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January 19, 2006

Grounded By Nature

Grounded By Nature was created to encourage a way of life that cannot occur in a conventional classroom. Based on a spectacular Oak Grove Indian archaeological site, which is also home to a one and a half acre certified organic farm, the program’s diverse and talented staff creates a well rounded, interconnected set of experiences, including organic gardening, herbal studies, permaculture design, primitive and wilderness skills, music and martial arts, math and writing which woven together yield a deep understanding of the science that runs through all things.

This groundbreaking program is designed for children ages five through teens to inspire exceptional artistic, intellectual, physical and emotional intelligence and to foster an awareness of self in relationship to the natural world, to others and to the greater community, leading each to become an integrated driving force in society.

The Lavender Inn

lavenderinn1.jpgThe Lavender Inn is the Ultimate Retreat for Relaxation and Rejuvenation. It offers the comforts of home and the amenities of a Boutique Hotel. Our friendly innkeeper Erica will help you discover Ojai which is known for its artistic, healthy and spiritual environment.

The Lavender Inn has 7 Rooms, each with its unique decor, a rich blend of period antiques, comfortable furnishings, bold colors and attention to detail. A charming, spacious cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or longer stay. The grounds are breathtaking with tall oaks, mountain views, fountains, a pond and, of course, a variety of lavenders.

Local Computer Heroes

Ojai's Local Computer Heroes at Lavender InnThe Local Computer Heroes are at the Lavender Inn from 5 to 7 PM every other Tuesday with free computer advice for all comers. Join David Lawrence of Smart Technology Enablers and Tyler Suchman of Tribal Core, and get those computer-related questions answered. There's no obligation or fee to come and see us.

UPCOMING EVENTS: October 2, 16 & 30, November 13 & 27

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If you want some free advice on computer related problems I highly recommend the 'Local Computer Heroes'. The Local Computer Heroes meet every other Tuesday for a couple of hours in the evening at the wonderful Lavender Inn in downtown Ojai. I took my laptop in a couple of weeks ago and David Lawrence, the owner of Smart Technology Enablers, was able to fix my problem right there on the spot, and after spending hours trying to figure out the problem on my own with no success, boy was I ever delighted! If your computer is 'acting up', give Dave and Tyler (the computer professionals) the chance to help out with free advice every other Tuesday, right here in Ojai.

Michael Lind, Solar Energy Consultant
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Su Nido Inn

su-nido-inn1.gifSu Nido Inn - new luxury hotel suites in downtown Ojai, open in Spring of 2006. Call us for reservations at (805) 646-7080 or (866) 646-7080.

Ojai Guest House

ojaiguesthouse-80.jpgThe Ojai Guest House is a wonderful studio nestled among beautiful gardens in the heart of downtown. It has everything you need with a full kitchen and bath, private courtyard and is walking distance to the trails and the shops. Conveniently located 2 blocks from town it’s easy access to restaurants and galleries.

Come enjoy your stay in Ojai! Amenities include: Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Stove, Oven, Coffee Maker, Linens, Private Patio, Hiking + Biking guide

Call for reservations 805 722 0742 or Email:
RATES May be rented by the night or week
$125 per night or $650 per week


January 18, 2006

Ojai Dojo Guest House

ojai-dojo-80.jpgOjai Dojo Guest House is your very own, fully furnished, home away from home in the Miener's Oaks district of beautiful Ojai, California. It's so relaxing, many of our guests say they don't ever want to leave. To insure your privacy, we cater to just one client at a time. Choose from the master suite (sleeps 2), three-bedroom upstairs suite (sleeps 6) or the entire house (sleeps 10).


Ojai is sunny and warm most of the year, and the pool and jacuzzi are always available. Your hosts are amenable whether or not you choose to wear clothing outdoors. Regardless of whether or not you choose the naturist lifestyle, there are few pleasures more luxurious than floating in a warm, subtly-lit pool and getting lost in the stars.



Ojai Valley Community Church

Ojai Valley Community Church - it is our desire to cultivate an atmosphere that is inviting, comfortable and enjoyable to all people because all people matter to God. We hope you feel at home, whether young or senior, married or single, wealthy or in need, whatever your color of skin. We're here to receive and share the unconditional love of God, to build, encourage and forgive as we grow in Him.

Ojai United Methodist Church

Ojai United Methodist Church - we are a congregation that views the mountains through our sanctuary window with suspended cross over the altar. Our strength for ministry comes from the Lord.

Feast Bistro of Ojai

Feast Bistro of Ojai is a bistro-style restaurant where Chef Susan Coulter offers her gourmet New American cuisine which uses the ideas and traditions of classic cuisine as a springboard for her imagination, allowing her to create new dishes by combining locally-grown, seasonal ingredients with the classic techniques that perfect them.

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The concept of Feast Bistro was created in 2005 by Chef Susan L. Coulter and Elio Zarmati, an Ojai writer and publisher. Their intention was to fill the gap between high-end restaurants and low-end eateries by offering healthy gourmet food for everyone at affordable prices—a haven for food lovers, affectionately known as foodies, in the Ojai Valley and beyond.

What else is feast bistro?

A wine bar/espresso and tea bar open for patrons to enjoy through the day, at “happy hour” and late into the evening. The finest local wines and beers are served, along with the best fair-trade organic coffees and teas. Mouth-watering Belgian chocolates and pastries from local bakers complete the offering.

A deli and food retail space where customers can buy the finest local food products, including wine, oils and vinegar, mustard, condiments and fine canned foods. A few daily specials in the Take-Out du Jour food section caters to the busy professionals with young families and to anyone not in a mood to cook who wants to eat at home.

A wine tasting bar where local vintners such as Bill Moses of Casa Barranca present their finest wines on a regular basis. Occasionally, local breweries present their beers and tea-makers like Zhena’s Gypsy Teas offer samplings of their finest products.

A cooking school where Chef Susan and a variety of local chefs teach the fine points of gourmet cooking.

A catering service where Chef Susan's numerous fans always enjoy ordering for their weddings and parties.

Vesta Ojai Home and Hearth

Vesta Ojai Home and Hearth - Downtown Ojai retains a quiet charm reminiscent of its beginnings. Upon arriving in Ojai as a realtor, Debbie Curry soon realized the Ojai Arcade was the place she would develop Vesta, the home accessories store and restaurant. The name Vesta, the Roman Goddess of Hearth and Home, was suggested by a friend as a representation of the warm, welcoming feeling Debbie envisioned for her enterprise. Vesta’s location in the center of the Ojai Arcade, which was formerly Tottenham Court, was perfect. Improving upon the casual elegance of the interior space was a natural for Debbie with her flair for color and design. Vesta offers Ojai residents and visitors an inviting atmosphere in both its home accessories and culinary offerings.

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Vesta Ojai Home and Hearth

Bringing 30 years of food and beverage experience and a menu that would satisfy everyone from vegetarian to the hungry hamburger fan, Debbie's sister Lisa gladly joined the Vesta family. Vesta offers a “never say no” attitude to food service with the aim to please each and every guest. Vesta also offers catering, wedding and party-planning services, freshly baked goods and soon to come, Debbie’s famous chocolates.

Auberge at Ojai

Auberge at Ojai - Chef Christian Shaffer has taken his culinary vision beyond the Los Angeles county line with the January opening of Auberge at Ojai. The restaurant is located in the heart of Ojai at 314 El Paseo and was formerly L’Auberge. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant’s 2,000 square feet will house a total of 90 seats.

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Having opened two successful restaurants, Avenue and the recently shuttered Chloe in the Los Angeles-area, Shaffer has demonstrated staying power and a talent for creating low-key white table cloth concepts with highlights such as monthly menus and diverse, well-thought out wine lists.

With Auberge at Ojai, Shaffer prepares his trademark progressive American/French fare and at some point plans to feature a tasting menu option. Wines from the Ojai and Central California Coast compile half of the wine offerings with European varietals and some cult wines rounding out the other half. As with Avenue, Shaffer will also offer a reserve wine list.

Chef Nickos Rovello (Ouest, the Patina Group, Water Grill), will bring his bi-coastal culinary experience to the table as Chef de Cuisine. Chef Rovello helped open Ouest, Tom Valenti’s groundbreaking restaurant in New York City and also worked with Daniel Boulud to open BD Bistro Moderne in Times Square.

Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley

Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley - we welcome you and pray that the resources provided on the following pages is a blessing to you and strengthens your walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We seek to know Him and make Him known. If you do not have a home church, we want to welcome you to join us. We would love to meet you.

Symphony of Life

Our vision at Symphony of Life is a thriving, inclusive, diverse, and multifaith spiritual community in service to the awakening and unfolding of Individual Consciousness, planetary transformation, and the Realization of Unconditional Love as Divine Consciousness here and now. We live as Love.

Mission: Our mission is to Inspire, Awaken, and Transform our lives and our planet into their highest expression, embracing all paths and all lifestyles with which we carry a common groundedness in the universal consciousness of Unconditional Love. We promote the blossoming of personal magnificence, which is our Divine Nature, through the energy of Unconditional Love. We do this through the application and embodiment of the spiritual principles of Ancient Wisdom/New Thought and the realization of Truth within our own lives, and through the daily sacred practices of prayer, visioning, contemplation, meditation, education, non-violence, and service.

Purpose: Our purpose is to Reveal the fundamental nature of All as spiritual, awakened to its essential wholeness through the energy of Unconditional Love.

Ojai Church of the Living Christ

Ojai Church of the Living Christ - Life is a journey granted to each of us by God. The big question is, do we blow it all on what makes us feel good, or does God have something greater in mind for us than mere survival and momentary highs? At the end of your life, what do you want to look back and see? We invite you to discover the real life God meant for you.

Enchanted Vacation Rentals

enchanted-vacation-home-rentals.jpgEnchanted Vacation Rentals - Whether you are looking for a small romantic getaway Cottage, Luxury Villa, Artsy Bungalow, Ranch Retreat or a Large Vacation Home for a family gathering. All of our homes are hand selected and they are beautifully furnished and well maintained to ensure a comfortable stay for all our guests. Outdoors dining, cuddling by the fireplace, and floating on a raft with and umbrella drink are all highlights of staying at one of our properties.

We can also customize your stay to your own individual needs with one of our many luxurious amenities such as Massage, Local Winery Trips, Horseback Riding, Yoga, and Private Chefs Dream dinners or celebration baskets.

You can rest assured knowing that our committed staff and concierge services are available 24-7 to accommodate you with whatever you may need during your stay. We strive to give happy & positive experience, so that you will come back year after year.

Let us create your perfect vacation today!


Remy Sol Coffee

Remy Sol CoffeeRemy Sol Coffee brings you exquisite artisan coffee directly from the source: 100% delicious Dota/Tarrazu coffee, roasted in small batches by a cooperative of small farmers who grow, pick and mill the beans. The Dota-Tarrazu region, with its elevation (4500-6000 feet), volcanic soils and cloud forest climate, is widely recognized as consistently producing one of the world’s finest coffees, noted for its rich aroma, forward acidity and complex flavors.

100% Pure Arabica Coffee - Remy SolRemy Sol Coffee is brought to you by Jeff Furchtenicht and Kim Sleder, a husband and wife team who discovered this wonderful coffee while on sabbatical in Costa Rica. Because Remy Sol Coffee is roasted to order and shipped directly from the farmers, by choosing Remy Sol single-source coffee, you are helping to maintain the tradition of excellent coffee by directly supporting the farmers who produce it. Because we go direct, farmers are paid more, and have the satisfaction of knowing you are enjoying the fruits of their best efforts in every cup. You drink a distinctive, true single-source coffee, delivered to your door at prices comparable to those offered by specialty roasters of commodity blends.

Better for the Farmer. Better in Your Cup.

January 17, 2006

Zhena's Gypsy Tea

Zhena's Gypsy Tea - our amazing teas are certified Organic and Fair Trade. The full bodied, flavorful blends are loved by cafe goers nationwide. They are artisan blended with essential oils, organic fruit extracts, spices, flowers and herbs which stir your heart and open your mind to possibility! Enjoy higher consciousness by drinking a tea that enables us to fund the dreams of our plantation workers worldwide with hope, healing and opportunity. Zhena's Gypsy Tea is the proud winner of the Socially Responsible Business Award.

The Gables of Ojai

The Gables of Ojai - independent living, assisted living and special needs care. The Gables main campus offers resort style living on our lush eight-acre property, featuring specimen oak and sycamore trees. Our services include meals, housekeeping, transportation, social programs, and the availability of caregivers to respond to emergencies and unscheduled needs 24 hours a day. Individual apartments are clustered in small groups enhancing privacy, independence and quality of life. Ourwellness clinic offers health checks, assistance with medical appointments, and consultations. Our clinic is staffed five days a week by our licensed nurses.

The Dent House at Matilija Canyon Ranch

The Dent House at Matilija Canyon Ranch, its Farm House and Guest Barns, grounds and facilities, are now available for a variety of short term and special events rental. Corporate or family gatherings… vacations, intimate weddings, reunions, anniversaries, gathering together with friends, or just an escape from the busy-ness of daily life. The Dent House at Matilija Canyon Ranch resonates with the harmonies of an earlier, simpler, gentler time.

The City of Ojai

Ojai City HallThe City of Ojai’s official website offers a calendar of events for City of Ojai Government, agendas and reports for City Council and Planning Commission meetings, a host of forms for permits and services plus other elements that can assist residents and visitors to the city. Visit the site at

City of Ojai Contact Information

Mailing Address:
City of Ojai
PO Box 1570
Ojai, CA 93024

401 South Ventura Street
Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-646-5581
Fax: 805-646-1980

Libbey Park

Libbey Park, Ojai, CaliforniaLocated on the south side of Ojai Ave., adjacent to art galleries and shops, a bike path, tennis courts, a pergola and the post office tower, Libbey Park is the magnificent centerpiece of downtown Ojai. Wandering paths meander through oak trees, gradually revealing first the wooden box office and then Libbey Bowl, the one-of-a-kind outdoor ampitheatre. Beyond the bike path lies the old jail, a creek and more tennis courts. Edward Drummond Libbey was the glass tycoon and philanthropist whose vision gave rise to much of today's unique downtown Ojai.

Kids in Ojai: the playground at Libbey Park
sturdy climbing, sliding and adventuring, a tire swing and cushy sand. Parents can watch from a bench in the shade or call dibs on the tire swing.
kids playground at Libbey Park Ojai

The Bike Path in Downtown OjaiThe Ventura-Ojai Bike Path
Up to sixteen miles depending on where you start and finish, the bike path is a paved trail that follows the old railroad route that used to bring supplies and well- t'do passengers up from San Buenaventura.

The Ojai Jail, Libbey Park, Ojai, CAThe Ojai Jail is a stout structure with four small cells that never had a breakout. It sits just south of the bike path, a quaint reminder of the Ojai past.

Ojai tennis courts in Libbey ParkThe Ojai tennis courts are frequently in use - locals, school teams, the Weil Tennis Academy and the legendary century-plus Ojai Valley
Tennis Tournament

The Ojai post office towerThe Ojai post office tower plays it's song and counts the time every hour during the day. It's a reminder - to walk down to the Ojai Organic Farmers Market on a Sunday, to meet for an early cocktail at Movino, or to lament when it is past Rainbow Bridge's closing time. It's the place where you turn left, where Signal is a signal. It's an honorable and appreciated gift to the city of Ojai from its benefactor, Edward Drummond Libbey.

Libbey Bowl, home of numerous festivals and performances, from classical music to premiere films to down home fiddlin'. Trees grow up through the main seating. At night, the canopy reveals glimpses of stars and the moon.

Libbey Bowl photos

Ojai Performing Arts League (OPAL)

Ojai Performing Arts League (OPAL) brings together a wealth of talent that collectively encourages and nurtures the growth of performing arts in Ojai through various projects. It has as its members a virtual who's who of the performing arts in Ojai, from the venues and festivals to actors, musicians, writers, playwrights and other uber-creatives.

Trails By Potter

Trails By Potter come for hiking, biking, and rock climbing with experienced guides Ian & Stacy Margolin Potter in beautiful Ojai, where fantastic trails await you, in Southern California.

The Foundation For Grandparenting

The Foundation For Grandparenting is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, tax-exempt corporation. Since 1980 we have been dedicated to raising grandparent consciousness to better the lives of grandchildren, parents and grandparents. Through education, research, programs, communication, and networking, we promote these benefits and their application as an agent of positive change, for self, families and society. Our website has been on-line since 1998.

host ojai

At Host Ojai we live, work and play in Ojai. We love our community. We are lovers of technology and the environment. We are dedicated to providing the people of our community world class service all without leaving our quiet little mountain town. Socially Conscious Dedicated * Free Thinking Personal Attention * Experienced Local Secure * Affordable Creative

Wheeler Gorge Campground

Wheeler Gorge Campground - located on a year round stream bordered by trees running the length of the campground. Most sites are shaded. Summer temperatures range from 75-95 degrees. There is a nature trail adjacent to the campground. Roads are paved. Restrooms are provided. Campground is open all year round. Maximum of 8 people per site. Distance from ocean is 30 miles. No kayaking. Stream not stocked.

Ojai Valley News

First known as "The Ojai," The Ojai Valley News has been in continuous publication since 1891, and serves a population of 30,000 people in the city of Ojai, California and surrounding areas. Ojai Valley Newspapers, LLC, the parent company of the twice-weekly Ojai Valley News, also publishes the quarterly Visitors Guide, the Ojai Valley Shopper and periodic community-oriented publications. In 2002, The Inland Press Foundation named the Ojai Valley News as the nation's best non-daily newspaper in the 5,000-and-under circulation category.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Roman Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Roman Catholic Church - Here at St. Thomas Aquinas we have an ongoing process which gives adults an opportunity to learn about the Church without any obligation or commitment. We invite you to come and see who we are and discover for yourself whether the Catholic Church and the community of St. Thomas Aquinas is right for you.

elevation construction co.

elevation construction co. provides sustainable building solutions and vastu shastra. May your Home be Healthy, Happy and in Harmony !
* 35 years experience in all phases of building.
* Kitchens / Bathrooms / Whole house - Construction & Renovations
* Full Service Contractor and Architect
* Sustainable Building Solutions

elevation construction co. - ojai

The Ranch House

The Ranch House - the ultimate in romance... hidden away in the beautiful Ojai Valley, located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, a gourmet restaurant famed for original award winning cuisine. Dine in an exquisite garden setting next to meandering streams and lush foliage. Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning wine list with approx. 650 selections to tempt you. Herb garden and bakery on premise... perfection in Ojai.

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Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA)

Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) - established in 1949 and recognized as a credible political force, VCEDA's mission is to advocate for policies, legislation and programs that stimulate business and a vital economy as the foundation for a vibrant quality of life in Ventura County. VCEDA gives members an opportunity to interact with Ventura County's civic, corporate, small business and government leaders for a voice in planned, quality growth.

Smart Technology Enablers

Smart Technology Enablers - our thorough understanding of the Information Technology (IT) challenges facing small- to medium-sized businesses, combined with the unique design philosophy, intelligent software platform, and award-winning Net Integrator server technology, makes Smart Technology Enablers, Inc. the choice for tackling the technology needs of small and medium-sized companies in Ojai, Ventura County and surrounding areas.

Renewable Energy Concepts

Renewable Energy Concepts - REC Solar is your solar electricity specialist. We specialize in making solar an accessible, turnkey solution for our customers and partners. With over a decade of experience and several million watts of solar installed, we can help you experience the benefits of your own on-site solar power.

Ray Johnston – Energetic Therapy

Ray Johnston – Energetic Therapy is vibrational healing that assists this movement by working with subtle life force energies. Ray's abilities allow him to clearly connect with the vibration and co-creative essence of a person, place, or thing, and act as a powerful catalyst and interpreter of these energies. This energy restructuring facilitates positive change (healing!) on etheric and causal levels, as well as the physical. When followed by self-care and clear intention (self responsibility), profound life changes result.

Rains Of Ojai

Rains Of Ojai - The store now known as RAINS has been doing business in Ojai 130 years. A newlywed couple by the last name of Hebert opened its doors 1874. It “really was a “department store, for the shelves were divided into sections on which the goods were placed in each of their respective departments”.

We sell women’s and men’s clothing, kitchenware, giftware, hardware, and home décor products. We stock the unique—we’re interested in things that aren’t found elsewhere. And we have a wide range of items. You’d have to go to four or more stores to buy the variety of merchandise we have. Our customers can really save time and money by shopping here.

Bodee's Restaurant Ojai

Bodee's Restaurant Ojai - stop by and experience our waterscaped patio setting while enjoying a glass of wine from our international wine list. Or cozy up to either the indoor fireplace and savor our Chef’s nightly creations or dine alfresco on our heated patio next to the outdoor fireplace. At Bodee’s we offer a wide range of exceptional steaks, ribs and fresh sea fare while featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables prepared in our own original Bodee’s style.

