Matilija Hot Springs to close while owners work on land use plan

Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor

Matilija Canyon's Hot Springs, revered for thousands of years by local Native American tribes as a sacred healing place, has been closed down by the property's owners to allow for an extensive cleanup and a "resting" period for the land.

In four to six months, the hot springs are expected to reopen under the management of Ecotopia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

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