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                                              Camp returns to                                                  returns to
 Outstanding                                      Ojai for 25th                                                 youthful
 Results                                     consecutive year.                                            ambitions with
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                                  OJAI VALLEY NEWS  Ojai Valley’s newspaper since 1891                                                    www.ojaivalleynews.com
            114th Year, No. 88                    Friday, Aug. 5, 2005                  Newsracks, 75¢, retail stores, 70¢ plus tax • Yearly subscription, $45

                                                                                                                      Ojai friends W                                                                            eek
                                                                                                                       in need
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tourism topic for
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Aug. 11 meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Susan Wilcox, chief deputy
                                                                                                                                                                                                    director, California Travel and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tourism Commission, will
                                                                                                                     Nomad Gallery owner’s annual African trip                                      speak at the Ojai Valley Inn on
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. Her
                                                                                                                     takes on special urgency with Niger crisis                                     presentation, co-sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Inn, Ojai Valley News and

                                                                                                                            eslie Clark’s downtown Nomad Gallery is more                            Ojai Valley Chamber of
                                                                                                                            than just an art gallery. While the walls of her                        Commerce, will focus on the
                                                                                                                            Arcade shop are certainly hung with the paint                           recently formed California
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cultural and Heritage Tourism
                                                                                                                     and canvas trappings expected from a traditional gallery,                      Council. She will discuss the
                                                                                                                     Nomad is as much a museum as a place to buy art.                               opportunities that exist for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ojai to fund some its tourism
                                                                                                                         By Jay Ford Cullis              dunes. It’s all part of Clark’s            needs in partnership with
                                                                                                                                                         personal efforts to help support           others through cultural and
                                                                                                                         jay@ojaivalleynews.com          the people of the Saharan nation           heritage tourism.
                                                                                                                        Intricate metalwork and fine     she calls home for half the year.
                                                                                                                     jewelry sparkle on the shelves         In two weeks, Clark will                    Far From It
                                                                                                                     — arts and crafts created by the    leave for her annual African
                                                                                                                     Nomadic tribes of Niger who         trip, but this particular visit               playing nearby
                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Leslie Clark   Clark calls friends. She even       carries with it an importance                 The Ojai band, Far From It,
                                                                                                                     runs a tour company out of the      beyond          globe-trotting             is playing at the Ventura
  Leslie Clark with a trio of Tuareg tribesmen in the       bureaucratic delays in delivering aid. Clark is          gallery, taking adventurers on      excitement. With 15 years of               Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St.,
  Sahara Desert. The tribe has suffered greatly with        rounding up donations for a local effort to provide      jeep excursions across the                                                     today at 7 p.m. Local guitarist
  an extended drought, a plague of locusts and              relief for the beleaguered tribe.                        country’s windswept desert             Please see Niger, Page A-3              Joseph Boi and bassist
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marshall Stern both attended
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chaparral High School, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    drummer Jesse Respo

What lies beneath Casitas                                                                                                                                                                           attended Valley Oak Charter
                                                                                                                                                                                                    School. Tickets are $10. Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph Boi for tickets at 223-

unearthed for new exhibit                                                                                                                                                                           0863.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Guitarist re-opens
Ojai Valley Museum resurrects original settlers’ heritage                                                                                                                                             Theater 150
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Theater 150 celebrates its
    By Nao Braverman                                  Museum.                                                                                                                                       re-opening Saturday at 8 p.m.
                                                         Starting in with the first pioneers who                                                                                                    with the finger-picking guitar
    nao@ojaivalleynews.com                            settled on the land in 1887, the exhibit focuses                                                                                              virtuosity of singer-songwriter
   The drowned ranches under Lake Casitas             on five ranching families that lived there when                                                                                               Thad Beckman, Waterfront
come to life in the Ojai Valley Museum’s              the dam was first constructed. It traces their                                                                                                Blues and Kerrville Folk
exhibit “The Land Beneath the Lake.”                  history until they were forced to leave, to make                                                                                              Festival favorite. One night
   A display of salvaged artifacts and local          way for the lake.                                                                                                                             only. Tickets: $15. Call 646-
family history tell the stories of the people who        The settlers drew water from wells, and the                                                                                                4300.
lived on the land under Lake Casitas before the       droughts were long and harsh. “You would
Casitas Dam was built in 1958.                        hate to think about what Ojai would be like if                                                                                                    MoveOn Ojai
   The exhibit shows how the first people who         it weren’t for Lake Casitas,” said McClenahan.
came to settle in the valley after Chumash               Automobiles hadn’t yet been invented and                                                                                                      event Aug. 13
Indians, were ranchers who were willing to            for many years Tom S. Clark, a member of one                                                                                                      MoveOn Ojai will hold a
brave the arid terrain and raise horses on the        of the prominent Santa Ana families, provided                                                                                                 fund-raising event on Aug. 13
vast expanse of undeveloped land.                     the only transportation to Ventura and Santa                                                                                                  from 6 to 11 p.m. at the home
   “The most exciting thing is that we captured       Barbara in a stagecoach.                                                                                      Photo by Nao Braverman          of Kristofer and Joanne
the feel of the old California Ranch,” said Jane                                                                                                                                                    Young, featuring a $20-per-
McClenahan, director of the Ojai Valley                           Please see Museum, Page A-3               Jane McClenahan, museum executive director, points out one of the new exhibits.         plate potluck dinner and live
                                                                                                                                                                                                    acoustic pop music by The
 Ojai Valley
                                                                                            Brats’ Packed
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Household Gods. Attendance
                                                                                                                                                                                                    is limited to the first 50
 neighbors                                                                                                                                                                                          people. For reservations or
                                                                                                                                                                                                    information, call Joanne at
     By Julia Bosson                    time finding
     julia@ojaivalleynews.com           anyone to teach
                                        her the trade.                          Nordhoff grad helping whip troubled
   Rosalie Zabilla moved to the
Ojai Valley from Santa Barbara
two years ago. “My husband is a
                                        “They didn’t
                                        want me as
                                        competition,”         Rosalie Zabilla   teens into shape on new reality show                                                                                   Obituary
cinematographer, so we wanted           she         says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Page A-2
to be close to Los Angeles, but         Eventually she found someone                By Jay Ford Cullis
                                                                                                                                                               “The crew had no                    George Jaidar, 75
not too close,” she says.
   Zabilla recently acquired her
                                        willing to help her learn — Jim             jay@ojaivalleynews.com                   Brat Camp
real estate license, and will be
                                        Zabilla, her future husband. She
                                        says, “He only offered because he          Few who know Shayna                     Who: Shayna Freeman,
                                                                                                                                                             idea what they were
representing Prudential Realty. “I      wanted to date me.”                     Freeman were surprised she took         Sage Walk wilderness                     getting into.”
decided to go into real estate
because I want to help people find
where their home is,” she says.
                                           When working together on
                                        the set, co-workers affectionately
                                        deemed Rosalie and Jim ‘The
                                                                                the counseling job at Oregon’s
                                                                                Sage Walk wilderness therapy
                                                                                school. It was seeing her face on
                                                                                                                        therapy counselor and
                                                                                                                        Nordhoff High School
                                                                                                                                                               Shayna Freeman                               Index
   The second of five children,         Bickersons.’                            ABC’s most popular new reality          Graduate
Zabilla grew up in Minnesota.              “It was a hard transition,” she      television series that caught              When: Wednesday               crews followed the teens and             Around Our Valley . . . . . A-6
Her father was a doctor, and her        says. “I was the boss at home           everybody off guard.                    nights at 9 p.m. on              counselors as they hiked through         Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
mother was a homemaker. “I              and he was the boss at work!”              Since her days as a student at       Adelphia’s channel 3             the Oregon wilderness, sleeping
spent the first half of my life            “My passion in life is human         Nordhoff High School, Freeman                                            under the stars. “The crew had           Commentary . . . . . . . . . A-5
freezing!” she says.                                                            has brought an altruistic                  What: Troubled teens          no idea what they were getting
                                        potential,” Zabilla says, “what
                                                                                                                        learn discipline and                                                      Food & Travel . . . . . . . A-7, 8
   Zabilla attended a small, private    people are capable of in terms of       approach to everything she does.                                         into,” she said. “They were
college in Minnesota before living      how kind and happy they can be,         From helping her mother, Nan            responsibility                   suffering with their camera bags         Much Ado . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
abroad in England. She graduated        and what they can aspire to             Tolbert, at the Ojai Valley Birth                                        out on the trail.”                       Houses of Worship . . . . . B-4
from the University of Minnesota        achieve.” It is this belief that        Resource and Family Center to        for things like partying and           The teens took a tarp along to
majoring in psychology and pre-         attracted Zabilla to Buddhism.          her work as a youth outreach         recklessness, but also extreme      set up over their sleeping bags in       Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
medical studies. “I was going to be     Over the years, she has studied         coordinator at the Ojai Valley                                           the event of rain — “In the case
a doctor,” she says, “but I decided I   many different spiritual practices      Youth Foundation, Freeman’s
                                                                                                                     ADD or social problems,” said
                                                                                                                                                         of the show it was snowing,” said           Also
                                                                                                                     Freeman. “They go through an
wanted to find my true purpose,         and meditations to find what            résumé is full of jobs helping       incredible emotional change.” It    Freeman. The teens celebrated              Inside
not what I thought would win            worked for her. Integrating the best    teens find a sense of self-worth.    was an emotional experience that    Thanksgiving in the wilderness,
approval from other people.”            of what spirituality, psychology        She said she took the job at Sage    ABC thought fitting for a reality   and in last week’s episode (which        OVN
Zabilla worked a multitude of jobs      and the natural sciences have to        Walk expecting the same. But she     series — one of the few that’s      will air for a special encore            Real
to find her purpose. She settled in     offer, Zabilla believes human           didn’t expect the cameras,           more documentary than contest.      showing on Aug. 13), spent three
film as a motion picture camera         potential will be realized to the       microphones, and video crews.        “They saw wilderness therapy as     days fending for themselves              Estate Guide
technician.                             degree each one of us takes full           Taped last winter in the          this already existing thing that    during a “Solo Experience”
   She saw film as a tool to            responsibility for our own lives.       blustery Oregon desert, “Brat        didn’t need scripting,” she said.   challenge. Equally important to
improve society. She also enjoyed          Zabilla loves to garden and          Camp” follows nine troubled          “They were there documenting        the wilderness challenges were            Classified Ad of the Week
the people. “I met a lot of             loves her daughter, Lucia. She          teenagers as they endure 60 days     what was going on.”                 the one-on-one conversations             FREE: Buff Orpington rooster.
interesting creative people,” she       also enjoys being in Ojai. “I love      of wilderness therapy with                                               between counselors and teens —
says, “and a lot of maniacs.”                                                   experienced wilderness therapy
                                                                                                                        Living three days a week in a
                                                                                                                                                         heartfelt discussions that
                                        the sense of community                                                       base camp teepee, Freeman —
   Since cinematographers work          awareness,” she says. “I love the       counselors.                          who on the show is called
as free-lancers, Zabilla had a hard     setting and the land.”                     “They’re getting into trouble     “Mountain Wind” — said film              Please see Brats, Page A-3

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 police blotter
                                                                                     Film Fest ices                                                                                       OBITUARY
                   • A Pence
                                         woman was arrested at an Oak
                                         View business July 29 for
                                         allegedly violating the terms of            penguin flick
                surfboard valued
                at    $480
              reportedly taken
                                         her parole by being under the
                                         influence of a controlled
                                                                                                                               through 23. Scheduled for opening
                                                                                                                               night will be a free community
                                                                                                                                                                         George Jaidar
           from a residence in the          • A Sisar Road man was                                                             screening of “March of the
  500 block of Rice Road Aug. 17.        arrested in Meiners Oaks July                                                         Penguins” in Libbey Bowl, with its         Feb. 17, 1930-July 29, 2005
     • Vandalism to a storage            29 on suspicion of driving                                                            French filmmaker Luc Jacquet in
  shed in the 1200 block of Loma         under the influence.                                                                  attendance.                                  George Jaidar, of Ojai, died the way he
  Drive was reported July 28. The           • A transient man was cited                                                            This cinematic tale of emperor        lived — peacefully and purposefully. He
  loss was listed at $40.                and released on Signal Street                                                         penguins in Antarctica has just           left his “Life of Fullness,” with humor and
     • A rented Northstar 8000           July 30 for allegedly drinking in                                                     moved up to become the fourth             music — surrounded and celebrated by
  PPG generator (02-55220)               public.                                                                               highest-grossing documentary of           loving family and friends. A philosopher
  valued at $2,000 was reportedly           • A Tico Road man was                                                              all time. “It’s an incredible film        and teacher, George wrote the highly
  taken from a campsite at Lake          cited and released in Ventura                                                         filled with heroism and heartbreak,       praised The Soul, An Owner’s Manual, which distills 40 years of
  Casitas July 29.                       July     30     for   allegedly                                                       and a double-dose of nature’s             his writings and teachings.
     • Spray-painted, gang-              trespassing.                                                                          brilliance in the face of great peril,”      Born in Amyoun-el-koura, Lebanon, George grew up in
  related graffiti was reported at          • A transient woman was                                                            says Maggie Cerminaro, the
                                                                                                                                                                         Uruguay and California. Beginning as an altar boy in the Eastern
  Libbey Park July 29.                   arrested at a West Ojai Avenue                                                        festival’s executive director. “It
     • A $150 Verizon cell phone,        business July 31 on an alcohol-                                                       truly is a love story.”                   Orthodox Church, and deeply influenced by his grandmother’s
  several pieces of jewelry,             related warrant.                                                                          The Ojai Film Festival is proud       stories (in the Sufi tradition), he embarked on a lifelong spiritual
  perfume and a wedding ring                • A transient woman                                                                to be able to screen it outdoors in       quest that involved extensive study of Eastern and Western
  valued at $3,000 were                  surrendered at the Ojai Police                                                        Libbey Park for the community as          philosophy, psychology, and religion. He received his BA in
  reportedly taken from a                Station Aug. 2 after a warrant                                                        a way of thanking Ojai for all the        Psychology from Stanford University and did his graduate work
  residence in the 1200 block of         was issued for violating the                                                          support it has given the Film             in Philosophy at UCLA, where he began his teaching career.
  Drown Avenue July 20.                  terms of her probation.                                                               Festival throughout the years.               After serving as headmaster at Happy Valley School in Ojai
     • Jewelry valued in excess of          • A transient man was                                                                  Cerminaro is asking for               and later as a philosophical consultant, George worked for the
  $3,500 was reportedly taken            arrested on West Ojai Avenue                THE POPULAR “March of the                 volunteers to share the Film              past 40 years primarily with individuals and small groups,
  from a locked room in a                Aug. 2 on a $1,000 warrant for              Penguins” will be presented free          Festival experience this year. “It
                                                                                                                                                                         encouraging growth toward what he calls the “Life of Fullness.”
  residence in the 1200 block of         camping or sleeping in public.              of charge at this year’s Ojai Film        takes about 50 volunteers to run
  South Rice Road Aug. 1.                                                                                                      the festival, and there are many          He encouraged us through his writings and teachings to explore
                                            • A Ventura man was cited                Festival.
                                         and released in Mira Monte                                                            different jobs that need filling.”        our own unique and individual journeys towards the soul
  CITES AND ARRESTS                      Aug. 2 for allegedly disobeying                The sixth annual Ojai Film             Applications can be picked up at          process. In his daily interactions in the community and through
     • A Sunset Place man was            a court order.                              Festival is revving into high gear        the Film Festival office, 111 W.          his own active practice of openness and awareness, he
  cited and released in Meiners             • A South Padre Juan                     this year with added seminars,            Topa Topa in the Ojai Design              encouraged us to take the path less traveled.
  Oaks July 25 on suspicion of           Avenue man was cited and                    filmmaker receptions and award-           Center, or on the Internet at the            A vibrant man of great wisdom, intellect and compassion —
  being a public nuisance.               released on Maricopa Highway                winning independent films. The            web site at ojaifilmfestival.com. For     not to mention, irreverent and playful sense of humor — George
     • A North Ventura Avenue            on suspicion of reckless driving.           Film Festival will take place Oct. 20     more information, call 640-1047.          taught by example and generously shared his humanistic
                                                                                                                                                                         teachings with everyone fortunate enough to encounter him.
                                                                                                                                                                         Although George never sought to amass any sort of following,
                                             “In keeping our commitment to           approved for eligible work on this        buildings and equipment; repair of
                                                                                                                                                                         many people ended up seeking him out for guidance. A man with
FEMA                                     help communities recover from the
                                         winter storms, we awarded the city a
                                         Public Assistance grant to replace the
                                                                                     project, combined with the federal
                                                                                     reimbursements announced today,
                                                                                     will help ease some of the burden the
                                                                                                                               public utilities, and recreational
                                                                                                                               facilities such as parks.
                                                                                                                                  OES coordinates overall state
                                                                                                                                                                         a huge embrace and long reach, he was a loving partner to
                                                                                                                                                                         Malchia Sanford Olshan for 34 years, cherished parent to his

funds for                                pipelines,” said Federal Coordinating
                                         Officer David Fukutomi.
                                            On. Feb. 4, President Bush
                                                                                     storms have placed on the city’s
                                                                                     budget by reducing its share of
                                                                                     eligible costs to less than 7 percent.”
                                                                                                                               agency response to major disasters in
                                                                                                                               support of local government. The
                                                                                                                               office is responsible for ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                         children Cheline, Matthew, and nephew Todd, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                         invaluable friend and support to an enormous network of

Foster Field                             declared Ventura County eligible for
                                         public and individual assistance for
                                                                                         Public Assistance categories for
                                                                                     eligibility can include debris removal;
                                                                                                                               California’s readiness to respond to
                                                                                                                               and recover from natural, man-made
                                                                                                                                                                         extended family and friends who will dearly love him always.

