley, Ariz. The wedding will be held
Mathieu and Claudia Herrera           Friday, Nov. 3, at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The couple will
Mathieu, of Oak View.                 honeymoon in Hawaii, and return to reside in Marin County, Calif.
         Houses Worship                                             of
                                        R ELIGIOUS S ERVICES T HROUGHOUT THE O JAI VALLEY                                                                                                                        Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A9

   Ojai Friends Worship                 by Morning Minyan. All are               to 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                           Ojai Valley Ministerial Association
                                        welcome. Call 646-4464 for more                 Ojai Valley
    Group (Quakers):
                                                                                                                                 Becoming aware of sights unseen
                                        information.
   To hear the two-minute                                                            Community Church:
recorded Quaker Dial-a-Thought              First Baptist Church                     For more than 45 years, Ojai
for this coming week, starting                     of Ojai:                      Valley Community Church has                                                                   God’s only begotten son who lived,                             (I Corinthians 12). Further, while we
Sunday at noon; phone 646-0939 or          During worship this Sunday at         been serving residents of the valley.                  Dan Nelson
visit homepage.mac.com/deweyval         11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church      Care and programs for infants and
                                                                                                                                                                               died, resurrected and ever lives to                            have common faith in Christ, the
                                                                                                                                  Ministerial Association                      fulfill a plan of salvation for his                            callings on our life can be quite
/OjaiFriends/index.html.                of Ojai, Pastor Chad Zaucha will         children through sixth grade are
   Ojai Friends Worship Group will      continue the series titled “The          provided. Casual dress is always              There is something about seeing                 people that he loves and that as                               different, as well as the function
hold its regular unprogrammed           Greatest Stories Ever Told: The          welcome. Services are held                a movie on the big screen that                      many as would put their lives in his                           that we have in the Church.
worship service Sunday at 10 a.m.       Parables of Jesus.” Part 4 is titled     Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth       makes it magical. While it seems                    hands would have the promise of                                    Yes, I just spelled Church with a
Call 646-0939 for the location of the   “The Parable of the Talents,” with       Center and on Sundays at 10 a.m. in       that there are not that many movies                 eternal life in him (John 3). As                               capital “C.” There are local church
meeting. The public is invited to       Scripture from Matthew 25:14-30. A       the sanctuary.                            worth going to the theater for these                Christians however, we can easily                              communities but there is also “the
attend.                                 nursery is provided, and children            “Scraping the Paint off Jesus” is     days, when a good one comes                         miss “the big picture” of what God                             Church”: the family of believers,
    Lutheran Church of                  have a separate teaching time.           the Sunday morning sermon series.         along, only the big screen will do it               is doing through various people,                               which can be quite diverse, and yet
                                           Sunday school for children and        Pastor Paul Bergmann’s Bible study
      Our Redeemer:                     adults starts at 9:30 a.m. Bible study   of Hebrews, “A Letter to Messianic        justice.                                            churches, and communities. If we                               part of the one body. We are as
   All are invited to worship at the    and prayer time is held                  Jews,” meets Wednesdays at 6:30               I like looking down at the city                 are not very careful, we can assume                            different as a hand is from a foot,
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer,        Wednesdays at 3 p.m.                     p.m.                                      lights from the window of an                        that our own local church is the                               and an ear is from an eye, and yet
1290 E. Grand Ave., Ojai, Sunday at        On Nov. 4, the fall boutique sale         OVCC is located at 907 El Centro      airplane. From the perspective of a                 only place where God is doing                                  all part of the same body. Every
11 a.m. to observe All Saints’ Day.     will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,      St. in the Mira Monte area. Call the      high altitude my view becomes                       something great. I believe this is a                           part is important yet each looks
The sermon theme is “Saints:            featuring gift baskets, books, white     church office for midweek                                                                     huge error and shows how distant                               and functions differently to benefit
Serving, Seeing, Resembling.”                                                                                              enlarged and I can observe much
                                        elephants, homemade crafts,,             programs and any questions, 646-          that I didn’t see previously. It’s                  we can be from the mind of God.                                the whole body. In a similar way,
Come and worship Jesus who calls        baked goods and candies. The salad       4234, or visit ovcc.org.
us to be saints. Nursery care is                                                                                           beautiful. There are some nuances                      The Bible tells us that God’s                               many of God’s people, and I would
                                        luncheon with dessert for $6 will               Pine Mountain                      to the landscape that you can really                thoughts are so much above our                                 say individual churches, are quite
available for small children.           run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
   Sunday at 9:45 a.m., the Family         Submit prayer requests to 646-              Buddhist Temple:                    only appreciate from an aerial                      thoughts, beyond our figuring him                              different, and yet members of the
Bible Study will study “Challenges      4788. The church is located at 930          The Pine Mountain Buddhist             perspective. Sometimes you will                     out (Isaiah 55). But there are some                            one body; the body of Christ.
to Our Christian Faith.”                Grand Ave. Call 646-3333 for more        Temple offers meditation,                 find homes and even whole                           things that he has made known.                                     So let’s step back and attempt to
   A Men’s Bible Study will begin       information.                             Dharmatalks,Buddhist ceremonies           neighborhoods that you didn’t even                  Among them is that it is part of                               see what God is doing through a
Saturday at 8 a.m. at Our                                                        and instruction in Serene                 know existed. When you peer                         God’s divine plan that we would not                            wide-angle lens. Let’s pray that we
Redeemer.                                       St. Andrew’s                     ReflectionMeditation.The temple is
                                              Episcopal Church                                                             through the bird’s-eye view of an                   all be the same but instead are                                might see our environment from
   The worship service of Our                                                    located north of Ojai, three miles
Redeemer can be viewed on Cable            Everyone is welcome to join the       off Highway 33, at 941 Lockwood           airplane portal you become aware                    created to be quite diverse in our                             the aerial view and we might
TV Channel 10 on Tuesdays at 4          parish of St. Andrew’s Episcopal         Valley Road.                              of things you never saw before.                     personalities, styles, thoughts,                               discover that God has been doing
p.m.                                    Church for worship this Sunday to           Introductory          meditation           I believe the same thing can be                 preferences, cultures, and the like.                           His work through people that you
   Call 646-2064 for more               celebrate the mystery of the Holy.       workshops are held Saturdays from         true about life. It is possible to have             Isn’t it interesting how God can take                          didn’t even realize were there.
information.                            At 8 a.m. a spoken Holy Eucharist,       10 a.m. to noon. Meditation, a            a very narrow perspective and not                   a few basic features such as two
      Jewish Community                  Rite I (traditional language) is         ceremony and Dharma talk are              realize the larger picture. It seems                eyes, a nose, and a mouth, and                                    Dan Nelson is pastor of Calvary
                                        offered and at 10 a.m., there is a       held regularly on Sundays at 10           quite common that we don’t view                     create such variety and uniqueness                             Chapel Christian Church of the Ojai
         of the Oaks:                   Holy Eucharist service with music,       a.m. Meditation and a Dharma talk
   Rabbi Mehlman will conduct                                                                                              the world around us from the wide-                  in the way we look? This is true also                          Valley. The opinions expressed are
                                        Rite II (contemporary language).         will also be offered at St. Andrew’s      angle lens that God has, and we                     in spiritual things.                                           those of the author and not
Sabbath services today at 7:30 p.m.        St. Andrew’s is located on the        Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall,
at theJewish Community of the           corner of Bristol Road and Ojai          at the corner of Bristol Road and         miss so much of what He is doing in                    The Scriptures teach that God                               necessarily those of his church, the
Oaks, 590 W. El Roblar Drive. The       Avenue. For more information, call       Ojai Avenue, on Nov. 16 from 6 to 8       our own community. The Bible                        gave out spiritual gifts in diversity                          Ojai Valley Ministerial Association,
rabbi will lead Torah study on          646-1885 or drop by the office           p.m. Meditation instruction starts        teaches us that Jesus the Christ is                 so that we would not all be the same                           nor the Ojai Valley News.
Saturday. at 10:30 a.m., preceded       Monday through Friday from 7:30          at 5:30 p.m. Call (254) 241-6102.
                                                                                     Religious Science                     choir practice begin at 9 a.m., and                 truth in these relationships. This                             from preschool through eighth
                                                                                     Symphony of Life                      the worship service, Kids’ Own                      Sunday, Pastor Ron Triggs will                                 grade. Infant care is also provided


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                                                                                                                           Worship and Youth Worship start at
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                                                                                    Pre-service meditation begins at       Mark 12:28-34. Also, bring a                                                                                          The church is located at 1212
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                                                                                                                             Calvary Chapel of the Ojai Valley                        Ojai Presbyterian Church
            The Brothers of St. John of God                                                                                     Oak View Community Center 18 Valley Rd.                  304 N. Foothill Road • 646-1437                      St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
                                                                                                                                      640-9498 - Pastor: Dan Nelson                         Sunday Worship Services                             185 St. Thomas Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4338
              and The Board of Trustees of                                                                                              Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
                                                                                                                               Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                 8:00 am - Contemporary (Nursery & Toddler Care)
                                                                                                                                                                                9:15 am - Contemporary (Sunday School- Nursery - 8th Grade)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mass Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday-Friday - 6:30 & 9:00 am
  St. Joseph’s Health & Retirement Center Foundation                                                                              Contemporary Worship / Casual Dress             10:45 am - Traditional (Nursery & Toddler Care)              Saturday - 8:00 am & 5:00 pm • Spanish 7:30 pm
                                                                                                                                       Nursery & Children’s Classes                                                                                       Sunday 7:30 am & 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                          Calvarychapel.org/ojai                   Ojai Friends Worship Group
          Cordially Invite You to Join Them for                                                                                                                                                       (Quakers)                                        Bible Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                      Chapel By the Pines                            Unprogrammed meetings Sunday 10 am                               390 Old Ventura Ave. Oak View

                                   Brothers’ Night
                                                                                                                                              (First Baptist)                  Call Dial-a-Thought, 646-0939 for meeting place or                               649-1385
                                                                                                                                  195 Mahoney • Oak View • 649-1323             http://www.home.earthlink.net/~vals/OjaiFriends/                          Sunday School 9:30 am
                                                                                                                              Sunday Worship - 9:45 am • Tuesday - 7:00 pm                                                                          Sunday Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ojai United Methodist Church
                                               honoring                                                                                Christ Church Ojai                              120 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-3528                                AWANA - Wenesday 6:20 pm
                                                                                                                                    (Presbyterian Church in America)                      Sunday Worship - 10:15 am
                                                                                                                                 1290 E. Grand Ave. Ojai, CA 646-5101                 Sunday School & Child Care - 9:30 am


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                                                                                                                              Worship/Communion Service – Sunday 9:00 am
                                                                                                                               Community Bible Study – Wednesday 7 pm            Ojai Valley Baptist Church (SBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                11642 N. Ventura Ave. • Mira Monte • 646-3362
                                                                                                                                 Church of the Living Christ
                                                                                                                                            (Assemblies of God)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday School - 9:00 am
                                                                                                                                                                                        Worship - 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Ojai Valley
                Saturday, November 4, 2006                                                                                    190 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-1296
                                                                                                                                  Sunday Worship - 8:30 am & 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday Activities - 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday morning radio broadcast KDAR 98.3 FM 10 am                    Ministerial
                                                                                                                                         Spanish Worship - 1:00 pm
           Cocktails 6:00 p.m. ~ Dinner 7:00 p.m.                                                                                First Baptist Church of Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ojai Valley Community Church
                                                                                                                                                                                     907 El Centro, Mira Monte • 646-4324
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Association
                                                                                                                                    930 Grand Ave. • Ojai • 646-3333              Sunday School Classes for All Ages - 9:00 am
             Villa Giuseppe Center at St. Joseph s                                                                                      Sunday School - 9:40 am                 Sun. Worship - 10:00 am Sat. Worship - 6:30 pm                    Invites You to
                                                                                                                                           Worship - 11:00 am
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             2464 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA.                                                                                       Holy Cross Lutheran
                                                                                                                                 1212 Maricopa Hwy. • Ojai • 646-5652
                                                                                                                                                                                        441 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-2833
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday Worship - 11:00 am
                                                                                                                                       Sunday School - 10:00 am                            Spanish Worship - 2:00 pm
                             a b                                                                                                      Sunday Worship - 10:00 am                         Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                  Seventh-day Adventist Church
                                                                                                                               Live Oak Christian Fellowship
                                                                                                                                       Meeting at the Grange Hall               291 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4775
                   $100 per person or $150 per couple                                                                                    381 Cruzero Street, Ojai                Sabbath (Sat.) - 9:30 am • Worship - 10:45 am
                                                                                                                                     Sunday Worship Service - 9 am              Daily (M-F) radio broadcast, “Voice of Prophecy”
                      No-Host Bar ~ Cocktail attire                                                                                  Wednesday Bible Study - 7 pm                         12:45 pm on KDAR, 98.3 FM
                                                                                                                                    Pastor: Thomas Hatcher 646-6971                           640-0358, 955-7631

                              Call to Reserve Tickets                                                                       Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
                                                                                                                                    1290 E. Grand • Ojai • 646-2064
                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday Worship Services

                                   805.646.1466 x 10
                                                                                                                              Sunday School - 9:45 am • Worship - 11:00 am              8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
                                                                                                                                                                                  10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                When we gather in His
                                                                                                                                 New Hope Christian Center                            6:45 am Tuesday Morning Prayer                            name… Christ is there
                                                                                                                              590 Old Ventura Ave. • Oak View • 649-2244
                                                                                                                                                                               7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer & Meditation
       all proceeds to benefit St. Joseph’s Health & Retirement Center Foundation                                                      Sunday School - 9:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Rev. Jon R. Anderson                                    also.”
                                                                                                                                          Worship - 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 A10

                                            Blade” (1987, Harper Collins).           taught and how effectively they          aggression and male dominance              information. Like many of his        dominance which we have acted
                                            Individual acts of violence are but      are taught.                              are the dominant themes and in             peers he may be the unfortunate      out for millennia.
                                            reflections or mirror images of a            When a female toddler falls          which violence is glorified and            witness to and victim of domestic       There is much to be hopeful
                                            larger social order which is itself      and hurts herself, she cries and is      trivialized. This will start with          violence or battering at the hands   and optimistic about, however, if
                                            organized         around       male      quickly picked up by her mother          cartoons and progress to police            of his father.                       we recognize that violence is not
                                            dominance through force and              or father. Holding, stroking, eye        movies shown nightly on                       Having learned to deny his        human nature, but is, instead, the
                           Bruce W.         violence, threatened or actual.          contact and verbal reassurance all       television, live coverage of police        feelings, needs and his own pain,    result of systematic training or
                         Gladstone,            By the blade, the male half of        tell her that her crying is              in action and a vast array of              because it is “manly” to do so, he   socialization of males and females
                              Ph.D.         our species has maintained and           understood, accepted, even               videos and games for rent                  will grow increasingly unaware of    to accept what Eisler calls a
                                            still maintains an often brutal          encouraged. When a little boy of         portraying all forms of violent            similar pain in others. The          dominator model of social
                                            dominance over the female half.          the same age falls and hurts             behavior. His heroes and models            wounds of life he suffers            organization as opposed to a
  STATE OF MIND                             This is still the accepted order of
                                            things throughout the world,
                                                                                     himself, he too begins to cry. He is
                                                                                     helped to his feet, dusted off and
                                                                                                                              will be Arnold Schwarzenegger,
                                                                                                                              Bruce Willis and Stephen Segal,
                                                                                                                                                                         unconsciously will become the
                                                                                                                                                                         same wounds he inflicts upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                              partnership model.

