Donna Sallen (805)798-0516 Realtor® RE / MAX Gold Coast Realtors www.donnasallen.com [email protected] License # 01488460 124th Year, No. 59 • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Newsracks, 75¢, retail stores, 70¢ plus tax • Yearly subscription, $52 ‘We disagree,’ court tells Golden State Water Tim Dewar [email protected] Keywords: F.L.O.W., GSWC, Casitas, water “Monopolists have long been unpopular in this country. When King George III's chokehold on government led to intolerable levels of taxation, he was forced to divest his holdings.” That is how the Second District Court of Appeals started its ruling that struck down the appeal of the Golden State Water Company (GSWC) lawsuit against Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD), Ojai Friends of Locally Owned Water (F.L.O.W.) and its Ojai service area water customers. “Nothing is more necessary to life than water. Residents of Ojai, fed up with sky-high water bills, voted to oust appellant Golden State Water Company, the private utility that monopolizes water service to their city, and replace it with respondent Casitas Municipal Water District, a municipal utility that they hope will be more responsive to their concerns,” extract monopoly rents from the the three-judge panel wrote in an people of Ojai,” the decision unanimous decision. “They plan to continued. “This is neither sound finance this transaction by selling policy nor supportable by the statubonds pursuant to the Mello-Roos tory text. Like the trial court, we will Community Facilities Act of 1982. not set the will of the voters aside.” Golden State is unwilling to “We are disapsell its business. Casitas pointed by this therefore plans to acquire outcome and are “Like the trial the assets by eminent still in the domain. Golden State process of court, we will not contends that the Melloreviewing the set the will of the Roos Act cannot be used to court’s written voters aside.” finance eminent domain decision in an actions or to acquire intaneffort to fully gible property. We — Three-judge panel, understand its disagree.” in unanimous decision r e a s o n i n g , " The panel consisted of noted George Presiding Justice Arthur Soneff, GSWC's Gilbert, Associate Justice attorney from Kenneth R. Yegan and Associate Justice Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. "The Steven Z. Perren. opinion indicates that the court’s deci“Appellant advocates for a rule that sion was influenced by mischaracteriwould shift the bargaining power deci- zations about the functioning of regusively in its favor, allowing it to hold lated utilities, and by the outcome of out for a sale price far above the the popular vote in Ojai. No decisions market rate while it continues to have been made as to future legal actions, if any, to be taken in response to the decision.” “I think it is a wonderfully written decision,” explained Jeffrey Oderman Tuesday after the release of the decision. Oderman is an attorney from Rutan & Tucker who represented CMWD throughout the lawsuit. “The legal analysis is pretty much what the water district has been saying; also the tone of the decision is very respectful of the community, the democratic process and the motivations that caused community to do what it has done.” GSWC has one more opportunity to derail the plans legally. It has 40 days from Tuesday to appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court. The court then has 60 days in which to decide whether it will hear the case. “Unlike the appeal of the decision we are now getting, they had a right to a hearing, not so with state court,” Oderman offered. “They (the State See Lawsuit, Page A3 Trout plants return to Casitas Bill Warner [email protected] Keywords: Lake Casitas, fishing, DFW Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson Dark Star lights up Libbey Bowl The Grateful Dead rose again last Saturday as cover band Dark Star Orchestra kicked off Ojai’s festival season at Libbey Bowl. Tunes flew through the air — as did bubbles, tie-dye and hula hoops like the one above manned by Joe Flynes. The event marked the first time the promotion company Nederlander Concerts has ever presented a concert at the Bowl. Lake Casitas is a little fishier than it was a week ago, thanks to the April 10 arrival of approximately 2,800 trout. The fish were delivered to their new residence by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). It was the state's first fish planting in Lake Casitas since January 2010. "We had no idea when it was going to happen," said Ron Merckling, water conservation and public affairs manager for the Casitas Municipal Water District, "but we're happy it finally did happen." Merckling said another planting would probably take place soon, while the water temperature in Casitas was optimum. The DFW usually does not publicize plantings in advance, he said, in order to preclude crowds of anglers waiting to pounce on the fish as they come out of the chute. The lake's popular Kids' Fishing Day is the one exception to See Trout, Page A3 Murder charges reduced in Highway 33 accident Bill Warner [email protected] Keywords: Highway 33, accident One man is dead and another in custody following a fiery car crash Thursday on Highway 33, south of Casitas Springs. According to a CHP report, a 2008 Honda was merging onto southbound Highway 33 from Casitas Vista Road when it left the road, collided with a palm tree and caught fire. The Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura City Fire Department and CHP responded at approximately 11:35 p.m. Pronounced dead at the scene was Bryan Florer, 28, of Ventura, who was the lone passenger in the vehicle, according to the CHP incident report. The driver, 32-year-old Edward Virgilio of Ventura, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence of alcohol, according to CHP Officer Patrick Mooney. He was booked into the Ventura County Main Jail, and his bail was set at $550,000. By Tuesday, his charges were changed to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Virgilio's next court date is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court. According to Ventura County Superior Court records, Virgilio was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2008. We can monitor your existing alarm system for less! Service from $19.99 per month! or get the latest technology for just $129. Panel discusses immigration Kimberly Rivers Ojai Valley News correspondent Keywords: Immigration, Chautauqua Immigrants, illegal aliens, undocumented workers — no matter the term, the topic of immigration in the United States is “complex and hard to get at,” asserts Thomas Krause. “Why do people disagree?” About 130 area residents gathered on Sunday to listen to a panel discuss the topic of immigration in-depth at the first Ojai Chautauqua event of 2015. “We are not trying to convince you about any particular point of view,” emphasized Krause, who serves as chairman of Ojai Chautauqua. “We are not trying to get you to take political action of some kind. We are simply trying to open up, illuminate the issue.” The “Panel on Immigration: American Dream or American Nightmare?” and was held at the Ojai Valley Community Church. Moderated by Herbert E. Gooch, a Cal OJAI ALARM 805.646.2900 www.ojaialarm.com For Home & Business Alarm Systems • Video Systems • Home Control Fully Licensed • ACO 7209 • PPO 15111 • PI 10004 Lutheran University political science professor, the panel represented varied experiences, expertise and perspectives. Panelists included: former U.S. Representative Elton Gallegly; UCLA law professor and scholar-author on immigration issues Hiroshi Motomura; Santa Barbara immigration attorney Abbé Kingston; executive director of the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project Arsenio Lopez; and writer and former executive director of Californians for Population Stabilization Ric Oberlink. The Chautauqua movement started in 1874, on the banks of Lake Chautauqua in New York. The goals of the public lectures were to create an adult education program and help establish public confidence in a formal education system. The lectures and events were held nationwide, often in tents, and included popular names of the time such as Mark Twain. Speaking Sunday in Ojai, Motomura said he felt immi- gration policy should be looking at how to help immigrants to become Americans. “Why do we have 12 million undocumented people in the country? It is very much a logical consequence, at some level, of intentionality of Congresses over time.” He added that non-implementation of various immigration laws created a de-facto government policy of looking the other way, allowing immigrants to come, stay and work in the United States. “It is clear that affluent Americans prosper from immigration; poor Americans suffer,” said Oberlink. “Unlimited supply (of workers) leads to wage stagnation … if there is a labor shortage, wages go up.” He also pointed to the issue of resources and wondered, “How many immigrants we can absorb.” But not all impacts are economic, Oberlink went on. California has lost coastal redwood habitat at high rates due to population growth, he said, See Chautauqua, Page A3 A2 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Earth Day celebration returns Saturday In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature, Food for Thought, Oak Grove School, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy are teaming up again to host this once-a-year community event to honor Earth Day. “Earth Day 2015 — It's Our Turn to Lead” will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Grove School, 220 W. Lomita Ave., in Meiners Oaks. The day will include the involvement of local school children through activities and projects, environmental exhibits, arts and outdoor activities for all ages, live entertain- ment, many different kinds of world foods and more. Admission is free. Visitors will also have ample opportunities to find ways to live greener and appreciate the natural wonders we all share. Earth Day 2015 will be filled with color and creativity. Exhibitors will share their earthfriendly products and services, provide hands-on activities, and present informational and interactive displays. Bring your refillable water bottles and please leave your dogs at home. For more details, visit www.ojaiearthday.org, or call 646-8236, Ext. 103. Obituaries Robert L. Davis Allen Roy Quigg Allen Roy Quigg, owner, Woodcrafter Signs, died peacefully in his sleep on March 23, 2015, one day prior to an angioplasty scheduled at West LA VA Medical Center. Allen was born in Chicago on February 13, 1943 to Floyd and Mary Quigg and moved to Ventura when he was 8. Allen was always an artist, from the interiors he created for John’s at the Beach in Ventura, to the hundreds of signs, monuments, public displays, and public art projects throughout Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Santa Paula, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks. He fabricated the first porcelain signs for the Ventura Pier. Allen was a proud Vietnam-era veteran and donated signage and whatever he could do for the American Legion in Ventura. He also donated window lettering and sandblasted signs to Ventura PD for the downtown storefront and midtown community center. He loved his hometown of Ventura and has many signs still hanging throughout the downtown area. He fought many battles with the city of Ventura regarding their sign ordinances and finally gave up on them when they codified signs to the point of being “plain brown wrapper signs in a box.” Ojai totally embraced Allen as an artist and a craftsman, and he contributed greatly to the artistic ambience of that town by decorating the Arcade area with his sandblasted redwood signs, hand-laid gold leaf and redwood street signs, a public art redevelopment sandblasted tile project in the rear of the Arcade, sandblasted gold leaf signs and sandblasted boulder at Cluff Vista Park, and many homes, organizations and businesses throughout Ojai. Allen won many sign design awards from the cities of Ventura, Camarillo, and Ojai. Allen had an open heart and embraced all he encountered with unconditional love and a sincere desire to help in any way he could. He is survived by his only son, Jeremy Quigg; Denise Coin, his sweetheart of 28 years; sisters Ruth Pedersen and Gail Hillis; brother Stephen Quigg; nephew Dan Quigg Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. The family would like to thank the Steve Robbins family for their love and many kindnesses during his life as they truly were his family. Al has been entrusted to Joseph P. Reardon Mortuary in Ventura. His celebration of life will be on April 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory to his favorite charities, Project Understanding Ventura CA or Food Share Inc. Ventura County. Robert L. Davis, born on April 29, 1939 in Natchez, Miss., passed away on April 7, 2015 at the age of 75 after a long battle with prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Hancock as a radio repairman. After attending community college in the Bay Area he became an independent insurance agent-broker in Ventura County and ran his own business for many years. Later in life he moved to Ensenada, Mexico where he lived for more than a decade. He loved going for walks, playing poker and following the stock market. He is survived by his former spouse and the mother of his three daughters, Roberta Davis; daughters Lori Davis Wyatt, Lynn Gardner (Chris), and Leslie Davis (Kenley Neufeld); grandchildren Lauren Wyatt Priestley (Eric), Garrett Wyatt, Dylan Jones, Alexandra Jones, Jasper Neufeld and Mazzy Neufeld; and by his son, Kelly Davis, from his former spouse, Ruth Funk. There will not be a public memorial service. