Reminiscences of Early Ojai (No. 9)

The following article was written by Howard Bald and appeared in the May 30, 1973 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Bald used the same titled for his many articles. So, this article has “(No. 9)” added by the Ojai Valley Museum. Reminiscences of Early Ojai (No. 9) […]


Reminiscences of Early Ojai (No. 8)

The following article was written by Howard Bald and appeared in the May 16, 1973 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Bald used the same title for his many articles. This article has “(No. 8)” added by the Ojai Valley Museum.  All photos have been added by the […]


Major Ojai Fires

Major Ojai Fires


Take a peek at the lookout

This article first appeared in the Wednesday, June 26, 2013 edition of the “Ojai Valley News” on page A5 under the “OJAI VALLEY HIKING TRAILS” section. It is reprinted here with their permission. Perry Van Houten is the author. Take a peek at the lookout by Perry Van Houten Nordhoff Lookout sits atop the oddly […]


Two Military-Plane Crash Newspaper Articles

Two Military-Plane Crash Newspaper Articles This first article was on the front page of the Friday, February 2, 1945 edition of “THE OJAI”. “THE OJAI” is now the “OJAI VALLEY NEWS”. It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is unknown. Army Flyer Jumps To Safety as P-38 Crashes in Orchard The first airplane […]


Fireworks caused Ranch Fire

The following article first appeared in the December 29, 1999 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Fireworks caused Ranch Fire by Lenny Roberts County fire investigators have determined that the cause of last week’s brushfire that destroyed one home on Sisar Road and denuded 4,371 acres of land […]


One of those who made Ojai, Ojai, passes away

The following article first appeared in the April 11, 1973 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission.  The photo of Major Dron was added to this article by the Ojai Valley Museum.   One of those who made Ojai, Ojai, passes away (Editor’s note: Major John Anderson Dron of Ojai […]


Fire control subject of controversy

The following article first appeared on Page B-4 in the Ojai Valley News on Sunday, September 23, 1979 under the “Pro & Con” section. It is reprinted here with their permission.  The photo of Cary Sterling was added to this article by the Ojai Valley Museum.   Fire control subject of controversy by Cary Sterling +our […]


Jack Dron Tells How Crew Stayed In Face of Fire to Save His Home

This article first appeared in the September 17, 1948 edition of THE “OJAI” on page 9. It is reprinted here with the permission of the “Ojai Valley News”. The author is unknown. Jack Dron Tells How Crew Stayed In Face of Fire to Save His Home While examples of heroism in the Ojai fire are […]