                                            though there are strong signs of a       encouraged to resume playing.            just as the heroes of previous             others, including his children,         This column is provided by the
How we                                      transformation occurring.
                                               Child-rearing practices reflect
                                            and support male-dominant
                                                                                     (These are skills he will need for
                                                                                     survival later in male dominant
                                                                                     society.) If he is held or spoken to,
                                                                                                                              generations were Randolf Scott,
                                                                                                                              James Cagney, Gary Cooper, John
                                                                                                                              Wayne, Lee Marvin and Clint
                                                                                                                                                                         also mostly unconsciously.
                                                                                                                                                                            These brief notes about the
                                                                                                                                                                         socialization of males barely
                                                                                                                                                                                                              staff of Gladstone Counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Center as a public service to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              people of the Ojai Valley. It
teach                                       thinking and ideology. When a
                                            child is born, its gender is the first
                                                                                     it is for much less time and with
                                                                                     far fewer words than his female
                                                                                                                              Eastwood, to name a few tough
                                                                                                                              guys. He will grow up playing
                                                                                                                                                                         scratch the surface and hardly do
                                                                                                                                                                         justice to the magnitude and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              represents general information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              not professional advice on any

males to                                    thing we all want to know. Once
                                            we know the child’s gender then
                                            we know how to behave toward
                                                                                     counterpart. He is not
                                                                                     encouraged to continue crying or
                                                                                     complaining.
                                                                                                                              “guns” and mimicking the
                                                                                                                              violence he has seen on
                                                                                                                              television, with no idea
                                                                                                                                                                         importance of this topic, and its
                                                                                                                                                                         relevance to understanding
                                                                                                                                                                         violence in our world today. My
                                                                                                                                                                                                              particular matter. If you have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              question on a mental health topic
                                                                                                                                                                                                              you would like to have addressed

be violent                                  the child; that is, we know how to
                                            socialize (train) the child
                                            according to expectations and
                                                                                         One evening while I was
                                                                                     meditating, I heard sounds of
                                                                                     several children and adults
                                                                                                                              whatsoever of the real pain of the
                                                                                                                              acts he is imitating.
                                                                                                                                 He will be immersed in a peer
                                                                                                                                                                         observations certainly do not
                                                                                                                                                                         apply to all men in equal
                                                                                                                                                                         measure, but they do apply to all
                                                                                                                                                                                                              in this column, you may send it
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gladstone Counseling Center, 530
                                                                                                                                                                                                              W. Ojai Ave., Suite 208, Ojai, CA
   Throughout history people                cultural norms.                          playing down the street. The             group of boys with heavy                   men. Collectively we act out this    93023,         or         e-mail
have tended to view violence as                For boys we buy trucks,               cheerful sounds of play were             exposure to the same kinds of              pattern of socialization for male    gladstn@pacbell.net.
an inevitable fact of human                 footballs, building tools and, of        interrupted when one of the
nature, as instinctual or innate.           course, guns. For girls, we buy          children began crying. As the
   The perpetrators of violence,            dolls, dollhouses, kitchen sets and      crying continued for probably less
on both small and large scales, are
mostly men. The victims of
violence have been, and still are,
mostly women, children and
                                            sewing kits. We teach boys to be
                                            boys, which generally means to be
                                            strong, tough, independent,
                                            competent, right, fearless,
                                                                                     than a minute a male voice said,
                                                                                     “Are you a little boy or are you a
                                                                                     little girl?” The crying continued.
                                                                                     “Are you a little boy or are you a
                                                                                                                                          2006 Songbook
other men. This is so blatantly
true that it seems astonishing that
                                            needless, protective, competitive,
                                            dominant and to avoid showing
                                                                                     little girl?” came the voice again,
                                                                                     more insistently. The crying
                                                                                                                                                will be inserted in the
we are only now beginning to look
at how we teach males to be
                                            much emotion, unless it is anger.
                                               We teach girls to be girls, which
                                                                                     increased in intensity. “Are you a
                                                                                     little boy or are you a little girl?”                       November 22nd Issue
violent. But it is not so
astonishing when we consider
                                            generally means to be sensitive,
                                            intimate, caring, nurturing,
                                                                                     came the voice again, this time
                                                                                     clearly annoyed. The crying                          Call to reserve your space – 646-1476
that violence or some form of               forgiving, supportive, likeable,         stopped.
force has been the primary means            dependent, needy, passive, to                This is just the beginning.
of preserving male dominance or             accept male dominance and to             There will be many more lessons                     Matt
patriarchy.                                 show lots of emotion, unless it is       in denying his emotional life and                   (ext. 28)
   Power and authority in social            anger.                                   suppressing feeling. From early in
systems for millennia has been                 Observations of very young            life the boy will be exposed to a             Rosario
maintained by force or by the               children        in    parks     and      media rich in the expressions of                    (ext. 22)
blade, as Riane Eisler has                  playgrounds reveal how early in a        male dominance. He will view
eloquently written in her classic           child’s development specific             hours and hours of television and
book, “The Chalice and the                  gender-bound behaviors are               movies in which violence,


Last chance for Nightingale tickets
        Deborah Edwards                                                              Scanlin, Judy Hooper, Glenda King,
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                                                                                         Other items to be auctioned are
   The upcoming Nightingale Ball,                                                    diverse and interesting. You could
Saturday night at the Ojai Valley Inn                                                bid on the hot air balloon flight over
& Spa, is sure to be an enchanting                                                   the majestic Topa Topa Mountains
evening for all attending, and a great                                               with brunch awaiting you after the
benefit for the Ojai Valley                                                          ride at the Limoneria Main Ranch in
community. Revenues from the live                                                    the Santa Clara Valley. Perhaps a
auction at the evening gala will help                                                relaxing week getaway at a Pismo
fund equipment for the expanding                                                     Beach home overlooking the Pacific
emergency room at the Ojai Valley                                                    Ocean and Dinosaur Caves suits
Community Hospital to serve all                                                      your fancy. If you prefer, you could
residents of the Ojai Valley.                                                        bid on a delicious four-course
   One of the auction items will be a       Heidi DiCapua, Ann Scanlin, Judy         gourmet dinner and wine tasting for
quilt made by the Ojai Charity              Hooper, Glenda King, Sheryl              10 at the national historic estate,
Quilters. Their first effort is a scrappy   McArthur, and Jane Weirick show off      Casa Barranca. These are just a
quilt of mellow yellows with bright         the quilt they made for the              sample of the offerings in the live
accents in a “Curl Up” quilt, which
they have donated to the Nightingale
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have hand-appliqued flowers. The            emergency room expansion.                Ojai Valley Community Hospital                               201 N.
                                                                                                                                                         Signal


beautiful quilting to combine the                                                    Foundation Guild. For ticket
layers was donated by Dee Angus             Quilting. The ladies who made the        information contact the foundation
who owns Tomorrow’s Treasures               quilt were Heidi DiCapua, Ann            office at 640-2317.




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Ojai artisans going                                                                                                                                                                         “Magical Moments: God’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            Work, Man’s Work” is the title

online to sell work                                                                                                                                                                         of Ojai photographer Jacques
                                                                                                                                                                                            “Jack” Samarel’s latest exhibit.
                                                                                                                                                                                            His photos will be on display
First selections include fine art and crafts                                                                                                                                                through Dec. 31 at Ojai Coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                            Roasting Co., 337 E. Ojai Ave.,
    Ojai is a thriving community of                                                                                                                                                         across from the Arcade.
creative people. Painters, potters,        “Over the past 20 years
actors and musicians have long                                                                                                                                                              Samarel uses a meditative
settled in this special place to               we have enjoyed                                                                                                                              approach to capture his images.
enjoy its beauty and energy.              discovering the wealth of                                                                                                                         “To really ‘see’ a scene, I need
However, many local artists and                                                                                                                                                             to open my senses to expose
crafts people may only show their          artists and craftspeople                                                                                                                         those levels of myself that are
work at their studios once a year
or perhaps at the weekly                      in the Ojai Valley.”                                                                                                                          beyond the physical. When
Farmers’ Market. In order to                                                                                                                                                                successful, a ‘magical moment’
                                                   — Carolyn Fox
share their art with the world,                                                                                                                                                             is experienced.” Ojai Coffee
Ojai artisans have now come                                                                                                                                                                 Roasting Co. is open every day
together to form an online store        artisans and Margaret is our                                                                                                                        from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
called OjaiOriginals.com. You           marketing          advisor         and
can now discover what is being          contributor.”
created in Ojai, right on the web.         Ojai Originals is now ready with
    Founders Carolyn Fox, David         the first selections of fine art, quilts,
Reeser and Margaret Nies are            jewelry, ceramics, lamps, pillows,
enthusiastically spreading the          soaps, wearable art and cards. This
word about the new store. Fox is        month Susie Swan’s art quilts are
known as a painter, her husband         being featured. These quilts are
Reeser as a printmaker and Nies         amazing in their creativity and             Susie Swan’s art quilts are featured this month at OjaiOriginals.com.
is a craftswoman.                       quality stitch work. Swan’s paint
    Says Fox: “Over the past 20         box is fabric and her creations are
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ojai Valley Resident Tim Donoghue
years we have enjoyed discovering       art quilts. She manipulates cloth to                                                                                                                      30 years at the same location
the wealth of artists and crafts        make pictures; pictures that can             Classical Five element                                                                                           Fleet Prices to Public
people in the Ojai Valley. Many         warm the body and move the
artisans in Ojai have wonderful         heart. Her subject matter ranges
work that can only be seen on
studio tours or at special events.
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With this realization we decided           You can view them online at                                                                                                                           www.bunninautos.com
to create a collaborative web site      www.OjaiOriginals.com or see
to share the artistic riches we have    them in person through
in our ‘back yard’ with the world.      November at Ojai Digital (home of                 Call (805) 798-0250 for appt.                                    Elizabeth Heffelfinger,
After several months of hard work,      Ojai Originals), 451-A E. Ojai Ave.                                                                                Licensed Acupuncturist
www.OjaiOriginals.com is here              For more information call 646-
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City swears in three                                                                                                                                         Arts Calendar
arts commissioners                                                                                                                                        • Through
                                                                                                                                                       Nov. 4:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kochel, Patricia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kuebler,
                                                                                                                                                       “Memories of Sea                                         Shahastra and
Hirsch, Frazier, Reina bring wealth of                                                                                                                 & Sky,” an exhibit                                       Renate Collins.
                                                                                                                                                       of paintings by                                          Showing in the
arts experience to appointed posts                                                                                                                     Ojai artist Elisse                                       Red Room are the
    Hope Frazier, Barbara Hirsch         Barbara Hirsch has been very                                                                                  Pogofsky-Harris,                                         photographs
and Brossy Reina have been            active since her move from Los                                                                                   will be on display                                       “Horses in
appointed to the city of Ojai Arts    Angeles seven years ago. She is                                                                                  through Saturday                                         Motion,” “Ojai
Commission, joining Bernadette        the inspiration behind the                                                                                       at the Evans                                             Spring Flowers”
DiPietro, Ninon Tantet, and           “Operation Picasso” effort at our                                                                                Gallery of Studio                                        and “Exotic
recently elected chair, Susan         local hospital, installing works of                                                                              Channel Islands                                          Flowers” by OSA
Stinsmuehlen-Amend. These new         art by local artists in every room.                                                                              Art Center on the                                        member Nancy
members come with a rich              She serves on the board of the                                                                                   campus of                                                Rosen. Open
history of experience in the arts.    Ojai Music Festival and is                                                                                       California State                                         daily.
    Ten-year resident Hope            president of the Women’s                                                                                         University-                                                 • Through
Frazier is an artist, photographer,   Committee, which raises funds                                                                                    Channel Islands                                          Nov. 30: “A Click
printmaker, writer, and poet. She     for the annual festival. A founder                                                                               in Camarillo. Call                                       of
is just completing the “Voices of     of the Ojai Film Festival she also                                                                               383-1368.                                                Photographers,”
Ojai Quotation Stones,” a public      serves on the advisory council of                                                             Photo submitted       • Nov. 18:                                            a group show by
art project at Ojai Rotary Park.      the Rubicon Theatre.                                                                                             Opening on Nov.                                          seven members
The work pays homage to the              Brossy Reina comes from the        Ojai City Clerk Carlon Strobel swears in Ojai’s newest Arts                18 will be Studio                                        of the
city’s inspirational founders who     film industry and has worked as a     Commissioners, from left, Barbara Hirsch, Hope Frazier and Brossy Reina.   Channel Islands                                          Photography
helped shape the spirit of Ojai       director, editor and writer.                                                                                     Art Center’s         “A Click of Photographers,” a Branch of the Ojai
from within and in the eyes of the    Currently working as the              “Ojai Rising” historical pageant     meets in City Council chambers        seventh annual             group show by seven          Center for the
world. She is a former newspaper      development coordinator at the        planned for October 2007. His        on the third Thursday of the          Juried               members of the Photography Arts, will be on
editor at various cities across the   Ojai Valley School he is a writer-    interest on the Arts Commission      month at 6:30 p.m., advises the       Membership            Branch of the Ojai Center for display through
country, and a member of the          photographer for school               includes developing initiatives      City Council on all issues related    Exhibition,                                             Nov. 30 at the
                                                                                                                                                       “Outside the
                                                                                                                                                                              the Arts, will be on display     Hummingbird
Ojai Poetry Festival and the Ojai     publications.                         that connect the diverse arts        to    the    arts,     including
Film      Festival       founding        Reina is actively involved with    communities in our city.             implementing the Public Arts          Box,” curated by          through Nov. 30 at the        Nest Gallery,
committees.                           the Ojai Film Festival and the           The Arts Commission, which        Policy.                               Nathan                 Hummingbird Nest Gallery, located at the
                                                                                                                                                       Larramendy of         located at the Hummingbird Hummingbird
                                                                                                                                                       the Nathan               Inn. The exhibit features      Inn, 1208 E. Ojai
Ojai artwork Ojai Day marred by theft                                                                                                                  Larramendy
                                                                                                                                                       Gallery in Ojai.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ave., open daily
                                                                                                                                                                            photos by Birgetta Aarestrup, from 9 a.m. to 9
on display in Winning art from Ojai Day Youth Art Contest stolen,                                                                                      Call 383-1368.
                                                                                                                                                          • Nov. 25: A
                                                                                                                                                                               Leo Braun, Roger Conrad,        p.m. The exhibit
                                                                                                                                                                            Nann Kyra, Pat Osborne, Fred features photos by
Santa Paula family of one artists offers money reward for return                                                                                       reception for the
                                                                                                                                                       artists and
                                                                                                                                                                                Rothenberg and Kaarina
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tienhaara.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Birgetta
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aarestrup, Leo
                                         Ojai Day, ordinarily filled        pieces (one of a precious puppy,                                           unveiling of “The                                       Braun, Roger
      Alisa Sparkia Moore             with laughter and happiness,          the other a beautiful ocean                                                Men of Ojai                                             Conrad, Nann
        OVN contributor               ended on a sad note this year.        scene) never made it back to the                                           2007” calendar will be held Nov.       Kyra, Pat Osborne, Fred
   Works by Ventura College           Although it was the most              two young winners.                                                         25 at the Nathan Larramendy            Rothenberg and Kaarina
plein air students and professor      successful year yet for the event,       If    anyone       has    any                                           Gallery, 107 S. Signal St., Ojai.      Tienhaara.
Dorothy Orr will be exhibited in      it has been marred with the           information regarding the                                                  Preordered calendars may be                • Dec. 7: A grand reception for
the Santa Paula Blanchard             disappearance of two works of         missing pieces, contact the Ojai                                           picked up at the event. Call 646-      Wendy MaHarry, V.C. Life &
Community Library through Dec.        art created by two very talented      Police Department (646-1414),                                              2750 for more information.             Style featured artist, will be held
28. The library is located at 119     young artists.                        Janis' Art Workshop (646-2555)                                             Calendars cost $20 and can be          Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Gallery 33,
N. Eighth St. in Santa Paula and         Janis' Art Workshop and            or Washington Mutual (646-                                                 purchased online at                    1328 N. Ventura Ave., featuring
is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,       Washington Mutual Bank co-            0143). Mikella Polito's family is                                          majiquephoto.com or at local           original pastel paintings, a live
Monday through Thursday, and          sponsored the Ojai Day Youth          offering a monetary reward for                                             retailers.                             concert, food and drink, limited
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.       Art Contest. A total of 25 works      the return of her artwork.                                                    • Through Nov. 30: On exhibit edition prints and a limited
   The plein air paintings for this   of art created at Janis' Art             The families of the two young                                           through the end of November at         edition artist’s book. Suggested
show are done in watercolor.          Workshop were displayed at            winners who had their prize-                                               Ojai Café Emporium, 108 S.             donation is $20. A portion of the
                                      Washington Mutual. Once the           winning artwork taken will now                          Photo submitted    Montgomery St., are works by           proceeds will go to Valley Oak
Forty students will be
participating in the exhibit,         votes were tallied, the winning       always remember Ojai Day 2006        The top two pieces from the           Ojai Studio Artists newest             Charter School. For reservations,
including Ojai residents Melanie      paintings      were      proudly      with sadness — the artists are       winning Ojai Day Youth Art contest    members: Jean Smart, Carol,            cll 641-9303 or e-mail
Hiroler, Paula Pugh and Dorothy       displayed at Ojai Day.                hoping that someone will be                                                Clark, Richard Franklin, Rex           brandy@451media.com.
                                         Unfortunately, two of those        able to change that for them.        entries were apparently stolen. A
Wallstein.                                                                                                       reward is offered for their return.