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Ventura VA Home where he resided during the last year of his life: Veterans Home of CA, Ventura, Attn: Donation Fund, 10900 Telephone Rd., Ventura, CA 93004. Tri-tip sales yield $5,000 for Nordhoff Photo submitted The Optimist Club of Ojai presented a $5,000 check to Nordhoff High School at a recent meeting. The check represented 50 percent of the proceeds of the Optimist tri-tip sandwich sales during the 2014 NHS home football games. The Optimist Club’s portion of the proceeds will be used to fund youth programs in our public schools. Pictured with the check are NHS athletic director Dave Monson (from left), Optimist Club President Debi Cloud, Nordhoff Parent Association President Nicole Botti, Optimist Club Secretary Dawn Shook and former Optimist President Jill Swann. 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Ojai F.L.O.W. attorney Ryan Blatz said he too was elated by the decision. “They started by calling them (GSCW) monopolists,” Blatz exclaimed. “They didn’t give them traction on any of their arguments.” Unlike CMWD, Blatz said F.L.O.W. will not only have to wait until the final appeal question is settled, but even longer before it can undertake its next course of action. “We believe we are going to have to wait until the end of eminent domain action before we can attempt to recover damages,” he said. F.L.O.W. petitioned to have its officers and all of the ratepayers in the Ojai service area named as a class of defendants in the suit hoping that when the case is resolved they will be able to sue Golden State for damages. It contends that Ojai ratepayers have lost $9,315 a day since the Aug. 27, 2013 election authorizing CMWD to use MelloRoos to raise money for the purchase. That is the difference, they say, in the rates customers would pay CMWD and what they are currently paying GSWC. As of Tuesday, that amount had reached more than $5,538,400. “I am proud of F.L.O.W. and I am proud of the citizens of Ojai who came out and proved that this is the right thing to do,” explained F.L.O.W. President Pat McPherson. “We have always wished they (GSWC) would say, ‘You are too small for us to bother with’ and just sit down at the table and bargain with us.” and added that he looks at the issue of immigration “from a population and environmental experience. The most pressing environmental problem is population growth.” Oberlink then cited statistics showing that, since the 1970s, births have leveled off at about two per woman for California residents. “The population would have stabilized if not for immigration.” He suggested looking at the issue from the perspective of “limits on resources, see how many people we can absorb. There is no way to discourage illegal behavior by rewarding illegal behavior.” He was referring to granting a legal pathway to those who have entered the country illegally. “Many view them as lawbreakers,” countered Motomura, “and feel they deserve to be punished. But there is another view. They came here under this de-facto government policy to acquiesce. It makes sense to provide a pathway to legal status.” “Spanish is not my first language,” said Lopez during his response to a question about what got the panelists interested in immigration. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2003 after years of his father working to bring all of his sons to the country. His native language is Mixteco — a language native to Mexico, and not a Spanish dialect. “There are 20,000 indigenous people in Ventura Continued from Page A1 Continued from Page A1 Comment on these reports — send a letter to the editor! 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We allow more to immigrate here than any other country in the world, and I whole-heartedly support that but we need to find a solution … (and) legitimate comprehensive reform.” While Gallegly supports the comprehensive reform approach — something akin to a complete overhaul — Kingston pointed out the U.S. might not be in the best position for that kind of approach, and that doing things one piece at a time might work. He pointed to various programs currently in place that could be adjusted, which, with better enforcement, might provide some solutions. “My job is to immigrate people and prevent people from being removed from the U.S.,” said Gallegly. “This is not just a problem for Central America, or Mexico; the problem addresses all (immigrants) from all countries.” He asserted that most would Photo by Andy Gilman Panelists present their thoughts on immigration Sunday at the Ojai Chautauqua. also agree in the “rule of law,” but that an executive action, when implemented, “is the rule of law.” “I don’t think the solution is to deport,” responded Lopez. “Obama has deported great numbers. Deal with the solution here. It’s the right thing to do, pass something that is realistic to make these people have their documents, contribute to this economy in a greater way. They already pay their taxes.” The lure of immigration to the U.S. can break families apart due to the country’s policies Lopez, said. He then asked, “What is the cause of the root of these problems?” Immigrants desire opportunities — like education — to make a better life for their children,” he stated. “These are important American values. I think if you follow those values … there will be (a way) for them to live out of the shadows. They are already a part of this country.” Previous panels are available to watch online at www.OjaiChatauqua .org, and have discussed water issues, hydraulic fracturing and genetically modified organisms (GMO). The next panel discussion, on income inequality, is set for June 12. Trout: Continued from Page A1 this rule, Merckling added. In 2010, the DFW had imposed a moratorium on trout plants at Casitas and several other California lakes, including Piru, Skinner and Cachuma. The moratorium resulted from a lawsuit contending the agency had never properly evaluated the effects of such plants on native species, steelhead trout in particular. One concern was that planted species could mate with the steelhead population, thereby altering the genetic integrity of the rarer gamefish. Since 2012, however, the DFW has used only triploid, or sterile, trout in its stocking programs, thereby rendering the likelihood of such interactions distinctly remote. Merckling said the fishing at Lake Casitas should be particularly good this month, and not only for trout — the bass are biting, as well. "We still have a fishing lake here," he said. A4 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 arou valley nd YOUR COMPLETE Wednesday, April 15 “PEACE BEYOND LOSSES” — Brock Travis, Ph.D., will give a free talk on “Peace Beyond Losses,” today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association office, 202-A Cañada St., Ojai. Learn spiritual and psychological strategies for serenity amidst bereavement and other lifechanging losses. Call 642-0239. “DEGENERATE ART” SCREENING — In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 W. El Roblar Drive, will show the film “Degenerate Art,” today at 7 p.m., followed by discussion with Pat Allen, local artist and professor of art therapy. This film explores how the Nazis defamed and vilified avant-garde artists in Germany during the 1930s. This is open to the community with donations gratefully accepted. See ojaitemple.org. CERT MEETING — The next CERT training meeting will be held today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the clubhouse at Ojai Villa Mobile Estates, 70 Baldwin Road. The public is always welcome. The program, “Our Water Status in a Disaster and Now,” will be presented by Steve Wickstrum, general manager of Casitas Municipal Water District. Friday, April 17 “FLUTES TO THE PHILIPPINES 2015” — Gallery 525, 525 W. El Roblar Drive, will host “Flutes to the Philipines 2015,” Friday at 5 p.m., hosted by Michael McCarthy. This fundraising event will feature a short presentation and performance of exotic world flutes by John Zeretzke, founder and artistic director of Flutes Across the World. RSVP to [email protected] FREE 3RD FRIDAY EVENT — OVA arts, 108 N. Signal St., will host its free 3rd Friday event, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring light refreshments and music by Cindy Kalmenson and The Lucky Ducks. Call 646-5682. “AS YOU LIKE IT” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery O J A I VA L L E Y E V E N T S [email protected] OUR This Week LISTING OF house concert at the home of Paula Spellman on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets by phone at 646-8907, seating is limited. Billy’s talents are limitless. (A17) St., will host performances of “As You Like It,” through this weekend, with shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This is Shakespeare’s most optimistic, musical, magical and accessible comedy, directed by Laurie Walters Slade. Cost is $18 general, $15 for seniors and Art Center members, $8 for students. Go to www.ojai act.org or call 640-8797 for reservations. Down the Road Saturday, April 18 EARTH DAY CASITAS CLEANUP — Volunteers are invited to a familyfriendly cleanup event Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11311 Santa Ana Road. There is no entrance fee and all cleanup materials will be provided. Meet at Picnic Area 1. Contact [email protected] for information. AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING — The Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Arc Center, 210 Cañada St., Ojai. All amateurs and non-radio operators are welcome. FREE LANDSCAPE CLASS — Casitas Municiipal Water District will sponsor a free landscape class on “Native Gardens and their Pollinators,” Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave. How do birds, bees and butterflies benefit from native gardens? Learn how to create a friendly landscape that will help contribute to your surrounding ecosystem. RSVP early at rmerck [email protected] or 649-2251, Ext. 118. PEDDLERS’ FAIR — Ojai Peddlers’ Fair will feature antiques, collectibles, crafts and clothing, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Mira Monte Elementary School PTO. NATIVE PLANT SALE — Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a sale of native plants at its Ojai Meadows nursery, Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Park on Besant Road. Call 649-6852, Ext. 2, for more details. DEVOTIONAL RETREAT AT MOUNT — Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, will host the Rev. Photo submitted Female surfers featured in documentary When six women head to India, cameras — and revelations on yoga, ecology, hope and surfing — follow. The Ojai Art Center will host a screening of the resulting film, “Beyond the Surface,” April 25 at 7 p.m. A reception with the filmmakers Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and Dave Homcy will follow the film, as will a screening of the short film “Sea Fever” by Tim Davies. Tickets are $10 at the door. Karen S. Wylie’s monthly devotional retreat on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic will be “Meditation as a Path to Self-Awareness.” Open to people of all faiths. Suggested donation: $10 (no one will be turned away). Call (310) 968-8928. OJAI HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS — Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Ojai Historical Walking Tours depart from the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave. (approximately one-hour tours of downtown historical and cultural attractions). Docent Rose Boggs will lead the April 18 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call 6401390. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION — A free familyfriendly event to celebrate Earth Day, “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Grove School, 220 W. Lomita Ave., Ojai. Come for food, play, new ideas, music and much more. Go to www.ojaiearthday.org for more details. Sunday, April 19 “THAT ‘70S SHOW” — Nordhoff High School and the parent group, Maestro, will host a fundraising concert for the music department titled “That ‘70s Show,” Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. The concert will feature The Household Gods, James Antunez, Jimmy Calire, Patricia Cardinali, Thomas Frederickson, Jeff Joad, Cindy Kalmenson, Bill Wagner, Julija Zonic and the Nordhoff Chamber Choir. Tickets: $20, at the door, or nhsmusic.com or 640-4343, Ext. 1861. Monday, April 20 VFW MEETING — The Ojai Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11461, will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 843 E. Ojai Ave. For more information, call Julio Luna at 236-2691, Harry Hunt at 640-0702 or Dave Pressey at 646-1967. Tuesday, April 21 “AWAKENING THE SOUL: YOGA PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA” — with Uma Krishnamurthy, M.D., will be presented April 21 through 24 at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Hill, Ojai. Using the Drama, the Bhagavad Gita, Krishnamurthy will introduce yoga psychology and how to manifest one’s soul’s calling. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10 per single session, $35 for series. Information: 646-1139, www.krotonainstitute.org or [email protected] institute.org. “FALL PREVENTION” — Ojai Presbyterian Church, 304 Foothill Road at the corner of Aliso, will host a free meeting in its parlor Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. where the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association will give a presentation on “Fall Prevention.” Multiple factors contribute to fall risk. This presentation will cover preventable issues, consequences of falls, physical fitness and home modifications. Call Carlene at 640-6451 for more information. “THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN EUROPE: PAST AND PRESENT” — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai, Tuesday at 7 p.m. Bim Burckes and Olga Shtykov Omlin will discuss “The Theosophical Society in Europe: Past and Present.” Donations are appreciated. Call 6462653. “IS PHILANTHROPY SPIRITUAL?” — The American Vedic Association Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Fellowship will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 687 Villanova Road to discuss “Is Philanthropy Spiritual?” Many prominent spiritualists promote digging wells and the construction of schools and hospitals, but is that the end-all of God’s work? Always free. Call 640-0405. JONAS CONCERT — Singer-songwriter and percussionist extraordinaire Billy Jonas will perform a “QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRANSFORMATION” — with Amit Goswami, Ph.D., and Uma Krishnamurthy, M.D., will be presented April 24 through 26 at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Hill, Ojai. This workshop will explore Goswami’s theory of planetary transformation through the evolution of consciousness and Krishnamurthy’s teachings of the transformation of one’s personal consciousness. Friday, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10 per single session or $35 weekend. Information: 646-1139, www.krotonainstitute.org or [email protected] institute.org. DEADLINE FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS COMPETITION — The Ojai Film Society is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Young Filmmakers Competition. The competition is open to any Ojai Valley residents 18 years of age or younger. Films must be under 15 minutes in length and can be in any genre. Deadline for submissions is April 24. There will be an awards ceremony and public screening May 9 at the Ojai Art Center. For a full list of submission guidelines and an application, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org/of syouth. OJAI WORD FEST — The fifth annual Ojai Word Fest will run April 24 through 27 with events at various Ojai Valley venues. This literary festival will feature books, authors, poetry, screenwriting, writing workshops, retreats, storytelling and more. Go to www.ojaiwordfest.com or call 669-7373 for schedule and more information. BOY SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Boy Scout Troop 504 will host its 15th annual pancake breakfast during the Tennis Tournament, April 25 from 7 a.m. to noon at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. Tickets at the door are $7, or $5 in advance by calling 399-0504 or e-mailing [email protected] ILVENTO PRESERVE HIKE AND PICNIC — This once-a-year Ojai Valley Land Conservancy hike will take place April 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., led by Rick Bisaccia, and ending with a picnic lunch at the top of the trail. Cost is $15 per person. Ilvento Preserve, located near The Thacher School, was OVLC’s first land acquisition in 1997, 80 acres donated by the Ilvento family. Participation is limited to 16 hikers and reservations are required; call City of Ojai – COMPLETE STREETS MASTER PLAN Open House / Design Workshop The City of Ojai invites you to join our consultant design workshop to develop a Complete Streets Master Plan. These three days present a venue for you to share your ideas for a safe and complete transportation future for Ojai, including bike and pedestrian networks and safety, traffic calming, streetscape, and any other ideas you feel will make our streets more complete for all users. Our consultant’s Team of engineers and planners will be at work in this open studio. Come at your convenience to participate, watch or comment. WHEN: Tuesday, April 14 - 2pm to 7:00pm* w/Brief Recap at 6:00pm. Wednesday, April 15 - 2pm to 7:00pm* w/Brief Recap at 6:00pm. Thursday, April 16 - 2pm to 7:00pm* w/Full Recap at 6:00pm. *A brief daily Pin-Up Presentation/recap will be presented each night at 6:00pm, with a FULL RECAP on Thursday at 6:00pm. So if you have particular items you’d like to discuss, come anytime between 2-7pm. If you’d just like to see a recap, come at 6:00pm any day, or Thursday for a full recap. WHERE: Ojai Valley Woman’s Club clubhouse, 441 E. Ojai Ave. (just east of Montgomery St., between Jersey Mike’s and Bliss Yogurt) Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 A5 YOUR COMPLETE LISTING OF arou valley nd O J A I VA L L E Y E V E N T S [email protected] 649-6852, Ext. 2, or email [email protected] The group will carpool to the trailhead. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event April 25 for residents of the unincorporated communities of Ventura County. Call 658-4323 for an appointment or more information. Small businesses should call (800) 7141195. OJAI HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS — Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Ojai Historical Walking Tours depart from the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave. (approximately onehour tours of downtown historical and cultural attractions). Docents Jackie Clark and Connie Campbell will lead the April 25 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call 640-1390. “VALLEY OF THE MOON” WORLD PREMIERE — Raymond Powers has composed the symphony, “Valley of the Moon,” which is a musical exploration of all that is Ojai. Its world premiere will be performed by the Ojai Youth Symphony, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St., Ojai. Donations will be appreciated. Call 6498086 or go to www.ojai youthsymphony.org. FREE DIABETES CLASS — Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host a free class on type 2 diabetes April 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. at its Ojai office, 202-A Cañada St. to help you develop an individualized plan of care. Call 272-8593. SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE — Gallery 525, 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks, will host a spoken word performance by Karen Banfield’s Intuitive Writing Class, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Donation: $5 at the door. Call 804-7024. Ongoing Events FREE PREGNANCY TESTS AND ULTRASOUND — are offered at Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic, 1320-C Maricopa Highway, Ojai. Office hours are Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Additional days and times available by appointment. Appointments are necessary for ultrasound. Free referrals and resource material on pregnancy, STDs and more are available during office hours. Email [email protected] or call the 24-hour hotline at 646-6830. ALIGN YOUR BODY FOR WELLNESS — A free exercise class called Align Your Body for Wellness is held every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. (with brief breaks between sessions) at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Call 646-5122 for more details. STORY TIME AT OAK VIEW LIBRARY — The Oak View Library, 555 Mahoney Ave., hosts story time for youngsters every Tuesday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Call 649-1523 for details. PARENTCARE PROGRAM — Every family deserves the support of its community when a new baby is born. The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center seeks families to serve in their ParentCare Home Visit Program. ParentCare serves families who have newborns with extra support at home with tasks such as preparing a snack, going for a walk with mom and baby, or playing with an older sibling. To apply for this donation-based program, call Renee Mandala at 667-2115. PAUSE4KIDS MEETINGS — Pause4kids, a parents’ group committed to helping children with special needs, meets twice each month: every third Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Visit www.pauseconejo.org or call Kim at 646-6606. If you are thinking of buying or selling... Please give me a call T om Weber OUR MATILIJA FLY FISHERS — meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. The meetings consist of informal flyfishing discussions, notice of upcoming events of interest and fly-tying instruction and demonstrations. Visitors are welcome. Call 646-3469. OJAI VALLEY BEE CLUB MEETING — The Ojai Valley Bee Club meets every second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the annex at The Farmer and The Cook, 339 W. El Roblar Drive in Meiners Oaks. This beekeeping and bee appreciation club for enthusiasts in the Ojai Valley and surrounding area meets to share information and resources with experts and guest speakers. OJAI VALLEY GUN CLUB — The Ojai Valley Gun Club offers a public shoot day at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Rose Valley Range. See www.ovgc.net or call 984-9472. OJAI DANCE MEDICINE — is a journey into healing held Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. Call 6460117. MEDITATION MOUNT — Group meditations are held Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road. The grounds are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to sunset. Office business hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.medita tionmount.org or call 646-5508, Ext. 103. Photo submitted Matson Bailey (left) and Jonas Rutherford are working to save sea turtles. Ojai boys raising funds to help turtles Eight-year-olds Jonas Rutherford and Matson Bailey of Ojai are creating an app and website to broadcast the life cycle of sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean. They call it Turtle Friend, and their goal is to create an education and fundraising tool for sea turtle conservation. They launched their Kickstarter campaign April 13 to raise $25,000 to develop the project. Once developed, Turtle Friend will be both an app and a website that will allow the user to watch sea turtles, live, at various stages of their life cycle, and track them via satellite transmitters on their migrations throughout the Pacific. The boys, both students at Ojai’s Oak Gove School, have partnered with the Ventura-based Paso Pacifico to help develop this project. Paso Pacifico is a nonprofit organization with more than 40 staff members on the ground in southwestern Nicaragua working to restore and protect the region’s endangered wildlife. The first night of the campaign, the boys helped to organize a launch party at Papa Lennon’s in Meiners Oaks. They invited friends, parents and teachers to help market their campaign. Turtle Friend has the potential to protect some of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Pacific coast of Central America. Sea turtles in Nicaragua are threatened by poachers, pollution, and unchecked coastal development. Turtle Friend will help tell this story and connect the global community with one of the most charismatic and iconic creatures on the planet. For more or to donate, visit www.kickstarter.com and search for "Turtle Friend." 