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Encyclopedia > Ojai, California
Ojai, California
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Country United States
State California
Counties Ventura
Area
 - city  4.4 sq mi (11.5 km²)
 - Land  4.4 sq mi (11.5 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - city 7,862
 - Density 1,786.8/sq mi (683.7/km²)
Downtown Ojai

Ojai (pronounced /ˈoʊhaɪ/) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,006 , making it one of the smaller towns in the county. The town of Ojai is situated in the Ojai Valley, (10 miles long by 3 miles wide, approximately) surrounded by hills and mountains. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ventura County . ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Ventura County . ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Downtown Ojai, California File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Downtown Ojai, California File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Ventura County . ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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History

The valley was home to Chumash Indians before becoming one of many Spanish land grants along the California coast. It became a cattle ranch in 1837, when it was granted to Fernando Tico. In 1853 he sold it to prospectors searching for oil, without much success. By 1864, the area had been settled, and in 1874, the City of Nordhoff was founded.[citation needed] Rafael, a Chumash in the 1800s Pre-contact distribution of the Chumash The Chumash are a Native American tribe who historically inhabit mainly the southern coastal regions of California, in the vicinity of what is now Santa Barbara and Ventura, extending as far south as Malibu. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Ojai Inn, built in 1876.

The city was renamed Ojai — a Chumash word meaning 'Valley of the Moon' — when the name Nordhoff was deemed too German, given the American sentiment in the time of World War I.[citation needed] Image File history File links Ojai-1880s. ... Image File history File links Ojai-1880s. ...


The main turning point in the development of the city was the coming of Edward Drummond Libbey. He saw the valley and fell in love, thinking up many plans for expansion and beautification of the existing rustic town. He helped design, finance, and build a more modern and fitting downtown, including a Spanish-style arcade, a bell-tower reminiscent of the famous campanile in Havana, and a pergola opposite the arcade. His buildings still exist today in good condition as the symbols of the city and its valley. To thank Libbey for his gifts to the town, the citizens proposed a celebration to take place on March 2nd of each year. Libbey declined their offer to call it "Libbey Day," and instead suggested "Ojai Day." The celebration still takes place, each year in October.[citation needed] Born in Liechtenstein in 1286 AD, he grew up as to be a farmer in Finland. ... A campanile (pronounced []) is, especially in Italy, a free-standing bell tower (Italian campana, bell), often adjacent to a church or cathedral. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... In Valencia a newly-installed pergola shows its structure, which the climbing roses will cover. ...


Today, Ojai is an active, though small, community. Libbey's pergola was destroyed in 1971 after being damaged in an explosion, and was recently rebuilt to complete the architectural continuity of the downtown area. The town completed a new park, Cluff Vista Park, in 2002, which contains several small, themed regions of native California vegetation.[citation needed] Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Geography

Ojai is located at 34°26′57″N, 119°14′48″W (34.449079, -119.246654)GR1. The city is generally at 745 feet above sea level.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.5 km² (4.4 mi²). 11.5 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.22% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. It is approximately 15 miles inland from the Pacific coast. Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ...


Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have the Pink Moment [1] occur as the sun is setting. The fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink on the Topa Topa Bluffs that stand at the east end of the Ojai Valley, reaching over 6,000 feet above sea level. Nordhoff Ridge, the western extension of the Topa Topa Mountains, towers over the north side of the town and valley at more than 5,000 feet. Sulphur Mountain creates the southern ranges bounding the Ojai Valley, a little under 3,000 feet in elevation. The Ventura River flows through the valley, known for its steelhead fishing before Matilija Dam and Lake Casitas were constructed, eliminating habitat for this trout species.


The weather in Ojai is Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers (sometimes exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and mild winters, with lows at night sometimes below freezing. The climate is generally mild and temperate. As is typical for much of coastal southern California, most precipitation falls in the form of rain between the months of October and April, with intervening dry summers.