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                                                                                Big games lined up for Ojai teams
                                                                                       By Mike Miller
                                                                                    mike@ojaivalleynews.com
                                                                                            Nordhoff
                                                                                  The Rangers (3-5) will face
                                                                               their toughest test of the season
                                                                               tonight vs. foe Oaks Christian (8-
                                                                               0) in a Tri-Valley League match.
                                                                               The Lions are ranked seventh in
                                                                               the nation by USA Today and
                                                                               will showcase two of the top
                                                                               players in the nation in Marc
                                                                               Tyler and Jimmy Clausen.
                                                                                  Tyler has committed to USC,
                                                                               while Clausen will be headed to
                                                                               play at Notre Dame in the fall.
                                                                               Under the leadership of their
                                                                               two seniors, the Lions have
                                                                               averaged over 57 points per
                                                                               game; their closest game was a
                                                                               49-17 victory over Venice. They
                                                                               even steamrolled former
                                                                               Ventura County giant St.
                                                                               Bonaventure, 59-13.
                                                                                  NHS head coach Cliff Farrar
                                                                               and his staff will have a
                                                                               calculated game plan heading
                                                                               into the matchup with the Lions.
                                                                               “We’ll look to manage the clock
                                                                               and shorten the game,” Farrar
                                                                               explained.
                                                                                  Nordhoff has been a
                                                                               formidable opponent for the                                                                                                       Photo by Ken Brown
                                                                               Lions in the past. “We’ve played
                                                                               them as tough as anybody has,”
                                                                               Farrar said. The Rangers will
                                                                               look to their core group of
                                                                               players to try to pull off the
                                                                               upset.
                                                                                  Damian Kaiser has been the
                                                                               most consistent performer for
                                                                               Farrar’s offense, with 626
                                                                               rushing yards and seven
                                                                               touchdowns. In addition to his
                                                         Photo by Jesse Soll   duties on offense, Kaiser has
Lexi White dives for the return during a recent VPS home match. The            played well on defense and has
‘Cat tennis team finished first in the Tri-Valley League, despite the fact     47 tackles. Quarterback Garrett
that the league boasts tougher opponents than the old Condor League.           Graham has steadily improved
                                                                               this season and has passed for
                                                                               859 yards. Two of Graham’s

 New league,                                                                   favorite targets have been Albert
                                                                               Mireles (260 yards receiving)
                                                                               and Aaron Rodriguez (353 yards
                                                                               receiving).


  same result
                                                                                  On defense, the Gibson
                                                                               brothers, Chad and Chris, have
                                                                               been steady performers for                             Photo by Jesse Soll                     Photo by Kaila Williams/ Brooks Institute of Photography
                                                                               coordinator Mike Rodriguez.


for VPS tennis
                                                                               The offensive and defensive            At top, the Rangers will need to come out in a huge     game. Above right, VPS celebrates after a big play;
                                                                               linemen are often asked to do          way vs. Oaks Christian tonight. Above left, Drew Cole   they’ll have to make more big plays vs. Malibu, with
                                                                               the dirtiest work, but they are        makes the catch for the Toads in a recent home          both sides looking to end their losing streaks.
                                                                               usually forgotten when it comes
                                                                               time for accolades. The group is       Hooper considers its best game        leading the charge for Thacher.      balanced team that spreads the
Wildcat rackets prove                     second before rallying to bring it   comprised of Dustin Baker, Dan         of the season, especially on             Tomorrow’s        game       is   ball to their three running
                                          to a tiebreaker. They won the        O’Brien, Anthony Martinez,             offense. Despite the fact Dunn        scheduled for 2 p.m. on the          backs, Alex Stelzer (647 rushing
their continued prowess                   third set tiebreaker, 10-6, to win   Keegan Rose, Mark Flores,              is winless this season, Hooper        Dunn campus. After this              yards), Ryan Whalen (518
despite moving to the                     the match.                           Garrett Gross, Dan Smith, Casey        will still be looking to get some     weekend’s games, the play-off        rushing yards), and Mike
bigger Tri-Valley League                     In the singles arena, White       Shuhardt, Joe Thomas and               things accomplished.                  picture for the Toads should         Hellmuth (303 rushing yards).
                                          topped La Reina’s Elizabeth          Taylor Magill, among others.              “We look forward to using          begin to take shape.                 Villanova’s quarterback is
         Misty Volaski                    Workman, 6-2, 6-0, before losing        Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.      the game as a chance to get                       Villanova                senior Jarred Arbuckle, who has
    misty@ojaivalleynews.com              to Rachel Pan 7-6, 6-0. In the       at Thorson Stadium on the Oaks         better,” said Hooper. The Toads          The Villanova Wildcats (3-4)      thrown for 587 yards and four
                                          third-place match, White bested      Christian campus.                      will also want to avoid any           are going hunting for their first-   touchdowns.
   It’s official: the Villanova girls’                                                      Thacher                   serious injuries with the play-       ever Frontier league victory as         On defense, the Wildcats’
tennis team is the lone champion          La Reina player Zoe Sophos, 7-5,
                                          6-3.                                    Fresh off their big win against     offs on the horizon.                  they travel south to take on the     leading tackler is Stelzer with
of the Tri-Valley League.                                                      Cate which crowned Thacher                Thacher        has     played      Malibu Sharks (2-6) tonight at 7     71; Shane Strom is in second
   With the Wildcats’ 12-6 victory           VPS singles player Katrina
                                          Pierson ousted Nordhoff’s            the Condor League champions,           motivated football of late, with      p.m.                                 with 48. Leading the team with
over La Reina last week, the Ojai                                              head coach Jeff Hooper and his         a strong defense thanks to               Both teams come into the          eight sacks is Alex Rasmussen.
girls claimed their fourth league         Caroline Bandy with a 6-1, 6-0
                                                                               Toads will travel to Los Olivos to     junior linebacker Chris Thomas.       game hoping to end losing               The Sharks also like to spread
title in as many years. The last          win in the first round. In the       take on Dunn (0-6) tomorrow in         Thomas has amassed over 80            streaks, and both are smarting       the ball around, but they have
three were in the Condor League;          second round, doubles duo Miles      their last game of the regular         tackles this season and has           from losses to Fillmore.             struggled mightily on offense.
this year’s win is significant not        and     Daly     topped       NHS    season. Hooper said, “Dunn has         developed into one of the areas       Fillmore slipped past the            They will run the ball with J.P.
only because the girls have “four-        powerhouses Blair Johnston and       really struggled, and from what        best defensive players. On the        Villanova in a hard-fought game      O’Fallon, Dusty Kramer, Tim
peated,” but because the Tri-             Perry Johnson, 7-5, 6-1. Lujan       I understand they are very             offensive side of the ball,           13-7, but took it to the Sharks      Sarmiento and Sean Conrad.
Valley League offers up much              and Gibbs also topped Rangers,       young.”                                quarterback Max Barbakow will         and beat them by 41 points.          O’Fallen is the leading rusher
stiffer competiton than the               besting Amber Holman and                Thacher is coming off what          be calling the signals and               The Wildcats are a well-          with 194 yards on the season.
Condor League did.                        Emily Collins, 6-3, 6-0.
   La Reina proved to be a
formidable opponent in singles,
with Katrina Pierson, Ashley
Alcala and Shannon Dow losing                                                                                                                               WTT Storm finishes
                                                                                                                                                             perfect season
matches for the VPS singles. Lexi
White, however, took all three of
her sets, 6-2, 6-2, and 7-6 (12-10),
at Villanova’s No. 1 singles
position.                                                                                                                                                               WTT Adults               possession of first place.
   The Wildcat doubles teams                                                                                                                                   The New Orleans Storm             Laignee Barron and Sean
blew the Regents out of the                                                                                                                                 captured first place Friday night    Lawry each won three sets,
water, allowing them zero set                                                                                                                               in the finals of the adult World     while Eric Olson, Jacob
wins.                                                                                                                                                       Team Tennis League by                DeCordova and Daniel
   Ariana Lujan and Alexandra                                                                                                                               defeating the Santa Maria            Mitchell each won two sets for
Gibbs swept their three sets at 6-                                                                                                                          Stingers, 32-17. They finished       the Tacos.
3. Capen Evans and Kelsey Jonker                                                                                                                            the season with a perfect 7-0           With both team captains
also took three wins (7-5, 6-2, 6-3)                                                                                                                        record. The two teams split 8-6      absent,       the     Devilish
at the No. 3 doubles position.                                                                                                                              doubles sets to open the match.      Doughnuts         upset     the
   The No. 2 doubles team of                                                                                                                                The Storm took over in the           previously unbeaten Pirating
Sophia Miles and Niamh Daly                                                                                                                                 singles as Sarah and Dana Files      Pizzas, 28-20. The Doughnuts
also swept against La Reina.                                                                                                                                each won, 5-0. The two then          doubles teams proved too
   They went undefeated in Tri-                                                                                                                             teamed up to beat Jeff and Jill      strong as the Doughnuts
Valley League play (21-0), and                                                                                                                              Cox, 8-3, to clinch the match for    started the match with a 12-3
were also the team that claimed                                                                                                                             the Storm.                           lead. The Pizzas took two of the
the 10th win to clinch the title for                                                                                                                           Third place went to the New       three singles, but the scores
                                                                                                                                                            York Wolverines, as they             were so close they were unable
Villanova vs. La Reina.                                                                                                                                     dropped the Waikiki Beach            chip away at the Doughnuts’
   At 14-4 overall and 7-1 in                                                                                                                               Bums, 26-19. The Beach Bums          sizable lead. The Pizzas also
league, the Wildcats moved on to                                                                                                                            kept it close until the mixed        took the mixed doubles, but
the Tri-Valley League qualifying                                                                                                                            doubles, where Brice Pace and        the Doughnuts won the first
round early this week. There the                                                                                                                            Lee Rideout overpowered Kevin        game of the super tiebreaker to
potent Villanova doubles teams                                                                                                                              and Leah Kapin, 8-3.                 clinch the match.
ended up playing each other in                                                                                                                                 The Taste of Chicago took            The Toast defeated the
the Tri-Valley League Individuals                                                                                                                           fifth place as they sneaked by       Pillsbury Doughboys in the
final match.                                                                                                                                                the L.A. Deli, 23-18. Renee          battle of the 1-3 teams. The
   Miles and Daly would                                                                                                               Photo submitted       Warner won the lone set for the      Toast won, 27-21, capturing six
eventually take first place — 5-7,                                                                                                                          Deli crew, as Howard Radding,        of the seven sets. Winning for
7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker) and 10-6                                        Youth Soccer Action Heats Up                                                           Jeff Miles, Terry Lewis and subs     the Toast were David Langley,
(third set tiebreaker) — after a                                                                                                                            Carolina Murrillo, and Patrick       Patrick O’Reilly, Spencer
long, hard-fought match that                    The Dynamite Dolfins (blue) and the Princess       sponsored by Aswell Trophy, in first, with records
                                             Polar Bears (white) compete at Nordhoff last          of 6-1-0. In third are the Irish Pirates, sponsored      Henderson won for the Taste.         Lawry, Nolan Lamo, and
pitted them against their                                                                                                                                   The next adult league is slated      Catherine Gilmore.
Villanova teammates Lujan and                weekend in the AYSO Under-6 Girls’ Instructional      by Becker Realty, and Blizzard, at 3-3-1. In fifth       to start in April.                      The Tacos lead now with a
Gibbs.                                       League. Pictured are Renee Gutierrez, left, Abigail   are the Pink Monkeys (1-6-0), followed by the                                                 5-0 record, followed by the
   Both Miles and Daly and Lujan             Metz, Kambria Tenpenny, with ball, Caroline           Purple Gems (0-5-2).                                             WTT Juniors                  Pizzas at 4-1. The Doughnuts
and Gibbs will advance to play in            Delvecchio, and Mattie White.                            Submissions of AYSO pictures and any                    In   the     juniors,    the       are 3-2, the Toast are 2-3,
the CIF Individuals Regional                    In the AYSO Under-10 Girls’ Division, the          statistics are encouraged; call Misty Volaski,           grammatically incorrect El           followed by the Calamaris at 2-
Tournament, set for Nov. 18.                 Flames, sponsored by Tenpenny Construction            sports editor, at 646-1476, Ext. 36, or e-mail her       Tacos fried the Flaming              4. The Doughboys and
   After losing the first set, Miles         Company, are tied with the Blue Hurricanes,           at misty@ojaivalleynews.com.                             Calamaris, 31-17, to improve to      Whalloping Whoppers trail at
and Daly were down, 2-5, in the                                                                                                                             5-0 and move into sole               1-4.
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                                 T HE C ALENDAR OF O JAI VALLEY E VENTS                                                                                                                 Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 B2

