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 […]


THE OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM AND “THE OJAI’

This article first appeared in the Miravalley News in May of 2000. The author is Al Warren.  The color photo was added by the Ojai Valley Museum. THE OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM AND “THE OJAI” by Al Warren By taking just a few short steps across a sunny courtyard, you may escape the activity of Ojai […]


A Place for Potters

This article was published in the Winter 2018 edition of the Ojai Valley Guide magazine. It is reprinted here with their permission. All photographs are copyrighted to their respective creators, as named and credited. The content is copyright to the author. ©2018 Anca Colbert – All Rights Reserved   A Place for Potters A rekindled interest […]


THE ROAD TO OJAI

The following article first appeared in the Thursday, Sep. 11, 1958 (Vol. 1, No. 35) edition of THE SENTINEL. THE SENTINEL was purchased by the Ojai Valley News. The article is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. The author is Percy G. Watkins. THE ROAD TO OJAI by Percy G. Watkins […]


THE ROAD FROM VENTURA TO OJAI

The following article first appeared in the Thursday, Sept. 4, 1958 (VOL. 1, NO. 34) issue of THE SENTINEL on the front page. THE SENTINEL was purchased by the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. The author is Percy G. Watkins. HISTORY OF THE VALLEY Chapter […]


Intolerant of intolerance

The following article first appeared in the Ojai Valley News on July 22, 2011. It is appears here with their permission. Passing the Buck Intolerant of intolerance by Bill Buchanan The worst case of poison oak I ever caught was from climbing a hill to throw black paint on a Ku Klux Klan billboard. On […]


“DEATH VALLEY DODGE” AT THE ISIS

This article first appeared on the front page of the Friday, February 4, 1916 edition of THE OJAI. THE OJAI is now the Ojai Valley News. The article is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. The author is unknown.  The photos have been added by the Ojai Valley Museum.   “DEATH VALLEY […]