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Boccali's Pizza and Pasta

Boccali's - two miles east of downtown Ojai... past crowded streets and the hustle and bustle of town, sits Boccali's Pizza and Pasta amidst magnificent mountain vistas, and beneath a blanket of crowning oaks. The Boccali family has proudly served the people of Ojai and their visitors, for over a decade, starting back in 1986.

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Boccali's serves home style entrees, that are made fresh to order. The pizza dough is still hand-rolled to order, and topped with a flavorful zesty sauce, and customers can choose from a wide variety of toppings. A large garden behind the restaurant provides summer produce, such as tomatoes, basil, eggplant, peppers, onions, and garlic, all freshly picked and used daily when in season. The eggplant Parmesan and the pasta items on the menu are exceptional. The restaurant is family-style, with indoor and outdoor patio dining, and seasonal dining in the park-like lawn area for groups dining "al fresco".

Primavera Art Gallery

Primavera Art Gallery features artwork and crafts by some of the finest artists in the world. Many are perennial favorites whose works are also displayed in the Smithsonian, the White House Collection of American Crafts, and other prestigious museums and private collections. Others are new artists whose work await your discovery.

Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple

Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple is a temple and meditation retreat center affiliated with the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, a monastic and lay order in the Soto Zen tradition, founded by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. The temple is located on 45 acres in rural Ventura County, California in the Ozena Valley (see map for locating the temple). The temple was formerly the Santa Barbara Buddhist Priory, from 1979 – 2000, before moving to Ventura County. The temple comprises three houses, including guest facilities, making it possible to offer residential training as well as Buddhist ceremonies, meditation instruction and Dharma Talks.

At the moment, the monastic community has three members: Rev. Houn Phoebe, Rev. Seikai Luebke, and Rev. Leon Kackman. Rev. Phoebe is the abbess of the temple. The three monks are senior members of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives and Teachers of Buddhism. Rev. Master Phoebe and Rev. Master Seikai were disciples of the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett; Rev. Leon is the disciple of Rev. Master Eko Little, abbot of Shasta Abbey. The temple is visited regularly by other monks of the OBC and supported by congregation members who live throughout Southern California.

Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple is one of many temples of the O.B.C. in North America and Europe. Revs. Phoebe and Seikai trained as monks at Shasta Abbey in Mt. Shasta, California under the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. Following her death in 1996, they were both qualified as Zen Masters by Rev. Master Daizui MacPhillamy, who succeeded Rev. Master Jiyu as Head of the O.B.C. Rev. Master Daizui died in April, 2003. Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple monks regularly visit the two meditation groups associated with the temple in Los Osos-Morro Bay, and Ojai.

Vicki's Soap

Vicki's Soaps are made in Ojai, California and that is an important component. Her soap reflects the incredible beauty of the landscape; it's natural robust and visual impact. People tell her time after time that they have tried many natural soaps, and have never experienced one as excellent as hers.

Vicki's soaps are many layered. they have fillers such as organic oat meal and poppy seeds. She uses a variety of herbs including sandlewood, myrrh, frankensence. She uses natural color agents such as , curry, turmeric, madder root, coco, cinnamon, spirolina, nettle powder to mention a few. Vicki's soaps contain marbeling and have a cubed soap effect. They are beautiful to say the least.

Vicki's soap deserve an explanation for their popularity. It's the essential oil combination; people use them for scent as well as soap. Our objective is to produce the richest soap in the planet and to create this soap entirely by hand in our beautiful corner of the world. We'd love you try it, you'll thank us.

Vicki's Soaps are made with love by Vicki Cohen and Ivy Love. Contact 805-646-1769

Azu Restaurant

Azu Restaurant - wonderful Spanish tapas restaurant and bar, founded by Laurel Moore, Executive Chef.

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The WILD Foundation

The WILD Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization founded in the United States in 1974 by South African Ian Player, and based in Ojai, California. For 29 years, WILD has worked around the world to protect highly threatened wilderness areas and wildlife.

The Thacher School

The Thacher School - founded in 1889, Thacher is a coeducational boarding high school located 85 miles north of Los Angeles, California. The School serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience. The faculty and students live and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones of school life. Together, we commit to the belief that demands in the academic classroom, when combined with those of mountains and horses, of sports and the arts, produce independent minds, strong bodies, and powerful character.

The Teachings of J. Krishnamurti

The Teachings of J. Krishnamurti - the purpose of is to be the central, authentic source of Krishnamurti's teachings online, making a wide variety of audio, video and text of Krishnamurti's works freely available.

Ventura County Star: Ojai

Ventura County Star: Ojai - the Ojai section of a major Ventura newspaper.

Kostas Jewelry

Kostas Jewelry - Greek artist Kostas Lekakis specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry with precious metals— gold, platinum, silver, steel and bronze— and hand cut gemstones. Using the ancient technique of lost wax casting, he creates custom designs for wedding rings as well as belt buckles, necklaces, bracelets and earrings for women and men. Presently he is working on the zodiac series of belt buckles.

Kostas is also a painter and master printmaker, specializing in reduction block woodcuts, multi-colored in very limited editions. With his background in art, he brings an incredibly imaginative perspective to jewelry making.

La Piu Bella Tavola

La Piu Bella Tavola The Most Beautiful Table - In Italian, the term is La Piu Bella Tavola, and it means "The most beautiful table"... and that¹s our specialty. Everyone wants to be able to impress their guests and family with simple, sumptuous foods served beautifully, with delicate layers of tastes that delight and even surprise the most discerning palate.

We offer a variety of services and products that are as beautiful as they are delicious...


* Catering
* Glorious Table Presentations
* Cooking Classes & Parties


* Truffles & Candies
* Foods-To-Go
* Picnics & Travel Boxes

Please look around, and we hope you enjoy!

Stephen Carter - Painter

Stephen Carter - PainterStephen Carter’s perceptual oil paintings display an active rendering of light through vigorous brushwork that nuances Asian and Western painting techniques. An Ojai native, his landscapes are informed by many years of observation and practice. His still life paintings are charged with dynamic invention and references.


Scott Hiltzik - Composer, Pianist and Educator

Scott Hiltzik is a composer, pianist and educator. As a composer his music has been performed by major orchestras from the Boston Pops to the San Francisco Symphony in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. As a pianist he performs in Southern California, frequently with his original jazz quartet, House of Games. Recent recordings include classical, jazz, Celtic, Christmas and collaborations with international artists. As a piano teacher he brings his wide range of musical knowledge to his students, helping them learn the underlying language of music which they can apply to any musical genre. Teaching all ages, skill levels and musical styles. Beginners are welcome.

January 16, 2006

David Bury & Co. Architects

David Bury & Co. Architects - a full-service architectural firm located in Ojai, California.

Jonathan McEuen

Jonathan McEuen first got his family's attention when they heard him singing along to a song on the radio at the age of two. By the time he was seven, he was performing onstage at his Dad's annual Rocky Mountain Opry show at the famous Colorado venue, Red Rocks. He was soon acting in plays which led to him landing the lead role in a high school production of The King and I, although he was still attending elementary school. By the age of twelve he was under contract with Disney to appear in The Mickey Mouse Club during the Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera era. "That fell through because I couldn't tap dance," McEuen says.

Art of God - Greene-Barton Seminars

Art of God - The mission of Art of God is to bring humanity into alliance with Earth so that Nature on our planet can be rebalanced without the enormous loss of millions or even billions of people in the process. Brooks Greene-Barton likes to describe this as educating and leading humanity to become Mother Earth's partner or peer ally in the restoration of humanity and earth's mutual nature.

Villanova Preparatory School

Villanova Preparatory School is a Catholic, co-educational, day and boarding school where cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and embraced. Founded in 1924, Villanova is the only Augustinian co-ed boarding school in the United States. Villanova has 35 faculty members and more than 50% of the faculty hold advanced degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1, with an average class size of 15. The 2003-04 enrollment totals 290, with approximately one-third boarding students. Day students come to Villanova from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties while boarding students represent 10 countries.

Ventura County Search and Rescue Upper Ojai Team

The Ventura County Search and Rescue Upper Ojai Team is a nonprofit, volunteer team formed to provide the Ventura County Sheriff's Department with a group of highly trained rescuers who will provide search, rescue and recovery services within the county. The team will also provide assistance/support to the other SAR teams and other agencies as requested and approved by the Sheriff's department.

Ventura County Library

Ventura County Library - the mission of the Ventura County Library is to meet the general reading, life-long learning and informational needs of the people of Ventura County, with special focus on children, youth and families. Each of our sixteen libraries is responsive to the unique needs of its local community while participating in the efficient use of shared resources.

Theater 150

Theater 150 was constructed in an abandoned pool hall by Kim Maxwell-Brown and Dwier Brown in 1997 to offer Ventura County audiences an intimate theater experience that Kim calls “theater in your lap”. Theater 150 also offers acting, writing, and directing classes for all ages through The Conservatory at Theater 150.

Since the Solo Series that opened the space in March 1997, Theater 150 has enjoyed sold-out houses for an eclectic mix of performances. From that original festival and the three Solo Series that followed, Theater 150 can boast a range of success stories, including: Doug Motel’s Ovation and L.A. Weekly Award winning show Shiva Arms; a show by Christopher Titus that was the basis for his hit TV show on the Fox Network; and Ojai teenager Spencer Campbell, who debuted his first play Love and Death in the Garden of Eden to sold-out houses and had to extend his run.

In 1998, Sam Shepard attended a production of True West and called it “one of the best productions” he’d ever seen of his play. In Spring ‘00, Hate Mail was so successful, Theater 150 was invited to extend its run at the Backlot Theatre in Thousand Oaks. In Spring ‘01, an enormously successful production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, transforming our little space into a junk shop in Chicago, and, in response to the traumatic events of September 11th, Theater 150’s ensemble created and performed Human Chain, a composition of dramatic readings of hope and healing, raising over $2,000 for the September 11th Fund.

Most recently, Theater 150 produced a sold-out run of the brand new play The Whole Banana by local playwright Deb Norton, which went on to a larger production in Los Angeles and negotiations for a screenplay, and actor Jason Delane was nominated for a Black Theater Award by the NAACP for his performance in Theater 150’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead. Theater 150 has also served as a meeting place for informal readings of works-in-progress by local writers and playwrights visiting Ojai.

Theater 150’s Educational Outreach Program Off the Page has taken staged readings performed by professional casts to Ojai area schools. Eccentric Shakespearean scholar Murph Swander has wowed kids with his irreverent approach to Shakespeare, blacklisted actor Jeff Corey and Charlotte Bronstein answered questions about the Hollywood blacklist in conjunction with The Crucible performance, and director Gregg T. Daniel has brought casts from Los Angeles to offer unique presentations during Black History Month. Theater 150 also offers acting, writing, and directing classes for all ages through The Conservatory at Theater 150.

Carole Topalian - Photographer

Carole Topalian is a critically acclaimed photographer whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California; and the Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Her photographs have been exhibited in nearly 70 shows throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Topalian has traveled extensively while photographing on assignment including locations in North Africa, Spain, China, South America and Indonesia.

The Oaks at Ojai Health Spa

The Oaks at Ojai Health Spa - a visit to The Oaks is more than a spa vacation - it's a life affirming experience. Leave the designer sweats at home; this is a place where you can let your hair down and take in all the positive, nurturing elements of a healthy lifestyle... from nutrition, to exercise, to attitude. Come to the Oaks today and enjoy the affordable spa vacation you've been looking for.

The New Spirit

The New Spirit mission is to serve as a primary resource for vital wellness solutions on all levels. We are dedicated to promoting the holistic principles of honoring the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — and we are equally committed to encouraging people to participate in their own health care and personal growth, as well as in family and community wellness.

The Imaginal Institute

The Imaginal Institute is a conduit for imagining: celebrating and supporting the leap between ideas and action through dialogue, lifelong learning, and creative expression. Imagination is a key to engaging the world with openness and passion. Without it, we have no empathy, no ability to look beyond the immediacy of our experience, no tools with which to analyze what we are told, taught, and shown. It is crucial to making meaning, and is a most powerful agent of change: if we cannot imagine other possibilities in either our own lives or in the communities around us, we cannot not move from our current circumstances.

Ultimately, imagination is, as French mathematician and philosopher Gaston Bachelard writes, "a voyage into the land of the infinite." Through its various projects, the Institute seeks to be a vessel for that voyage.

In the spirit of imagining, the Institute is an experiment in a variety of ways:

* Building and blending virtual and face-to-face communities.
* Attempting to create enough structure to be a viable support to those interested in working the imagination while maintaining enough flexibility to not get calcified into purely systemic thinking and action.
* Exploring new definitions of business: is it possible to meld the flexibility and sustainability of a for profit business with nonprofit sensibilities and values?
* Exploring new technology and media in the dissemination of ideas.
* Making a consistent commitment to working across traditionally defined disciplines, creating communities of practice that are simultaneously embracive and committed to quality.

The Healing Arts Council of Ojai

The Healing Arts Council of Ojai is a not-for-profit, service organization of health care practitioners dedicated to the highest standards of their profession, and committed to increasing public awareness of the benefits of complementary medicine and natural holistic therapies. We acknowledge health as the harmonious function of body, mind and spirit, and strive to further co-operation among all healing arts professionals, and to empower our clients / patients on their journey toward wholeness.

The Healing Arts Council of Ojai recognizes the need to inform the public of holistic therapy options that complement medical care. HACO members are drawn together by the philosophy that acknowledges the body's inherent wisdom and ability to heal itself, and accepts health as the balanced function of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. This philosophy underlies our different healing approaches as we work with our clients /patients to facilitate the healing process and restore wholeness.

The Day Spa of Ojai

The Day Spa of Ojai - therapists are highly trained to recognize and apply the various treatments and products to your specific needs. The professional and personalized skin analysis and recommendations you will receive at The Day Spa of Ojai are simply not readily available at your local department store, drug store or for that matter, at many spas. We take pride in being able to include these services for you.

The Day Spa of Ojai uses only premium products in all services. We encourage you to give us your feedback at the end of your service.

The Day Spa of Ojai shares facilities and works in conjunction with Healing Alternatives, a select group of medical practitioners who combine the best of western medicine with alternative disciplines and anti-aging protocols.

Teal Rowe Handblown Glass

Teal Rowe embodies the pioneer spirit of the early glass artisans just as the work draws inspiration from them. With a deeply ingrained work ethic that guards her against complacency no matter how successful she becomes, Rowe continues to study and learn new techniques—pushing her own boundaries, as well as those of her chosen medium.

Synergistic Health

Synergistic Health - our practitioners provide a number of services aimed at improving health and quality of life, including: chiropractic adjustments, colon hydrotherapy, massage therapy, skin care, nutritional assessment and fitness work.

Organic Art Company

organic art companyThe mission of Organic Art Company is to share and to bring together community through the arts in a holistic way. We want to bring more happiness and a sense of spirit and positive energy into people's lives. Functional art is a great way to bring the light into the home, yoga studio, office, etc. All the art you will see is either hand-painted or from original drawings and paintings. The intention is to have high quality art available with friendly and great service.

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The art that you will find on the website range from decorated candles to greeting cards, hand-bags to bookmarks, paintings on canvas as well as on flower pots. The vision is to expand in all areas and to continue to create new organically grown art. Thanks for visiting and being open to another window of perspective.

ojai candle artCandle art is a great gift for the home, meditation room, creative space, or any place that calls for inspiration and relaxation. These candles are long-lasting and continue to illuminate brighter as they burn.

ojai spiritual cardsGreeting cards are perfect for every occasion from Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Get Well and Thinking Of You! Get one free when purchasing a matching print. These cards look great framed, as well!

ojai farmers market bagsHand painted symbols and mandala art adorn these off-white canvas bags, ideal for carrying groceries from the Ojai Certified Farmers Market, running errands or going to school. Help save the environment by using hand-painted canvas bags to shop!

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Matt Monarch

Matt Monarch - Matt Monarch is a 100% Raw; his diet consists of only raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. He is currently the owner of three different health promoting websites. After five years of eating a 100% raw food diet, Matt was inspired to write a book called Raw Spirit. He wanted to share information that he thought needed to be out there. Currently, Matt lives in Ojai, California.

The Hendricks Institute

The Hendricks Institute - we are an International Learning Center that teaches core skills for conscious living. Our work over the past three decades has been to assist people in opening to more creativity, love and vitality---through the power of conscious relationship and whole-person learning. We are passionately committed to creating a worldwide community of people with whom we can explore new heights of love, creativity and wellbeing.

Ojai Originals

Ojai Originals presents an array of unique gift items from the lovely Ojai Valley situated 13 miles from the ocean in Southern California. Ojai is nestled in a ring of beautiful coastal mountains and carpeted with groves of citrus, avocado, and olive trees. Oaks mingle with cactus, succulents and the native chaparral. All this combined with our mild climate provides abundant inspiration and an environment conducive to creativity. We have a thriving community of artists and artisans that you can now visit online. As artists ourselves, we have a keen eye for unique, high quality pieces. Sought out from the Farmers Market to the artist's studio, it is our pleasure to share these original creations with you.

Bart's Books Ojai

Bart's Books Ojai - "The World's Greatest Outdoor Bookstore" - Bart's Books, nestled under the 420 year old coastal live oak tree at the corner of Matilija and Canada streets in Ojai, CA, is the home to the largest independently owned and operated outdoor bookstore in the U.S.A.

In 1964 Bart's Books was little more than a sparkle in the eye of Richard Bartinsdale whose collection of books had gotten so overwhelming that he constructed a series of book cases along the sidewalk so that passersby could peruse the titles.

In lieu of a cash register, "Bart" left coffee cans atop the book cases. People would select a title or two and leave payment in the cans, giving birth to Bart's world famous tradition of selling books via the honor system.

Since that time Bart's Books has become host to nearly one million books ranging from the thirty-five cent specials which line the outside walls and are still for sale on the honor system, to rare, out of print first editions, and art books (like Dali's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland) valued in the thousands of dollars.

Currently Dave Ray is Bart's Books bookseller extraordinaire. With his unique blend of expertise, vim, and pure passion for the art of the written word, he brings new life to what The Times calls "an intellectual haven."

Nearly half a century after its inception, Bart's Books continues to mystify patrons, journalists, and book lovers with a character and charm that beggars description and a selection of books that is beyond compare.

Merchant Tiger

Merchant Tiger - Reported to have befriended a legendary Mongolian tiger believed extinct, Merchant Tiger attained the name through stories abounding with often fantastic tales and legends of merchants excursions across distant tribal lands in search of authentic works of art and crafts from peoples far away from established routes of travel.


Theodore Gall - Sculptor

Theodore Gall studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. He has served as a consultant to the Art Institute and to the Illinois Arts Council, and has shared his knowledge with students in Illinois as well as at the Ojai Art Center. The human form has always been his primary focus. He enjoys placing his compelling figures in thought provoking situations.

“My concepts come to me visually; it is only during the course of creating a sculpture that it’s meaning becomes clear. While I am always happy to share what a piece means to me, it is important that interpretation of my work not be limited to my own view. What I have to offer the viewer of my work is not only visual and tactile; equally important are the feelings and emotions that my sculpture can evoke.

My sculpture is my depth. While the act of sculpting helps me work through difficulties and solve problems in my personal life, it is often the finished piece that goes a step further in helping me identify obstacles with which I was not in touch. My career as a sculptor is very satisfying to me - and it is most gratifying when I know that my work has touched someone in a very deep place.”

Jennifer Moses, Artist

Jennifer Moses: "Painting cultivates my relationship with the honesty and grace of nature, which pours into all aspects of my life, not just my work. As the observer, I witness the details of what is before me and as the artist, I translate what I see and feel onto the canvases I paint. The process for me is a celebration of beauty and the interrelatedness of all things."

Metamorphose Healing

Metamorphose Healing - AnneDorthe Dreyer combines CranioSacral therapy and Reiki to create a powerful healing method. Emphasizing on resolving the trapped energy that underlie and control patterns of disease and fragmentation on a physical, mental and emotional level. AnneDorthe's intention is to create a safe space for the client to surrender, return to the body and so enhance the body's own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities.

Beneficial for headaches & migraines, chronic neck & back pain, stress & tension-related problems, TMJ dysfunction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a session generally leaves you with a deep sense of relaxation, centeredness, connection, and well being.

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Whitman Architectural Design

Whitman Architectural Design - Nature is the standard which on we weigh our sense of beauty. Integrating architecture and nature is the ultimate marriage of mind and heart.