                                         PLAYGROUND — The Oak View                  Foundation. To reserve tickets, call
        This Week                        Park and Resource Center, 555
                                         Mahoney Ave., is asking for
                                                                                    646-1466, Ext. 10
                                                                                       AN EVENING OF SONG WITH
                                         volunteers to help install the new         BARKAN, DOANE AND FERGUSON
   •Friday, Nov. 3
   PEACE VIGIL — Bring signs and
flags and join the peace vigil held
                                         playground equipment on Saturday
                                         and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                         Donations of food and drink for the
                                                                                    — Music 150 will present a concert
                                                                                    with troubadors Jared Barkan,
                                                                                    Carmen Doane and Duff Ferguson
                                                                                                                                                  movie review
every Friday at 5 p.m. at Libbey Park    volunteers will also be appreciated.       on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Theater
along Ojai Avenue by the fountain.       Call Barbara Kennedy-Beaver, site          150, 918 E. Ojai Ave. Tickets: $12;
   GLOBAL PEACE GATHERING —
Come and gather in a circle around
the Libbey Park fountain at 6 p.m.
                                         manager, at 649-1605 to R.S.V.P.
                                         and find out how you can help.
                                             FALL FESTIVAL BOUTIQUE
                                                                                    available at theater150.org or at the
                                                                                    door.       Advance       purchase
                                                                                    recommended as seating is limited.
                                                                                                                                                Eight letter word for witty,
every Friday to anchor peace within
our community and radiate peace
over Earth.
                                         AND SALAD LUNCHEON — on
                                         Saturday at First Baptist Church,
                                         930 Grand Ave., Ojai. Boutique: 9:30
                                                                                    646-4300.
                                                                                       FULL MOON MEDITATION — A
                                                                                    Scorpio full moon community
                                                                                                                                                wise, wonderful? ‘Wordplay’
   “ T H E C R U C I B L E ” — Arthur    a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring baked            meditation will be held Saturday at
Miller’s electrifying parable of         goods, candies, crafts, gift baskets,      7:30 p.m. at Meditation Mount,
human courage and fear set in the        books, white elephants, etc.               located at the end of Reeves Road in             Vivian Sudhalter
midst of the 1690s’ Salem witch          Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a             Ojai. Donations are welcome. Call
trials, runs through Nov. 19. The        delicious salad luncheon and               646-5508 for more information.                   OVN contributor
Tony Award-winning play is at the        dessert for $6. Call 646-3333 for             •Sunday, Nov. 5                          The Ojai Film Society will
Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S.          more information. (N3)                        “SONGS FROM 1966” BENEFIT
Montgomery St., Fridays and                                                                                                  screen “Wordplay” (USa 2006)
                                             OAK GROVE SCHOOL OPEN                  CONCERT — A concert to benefit
Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at       HOUSE — Oak Grove School will                                                       Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai
                                                                                    Theater 150 and the arts programs        Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave.
7 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 seniors      hold an open house on Saturday             at Happy Valley School will be held
and Art Center members, and $8 for       with tours and open classrooms                                                      Admission is $8 for the general
                                                                                    Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Zalk
students;       reservations        at   from 1 to 3 p.m. and entertainment         Theater on the HVS campus , 8585         public, $5 for seniors (65 and
www.OjaiACT.org or 640-8797.             and refreshments from 3:15 to 4            Ojai-Santa Paula Road. Performing        older) and students (with full-
   DONATE TO NURSERY SCHOOL              p.m. Enjoy tours of the campus and         will be Thad Beckman, Julie              time student ID). Sponsors with
YARD SALE — Ojai Valley                  guided visits to the early childhood,      Christensen, Rain Perry and The          valid 2006 identification will be
Community Nursery School will be         elementary, junior high and high           Household Gods. Tickets : Adults,        admitted to regular Ojai Film
collecting quality furniture and         school facilities, art and music           $12 in advance or $15 at the door;
quality household items for its                                                                                              Society screenings free of charge.
                                         studios, bike shop, horticulture, and      students, $10.
upcoming yard sale. Please drop off      athletic areas. This is also an                                                     This film is rated PG.
donations at OVCNS, 1290 Grand           opportunity for current families to           •Monday, Nov. 6                          “What’s an eight-letter word
Ave., today from 3:30 to 6 p.m. (N3)     visit next year’s classroom. Oak              HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY                 for a non-fiction feature that is
   “DEATH BY DESSERT” — Today,           Grove is a private, preschool              MEETING — The Ojai Valley                witty, wise and wonderful?” asks
Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.,           through 12th grade school, located         Horticultural Society will meet          Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street
Villanova Preparatory School’s           on 150 rural acres at 220 W. Lomita        Monday at 7 p.m. in Kent Hall at         Journal. The answer — this
drama department will present            Ave., Ojai. Information: 646-8236,         Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St.,      brainy, ingeniously edited
“Death by Dessert,” an interactive       Ext. 109.                                  Ojai. The guest speaker will be Kelly    documentary on a solitary
dinner theater murder mystery, in            TERRI JENTZ BOOK SIGNING —             Carson who will present “Wreaths
the VPS Recreation Center. As the                                                   Are Not Just for the Holiday             pastime that provides a surprising
                                         Feast Bistro and Ojai Table of
clues unfold, the audience is served     Contents Bookstore will present a          Season!” There is no charge and the      amount of crowd-pleasing                                                                           Submitted photo
a spaghetti dinner by Bon Appetit        book reading and signing by local          public is welcome. To participate in     entertainment and suspense.
and helps solve the mystery. Tickets     writer Terri Jentz, author of the          the ongoing raffle, bring plants,           Inky-fingered readers of the       “Wordplay,” an entertaining documentary tribute to Will Shortz,
are $10 for students, $15 for adults;    best-selling book, “Strange Piece of       cuttings, homegrown produce or           New York Times love to attempt        crossword compiler, and his fans — including assorted celebrities — will
available at the VPS main office or      Paradise: A Return to the American         seeds. Call 640-7135 or 649-4452 for     the mind-bending crossword            be shown at the Ojai Playhouse on Sunday.
the Black Box Theatre. (N3)              West to Investigate My Attempted           more information.                        puzzles developed for the paper       to the 28th annual American            “Punsters, linguists and
   TIDAWT IN CONCERT — Desert            Murder — and Solve the Riddle of              COUNCIL          CANDIDATES           by longstanding contributor Will      Crossword Puzzle Tournament.        crossword puzzle fanatics
blues of the Tuareg nomads of the        Myself,” on Saturday at, 3 p.m. at         FORUM ON CHANNEL 10 — Local              Shortz. There are few things more        As we witness the various everywhere couldn’t ask for a
Sahara, today at 8 p.m. at Matilija      Feast Bistro, 254 E. Ojai Ave., in         cable Channel 10 will air the
Auditorium, 703 El Paseo. Tickets:                                                  Council Candidates Forum, which          satisfying than completing one of     eccentrics battling it out, some of more bracing tribute than this
                                         Ojai’s historic Arcade, 640-9260.
$25. Call Nomad Gallery at 646-1706          PEOPLE’S CANDIDATE FORUM               was held on Oct. 16 at Chaparral         Shortz’s puzzles, and a cult has      Shortz’s celebrity fans get plenty buoyant and exhilaratingly brainy
for reservations or purchase online      —      Democraticojai.com             is   Auditorium, on Monday at 7 p.m.          sprung up around the enigmatic        of camera time in this composite documentary,” says Justin Chang
at nomadfoundation.org/tidawt            sponsoring the People’s Candidate             “A NIGHT IN SEVILLE”— will be         crossword compiler.                   portrait of the estimated 50 in Variety.
.html. Proceeds to benefit the           Forum on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.         presented in concert by the Ojai            Patrick Creadon’s genial           million Americans weekly —             “Even if you’ve never done a
Nomad Foundation.                        at Chaparral Auditorium on Ojai            Youth Symphony, under the                documentary, focused on Shortz        including Bill Clinton, Bob Dole crossword in your life or been
   TONY PERRY CONCERT —                  Avenue. The grass-roots group is           direction of Andrew Radford, on          and his devoted followers,            and Jon Stewart — who clear the frustrated by the attempt,” says
Music 150 will present local             interested in fostering a free and         Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas           explores this phenomenon by           cobwebs from their mental Kevin Crust in the Los Angeles
acoustic vocal jazz artist Tony Perry    open      exchange        with      the    Aquinas Catholic Church in Ojai.         tracing Shortz’s ascent at the        machinery by completing a Times, “you will be drawn into
in concert today at 8 p.m. at Theater    representatives and those seeking to       Selections will include music from
150, 918 E. Ojai Ave. He will be                                                    “Carmen,” “The Barber of Seville”        Times and taking viewers on a trip    crossword.                          this intriguing world.”
                                         be representatives of the public in
joined by Steve Temmel, Jim              Ojai.                                      and “Capriccio Espagnole.” The
Monahan and Jack Joshua. Tickets:            “LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE”—                concert will feature several             lip reading. All are welcome. Call    a.m., and prospective members are        Villanova Road, the American Vedic
$12; available at theater150.org or at   Due to popular demand, the Ojai            ensembles: the Ojai Strings, for         Bill Leak at 646-6462 for more        always welcome. Phone 640-9068           Association’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is
the door. Seating is limited.            Film Society has scheduled another         elementary school students as            information.                          for further information.                 Fellowship will discuss “Absurd
   •Saturday, Nov. 4                     screening of “Little Miss Sunshine”        young as age 6; the Sinfonia, a string       MEINERS OAKS LIBRARY                 “FINANCIAL WORKSHOP FOR               Dialectic!”at the next AVA meeting.
                                         (USA 2006) for Saturday at 4:30 p.m.       orchestra for students in middle         STORY HOUR — A story hour is          INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS” —                  Some say, “Nothing matters,” but
   VOLUNTEER TRAIL DAY — The                                                        school; and the Ojai Youth
Ojai Ranger District will be             at the Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai                                                  held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at   Duane Westrom, an Edward Jones           then act hypocritically by insisting
                                         Ave. General admission is $8, $5 for       Symphony, the full orchestra for         Meiners Oaks Library, 114 N. Padre    investment representative in Ojai,       that what they have to say does
organizing a volunteer trail project                                                advanced students. Tickets are $7 at
on Saturday to include brushing          seniors and students with full-time                                                 Juan Ave., Meiners Oaks. These free   will host a free four-week workshop      matter and you should pay them to
                                         student IDs, and free for society          the door. Students 18 and younger        programs are open to all parents      to assist individuals in setting         tell you what that is. Only fools
and light treadwork. Bring a                                                        will be admitted free. For more
daypack with water, lunch,               sponsors with valid 2006                                                            and children. Call 646-4804 for       financial and investment goals from      accept this logic which can never
                                         identification.. This film is rated PG.    information, call 649-8086 or visit      more information.                     Tuesday through Nov. 28. Classes         satisfy the yearning of the soul that
sunscreen, gloves, eye protection,                                                  ojaiyouthsymphony.org.
hat, insect repellent and wear               BROTHERS’ NIGHT AT ST.                                                              “RETIRED DOGS TO RESCUE           will meet Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30        aspires to know its own purpose.
sturdy shoes. It’s a fun day to share    JOSEPH’S — The Brothers of St.
                                         John and the board of trustees of St.
                                                                                       •Tuesday, Nov. 7                      PEOPLE” — On Tuesday, the Ojai        p.m. at 201 Bryant St., Suite 2A. Call   Always free. Call 640-0405.
with other hikers while doing light                                                    “BUYING A HEARING AID;                Valley Retired Men’s Club will host   646-5580 to reserve a seat or for            ELECTION NIGHT PARTY — An
trail maintenance. Forest Service        Joseph’s Health & Retirement               RULES, REGULATIONS, AND                  Wilma Melville, founder of the        more information.                        election night “win, lose or draw”
will provide transportation from         Center invites the public to join          ADVICE” — a bulletin from the CA         Disaster Search Dog Foundation,          “EXPERIENCING UNITY” — On             party will be held Tuesday from 8 to
Ojai to the trailhead, tools,            them for Brother’s Night honoring          Dept of Consumer Affairs, Hearing        who will present this topic at the    Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Krotona          11 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S.
instruction and drinks. Meet at 8:30     Sally Iwata on Saturday at the Villa       Aid Dispensers Bureau, will be           club’s luncheon meeting. She will     School, the Theosophical Society in      Montgomery St., with music by The
a.m. at the Ojai Ranger Station, 1190    Guiseppe Center at St. Joseph’s,           provided and discussed at the            share her vision of rescuing dogs     the Ojai Valley will present Shirley     Sofa Kings and friends. The event is
E. Ojai Ave. The group will return by    2464 E. Ojai Ave., with cocktails at 6     monthly Hearing Education And            from shelters and pairing them with   Nicholson,         speaking        on    sponsored by the Committee to
3:30 p.m. For more information,          p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets:         Resources meeting on Tuesday             first responders to search out and    “Experiencing Unity.” Call 640-8003      Elect Len Klaif, but all candidates,
call Heidi Anderson at 646-4348,         $100 per person or $150 per couple.        from 9 to 10 a.m. at Little House,       rescue victims of disasters. The      for more information.                    their supporters, those living
Ext. 309.                                Cocktail attire, please; no-host bar.      111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai (free). The   OVRMC meets at the Soule Park            “ABSURD DIALECTIC!” —                 outside the city limits (and thus
   VOLUNTEER AT OAK VIEW                 All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph’s     meeting will include instruction in      Golf Course Banquet Room at 11:30     Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 687              non-voters in the city election), and
                                         Health & Retirement Center                                                                                                                                         even those who could care less
                                                                                                                                                                                                            about politics are invited to attend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vote, and then put aside our
                                                                                                                                                                                                            differences, and have a party to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            celebrate the process. Admission is
                                                                                                                                                                                                            free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               •Wednesday, Nov. 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                               GARDEN CLUB MEETING —
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Ojai Valley Garden Club will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                            hosting its next meeting on
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday at the Ojai Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                            speakers will be Stephen Fields and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sims Brannon, who are leaders of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Slow Food Organization in Ojai.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Their purpose is to help support
                                                                                                                                                                                                            local organic farms, and to promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                            healthy eating. Coffee and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            refreshments will be served at 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a.m., and the program will start at
                                                                                                                                                                                                            10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The club is now taking orders for
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the hand-decorated wreaths that
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the members make every year. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                            you have ordered before, you may
                                                                                                                                                                                                            be getting a notice in the mail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            These have been very popular every
                                                                                                                                                                                                            year; call Jeannie Barnett at 646-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            0072 to place an order.

