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Shocking Crime Shakes Views

By Misty Volaski

Newcomers to the Ojai Valley often say they were drawn here by the area’s reputation as a safe place, where doors go unlocked and everyone knows everyone. Folks who grew up here often take that for granted. So the killing of a teenage boy, Seth Scarminach, by another teenage boy — due, by some accounts, only to the fact that he was wearing the wrong color — is difficult to process. How do those who’ve lost a son, a skating buddy, process the grief and shock? Time, some would say, and togetherness. Both Nordhoff High School and Chaparral High School took action Monday morning, offering students

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