Ojai Year In Review, Part I

A look back at the first half of 2008 JANUARY • About 100 diverse friends and family members came together for a memorial service in honor of Jeffrey W. San Marchi, editor of the Ojai & Ventura Voice bimonthly newspaper. San Marchi died of a heart attack Dec. 23 after collapsing while delivering papers in Ventura. • The “Early Bird Shopper” sculpture that welcomes people to the Arcade Plaza was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon. The whimsical 4-foot-high bronze sculpture of a Chumash bird woman by noted Ojai artist Sylvia Raz was valued at about $10,000. • Since the announce-ment of the closure of Oak Tree House, the adult day activity facility at the West Santa Ana

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