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                                            1/4 tsp. fresh ground black           campaign for City Council? What, if      funds to help with medical costs for      visit the East County facility in Simi   the global community of meditators
                                         pepper                                   anything, stands in the way of           Ojai resident James Antunez, a            Valley, 670 W. Los Angeles Ave.,         in service meditations for global
                                            4 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley         achievement?” The meeting is open        drummer with Bongo Town, who is           Monday through Friday from 4 to 7        transformation. Visitors are welcome.
                                            2 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano             to the public. For further               fighting aplastic anemia. Joining         p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4         Call 646-5508 for more information.
                                                                                  information or for transportation,       Calire will be The Household Gods,        p.m. Call 388-4341 or visit                  FREE         PHYSICALS        AND
                                            Preparazione/preparation              call 646-3905.                           The Ojai Valley Boys, Julie               www.amrt.net.                            IMMUNIZATIONS FOR 0 TO 18-
                                            Drain, reserving the liquid               “BEYOND THE CALL” — The              Christensen, Alan Thornhill, Joe             BUSINESS OWNERS’ DEBTORS              Y E A R - O L D S — The Ojai Valley
                                             and rinse the mushrooms              Ojai Film Society will screen            Retta, Candace and Ken Delbo and          ANONYMOUS — Business Owners’             Community Health Center, 1200
                          Rosario        well. Cut them into strips. Heat         “Beyond the Call” by Adrian Belic,       Richard Lyons. Antunez will also          Debtors Anonymous (BODA) meets           Maricopa Highway, offers free
                            Falvo        the butter and the olive oil in a        the film that won this year’s Ojai       perform with Bongo Town. Tickets          Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at St.           physicals and immunizations for
                                         large pan and add the onion and          Film Festival Grand Prize, the           are $25; available at Attitude            Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 409           children ages 0 to 18. Call 640-8293 to
                                         garlic.                                  Festival Theme Award, on Nov. 11         Adjustment Shoppe, Tottenham              Topa Topa Drive, at the corner of        see if you qualify.
                                                                                  at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai Playhouse,      Court and Ojai Chevron. There will        Bristol Road and Ojai Avenue.                CO-COUNSELING — The Ojai-
  LA DOLCE VITA                             Sauté gently for 2 minutes, add
                                         the wine, and continue stirring          145 E. Ojai Ave. Screened twice
                                                                                  during the festival, the film won
                                                                                                                           also be a silent auction during
                                                                                                                           intermission. Call 646-1138.
                                                                                                                                                                     Debtors Anonymous is a self-help
                                                                                                                                                                     group that uses the 12 steps of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Santa Barbara Co-counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community offers individuals and
                                         until the wine has almost                standing ovations both times. One            GALLEGLY’S OJAI OUTREACH              Alcoholics Anonymous to address          groups the opportunity to learn the
                                         disappeared. Add the Arborio rice
Risotto con                              and sauté 1 minute, stirring
                                         constantly. Still stirring, add the
                                                                                  of the humanitarian aid heroes of
                                                                                  the film, Ed Artis, will be present at
                                                                                  this screening, which is a benefit for
                                                                                                                           HOURS — Outreach office hours
                                                                                                                           allow constituents in communities
                                                                                                                           in the 24th Congressional District
                                                                                                                                                                     issues of compulsive debting and
                                                                                                                                                                     insolvency. BODA applies the steps to
                                                                                                                                                                     business practices. Call 646-6933.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              basics of co-counseling at no charge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Are you ready to heal past hurts and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              move your life forward? For more
porcini                                  broth as needed, add the porcini
                                         mushrooms, when it is absorbed,
                                                                                  the Film Society. General admission
                                                                                  is $10, $5 for seniors (65-plus),
                                                                                                                           who are unable to travel to Elton
                                                                                                                           Gallegly’s (R-Ventura and Santa
                                                                                                                           Barbara counties) office in
                                                                                                                                                                        FREE PREGNANCY TESTING —
                                                                                                                                                                     Free Pregnancy Testing is offered at
                                                                                                                                                                                                              information or to make a free
                                                                                                                                                                                                              appointment to learn co-counseling

mushrooms                                add the mushroom liquid.
                                         Continue to add the broth as
                                         needed, (You may not need all the
                                                                                  students with ID and OFS sponsors.
                                                                                  “Beyond the Call” has won
                                                                                  accolades at numerous film festivals
                                                                                                                           Thousand Oaks the opportunity to
                                                                                                                           meet with his staff to discuss
                                                                                                                                                                     Planned Parenthood, 5400 Ralston St.
                                                                                                                                                                     in Ventura. Call 658-3232 f o r
                                                                                                                                                                     information..
                                                                                                                                                                                                              skills, call Kay at 640-7650.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CAREGIVERS’ HAVEN — A
                                                                                                                                                                                                              support group for anyone
                                                                                  and will air on PBS’ series              disputes with, or concerns about,            ADULT           CHILDREN        OF    responsible for the well-being of a
   Risotto is a traditional Italian      liquid, or you may need more).           “Independent Lens” this coming           federal agencies, ask questions, or       ALCOHOLICS                       AND     demented or dependent relative,
dish made with a suitable variety        The rice is cooked when it is            January.                                 give suggestions. Outreach office         DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — A               parent or spouse. Join us for moral
of rice. It originated in north Italy,   tender and creamy with a slightly            “SISTER’S          CHRISTMAS         hours will be held Nov. 13 from 9 to      12-step support group for those who      support, tips, comic relief and warm
specifically eastern Piedmont and        crunchy center, test first and add       CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF                10:30 a.m. at Ojai City Hall, 401 S.      grew up in alcoholic and                 concern from others in your same
western Lombardy, where rice             salt and pepper as needed.               THE MAGI’S GOLD” — St. Thomas            Ventura St., Ojai. Gallegly’s toll-free   dysfunctional homes is held              boat. For evening and morning
paddies are abundant. It is one of       Remove from the heat, stir in            Aquinas Church, 185 St. Thomas           number is (800) 423-0023.                 Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Ojai United       meetings, call Help of Ojai at 646-
                                                                                  Drive in Ojai, will host the                 JAZZERCISE CLASSES —                  Methodist Church, 120 Church Road.       9752, Ext. 19.
the pillars of Milanese cuisine.         parsley, and remaining butter                                                     Tuesdays and every other Thursday
   Risotto         con      porcini      until well mixed, then stir in the       nationally acclaimed comedy,                                                       Call 646-4418.                               M.O.P.S. — Mothers of
                                                                                  “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The       at 6 p.m. at Ojai Valley Grange, 381         T R A N S C E N D E N T A L           Preschoolers is a program designed
mushrooms                                Parmigiano Reggiano and serve.                                                    Cruzero St., Ojai, starting Nov. 14.
                                                                                  Mystery of the Magi’s Gold,” on                                                    M E D I T A T I O N — Introductory       to nurture mothers with children
                                            Make sure the risotto is “al          Nov. 11 as a benefit to raise funds      Call Vicki Marietta at 216-4358 for       lectures held every Wednesday at         from infancy through kindergarten.
     Ingredienti/ingredients             dente.”                                  for youngsters from the church to        class information. (N8)                   7:30 p.m. and every Thursday at noon     M.O.P.S. is a caring network,
  1 oz. dried porcini                       Buon appetito!                        attend World Youth Day 2008 in               “INTRODUCTION                   TO    at the Maharishi Enlightenment           helping moms to be better moms
mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot                                                    Sydney, Australia. Tickets are $25 in    RUBENFELD SYNERGY” — a free               Center, 143 S. Figueroa St., Ventura,    through trusted resources and
water for 1 hour                            Rosario Falvo’s first career was      advance and $30 at the door; call        experiential workshop to learn            phone 653-2798. Also TM Meditators-      supportive relationships. Call for
                                         in the hotel and restaurant              646-9256 for reserved tickets. A         about this gentle yet dynamic             Sidhas: group program every              dates, times and registration
  6 Tbsp. unsalted butter                                                                                                  method of healing that taps into the
  1 Tbsp. olive oil                      industry. He traveled all over           silent auction will begin at 6 p.m.,                                               Wednesday and Saturday. Call for         information. Meetings are held at
                                                                                  followed by the show at 7:30 p.m.        body’s wisdom to access the truth         details on this and other center         Ojai Valley Baptist Church, 11642 N.
  1 medium red onion, peeled             Europe and finally settled in Ojai                                                that is stored there, and leads to the
and chopped                              where he has lived with his wife,        (N10)                                                                              activities.                              Ventura Ave., Ojai. Contact Michelle
                                                                                      “‘AHHH’ CAPELLA” CONCERT             integration of body, mind, spirit            OJAI VALLEY GUN CLUB — The            at 649-3936, or Ojai Valley Baptist
  1 garlic clove, peeled and             Josephine, for more than seven           — Performances To Grow On will           and emotions, will be held Nov. 14        Ojai Valley Gun Club offers a public     Church at 646-3362.
chopped                                  years. Now a Realtor with Century        present the Euphorics, acclaimed a       at 7 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman’s
                                                                                                                           Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. For more           shoot day at 9 a.m. on the fourth            SELF-HELP LEGAL ACCESS
  1/2 cup red table wine                 21 Ojai and an advertising sales         cappella quartet from Canada, in a                                                 Saturday of each month. Call 649-        CENTER — Ventura County’s
  14 oz. Arborio rice                    manager for the Ojai Valley News,        concert titled “‘Ahhh’ Cappella” on      information,                     visit
                                                                                                                           rubenfeldsynergy.com or call Jo           4558.                                    Superior Court’s Mobile Self-Help
  6 cups heated meat or                  Falvo welcomes any questions.            Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at Matilija
                                                                                                                           Anna at 646-0087.                            OJAI PARKINSON SUPPORT                Legal Access Center visits Ojai every
vegetable broth                          Contact him by e-mail at                 Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road.                                                     G R O U P — Meets the third              other Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30
                                                                                  Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for          FOUNDER’S           DAY         AT
  2 tsp. fine sea salt                   rosario@ojaivalleynews.com.                                                       THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY — On                 Wednesday of each month from 1 to        a.m., parked at the Park & Ride lot
                                                                                  kids, or $10 each for six or more                                                  3 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa     next to Chaparral High School at
                                                                                  purchased in advance. Call 646-          Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Krotona
                                         skills, participate in either group of                                            School, the Theosophical Society in       Ana St., facilitated by Susan Kline,     the intersection of Ojai Avenue and
Valley                                   individual co-counseling sessions
                                         and have some social time. Call Kay
                                                                                  8907 or go online at ptgo.org. (N10)
                                                                                      “COMEDY NIGHT” — Theater
                                                                                  150 will present its 13th annual
                                                                                                                           the Ojai Valley will celebrate
                                                                                                                           Founder’s Day with readings,
                                                                                                                                                                     outreach coordinator for the
                                                                                                                                                                     California Neuroscience Institute
                                                                                                                                                                     located at St. John’s Regional Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fox Street. Call 483-4842 for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                              information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PARKINSON’S               DISEASE
   (Continued from previous page)        at 640-7650 for more information.                                                 presentations and refreshments.
                                                                                  “Comedy Night” on Nov. 11 at the                                                   Center in Oxnard. Call 988-7599 for      SUPPORT             GROUP       —     A
   FREE          LECTURE           ON                                             Girl Scout Center on Sulphur             Call 640-8003 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                     information.                             Parkinson’s support group is held
TRADITIONAL                CHINESE         Down the Road                          Mountain Road, off Highway 33                “WORD WAS GOD — Nov. 14 at
                                                                                                                           7:30 p.m. at 687 Villanova Road, the         AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION            the third Wednesday of each
MEDICINE — Nathan Kaehler, of                                                     near Arnaz Grade. Doors open at 7                                                  BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS                   month (except December) from 1
                                                                                  p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.,      American Vedic Association’s
Ojai Herb and Acupuncture Clinic,            TOM SCHNABEL TO SPEAK —                                                       Bhagavad Gita As It Is Fellowship         FELLOWSHIP — meets on the first          to 3 p.m. at Little House, 111 W.
will give a free lecture on “Surviving   Director of World Music for the          featuring Cary Odes, Greg Otto and                                                 and third Tuesday of every month at      Santa Ana St. , Ojai, in
                                                                                  Jim Brogan. Tickets are $35 per seat,    will discuss “Word Was God.” Both
Cold and Flu Season: Tips and            Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney                                                    the Bible and the Vedas teach that        7:30 p.m. at: American Vedic             collaboration with Help of Ojai and
Treatments for Adults and Kids” at       Concert Hall and host of KCRW’s          $400 for a reserved table for 10, or                                               Association, 687 Villanova Road, Ojai,   the California Neuroscience
                                                                                  $500 for a premium front-row table       everything originated from a sound
The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road,       Café L.A. program, Tom Schnabel,                                                  vibration generated by God. But           CA 93023. Program includes a careful     Institute of St. John’s, a National
on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more                                                   for 10 with champagne and hors                                                     examination of original Sanskrit text,   Parkinson Foundation Center of
                                         will be present a program on Nov.        d’oeuvre service. All prices include     much of the Bible, including its
information, Call 640-8700 or visit      10 at 7:30 p.m. at Matilija                                                       authors, history and interpretation       Kirtan, Prasadam, good association,      Excellence. Call 988-7599 for more
Ojaiherbs.com.                                                                    drinks and a hors d’oeuvre buffet.                                                 and inspirational words from the         information or reservations.
                                         Auditorium. This is a benefit for the    Must be 21 to attend. For tickets call   is controversial and misunderstood.
   •Thursday, Nov. 9                     Nordhoff Music Department’s              646-4300 or go online to                 Avoid those pitfalls and take             world’s oldest spiritual tradition.          DOMESTIC               VIOLENCE
   HELP OF OJAI COMMUNITY                spring performance at Carnegie                                                    advantage of the swan-like nectar         Serious transcendentalists from all      SUPPORT GROUP — Sponsored
                                                                                  theater150.org. (N10)                                                              spiritual traditions are encouraged to   by the Coalition to End Domestic
MEETING — The public is invited          Hall, N.Y. Tickets: $15, available at        SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE               that flows from the Vedas. Always
to participate in a forum on senior      nhsmusic.com. Call 701-3150 or see                                                free. Call 640-0405.                      attend this special gathering. Call      and Sexual Violence holds a free
                                                                                  MOVIES! — The Ojai Valley Lodge                                                    640-0405 for more information.           domestic violence support group
and community programming                nhsmusic.com           for     more      of the Theosophical Society will
needs on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Help      information. (N10)                                                                                                             GROUP MEDITATIONS — Guided            meets every Thursday from 6 to 8
                                                                                  continue its tradition of monthly
of Ojai’s Little House, 111 W. Santa         “FINDING YOUR VOICE IN A             screenings of outstanding movies           Ongoing Events                          group meditations are held each
                                                                                                                                                                     morning at 8:30 a.m. at Meditation
                                                                                                                                                                                                              p.m. at 1030 N. Ventura Road in
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oxnard. Child care is provided. Call
Ana St., Ojai. The discussion will       SONG” — Betsy Randle’s Fall Class        with a spiritual or theogophical
also be moderated in Spanish. For        Showcase will be held Nov. 10 at 8                                                                                          Mount, 10340 Reeves Road. Link with      983-6014 for information.
                                                                                  angle this fall and winter. All
more information, call 649-9218 or       p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. at      presentations are free, though               NICOTINE ANONYMOUS —
646-5122.14. Call Vicki Marietta at      Theater 150, 918 E. Ojai Ave.,           donations will be appreciated. On        Nicotine Anonymous meets every
216-4358 for class information.          featuring Renee Mandala, Deb             Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., “The Nun’s         Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the
(N8)                                     Norton, Vickie Patik, Maggie             Story” (1958), starring Audrey           Oak View Park & Resource Center,
   “DINNER AND A PLAY                    Phelpe, Joan Rush and Emily              Hepburn, will be shown in Krotona        555 Mahoney ave., Oak View.
READING SERIES”— Il Giardino’s,          Thelander, with accompaniment by         Hall. Everyone is welcome.               Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship
401 E. Ojai Ave., will host the
“Dinner and a Play Reading Series”
                                         Katie Kantrowitz. Tickets are $7 and
                                         available at theater150.org or at the
                                                                                      SATSANG         WITH       JOHN      of men and women helping each
                                                                                                                           other to quit smoking or using
                                                                                                                                                                                  Traditional Thailand Cuisine
                                                                                  SHERMAN — John offers guidance
on Thursday. Dinner is served at         door. Seating is limited.                in the practice of self-inquiry          nicotine. Meetings are free and open                                Weekly Lunch Specials
                                             VETERANS’ DAY BREAKFAST —                                                     to anyone who desires to stop using                                                           CLOSED
6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7                                                according to Ramana Maharshi,
p.m., presenting “American               Walter Gamulski American Legion                                                   nicotine. Call 646-1659.                                            Includes Soup & Salad      Monday
                                                                                  and encourages people to seek only
Dream.” The cost of $20 includes a       Auxiliary Unit 482 will host a           the simple truth of their actual             OJAI KIRTAN — with Ananda
full-course meal and beverage            Veterans’ Day Breakfast on Nov. 11       nature. Next meeting: Nov. 11, 7:30      Radha, Integral Yoga® chantmaster,                                    FOR ONLY $5.95 710 Ventura Ave
(alcohol and tip not included). Call     from 7 to 10 a.m. at the American        to 9:30 p.m. at 202 Cañada St. Plan      is held every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Oak View, CA 93022
657-0585 for reservations or more        Legion Hall, 843 E. Ojai Ave. Free to    to arrive five to 10 minutes early.      St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, at the                        Suey Waddell
information.                             all veterans; $3 for their guests or     Free of charge, donations gratefully     corner of Ojai Avenue and Bristol                                   Owner                   Phone: 805-649-9001
   C O - C O U N S E L I N G             non-vets.                                accepted. Call 646-0994 or visit         Road.                                                                                          Fax: 805-649-3461
GATHERINGS — The Ojai-Santa                  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS               www.riverganga.org for more                  ADOPT A PET — Cats, dogs and
Barbara Co-counseling Community          MEETING — Candidates winning             information.                             rabbits are available for adoption at
invites anyone who has taken a co-       Ojai City Council election will meet         “WELLEBRATION” CONCERT               the Ventura County Animal
counseling fundamentals class and        with the League of Women Voters          FOR JAMES ANTUNEZ — Jimmy                Regulation Animal Shelter, 600
has some co-counseling experience        on Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ojai      Calire will headline an all-star         Aviation Drive, near Camarillo
to join them on Thursday at 7 p.m.       United Methodist Church, 120             lineup of local musicians on Nov. 12     Airport (take Los Posas exit), Monday
The free group meets to validate         Church Road, Ojai. Their challenge:      from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Ojai Valley      from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday
themselves, share “what’s on top”        “How do you expect to achieve the        Community Church, 907 El Centro          through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., and
and “news and goods.” They review        goals you advocated during the           St., in a benefit concert to raise       Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also




