Category Archives: City News

Ojai City Hall is Just a Text Away

The City of Ojai has announced a new text messaging system that allows residents to sign up for alerts from the City, or to text issues to the City.

Residents can sign up for occasional updates by texting the keyword “OJAICA1” to 91896 from their cell phone. After the initial keyword is sent, residents will be asked to confirm that they are “opting in.” The City has been providing COVID-19 updates via this text system in recent weeks.

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The US Forest Service has announced that they will close the Punch Bowls/Santa Paula Canyon trail for two weeks starting on Saturday, May 23. The trail is located along State Highway 150 north of the City of Santa Paula. Parking areas near the trail will be closed or restricted and citations may be issued. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.

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Give your input: California Recovery Roadmap Survey

California is building a roadmap for modifying the statewide stay home order while maintaining community health and resiliency. We need Californians to give input on the best way to reopen different sectors of our economy.

Good ideas come from everywhere. The state has received many innovative proposals from California businesses and labor representatives on how they’re adapting their workplaces to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. 

Now we’d like to hear from you– business owners,

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COVID-19 Testing

No cost covid-19 testing is offered for all community members at two state locations in our County. Please register by calling 1-888-634-1123 or online at Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm.  

  • Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
  • Thousand Oaks Library – Newbury Park Branch, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Drive through testing will be offered at three new sites in the County on Wednesday.

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New guidance for restaurants issued

All restaurants in the County of Ventura can now register at

The website has been updated to provide new guidance documents, checklist, and Prevention Plan template for both takeout/delivery and future dine-in service. We are encouraging all restaurants to register now and to make their preparations for dine-in service, so they are ready when it becomes available. Whether restaurants are already open for takeout or waiting to open when dine-in becomes available,

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