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                                                                                                                   in Niger in two weeks.                                                      mansion which would soon be
                                                                                  “I have friends                     She’ll take with her whatever
                                                                                                                   donations she’s collected from
                                                                                                                                                          Museum:                              submerged in water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitors can watch the
                                                                                                                                                            (Continued from Page A-1)
                                                                                 calling every day                 fund-raising efforts and from                                               Hoffmans’ old home movies of
                                                                                                                   donations, but Clark said there’s         “During the floods in 1914,       horses grazing at the family
                                                                                   saying their                    never enough to go around. “The        Tom Clark was the only means of      ranch, and the Hoffmans
                                                                                                                   aid organizations have so many         communication between the Ojai       themselves in front of their home.
                                                                                    families are                   other costs,” Clark said —             Valley and the outside world,”          Also displayed are artifacts
                                                                                     starving.”                    expenses like airfare and              said McClenahan.                     that came from the land beneath
                                                                                                                   transportation costs on the               The exhibit shows pictures of     the lake long before the ranches.
                                                                                  — Leslie Clark                   ground in Niger. “I’ve got cars        thoroughbred racehorse, Crystal      A case shows abalone shells and
                                                                                                                   that can take the stuff out and I’m    Pennant, owned by the Hoffman        stone grinders that were left over
                                                                                                                   not giving them peanut butter          family of Casitas Ranch.             from the Chumash villages. Also
                                                                                                                   paste,” said Clark, adding that           Crystal Pennant became a          displayed are some 25 million-
                                                                             prices tripled — even as a swarm      one $40, 100-pound bag of millet       legendary horse after winning        year-old fossilized whalebones
                                                                             of locusts descended upon the         will feed a family until the tribes    the family $110,000 at the           that were found on the land.
                                                                             countryside, gobbling up              can reap the benefit of the fall       Coffroth Handicap in Tijuana,           “It’s an extremely rich
                                                                             whatever shriveled crops              harvest. And Clark, who knows          and racing against Sea Biscuit.      history,” said McClenahan, who
                                                                             remained.                             so many tribespeople throughout           The Hoffman family had an         worked on the exhibit with
                                                                                Now the rainy season has           the country, can talk with the         extravagant home with expensive      museum staff for two years
                                                                             come again, and with it an            nomads about which families are        china and carefully picked           before it was finally completed.
                                                                             opportunity that won’t last           most in need. Clark is urging          furniture, some of which is              “The Land Beneath the
                                            Photo courtesy of Leslie Clark   forever. As tribes gather for the     anyone who wants to help to do         exhibited at the museum.             Lake” will be up until January
                                                                             traditional festival season and       so before she leaves on Aug. 14.          But 1958 marked the abrupt        at the Ojai Valley Museum on
LESLIE CLARK with Taureg women in northern, drought-stricken Niger.          graze their herds on the                 Donations can be made by            end of ranch life, as the Hoffmans   Ojai Avenue, across the street
                                                                             abundant grasses, Clark said a        check to the Nomad Foundation,         had known it. Headlines like         from the Starr Market. It is open
                                                                             sense of hope is spreading            by credit card over the phone to       “Old World Ranch Casitas Will        Thursdays and Fridays from 1
Niger:                                 said his wife died of starvation.”
                                          For Clark, it’s a familiar and
                                       tragic lament.
                                                                             through the nomadic community.
                                                                                “The nomads are in a position
                                                                                                                   Nomad Gallery (646-1706), or by
                                                                                                                   e-mailing          Clark          at
                                                                                                                                                          Disappear” and “Hoffmans
                                                                                                                                                          Leave to Summer Home after 33
                                                                                                                                                                                               to 4 p.m, Saturdays from 10
                                                                                                                                                                                               a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays from 12
  (Continued from Page A-1)
                                          Suffering first a tremendous       where they can start to recover       leslie@nomadgal.com.                   Years of Country Living.” from       noon to 4p.m. and on
experience in Niger and long-          drought which dried up the food       right now,” she said. “The easiest       “The combination of a sack of       old issues of the Star Free Press    Wednesdays for school and
standing friendships with              source for the nomadic goat           way to get food and help to the       grain and a goat not only would        and the Oxnard Press tell the        group tours only. For more
nomadic tribes across the              herds, Niger was dealt a series of    largest number of people is to go     get a family through the crisis,       story of how the Hoffman family      information contact Jane
country, Clark can bring a             crippling blows over the past         to the nomadic festivals.”            but get them started on their          had leave their ranch and            McClenahan at 640-1390 ext. 1.
personal        approach          to   year. “All of the people in Niger        Which is exactly what Clark        future,” Clark said. “It’s all very
humanitarian aid without the           need millet,” said Clark. “That’s     plans on doing when she arrives       doable right now.”
bureaucratic and financial             what everybody eats — that and
overhead associated with many
international aid organizations.
                                       the milk from the animals. When
                                                                                                                                                          Brats:                                  “She connected really well
                                                                                                                                                                                               with teens from all different
   “I have friends calling me
every day saying their families
                                       the animals don’t have pasture,
                                       first the milk dries up. That
                                       creates more pressure for the
                                                                             Nightingale Ball announced                                                      (Continued from Page A-1)         circumstances,” Bosson said of
                                                                                                                                                                                               Freeman’s time at the Youth
are starving,” said Clark. “I had a                                                                                                                       Freeman said sometimes lasted        Foundation. “They respected her
call the other night at 3 o’clock in
                                       people      to    buy      grain.”    Hospital Guild fund-raising event set for Nov. 5                             for hours.                           quite a bit and she had a
                                       Consequently, Clark said grain
the morning from a friend who                                                   The fourth annual Nightingale      the guild will conduct a benefit          It’s that personal experience     tremendous amount to offer.”
                                                                             Ball, a gala black-tie benefit to     raffle for an original oil painting    that Freeman said first drew            Already five episodes in, the
                                                                             raise funds for the Ojai Valley       by famed Ojai artist Nancy             her to wilderness therapy after      series is one of ABC’s most
                                                                             Community          Hospital,     is   Whitman.                               graduating from Prescott             successful reality programs this
                                                                             scheduled for Nov. 5 at Ventura’s        Musical entertainment at the        College in Arizona with a            season, drawing 10.4 million
                                                                             Pierpont Inn, it was announced        $200-per-person event will offer       degree in adventure education.       viewers to its two-hour July 13
                                                                             last week by the event’s co-          easy-listening dinner music and a      “The reason I worked at Sage         premiere. Airing Wednesday
                                                                             chairs, Dietrich and Valerie          smooth dance tempo to close out        Walk for so long was that every      nights at 9 p.m. on Adelphia’s
                                                                             Schmidt of the sponsoring Ojai        the evening. The live auction,         student, no matter why they          channel 3, Freeman said the
                                                                             Valley Community Hospital             organized by guild members             were there, had an incredible        network has been showing a one-
                                                                             Foundation Guild.                     Penny and Bill Sechrest and            experience,” Freeman said.           hour recap and then one hour of
                                                                                Like last year’s event, which      conducted by auctioneer Jules          “Not only did they leave with a      new footage.
                                                                             raised more than $80,000, the         Eubanks, promises to top even          lot of insight into their               And while Freeman said the
                                                                             2005 edition of the Nightingale       last year’s elegant attraction, said   relationships with their             show captures the essence of the
                                                                             Ball will feature entertainment,      Valerie Schmidt.                       parents, but they left with a        experience, it only scratches the
                                                                             dancing, a gourmet dinner and a          Information and dinner              huge steps forward in                surface of how dramatic the
                                                                             live auction with a glittering        reservations may be obtained by        communication.”                      changes are in these teens. “It’s
                                                                             variety of items, including luxury    calling the Ojai Valley                   Caryn Bosson, executive           definitely been telling the true
                                                                             vacation packages. The dinner         Community Hospital Foundation          director of the Ojai Valley Youth    story of what happens,” said
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                                                                             reception at 6 p.m. In conjunction    by at 1301 Maricopa Highway,           hear Freeman was again working       they can cram 60 days of
                                                                             with the ball, said the Schmidts,     Suite A, in Ojai.                      with youth.                          experience into six hours.”

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                                       fathom because no one has               50 and 55 thousand.”                                                                 among the most important tasks of       vulnerability. This is true
                                       raised a hand and said, “I did              “Dollars?”      the     mayor                                                    life. It is also among the most         intimacy.
                                       it.” There is another adage even        questions, finding the figures                                                       rewarding of all life’s tasks.             The health of a marriage and a
                                       better than my grandfather’s:           incredible.                                                                              The foundation of the success       family and of successive
                                       “Success has a thousand fathers.            “Certainly not Euros, your                                                       of a family in fulfilling its           generations of families depends
                                       Failure is an orphan.”                  honor.”                                                                              evolutionary purpose is devotion        critically on this deep level of
                                           So, let us “kiss the day
                                                                                                                                                     Bruce W.       and devotion’s two companions:          emotional bonding between all a
                                                                                   “Don’t get snippy on me.”
                                       goodbye and point ourselves                 “Sorry, your honor. It is                                       Gladstone,       surrender and vulnerability.            members. In every healthy
                                       towards tomorrow” and address           dollars.”                                                                Ph.D.       Devotion means “to give up              marriage and family a certain
                     Mel Bloom         the task of reducing our cost of                                                                                             wholly (surrender) or to direct         amount of conflict is inevitable,
                                                                                   “Then Bloom is right. That is
                                       living while increasing our             a good place to cut back.”                                                           one’s attention wholly or               and, therefore, so is wounding and
    MUCH ADO                           income. I have a good place to
                                       start — City Hall.
                                                                                   “If I may, your honor, we                   STATE OF MIND                        completely to another.” Certainly
                                                                                                                                                                    devotion is expressed in healthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                            vulnerability. One task of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            healthy marriage is to allow and
                                                                               could save 90 percent of that if
  ABOUT NOTHING                            Those who don’t have a
                                       sweet tooth might be unaware
                                                                               Bloom would stop eating here.”
                                                                                   “He eats that much?”                      Devotion
                                                                                                                                                                    parents by their unconditional
                                                                                                                                                                    love for one another and for their
                                                                                                                                                                                                            respect        each         partner’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                            vulnerability and to become aware
                                       that the best free chocolate in                                                                                              children. It is expressed through       of the capacity for mutual
                                                                                   “When he shows at a council                                                      their reliability, dependability and    wounding. Because wounding is
                                       town is on the counter of the
                                       reception area of City Hall. The
                                       City Council meetings also
                                                                               meeting he goes through the
                                                                               cookies like Sherman went                     foundation                             continuous availability. Through
                                                                                                                                                                    observing devotion between their
                                                                                                                                                                                                            inevitable it is also necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            learn to care for wounds and to
                                                                               through Georgia. And he stops
times in                               provide a superlative array of
                                       fine cookies. I’m all for fine
                                                                               by every day to mooch the
                                                                               chocolates on the counter.”
                                                                                                                             of marriage                            parents,         children

                                                                                                                                                                    which will enable them to form
                                                                                                                                                                    relationship skills and attitudes
                                                                                                                                                                                                            repair them. In healthy marriages
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and families we learn how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            avoid wounding too deeply. We
                                       cookies and chocolates. But                 “He doesn’t look fat.”
Shangri-La                             when times are precarious, I
                                       would be the first to suggest we
                                       downgrade and offer hard
                                                                                   “I hear he wears a girdle,
                                                                               Your Honor.”
                                                                                                                                Despite the many challenges
                                                                                                                             and pressures on marriage today
                                                                                                                             and high divorce rates, most
                                                                                                                                                                    healthy relationships.
                                                                                                                                                                        Surrender is a necessary
                                                                                                                                                                    companion to devotion. Being
                                                                                                                                                                                                            learn to risk vulnerability, to fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                            fairly, to heal our wounds. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                            learn to value the intimacy of
                                                                                   “Wouldn’t surprise me. He is              people say they want to be             married and being a parent              honest anger and its relationship
    Shangri-La has come upon           candy and non-premium
                                                                               a weirdo. But as I said even a                married. When asked why they           presents        us     with    daily    to true forgiveness. We learn
hard times. It’s certainly no          cookies.
                                           Having stated this, I can           weirdo can make sense once in                 prefer marriage, most people reply     opportunities to surrender our          devotion.
Baghdad or Darfour or even San                                                 awhile and I do think we can go
Diego, but like the old grey           envision the following taking                                                         that they want companionship,          own desires in the service of              Marriage matures us by
                                       place in the majestic office of our     to hard candy instead of                      love, emotional support, someone       spouse and family. This does not        offering opportunity to see
mare “she ain’t what she used to                                               chocolate. That may stop his
be.” The “pickins” are poor and        mayor. She buzzes her assistant                                                       to share life with, to avoid           mean complete surrender of one’s        ourselves more objectively and
                                       on the intercom.                        visits to City Hall.”                         loneliness and to share in raising     identity or individuality, though it    through the eyes of another. It
the prospects — well, who                                                          “Possibly.”
knows?                                     “Yes, your honor?” the                                                            children. Most people also             may feel like it at times. Surrender    offers unlimited opportunity to
                                       assistant replies.                          “I also think we could serve              recognize the economic benefits of     in the service of marriage and          work through the problems which
    So, for the moment let us                                                  Girl Scout cookies. Even at the
heed wise words. From the                  “Tell the chief financial officer                                                 marriage, the sharing of resources     family is a mature act of love and      we drag forth from our family of
                                       I want her in my office                 Tennis Tournament’s fancy                     and “married filing jointly.”          devotion that deepens the bonds         origin into our marriages. Healthy
biblical prophets? From the
Delphi oracle? From the great          immediately.”                           schmancy tea tent they serve                     Marriage is the very foundation     between family members and              marriage requires that we be
statesmen of yore? No. From a              “Yes, your honor.”                  mediocre cookies.”                            of family life and social stability.   which is the foundation for             known and vulnerable to our
more               contemporary            A few moments later the CFO             “I’ll tell you what I think,              The health and well-being of our       stability and peace within              spouse and children, that we
philosopher, Scarlet O’Hara who        enters.                                 Your Honor. I think we’d have a               society, our culture, depends on       individuals, families and society.      surrender our defenses to allow
said, “Tomorrow is another                 “You wanted to see me, your         citizens’ uprising if we cut back             the health and well-being of our       It is, quite literally, a cornerstone   our real self to be seen and loved.
day.”                                  honor?”                                 on the cookies. When they come                children and our families. The         in the foundation of global peace          Devotion is the foundation of
    It’s possible tomorrow we              “Yes,” replies the mayor            to the council meetings and sit               family is the basic unit of society.   and harmony.                            marriage. It is necessary to all
may be able to sing “Happy             while waving a copy of today’s          through all this, this, this ‘stuff,’         The two-parent family is the best          Children who do not witness         healthy marriages, but it is not
Days Are Here Again.” But I            Ojai Valley News. “Take a seat. I       they feel they are entitled to                environment we know of in which        and experience repeated acts of         enough. Healthy marriage
wouldn’t bet the farm on it. The       presume you read the paper              first-class      cookies.      And            to raise children. And, until          parental devotion and surrender         relationships also depend upon
road back is often trying but          today.”                                 something else, your honor, the               recently, the family served the        on their behalf will have difficulty    trust, honesty, skill in listening,
with true grit, tenacity and a             “Just glanced at it,” says the      council members like those                    function of also caring for our        surrendering their needs when           communication, problem solving,
liberal sprinkling of pixie dust,      CFO.                                    cookies. And I am not trying to               elders.                                they become parents. They will          resolving conflict, giving and
we’ll make it.                             “Well, there is an article in       be snippy here, but I’ve seen                    The family and the marriage         struggle with their narcissism          receiving emotional support,
    My grandfather had an oft-         here on how we can save money           you slip half a dozen cookies                 that supports it is a culture’s        (self-centeredness), insisting that     understanding differences and
repeated adage: “One can’t have        by cutting back on the                  into your purse on occasion.”                 primary vehicle for social and         their needs are more important          self-knowledge.
caviar on a beer income.” In           chocolates in the entry hall and            “Do you think anyone else                 psychological evolution from birth     than anyone’s and failing to               This column is provided by the
other words live within our            the cookies at the council              saw.”                                         to death. Social order and stability   acknowledge the needs of others.        staff of Gladstone Counseling Center
means and leave excessive              meetings.”                                  “It’s no big deal, your honor.            depend on the quality of               Their capacity for devotion is          as a public service to the people of the
spending to the wealthy and the            “Was that written by Bloom?”        Everybody on the council does                 functioning of marriages and           impaired or limited.                    Ojai Valley. It represents general
conspicuous consumer. Shangri-         she asks.                               it.”                                          families.                                  Vulnerability is another            information, not professional advice
La has been, to coin a phrase              “As a matter of fact it was,”           “Those sneaky sons of B’s,”                  Perhaps the most important          necessary companion to devotion         on any particular matter. If you have
“living high on the hog.” We           replies the mayor.                      she murmurs. “I still think we                function of the family is to           and to family life. The Latin root      a question on a mental health topic
have danced and the piper must             “Well, you know, he’s just          ought to cut back somewhere —                 reproduce itself. It does this by      of our word “vulnerable” is             you would like to have addressed in
be paid. And like Mother               full of it.”                            no more fancy cookies.”                       teaching children how marriage         “vulnerare,” meaning “to                this column, you may send it
Hubbard’s cupboard, our larder,            “That’s the consensus around            “But the people won’t like it,            and family are done. This is done      wound.” In a healthy family,            Gladstone Counseling Center, 530 W.
if not bare, is certainly not full.    town. But even a jerk can come          your honor.”                                  by living example. By the time we      security and safety are assured by      Ojai Ave., Suite 208, Ojai, CA 93023,
    How we arrived at this state       up with something interesting               “Let ‘em eat RyKrisp,” she                are 7 years old the patterns of        accepting each person’s essential       or e-mail gladstn@pacbell.net.
of affairs is debatable. Everyone      once in awhile. Tell me                 answers.                                      family life and how relationships
has a theory. They range from          something. How much do you                  I don’t know if it’s                      between men and women are
the short-sightedness of those         think we spend on chocolates            Shakespeare, scripture, or Plato,             conducted are firmly set in our
                                                                                                                             minds. Though they are not
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who run the place, to the              and premium cookies every               but somewhere I read that
                                                                                                                             impossible to change, these
greenhouse effect, to a
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                 letters@ojaivalleynews.com                                     Commentary                                                                                                                 Friday