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                                                                     HOUSES/CONDOS                   MISCELLANEOUS                     MOTOR VEHICLES                 MOTOR VEHICLES                 MOTOR VEHICLES                       MUSICAL                         PETS
   DISCRIMINATION: Any advertisement with
         respect to the sale or rental of a                               FOR SALE                       FOR SALE                            FOR SALE                      FOR SALE                       FOR SALE                   INSTRUMENTS                      & ANIMALS
          dwelling, or with respect to an                          S.W. Bakersfield, $269K.          COMM. grade weight                                                                                                           AUTOHARP, vintage ‘50s,
    employment opportunity that indicates                           3 + 2, f/p, tile & carpet,     equip. Smith press, lat.                                                                                                       Italy. Also new karaoke
          ANY PREFERENCE, limitation or                            walk-in closets, corner lot,      pulldown, pec. deck,                                                                                                           machine, 646-5298.
                                                                    nice area. A steal! Like        dumbbell rack, bench,
       discrimination based on race, color,                        new inside, won’t last! No     weights. $5,500 646-0428.                                                                                                      NOT quite the rock star
     religion, creed, sex, national origin or                          Agents. Call Len,                                                                                                                                         you thought you’d be? Sell
                                                                                                  LAWN mower, Yard-Man                                                2001 Honda Accord 4
       ancestry, marital status, number of                           525-2960/302-5930.                                           1988 GMC 1500, V8 5.7 li-         door. Eliminate the dealer!      ‘95 BMW 525I, 109K          your instruments here.
                                                                                                    20” mulching, Briggs &
      tenants, status with respect to public                                                                                      ter, auto, A/C, p/s, tilt, lin-      Excellent condition,        miles, a/c, sunroof, leath-   646-1476, Ext. 10.
                                                                                                  Stratton 6 hp, works great,                                                                                                                                          MOPED
   assistance, disability, age and affectional                                                    seldom used. New, $250;         er, tow package. 110,000           $8,800, one owner, like        er. $7,500 OBO, 646-
                                                                   HOUSEHOLD GOODS                                                miles, clean, $1,950. (805)        new. See to appriciate,        1857, leave message.                                           Handsome 2-year-old
     or sexual preference is unacceptable.                                                         asking $120. 646-9520                                                                                                                      PETS                  shepherd/collie mix.
                                                                       & FURNITURE                  early evenings, or Fri.,      797-6076.                                  646-0451.
      THE PUBLISHER assumes NO FINANCIAL                                                                   Sat., Sun.                                                                              MOTORHOME, 1975 Lazy                  & ANIMALS               Moped is a very playful
                                                                                                                                  1990 For Mustang hatch-                                           Daze, 25-ft., sleeps 4-6,                                   and friendly dog. He loves
   responsibilty for errors nor for omission                         BEAUTIFUL oak dining                                         back 302 cubic inches. V-
                                                                                                    MOTOR VEHICLES                                                                                  good condition, . $2,500.                                    to go for walks & spend
      of copy. Liability for errors shall not                      table w/ 6 matching chairs,                                    8, good condition, $5,500.                                              207-6247.              1-YR. old rescued male pit       time with people. Meet
    exceed the cost of that portion of space                          good condition. $250.              FOR SALE                 640-0743.                                                                                            bull, sweet, loves        him and our other dogs!
             occupied by such error.                                   640-8974 evenings.                                                                                                          Subscribe and SAVE!               people/dogs. Some          THE CANINE ADOPTIUON
                                                                                                                                      1990 Toyota Cressida,                                                                           training, neutered,        AND RESCUE LEAGUE
                                                                                                                                      130K. smog certificate,                                          1 year-          $52         shots. good home w/no          Pet Adoption Center
                                                                   POTTERY Barn twin bed,                                            CD, A/C. Good condition,                                         6 months-        $32
                                                                     white headboard, like                                                                            2002 Nissan Sentra 4                                              cats! 302-1144.           3004 Telegraph Rd.
                                                                        new, $250 OBO.
                                                                                                                                        $1,850. 646-8406.           door, 5 speed, 4 cyl. Only        3 months-        $22                                        Ventura, CA 93003
                                                                                                                                                                    44K, cd, blue, xlnt. $6,900,      Seniors-         $42         EXPERIENCED dog                  (805) 652-1001
  ANNOUNCEMENTS                       HELP WANTED                   Antique Hoosier, red &                                           1997 Toyota Landcruiser.                                                                     walker, local. 798-4670.
                                                                    white, $175 OBO. Very                                                                                   640-1859.                  646-1476, Ext. 12                                            www.carlvc.org
                                                                                                                                       Black w/tan leather int.
                                                                   old (hanging closet-style)                                         Fully loaded, 6 cyl, auto,
                                                                                                      ‘05 VW Convertible
CONSIGN your unwanted                  BOOKKEEPER,                  armoire, white, curved
                                                                       door, $300 OBO.             Cute as a bug, top of the         tow pkg. 125K miles, pwr.                                                 ANSWERS TO WEDNESDAY’S PUZZLE
 quality estate jewelry &         entry level, f/t + benefits.                                     line, TURBO, silver, black          seats, windows. $10,700
    turn it into cash!             Villanova Prep School.                Call 640-6565.                                                 obo. 805-816-5766.
                                                                                                   top, gray leather interior,                                                                        H   D   T   V   U S        A   F         O   B   J       R O S E      H    I   P
 Gem Quest Jewelers,               12096 N. Ventura Ave.                                          Only 6,500 miles. $19,900.
    25 years in Ojai.                     646-1464.
   Accedited Senior
                                                                                                     OBO. Call 640-8141.                                                                              A   R   E   A   P A        I   L         N   A   E       A C E T      O    N   E
                                  BRIGHT, quick learning,                    LOST
 Gemologist/Appraiser.
                                    friendly team player
                                                                                                  1971 VW Super Beetle,                                               2004 Ford Expedition,           J   O   L   L Y M R        R   O    G    E   R   S       S T A T      U    T   E
      108 N. Signal                                                                               nearly all original, runs                                           black with tan, leather
  St., Ojai. 646-3836.             needed 32 hrs/wk. for                                          well. dark blue paint faded,                                      interior, 2 WD, automatic,        I   L   L   S A Y          C   R    E    P   T   U P       A M U      S    E   R
  Open Tue-Sat, 11-5.              fast-paced optometry            BLACK daily planner and        needs good home. $1,800                                              sun roof, a/c, running
                                     office. Call Joann,            steno pad in Mira Monte        OBO, 512-6293.                     1999 Mercedes Benz                                               S   L   Y   E R   M        O   I    R    A         R     I D S        I    R   A
                                                                                                                                                                       boards, power locks,
 DREAMED of creating a                   646-5109.                  area. 10/23. 570-7055.                                          ML430 SUV 4 wd. Like               brakes, steering, and                          G O        O   D    M    R D     E E     D S   S      N    A   G
     one-person show?                                                                                                             new, loaded, 74,500 miles.         windows, CD, 3rd seat,
                                 CASHIER, F/T, weekends
    8-month class being
                                 included. Apply in person          FEMALE cat, chubby,                                               A/C, ps, pw, pdl, tilt,       only 9,800 miles, like new,       C   E   R   E B R A        L        S    T I     N T     S   I N      G    L   E
 offered in Santa Barbara                                                                                                           cruise, Bose, multi cd,          $21,500, 805 640-8882.
that will offer all aspects of   Meiners Oaks Hardware              grey, black ringed tail.
                                                                                                                                  leather, moon roof, alloys.                                         A   N   O   M I E                          A     G A       S W A      M    I   S
 writing, performance and             121 E. El Roblar             Near Rice Rd. 646-5471.
                                                                                                                                   Kelly Blue Book $18,425,                                           I   S   A   I D   B        R A N         D M     R X       C O P      R    A
   production. Amazing           CONTEMPO Hair Design                                                                                   sell for $15,500.
process offered by Project       is looking for stylist, full or           REWARD!                  1986 Ford Ranger 4x4,           649-8600 or 798-4519.                                             R   U   S   S E   Y        O W E         E               B A N D      B
Life Stories; The Santa Fe       part time, must be profes-          Large chocolate color           2.9 liter, V6, long bed.
       School of Solo              sional. Aveda exp. a +.          wallet/Day Planner, Oct.      Great farm or work truck.                                                                           N   E   T   S   M R        I N B         E T W E         E N   R      U    S   T
 Performance, 1-800-937-                  646-5591.                   19 or 20. 649-2675.         $10,000 put into truck last
         1909. www.                                                        REWARD!                                                                                                                            E   A S E D                      R I P E         N   T A      B    O   O
                                                                                                   3 yrs. that I drove it. Yes
   ProjectLifeStories.org             EXPERIENCED                                                      $10,000! I have all                                                                                C   D   R O M          M   O    D    E L M R         T   E G      B    D   F
                                    Bookkeeper & office                                              reciepts. Runs Great! It                                         2005 Ford F150 Lariat.
      APPLIANCES
                                  assistant. Part-time. Fax
                                                                        LOTS & LAND                  should! $1,200 OBO,                                            Excellent condition! Must         S   I   M   I L E          A   M    O                      S T O      L    A   F
                                  resume to 646-5815. Or                                              (805) 895-6867, Oak                                           see, $25,900. 646-9866.
       FOR SALE                        call 794-2837.                                                          View.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      A   G   R   E E   D        R   O    P I T            F   I N E N      E    S   S
                                                                                                                                     2001 Dodge Dakota 4x4,
                                   HOLY Cross Preschool,            ORGANIC farm, water                                              V8, 4 doors, AC, CD, red,         ‘92 Lincoln Signature          L   A   P   S   M Y        B   O    Y M R        B   I   L L
 RETRO ‘50s GE electric           full-time teacher needed.          rights, est. markets.                                           runs great. $11,000. Call       Series Town Car. White,
stove, 2 ovens + griddle.                  646-8121.                www.hermanriggs.com                                                   805-421-9708.             loaded, 175K miles, primo         E   R   E     R E E        L          M I        L   N   E   A D      A    Y   S
Nice! $225. Kenmore A/C.                                            Herman Riggs & Assoc.                                                                             condition, $3,000 OBO.          S   C   A   L E R          E   U    G E N        I   A     I M F      R    E   E
      $60. 6401626.                   HOUSEKEEPER                       800-835-5331.                                                HONDA Civic LX 2005,                Brian, 646-2025.
                                  for private school in Ojai,                                                                        16,300 miles, automatic,                                         M   A   N   I A C S            S    P R I        N   G   M R C L      E    A   N
                                 must speak English. Apply                                                                             AC, radio/cd, alarm,           CLASSIC ‘69 Chevy
          BOATS                     510 Country Club Dr.               subscribe at               ‘99 VW Passat, 4 cyl. 2.0          powerlock and windows,          Nova, 3 column. Needs            A   S   U   N D E R            P    A S          K   L   U M   A      T    R   A
                                        LAW OFFICE,                ojaivalleynews.com               liter, loaded a/c, 6 cd,           $13,800. telephone              TLC, make offer!               N   E   T   Z E R O            S    S E          S   E   G A   T      E    N   T
                                      Receptionist/Clerk:                                         131K, $5,500. 798-1017.                (818) 634- 6365.                  640-9438.
 1988 Stratos fishing/ski          Organized, detail-oriented
  boat. Good condition,                 self-starter with
 $5,500 OBO. 640-7245.              professional telephone
        BUILDING                   manner. Duties include
                                      document control,
      MATERIALS                    telephones and general
                                  office. General computer
  STEEL BUILDINGS                     skills required. Fax
  Factory participation.         resume to (805) 640-2980.
 Save up to 40%, quick                                                                                                                                                                                            17
delivery, (805) 646-6468.         LINE cook / prep, dish-                                                                                7                                                  11
                                 washer. Hrs. vary, full or                                                                                                                                       16
         CAREER                  part-time, apply in person
                                        at Sea Fresh                                                                                                                                         10                                      18
   OPPORTUNITIES                      533 E. Ojai Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 15
                                                                                                                                                                                              12
                                                                                                                                                                                           9     14
   SEEKING Real Estate           OFFICE/YARD positions.                                                                                             8
    Agent for Ojai office.        Lumber yard/bldg. materi-
   Training provided, DRE        als, inquire at Ojai Lumber                                                                                                                                         13
license required. 687-1788       Co. Inc., 1900 E. Ojai Av.                                                             5
    Michelle or Jeff. Fax
     resume 682-7554.               RAINBOW BRIDGE                                                          6
                                   Now hiring in the deli.
                                   Day/evening positions                                                                         4
        DAY CARE                     available. Apply in
                                   person, 211 E. Matilija
                                         646-6623.
LICENSED infant & child
care. 12 years. exp. New-          RECEPTIONIST/ASST.
 born to 5 years, 2 new           for medical homeopathic
                                  office. 20 hrs. week plus                                                                                                                                                                      18) 1290 GRAND AVE.
  openings, 646-0099.
   License #56209945                 back-up. 646-1495.                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, 8 am-Noon
                                    “The Oaks at Ojai”                                                                                                                                                                     Ojai Valley Community Nursery
       FIREWOOD                     Spa resort is offering                                                                                                                                                                    School Annual Yard Sale!
                                  career opportunities for
                                     mature/personable                                                                                                                                                                   Furniture from the Ojai Valley Inn,
 SEASONED firewood,                     individuals as                                                                                                                                                                         clothing, antiques, lots of
call 640-0917, 798-4940.             Front Desk/Guest
                                      Service Reps. &                                                                                                                                                                    household items, joggers, books,
                                      Reservationists                                                                                                                                                                     lots of great kids’ stuff incl. nice
                                  F/T & P/T, shifts include
          FOUND                    evenings & weekends.                                                                3                                                                                                     Tiny Tykes pool with slide.
                                  Apply in person, 122 E.                                                                                                                                                                     Come support the co-op!
                                       Ojai Ave. Ojai
        $ Money $
   on Ojai trail w/another        VENTURA photo studio
item. Call to ID, 646-8124.      seeks energetic, customer
                                  focused associates. Will
   FIND SOMETHING?               train. $9-$11/hr. + comm.
    We run “found” ads                   Resume to                              2      1
   2 times at no charge.          studio@clixventura.com.
  Call 646-1476, Ext. 10.
                                  WARM, creative & lively
                                   family who needs the



