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Poppies Art and Gifts will now have new owners to mark the end of 2022.Owner Peggie Williamson opened the shop in 2019 and is now going to retire. In her place, Allie Hanson and her husband, Daniel Garza, take ownership of the shop this month…

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Ojai is a town that patently prides itself on defending Mother Nature. Yet, during this most intoxicating holiday season, hardly anyone is immune to the notion of “more is more,” especially as society pressures us to have the latest and great…

Ventura-based Patagonia has announced a new ownership structure aimed at fighting climate change. The Chouinard family has transferred all ownership of the company to two new entities, the Patagonia Purpose Trust and the Holdfast Collective. 

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In a cushy corner at Bonnie Lu’s Cafe, customers can catch a glimpse of a pastel patchwork of handmade greeting cards. The sunny, sundry cards — spanning from palm-sized and customizable to wrapped, delicate and decked out — are all the work …

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On July 21 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a recruitment session to fill multiple full- and part-time positions available and the starting salary is $21.28 perhour for security screening officers at Santa Barbara M…

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Crews worked in 100 degree heat on Monday afternoon as demolition began on Hotel El Roblar at 122 E. Ojai Avenue. The first visible act of demolition was the removal of the fountain and archway at the entrance of the former spa-hotel called T…

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In a vote bucking the recommendations of the city’s Planning Commission, Ojai City Council voted unanimously to allow the three existing cannabis dispensaries in town to offer consumption of cannabis at their current locations, with a stated …

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At its June 14 meeting this week the Ojai City Council will consider allowing indoor nursery cultivation of cannabis; on-site cannabis consumption, and if allowed, where such consumption would be permitted. Council will also review the ordina…

Kerstin Kühn Izakaya Full Moon,928 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai,805-633-9109,www.fullmoonojai.com By Kerstin Kühn,Special to the Ojai Valley News In this digital age, where hardly anything remains unseen, it’s not often that there is a place with a sen…

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Ojai Planning commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the design for Hotel El Roblar, 122 E. Ojai Ave., at its April 6 meeting. Its approval includes a requirement that, at the next meeting, the hotel owners come back with details on landscaping, …

Photo provided Lola (left) and Ojai Ice Cream owner Kodi Berg with former shop owner Doug Rydbeck. By Perry Van Houten Ojai Valley News senior reporter pvh@ojaivalleynews.com This week’s big warmup is expected to maintain its grip into the we…

Photo by Lou Mora By Kerstin KühnSpecial to the Ojai Valley News Some things are worth waiting for. This old adage doesn’t usually apply to getting a table at a restaurant in Ojai, but Rory’s Place appears to redefine the norm. After optimist…

Grant Phillips, Ojai Valley News reporter The Ojai Planning Commission opted at its March 2 meeting to continue discussing potential adjustments to the city’s rules on cannabis industries. These include allowing them to expand from the light …

Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten Aleta Parrish, co-owner of Sorenity Rocks Ojai, with some of the crystals and rocks sold at the shop.

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News senior reporter Buying a car should not be an exasperating experience, according to Greg Macke of Ojai. But all too often, the process involves hassles, haggling and headaches, which is why he started a car…