Culture

Ojai is the home of the Ojai Film Festival[2], which showcases independent films from around the world.


There is only one movie theater in the town -- the Ojai Playhouse, located downtown. It houses only one screen.


The Ojai Music Festival, founded in 1947, is an annual festival of performances by some of the world's top musicians and composers, and occurs on the first weekend after Memorial Day. Notable appearances include Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre Boulez, who was festival director in 2003. The Ojai Music Festival is an annual classical music festival in the United States. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... Igor Stravinsky. ... Aaron Copland Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music, as well as an accomplished pianist. ... Esa-Pekka Salonen ( ) (born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ...


The Ojai Poetry Festival[3] began in 2003 as a biennial gathering of poets for two days of readings and discussions. It features poets of national repute such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Galway Kinnell, Jane Hirshfield, Robert Bly, Coleman Barks and Gary Snyder. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling[1] on March 24, 1919) is an American poet who is known as the co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore and publishing house, which published early literary works of the Beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. ... Galway Kinnell (born February 1, 1927) is an American poet. ... Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926 in Madison, Minnesota) is a poet, author, and leader of the Mythopoetic Mens Movement in the United States. ... Coleman Barks is an American poet and renowned translator of Rumi poetry and other mystic poets of Persia. ... Young Gary Snyder, on one of his early book covers Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (originally, often associated with the Beat Generation), essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. ...


Ojai occasionally hosts the "Ojai Classic Rock Festival" [4], featuring cover acts of various rock groups. There have been four Classic Rock Festivals so far, all taking place at Ojai's Libbey Bowl. After nearly a year without such a festival, a fifth is scheduled to take place on August 18th, 2007 [5].


The local public high school (Nordhoff High) also has a decorated music program. Its concert band held the California State Champion title in its division for three years in a row, until state budget cuts ended the festival, and performed in Carnegie Hall in April 2003 and again in April 2007, along with Nordhoff's award-winning choirs. The Nordhoff music department has also toured in San Francisco, New Orleans, Hawaii, Canada, Austria, Germany and will be returning to perform in Carnegie Hall on April 24th, 2007. Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ...


Ojai is also home to the annual Ojai Playwrights Conference. The community is served by the Ojai Valley News. The Ojai Valley News is a small Ojai, California, United States based newspaper that has been in continuous publication since 1891. ...


Appearance in film and television

  • Ojai is the television hometown of title characters Steve Austin (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman), with the shows sometimes set in Ojai.
  • Ojai is the location where Green Day's music video for their single "Wake Me Up When September Ends" was shot. The war scenes were shot elsewhere.
  • It is the home of the 101-year-old character Rose DeWitt Bukater (portrayed by Gloria Stuart) in the 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic (Cameron's homage to Ojai resident Beatrice Wood, upon whom Rose is partially based)
  • The Ojai Valley Inn was the location for the 1952 film, Pat and Mike, with Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracey.[6]
  • Ojai is thought to be one of the towns which provided the inspiration for the fictional town of 'Bristo Camino' in the Bruce Willis film Hostage.
  • Ojai is mentioned in the movie thirteen, when one of the main characters finds out she and her mother are moving to the town in the last scene so the main character "won't get in any more trouble."
  • A process shot of the Ojai Valley was used for the 1937 film Lost Horizon. [7][8]
  • The film The Two Jakes was filmed at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.
  • In the 1992 film Mom and Dad Save The World, the main characters get lost after taking a wrong turn onto a road leading to Ojai.
  • Ojai is the town to which Steven Seagal's character flees in Hard to Kill.
  • Academy Award winning documentary "Mighty Times: A Children's March" was filmed and produced in Ojai in 2004.
  • On Animaniacs, Buddy, the classic Looney Tunes star from the 1930s, now works as a nut farmer here.
  • In Brothers & Sisters, the Walker family ranch is located in Ojai, which also inspired the naming of the family business: "Ojai Foods."