Lisa Snider - Finding Ojai

Lisa Snider writes first-person accounts of quintessential Ojai adventures reflecting her own self-deprecating humorous style. Written much like a food critic might review a restaurant, but instead of a restaurant her assignment might be a yoga class as seen through the eyes of an unwitting ingenue, who lacks flexibility and coordination! Many may find the real Ojai elusive or even a bit intimidating; most Ojaians live here for years without truly experiencing what makes this eccentric little enclave so unique. Lisa's columns blend discovered insider savvy with the amusing perspective of a skeptical novice to make these experiences entertaining and more approachable for the reader.

Ojai Pixie Tangerines

Ojai Pixie Tangerine Growers grow the best springtime tangerines. About 20 tangerine growers - family-scale farmers all of us - have a total of about 25,000 tangerine trees in southern California's beautiful Ojai Valley. Our tangerines come ripe sometime in March, and we sell them both wholesale and direct for as long as we have fruit to sell, usually sometime in May or June.

Nathan Larramendy Gallery

The Nathan Larramendy Gallery exhibits painting, sculpture, works on paper, and new media by contemporary artists. Exhibitions feature works by emerging and mid-career artists that expand the conventional boundaries of their media through exploration of challenging, personal, and political subject matter. Solo and group exhibitions are presented every four to six weeks.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation - the mission of the Search Dog Foundation is to produce the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation. The job of these teams is to find people buried alive in the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

To create these teams, SDF recruits rescued dogs from shelters and breed rescue groups, gives them professional training, and partners them with firefighters and other first responders at no cost to their departments. We ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs will never need to be rescued again.

SDF receives no government funding, and relies on our supporters throughout the country to provide these services.

Movino Wine Bar & Gallery

Movino Wine Bar & Gallery - owner and creator Maureen Clark brings a little bit of Europe to Ojai. Movino Wine Bar & Gallery's sophistication and attention to detail are evident in every aspect of the wine bar's offerings and appointments, and the result is an inviting and exciting destination creation. From the soothing waterfall to the cushioned love seats, the scene is set for enjoyment. When in beautiful Ojai, California, please come visit Movino Wine Bar & Gallery located in "The Arcade" in downtown Ojai.

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Los Padres National Forest

Los Padres National Forest encompasses nearly two million acres in the beautiful coastal mountains of central California. The forest stretches across almost 220 miles from the Big Sur Coast in Monterey County to the western edge of Los Angeles County.

Laurel Springs School

Laurel Springs School - with over 25 years of experience, our philosophy of education honors each child’s gifts, talents, and learning style. Laurel Springs is a personalized distance learning school and resource to home school families, private and public schools, tutoring centers, students achieving personal life goals in acting or sports careers, and families living abroad.

Laurel Springs offers quality high school, college prep and honors academic programs and creative, innovative curriculum options for elementary and junior high. Our interactive online and approved text-based courses inspire critical thinking, and are supported by caring teachers building one-on-one relationships for a positive learning experience. Families that choose homeschooling find our rich and varied curriculum a valuable resource for their needs.

Laurel Springs School believes in and encourages lifelong learning and the enthusiasm for fulfilling lifetime dreams.

Krotona School of Theosophy

Since its founding in 1967, the Krotona School of Theosophy has been helping students deepen their understanding of theosophy, the ancient wisdom, in its many forms, and has encouraged them to live a spiritually oriented life. The school emphasizes "transformative education" which focuses on spiritual renewal. Such studies lead students to orient themselves to eternal truths in a changing world.

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

The Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) began operations in 1969. It followed the formation of the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. in England in 1968 and was followed in 1971 by the Krishnamurti Foundation India. Its mission is to “preserve and disseminate the teachings of Krishnamurti”. This work includes the operation of the Oak Grove School, the Foundation Business Office, the Krishnamurti Archives, the Krishnamurti Study Center, the Krishnamurti Library, and Krishnamurti Publications of America [KPA].

Kathy Stone, Realtor

Kathy Stone has been a full time realtor in the Ojai Valley for almost 20 years. Prior to that, she spent many years as a real estate investor in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. For seven years, she was a director on the Board of Realtors for the Ojai Valley. She is the recipient of the Centurion Award from Century 21, a member of the President's Club at Coldwell Banker, and won an Award of Distinction for being a Most Referred Realtor.

The Pet Psychic

The Pet Psychic - Laura Stinchfield is a nationally known dog trainer and Animal Communicator. She has trained with such people as Linda Tellington Jones, the founder of T-Touch Massage for animals. She continues to attend animal communication seminars. From her home in California, Laura has managed to communicate with hundreds of pets.

Her testimonials tell the story. From early on she knew she was different. As a baby, pets would act differently around her. By the time she became a teenager Laura realized she had the ability to communicate with animals.

From there her research led her to find formal training. She has now mastered her craft and has been featured in numerous media reports. A local police department in New York even credits her for solving a crime.

When someone stole a motorcycle from a local farm the only witnesses were three horses. As unbelievable as it sounds, Laura asked the horses for a description of the culprits.

The information was passed onto police and the suspects were arrested. The motorcycle was recovered.

Her description of the suspects and exact account of the crime were nearly exactly as it happaned. Laura did this all from her California home.

She takes pride in helping people and animals come together. Let her help you and your pet communicate.

The Learning Springs

The Learning Springs - Laurel Springs School (LSS) is the nation’s leading accredited personalized distance learning program. In 1993 it began the world’s first online high school. Together with the Learning Springs (TLS), it has developed a powerful content and learning management system enriched with Laurel Springs’ award-winning curricula. The Learning Springs distributes Laurel Springs to a wide range of students through educational institutions, organizations, and governments worldwide.

The Learning Springs and Laurel Springs School partnership has been a driving force in innovative distance learning programs for over 25 years. LSS is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and NISAC (National Independent Study Accreditation Council).

The Learning Springs exclusively distributes the Laurel Springs curricula and has partners and branch offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, East Coast, Europe and Asia. It serves students in over 50 countries.


PartiAnimalz is a traveling petting zoo that is a family owned local business. Our services include education, animal nutrition, dove display, dove release, full petting zoo and bunny parties for all kinds of parties and events. PartiAnimalz does support the OVBRC, the Oak View School, and the Help of Ojai. We believe animals are an important part of the earth's life cycle which provides sustainability to the plants and other life forms of the earth. Our services are supported by a UC Santa Cruz Biologist. Contact PartiAnimalz via email -


Allasandra Rhody- Personalized Therapeutic Massage

Ojai Valley VFW

The Ojai Valley VFW was organized ten years ago. The veteran membership of this post is comprised of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans who served on active duty overseas. The mission of Post 11461 is to bring to the public what it means to be a veteran and to increase public support of this nation’s active duty service men and women as well as the members of the National Guard and military reserve.

The current membership consists of about thirty-five active members and a number of non-active members. The active members represent a microcosm of military history over the last 65 years. They include veterans who served with the horse cavalry to those that served in missile commands and advanced aviation. Units represented include veterans from the U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Merchant Marine from WWII, and the U.S. Army.

The civilian background of the Post veterans covers a wide range of activities. Many are retired but extremely active in community based volunteer work. Work backgrounds include the California Highway patrol, aerospace, carpenters, electricians, public and vocational school teachers, private business, counseling, oil industry, mining, sales, clergy, sheriffs department, ranching, Edison Company, retired military, engineering, government officials, architecture, nursing, and banking.

Volunteer work and organizations represented include the Lion’s Club, the Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity, numerous veterans’ support groups, churches, and other civic groups.

Dog Friendly of Ojai

Dog Friendly of Ojai - are you looking for a safe place to socialize your dog? Do you have a busy schedule? Are you going out of town, going shopping, or do you just want a day off? Don't leave your pooch at home; Let your dog come to our home and play in a supervised, caring and safe environment instead of sitting alone!


Pranazone- Meditation & Primal Music -
Is a state of "Total Body Awareness" possible?
YES it is . . .
. . . and in fact within just a few sessions most clients will begin to experience this profound state, some even on the first.

This seemingly exalted state is actually our "natural state of being" that has been veiled by layers and layers of samskaras — latent impressions of past reactions.

By honing the skill of proprioception to a fine edge, it is then possible to cut through the veils of amnesia and re-access our "natural state of being," more and more often.

Through continued practice it is then possible to begin to maintain higher and higher levels of "remembrance" throughout our daily lives, and ultimately to become so aware that we no longer form any new samskaras.
What does a state of "Total Body Awareness" feel like?


Prana E. S. Miller
* Certified Ananda Hatha Yoga Teacher
* Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist
* Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Levels I and II
* Between 1990 - 2001 Prana sat and served over 30 Ten-day Silent Meditation Intensives around the world
* B. A. Anthropology Southern Methodist University
* Exchange student - Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomia-shi, Japan
* Founding Father and Charter President of Southern Methodist University's Student Law Society
* "Leadership Development Program VII" Graduate, Colorado Outward Bound School
* "International Archeology Program," Fort Bergwin Research Center, Taos, New Mexico
* Author of "The Art and Science of Pranic Drumming"
* Prana began to practice yogic semen retention in his late 20's, in association with Tantric and Taoist practices. Since 1996, he has let go of only one seed (with full conscious intention)
* Prana speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French

Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen -Brett Dennen has "that thing." Inspired fans describe it: "lush shimmering vocals, an intricately groovin' guitar style, a lyrical beauty rare in a young songwriter," and "this soulful blend of everything that feels good." Rising up around him is music; transcending genres, genders and generations.

Brett's songs are joyful, with a far-reaching, universal appeal. The music wraps listeners in warmth, the vulnerability and innocence a startling contrast to the depth of songwriting maturity rarely found on a debut album. Dennen's natural voice and groovin' guitar style draw equally from rhythmic world music as from more melodic Western genres. To categorize the sound or the artist would be doing both a vast disservice.

He's an extraordinarily gifted vocalist and songwriter, non-traditionally "folk-ish", inspired by world music influences, with some cross over into jam territory. Fortunately for his enthusiastic fans, he is limited to none of these specifically, although all could be used to describe elements of his musical sensibilities.Dennen may be set to initiate an entirely new genre category with his self-titled album, which, after an initial independent release through the Southern California-based Three Angels and a Saint label, is now seeing national distribution via Flagship Recordings and Fontana Distribution.

The Farmer and the Cook

The Farmer and the Cook, your organic grocery and café in cheery Meiners Oaks. We are a locally owned, operated and supplied store and cafe. We are committed to organic and sustainable agriculture. eat and be well.

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Oak Grove School

Oak Grove School offers innovative early childhood, elementary, junior high school programs, a college-preparatory high school, and a family-style boarding program all nourished by the educational vision of its founder, philosopher and educator J. Krishnamurti. Small classes in a natural environment are guided by experienced teachers who encourage discovery and inquiry while supporting exceptional academic, creative and personal growth.

From the winding, oak-shaded paths that meander through the campus, to the intimate, wooden buildings designed to harmonize with the natural landscape, Oak Grove School is a visual oasis, a peaceful, yet dynamic environment rich with opportunities for traditional and non-traditional learning. Organic gardens, a student-built greenhouse, a studio art building with a darkroom, ceramics and painting studios and weaving looms, two libraries, a recording studio, athletic fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and a central Pavilion and outdoor stage dot the 150-acre campus. Inside the Main House, with its brick fireplace, casual gathering area and home-like kitchen, organic vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared using fresh produce from the student garden.

Oak Grove's student to faculty ratio is 5:1, with an average class size of 14. The school is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Oak Grove School offers space to grow, guidance to develop intellectually and creatively, and support to help students understand themselves and the world around them. It prepares its students for college, and for life.

Naturally For Paws

Naturally For Paws - a pet store for dogs and cats dedicated to their health and well being through natural pet food. Owner Susan Nodar's aim was for a people-friendly, spotlessly clean pet store where employees are knowledgeable about pet nutrition and to help pets attain optimum health through natural pet food nutrition, working with the pet's natural healing process. Naturally for Paws specializes in species appropriate diets - raw foods and supplements and the best quality processed foods.

The Old Creek Ranch Winery

The Old Creek Ranch Winery is owned and managed by John and Carmel Whitman. Carmel is the daughter of Mike and Carmel Maitland, the original founders of the winery in 1981. Chuck Branham, also one of the original founders, remains in charge of winemaking.

During the 21 years of the Winery's operation there have been many years of award winning wines produced. The Winery has been a contributor to the economy and as a visitor site of the Ojai Valley since 1981.

The greatest attention to quality and detail are forefront to our winemaking process. All red wines are cask aged in three different new French oak barrels for 18 months, followed by one year bottle aging. We will not rush the process. White wines will be made in a fashion best suited for the specific varietal.

Meditation Mount

Meditation Mount - as a Service to Humanity we meditate upon the Principles and Laws that are preparing the world for a new era of human civilization and for the Reappearance of the World Teacher. We have several acres of grounds and a complex which consists of a meditation room, an auditorium and offices. We are located at the east end of the Ojai Valley in Ojai, California.


OUT OF BUSINESS: Ojai.Net - from web hosting, dedicated servers, dialup, T1s, T3s, point-to-point broadband wireless connections from 384k to 20mbps, Ojai.Net provides personalized internet solutions to meet your business and personal needs. We have been creating on-line solutions for our clients since 1992. We help you meet your needs through our extensive experience, competitive prices, and robust network and system designs.

Ojai Yoga Crib

Ojai Yoga Crib - Join Lulu Bandha’s for the next Ojai Yoga Crib and spend a magical weekend in the gorgeous Ojai Valley in Southern California at the best little yoga gathering west of the Pecos. We're gathering to play, grow and practice. We've created a playlist of teachers who possess humor, wisdom, passion, spirit and vision. Over the course of three days, you will practice with five different teachers in 2.5 hour workshops at some of the most special locations in the Ojai Valley.

Sacred Space Studio

Sacred Space Studio for Yoga & Healing Arts, whose mission is to provide a sacred space in which people can come explore their inner and outer limits and experience the loving teachers and tools that will empower them to create new dimensions of their minds, bodies and spirits. The studio was founded by Ingrid Boulting, who has been practicing yoga since 1972, and it is located in the beautiful Ojai Valley.

Ojai Vineyard

The Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with a dozen different vineyards on the Central Coast of California and produces wines from syrah, grenache, mourvedre, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier. About 6000 cases are produced each year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines.

The key to producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes, so rather than purchasing ours by the ton, we have long term agreements with our growers to buy the fruit by the acre. This lets us culture the vines and thin the crop to our strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return.

In the winery we like to watch the development of the wine carefully, yet prefer to do as little as possible. Experience has shown us that the least amount of moving, pumping, fining and filtering is always best. The ultimate objective is to show off the distinctive character of a vineyard site.

Ojai Village Pharmacy

Ojai Village Pharmacy is your neighborhood drug store that you know and trust. For over 110 years, Ojai Village has been an independently owned business. Our pharmacists will address questions and concerns completely and confidentially. Our customers are very important to us.

The Blue Iguana Inn

The Blue Iguana Inn was designed and built by renown Ojai architect Marc Whitman. It is built in an old mission style, reminiscent of old California and Mexico with arched entrances, terra cotta curved roofing and rugged outpost railings. When you visit, we hope you will be touched by the artistic spirit of the Blue Iguana Inn. Delight in the many hidden details throughout our grounds. It is our goal to create an ambiance for you that is warm, charming and friendly.

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that addresses youth issues through connecting community resources and involving teenagers in positive opportunities to make a difference with their lives, influence their future, and benefit the entire community. We offer after school programs in employment, leadership, career training, mentoring, and community service.

Ojai Valley Whale Society

Ojai Valley Whale Society - California's first fossilized 25,000,000 year-old toothed baleen whales were discovered at Lake Casitas on January 19, 2000 by Ojai resident Aaron Plunkett. Dr. Lawrence Barnes, chief paleontologist of the marine mammal lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, confirmed authenticity of the specimens brought to him by Mr. Plunkett. Dr. Barnes examined a lumbar vertebrae and two congruent right mandible jawbones deducing that two prehistoric whales exist.

Tottenham Court

Tottenham Court, located in the Arcade in Ojai, California, is a gift emporium, restaurant, and tea room which returns patrons to a gracious London of a time long past but fondly remembered. NOTE: THE CAFE EMPORIUM IS NO LONGER OPEN. "VESTA" NOW OCCUPIES THE SPACE.

It has become a destination for visitors and a meeting place for townspeople. It is both shop and dining place that amazingly combines the style and elegance of Belle Epoch and the razzmatazz of the best in the contemporary scene. National publications have described a multitude of things from superlative ambience to excellent food "where if a trip to London is not on your schedule, this is the next best thing."

Its giftware is assembled from around the world, much of it from Europe and particularly from Britain. Things are found here that are not available elsewhere.

Ojai Valley Museum

The Ojai Valley Museum has an extensive collection of Native American Baskets, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai. The Ojai Valley Museum Research Library houses archives including historical journals that chronicle the events of early to contemporary Ojai Valley activities. The Ojai Valley Museum is not supported by local, state or federal government funding. It relies solely on the generosity of donations.

Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation

Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation (OVLFF) is a volunteer organization dedicated to building community support to advance and ensure the public library's unique role as a vibrant center for lifelong learning and enrichment within and for the Ojai Valley.

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is a community-based, nonprofit group of more than 1,200 private citizens and landowners working for the common goal of protecting and restoring open space in the Ojai Valley for your benefit and the benefit of future generations.

Ojai Valley Financial Services

Ojai Valley Financial Services combines the experience, knowledge and professionalism of our accountants with customized systems that guarantee our clients will receive unparalleled service. Our objective is to provide professional integrity with the best service we possibly can. We'd like to think our service is something you'll remember as personal, positive, efficient and informative.


FoleyPod is a creative technology firm owned and operated by husband/wife team Chris and Pausha Foley. Specializing in content-rich web sites for creative professionals, FoleyPod also offers workshops and one-on-one tutorials on all manner of creativity software, as well as audio and video production services for web. See their list of services and a class schedule at

New Wine Harvest Fellowship

New Wine Harvest Fellowship, new name for the Ojai Valley Foursquare Church, was founded in 1951. The new facility was completed in 1987. We are committed to the command of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to "...go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature..." and the cry of the Lord's heart that "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations...". We continue to serve the Lord and the Ventura County area with vision and dedication to see the lost redeemed, the broken healed, and the church renewed and revived

Ojai Valley AYSO

Ojai Valley AYSO - Ojai Valley's American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 147 is part of AYSO Section 10, Area W, which serves nine regions in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Region 147 itself serves all of the players and parents living in the beautiful Ojai Valley. Our players are dedicated to excellence, and our coaches, assistant coaches, team parents, board members, and other volunteers are trained and certified and are second to none.

Ojai Valley Athletic Club

The Ojai Valley Athletic Club features a beautiful new clubhouse located in the scenic Ojai Valley. We offer a new, state of the art fitness facility, group exercise studio, spinning studio, childcare, kid’s game room, plus ten lighted tennis courts and four clay courts. Ojai’s mild weather enable members to swim year-round in our two heated pools. We also offer a lighted basketball court and and sand volleyball court. The club welcomes families, singles, and seniors alike to our unique facility.

Ojai Unified School District

Ojai Unified School District offers rich, educational opportunities for our students at all levels. Our outstanding faculty and staff challenge students to achieve at high levels year after year.

Ojai Trolley Service

Ojai Trolley Service, established in 1989, is owned and operated by the City of Ojai. The Trolley provides daily fixed-route transportation to Ojai and Meiners Oaks and services approximately 10,000 riders/month.

The Ojai Trolley Service is overseen by the Transit Operations Supervisor and the Public Works Department. Staff includes 12 part-time drivers, a full-time Driver Supervisor, the Transit Operations Supervisor, and the city mechanic.

The Ojai Trolley is a well-known feature in the Ojai Valley and, in addition to fixed-route responsibilities, participates in many local community events, fund raising activities, community service and educational functions, and charter services.

Through a cooperative agreement with the County, the Ojai Trolley Service serves Meiners Oaks and Mira Monte, in addition to the City of Ojai.

Ojai Sports Sporting Goods

Ojai Sports is committed to providing quality sporting goods and superior customer service to the Ojai Valley. A full service retail store, we offer silk screening, embroidery, and heat transfer lettering. We also specialize in team sales. From youth leagues to recreation leagues, high schools to colleges, Ojai Sports is your team sales dealer.

Alpha Sensory

Alpha Sensory Multi Sensory Design - ALPHA SENSORY invites qualified therapists, healers, and practitioners to inner-journey within personal "multisensory environments". These prototype systems bring together sophisticated mind-body technologies into a single synergetic tool integrating wraparound visuals, 3-D sound, tactile stimulation and a unique, patented aromatherapy delivery system. Personalized experiences with advanced biofeedback interface, totally controllable by the therapist.

Both system prototypes are currently located in Ojai, California.

Alpha Sensory has complete access to those prototypes and is in the process of developing multisensory software programs for various modalities. We would like to collaborate with therapists and other healing professionals in their creation, which we plan to distribute in various media formats around the globe. At the same time, those therapists may have the option to bring their own clients to our studio to experience the new creations with the prototype. Alpha Sensory will provide the assistance of a system hardware and/or software designer and system operator.

