Vol. 10, No. 21 – July 19 – Aug 1, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Storytelling will open this year’s festival with a special event, “Raw Tales” on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Ojai Art Center.

You no doubt have heard The Moth on NPR. Contemporary, hip and totally engaging, The Moth has garnered praise for its biting stories. The Ojai Storytelling Festival is pleased to present 3 winners of The Moth Grandslam from Los Angeles, along with comedian, Cary Odes in a performance of personal stories for an adult audience Tickets are available at www.ojaistoryfest.org. Take advantage of early bird prices and purchase your tickets now. The event is geared for ages 18+.

Three businesses have been selected to receive the City of Ojai’s first medical cannabis non-retail dispensary and delivery permits, City officials announced today.

City Manager Steve McClary announced the decision following a lengthy application, interview and background check process, which began with the City accepting applications in January. The businesses chosen are: AgMD, Shangri La Care Cooperatacive/Collective, and Sespe Creek Collective. Each business was selected to receive both a non-retail dispensary and delivery permit; permits are issued for one year. All three will be located in the Bryant Circle industrial park in the City. Deliveries will be allowed only within City limits, and advance appointments will be required for patients at dispensaries. None of the businesses are permitted to provide recreational cannabis.

Each business will be subject to a final inspection by the City before they can open their doors, or make deliveries, to patients. “We will be closely monitoring each business to ensure they are following the City’s rules and regulations, as this is an emerging industry with many potential unknowns. At the same time, we know there are patients eager to access medicine without having to leave the city limits.”

Chamber On The Mountain will begin its 2017-18 season on Sunday, September 24, with a concert that presents the artistry of flutist Jill Felber, pianist Dianne Frazer, and COTM’s own Heidi Lehwalder, on harp. Each is world-renowned in her own right. Bringing them together promises a very special concert, “quite different from our other concerts,” Lehwalder says. “What better place than atop a beautiful mountain to bring you this captivating program, a musical fusion of a vast array of colors and styles, varying paces of tempo, quick changes of mood, with some palate-cleansers that serve as little flickers of light humor appearing between the heartfelt melodies.” Great artists, great music and a great setting!

The performance begins at 3:00 p.m., at Logan House, an intimate venue adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. A “meet the artist” reception will follow the performance. Reservations are $25 and can be purchased at Chamber On The Mountain’s website: www.chamberonthemountain.com/reservations.html.

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