Ojai Meadows Preserve

Ojai Meadows Preserve

By Misty Hall

Growing up, we were told not to go into that field next to Nordhoff High School; it was trashy and full of questionable characters (well, as questionable as they got in Ojai).

Today, just a couple of decades later, it’s a radically different place.

It now boasts an incredible array of native plants, birds, and other animal species, making it a gem that many people (even locals) barely know about. It’s one of my favorite spots to take family portraits, or just to take a walk and explore.

 

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Debbie Scott

Debbie Scott

Photos/Words by Logan Hall

Debbie Scott is what you might call a lifer. Her dad and aunt were both Realtors, and everything in the family seemed to revolve around that industry in one way or another. 

“I basically started in real estate from a high chair,” she said. “Listening to my dad’s conversations around the dinner table, I developed an understanding of his business.”

After high school, her family moved to Ojai while she earned her graduate degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. From there, it would be a few more years before she would delve into the world of real estate. 

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Cozy Craftsman

Cozy Craftsman

By Logan Hall

In the foothills of Ojai a gem awaits you… 

Custom built in 1967, this craftsman home has a gorgeous rock façade and about an acre of drought tolerant landscaping. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house would be ideal for the family seeking solitude in one of Ojai’s quietest neighborhoods.

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Martha Moran

Martha Moran

Ojai Rock Stacker
By Misty Hall

Martha Moran always knew she would come back to art.

On her wanderings through Ojai’s backcountry, Moran began finding rocks stacked on the sides of the trails. “I loved that. There was something magical seeing them,” she said. But she noticed one shortcoming. “The stone wasn’t that nice. And so it occurred to me, wouldn’t it be interesting to do rock stacks, but with more interesting stones?”

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Upper Ojai Ranch

Upper Ojai Ranch

Story by Aimee Joe Davis-Varela   Photos by Two Fish Digital

Tucked away behind a gated entry against the backdrop of the Topa Topa Mountains…

this 36+ acre country retreat is just waiting to be customized to create the perfect weekend getaway. This versatile ranch has just about everything one might need to make their dream a reality.

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