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                                 same in a nanny/sitter, 12
           FREE                   hrs. wk for 9-yr-old boy.
                                  Honest, ethical & patient
                                   need apply. 640-1283.
  FOLD-OUT sofa bed.
      646-7898.                   WESTRIDGE MARKET
                                    now hiring cashier
   FREE exercise bike.            position. Apply w/Austin
     Call 646-2050.                 @802 E. Ojai Ave.
                                         646-2762.
    FREE kittens! Call
  646-5641 or 646-0747.                  HORSES &
                                                                                                                               1) 80 MONTE VIA. Sat., 7:30 am-Noon. Huge            7) 335 CARRIZO ST. Sat., 8 am-1 pm. Misc.         13) 208 OLIVE MILL LN. Sat., 7:30 am-12:30
FREE palm tree & bamboo                LIVESTOCK
removal. 640-8065.                                                                                                             Sale! Furn., clothes, toys & more.                   household goods & furn.                           pm. Garage Sale! Furn., toys, books, clothes
                                                                                                                               ——————————                                           ——————————                                        & lots of good stuff. Come by & see!
                                 SWEET oak hay, $11 per
 FREE pickup of saleable          bale. Ojai, 646-5060.                                                                        2) 78 CHAPARRAL RD. Fri. & Sat., 7 am-?              8) EL ROBLAR & HWY. 33. Sat. 9 am-4 pm.           ——————————
   clothing, bric-a-brac,                                                                                                      Antique lawn ornaments & tbls., dishes,              Parking Lot Sale! New & used clothing,            14) 210 DROWN AVE. Sat. 8 am-2 pm.
 household, no furniture,          HOUSES/CONDOS                                                                               clothes, Xmas decorations & gifts.                   Christmas decor & lots of misc. items.            Hutch, bed, comics, CDs, books, china,
     for ST THOMAS                                                                                                             ——————————                                           ——————————                                        dollhouse, etc.
    AQUINAS THRIFT                      FOR SALE                                                                               3) 268 ALTO DR. Sat., 8 am-4 pm. Lots of             9) 206 E. ALISO. Sat., 8-11 am. Fabulous          ——————————
    STORE. 649-2518.                                                                                                           stuff! Picture frames, tools, clothes & Mazda        goodies, furn., vintage, books, toys & more.      15) 510 DROWN AVE. Sunday only, 8 am-2
                                  4 + 2, by owner $480K
                                 OBO. O.V, 224 Valley Rd.                                                                      parts.                                               ——————————                                        pm. Art, clothes, sofa, rustic lrg. dining set,
   FREE to good home,
grey/white male cat, young          mcole31@cox.net                                                                            ——————————                                           10) 218 GRAND AVE. Sat., 7 am. Items incl.        TV, dryer, furn., collectibles, vintage clothes,
 very sweet, abandoned.                                                                                                        4) 907 EL CENTRO. Sat., 9 am-2 pm. Huge              kids’ clothing & toys to washer & dryer, etc.     ‘96 Volvo, household items. Cool stuff!
Needs home desperately!            IN town, 1 bed, 1 bath                                                                      School Fund-Raising Sale! Benefits Drama              ——————————                                        ——————————
        640-6565.                duplex, no pets. $875,000.                                                                    Club.                                                11) 912 SIGNAL ST. Sat., 9 am-2 pm. Never         16) 809 N. DROWN AVE. Sat. only, 8 am-2
                                 Herrick Property Mgt. M-F                                                                     ——————————                                           again in Ojai! Franciscan & misc. pottery.        pm. Art, collectibles, antiques, CDs, furn.,
    GAS range, works!               9:30-4:00, 646-8169.
                                                                                                                               5) 599 S. LA LUNA AVE. Sat., 8 am-Noon.              Reduced $.                                        designer clothes & more.
     Call 646-2834.              OJAI, M.O., 2 + 1 + office,                                                                    No early birds! Lots of good stuff!                  ——————————                                        ——————————
                                  rear sleeping rm, bath.                                                                      ——————————                                           12) 510-B MONTGOMERY ST. Sat., 8 am-1             17) 1113 MERCER AVE. Sat., 8 am-Noon.
RAILROAD ties, used. 21!            $439,000. Owner.
      340-3078.                                                                                                                6) 1188 FIERRO. Sat., 8 am-Noon. Big Sale!           pm. Clothes, kitchen tools, compressor,           Books, clothes, craft supplies & lots of misc.
                                         320-3358.                                                                             Don’t miss! Furn. & many misc. items, great          honing & sharpening svcs. for knives & tools.     ——————————
                                                                                                                               stuff.                                               ——————————                                        18) 1290 GRAND AVE. See boxed sign.
             CHECK US OUT!                                                                                                     ——————————
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         RENTALS,
                                       RENTALS, COTTAGE                        RENTALS, HOUSES                      RENTALS, HOUSES                       RENTALS, STUDIOS
      APARTMENTS
   2 bedroom, 1 bath
                                                                                                                                                                                              Advertise                                               Wednesday’s Answers to
                                            OJAI cottage at                 3 + 1, near downtown, n/s,              OJAI, 3 + 3, corner lot,             PEACEFUL Hacienda
 apartment, new carpet                                                                                                                                  Estates. Charming studio,              in the
   and paint. Close to
downtown, no pets. Must
have good credit & refs.
                                           412 Mallory Way.
                                          Studio apt. $850 +
                                               deposit.
                                                                            n/p. w/lg. yard, $1,750/mo.
                                                                            + deposit, avail. November
                                                                                  1st, 649-2562.
                                                                                                                   newly remodeled, fenced
                                                                                                                    yard, pets maybe, W/D,
                                                                                                                   N/S, close to Topa Topa
                                                                                                                                                          n/p, n/s, lg. pvt. yard,
                                                                                                                                                         $1,125/mo. 715-0591.                                                                                             SUDOKU
1 upstairs unit, available
    now, $1,200. Call
                                          The Becker Group
                                              653-6794.                      3 + 2, lots of light, clean,
                                                                                                                  school. Owner pays water/
                                                                                                                     gardener. $2,500/mo.               PRIVATE w/deck, kitchen,                  Ojai
     (805) 684-4178.                                                          move-in ready, decks,                  310-968-2221. Linda.               full bath, yard, views, $775

  OJAI, 2 + 1 apt., great
                                        RENTALS, HOUSES
                                                                               firepl. $2,400 inc. util.
                                                                                  N/S. 798-1061                    OJAI, 4 + 3 on 1/2 acre,
                                                                                                                   new 2 car garage, com-
                                                                                                                                                          + dep. (805) 646-1536.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Valley
view from wood deck, wtr.,                                                                                                                               SWEET studio in town.
trash, gas, elect., cbl., wifi                                                  3 br. 2 ba. Upper Ojai,            pletely remodeled. $3,000.            Kitchenette, hdwd. floors,
   incl. Pets OK. $1,500.
       805-649-6815.                    1 bdrm. Remodeled,
                                                                                  12133 Topa Ln.
                                                                               $1,600/mo. (805) 252-
                                                                                                                         805-649-6815.                   lg. yard, private, quiet,
                                                                                                                                                        N/S, N/P, $800 incl. utils.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 News
                                        M.H.P very spacious.                      3917; 646-8054                    SWITCHING NESTS ?                           640-6777.
RENTALS, BUSINESS/                     Quiet, privacy, big yard.                                                   I’ll carry your belongings
                                       House pet OK. Beautiful               BEAUTIFUL home, quiet                      for less. 646-2237.             WALK to town, N/S, N/P,
       INDUSTRIAL                       wooded 3 acre prop.                  cul-de-sac, near town. 3 +                                                 avail. now. $1,000/mo +
                                       $1,325, incl. utils. & TV.             2, RV parking, spa, sep.            UPPER Ojai duplex. 2 + 1,             security. 320-2061, Lisa.
      BRYANT St.                        N/S. Refs. 649-3945.                  studio loft guest house.            living room, kitchen, lndry.
   1,500-sq-ft. office +                                                      Gardener incl. $3,200/mo.            rm. Big garden, front/back
                                                                                                                   yard. $1,200 + dep. 933-              RENTALS, STORES
 3,500-sq-ft. warehouse,                1135 Lake Ave. guest                      (w/o guest house
  $6,000 mo, 646-2263                 house, 1 + 1, $1,100/mo.                 $2,400/mo). 646-8063.                 1979, leave message.                      & OFFICES
                                      Includes w/d, garage, pvt.
                                       yard, & water. Call Don,              COUNTRY setting 3 + 1.                                                     DOWNTOWN Ojai, 8,000-
                                      646-9602, Re/Max Agent.                 all redone, new hrdwd                  RENTALS, ROOMS                       sq.-ft. Office/business
 RENTALS, COTTAGE                                                             floors, gardener paid.                                                     space rentals. All/partial or
                                      2 + 2 guest house in quiet,
                                        desirable Ojai neighbor-
                                                                                $1,850, 652-1050.                                                        by room, lots of parking.            For Display
1 bedroom cottage $850.                                                      CUSTOM, furnished 3 + 3              OJAI, $375/mo. + $200                       Currently being
                                       hood, pets maybe. $1,500
   No pets, 640-0571.                    incl. utils. 649-9006 or              Del Oro home in Ojai,              dep., refs., veg. house-
                                                                                                                  hold, N/S/D/Pet. 640-9647.
                                                                                                                                                        remodeled. Call 646-1444,
                                                                                                                                                              Alcor or Nora.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Ads Call:
                                                 218-3881                      must see! $3,900/mo.
   COTTAGE for lease,                   2 + 1 + studio, in town.
                                                                             Stephanie, 805-201-1185.
                                                                                                                   ROOMS for rent, $550 &                 MARICOPA building,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matt
                                        Cozy European charm.                                                                                               second floor office,
    studio, surrounded
  by oaks, across from a                   new bthrm./floors
                                                                               O.V. 4 + 2.5 remodel,
                                                                             large yard, 2-car garage,
                                                                                                                     $650, 646-1002.
                                                                                                                                                        elevator. 230-sq.-ft. $288.            646-1476,
stream. Pvt., completly re-           refrige/stove, W/D hookup,               $2,150/mo. 407-1063.                                                             646-9518.
modeled, $875. 646-6203.                     Pet negotiable.                                                                                                                                    Ext. 28
                                       $1,900/mo.inc. utils./gar-              NEWLY remodeled                      RENTALS, STUDIOS                            SERVICES
 COTTAGES Among the
                                            dener. 640-0867.                  Craftsman-style 2 + 1,
                                                                              wood floors, bonus rm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Rosario
                                                                                                                                                                OFFERED
 Flowers. 1 + 1, $1,300,                                                        $1,950. 646-9464.
pine floor bick f/p, tile in
                                       2 + 1 w/den $1,485/mo.
                                           (760) 379-2239.                                                          DOWNTOWN studio,                                                           646-1476,
kitch & bath. Very quiet,                                                      O.V. 2 + 2, f/p, 1 acre              $850 yard, cute. Call                 NEED good cleaning
    cats welcome. Call                2 + 1.5, Woodland Condo,                  w/views, avail now,                   Jeri Becker, RE                     service? Call Maria! I                Ext. 22
Elizabeth, 818-781-0667.                F/P, pool. $1,450 Agnt.                  $1,950/mo. Mike,                     (805) 646-6768.                     have experience and
                                               646-7229.                          310-600-5410.                                                           good refs! 649-5391.