The Emerald Iguana Inn

The Emerald Iguana Inn - A cascade of soothing water trickles from the mouth of a magnificently tiled lizard fountain, welcoming visitors at the entrance of Ojai's most enchanting hideaway. Nestled under a canopy of native oak, sycamore and pepper trees, The Emerald Iguana Inn is an easy, few minute walk from downtown Ojai. The Emerald Iguana offers a tranquil retreat for the discriminating traveler.

Lulu Bandha's Yoga

Lulu Bandha's Yoga - yoga sometimes seems as much a part of Ojai as the sunshine and mountains that cradle this incomparable valley. When Lulu Bandha’s Yoga Studio opened, some people in town were surprised. With yoga classes in private homes, at health clubs, spas and dance studios, the feeling was that Ojai already had as much yoga as it did oranges. In fact, all that yoga has helped make Lulu Bandha’s a success from the beginning. Located smack in the middle of town at 306 East Matilija Ave., Lulu’s has become the focal point of yoga in Ojai.

Suzanne's Cuisine

Suzanne's Cuisine - Suzanne's love for cooking is expressed in every dish. From lovely freshly-baked breads to entrees laced with fresh herbs grown in her own private garden. Here world-class standards never falter, even with first courses like "mussels provencale" and "roasted garlic with goat cheese and roasted sweet peppers."

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Ojai Shakespeare Festival

Ojai Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit, community-based organization which brings to life the language, music and spirit of Shakespeare for audiences of all ages.

Through both adult and youth Festival productions, educational outreach programs, school performances and reading groups, Ojai Shakespeare Festival provides the residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties exciting ways to appreciate and explore Shakespeare and the classics. By bringing these timeless stories to the community, Ojai Shakespeare Festival fosters a love of live theater and educates future generations on the importance of including theater, music and art in their everyday lives.

Ojai Shakespeare Festival is committed to promoting theater as a viable profession. The Youth Intern Program offers intensive acting, technical and musical training programs for students ages 13 to 18, culminating in an intern production during the summer festival. Ojai Shakespeare Festival also offers college intern programs for both actors and technicians to further the education of aspiring theater professionals.

Ojai Shakespeare Festival reaches out to engage our community in exploration of our culture and history, to enrich our lives through excellent educational programs, and to enchant audiences with outstanding productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other classic playwrights

Ojai School of Massage

Ojai School of Massage - our massage and aromatherapy school offers California state approved certificate programs in: Holistic Massage Therapy, Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Animal Massage and Holistic Equine (horse) Massage. We also provide educational courses, seminars, workshops and public speaking on a variety of subjects including: dog massage, cat massage, horse massage, aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, hydrotherapy, corporate massage, yoga, sports massage, meditation, tantra, stress reduction and more. Our day spa also offers massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and other body treatments for you and your pets.

Otto Heino's Pot Shop

Otto Heino's Pot Shop - Otto Heino is a true working craftsman, his life and work shaped by the craft movement of the post-World-War II studio craft movement. Attracted to the life-style of the craftsman, he remained true to his vision of pursuing excellence in the art of clay as a potter and sharing his productivity with others.

Leslie Clark - Artist

Leslie Clark paints and sketches as she roams Saharan Africa -- a kindred spirit of the Wodaabe and Tuareg Nomads. Mutual respect and admiration between the artist and the peoples of her inspiration yields beautiful, uniquely expressive images of living art.

The Ojai Retreat

The Ojai Retreat - set on a secluded hilltop with breathtaking views of the Ojai Valley and surrounding mountains, the Ojai Retreat welcomes everyone. We are available for individual and group retreat. As a philosophically independent retreat, we are furnished with study materials from a wide variety of religions, philosophies and psychological perspectives.

Suza Francina Yoga

Suza Francina Yoga is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher with 30 years of experience in the field of yoga and exercise therapy. She is the best selling author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners.

Ojai Presbyterian Church

Ojai Presbyterian Church - we Presbyterians take our understanding of church membership from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One becomes an active member of the church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, and acceptance of his Lordship in all of life. Baptism and a public profession of faith in Jesus as Lord are the visible signs of entrance into the active membership of the church.

Sue Halstenberg - Artist

Sue Halstenberg: “These paintings are a product of my journey into deeper self-discovery. Something that catches my attention that I’m naturally attracted to is what I start with. A symbol, a statue, or a myth that I can energetically connect with and be inspired by. After that, I let go and allow the creative force to flow through me. Often I don’t even feel like I’ve done the painting, it’s like it painted itself!”

Stir Crazy Coffee

Stir Crazy Coffee - come and join us in the coffee garden in the back, stroll through the nursery grounds next door or hook up with our free wireless internet.

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Ojai Police Department

Ojai Police Department - The Ojai station provides full-service policing to approximately 30,000 residents of the Ojai Valley. Included in this population is the City of Ojai which contracts with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department for Police Services.

Ojai Station
402 South Ventura Street
Ojai, California 93023
(805) 646-1414
(805) 640-1803 - Fax

In the spirit of community policing, the station provides a variety of unique policing strategies. Mounted deputies and deputies on bicycles are a common sight in the City. Additionally, the Ojai Valley has been characterized by a high degree of volunteerism and utilizes a volunteer program to do those many jobs that deputies no longer have time to perform.

Volunteer Opportunities
Crime Stats (5-year overview)
Crime Stats (2003-2004)

Ojai Playwrights Conference

Ojai Playwrights Conference is one of the few developmental groups left that values the reading and workshop process as an important avenue through which playwrights can more fully realize their intentions with a play. Ours is a conference centered around playwrights and their new plays. We believe the theatre can be a vital and essential forum for the exchange of new and challenging ideas about the world in which we live. We seek out plays and playwrights who share this vision.

Weaves Fire – Teresa Jayne

Weaves Fire – Teresa Jayne - assisting you in expressing your most Essential Self.

Soule Park Golf Course

Soule Park Golf Course - public 18 hole course in Ojai

Soft Insite

Soft Insite - whether it's designing your site from the ground up or enhancing the one you already have, we can help you tame the beast. We can even train it to get some real work done for you. From choosing the right hosting company to the ways to increase your on-line traffic, Soft Insite can bring the web community to your fingertips with this all-inclusive look at internet marketing.

RageJax Foundation

RageJax Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes music and arts programs to at-risk children who would normally not have the opportunity available.

Raechel "Rage" and Jacqueline "Jax" Houck believed that there may be a Picasso or a Beethoven living in a small poor village in Costa Rica, but for the lack of exposure to art and music, it would be an opportunity lost for that child.

In October, 2004 while traveling to Santa Cruz, two sisters from Ojai, Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, were involved in a horrific accident that took their young lives. Twenty-four year old Raechel, known to friends and family as "Rage" and her twenty year old sister "Jax" were returning from a visit with their mother when the mid-day accident happened on a stretch of Highway 101 near King City, California.

Memorial services for Rage and Jax were held in Ojai, California, as well as, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, and Ventura with a special Mass for the sisters in Santa Maria a. Monte in Toscana, Italy which was home to Rage for two years. Rage and Jax were loved by all who knew them and the Ventura services brought more that 500 people together to celebrate the short but vibrant lives of these two remarkable young women.

George's Organics International

George's Organics International - we supply bulk certified organic ingredients to food manufacturers and food service companies. We act not as a broker, but as a sourcing agent on behalf of our clients, which means we earn a commission based on a predetermined rate. Our long-term relationships have led to strategic alliances which allow us to offer high-quality products with aggressive pricing. Many times, we're able to get lower prices than you could if you "went direct". And because we don't have a retail line of our own, we never compete with our clients over often-limited organic ingredients. We work for you.

Ojai Music Festival

Ojai Music Festival - Established in 1947 by music aficionado John Bauer, the Ojai Music Festival has fostered a healthy spirit of eclecticism in its adventurous programs, gaining a worldwide reputation for attracting artists who are given artistic freedom as they perform exceptional pieces of classical music.

That spirit was reinforced in 1954 with the appointment of Lawrence Morton as the Festival Artistic Director. A man of broad musical tastes, Morton was a visionary whose constant curiosity and unwavering integrity shaped the Festival's future direction. Under his leadership, the Ojai Festival developed an enduring concept whereby the artistic director engages a different Festival music director each year around whom that year's Festival is built.

Among the Festival's diverse music directors have been such renowned musical luminaries as composers John Adams, Ingolf Dahl, Peter Maxwell Davies, Lukas Foss, John Harbison and Oliver Knussen; conductors Kent Nagano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Esa-Pekka Salonen; and instrumentalists Emanuel Ax and Mitsuko Uchida.

Now celebrating its 60th year, the Festival - under the leadership of Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris - continues this unparalleled musical legacy in which the creativity of the moment and the artists define each year's event.

The Ojai Music Festival offers educational programs for students attending Ojai Valley public schools, enriching the region's cultural opportunities and promoting classical music to future generations.

Shangri-La Paradise

Shangri-La Paradise offers tailored retreat programs and getaways unparalleled in privacy and rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in the lush tropical gardens of bamboo, birds of paradise, jasmine and other exotic plants. Relax in whirlpools and waterfalls, enjoy aromatherapy and massage.

Serendipity Toys

Serendipity Toys started as a family operated business in 1979, largely from a desire to offer the community a source of high quality toys that would engage children in constructive play. We view our toy store as an active agent within the community. We do not carry "war toys" and avoid products that promote violence. We strive to stock our shelves with playthings that have lasting play value and encourage the use of imagination.

Ojai Lavender Festival

Ojai Lavender Festival - A gathering of more than 50 vendors beneath the oaks to tempt you with flowers and herbs, gourmet specialties, jewelry, apparel and more, including an all-day lavender oil distillation. Watch as freshly picked lavender releases its oil through the time-honored tradition of steam distillation, presented by FloraGenics Distillation Systems. Live entertainment and crafting demonstrations, too.

Ojai in the Wikipedia

Ojai in the Wikipedia - Ojai (pronounced "O-High") is a city located in Ventura County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,862, making it one of the smallest cities in the county. The town of Ojai is situated in the Ojai Valley, (10 miles long and 3 miles wide, approximately) surrounded by hills and mountains.

Ojai Foundation

The mission of The Ojai Foundation is to strenghten individuals, families and communities by teaching ways to listen and speak from the heart, to honor life's passages and to appreciate our connection with nature -- supporting the emergence of a compassionate, sustainable and peaceful world.

Ojai Newsstand

The Ojai Newsstand - eclectic magazines, refreshments and global connectivity for curious minds - Free wireless Internet with purchase.

Ojai Ford

Ojai Ford - We offer superior sales and service for our valued customers. We are committed to serving our friends and customers and look forward to hearing from you.

California Gold Coast Discovery Map

Meeting the needs of both visitors and local businesses, the new California Gold Coast Discovery Map has transformed the traditional grid map into a fun and functional, hand-illustrated, interpretive map that captures the essence of Ojai, Ventura and Oxnard.

california gold coast discovery mapTheir motto, “We show the way” describes Discovery Map’s aim by leading visitors and travelers to premium accommodations, restaurants, shops, attractions and the hottest destinations throughout the area. Their souvenir-quality map illustrates popular travel spots with colorful, fun artwork and transforms our community into a Disneyland experience.

The maps are distributed via visitor centers, hotels, restaurants and many area businesses. In addition to the birds-eye view of the locality, a comprehensive and attractive directory on the back of the map serves to boost the local economy by driving visitors to these businesses.

In addition to their printed map, Discovery Map offers a tremendous value to visitors and advertisers alike via their interactive online web map. The Discovery WebMap enables visitors to explore our community before arriving in town.

Discovery Map International, which has been producing these trademark unique and attractive maps for nearly two decades, will publish a new edition annually with updated information and more fun facts.

Serving as a tourism catalyst, the new Discovery Map has gained popularity by supplying visitors with an innovative navigational tool while offering businesses a powerful way to reach travelers and tourists.

Ojai Film Festival

Ojai Film Festival, like the new millennium, was launched in 2000 with great vision and promise. Conceived as an independent film festival set in the enchanting town of Ojai - only 70 miles from Hollywood - the Festival has since grown into a world-class showcase nestled in the pristine mountains of Southern California.

Ojai Day

Ojai Day is an annual street fair hosted by the Recreation Department of the City of Ojai. It's main focus is to feature the work of local artists. It's an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Ojai. Although only 85 miles north of Los Angeles, this small community feels likes it's in another world!

Ojai Certified Farmers Market

Ojai Certified Farmers Market - locally grown fresh fruits & vegetables harvested daily. Jams, Honey, Bees Wax Candles, Crusty European Style Breads, Fresh Locally Caught Seafood, Olive Oil, Free Range Eggs, Nuts & Dried Fruit, Tasty Prepared Food, Fresh Cut Flowers, Plants, Orchids & Bonsai Trees, Handmade Soap and much more.

Resounding Core Studios

Resounding Core Studios offers classes and interactive performances which liberate free expression of voice, movement, emotion and breath. This allows for discovery and expansion of your real, whole self, your personal genius, and the ability to realize the full potential of creativity and intimacy in your most important relationships.

Lisa Phelps Irrigation & Landscaping

Lisa Phelps Irrigation & Landscaping - a full service irrigation & landscaping company, in business over 20 years in Ojai.


bhavantu - located behind Lulu Bandha's Yoga, bhavantu has clothing and gifts for the yoga lifestyle.

Ojai Valley Alliance

Ojai Valley Alliance -What does the future hold for the Ojai Valley? How do we make decisions now for the legacy we leave our children and their children?

Michael McFadden Photography

Michael McFadden Photography - Commercial, Portrait, Studio, & Stock Photos. Welcome to the source for photographs that shine on your world, peak your imagination, stir your soul and make you smile.

Rainbow Bridge Natural Food Store

Rainbow Bridge Natural Food Store provides a wide range of healthy and natural products. In the general store, we carry a vast selection of specialty foods, many of which are made from organic ingredients and formulated for special diets. All of our produce is fresh, most of it is organic and some from local farms.

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The cosmetics aisles have chemical-free personal care items from deodorants and lotions to bath salts and aromatherapy oils. In the vitamin department, there is a vast selection of vitamin and mineral supplements, homeopathics, herbal remedies, and protein powders.

For a snack on the go or a savory sit down dinner, our deli offers salads, sandwiches, juices, smoothies, and hot foods. We invite people from all walks of life to enjoy our comfortable shopping environment, for we are more than just a store, but a community gathering place.

Ojai Community Bank

Ojai Community Bank provides personal service to the people and businesses of the Ojai Valley, meets the credit needs of our market through local decision makers, and strives to achieve maximum value for all involved as an ethically and socially responsible provider of financial services.

The Ojai Film Society

The Ojai Film Society is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Ventura County, California through a variety of motion picture-related events presented throughout the year.

Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars, headquartered in Ojai, California, is an early leader in the mass production of full function, freeway speed electric automobiles. The mission of Phoenix Motorcars is to manufacture zero emission vehicles to reduce the toxic emissions of the largest contributor to air pollution, personal automobiles.

Taste of Ojai

Taste of Ojai - This monumental event will be held in a beautiful, shady area on the greens of the Golf Course at the Ojai Valley Inn The finest foods including appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages prepared by leading chefs from Ojai's celebrated restaurants are accompanied by wines specifically chosen to create a gourmet experience. Musical entertainment and lively conversation will make this a unique and memorable event. Proceeds to benefit the community and youth of the Ojai Valley.


Jimmy's Restaurant - Jimmy's is a great gathering spot to meet with friends after a full day of outdoor activities at the Inn. Its casual atmosphere is a perfect spot for lunch and cocktails. The menu features selections from our wood burning brick pizza oven and a full selection of draft beers and central coast wines.

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Jimmy’s, named for Jimmy Demaret, the Inn’s most famous golf touring pro, is the resort’s pub. The expanded bar menu features thin-crust brick oven pizza, juicy burgers accompanied by hand-cut fries, a variety of sandwiches and an impressive selection of beers and classic cocktails.

Jimmy’s is open daily 11:00am to 1:00am

No reservations are required.

SeaFresh Seafood

SeaFresh Seafood - family fare including fresh fish, a sushi bar, burgers, fries, clam chowder and much more.

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California Lavender

California Lavender - California Lavender celebrates the flavor of flowers, fruits and herbs in jellies, vinegars and other deliciously different foods.

Paul's Pet Food

Paul's Pet Food - proud of our products, and the service we have provided to so many people. The company is keenly aware of the bond between pet owners and their pets. By providing a solid foundation premium product for the health and well being of those pets, our success and the success of our distributors has been realized.

DV Camps

DV Camps - The digital revolution has leveled the creative playing field for filmmakers. In the past, making a movie was only possible if you had access to lots of money, professional equipment and large crews. Not any more. With DV technology you don't need a rich uncle or a relative in the business to get started. Independent filmmakers have been given their own creative green light and are making their mark all over the world.

The staff at DV will show you how to use this readily available equipment and software to take your ideas from concept to completion. We will also have visiting artists, top professionals from the digital and film world that will offer insider secrets, tech tips and more.

Ojai Art Garden Gallery

Ojai Art Garden Gallery - the grounds are beautifully landscaped with a sculpture garden and art pieces from various artists serve as decoration both indoors and outdoors. Located in the Ojai village, the Gallery and Workshop resonate the creative talent and relaxed attitude of the local area. It is this unique feeling that visitors enjoy, away from the stress that is associated with their day-to-day environments.

Ojai Valley Surplus

Ojai Valley Surplus -
"There's no place like this place
anywhere near this place
so this must be the place"

Everyone who walks through the door of our store is amazed at the variety of the quality, name brand, NEW clothes that they are confronted with! What was going to be a quick visit can turn in to an hour of discovery, as you find new clothes at fantastic prices!

Rivendell Aromatics

Rivendell Aromatics -Our Lavender plants grow in rich soil on a west facing hillside, bathed in sunshine while cooled by the soft ocean breezes. This is an ideal growing system for healthy vigorous Lavender plants with very fragrant flowers. We harvest the Lavender flowers at the peak of aromatic perfection to sell in a number of different products, everything from wreaths and bundles, to sachets, comfort pillows, vegetale soaps, beeswax candles and True Essential Oil products.

Rivendell Aromatics resides among 3000 Hass Avocado Trees in the lovely Casitas Pass Valley, near Santa Barbara, California. We grow 38 varieties of Lavender, Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle), Lemon verbena and various other herbs for aromatic products. Most of the commercial planting is Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso', many varieties of Lavandula angustifolia and the Helichrysum. On the farm we also grow several unusual varieties of avocados, cherimoya, stone fruit, apples, pears, citrus, persimmons, figs, heirloom tomatoes and olives.

Ojai Performing Arts Theater Academy

Ojai Performing Arts Theater Academy -
MISSION STATEMENT: The Ojai Performing Arts Theater Academy offers students who demonstrate above-average artistic ability, potential, or interest, a high-quality academic and practical education in performing arts taught by professional artists. OPATA seeks to broaden its students' and community's bases of understanding, appreciation, and support for the arts by offering classes, lectures, hands-on experience, and community partnerships to foster teaching and performance opportunities for academy students.

Goals of OPATA (the Academy):

* To create a pre-professional conservatory training program in the performing arts, a center of academic and creative excellence
* To offer classes, lectures, and hands-on experience in theater, dance, music, technical theater, and film/video production, to be taught by professionals in the industry
* To create "school-to-career" programs in all majors through internships and entry level job opportunities
* To broaden the students' and community's bases of understanding, appreciation, and support for the arts
* To foster high-quality performance opportunities that simulate "real-world" experiences found at the professional level
* To develop community partnerships with existing arts organizations in our community
* To establish professional relationships with leaders in the entertainment and performing arts industries
* To attract students, families, and patrons of the arts to the Ojai Valley with the Academy's reputation for high-quality education and stellar performances
* To move the Academy into its permanent residence in the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Complex

Ojai Valley School

The philosophy of Ojai Valley School is contained in the motto Integer Vitae, meaning wholeness of life, symmetry of life, soundness of life, and, therefore, poise and strength of life. To accommodate this school philosophy, every effort is made to create an atmosphere for students and faculty that is conducive to learning and growing through the framework of a warm family environment.

Ojai Valley Organics

Ojai Valley Organics - Bring in your greenwaste to us. We are located at the end of Old Baldwin Road. We process the greenwaste into mulch and other organic products that benefit organic agriculture abd natural landscaping.

We are open Monday thru Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM.
140 Old Baldwin Road
Ojai, CA 93023

Oak Grill

Oak Grill Restaurant - Oak Grill is our featured restaurant for great casual dining all day long. Enjoy our warm and friendly atmosphere indoors by the fireplace or on the outdoor terrace surrounded by ancient oak trees. Our chef has prepared classic American Grill cuisine and OakGrill features an extensive Central California wine list.

