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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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, ojai.k12.ca.us, or
you can visit your local school, where they will be
posted. Call 640-4300, Ext. 1081, for more
1969. Jimi Hendrix was
email@example.com 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
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 bloodhero.com.
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
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.;
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
• 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 ojaivalleynews.com 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
the theft of a Patagonia life jacket, released pending a court date.
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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
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
The Planning Commission
also requested that the lighting
intended to be a warehouse,”
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
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
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Our own fresh aids, such as lists and memory “I have some reservations significant environmental Fulton Street extension project
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
Hours: Mon. & Tues. 4pm-9pm program’s effectiveness. The concept drew some
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
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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
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
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 UnitedBloodServices.org/
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
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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 ojaivalleynews.com.
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
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
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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 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 ovcc.org. email@example.com. 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 homepage.mac.com/ were thrown your way. What do made promises to return for them. Chapel Christian Church of the
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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
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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.
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.,
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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.
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
Calvarychapel.org/ojai 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
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) http://www.home.earthlink.net/~vals/OjaiFriends/ 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 ojaivalleynews.com/thumbs.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. OjaiACT.org 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. bloodhero.com. 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 BucknJo@aol.com 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, email@example.com.
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 ictheater.org. 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 legendsatthelake.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or Robyn
Visitor Center, on Highway 33 near calendars will go on sale in or visit www.ictheater.org. 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 email@example.com.
present “Marine Biology,” a slide majiquephoto.com. 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 classreunionenterprises.com/up
“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 ictheater.org. 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 www.ictheater.org.
lunch and the program will be and older), students and OFS for an exploration of El Nido www.ictheater.org. 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, positiveparenting.com or
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H IGHLIGHTING THE D IVERSE D ELIGHTS OF THE O JAI VALLEY G OURMET AND T RAVELER Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 A9
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.
JANE CUSUMANO FOUNDATION
is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at Little — The Jane Cusumano Foundation, a
First prepare the parsley
BOUNTY House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Call
Dolores Keith at 640-0088 for
nonprofit organization created to
enhance cancer awareness and
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.
Juice of 2 limes
source about 5 minutes on each
side for medium. Reduce time
Open to all ages, meets the first and
third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.
Conducted by Betsy Goodspeed. Call
learning more about the organization
or in speaking or volunteering is
welcome. For more information call
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.
flame has to be low, add garlic. 1 Tbsp. olive oil, plus extra from heat. Slice thinly and PLAY GROUP — A play group for Donations are welcome and can be
When it changes to a golden for greasing grill care givers and infants 18 months and mailed to The Jane Cusumano
color, add the oil and mushrooms serve immediately. Makes 2
1 small Serrano chili, cored, servings. younger meets every Thursday at 11:30 Foundation, 1129 Maricopa Highway,
and cook for approximately 10 a.m. at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road. PMB 126, Ojai, CA 93023.
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
This appetizer is delicious with high flame for 5 minutes, enough the community to protect open
for 1 hour. (If kitchen is hot, space for present and future airs on cable Channel 10 every Monday is required to provide current
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 email@example.com, the television audience interesting e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
capers. If the sauce is too thick oiled grill over ash-covered or visit the Web site ovlc.org.
Funghi in Salsa Verde you can add a little water. Serve it
(Mushrooms in Green Sauce) warm. Buon appetito!
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
in the hotel and restaurant for children ages 13 and younger on a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During daylight-
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
appointment with Dr. Wray at the
Monday through Friday from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from Secrets to Staying COOL This Summer
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1 garlic glove, finely cut manager for the Ojai Valley News, Sunrise Toastmasters meets every veterinary examination, microchip all through July and August! Bring the Whole Family! You
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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1 Tbsp. basil, finely chopped the rear meeting room. Guests are and a happy adoption kit. To see The Garden Terrace 1002 E Ojai Avenue
email@example.com. welcome. Call 646-4027. pictures of animals available, visit
DEBTORS ANONYMOUS — a www.humanesocietyvc.org 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
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
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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
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bring a friend to this caring and
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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 riverganga.org 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.
8 a.m. at a designated meeting place
near the pick site. They work for Restaurant
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ARTS OJAI of
Sponsored by the Artists and Merchants of Ojai Ojai Valley News • Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 A10
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.
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
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
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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- LPGA.com.
Standings Courting Memories
Ojai nonagenarian looks back on sport he loves
email@example.com NHS reserved football
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
“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
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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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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org pets, need good credit &
refs. 2 units avail. $975 & RENTALS, CONDOS RENTALS, HOUSES
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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
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
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. email@example.com, 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,
www.albertsorganics.com 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.
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 CAP@helpofojai.org 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. www.carlvc.org
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
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.
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Call Today! 1) APRICOT ST. (between Mahoney
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awesome items. Bring a truck,
4 pm. Household items, ﬁshing &
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IMMACULATE 2 + 1-3/4.
646-1476, Ext. 12 Sr. park, $94,900.
2 pm. No early birds! Cool, Shaded
Carport Sale! Tiles, tools, glass tbl.
6) 218 DESCANSO AVE. Sat., 7-11
12) 1121 DEL PRADO CT. Sat., 8
included. 646-0271. w/chairs, homemade bench, old am. Furniture, kids’ stuff, clothes, am-Noon. Lots of great stuff!
typewriters, antique sewing machine, antique chairs, household goods, etc. ——————————
MOTOR VEHICLES gel ﬁreplace, new mud ﬂaps & much, —————————— 13) 1002 MERCER AVE. Sat., 8 am-
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.
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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
PRIVATE w/deck, kitchen
full bath, yard, views, $775
+ dep. (805) 646-1536.
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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
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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,
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:
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
SWITCHING NESTS ?
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.
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
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
SUPERIOR COURT OF
COUNTY OF VENTURA
Ventura Superior Court
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
PETITION OF Zandra Matte,
Stephen Matte FOR CHANGE
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO ALL INTERESTED
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
THE COURT ORDERS that
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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.
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
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