On February 27, the Fund conferred its prestigious James D. Loebl Award on former Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston and former Ventura County District 1 Supervisor Steve Bennett. The award is conferred from time to time to a person who has played a leading role in protecting and sustaining the environmental quality of the Ojai…

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OVDF founder John Broesamle speaks on the various threats the Ojai Valley has faced over the decades in his talk, “Shangri-La is No Accident: How Ojai Protects Itself from Environmental Threats and Unwelcome Development.” John outlines the numerous threats the Ojai Valley has faced over the last few decades — which, he points out, always…

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John Broesamle inspires community By Perry VanHouten, Ojai Valley News, Nov. 30, 2018 edition At a recent Ojai Valley Defense Fund event, OVDF founding President John Broesamle, is given the James D. Loebl Award. Pictured with him are OVDF President Peter Cantle (from left), Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston, Broesamle, Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett and…

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