     An artist, a writer
      shudder at how we in our                                                          insurgents were stealthily taking
      Ojai cocoon whine and                                                             over the levers of power in Basra.
      whimper about the heat or                                                             “The fact that the British are in
slow business or the city council or                                                    effect strengthening the hand of
school board, all the while we are             Bret                                     Shiite organizations is not lost on
enveloped in true tragedy. The                                                          Basra’s residents. ‘No one trusts the
world is too large for our self-
absorption, and too small to
                                             Bradigan                                   police,’ one Iraqi journalist told me.
                                                                                        ‘If our new ayatollahs snap their
ignore the dark lessons from the                                                        fingers, thousands of police will
rest of the world knocking down                                                         jump.’ Mufeed al-Mushashaee, the
the door to our smiling vale.                                                           leader of a liberal political
   Yet I remain optimistic. One of                                                      organization called the Shabanea
the elements of my optimism is that we live in a                     Rebellion, told me that he felt that ‘the entire force
world where the web of connections tightens every                    should be dissolved and replaced with people
day, and so the consequences of our actions, and                     educated in human rights and democracy’.”
the basic human emotions that define us, are drawn                      It was likely such courageous truth-telling that
tighter together. No man is an island, indeed. That                  cost him his life. An Armenian-American, he
applies to both the good and the bad, but this                       traveled without bodyguards and in native garb
interconnectedness will, I believe, make the bad less                “and looked the part,” said Kelejian. Vincent was
likely, and the good more widely shared.                             traveling with a single Iraqi woman, who acted as
   The latest stone tossed into that global pond that                his interpreter. Kelejian said that outraged the
has rippled outward into our precious corner of the                  woman’s family, and many others in Iraq, giving
world is the death of Steven Vincent at age 49,                      him a sharper insight into the rise of Islamic
murdered by insurgents, who had taken it upon                        fundamentalists in the once-thriving port that was
himself to teach us both by his journalism and his                   once held up as a model of stability. Kelejian has
example. He is the cousin of writer Susan Kelejian,                  received reports that the woman has also died.
who has lived in the Ojai Valley for 13 years.                          Kelejian is writing a play, “Serpents in the
   Kelejian spoke with Vincent in April before his                   Flowers,” that frames such modern issues in a
latest trip to Basra, the southern Iraqi port city                   period piece, “that Christian and Muslim people
under British control, once held up as a model of                    can be together, that there’s another choice we can
stability. The former art critic and New Yorker who                  have besides war.”
witnessed the airliners crash into the World Trade                      We at the dawn of the 21st century are living one
Center towers had earlier written “In the Red Zone:                  of those hinges of history, and which way the door
A Journey into the Soul of Iraq.”                                    swings is an open question. But this much is true —
   Vincent is the first American journalist                          John Donne’s wise insight is more true than ever —
kidnapped and executed in Iraq since the 2003                        the bell tolls for all of us. Kelejian wants us to know
occupation began. “He was writing his second book                    that her cousin “was a man who believed
about Basra, exposing the corruption with the                        passionately about something and went over there
police,” she said. “He was a very outspoken and                      to do something about it. He died because he was an
brazen person, who was outraged by how women                         artist, a writer.” And, I might, add, an example to all
were being treated over there.” Vincent wrote an                     of us. Kelejian said, “We complain and complain,
op-ed piece in July 31 New York Times noting that                    and we don’t do anything. He did something.”

                                       OUR READERS’ VIEWS
Zero tolerance for                          history firmly set in some other
                                            place on this globe. But our
                                                                                                within our borders. If our
                                                                                                legislators are going to suggest
illegal aliens urged                        allegiance is to this country and its
                                            system of laws.
                                                                                                that they are concerned about the
                                                                                                “national security” of the legal             earth makes some lawmakers           captured my wine professional           I had to find the passage back
    To the editor:                              I was astounded to read the                     citizens of our sovereign nation             think that anyone who disregards     attention:       Wine      Harvest      To my car I parked outdoor
    Today I guess I had my fill of          following in the A.P. article on                    they need to stop their hand-                our laws by illegal entry is         Fellowship. I had to inquire. I         Relax thought the wine man
all the hand-wringing and                   July/04/05 —- that just since                       wringing about offending                     somehow going to act thereafter      should have predicted a                 It’s just one of those devotional
complaining about people who                October 2004 the U.S. Border                        someone and develop a                        with respect for those same laws.    devotional religion, but I was       cults
enter this country illegally —              Patrol apprehended over 834,731                     practicable means of removing the            Shame on those who seek to           somewhat free of expectations.          You can check out any time
those who cross our borders                 illegal aliens. Most of those who                   millions of people who are here              prepare laws to give such            Once in the building, I              you like
secretly and yet wish to have the           were Mexican citizens (734,589)                     illegally. And they certainly can            malcreants legal status in any       remembered the song “Hotel              But you can never leave …
benefits and protections which              were promptly returned to                           establish a means of promptly                form. Shame on all of us for         California” — an accurate               Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
our laws provide, including                 Mexico. Of the 100,142 who were                     deporting all those whom they                letting them do so and remain in     description of that awkward             Ojai
having a driver’s license, but who          “Other-Than-Mexican” (OTM)                          now release with the “permiso.”              office      as    our      public    moment.
                                            70,624 have been given a piece of                       It is incomprehensible to me             representatives.                                “Hotel California”
refuse to respect and obey those
same laws.                                  paper called a “permiso” and                        that a body of legislators, all of              No illegal aliens should be          On a small Ojai highway           Evolution not
                                            released “on their own                              whom are sworn to uphold the                 allowed or tolerated in this            Cool wind in my hair
    I need to be clear about those of
whom I write. Being an “alien” in           recognizance” to go wherever                        laws of our land, have convinced             country for any reason                  Warm smell of citrus grove        about chance
                                            they will in this country based                     themselves that people who sneak             whatsoever — at least within our        Rising up through the air            7-31
this country is not something bad                                                                                                                                                                                         To the editor:
or something to shy away from —             solely upon their promise to                        into our country and violate our             capacity to prevent their entry.        Up ahead in the distance
                                            return to court at a set future date                borders ought somehow to be                  Those who come here for reasons         I saw an intriguing sign             Regarding David Johnson’s
except when it is preceded by                                                                                                                                                                                          article “Out of Nothing, Nothing
“illegal.” Many foreigners, aliens          for a hearing of their supposed                     given the privilege to operate a             of refuge are able to immediately       Wine harvest or something …
                                            “case” simply because we have no                    motor vehicle.                               present themselves to proper port       I had to stop for a sight         Comes” in the Houses of Worship
if if you will, come from all over                                                                                                                                                                                     section of the Friday, July 29, issue
the world to our country — often            provision to “house” them while                         It is absolutely preposterous to         or border authorities with request      There they stood in the
                                            they await a court hearing. That’s                  give any such form of legal status           for legal refugee status.            doorway                              …
to work, or visit or attend school                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Johnson reduces evolution
while they are here. Often legal            for just an eight-month period and                  — the right to treated as a law-             Whenever our lawmakers decide           I heard the mission bell
                                            the math is simple. By the end of                   abiding resident of this country —           to really deal with illegal             And I was thinking to myself      to “chance.” This is incorrect.
aliens come here to live on a more                                                                                                                                                                                     Evolution is not about chance, but
permanent basis and even to seek            this fiscal year, in October, we can                when their very first act upon               immigration in an effective             This could be Heaven or this
                                            expect to have apprehended and                      entering this country is one of              manner they will make such           could be Hell                        the principle that those living
real citizenship with all its                                                                                                                                                                                          beings that have characteristics
benefits. Certainly aliens who              returned well over 1,100,000                        choosing to demonstrate their                distinctions.                           So I called up the captain
                                            Mexican illegal aliens back to                      disrespect for those very same                  Dan Tillotson                        Please bring me my wine           which are better suited for
come here legally have always                                                                                                                                                                                          survival, survive in greater
been the lifeblood of our land.             Mexico.                                             laws. On top of that, many                      Ojai                                 He said: we never had such
                                                We can also expect to have                      purchase illegal licenses and drive                                               nectar here                          numbers. This fully accounts for
That is where we all have our
roots. That is one of the                   apprehended well over 150,000                       without insurance. That, I say, is           Harvest of wine,                        Since …1969                       the gradual change in a species
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       over time. There is voluminous
                                            non-Mexican illegal aliens and                      an effrontery and an insult to all                                                   So what’s with the wine
characteristics that makes being
an American so unique in this               released over 100,000 of them                       the millions upon millions of                poetic nostalgia                     harvest thing?                       scientific evidence to back this up.
                                            within our borders. It is no                        honest-minded people who have                   7-25                                 Is it about Jesus turning water   The issue of evolution is key in the
world. There actually is no such                                                                                                                To the editor:                                                         battle between science and faith
thing as “American” blood. Every            wonder that the writer of the A.P.                  immigrated legally to our country                                                 into wine?
                                            article indicates there are nearly                  and by doing so have shown their                Last week, I was driving back        He said something in Spanish      because it calls into doubt the
citizen of our country has their                                                                                                             from Meiners Oak on the east side                                         Bible as God’s given word.
blood roots and family ancestral            10,000,000 illegal aliens now living                respect for our laws. What on                                                        I will figure out in … 2009
                                                                                                                                             of the El Roblar intersection. On       Last thing I remember                Richard Matzkin
                                                                                                                                             my right, I saw a sign that             I was running for the door           Ojai

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                                                                                                                                Everyone is welcome; you do not have       Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St.             “FROM MAO TO MOZART” —

Ar ound Our Valley                         113 S. Montgomery St. Admission is         all ages, from teens to great-
                                                                                                                                to be a patient of the clinic. Call 640-
                                                                                                                                8293 for more information.
                                                                                                                                   ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE —
                                                                                                                                at Ojai Art Center, second and fourth
                                                                                                                                Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., dances taught
                                                                                                                                by Gary Shapiro. Admission: $5. Call
                                                                                                                                                                           There is one male lead role (age 40 to
                                                                                                                                                                           50), two leading female roles (late 20s
                                                                                                                                                                           to 40s), a supporting woman’s role
                                                                                                                                                                           (50s to 60s), a maid (20s) and another
                                                                                                                                                                           male and female (40s to 50s). For more
                                                                                                                                                                           information call Jesse Lovejoy at 646-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Ojai Film Society’s series of fund-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          raising screenings, “Lights, Camera,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Music!” is featuring a wide variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          musical films each Sunday in August.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., “From
                                                                                                                                                                           8406.                                          Mao to Mozart” will screen. This
         This Week                         $20 general, $18 seniors and Art           grandparents. Hosted by the Ojai
                                                                                      Valley Birth Resource & Family
                                                                                                                                933-0660. (A5)
                                                                                                                                                                              “REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS                    acclaimed documentary covers
                                           Center members, $15 students. Call                                                      •Tuesday, Aug. 9                        OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA” —                      classical violinist Isaac Stern’s tour of
   •Friday, Aug. 5                         640-8797 for tickets or log on to          Center; sponsored by the Ojai Valley
                                                                                      Neighborhood for Learning; funded
                                                                                                                                    STORY HOUR AT MEINERS                  Los Padres Forest Association will             China when it reopened its doors to
    PEACE VIGIL — Bring a sign and         OjaiACT.org.                                                                         OAKS LIBRARY — Meiners Oaks                present a 45-minute slide show or              the West in 1979 and also contains the
join the Peace Vigil held every Friday                                                by First 5 Ventura County.                                                                                                          newer film, “Musical Encounters,”
                                              •Saturday, Aug. 6                       Information: 646-7559.                    Library, 114 N. Padre Juan Ave., holds     PowerPoint presentation and live
from 6 to 7 p.m. at Libbey Park along                                                                                           a story hour every Tuesday at 10:30        reptiles and amphibians, including             which tracks Stern as he returns to
                                              FOREST CLEANUP DAY — Come                  “WILDFIRE — FEEL THE HEAT”                                                                                                       China 20 years later. Admission is $10
Ojai Avenue by the fountain.                                                          — Los Padres Forest Association will      a.m. These free programs are open to       one exotic species, Aug. 13 at 10 and
    OJAI SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL              celebrate the outdoors and join the Ojai                                                                                                                                       and $5 for sponsors, students and
                                           Ranger District of the Los Padres          screen the docudrama, “Wild About         all parents and children. Call 646-4804    11:30 a.m. at the Wheeler Gorge
— The 2005 Ojai Shakespeare Festival                                                                                            for information.                           Visitors Center, about six miles north         seniors (62-plus). Call 646-8946 for
                                           National Forest for Forest Cleanup Day     Life,” Saturday at 9:30 and 10 and 11                                                                                               more information.
ends this weekend. All performances                                                   a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. at the Wheeler          OJAI            PLAYWRIGHTS            of Ojai on Highway 33. Co-sponsored
are being held at Matilija Junior High     on Saturday. Local trails need your                                                                                                                                               SUMMER CONCERT AT OJAI
                                           help and volunteers play a big part in     Gorge Visitors Center, about six miles    CONFERENCE — The eighth annual             by the Southwestern Herpetologist
School Auditorium, 703 El Paseo                                                                                                 Ojai Playwrights Conference will hold      Society. Call 520-0534 or 640-9060 for         RETREAT — Aug. 14 at 7 p.m., The
                                           their upkeep. This month’s volunteer       north of Ojai on Highway 33. Great for                                                                                              Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, will
Road. “Return to the Forbidden                                                        all ages, this 37-minute Discovery        play readings and symposiums               more information.
Planet” will be performed today and        event will be trash and debris cleanup                                                                                                                                         host a summer concert with singer
                                           in beautiful Cherry Canyon. Help           Channel production will keep you on       beginning Tuesday and running                 INVITATION TO SHAMANISM
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at                                                                                              through Aug. 14 at the Zalk Theater at                                                    Ashley Maher and Robert Montero,
                                           maintain the forest’s wonderful natural    the edge of your seat. The program                                                   — will be held at The Ojai Retreat on          guitarist, featuring an evening of
6:30 p.m. there will be a free circle                                                 highlights hot shot crews, smoke          Happy Valley School. Call 640-0400 for     Aug. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $20 per
concert by Madrigali and Harmonia          areas for all users. The Forest Service                                                                                                                                        shimmering African and Caribbean
                                           will provide cold drinks. Meet at 8:30     jumpers and firefighters. Call 520-0534   schedules or more information, or visit    person. Short talk followed by an
Mundi.. Call 646-WILL for more                                                                                                  www.ojaiplaywrightsconf.org.                                                              rhythms. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at
                                           a.m. (weather permitting) at the Ojai      or 640-9060 for more information.                                                    introductory Shamanic Journey, the             the door. Call 646-2536. (A12)
information. To purchase advance                                                         THAD BECKMAN IN CONCERT                   •Wednesday, Aug. 10                     cross-cultural core of all Shamanic
tickets, visit www.ojaishakespeare.org     Ranger Station, 1190 E. Ojai Ave. The                                                                                                                                             LOCAL COMPUTER HEROES —
                                           day will end around 2:30 p.m. Bring        — Theater 150 celebrates its re-             FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN                 Practice. Space is limited; call now to        Get free computer advice from local
or call (888) 332-4768.                    water, lunch, sunscreen, gloves, eye       opening Saturday at 8 p.m. with the       LIBBEY PARK — The Ojai Band,               make your reservation, Trilogy Studio,         experts Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
    SOUTH PACIFIC” — “South                protection and sturdy boots. For more      finger-picking guitar virtuosity of       directed by Joe Boccali, will perform      646-8379, ask for Jacqueline. Must pay         Lavender Inn, 210 E. Matilija St. Call
Pacific” at the Ojai Art Center Theater    information, call Heidi Anderson at        singer-songwriter Thad Beckman,           free concerts at the bandstand in          by Aug. 10. Check us out on the web:           649-6660 for more information.
has extended its run through Sunday,       646-4348, Ext. 309.                        Waterfront Blues and Kerrville Folk       Libbey Park every Wednesday at 7:30        www.jacquelineinojai.com. (A10)                   “LIBERATION IS THE BOOBY
due to many sold-out performances.            FREE BABYLOVE CLASSES —                 Festival favorite. One night only.        p.m. through Aug. 24, featuring a             C.P.R.-FIRST AID CLASS — The
                                                                                      Tickets: $15. Call 646-4300. (A5)                                                                                                   PRIZE!” — Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at 687
Shows will continue today and              Free Babylove Newborn and Infant                                                     children’s march, balloons, popcorn        American Red Cross of Ventura                  Villanova Road, the American Vedic
Saturday at 8 p.m. and end with a          Care Classes will be offered Saturday         •Sunday, Aug. 7                        and good old-fashioned fun.                County will offer a class titled Adult         Association’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at Ojai ACT,      and Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For          “CALLE 54” — The Ojai Film                                                       CPR with First Aid on Aug. 13 from 10          Fellowship will discuss “Liberation Is
                                                                                      Society’s series of fund-raising                                                     a.m. to 6 p.m. at Little House, 111 W.
                                                                                      screenings, “Lights, Camera, Music!”         Down the Road                           Santa Ana St., Ojai. Cost is $50 per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Booby Prize!” Always free. Call
                                                                                      is featuring a wide variety of musical                                               person. If you are interested in                  DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS —
                                                                                      films each Sunday in August. On              GOODBYE TO JIM ENGEL — The              learning these lifesaving skills, call         The Humane Society, 402 Bryant St.,
                                                                                      Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai           Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will          339-2234, Ext. 233; advance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ojai, will offer its final, six-week
                                                                                      Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., “Calle 54”   hold an open house to offer an             registration is required.
                                                                                      will screen. It is a rousing tribute to                                                 REGGAE IN THE BOWL —                        Dog Obedience Class of the year
                                                                                                                                opportunity to say goodbye to Jim                                                         beginning Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Cost is
        Ojai Valley Resident Tim Donoghue                                             Latin jazz. Admission is $10 and $5 for   Engel and his family on Aug. 12 from       Ragejax Foundation will sponsor a
                                                                                      sponsors, students and seniors (62-                                                  Reggae Concert at Libbey Bowl on               $60. Dogs must have current
          30 years at the same location                                                                                         6 to 8 p.m. at the OVLC office located                                                    vaccination records. Bring a 6-foot
                                                                                      plus). Call 646-8946 for more             at the back of the Arcade, next to         Aug. 13 from noon to 10 p.m.,
              Fleet Prices to Public                                                  information.                                                                         featuring Hal Pint and Dubcat, Abijah          leash and a choke chain. You can
                                                                                                                                Tottenham Court.                                                                          teach your dog to heel, sit, stay,
                                                                                         •Monday, Aug. 8                           “BLITHE SPIRIT” AUDITIONS —             (nephew of Bob Marley), Rising Son,
                                                                                                                                                                           Cornerstone, Tradition and Drum                come and place, and not to dash
                                                                                         FREE BLOOD PRESSURE                    Auditions for Noel Coward’s fanciful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through doors, jump on people or
          MAKE IT EASY...AT                                                           SCREENINGS — Clinicas Ojai will
                                                                                      offer free community blood pressure
                                                                                                                                farce, “Blithe Spirit,” which will run
                                                                                                                                from Oct. 28 through Nov. 27 at the
                                                                                                                                                                           Circle. Tickets are available at Attitude
                                                                                                                                                                           Adjustment Shoppe and Regals’ Wine             play bite. Jolene Hoffman is the
                                                                                      screenings Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5:30     Ojai Art Center Theater, will be held      and Cheese. For more information, call         instructor. Call 646-6505. (A12)
         www.bunninautos.com                                                          p.m. at the Ojai Community Health         on Aug. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to          640-9014              or            visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Continued on next page
                                                                                      Center, 1200 Maricopa Highway.            noon and Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Art      ragejaxfoundation.com.

