Don’t ruin the grass at Zaidee Soule’s farm

This article was first run in the Wednesday, February 8, 1978 edition of the Ojai Valley News on Page A-12 under “Out of Bounds”. It is reprinted here with their permission.  The photo of Zaidee Soule and its caption were added by the Ojai Valley Museum.     Don’t ruin the grass on Zaidee Soule’s farm […]


Sarzottis’ route to Ojai passed through Ellis Island

This article first appeared in the October 7, 2005 edition of the Ojai Valley News under the author’s “SOCIAL CLIMATE” column. The article is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News.  Photos were added by the Ojai Valley Museum. Sarzottis’ route to Ojai passed through Ellis Island by David Mason The German […]


Reminiscences of Early Ojai (No. 7)

The following article was written by Howard Bald and appeared in the December 6, 1972 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Bald titled his many articles with the same title. So, this article has “(No. 7)” added by the Ojai Valley Museum.  All photos have been added by […]


Just sniff the valley’s air to detect crisis

The following article appeared in the Wednesday, February 15, 1989 Edition of the Ojai Valley News on Page A-10. It is reprinted here with their permission.  Photos were added by the Ojai Valley Museum.   Just sniff the valley’s air to detect crisis by Bob Bryan Special to the News Emperor Hirohito of Japan was coming to visit […]


Mother Dies, Family Critically Hurt In Holiday Accident

The following article appeared on the front page of the Thursday, January 7, 1954 edition of “THE OJAI” which is now called the “Ojai Valley News”. It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is unknown. Photos have been added by the Ojai Valley Museum. Mother Dies, Family Critically Hurt In Holiday Accident Still […]


Lighting the Way

The following article was written by Bret Bradigan.  It appeared in the Ojai Valley News on Dec. 23, 2005.  It is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. Lighting the Way We live in an age of free-floating anxiety, bombarded with messages of fear and suspicion, of self-loathing and hatred. The world […]


Dennis Shives His Way

This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Ojai Quarterly, and is posted here with permission. “The Art of Dennis Shives” exhibit is on view at the Ojai Valley Museum from Oct. 14, 2017 through February 25, 2018. Dennis Shives His Way by Mark Lewis   For the better part of seven decades, […]


Clowns, Weight Lifters Shine at Aliso Street Kids Circus

The following article was run in the March 12, 1959 “The Ojai Valley News”. It is reprinted here with their permission. Clowns, Weight Lifters Shine at Aliso Street Kids Circus by Arlou Mashburn “Ladeez and gentlemen! We are proud to present the ‘East Aliso Street Circus’ “. With that shouted salutation, a seven-year-old’s excited voice […]


Contributions needed — Museum set for expansion

The following article first appeared in the December 20, 1967 edition of the Ojai Valley News on its front page.  It is reprinted here with their permission. Contributions needed Museum set for expansion by Mel Remsburg The Ojai Valley Museum brings to a close, at the end of this month, its first year of service […]