Vacant Stores Give Ojai Empty Feeling

By Nao Braverman
The weekend traffic in downtown Ojai is proof enough that the small city is still a popular getaway. But where are all these tourists shopping? Not in Ojai, or at least not enough.
The abandoned storefronts speak for themselves.
“What you are seeing is a reflection of the economy,” said Ernie Salomon, owner of the Matilija Plaza Group, which includes two

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