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                                                                                                                                benchmark            publication,          still reluctant about endorsing the            the terroir (land) express itself.
    646.8304 • 798.5988                                                                                                         biodynamical methods are
                                                                                                                                described as being to viticulture
                                                                                                                                                                           aspects of biodynamic inspired
                                                                                                                                                                           by        Rudolph        Steiner’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just like biodynamists reinvented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the standards in viticultural
                                                                                                                                what astrology is to astrophysics.         anthroposophy. However, it                     excellence, Moses is pushing non-
                                                                                                                                In this manner, in the late ‘70s,          makes no doubt that the passion                interventionism even further by
               Get Fit For Summer                                                                                               biodynamic patricians were
                                                                                                                                considered by most notorious
                                                                                                                                                                           and perfectionism required to
                                                                                                                                                                           practice biodynamism are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          applying his eco-discipline not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          only to the vineyard, but also at
                                                                                                          Jean-Benoit           wine experts as neo peasant and            certainly highlighting the                     his solar-powered winery. Are
                   $50.00 Special                                                                         Deslauriers           utopists. While most wineries              peculiar characteristics of a given            wines from Casa Barranca
                              Consult and Treatment                                                                             were buying state-of-the-art               land. Nonetheless, even if this                marginal wines? Here’s a clip
     Cranial sacral, Energetic non-force adjustments, Core wound repattering,                                                   tractors and chemicals, a vintner          gentle and natural approach                    from my column archives (May
         Lifestyle and nutritional counseling, Sports muscle/reflex work.
                          All Ages Welcome                                                  OJAI & VINE                         like Nicolas Joly was looking at
                                                                                                                                the influence of planets as well as
                                                                                                                                                                           favors         vine      growing
                                                                                                                                                                           transparency, some grapes born
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2005): “I thought that Casa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barranca owner, Bill Moses, was
                                                                                                                                allowing sheep and chickens in             from such strict rules are later               being patriotic when he praised
                      Dr. Moira Casey D.C.                                                                                      his vineyard. In a wine world              magnified by modern techniques                 his 2003 Semillon. I was wrong.
       Wellness care to help your body match your lifestyle.
                                                                                      Casa                                      then dominated by the
                                                                                                                                Rothschilds and other monocle-
                                                                                                                                ennobled barons, biodynamists
                                                                                                                                                                           involving chemicals.
                                                                                                                                                                               For that reason, could it be
                                                                                                                                                                           possible that Ojai has a winery at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This wine is similar in style to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          modern Larrivet Haut-Brion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (although different from Haut-
                                                                                      Barranca                                  were like hippies wearing
                                                                                                                                dashikis        and
                                                                                                                                mustaches at the Augusta
                                                                                                                                                                           the forefront of an even more
                                                                                                                                                                           ambitiously engaged philosophy?
                                                                                                                                                                           Bill Moses of Casa Barranca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brion and Laville Haut-Brion).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The nose is dominated by vanilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          custard and therefore announces
                                      Restaurant                                      ahead of                                  Country Club.
                                                                                                                                   Today, the results achieved by
                                                                                                                                                                           believes that winemaking is a
                                                                                                                                                                           global process and he focuses on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a wine with predominant oak.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Surprise; there is enough fruit
                                      Bar & Grill                                                                               Zind Humbrecht, Weinbach,                  handling organic grapes with an                depth to challenge the ambitious

                                      Banquets                                        its time                                  Lalou Bize-Leroy, Domaine de
                                                                                                                                Marcoux and that same Nicolas
                                                                                                                                Joly are phenomenal, if not
                                                                                                                                                                           environmental discipline as
                                                                                                                                                                           rigorous as the vineyard care. In
                                                                                                                                                                           some cases, it means a complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          oak aging. The fruit is assertively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ripe, yet balanced by a very fresh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          framework. As far as being a
                                                            1033 E. Ojai Ave.            In 1980, Bordeaux estate               unparalleled. Like a controversial         abstention from sulfites,                      pure Semillon, this wine has
                                                                                      owner and wine importer Alexis            artist later labeled as a pioneer, a       something even Nicolas Joly is                 nothing to envy from its best
       PUBLIC WELCOME                                                                 Lichine released his encyclopedia
                                                                                      of wines and spirits, an
                                                                                      anthological reference volume
                                                                                                                                single bottle of Grand Cru by
                                                                                                                                Leroy is now worth up to $1,000
                                                                                                                                at Christie’s. Despite such
                                                                                                                                                                           not doing.
                                                                                                                                                                               Moses (as well as the greatest
                                                                                                                                                                           biodynamists of our time) has a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          American counterparts. If Casa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barranca’s complete lineup gets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to that level in 2004, they will
                                                                                      that is still unprecedented and           infatuation, today’s most                  distinctive wine passion: he will              have a shot at fame.”
    Golf Reservations                     Restaurant Reservations                     strangely exhaustive. In this             Cartesian wine commentators are            not jeopardize our planet and soil
                                                                                                                                                                           for the sake of a given palate. The               A wine writer from Montreal,
        646-5633                                 646-5685                                                                                                                  curious thing about such an                    Canada, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers has

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                                                                                             WHAT A DEAL                                                                   engaged perspective is that it
                                                                                                                                                                           often results in better wines than
                                                                                                                                                                           those emerging from the latest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          traveled extensively in major wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regions and now enjoys a solid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reputation as a critic and lecturer.

                  TRIVIA WEDNESDAY 7 P.M.
                                                                                              SEAFOOD                                                                      technologies. Why? Because non-
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    RANGER         ROUNDUP          —                                                                                     Seeing “South Pacific” for the                        ***                  star in “Three Little Girls in Blue”
Nordhoff High School will hold its                                                                                     second time, I was fortunate to be        I was very saddened to hear of      and “The Dolly Sisters” with
annual Ranger Roundup on Aug. 18                                                                                       in the company of the actor Peter      the passing of actress June Haver.     Betty Grable in 1945, and “Look
for freshmen and new students, and                                                                                     Fox and his most charming wife,        Over the years, getting to know        for the Silver Lining” and “Oh,
on Aug. 19 for sophomores, juniors                                                                                     Julie. Many of you will remember       Miss Haver was what one would          You Beautiful Doll” in 1949. Her
and seniors. Schedule as follows:                                                                                      Fox from guest starring on “The        call a treat. She was, beyond a        last film for the silver screen was
Aug. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. for                                                                                        Waltons,” “Knots Landing,”             doubt, one of the nicest people I      “The Girl Next Door” in 1953. In
freshmen and new students and 1 to
2 p.m. for Ranger Roundup                                  David                                                       “Murder She Wrote” and “Hill           had ever had the opportunity to        1954, she wed actor Fred
(freshman information for ASB                              Mason                                                       Street Blues.” He also co-starred      meet. She was born in Rock             MacMurray at the beautiful Ojai
election will be available); Aug. 19,                                                                                  with two other actors from Ojai,       Island, Ill., in 1926 and made her     Valley Inn.
Ranger Roundup for seniors from                                                                                        Peter Strauss and Steve Kanaly,        first movie in 1943, titled “The          Everyone who was fortunate to
noon to 1 p.m., for juniors from 1 to
2 p.m., and for sophomores from 2
to 3 p.m. Students will be able to
                                                      SOCIAL CLIMATE                                                   in the Emmy-winning movie,
                                                                                                                       “Young Joe, the Forgotten
                                                                                                                       Kennedy.” Fox is such a delightful
                                                                                                                                                              Gang’s All Here.” She went on to       know her will miss her.

receive and/or pay for necessary                                                                                       person, I am so thankful to have                                              YOU DON’T
items such as class schedules,
identifation cards, computer forms,
physical education clothes, lockers,
                                         Luau theme perfect for                                                        him as a friend.
                                                                                                                          The Oaks at Ojai is certainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                       HAVE TO
senior parking, off-campus passes,
ASB stickers, NPA membership,            Swann’s birthday bash                                                         bringing back the original charm
                                                                                                                       of its 1920 architecture. I had the                                              SHOUT
football seating, yearbooks and get
general information and see
counselors. All students must
                                            The grass skirts were swaying
                                         on the lovely ladies while the fire
                                                                               grandmother, Dottie Swann.
                                                                                  From the Ojai Hair Company,
                                                                                                                       opportunity to attend a wonderful
                                                                                                                       performance for the hotel guests                                        TO GET PEOPLE’S
attend. For more information, call
                                         dancers wore even less as they
                                         danced around the pool with its
                                                                               Nancy Hill and Tony Rappa were
                                                                               socializing with the other guests.
                                                                                                                       there this week, “My Vagabond
                                                                                                                       Lover,” by the vivacious Eleanor                                             ATTENTION
    FULL MOON MEDITATION —               refreshing cool water. The 100-       Nancy is always such an                 Vallee, widow of the late crooner
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A community full moon meditation         plus guests were transported to       interesting person. She has so          Rudy Vallee. Mrs. Vallee put on
will be held Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at     the beautiful Hawaiian Islands        many great ideas, that I like to sit    an entertaining discussion of her                                              OJAI VALLEY NEWS
Meditation Mount, located at the         without leaving Ojai. The occasion    and listen to her suggestions. I        life with Rudy, her visits with                                                 Call 646-1476
end of Reeves Road in Ojai.              was the birthday party of Jill        believe Tony Rappa may be new           presidents and celebrities such as                                                  Rosario ext. 22
Donations are welcome. Join in           Swann.                                to Ojai; I had not met him before,      Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Elvis
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike ext. 28
building a local community
                                            Patrick Swann had chosen the       if you aren’t acquainted with this      Presley, and another friend of
dedicated to global service and                                                                                        mine, Jane Russell. The film clips,                                                  Amy ext.11
awakening. Glenda Christian will         luau theme for his wife’s birthday.   young fellow, might I suggest you
                                         Jackie Jorgensen, from San            stop in the Ojai Hair Company           the trivia, the songs and the
talk on the full moon energies of                                                                                      wonderful stories all added to this
Leo. Call 646-5508 for more              Marino, mother of the honoree,        and introduce yourself.
                                         was in attendance along with                          ***                     enchanting evening. Over the last
information.                                                                                                           few years, Mrs. Vallee has become
    KRISHNA’S APPEARANCE DAY             Swann’s aunt and uncle, Phil and         I had the extreme pleasure of
                                         Maren Long.                           seeing “South Pacific” for the          a close and dear friend of many of
PARTY — The free 15th annual                                                                                           us here in Ojai, and like the
Krishna’s Appearance Day celebration        Members of the Ojai Optimist       second time. The Ojai Art Center
party will be held Aug. 20 from 6 to 9   Club were also there to enjoy the     does musicals so well. I remember       swallows to Capistrano, we look
p.m. There will be soulful, mellow and   live music and sumptuous buffet       performing on that stage in the         forward to her return each year.         201 Bryant St, Suite 2A
timeless music provided by the           of Hawaiian decadence: Carmen         1950s in “Archibald and the                                                      Ojai, CA 93023
Temple Bhajan Band, CDs will be on       Holland, Edie Lambert, Ian and        Turkey Feather,” and a couple of                                                 Bus 805-646-5580
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International guest speaker and Ojai
                                         Carol Atkinson, laughing and          years later in “Mr. Barry’s              Nina Toumanoff, M.F.T.                  Fax 805-646-5682
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       Arts Calendar
    • Through Aug. 6: Well-
known Ojai artist Bert Collins
                                                                                     take flight
                                                                                                                                               the arts of Ojai                                 sponsored by the artists and merchants of Ojai
will have a rare show at Studio
84 West, 602 E. Ojai Ave.,
through Saturday. “The Small
Show” will feature 35 paintings
                                                                                     Brown’s kinetic work evidence
of local Ojai and Ventura County
settings. Call 646-3812.
                                                                                     of early fascination with flight
    • Aug. 19: Through Aug. 28 in                                                        By Amy Tomsick                         Brown learned how to work
the Smith Gallery at the Ventura                                                                                             with metal as a youth, restoring
County Museum of History &                                                               amy@ojaivalleynews.com              old racing cars.
Art, George Stuart Historical                                                           Ojai artist Barry Brown has             Five years ago, when he took
Figures will present “The Dragon                                                     always been fascinated with the         up sculpture, it was partly
Awakes: China from the Ching                                                         concept of flight. As a boy, he         motivated by remembering how
Dynasty to the Communist                                                             built model airplanes. Later, as a      much he had enjoyed working on
Revolution,”             featuring                                                   film director, he explored the          cars.
monologues by Ojai artist George                                                     world of an aerobatic pilot in the          He was also inspired by
Stuart. “Nationalists vs.                                                            1980 movie, “Cloud Dancer,”             kinetic sculptors such as
Communists, 1928-1958” will be                                                       starring David Carradine. He            Alexander Calder to make
presented Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.                                                       also has his pilot’s license, so he     sculptures that move. He strives
ant Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. The                                                         has done his share of piloting          to make his designs as
museum is located at 100 E. Main “Pink Helenium” by Fred and                         airplanes in real life.                 aerodynamic as possible, and one
St., Ventura. Reservations and Susan Magness, is on display at                          Now in his tranquil garden           way he does this is by
payments must be made in the Hummingbird Nest Gallery                                setting in Ojai, he creates works       perforating the steel, which                                                          Photo by Brooks Smothers
advance; $6.50 for museum through Sept. 30.                                          made of steel, which he calls           makes the sculptures much
members, $10 for non-members.                                                        “sculptures that fly.”                  lighter, ready to fly!
                                         exploring the different aspects of                                                                                        BARRY BROWN takes a break from sculpting a new work at his Ojai
Call 653-0323, Ext. 29.                                                                                                                                            studio. The film director took up sculpting five years ago, inspired by
    • Aug. 27: Ojai artist Marilyn color. The Ojai Art Center,                                                                                                     his youth working on model airplanes and automobiles, as well as
Noad will show new work in an located at 113 S. Montgomery St.,                                                                                                    sculptors like Alexander Calder.
exhibit titled “Mutable” through is one of California’s oldest
Oct. 29 at the Atrium Gallery, operating nonprofit art centers.                                                                                                                                             Century 21 Ojai Valley
located at California State Gallery hours are Tuesday
University-Fullerton. A reception through Sunday from noon to 4
                                                           p.m. Call 646-
                                                                                                                                                                   OSF finds                                         Presents
for the artist will be
held Aug. 27 from 3
to 5 p.m. at the
                                                           0117 for more
                                                                                                                                                                   Golden’s                                 ON STAGE IN OJAI
Visitor Center on
campus. Gallery
                                                              • Through
                                                           Sept. 5: A n
                                                           exhibit of Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                   touch for                                  Theater 150 presents
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Straight from the
hours are Monday
through Thursday, 9
a.m. to 7 p.m.,
                                                           artist    Betsy
                                                           Bland’ s n e w                                                                                          new design                                Waterfront Blues
Friday from 9 a.m. to                                      landscapes will
                                                                                                                                                                       By Serena Renner
5 p.m. and Saturday                                        be     featured
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and Sunday from
noon to 5 p.m.
    • Through Aug.
                             “Pool Party” will be on
                              display at the Nathan
                                                           through Sep. 5
                                                           at Stir Crazy
                                                           Coffee House,                                                                                              There’s a verse in an old rock
                                                                                                                                                                   song that states, “There’s more to a
28: The Nathan
Larramendy Gallery,
                          Larramendy Gallery through 11534

