Ojai Valley News: OVDF hosts field trip

Thank you to the Ojai Valley News for featuring OVDF’s “A Day in the Country” special event on April 3. The article ran in the Friday, April 15, 2022 edition: Ojai Valley Defense Fund hosts field trip, OVN 4-15-22     Click here for more photos of the event. Special thanks to photographer Stephen Adams!…

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‘Our Ojai’ photo book launch celebrated

Thank you to the Ojai Valley News for covering the launch party for OUR OJAI on Oct. 16, at the Porch Gallery in Ojai! The article ran in the Friday, October 22, 2021 edition.   More photos from the event:    

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Johnny Johnston and Steve Bennett receive James D. Loebl Award

  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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Shangri-La is No Accident – by John Broesamle

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

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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