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Ojai Valley News August 18_ 2006

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 Don Edwards

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                                                                                                                         Goings in the fountain
                                                                                                                         Planners approve remodeling of landmark
                                                                                                                         park entry, fountain, but not without dissent
                                                                                                                                          Nao Braverman                              too costly, especially with the city budget currently
                                                                                                                                                     in recovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                        “At first glance this project looks very ornate,” he
                                                                                                                            The Libbey Park fountain is in dire need of              said. “It also looks very expensive, How is the city
                                                                                                                         remodeling. At least that was the decision made by          going to get back on track financially with a project
                                                                                                                         Ojai city staff and confirmed by the Planning               like this one?”
                                                                                                                         Commission at last night’s meeting.                            There are several ventures budgeted in the
                                                                                                                            The project is expected to cost about $84,000.           Redevelopment Agency’s five-year plan. They
                                                                                                                            Staff worked with a landscape architect from Van         include renovating Libbey Bowl, putting East Ojai’s
                                                                                                                         Atta Associates to come up with a renovation design         utilities underground, relocating the maintenance
                                                                                                                         for the entryway of Libbey Park and most of its             building, repairing the Arcade sidewalk and
                                                                                                                         fountain.                                                   completing a parking study. With the two latter
                                                                                                                            The design proposes to keep the fountain bowl            projects already in the works, the agency had made
                                                                                                                         but remodel the rest, which includes replacing the          remodeling Libbey’s fountain and entry a priority,
                                                                                                                         surrounding surface, enlarging and changing its             along with remodeling Libbey Bowl, said
                                                                                                                         shape from a square to a diamond, adding some               redevelopment manager Kathy McCann. Public
                                                                                                                         small bubblers, and making the water height                 Works has made some minor improvements to the
                                                                                                                         adjustable.                                                 Bowl, she said.
                                                                                                                            Staff is still at the design stage so they haven’t yet      The total budget for the Redevelopment Agency
                                                                                                                         received any bids. But $84,200 has been included in         this year is about $1.2 million. About $500,000 of
                                                                                                                         the Redevelopment Agency’s budget for remodeling            that will be used to pay outstanding loans and
Plans for renovating the entrance to and fountain at                                                                     the entrance of the park.                                   $240,000 has been allocated to affordable housing
                                                           pebbles in grout, and adding bubblers around the
Libbey Park were approved Wednesday by the Ojai                                                                             Ojai resident and council candidate Pete
                                                           existing fountain. The project cost is budgeted at            LaFollette thought the fountain project appeared                        Please see Planning, Page A-3
Planning Commission. The plans call for replacing
the concrete pavers, replacing the wood headers with

Crime stats in                                                                                                                                                                                          drops from
                                                                                                                                                                                                        council race
city show rise                                                                                                                                                                                          Hammerschmitt cites
                                                                                                                                                                                                        work, family as cause
Most of rise attributed to small sample size                                                                                                                                                            for reducing field to six
        Lenny Roberts                   people — but high for Ojai
                                        compared with all of last year,                                                                                                                                     With minutes to spare, Leland
                                        when there were 15 such crimes                                                                                                                                  Hammerschmitt withdrew from
   Small numbers do not true            reported.                                                                                                                                                       the race for one of three open seats
statistical changes make.                   In the nonviolent crimes                                                                                                                                    in the Ojai City Council election.
However, reported violent and           category, reported residential                                                                                                                                      Hammerschmitt, a filmmaker
property crimes within the city         burglaries decreased from five to                                                                                                                               and occasional editorialist, made
limits for the first half of the year   two for a decline of 60 percent,                                                                                                                                the Wednesday deadline for
increased 34 percent, mostly            but other types of burglaries                                                                                                                                   withdrawing before his name
attributed to substantial rises in      within the city limits, including                                                                                                                               would have been printed on the
burglaries, petty and grand thefts.     those in the subcategories of                                                                                                                                   ballots for the Nov. 7 election.
   According to preliminary             commercial         and     vehicle                                                                                                                                  “Upon reflection, the simple
information released by the             burglaries, increased from 14 for                                                                                                                               reality is that our company,
Ventura County Sheriff’s                the first half of 2005 to 19 for the                                                                                                                            Paradise MediaWerks, is entering
Department this week, there             first six of months this year.                                                                                                                                  into an exciting and challenging
were no reported homicides                  Grand thefts rose from 13 to 18                                                                                                                             period       of    growth       and
within the city during the first        and petty thefts leaped from 59 to                                                                                                                              opportunity that coincides with
                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Rob Clement         this election period and deserve
half of the year.                       84. The five reported auto thefts
   One reported rape, one
robbery and nine aggravated
                                        equaled last year’s number.
                                        Completing the nonviolent crime
                                                                                                                                It’s a Wrap                                                             my full attention,” he wrote in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        statement to the city clerk.
assaults brought the violent            category, there was one reported          Elizabeth Hermes holds up the final burger fried          burger is currently resting in her freezer.                     Six candidates remain —
crime total to 11 for the six-          arson event between January and           at O-Hi Frostie. Instead of eating it, Hermes             Proceeds will go to owner Rick Henderson “as a              incumbents Joe DeVito and Carol
month period — not necessarily                                                    decided to have the wrapping signed and to                thank you for keeping this Ojai business open as            Smith, and challengers Pete
high for a tourist town of 8,100            Please see Crime, Page A-3            auction the burger on ebay. The last Frostie              long as possible,” she said.                                LaFollette, Dennis Leary,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leonard Klaif and Steve Olsen.

                                                                                                                                   News Briefs                                                                    Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ojai Eagles hosting
 Ojai Valley                                                                                                                  SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULES: The Ojai Unified                                              dinner, auction
                                                                                                                           School District’s school bus routes and schedules                                      event at Boccali’s

 neighbors                                                                                                                 can be viewed at their web site,, or
                                                                                                                           you can visit your local school, where they will be
                                                                                                                           posted. Call 640-4300, Ext. 1081, for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday night.
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                                        1969. Jimi Hendrix was
        Anna Levett              photographed with his guitar in a                                                     ‘CRUCIBLE’ ACTORS SOUGHT: Auditions will
                                                                                                                           be held at the Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S.
                                        velvet orange tie-dyed jacket.                                                                                                                                            Call made for artists
   The story of tie-dye begins in a        “No one was wearing tie-dye                                                     Montgomery St., for Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”                                     to put their talents to
loft in the West Village one night in   before we did this. At that time it                                                on Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 26 and 27 from                                         work for peace
1967. Zubin Levy and his partner        was all white shirts and plain                                                     noon to 4 p.m. Director Laurie Walters Slade is                                        project.
Ivan had created a participatory        colors,” says Zubin. “We were the                                                  looking for 11 men, ages 22-plus; four women,                                          Page A10
theater program called “tie-dye         actual originators of tie-dye in the                                               ages 30-plus, one African-American woman, age
plunge,” where audience members         ‘60s.”                                                                             20-plus; and five girls, ages 10 through 19. The play
crawled through chambers of                Levy is a small man who smiles                                                  will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 19. For more
                                                                                           Zubin Levy
aluminum foil, eventually arriving      frequently. He wears a beret, and a                                                information, call 646-3733 or 649-1311.                      BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED TUESDAY:
at a huge vat of clothing dye.          green T-shirt that reads, “I am a      tie-dye. “Most people think of the                                                                    United Blood Services Central Coast will hold a
   “That evening an incredible          work of art in progress.” He and his   ‘60s as the hippies, you know,                 DEMOCRATIC CLUB HOLDING GENERAL                        blood drive on Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the
miracle happened,” says Levy.           wife, Shahastra, came to Ojai 25       everyone being drugged out. But             MEETING: A general members meeting of the Ojai            parking lot of Ojai Valley Community Hospital,
“Tie-dye had been done for 5,000        years ago in a motor home to hear      there was a very elegant form to the        Valley Democratic Club will be held Saturday at           across from Nordhoff High School. For an
years, but we were all crazy mad        Krishnamurti speak, and they           hippie movement. The fabric of              11:30 a.m. at the Hitching Post Clubhouse, 410            appointment time or any questions, potential
artists and we were tired of that,      decided to stay.                       America was changed with tie-dye            Church Road. It will be a potluck lunch and the           donors can call UBS at 654-8104 or sign up online
and we experimented with new               Their yard rings lightly of wind    … the beauty, the openness, the             program will be about the propositions on the             at
ways of tying, and to our               chimes, and on a slope above their     playfulness that it expressed. He           ballot on election day, Nov. 7. Plans for “Get Out
amazement, incredible works of art      house one sees a large, glittering     says he likes Ojai in part because it’s     the Vote” will also be featured. All members and             H I G H W A Y 1 3 3 C L O S E D : The California
were born that night.”                  cube — what Levy has named “The        been able to preserve that spirit.          prospective members are welcome. For more                 Department of Transportation has announced
   What began as an experiment in       Crystal.” Step inside and the walls    But he worries about whether it will        information call 640-7340.                                that a new pavement “slip-out” has closed
interactive theater evolved into an     are all mirrors.                       be able to in the future.                                                                             northbound and southbound Highway 33,
explosion of color. Zubin and his          “When you walk into The                “Slowly a lot of the real creative          COOKBOOK AUTHOR SET FOR EVENT: Ojai                    approximately 36 miles north of Ojai (on the south
partner opened a store in New York      Crystal, immediately your mind is      people are starting to leave Ojai           House, 304 N. Montgomery St., will host a                 end, eight miles north of Lockwood Valley Road;
City — open from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.      put to rest … The reason is that       because of no housing. And not              cookbook signing with Ojai author Nadia Natali on         on the north end, 12 miles south of State Route
— which sold only tie-dye. T-shirts,    you immediately experience your        just artists, but young people. If          Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Sample recipes and              166). The highway was under repair from a prior
scarves, leather jackets, fur           infinite eternal nature.”              you don’t have them, the vitality           share stories from Blue Heron Ranch and                   “slip-out” of July 12, when the new one occurred.
balloons. Janis Joplin wore one of         Levy has dozens of projects, but    that everyone loves about Ojai will         “Cooking Off the Grid.” Call 640-1656 for more            Estimated duration of repairs is late August to
Zubin’s creations at Woodstock in       for the moment he has returned to      no longer exist.”                           information.                                              mid-September.

      Blotter/Obituaries                Much Ado/Pets               Opinion               Religion              Around Our Valley            Food & Travel                 Arts              Sports          Classified          People
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                  POLICE BLOTTER                                                                                                    OBITUARIES
                       REPORTED         paycheck and 50 assorted CDs.
                           CRIMES          • The forced entry to a vehicle                                             Mrs. Russell and her children     Jose, Calif., and Denise and Chris     2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the St.
    • An Echo weed trimmer and          in the 10600 block of Almond                                                moved to Ojai in 1961. After         Reams of Oak View, Calif.; sister      Thomas Aquinas Catholic
an Echo hedge trimmer were              Drive was reported Aug. 12                                                  raising her family, she began to     Nadine Long of Fort Smith, Ark.;       Church, 185 St. Thomas Drive in
reportedly taken from a vehicle in      resulting in the theft of a purse,                                          volunteer         at       various   brother and sister-in-law Bob          Ojai. Also at St. Thomas,
the 100 block of North Arnaz            wallet, several credit cards and                                            organizations in the valley          and Billie Josephine Hamilton of       immediately following the
Avenue Aug. 8. The loss was listed      cash.                                                                       including Help of Ojai and the       Pueblo West, Colo.; 18                 church service, the family
at $859.                                   • A residential burglary was                                             Oak Tree House. In 1994 she and      grandchildren; 18 great-               extends an invitation to friends
    • Arson in the Mariano housing      reported in the 400 block of North                                          a team of walkers were               grandchildren; one great-great-        for refreshments and a
tract west of Rice Road was             Arnaz Avenue Aug. 13.                                                       instrumental in forming the          grandchild; and many nieces            celebration of her life.
reported Aug. 8.                           • A JBL stereo, speakers and                                             Help of Ojai Walking Club,           and nephews.                              Mrs. Russell’s final resting
    • A Shindaiwa weed trimmer,         DVD player were reportedly taken                                            primarily using the Ojai Valley         The family would like to thank      place will be in the Hamilton’s
two Shindaiwa hedge trimmers            from a residence in the 100 block                                           Trail.                               the doctors, nurses and staff at       family plot with her brother,
and a Stihl chain saw were              of Gridley Road Aug. 13.                                                       Other interests included          the Ojai Valley Community              Lowell, and her parents, James
reportedly taken from a vehicle in         • A Honda lawn mower, two                                                painting, pen and ink and            Hospital Continuing Care Center        and Lavona Hamilton, at Holy
the 1000 block of Grandview             Echo leaf blowers, an Echo chain                                            countless arts and crafts.           and the Livingston Memorial            Angeles Catholic Cemetery in
Avenue Aug. 8. The loss was listed      saw and a Shindaiwa hedge                                                      Mrs. Russell was preceded in      Visiting Nurses Association for        Hydro, Okla.
at $2,300.                              trimmer were reportedly taken                                               death by her parents, James and      their care and compassion                 In lieu of flowers, memorial
    • The fraudulent use of a credit    from a vehicle in the 200 block of                                          Lavona Hamilton, brothers Jim,       during her lengthy illness.            gifts may be made in the name of
card was reported at an Oak View        North Arnaz Avenue Aug. 15. The                                             Carlyle and Lowell, and a sister,       A memorial Mass will be             Norma Russell to Help of Ojai,
business Aug. 9.                        loss was listed at $2,950.                                                  Melba Jo.                            celebrated on Friday, Aug. 25,         P.O. Box 621, Ojai, CA 93024.
    • Gang-related spray-painted                                                                                       She is survived by her
graffiti was reported at the Ojai           CITES AND ARRESTS                                                       daughter, Linda Jones of Fort
Unified School District office on
East Ojai Avenue Aug. 9.
    • Several power gardening tools
                                            • A transient man was arrested
                                        on Signal Street Aug. 10 on two
                                        misdemeanor $5,000 warrants.
                                                                                    Norma Jean Russell
                                                                                   Norma Jean Russell, 77, died
                                                                                                                    Collins, Colo.; sons and
                                                                                                                    daughters-in-law David and
                                                                                                                                                              Robert “Bob”
                                                                                Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 at the Ojai   Verna Lee “Corkie” Jones of
were reportedly taken from a shed
on West El Roblar Drive Aug. 9.
    • Vandalism to a city-owned
                                            • A transient man was arrested
                                        in the 100 block of Rincon Street
                                        Aug. 11 on suspicion of being
                                                                                Valley Community Hospital
                                                                                Continuing Care Center after a
                                                                                                                    Carlisle, Ark., and Bill and Leona
                                                                                                                    Jones of Mooreland, Okla.;
                                                                                                                                                             Loy Thompson
                                                                                long illness. She was born July     daughters and sons-in-law                 Robert “Bob” Loy Thompson, 77, of Ojai,
tree in the 200 block of East           under the influence of a controlled     22, 1929 in Hydro, Okla.            Lavona and Steve Quadro of San
Matilija Street was reported Aug.       substance.                                                                                                         died on Sunday, July 30, 2006 in the hospital.
10.                                         • A 20-year-old Sisar Road man                                                                                 Bob was born on June 11, 1929 in Visalia,
                                                                                                                                                           California. He married his wife of nearly 45

                                                                                                   NEW ARRIVALS
    • Gang-related spray-painted        was cited in Mira Monte Aug. 11
graffiti was reported at the Oak        for illegal possession of alcohol.                                                                                 years on August 26, 1961 in Saratoga,
View Park & Resource Center Aug.            • A transient man was cited on                                                                                 California. Bob and Coni’s first, and only, child was born in Ojai in
10.                                     the bike trail near Libbey Park Aug.                                                                               September of 1966. A few years later they started attending Ojai Valley
    • A $2,500 Yamaha outboard          12 for allegedly urinating in public.      Hunter Dale Amrine was born        Kaden Anthony Good was               Community Church.
trolling engine was reportedly              • An Apricot Street man was         July 4, 2006, to Forrest Amrine     born July 11, 2006, to Dustin and         Bob started his teaching career at Sierra High School in Tollhouse,
stolen in the 5000 block of             arrested at his residence Aug. 12       and Samantha Simpson, of Ojai.      Katherine Good, of Oak View.           California in 1954 — that’s where he and Coni met as young teachers.
Larkspur Avenue Aug. 10.                on two $5,000 drug-related                                                                                         He originally went into teaching to have his summers free to work in
    • The forced entry to a vehicle     warrants.                                              Subscribe at                             the Sierras, specifically packing horses into the backcountry.
in the 100 block of Waite Street            • A Gregory Street woman was                                                                                      In 1961 he moved his new bride to Ventura, California to teach at
was reported Aug. 11 resulting in       arrested on Montgomery Street                                                                                      Buena High School the first year it opened. Over his 28 years at Buena,
the theft of a Milwaukee power          Aug. 13 on suspicion of felony                                                                                     he taught art, crafts, yearbook, English, journalism, driver’s ed. and
drill, bits and case. The loss was      possession of a controlled                                                                                         coached baseball. He received his Master’s Degree in Educational
listed at $675.                         substance.                                                                                                         Administration from USC in 1967 with the intention to go into school
    • A $150 Sony Playstation was           • An Arnaz Avenue man was                                                                                      administration. He found that he loved interacting with the students
reportedly taken from a residence       arrested in Oak View Aug. 13 on                                                                                    too much to leave the classroom. So, there he stayed until he retired in
in the 900 block of Woodland            suspicion of vehicle theft.              201 Bryant St, Suite 2A
                                                                                 Ojai, CA 93023                                                            1989. Even after retirement he found joy in substitute teaching both
Avenue Aug. 11.                             • A transient man was arrested                                                                                 here and in the Bay Area.
    • Vandalism to a vehicle in the     on Gregory Street Aug. 13 for            Bus 805-646-5580
                                                                                                                                                              He is survived by his beloved wife, Coni, of Ojai, Calif.; daughter,
11700 block of Mirror Lake Avenue       possessing a dangerous weapon.           Fax 805-646-5682                                                          Stacy Treanor and son-in-law, Jeff, of Santa Clarita, Calif.; and three
was reported Aug. 12.                       • A Valle Rio man was arrested                                                                                 grandsons, Kevin, Brian, and Jason.
    • The forced entry to a vehicle     in the Arcade Aug. 15 on suspicion                                                                                    A Memorial Service in Bob’s honor will be held at Ojai Valley
in the 10600 block of Encino Drive      of being under the influence of a                                                                                  Community Church, 907 El Centro, on Saturday, August 26, at
was reported Aug. 12 resulting in       controlled substance but later
                                                                                                                                                           11:00 a.m.
the theft of a Patagonia life jacket,   released pending a court date.

