Nordhoff High School football fans have had little to cheer about since the news that Varsity Coach Tony Henney was leaving the program. School officials are currently searching for his replacement but the process is not as simple as some would like. (photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
When you win back-to-back CIF Southern Section Division titles and then the leader of the program leaves, understandably people with a vested interest in the program can become anxious when thinking about the future.
Thousands gathered at Lake Casitas today to celebrate the life of Ojai's Hunter Baugher, the 16-year-old who died last weekend as the result of an off-road motorcycle accident. During the ceremony, Baugher's grandparents, Debi and Dave Levendusky, shared with those in attendance some of the things they said made their grandson so remarkable.
Duane Williamson, executive director, The Ojai
The Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament is one of Ojai’s most prestigious community events. With 1,400 players, including Juniors, Community Colleges State Championships, Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Championships, and a professional Open Division, “The Ojai” has become a premier tennis event in all of Southern California.
Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr., Ojai
In my letter of Dec. 27, 2013, I was confused about the landmark status of the George Washington Smith house in the Arbolada being restored by Kevin Clark. Thanks to the helpful Craig Walker, I understand that the house does indeed have this status, and I apologize for my error.
Dick Adams, Ojai
Thumbs up to Casitas Water board for reviewing body contact sports on the lake. With the good management staff at the lake controlling swimming and water sports would not be a problem.
Ulrich Brugger, Ojai
We want to thank the Ojai Valley News for having published a great article about The Ojai Retreat in the Christmas edition. The Ojai Valley News announced the 20th anniversary of The Ojai Retreat which took place last Monday.
Carol Smith, R.N., Ojai
In the VC Star on Friday, Dec. 27, Dr. Robert Levin, the County Public Health officer, expresses dismay over vaccination rates.
One private school in Ojai, Oak Grove, only has one child out of 14 in its kindergarten class who is up to date on all vaccinations.
John Wilcock, Ojai
A few years ago, with their familiar disregard for the community, the Ojai City Council ill-advisedly and selfishly allowed Time Warner Cable to eliminate public access television in Ojai. There was a bribe involved — namely that the City Council would be allowed its own Channel 10 on which its meetings could be shown.
Mia Rodgers, Ojai
I would like to bring some attention to a wonderful co-operative Montessori-based preschool, Ojai Valley Community Nursery School.
OVCNS has been operating in the Ojai Valley as the only preschool co-op in Ojai Valley since 1955.
Shane Butler, Ojai
I am personally not too keen on changing the swimming regulations at Lake Casitas. One of the wonderful things about the Ojai Valley is its easygoing, relaxed atmosphere. Open the lake to body-contact use and all that's going to change.