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Liability for errors shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 A7 OVN03-14-2015 Published Ojai Valley News March 25, 2015 April 1, 8 & 15, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2015031810005170-0 1/1 Ventura County Clerk and Recorder MARK A. LUNN File Date: 03/18/2015 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1st Fictitious Business Name: Lou’s Sharpening Street Address of Principal Place of Business (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 950 Woodland ave #93, Ojai, CA 93023 County of Principal Place of Business: Ventura Full name of 1st Registrant Individual/Corporation/Limit ed Liability Company: Luis R Rivera Residence Address of 1st Registrant (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 950 Woodland Ave.#93, Ojai, CA 93023 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) Luis R Rivera /s/LUIS R RIVERA NOTICE – In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura on the date indicated by the file stamp above. ———————— OVN04-01-2015 Published Ojai Valley News April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2015030310003928-0 1/1 Ventura County Clerk and Recorder MARK A. LUNN File Date: 03/03/2015 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1st Fictitious Business Name: Daley Landscape Inc. 2nd Fictitious Business Name: Daley Landscaping Street Address of Principal Place of Business (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 915 Bryant Place, Ojai, CA 93023 County of Principal Place of Business: Ventura State of Incorporation/ Organization: C2786239 CA Full name of 1st Registrant Individual/Corporation/Limit ed Liability Company: Daley Landscape Inc. Residence Address of 1st Registrant (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 915 Bryant Place, Ojai, CA 93023 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/18/1992. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) Daley Landscape Inc. /s/MICHAEL F. DALEY Michael F. Daley President NOTICE – In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura on the date indicated by the file stamp above. ———————— OVN04-02-2015 Published Ojai Valley News April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2015030210003833-0 1/1 Ventura County Clerk and Recorder MARK A. LUNN File Date: 03/02/2015 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1st Fictitious Business Name: Industry Web Design Street Address of Principal Place of Business (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 411 Bucknell Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 County of Principal Place of Business: Ventura Full name of 1st Registrant Individual/Corporation/Limit ed Liability Company: Todd Barnett Residence Address of 1st Registrant (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 411 Buckenll Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/1/2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) Todd Barnett /s/TODD BARNETT NOTICE – In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura on the date indicated by the file stamp above. ———————— OVN04-03-2015 Published Ojai Valley News April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2015031110004524-0 1/1 Ventura County Clerk and Recorder MARK A. LUNN File Date: 03/11/2015 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: 1st Fictitious Business Name: Busy Babes Beauty 2nd Fictitious Business Name: too B Beauty … Street Address of Principal Place of Business (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 306 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Ca 93023 County of Principal Place of Business: Ventura Full name of 1st Registrant Individual/Corporation/Limit ed Liability Company: Natasha Ann Scott Residence Address of 1st Registrant (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 233 Avenida Del Recreo, Ojai, Ca 93023 Full name of 1st Registrant Individual/Corporation/Limit ed Liability Company: Melisa Anna Maria Desmond Residence Address of 1st Registrant (P.O. Box or PMB are not acceptable): 1871 Country Place, Ojai, CA 93023 This Business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 15, 2015. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) Natasha Ann Scott /s/NATASHA ANN SCOTT NOTICE – In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura on the date indicated by the file stamp above. ———————— OVN04-09-2015 Published Ojai Valley News April 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2015 The Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency will hold a Public Hearing on: April 30, 2015 at 5 pm at Ojai City Council Chambers at 401 S. Ventura Street, Ojai, on proposed Ordinance No. 9. Ordinance No. 9 PUBLIC HEARING FOR ORDINANCE NO. 9: AN ORDINANCE OF THE OJAI BASIN GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AGENCY SUPERCEDING ORDINANCE NO. 4 SPECIFYING THE CHANGES IN LEVYING GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION CHARGES. ———————— OVN04-10-2015 Published Ojai Valley News April 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2015 The Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency will hold a Public Hearing on: April 30, 2015 at 5 pm at Ojai City Council Chamber at 401 S. Ventura Street, Ojai, on proposed Ordinance No. 10. Ordinance No.10 PUBLIC HEARING FOR ORDINANCE NO. 10: AN ORDINANCE OF THE OJAI BASIN GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AGENCY REQUIRING TESTING AND CALIBRATION OF ALL GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION FACILITY FLOWMETERS. Your Saturday tradition just got better! One click on our home page gets our world-famous garage sale map on your mobile device Get the sale address • driving directions • street view • items for sale • all in the palm of your hand It’s like getting the Ojai Valley News at no cost! ge V e teri n a r y & Fudge H p it a l O jai os Vi l la Steve Sallen, DVM (805) 646-3111 www.ojaivet.com 311 W. Ojai Ave. $15 OFF Any Flea or Tick Product for Your Pet Must present coupon Expires April 29, 2015 Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm 1/2 off all ice cream cones or 30% off Bulk Gummie Candy must present coupon • limited to one per customer 210 E. Ojai Ave expires 4/29/15 New York Times CROSSWORD PUZZLE A8 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Photos by Perry Van Houten Ojai Raptor Center open house attracts a flock of raptor fans About 2,400 people showed up to the semi-annual open house at the Ojai Raptor Center last weekend. Visitors were introduced to a new bird, the broad-winged hawk (above left) held by volunteer Rio Vogt, and also caught up with familiar pals like Gavin the Peregrine falcon (right). Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 A9 Perspectives ASTROLOGY RISA D’ANGELES Pluto will be retrograde for five months Esoteric astrology as news for the week of April 15 through 22: As the Lyrid meteors, radiating from the star Vega in the Harp constellation, begin showering heaven and earth with light, Pluto, planet of transformation (or die) turns stationary retrograde (Thursday, April 16), 15 degrees Capricorn. Retrogrades have purpose, allowing humanity time to review, reassess, research and reinvent while returning to previous situations. Retrogrades are times of inner activity, seeds sown in bio-dynamically prepared soil. Pluto retrograde is the most serious and resolute of retrogrades — a pure tincture or, as in homeopathy, a “constitutional” touching the essences of all that matters. Pluto offers deep insight into confusion or puzzlement and areas where transformation is still incomplete. Pluto, retrograde for five months (until Sept. 24) offers deep earthquakes of change, awakens humanity to the task of building (Capricorn) the new culture and civilization, flailing our inner world about, deepening us until we transform and do things differently. Pluto is an unrelenting teacher. New moon (29 Aries) is Saturday. Mars anchors the new creative fires of Aries into our world. Join us everyone. ARIES: A new and surprising state of identity affecting everyone, especially you, Ari, occurs this week with Pluto retrograde and the Aries new moon. Your days and nights are overshadowed by this regenerating energy. Use it with knowledge and care. Act only on harmless feelings. Tend to feelings by exercising, reading and resting more. Don’t become difficult and authoritative. Protect others through kindness. TAURUS: While returning to a time, friend, event, city, state, idea, etc. from the past, you ponder on spiritual realities and attempt to conquer tasks not quite completed. These bring forth revelations, next steps, forgiveness and closure. You’re called to tend others, perhaps many, in healing crisis. Appreciate everything you’re asked to do. These are directions for further learning. Consider different paths forward. GEMINI: Some things have outlived their usefulness. Thank them, releasing them to their next reality. Mars (action) and Mercury (thoughts) in your 12th, ask you to consider a place of contemplation, poise and quiet for a month. Energies are affecting you from all directions. When challenges appear you want to step aside like a tai-chi master letting energies flow into elements. Tai-chi, calligraphy and archery are good disciplines for you, the brothers, ruled by Venus. CANCER: You attempt to remain hidden even while in the world serving others. It’s a paradox of Cancer that you must always be both. In all actions there’s always the desire to include the opposite. You have the intention to balance inner and outer, public and private, seen and unseen (of which you both are and are not). Don’t be confused by this. Something new occurs in your groups. LEO: If emotions aren’t being expressed then something will occur (or someone may appear) bringing them out into the open challenging you to share how you feel. Is a sense of abandonment being felt? Is your present home a bit lonely and/or do you feel a past sadness and loss? Throughout what’s occurring there’s a pendulum swinging here, there, past and present. Someone misses you. VIRGO: Be extra cautious and aware. You’re sensitive, restless and hungry. Try as you might, it can’t be soothed by chocolate, or ice cream. Ask yourself if what you want is a past memory, a present need or a future reality you must create? Nurture all plans with kindly patience. Daily life can feel difficult, transforming, yet regenerative. Always seek forgiveness. Step away for a while. A long trip elsewhere would be good. LIBRA: As Pluto retrogrades this week, you turn toward home seeking what needs renovating, redecorating and reimagining. The garden first. New vines, perhaps, especially night-blooming ones — jasmine and moon flowers. Beauty encourages and helps you cooperate more. You want to harmonize the intensity. Know that the key to successful outcomes is intention. Always ask what your intentions are. Ask others their intentions, too. SCORPIO: You want to be sensible and practical, forgetting all the deep stuff for a while, applying yourself fully to daily needs in order to feel stability. You begin to weigh day-to-day responsibilities with thoughts on how to include contemplation and retreat. The Forces of Restoration are out and about this month. They will help you. Ask them. Only to you do I reveal this. SAGITTARIUS: You have moments of peace and freedom. And then a new reality emerges and feelings of freedom and fun disappear and you assume high-maintenance exhaustive work and you ask, “Why me, God?” and then you set about tending to what’s at hand. And realize your life suddenly became easier through acceptance and you feel pleasure recognizing your skills and don’t think you’re immovable for you’re just assessing things — in your own time. CAPRICORN: You step away from the world for moment, focus on family needs and suddenly you have more energy facing those you love. Tenderness sweeps through your heart. You want to care for them in ways great and small. However, you must tend to self first. Have a protein-filled breakfast. The quality of our early morning foods equals the amount and quality of energy we have each day. We can train ourselves to eat differently. It’s simply a useful Capricorn way toward success. “Usefulness” is a Cap word. AQUARIUS: Be very observant of your communication. Be aware also of those you’re not communicating with — and why. Offer everyone kindness and equality. Toward those opposing you, anger may erupt. Assess what is right relations. Don’t allow your anger or actions to be out of control. It could be dangerous. Feelings may explode unexpectedly. Stand back and observe. The energies are quite complex. Be in charge quietly. PISCES: Notice the energetic shift from fire (Aries) to earth (Taurus). Call upon the fire of spirit and the sustenance of earth to help heal you in the coming weeks. Be truthful in all matters. If you don’t understand, ask for clarification. Allow no one’s reality to become greater than your reality, including your needs. Love comes slowly and from far away. And then, all of a sudden, it appears again! Help is close by as a whisper. Risa D’Angeles is founder and director of the Esoteric and Astrological Studies and Research Institute, a contemporary wisdom school in the ancient mysteries tradition. Send email to [email protected], go to nightlightnews.com or see her Facebook pages. Meet Your Hometown Realtor Sharon McClung 805-637-4467 Martha Fellows 805-798-1106 Ojai Valley Office (805) 640-1440 109 N. Blanche St., Ste. 100 • www.OjaiHomes4Sale.com • Ojai Valley Real Estate Sales/Prop Mgmt./Notary 236 W. 