Fireworks caused Ranch Fire

The following article first appeared in the December 29, 1999 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. Fireworks caused Ranch Fire by Lenny Roberts County fire investigators have determined that the cause of last week’s brushfire that destroyed one home on Sisar Road and denuded 4,371 acres of land […]


One of those who made Ojai, Ojai, passes away

The following article first appeared in the April 11, 1973 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission.  The photo of Major Dron was added to this article by the Ojai Valley Museum.   One of those who made Ojai, Ojai, passes away (Editor’s note: Major John Anderson Dron of Ojai […]


Fire control subject of controversy

The following article first appeared on Page B-4 in the Ojai Valley News on Sunday, September 23, 1979 under the “Pro & Con” section. It is reprinted here with their permission.  The photo of Cary Sterling was added to this article by the Ojai Valley Museum.   Fire control subject of controversy by Cary Sterling +our […]


Jack Dron Tells How Crew Stayed In Face of Fire to Save His Home

This article first appeared in the September 17, 1948 edition of THE “OJAI” on page 9. It is reprinted here with the permission of the “Ojai Valley News”. The author is unknown. Jack Dron Tells How Crew Stayed In Face of Fire to Save His Home While examples of heroism in the Ojai fire are […]


NEW RULES FOR KINDERGARTEN ANNOUNCED

The following article was on page 2 of the JULY 16, 1948 edition of THE “OJAI.” It is reprinted here with the permission of the Ojai Valley News. The author is unknown. NEW RULES FOR KINDERGARTEN ANNOUNCED Enrollment in the kindergarten classes of the Nordhoff Union Elementary School district will be subject to regulations set […]


VALLEY HOMES OUT OF DANGER

The following article was on page 1 of the Friday, September 17, 1948 edition of “THE OJAI”. It is reprinted here with the permission of the “OJAI VALLEY NEWS”. The author is unknown. Outlying Mountain Areas Still Smoldering, But — VALLEY HOMES OUT OF DANGER BULLETIN — District Ranger E. M. Lyds of the U. […]


True friends trust each other enough to share

This article first appeared in the April 27, 1988 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It is reprinted here with their permission. True friends trust each other enough to share by David Mason Silver Pen Special to the News Friends have always been an important part of my life; you can’t have too many. You […]


John Roine and the Acacia Mansion

The following is the text of a talk given by historian and author Craig Walker at the Ojai Valley Museum’s 2018 Annual Meeting at the Acacia Mansion. The Acacia Mansion was originally named Acacia Lodge. The acacia tree was a symbol of purity, renewal, and immortality. A lodge is a meeting place; it is an […]


David Mason: Linking past & Future

The following article first appeared on Page A-2 in the November 11, 1992 edition of the Ojai Valley News. It’s reprinted here with their permission. by Susan Petty David Mason: Linking Past & Future ———————– “In the middle of the Ojai Valley lies a little hamlet, which the people have been kind enough to name […]