Ojai, California

Ojai is a city in Ventura County, California. It is situated in the Ojai Valley, northwest of Los Angeles and southeast of Santa Barbara.The town is known mostly for its hotels, restaurants and services catering to tourism, recreation including strong hiking, and spiritual retreats, as well as for a strong farmers' market on Sundays and an abundance of local organic agriculture. It also has an abundance of small businesses specializing in local and ecologically friendly art, design, and home improvement—such as art galleries and a solar power company—as chain stores (other than a few gas stations) are forbidden by Ojai city law to encourage local small business development and keep the town unique.

The city's self-styled nickname is "The Shangri-La of Southern California", referring to the similarities between the health-and-spirituality-focused region and the mystical sanctuary of James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon.

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Barrel 33 Ojai

At Barrel 33 we enjoy serving you high quality, fresh, light mediterranean fare paired with the perfect wine, locally crafted beer or handmade cocktail. Tucked away in Ojai's Historical arcade, Barrel 33 is an ambient retreat perfect for winding down or gearing up.

Heavy crowds turn out for Memorial Day services

Heavy crowds turned out Monday for Memorial Day services around Ventura County, exceeding past turnouts and in at least one case topping the number who came to honor the dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 1,000 people converging at Ivy...

published: May 30, 2011


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