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The Ojai team was pitted against some of the best relay teams in the state of California as well as six power teams from outside the state. Despite taking on teams from schools many times the size of Nordhoff, the Ranger foursome threw down a season-best 7:47.50 performance. The time is far and away the best performance in California this season and it remains the third-fastest time in the United States this spring. Given that the Arcadia Invitational breeds su- Photo submitted The Nordhoff Express, consisting of (left to right) Varian Wilson, Elijah Balderas, Landis Meyer, and Cameron Kunde won the prestigious Arcadia Invitational 4-by-800-relay event last weekend. The team will travel to the Penn Relays April 23. perstars, NHS middle distance coach Ed Italo was thrilled his team was able to come away with the win. “I can’t believe we won Arcadia. This is huge and we should all be very proud of these kids. I thought for sure one of these out of state teams would be laying the weeds, but these guys really competed and came up big,” he said. Italo added, “By the time our third leg, Landis Meyer, handed the baton to anchor, Cameron Kunde, the victory was all but out of the reach of second-place Redondo Union, who finished three seconds behind us with a 7:50.58.” Wilson led off with a split of 1:57.89 which was followed up by Balderas who ran 1:59.42. On the third leg, Meyer was im- pressive with a 1:56.23 and then Kunde brought the baton home with a 1:53.96. And the Nordhoff Express thinks there are even faster times on the horizon. “If we get one or two guys to pop, I think we have a lot of room to improve,” noted Italo. After Friday’s relay victory, Kunde returned to Arcadia on Saturday to compete in the Open 800-meter run, where he replaced the existing Nordhoff school record of 1:54.89, set in 1998, with a new time of 1:54.07. The NHS junior ended up third, but some jostling on the second lap may have prevented Kunde from running even faster. “He was pushed completely off the track so I think he could have easily run 1:53.5 or so,” said Italo. This coming weekend, the Rangers will compete individually at the Russell Cup in Carpinteria before heading off to Philadelphia on April 23 to compete in the Penn Relays. Italo concluded by saying, “We are remaining focused and committed to getting better, but I think we could win the Penn Relays if we run like we are capable of running. We will play off the momentum of Arcadia and see what happens. These young men are capable and ready, so we’ll see how it goes.” Wadsworth, Blankenburg win Soule Park event Ted Cotti OVN correspondent Brian Wadsworth of Ojai and Mark Blankenburg of Ventura teamed to post a net 16-underpar 56 to capture the Soule Park Men’s Golf Club’s annual two-man best-ball tournament Saturday. The victory earned them the right to represent the club at the annual Southern California Golf Association’s Two-Man Best-Ball Club Championship Tournament later this year. “We were a perfect team, which is ironic because we just decided to play together a couple of days before the tournament,” Wadsworth explained. “Mark did a great job scoring on his holes, and on the holes he didn’t get a pop, I’d drain a putt, so it just worked out great.” The pair came out of the gate on fire with birdies on two, three, five, six, eight and nine and an eagle on seven to make the turn at 9-under par. They then bookended birds on 12, 13 and 15 on the back with eagles on 11 and 16, to finish with a bogey-free 56, three shots clear of the runners-up and a whopping six shots ahead of the third-place finishers. “We didn’t give any shots back, and that was important,” said Blankenburg, who like Wadsworth has been a member of the club for four years. “I figured we’d have to shoot at least 10under to be in contention and thought that if we made a couple of birdies (at different times) we’d have a chance, and it just worked out.” “I didn’t really start with a number,” said Wadsworth. “I just took it hole by hole.” Blankenburg was the hero on seven, hitting his 4-hybrid to within 2 feet of the pin after Wadsworth lost his second shot in a tree. Wadsworth carried the team on 11, reaching the par five in two with a 5wood before sinking a 12-foot putt. “It sort of went that way all day,” Wadsworth said. “When one of us went off, the other one stepped up.” Ojai brothers Jay and Mark Ackerman took second in the net competition, defeating Santa Barbara residents Mike Kerkering and Henry Franco in a scorecard playoff. Tim Silvestri and Ben Barraza took fourth place, aided by a net eagle one on six. The Soule Park Men’s Club will also send a twosome to represent the club in the SCGA’s gross competition; however, SCGA rules stipulate that both players must play to a 6.4 handicap or less. As such, Saturday’s gross winners, Peter Brown and Charles Casey (who carded a 68), and runners-up Ken Leonard and Tom Spraggins (who carded a 71) do not qualify. That means third place finishers Scott Snowbarger and John Obraza, both scratch golfers who teamed for a one-under par 71, will represent Soule Park at the SCGA event later this summer. Casey birdied one, five, 13 and 16 while Brown birdied two, four and five before finishing with an eagle on 18 to earn the day’s gross flight honors. Leonard and Spraggins won a second-place card-off by virtue of birds on 12, 13 and 16. Obraza posted a 73 with birds on four, five and 18 to pace the club representatives while Snowbarger, still recovering from a snowboarding injury to his wrist, fired a 77. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Snowbarger on three (4 feet, 6 inches), Adrian Frape on six (8 feet, 10 inches), Obraza on 10 (4 feet, 5 inches) and Jay Ackerman on 16 (1 foot, 7 inches). The club’s next tournament, the Memorial, a two-man odd-even game, is May 16. Club membership applications are available in the Soule Park Pro Shop. Ojai Valley News photo by Ted Cotti Brian Wadsworth (left) and Mark Blankenburg won last weekend’s Soule Park Men’s Golf Club’s annual twoman best-ball tournament by shooting 16 under par. Photo submitted Sundowner golfers prepare for opening day The nine-hole Ojai Sundowners Golf League, including star players like Victor Logan begin play April 28 at Soule Park Golf Course. Weekly play takes place every Tuesday afternoon throughout the summer. Limited spaces are available in the league. Contact James Casey at 798-5252 for more information on this golf league. 85 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG Since 1929 FIND NEW ROADS CHEVROLET Photo submitted Webster climbs to second-place finish Oak View's Greg Webster took second place last weekend in the Carnegie Hillclimb Nitro Nationals, a hill climbing dirt bike race in Tracy, Calif. Held April 11 and 12, the event was a West Coast Hillclimb Association Series (WCHA) pro-am hill climb/verticross. Webster and his Honda 500 took second place in the Altered Stock 451-700cc Division. IN 2015 GET MORE FROM MORRIS! 1024 W Ventura St. • Fillmore, CA 93015 • http://www.wmlmorris.com Michael Greenslit General Sales Manager Long time Ojai Valley Resident For Personal Service: CELL: (805) 890-1371 • Sales: (805)727-4696 • Parts & Service: (805) 524-0333 “Get More From Morris” Arts &Entertainment B1 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 [email protected] Exhibition examines OSA today “Condition Report: The State of OSA 2015” is the theme of the 13th annual exhibition of Ojai Studio Artists (OSA) at the Ojai Valley Museum, running from Saturday to July 5. The show opens Saturday with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. “Condition Report” is the name given to the document completed by museum staff upon receipt of an artwork noting whether the piece is dated, signed, showing age or damage, and the like. The upcoming OSA show aims to capture something of its own “Condition Report” with more than 30 years history, 60 current artists and members who have come and gone, including the eight new members juried in this year. The show will demonstrate that an important See OSA, Page B3 OVA slates April classes Photo by Steve Mann Singer/songwriter Billy Jonas will appear 7 p.m. Tuesday in a Fresh Roasted concert. Upbeat Jonas to perform Fresh Roasted Concerts will present singer/songwriter Billy Jonas in a house concert Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar, bass, marimba) with homemade creations (using buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion). Jonas tailors both his song selection and its presentation to suit each audience. It’s spirited, straightforward music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of age or cultural background. For more than two decades, Jonas has shared stages with many renowned artists, including Alison Krauss, Peter Yarrow, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Paul Winter, Michele Shocked, Justin Bieber, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard Thompson and Pete Seeger. His upbeat, engaging presence encourages active audience participation. “My favorite instrument is the audience,” Jonas explained. “I work to ‘tribalize’ the compositions … to provide an immediate opportunity for the listener to join in.” Tickets are available only by calling 6468907. Seating is limited and directions will be given at the time of purchase. OVA arts will offer the following classes during April: • A Wrap Bracelet workshop, taught by Tea Bittner, will be held Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost for the class is $70 and participants will learn how to make a trendy wrap bracelet using an array of materials and techniques. • A Wire Wrap Bracelet workshop, with Tea Bittner, will be held April 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost for the class is $65 and participants will learn basic wire wrap techniques to complete a bracelet. This technique is fundamental in basic jewelry making. • A Mosaic Mirror Workshop, with Sheri Sanchez, will be offered April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for the class is $115 and participants will choose from three design options and a variety of colors and materials, to create their own one-of-akind, mosaic mirror. • A Mosaic “Rock of Love” workshop, with Sheri Sanchez, will be offered April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for the class is $45 plus $5 for a center jewel if needed. Participants will learn the techniques, materials and See Classes, Page B3 NHS show to include Chamber Choir The Nordhoff High School Chamber Choir, will perform during the upcoming “That ’70s Show” Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Matilija Junior High School Auditorium. The show also will feature The Household Gods with guests James Antunez, Jimmy Calire, Patricia