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Open daily 6:30 am-9:30 pm.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Ojai Valley Dharma Center

Ojai Valley Dharma Center and the Gekko Kyudojo provide many opportunites for practice and study within the buddhist and Shambhala teachings. Both are located in Ojai, California, 90 minutes north of Los Angeles. The Dharma Center offers weekend intensives, weekly public classes, urban retreats, Shambhala Education weekends, meditation instruction, weekly practice opportunities, and hatha yoga. The Gekko Kyudojo is dedicated to the practice and study of Kyudo, a traditional form of Zen archery.

Café at the Spa

Café at the Spa - Located in the Spa Ojai courtyard, Café at the Spa is a great place to relax and enjoy light and healthy fare. The Café menu features a variety of delicious salads, sandwiches and wraps, fresh juices, smoothies and a selection of fine wines. Served Sunday through Thursday, from 11am - 5pm. Friday and Saturday 11am - 7:00pm. No reservations are required.

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Maravilla Restaurant - Maravilla is the resort’s signature restaurant featuring both elegant ambiance as well as an award winning California Central Coast Cuisine. We have created a unique menu that highlights fresh foods grown in the California region. The menu utilizes the freshest local fruits, seasonal vegetables, nuts and olives, as well as seafood from the nearby Pacific coast. Maravilla's extensive wine list consistently garners awards from such publications as Wine Spectator magazine. Dining at Maravilla promises to be a memorable experience during your stay at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.

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Reservations are highly recommended.

Maravilla is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Mmm La La

Mmm La La - "The Art of Cooking Latino Americano Cuisine" - everything at Mmm' La La in Meiners Oaks is artfully prepared. Fresh chips and salsa fresca begin the meal. Entrees taste as good as they look, with fresh ingredients arranged in a mouth-watering presentation. Enjoy a gem of an Ojai restaurant at Mmm' La La.

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Q-Time BBQ Grill and Catering

Q-Time BBQ Grill - get a tri-tip sandwich, a half-chicken, italian sausage or another fine dish, accompanied by your choice of chili beans, baked beans, baked potato, garlic rice, garlic bread or corn on the cob. Q-Time is located at 100 E. El Roblar, on the corner of Lomita and El Roblar in Meiners Oaks.

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Rincon Gold Tuna

Rincon Gold Tuna - We sell only Sashimi Grade, Pole and Line or Troll-Caught, Premium Albacore Tuna. No water or vegetable oil has been added. Our cans contain a hand filleted, hand packed solid piece of young albacore tuna with only a pinch of salt. Caught Young.. Our Tuna has Minimal to No Mercury Traces...Rincon Gold tuna has no fishy taste or smell. It is simply the best tasting tuna on the market.


Goodpillows - Raid the closet. Empty that drawer. Send us your old Tee-shirt. We'll create a one-of-a-kind, custom pillow. No need to hide your old t-shirt when you can enjoy them as goodpillows. goodpillows ...out of the closet and onto the sofa because ... these old t-shirts are too good to waste.

World Beats

World Beats - Musical Instruments Library - Learn about Bones, Drums, Bodhrans and rare world music percussion instruments. CD's, Videos, Instruments and Instructional material available for purchase. Hear sample sounds by multi-ethnic drummer/percussionist, Aaron Plunkett, as heard in the epic film Titanic.

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions (CPR)

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions (CPR) - an inclusive, diverse group of individuals, committed to non-violence, and recognizing the interconnectedness of all life on the planet. Our mission: to discover, live and communicate what is needed to build a just, sustainable and peaceful global society.

January 15, 2006

Essence Quest Consulting

Essence Quest Consulting - if you're interested in creating a life that is full of vitality, creativity, abundance and flow, then you've come to the right place. I offer a variety of services and resources designed to assist you in transforming your life and your relationships. Whether you're interested in one on one coaching or booking a speaking event, I use my ability as a space holder and inspirational teacher to help you realize your dreams.

The Digital Dojo

The Digital Dojo - We are the media. All of us, big and small. Independent or corporate. Workshops and services that empower people to be the media is what Ojai Digital Dojo is all about. Founded by Markus and his wife and partner Alicia, the Digital Dojo is a magical place to learn about creating and distributing audio and video over the web. Digital distribution in the digital age will make for great change in the very near future and this revolution will be televised.

Going Organic

Going Organic - "My desire and goal is to teach everyone who is interested in a healthier way to grow food and ornamental plants how to start out and how to make their endeavor profitable- whether for their own family or for thousands of buyers around the globe. When people learn the benefits of not only farming, but growing organically, they will wonder why anyone ever suggested the first chemical product for our gardens." - Jay North

Ojai Vintage Vehicles

Ojai Vintage Vehicles provides classic and antique automobiles for the TV and film industry as well as weddings and special occasions. Spanning the 20th century from 1911-1985, our ever expanding collection includes cars, trucks, tractors, trailers, scooters, and motorcycles. Specialty vehicles such as police cars, muscle cars, hot rods, military equipment, and convertibles are also available.

Wildland Fire Specialists

Wildland Fire Specialists offer services to solve wildland fire problems. Doug Campbell is a qualified Fire Behavior Analyst and provides FBA services on wildfires and prescribed fires. He is developing improvements in prescribed burn planning and implementation. These improvements are being used by the Ventura County Fire Dept. and details will be furnished upon request. Wildland Fire Specialists is available for consultation services on a variety of special wildfire exposure problems such as community planning.

Weil Tennis Academy

Weil Tennis Academy, located in beautiful Ojai, Southern California, is the most prestigious year-round tennis boarding academy for sectional, national and international junior tennis players on the West Coast. With our High Performance Tennis Program focused on INDIVIDUAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT and COLLEGE TENNIS PLACEMENT, our ability to train and compete in Southern California and a track record second to none, Weil is prepared to take you farther than you ever believed possible.

Vision Consulting Group

Vision Consulting Group - Business and Legal Strategies for Long-term Success - established as an outgrowth of Business Solutions Group to enhance the growing and diverse talents of its principals, Ingrid and Gary Wartik. While both Ingrid and Gary continue to serve the growth and operational needs of the small business, Ingrid now offers her expertise in the areas of transactional and corporate work.

The Ventura River Project

The Ventura River Project, in southern California is on the coast about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The 90,000-acre project area is fan-shaped--the main Ventura River Valley runs north-south from the Topatopa Mountains down to the Pacific and several side valleys drained by tributaries of the Ventura River funnel into the main basin from the east and west. An additional strip of project land (Rincon) lies parallel with and outside of the basin along the Pacific coast northwest of the city of Ventura.

Authorized in 1956, the Ventura River Project was the third and last of three large-scale Federal water projects in the region. These "seacoast projects"capture the seasonal floodwaters that would otherwise "waste to the sea." Further south and east down the coast from the prior-constructed Cachuma and Santa Maria Projects.

Only 30 percent of the rugged and mountainous project area is considered developable. The district is highly urbanized along the coast. The project furnishes an irrigation water supply to about 15,200 irrigable acres of land, and municipal and industrial water to approximately 40,000 users in urban and suburban areas within the Casitas Municipal Water District (formerly the Ventura River Municipal Water District).

The Ventura River and its tributaries are the main water sources for the project. The Ventura River bisects the lower, southern portion of this area, flowing for about sixteen miles from its formation at the confluence of Matilija Creek and the North Fork of Matilija Creek to the Pacific Ocean. The river's coastal inlet lies at the western edge of the city of Ventura, the largest town in the project area. Its two principal tributaries are San Antonio Creek from the east and Coyote Creek from the west. The annual average flow of the Ventura River is 13,600 acre-feet. It is a highly fluctuating, intermittent stream, running usually only in the winter month's "wet season." The area averages 14 inches of precipitation per year, with ranges varying from 5 to 40 inches.

The Ventura River Project comprises a storage reservoir on Coyote Creek, a diversion dam on the Ventura River, a canal to carry water from the diversion dam to the reservoir, and a high-pressure pipeline distribution system. The distribution system has pumping plants and balancing reservoirs to distribute the water from Lake Casitas to the various areas within the project for irrigation, municipal, and industrial uses. The project also uses water from Matilija Dam, built by Ventura County and placed in operation in 1948.

Rotary Clubs of Ojai Living Treasures

Rotary Clubs of Ojai Living Treasures is a simple organization that recognizes individuals in the community and supports them in their commitment to be of service to others. They are members of our community whose presence inspires inner peace and vitality in those around them.


Uptimal manufactures the most innovative powered paragliders here in California, featuring the only fuel in frame system, thumb activated throttle, airbag harness, wheels, universal frame and more. We also run a paragliding and powered paragliding school in Ojai and Malibu as well as offer tandem rides and gift certificates.

Trowbridge Gallery

Trowbridge Gallery deals exclusively in fine original art that is vibrant with both color and emotion.

Tony's T House

Tony's T House - T Houses are inspired by meditation pavilions and the traditional Japanese tea house adapted for western needs. Originator, international artist-architect, Tony Gwilliam explains " For years I have contained a simple house, maybe a Taoist's home and many times I have sketched a simple structure- a space for conscious living. Whilst traveling in Bali I often found myself staying in simple pavilions amongst the rice fields. I felt happy there, protected from the sun and rain yet connected to the universe around me. Watching the moon, listening to the insects, feeling in touch with my essence. One day in 1996, this brilliant yet simple T house design came to me and the first T House was soon hand-crafted in Ojai, California, later to be followed by others back in Indonesia, its birthplace. Each is imbued with its own feeling of place ."

Threads of Joy

Threads of Joy specializes in unique and custom handwoven wool or rag rugs, saddle blankets and scarves. All of Joy's rugs and blankets are original designs.

Theodore Woolsey House

Theodore Woolsey House - once you turn down the rose lined driveway you will be whisked back to the late 1800's. As you approach the rose covered trellis and wooden boardwalk, you will be magically transported to 1887 when this warm two story New England farmhouse was built. The 70 foot shaded veranda, with its inviting rocking chairs and porch swing, welcomes you to The Theodore Woolsey House, a restored historical 5000 sq. foot stone and clapboard home. A ring of the bell announces your arrival and the adventure at this unique Bed and Breakfast begins.

The Rotary Club of Ojai

The Rotary Club of Ojai - an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. ROTARY is the world's first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23 February 1905.

Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones - The Way of Story offers an integrative approach to writing narrative, combining solid craft with experiential inner discovery. Craft alone is not enough. No other writing workshop offers the solid craft to guarantee a good story along with the intangible inner dimensions of writing. The transformation of good writing depends on making it one�s own from within.

* For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* Seven Steps to Story Structure
* Create memorable characters & dialogue
* Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story

As C.G. Jung knew,

"Ultimately, everything depends on the quality of the individual..."

I teach not from theory but as a working writer. That is why I know the hardest part is sitting down.

Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful talent... nothing is more rare in my opinion.
-Norman Mailer

Award-winning New York playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, Cathrine Ann Jones, with over twenty years experience as a professor at major universities, offers unique writing workshops for all narrative forms of writing including plays, screenplays, memoir, novels, stories. (She is also available as an individual story & script consultant.)

Hummingbird Inn

Hummingbird Inn - relaxation and enjoyment are key to our spacious grounds, lawns, and gardens. The heated pool, spa, and sundeck lounging area are completely enclosed for your safety and privacy. Fresh Baked Cookies Every Day!Enjoy a complimentary fresh bakery breakfast each morning, and our scrumptious fresh baked cookies, tea, coffee and hot chocolate each afternoon and evening.

Humble Offerings

Humble Offerings - At ‘humble offerings’ we make beautiful, useful gift packages with a meaningful flair! We fill unique containers with extraordinary items and then creatively wrap each offering with fabric. Our intention is to offer gifts that embrace life’s many moments – gifts that arethoughtful, relevant and as much of a pleasure to give as they are to receive. Be sure to let us know of any custom wants and needs you have! We will gladly give you a quote for large events and parties. Giving is the best gift of all.

Human Arts Gallery

Human Arts Gallery represents American made art and fine crafts including glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, paintings, and sculpture. We have a special focus on contemporary jewelry, and offer a custom design service, especially for unique wedding rings.

Ojai artists who are featured in the gallery include sculptor Ted Gall, wood worker Jeffrey Seaton, painter Christine Brennan, and Human Arts owner and jewelry designer Hallie Katz. We also feature dancing tea pots by Michael Lambert, jackets by Beppa, glass by Tom Philabaum, scarves by Susan Neal, and jewelry by Stephen Dixon - these are just a few of the many other wonderful things at Human Arts.

HumanArts Home highlights the painted and distressed pine furniture of Texas artist, David Marsh. Over 100 nationally known artisans who create fun, colorful home accessories are represented too, such as Ralph Garrett with his Shoestring Creations, lamps by Janna Ugone, Carmen Abelliera recycled art, sculpture from Brian Andreas, Tin Woodsman pewter, and Fire and Light glassware.

HELP of Ojai

HELP of Ojai combines community and individual resources to respond to the identified unmet basic human needs of individuals in the Ojai Valley community, including seniors, families and youth, with an emphasis on senior citizens.

Healing For Bliss

Healing For Bliss is a holistic health organization providing services for nutrition, cleansing and living foods. We are here to guide you with your cleanse, help you develop the right food plan, and to provide living food services and education that support maintaining a healthy lifestyle in our busy lives.

Happy Valley School

Happy Valley School - The mission of Happy Valley School is the development of each individual's intellectual and artistic abilities. Through awakening the spirit of inquiry, we encourage each student to pursue integrity and excellence. Our non-competitive community builds honesty, respect, compassion and responsibility. Our goal is to develop a lifelong habit of learning as embodied in our school's motto Aun Aprendo, I am still learning.

Great Books Seminars In Ojai

Great Books Seminars In Ojai offers small groups of interested people a unique opportunity to consider and discuss these important themes over a series of inspiring weekend seminars. Join us for a retreat in Southern California’s beautiful Ojai Valley and explore the questions that have been debated through the centuries by the greatest minds of our civilization.

Global Resource Alliance

Global Resource Alliance - The mission of Global Resource Alliance (GRA) is to bring hope, joy and abundance to the world's most impoverished regions by sharing information, technology and financial resources with local community based organizations searching for holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty and disease with emphasis on self-reliance, education and the needs of women and children.

Gifford and Solomon

Gifford and Solomon - G&S is a full-service marketing firm located at 406 S. Signal Street, Ojai, CA 93023. G&S offers marketing planning, research, direct & web-based marketing, advertising and public relations solutions to meet consumer and business-to-business marketing objectives.

Gem Quest Jewelers & Gallery

Gem Quest Jewelers & Gallery - Owned by Meg Easling, Master Artist, designer jeweler and gemologist /graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. Through her, in the beautiful, small town of Ojai, in Southern California, has been created a Gallery of gemstones, jewelry and folk art that is unique in every way. Meg and her knowledgeable and very helpful staff also offer a full jewelry care and repair service. The repairs are performed by a fine craftsman and graduate jeweler of the Gemological Institute of America.

Garlic Gold

Garlic Gold - 100% organic, 100% unique and 100% hand made these Gourmet Garlic Condiments™ turn any meal in to a gourmet dining experience! From the crunch of the garlic to the subtle garlic infusion of the highest quality, first cold press organic-extra virgin olive oil, these gourmet delights are one of a kind. Perfect for cooking or as a condiment, drizzle, shake or spoon them!

The Garden Terrace Restaurant

The Garden Terrace Restaurant - Chef Patricia Cluche' combines cooking techniques from around the world with an abundance of fresh regional ingredients to fashion imaginative dishes of superb flavor and style. Grilled meats and fish, pastas, and wonderful vegetarian selections are offered, reasonably priced, every day. The Garden Terrace also has banquet and event rooms.

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Gallery Luscombe

Gallery Luscombe - Kelly Luscombe paints in oil and acrylic on canvas and wooden hinged triptychs in a provocative, narrative style. She employs portraiture and still life painting (everyday household objects of garments, shoes, china, old lamps) to tell a story or evoke an emotion. Her art works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows. She is known nationwide for her portrait miniatures inside triptychs. Art viewers are invited to play hide and seek with the triptych doors. Closed, the the painting summons one mood, showing the shoes of the figure inside and bits of the background on top and bottom. Opened, the triptych doors surprise the viewer with the entire portrait and background, revealing Luscombe’s compelling, often quirky choice of subjects.

The Equine Sanctuary

The Equine Sanctuary - Every day hundreds of extraordinary horses are injured at the racetrack, on polo fields, and in all equestrian disciplines. These talented horses performed at the highest level in the competitive world of racing, show jumping, eventing and polo; the very horses you cheered to the finish line. They are the same caliber of professional horses behind such films as Seabiscuit, Pharlap and Dreamer.

In the process of giving their all and doing their jobs, they were injured physically or psychologically damaged. These top athletes, in one defining moment go from star champion to broken, useless financial burdens the next. They rarely find their way to retire in a green pasture. Instead, most unwanted horses end their lives in a slaughterhouse. This is the fate for even champion race horses like Ferdinand, who in 1986 won or placed in all of the coveted triple crown races.

The Equine Sanctuary provides a safe home forever for these performance horses. Using traditional and complementary medicine and with great love, kindness and training, we heal the mind, body and spirits of these beautiful animals. Most of our rehabilitated horses are successfully placed in good homes. Others stay with us as Goodwill Ambassadors for educational and therapeutic experiences with children, students, adults and the disabled. We agree with Tom Smith, Seabiscuit's trainer, when he said, “You don’t throw away a whole life just because it’s a little banged up.”

Firehouse Pottery & Gallery

Firehouse Pottery & Gallery - at Massarella’s Firehouse Pottery our goal is excellence in utilitarian ware. We strive to integrate art and function with the beauty of ceramics.

Equine Equilibrium

Equine Equilibrium - Van Harding specializes in healing arts and equine science. It is the same for the horse as for the human that health includes the three realms of body, mind and spirit. Therapies such as acupressure and massage, combined with sciences such as gait analysis and saddle fit, define and resolve many common problems and injuries our horses are experiencing.

Edible Ojai

Edible Ojai is an award-winning quarterly newsletter which promotes the abundance of local foods, season by season – we celebrate our small family farmers, farmers market vendors and local chefs for their dedication to producing the highest quality, organic, fresh and seasonal foods. The fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, cheese and other artisanally produced foods they bring to the table are what makes our community an interesting and healthy food community to live and work in.

DMZ Publishing

DMZ Publishing - home of Local Hero Books, Table of Contents, Dances with Books and Your Wedding Day Magazine

Ask Now Investments Real Estate

Ask Now Investments Real Estate - We are Andro Kotula, Belinda Wynn and Trent Jones, Ojai Valley Real Estate Agents and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you in locating a home or land to purchase in this area.

The Ojai Deer Lodge Restaurant

The Ojai Deer Lodge Restaurant - this charming restaurant boasts a cowboy-friendly vibe with an unbeatable Sunday barbeque. The Deer Lodge maintains an atmosphere of ruggedness and independence while expressing something romantic and cozy, a sort of “cowboy highlife”. The upstairs and downstairs dining rooms and tavern-like bar blend an air of a cozy, hunting lodge with the genuine comfort of a well tended home.

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David Baker - Photographer

David Baker - Photographer - David Baker is internationally known for his creative web site and graphic designs. He is best known in the United States is for his web site design on the 1995 Academy Awards, Super Bowl XXX, Microsoft Windows NT site, and the California State Legislature.

David Allen: Getting Things Done

David Allen:Getting Things Done - David Allen is an international author, lecturer, and founder and President of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company.

Coldwell Banker Ojai

Coldwell Banker Ojai - download Coldwell's free Ojai Rentals List, featuring up-to-date house and apartment rentals for Ojai Valley.

Clinicas del Camino Real

Clinicas del Camino Real - Clinicas del Camino Real, Incorporated has been providing quality primary and preventative health care services to the residents of Ventura County since 1971. Starting as a "free clinic" in Santa Paula, California, Clinicas del Camino Real now operates eight health center locations. Clinicas’ bilingual and bicultural staff reach out to members of the community who are traditionally underserved due to limited income, resources, cultural and language barriers.

Christine Brennan - Artist

Christine Brennan - Artist - Often dreamlike and enigmatic, Christine Brennan's work features a host of symbolic and allegorical reference. Brennan's images draw from the unconscious, leading the viewer into richly-lit narratives that evoke personal stories and associations.

Christ Church Ojai

Christ Church Ojai - a new Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) church plant, now meeting for Worship on Sundays at 9:00 AM at the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer, 1290 E.Grand Avenue, Ojai, CA.

