Dirty move may bump Bowl’s attendance

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

The plan for reviving Ojai’s Libbey Bowl met with a bit of good luck at the March 8 meeting of the Ojai City Council — along with a bit of good will from the forthcoming Topa Mountain Winery.

The issue was dirt, about 450 to 500 yards of which would be needed to construct a berm on the upper lawn of the amphitheater in Libbey Park. The Council was prepared to approve a maximum allowance of $3,500 for the Public Works Department to somehow come up with the needed soil. As it turned out, though, that soil was already close at hand.

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