Police mull action to ‘clean up’ park

The following article first appeared in the Sunday, June 4, 1967 edition of the “Ojai Valley News” on the front page. It is reprinted here with their permission Hippie set Police mull action to ‘clean up’ park Ojai police, nettled by a series of provocative acts attributed to members of the Hippie set, were mulling […]


BIGGERS THE BEE MAN: What’s Doin’ in Meiners

The following article first appeared in the Wednesday, June 5, 1968 edition of “The Ojai Valley News and Oaks Gazette” on Page D-1. That newspaper is now the “Ojai Valley News”. The article is reprinted here with their permission. Effie Skelton is the author.  Photos have been inserted into this article by the “Ojai Valley […]


ENJOY THE RURAL SCENE: What’s Doin’ in Meiners

The following article first appeared in the Wednesday, July 3, 1968 edition of “The Ojai Valley News and Oaks Gazette” on Page D-1. That newspaper is now the “Ojai Valley News”. The “Ojai Valley News” graciously allowed us to reprint the article here. The author was Effie Skelton. ENJOY THE RURAL SCENE What’s Doin’ in […]


AFS pupils like new homes, school

The following article first appeared in the Sunday, September 8, 1968 edition of “The Ojai Valley News” on page A-1. It is reprinted here with their permission. The article was authored by Fran Renoe. AFS pupils like new homes, school by Fran Renoe Life is busy, bewildering but bright with the promise of an unusual […]


“Nordhoff vs. Ojai”

This article first appeared in the Ojai Valley News in the October 22, 1969 edition. It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is Ed Wenig. “Nordhoff vs. Ojai” by Ed Wenig Legend has that Mrs. A.W. Blumberg, wife of the builder of the first hotel in the Ojai Valley in 1874, insisted on […]


SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ORGANIZATION UNDERWAY

The following article first appeared on the front page of the Thursday, November 28, 1957 edition of “THE OJAI”. “THE OJAI” is now the “Ojai Valley News”. It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is unknown. SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ORGANIZATION UNDERWAY The first steps in organizing an Ojai Search and Rescue Team […]


Ojai was ‘torn apart and rebuilt’

This article first appeared in the August 26, 1970 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is Ed Wenig. Ojai was ‘torn apart and rebuilt’ (Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of articles by historian Ed Wenig on Civic Center Park and the man […]


Early School Days in Valley Recalled for Clara Smith’s Party

The following article first appeared on the front page of the Friday, May 24, 1935 edition of “The Ojai.” “The Ojai” is now the “Ojai Valley News.” It is reprinted here with their permission. The author is unknown. Early School Days in Valley Recalled for Clara Smith’s Party A committee of the grammar school Junior […]


PARKING IN OJAI A GROWING PROBLEM

The following article first appeared on the front page of “THE OJAI” in the Thursday, March 14, 1957 edition. “THE OJAI” is now the “Ojai Valley News”. The article appears here with their permission. The author is unknown. –Auto Club Report– PARKING IN OJAI A GROWING PROBLEM A meager handful of Ojai citizens, including only […]