Community Rallies Around Ojai's Schools

By Sondra Murphy
Alongside the monthly Peddler’s Fair at the Chaparral Auditorium Sunday, hot dogs, snow cones, buttons, floral baskets, hemp bracelets, pony rides and livestock sales looked right at home. Had it been a school carnival, the state budget would have been the roller coaster ride.
This gathering had a mission. Colorful signs reading “Save Ojai Schools” were posted along Ojai Avenue, eliciting honks of support from passing cars. Each school in the Ojai Unified School District set up booths selling a variety of food and sundries, while the Ojai Education

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