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Crime:                                                                                                               Planning:
                                                                                                                                                          whether the project had been
                                                                                                                                                          reviewed by the Historic                 “I’m hoping it
  (Continued from Page A-1)                                                                                                                               Preservation Commission or
                                                                                                                       (Continued from Page A-1)
                                                                                                                                                          the Arts Commission.
June last year, but none this                                                                                        projects. That leaves about
year.                                                                                                                $460,000 for everything else
                                                                                                                                                              City manager Jere Kersnar
                                                                                                                                                          replied that staff had not              won’t be lit up
   The total of 139 violent and                                                                                      remaining.                           considered it, but review by both
property crimes reported during                                                                                          The $84,200 going toward         commissions could be included
the period, an increase of 35 over                                                                                   remodeling the park fountain
                                                                                                                     and entrance are restricted
                                                                                                                                                          in the adoption of the plan.            like a fountain
last year, was reflected in the 32                                                                                                                            Blatz said that he liked the
percent increase in violent and                                                                                      funds that have already been         design but thought the project
property crimes.
   The crime rate per thousand
                                                                                                                     budgeted and must be used
                                                                                                                     within Libbey’s entryway area,
                                                                                                                                                          should be reviewed by both art
                                                                                                                                                          and preservation commissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the mall.”
people jumped 57 percent from                                                                                        said McCann.                         so that the public could have
.86 last year to a 1.35 this year.                                                                                       “I told the Van Atta             more opportunities to provide
   Ojai Police Chief Bruce Norris                                                                                    Associates that our budget was       input.                                     — Steven Foster
said he planned to present a                                                                                         under $100,000, and I’m very             Commissioner Steven Foster
detailed report to the city at                                                                                       pleased with what they came up       was concerned about the
Tuesday night’s council meeting.                                                                                     with. I think the fountain is        lighting at night. “I’m hoping it
Statistics for the unincorporated                                                                                    going to make the park entry         won’t be lit up like a fountain in
areas of the Ojai Valley were not                                                                                    way look a lot nicer. I think we     the mall,” he said.                  with the land use designations
made available by the Sheriff’s                                                                                      are getting a great value for            A motion was made to adopt       for the project site. The city
Department.              However,                                                                                    what we are paying ,“ she said.      a design review permit and           denied and the court sided with
countywide, reported crimes                                                                                              The plan hasn’t gone out for     approve the Libbey Park entry        the city.
rose 20 percent.                                                                                                     bids yet so there is no guarantee    and fountain renovation project         The Clarks’ attorney, Kate
                                                                                                                     that the designed project will       with a requirement that the          Neisweinder, spoke for the
                                                                                                                     fall within the $84,200 budget       design be reviewed by the Art        Clarks:
                                                                                                                     but they hope it will, said          Commission and the Historic             “This project was never
Youthful brains goal of Memory Course                                                                                McCann.
                                                                                                                         Libbey Park’s present
                                                                                                                     fountain         has    “become
                                                                                                                                                          Preservation Commission.
                                                                                                                                                              The Planning Commission
                                                                                                                                                          also requested that the lighting
                                                                                                                                                                                               intended to be a warehouse,”
                                                                                                                                                                                               she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Niesweinder reminded the
                                                                                                                     dilapidated and fallen into
Rotary Club of Ojai sponsoring five-week training at The Gables                                                      disrepair” according to the staff
                                                                                                                                                          of the area be brought back as a
                                                                                                                                                          separate topic.
                                                                                                                                                                                               commission that an industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                               building adds significantly
   The Rotary Club of Ojai will             training at the UCLA Center on      held in The Gables Clubhouse at      report.                                  The motion passed with           more traffic than a warehouse.
sponsor a five-week Memory                  Aging. The course is based on the   701 N. Montgomery St.,                   The design architect Susan       unanimous approval.                  “This project is inconsistent
Training Course at The Gables of            book, “The Memory Bible: An         beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17, from     Van Atta said that the intention         Also at the meeting, applicant   with the general plan,” she said.
Ojai this fall.                             Innovative Strategy for Keeping     9:30 a.m. to noon, the remaining     was to maintain the character        Michael Perrett requested a             “This is a classic and skillful
   Instructors are Ojai Valley              Your Brain Young” by Dr. Gary       four classes will start at 10 a.m.   of the fountain but improve its      modification to his design           bate and switch technique,”
residents Nita Whaley and Don               Small, director of the UCLA            Class enrollment is limited to    appearance and update                review permit allowing him to        said LaFollette. “There‘s already
Anderson, who received their                Center on Aging. Classes will be    25 participants; call Kim Rapholz    materials. Energy efficient          use his building on 420 Bryant       dangerous traffic on Bryant
                                                                                at 646-1446 to register. The cost    pumps would be installed and         circle to be used for light          Street, there’s no plan for a
                                                                                for materials (including Dr.         the wooden headers would be          industrial use instead of keeping    signal and no proper signage.
                                                                                Small’s book) is $15, made           replaced with headers made           it as a warehouse. Perrett agreed    We shouldn’t be adding more
                                                                                payable to Rotary Club of Ojai.      from materials that could            to pay the subsequent impact         traffic to the area.”
                                                                                   This course is ideal for people   withstand time.                      mitigation fee which comes out          Commissioners and staff
                                                                                ages 40 through 65 who want to           The fountains have a similar     to a total of $30,704.               disagreed.
                                                                                improve their memory. It teaches     design to those found in the             The project proposed Aug. 17        McCann said that Perrett
                                                                                participants how the memory          plazas of Andalusia in southern      of last year as warehouse only,      would contribute to a
                       PIZZA & PASTA                                            works; basic memory methods          Spain, said Van Atta.                was hotly contested by               substantial total from traffic
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                                                                                such as linking ideas, creating          The new fountain is to be        Buckboard Lane residents Joe         impact mitigation fees that
                        in a Country Atmosphere                                                                      “interactive,” according to Van
                 Great Salads • Meat & Vegetarian Dishes                        vivid visual images, actively                                             and Linda Clark, who sued the        would come in this week.
                                                                                observing and organizing             Atta’s design plan, and the          city over the project.                  Public Works will be going
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                                                                                information and use of memory                                                 They felt that it had a          out to bid for the long awaited
                             Our own fresh                                      aids, such as lists and memory           “I have some reservations        significant environmental            Fulton Street extension project
                        to Sal
                  TomaIN SEASOads                                               places.                              about the fountain being
                                                                                                                     interactive,” said commissioner
                                                                                                                                                          impact and was inconsistent          soon, she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I think a light industrial
                   “NOW Orders to go, N!”                                          Sessions include exercises and
                                                                                group discussions. The trainers      John Mirk. “It reminds me a                                               use is more in keeping with
                                  or reservations                               distribute a standard memory         little of Irvine,”                                                        the Bryant Street Industrial
                                                                                self-assessment questionnaire to
                                                                                participants before and after the
                                                                                                                         “We were thinking of
                                                                                                                     something that little kids can            “We were                        Area           Plan.”
                                                                                                                                                                                               Commissioner Paul Crabtree.
           LOCATED IN THE COUNTRY 2 MILES EAST OF TOWN                          course to determine the              dip their toes in,” said McCann.                                          “It generates more jobs in the
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                                                                                                                     concern from several residents.
                                                                                                                                                              thinking of                      community and I’m always in
                                                                                                                                                                                               favor of jobs that would
                   Weds. – Sun. 11:45 am to 9pm                                                                          “The       park      has     a
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                                                                                                                                                                                               of having people commute
                                                                                                                     playground for little kids to play                                        from outside.”
                                                                                     Global views                    in next to it but I think bringing
                                                                                                                     them into the fountain might
                                                                                                                                                             kids could dip                       The commission agreed. A
                                                                                                                                                                                               motion        to    accept    the
                                                                                                                     change that atmosphere,” said                                             modification to the design
                                                                                        Subscribe at                 Ojai Valley resident Pat               their toes into.”                  review permit with the payment
                                                                                         Baggerly. “The park needs                                                 of a traffic impact mitigation fee
                                                                                                                     repair but I’m not sure this                                              was approved unanimously.
                                                                                                                     fountain is the answer.”                    — Kathy McCann
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also at the meeting the
                                                                                                                         Planning       Commission                                             commission denied a lot line
                                                                                                                     Chairman Paul Blatz asked                                                 adjustment to property at 214-
                                                                                                                                                                                               236 W. Ojai Ave. owned by Ron
                                                                                                                                                                                               Polito where O-Hi Frostie was
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The project was found to be
                                                                                                                                                                                               inconsistent with the General
                                                                                                                                                                                               Plan and zoning ordinance.

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                                       of the most difficult things in life   booed down. It is a great place to
                                       is to discern the truth, to thread
                                       one’s way through the razzle-
                                       dazzle, hocus-pocus, and
                                                                              hone one’s oratory skills. But few
                                                                              in the audience take it seriously;
                                                                              they are there to see the show and
                                                                                                                   Blood supply at critical low
                                       flimflam in which the truth is         can distinguish between bunk
                                       often enshrouded. Those                and substance. Furthermore, the      Agency falling short of               holiday approaching and not
                                                                                                                                                         enough blood drives scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                                              blood drives and poor
                                                                                                                                                                                              attendance at many, coupled
                                       knowledgeable          of    Greek     speaker is accountable and not       270 daily donations                   before and after to maintain a       with decreased donations at the
                                       mythology know what trouble            anonymous to the audience.
                                       Diogenes had three millenniums             Wikipedia’s advocates claim in
                                                                                                                   needed to sustain                     steady and ample supply.             Blood Centers have all
                     Mel Bloom                                                                                                                              All aspects of United Blood       contributed.
                                       ago in his search for an honest        time this will be our main source    supply; A-Positive                    Services blood collection               There is a critical need for
                                       man. Keats was right when he           of information. It is handy, free,   level extremely low                   operations have been challenged      blood now, and in the weeks to
    MUCH ADO                           stated: “Truth is beauty, and
                                       beauty is truth. And that’s all ye
                                                                              and accessible to all. But is it
                                                                              accurate and true? Or do we
                                                                                                                                                         in August. With too few blood
                                                                                                                                                         drives scheduled through mid-
                                                                                                                                                                                              come. People who are asked to
                                                                                                                                                                                              give soon at a Blood Center or
                                                                                                                            Janna Nichols
  ABOUT NOTHING                        need to know on earth.” But
                                       human nature has made truth the
                                                                              diminish the importance of truth
                                                                              and accuracy in our search for
                                                                                                                           OVN contributor               September, the Blood Center is
                                                                                                                                                         very concerned.
                                                                                                                                                                                              nearby blood drive in San Luis
                                                                                                                                                                                              Obispo, Santa Barbara and
                                       most elusive of elements.              information by having every             The local blood supply for            At least 270 donations are        Ventura counties.

                                           To compound that elusiveness       crackpot thought imaginable          communities on the Central            needed daily to maintain an             The Blood Center also needs
                                       we now must contend with the           available in print on our            Coast dipped critically low again     ample and steady blood supply        help in scheduling more blood
                                       Wikipedia. For those who dwell in      computers? I don’t consider          this week, in spite of the public’s   for Central Coast communities.       drives, with at least 20 donors,
                                       caves or cloisters, or those in        myself a Luddite resisting every     response to the Blood Center’s        Unfortunately, blood donations       for late August through

in bunk                                pursuit of more noble endeavors
                                       with little time for folderol, the
                                       Wikipedia is the Internet’s latest
                                       offering to a public with too
                                                                              manifestation of progress, but
                                                                              there are some things that are
                                                                              currently under way which
                                                                              incline me to cast my lot with
                                                                                                                   recent appeal for blood. The
                                                                                                                   supply of Type A-Positive blood
                                                                                                                   is critically low, with all other
                                                                                                                   types also seriously needed. The
                                                                                                                                                         have not reached this daily mark
                                                                                                                                                         on any day in August, instead
                                                                                                                                                         averaging 241 units.
                                                                                                                                                            The last date the Blood Center
                                                                                                                                                                                              September. Contact the center
                                                                                                                                                                                              nearest you for information on
                                                                                                                                                                                              where to donate or to schedule a
                                                                                                                                                                                              blood drive. Or visit the web site
   The steppes of Kazakhstan are       much time on its hands. Derived        Chicken Little, a genuine prophet    Blood Center is especially            reached its daily donation goal      at
hot and dusty in summer and the        from the word “encyclopedia”           who said simply: “The sky is         concerned with the Labor Day          was July 26th. Too few scheduled     CentralCoast for information.
winters can be excruciatingly          which is a literary work giving        falling.”
cold. But no matter the weather,       information on all branches of
Tazik tended his sheep with a          knowledge and the Hawaiian
devotion that bordered on              word, “wiki,” which means easy
reverence. And no matter how           or short, Wikipedia is to scholarly               Gladstone Counseling Center
far, he always managed to find         works what the Washington Post
the verdant valleys which              is to the National Enquirer; what
nurtured his flock. He was part of     Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” is to                                 ANNOUNCES
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was the same soil over which the       and publishers check and double-
vast hordes of Tamerlane and
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planet as overwhelmingly as had        which is and which isn’t?
the printing press, the automobile         I could do an entire treatise on
and the splitting of the atom. He      how Tazik turned sheep dung
had found the secret which had         into gold and publish it on
eluded all the ancient alchemists      Wikipedia. If I offered it to the
who had searched for aeons to          Encyclopedia Britannica, they
turn lead into gold. He had            would throw me out the door.
dropped a bottle of cola on a pile         In London’s Hyde Park there is
of sheep dung and watched as the       a time-honored testament to
mixture became gold right before       freedom of speech. On Sunday
his eyes.                              anyone can get up on a box at the
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course it does. But this may be the    whatever they want and if they
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              Opinion                                                                                                                                                Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2007 A5

Peasants with Pitchforks
           a here’s never been such                                            be more creative, but I’m sure Ojai
           thing as a free lunch. Now                                          would have lurched along much as
           we in Ojai no longer even                                           always. It did not pass. It was
have the $5 lunch, as O-Hi Frostie                                             crushed handily, with twice as
closed its order window Tuesday,              Bret                             many votes against it as for it. The
after 53 years of business. Here’s                                             Citizens To Preserve the Ojai were
hoping that owner Rick Henderson           Bradigan                            easily demonized as a bunch of no-
finds as attractive a location for a                                           growth zealots. Factor in a turnout
proper reincarnation.                                                          of barely 50 percent, and it stood no
    The powerlessness that people                                              chance.
feel over the demise of O-Hi Frostie                                              During that election, Ojai’s
has already become a prime                                                     voters 4,000-plus registered voters
motivator for at least two City Council candidates —         chose between six candidates for three open seats.
Pete LaFollette and Dennis Leary, and certainly a            This Nov. 7, we will again choose between six
factor in the return of Lenny Klaif to the ballot — and      candidates for three open seats. That doesn’t make
will surely prove to be much more of a turnout               the dynamics any more unpredictable. In 2002, the
booster than crosswalks or bulbouts, or even the             range between the candidate with the most votes
late, unlamented Measure C from 2002. O-Hi Frostie           — Joe DeVito — and the candidate with the least
is an obvious symbol of what’s going in Ojai, like it or     votes — Lenny Klaif — was about 700 votes. Not
not. Add up other recent projects that have been             that much of a spread when you think that only
approved, from Mallory Way to Los Arboles, and we            about 2,100 people voted. If just 20 percent of the
may be witnessing the moment of critical mass when           voters switched their preference, the results could
a vague sense of discontent becomes a movement.              have been reversed. The difference between
    The candidates of status quo may well find the           DeVito and Carol Smith, who came in third to snag
electorate moving around and beyond them. In this            the last open seat, was only 225 votes. And
election the anger level is likely to remain at least at     remember that the always inimitable, rarely
a low simmer. As a leader of the French barricades           inimicable, Bruce Roland came within 10 votes of
in 1848 said, “There go my people. I must follow             snatching that seat away. A three-way race makes
them to see where they are going, for I am their             for interesting possibilities. For example, three
leader.” Peasants with pitchforks have seldom made           times as many people could vote against you as for
it easy for judicious, reasoned leaders. You can             you, and you could still be elected.
hardly expect people to think clearly when the                  It will be an interesting ride between now and
flames of the bonfire tease about their feet.                Nov. 7. We promise to keep you in the loop. For
    It is a long time to election day, though — nearly       example, the Ojai Valley News and Chamber of
12 weeks. That’s plenty of time for people to settle         Commerce are planning a candidate forum and
back into the apathy without which the status quo            debate. It will be a good chance for voters to
could not exist. We’ve been here before.                     evaluate the candidates, to get to know them, to see
    Measure C was not an entirely unreasonable               how they think on their feet.
approach to development and traffic issues. If it had           Looking back years from now, we may well look
passed in 2002, it would have required that                  upon this election as one of Ojai’s turning points.
developers account for the traffic impacts their             And how Ojai’s future turns out is up to you, the
projects would have created. They would have had to          voters. That is exactly as it should be.