Charleen & Jerry Michaels, Realtors

Charleen & Jerry Michaels, Realtors - Ojai real estate agents and brokers with The Michaels Group feel a sense of pride when they sell a home in the Ojai Valley. Of all the growing communities in Southern California, the Ojai Valley is known most for its ideal community, pristine environment and renowned public and private schools. Whether you are considering Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte, Oak View, Rancho Matilija, Saddle Mountain, Persimmon Hill, the Arbolada, the East End or Upper Ojai, this valley provides a world of opportunity to engage both mind and body.

Australian Native Plants Nursery

Australian Native Plants Nursery - Australian Native Plants Nursery is a retail nursery specializing in ornamental trees and shrubs for Californian gardens. Our nursery grows many plants from the Australian protea family, such as banksia, grevillea, hakea and isopogon as well as small eucalypts, acacias and leptospermums. We also grow South African leucadendrons, leucospermums and proteas. We travel to Australia each year in search of new species to introduce into Californian gardens. We contract grow for Botanical Gardens, Zoos, commercial landscapes, cut flower growers and special garden projects. Our plants are available here at the nursery in Casitas Springs (Ventura) as well as Botanic Garden plant sales and selected nurseries in Carpenteria, Los Angeles and San Diego.

We have a large range of horticultural reference and design books on Australian plants for purchase or mail order. We also have seed and plants available for mail order.

We offer consultancy and design services. The nursery is operated by owner Jo O'Connell, an Australian horticulturist from Sydney.

phone: 1.800.701.6517
©2004 Australian Native Plants Nursery

Robert Lamarche - Artist

Ojai artist Robert Lamarche has been making his home in California for almost 25 years. His illustration work -- computer generated and traditional media -- have appeared in the pages of hundreds of magazines and books over the years, while his sculptural work, both in paper and clay, has been very well received by collectors and by the art community.

Casitas Municipal Water District

Casitas Municipal Water District

Our Kids Foundation

Our Kids Foundation was formed in 1999 to bring hope to children who are in a place of no hope. Usually bound by illiteracy, violent norms, abuse, drugs many young people today find themselves left behind in a negative circle of failure and despair. It is our goal to reach out to such children and give them a new positive vision for living into a life of possibility and success.

Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture

Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture - Our mission is to promote all aspects of organic farming which build soils, limit synthetic pesticide release and curtail pollution and degradation of arable lands. We use model projects to educate students, homeowners, ranchers and farmers about sustainable food growing strategies, Permaculture design, native habitat creation and regeneration, tree planting and maintenance, community and urban forestry and organic certification as per the requirements of the Federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1993. We also provide outreach to other educational centers to help spread the use of sustainable designs.

Casa Barranca Wines

Casa Barranca Wines - At Casa Barranca, we endeavor to find a synthesis of the finest Old World traditions with appropriate contemporary tools and techniques to handcraft extraordinary wine. We believe in natural, sustainable practices, and continue to strive for an optimal balance in our approach to wine making.

Our ICO certified organic vineyard consists of Syrah, Grenache, and Semillon grapes which thrive in the hot Mediterranean like climate of the Ojai Valley – akin to the southern Rhone region of France. We use natural, organic nutrients (like the squeezed grape matter left over after pressing) to fertilize our vines.

Our winery facility is the first certified organic winery on the Central Coast. It was converted from a century-old subterranean stone water cistern, which we excavated 15 feet down one side, and cut through two feet of stone wall to gain access.

In building the tiered shelving system in the winery for our gravity racking protocol, we used local craftsmen who employed Old World skills like “mortis and tenon,” and “scarf joinery,” and who finished the walls in a “board and batten” style. Our press “hopper” (the funnel we use to dump the fermented grapes into the press) is crafted of oak and is inspired by Greene & Greene design. Both the estate and winery draw their water from an artesian spring and are powered by solar energy.

On the personal side, we sweeten our day with honey from our apiary. We get sustenance from our organic orchards and vegetables gardens which are pollinated by our Italian honeybees. And we end our day with the evening family meal, a sunset over the fertile Ojai Valley, and a glass of our handcrafted wine.

CaraMina Skin Care

CaraMina Skin Care - CaraMina, Inc. is a conscious enterprise that was created to serve and support women in their pursuit of total wellness. CaraMina, Inc. holds at its core a desire to promote total well-being and to be an ambassador of hearling by providing education, information, products, community, encouragement and healthy alternatives for self-care.

California Solar Electric

California Solar Electric - "We just get a thrill every time we start another meter spinning backwards. To relax we kayak, mountain bike and take solar powered hot tubs. Clean, renewable energy is the real deal! Will you join us?"

Bryant Street Gym

Bryant Street Gym - Bryant Street Health & Fitness is located in Ojai, California. Under the ownership of Tressa and Brand Kahler the club offers more than ever before. Tressa's passion for fitness and health is evident in her 20 years of enthusiastic instruction of water aerobics, cross training, kick boxing, yoga, pilates and senior classes. Whether you enjoy weight training, yoga, pilates, spinning, or other classes we have it all at Bryant Street.

Boy Scouts Ventura County Council

Boy Scouts Ventura County Council - the purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:
* To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
* To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
* To promote Scout camping
* To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others

Botanica BioScience

Botanica BioScience - the company has successfully integrated modern scientific and clinical research with clinically tested proprietary formulation protocols adapted from Traditional Medicine. Botanica’s products improve upon currently available health choices by addressing both symptoms and their underlying physiological causes. Botancia BioScience products offer substantial health benefits in a market that is demanding safe and effective natural products with scientifically validated health benefits.

Body Essentials Ojai

Body Essentials Ojai - "Body Essentials offers a tranquil retreat from all the pollution and stresses of the outside world. We are here to accommodate your needs, and respect and understand this is your time. We take pride in meeting your requests. You will be cared for in a private room, where our attentive, professional staff will watch over you from start to finish. You will enjoy an atmosphere of relaxing music, soft lights, and soothing aromas."

Bicycles of Ojai

Bicycles of Ojai

Los Padres Forest Association

Los Padres Forest Association is the official non-profit cooperating association for the Los Padres National Forest. LPFA Volunteers provide a number of needed services ranging from wilderness patrol and acting as site stewards for our precious heritage resources; to helping us take care of our trails and providing interpretive and educational services at our visitor centers.

Volunteer Clearinghouse
Get involved in helping us take care of the forest through one of the many volunteer programs the LPFA sponsors. Caring for the land is an important goal of the LPFA. Sign up to become a volunteer and help us keep our local mountains in great shape!

Forest Information
The LPFA is in the process of developing a wide-ranging database of information and images of the forest and surrounding communities. Learn more about what we offer and how you can help us build the database.

Grant Program
The LPFA supports forest-care projects through our new grant program. Starting next year the LPFA will be awarding up to 10 new grants for volunteer projects ranging from several hundred to as much as $500.

Education & Interpretation Program
For more than 20 years the LPFA has operated sales programs at each of the forest outlets and for the last ten years has operated the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center. Learn more about our interpretive programs at the Center.

Beatrice Wood's Studio

Beatrice Wood's Studio - The Happy Valley Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, housed in the Happy Valley homes once occupied by Beatrice Wood and her good friend Rosalind Rajagopal. The Center will feature a permanent exhibition sharing Beatrice Wood’s life story with memorabilia, her collection of folk art and wonderful examples of her ceramic art. There will also be space for changing exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.

Reinhard Studio

Reinhard studied design and composition in his native Germany. In 1961, he entered the United States, at the age of twenty, to continue his education at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. Within the next fifteen years, his productivity spanned from dozens of animated TV commercials, to motion picture titles, to more than a hundred life-sized paper sculptures and scenic set designs for major network variety shows and TV specials, such as: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Diana Ross, Bill Cosby and Carol Brunett to name a few.

In 1974, Reinhard dissolved his studio in Hollywood to apply his talents to the area of graphic design and illustration, and to relocate to Westport, Connecticut. Being represented by Cullen Rapp, one of the top agents in New York, he created a great variety of illustrations for the advertising and publishing industry, including, Max Factor, New York Times, Seagram, and Coca Cola, and has received Numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators.

He resumed his academic training at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1976, Reinhard published a series of fine art posters and prints, many of which have musical motifs in a delightfully humorous fantasy setting. His best known work, "The Rehearsal", a four-by-six foot sculpture of the Alban Berg String Quartet, earned him acclaim throughout the world. It has been shown in the Oakland Art Museum, Mint Museum in North Carolina, and the Historical Society Museum in New York City.

The growing interest by galleries and art collectors for limited edition paper sculptures (also called multiple originals), inspired Reinhard to invent a process in which the actual original is cast in resin without compromising the slightest detail, but preserving all the true characteristics and pristine qualities of the original paper sculpture.

Within the last five years, his work has taken a distinct departure by exploring a new direction of non representational, "self contained", paper sculptures. A blank sheet of paper undergoes fascinating transformations, by cutting, tearing, and manipulating, without removing anything or adding from another source. Based to some degree on geometric principals, his love for humor and playfulness is evident, as is his acute sense for design, aesthetics, and clarity.

Reinhard's free standing sculptures are of geometric origin, as well. They evoke a compelling illusion of movement, action, and attitude, within the concept of simplicity.

His work has been exhibited in over 200 galleries worldwide and is in public and private collections.
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Christine Brondyke

Christine Brondyke - Life Coach
As a Life and Relationship Coach, Christine works with her clients to access their greatest potential. Her work is based in a mind-body-spirit approach that fosters connection within and without each person’s experience. Utilizing a Learning model, instead of a therapy model, Christine views problems solely as an opportunity for learning and growth. Christine’s generous spirit, sense of humor and commitment to transformation enables her clients to gracefully transition into living the lives they’ve always dreamed of.

Couples Coaching
Christine along with her dynamic husband, John, offer couples coaching together. Many couples appreciate coaching with John and Christine, as they are able to see and experience both a man’s and woman’s perspective as it relates to healing and creating a magnificent life together.

Front Country Trails Alliance

The Front Country Trails Alliance is a coalition of local organizations whose primary mission is to care for the trails in our local Santa Ynez Mountains. This includes maintaining the trails, rehabilitating those which no longer meet trail standards, providing educational materials to facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly use of the trails, and development of new trail access.

Ojai Angler

Ojai Angler - Lake Casitas bass fishing guide and charters. Do you want to hang out in a paradise valley and catch lots of lunker large mouth bass? Southern California's Lake Casitas pumps out trophy-sized bass and other fish at an alarming rate, for those who know how to fish it. Located just a few minutes from Ventura, between Malibu and Santa Barbara, Lake Casitas is the jewel of the Ojai Valley, where luxury rules and legendary bass fishing reigns.

The Oakridge Inn

The Oakridge Inn is located in the quite community of Oak View between beautiful Ojai and the gorgeous Lake Casitas only 70 miles north of Los Angeles. The Oakridge Inn is a great get-away offering 33 newly renovated spacious rooms. The Oakridge Inn provides you with a quiet and comfortable room. All rooms are always clean and spacious. And we offer the highest quality service with a smile.

Nordhoff High School

Nordhoff High School

Graduation Goals

Academic Literacy

All students will acquire an essential body of knowledge. They will learn to work with the core materials from all disciplines as defined by the California State Standards. They will be held accountable to the basic precepts and skills that define technological literacy.

All students will demonstrate critical thinking skills. They will learn to synthesize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate what they see, hear, and read. They will demonstrate the ability to access the necessary information needed to formulate a hypothesis, test it, and come to a conclusion.

All students will learn to practice effective communication. They will practice good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Emotional and Physical Health

All students will learn the attributes of emotional, psychological, and physical health. They will learn that life long wellness is the by-product of a healthy relationship between the affective, cognitive, and corporeal domains.

Life Planning

All students will understand the relevancy of their studies. They will be actively engaged with their counselors, teachers, and parents in the creation of their own learning plans, which will serve as the road map into, through, and beyond a student’s high school experience. Reflective in nature, it will keep students centered on their present and future educational and career goals.

Social Responsibility

All students will learn to be citizens who practice responsibility. They will learn the advantages of diversity in a multi-cultural society. They will demonstrate the values of accountability and practice prompt, consistent attendance. They will learn to practice environmental responsibility.

Nature's Studio Photography

Nature's Studio Photography - "I take pride in presenting to couples a beautiful memory of their wedding day in storybook form. The photographs include formal photography, flowers, dress, cake and other loving details. More importantly, they include all of the intimate moments with friends and family."

Monica Ros School

Monica Ros School is committed to educating young children age three through nine, preschool through third grade. An atmosphere of warmth and acceptance helps students to develop positive feelings about themselves, school and learning. The school's rich, balanced curriculum provides a strong foundation in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics, science and social studies. Art, music dance and drama are an integral part of each child's experience. Students graduate from Monica Ros after third grade academically well prepared and with an enthusiasm for school that is unparalleled.

Messermeister Cutlery

Messermeister is a true innovator of premier German cutlery. The company has been responsible for numerous category firsts, such as a professional Chef’s camber for precise rocking action and the bolster-less heel of the forged Chef’s blade so that allows the complete cutting edge to be re-sharpened. These innovations greatly improve both function and safety.

Messermeister is the first and only cutlery brand to offer the exclusive elite edge, the sharpest edge of all forged cutlery. This high-performance edge of high-carbon molybdenum/vanadium steel makes it distinctively easier to slice, dice, and cut food as the result of a special three-step sharpening and hand polishing process. The elite edge also improves safety because it requires less effort and force to accomplish the task.

Messermeister was founded over a century ago in Solingen Germany by August Klinkerman, but our products were not available in the U.S. until Klinkerman’s great grandson, Bernd Dressler, established The Messermeister headquarters in California in 1984. Today, the company remains under the leadership of the Dressler Family, who continues to maintain the tradition of unmatched quality, product innovation and customer service.

Production of Messermeister cutlery is still focused in Solingen, Germany, which is the forged cutlery capital of the world and birthplace of Messermeister. Several years ago, Messermeister established a strong franchise with professional chefs and cooking schools, and in recent years, while maintaining a commitment to the institutional market, has begun building its consumer business through fine specialty retailers and catalogs.

Messermeister offers high-end cutlery in the Meridian elite, San Moritz elite, Park Plaza, Four Seasons, and Asian Precision lines. While marketing knife luggage, edge guards and other cutlery accessories, Messermeister provides a wide array of gourmet tools and gadgets as well.

“Messer”, meaning knife, and “meister”, meaning maestro or master, combine to create the company’s name; a company striving with full commitment and desire to provide the highest quality cutlery and complementary culinary tools for the home and professional chef.

Montessori School of Ojai

Montessori School of Ojai philosophy is drawn from the vision of Maria Montessori who believed that the environment contributes to the child’s potential as an intelligent and creative individual who is knowledgeable about both the natural and academic worlds. We believe in working together in a spirit of cooperation, seeking to cultivate and express that which is excellent in each other. Active participation in the school community builds caring and responsible individuals.

Matilija Press

Matilija Press - Patricia Fry established Matilija Press when she self-published The Ojai Valley: An Illustrated History in 1983. Matilija Press has since published several additional books and counting.

Matilija is an unusual word, unfamiliar to anyone who doesn't live in Ventura County, California. It is a Chumash Indian word thought by some to mean "laughing waters." The actual translation, however, is "division." The meaning of the word has no bearing on why she chose it for her company name. Matilija is also the name of an early Chumash tribe, a canyon above the village of Ojai, the junior high school and a main street in the village. She chose the word Matilija for her company name because it is melodic and unusual. Since the first two books she self-published were primarily of local interest, she liked the idea of using a word meaningful to locals.

Matilija Junior High School

Matilija Junior High School is a California Distinguished School nestled in the arbolada of the community of Ojai, California. The Ojai Valley is a picturesque and beautiful rural locale situated at the foot of the Los Padres National Forest. The Matilija campus with its traditional Spanish architecture, was built in the late 1920's. The exceptional architecture combined with the majestic oaks which frame the arbolada, give the campus a unique and serene learning atmosphere.

While students, staff and parents cherish the geographical and historical significance of Matilija, we are moving into the twenty-first century with an increased academic standard of excellence through study and mastery of the California Content Standards, a positive and nurturing school environment, a commitment to student enrichment through daily activities, a strong student leadership program, extensive exploratory classes and an exemplary performing arts program. Matilija is the focal point for adolescent achievement in our community.

Casitas Dam

Casitas Dam forms Lake Casitas, which is one of the nations best bass fishing areas. Record catches have been made at the Lake and the availability of trophy bass lures sports fisherman from throughout the United States. During the winter months the lake is stocked with trout to provide additional fishing opportunities. Nestled below the Laguna Ridge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the views are inspiring. The availability of camp sites is extensive and includes full hook-ups. Call 805.649.1122 for reservations. The recreation area includes a snack bar, boat rentals, bike rentals, and a grocery store. The recreation area is adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and opportunities for hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation are extensive.

Matilija Dam

Matilija Dam is located on the North Fork of Matilija Creek, a tributary of Ventura River. (Approximately 18 miles inland from the coast) Matilija Dam was built by Ventura County Flood Control District in 1947 to provide additional water supply and flood control. The dam is currently slated to be taken down; due to sediment build-up (6 million cubic yards), Matilija Dam has very little water holding capacity. The structure blocks Steelhead spawning habitat above the dam and inhibits sediment transport, an important mechanism for beach replenishment. - helping media designers & communicators understand how to use professional tools and design to enhance visual communication through web, print, and motion graphics.

Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas is formed by Casitas Dam, which is a feature of the Ventura Project. Lake Casitas Recreation Area offers one of the nations best bass fishing areas. Record catches have been made at the Lake and the availability of trophy bass lures sports fisherman from throughout the United States. During the winter months the lake is stocked with trout to provide additional fishing opportunities. Nestled below the Laguna Ridge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the views are inspiring. The availability of camp sites is extensive and includes full hook-ups. Call 805.649.1122 for reservations. The recreation area includes a snack bar, boat rentals, bike rentals, and a grocery store. The recreation area is adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and opportunities for hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation are extensive.

Karen K. Lewis - Artist

Karen K. Lewis is primarily a studio painter who works in oils, on a large scale.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Lake Casitas Recreation Area - something for everyone! Over 400 campsites, picnic areas, fishing and boating, biking and hiking, special events and for the most family fun: The Casitas Water Adventure. Lake Casitas is the water resource for the Ojai Valley and Western Ventura managed by the Casitas Municipal Water District.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area
11311 Santa Ana Road
Ventura, CA 93001
General Information: (805) 649-2233
Fax: (805) 649-4661
Reservations: (805) 649-1122

Julia Pfeifer Bead Design

Julia Pfeifer Bead Design - As a master beadweaver and designer of distinctive beaded art wear, Julia Pfeifer has perfected a wide variety of techniques. She has concentrated her dexterity on one of the most intricate of beadweaving mediums, microbeading. Each antique Italian bead is smaller than the head of a pin (18-20 ott), enabling Julia to design and render intricate pictorial pieces of extraordinary dimension and shading, a feat virtually impossible to accomplish with other mediums. Due to the increasing scarcity of these beads, which have not been produced since the 1920’s, each of these woven pieces is a collectors item. Inspired by her earlier work in textiles design, in which subtle colors and textures were key to her creations, Julia employs unique and innovative use of traditional stitches to achieve the desired complexity for her original, custom beadwork designs.

Julia Pfeifer Bio

Each piece of the Julia Pfeifer Collection exemplifies dedication to excellence in detail. Designed and masterfully created by Julia Pfeifer herself, Julia Pfeifer jewelry is irreproachably refined and meticulously crafted. At the age of 14, Julia received her first bead loom and began perfecting her artistry. Today, she is recognized as an award winning master bead-weaver who has cultivated her own unique techniques and applications through her devotion to the craft. The quality and complexity that is intimately instilled into each Julia Pfeifer piece is evidenced by the romance, integrity and beauty that ultimately transcends to the wearer.

julia pfeifer bead design

Julia graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. After an exploration in textiles, Julia found her love for rare antique Italian seed beads and concentrated her art on intricate beadwork as her primary medium for expressing her artistic visions. “The way in which they shine, their shape, beauty, and texture surprise and inspire me.” In 1984 she was introduced to “micro beads” the smallest beads in the world (16-20 ott). These incredibly tiny beads are so small and available in such a wide variety of natural colors that they enable Julia to pursue her passion for true pictorial beadwork. She now specializes in devoting her experience, talent and emotion to pictorial and custom bead-weaving.

For over 20 years, Julia has rendered pictorial pieces of extraordinary dimension and shading on ceremonial items, boots, jewelry, clothing and accessories. It has taken years for all of the layers of her craftsmanship and artistry to culminate in perfection. One piece builds on another, as with petals unfolding, leading to a beautiful body of work. Julia is recognized as a master-beader and a leader in her craft and while her portfolio includes creating for a-list retailers, manufacturers, dignitaries and celebrities, she continues to hone her skills, extend her abilities and seek inspiration, as well as share her craft with others through apprenticeships. Julia Pfeifer truly approaches her craft as a spiritual journey in which she hopes to encounter elements of mystery and discovery by transforming her passion into precious objects.