Cardinali, Jeff Joad, Cindy Kalmenson and Julija Zonic. Other guests include Nordhoff music director Bill Wagner and Matilija music director Thomas Fredrickson on horns. All of the performers are donating their talent for this show, which raises money for the annual Spring Tour. For this year’s tour, students from all the ensembles will be traveling to the Heritage Festival in San Diego from April 23 through April 26. In addition to their adjudicated performances, the students will attend a musical, a baseball game, a day at Nordhoff High School • That ’70s Show • Matilija Junior High School Auditorium • 703 El Paseo Rd., Ojai • Sunday at 2:30 p.m. • Cost is $20 at the door • For more information, visit www.nhsmusic .com SeaWorld and tour the USS Midway. Students pay for these travels through fundraising, family contributions and with scholarships from MAESTRO. One of the more popular fundraisers is Tips for Talent, which will be held Tuesday at Jim and Rob’s Fresh Grill in Ojai. Students will perform for tips and Jim and Rob’s will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to the department. Another way to see all the ensembles will be to attend “Friday Night in the Park,” a free concert May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Libbey Bowl. Tickets for “That ’70s Show” are $20 at the door. For more information on all upcoming events, visit www.nhsmusic.com. The Nordhoff Symphonic Band received a top rating at the SCSBOA Festival in Thousand Oaks March 25. The band received a superior rating in both performance and sight-reading. MAESTRO is a parent-supported group assisting with public awareness and fundraising for the Nordhoff High School Music Program in support of Nordhoff students who strive to play, sing and learn music. Photo submitted Kilbie Wills and Bill Wagner are ready for “That ’70s Show.” Wills is a member of the Gold 'n Blue Chorale and captain of the Nordhoff High School (NHS) Color Guard. Wagner is music director at NHS. Students reach out with flutes Photo submitted Flutes from Topa Topa School students were given to children on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Flutes Across The World recently returned from connecting students from Ojai and other schools in southern California to Native American students and children on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Nebraska. Hand-decorated flutes from Topa Topa School students were given to children at He Dog Elementary School and Prairie Wind Elementary School as part of the Ojai Music Festivals educational programs, which is one of Flutes Across The World’s outreach spon- sors in the schools. John Zeretzke, founder and artistic director of the program, accompanied the flutes and gave music instruction and classes to the Native American students. A flutes and music mission to the Philippines is scheduled for May when more than 1,000 flutes will be taken overseas for children there. Zeretzke is planning the work with Commander Ramon Moreno of the Philippines Coast Guard Auxilary and flutes will go to children in orphanages, hospitals and schools throughout the Philippines. Flutes Across The World will hold a fundraising wine-andcheese gathering at Gallery 525 in Meiners Oaks Friday at 5 p.m. A short presentation and performance using exotic and ancient flutes by Zeretzke will start at 6 p.m. Gallery 525 is at 525 El Roblar Road in Meiners Oaks. To RSVP for this event, please e-mail name and number of attendees to [email protected] .com. For information, call 630-3133 Flutes Across The World will also present a family night ‘make-aflute’ fundraiser at Meiners Oaks Elementary School April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. All attendees can make two flutes – one to keep and one to give to a child in another part of the world. There will be a short performance and travel program about the work of the organization followed by the West African flutemaking instruction. This event is free to attend but donations are encouraged and will go to support the work of Flutes Across The World music missions and programs. B2 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Exhibit celebrates Ojai surrealist Nutmeg’s Ojai House will host a showing of work by William Prosser Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. Prosser attended Nordhoff High School in the 1970s, and studied Impressionism with Ojai artist Bill Dorsey. “Bill really went out of his way to help coach me with painting, but the best lesson I got from him was his attitude in celebrating life with paint – an emotional commitment that shows through the work, which I feel helped push Bill over the top to be recognized as a Living Master by folks in Santa Barbara.” He began selling his Impressionist landscapes through Nutmeg’s Ojai House 14 years ago, and then through the Around the Corner Gallery as well. After the Tsunami in 2004, Prosser went to Sri Lanka for five months as a volunteer. Returning home with video footage, he produced a documentary “And The Sea Took Us,” narrated by Michelle Phillips, which went on to win The Spirit of Independents Award at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He is currently submitting his second documentary, “The Ojai Mardi Gras, OMG,” shot around the Ojai Mardi Gras in 2013, to film festivals. Prosser painted a few symbolic pieces through the years, but now his focus is entirely devoted to the Surreal style, rich with arche- types and symbolism. “I fell in love with Surrealism, and after a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida, I decided to take that road,” Prosser explained. “My work now leans towards inner landscapes, and represents emotions and thoughts of ‘who am I?’ and ‘how do I fit in this world?’ which I feel are common to everyone. If I can paint images that reflect our human condition in a new and interesting way, I have achieved the goal in finding my own frontier in art, and possibly contributing something. Painting and filmmaking are wonderful, creative jobs. I feel very fortunate to live this creative life.” Works by artist William Prosser will be on display at Nutmeg’s Ojai House. A collection of more than 40 surreal and symbolic paintings will be on display. Musical entertainment will be provided by Linnea Soledad, Jim Hanson and Jack Lelah, playing Celtic folk songs. A 50 percent show discount will be offered on purchases made during the reception. Nutmeg’s Ojai House is at 304 N. Montgomery St. in Ojai. Upcoming Events Wednesday, April 15 • Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be commemorated by the Jewish Community of Ojai through a showing of the film “Degenerate Art” with discussion afterwards with local artist, Dr. Pat Allen. The film explores how the Nazis defamed and vilified avant grade artists in Germany during the 1930s culminating in the infamous art show called Degenerate Art.The showing will begin at 7 p.m. at 530 W. El Roblar in Meiners Oaks. Friday, April 17 • Enjoy live music with Cindy Kalmenson and the Lucky Ducks at OVA arts 3rd Friday Event on April 17 from 6-8. Cindy is a California native , returning after 14 years in Nashville where she recorded 3 critically acclaimed CDs. She and her group will play many of your favorite songs as well as some originals. There will be light refreshments to enjoy, as well as amazing art. Also, the winner of the Crate Decorating Contest will be announced and presented with a gift basket from Ojai Valley Artists. And the winner of a Certificate to the Oaks Spa for 2 will be drawn. To enter this drawing, find the pixie at OVA arts and/or vote for your favorite decorated crate which will be scattered around the store. OVA arts is located at 108 N. Signal and is open daily from 10-6. • UCSB Arts & Lectures will present the Santa Barbara debut of The Mutter-BronfmanHarrell Trio at The Granada Theatre. The 7 p.m. program will feature works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and will be held at The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. in Santa Barbara. Visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or call 899-2222 for tickets. Saturday, April 18 • Artist Reception and Show Saturday April 18, 3 to 7 p.m. In the Gallery. One of California’s Premier Landscape Painters Richard Schloss is an Contemporary fine art jewelry and crafts Unique gifts, attractive prices 108-B. N. Signal St. Open daily 10-6 • (805) 646-5682 www.ojaivalleyartists.com Susan Joan Rini April 18th 11a.m - 5 p.m. Mini and Full Animal Readings Connect with your pet in a way that you have never experienced at Soul Centered Shop Susanjoanrini.com 311 N Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 640-8222 amazing Painter of Light as is evident to any who have enjoyed his paintings. Gallery goers are invited to drop by for a glass of wine and a chat with Richard. There will be more than 60 paintings on display in the gallery. Contact the Gallery for more Information 805-646-0967 307 E Ojai Ave Suite 102 . Ojai CA [email protected] . www.tartagliafineart .com • The producers of the Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair will also host Champagne On Main, a spring event this year. The event will take place in downtown Ventura from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.champagneonmain.com to purchase tickets or for more information. • Bank of Books bookstore will host a day of authors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Authors include Fireball Tim Lawrence, Andrew Jimenez and Kelsey MacConell. Bank of Books is at 748 E. Main St. in Ventura. • The Ojai Library will host a workshop entitled “Navigating your Social Security, What you need to know before you collect benefits,” from 2 to 3 p.m. The Ojai Library is at 111 E. Ojai Ave. For information, call 646-1639. • One of the largest Nordic festivals in the western United States will return to California Lutheran University from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 41st Scandinavian Festival will celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and the Saami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. Cal Lutheran is at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Visit www. scandinavianfest.org for tickets and event information. Sunday, April 19 • Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will bring her You and Me Tour to UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall, 201 Mesa Road in Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. This performance is part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures “Family Fun” series. Call 8933535 for tickets. Friday, April 24 • Quattro, an ensemble that blends Latin, pop, jazz and classical music, will perform at the Scherr Forum Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Quattro is a 2013 Latin Grammy nominee for best new artist. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Saturday, April 25 • The Ventura Botanical Gardens will host the seventh annual Spring Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Legacy Legs After Party, celebrating renowned plant breeder, Theodosia Burr Shepard, will follow the Garden Tour. Six private gardens in the city of Ventura will be open to the public for selfguided tours. Tickets are available at www.VenturaBotanicalGardens.com or at Villa Tasca Gardens, Oasis Patio & Garden, Palermo, Danny’s Deli, Green Thumb and Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union. Monday, April 27 • Karen Banfield’s Intuitive Writing Class will present a spoken word performance at Gallery 525, 525 W. El Roblar Ave., in Meiner’s Oaks, at 6.30 p.m. A $5 donation will be requested at the door. For information, call 804-7024 Friday, May 1 • A day of performances, intended primarily for students, will kick off the 16th Ojai Storytelling Festival. A pre-school show, with award winning storyteller, Regi Carpenter and Diane Ferlatte is set for at 9 a.m. the Ojai Art Center. At 9:30 a.m., students from grades kindergarten through third will hear storytellers Donald Davis, Andy Irwin and Clare Murphy at Libbey Bowl. At 11:15 a.m. upper grade to high school students will hear storytellers Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Minton Sparks and Vijai Nathan. For tickets and information, call 646-8907 or visit www.ojaistoryfest.org. • Marie Bean, Australian running and fitness coach and author of the two bestselling books — “Lazy Runner” and “Lazy Loser” — will speak at the Ojai Library at 3 p.m. The Ojai Library is at 111 E. Ojai Ave. • The Ojai Storytelling Festival will a fundraising event during this year’s Ojai Storytelling Festival, called “Meet the Tellers Luncheon.” The lunch will be held onstage at the Libbey Bowl at 1 p.m. Proceeds will support the Festival’s outreach programs for students. Attendees will receive lunch and have an opportunity to meet the tellers from this year’s festival. Tickets can be purchased at www.ojaistoryfest.org or by calling 646-8907. Saturday, May 2 • The Ojai Playwrights Conference will host its annual benefit gala at 3 p.m. at the Matilija Junior High School auditorium. The event will include a 90minute cabaret and a post-show gathering at Aspen Grove Ranch. Visit www.ojaiplays.org for tickets and information. • The Ventura County Pastel Artists will host its “Annual Spring Show” artists reception from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Hills Gallery, 1545 Cuyama Road in Ojai. Ventura County Pastel Artists members will exhibit their newest paintings created with soft pastels. Refreshments will be served and there will be pastel demonstrations throughout the day. For additional information, call 646-6907, 701-0566 or 661-7662191. Saturday, May 9 • The animals stay out late and the wine will flow during the Santa Barbara Zoo’s inaugural “Roar & Pour” Wine Festival, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can stroll through the Zoo and sample wines from the Central Coast, listen to zookeeper talks and dine on offerings from food trucks or a preordered picnic basket. Visitwww.sbzoo.org/ro ar-and-pour/ to purchase tickets. Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 B3 ‘Best Shakespeare experience ever’ at A.C.T. John Hankins contributor “As You Like It” ends its run this weekend at the Ojai Art Center Theater (A.C.T.). Ojai’s premier theater patron, Kathleen Hellwitz, said: “I had the best Shakespeare experience ever. Your production is perfection. I’ll be back next week,” and playwright Richard Camp added, with a nod to the play’s famous speech: “all the stage is a world of singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy, romance and sheer fun. Plus four weddings … what’s not to like?” With the close of the Ojai Shakespeare Festival – which ran from 1990 to 2007 – the slack has been picked up by “Like It’s” director Laurie Walters who rekindled the Shakespeare Salon in 2004, and by Ojai A.C.T., which featured Shakespeare connoisseur and expert Michael Addison directing “Twelfth Night” last year. “Walters’ love of Shakespeare is contagious,” commented coproducer Len Klaif, who admits he wasn’t a particular fan of the Bard until participating in this light-hearted production. There are a lot of new faces on the stage blending well with repeating actors, two of whom, David Stewart and Ezra Eells, treat the audience to an array of acrobatic moves that had the audience break out in spontaneous applause. The set, designed by Neva Williams, goes from the court with its formal columns to the Forest of Arden. The backdrop original incarnation was as a sky for “Wizard of Oz.” It was modified into a dark-forest backdrop for “Shrek” primarily by Kenny Dahle. Williams added “rocks” that had to be light and portable but able to withstand a pounding as the actors jumped or laid back on them. The costumes, by Sheryl-Jo Bedal, had to be begged, borrowed or sewn to evoke Colonial times in America. Walters set Shakespeare’s play in that period because of the presence of an increasingly oppressive English aristocracy alongside the optimism of creating a new nation: “a world remade as we might dream it could be.” There also is period music. Setting the play in the 1750’s meant Shakespeare’s lyrics could be sung to early Photo by Tom Moore Clayton McLannock and David Stewart go nose to nose in a scene in the Forest of Arden. American tunes, helping the play feel home-grown. Judith Vander, music director, is the one to thank for finding melodies from the 18th century to fit seamlessly with the lyrics, adding a period “hunting song” to the fun, and composing an original tune for “It Was a Lover and His Lass.” Choreographer Anna Kotula created the playful and spirited dances “‘As You Like It’ is a play that makes me smile from the inside out,” Walters said. The final performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Ojai Art Center Theater is at 113 S. Montgomery St. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 for seniors and Art Center members, and $8 for students. Reservations are available at www.OjaiACT.org or by calling 640-8797. ‘Love Letters’ delivers a bit of Broadway Academy Award winning actress Shirley Jones and her husband, comedian Marty Ingels, bring a bit of Broadway to the Plaza Playhouse Theater in Carpinteria when they appear in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” April 24 through April 26. The play, which had a recent run in New York, centers on the reading of correspondence exchanged by two longtime friends — now into their twilight years — as they shared their life experiences over the decades from childhood through adulthood and beyond. Jones, honored with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her dramatic work in “Elmer Gantry” with Burt Lancaster in 1960, co-starred in many of the best Hollywood musicals of the mid-‘50s and early ‘60s including “Oklahoma,” “Carousel” and “The Music Man,” but is perhaps best known as the “mother hen” of the “The Partridge Family,” a long-running 1970’s TV series about a musical group, which also featured her son, David Cassidy. It’s still seen in reruns. Ingels is an actor, comedian, voice-over artist, comedy sketch writer and longtime theatrical agent who began his career in the early ‘60s, appearing in various films and TV shows. He co-starred with John Astin in “I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster” which aired for one season on ABC-TV in 1962. His raspy voice and unique delivery has been featured in commercials and cartoon series over the years. In 1977 he married Jones and in 1990 they co-authored an autobiography “Shirley and Marty: An Unlikely Love Story.” Which leads us back to “Love Letters,” also an unlikely love story between two friends, who, while they admire, love and respect each usual. Weekly “Art Talks” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon each Saturday and will feature three artists each week talking about their work. The Ojai Valley Museum is at 130 W. Ojai Ave. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. OSA: Continued from Page B1 aspect of OSA’s condition is change. Thus, the show will feature everyone’s newest work, previously not shown regionally, and potentially more experimental than Classes: Continued from Page B1 tools needed to make mosaics on rocks. Participants will finish one heart mosaic rock using glass and beads and a center jewel piece. Register for class by phone at 6465682, at www.ojaivalleyartists.com or at the gallery at 108 N. Signal St. in Ojai daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets on sale April 4th at the Art Center $75 Log on to www.ojaivalleynews.com other, never seem to get around to becoming actual lovers, something, it appears over time, they both regret. “In this age of cell phones, e-mail, Twitter, texting, Facebook and Instagram, audiences will be treated to a time when hand-written letters were the norm and primarily the only way to stay in touch with friends and family, other than long distance telephone calls, which, back in the day, could get very expensive,” said Peter Bie, a board member of the theater and who, along with his wife, Melinda, is producing the play. Performances of “Love Letters” will be April 24 at 8 p.m., April 25 at 8 p.m. and April 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.plazatheatercarpinteria.com and cost $45. The Plaza Playhouse Theater is at 4916 Carpinteria Ave. in Carpinteria. B4 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Exhibits • April 15: Ojai Community Bank, 402 W. Ojai Ave., will display “Here and Gone,” an exhibit of photographs by locals David Baker and Richard Shirley, through May 1. An opening reception will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 646-9909. • April 15: Harbor Village Gallery, 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village, will display works by the group Learning To See Youth Outreach today through May 3. A reception will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. • Through April 16: The Ojai Café Emporium, 108 S. Montgomery St., will display “A Passion for Pastels,” an exhibit of works by Ojai artists Gretchen Greenberg and Tom Hardcastle, through Thursday. Call 646-2723. • April 18: The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., will display artwork by the Ojai Studio Artists, Saturday through July 5, in the group’s 13th annual show, “Condition Report: 2015.” The show opens with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 640-1390. • Through April 25: The Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, will display works by three Brooks Institute students through April 25. The students are Emmanuel Amezcua, Dominic Crowley and Nataly von Pflug. Call 3831368. • April 25: galerie 102, 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, will display “No Risk, No Reward,” an exhibit of mixed media by Ellwood Risk and photography by Sabine Pearlman, April 25 through May 24. Call 640-0151. • Through April 26: The Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija St., will display “10,000 Days,” an exhibit of works by Richard Amend and Susan StinsmuehlenAmend. • Through April 30: The Santa Paula Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, will display “Contemporary Impressions, the Art of Kate Hoffman,” through April 30. Call 525-3100. • Through May 1: The Oaks at Ojai, 122 E. Ojai Ave., will display works by Richard Franklin, figurative artist, ceramist, instructor and architect, through May 1. Call 646-5573. • May 2: West Hills Gallery, 1545 Cuyama Road, Ojai, will host the annual “Spring Show” of the Ventura County Pastel Artists, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 646-6907. • Through May 2: The Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, will display “Revelations,” a solo exhibit of paintings by Mariana Peirano Royuela, through May 2. Call 648-1235. • Through May 2: Gallery 525, at 525 W. El Roblar Drive in Meiners Oaks, will display “Nachtbaden (Night Swimming),” an exhibit of recent monotype prints by Oakland-based artist Grady Gordon, through May 2. Call 798-0407. • Through May 10: Fox Fine Jewelry, 560 E. Main St., Ventura, will display works by Ojai Studio Artists Valerie Freeman and Linda Taylor in an exhibit titled “Al di La” through May 10. Call 652-1800. • Through May 31: Coffee Connection, 311 E. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks, will display “Badger Pix,” an exhibit of prints of Peter Bellwood’s original collage art, through May 31. Call 646-7821. • June 6: galerie 102, 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, will display solo works of photography by Aaron Farley, June 6 through July 5. Call 640-0151. • Through June 14: The Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, will display works by Ojai artists Carlos Grasso and Sylvia Raz through June 14 in an exhibit titled “Dos Del Sur.” Call 525-5554. • Through July 5: The Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, will display “Next Generation Revisited,” an Photo by Gary Moss Photographer Gary Moss will conduct a demonstration of food photography for the Ojai Photography Club. Demo will focus on art of food Gary Moss, advertising and editorial photographer and photo editor of 805 Living Magazine, will present a realtime demonstration on the intricacies of food photography at the Ojai Photography Club’s meeting Tuesday. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 exhibit of works by area college students, through July 5. Call 525-5554. • July 17: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Ojai Martha Moran Rock ojairockstacker.com Stacker 805.279.7605 Sculptures, Fountains, Wall Art & Furniture By appointment only World's Greatest Outdoor Bookstore an Ojai tradition s i n c e 1 9 6 4 Over 100,000 books outdoors on tree-shaded patios One block north of Ojai Avenue • Cañada at Matilija 7 Days a Week, 9:30 am - Sunset 805-646-3755 • used • new • rare • first editions • CDs & DVDs • Santa Ana St. in Ojai. Moss will show what it takes to achieve simple, yet stylized, food shots using basic food items. The demonstration will be of interest to photographers of all skill levels. Moss images always have an editorial look. He relishes the challenges of location food St., Ventura, will display “Face to Face,” an exhibit of contemporary portraiture by Ventura County artists ages 18 to 35, July 17 through Sept. 13. Call photography. Visit www.garymossphotography.com to view his portfolio of images. Monthly presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.ojaiphoto club.com for more information. 