                   LETTERS TO THE E DITOR
Time for people of                      because of city limits. Many
                                        business people live outside the
                                                                                  his life to save others. Like his
                                                                                  brother, Jesus, he has risen in the
Ojai to take a stand                    city limits, so voter count is small
                                        and we need those votes. Big
                                                                                  hearts of believers in Ojai.
                                                                                      The Goliath hand with five
ANN AHLERS, OJAI                        issues: jobs for our locals and           fingers stands for the Ojai council of
                                        affordable housing.                       five: Bury, Smith, DeVito, Horgan
    I, too, have a complaint that          The approval of previously             and Hanstad.
some person wants to close O-Hi         owned by Iwata and next to Best               They did nothing to save Frostie,
Frostie down. O-Hi Frostie is a
landmark for Ojai, it’s been in the
same spot for longer than a lot of
                                        Western Ojai Casa Ojai would
                                        have been a great family
                                        restaurant. The building as is, was
                                        designed so it could be used for
                                                                                  not one word in his defense, despite
                                                                                  numerous pleas from the public at
                                                                                  the march on city hall Monday and
                                                                                  at the council meeting Tuesday. The
                                                                                                                                                    Heard on the Street
    Remember as a teenager
stopping off at O-Hi Frostie for a
                                        that purpose. We have three               Ojai five said: “It’s out of our                                     Could the City of Ojai have done more
                                        motels close by where people              control.” If the Ventura seven could
snack after school? We did it, our      could “walk” to have their meals,         help Top Hat, why couldn’t the Ojai                                          to save O-Hi Frostie?
children       and      now    our      plus it would be good for Ojai            five at least lift one of their five
grandchildren.                          families. We really need that here.       fingers for Ojai’s O-Hi? If the council
    I hear a fancy restaurant is to     I don’t get it, I simply don’t get it!    five are not in charge of Ojai, who is?
be put there. Come on, people, we                                                                                                                                Bobbie Bennett said,                        Arthur Korzun said, “I don’t
                                                                                      The body of Goliath’s hand is not                                       “They have to save that                    really know. I discussed it with a
need a fancy restaurant in Ojai?
It’s not like we don’t have enough      ARC clients will                          shown on the illustration. Like Jesus,
                                                                                  Frostie can now reveal in his death
                                                                                                                                                              thing. That’s what I love
                                                                                                                                                              about driving into town. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                         friend of mine. We were
                                                                                                                                                                                                         debating it and we came up
already! Why not just put a hole in
the dam?                                miss O-Hi Frostie                         and resurrection who the hidden
                                                                                  Goliath is. Goliath is the developers
                                                                                                                                                              smile and I always stop                    with that answer — I don’t
    Rick Henderson is the nicest                                                                                                                              there first.”                              know.”
                                        KATHY BROESAMLE, OJAI                     like Polito who control the Ojai
person I have ever met, and he                                                    council. Polito and Goliath are in
needs his business, not only for            For the past several years, the       league with the Wal-Marts of this
him, but for his employees and          ARC Ojai Enrichment Center,               world (albeit minor leaguers) who are
their families, too. Rick has           which provides a day program for          out to destroy small-town American
enough on him right now and to          developmentally-disabled adults,          towns like Ojai. (For each Wal-Mart,                                           Michael Cresto said,
put the closing of his business on      has enjoyed the benefits of having        100 moms and pops close shop).                                              “No. I think it’s a
top of him just isn’t right.                                                                                                                                                                                 Brandy Wells said, “I’d love
                                        O-Hi Frostie only one block away.             Frostie does not condemn Polito                                         valuable landmark. A lot                   to see the O-Hi Frostie stay, but
    Come on, people, make City          O-Hi Frostie has been the                 or the Ojai five because “they know                                         of people go there all the
Hall stand behind Rick now and                                                                                                                                                                           it’s private property ... I don’t
                                        destination for many a                    not what they do.” The council of                                           time. You see kids there                   really think that’s the city’s
help him.                               celebratory lunch or snack for the        five have clearly given up control of                                       after school and I don’t
    Take Ojai back. It won’t be the                                                                                                                                                                      role.”
                                        ARC clients, who save their               the city, which is why Ojai is                                              think it should be shut
same without our O-Hi Frostie.          limited earnings to spend there.          spinning out of control. They are                                           down.”
                                            As a speech-language therapist        confused and intimidated by forces
Sad view from road                      who works with many of these              larger than they can handle.
                                        people, I have been delighted to              The council of five are honorable
city is going down                      observe how the simple act of             men (and women), as was Brutus                                                 Fred Kidder said, “I                                   OVN Internet poll
ANN ADAMSON, OJAI                       buying a meal helps our ARC               who stabbed Caesar. By their lack of                                        don’t think it’s within                              Respond to the Internet poll at
                                        clients build and maintain their          proper control, they stabbed Frostie                                        the structure for the city
                                        communication skills. While the           in the back, but they are honorable                                         to ‘save them.’ I’m sorry
    O-Hi Frostie should remain in       general public may not even think         people. I will smile and be civil to                                        to see them go. As a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Would you support an ordinance banning
its location and the city of Ojai has   twice about choosing and                  them, because that is what                                                                                                        chain stores in Ojai?
the authority to keep it as a                                                                                                                                 matter of fact I ate lunch
                                        ordering lunch, counting out              politicians do, but I will not trust                                        there today — my last
“Historical Landmark.” It’s sad to      money, receiving change, and              them at my back. If they stabbed
see the road our city officials are                                                                                                                           lunch.”
                                        exchanging social pleasantries,           Frostie, they can do it to me and Ojai.                                                                                YES                                                             60.6%
leading us down. Our nice               ARC clients often find this activity          Give me liberty (from                                                                                              NO                                                              39.4%
hometown’s working class of             the most memorable and                    backstabbers) or give me death. I
people who have love to raise their     challenging part of their day.            would rather live with Frostie on the
families here are being replaced by         The staff at O-Hi Frostie has         North Pole than with the likes of
big money, poor attitudes and
manners. Those of you who have
lived here a long time or were born
                                        been unendingly patient and
                                        helpful, as ARC clients, assisted by
                                        staff, complete their transactions.
                                                                                  Polito, Bury, Smith, DeVito, Horgan
                                                                                  and Hanstad in Bermuda. Frostie’s a
                                                                                  friend and he’s at my back.
                                                                                                                                                                     OJAI VALLEY NEWS STAFF
and raised here understand and          There is no nearby substitute low-            With his death and resurrection,
know what I mean.                                                                                                                                              To reach us, please dial 646-1476 and press the appropriate extension.
                                        cost take-out restaurant. We will         Frostie has given Ojai an early
    Just because some people have       sorely feel the loss of this resource     Christmas gift — a clear choice for
lived here from one to five years       if O-Hi Frostie closes its doors.         the elections of ‘06 and ‘08. Frostie
doesn’t mean they know what this                                                  says Smith and DeVito have to go in
town needs when they try to
change it. You have to be here a        Frostie lives and                         ‘06 and Horgan and Hanstad in ‘08.
                                                                                  In their place, Frostie wants three
long time to understand how our
community comes together and            fight has just begun                      strong candidates who will lead
                                                                                  Ojai according to her original plan
                                                                                                                            Bret             Misty              Matt             Rob               Ed              Rosario          Lenny            Jodie           Linda
what they believe in. I remember                                                                                            Bradigan         Volaski            Haag             Clement           Kurtenbach      Falvo            Roberts          Miller          Griffin
                                        DENNIS LEARY, OJAI                        and the people’s will.                    Publisher/       Sports editor      Advertising/     Production Mgr    Circulation     Advertising/     Managing
when tourism was a “no-no” in                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business        Editorial
                                                                                      Frostie remembers that Leonard        Editor           reporter           Sales            Photographer                      Sales            Editor           Manager         Assistant
Ojai. I also remember what I feel          The Ojai Valley News 8/11/06)          Klaif, Pete LaFollette, and Dennis               Ext. 20          Ext. 36            Ext. 28           Ext. 21         Ext. 12          Ext. 22          Ext. 32         Ext. 18          Ext. 27
really started it and who. (I rest      ran a drawing, titled “Just Not In The    Leary were strong enough to put
my case!)                               Plans... Goodbye, O-Hi Frostie, DOD       their bodies on the line for him and                                  The Ojai Valley News, published on                            adjudication decree no. 41160 by Superior Court,
    The criteria for anyone who         8/15/2006,” showing a Goliath             Ojai. They spoke for his life at                                   Wednesdays and Fridays, is locally owned and                     Ventura County, June 16, 1952. Send forms 3579 to
wants to run for office in Ojai         hand, holding a Polito development        council meetings, marched for                                      operated by Ojai Valley Newspapers, L.L.C., 408                  P.O. Box 277, Ojai, CA 93024.
should be that they have to have        pencil, erasing Frostie, while candle-    him, signed the Declaration of                                     Bryant Circle, Suite A, Ojai, Calif. 93023. Phone                   Subscription rates by carrier are $48 for one
lived here at least 10 years! You                                                                                                                    (805) 646-1476.                                                  year, $30 for six months and $20 for three months.
can’t possibly know what this
                                        holding mourners, with dog and            Intent to save him, and initiated            Mission
                                                                                                                              Mission                   Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office             Mail subscriptions are $75 for one year, $50 for six
town needs or how strongly our
                                        teddy bear, attended the erasure,         the first annual Ojai O-Hi Frostie         Statement:
                                                                                                                             Statement:              at Ojai, Calif. under the act of March 3, 1988,                  months and $35 for three months.
                                        with RIP in front and blueprint in        Day, Aug. 7.
people feel about issues. Our           back.                                         Like Santa and Frostie the               To inform you
                                                                                                                               To inform you
leaders are voted for to do a good         Beautifully done, but premature.       Snowman, Ojai’s O-Hi Frostie                about the issues
job. Although some issues are                                                                                                 about the issues
                                        Frostie lives and has just begun to       remembers who was naughty and              and events in our
                                                                                                                             and events in our
difficult, we know it can’t please      fight. This mock funeral is just a        nice, and who gets coal and who             community with
everyone. But the people need to                                                                                             community with
                                        setup for the fall election. Frostie      candy in their stockings. Frostie            diligence and
                                                                                                                               diligence and
have a larger voice “heard.” After      just wanted Ojai to know how to tell      knows — that the experts are                  dedication.
all, the voters count!                  the difference between friend and         betting on Goliath this fall, but that                             Kristi    Sondra                Kaila           Nao             Colleen          Kelly           Mel            Bud
    I think it’s wrong that those                                                                                                                    Underwood Murphy                Williams        Braverman       McDougal         Eells           Bloom          Furillo
                                        foe. Now voters know who loves Ojai       the smart money is on David, his                                   Classified/     Circulation    Photographer Reporter            Cartoonist       Columnist       Columnist      Remembered
living in 93023 or 93022 ZIP codes      Frostie (Ojai + Frostie) and who          big brother, Jesus, and his little
can’t all vote in city elections                                                                                                                     Circ. Mgr.
                                        doesn’t. Like Jesus, Frostie sacrificed   brother, Frostie.                                                          Ext. 10        Ext. 12       Ext. 34      Ext. 35           798-1885
           Houses Worship                                                                      of
                                                    R ELIGIOUS S ERVICES T HROUGHOUT THE O JAI VALLEY                                                                                                                      Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 A6

         St. Andrew’s                               infants and children through sixth
                                                    grade are provided. Casual dress is
                                                                                                              The message this Sunday is titled “The
                                                                                                              Lord, Our Redeemer,” from Ruth 4:1-               Ojai Valley Ministerial Association
       Episcopal Church                             always welcome. Services are held                         22-. A nursery equipped with sound is
    Everyone is welcome to join the
parish of St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church for worship this Sunday. At 8
                                                    Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth
                                                    Center and on Sundays at 10 a.m. in
                                                    the sanctuary.
                                                                                                                 The Ladies of the Word fellowship
                                                                                                              meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at 40
                                                                                                                                                                  How to cope with a broken heart
a.m. there will be spoken Holy                                                                                                                                                                           That God doesn’t want his               were expecting Jesus to come back
                                                        Summer activities will include get-                   Almond St. in Oak View. The evening                            Dan Nelson                  followers to admit any inabilities to   quickly. As time passed without
Eucharist, Rite I (traditional language)            togethers at Bates Beach on Sundays at                    community group will reconvene for                      Ministerial Association
and at 10 a.m., there is a Holy Eucharist           4 p.m. for barbecues and beach                            study in September.                                                                        handle difficult circumstances nor      Jesus’ return they began to get
service with music, Rite II                         baptisms.                                                    Christ Church Ojai meets at The                   Have you ever felt shattered? I       to experience any pain. Instead,        disheartened. When loved ones
(contemporary language).                                OVCC is located at 907 El Centro St.                  Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer,                  am not inquiring about life              some believe we are supposed to         began to die they became
    On Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. there               in the Mira Monte area. Call the church                   1290 E. Grand Ave. For more                       disappointments for these happen         act as though there is nothing          devastated          with         the
is a midweek Eucharist service, which               office for midweek programs and any                       information, call 646-5101 or e-mail              every day. But have you ever been        wrong, thereby demonstrating the        misunderstanding that the ones
last about 30 to 45 minutes.                        questions, 646-4234, or visit                                            so struck by a tragic circumstance       victory of God over circumstances.      they love would miss out on the
    St. Andrew’s is located on the                                                                                                                              that it feels like you’ve collided       But that is not what the Bible          promise and their hope of heaven
corner of Bristol Road and Ojai Avenue.                    Holy Cross Church                                      Religious Science
For more information, call 646-1885 or                                                                                                                          with an oncoming train where all         teaches. The Scriptures describe        would       be     lost.     Their
drop by the office Monday through                               (ELCA):                                           Symphony of Life                              that seems to be left is wreckage. It    this world as an evil and fallen        misunderstanding          led     to
Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.                         All are invited to join the                                                                              is at times like this when some          world, far from God’s perfection, it    devastation. They were cut to the
                                                    congregation at Holy Cross Church this
                                                                                                                      Center for                                people lose hope. For some,              is dominated by sin and rebellion.      heart and Paul knew it. He writes a
         Ojai United                                Sunday for a family worship                                Evolving Consciousness:                          calamity strikes upon hearing the        The Bible goes so far as to refer to    message of comfort and hope,
                                                    celebration at 10 a.m., followed by                           The Rev. Katherine Hope welcomes              news of the diagnosis of an illness,     each person as enslaved to sin          clarifying the misunderstanding
      Methodist Church:                             coffee, bagels and cream cheese.                          all to join the spiritual community of            or the sudden loss of a job, the         except they be set free through a       and reminding of the eminence of
   The Ojai United Methodist Church                    Holy Cross Church offers creative,                     Symphony of Life, which embraces                  unexpected death of a loved one,         miracle of God. Jesus never healed      Christ’s return for his people —
sanctuary, 120 Church Road, Ojai, is                hands-on activities that teach about                      people of all ages, ethnicities, lifestyles
open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday                                                                            and faiths.
                                                                                                                                                                or the betrayal of a friend.             anyone who refused to admit the         that he who promised will do it.
                                                    God’s love for children from preschool                                                                      Whatever the circumstance that           need. As long as someone insisted          So Christian, what does this
through Friday. Summer worship                      through eighth grade. Infant care is                          Pre-service meditation begins at
begins at 9:30 a.m., as does Kids’ Own              also provided during the worship                          10:10 a.m. and Sunday service starts at           brought you to this place, you are       they were well, there would be no       have to do with you? Everything!
Worship for children ages 6 years                   service.                                                  10:30 a.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman’s             at a loss of how to move on. You’ve      healing. He declared, it is the sick    No matter what the cause of
through sixth grade. Little Ones’                      Holy Cross Preschool offers a                          Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. Child care is              been cut to the core and the wound       who need the physician, not the         suffering and pain, we can be
Worship and child care are available.,              playful learning environment for                          available at 10 a.m.                              is severe. Your heart feels so far       healthy. In Jesus’ own earthly life,    encouraged by the reality of Jesus
also at 9:30 a.m.                                   infants, toddlers and preschool                               The Rev. Lisa Luckenbach will give            deep into your stomach that it           there was no hiding the hardships       having the desire and ability to
   Pastor David Burgeson is on                      children, and after-school programs,                      this week’s sermon. and lead the pre-             might just be on the floor. Your         that surrounded him. In all of his      keep every one of his promises. As
vacation. Guest Rev. Keith Hwang will               Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to                      service meditation. The music program             emotions are swirling as though in       perfection, understanding and           you look at the news, don’t get
deliver a sermon titled “Put on Your                6 p.m.                                                    will be led by the Rev. Ed Provost.
Oxygen Mask First,” based on Mark                                                                                 There is an active prayer ministry
                                                                                                                                                                a tornado and confusion finds you        power, Jesus still experienced          discouraged. When you are
                                                       The church is located at 1212                                                                            unable to function. Whether to eat       difficulties and a broken heart; he     betrayed, don’t be dismayed. When
6:45-51.                                            Maricopa Highway. For more                                for weekly prayer. Call 715-9796 for
   This Sunday is Family Movie Night                information, call 646-8121.                               more information.                                 or not becomes the major decision        was even betrayed by his friends.       death and illness strike, be strong
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside                                                                                                                          of the hour. You can’t decide            How about you?                          in your confidence, knowing that
Room.                                                  First Church of Christ,                                    Ojai Friends Worship                          whether to get dressed and keep              In I Thessalonians 4-5, the         what Jesus has in store will by no
   Call 646-3528 for more information.                                                                                                                          your schedule or stay home and           Apostle Paul was writing to a           means disappoint. And he will
                                                              Scientist:                                           Group (Quakers):                             hide. You feel volatile and              brokenhearted church. They knew         keep every promise.
     Lutheran Church of                                 “Mind” is the subject of this week’s                      To hear the two-minute recorded               vulnerable and truly believe that        Jesus had resurrected and
                                                    lesson-sermon on Sunday at 10 a.m. at                     Quaker Dial-a-Thought for this coming             you might crack if anything more         ascended into heaven, having              Dan Nelson is pastor of Calvary
       Our Redeemer:                                the Christian Science Church, at the                      week, starting Sunday at noon; phone
    All are invited to worship at the               corner of Oak and Blanche streets.                        646-0939 or visit               were thrown your way. What do            made promises to return for them.       Chapel Christian Church of the
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer,                    Mary Baker Eddy states in “Science and                    deweyval/OjaiFriends/index.html.                  you do? Where do you go from             They didn’t really doubt the            Ojai Valley.      The opinions
1290 E. Grand Ave., Ojai, Sunday at 11              Health with Key to the Scriptures,”                           Ojai Friends Worship Group will               here?                                    promise because they had too            expressed are those of the author
a.m. on the 11th Sunday after                       page 180, “When manis governed by                         hold its regular unprogrammed                        There       is    a    common         much eye-witness evidence of the        and not necessarily those of his
Pentecost. The sermon theme is “Give                God, the ever-present Mind who                            worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. Call            misunderstanding that Christians         ascension, which was all the proof      church, the Ojai Valley Ministerial
Us This Day — The Bread of Life!” In                understands all things, man knows that                    646-0939 for the location of the                  don’t experience hardship; or at         they needed that everything else he     Association, nor the Ojai Valley
John 6, Jesus says, “I am the Bread of              with God, all things are possible.”                       meeting. The public is invited to                 least they are not supposed to.          said was true also. However, they       News.
Life. He who comes to me will never go                  Sunday School is also held at 10                      attend.
hungry, and he who believes in me will              a.m. Testimonial meetings are held                                                                          Scripture will be Matthew 6:9-13. A
never by thirsty.” We are challenged to
seek this “food” that endures to eternal
    Nursery care is available for small
                                                    Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
                                                        The Reading Room at 215-C E.
                                                    Matilija St. is open from noon to 3
                                                    p.m., Monday through Friday. All are
                                                    welcome. Call 646-4901.
                                                                                                                      Pine Mountain
                                                                                                                     Buddhist Temple:
                                                                                                                 The Pine Mountain Buddhist
                                                                                                              Temple       offers      meditation,
                                                                                                                                                                nursery is provided, and children
                                                                                                                                                                have a separate teaching time. All are
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday school starts at 9:40 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                with children’s classes, a group
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catholics meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Are you interested in finding        Center located on the church
    The worship service of Our                                                                                Dharmatalks,Buddhist ceremonies                   ministry for adults, and a class
Redeemer can be viewed on Cable TV                                                                            and instruction in Serene Reflection-                                                      about the Catholic Church? Do           grounds on St. Thomas Drive.
Channel 10 on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
                                                                Ojai                                          Meditation.The temple is located
                                                                                                                                                                studying the parables of the Bible.      you know someone who is                 The hour-long sessions will begin
                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesdays at 7 p.m., there is a
    Call 646-2064 for more information.                 Presbyterian Church:                                  north of Ojai, three miles off Highway            sing-along followed by prayer in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Catholic and wonder about what          Sept. 10.
                                                        This Sunday at Ojai Presbyterian                      33, at 941 Lockwood Valley Road.                  sanctuary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         they believe? St. Thomas Aquinas           All are welcome to visit or join
   Jewish Community                                 Church, the congregation will lift                           Introductory          meditation                  Submit prayer requests by calling     Catholic Church has friendly            in. Call the church office at 646-
                                                    hearts and minds in worship to the                        workshops are held Saturdays from                 646-4788.                                informal meetings to discuss            4338 betwen 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
   of the Oaks:                                     risen Lord. A four-week study of the                      10 a.m. to noon. Meditation, a                                                             Catholic perspective and answer         Monday through Friday, for more
   Friday at 7:30 p.m., Cantor Quan                                                                                                                                The church is located at 930 Grand
                                                    church will continue, looking at the                      ceremony and Dharma talk are held                 Ave. Call 646-3333 for more              questions. A small group meets          information or just come to a
Greenberg will lead Shabbat services at             church being founded on the good                          regularly on Sundays at 10 a.m.
the Jewish Community of the Oaks, 530                                                                                                                           information.                             on Sundays at 9 a.m. in Aquinas         meeting.
                                                    news of Jesus Christ.                                     Meditation and a Dharma talk will
W. El Roblar Drive. All are welcome.                    The church worship schedule offers                    also be offered at St. Andrew’s
Next Friday will be “Shabbat Under the              two morning services: one at 9 a.m.                       Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, at
Stars.” Call 646-4464 for more                      with a Children’s Program for nursery                     the corner of Bristol Road and Ojai
information.                                        through eighth grade; the second                          Avenue, on Sept. 7 and 21 from 6 to 8
                                                    service is at 10:15 a.m. with nursery                     p.m. Meditation instruction starts at
       Calvary Chapel                               and toddler care.                                         5:30 p.m. Call (254) 241-6102.
      Christian Church:                                 Ojai Presbyterian Church is located
    Calvary Chapel Christian Church of
                                                    at 304 N. Foothill Road. Call 646-1437                        First Baptist Church
                                                    for more information.
the Ojai Valley will gather for Sunday                                                                                   of Ojai:
worship service at 9:30 a.m. at the Oak                                                                          During worship this Sunday at 11
View Community Center, 18 Valley                          Christ Church Ojai:                                 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of
Road, Oak View. Pastor Dan Nelson                      All are welcome to Christ Church                       Ojai, Pastor Chad Zaucha will
will continue his chapter-by-chapter,               Ojai for worship on Sunday at 9 a.m.                      continue with Part 7 of the series
verse-by-verse study in the Book of                 Pastor Roy Bennett is preaching a                         titled “The Lord’s Prayer.” The
Jude. Children will be led to their                 series of sermons on the Book of Ruth.
classroom following worship to be
taught at their level of understanding.
All are welcome.
    The Ojai Valley Bible Study meets
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at The Chapel,
195 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. Youth
Bible Study and Calvary Kids’ Club are
on break for the summer. Call 640-9498
for more information.