107 S. Signal St., will display the
                                    Aug. 28.               Ventura Ave.

                                                           Her work treats
                                                                                                                                                                   picture than meets the eye, oh me,
                                                                                                                                                                   oh my.” These lyrics seem
                                                                                                                                                                   particularly appropriate to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beckman  in Concert
                                         local vistas to a Maxfield Parrish                                                                     Photo submitted
exhibit, “Pool Party,” through
Aug. 28. It includes works by palette. Call 646-7433.
                                                                                                                                                                   describe a new design concept for
                                                                                                                                                                   Ojai Shakespeare Festival. Each
                                                                                                                                                                                                             One Night Only
                                            • Through Sept. 5: “Birds of a           BIRGITTA REVELES, left, and Maj and Larry Hagman are shown at Calais
James        Anderson,        Chris                                                  & Co. in Ojai, where Reveles’ artwork can be found, as well as at the         year, a new Ojai artist will                 Sat. Aug. 6 ~ 8p.m.
Ballantyne, Cassandra C. Jones, Feather,” an exhibit of oil                                                                                                        incorporate a common thread, the
Robert Larkin, Salomon Huerta, paintings by Christine Brennan                        Little Gallery in the Ojai Art Center. Working for the Hagmans in 1991        bust of Shakespeare, into an                      For tickets
Kara Maria, Paul Mullins, Ruth and bronze heads and sculpture                        and 1992 painting murals and faux finishes, Reveles found Ojai and            entirely original design for
                                         by Ted Gall, will be on display at          now happily lives here. She is an award-winning pastel painter. For an                                                         call 646-4300
Pastine and more. Call 646-2750.                                                                                                                                   souvenir clothing. What seems like
    • Through Aug. 31: The Ojai HumanArts Gallery, 310 E. Ojai                       appointment call 646-7279.                                                    a simple picture actually provides
Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery Ave., through Sept. 5. Call 646-                                                                                                     insight into that summer’s               Ojai Art Center Theater
St., is presenting “Hot Summer 1525.                                                                                                                               productions. This summer,                       presents
Days, Hot Summer Nights”                    • Through Sept. 30: T h e                Ojai artists among ‘Hot Mamas’                                                Christine Golden was the chosen
through Aug. 31. The juried              Hummingbird Nest Gallery, an
exhibit features 26 member artists adjunct gallery of the Ojai Art
presenting a mixed media of oils, Center, is celebrating its first
pastels, watercolors, acrylics, anniversary with a group show
                                                                                        Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s
                                                                                      show features women who work with fire
                                                                                                                                                                   artist who painted a pastel
                                                                                                                                                                   rendition of what Shakespeare
                                                                                                                                                                   would look like if he time-traveled
                                                                                                                                                                   forward to modern Ojai.
collages and photographs which featuring work from six fine art
offer         many         creative photographers through Sept. 30.
interpretations of “hot.” The exhibit, titled “Photographic
Showcase artists are Ray Brown, Perspectives,” features works by
                                                                                        The Studio Channel Islands
                                                                                     Art Center, located on the campus
                                                                                     of California State University-
                                                                                                                             exhibition,         “Encaustic:
                                                                                                                             Contemporary Visions of
                                                                                                                             Antiquity,” will include artwork
                                                                                                                                                                      “There       was     a    light-
                                                                                                                                                                   heartedness about the plays they
                                                                                                                                                                   selected this summer that I
                                                                                                                                                                   thought I could use and project
                                                                                     Channel Islands in Camarillo, will      by Kathleen Doud-Reilley and          through my design,” said Golden             July 8 — August 7
Adrianna Newman and Margi Bobbie Boschan, Leo Braun,
                                                                                     present four exhibitions running        new Ojai residents Christine          about her image of Shakespeare
Gates. The art galleries are open Roger Conrad, Fred and Susan                       concurrently from Saturday              Beirne and Cecile Donath.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fri. & Sat. ~ 8 p.m.
to the public Tuesday through Magness                    and      Marlene                                                                                          in a lotus pose, sitting on a river
                                         Rimensberger. The gallery,                  through Oct. 15. Four Ojai artists         The Founder’s Gallery will         rock wall in front of Ojai’s Topa        NEW SHOWS ADDED!
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call                                                      are included in the exhibits.           display “Spiritual Matters,” an
646-0117.                                located in the Hummingbird Inn,                                                                                           Topa Mountains.                           Thur. Aug. 4 ~ 7 p.m.
                                                                                        Works by Teal Rowe will be           exhibit of new ceramics by Leslie        Golden is the first professional
    • Through Sept. 1: An exhibit 1208 E. Ojai Ave., is open seven                   included in the O’Keefe Gallery’s       McQuaide.                                                                       Sun. Aug. 7 ~ 2 p.m.
of floral watercolors, acrylic still days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.                                                                                             to participate in the OSF’s effort
                                                                                     exhibit, “Hot Mamas,” which                A reception for the artists will   to involve the artistic community
life and landscape paintings by Call 640-9996.                                       features new work by women              be held Aug. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m.                                                    For reservations,
local artist Jennifer Eckersley will        • Nov. 5: Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.                                                                                          in creating a unique design for
                                                                                     artists whose creative process          Gallery hours are Wednesday           each festival. Patrick Stephenson,              call 640-8797
be on display through Sept. 1 at to noon will be the take-in day                     requires      fire     and    the       through Saturday from noon to 3       an Ojai high school student,
The Oaks at Ojai Gallery, 122 E. for submissions to the California                   transformation of materials.            p.m. or by appointment; call 383-     created the graphic design for
Ojai Ave. The gallery is open Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s                           In the Hallway Gallery, the          1368.                                 this year’s advertising.
seven days a week. Call 646-5573. 16th annual Open Competition to
    • Sept. 1: The Ojai Art Center be displayed at the Ojai Center
will present the works of for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery
Gretchen Greenberg, Thomas St. The exhibit will run from Nov.
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Hardcastle and Barbara Singer in 6 through Dec. 1; hours are
a show titled “Collure,” running Tuesday through Sunday from
Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. The noon to 4 p.m. and admission is
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Sept. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The be held Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
exhibition will include recent Call Diane Hanley at 484-7594 for
paintings and sculptures more information.

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 OJAI ARTIST MARILYN NOAD will                                                                           Why go out, when you can stay in?
 show new work in an exhibit                     1 DAY SALE
 titled “Mutable” through Oct. 29
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         646-1476, Ext. 36

  Standings                             Hookers stay
      Ojai Recreation
       Department                       atop Sundowners
            Softball:                       By Misty Volaski                     Zweimuller. Their team score of
                                            misty@ojaivalleynews.com             46 was the lowest this week —
         Coed League                                                             lower even than the Forrest
     Silver Bullets, 7-1                   Despite a torn-up Soule Park          Gumps, whose only player,
     Head Hunters, 4-2                  Golf Course temporarily set at           Buck Crook, shot a decent 36 for
     O-Hi Frostie, 4-2-1                par-32, the top three teams in           21 points; the rest of the Gumps’
     Ojai Valley Inn, 4-3               the Sundowners Golf League               49 points came from two blind
     Joe's Quick Stop, 3-2              maintained their positions from          14-point scores, per league
     CLC, 3-2-1                         last week. The Scramblers and            rules.
     Bat Busters, 3-3                   Heaters Ropers reversed                     Topping the most-points list
     B.S.T., 3-4                        positions in fourth and fifth            this week was That’s Good, Pick
     Brue's Body Shop, 1-7              place, respectively.                     It Up player Curt York, who
     Frostie's Mobile Detail, 1-7          The Soule Park Hookers                posted a one-over-par round
                                        continue to keep their first-place       good for 24 points to move his
       Men's B League                   standing with 234 points in the          team from 14th to 11th place.
     Arcade Glass, 10-1                 second half of the season.               Your Handicap’s What dropped
     Chad Carper Const., 8-3            Parker’s Putters, however, are           from 10th to 12th this week,
     Brew Crew, 5-6                     just four points away from               despite team member Robin
     Champs Sports Bar, 5-6             reclaiming that title — the same         Williams’ one-under-par 31
     Sunshine Carpets, 3-7-1            one the Putters held in week             shooting skills.
     Perros/Horsemen, 1-9-1             nine.                                       Also having a good day were
                                           M.O. Sash & Door has held             Rhino’s FFFF, jumping from
       Men's C League                   on to third place for the second         11th to seventh place after
     O.S. T., 10-1                      straight week, although they,            finishing with a team score of 63
     Johnny's Mexican Food, 8-3         too, are within four points of           (the highest this week). Ed
     Les Hinks Automotive, 6-5          losing their position in the top         Monteath posted a 40 for 21
     Enforcers, 4-5                     five. Big scores came off the            points; Matt Johnson came in
     Ojai Boys, 1-7                     M.O. team Tuesday, with                  with a one-over-par 33 for 20
     Wolfpack, 1-9                      Barclay Martin Sr. posting a 35                                                                                                        Photos by Erik Taylor/Brooks Institute of Photography
                                                                                 more points; and Gilbert
                                        for 22 points. Terry Gustafson
          Basketball:                   was even-par, contributing 19
                                        points, and Barclay Martin Jr.
                                                                                 Sauceda logged a 35 for 22
                                                                                 points this week.
                                                                                      Sundowners Standings
                                                                                                                               The Future of Football — er, Soccer
        35-Plus League                  finished his nine-hole round                          Week 12                                                                                                   Kevin Tanner, above right,
     O-Hi Frostie, 2-0                  with a one-under 31 for 19 more
     In The Way, 1-1                                                                Soule Park Hookers, 234                                                                                          practices heading the soccer
                                        points. Their team total was the            Parker’s Putters, 230                                                                                            ball as Ian Stone waits his turn
     Riff Raff, 1-1                     third-highest for the week.                 M.O.Sash & Door, 229                                                                                             during the 25th annual
     Vetco, 0-2                                                                                                                                                                                      Britannia Soccer Camp, held
                                           The Leftovers jumped from                Scramblers, 226
                                        ninth to sixth place Tuesday,               Heaters Ropers, 225                                                                                              this week at Ojai Valley School.
           D League                     thanks to stellar scores from Bob                                                                                                                            At left, Dustin Lamoreux makes
     Lightning, 3-0                                                                 Leftovers, 220
                                        Martin — who logged a 39 for                Rhinos FFFF, 218                                                                                                 a drive down the field.
     Run & Gun, 2-0                                                                                                                                                                                     The        camp          brings
     Young Guns, 2-1                    22 points — and Dave Stroh,                 Village Idiots, 217
                                        whose 23 points (from a four-               Chiefs “i.e.,” 216                                                                                               international soccer coaches to
     RAMCO, 1-2                                                                                                                                                                                      Ojai to instruct youths, ages 5 to
     Lady Rangers & Co., 0-2            over-par 36) helped the them                Above Par, 213
                                        capture the second-highest team                                                                                                                              16, from Ojai to Kansas City, in
     Take it to the Rim, 0-3                                                        Good, Pick It Up, 212                                                                                            all aspects of the sport. This
                                        score of the day with 62.                   Your Handicap’s What?, 209                                                                                       includes the traditional things
          Volleyball:                      Above Par dropped from                   Characters, 207                                                                                                  like dribbling, passing and
                                        sixth to 10th Tuesday, perhaps              Boppers Thumpers, 204                                                                                            teamwork, in addition to
   Reverse Coed League                  due in part to the absence of the           Bugsy’s Bandits, 198                                                                                             instruction on proper diet and
     Keg Raiders, 9 points              usually low-grossing Gunther                Forrest Gumps, 188                                                                                               how to best prevent and heal
     All-4-1, 7 points                                                                                                                                                                               injuries.
     Joe's Quick Stop, 6 points                                                                                                                                                                         “We’re         emphasizing
     Ligers, 5 points
     Outkast, 3 points
     9 Palms, 3 points
                                         Lake Casitas Fish Report                                                                                                                                    nutrition,” said camp leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mike Hall-Mounsey. “Overall
                                                                                                                                                                                                     health. We’re helping kids learn
                                             • Roger Snowbarger of Ojai          caught three catfish totaling 50                                                                                    to train, how to deal with
                                          caught five trout, averaging           pounds on mackerel.                                                                                                 injuries, how to take care of
                                          two pounds each, on                       • Todd Shiles of Carpinteria                                                                                     your body. (With) the older
                                          nightcrawlers.                         caught an 11-pound bass on a                                                                                        campers, we test them in
                                             • Matt Wheatley of Ojai             needlefish.                                                                                                         fitness, flexibility, speed,
                                          caught six crappie, totaling 8            Trout, along with some bass,                                                                                     endurance … we show them
                                          pounds, on nightcrawlers.              are biting well at the dam.                                                                                         what they need to work on. We
                                             • Wilbur Beck with of Santa         Anglers are trolling and using                                                                                      give them computer printouts.”
                                          Paula caught a 10.5 pound bass         needlefish lures.                                                                                                      The kids train, added Hall-
                                          on a surface lure.                        Any bass over 10 pounds is                                                                                       Mounsey, all day long, getting
                                             • Donny Lucas of Oxnard             considered a trophy fish.                                                                                           up at 6:15 a.m. and going until
                                          caught a 12-pound bass on a               Lake Casitas is open seven                                                                                       around 9 p.m. (with breaks, of
                                          plastic worm.                          days a week for fishing and                                                                                         course). “It’s soccer, soccer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     soccer,” said Hall-Mounsey.
                                             • Jason Montague of                 camping. Call 649-2233 for                                                                                          “Micro-soccer, many-sided
                                          Ventura caught a 5-pound bass          reservations, or 649-2043 for                                                                                       soccer, 3-a-side, all ball control,
             Photo by Erik Taylor/        on a needlefish lure.                  boat rentals and fishing                                                                                            getting confidence with the
   Brooks Institute of Photography           • Tom Berger of Ventura             information.               Visit                                                                                    ball.”
  MISSY HINKS stays locked on             caught a 11.25 pound bass on a         casitaswater.org for license-free                                                                                      Cambria Bower, a 10-year
                                          plastic worm.                          and night fishing events, and                                                                                       camp veteran and Nordhoff
  the ball during a recent ORD               • Enos Choyce of Pasadena           trout restocking dates.
  coed softball game.                                                                                                                                                                                graduate, agreed to help coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the camp this year. “She was
                                                                                                                                                                                                     one of the first girls,” said Hall-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mounsey. “She’s a pioneer.”

