City backtracks, grants permit to inn

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Ojai Rancho Inn owners Chris Sewell (left) and Kenny Osehan have had their share of disagreements with the city. (photo by Tim Dewar)

Tiobe Barron, OVN correspondent

An annual holiday event at the Ojai Rancho Inn and a flurry of action by the city of Ojai sparked an outpouring of community support.
Each December, Ojai Rancho Inn “transforms into a festive holiday pop-up shop,” using the rooms as makeshift shops for vendors. This year, the event scheduled for Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m., came under fire by city staff in part because of previous noise complaints by neighbors for weddings and concerts at the inn.

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