       Ojai Valley
    Community Church:
   For more than 45 years, Ojai Valley
Community Church has been serving
residents of the valley. Programs for

                                                       590 Old Ventura Ave. • Oak View • 649-2244                10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music
  Calvary Chapel of the Ojai Valley                             Sunday School - 9:30 am                               6:45 am Tuesday Morning Prayer
     Oak View Community Center 18 Valley Rd.                       Worship - 10:30 am                            12:15 pm Wednesday Holy Eucharist, Rite II
           640-9498 - Pastor: Dan Nelson                                                                      7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer & Meditation
             Sunday Worship - 9:30 am                      Ojai Presbyterian Church                                      The Rev. Jon R. Anderson
    Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter Teaching              304 N. Foothill Road • 646-1437
       Contemporary Worship / Casual Dress                   Sunday Morning Worship Services                  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
            Nursery & Children’s Classes                           9:00 am & 10:15 am                           185 St. Thomas Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4338
                                                      9:00 am - Children’s Program (Nursery thru 8th grade)                     Mass Schedule
                             10:15 am - Nursery & Toddler Care                          Monday-Friday - 6:30 & 9:00 am
                                                                                                               Saturday - 8:00 am & 5:00 pm • Spanish 7:30 pm
           Chapel By the Pines                                                                                            Sunday 7:30 am & 10:30 am
                                                         Ojai Friends Worship Group
                   (First Baptist)
       195 Mahoney • Oak View • 649-1323                                  (Quakers)                                    Bible Baptist Church
   Sunday Worship - 9:45 am • Tuesday - 7:00 pm                                                                       390 Old Ventura Ave. Oak View
                                                           Unprogrammed meetings Sunday 10 am
                                                     Call Dial-a-Thought, 646-0939 for meeting place or                         649-1385
            Christ Church Ojai                                                                                            Sunday School 9:30 am
         (Presbyterian Church in America)                 Sunday Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pm
      1290 E. Grand Ave. Ojai, CA 646-5101                                                                             AWANA - Wenesday 6:20 pm
   Worship/Communion Service – Sunday 9:00 am          Ojai United Methodist Church
    Community Bible Study – Wednesday 7 pm                  120 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-3528

      Church of the Living Christ
                                                               Sunday Worship - 10:15 am
                                                           Sunday School & Child Care - 9:30 am
                                                                                                                  The Ojai Valley
                 (Assemblies of God)
   190 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-1296      Ojai Valley Baptist Church (SBC)                             Ministerial
       Sunday Worship - 8:30 am & 10:30 am            11642 N. Ventura Ave. • Mira Monte • 646-3362
              Spanish Worship - 1:00 pm                          Sunday School - 9:00 am
                                                              Worship - 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
      First Baptist Church of Ojai                            Wednesday Activities - 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                   Invites You to
         930 Grand Ave. • Ojai • 646-3333            Sunday morning radio broadcast KDAR 98.3 FM 10 am
             Sunday School - 9:40 am
                Worship - 11:00 am                     Ojai Valley Community Church                              Worship With Us
                                                           907 El Centro, Mira Monte • 646-4324
           Holy Cross Lutheran                          Sunday School Classes for All Ages - 9:00 am
      1212 Maricopa Hwy. • Ojai • 646-5652            Sun. Worship - 10:00 am Sat. Worship - 6:30 pm
            Sunday School - 10:00 am                   New Wine Harvest Fellowship
           Sunday Worship - 10:00 am                        441 Church Rd. • Ojai • 646-2833
                                                               Sunday Worship - 11:00 am
    Live Oak Christian Fellowship                              Spanish Worship - 2:00 pm
            Meeting at the Grange Hall                      Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm
              381 Cruzero Street, Ojai
          Sunday Worship Service - 9 am                Seventh-day Adventist Church
         Pastor: Thomas Hatcher 646-6971              291 E. El Roblar Dr. • Meiners Oaks • 646-4775
                                                       Sabbath (Sat.) - 9:30 am • Worship - 10:45 am
                                                      Daily (M-F) radio broadcast, “Voice of Prophecy”
                                                                12:45 pm on KDAR, 98.3 FM
 Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer                                    640-0358, 955-7631                          When we gather in His
         1290 E. Grand • Ojai • 646-2064
   Sunday School - 9:45 am • Worship - 11:00 am        St. Andrew s Episcopal Church                            name Christ is there
      New Hope Christian Center
                                                                 Sunday Worship Services
                                                               8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 A7

                                        to treat war as an addiction. The       consequences. Anything less is a
                                        rest will have to wait for another      lie, is denial, and simply enables

                                                                                                                                               thumbs up, down
                                        time.                                   us to stay addicted to warfare as a
                                           A first step in treatment of any     solution to conflicts that clearly
                                        addiction is to intervene to assist     have other remedies. How can we
                                        the addict to stop consuming the        trust a news media and free press
                       Bruce W.         addictive substance. The idea of        that does not insist on bringing
                     Gladstone,         an intervention is to bring the         these details of our war-like
                          Ph.D.         bottom to the addict rather than        behavior and its consequences to
                                        waiting for the addict to hit           our attention? Who tells them to                                   • A reader sends a thumbs-up and thank-you to the elderly man next to
                                        bottom, which is often                  do otherwise? And why? Is it to                                  the O-Hi Frostie who so very sweetly complimented her as she was
  STATE OF MIND                         catastrophic, as it certainly is in
                                        war. In a typical intervention the
                                                                                keep us ignorant and contentedly
                                                                                in denial? Who profits?
                                                                                                                                                 running with her 3-year-old son in his jogger.

                                        addict is confronted by loved ones          Another objective of initial                                    • A reader sends a thumbs-up to Howard Freiberg and the classic music

  How do                                and       friends      with
                                        consequences of his addictive
                                        behavior. This is done to break
                                                                        the     intervention is to show everyone
                                                                                everywhere (the addict’s entire
                                                                                family) the graphic details of the
                                                                                                                                                 in Libbey Park. Either all music should be welcome in Libbey Park or
                                                                                                                                                 none; tolerance and diversity should be embraced by all of Ojai.

  we stop                               down the denial and defenses of
                                        the addict and to create
                                        motivation to stop using and to
                                                                                long-term consequences of war
                                                                                addiction for our environment, for
                                                                                the lives of all organisms who
                                                                                                                                                    • Thumbs down! I’m a kid in Ojai, and I love going to the music festivals
                                                                                                                                                 put on by RageJax Foundation and Horward Freiberg. Not only do kids get
                                                                                                                                                 involved, but people of all ages are brought together to celebrate music
   war?                                 enter treatment.
                                           In the case of war as addiction,
                                        the addicts — our government
                                                                                share our planet, for our cities and
                                                                                towns, infrastructure, families,
                                                                                social organization, for our local
                                                                                                                                                 from their own generation. It even goes to a great cause to save the arts. I
                                                                                                                                                 believe only good can come from these events. That’s why I say thumbs-
                                                                                                                                                 down to the recent decision to postpone music events at Libbey Bowl until
   In the last State of Mind (8-4-      representatives, corporations and       and world economies, for the                                     April of next year.
06) I argued that waging war could      the general population —- must          present generation, and for our
be viewed as addiction to power,        be confronted with the immediate        children’s grandchildren and their                                  • A reader sends a thumbs-down to management of a local market who
control and dominance over              and long-term consequences of           grandchildren. I am repeatedly                                   refused to give dedicated employees an hour or two off to attend funerals
others. Viewing war and war-like        warfare.        First, we must          surprised to learn how many                                      of lifelong friends and loved ones. Shame on you, this is Ojai, where we
behavior as a form of addiction         acknowledge that we never really        people do not know about our                                     used to take care of and support each other.
may be helpful if it leads us to        confront our warring behavior in        government’s use of uranium-
better ways of understanding it         any meaningful way in America or        tipped weapons and their effects                                    • A reader sends a thumbs-down to some of the Camp Ramah students
and stopping it.                        anywhere else. We wage war and,         on the environment. We know                                      who come into local restaurants and coffee shops and treat the staff with
   Understanding         war     as     like the alcoholic, we hide from        these consequences intellectually                                such disregard. Make an effort to be more conscious of your actions, and
addiction suggests that it might be     (deny) the consequences. One            and theoretically. They are not                                  please try to treat those who serve you with more respect.
treated, modified or healed with        example of this denial is the           fiction or mere speculations.
methods similar to those we use to      practice of major television news       However, it is so easy to distance                                 • A reader sends a thumbs-down to the idiot killing snakes on Shelf
treat other forms of addictive          networks broadcasting the names         our selves from them, to go about                                Road. Smash a rock on your own head!
illness. It suggests that war and       and photographs of U.S. soldiers        our lives as if nothing of
preparations for war are complex,       killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.          consequence is happening in the                                     • Two “damsels in distress” send a thumbs-down to the law officer who
compulsive, learned patterns of         These announcements are then            rest of the world — we just pay the                              encountered them in Matilija Canyon trying to fix a flat tire. When they
behavior intended to solve              followed by a moment of silence,        higher gas prices, go to the mall,                               asked if he had a jack, he just drove away chuckling.
problems for which there are            duly observed by Jim Lehrer or his      continue buying without thinking.
other viable yet underutilized          counterparts. End of story. Twelve          The overall objective of the                                   • A reader sends a thumbs-down to the Ojai post office, saying the front
solutions.                              deaths. Twenty-one deaths.              intervention is to get the addict to                             door area is really dirty and needs to be steam-cleaned.
   War and war-like behavior            Tragic, to be sure. What is not         stop consuming the addictive
cannot be stopped by engaging in        presented and must be, in my            substance and to get into                  This column is meant to provide commentary on a specific act or statement and is not meant to imply blanket support
war any more than alcohol               opinion, to bring us out of denial,     treatment. While governments               or condemnation. Submit your suggestions by mail, e-mail or fax. Your name and a telephone number must be
addiction can be stopped by             is the whole truth in detail.           and their agents wage war, all of          included for consideration, though they will not be published.
continuing to drink alcohol. The        Specifically, how did this soldier      us participate through our passive
basic strategy for treating             die? What were his or her wounds?       support or co-dependency, by our                 Thumbs should be submitted on the Internet at
addictions requires several well-       What did those wounds look like?        tolerance for abuse and
defined steps, including: initial       Show us the blown-off leg, the          dishonesty in relationships.
intervention, abstaining from the       missing face, intestines all over           Let’s address these problems       “Beyond War”?                           not professional advice on any             Gladstone Counseling Center, 530
addictive substance, developing         the road and the reaction of his        directly and vigorously, while            This column is provided by the       particular matter.                         W. Ojai Ave., Suite 208, Ojai, CA
group support, working through          family. Should we not demand to         there is still time. Let’s pay         staff of Gladstone Counseling              If you have a question on a             93023, or send it via e-mail to
levels of denial, developing a          hear the sounds, the cries, the         attention to our gut feelings, to Al   Center as a public service to the       mental health topic you would    
spiritual orientation to life,          horrifying details? If we are to        Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,”        people of the Ojai Valley. It           like to have addressed in this
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addiction, practice of non-             not be made to witness it? How
addictive ways of feeling, thinking     can we justify hiding from it? The
and behaving in daily life, and         responsibility of a free press is to
reinforcing a lifestyle free of
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                                          and Sunday and Aug. 26 and 27               always welcome. Phone 640-9068            home. The hike is free of charge. or 640-8797.
        This Week                         from noon to 4 p.m. Director Laurie         for more information.                         “THE AMAZING WORLD OF                   “LEGENDS AT THE LAKE”—

   •Friday, Aug. 18
   PEACE VIGIL — Bring signs and
                                          Walters Slade is looking for 11 men,
                                          ages 22-plus; four women, ages 30-
                                          plus, one African-American woman,
                                          age 20-plus; and five girls, ages 10
                                          through 19. The play will run Oct. 27
                                                                                         BLOOD DRIVE — United Blood
                                                                                      Services Central Coast will hold a
                                                                                      blood drive on Tuesday from 2 to 6
                                                                                      p.m. in the parking lot of Ojai Valley
                                                                                      Community Hospital, across from
                                                                                                                                TURTLES AND TORTOISES”— In
                                                                                                                                partnership with the Los Padres
                                                                                                                                National Forest and Los Padres
                                                                                                                                Forest Association, Wheeler Gorge
                                                                                                                                Visitor Center, on Highway 33 near
                                                                                                                                                                        Lake Casitas Music Festival will
                                                                                                                                                                        present a concert titled “Legends at
                                                                                                                                                                        the Lake” on Sept. 3 from noon to
                                                                                                                                                                        10 p.m., with performances by:
                                                                                                                                                                        Starship featuring Mickey Thomas;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Nordhoff High School
flags and join the peace vigil held
every Friday at 6 p.m. at Libbey Park     through Nov. 19. For more                   Nordhoff High School. For an              Wheeler Gorge Campground, will          The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill;            Class of 1981 will hold its 25-year
along Ojai Avenue by the fountain.        information, call 646-3733 or 649-          appointment time or any questions,        present “The Amazing World of           The Soul System, starring Bobby             reunion, with dinner and
   “DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR                1311.                                       potential donors can call UBS at          Turtles and Tortoises,” a slide show    Kimball, lead singer of Toto;               dancing Saturday at 5 p.m. in the
CHILD IS???” — the Inner Circle              COOKBOOK SIGNING AT OJAI                 654-8104 or sign up online at             and live presentation, on Aug. 26 at    Richard Page, lead singer of Mr.            outdoor event area at Boccali’s
Theater intern production — will be       HOUSE — Ojai House, 304 N.                                    10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Learn         Mister; Tommy Funderburk, lead              Restaurant, 3277 E. Ojai-Santa
performed today at 8 p.m. and             Montgomery St., will host a                    •Wednesday, Aug. 23                    about the personality, habitat and      singer of Boston; Alphonso                  Paula Road. Contacts are
Sunday at 1 p.m. at Theater 150, 918      cookbook signing with Ojai author                                                     survival needs of these shell-bound     Johnson, from Santana, on bass;             Christina (Blehm) Falloon,
                                          Nadia Natali on Saturday from 2 to             SUMMER BAND CONCERTS IN                creatures from members of the           Tim Pierce, from Bruce Springsteen,
E. Ojai Ave. The production                                                           LIBBEY PARK — The final free                                                                                         or Andy
features: Lucy Bellwood, Claire           5 p.m. Sample recipes and share                                                       Turtle and Tortoise Club of Ventura.    on guitar; Steve Ferrone, from Tom
                                          stories from Blue Heron Ranch and           summer concert by the Ojai Band           Donation fee: $3 adults, $2 youth       Petty & The Heartbreakers, on               Garner,
Cleary, Kayla Dobroth, Dustin                                                         will be held on Wednesday at 7:30
Lightfoot, Grace Miller, Claire           “Cooking Off the Grid.” Call 640-                                                     ages 5 through 18; 4 and younger        drums; Peter Wolf, on keyboards;                           ***
                                          1656 for more information.                  p.m. in Libbey Park at the gazebo.        admitted free. Call 640-9060.           Jerry Hey and The Earth, Wind and              The Nordhoff High School
Sangster and Emily Thelander. For                                                     The children’s balloon parade starts
tickets or more information, call            OPEN CALL FOR “MEN OF                                                                  “OUT OF THE BLUE” AND               Fire horns. Also performing is              Class of 1956 will hold its 50-year
                                          OJAI” CALENDAR — An open call               at 8:15 p.m.                              “SACRED              ACTIVISM”—         Spencer the Gardener. Parking
302-5321 or visit                                                                                                                                                                                    reunion on Sept. 30 at the Soule
                                          for models for the 2007 “Men of                •Thursday, Aug. 24                     HopeDance Films will screen two         opens at 11 a.m. Tickets the day of         Park Golf Course Banquet Room.
   •Saturday, Aug. 19                     Ojai” calendar will be held Saturday           “DINNER AND A PLAY                     films on Aug. 26 at Plexus Studio,      the show are $60. Buy tickets in            For information, call 646-8208
   PEDDLERS’ FAIR — Ojai                  from 3 to 5 p.m. on the patio at            READING SERIES”— The Inner                505 W. El Roblar Drive in Meiners       advance and receive a 20 percent            and leave a message and phone
Peddlers’ Fair will feature antiques,     Pangea Restaurant, 139 E. Ojai Ave.         Circle Theater Company will               Oaks. “Out of the Blue” will begin at   discount; available at Attitude
collectibles, crafts and clothing         The calendar project is a fund-             present its “Dinner and a Play            5 p.m. and “Sacred Activism” will       Adjustment, Ojai Creates!, Salzer’s         number.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4          raising activity spearheaded by             Reading Series” through Sept. 7 on        begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5      Records and through Ticketmaster.                          ***
p.m., at Chaparral Auditorium, 414        Attasalina Dews of Majique                  Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Il Giardino’s,     for “Out of the Blue” and $10 for       More          information          at          The annual Nordhoffian
E. Ojai Ave. Free admission and           Photography and Demitri Corbin,             401 E. Ojai Ave. Seven playwrights        “Sacred Activism,” or purchase a                       barbecue will be held Oct. 1 from
parking. Call 640-4343, Ext. 1861.        director of Educational Visions             will be featured and the cost of $20      $12 ticket to see both films.               CLEANUP AT PUNCHBOWLS—                  noon to 4 p.m. at Nordhoff High
Benefits       Nordhoff       Music       Foundation and Peachtree Theater            ($15 for students) includes a full-           HUNAB KU CONCERT — On               A cleanup day at the Punchbowls             School, 1401 Maricopa Highway,
Department.                               Company. Proceeds will benefit              course meal and beverage (alcohol         Aug. 26 at 8:15 p.m., one night only,   area in Santa Paula Canyon is being         Ojai. For reservations or more
   “MARINE BIOLOGY”— In                   various     children’s       service        and tip not included) All plays are       Sacred Space will present Dwight        organized for Sept. 4 at 8:30 a.m. by       information contact: Sue Loop
partnership with the Los Padres           organizations throughout the Ojai           staged by a cast of professional          Loop’s Mayan trilogy, Hunab Ku,         Ventura residents Carl Erickson and         Barbee,                644-4791,
National Forest and Los Padres            Valley. Dews will conduct photo             actors.. The play on Aug. 24 will be      featuring original music and video      Jacob Cunningham with the
Forest Association, Wheeler Gorge         shoots during September and the             E. Phillips ‘ “Shasta.” Call 302-5321     projections of light artists Lynn       support of the Ojai Ranger District. or Robyn
Visitor Center, on Highway 33 near        calendars will go on sale in                or visit               Augstein and Todd Stock. Tickets        Meet at the parking area near the           Hohman Wilson, 646-2888,
Wheeler Gorge Campground, will            November. For updates visit                                                           are $15 and are on sale at Ojai         entrance of Thomas Aquinas        
present “Marine Biology,” a slide                                                                     Creates! and Sacred Space, 410-A        College on Highway 150. Bring a                            ***
presentation and talk by Ron                 CONTRA DANCE — Saturday                     Down the Road                          Bryant Circle. Please bring chairs,     daypack with lunch, water, hat,                The Nordhoff High School
Barrett, marine biologist with the        from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. with Karen                                                    blankets or pillows. For further        gloves and wear hiking shoes. Trash         Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year
U.S. Navy, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.      Fontana and Key Ingredients at Ojai                                                   information call Ingrid, 646-6761.      bags will be provided. For more             reunion on Oct. 21, Ojai Day, in
and 11:30 a.m. Barrett will present       Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St.              “BLOOD AND MERCURY” — (a                   “DINNER AND A PLAY                  information, call 672-1047 or 651-          the evening at the Soule Park
compelling information and                Admission: $8. Information: 933-            working title) by Jewels Eubanks          READING SERIES”— The Inner              9371.                                       Golf Course Clubhouse. Alumni
insights on why whales and sea            0660.                                       will run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 3 at       Circle Theater Company will                 “REAL EDUCATION” — Sept. 5
lions are endangered and what we                                                      The Auction House Theater, 8597 N.        present its “Dinner and a Play          at 7:30 p.m. at 687 Villanova Road,         are invited to register at
can do to prevent their demise.
                                              •Sunday, Aug. 20                        Ventura Ave., Casitas Springs, with       Reading Series” through Sept. 7 on      the American Vedic Association’s  
                                             “M*A*S*H” — The Ojai Film                                                                                                                                              date. html.
Donation fee: $3 adults, $2 youth         Society will screen “M*A*S*H”               performances on Fridays and               Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Il Giardino’s,   Bhagavad Gita As It Is Fellowship
ages 5 through 18; 4 and younger          Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai             Saturdays at 8 p.m. Using music           401 E. Ojai Ave. Seven playwrights      will discuss “Real Education.” Wise
admitted free. Call 640-9060 for          Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., as part        and theatricality, the cast explores      will be featured and the cost of $20    people know that a useful education         Reading Series” on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.
more information.                         of its August fund-raising series,          themes of identity, passion and the       ($15 for students) includes a full-     requires a good source, a qualified         at Il Giardino’s, 401 E. Ojai Ave.,
   DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING                “The Faces of War.” The 1970 film           passing down of the art. For tickets      course meal and beverage (alcohol       teacher and a willing student.              with original works by the Inner
— A general members meeting of            ,directed by Robert Altman, stars           or more information, call 302-5321        and tip not included). All plays are    Spiritual education also relies on a        Circle interns. The cost of $20 ($15
the Ojai Valley Democratic Club will      Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould,           or visit                   staged by a cast of professional        bona fide source, not just a                for students) includes a full-course
be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the     Gary Burghoff, Salley Kellerman and            NATURE HIKE — Join Ojai                actors. On Aug. 31, the featured play   charismatic personality or a cheap          meal and beverage (alcohol and tip
Hitching Post Clubhouse, 410              Tom Skerritt. Admission is $10 for          Valley Land Conservancy preserve          will be Chelsea Sutton’s “Chasing       New Age charlatan guru. Mature              not included). Call 302-5321 or visit
Church Road. It will be a potluck         the general public, $5 for seniors (65      manager Rich Handley on Saturday          Angels.” Call 302-5321 or visit         transcendentalists accept the     
lunch and the program will be             and older), students and OFS                for an exploration of El Nido                         authority of the Vedas as the most              C O - C O U N S E L I N G
about the propositions on the ballot      sponsors.                                   Meadow on the Ventura River                   “RUN FOR YOUR WIFE” — a tale        respected source of spiritual               GATHERINGS— The Ojai-Santa
on election day, Nov. 7. Plans for                                                    Preserve on Aug. 26. Learn about          that tells of a cab driver with two     knowledge. Always free. Call 640-           Barbara Co-counseling Community
“Get Out the Vote” will also be               •Tuesday, Aug. 22                       the flora, fauna, geology and             lives and two wives by the master of    0405.                                       invites anyone who has taken a co-
featured. All members and                    “AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN                   cultural history of the preserve. This    English farce, Ray Cooney, runs             OJAI       LIBRARY          BOOK        counseling fundamentals class and
prospective members are welcome.          OJAI”— On Aug. 22, Paul Blatz,              six-mile round-trip hike is of            from Sept. through 30 at the Ojai Art   DISCUSSION GROUP — The Ojai                 has some co-counseling experience
For more information call 640-7340.       chair of the Ojai City Planning             moderate difficulty and will last         Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery       Library’s Book Discussion Group will        to join them on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The
   AUDITIONS          FOR      “THE       Commission, will talk to the Ojai           about three and a-half hours. Sturdy      St. Catch this comedy on Fridays        meet Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss        free group meets to validate
CRUCIBLE” — Auditions will be             Valley Retired Men’s Club at its            hiking shoes and drinking water are       and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and             “The Master: A Novel” by Colm               themselves, share “what’s on top”
held at the Ojai Art Center Theater,      luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at           recommended. Hike leaves from             Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15,      Toibin. The library is located at 111       and “news and goods.” They review
113 S. Montgomery St., for Arthur         the Soule Park Golf Course Banquet          the Riverview Trailhead on Rice           $12 seniors, students and Art Center    E. Ojai Ave. Everyone is invited to         skills, participate in either group of
Miller’s “The Crucible” on Saturday       Room. Prospective members are               Road at 8 a.m. Please leave pets at       members;         reservations      at   join the group. The only requirement        individual co-counseling sessions
                                                                                                                                                                        for participating in the discussion is      and have some social time. Call Kay
                                                                                                                                                                        to have read the book and come              at 640-7650 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                        willing to share your opinion and               FREE POSITIVE PARENTING
                                                                                                                                                                        listen to others. Call 646-1639.            WORKSHOP— Parenting instructor
                                                                                                                                                                            FULL MOON MEDITATION — A                Deborah Critzer Fox will host a free
                                                                                                                                                                        full moon community meditation              Positive Parenting Workshop on
                                                                                                                                                                        will be held Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at        Sept. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                        Meditation Mount, located at the            Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                        end of Reeves Road in Ojai.                 Ave. Learn why children misbehave
                                                                                                                                                                        Donations are welcome. Call 646-            and what you can do when that
                                                                                                                                                                        5508 for more information.                  happens. Please preregister: 648-
                                                                                                                                                                            “DINNER AND A PLAY                      6846, or
                                                                                                                                                                        READING SERIES”— The Inner