                                        Sports Shorts
Get your Nordhoff H.S.
preferred football seating
   Nordhoff High School now has
                                        boys and girls, 9 a.m.; fifth- to
                                        sixth-grade boys and girls, 11 a.m.;
                                        and seventh- to eighth-grade boys
                                        and girls, 1 p.m.
                                                                                 499-7067, or Andrew Palomares at

                                                                                 Ojai Valley Gymnastics
                                                                                                                        Steaming up the Pac-10
reserved seating on sale for home                                                                                                                               And, of course, I was even          collegiate recognition.
                                           The cost is $30 per team;
football games. Seats are available     register the day of the event.           starts Aug. 22                         Bud Furillo’s                        happier to see them.                                    ***
for purchase in the counseling                                                      Ojai Valley Gymnastics will                                                 There were a lot of hugs,              All of the media eyes were on
office at NHS from 8 to 11:30 a.m.                                               begin another session of gym                                                especially with John Jackson Jr.,      the old man with a dazzling
   Current Nordhoff Parent              ORD hosts youth day                      starting Aug. 22 and running            Quick                               now on the radio team for USC          blonde on each arm, Misty
Association members can choose          camps through Aug. 19                                                                                                football. I knew his father well       Volaski and Ashton Giardini of
the seats of their choice through           The       Ojai       Recreation
                                                                                 through Oct. 14. Classes are held
                                                                                 in the ORD gym.                         Steam                               when the elder John was on the         KVEN Radio in Ventura. I
today. Starting Aug. 8, non-NPA
members may purchase seats.
                                        Department’s Survivor and
                                        Discovery Day Camps offer
                                                                                    With classes ranging from Tiny
                                                                                 Tumblers (ages 18 months to 3
                                                                                                                        & a Rub                              Trojan staff. J.J. promised he
                                                                                                                                                             would extend my best wishes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    enjoyed it to the hilt and they had
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the time of their lives, especially
   Memberships into NPA are $35,        activities that are both fun and         years) to Team (must have worked                                            his pop.                               when introduced to Matt Leinart,
and seats are $10 each. There is a      challenging. Discovery Day Camp          through       beginners         and                                            The late Tommy Prothro told         the Heisman winner returning at
maximum of four reserved seats          is tailored for kids 5 to 8 years old,   intermediates), all skill levels are                                        me the most intense rivalry he         quarterback for S.C.
available per family.                   while Survivor Day Camp                  welcome. Call the ORD at                  The coach at the podium           had ever seen existed in the state        I don’t know if Leinart ever
   Reserved seating will also be        provides youths ages 9 to 12 with        646-1872 for more information.         dismissed the question for a         of Oregon, where the folks from        did get to eat, with all the
available for purchase at the           more "grown-up" activities.                                                     moment to ask, "Didn’t we used       Corvallis (Oregon State) and           requests from radio and TV
Ranger Roundup at NHS on Aug.               Both camps run five days a                                                  to be neighbors?"                    Eugene (Oregon) won’t even talk        people for interviews.
18 and 19. For more information,
call the school at 640-4343; dial
Ext. 1764 for Roxanne Farrar,
                                        week through Aug. 19.
                                            All camps, activities and
                                        excursions are monitored by the
                                                                                       Bored?                              Indeed we were, on Gainford
                                                                                                                        Street in Downey, where I raised
                                                                                                                        my half-dozen. The youngest was
                                                                                                                                                             to each other.
                                                                                                                                                                Oregon coach Mike Bellotti
                                                                                                                                                             assured me it still exists. Mike
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Had a great visit with Karl
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dorrell, the UCLA coach. I think
athletic secretary.                     ORD's trained and dedicated staff.            • Open swim sessions at           born on March 6, 1961, and was       Riley leads Oregon State now           he’s terrific and despite my
                                        Parents can register kids for these        the Nordhoff Pool are held           named Jaqueline Caroline by her      after leaving the Trojan staff.        Trojan ties, I’ve always enjoyed
                                        camps             online            at     Monday through Saturday,             old man, who was hooked on the          Only a late touchdown in the        friendships with the leaders of
OVLL schedules wooden                   ojairec.recware.com, or call               1 to 4:30 p.m., through Aug.         President of that time, married to   fog by Dominique Byrd saved the        the band in Westwood.
                                                                                   19. The cost is $3 per person        Jackie and father of Caroline.       Trojans from being upset by the           S.C. escaped with a five-point
bat fall ball league                    646-1872.
                                                                                   entering the water.                     Jackie went to Griffiths Junior   Beavers last year.                     win against the Bruins at the
   From Sept. 8 to Nov. 20, the                                                       • The Ojai Recreation
Ojai Valley Little League will be       Volleyball officials sorely                                                     High with Jeff Tedford, one of the      I interrupted Pete Carroll’s        Rose Bowl last season. Mitch
                                                                                   Department hosts open game           hottest football coaches in          chicken dinner long enough to          Kahn, onetime All-Coast center at
holding its wooden bat fall ball        needed for fall                            room night this Friday from 6
league.                                                                                                                 America at the moment.               scream my concerns about his           UCLA, said a number of former
                                            The Channel Coast Volleyball           to 10 p.m. in the ORD game              He’s the leader of the            defense in his ear. And he agreed      players had met with Dorrell the
   Aimed at youths 9 to 12, all         Officials Association will have its        room.
games will be two hours long.                                                                                           California Golden Bears, enjoying    with me.                               night before last season’s city
                                        first meeting for those wishing to            • The ORD will host a teen        a return to prominence for the          I sent Carroll one of the           championship game. Dorrell
Register before Aug. 15 by calling      officiate junior high and high             dance tomorrow from 7 to 10
Gary Culver at 649-2505 or                                                                                              first time in more than a half-      treasures of my lifetime, a picture    predicted the Bruins would give
                                        school games during the                    p.m. in the ORD multipurpose         century.                             of Alabama’s Bear Bryant and           SC an hour of hell.
207-3263, or Eric Baldwin at            upcoming fall season, which                room. Youths in grades seven
649-9880 or 689-7202.                                                                                                      Being around the Pac-10           SC’s John McKay coming off the            I didn’t have the heart to ask
                                        begins in September.                       through 12 are welcome; the          coaches for Media Day for the        field in Birmingham after a            Arizona’s Mike Stoops if he feels
                                            Association referees oversee           cost is $5 at the door. Game         first time in years had me on        Trojan triumph. You would              the Wildcats will ever make it to
Basketball tourney set                  games in Ventura and Santa                 room will be open, and music         cloud nine.                          swear by the photo that McKay          the Rose Bowl. They’re the only
for Aug. 20 at Sarzotti                 Barbara counties. New volleyball           will be provided by disc                Misty Volaski will tell you       had lost. It was 1970, and fact is     Pac-10 team in the league that
   Get ready for fall basketball        officials, including college               jockey Divas. Refreshments           “The Steamer” still asks the best    the Trojans could have                 hasn’t represented the conference
with the ORD’s Three-on-Three           students, are welcome.                     will also be available for           questions and the answers to         annihilated ‘Bama that night.          on New Year’s Day.
Youth Basketball Tournament, to             The meeting will be held Aug.          purchase.                            them were prominent in The           McKay went into cruise control            He was salty with me when I
be held Aug. 20 at Sarzotti Park.       15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ron Halt               • The ORD is taking youths        Times on Wednesday. There            in the second half and it wound        asked if he’d pursue any kids
   The following divisions are          Community Room in the Ventura              ages 5 to 12 on an excursion to      were so many people in the           up 42-29. Purpose of the game          from our ol’ hometown,
available, with boys and girls          Adult Education Facility, 5200             the Oxnard Ice Skating Center        business I know happy to see me      was to convince Alabama fans           Youngstown, Ohio.
playing separately (grade levels as     Valentine Road, Ventura. For more          Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;      again after a run of bad luck        that the time had come to use             So then, let the Arizona
of fall 2005): third- to fourth-grade   information, contact Jerry Burns at        call 646-1872 to register.           health-wise.                         black players or disappear from        drought continue.
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Ford F250. Call 646-3979.                        ing delivery routes availa-                                                                                                                                                                                     League                                  $2,600 mo., pets OK, 649-        Agent Helen 646-8207.
                                                 ble soon. Call 646-1476,                                                                                                                                                                                  Pet Adoption Center                           4410 or 901-6159.                                                 HANDYMAN! Can't get to
FREE palm tree & bamboo                          Ext. 10, or come by 408-                          ‘01 Nissan Xterra, Ice                                                                                                                                                                                                                 VERY nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath,        it? I'll do it! Creative Solu-
                                                                                                   Blue, V6, auto, 70K miles,                                                                                                                              3004 Telegraph Rd.                            3 + 2, f/p, a/c, Topa Topa
removal. 640-8065.                               A Bryant Street and pick                                                                                                                                                                                  Ventura, CA 93003                                                              central air, laundry rm, big     tions. Call T.J., 646-8179.
                                                 up an application.                                xlnt cond, PW, PDL, CD,                        ‘91 GMC Suburban, auto,                                                                                                                                area, no pets, n/s, $2,000       yard, on Lomita. $2,000
                                                                                                   racks, running boards,                                                                                                                                    (805) 652-1001                              mo. + deposit. Ojai Proper-
NEWSPAPER end rolls,                                                                                                                              4x4, power everything, CD                                                                                  www.carlvc.org                                                               mo. Steve Streich, ReMax         PASSIONATE         ABOUT
good for crafts, 646-1476,                      THE Ojai Valley News has                           $11,600, 646-2744.                             player, 187K miles, recent-                                                                                                                            ty Management, 649-6915.         Gold Coast Realtors, 432-        CAREGIVING...
Ext. 33, leave message.                         an immediate opening for                                                                          ly fully serviced, new tires                     ‘99 Kia Sephia, 4dr,                                                                                  3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, avail          0512, 558-6536.                  Elderly & companion care.
                                                a part-time sports reporter.                                                                      & rims, new pipes,                               80,000 miles, air, CD, very                       ZEBRA finches, $10,                                                                                                   Short term recovery from
 ♥POTBELLIED PIGS♥                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   weekends, 640-3065.                                 Sept., $1,700, 640-3039.
                                                Local knowledge required.                                                                         $4,300. Call 640-1902 or                         clean,    xlnt   condition,                                                                                                                                             illness & surgery. Assist
 Pets to safe, permanent,                       Send        resume       to:                                                                      415-2881.                                        $4,100, (805) 646-0943.                                                                               3 bed., 2 bath, Taormina,                                         with disabilities. Carlene
    approved homes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      very clean, view, n/s, n/p,          RENTALS, STUDIOS             Sikorsky, 640-6451.
                                                editor@ojaivalleynews.com                                                                         ‘92 Volvo 940 turbo, white,                                                                                 REAL ESTATE
                                                or fax to 646-4281.                                01 Toyota Highlander, 4                                                                                                                                                                               1 yr. lease, gard./water
                                                                                                                                                  full power, 6 CD’s, good                                                                                      EXCHANGE                                 inc. $2,000 mo., 640-0340.                                        PET sitting service availa-
ROOSTER, buff Orping-                                                                              door, V6, moon roof, xlnt                      cond., runs great, 161,000                                                                                                                                                              STUDIO, $775 + dep.,             ble, the kennel alternative.
ton, 646-9748.                                  WAITRESS, tea room set-                            cond., 50K miles, $16,500,
                                                ting, experienced. Apply in                                                                       miles, $2,750, 646-6342.                                                                                                                               ARBOLADA, 3 bdrms, 2             avail. 8/8/05, 640-0727.         Call Diana, 477-8887.
                                                                                                   798-4585.                                                                                                                                         SMALL Ojai framed hse,
                                                person, 242 E. Ojai Ave.                                                                                                                                                                             you move it to your lot.                            baths, large living & dining
                                                                                                                                                  93 Ford Escort, auto, CD,                                                                                                                              rms, lndry rm, pool, dbl.
                                                                                                                                                  a/c, new tires, runs great.                                                                        $10,000 obo, 798-0434.
       HELP WANTED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gar, lg. yard, $2,500 + dep.
                                                     HOUSES/CONDOS                                                                                $2,400 BB or make offer!                         CUSTOM 1967 Chevy                                                                                     Agent Helen, 646-8207.

ADULT to sweep, mop,
                                                            FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                                  (805) 798-4186.
                                                                                                                                                  ‘93 Nissan Maxima, Gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                   stepside shortbed w/small
                                                                                                                                                                                                   back window, $20,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHARMING 1 bdrm. cot-                    Show and $ell
                                                                                                                                                                                                   firm. Please contact Mark                                   APARTMENTS                                 tage in the woods, 10 min.
                                                                                                                                                  Package, automatic, PW,
fold chairs & tables, twice
monthly at Oak View Cen-                        ARE you tired of renting?                          ‘03 VW Beetle, orange &
                                                                                                   black, like new, 9,700                         PDL, black w/tan lthr,                           Stout, (805) 947-7315.                                                                                drive to town, fenced in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         yard, very private. Avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Picture your car, truck, van,
                                                If you are paying $1,500 a                                                                        170,000 miles. Needs                                                                               $1,100-$1,300 1 + 1 at
ter. (805) 517-1131.
                                                month in rent you could                            miles, $14,999. Call for de-
                                                                                                   tails, 646-9745.                               transmission work, $950                                 MOTORCYCLES                                Cottages Among the Flow-                            now $1,300 mo. plus util.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call 646-3057.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              motorcycle, boat or RV in the
ATTACHMENT parenting                            have tour dream home.                                                                             obo, 640-8364.                                                                                     ers. f/p, WF, tile in
homeschooling family fac-                       We’ve been helping peo-                            ‘05 Ford Escape Hybrid,                                                                                     FOR SALE                              bath/kitchen, very quaint &                         CHARMING 3 + 2, near                     classifieds with our
ing cancer seeks nanny,                         ple for 40 years, so stop                          perfect, 5K miles, incl. sat-                  ‘94 Cadillac DeVille, dark                                                                         private. Cats welcome.                              town, new master suite,
tutor and/or help w/house-
work, full or part-time.
                                                dreaming and get into ac-
                                                tion. Call 648-5868.
                                                                                                   ellite radio. Must sell! (805)
                                                                                                   794-6601, $26,500 obo.
                                                                                                                                                  green, tan leather, xlnt
                                                                                                                                                  cond,     many     extras,                       ‘97 CR250 dirt bike. New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Also available furnished,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $,1700. Call Elizabeth,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a/c, fireplace, fenced, gar-             Photo Ad Promotion
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gnarly, spark arrester,                                                                               dener, $2,000 + dep., 646-
Hours and pay are nego-                                                                                                                           $4,500, 646-6300.                                                                                  (818) 781-0667.
tiable. Contact Martha Fel-                         NO MONEY DOWN!
                                                  Free list of homes avail.
                                                                                                   ‘75 Corvette Stingray,                                                                          chain & sprockets. Tags,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   triple clamps. Flesh gear.                        UPSTAIRS unit w/view, 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         6117 or 798-0606.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  30 issues for $30
lows, 798-1106.                                                                                    white, burgundy interior,                      ‘95 Ford E-250 cargo van,                                                                                                                              CLASSIC Craftsman 2
                                                    with NO down pymt.
                                                    24 hr. recorded msg.
                                                                                                   xtra clean, low miles,                         fleet maintained, V6, auto,                       Fresh cylinder and top
                                                                                                                                                                                                   end. Fast. $2,000 obo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bdrm., 1 bath, walk to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     town, $995 mo, $1,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bdrm., 1 ba. in Ojai Vil-                 646-1476, Ext.10
AUDIO Visual technicians                                                                           $14,000, 258-6604, 640-                        ready to work, $4,995.                                                                                                                                 lage, $2,000 mo., Agent
needed to work in upscale                         800-621-1984, Ext. 2061                          1840.                                          Robert, 646-0466.                                Will, 798-3135.                                   sec., n/s, n/p, 646-3271.                           Joan, 646-7288, Ext. 129.
hotel. P/T, flex. hours.                           Goodman & Assoc. RE.
Apply        online     @
WWW.SWANKAV.COM                                          INSTRUCTION/
CAREGIVER, needed for                                      EDUCATION
senior citizen, days only,
experienced, references
required, 646-4410.                             MIND OVER MATH, a
                                                comprehensive math tuto-
EXP. retail clerk, 30+ hrs.,                    rial service. 646-1230.
Call Rick or Joy, Ojai Sur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               8
plus, 646-2350.
VOLUNTEER coordinator                                             LOST
needed part-time. Satur-
days a must, some Sun-
days. Apply in person at                        DID you lose a pet or be-                                                                                                                                          6                                                                                                                      9
Humane Society, 402 Bry-                        longing? Place an ad. Call
ant St., Ojai. Must love an-                    Jeanne at 646-1476, Ext.
imals and enjoy working                         10.
with people.
                                                REWARD: Man’s gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7
GLADSTONE Counseling                            wedding band, etched de-                                                                                                                         5
Center has opening for li-                      sign. Keepsake, 649-5223.
censed psychologist to do
sub. abuse, trauma, mari-                            Your world in four
tal, elders. Call 646-9724.                            clicks or less.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Garage Sale
            646-1476, Ext. 12
                                                                                                                                  1                                                                             1) 890 SPRING ST. Sat., 7 am-3 pm.                                            5) 593 TICO RD. Sat. & Sun., 8 am-1 pm.               8) 1206 DROWN ST. Sat., 8 am. Oak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Furniture, ladder rack & misc.                                                More of Grandpa’s stuff!                              rolltop desk, oak curios & bookcase, twin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ——————————                                                                    ——————————                                            long bed, kitchen utensils & dining ware,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2) 149 PROSPECT ST. Sat. & Sun., 7                                            6) 153 S. PADRE JUAN. Sat. & Sun., 8                  bedding, comforters & more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                am-? Lots of everything!                                                      am-1 pm. Huge Moving Sale! CDs,                       ——————————
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ——————————                                                                    records, books, art, fabric, clothes, videos,         9) 422 LOS ALAMOS. Sat., 8 am-Noon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3) 11211 CREEK RD. Sat., 7 am-1 pm &                                          electronics & more.                                   Girls’ clothes, size 7 to 12, & other items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sun., 9 am-Noon. Two Family Moving                                            ——————————
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sale! Big items, no early birds!                                              7) 206 BLANCHE ST. Sat., 8 am-Noon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ——————————                                                                    Antique secretary, free lawn mower, tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4) 11890 SILVER SPUR ST. Sat., 9 am-1                                         shed stuff, crystal singing bowl, ethnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                pm. Brass bed, clothes, furniture, etc.                                       musical instruments, silver & red glass.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ——————————                                                                    ——————————
Friday, August 5, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ojai Valley News, Page B-3
AROUND OUR VALLEY                                      concern from others in your same
continued from Page A-7                                boat. For evening and morning
                                                       meetings, call Help of Ojai at 646-
   APPEARANCE DAY OF LORD                              9752, Ext. 19.
SRI KRISHNA — Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.                        FREE                 VIPASSANA
at 687 Villanova Road, the American                    MEDITATION — Vipassana (insight)
Vedic Association’s Bhagavad Gita                      meditation, including a walking
As It Is Fellowship will celebrate                     meditation followed by a dharma
Krishna Appearance Day with its                        dialogue, is held Wednesdays from
annual spiritual party with music,                     7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Sacred Space
discussions, a video and a vegetarian                  Studio, 410-A Bryant Circle, no
love feast. Always free. Call 640-0405.                charge. Call Viriam Khalsa at 646-
                                                       2682 for more information.

