PATH OF FLAMES MARKED BY BARE HILLS AND RUIN (ARTICLE #1)

PATH OF FLAMES MARKED BY BARE HILLS AND RUIN (Article #1) There were two articles published on the front page of THE OJAI on Friday, June 22, 1917. THE OJAI is now the Ojai Valley News. The first article is reprinted here with their permission. The author is unknown. The second article will be posted […]


HUNGRY FLAMES DEVASTATE VALLEY

These two articles were published on the front page of THE OJAI on Friday, June 15, 1917. THE OJAI is now the Ojai Valley News. The articles are reprinted here with their permission. The authors are unknown. HUNGRY FLAMES DEVASTATE VALLEY The devastating torch of carelessness was applied by campers in the Matilija Canyon, near […]


Mason Chronicles (5)

  This article was published in the Ojai Valley News on May 25, 2007. It is reprinted here with their permission. Ojai readies for war with homefront efforts — Nearby submarine sighting prompts World War II vigilance by David Mason On Feb. 24, 1942, the appearance of a Japanese submarine near Santa Barbara, and its […]


How Soule Park Happened

This article was published in the Ojai Valley News on June 12, 1974. It is reprinted here with their permission. It has been slightly edited for accuracy.    How Soule Park Happened – “You can have your park and golf course”  by Jerry Crary One of the jewels in this Shangi-la called Ojai, is the […]


HISTORY GOES UP IN FLAMES

Posted by T. Drew Mashburn (with use of Mark Lewis’ password) on June 11, 2016 HISTORY GOES UP IN FLAMES — Loss of 111 year-old building may total more than $3 million by Lenny Roberts and Chris Wilson (Ojai Valley News on November 28, 2001) ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Dozens of firetrucks lined Thacher Road Saturday afternoon, while their […]


Ojai People: Mark Frost, Storyteller

Mark Frost is the co-creator of “Twin Peaks,” with David Lynch. On May 15, he shared his own story in a Town Talk interview with Mark Lewis at the Ojai Valley Museum. Lewis’s story about Frost originally appeared in The Ojai Quarterly’s Spring 2016 issue:    The Storyteller Ojai writer Mark Frost is working with […]


Mason Chronicles (4)

The Mason Chronicles (4) Posted by T. Drew Mashburn on May 13, 2106 Pierpont Hotel one of Ojai’s finest Buildings by David Mason “In 1892, the Overlook, three and one-half miles up the valley, became a resort for tourists. It commands a splendid view of the entire lower valley, and accommodates about fifty guests. The […]


The Mason Chronicles (3)

Ojai Water: Water has always been the center of life in Ojai and surrounding areas By David Mason “In 1825 the San Buenaventura Mission owned 37,000 head of cattle, 600 head of horses, 200 yoke of working oxen, 500 mules, 30,000 sheep, 200 goats, $25,000 in silver and gold coin and no hogs.” — The […]


Ojai Artists: Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann is among the Ojai Studio Artists participating in this year’s OSA group exhibit at the Ojai Valley Museum. In conjunction with the exhibit, we present Ojai Quarterly arts columnist Anca Colbert’s piece on Mann, which ran in the OQ’s Spring 2015 issue: Drawn to Drawing(s): Anca Colbert on Jeff Mann