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                                                                                                                      Name: ________________________________                     entirety at Happy Valley Schools Zalk Theater in Upper Ojai.
     408-A Bryant Circle, fax to 646-4821, or mail to: PO Box 277, Ojai, CA 93024                                                                                          This is Rory Stalwick’s first big return to music after a fall broke both his
                                                                                                                                                                            wrists last December. Rory is a local music teacher and guitarist and is
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                                           1 Tbsp. fresh mint, finely                                                                                               SENIOR SLO-PITCH BASEBALL —              events that take place in the Ojai Valley,
                                        chopped                                                                                                                 Senior slo-pitch baseball will be held       as he did in the past with “Holidays in
                                           4 Tbsp. dry white wine (if you                                                                                       Wednesdays and Fridays. Leagues will         Ojai,” “Ojai Land Conservancy’s Ojai
                                                                                                                                                                be formed for those 60 and over for          Meadows,” “Help of Ojai Series” and

                                        pour a little bit more, it is OK)
                                           1 Tbsp. capers
                                           Salt & black ground pepper as
                                                                                     OJAI’S                                                                     coeds. Call 646-3583 or 646-9072.
                                                                                                                                                                    SCRABBLE — The game of Scrabble
                                                                                                                                                                                                             many other projects.
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                                                                                                                                                                is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at Little   — The Jane Cusumano Foundation, a
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                           Falvo        sauce, mix the garlic, parsley,                                                                                         information.                                 wellness, meets the first Tuesday of
                                        basil, mint, the white wine, three                                                                                          FREE SINGING WORKSHOP — at               each month at 7 p.m. at Coldwell
                                        tablespoons of water and the                        Patsy Glenn’s                coals or on oiled broiler pan.         Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai.    Banker’s office. Anyone interested in
                                                                                                                         Grill or broil 4 inches from heat
  LA DOLCE VITA                         capers; add salt and pepper.
                                        Meanwhile cook the mushrooms.
                                                                                            Carne Asada
                                                                                       Juice of 2 limes
                                                                                                                         source about 5 minutes on each
                                                                                                                         side for medium. Reduce time
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                                        Put the butter in a large pan, the             1 clove garlic, crushed           for thinner steak. Remove steak        646-4622.                                    Nora Davis at 646-3128 or 207-6177.

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                                                                                    seeded and minced
                                        minutes on a medium flame until                1/2 tsp. salt                                                            Call Brook at 525-9931 for more                  FREE E.M.F. TESTING — Test the
                                        the mushrooms are cooked, add                                                       “Ojai’s Bounty” cookbook,           information.                                 electric and magnetic fields in your
                                                                                       1 (10-oz.) skirt steak, about     produced by the Ojai Valley                BRAILLE CLASSES — Free braille           home or office. Know how common
                                        salt and pepper, the flour, and             1-inch thick, trimmed of fat         Land Conservancy Office, is sold

verde                                   mix it well. At this point take the                                                                                     classes are offered every Friday from 10     household E.M.F. exposure damages
                                                                                       Combine lime juice, garlic,       out. The OVLC is a nonprofit           a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little House. 111 W.       our health and puts young children at
                                        pan away from the stove, add the            olive oil, chili and salt in glass
                                        parsley sauce and mix it well. Put                                               organization dedicated to              Santa Ana St. Call 646-0144 or 983-          risk of developing leukemia. Know the
                                                                                    bowl. Add skirt steak and            working with landowners and            3324.                                        latest results of U.S. government
                                        the pan back on the stove on a              marinate at room temperature                                                    “THE LEE FITZGERALD SHOW” —              and private studies and why Edison
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a nice dry chardonnay and a loaf        time for the sauce to get thicker.                                                                                      at 7:30 p.m. Fitzgerald will share with      exposure warnings. Call 646-6285 or
of Italian white bread.                                                             marinate in refrigerator for 2       generations. Call 646-7930, e-
                                           Add the lemon juice and                  hours.) Place skirt steak on         mail,          the television audience interesting          e-mail
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       Funghi in Salsa Verde            you can add a little water. Serve it
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      Ingredienti (Ingredients)
   1 lb. fresh mushroom                    Rosario Falvo’s first career was          FREE           EXAM           AND   open for animal adoptions
   4 Tbsp. butter                                                                 CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT —              Mondays through Fridays from 10
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   2 gloves of garlic                   industry. He traveled all over            the first and third Saturday of each   saving time the shelter is open
   4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil       Europe and finally settled in Ojai
   1/4 cup of white flour               where he has lived with his wife,
                                                                                  month. Call 646-5503 for an
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                                                                                                                         Monday through Friday from 10
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   Juice from lemon half                Josephine, for more than seven            Ojai Valley Chiropractic Office.       10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption costs
   How to make the prezzemolo           years. Now a Realtor with Century            VENTURA                SUNRISE      are $95 for dogs and cats and                       To Celebrate Summer we’re giving YOU
sauce (parsley sauce)                   21 Ojai and an advertising sales          TOASTMASTERS — The Ventura             include vaccinations, a free             FREE ICE CREAM with your dinner Monday through Thursday
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   5 Tbsp. parsley, finely              Falvo welcomes any questions.             Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Carrows,       implantation, collar, ID tag, spay
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                                                                                     DEBTORS ANONYMOUS — a      or for
                                        Association meets the third Monday        12-step program to deal with           more information, call 646-6505.
Valley                                  of each month at the Camarillo            compulsive debting, underearning          QUILTERS ANONYMOUS —
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                                        Health Care District Office, 3639 E.      and self-debting, meets every          Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, the
                                        Las Posas Road, Suite 117, in             Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ojai        Ojai Recreation Department holds
                                                                                                                                                                        uet                                                        W Ojai

                                                                                                                                                                     anq ce
   DOCENT TRAINING, SESSION             Camarillo. The support group is for       Alano Club, 575 W. El Roblar Drive     a drop-in class for quilters. Call
                                        ostomates and urostomates and             in Meiners Oaks.                       646-1872.                                  B pa                                                            wi                        i ts
I— In partnership with the Los                                                                                                                                        S ilabl                                                            th i             m
Padres National Forest and Los          their supporters. Call 646-6710.             ANIMAL ADOPTIONS — The                 OJAI SATHYA SAI BABA                        a                                                                       n city li
                                            HEPATITIS C SUPPORT GROUP             Humane Society of Ventura              CENTER — The Ojai Sathya Sai                Av e
Padres Forest Association, Wheeler
Gorge Visitor Center, on Highway        — An Hepatitis C Support Group            County’s Shelter and Adoption          Baba Center meets every Sunday
33     near      Wheeler       Gorge    meets the fourth Tuesday of each          Center in Ojai, 402 Bryant St., is     at 6 p.m. Call 646-9917.
Campground, will hold its first         month at 7 p.m. Call Susie Salguero                                                                                                          Weekdays 9 am - 8:30 pm (Closed Monday)
session of “Docent and Naturalist       at 646-9752, Ext. 19, for more                                                                                                            Saturday 8 am - 9:30 pm • Sunday 8 am - 8:30 pm
Training” beginning Sept. 9 from        information and directions.                                                                                                                 Reservations recommended • 805-646-1133
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more                LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP                                                                                                                    1002 E. Ojai Avenue at Shady Lane
information and registration forms,     — Is your low vision causing
call Mike Havstad at 520-0534.          problems in your daily living? The
   BLOOD DRIVE — United Blood
Services Central Coast will hold a
                                        Low Vision Support Group of the
                                        Braille Institute meets each Tuesday
                                                                                               Traditional Thailand Cuisine
blood drive on Sept. 9 from 8 a.m.      from 1 to 2 p.m. at Little House, 111                              Weekly Lunch Specials
to 1 p.m. at the Ojai United            W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Here you will                                                        CLOSED
Methodist Church, 120 Church            learn skills for independent living,                               Includes Soup & Salad      Monday
Drive, across from Nordhoff High        and about the many free services of
School. For an appointment time or      the Baille Institute. There will be                                  FOR ONLY $5.95 710 Ventura Ave
any questions, potential donors can     special assistance for those with
                                                                                                                                   Oak View, CA 93022
call UBS at 654-8104 or sign up         macular degeneration. Come and
                                        bring a friend to this caring and
                                                                                                    Suey Waddell
online at
                                                                                                           Owner                 Phone: 805-649-9001
   “MOONLIGHT MAGIC ON THE              helpful group. It’s all free. Call 646-                                                     Fax: 805-649-3461
MEADOW”— Celebrating 20 years           8461 for more information.
of protecting open space in the             VENTURA FRIENDS GROUP —
valley, the Ojai Valley Land            The Ventura Friends Group for
Conservancy will host “Moonlight        people with sexually transmitted
Magic on the Meadow” on Sept. 9         diseases meets every Wednesday at
beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ojai         7 p.m. for social activities, fun and
Meadows Preserve. For tickets and       friendship. Call 558-2564.
more information, call 646-7930.            ADULT PINGPONG — Adult
   SATSANG          WITH       JOHN     Pingpong is held Thursdays from
SHERMAN — Since 1999, with              7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Recreation
Gangaji’s         blessing       and    Department Center at Sarzotti Park.
encouragement, John Sherman             Call Vincent at 646-8162 for more
meets with people who are deeply        information.
called to investigate the simple            CALIFORNIA TURTLE AND
truth of their being. He will show      T O R T O I S E C L U B — The Santa
you how to use your own inherent        Barbara-Ventura Chapter of
intelligence and innocent curiosity     California Turtle and Tortoise Club
to see directly, in this moment, the    meets the second Thursday of every
naked reality of what you are. Meet     month at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran
with John in satsang on Sept. 9 at      Church, 1335 Vallecito Place in
7:30 p.m. at Deux Hall, 202 Cañada      Carpinteria. For more information,
St. The meeting will last               call 649-4713.
approximately two hours. Plan to            ADOPTION                   TRIAD
arrive five to 10 minutes early.        FACILITATED SUPPORT GROUP
Donations gratefully accepted. Call     — An adoption triad-facilitated
The River Ganga Foundation at 646-      support group is now forming in
0994 or visit for more   Ventura at Kids & Families
information.                            Together. Call Faith Friedlander at
                                        643-1446 for more information.
                                            VOLUNTEER TO HELP FOOD
  Ongoing Events                        SHARE — Food Share, Ventura
                                        County’s food bank, has an ongoing
   OUTLAW POETS AT BART’S               need of volunteers to join the
BOOKS — The Open Word returns           gleaning team in Ojai. On most
to Bart’s Books, 302 W. Matilija St.,   Tuesday mornings, a group of
Ojai, every Friday at 7 p.m., with      volunteers meets in Ojai for the
featured poets the first Friday of      purpose of picking local fruit and
each month, and open mike every         vegetables. The volunteers meet at
Friday plus live pod cast.
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An eye toward peace                                                                                                       Smith to                                     Arts Calendar
Artists’ entries                                                                                                          show at                                  • Aug. 19: The Main
                                                                                                                                                                California Artist, 494 E.
                                                                                                                                                                Main St., Ventura will host
                                                                                                                                                                                                          juried show, “Hot Summer Days,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot Summer Nights,” through
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aug. 30. The Beato Showcase is
sought for ‘Visions
of Peace’ project
                                                                                                                           Beato                                an artists’ reception with
                                                                                                                                                                refreshments on Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                from 5 to 7 p.m., with
                                                                                                                                                                                                          displaying the three-dimensional
                                                                                                                                                                                                          shadow boxes of Dwora Fried.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call 646-0117.
                                                                                                                                                                classical piano stylings by                  • Through Aug. 30: “Madonna
    What does peace look like? That                                                                                        Ceramics, early                      Bryan Andrew Tari being                   and Our Children,” an exhibit of
is the question that the Ojai Artists                                                                                                                           showcased among local                     abstract contemporary images of
for Peace are asking to all artists                                                                                       paintings focus of                    contemporary art by                       mother and child painted in oils
wishing to express their visual
image of peace for the upcoming                                                                                              solo exhibit                       Carmen Abelleira, Luke
                                                                                                                                                                Lamar, Micah Lamar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          by Ojai artist Leslie Marcus, will
                                                                                                                                                                                                          be on display through Aug. 30 at
benefit auction and juried                                                                                                   A one-person exhibition            Jennifer Livia, Phyllis                   Down Home Furnishings, 446
exhibition titled “Visions of Peace,”                                                                                     featuring recent ceramics and         Gubins, Chris Magill,                     Main St., Ventura. Call 653-2600.
which will be held at the Ojai Center                                                                                     early paintings and graphics by       Carlos Montana and                           • Through Aug. 31: An unusual
for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery St.,                                                                                      Linda Smith will be presented         Tony Otto. Concerts                           “Sculpture and Touch”
between Sept. 3 and 28. The judged                                                                                        Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 at the        at the gallery will “Seeing the Land exhibition by Curtis Fisher is
show will give cash awards. Entries                                                                                       Beatrice Wood Center for the          continue weekly of Oz,” an exhibit on display at the Ojai Center
are due on Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to                                                                                      Arts in Upper Ojai. There will be     throughout         the       by fine art      for the Arts, 113 S.
12:30 p.m. at the Art Center.                                                                                             an opening reception on Sept. 9       summer. The evening photographer Pat Montgomery St., through Aug.
    Several years ago people across                                                                                       from noon to 4 p.m. and the           will begin with a Osborne, is on 31. Fisher is a resident of
the country prayed for peace on a                                                                                         public is invited to attend.          mural dedication and                          Meiners Oaks.
specific day and time, resulting in                                                                                          Smith initially studied painting   unveiling at 4 p.m. at display through            • Through Aug. 31: Ojai
lower crime rates across the nation.                                                                                      at SUNY-Buffalo, received a           the Brakey House Sept. 29 at Ojai’s artist Lys Martin’s exhibit
Inspired by this experiment, Ojai                                                                                         master of fine arts in film from      Bed and Breakfast,         Hummingbird        titled “Inner Alchemy” will be
resident and artist Marta Nelson with                                                                                     NYU and moved to Los Angeles,         411 Poli St., Ventura. Gallery, 1208 Ojai on display through Aug. 31 at
Lys Poet organized Ojai Artists for
Peace and shaped this concept into
                                                                                                                          where she began painting again        Call 648-7000.            Ave., open daily Ojai Creates!, 207 N. Ventura
                                                                                                                          and exhibiting her work.                 • Through Aug.                             St., Ojai. Martin is currently
the idea of an art exhibition focused                                                                                        “My work is inspired by my         27: Longtime Ojai          from 9 a.m. to teaching mandala and collage
on peace. Incorporated in each entry,                                                                                     daily life, a mix of relationships    Studio Artists Nancy           9 p.m.         at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
explicit or hidden, must be depicted                                                                                      with people, cats and dogs, along     Whitman, Ruth                                 and will resume facilitating her
the ancient symbol of the dove which                                                                                      with inspiration from art history     Farnham, Karen Lewis, Sylvia Raz “Art for the Soul” creativity circles
Picasso contemporized.                                                                                                    from the early Greeks to more         and Richard Amend are exhibiting in the fall at Ojai Creates! Call 640-
    Twenty-four papier-mâché                                                                                              contemporary art,” says Smith,        together for the first time in a 6558.
doves will be displayed at the Art                                                                                        who began working in ceramics         group summer show through Aug.              • Through Aug. 31: Photography
Center for the silent auction which                                                                                       in 1996.                              27 at Ojai Café Emporium, 108 S. by 18-year-old Ojai resident Juna
will be ongoing from Sept. 3 until                                                                                           The Beatrice Wood Center for       Montgomery St. (across from the Rosales Muller will be on display
the presentation to the lucky                                                                                             the Arts is open Friday, Saturday     Art Center).                             through Aug. 31 at Ojai City Hall401
winners on Sept. 23. The doves have                                                                                       and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5             • Through Aug. 30: The Ojai S. Ventura St. City Hall is open to
been decorated by Ojai artists.                                                                                           p.m. and by appointment on            Center for the Arts, 113 S. the public Monday through
    Net proceeds will benefit the                                                                                         weekdays.                             Montgomery St., will exhibit its Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. Jane Goodall Institute, a world
organization known as Roots and                               “Peace Doves” by various artists
Shoots, which is dedicated to
teaching        young        people      dedication, celebration and               ceremoniously blessed by Chumash
compassion for all living things         presentation to the auction winners       leader Julie Tumamait and placed
through service. Entry forms and         on Sept. 23 at the Ojai Center for the    permanently in the patio of the Ojai
bidding sheets are available at the      Arts. Four Ojai artists, Gretchen         Center for the Arts.
Ojai Center for the Arts.                Greenberg, Keith Buchan, Ted Gall            The celebration includes
    In conjunction with the exhibit,     and Kale Starbird, collaborated to        music and food. For information
there will be a Peace Pole               create a Peace Pole which will be         call 646-6729.

