Category Archives: City News

Keeping Pets Safe During Excessive Heat Waves

According to the National Weather Service, July was the hottest month on record for many communities in Southern California. This coming week will most likely break records for the month of August. The Humane Society of Ventura County reminds pet owners about precautions to protect pets during the excessive heat.

“Veterinarians are inundated with cases of heat-related issues, and most are preventable,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach with the Humane Society of Ventura County.

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Two Sessions Scheduled this Week to kick off partnership between City of Ojai, Carnegie Mellon University and Flip Labs

The City of Ojai is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University and Flip Labs to embark on a Transition Design Journey to shape the future of the city and region. Our goal is to work together to support a community led vision of what’s possible. Using time-tested methods for collaboration, we’ll help the community devise new and creative solutions to chronic problems, from water scarcity to affordable housing.


Two information sessions about the process led by the CMU team will take place Tuesday,

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City of Ojai to hold a Ribbon Cutting for Battery Electric Landscaping Equipment on August 2 at Libbey Park

The City of Ojai along with the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony August 2, 2018 in downtown Libbey Park at 11 am to display and describe the newly acquired equipment that will service the municipal park and landscape maintenance needs of the City.

The California Air Resources Board projects that by the early 2020s air pollution from gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment will exceed the combined emissions from all passenger vehicles (see attached flyer). 

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Excessive Heat Warning- Monday July 23 though Thursday July 26, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across portions of Southern California from Monday July 23 ,2018 through Thursday July 26, 2018.

The hottest conditions are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread highs in the 90s to low 100s.  Excessive-heat conditions can become dangerous, especially for seniors, children, pets, people who work outside and those with certain health conditions. Staying safe during high heat conditions is important.  The following basic tips will help stay cool and safe:

  • Drink plenty of cool water.

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Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Service Equipment Permitting Checklist Now Available

The checklist for permitting electric vehicles and electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) is now available and may be found below. The check list may also be found by clicking here.

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