653-0323, Ext. 301. • Through Oct. 11: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, will display “A Worse Place than Hell: The Changing Face of Abraham Lincoln,” a new exhibit of George Stuart Historical Figures, through Oct. 11. Call 653-0323, Ext. 303. Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 B5 Music Wednesday, April 15 • Steely Dan will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 p.m. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s with hits including “Reeling’ In The Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980, including 1977’s groundbreaking “Aja.” Visit www.sbbowl.com or www.steelydan.com for ticket information. Friday, April 17 • Will The Circle Be Unbroken: A multimedia evening of songs and stories featuring John McEuen & John Carter Cash and friends will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St. in Santa Barbara. Visit www.lobero.com for tickets. Sunday, April 19 • The Nordhoff Music Department and MAESTRO will present That 70’s Show, a fundraising concert, at 2:30 p.m. in the Matilija Junior High School Auditorium The event will feature The Household Gods, James Antunez, Jimmy Calire, Patricia Cardinali, Thomas Frederickson, Jeff Joad, Cindy Kalmenson, Bill Wagner, Julija Zonic and the Nordhoff Chamber Choir. Tickets are $20 online at www.nhsmusic.com or by calling 640-4343, Ext. 1861. Thursday, April 23 • English tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Wenwen Du will perform at 8 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre. Visit www.lobero.com for tickets. Friday, April 24 • California Lutheran University’s Wind Ensemble will present the fifth annual PRISM Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Samuelson Chapel. The program will include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite,” Norman Dello Joio’s “Satiric Dances” and John Philip Sousa’s march “High School Cadets.” Samuelson Chapel is at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Saturday, April 25 • Russian pianist Vassily Primakov will perform at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 565-6040. Sunday, April 26 • In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to The Beatles is the awardwinning musical biography of The Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road. The multi-media musical comes to the Lobero Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets are available at www.lobero.com, by calling 963-0761 or at the box office at 33 East Canon Perdido St. in Santa Barbara. The show is appropriate for all ages. • Roberto Tapia will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-7453000. Friday, May 1 • Helmet will perform at Discovery Ventura at 8 p.m. The band will play its 1994 Betty album from start to finish, followed by a second set spanning the entirety of Helmet’s catalog. Visit www.discoveryventura.com for tickets and information. Discovery Ventura is at 1888 E. Thompson Blvd. in Ventura. Sunday, May 3 • Broadway star Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Scandalous and The Mystery of Edwin Drood), returns to his hometown for a onenight-only, cabaret performance to benefit Rubicon Theatre. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Rubicon Theatre Company box office at 1006 E. Main St. in Ventura, at www.rubicontheatre.o rg and by calling 6672900. Saturday, May 16 • Tony Bennett will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Vina Robles Amphitheatre box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. Sunday, May 17 • Central Coast favorites Moonshiner Presents Elayne Boosler May 8th - 8 p.m. May 9th - 7&9 p.m. May 10th - 7 p.m. World Class Comedy every Tuesday through Sunday in The Comedy Club Sports action every week in The Green Room Happy Hour at 4:00, Pool Table and Food with beautiful Harbor Views from our Patio. Ticket Price: $20.00 Show Type: Stand Up Restrictions: 21 & over Two item minimum per person Door time: 7:00 p.m. on Friday 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Special Event Telephone: (805) 644-1500 Tickets also available online VenturaHarborComedyClub.com Ventura Harbor Comedy Club 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205 • Ventura, CA 93001 E-mail your regional art and entertainment events to [email protected] Collective, Girls & Boys, Captain Nasty, Zongo All-Stars, and The Kicks will play the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in celebration of the 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30 • Chromeo & The Glitch Mob will bring their funk grooves and heavy electronic beats to the Santa Barbara Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Joining them will be Com Truise. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-7453000. Sunday, May 31 • Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, with guest JD McPherson, will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800745-3000. Sunday, June 7 • Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” Tour brings the Grammy-winning, 11piece, blues-rock band together with Sharon Jones and the DapKings and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, at the Santa Barbara Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800745-3000. Tuesday, June 23 • Country group, Little Big Town will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. They will be joined by David Nail and Ashley Monroe. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800745-3000. Saturday, June 27 • The 7th annual Roadshow Revival music festival will feature popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, food and drink, a kids corral and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mission Park, 185 E. Santa Clara Street in Ventura. Visit www.roadshowrevival.com for more information. Friday, July 17 • Two of alternative rock’s defining artists, Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, are coming to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Wednesday, July 22 • Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-7453000. Thursday, Aug. 6 • The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 p.m. Order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800745-3000. Friday, Aug. 7 • Following his historic SpanishLanguage performance on The Grammy Awards, and topping iTunes Latin sales recently with his hit single “Juntos (Together),” Juanes, will bring his “Loco De Amor Tour” to the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 p.m. The Santa Barbara Bowl is at 1122 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster outlets including the Arlington Theatre, the Santa Barbara Bowl box office and Walmart. To charge by phone, call 800-7453000. Saturday, Aug. 8 • Jackson Browne will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. as part of the first leg of his 2015 U.S. Summer Tour to support his new album, “Standing In The Breach.” Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets. Order online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Sunday, Aug. 16 • Slightly Stoopid, along with Dirty Heads and Stick Figure, will bring their “Everything Is Awesome” tour to the Santa Barbara Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including the ArlingtonTheatre, Santa Barbara Bowl box office, Walmart at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-7453000. B6 Ojai Valley News • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 David Gray, Amos Lee team up for SB Bowl Photo submitted Veteran comic Elayne Boosler will return to Ventura for three shows in May. Boosler on tap for Mother’s Day Comedian Elayne Boosler will return to the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club for shows on May 8, 9, 10, in time for Mother’s Day weekend. Boosler has produced and written five Showtime comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on Comic Relief for years, on Politically Incorrect more than 30 times, she has appeared on The David Letterman Show, The Tonight show, HBO, Showtime and others. She has traveled the world doing standup from Las Vegas to colleges to the London Palladium to the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner for President Clinton, to clubs to theaters everywhere. She has performed for the Queen of England as well as the president and congress at Ford’s Theater. She moderated the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate on CSpan for NOW, and is very active in women’s and political issues. She has also been involved in hands-on animal rescue and advocacy since 1996, and in 2001 founded, and runs, her own nationwide, all-animal rescue and advocacy non-profit organization, Tails of Joy. The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is at 1559 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura. For information, call 644-1500. Multi-platinum singer-songwriter, David Gray and Billboard chart topper, Amos Lee, have announced a co-headlining summer tour that will make a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl July 8 at 6 p.m. Gray’s return to the United States follows on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2014 studio release, “Mutineers.” Philadelphia native Amos Lee’s latest album, “Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song,” topped the Americana charts for two consecutive months. Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas. Gray’s commercial success is also backed by a critical consensus and numerous accolades. His 2009 release “Draw The Line” was met with critical praise and garnered the artist a series of high-profile television appearances, as well as two sold-out tours of the US. “Foundling,” Gray’s ninth studio album debuted at No. 9 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. His 10th and latest David Gray Lee released his selftitled debut in 2004 and followed with critically acclaimed “Supply and Demand” in 2006 and “Last Days at the Lodge” in 2008. But it was 2011’s “Mission Bell” that brought him to nationwide, mainstream attention. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.” Last year, Lee headlined amphitheaters and delivered mainstage performances at top festivals. He recently collaborated with Asleep at the Wheel on its star-studded Bob Wills tribute CD, “Still the King Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys” and joined the legendary western swing band during its Austin City Limits taping. Tickets range from $40 to $80, plus applicable service charges. The Santa Barbara Bowl is at 1122 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Arlington Theatre and Santa Barbara Bowl box offices, Walmart, Boo Boo Records at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-7453000. Oak View resident to perform with ballet Ventura County Ballet’s (VCB) premier pre-professional dance company, DAnce ART, will feature its elite, young, local dancers and invited professionals to perform alongside instrumentalist and composer Rachel Flowers at the historic Masonic Center in Ventura Sunday. Check out our April events on Facebook. BookEnds Bookstore and other curiosities Housed in an enchanting old church in Meiners Oaks 805.640.9441 110 S. Pueblo Ave. corner of El Roblar, Ojai BookEndsbookstore.com Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Wednesday) Oak View resident Roxey Newman will be among those performing, including professionals from State Street Ballet. Newman was recently accepted into Department of Ballet, University of Utah, one of the best dance programs in the country. Pianist, composer and Ventura County resident Rachel Flowers, will accompany the dancers. Flowers, who performed recently in a free concert at Libbey Bowl, lost her eyesight as an infant due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). She will perform an original composition, “At The End Of The Day,” and “Malambo” by Alberto Ginestera. A reception begins at 2 p.m. and the performance will start at 2:30 p.m. The Masonic Center is at 482 E. Santa Clara St. in Ventura. Visit: www.venturacountyballet.com/Perfo rmances.html for more information.
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