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.
Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr., Ojai
Here’s a local Ojai story that would be a comedy if it weren’t such a tragedy. Because of a single door, the Ojai City Council has denied historic landmark status — and a Mills Act tax break — to one of the Arbolada’s original residences.
Paul Berman, Ojai
A woman jumped off the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura the other day. I knew her. She was part of our church long ago. A sweet woman, though certainly blindsided by tragedy in her life. I wish I could have talked to her. Would it have made a difference? The holidays.
The Nordhoff boys’ soccer team topped Vistamar of El Segundo Saturday to earn the program’s first-ever CIF-SS title. The Rangers claimed the school’s second CIF-SS title this year, the first coming from the football team. (Photo by Holly Roberts)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Nordhoff High School interim athletic director Cliff Farrar is going to have to make room on the school’s gymnasium wall for another banner.
Friday, Marc Mitrany of Ojai Angler took the Ryan family of Santa Clarita out on the family pontoon boat to fish Lake Casitas. Above, Dale (left), John, Grandpa Mac and Jessica show off the fish they caught using plastics and Lunker Potion Fish Attractant. The lake is low, but the fish don’t mind, Mitrany says, adding that he practices catch and release to preserve the fishery. (photo submitted)
Soule Park Golf Course was in beautiful condition after the much-needed rain storms last weekend and the Double Duffers kicked off their March tournament with a good turnout of 25 players, three of whom were new.
Nordhoff High School continues to rack up the CIF titles this year. After the NHS football team won back-to-back titles for the first time in school history, the boys' soccer team decided it was their turn to make school history as they claimed their first ever CIF title with a 3-0 victory over Vistamar in CIF-SS Division 7 play last Saturday afternoon.
Nordhoff’s Claudia Jauregui was one of the Lady Rangers’ most prolific hitters last season when the team won its first-ever Tri-Valley League championship. This season Jauregui will be called on to provide leadership and power at the plate for Nordhoff. (photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Last season the Nordhoff Lady Ranger softball team shocked the local softball community when they won the Tri-Valley League, taking down the likes of Oaks Christian and Oak Park. Over the last several seasons, head coach Don Rodarte and company have built a solid program and they have become known as the team none of the big programs want to face.