Ojai's Year In Review I

We take a quick look back at the stories that made news during the first six months of 2009

• K’Lynn Jackson, 17, an Ojai native, just won the title of Miss California High School Rodeo Queen 2009-2010.
• A design permit review for an interior remodel of Vons, exterior upgrade of the entire center and parking lot improvements was denied by the Ojai Planning Commission.
• The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office will charge Alex Medina, the 14-year-old suspect in the April 26 murder of Seth Scarminach as an adult. If convicted, the Mira Monte teen could face life in prison.
• According to authorities, longtime Ojai resident Walter Henry Dohrn Jr., 70, disappeared from a friend’s residence in Cherry Valley Sunday, about 150 miles east of Ojai in Riverside County.
• Sergio Aragones, who brings smiles to millions, will have his first solo exhibit at the Ojai Valley Museum.
• According to OUSD Board President Linda Taylor, the board has selected Dr. Henry Stephen Bangser as its new superintendent.
• Between May 1 and June 30, unknown suspect(s) placed “skimmers”

January • The rumors are true: as of yesterday, texting while driving will be an illegal infraction in the state of California. The state Legislature and Gov. Schwar-zenegger signed the no-texting ban into law for the new year. • Fresno resident Jerry Powers said his 27-year-old son, Oak View resident Joshua Ray Powers, was left for dead in the 200 block of Waite Street at 1:30 a.m. News Year’s Day after being stabbed 17 times. • With a Meiners Oaks church refusing to lease Ventura river-bottom land, government agencies have

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