Ojai Farmers Stuck With Huge Hike

By Daryl Kelley
Confronted by dozens of farmers asking for relief, directors of the Casitas Municipal Water District instead imposed a 53 percent hike in the cost to irrigate crops, but also pledged to work closely with growers to get rate hikes under control.
Predicting a change in the nature of the Ojai Valley, farmers told the Casitas board Wednesday that its decisions

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