Museum opens for kids, music event
Child’s eye, ear view of                 opportunities, primarily with the
                                         smaller children but all ages are
Music Festival exhibit                   welcome to this musical
happening Aug. 25                        encounter.
                                            The Ojai Valley Museum is
   The Ojai Valley Museum will           located at 130 W. Ojai Ave. Hours
offer “Musical Encounters for            are Thursday through Friday, 1 to
Children,” an afternoon of music,        4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4
fun and games for the children of        p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
the Ojai Valley on Friday, Aug. 25,      The museum is available for
from noon until 4 p.m.                   prearranged         tours      on
   For a child’s eye view of the         Wednesdays.
summer exhibit, “Encounters: 60             A donation of $3 per adult is
Years of the Ojai Festival,” the         requested. Museum members are
museum and the Ojai Music                admitted free. For information on           Dole’s Bobby Banana at the Ojai
Festival will present a “Musical         membership or this exhibition,                      Valley Museum.
Instrument Petting Zoo” and              call 640-1390.
docent tours specially designed
for children.
   The highlight will be a musical          THE                             – 25 years as Ojai’s custom
demonstration of the amazing                                                  frame shop and gallery
Conloninpurple, a five-octave,
room-sized metal and wood
                                            MARI                            – Ojai’s affordable custom
instrument that produces natural                                              frame shop and gallery
sounds acoustically amplified. It
can be played by museum                     COPA
visitors —- even children — or it
will play pre-composed musical
sequences at the touch of a
                                                                                  1211 Maricopa Hwy. Suite 105
   Museum director Jane                                                           Open Daily 10 - 5 or by appt.
McClenahan         says,    “This
instrument fills the museum’s
entire exhibit gallery with color,
movement and sound — just
what kids like!”
   There will also be healthful
snacks, games and gifts for the
children, sponsored free of
charge by Dole, Inc. Special
guest, Dole’s Bobby Banana, will
be on hand for photo

The exhibit and sale of original oil
paintings by Ojai artist Bonnie
Caruk Riege continues at the
restaurant, Auberge at Ojai. The
current show which will continue
through Oct. 31. Call 646-2288.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aug. 18, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                          B2 Classified          Misty Volaski, editor
                                                                                                                                                                            B4 People            646-1476, Ext. 36
                                            Highlighting prep, rec and area sports

                                                                             Sundowners gear up                                                                  Local Heroes
                                                                              for Callender Cup                                                           Lowery gets third straight no-decision
                                                                                      Misty Volaski                to stay long.                            Like all teams, the Giants are   effort helped
                                                                                    Tuesday was also the last          either hot or they’re cold.         earn the team
                                                                                                                   chance for non-qualifying             There’s not much in between.        a win. He
                                                                                It’s that time again — time for    members to show off their stuff.      Sometimes they’re ice cold —        worked       six
                                                                             the Callender Cup, the annual         Marshall Lopez of Marshall’s          like during the last month,         innings, giving
                                                                             championship tournament for           Ropers posted 22 points, as did       when they dropped into last         up just five
                                                                             the Sundowners Golf League.           Mark Sauer of Bugsy’s Bandits.        place in the National League        hits, three of
                                                                                Saturday’s play-offs will          Scott Roland of the Leftovers         West. And Giants fans cringed       which were
                                                                             feature the top three teams from      posted 37 for 21 points. Also         as it got even worse when the       home runs.
                                                                             the first half of the season —        with 37 was Doug Ragan who            boys from San Francisco                Lowry’s
                                                                             Soule What, Parker’s Putters and      posted 19 points for Five Blind       dropped all three last week         next scheduled start is Monday
                                                                             the Village Idiots — and the top      Mice.                                 against, of all teams, the          in the series opener against
                                                                             three from the second half of the        Golfers from the qualifying        archrival Dodgers.                  Arizona.
                                                                             season — Characters, Soule Park                                                Now, having won three of            Lowry’s career MLB totals
                                                                                                                   teams showed why they’ll be at        four in the series against San      are as follows:
                                                                             Hookers, and Doyle’s Auto             Soule Park Saturday, with M.O.        Diego, things are looking
                                                                             Service. Two wild card teams,         Sash & Door’s Barclay Martin Sr.      better.                                     Wins           22
                                                                             M.O. Sash & Door and Your             taking top points honors this            In Ojai native Noah Lowry’s             Losses          18
                                                                             Handicap’s What, have been            week, with 24 (from a two-over-       last three outings, he’s had               Games           65
                                                                             thrown into the mix as well.          par 37). Jerrod Wallace of Soule      three no-decisions — two of           Innings pitched      372.2
                                                                                The last three slots in the        What, meanwhile, took medalist        which that could have been                  Hits           356
                                                                             Callender Cup were debated            honors by shooting 33 (for 20         wins if only his team had been              Runs           165
                                                                             right up until Tuesday                points). Other qualifiers taking      better able to convert hits into        Earned runs        155
                                                                             afternoon, when the Characters        honors this week included: Scott      runs.                                      Walks           131
                                                                             ousted the Soule Park Hookers         King (23 points, Doyle’s); Steve         In Wednesday’s game                   Strikeouts        278
                                                                             from first place after several        Rapholtz (22 points, Characters);     against the Padres, Lowry’s                 ERA            3.74
                                                                             weeks of trying. Retaking first       Stan Coburn (35 for 21 points,
                                                                             has been the goal of the              Handicap’s What); and Ray Lara
                                                                             Characters since late July, when      (21 points, Good, Pick it Up).            Allen begins Safeway Classic today
                                                                             the Hookers surpassed them for           Posting 35 strokes: Scott King
                                                                             the top position.                     (Doyle’s). Posting 36: Barclay          Nordhoff graduate Beth            Johnson. The
                                                                                Tuesday was a tough one for        Martin Jr. (M.O. Sash & Door).        Allen teed off early this           trio started
                                                                             the fourth-place Bugsy’s              Posting 37: Adrian Frape              morning in the LPGA Safeway         off on the
                                                                             Bandits, who finished just four       (Doyle’s); Jim Doyle (Doyle’s);       Classic, which runs through         back nine.
                                                           OVN file photo                                                                                Sunday at the Columbia                 T r a c k
                                                                             points away from a play-off           and Robin Wiliams (Handicap’s
Former Ojai City Champion and Ojai Valley Inn & Spa golf course              berth. The Bandits have made          What).                                Edgewater Country Club in           A l l e n ’ s
superintendent Sam Williamson will have to wait until next year. His team,   brief appearances in the top             The Sundowners tee off in the      Portland, Ore.                      progress in
Five Blind Mice, missed the Sundowners Golf League play-off this year.       three during the second half of       Callender Cup beginning at              Allen’s paired with Becky         real time at
Eight teams will vie for the 16th Callender Cup Saturday at Soule Park.      the season, but never managed         8 a.m. at Soule Park tomorrow.        Willard and Patricia Baxter-

 Standings                            Courting Memories
       Ojai Recreation
                                       Ojai nonagenarian looks back on sport he loves
                                               Nao Braverman
                                                                                   NHS reserved football
                                                                                                                                               SPORTS SHORTS
                                                                                                                                                          The program is run by Gary         646-1872.
    Men’s C League Softball
    OST/Chem-Link          8-5-1         Ojai resident Walt Ruckert                                                                                    Ryan,       NSCA        program
                                                                                                                   seating still available             coordinator.
    Scott Titus Painting 8-6          remembers driving to the Ojai                                                   Reserved seating for the            Ryan has special programs
                                                                                                                                                                                             WTT returns Sept. 8
    R. Davis Construction 1-12-1      Tennis Tournament from Santa                                                 Nordhoff football season is still                                            The     Ojai      Recreation
    TACT                   8-5-1      Monica in a Ford Model A.                                                                                        for athletes of all sports,           Department is again offering
                                                                                                                   available for purchase at the       especially football and
    O-Hi Frostie           6-8        “Getting to Ojai back then was                                                                                                                         its Adult World Team Tennis
    Johnny’s               4-10                                                                                    counseling office at NHS.           basketball.
                                      pretty interesting,” he said. “We                                                                                                                      and Junior World Team Tennis
    Sloan’s Exterminators 8-5-1       had to take a dirt road from                                                 They’ll also be available at           The cost for special sports
                                                                                                                   Nordhoff’s Ranger Roundup                                                 Leagues.
    Horsemen               11-3       Rancho Arnaz to get into the city.”                                                                              training is $50 per month or             Both leagues — in which
                                         The Ojai Valley wasn’t yet a                                              days Aug. 17 and 18.                $75 per month with nutrition
          Coed Softball                                                                                               Seats are located in front of                                          players compete in singles,
                                      tourist destination, and Ruckert                                                                                 counseling. Training times are        doubles and mixed-doubles
    O-Hi Frostie            9-1-1     said he rented a cabin room for $6                                           the scoring booth.                  flexible, but meet three times
    BST                     7-3                                                                                       Nonmembers         of    the                                           matches — play Fridays,
                                      a night. “I came with five other                                                                                 per week.
    CLC                     4-6                                                                                    Nordhoff Parent Association                                               beginning Sept. 8.
                                      boys and we pitched in a dollar,”                                                                                   Private lessons are also
    Out For Fun             7-2-1     he said.                                                                     must first become members                                                    Those interested in playing
    Antonio’s               2-7-1                                                                                                                      available; Ryan can create            Junior World Team Tennis
                                         Ruckert, who last week turned                                             before being able to buy            specific      workouts      and
    OVCC                    2-7-1     90, won doubles for Santa Monica                                             reserved seating.                                                         must be enrolled in the ORD’s
    Ojai P.O.N.Y.           2-7                                                                                                                        nutrition schedules for               junior tennis program. Games
                                      High School in 1931 when he was                                                 Membership is $35, and           everyone, including those with
                                      only 14. It was the first                                                    seats are $10 apiece. A                                                   for juniors run from 3:45 to
                 ***                                                                                                                                   disabilities or injuries.             5:30 p.m. Adults compete from
                                      tournament he had ever played.         A 29-year-old Walt Ruckert            maximum of four seats can be
    Sundowners Golf League               “My father was watching and                                                                                      Pre-season basketball and          6 to 8 p.m. each Friday through
                                                                             appears on a Wheaties box — a         purchased per family.               football training begins July 31.
    Characters           474          he just said ‘Son, you’re going to                                              For more information, call                                             Oct. 20. The cost is $39 per
    Doyle’s Auto Service 467                                                 gift from his daughter, Patti,                                            Athletes will train each              player for both divisions.
                                      have to take some tennis               about 10 years ago.                   640-4343, Ext. 1764.
    Soule Park Hookers 464            lessons.’” So he hitchhiked to the                                                                               weekday from 9 to 11 a.m.                Teams are sponsored by
    Bugsy’s Bandits      460          L.A. Tennis Club and it was the        Hollywood. He moved to Oak                                                   For more information, call         Nike. For more information or
    M.O. Sash & Door     457          beginning of a long career. The        View and two years ago he finally     Adults: learn to                    the ORD at 646-1872, or drop          to register, call 646-1872.
    Soule What           450          teacher taught him how to hold a       settled in Ojai, the hometown of      surf like your kids                 by the Teen Fitness Center,
    Handicap’s What      448          racket properly and he got some        his favorite tournament.                                                  located above the gymnasium
    Leftovers            442                                                                                          The     Ojai    Recreation
    Parker’s Putters
    Rhino’s FFFF
                                      formal training.
                                         “I used to hold it way up at the
                                      top,” he recalled.
                                                                                He enjoys his retirement and
                                                                             remembers with pros Bobby
                                                                             Riggs, Jack Kramer and Bill Tilden.
                                                                                                                   Department and Warren
                                                                                                                   Glaser are again offering their
                                                                                                                                                       at the ORD.
                                                                                                                                                       NHS seeks assistant
    Five Blind Mice
    Village Idiots
                                         At 18 Ruckert was ranked
                                      seventh best player in the state for
                                                                                Ruckert didn’t stop playing
                                                                             tennis until six months ago when
                                                                                                                   Surf Safari surfing classes, this
                                                                                                                   time for adults only.
                                                                                                                      Glaser,      who     is    an
                                                                                                                                                       cross country coach                         Report
                                      his age group, and made it to the      he started getting dizzy spells on                                          Nordhoff High School is
    Chiefs “i.e.”        426          Forest Hills National Tournament       the court and his doctor told him     experienced ocean expert, has       currently seeking an assistant             Lake Casitas
    Good, Pick It Up     426          in 1935. At 23 Ruckert opened a        to stop. Now, he looks back on a      taught this class for the ORD       cross country coach coach for             Lately, Lake Casitas has
    Marshall’s Ropers    413          tennis school in Griffith Park near    long ardent career.                   for a number of years.                                                     been seeing a lot of bass being
                                                                                                                                                       the 2006-2007 school year, to
                                                                                                                      Using soft surfboards,           help head coach Javier                 caught throughout the day.
                                                                                                                   Glaser will instruct students in    Ramirez.        For      more          Early in the morning, bass
                                                                                                                   the basics of surfing, including    information, contact NHS               have been hitting on surface
                                                                                                                   surf etiquette.                     athletic director Dick Sebek at        lures.
                                                                                                                      Adults 18 and older can join     640-4343, Ext. 1802.                      Once it warms up, the bass
                                                                                                                   Glaser for a two-session class                                             are dropping down in depth
                                                                                                                   on Sept. 16 and 23, or Sept. 14                                            and anglers are catching them
                                                                                                                   and 21.                             Feeling sporty?                        on plastic worms and night
                                                                                                                      Classes run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.        The ORD hosts ongoing               crawlers. Anglers are also
                                                                                                                   Locations depend on surfing         drop-in sports throughout the          catching trout by the dam in
                                                                                                                   conditions.                         summer. Pick-up pingpong is            40 to 60 feet of water, trolling
                                                                                                                      For more information, call       held on Thursday from 7:30 to          needlefish or night crawlers.
                                                                                                                   the ORD at 646-1872.                9:30 p.m. ($2 at the door; all            Catfish have been roaming
                                                                                                                                                       others are $3 at the door).            the shallows and biting on
                                                                                                                                                          Ultimate Frisbee is held            pieces of mackerel during the
                                                                                                                   ORD Fitness                         Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.                later part of the day.
                                                                                                                   Center open for                     Basketball is held Saturday                    Recent catches
                                                                                                                                                       from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday               Doug Lee of Ojai caught
                                                                                                                   summer workouts                     from 4 to 6:30 p.m.                    two trout (3 pounds and 3.5
                                                                                                                      Need to get in shape for                                                pounds) on needlefish; Mike
                                                                                                                   bathing suit season? Need to           Volleyball is held every
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kame of Camarillo caught
                                                                                                                   build strength for football in      Sunday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.             three catfish (two at 5 pounds
                                                                                                                   the fall? Look no farther than         Or, try the ORD game room,          each, one 8 pounds) on
                                                                                                                   the      Ojai     Recreation        located in the Boyd Center.            makerel; Pete Wendel of
                                                                                                                   Department’s Teen Fitness           With pingpong, air hockey,             Ventura caught five trout
                                                                                                                   Center. It offers all the           pool and more, the room is             totaling 8 pounds on
                                                                                                                   equipment of traditional gyms,      open Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m.         needlefish; Herve Declerq of
                                                                                                                   but charges a fraction of the          The Nordhoff pool is open           Moorpark caught a 9-pound
                                                                                                                   price.                              for public swimming through            bass on a plastic worm; Sandi
                                                                                                                      Teens 14 to 19 can stop by       Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. The           Walker of Moorpark caught a
                                                                                                                   Monday through Friday from 6        cost is $3 per person entering         3-pound trout on frozen shad;
                                                                                                                                                       the water.                             Arthur Henderix of Altadena
                                                                                                                   to 9 p.m. Drop-in is $3 per day,                                           caught a 15-pound catfish on
                                                                                                                   and a month membership                 For more information on
                                                                                                                                                       any of these, call the ORD at          mackerel; Rod Thigpin of
                                                                                         Photo by Erik Taylor      is $20.                                                                    Santa Paula caught a 10-
                                                                                                                                                                                              pound bass on stocker trout;
           Eagles Host Fund-raising Dinner, Auction Sunday                                                                      Furillo Memorial Fund                                         Martin Cisman of Oak View
                                                                                                                                                                                              caught a 5.5-pound bass on a
   Join Ojai Eagles Youth Football and Cheer for the     membership to the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, plus              Bud Furillo may be gone,       journalism scholarship for             surface plug; Jon Kraft of Van
   Kickoff Dinner and Silent Auction this Sunday,        a wide variety of items from Sakura, Suzanne's,             but his memory and passion        deserving youths.                      Nuys caught a 12-pound bass
   from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Boccali's (grass area).        Fred's Tire Man, Ojai Pest Control, Ojai Ice                for sports journalism is still      Donations may be made to:            on a Robo-Worm; Dillon
   Tickets are $25 per person. Silent auction and        Cream, Calais & Co., Village Florist, Ace                   very much alive.                  The Bud Furillo Memorial               Farrow of Simi Valley caught a
                                                                                                                                                                                              4-pound bass on a night
   raffle items include rounds of golf from Soule        Hardware, and local artists. For more information,             The Bud Furillo Memorial       Fund,     1129    Maricopa
                                                                                                                                                                                              crawler; and Hollos Gould of
   Park, Rustic Canyon, and the Ojai Valley Inn;         call Mark or Amber Workman at 640-0507, or                  Fund has been established in      Highway, PBM#109, Ojai,                Simi Valley caught a 25-
   other raffle prizes include a 30-day full family      Staci Valencia at 649-4263.                                 hopes of creating a sports        CA 93023.                              pound catfish on mackerel.
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                                                                                                MOTOR VEHICLES                   MOTOR VEHICLES                 MOTOR VEHICLES                        RENTALS,                  RENTALS, BUSINESS/
  DISCRIMINATION: Any advertisement with                            HELP WANTED                                                                                                                                                                                       RENTALS, CONDOS
        respect to the sale or rental of a                                                           FOR SALE                         FOR SALE                       FOR SALE                      APARTMENTS                            INDUSTRIAL
         dwelling, or with respect to an                           SALES help, F/T                                                                                                                                                                                   CLEAN, pvt. end unit
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 + 1 garden apartment,               416 Bryant Circle, Ojai
   employment opportunity that indicates                            apply in person                                                                                                           upstairs, some utils. paid,            842 & 1,100-sq.-ft.            condo, 2 + loft 1.5 bath.
         ANY PREFERENCE, limitation or                          Meiners Oaks Hardware                                                                                                         $900/mo. 813-1779.                         Dieter Wolf,                 2-car-garage, pool.
                                                                    121 E. El Roblar                                                                                                                                                   805-750-9696.              (805) 403-4294, avail. 9/6.
      discrimination based on race, color,
    religion, creed, sex, national origin or                       SENIOR accounting                                                                             SEXY 2000 Mercedes             2 + 1 garden apt., some           BUSINESS/MEDICAL
      ancestry, marital status, number of                          assistant, 8 hrs/day,                                                                              Benz CLK430                utils. paid, $1,050/mo.        office, Ojai West End near
                                                                   deadline 9/1/06. Ojai          ‘05 VW Convertible           2000 Toyota Corolla. New                                                  813-1779.                 hospital & shopping                RENTALS, COTTAGE
     tenants, status with respect to public                                                    Cute as a bug, top of the                                               Convertible.
                                                                  Unified School District,                                      stereo, automatic, electric     Brilliant silver/blk top/ash                                      center. 4,000-sq.-ft. Rent
  assistance, disability, age and affectional                    414 East Ojai Ave. 640-      line, TURBO, silver, black        windows, air conditioner,                                                                       neg. based on lease terms
                                                                                               top, gray leather interior,                                      & dk ash leather interior.    2 bd + 1, 1,250-sq.-ft., no                                             COTTAGE for lease,
    or sexual preference is unacceptable.                        4300 ext. 1041 or 1007.                                           excellent condition,               62,700 miles              dogs. n/s. Avail. now,                   646-9518.
                                                                                              Only 6,500 miles. $22,900.          $8,000. 646-9697 or                                                                                                                  surrounded by oaks,
     THE PUBLISHER assumes NO FINANCIAL                         THE Ojai United Methodist        OBO. Call 640-8141.                                            Lots of extras: extended          $1,290, + utilt, lg.                                                across from a stream.
                                                                    Church is hiring F/T                                               302-7802.              100,000 factory warranty,         patio/deck (805) 252-                DR. office in Med.
  responsibilty for errors nor for omission                                                                                                                       18” Lorinser wheels,                  2083.                       complex adjacent to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pvt., completely
                                                                  organist/pianist. Further      1983 Porsche 944,                                                                                                                                                      remodeled, $875.
     of copy. Liability for errors shall not                    info call Susan, 646-3528.                                      2001 GEM E825 Electric          special dual tone seats,                                            hospital, 1,200-sq.-ft.
                                                                                                $3,500. Runs well, 5                                                                                                                                                        646-6203.
   exceed the cost of that portion of space                                                      speed, blk/blk, A/C,          Car, 150 mi., batteries and       rain sensor, headlamp           2 bdrm apt w/laundry                    646-5153.
                                                                  WESTRIDGE MARKET                                                                              washing system, xenon
            occupied by such error.                                    now hiring stock        cassette, alloy wheels,         GEM sevice 05, $4,995 in                                         facilities, near church,                                              OJAI studio cottage at
                                                                                               needs cosmetic repairs.            Ojai (612) 965-7000.          headlamps, heated front           school & shopping,            M.O. 2 office/retail space,              412 Mallory Way.
                                                                   clerk/cashier, box-boy                                                                     seats, integrated phone w/
                                                                     positions available.            649-8170.                                                                                  $1,095. Call 646-1180.          1,000 sq.-ft. each, prime                $875 + deposit.
                                                                                                                                                                 handset, integrated cd                                          location, 525 El Roblar,              The Becker Group
                                                                      Apply w/Austin @                                                                         changer. Dealer serviced
                                                                      802 E. Ojai Ave.                                                                                                                                                  701-4092.                           653-6794.
                                                                                                                                                                  only. $29,000 OBO.            NICE 2 + 1, quiet apt.
           FREE                      HELP WANTED                          646-2762.                                                                            (310) 717-1114, or email:       Near downtown Ojai, no
                                                                                                                                                                      pets, need good credit &
                                                                                                                                                                                              refs. 2 units avail. $975 &           RENTALS, CONDOS                   RENTALS, HOUSES
BASKETBALL hoop, free-          EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT               HOUSES/CONDOS                                                                                                                $1,200. (805) 684-4178.
  standing unit, U-haul.                    Ojai, Ca:                  FOR SALE                                                                                   MOTORCYCLES
       340-0861.                 Reporting to President of                                     1988 GMC 1500, V8 5.7             2002 Nissan Sentra 4                                                                                                                 2 + 1, near Saddle Mt.
                                   large ($200m) organic                                                                       door, 5 speed, 4 cyl. Only            FOR SALE                  Fax your ad to                          2 + 1.5 in town,                Newer, n/s, n/p, n/d.
                                                                                                liter, auto, A/C, p/s, tilt,                                                                                                        $1,050/mo. 798-1774,
   CALIFORNIA King              distribution company. Must       CHARMING M.O. 2 + 1,              liner, tow package.         44K, cd, blue, xlnt. $8,450,                                                                                                            $1,450. 649-2530 or
  mattress & box spring,          have service-orienated          carport, flagstone patio,       110,000 miles, clean,                 640-1859.              1993 Kawasaki KLR 650,          (805) 646-4281.                               Agent.                           279-1024.
        640-7673.                     attitude, MS office            quiet neighborhood,        $1,950. (805) 797-6076.                                         50K miles, extras, good
                                    proficiency, excellent        lease -option, $1,650 1st                                                                    shape! $1,900, 646-5256.
FREE palm tree & bamboo
removal. 640-8065.
                                     phone skills, strong
                                  initiative, ability to work
                                                                   & last , $495,000 646-
                                                                             4369.                                                                                    MUSICAL                         ANSWERS TO WEDNESDAY’S
                                 autonomously and alone.
  GARDEN stuff, 5’ three
 tier concrete fountain, 3’       Very competitive salary
                                 and comp plan including
                                                                      QUALITY custom
                                                                   remodel w/magnificent
 bird bath, 4’ bench (cast                                                                       1993 Infiniti, black on                                          BEAUTIFUL Kimball
   iron/wood), 798-5508.        health, 401k, ESOP. Rush           mountain views, set in
                                  your resume and salary                the prestigious       black, one owner. Chrome           ‘93 Lexus SC400 sport          upright oak piano with             A S S       I     S T   S              L E D               S   P   I T O N
                                 requirements, noting Ref         McKevette Heights Hill       wheel disks, gold embel-        coupe, $6,500. Pampered,        bench, original owner for
LARGE metal desk, great                                                                          lishments, new tires,                                        our daughter. $1,150 firm,          Q U E L       Q     U E C H              O S E               H   O   O K N O         S   E
for construction or studio.         Code OV-001-06, to            section of S.P All work                                       garaged, great condition,
                                                                                              Agency records available,              (805) 646-7229.                  646-1238.
Good condition, 646-1603.,        done by skilled craftsmen
                                                                                                 all amenities, 94,500                                                                           T D W A       T     E R H O              U S E               O   K   C O R R         A   L
                                200 Eagle Ct., Bridgeport,       w/quality fixtures. Hand                                                                        ORGAN, come & see!
 NEED a place to dump            NJ 08014; fax: 856-241-        made etched glass entry        miles, $6,250. 640-7365.                                                                          S I N G       E       S I R                E M        C      E   E       I S         T   O
                                                                                                                                                                Make offer, 646-4511.
horse manure, will haul for            1041. For more                 door & refinished
     free. 701-5264.                 information, please           hardwood floors. New        1996 GMC Suburban SLT,
                                                                                                                                                                         PETS                                  S     L E E T              Y            H      L   M   E N C K         E   N
                                            visit us at          cook's kitchen boasting         $7,500. 4-wheel drive,
                                   solid maple cabinets,      privacy glass, leather int.,                                         & ANIMALS                      A      B  A T     E   F I              E   A        R      E   O   L A E
     HELP WANTED                         EEO M/F/D/V            new appliances and view       3rd seat, towing pkg.,A/C,                                                                         A M      F  M       C S L E              W I S               S   N   O G   P         T   A
                                                                of Topa Topa Mountains.         power steering & power
                                 LICENSED Esthetician!               Excellent ambiance           windows. 649-0705.              ‘95 BMW 525I, 109K                                             R E      G  I S     T R Y                  N E        D      S         S U G         A   R
     CAREGIVER/                      Now accepting                 throughout, this bright                                         miles, a/c, sunroof,
   housekeeper, some                 applications at             home has a large living                                       leather. $7,500 OBO, 646-                                         P R      O  T E     U S   L              A N C        E   I          N A P T         L   Y
   English, 640-3684.             The Day Spa of Ojai.                room, fireplace, &                                          1857, leave message.
                                                                     (permitted) custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                          O  Y E     R   P E              R K          N I N          O T C H         K   A
                                    1434 E. Ojai Ave.
CASHIER, full time, week-                                              viewing balcony                                         MOTORHOME, 1975 Lazy                                              M    C   D          E Z B A              K E O        V E N          S     I         A   N
ends, apply Ben Franklin,       NANNY needed for 1 boy,         accessible thru 2 custom                                        Daze, 25 ft., sleeps 4-6,              BENNY
  1201 Maricopa Hwy.            Mon/Tues am, 7:30-12:00.        French doors. Main level                                        good condition, . $2,500.       Handsome and loyal 8-            C    O   R N B      R E A D                E W        E R            T B A R
                                                                has 2 nice bedrooms and          1999 Mercedes Benz                                            year-old pit bull mix. He
                                Must have transportation.                                       ML430 SUV 4 wd. Like                  207-6247.                                                  C    H   I N E      S E   T              A P E        R   F          A U S T         U S
COMMUNITY Assistance             Call Kim at 646-6556.            1.5 fantastic baths with                                                                     has a great personality,
     Program Assistant                                             porcelain tile and new     new, loaded, 74,500 miles.                                        loves people & playing
F/T, experience w/diverse                                        fixtures. Lower level has         A/C, ps, pw, pdl, tilt,        TRUCK 4-sale. 1993
                                                                                                                                                                  with his stuffed toys!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 O    N   C E A          C O              D E            B U          L L P E         N S
                                NURSE to run med. office,                                        cruise, Bose, multi cd,        Chevy 1500 4x4, V6, runs
 clientele, ability to multi-    very p/t, front office & IV            cool comfortable
                                                                                              leather, moon roof, alloys.       good, registered, new          Benny is gentle & walks           O    S   H   U      R D U                J R E        W I N          G   C E         L T
 task, good interpersonal        skills req./eligable. Easy             bedroom, new                                                                             well on a leash. He is
skills, Bilingual +, resume                                      (permitted) custom bath       Kelly Blue Book $18,425,           tires, $2,900 OBO.                                                        S T      B A R T              S   G        A G            I V A N         V
                                going office, no time pres-                                                                       Call Omar Vazquez,            looking for a permanent
to or                                        w/walk-in shower, laundry           sell for $15,500.                                              &/or foster home.
                                 sure, no ins. billing, nice                                    649-8600 or 798-4519.               (805) 421-7706.                                              M    X   M I S      S I L E                  O        L D S          A W
      fax to 640-3322.               clients. Looking for       & linen area, AND a 20' x                                                                     THE CANINE ADOPTIUON
                                  RN/LPN w/good people              22' garage used as a                                                                       AND RESCUE LEAGUE                 A    R   U N          M I N              S K          T O O            B U G        L E
       MAINTENANCE                                                       studio/single                                         VW ‘67 Bug & VW pop-top           Pet Adoption Center
           WORKER:               skills who wants to enjoy                                       ‘91 Ford Mustang              camper van. Under resto-
 To perform maintenance         working. Comp. savy a +.           efficiency/bonus room         convertible, parts or            ration, both run & well
                                                                                                                                                                 3004 Telegraph Rd.              Y    A   T I T      T L E                U N R        E S O          L U T I        O N
                                  Fax resume 646-7186,             w/views. Could be two         whole, $500 OBO.                                                Ventura, CA 93003
at senior living community.
                                        call 646-7195.              separate living areas!        Coleman 10 hp.
                                                                                                                               worth fixing up. Must take           (805) 652-1001                E    Y   E S O      R E S                S E C        R E T          A G E N        T S
      Duties will include                                       Easy front landscape with                                            both for $1,500.    
  painting, clean-up, light                                                                    genterator, 6,250, watt          640-7389 or 794-1158.                                                     D E P      A R T                S E A        S   H          I S S A        T
                                 OJAI TERMITE PEST                irrigation. Large private   and volt, $300. 750-9698.
 plumbing and electrical.                                       backyard with avocados,
Experience helpful but will           CONTROL
                                  Construction person               oranges and room for
    train. Criminal record                                      expansion. Close-up view
clearance required. Apply       wanted, w/benefits, apply
                                @ 11584 N. Ventura Ave.         of July 4th fireworks & 20
          in person at                                                minutes to beach,
    The Gables of Ojai,                                                   $728,000.
  701 North Montgomery             PAINTER, exp., own
                                transportation. 646-7774.           Roy Patterson, Agent
          Street, Ojai.                                                (805) 402-8828.                                                                                                                                          16 15
“The Oaks at Ojai Spa“            PAINTER’S helper, no
     Busy Spa Resort is            exp. necessary, own                                                                                                                                                                17                  13
         looking for a:         transportation. 646-7774.                                                                                                                                                                           14
        Cook Trainee                                            HOUSEHOLD GOODS
 Personable, responsible,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 12
   team-oriented. Career        PART-TIME sportswriter              & FURNITURE
   opportunity. F/T, shifts      needed for high school                                                                                                                                                                         9
incl. weekends & evening.         football coverage and                                                                                                                                                                               10
  Apply in person. 122 E.            more. Must have            COUNTRY-STYLE china
            Ojai Ave.               knowledge of local          cabnt/hutch dining rm. tbl.                                                                                                                          7      8
                                 sports. Send resume to:          + 6 chrs., local deliv.
 OFFICE asst. needed for         editor@ojaivalleynews.          avail. $400 OBO, 640-                                                          5
  dynamic local business.            com, or mail to:                     3665.
 Excellent computer skills      Ojai Valley News Sports,                                                                                    4
  A MUST; Excel, Word,          Box 277, Ojai, CA 93024.        MITSUBISHI 27” color TV,
Quickbooks & Access. F/T                 No calls.                 excellent condition,                                                                                              6
 position, pay DOE. Email                                          $75.00. 640-0086.
         resume to:                                            INSTRUCTION/
                                                                   MIND OVER MATH,
                                                                  a comprehensive math
                                                                tutorial service. 646-1230.
                                                                  SPANISH classes, all                             3
                                                                    levels, 640-9887.                        2