Julia Pfeifer is located at 910 Devereux Street, Ojai, California 93023. Contact her at: 805.646.0477 or

Ojai Culinary School

Ojai Culinary School - The intimate Lavender Inn, originally built in 1874, is the setting for the innovative Ojai Culinary School. The new cooking school will offer a wide variety of hands-on demonstration cooking classes ranging from visiting chefs to local artisanal cooks. The emphasis on the cooking classes is to develop technique and expertise along with a sense of ease in the kitchen. Wine Pairings and International Cooking Demonstration Dinners will be another faction of the Ojai Culinary School. Come join us for the kick-off in our kitchen!

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center - located just 8 miles north from Ojai on beautiful Highway 33 at Wheeler Gorge, the gateway to the southern Los Padres National Forest, the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center is the first dedicated visitor center in the almost 100 year history of the Forest. The Center operates under a permit from the Forest Service. Since opening in June 2001, the Center has served over 15,000 visitors.

The Center provides public information about Los Padres National Forest. In addition to the sale of maps, trail guides, Forest-related books, Adventure Pass, and other items to the public.

Our trained staff can help guide you to the many and varied recreational and educational experiences available in the Forest. We can also help with extended backcountry trip planning for our local wilderness areas.

A Wheeler Visitor Center also serves as a hub for interpretive and educational activities and programs. These include membership functions, presenters about the resources and issues of Los Padres National Forest and such programs as our Introduction to Backpacking course.

We consider ourselves a community center that integrates the local communities of Ojai, Oak View, Santa Paula and Ventura/Oxnard into the Forest. The Center facility has a kitchen, classroom, library, audiovisual equipment, large parking area, outside picnic areas, and tools/equipment storage. The Center will also serve as a staging area for forest projects, such as trail work and campsite maintenance in the southern Los Padres National Forest.

Ojai Culinary Studio

Ojai Culinary Studio - offering intimate, casual cooking classes for all ages and levels of expertise ranging from beginning cooks to more experienced people seeking to expand their cooking knowledge.

Ojai Valley Alliance

Ojai Valley Alliance -What does the future hold for the Ojai Valley? How do we make decisions now for the legacy we leave our children and their children?

Martha Ringer

Martha Ringer - Inspire myself and others to live authentically. To teach effective working/living technologies that access our individual talents and abilities. Educate people one at a time to consciously participate in their lives with commitment, attentiveness, awareness and follow through.

Learn the power and purpose of the in-box and the out-box and how to manage everything in between. Lay a new foundation for working. Learn to focus your attention on what you want to create, producing greater results with ease and flow.

Brooks Institute

Brooks Institute - Brooks Institute is designed for anyone who aspires to a career in photography, filmmaking or graphic design. Whether you are completely new to the field or seek new skills to advance an established career, Brooks' educational philosophy of “learning by doing” can provide you with the artistic, technical, and business expertise needed to succeed.

Classes are taught by world leaders in professional photographic, motion picture and graphic design at beautiful locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California. From this base you will have the opportunity, literally, to explore the world. In this era of global communication, Brooks will continue to offer a responsive, active, and innovative education in photography, filmmaking and design. Come see for yourself!

Brooks Smothers Photography

Brooks Smothers Photography

Ojai Yoga

Ojai Yoga - Om Param Tatvaay Naaraayannaay Gurubhyo Namah - find information on yoga instructor Mark Highlove, Sacred Space and Reiki sessions.

Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament

Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament - Many of the greats of tennis have played in "The Ojai", including Bill Tilden, Tony Trabert, Bobby Riggs, Jack Kramer, Arthur Ashe, Billy Jean King, Pancho Gonzales, Alex Olmedo, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Tracy Austin, Michael Chang, Lindsay Davenport, Pete Sampras and the Bryant twins. The "Wall of Champions" at the grandstand in Libbey Park names over 80 players who competed at Ojai, and won one or more "Grand Slam" titles as professionals.

Ojai Valley Sanitary District

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District provides sanitary sewer service for about 20,000 residents of the CIty of Ojai and the unincorporated Ojai Valley. It collects and transports wastewater for treatment at the Ojai Valley Treatment Plant and disposes of effluent and sludge.

The District is a public agency organized under the Sanitary District Act of 1923 and is governed by an elected seven member Board. The District office, collection system, and wastewater treatment plant are operated by 15 full time employees.

The District's collection system consists of approximately 120 miles of trunk and main sewer lines.

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District originated in May, 1985 as a result of the consolidation of the Ventura Avenue, Oak View, and Meiners Oaks Sanitary Districts, and the Sanitation Department of the City of Ojai. The predecessor Districts were established in the early 1960's in conjunction with construction of the Oak View Treatment Plant which served them as well as the City of Ojai. Ojai's oldest sections were originally served by sewers and a treatment plant built in the 1920's.

Ojai Valley Directory

Ojai Valley Directory online provides complete information for a local user, to someone visiting Ojai for the first time, and especially to those who are visiting Ojai Valley via the internet.

Ojai Valley Community Hospital

Ojai Valley Community Hospital is the provider of choice for health care through adherence to the highest standards of practice, exceptional customer service, and commitment to a progressive continuum of care.

Ojai Creates

Ojai Creates - we are totally unique & no other store has the range of products that we do. Low prices on every imaginable kind of creative product in existence.

Ojai Valley Board of Realtors

Ojai Valley Board of Realtors are most familiar with the local community in this beautiful area. Contact an Ojai Valley REALTOR® to show you the valley and its picturesque surroundings. We will find just the right property for you.

Ojai Studio Artists

Ojai Studio Artists - Join us for this leisurely self-paced tour over the charming backroads of Ojai. Enjoy the variety within the beautiful Ojai Valley, from the pink sunsets on the Topa Topa Mountains to the orchards covering the valley floor. Visit the studios of long-time artists, favorites and newcomers.

Meet us for an inside look at our studios and current work, with the opportunity to purchase original artwork directly from its source. Artworks on display include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, assemblage and mixed media with all major credit cards accepted.

Our studios are open all year to visitors; please call for an appointment. We welcome the opportunity to share our work and studios with you. Ojai Studio Artists is a community organization working year round to promote art awareness and education. We fund student art scholarships, purchase art books for local libraries, suport public art projects and art outreach for people of all ages in the Ojai Valley.

Ojai Storytelling Festival

Ojai Storytelling Festival - assembling an international line-up of tellers that will transport listeners around the globe. Join acclaimed storytellers Syd Lieberman, Nyla Fuji-Babb, Baba Jamal Koram, Glenis Redmond, Antonio Rocha, Niall de Burca and Jim Cogan for a weekend where stories take center stage in the beautiful setting of Ojai.

Ojai Stitchworks

rel="nofollow"Ojai Stitchworks has grown into a successful vibrant business serving the needs of businesses across the country. We have doubled our manufacturing space and have added several capabilities including: embossing, screenprinting, and promotional items. Today, there are over 10 individuals eager to take care of our customers' needs.

Catherine Ann Jones - Coaching for Actors

Learn tips for auditions
Perfect audition monologues
Integrate who you are into the roles you play

Catherine Ann Jones lives in Ojai and offers private coaching in both modern and classical roles, preparing audition monologues, and eventually ongoing classes in scene study and improvisation for actors and writers. Call 805 646-7601.

Ms. Jones has played major roles in over fifty productions on and off-Broadway, regional theaters, as well as television (Great Performances, etc.) and film, working with such luminaries as George C. Scott, Teresa Wright, John Randolph, Hume Cronyn, Jason Robards, and Julie Harris. She studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in NYC, later invited to be a member of the Directors/Writers Lab there; studied with Sir B. Iden Payne, former director of Stratford-on-Avon Shakespeare Theater and played leading roles under his direction in Shakespearean plays; studied with both Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen at H-B Studio in NYC, and taught acting there as well.

Two years a member of a leading Off-Broadway Improvisation Group in Greenwich Village – essential for acting training. Ms. Jones has also taught improvisation at The New School University in NYC, playwriting, and held Master Acting Classes at The National School of Drama, New Delhi as a Fulbright Scholar.

Kate Hoffman Paintings and Prints

Kate Hoffman, Ojai artist, is an award winning painter and illustrator whose work has been shown extensively during her 30 year career. Hoffman’s original paintings and fine art prints are informed by a lifetime of travel and experience. Los Angeles Times art critic, Josef Woodard, says of her water-inspired paintings: "Not content to just dwell on the shore, she slathers painterly love on the water, in all its fluid blueness, which takes on a life of it’s own."

Ojai Renaissance Faire

Ojai Renaissance Faire - the glistening azure waters of Lake Casitas make a perfect background to showcase 16th century life in the "Village of Wixonshire" that will be created there for a weekend of magical involvement by participants and visitors who interact to transport themselves back in time to the glories of Queen Elizabeth's Court.

West Wood Design & Build

West Wood Design & Build - Professional design, planning and construction. Guest house construction specialist

Stephen Walker Photography

Stephen Walker Photography - Our Studio Does ALL forms of Portrait Photography! Family, Children, Babies, Pets, School Shots, Graduations, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceanera's, Weddings, Births, Birthdays, Baptism's. All Special Events!


Studio84West, established in 1987, is dedicated to the distribution of original fine art and high quality reproductions. We represent artists from around the country, and travel extensively to meet with new clients and service our existing clientele. Our principle goal is to provide the latest in new work with the possible strongest customer service. We continually maintain and update a portfolio of 15 - 20 fine artists working on paper, canvas and sculpture.

Ojai Playhouse

Ojai Playhouse - home of Ojai's one screen movie theater, playing first run movies, documentaries and more.

Reynold Akison - Copywriter & Consultant

Reynold Akison is an independent copywriter and consultant with over 10 years experience writing copy for instructional design, video and multimedia productions, interviews-feature stories-advertorials, brochures, direct mail and sales letters and web copy.

Ojai PC Pros

Ojai PC Pros - we build our computers to the highest standard. We use only Genuine Intel Motherboards, and components that have been rigorously tested for 100% compatibility and reliability, and certified to be 100% stable. The motherboards we use cost 3 times as much as the low-cost boards used by many of the manufacturers today. Stop by and let one of our Staff tell you about the PC Pros difference and why our computers are absolutely the best on the market, period.

Steven Streich – Realtor

Steven Streich - a quality and experienced realtor, I am both a licensed Realtor® and Real Estate Broker. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and moved to the Ojai Valley in 1996. I am proud to now call myself an Ojaian as are most residents who call this beautiful place home.

Ojai Municipal Code

Ojai Municipal Code

Century 21 Ojai Valley

Century 21 Ojai Valley - our team specializes in representing our clients in the purchases and sales of single-family residences and income property within Western Ventura County, focusing primarily on Ojai Valley properties. For high-end properties, we use professional photographers, design custom, 4-color, full bleed brochures. We offer personalized, custom, competitively priced services, significantly outspend our competition in the presentation and marketing of your property, tailor the marketing approach to meet your needs and lifestyle, and guarantee complete customer satisfaction.

Ojai Gatherings

Ojai Gatherings - Open Discussions, sharing and living the inspirations of the world's sages in our everyday lives.

Ojai Rolling Thunder Ranch

Ojai Rolling Thunder Ranch - an exclusive, gated 5 acre ranch, featuring a 1900's house and separate cottage constructed from endless rolling river rocks.

Ojai Pool Store

Ojai Pool Store - we offer complete pool and spa weekly service. We also offer most pool repairs. We can provide FREE comprehensive water annalists when you bring a sample of your water to our store. We offer a complete line of all the latest pool equipment. Our licensed pool professionals can install most everything related to your pool or help the do-it-yourselfers do the work themselves. In our store you will find a complete line of everything you need for your pool or spa including all the fun toys. You can call on us for all your pool needs.

River Ganga Foundation

The River Ganga Foundation supports the American spiritual teacher John Sherman, who meets with people in many locations all over the United States to bring the good news of unconditional peace and freedom that he received from his Master, Gangaji.

It is the purpose of The River Ganga Foundation to serve, gratefully and reverently, as a living offering to broaden the availability of the teaching and transmission of Gangaji welcoming all beings in the recognition of the inherent freedom that is the nature of all.

Gangaji was named by her teacher, Poonjaji, after a sacred river in India, the Ganga (often referred to as the "Ganges" in the West), and that is how the Foundation derives its name.

ojai country inn

ojai country inn - we offer several categories of rooms. Each has an extensive list of features to make our guests feel at home. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable

Richard Moss Seminars

Richard Moss Seminars - Dr. Richard Moss has, for more than two decades, guided people from all over the world into greater spiritual maturity, helping people of many disciplines and backgrounds to honor their own essential spirituality and become more authentically and fully human. His teaching is a contemporary psychology of consciousness that follows in the lineage of the great wisdom traditions.

Ojai Art Center Theather

Ojai Art Center Theather - theater performed at the Ojai Art Center

Nancy Rupp Studio

Nancy Rupp Studio - cards, clothing and gifts at a downtown Ojai studio.

La Chirapacita

La Chirapacita - quiet comfort located in the east end of the beautiful Ojai Valley. Take walks on country roads adjacent citrus groves and stone walls (many of them built by the Chinese at the turn of the century).

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - silent, unprogrammed worship is an important part in the Quaker's spiritual growth. About this worship, George H. Gorman has written: "... in a real sense it is impossible to write in any adequate way about Quaker worship, just as it is impossible to describe fully the inner meaning of a loving relationship, or the impact of listening to great music. The only way of entering into a meaningful understanding of such deep human experiences is actually to experience them. "

Jane Jennings Studio

Jane Jennings Studio - "You never do not know"

Raymond Powers – Musician and Artist

Raymond Powers – Musician and Artist - for two decades, as one of the pioneers of "ambient" and East/West fusion, Raymond Powers has been exploring his unique blend of multi-cultural music, using both traditional instruments and modern technology to accompany his passionate, exotic vocal stylings and instrumental music. He has studied with Western, African, Native American and East Indian music masters. Uniting audiences, his performances inspire the message of peace through music.

Immersed in the cutting edge of music as a transformational tool, he has also collaborated in the creation of sound environments for theater, ceremony, ritual and rites of passage for all ages. He has also is a researcher and practitioner of alternative therapies that utilize music, sound and light as healing modalities.

As a transformational coach, spiritual mentor and consultant, Raymond Powers has been studying, practicing and teaching for the past 20 years. With a focus on mentoring the art of "presence" he can assist you to move beyond your past-based beliefs, perspectives, and traumas, creating a container to vision and realize your living truth. This leads to more confidence, joy and peace of mind. The result being the unleashing of dormant creative forces that can be powerfully directed into your own unique life purpose.

Teaching workshops, such as Singing Your Dream Awake and The Way of the Open Heart, since 1978, he has taught hundreds of people how to discover their well Being and become beacons of peace and serenity. He has also brought his work into corporations to assist in team building and communication.His background includes experience and training in East Indian studies, Shamanic ceremony, meditation, sound healing, massage, spiritual counsel, permaculture, system theory, and business development. He has gained national recognition for his expertise in these fields, consulting and contributing to both print, such as GQ and Maxim magazines, and Internet publications. Most recently he has developed an advanced approach to living as love and compassion and is writing a book, entitled Simple Brilliance, that offers practical exercises for personal development and shares with you anecdotes from his extraordinary life. A free sample chapter is available from his website Simple as a pdf download .

His expertise has been sought after by individuals and businesses who want to empower themselves or their organizations with cutting edge technologies. As an advocate of socially responsible business and fair trade practices, he assists in strategies that will develop sustainable models and maintain a thriving environment. He maintains a strong vision and lifestyle for an economy that supports the needs of the earth, it's inhabitants and all future generations.

Friend's Ranch

Friend's Ranch - Our family has been growing citrus in the Ojai Valley for over 100 years! Throughout this time our operation has gone through a lot of changes, expansions and cuts as well as changes in the fruit we grow and how we sell it. We currently attend four farmers’ markets in Southern California year-round as well as selling directly from our packinghouse. Excess fruit is sold wholesale or donated to the local food share. Our goal is to grow, pack and sell the best fruit we can that you, the consumer, demand. We hope you find our fruit as delicious as we do!!

Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN)

Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN) is made up of a TOTALLY VOLUNTEER group of dedicated women and men and supported entirely from donations and proceeds from our Thrift and Gift shop. We endeavor to make sure that every effort is made to raise public awareness of the pet over-population problem and the cycle of irresponsible breeding, unwanted births and subsequent deaths of companion animals. We provide financial aid, when necessary, for those who would otherwise be unable to spay or neuter their pets.

Studio Sauvegeau

Studio Sauvegeau - You are welcome to savor the quintessential shopping experience at Studio Sauvageau, where you will find exquisitely handcrafted purses, bags and luggage created by owner/designer, Lisa Sauvageau.

"Each piece is individually handcrafted in my studio. I create bags that you can depend upon - simple, elegant, practical (Most Bags Are Machine Washable, Cold Water, Air Dry) and covered by our iron-clad warranty. Expect the inevitable compliments."

Studio Sauvageau is found in the scenic community of Ojai, California, located between a national forest and the Pacific Ocean, and between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Inspired by this natural setting and exposed to the cutting edge influences emanating from Los Angeles and New York, Lisa Sauvageau combines traditional workmanship, rich and tasteful fabrics, and classic and contemporary designs to create attractive and enduring products.

Come to Ojai to delight your senses in a colorful and welcoming ambiance filled with eclectic treasures which now include exotic home decor appointments, jewelry and fine art. Studio Sauvageau is open 7 days a week and is located in the Arcade's East Walkway in downtown Ojai. (For directions, click HERE).

Quint Payroll & Employer Services

Quint Payroll & Employer Services is a complete professional payroll service. Quint takes pride in offering personalized, accurate, and cost-effective payroll processing for small to medium size businesses. The payroll software used for processing payroll is proprietary, which allows us to meet even the most complex payrolls. Our programmers are available to provide custom management reports or programs to fit your unique payroll requirements.

Brook Montagna – Mindful Life Coach

Brook Montagna - Mindful Life CoachWould it be OK with YOU if
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Put a Life Coach on your team!

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Create a Life You Love with Mindful Life Coaching

Whether you want a better way or greater success in just one area of your life, OR you're ready to completely re-invent yourself, there is a process that will help you create lasting change, instead of just a short term fix.

"Brook's questioning style encouraged me to dig deeper and free up and let go of old mental patterns and ways of thinking. Her relaxed sense of humor and straight forward approach helped me redirect my goals and find a deeper purpose in my life. Often, Brook's support helped me encounter strength and capabilities that I didn't even know I had. My husband continues to comment, "It's the best investment that we've ever made." I would recommend Brook to anyone who has the desire to grow and change. Her life coaching is for anyone who wants more time, energy, joy, and fun in their life, their relationships, and in their careers."....M.L., San Diego, CA

A Refined Environment

A Refined Environment
Linda Selvage, owner of A Refined Environment, is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and a Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Being an ASP means that she has completed an intense training program that offers the only nationally recognized accreditation for Home Staging. Linda is also a member of IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals) and the Ojai Chamber of Commerce.

Being a dedicated professional, Linda strives to educate Realtors, homeowners and the community of the many benefits of Home Staging and Traditional Feng Shui. In addition to her ASP credentials, Linda is in the process of earning an Associate Certificate in Interior Design . She holds numerous certificates from the American Feng Shui Institute and continues her studies there.

With a personal value system rooted in honesty, integrity and compassion, Linda is committed to providing excellent service that not only yields the highest return for her client's investment, but also reduces anxiety during a highly stressful time. Her organizational and people skills, combined with her genuine caring about others, make working with Linda a pleasant and beneficial learning experience

Amestoy House

Amestoy House - Amestoy House is available for a variety of special, private occasions. Ideal for a group that wants scenic surroundings, quiet meeting places and good food made and served by others. A creative environment to conduct business, networking, brainstorming or just celebrating in an atmosphere that is vastly different from the hectic and distracting city.

Alan Zusman Accounting

Alan Zusman Accounting - Zusman, Hoff & Co., LLP is a full-service accounting firm providing clients with business and personal tax advice, financial planning and preparation, write-up and accounting services, financial statement preparation/analysis, audits, litigation support, business valuations, management advisory services leading to the sale, merger or restructuring of a company, and in depth financial retirement and estate planning.

Casitas Trailer Rentals

Casitas Trailer Rentals - rent a trailer from Casitas Trailer Rentals and the professional staff will have it all set up for you at the campgrounds. Drive up in the family car (which you'll have for errands while you're camping) and enjoy your vacation. Easy drive, no setup, local staff. What could be easier?

Best Western Casa Ojai

Best Western Casa Ojai - As the only nationally branded hotel in the Ojai Valley, Best Western Casa Ojai guarantees excellent service, quality accommodations, reasonable rates, and the benefits of staying with the Best Western family of properties. Located across from Soule Park Golf Course, Casa Ojai is an easy walk to Ojai's famous golf, shopping, site and fitness attractions.