                                                                                                                     PUBLIC NOTICES
            OVN10-13-06                Corporation/Limited Liability            THE FOLLOWING                                  10017290-0                 November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2006       FILED PRIOR TO THAT                    County on date indicated by file      Tony Thacher. Representative:           and the subsequent construction
    Published Ojai Valley News         Company:                              PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                       Ventura Co. Clerk                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS              DATE. The filing of this                stamp above.                         Karl L. Tapia.                          of new commercial retail
     October 13, 20 & 27, 2006         David Lowell Overmyer                 BUSINESS AS: Fabricating by                     Philip J. Schmit                  NAME STATEMENT                 statement does not of itself              NOTICE – THIS                        Further information about this       totaling 18,963 sq. ft. of
          November 3, 2006             305 Deodar Ave.                       Milner, 1073 Tico Road, Ojai,                File Date: 10/04/2006               File Number 20061011-           authorize the use in this state of     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                  matter is available from the            structural development (existing
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               Oxnard, CA 93030                      Calif. 93023                             THE FOLLOWING                                  10017689-0               a fictitious business name in           NAME STATEMENT                       Community Development                   and new), with associated
       NAME STATEMENT                     This Business is conducted by         Full Name of Registrant/           PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                      Ventura Co. Clerk            violation of the rights of another     EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              Department at 401 South                 parking areas, landscape and
       File Number 20061006-           an individual.                        Corporation/Limited Liability         BUSINESS AS: Ojai Hair                          Philip J. Schmit           under federal, state, or common        DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE             Ventura Street, Mondays                 hardscape on a 60,000 sq. ft.
             10017468-0                   Registrant has not yet begun       Company:                              Company, 821 E. Ojai Ave.,                  File Date: 10/11/2006          law (See Section 14411 et seq.,        OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                 through Thursdays from 8 a.m.           lot. The project site is located at
          Ventura Co. Clerk            to transact business under the        Albert Milner                         Ojai, CA 93023                           THE FOLLOWING                     Business and Professions Code).        CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS              to 5:30 p.m., or by calling (805)       214-236 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai,
           Philip J. Schmit            fictitious business name or            1073 Tico Road                           Full Name of Registrant/           PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING             ——————————                             BUSINESS NAMES                       640-2555. Anyone who seeks to           California, Assessor’s Parcel
        File Date: 10/06/2006          names listed herein.                  Ojai, California 93023                Corporation/Limited Liability         BUSINESS AS: Ojai Valley                        OVN11-07-06                 STATEMENT MUST BE                    challenge the decision of the           Numbers 021-0-104-040, -060, -
    THE FOLLOWING                       I declare that all information in       This Business is conducted by      Company:                              Athletic Club, 409 S. Fox St.,          Published Ojai Valley News          FILED PRIOR TO THAT                  Community Development                   080 and -090. The General Plan
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                   this statement is true and       an individual.                        Teena Cocke                           Ojai, CA 93023                        November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2006         DATE. The filing of this              Director in court with respect to       designations for the property are
 BUSINESS AS: Holly                                   correct.                  Registrant has not yet begun       79 Daily Drive #172                      Full Name of Registrant/              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                statement does not of itself         these public hearing items may          General Commercial (GC and
    Full Name of Registrant/             (A registrant who declares as       to transact business under the        Camarillo, CA 93010                   Corporation/Limited Liability              NAME STATEMENT                   authorize the use in this state of   be limited to raising only those        VMU) and Zoning Designations
 Corporation/Limited Liability         true information which he or she      fictitious business name or               This Business is conducted by      Company:                                   File Number 20061026-            a fictitious business name in         issues raised at the public             of the property is General
 Company:                               knows to be false is guilty of a     names listed herein.                  an individual.                        James Knell                                      10018627-0                 violation of the rights of another   hearing described in this notice        Commercial and Village Mixed
 Holly Ann Johnson                                    crime.)                 I declare that all information in       Registrant has not yet begun       115 W. Canon Perdido                          Ventura Co. Clerk             under federal, state, or common      or in written correspondence            Use (C-1 and VMU). A
 1975 Maricopa Hwy. #5                 /s/DAVID LOWELL                            this statement is true and       to transact business under the        Santa Barbara, CA 93101                        Philip J. Schmit             law (See Section 14411 et seq.,      delivered to the City at or prior       Mitigated Negative Declaration
 Ojai, CA 93023                        OVERMYER                                             correct.               fictitious business name or               Full Name of Registrant/                 File Date: 10/26/2006           Business and Professions Code).      to the public hearing.                  has been prepared pursuant to
    Full Name of Registrant/           David Lowell Overmyer                   (A registrant who declares as       names listed herein.                  Corporation/Limited Liability           THE FOLLOWING                       ——————————                              October 30, 2006                     the California Environmental
 Corporation/Limited Liability            This statement was filed with       true information which he or she       I declare that all information in    Company:                             PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                         OVN11-08-06                 /s/KATRINA RICE SCHMIDT                Quality Act. Property Owner:
 Company:                              the County Clerk of VENTURA            knows to be false is guilty of a          this statement is true and       Julie Main                           BUSINESS AS: 1) FINI, 2)                  Published Ojai Valley News           Katrina Rice Schmidt, AICP           Ron Polito. Representative:
 Lawrence Randolph Johnson             County on date indicated by file                      crime.)                               correct.               115 W. Canon Perdido                 FINI FX, AI #/ON NV C2694-                     November 3, 2006                 City Planner, City of Ojai          Scott Boydston, Rasmussen &
 1975 Maricopa Hwy. #5                 stamp above.                          /s/ALBERT MILNER                        (A registrant who declares as       Santa Barbara, CA 93101              2001, 1881 Von Karman, Suite             PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE              ——————————                              Associates.
 Ojai, CA 93023                           NOTICE – THIS                      Albert Milner                         true information which he or she         This Business is conducted by     1250, Irvine, CA 92612                       OJAI COMMUNITY                            OVN11-09-06                     Further information about this
    This Business is conducted by      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                      This statement was filed with        knows to be false is guilty of a     a general partnership.                  Full Name of Registrant/             DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR                   Published Ojai Valley News           matter is available from the
 husband and wife.                     NAME STATEMENT                        the County Clerk of VENTURA                          crime.)                   The registrant commenced to       Corporation/Limited Liability             NOTICE IS HEREBY                          November 3, 2006                Community Development
    Registrant has not yet begun       EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM               County on date indicated by file       /s/T. COCKE                           transact business under the          Company:                               GIVEN that the City of Ojai            PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                 Department at 401 South
 to transact business under the        DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE              stamp above.                          Teena Cocke                           fictitious business name or           Forex International Investments,       Community Development                        OJAI PLANNING                   Ventura Street, Mondays
 fictitious business name or            OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                     NOTICE – THIS                         This statement was filed with       names listed on 9/1/06.              Inc.                                   Director will hold a public                    COMMISSION                    through Thursdays from 8 a.m.
 names listed herein.                  CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                   the County Clerk of VENTURA            I declare that all information in   Incorporated in Nevada                 hearing on the following item on        NOTICE IS HEREBY                     to 5:30 p.m., or by calling (805)
  I declare that all information in    BUSINESS NAMES                        NAME STATEMENT                        County on date indicated by file           this statement is true and       1881 Von Karman                        Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at       GIVEN that the City of Ojai             640-2555. Anyone who seeks to
      this statement is true and       STATEMENT MUST BE                     EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM               stamp above.                                        correct.               Suite 1250                             9:00 a.m. in the Council             Planning Commission will hold           challenge the decision of the
                correct.               FILED PRIOR TO THAT                   DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE                 NOTICE – THIS                        (A registrant who declares as      Irvine, CA 92612                       Conference Room of Ojai City         a public hearing on the                 Planning Commission in court
   (A registrant who declares as       DATE. The filing of this               OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                   true information which he or she        This Business is conducted by       Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai,      following item on Wednesday,            with respect to these public
 true information which he or she      statement does not of itself          CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               NAME STATEMENT                         knows to be false is guilty of a    a corporation.                         California. Any interested           November 15, 2006, at 7:30              hearing items may be limited to
  knows to be false is guilty of a     authorize the use in this state of    BUSINESS NAMES                        EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM                              crime.)                  The registrant commenced to         persons may appear before said       p.m. in the Council Chambers of         raising only those issues raised
                crime.)                a fictitious business name in          STATEMENT MUST BE                     DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE              /s/JAMES KNELL                       transact business under the            Director and present their views.    Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura          at the public hearing described
 /s/HOLLY JOHNSON                      violation of the rights of another    FILED PRIOR TO THAT                   OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                  James Knell                          fictitious business name or                1. MINOR CONDITIONAL              St., Ojai, California. Any              in this notice or in written
 Holly Johnson                         under federal, state, or common       DATE. The filing of this               CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               /s/JULIE MAIN                        names listed on 10/01/2006.            USE PERMIT AND DESIGN                interested persons may appear           correspondence delivered to the
 /2/LAWRENCE JOHNSON                   law (See Section 14411 et seq.,       statement does not of itself          BUSINESS NAMES                        Julie Main                            I declare that all information in     REVIEW PERMIT FOR                    before said Commission and              City at or prior to the public
 Lawrence Johnson                      Business and Professions Code).       authorize the use in this state of    STATEMENT MUST BE                        This statement was filed with           this statement is true and        OUTDOOR DINING (CUP 06-              present their views.                    hearing.
    This statement was filed with       ——————————                            a fictitious business name in          FILED PRIOR TO THAT                   the County Clerk of VENTURA                         correct.                04 & MISC 06-30) for property           1. DESIGN REVIEW                        November 1, 2006
 the County Clerk of VENTURA                      OVN10-24-06                violation of the rights of another    DATE. The filing of this               County on date indicated by file        (A registrant who declares as        located at 469 E. Ojai Avenue,       PERMIT (DRP 06-12), SIGN                 /s/KATRINA RICE SCHMIDT
 County on date indicated by file          Published Ojai Valley News         under federal, state, or common       statement does not of itself          stamp above.                         true information which he or she       Ojai, California, Assessor’s         PERMIT (S 06-09), and TREE                  Katrina Rice Schmidt, City
 stamp above.                                    October 27, 2006            law (See Section 14411 et seq.,       authorize the use in this state of       NOTICE – THIS                      knows to be false is guilty of a      Parcel Number 023-0-110-130.         PERMIT (T 06-04) for the                              Planner
    NOTICE – THIS                         November 3, 10 & 17, 2006          Business and Professions Code).       a fictitious business name in          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                 crime.)                 The General Plan Designation is      Cañada Block Commercial                             City of Ojai
 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               ——————————                            violation of the rights of another    NAME STATEMENT                       Forex International Investments,       General Commercial (GC) and          Remodel and Addition Project,
 NAME STATEMENT                              NAME STATEMENT                             OVN11-04-06                under federal, state, or common       EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              Inc.                                   the Zoning Classification of the      which involves the remodel and
 EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM                     File Number 20061024-              Published Ojai Valley News         law (See Section 14411 et seq.,       DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE             /s/ALEX DE KHTYAR                      project site is General              addition to existing commercial           Fax Legals &
 DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE                          10018523-0                 November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2006        Business and Professions Code).       OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                 President                              Commercial (C-1). This project       buildings totaling 13,497 square        Announcements
 OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                           Ventura Co. Clerk                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               ——————————                            CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS              Alex De Khtyar                         is categorically exempt pursuant     feet (sq. ft.), the removal of
 CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS                         Philip J. Schmit                  NAME STATEMENT                             OVN11-06-06                BUSINESS NAMES                          This statement was filed with        to the California Environmental      multiple black top parking lots,               to
 BUSINESS NAMES                               File Date: 10/24/2006                File Number 20061004-              Published Ojai Valley News         STATEMENT MUST BE                    the County Clerk of VENTURA            Quality Act. Property Owner:         the removal of 15 mature trees,
 STATEMENT MUST BE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (805) 646-4281.
 FILED PRIOR TO THAT
 DATE. The filing of this
 statement does not of itself
 authorize the use in this state of




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 a fictitious business name in
 violation of the rights of another
 under federal, state, or common
 law (See Section 14411 et seq.,
 Business and Professions Code).
 ——————————
            OVN10-14-06
    Published Ojai Valley News
     October 13, 20 & 27, 2006
          November 3, 2006
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
       NAME STATEMENT
       File Number 20060913-
             10015923-0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3 sizes to choose from.
          Ventura Co. Clerk
           Philip J. Schmit
        File Date: 09/13/2006
    THE FOLLOWING
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • A 3-month contracted space.
 BUSINESS AS: 1) Green Lotus
 Events, 2) Global Body Project,
 4056 Grand Ave. Ojai, CA
 93023
                                                           BOOKKEEPING                                                                        ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • All ads must be paid for
    Full Name of Registrant/
 Corporation/Limited Liability
 Company:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in advance.
 Amy DeLuca                                              ! I can help you, now, really!
 4056 Grand Ave.
 Ojai, CA 93023
    This Business is conducted by
                                                                SMART bookkeeping
                                                             EFFECTIVE Tax Planning                                                       Michael Lotts Electric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Call 805 646- 1476, ext. 10
 an individual.                                           REWARDING Financial Analysis
    The registrant commenced to                                                                                                  Residental/Commercial • Testing & Acct. Maintenance
                                                       AT A FRACTION of the cost of a C.P.A.?
 transact business under the
                                                          ! Free consultation, I come to you.                                    1223 Gregory Street       (805) 646-0804
 fictitious business name or                                                                                                      Servicing the Ojai Valley LIC# 880962
 names listed on 1-1-2004.                             Robyn Wilson (805) 795-2888 CALL NOW                                                                                                                         HANDYMAN
  I declare that all information in
      this statement is true and                                                                                                    New Custom & Remodel Homes • T.V. • All work
                                                                                                                                        Guaranteed Low & High Volt Lighting •                                                                                                 PERSONAL ASSISTANT
                correct.
   (A registrant who declares as                                                                                                          Free Estimates & Troubleshooting                                       REYES HANDYMAN
 true information which he or she                                                                                                                                                                                   SERVICES
  knows to be false is guilty of a                                 COMPUTER                                                                                                                                 Electrical Installations & Repairs
 /s/AMY DeLUCA
                crime.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Swamp Cooler Annual Service/Repairs                                           Your Personal Assistant
 Amy DeLuca                                                                                                                                                                                                 Light Carpentry/Furniture Repair
    This statement was filed with
 the County Clerk of VENTURA
                                                                                                                                               FASHION-ART                                                  Plumbing repairs Ojai Resident 10                                 •   shopping                    •   event planning
                                                                                                                                               ACCESSORIES                                                   Lite Painting                                                    •   errands                     •   computer services
 County on date indicated by file                                                                                                                                                                                                 years experience                             •   organizing                  •   holiday services
 stamp above.
    NOTICE – THIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lic. #14366                         •   mailing services            •   and much more!
 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                        Manuel Reyes
 NAME STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                             Your local Handyman                                                   I ll do the things you don t have time for!
 EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM
 DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE                                                                                                                                                                                   Call me for a free estimate
 OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (805) 798-2254
 CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS
 BUSINESS NAMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cell: 798-5797                                                       whitney@ojai.net
 STATEMENT MUST BE
 FILED PRIOR TO THAT
 DATE. The filing of this
 statement does not of itself
 authorize the use in this state of
 a fictitious business name in                                                                                                                                                                                    HOME REPAIR
 violation of the rights of another
 under federal, state, or common
 law (See Section 14411 et seq.,
 Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                              GARDENING                                                                 OLD TIME
 ——————————                                                       CONCRETE                                                                                                                                             HOME REPAIR                                                         PLUMBING
            OVN10-17-06
                                                                AHUMADA CONCRETE                                                                 Efrain’s GardeningService
    Published Ojai Valley News                                                                                                                  “Quality Care at Affordable
                                                                 Construction, Driveways,
       October 20 & 27, 2006
      November 3 & 10, 2006                                     Patios, Walkways, Ceramic
                                                                                                                                   Landscape Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                           Prices”                                           Patio Covers
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bathroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flooring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WANN’S PLUMBING
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                        Tile, Pool Decks, Copings,                                         Tree Trimming & Pruning                                                   Concrete              Carpentry      Tile                               Copper / Pex Home Repiping
       NAME STATEMENT                                               Brick, Stone, Stucco,
       File Number 20060927-
                                                                                                                                   Weed Abatement                                                                                                                                  Leak Detection / Plumbing Repairs
                                                         Blockwall, Retaining Wall, BBQ, All Types                                 Tractor Work           Free Estimates
             10016845-0                                           Of Concrete & Masonry                                            Clean-Ups             Available 7 days a week                           If you can buy it - we can install it                                   Affordable Pricing / Top Quality Work
          Ventura Co. Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FREE Estimates / All Work Guaranteed
           Philip J. Schmit                                            (805) 487-1613                                                                                                                          Thom Carney • Retired Contractor
        File Date: 09/27/2006                                                                                                      Office: (805) 646-2917  Cell: (805) 830-3131                                                                                                      CA.Lic. #850659 / 646-3075
                                                         CA Contractor State               License #754081
    THE FOLLOWING                                                                                                                           Weekly * Bi-Weekly * Monthly                                    Cell 798-7194 Home 640-1840
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                                                   Free Estimates
 BUSINESS AS: Lifestyle
 Designs, 305 Deodar, Oxnard,
 CA 93030
    Full Name of Registrant/
Ojai Valley News • Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 B6

								
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