Category Archives: City News

City Hall Closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Libbey Park Monday, January 15, 2018

The 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will be held in Libbey Park on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. It is organized by the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation.

The keynote speaker will be Das Williams. Ojai Mayor John F. Johnston will present a proclamation declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Ojai. Other speakers and performers will include Alan Thornhill,

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City to Lift Temporary Leaf Blower Ban Effective Thursday at 8 a.m.

The City has announced that it will lift its temporary leaf blower ban on Thursday, January 11, 2018, effective 8 a.m. The leaf blower ban was initially put into effect on December 11, 2017, when the City announced that leaf blowers had been temporarily prohibited as a result of the Thomas Fire, due to poor air quality and the risk of spreading more ash, smoke and particulates into the air. The City’s air quality has improved and is approaching normal levels,

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Update on Storm Status

The City’s public works crews are clearing out and inspecting drains but the City has not had other issues reported from the rain. The current flash flood warning runs through 9:30 a.m.

However, please note that VCEmergency’s recent update shows additional road closures, see below:

NB 101 at Highway 126.
NB 101 at Seacliff Rd.
Highway 150 from Lake Casitas to Carpinteria
Highway 33 from Fairview Rd.

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Schedule for People Like You Film

The disaster preparedness movie, “People Like You,” will be playing on Channel 10 every Sunday morning at 6 a.m., and on Monday evening, at 7 p.m. The film has excellent advice for how to prepare for emergencies.

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