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                                                                                                                                                      typewriters, antique sewing machine,        antique chairs, household goods, etc.          ——————————
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                                                                                                                                                      much more!                                  7) 325 E. OJAI AVE. Fri., Sat. & Sun.,         Noon. Quality items, furniture, books,
                                                                       FOR SALE                                                                       ——————————                                  11 am-4 pm. Everything But the                 lovely clothes (women’s sz. 8-10),
                                                                                                                                                      2) 2194 LOS ENCINOS RD. Sat., 9             Kitchen Sink Sale! Low prices! Art             even pink sheets!
                                                                 ‘04 Infiniti I35. Loaded,                                                             am-5 pm. Vintage truck, motorcycle,         supplies, furniture, kayak, Halloween          ——————————
                                                                 excellent condition, 48K                                                             boat, furniture, etc.                       costumes!                                      14) 813 SUNSET PL. Sat., 8 am-2
                                                                 miles, silver/blk leather,                                                           ——————————                                  ——————————                                     pm. Fund-Raising Sale to help child
                                                                  $16,500. 646-8775 or                                                                3) 2236 BURNHAM RD. Sat. only, 8            8) PEDDLERS’ FAIR. Sat. & Sun., 9              go to Catalina!
                                                                        798-1110.                                                                     am-3 pm. Giant Yard Sale! Kitchen,          am-4 pm, Chaparral Auditorium, 414             ——————————
                                                                                                                                                      household, furniture, clothes,              E. Ojai Ave., benefits Nordhoff Music           15) 1309 SUNSET PL. Sat., 8-10 am.
                                                                                                                                                      children’s items & more.                    Dept. Free admission & parking. 640-           Multi-Family Garage Sale! Kids’
                                                                                                                                                      ——————————                                  4343, Ext. 1861.                               clothes, VCR, DVD & lots more stuff.
                                                                                                                                                      4) 710 LA LUNA (off Hwy. 150). Fri.,        ——————————                                     ——————————
                                                                                                                                                      Sat. & Sun., 8 am-? Gigantic Yard           9) 501 DROWN. Sat. & Sun., 8 am-2              16) 1317 DROWN ST. Sat., 8 am-2
                                                                                                                                                      Sale! Years of collecting, antiques &       pm. Multi-Family Yard Sale! Clothes,           pm. Furniture, DVDs, books, doors,
                                                                 1967 convertible aqua                                                                unusual goodies. Bring your truck!          furniture, tools, household items, etc.        clothes, etc.
                                                                Mustang, great condition!                                                             Enter driveway, go right to 770, sale       ——————————                                     ——————————
                                                                  Serious buyers only!                                                                right at house.                             10) 109 SHADY LN. Sat. & Sun., 8               17) 1208 N. MONTGOMERY ST.
                                                                   (805) 646-9866 or                                                                  ——————————                                  am. Old linen, ladies’ clothes, new            Sat., 8 am-3 pm. 12” radial saw,
                                                                    (310) 600-0973.                                                                   5) 553 S. LA LUNA. Sat. & Sun., 8           knick-knacks, cabinets, asst. tools,           Senco stapler & nailer, portable dust
                                                                                                                                                      am-4 pm. Enormous Multi-Family              guitars, lawn mower, Chevy truck tires         coll., 2 + 4 line kites, RC planes,
                                                                  Your world in four                                                                  Sale! Lots of gardening pots & tools,       & lots of misc.                                Yakima rails & saddles, frames, toys,
                                                                                                                                                      jewelry, books, teenager stuff, rocking     ——————————                                     household items, office supplies,
                                                                    clicks or less.                                                                   chair, collectibles, antiques, 100s of      11) 309 SHADY LN. Fri. & Sat., 8 am-           misc. decor & art. 797-6076.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 B3

  RENTALS, HOUSES                        RENTALS, ROOMS                       RENTALS, STUDIOS
                                                                                                                           WANTED                               Advertise                                                                            Wednesday’s
   3 + 1 + den, enclosed
 patio, carport, fncd. yard,
  pets OK. $1,650 + dep.
                                      $550/MO, w/pvt. bath, n/s,
                                        n/p. 1st & last, call in
                                        evenings, 649-9905.
                                                                             PRIVATE w/deck, kitchen
                                                                            full bath, yard, views, $775
                                                                              + dep. (805) 646-1536.
                                                                                                                  COUPLE w/high integrity,
                                                                                                                    great credit/references,
                                                                                                                   want to rent house w/big
                                                                                                                                                                   in the                                                                              SUDOKU
                                         1 + 1 + wet bar area +
                                                                                                                  open living area, wood or                  Ojai Valley News                                                                       Puzzle Answers
                                                                            PRIVATE yard, 1 pet OK,                  tile floors & at least 2
3 + 2, 2,100-sq.-ft. ranch             living room. n/p, n/s, n/d,           utils. incl. $750 + dep.             bdrms, 1.75 baths. Prefer
house on East End. Very               A/C, $1,100/mo. 649-2530               649-2024 or 901-6159.                 upscale kitchen & baths,
 private, $2,500/mo. N/S,                     or 279-1024.                                                              high ceilings, lush
horse property, 272-5900.             LG. room w/pvt. patio and               SM. pvt. studio, full bth,           outdoors, pool or hot tub,
                                      entr. must see, all util. pd.         kitchenette, + bonus rm. &            views. We have no kids or
 BEAUTIFUL 3 + 2, f/p,                $850/mo + dep. 258-1820.              storage. M.O. wtr/gas incl.               pets & don't smoke.
decks, views, $2,400. Incl,                                                  n/s, n/p. $750. 646-0381.                    831.359.0598
   utils, n/s. 798-1061.              M.O. n/s, $600/mo. + dep.
                                      Mrs. Paddock, 640-0829.               STUDIO avail. 9-1, $800 +
                                                                            dep. incls. utils. 570-3787.                  OFFERED
Private yard, all utils. pd.            RENTALS, STUDIOS
Avail. after 9-20, $895 +                                                     RENTALS, STORES                         DON’T forget to
dep. 901-8852.                                                                                                         check out the
                                         COTTAGE, M.O, utils.                       & OFFICES
                                        incl. b-b-q. jacuzzi, n/p,
   LV/WORK, 2 + 1 in
                                      n/s, $950/mo. 794-2436 or             DOWNTOWN office bldg.
  Comm. Dist. Laundry
   room, good parking                           646-3677.                     for lease. 840-sq.-ft.
                                                                             $1,100/mo. 646-8485,                     HANDYMAN-LITE
 312 N Montgomery Ojai
$1,450 + utils., 895-6110.             FURN. studio apt. n/s,
                                          quiet wooded area,
                                                                                    Anastasia                         CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                    Electical, plumbing, lite
                                                                                                                                                               For Display Ads
                                      $800/mo. + sec/dep., util.              SM. Bryant Circ. office,               carpentry, reasonable
    NEWLY remodeled                                                                                                rates. Call Robert Salas
  craftsman style, 2 + 1,
 wood floors, $2,200 utils.
                                        incl. Rent reduced for
                                      caretaker serv. 646-1026.
                                                                              new carpet, paint, A/C.
                                                                               $400 mo. no lease,                    @ 640-7101 or 798-                               Call:
                                                                                   630-9868.                                 0813.
      incl. 646-9464.                    LIGHT-FILLED, new
                                       studio w/full kit., bth., h/w                                                                                                  Matt
   O.V., 3 + 2, fam. rm.,             flrs., cntrl. heat/ac. $1,450
  fncd., yard, big house,             + sec. Some util. incl. N/S.                We will publish your Fictitious                                               646-1476, Ext. 28
   nice nrbhd., $1,800.                   Nancy @ 403-0777.
         646-2272.                                                                 Business Name for you for
                                      LRG, ELEGANT separate
                                      studio, full kitch & bth, pvt.
                                                                                           ONLY $65!                                                                Rosario
                                       deck, single c/p/storage,                       Call (805) 646-1476
 I’ll carry your belongings
      for less. 646-2237.                f/p, ac, $1,475 + sec.
                                       Util., incl. N/P/N/S. Avail.                           Ext. 27                                                           646-1476, Ext. 22
                                        9-1 Linda @ 798-3682.

