Time capsule is eighty-sixed from the ground

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten
Matilija Junior High School Principal Javier Ramirez (left) and Assistant Principal Carol Paquette display the contents of the time capsule buried on campus in 1986.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
The contents of a time capsule buried on the Matilija Junior High School (MJHS) campus more than three decades ago are no longer a mystery.
The time capsule was opened Sept. 1 by MJHS principal Javier Ramirez and assistant principal Carol Paquette during a lunch-period event.
The capsule was discovered in July by a work crew constructing the new Rotary Pavilion on the west side of the school.
Speculation about the nature of the dark green, foot-long plastic container proved correct, so school officials placed it in a display case and ran a contest to see which student could most accurately guess the year the capsule was buried and what it contained.

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