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Noted residents

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,862 people, 3,088 households, and 1,985 families residing in the city. The population density was 685.2/km² (1,773.0/mi²). There were 3,229 housing units at an average density of 281.4/km² (728.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.01% White, 0.60% African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 6.26% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.84% of the population. (A person can be Hispanic or Latino and of any race, accounting for the percentages adding up to over 100%) Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,088 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.


The median income for households in the city was $44,593, and the median income for a family was $52,917. Males had a median income of $40,919 versus $30,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,670. About 7.9% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Recreation

The town of Ojai and its surrounding area is home to many unique recreational activities. Los Padres National Forest borders the town on the north, and many backcountry areas within the forest are accessible from Highway 33, which is the major highway through town south to north. To the west, the Lake Casitas Recreational Area offers camping, picnicking, and hiking as well. View into the Los Padres backcountry, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California: everything in this picture is within the Los Padres National Forest Los Padres National Forest is a forest located in southern and central California, which includes most of the mountainous land along the California coast from Ventura to...


The valley is home to the oldest continuously-held tennis tournament in the world, the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament [9], and it has several public courts in the downtown Libbey Park. There are also two major golf courses: the Soule Park Golf Course, and the noted Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ...


Annually, in early April, the town host a bicycle race that draws the top professional and ameuter teams from around the country. The "Garrett Lemire Memorial Grand Prix" began in 2004 as a tribute to a 22 year old cyclist from Ojai who died racing his bicycle in Arizona the previous year. The race is held on a one-mile circuit that circumnavigates Libbey Bowl in the heart of downtown Ojai. Proceeds from event promote cycling safety as well as education in local schools.


In early June, often coinciding with the Music Festival, the Ojai Wine Festival is held at Lake Casitas. Over three thousand wine lovers come to sample the products of over thirty wineries. Proceeds to go charity.


Education

Public schools

  • Ojai Unified School District [10]
  • Chaparral high School [11]
  • Matilija Junior High School [12] is a California public school.
  • Meiners Oaks Elementary School [13]
  • Mira Monte Elementary School [14]
  • Nordhoff High School [15] is a California public school and a California distinguished school.
  • San Antonio School [16]
  • Summit Elementary School [17]
  • Topa Topa Elementary School [18]

Other schools

In addition to its public school system, the Ojai Valley is home to several private boarding schools:

The Ojai Valley is also home to the Montessori School of Ojai, a private day school; and Laurel Springs School[23], which specializes in distance education and home-schooling. Thacher School Study Hall The Thacher School (also called Casa de Piedra) is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 420 acres (1. ... The Happy Valley School, now renamed Besant Hill School to honor Annie Besant, was founded in 1946 by J. Krishnamurti, Aldous Huxley, Dr. Guido Ferrando, and Rosalind Rajagopal. ... Villanova Preparatory School is an Augustinian Catholic co-ed day/ boarding school located in the small town of Ojai, California, USA. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it was founded by Augustinian friars in 1924 and is the only co-ed Augustinian boarding school in the country. ... The Entrance of the Ventura Campus The Brooks Institute of Photography is a for-profit college based in Santa Barbara, California and Ventura, California. ... State Route 33 is a California State Highway that travels in a north-south direction between central and southern California. ... Laurel Springs School is a WASC-accredited K-12 distance learning school in Ojai, California, United States. ...


Also located at Ojai is the Summer Science Program, currently hosted at the Besant Hill School. The Summer Science Program (SSP) is an intense six-week summer program for gifted high school students. ... The Happy Valley School, now renamed Besant Hill School to honor Annie Besant, was founded in 1946 by J. Krishnamurti, Aldous Huxley, Dr. Guido Ferrando, and Rosalind Rajagopal. ...


Camp

Camp Ramah in California is located in the hills of Ojai. Camp Ramah in California is a Jewish summer camp located in Ojai, California. ...


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