   Ongoing Events
                                                          M.O.P.S.       —    Mothers
                                                       Preschoolers is a program designed
                                                       to nurture mothers with children
                                                       from infancy through kindergarten.
                                                                                                                                 Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2005 @ 4pm
                                                                                                                    Photo by Carole Topalian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $  100 Prize for randomly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         selected ballot
                                                       M.O.P.S. is a caring network, helping
   OJAI PARKINSON SUPPORT                              moms to be better moms through
GROUP — Meets the third                                trusted resources and supportive                              2005 Best of Ojai Valley sponsored by Ojai Valley News. Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2005 @ 4pm
Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3                    relationships. Call for dates, times
p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa
Ana St., facilitated by Susan Kline,
                                                       and      registration    information.
                                                       Meetings are held at Ojai Valley
                                                                                                                      BEST FOOD:                                                     Artist ____________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Photographer ____________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Exercise Class Instructor __________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chiropractor ____________________________
outreach coordinator for the                           Baptist Church, 11642 N. Ventura                               Health Food Store ________________________                     Videographer ____________________________             Physical Therapist ________________________
California Neuroscience Institute                      Ave., Ojai. Contact Michelle at 649-                           Produce ________________________________                       Jeweler __________________________________            Acupuncturist ____________________________
located at St. John’s Regional Medical                 3936, or Ojai Valley Baptist Church at                         New Restaurant __________________________                      Architect ________________________________            Massage Therapist ________________________
Center in Oxnard. Call 988-7599.                       646-3362.                                                      Outdoor Dining __________________________
   GROUP MEDITATIONS —                                    OJAI        VALLEY        BREAST-                                                                                          Landscape Architect/ Contractor ____________          Nurse __________________________________
                                                                                                                      Place To Take The Kids __________________                      General Contractor________________________            Doctor __________________________________
Guided group meditations are held                      FEEDING PROJECT — Educates and
each morning at 8:30 a.m. at                           supports mothers who choose to                                 Coffee House ____________________________                      Roofer __________________________________             Dentist __________________________________
Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves                         breast-feed. Information/help line,                            Bakery __________________________________                      Plumber ________________________________              Optometrist ______________________________
Road. Link with the global                             646-7559. Breast-feeding support                               Breakfast ________________________________
community of meditators in service                                                                                                                                                   Electrician________________________________
                                                       “Mommy and Me” groups meet                                     Sunday Brunch __________________________                       Real Estate Agent ________________________
meditations           for        global
transformation. Visitors are welcome.
                                                       regularly. Community awareness
                                                       events and classes are sponsored. To
                                                                                                                      Lunch __________________________________                       Mortgage Loan Officer ____________________             BEST SHOPPING &
                                                                                                                      Dinner __________________________________
Call 646-5508 for more information.
   FREE         PHYSICALS         AND
                                                       participate in, volunteer for, or
                                                       become a benefactor to this evolving                           Chef ____________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Accountant ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Secretary ________________________________
IMMUNIZATIONS FOR 0 TO 18-                             project of the nonprofit, tax-exempt                            Fine Dining ______________________________                                                                           Art Gallery ______________________________
YEAR-OLDS — The Ojai Valley                            Ojai Birth Resource & Family Center,                                                                                          Principal ________________________________            Art Supply Store __________________________
                                                                                                                      Sushi ____________________________________                     School Teacher __________________________
Community Health Center, 1200                          call 646-7550 or send e-mail to                                                                                                                                                     Gift Shop ________________________________
Maricopa Highway, offers free                                                                                         Deli Sandwich ____________________________                     Firefighter________________________________
                                                       ojaifamctr@cs.com.                                                                                                                                                                  Jewelry Store ____________________________
physicals and immunizations for                           SELF-HELP LEGAL ACCESS                                      Burger & Fries ____________________________                    Law Enforcement Officer __________________
children ages 0 to 18. Call 640-8293 to                                                                               Pizza ____________________________________                                                                           Antique Store ____________________________
                                                       CENTER — Ventura County’s                                                                                                     Attorney ________________________________
see if you qualify.                                    Superior Court’s Mobile Self-Help                              Barbecue ________________________________                                                                            Bookstore ________________________________
   CAREGIVERS’ HAVEN — A                               Legal Access Center visits Ojai every                                                                                         Bank Teller ______________________________            Florist __________________________________
                                                                                                                      Mexican Food ____________________________                      Pastor/ Priest ____________________________
support      group       for   anyone                  other Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,                                                                                                                                              Auto Service______________________________
responsible for the well-being of a                                                                                   Thai Food ________________________________                     Insurance Agent __________________________
                                                       parked at the Park & Ride lot next to                                                                                                                                               Building Supply __________________________
demented or dependent relative,                        Chaparral High School at the                                   Chinese Food ____________________________                      Local Politician __________________________
parent or spouse. Join us for moral                    intersection of Ojai Avenue and Fox                            Italian Food ______________________________                                                                          Convenience Store ________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dog Groomer ____________________________              Gas Station ______________________________
support, tips, comic relief and warm                   Street. Call 483-4842.                                         Vegetarian Food __________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Supermarket ____________________________
                                                                                                                      Wait Staff ________________________________
                                                                                                                      Waiter/Waitress __________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     BEST PLACES:                                          Pharmacy ________________________________
 PUBLIC NOTICES                                                                                                       Bartender ________________________________
                                                                                                                      Caterer __________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Annual Event ____________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Public Park ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Daycare Center __________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Insurance Company ______________________
            OVN07-10-05               Corporation/Limited Liability        is categorically exempt pursuant
                                                                                                                                                                                     Place To Relax ____________________________           Hotel ____________________________________
    Published Ojai Valley News
       July 15, 22 & 29, 2005
            August 5, 2005
                                      Timothy W. Kresge
                                      2218 S. Rice Rd.
                                                                           to the California Environmental
                                                                           Quality Act. Property
                                                                           Owners/Applicants: Rick and
                                                                                                                      BEST NIGHTLIFE:                                                Place To Watch The Sunset ________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Place To People Watch ____________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Car Wash ________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nursery __________________________________
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS              Ojai, CA 93023                       Rachel Heldwein.                           Place To See A Play ______________________                     Place To Walk Your Pet ____________________           Travel Agency ____________________________
       NAME STATEMENT                     Full Name of Registrant/            2. DESIGN REVIEW                        Theater Company ________________________                       Place To Propose ________________________
 File Number 20050627-0011675         Corporation/Limited Liability        PERMIT FOR AN                                                                                                                                                   Pet Store ________________________________
          Ventura Co. Clerk           Company:                             APPROXIMATELY 18,722                       Place To See A Classical Concert ____________                  Place To Kiss ____________________________            Liquor Store ______________________________
           Philip J. Schmit           Debra Sue Kresge                     SQUARE FOOT                                Live Music Club __________________________
        File Date: 06/27/2005         2218 S. Rice Rd.                     WAREHOUSE BUILDING
    THE FOLLOWING                     Ojai, CA 93023                       THAT WOULD BE DIVIDED                      Local Band ______________________________
 BUSINESS AS: Ke-Neki, 205
                                         This Business is conducted by
                                      husband and wife.
                                                                           INTO 6 BAYS WITH ROLL-
                                                                           UP DOORS (DRP 05-03) on an
                                                                                                                      Wine Bar ________________________________                      BEST HEALTH&                                          BEST STYLE & BEAUTY:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Day Spa ________________________________
                                                                                                                      Sports Bar________________________________
 N. Signal St., Ojai, CA
    Full Name of Registrant/
 Corporation/Limited Liability
                                         Registrant has not yet begun
                                      to transact business under the
                                      fictitious business name or
                                                                           approximately 1.47-acre
                                                                           property located at 420 Bryant
                                                                           Circle, Assessor’s Parcel                  Margarita ________________________________                     FITNESS:                                              Beauty Salon ____________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fitness Gym ______________________________            Hair Stylist ______________________________
 Company:                             names listed herein.                 Number 024-0-120-175. The                  Bloody Mary ____________________________
 Tyson Craig Hardman                   I declare that all information in   General Plan Designation of the                                                                           Place To Golf ____________________________            Hair Colorist______________________________
 925 Mountain View Ave.                    this statement is true and      project site is Manufacturing              Happy Hour ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Golf Pro Shop ____________________________            Children’s Haircut ________________________
 Ojai, Ca 93023                                      correct.              Planned Development (MPD)                  Beer on Tap ______________________________
    Full Name of Registrant/            (A registrant who declares as      and the Zoning classification of                                                                           Place To Bike ____________________________            Facialist __________________________________
 Corporation/Limited Liability        true information which he or she     the site is Industrial Light               First Date Spot __________________________
 Company:                              knows to be false is guilty of a    Manufacturing (M-1). A                                                                                    Place To Hike/Jog ________________________            Women’s Clothing ________________________
 Jerri Lynn Hardman                                  crime.)               Mitigated Negative Declaration
                                                                                                                      Place To Be Seen__________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Martial Arts Studio ________________________          Men’s Clothing __________________________
 925 Mountain View Ave.               /s/TIMOTHY W. KRESGE                 has been prepared for the project
 Ojai, Ca 93023
    This Business is conducted by
                                      Timothy W. Kresge
                                      /s/DEBRA S. KRESGE
                                                                           pursuant to the California
                                                                           Environmental Quality Act.                 BEST PEOPLE:                                                   Yoga Studio ______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                     Yoga Instructor __________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kid’s Clothing ____________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Shoes __________________________________
 husband and wife.                    Debra S. Kresge                      Property Owner: Michael                    Musician ________________________________
    Registrant has not yet begun         This statement was filed with      Perrett. Representative: Neal K.
 to transact business under the       the County Clerk of VENTURA          Subik
 fictitious business name or           County on date indicated by file         Further information about
 names listed herein.                 stamp above.                         these matters is available from
  I declare that all information in      NOTICE – THIS                     the Community Development                    VOTE by dropping your ballot by at our office at 408-A Bryant Circle in Ojai or by mailing it to: Ojai
      this statement is true and      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                  Department at 401 South                      Valley News, P.O. Box 277, Ojai, CA 93024. You may also fax the ballot to us at (805) 646-4281 or                  Name & Phone No. Required
                correct.              NAME STATEMENT                       Ventura Street, Mondays
   (A registrant who declares as      EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              through Thursdays from 8 a.m.                fill it out online at www.ojaivalleynews.com. All ballots must be turned in by Monday, October 3.
 true information which he or she     DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE             to 5:30 p.m., or by calling (805)                                                                                                                               Name: ______________________________
  knows to be false is guilty of a    OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                 640-2555. Anyone who seeks to
                crime.)               CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS              challenge the decision of the                Rules: In order for your vote to count, you must complete at least 20 categories on the ballot. Please             Phone:______________________________
 /s/TYSON CRAIG HARDMAN               BUSINESS NAMES                       Planning Commission in court                 include your name and phone number on your ballot. Thanks so much for your participation!
 Tyson Craig Hardman                  STATEMENT MUST BE                    with respect to these matters
 /s/JERRI LYNN HARDMAN                FILED PRIOR TO THAT                  may be limited to raising only
 Jerri Lynn Hardman                   DATE. The filing of this              those issues raised at the public
    This statement was filed with      statement does not of itself         hearing described in this notice
 the County Clerk of VENTURA          authorize the use in this state of   or in written correspondence
 County on date indicated by file      a fictitious business name in         delivered to the City at or prior
 stamp above.                         violation of the rights of another   to the public hearing.                                     Please fill in the name of your choice in the space provided and drop off your entry at:
    NOTICE – THIS                     under federal, state, or common      August 3, 2005
 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                  law (See Section 14411 et seq.,      /s/ROBERT CASIAS                                               Ojai Valley News, 408-A Bryant Circle, or mail to: PO Box 277, Ojai, CA 93024
 NAME STATEMENT                       Business and Professions Code).      Robert Casias, AICP
 EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              ——————————                           Community Development
 DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE                        OVN08-05-05               Director
 OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                    Published Ojai Valley News
 CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS                 August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2005
 BUSINESS NAMES                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
 STATEMENT MUST BE                          NAME STATEMENT
 FILED PRIOR TO THAT                  File Number 20050712-0012610
 DATE. The filing of this                       Ventura Co. Clerk
 statement does not of itself                   Philip J. Schmit
 authorize the use in this state of          File Date: 07/12/2005
 a fictitious business name in            THE FOLLOWING

 violation of the rights of another   PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING
 under federal, state, or common      BUSINESS AS: Sun Cell
 law (See Section 14411 et seq.,      Electric, 1224 Mariposa Dr.,
 Business and Professions Code).      Santa Paula, Ca. 93060
 ——————————                               Full Name of Registrant/
            OVN07-11-05               Corporation/Limited Liability
    Published Ojai Valley News        Company:
       July 15, 22 & 29, 2005         David Peter Lindsay
            August 5, 2005            1224 Mariposa Dr.
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS              Santa Paula, Ca. 93060

       NAME STATEMENT                    This Business is conducted by
 File Number 20050705-0012171         an individual.
          Ventura Co. Clerk              Registrant has not yet begun
           Philip J. Schmit           to transact business under the
        File Date: 07/05/2005         fictitious business name or
    THE FOLLOWING                     names listed herein.
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING              I declare that all information in
 BUSINESS AS: Mobile                       this statement is true and
 Innovations, 1976 Bridget Ave.,                     correct.
 Simi Valley, CA 93065                  (A registrant who declares as
    Full Name of Registrant/          true information which he or she
 Corporation/Limited Liability         knows to be false is guilty of a
 Company:                                            crime.)
 Kenneth Ian Schlobohm                /s/DAVID P. LINDSAY
 1976 Bridget Ave.                    David P. Lindsay
 Simi Valley, CA 93065                   This statement was filed with
    This Business is conducted by     the County Clerk of VENTURA
 an individual.                       County on date indicated by file
    Registrant has not yet begun      stamp above.
 to transact business under the          NOTICE – THIS                              AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR                                             BOOKKEEPING                                               FENCING                                       PLUMBING
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      Ojai Valley News
     Friday, Aug. 5, 2005
          Page B-4

