Ojai Chautauqua — a big idea in a small town
By Misty Hall
It might be hard to spell, but the Ojai Chautauqua is a very easy sell.
Run by the local nonprofit Agora Foundation, the Ojai Chautauqua hosts panels of experts to tackle some of the most important and controversial topics facing us today. Immigration, fracking, Ojai tourism, water rights, the 2016 presidential election … you get the picture. Chautauqua events bring together experts from academia, politics, media, and the public and private sectors to enlighten and inform audiences through civilized discussions.
Is it possible that this tiny little valley 90 minutes north of L.A. is ground zero for the very thing that could save our country? More and more, I kinda think it is.Read More
Photo/Words by Logan Hall
Kelly Wiggins wears many hats in the Ojai Valley. Realtor, mother, philanthropist, community leader — one way or another she’s always on the go, making things happen and getting things done.
Her combined family of six kids with her husband, Nordhoff High School varsity football head coach Lance Wiggins, would keep any parent on their toes. For Kelly, family responsibilities are just the beginning.Read More
Mid Century Modern
Words/Photos by Logan Hall
It’s probably the unobstructed mountain views that first jump out at anyone who visits this Mid-century-modern home near downtown Ojai. From the kitchen, living room, spa, pool and outdoor dining area, Chief Peak and the Topa Topas can be seen standing guard, ever vigilant in the distance.Read More
By Misty Hall
Today, as Ventura Roofing enters its 36th year in business with Reed at the helm, his formula for success remains the same: high-quality materials, high-quality people, integrity, and loyalty. He’ll tell you some of it was luck, but his coworkers and repeat customers call it a good work ethic. Reed never forgets what it was like to be the low man on the totem pole, which is evident in the way he talks about his employees.Read More
Photos/Words by Logan Hall
If you had to describe Nate Minkel in a word, it would probably be “perseverance.” The 38-year-old LIV Sotheby’s International REALTOR has been through thick and thin over the years. If ever the phrase, “you can’t keep a good man down,” was appropriate, it would be with Nate.