Vol. 14, No. 23 – Aug 11 – Aug 24, 2021 – Ojai News & Events

∙Local Ojai resident and yoga practitioner Garo Malkhassian will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Friday, August 13, to facilitate a discussion of yoga and self-realization, and to introduce a new discourse series.

Malkhassian believes yoga and meditation to be useful means for restoring balance and equilibrium in order to lead a meaningful life. Following an introduction into awareness and health and finding the tools to seek tranquility through implementing this knowledge, he feels the Ojai environment has made it possible to create and follow his own personal interpretation, one that is compatible with the contemporary world. Malkhassian will discuss this interpretation during his initial presentation and encourage additional discourse as the series progresses.

These events are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

∙Leaders of Ojai’s Thacher School have decided to remove the name of the former head of the school from its dining hall after pressure to do this from a petition signed by more than 500 current and former students, parents and employees. Trustees voted unanimously to remove the names of former longtime Head of School Michael Mulligan and his wife, Joy Sawyer-Mulligan, who also worked at the school, from the dining hall and athletic field.

It was one of several actions Thacher’s board of trustees announced as part of an ongoing response to an investigative report released in June detailing multiple allegations of sexual assault and abuse over nearly 40 years by Mulligan.

The Ojai City Council has voted unanimously to extend a ban on chain businesses with five or more locations. The ban would be for a year but could end sooner if a revised ordinance is approved by the council prior to the year.

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