Casa Barranca Estate

Casa Barranca Estate - In 1909 Charles and Mary Pratt came to the Ojai Valley seeking to escape the bustle of New York City. To build a residence appropriate for this spectacular setting, they turned to the most gifted architects of the Arts and Crafts movement, the brothers Charles and Henry Greene. Situated on a ridge commanding panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and orchards, the Pratt's built a winter retreat they named "Casa Barranca," meaning "house of the ravine."

4460 Reeves Road

4460 Reeves Road Vacation Rental - In Ojai’s beautiful East End is a truly wonderful hideaway. Completely furnished, gated, on an acre and a half, it has enormous appeal, a pool, a fabulous view and privacy.

Awaken The Healer

Awaken The Healer - "We are dedicated to helping people develop their true potential in terms of spiritual growth in order to lead fulfilled lives. We have recently moved to Ojai, California from England where we have been leading healing workshops for the past 15 years, and have trained thousands of people throughout the UK and Europe in healing techniques. We are accredited trainers for the National Federation of Spiritual Healers in Britain (a 6,000 plus member organization and a registered charity) and have taught at universities, colleges and hospitals throughout the UK and Europe."

Your Car Angel

car-shaman.jpgYour Car Angel - Face it, buying a car can be a real hassle and take up a great deal of your valuable time. Unless of course you hire someone who really knows cars and can help you with this critical purchase. My Name is Greg Macke and when it comes to understanding which cars are the safest, most reliable on the market or knowing the latest Hybrid technologies, I can help. I make the car buying experience pleasant and efficient.

By working with Fleet departments of many dealerships I have negotiating power far exceeding any deal that the regular consumer can hope for. In the end, new or used, I save you money.

But money isn’t all you save by utilizing my services. You save a massive amount of time and headaches. Whether you buy from a dealership or private party you will have someone who is an expert at inspecting cars for previous damages and checking a cars’ history or simply knowing hidden dealer bonuses. I become your experienced guide, technician, negotiator and closer. I am in short, Your Personal Car Buying Assistant.

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What I do for you:

First, I provide you with an absolutely free initial consultation that will help you get focused on the kind of car that best suits your needs.

If after this initial free consultation you decide that you would like to proceed, I ask for a small retaining fee so I can set out on my detailed search to find the car that meets your specific criteria. This is the hard work for me as I will generally weed through hundreds of ads, speak with dozens of owners or dealerships and narrow it down to about 3 or 4 cars that have passed the muster of my initial investigation documenting the complete history of the car, pre-screening it for any accidents, ownership transfers, mileage and title tampering. After this I will have found the car that fits both your criteria and my intense screening process.

I then bring you into the fold. Remember, there is never any pressure to buy. Once the car is in front of us, I physically inspect it for any previous damage, abuse and paint work. I also look at the maintenance records. If new, I navigate the hidden incentives and cash rebates dealers get from the manufacturer. After you agree it is the car for you, I negotiate on your behalf, assisting you with paperwork, making the process easy and enjoyable!

Contact Your Car Angel today! Call my cell: (805) 407-5133. Or email me at

Antique Stove Shop

Antique Stove Shop - Antique Stoves and Gallery in Ventura specializes in sales, service, and restoration of gas cooking stoves from the early 1900's through the 1960's. OKeefe & Merrit , Wedgewood, Gaffers and Sattler, Roper, Magic Chef, Wolf, Quick Meal, Detroit Jewel are some of the brands they deal with on a daily basis. They also sell parts as well as offer porcelaine and chroming services.

Anna Kotula, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Anna Kotula, Doctor of Physical Therapy - Anna's practice is a one-on-one independent Physical Therapy service located in the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, devoted to treating individuals who suffer limitations in their daily functions, fitness and sports activities due to past or present injuries. Promoting and enabling people to achieve health and wellness through physical fitness is her passion.

January 14, 2006

William Samuel

William Samuel - not strictly speaking a teacher of Advaita, he taught non-duality in the United States until his death in 1996. This site contains details of and extracts from his various books and dialogues, which may be purchased along with tapes and CDs. Modern sages such as Francis Lucille and Burt Harding regarded him highly. William Samuel's work is being carried forth by his literary executor Sandy Jones right here in Ojai. If you are interested in the clarity and practicality of Non-duality then Samuel's work is a must.

Timothy Teague Photography

Timothy Teague Photography - capturing the many wonderful moments of a wedding with grace and ease is Timothy's forte. That grace comes from over 15 years of professional experience in fashion, editorial and wedding photography. Timothy balances a passion for recording life's real, unrehearsed moments with the technical training and experience necessary to quickly and effortlessly transfer those moments to film. The result is pictures full of emotion and integrity.

Time On Your Side

Time On Your Side - noted motivational and time-management expert Ann Reeves formed the consulting firm Time On Your Side to help organizations and individuals master time on all levels - from achieving quarterly sales goals to improving personal life balance. Time On Your Side is committed to providing the highest level of expertise, the most innovative and useful products, and the greatest degree of attentive service.

The Ojai California Phonebook

The Ojai California Phonebook

The Maheekats

The Maheekats - three piece rock band from Ojai that promotes self awareness.

Peace Thru Music

Peace Thru Music - Peace Thru Music Peace Thru Music thanks the many sponsors and supporters who make the dream a reality! is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping kids develop their minds through music. Peace Thru Music donates musical instruments to schools, agencies and individuals who otherwise would not be able to obtain instruments.

Studies have shown that music and the arts help children to:
• Develop creativity
• Inspire imagination
• Create independence
• Build self-esteem
• Enhance social skills
• Improve mathematical skills (spatial learning)
• Develop motor skills and coordination levels
• Facilitate attention levels in special needs children
• Reduce the anti-social behavior of "at-risk" members of society

Our children need music. And, they need to know how to create it for themselves. The inner peace that creating music brings is important for everyone, not a privileged few. The harmony of the world depends on bringing music home.

Jan Lewis, Realtor

Jan Lewis, Realtor - Jan enjoys her full time career in real estate because of the enduring relationships that are formed. She says she most enjoys watching a family grow and helping them to find just the right home to accommodate those growing needs. "The treasure hunt becomes even more rewarding if the family has special needs that a home must accommodate!"

The Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County is dedicated to promoting humane care and protection of animals. A private, non-profit, humane organization, they receive no federal, state or local tax dollars, nor do they share in membership dues from national organizations such as the Humane Society of The United States and the ASPCA.

Heritage Financial of Ojai

Heritage Financial of Ojai - Heritage Financial is owned by local Ojai residents Wanda Sisk Martin and Nita Reid Tracy. Our combined experience in Real Estate loans, title insurance and the escrow industry covers many, many years. We have been at the same location near downtown Ojai for 15 years. Our goal is to create clients for life. 90% of our business is comprised of referral and repeat borrowers and local Realtors. Being an active member and past President of our local Optimist Club, most of our advertising funds are spent on youth related programs.

Forest Service Adventure Pass

Forest Service Adventure Pass - If you are recreating in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres or San Bernardino National Forests, you may need a Recreation Pass.

Don Lazo's Virtual Studio

Don Lazo's Virtual Studio - Don paints his large pieces in the studio after spending time on sight choosing the colors, composition, and movement that he wants to capture. You feel that you can step into his work. The light and shadow are so dramatic and real that you almost experience being there. His work has a certain romanticism to it just because of his love for the environment. It evokes those memories of that perfect sunset or that moment when the clouds shift the lighting just so.

G.S. Stuart's Gallery of Historical Figures

G.S. Stuart's Gallery of Historical Figures is dedicated to the collection of over 400 quarter life size Figures of famous men and women in history. This task is enormous. We started with members of the French Bourbon Royal family and The Americans Groups and are gradually adding more of the groups such as the latest the Russian Figures. The Figures are in reality quarter life size, three dimensional portraits, perfect in every detail.

David Reeser - Artist

David Reeser - Artist


coffeeboy - "Here at Coffeeboy, we live to support the life of the coffeehouse -- or at least, that breed of people to whom dwelling is doing and "being" time is never wasted time. If your idea of a good time is a long conversation over perfect cappuccino or an old book and a press pot of Sumatra, then you will be at home around here. In a world bent on bigger, faster, and stronger, we say less is more, slower is more human, and true strength comes from relaxed contemplation. Help us redefine the "good life" and become a coffeeboy or coffeegirl."

Patty Waltcher – Realtor

Patty Waltcher – Realtor

Global Village School

Global Village School offers a progressive, accredited, customizable K-12 homeschool diploma program via online and text-based curriculum, complete with individualized teacher services. Our courses integrate peace, justice, and diversity studies with the core subjects. We are an international school; we welcome students from around the globe.

Paradise Artists

Paradise Artists - International Entertainment and Booking Agency providing top entertainers from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Classic Rock, Variety, Big Bands and Jazz.

Barbara Mark – Mary Kay

Barbara Mark – Mary Kay - Independent Beauty Consultant

Free Our Forests

Free Our Forests is a regionally active, grass-roots organization opposed to the U.S. Forest Service Adventure Pass program in Southern California, the Northwest Forest Pass in Oregon, and all other forms of the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program nationally.

Cassandra C. Jones – Artist

Cassandra C. Jones – Artist

Chaparral High School

Chaparral High School - Chaparral High School is a continuation high school designed to provide
an alternative education for those students in the Ojai Unified School
District unable or unwilling to attend regular high school classes, or for
those not successful in the regular program.

The staff at Chaparral is committed to providing a quality educational
program for all students.

Opportunities are provided for students to develop attitudes and skills
that lead to becoming productive and contributing members of society.

We will provide opportunities for students to complete a course of study
leading to a high school diploma.

We allow students the opportunity to participate in programs of individual
instruction that may accommodate a work study schedule.

There are opportunities for students to benefit from intensive guidance
services to meet the special needs of pupils with behavior and/or severe
attendance problems.

Plexus Studio

Plexus Studio is located in Meiners Oaks, in the Ojai Valley. Plexus offers classes in ballet, yoga, hip hop, and much more for both kids and adults. Pilates, theatre sports and tai chi are on the way. Plexus Studio is located at 505 W. El Roblar. You can reach the studio at (805)-646-1143.

ZS Creations

ZS Creations - Ojai artists, Zubin and Shahastra, give form to their many inspirations in a variety of mediums. Zubin and Shahastra’s creations can be viewed at the Studio of the Hills in the foothills overlooking the national forest.


maryoStudio - Limited Edition Fine Art Prints - figurative art, food related art, landscape painting and music inspired prints from Ojai artist Mary Ogle.

In 1995 Maryo, a traditionally trained oil painter and printmaker, lost the sight in her right eye.

The loss of depth perception and ability to see fine detail affected her work greatly. About a year before she became partially sighted, however, she began experimenting with a new medium - the computer.

Over the next several years, with much trial and error, she painstakingly retrained herself to paint in the digital medium.

Her traditional training gave her the solid foundation and structure to created balanced and harmonious compositions - while still allowing her artistic vision to burst through in color, shape and line.

Meiners Oaks Elementary School

Meiners Oaks Elementary School
Meiners Oaks is situated in the beautiful Ojai Valley in north west Ventura County in the sunny state of California. Meiners Oaks Elementary School is located in the unincorporated area of Meiners Oaks, a community located just to the west of Nordhoff High School.

New playground, picnic tables, new classrooms, new library, and new computer laboratory have been added to provide a safe, beautiful, and effective learning environment.

We provide a wide variety of activities and services to touch the whole student including rigorous learning in basic academic curriculum, enrichment learning, physical education, music, computers, and library.

Mira Monte Elementary School

Mira Monte Elementary School - Mira Monte is located in Ojai, California, a small town nested in the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

We serve grades K-6 and our current enrollment is 428 students. The warm and friendly atmosphere at our school is due in large part to the goals expressed in our Mission Statement:

"The Mira Monte Mission is to provide ALL students with a positive and challenging learning environment which empowers them to become responsible and productive citizens of our world."

The nurturing of our students’ educational and emotional growth is the primary focus of all our staff members.

We currently have several programs in place designed to supplement the daily curriculum including GATE (Gifted and Talented Education), English Language Learners support. Our Special Day Class, Speech and Resource programs meet the needs of students who need extra help, a Junior Kindergarten program is provided for children of Kindergarten age but who are not quite ready for the rigors of a regular classroom. We also have a before school intervention program for kindergarten students and an after school program for our younger English Language Learners. We are proud to offer a Leadership Club for 6th graders, Gavel Club, an after school Chorus program and team sports organized by the Ojai Recreation Center. Many of our students also participate in the annual Optimist Speech Contest, the tennis team and the Math Superbowl.

Our Computer Lab is state-of-the-art with 40 Dell computers. Our students spend time weekly in the lab as well as having access to computers in their classrooms. A pod of at least four computers are located in every classroom. Our goal is to provide all of our students and teachers with access to the latest in technology in order to prepare them for the future.

We are fortunate to have a very active PTO helping our school with financial support and enhancing school spirit with many activities. These dynamic parents have an enormous influence on the positive atmosphere at Mira Monte. The fundraisers they organize provide the additional money that gives us
an opportunity to offer many "extras" to our students. All parents are strongly encouraged to join our terrific PTO.

If you have more questions about our school, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you in Ojai.

San Antonio Elementary School

San Antonio Elementary School - At San Antonio our mission is to provide students with a unique and exceptional education that focuses on the whole child. As a school community, we strive to offer our students an outstanding intellectual, physical, and social curriculum, a rich variety of experiences, and a commitment to student success. Our hope is to work together as students, parents, and staff in an atmosphere of trust, respect, collaboration, and compassion. Our vision is to be a happy place where learning is both challenging and fun.

Keep Sespe Wild Committee

Keep Sespe Wild Committee (KSWC) is a non-profit watershed conservation organization begun early in 1988, to preserve Sespe Creek, one of Southern California's last free-flowing rivers. Of the Sespe's 55 miles, 31.5 were given federal Wild & Scenic River status in 1991. Since 1997, KSWC has been working hard at fighting the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, as it applies to the National Forests. Under this program, National Forests across the country are now permitted to levy a fee for entering.

Summit Elementary School

Summit Elementary School - Summit Elementary School is located in Ojai, California. This school is a public school with grade levels Kindergarten thru Sixth Grade. There are approximately 57 students at this school. There are 3 teachers. This makes the student to teacher ratio 19 students to 1 teacher. The national average is 15 which means this school has more students in the classroom than most.

There are 4 students in Kindergarten, 6 in Grade 1, 11 in Grade 2, 9 in Grade 3, 14 in Grade 4, 5 in Grade 5, 8 in Grade 6 . Fourth Grade has the highest number of enrolled students. In this school there are 25 male students and 32 female students making the female students exceed the number of male students in this school. The student ethnic body is comprised of 33 white students, 2 asian/pacific islander, 21 hispanic, 0 african american students and 1 native american students.

Topa Topa Elementary School

Topa Topa Elementary School

OjaiEyes Optometry

OjaiEyes Optometry - General Optometry and Contact Lenses, Refractive Surgery Consult & Co-Management, Optical department with latest styles, Diabetic Eye Exams and Consultation and In Hospital Consultation.

Brighton Academy

Brighton Academy

Ojai Christian Academy

Ojai Christian Academy


Save-Ojai - community development is about building active and sustainable communities based on mutual respect. It is about changing power structures to remove the barriers that prevent people from participating in the issues that affect their lives.

Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation

The Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to further the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander, eminent child and adolescent psychotherapist, trainer, and author of 'Windows to Our Children', a seminal text now published in 12 languages. The foundation brings together dedicated mental health professionals who are preserving, extending and supporting Dr. Oaklander's Gestalt-based therapeutic work with children and adolescents, as well as continuing her training work with adults.

Ojala Retreat

Ojai Retreat - The "Love Shack" is a cozy cottage, rustic but tastefully furnished with the work of local artists. The cabin has many windows with river and canyon views, as well as a wood burning stove and a screened in porch overlooking the stream (a raging river if it rains heavily). Nestled among ancient oaks and sycamores, it is on the grounds of Ojala, an old resort that is now our private retreat.

St. Monica's

Topa Topa Optometry

Topa Topa Optometry - eye health care and prescription eyewear

Steffani Adams, Realtor

Steffani Adams - Promises make friends. Performance keeps them. Selling real estate since 1981. A broker since 1985. Graduate of the Realtors' Institute (GRI). And an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).

South Coast Area Transit

South Coast Area Transit (SCAT), founded in 1973, is a publicly owned transit company providing bus service in Western Ventura County within the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, San Buenaventura and the unincorporated areas. The service area is approximately 91 square miles and has a population of 334,651.

Ojai Rancho Inn

The charming Ojai Rancho Inn, formerly the Rose Garden Inn, is a reflection of Ojai’s relaxed and friendly personality, offering service and amenities that ensure every visit is memorable. Our beautiful property, which is located within steps of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, boasts a tranquil garden that adjoins Ojai Rancho Inn to the popular Ojai Valley Trail. With our convenient location, spacious grounds and friendly staff we know you will enjoy your stay!

Ronda LaRue

Ronda LaRue is a writer, artist, and retreat facilitator living in Ojai California. Trained as a social psychologist, and having experienced the profound realization of personal undoing, Ronda's primary life work is dedicated to the Sacred Relationship of creative living!

Ojai Community Chorus

Ojai Community Chorus - want to sing?

Jeff Goodman, Broker

Jeff Goodman, Broker - I have been a licensed real estate broker for over 18 years. My background includes a broad range of teaching experience, which enables me to inform my clients of the constant and complex changes in the marketplace, and make it all seem simple. I also have extensive mortgage brokerage experience, both in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, which allows me to “speak the language” when assisting my clients in obtaining financing.

Ojai Capri Motel

The Ojai Capri Motel is named after the breathtaking little island "Capri", right off the coast of Italy. Just like the island, our motel is set in a peaceful and relaxing environment and not far from downtown Ojai. Our newly renovated motel offers one of the most magnificent views of the Topa Topa Mountains. You can either relax from the privacy of your own balcony or patio or enjoy the spacious, newly designed lawn and garden area.

The Garden Diet

The Garden Diet - learn how the raw-vegan diet can help you maintain your ideal weight and body shape, restore your youth and health, lengthen your life, and prevent illness without sacrificing the joy of eating a variety of delicious and easy to prepare foods.

Prime Solar

Prime Solar has been serving the Ojai Valley since 1984. Bill Sibner is the proprietor and is committed to saving energy by the appropriate use of solar technologies.

New Earth Cyber School

New Earth Cyber School offers resources and services for an alternative to mainstream education which includes the conscious development of inner resources, life skills, environmental awareness and creative expression. Its mission is to support young people in unfolding their gifts so that a new world that is spiritually evolved, peaceful, loving and in harmony with Mother Earth can be birthed.

Bardo Surfer

Bardo Surfer, aka, Mike Didj - I am an enigmatic independent cultured chameleon that can be likened to a bizarre fruit tree growing out of an asphalt road bearing ever-changing/evolving strange fruit.

Soiree Design Group

Soiree Design Group - Wedding & Event Planners

Ojai Valley Real Estate

Ojai Valley Real Estate - Serving Ojai Valley Real Estate Buyers and Sellers in Ventura County and the Surrounding Area Including Casitas Springs,Mieners Oaks, Oak View, Ojai, and the Upper Ojai.

January 13, 2006

Tom the Dog's You Know What I Like?

Tom the Dog's You Know What I Like? - a blog about all that is worthy in the Culture we call Pop. TV, Comics, Movies, TV, Music, Books, and a little TV as well. Updated every day, in a perfect world. The same world where Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Kevin Costner and Mel Gibson had not all won Best Director Oscars before Martin Scorsese, J.D. Salinger had been as prolific as Stephen King, and Whoopi Goldberg was locked away where she could never hurt anyone ever again.

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park - comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources.

Over 2,000 species of plants and animals can be found within the park. However only four mammals are endemic to the islands. One hundred and forty-five of these species are unique to the islands and found nowhere else in the world. Marine life ranges from microscopic plankton to the endangered blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth. Archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. The park consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under the ocean, and include the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Even though the islands seem tantalizingly close to the densely populated, southern California coast, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped, making them an exciting place for visitors to explore.

Ojai Valley Gun Club

Ojai Valley Gun Club

Ojai Real Estate Company

Ojai Real Estate Company - Justin "Milan" Cole is an independent real estate broker & Realtor in Ojai that is partnered with local home builders and specializes in quick service at affordable prices. Services include residential & commercial real estate sales and purchases, as well as full service construction management & design through our partners. Call us with any questions and we would be happy to provide a free initial consultation.

Ninon Tantet, Realtor

Ninon Tantet, Realtor - info, pictures, prices and much more. Learn what's the best place to stay in and why.