Garden Club Founded in ’26

The following story is from the “Ojai Valley New’s” OJAI GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY — 1921 to 1971 celebratory booklet. The story is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. Garden Club Founded in ’26 The Fight to Preserve the Giant Native Oaks by Elizabeth Thacher Every year the front inside page of the […]


The Women’s Club – A Long Record of Service

The following article was written by Dorothy P. Butler for the “Ojai Valley News’s” OJAI GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY – 1921 TO 1971 celebratory booklet (page 22). It is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. The Women’s Club – A Long Record of Service by Dorothy P. Butler “Enabling” could be the one […]


Folk dancing ‘all for fun’

The following article was written by Ed Nightingale for the “Ojai Valley News’s” OJAI GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY – 1921 TO 1971 celebratory booklet (page 10). It is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. Folk dancing ‘all for fun’ by Ed Nightingale There were a lot of irate motorists in the Ojai Valley […]


GUN CLUB TIDIES UP SHELF ROAD SHOOTING SITE

This article was in the Thursday, October 27, 1960 edition of “The Ojai Press.” The author is unknown. “The Ojai Press” was acquired by the “Ojai Valley News.” The article is reprinted here with the permission of the “Ojai Valley News.” GUN CLUB TIDIES UP SHELF ROAD SHOOTING SITE  Over the weekend a group of […]


CIVIC PROGRAM

This story is from Walter W. Bristol’s 1946 book, “THE STORY OF THE OJAI VALLEY.” It is assumed Bristol authored this story. CIVIC PROGRAM by Walter W. Bristol The fist civic organization in the Ojai Valley so far, at least, as my research went, was known at the Committee of Fifteen. It was organized in […]


WATER PROJECTS

This story is in Walter W. Bristol’s 1946 book, “THE STORY OF THE OJAI VALLEY.”  It is assumed that Bristol is the author. WATER PROJECTS By Walter W. Bristol The Gridley One of the first, if not the first, efforts to get gravity water for domestic purposes was started in 1912 when O. W. Robertson, […]


Vast Reaches of Los Padres Forest Excite Visitors’ Imagination on Ranger Inspection

This article appeared in the Thursday, February 9, 1961 edition of THE OJAI PRESS which eventually became The Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Vast Reaches of Los Padres Forest Excite Visitor’s Imagination on Ranger Inspection By Polly Bee Beyond our Ojai horizons are the vast and exciting lands of Los […]


Recreational Facilities

The following article was in the “Ojai Valley – California” brochure in about April of 1958. It was published by the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce. The author is unknown. Recreational Facilities One of the outstanding highlights of the year is the annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Ojai Valley Tennis Association. Housing […]


SINGULAR CHARACTERS

This story came from W. W. Bristol’s book, “THE STORY OF THE OJAI VALLEY” which was published in 1946. It is assumed Bristol is the author of the story. SINGULAR CHARACTERS BY W. W. Bristol Among the early settlers in the valley were many singular characters. Of these John Montgomery wrote very entertainingly. There was […]