                                                                                           PUBLIC NOTICES
            OVN07-14-06                 I declare that all information in    an individual.                       Josefina Elena Moreno                 Inc., AI #/ON 2812618, 300                 SUPERIOR COURT OF                be held on 9-20-06 at 9 a.m. in       TRA: 002000 Loan No:                 address and other common
    Published Ojai Valley News              this statement is true and          The registrant commenced to       118 Fernando Dr.                     Rocklite Rd., Unit B, Ventura,                  CALIFORNIA                  Dept. 44, SUPERIOR COURT              XXXX4765 Ref: Good, Jeffrey          designation, if any, shown
             July 28, 2006                            correct.               transact business under the          Ojai, CA 93023                       CA 93001                                  COUNTY OF VENTURA                 OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY                 S. Unver Important notice to         herein. Said sale will be held,
      August 4, 11 & 18, 2006            (A registrant who declares as       fictitious business name or              This Business is conducted by        Full Name of Registrant/               800 SOUTH VICTORIA                OF VENTURA, 800 SOUTH                 property owner: You are in           but without covenant or
     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               true information which he or she      names listed on 2004.                an individual.                       Corporation/Limited Liability                      STREET                   VICTORIA STREET,                      default under a Deed of Trust,       warranty, express or implied,
       NAME STATEMENT                   knows to be false is guilty of a      I declare that all information in      Registrant has not yet begun      Company:                                    VENTURA, CA 93009               VENTURA, CA 93009.                    dated September 03, 1997.            regarding title, possession,
 File Number 20060718-0012536                         crime.)                     this statement is true and      to transact business under the       Riviera Bronze Incorporated             NOTICE OF PETITION TO                  If you object to the granting of   Unless you take action to protect    condition, or encumbrances,
          Ventura Co. Clerk            /s/GAIL HOFF                                         correct.              fictitious business name or           Incorporated in California              ADMINISTER ESTATE OF                the petition, you should appear       your property, it may be sold at     including fees, charges and
           Philip J. Schmit            Gail Hoff                               (A registrant who declares as      names listed herein.                 300 Rocklite Rd.                        DOMINGA LOPEZ REYES                 at the hearing and state your         a public sale. If you need an        expenses of the Trustee and of
        File Date: 07/18/2006             This statement was filed with       true information which he or she      I declare that all information in   Unit B                                     Case Number: P-080064            objections or file written             explanation of the nature of the     the trusts created by said Deed
    THE FOLLOWING                      the County Clerk of VENTURA            knows to be false is guilty of a         this statement is true and      Ventura, CA 93001                       To all heirs, beneficiaries,         objections with the court before      proceeding against you, you          of Trust, to pay the remaining
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING              County on date indicated by file                      crime.)                              correct.                 This Business is conducted by      creditors, contingent creditors,      the hearing. Your appearance          should contact a lawyer. On          principal sums of the note(s)
 BUSINESS AS: Movino Wine              stamp above.                          /s/B. RAINES                           (A registrant who declares as      a corporation.                        and persons who may otherwise         may be in person or by your           September 07, 2006, at               secured by said Deed of Trust to
 Bar & Lounge, AI                         NOTICE – THIS                      Brandon J. Raines                    true information which he or she        The registrant commenced to        be interested in the will or          attorney.                             11:00am, Cal-Western                 wit: $ 340,542.58 with interest
 #/ON2790038, 308 E. Ojai              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                      This statement was filed with       knows to be false is guilty of a    transact business under the           estate, or both, of DOMINGA             If you are a creditor or a          Reconveyance Corporation, as         thereon from January 01, 2006
 Ave., Ojai, CA 93023                  NAME STATEMENT                        the County Clerk of VENTURA                         crime.)               fictitious business name or            LOPEZ REYES                           contingent creditor of the            duly appointed trustee under and     @ the rate of 12.125% per
    Full Name of Registrant/           EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM               County on date indicated by file      /s/JOSIE MORENO                      names listed on July 1, 2006.           A Petition for Probate has          decedent, you must file your           pursuant to Deed of Trust            annum as provided in said
 Corporation/Limited Liability         DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE              stamp above.                         Josefina E. Moreno                     I declare that all information in    been filed by NOURHALMA                claim with the court and mail a       recorded September 09, 1997, as      note(s) plus cost and any
 Company:                              OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                     NOTICE – THIS                        This statement was filed with           this statement is true and       REYES in the Superior Court of        copy to the personal                  Inst. No. 97-115923, in book -,      advances with interest.
 Johlfs Enterprises                    CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                  the County Clerk of VENTURA                         correct.               California, County of                 representative appointed by the       page -, of Official Records in        Estimated total debt $
 Incorporated in CA 93023              BUSINESS NAMES                        NAME STATEMENT                       County on date indicated by file        (A registrant who declares as       VENTURA.                              court within four months from         the office of the County              371,748.37 . If the Trustee is
 11790 Silver Spur St.                 STATEMENT MUST BE                     EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              stamp above.                         true information which he or she        The Petition for Probate            the date of first issuance of          Recorder of Ventura County,          unable to convey title for any
 Ojai, CA 93023                        FILED PRIOR TO THAT                   DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE                NOTICE – THIS                      knows to be false is guilty of a     requests that NOURHALMA               letters as provided in Probate        State of California executed by      reason, the successful bidder’s
    This Business is conducted by      DATE. The filing of this               OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                 crime.)                REYES be appointed as                 Code section 9100. The time for       Jeffrey S Good, a single man         sole and exclusive remedy shall
 a corporation.                        statement does not of itself          CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS              NAME STATEMENT                       Riviera Bronze Inc.                   personal representative to            filing claims will not expire          will sell at public auction to       be the return of monies paid to
    The registrant commenced to        authorize the use in this state of    BUSINESS NAMES                       EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM              /s/ERIC MAULHARDT                     administer the estate of the          before four months from the           highest bidder for cash,             the Trustee, and the successful
 transact business under the           a fictitious business name in          STATEMENT MUST BE                    DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE             President                             decedent.                             hearing date noticed above.           cashier’s check drawn on a state     bidder shall have no further
 fictitious business name or            violation of the rights of another    FILED PRIOR TO THAT                  OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                 Eric Maulhardt                          The petition requests that the         You may examine the file kept       or national bank, a check drawn      recourse. The beneficiary under
 names listed on June 19, 2006.        under federal, state, or common       DATE. The filing of this              CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS                 This statement was filed with       decedent’s will and codicils, if      by the court. If you are a person     by a state or federal credit         said Deed of Trust heretofore
  I declare that all information in    law (See Section 14411 et seq.,       statement does not of itself         BUSINESS NAMES                       the County Clerk of VENTURA           any, be admitted to probate. The      interested in the estate, you may     union, or a check drawn by a         executed and delivered to the
      this statement is true and       Business and Professions Code).       authorize the use in this state of   STATEMENT MUST BE                    County on date indicated by file       will and any codicils are             file with the court a formal           state or federal savings and loan    undersigned a written
                correct.               ——————————                            a fictitious business name in         FILED PRIOR TO THAT                  stamp above.                          available for examination in the      Request for Special Notice            association, savings association,    Declaration of Default and
   (A registrant who declares as                  OVN08-05-06                violation of the rights of another   DATE. The filing of this                 NOTICE – THIS                      file kept by the court.                (form DE-154) of the filing of         or savings bank specified in          Demand for Sale, and a written
 true information which he or she         Published Ojai Valley News         under federal, state, or common      statement does not of itself         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                     The petition requests authority     an inventory and appraisal of         section 5102 of the financial         Notice of Default and Election
  knows to be false is guilty of a        August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2006        law (See Section 14411 et seq.,      authorize the use in this state of   NAME STATEMENT                        to administer the estate under        estate assets or of any petition or   code and authorized to do            to Sell. The undersigned caused
                crime.)                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS               Business and Professions Code).      a fictitious business name in         EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM               the Independent Administration        account as provided in Probate        business in this state: At the       said Notice of Default and
 Johlfs Enterprises                          NAME STATEMENT                  ——————————                           violation of the rights of another   DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE              of Estates Act. (This authority       Code section 1250. A Request          main entrance to the                 Election to Sell to be recorded
 /s/S.B. JOHLFS                        File Number 20060731-0013320                     OVN08-06-06               under federal, state, or common      OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                  will allow the personal               for Special Notice form is            Government Center Hall of            in the county where the real
 President                                      Ventura Co. Clerk               Published Ojai Valley News        law (See Section 14411 et seq.,      CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               representative to take many           available from the court clerk.       Justice, 800 South Victoria          property is located. For sales
 Susan Bordeaux-Johlfs                           Philip J. Schmit               August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2006       Business and Professions Code).      BUSINESS NAMES                        actions without obtaining court          Attorney for petitioner:           Avenue Ventura California all        information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to
    This statement was filed with              File Date: 07/31/2006              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS              ——————————                           STATEMENT MUST BE                     approval. Before taking certain       PAUL B. BLATZ                         right, title and interest conveyed   4:00pm (714) 259-7850, Cal-
 the County Clerk of VENTURA              THE FOLLOWING                            NAME STATEMENT                            OVN08-13-06               FILED PRIOR TO THAT                   very important actions, however,      206 NORTH SIGNAL STREET               to and now held by it under said     Western Reconveyance
 County on date indicated by file       PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING              File Number 20060728-0013196            Published Ojai Valley News        DATE. The filing of this               the personal representative will      SUITE G                               Deed of Trust in the property        Corporation, 525 East Main
 stamp above.                          BUSINESS AS: Raines                            Ventura Co. Clerk               August 11, 18 & 25, 2006         statement does not of itself          be required to give notice to         OJAI, CA 93023                        situated in said County and State    Street, P.O. Box 22004, El
    NOTICE – THIS                      Plumbing, 1171 Tico Rd., Ojai,                  Philip J. Schmit                   September 1, 2006            authorize the use in this state of    interested persons unless they        (805) 646-3110                        described as: Completely             Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated:
 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                   Ca 93023                                     File Date: 07/28/2006             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS              a fictitious business name in          have waived notice or consented       ——————————                            described in said Deed of Trust .    August 17, 2006 By: Rhonda
 NAME STATEMENT                           Full Name of Registrant/              THE FOLLOWING                           NAME STATEMENT                 violation of the rights of another    to the proposed action.) The                     OVN08-19-06                The street address and other         Rorie, Authorized Signature
 EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM               Corporation/Limited Liability         PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING             File Number 20060808-0013804         under federal, state, or common       independent administration               Published Ojai Valley News         common designation, if any, of       ASAP# 784429 08/18/2006,
 DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE              Company:                              BUSINESS AS: 1) Chateau                       Ventura Co. Clerk           law (See Section 14411 et seq.,       authority will be granted unless             August 18 & 25, 2006           the real property described          08/25/2006, 09/01/2006
 OFFICE OF THE COUNTY                  Brandon James Raines                  Anew, 2) Simpler Days, 1805 E.                 Philip J. Schmit           Business and Professions Code).       an interested person files an                  September 1, 2006             above is purported to be: 610
 CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS               Ca 93023                              Main St., Ventura, CA 93001                 File Date: 08/08/2006         ——————————                            objection to the petition and                   ASAP# 784429                Grand Avenue Ojai CA 93023.
 BUSINESS NAMES                        1171 Tico Rd.                            Full Name of Registrant/             THE FOLLOWING                                OVN08-14-06                shows good cause why the court        NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S                   The undersigned Trustee                 Fax Legals to
 STATEMENT MUST BE                     Ojai, Ca. 93023                       Corporation/Limited Liability        PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                Published Ojai Valley News         should not grant the authority.       SALE Trustee Sale No.                 disclaims any liability for any
 FILED PRIOR TO THAT                      This Business is conducted by      Company:                             BUSINESS AS: Riviera Bronze              August 11, 16 & 18, 2006            A hearing on the petition will      1084023-08 APN: 022-051-090           incorrectness of the street           (805) 646-4281.
 DATE. The filing of this
 statement does not of itself
 authorize the use in this state of
 a fictitious business name in
 violation of the rights of another

                                                                                                                                                                                             Business &
 under federal, state, or common
 law (See Section 14411 et seq.,
 Business and Professions Code).
    Published Ojai Valley News
             July 28, 2006
      August 4, 11 & 18, 2006

       Ventura Superior Court
       800 S. Victoria Avenue
         Ventura, CA 93009
   PETITION OF Zandra Matte,
  Stephen Matte FOR CHANGE
              OF NAME

          CASE NUMBER:
 PERSONS: Petitioner filed a
 petition with this court for a
 decree changing names as
 follows: a) Justin Stephen Matte
 to Finn Stephen Matte, b)
 Zandra Lotus Levy to Zandra
 Calla Lily.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • 3 sizes to choose from.
 all persons interested in this
 matter shall appear before this
 court at the hearing indicated
 below to show cause, if any,                                                                                                                                                                • A 3-month contracted
 why the petition for change of
 name should not be granted.                  Have a Great 2006-2007 School                                                                                                                 space.
            Date: 08/29/06
              Time: 8:30
                                                 Year! From the staff at
               Dept.: 41
 The address of the court is same
           as noted above.
                                                     Ojai Valley News.                                                                                                                      • All ads must be paid for
    A copy of this Order to Show
 Cause shall be published at least                                                                                                         HANDYMAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                   in advance.
 once a week for four successive
 weeks prior to the date set for
 hearing on the petition in the                          BOOKKEEPING                                                                     REYES HANDYMAN                                                                                                                                   PLUMBING
 following newspaper of general
 circulation printed in this                                                                                                                SERVICES                                                           HOME REPAIR
                                                      ! I can help you, now, really!                                                Electrical Installations & Repairs
 county: Ojai Valley News.
 Date: 7-17-06                                                SMART bookkeeping                                                     Swamp Cooler Annual Service/Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WANN’S PLUMBING
         FRED H. BYSSHE
    Judge of the Superior Court                            EFFECTIVE Tax Planning                                                   Light Carpentry/Furniture Repair                                                  OLD TIME                                                    Copper / Pex Home Repiping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leak Detection / Plumbing Repairs
                                                        REWARDING Financial Analysis
                                                     AT A FRACTION of the cost of a C.P.A.?
                                                                                                                                    Plumbing repairs Ojai Resident 10                                                HOME REPAIR                                                Affordable Pricing / Top Quality Work
        FILED: JUL 17, 2006                                                                                                          Lite Painting       years experience
      MICHAEL D. PLANET                                 ! Free consultation, I come to you.                                                                                                                                                                                     FREE Estimates / All Work Guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                                Lic. #14366                                Patio Covers          Bathroom        Flooring
    Executive Officer and Clerk                       Robyn Wilson (805) 795-2888 CALL NOW
                                                                                                                                    Manuel Reyes                                                           Fencing               Kitchen         Windows                          CA.Lic. #850659 / 646-3075
    BY: LISA LOPEZ, Deputy
 ——————————                                                                                                                         Your local Handyman                                                    Concrete              Carpentry       Tile
            OVN08-04-06                                                                                                             Call me for a free estimate
    Published Ojai Valley News                                                                                                                                                                            If you can buy it - we can install it
    August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2006
                                                             ELECTRICAL                                                                        Cell: 798-5797                                                Thom Carney • Retired Contractor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TREE SERVICE
 File Number 20060725-0012977                                                                                                                                                                             Cell 798-7194 Home 640-1840
          Ventura Co. Clerk
           Philip J. Schmit
        File Date: 07/25/2006                                                                                                               GARDENING
 PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING                                Michael Lotts Electric                                                                                                                                LAWN SERVICE
 BUSINESS AS: Los Alamos
                                                                                                                                               Efrain’s GardeningService                                                                                                         Brush Grinding
 Dressage Center, 3501 Canada                   Residental/Commercial • Testing & Acct. Maintenance                                           “Quality Care at Affordable                                                 M.A.M. LAWN                                                               Fruit tree pruning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tree stump removal Yard service
 Larga Rd., Ventura, CA 93002                   1223 Gregory Street       (805) 646-0804                                                                 Prices”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SERVICES                                              We sell firewood    Free estimates
    Full Name of Registrant/                                                                                                     Landscape Maintenance
 Corporation/Limited Liability                  Servicing the Ojai Valley LIC# 880962                                            Tree Trimming & Pruning                                                                Landscaping • New Lawns                                  Trash removal
 Company:                                                                                                                        Weed Abatement
 Gail Hoff                                         New Custom & Remodel Homes • T.V. • All work                                  Tractor Work           Free Estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Installed Renovations, Maintenance &                                      ––– H A U L I N G –––
 461 Buckboard Lane                                    Guaranteed Low & High Volt Lighting •                                     Clean-Ups             Available 7 days a week                                             Cleanups                                                         Free Estimates
 Ojai, CA 93023                                          Free Estimates & Troubleshooting                                                                                                                   Sprinkler Systems (Installed & Repairs)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Satisfaction Guaranteed • License # 073216
    This Business is conducted by
                                                                                                                                 Office: (805) 646-2917  Cell: (805) 830-3131
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (805) 844-4573 • 797-2587
 an individual.
    Registrant has not yet begun                                                                                                          Weekly * Bi-Weekly * Monthly                                      M.A. Martinez – FREE estimates – Bus. Lic.                              (805) 646-5972 509-3387
 to transact business under the
 fictitious business name or
 names listed herein.
                                                         A look at where you live
                                                         by Rob Clement
                                                         To comment or suggest future subjects, contact
                                                         Rob Clement at
                                                         or 646-1476 x21.                                                                                       Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 B4

O-Hi Frostie’s last day saw record lines for over 12 hours. To keep up with demand,                            Long after normal closing hours, Elizabeth Hermes took a bite from the final hamburger to
several trips were made to Starr Market for extra meat and buns throughout the day.                            grace the over 50-year-old grills. Hermes was sure to take only one bite, as the hamburger
                                                                                                               will be sold on ebay. All profits will go to help reestablish the O-Hi Frostie.

        Chloe-Ann Rodriguez helps distribute candles to supporters, friends, and family of the O-Hi Frostie during a candlelight vigil on Tuesday. People came from as far
        away as San Diego and San Francisco.

               Tears fall freely as business owner Rick Henderson lowers the O-Hi                           Sharon Henderson, O-Hi Frostie employee and sister of owner Rick
               Frostie sign from its long-standing post. “This is the end of an era,                        Henderson, rushes to fill ice cream orders. “It’s been non-stop
               an end of something truly special,” stated Henderson.                                        since 9 this morning. There’s been no end. We can’t even see the
                                                                                                            end of the line, it’s all the way up the block,” exclaimed Sharon.

‘Thank you
                                                              to grow in size, until the last                      Henderson hopes to continue his        you think these kids are supposed to go
                                                              burger was finally served close to          “Cruise Night” toy drives for needy children    without ‘Cruise Night’? Out on the street?
                                                              10 p.m., leaving many saddened              in the future, “but I don’t know how I’m        Rick helps these kids a lot. He keeps them out
                                                              customers with only ice cream to            gonna do it without a parking lot. I mean,      of trouble.”
                                                              entertain their memories.                   how can you have a cruise night without a                For everything you’ve given over the

Frostie, for
                                                                   Despite a tremendous                   lot?” Another concern offered by some in        years, thanks, Frostie.
                                                              outpouring of community                     attendance addressed the disappearing youth
                                                              support for the O-Hi Frostie,               culture in Ojai. Linda Scott asks, “Where do               Photos and story by Rob Clement
                                                              owner Rick Henderson, and the
                                                              families that depend on the
                                                              income provided by the popular

everything!’                                                  burger stand, Ojai City Council
                                                              ceded that property owner Ron
                                                              Polito held legal right to do with
                                                              his property what he would,
                                                              stating it was well within his
         The O-Hi Frostie closed its doors for   rights as a private property owner to proceed
the last time on Tuesday, never to serve the     as he saw fit.
public again. At least from its long-standing             Numerous letters to City Council
53-year-old location on the 200 West block of    members and the Ojai Valley News, crowded
Ojai Avenue.                                     City Council meetings, a protest march on
         Tuesday morning, before the             City Hall, and record turnouts for “Cruise
restaurant was officially open, there was a      Night” gave the Hendersons an
small contingent of loyal supporters waiting     understanding that their service work and
to order their last burgers, fries, shakes, or   dedication to the community was
otherwise, and pay their respects to a fading    appreciated.
memory. Throughout the day lines continued

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