Shuttle Given Reprieve By Donor

By Sondra Murphy

An anonymous donation will allow the Ojai downtown shuttle to continue service for several more weeks. “I think I can make it last till around mid-March because gas is not as expensive,” said shuttle driver Dutch Van Hemert. “It was really, really cool getting this donation. Unbelievable.” Loss of merchant support for the shuttle service has created a financial hardship for Van Hemert, who has been spending his own money to keep the service alive. Van Hemert estimated that he had driven more than 10,000 people to all parts of the Ojai Valley in

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