Arcade Plaza Art Work Stolen

By Bret Bradigan
The “Early Bird Shopper” sculpture that welcomes people to the Arcade Plaza was reported stolen Wednesday atternoon. The whimsical 4-foot-high bronze sculpture of a Chumash bird woman by noted Ojai artist Sylvia Raz was valued at about $10,000.
Mark Johnson, report writer with the Ojai Police Department, said the loss was reported at 4 p.m. on Wednesday by Lawrence Ernest, owner of Plantasia Landscaping, which maintains the Arcade Plaza for the city.

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