        Pine Mountain
                                           Houses of Worship
                                           research of the Bible, the writings of                        Ojai United
                                                                                                                                                                   Ojai Valley Ministerial Association
                                           Mary Baker Eddy, The Christian
       Buddhist Temple:                    Science Monitor and other                                   Methodist Church:
   Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple                                                                  If you would like a ride to church
offers      regularly       scheduled
meditation, Dharma talks,Buddhist
ceremonies and instruction in Serene
                                           periodicals, is located at 215-C E.
                                           Matilija St. Hours are noon to 3 p.m.,
                                           Monday through Friday. All are
                                                                                               for Sunday worship service at Ojai
                                                                                               United Methodist Church, call 646-
                                                                                               3528 by noon on Saturday and leave a
                                                                                                                                                                     Offended to death — or life
                                                                                                                                                                        By Lyn Thomas                                when my now-demolished car was        to live in the power of the offense,
ReflectionMeditation.The temple is            Visit the web site spirituality.com              message.
located about one hour north of Ojai,                                                             Sunday morning worship begins                                                                                      pulled off the streets in south       I took a step on the way of death.
                                           for inspirational articles. Call 646-                                                                                        Ministerial Association                      central Los Angeles two weeks         Did I want to die this slow death?
three miles off Highway 33, at 941         4901.                                               at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Kids
Lockwood Valley Road. All are                                                                  Own Worship (for 4-year-olds                                           As I was walking to the post                   after. It got worse! The sense of     Not really, but was I not justified
welcome to Preattend temple                                                                    through sixth grade) is held in the                                 office the other day, a pedestrian                violation was magnified when, a       in being offended by the crimes
activities.                                            Ojai                                    Fireside Room. The Youth Class                                      crossing Signal Street took offense               few weeks later, another man          these men had perpetrated on me?
   Meditation instruction is                   Presbyterian Church:                            meets in Room 7. Child care is                                      that a car had stopped too far into               whom I assisted in his time of           With brutal clarity, the Holy
recommended prior to attending                 All are welcome to worship with                 available in the nursery for children 0                             the crosswalk. He adamantly                       need returned and robbed our          Spirit and Scripture reminded me
regularly scheduled meditation             the congregation at Ojai Presbyterian               through 3 years of age.                                             gestured and spoke his mind to the                home. Boy, was I offended!            that Jesus Christ looked my
periods. Introductory workshops,           Church and join in lifting hearts and                  On this 12th Sunday after                                        driver. Blasting horn and louder                     There is a tangible power, an      violation of his holiness straight in
including meditation instruction, are      minds in worship to the risen Lord.                 Pentecost, the Rev. Lanny                                           vulgarities expressed the driver’s                energy we experience when
held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.       This Sunday the series on Paul’s letter             Arrowsmith will be the guest                                                                                                                                the face for what it is — sin,
                                                                                                                                                                   offense to the pedestrian, whose                  offended. Adrenalin and pain          offense against God — and took
Meditation, a ceremony and Dharma          to the Galatians will continue.                     preacher. He is a retired minister and
talk are held regularly on Sundays             Ojai Presbyterian Church                        was pastor at Ojai United Methodist                                 ensuing torrent of screamed                       inflates a sense of our own           that offense upon himself. The
starting at 10 a.m.                        welcomes all who wish to come and                   from 1973 through 1985. The Rev.                                    profanity and vulgarity blasted                   rightness. Having been violated,      righteous one gave his life for me,
   Meditation and a Dharma talk will       worship with them. The church                       Arrowsmith also served as pastor at                                 everyone in the area, you know,                   we claim the right to retaliate, to   the unrighteous one, to forgive
also be offered in Ojai at St. Andrew’s    worship schedule offers two morning                 San Luis Obispo and Vista United                                    really perked up the day for the                  repay the injury. Nursing the         and remove my many offenses
Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall,          services. The first is a contemporary               Methodist Church. His sermon title                                  rest of us.                                       resentment, rehearsing the injury,    against him.
located at the corner of Bristol Road      service at 8:30 a.m. with nursery and               will be “Go with the Flow!,” based on                                  At a recent Libbey Bowl concert,               we boost our own virtue at the           Only as the Holy Spirit made
and Ojai Avenue, on Sept. 8 and 22         toddler care. The second service at 10              Philippians 4:10-14. The Sacrament of                               an argument erupted between two                   expense of better judgment. Being     possible moment-by-moment acts
from 7 to 9 p.m. Meditation                a.m. will be traditional with nursery               Holy Communion will be celebrated.                                  groups over a choice spot on the                  offended becomes a habit for          of faith and obedience, claimed my
instruction starts at 6 p.m. There will    and toddler care. The evening                       Also being Hunger Sunday, members                                   lawn, with both parties taking                    many people, even an addiction,
be no meetings in August.                  contemporary service begins at 6 p.m.               and friends are reminded to bring a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           right to walk the way of life and
                                                                                                                                                                   umbrage — great offense, with                     in my opinion.                        freedom from the violation and
   Call (254) 241-6102 or e-mail           and offes a children’s program for                  non-perishable food item for the
pinemtnbuddhisttempl@starband.net.         nursery through eighth grade.                       Community Assistance Food Pantry.                                   accompanying resentment — at                         “There is a way that seems right   injury. Because I am such a good
                                           Personal beepers are distributed to                    The Praise Singers will lead the                                 each other. I must confess being                  to a man, but its end is the way to   person? Ha! Hardly. Because Jesus
    Ojai Friends Worship                   parents of infants and toddlers.                    service. Assisting in worship will be                               offended that such childish                       death” (Proverb 16:25). The still,    Christ is faithful to those who
                                               Ojai Presbyterian Church is                     Scott Hays as liturgist, Alice and Earl                             behavior spoiled — to the extent                  small voice of the Holy Spirit        enter in with even trembling faith.
     Group (Quakers):                      located at 304 N. Foothill Road. Call               Ragland as greeters and Ray Benny                                   that I permitted — an otherwise                   made crystal-clear to me that with
    Hear the two-minute recorded           646-1437.                                           and Ron Hays as ushers.                                             incomparable Ojai evening.                        each passing moment, I was
Quaker Dial-a-Thought for this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lyn Thomas is pastor of Wesleyan
                                                                                                  The sanctuary is open Monday                                        Years ago, when my car was                     choosing either life or death.        Church of Ojai Valley. The opinions
coming week, starting Sunday at                                                                through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
noon; phone 646-0939 or visit                      Ojai Valley                                                                                                     stolen at gunpoint by a Blood gang                   “But I have been robbed,           expressed are those of the author and
                                                                                               for prayer and meditation.                                          member, believe me, I was                         violated, invaded — I have the
homepage.mac.com/deweyval/OjaiF                 Community Church:                                 Ojai United Methodist Church is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           not necessarily those of his church, the
riends/index.html.                             Services at Ojai Valley Community                                                                                   offended. Rubbing salt in the                     right to be offended. I have the      Ojai Valley Ministerial Association,
                                                                                               located at 120 Church Road, across                                  wound, California law forced me to
    Ojai Friends Worship Group will        Church are held Saturday at 6:30 p.m.               from Nordhoff High School. All are                                                                                    right to relish the injury and        nor the Ojai Valley News.
hold its regular unprogrammed              in the Youth Center and Sunday at 10                invited to celebrate Christ’s love in                               pay towing and impound fees                       resentment!” Each moment I chose
worship service Sunday at 10 a.m.          a.m. in the church’s spacious                       faith, fellowship, tolerance and
Call 646-0939 for the location of the      sanctuary. Coffee and doughnuts are                 spiritual growth at the Methodist
meeting. The public is invited to          available following the morning                     Church, known for its open hearts,
attend.                                    service in the courtyard.                           open minds and open doors.
                                               For more than 45 years, OVCC has                Questions? Call the church office at
     First Baptist Church                  welcomed those from every walk of                   646-3528.
                                           life. Nursery care for infants through
            of Ojai:                       toddlers is provided at all services
   During worship this Sunday at 11        and casual dress is always welcome.                      Religious Science
a.m. at the First Baptist Church of            Transportation for the Sunday                        Symphony of Life
Ojai, John Ruiz, guest pastor, will
deliver a message titled “Focusing on
                                           service may be arranged by calling                           Center for
                                           646-9730. Call as early in advance as
Jesus.” The Scripture reading is           possible. OVCC is located at 907 El                   Evolving Consciousness:
Matthew 25:25-32. David Kille will be      Centro St. at the corner of Loma Drive                  The Rev. Katherine Hope
lay leader and Louise Shelton will be      in the Mira Monte area. Call 646-4234.              welcomes all to join this abundant
head usher. A nursery is provided for                                                          spiritual community, vibrant with the
the morning service and the children                                                           energy of unconditional love and joy,
have their separate teaching time.               Jewish Community                              which embraces people of all ages,
   Feel free to come and check out                  of the Oaks:                               ethnicities, lifestyles and faiths.
the Saturday night fellowship at 6:30         Today at 7: p.m. at the Jewish                   Through the teachings of “Science of
p.m., which includes worship time,         Community of the Oaks, 590 W. El                    Mind and Eternal Truths,” spiritual
hymns and fellowship building for          Roblar Drive, Cantor Quan                           practices of prayer and meditation,
outreach to the community. On-site         Greenberg will conduct Sabbath                      we realize, manifest and celebrate our
child care is provided.                    services. Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Torah             oneness and union with God — the
   Those seeking information about         study will be led by Joel Aaronson,                 infinite, in-dwelling love-intelligence
the Christian faith and desiring new       preceded by chants and prayers at                   which governs the universe.
Christian friends will find a warm         9:45 a.m. The film, “Mommelle,” will                    Pre-service meditation begins at
welcome at First Baptist Church. Ojai      be screened Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All               10:10 a.m. and the Sunday service
Valley residents are also invited to       are welcome. Call 646-4464.                         starts at 10:30 a.m. Child care is
submit prayer requests to the                                                                  available at 10 a.m. This Sunday’s
church’s prayer ministry by calling               Lutheran Church                              service will be held at the Ojai Valley
646-4788.                                                                                      Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave.
   The First Baptist Church of Ojai is            of the Holy Cross:                               This week’s talk will be given by
located at 930 Grand Ave. Call 646-            The Lutheran Church of the Holy                 the Rev. Lisa Luckenbach. Preservice
3333.                                      Cross will celebrate the 12th Sunday                meditation will also be led by Diane                                                                                                                            Photo by Leslie Vallee-Miller
                                           after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Guest pastor             Besocke. The music program will be
        Calvary Chapel                     Victor Thasiah, who is here from
                                           London, will lead the service.
                                                                                               led by Ed Provost and Frank Morgan.                                                                                         Finely Tuned
                                                                                                   There is an active prayer ministry
       Christian Church:                       Sunday school is also at 10 a.m.                for weekly prayer. Prayer work with
   Calvary Chapel Christian Church         and child care is available. Following                                                                                        Members of the Ojai Band’s brass section take                  are scheduled through the end of August and
                                                                                               a practitioner is available                                               their turn on center stage Wednesday nights at                 include a balloon march for the kids and music
of the Ojai Valley will gather for         worship there is a time of fellowship,              immediately following the service or
Sunday morning worship service at          all are invited. This Sunday at                                                                                               the Libbey Bowl bandstand. The weekly concerts                 for all age groups.
                                                                                               by appointment. Call 715-9796.
the Oak View Community Center, 18          fellowship, the 65th wedding
Valley Road, Oak View (off Santa           anniversary of longtime members,
Ana Boulevard). Pastor Dan Nelson          Jim and Helen Weblemoe, will be                             Christ Church Ojai:                                         Church Ojai for worship on Sunday                    The women’s fellowship group       Powered Church.” All are welcome.
will teach from the Book of James,         celebrated.                                             Going to church sometimes feels                                 at 9 a.m. Pastor Roy Bennett is                   meets to study “The First Letter to       Christ Church Ojai is a
Chapter 3, in a verse-by-verse study           The Lutheran Church of the Holy                 like going to the mall, sounds like the                             preaching through a series called                 the Thessalonians” on Tuesdays at     congregation of the Presbyterian
of this book of the New Testament.         Cross is located at 1212 Maricopa                   radio, looks like the club, smells like                             “The Gospel According to Moses.”                  noon at 40 Almond Ave. in Oak         Church in America and meets at The
This Sunday’s teaching is titled           Highway. For more information, call                 Starbucks, tastes like nothing. Come                                The message this Sunday is titled                 View.                                 Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer,
“Ouch! Did I Say That?”                    646-5652. For more information                      recover the ancient rhythms of sacred                               “Beholding the Brazen Serpent”                       The Ventura County Project meets   1290 E. Grand Ave. Call the church
   Contemporary worship will begin         regarding the Holy Cross Preschool                  worship and delight yourself in the                                 (Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-15). A                 at 78 Chrisman Ave. in Ventura at 5   office at 646-5101 or e-mail Bennett at
at 9:30 a.m. with the teaching             and Kids’ Club, call 646-8121.                      Lord Jesus Christ.                                                  nursery equipped with sound is                    p.m. on Sundays for fellowship and    roy@ojaipca.org          for    more
immediately following. Children are                                                                All are welcome to join Christ                                  available for mothers with infants.               to discuss and develop “The Gospel    information.
led to their classrooms after worship
where they are taught at their level of
understanding with a craft to                 Calvary Chapel of the Ojai Valley                        Ojai Presbyterian Church
reinforce the lesson.                            Oak View Community Center 18 Valley Rd.                304 N. Foothill Road • 646-1437
   A time of fellowship is held                        640-9498 - Pastor: Dan Nelson                       Sunday Worship Services
immediately after the service.                           Sunday Worship - 9:30 am              8:30 am - Contemporary (Children’s Program- Nursery - 8th grade)
                                                                                                                                                                   St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Refreshments are served. Please come            Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter Teaching                                                                          185 St. Thomas Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4338
                                                                                                   10:00 am - Traditional (Nursery & Toddler Care)                           Monday-Friday - 6:30 & 9:00 am
as you are. All are welcome.                       Contemporary Worship / Casual Dress
   Summer studies include a Couples                                                            6:00 pm - Contemporary (Children’s Program - Nursery - 8th grade)    Saturday - 8:00 am & 5:00 pm • Spanish 7:30 pm
                                                        Nursery & Children’s Classes
Group and a Home Group Study                               Calvarychapel.org/ojai                    Ojai Friends Worship Group
while the Ojai Valley Bible Study,                                                                                   (Quakers)
Youth Bible Study and Calvary Kids’                    Chapel By the Pines                            Unprogrammed meetings Sunday 10 am
Club are on summer hiatus. These                               (First Baptist)
studies will resume in September.                                                               Call Dial-a-Thought, 646-0939 for meeting place or
                                                   195 Mahoney • Oak View • 649-1323

Call 640-9498 for more information.                                                              http://www.home.earthlink.net/~vals/OjaiFriends/
                                               Sunday Worship - 9:45 am • Tuesday - 7:00 pm
                                                                                                   Ojai United Methodist Church
                                                                                                                                                                       he Ojai Valley
   First Church of Christ,                              Christ Church Ojai
          Scientist:                                 (Presbyterian Church in America)
                                                                                                        120 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-3528
                                                                                                           Sunday Worship - 10:15 am
                                                  1290 E. Grand Ave. Ojai, CA 646-5101
    “Spirit” will be the subject of this
Sunday’s lesson-sermon at the                  Worship/Communion Service – Sunday 9:00 am              Sunday School & Child Care - 9:30 am
Christian Science Church at the                 Community Bible Study – Wednesday 7 pm            Ojai Valley Baptist Church (SBC)
corner of Oak and Blanche streets in              Church of the Living Christ                    11642 N. Ventura Ave. • Mira Monte • 646-3362                       Invites You to
Ojai, one of the many branch                                                                                Sunday School - 9:00 am
                                                            (Assemblies of God)
churches of the First Church of Christ,
Scientist in Boston.                          190 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-1296             Worship - 10:30 am & 7:00 pm                               Worship With Us
                                                  Sunday Worship - 8:30 am & 10:30 am                    Wednesday Activities - 7:00 pm
    The Bible lesson, studied by
                                                         Spanish Worship - 1:00 pm              Sunday morning radio broadcast KDAR 98.3 FM 10 am
Christian Scientists around the world,
contains a passage from Isaiah: “The
                                                  First Baptist Church of Ojai                    Ojai Valley Community Church
Spirit of the Lord God is upon me.”                                                                   907 El Centro, Mira Monte • 646-4324
The lesson also explores this                       930 Grand Ave. • Ojai • 646-3333
                                                        Sunday School - 9:40 am                    Sunday School Classes for All Ages - 9:00 am
correlative passage from “Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures” by              Worship - 11:00 am & Saturday Night           Sun. Worship - 10:00 am Sat. Worship - 6:30 pm
Mary Baker Eddy: “When we realize                          Fellowship 6:30pm                       New Wine Harvest Fellowship
that Life is Spirit, never in nor of                                                                     441 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-2833
matter, this understanding will                        Holy Cross Lutheran                                  Sunday Worship - 11:00 am
expand into self-completeness,                    1212 Maricopa Hwy. • Ojai • 646-5652                      Spanish Worship - 2:00 pm
finding all in God, good, and needing                   Sunday School - 10:00 am                         Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm
no other consciousness. Spirit and its                 Sunday Worship - 10:00 am
formations are the only realities of                                                               Seventh-day Adventist Church
being.”                                         Live Oak Christian Fellowship                                  Preschool, Day Care
    The Sunday service begins at 10                     Meeting at the Grange Hall               291 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4775
a.m., as does Sunday School, where                    381 Cruzero Street, Mira Monte              Sabbath (Sat.) - 9:30 am • Worship - 10:45 am
children and teenagers study the                      Sunday Worship Service - 9 am              Daily (M-F) radio broadcast, “Voice of Prophecy”
Bible and Christian Science textbook
to gain fresh insights into Jesus’                   Pastor: Thomas Hatcher 646-6971                       12:45 pm on KDAR, 98.3 FM
teachings and learn how to apply                                                                   Pastor: David B. Smith, 640-0358, 955-7631
these spiritual truths to their daily
                                             Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
                                                     1290 E. Grand • Ojai • 646-2064               St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
                                               Sunday School - 9:45 am • Worship - 11:00 am                 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    Meetings held Wednesdays at 7

                                                                                                                                                                    W       hen we gather
p.m. include short readings on a topic                                                                     10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
of current interest to the community,
                                                 New Hope Christian Center                             7:30 pm Wednesday Evening Eucharist
                                               590 Old Ventura Ave. • Oak View • 649-2244
ending with members of the
                                                        Sunday School - 9:30 am
                                                                                                          The Rev’d Coryl J. Lassen, Rector                                  in His name…
congregation share experiences of
                                                           Worship - 10:30 am
healing and remarks on the practical
and uplifting effect of Christian                        Evening Praise - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                     Christ is there also.”
Science in their lives.
    The Reading Room, for study and

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