Oai Valley News, Best of the Ojai Valley 2022

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2022 OFFICIAL OJAI VALLEY ANNUAL READERS’ POLL
You voted! Join us in honoring the winners
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5 Beatrice Wood Center For the Arts Topa Mountain Winery The Ojai Playhouse VENTURA ROOFING COMPANY INC. Voted Ojai’s Best Roofer 13 years in a row! (805)646-ROOF • Request a Bid at venturarfg@gmail.com • License#440157 www.venturaroofingco.com Check out our Channel Ventura Roofing Company COMPANY INC 2022

Congratulations to the Ojai Valley 2022 Winners!

Ojai Valley business owners are some of the hardest-working people around. Few proprietors are in it solely for the money. This is my first full year as a business owner myself, and I can say that being a part of Ojai’s economy is exciting, hectic, scary, maddening, and always rewarding.

By providing good service, business owners feel an exhilarating connection to our community and to what makes Ojai special.

Ojai business owners are our neighbors and friends, and connected to the heart of Ojai.

These pages celebrate our readers’ picks for the best in show for 2022. Congratulations to all for your hard work. Thank you for showing up every day for your community. With affection, Believer in local news,

6 Find the Best of Ojai by category Community .............................................. 8 Shopping .................................................. 11 Health, Body ............................................ 15+20 Home & Garden ...................................... 21 Services .................................................... 26+35 Arts & Entertainment ............................. 38 Food & Drink ........................................... 39+45 2022
PUBLISHER’S NOTE, BEST OF OJAI 2022
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SILVER Humane Society of Ventura County BRONZE Ojai Valley Land Conservancy BEST SERVICE ORGANIZATION GOLD Ojai Women’s Fund SILVER Rotary Club of Ojai BRONZE Ojai Valley Woman’s Club BEST VOLUNTEER Gold Ally Mills SILVER Martha Ditchfield BRONZE Kara Hooper BEST PLACE OF WORSHIP GOLD Nature SILVER Ojai Presbyterian Church BRONZE Redemption Church BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL GOLD Oak Grove School SILVER Ojai Valley School BRONZE Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL GOLD Nordhoff High School SILVER Topa Topa Elementary BRONZE Meiners Oaks Elementary School BEST TEACHER OF THE ARTS GOLD Bill Wagner (Nordhoff) SILVER Robin Schwartzburd (Robin’s Nest Art School) BRONZE Patty Campbell (Ojai Valley School) BEST TEACHER GOLD Greg Lepine SILVER Jim Bailey BRONZE Fender Carnine BEST SUMMER CAMP GOLD Ojai Recreation Department SILVER Ojai Valley School BRONZE Montessori School of Ojai BEST OJAI CITY COUNCIL MEMBER GOLD Betsy Stix SILVER Ryan Blatz BRONZE Suza Francina BEST PARK GOLD Libbey Park SILVER Soule Park BRONZE Sarzotti Park BEST CAMPGROUND GOLD Lake Casitas SILVER Rose Valley BRONZE Camp Comfort BEST HIKING TRAIL GOLD Shelf Road SILVER Ventura River Preserve BRONZE Matilija Canyon COMMUNITY 2022 A HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS Ojai Valley Family Shelter Director Ojai Valley News Readers' Poll Winner BEST VOLUNTEER 2022 The Ojai Valley News and the Ojai Valley community at large are grateful for your tireless efforts in advocating for those who seek the help needed to help themselves. Thank you for enhancing Ojai’s spirit with your embracing heart! ALLY MILLS
BEST NONPROFIT/CITIZENS ORG GOLD
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9 Infant-8th grade License #566212532 & 561702317 EDUCATING THE INDIVIDUAL BUILDING COMMUNITY CARING FOR THE WORLD montessori school of ojai 805 649 2525 • MSOJAI.COM • 806 W Baldwin Rd, Ojai School of Ojai MONTESSORI Educating the Individual • Building Community • Caring for the World MSO QUARTERLY Spring 2021 Thank you, Ojai, for voting us “Best Day Care” 9 Years in a Row Join Our Team 2022
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11 2022 SHOPPING BEST VINTAGE OR RESALE STORE GOLD 2nd Helpings Thrift Store SILVER Treasures of Ojai Antiques BRONZE The Lennon Closet BEST ARTS & CRAFTS STORE GOLD Ben Franklin SILVER Ojai Creates! BRONZE Poppies Art & Gifts BEST BICYCLE SHOP GOLD Bicycles of Ojai SILVER The MOB Shop BRONZE Oak View Cyclery BEST BOOKSTORE GOLD Bart’s Books SILVER Twice Sold Tales Bookstore BRONZE Bookends Bookstore & Other Curiosities BEST CAMPING SUPPLIES GOLD Meiners Oaks Ace Hardware SILVER True Value Hardware BRONZE Corner Market BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY GOLD Sespe Creek Collective SILVER Ojai Greens BRONZE Shangri-La Care Centers BEST CBD RETAILER GOLD Sespe Creek Collective SILVER Shangri-La Care Centers BRONZE 101 CBD BEST CLOTHING STORE GOLD Rains Department Store SILVER Camouflage BRONZE Julia Rose & Co. BEST CONVENIENCE STORE GOLD Attitude Adjustment Shoppe SILVER Ojai Valley Ranch Market BRONZE Joe’s Quick Stop BEST FLORIST GOLD Ojai Blooms SILVER Angela’s Flowers BRONZE Blooming Ruby’s BEST FURNITURE STORE GOLD Down Home Furnishings SILVER Wachter’s Hay & Grain BRONZE Treasures of Ojai BEST GIFT SHOP GOLD Serendipity Toys SILVER Fig Curated Living BRONZE Rains Department Store BEST HARDWARE STORE GOLD Meiners Oaks Ace Hardware SILVER True Value Hardware BRONZE Ojai Lumber Co. BEST HOME DECOR STORE GOLD Fig Curated Living SILVER Down Home Furnishings BRONZE Rains Department Store BEST JEWELRY RETAILER GOLD Susan Cummings SILVER Jes MaHarry BRONZE Poppies Art and Gifts BEST PET FOOD/SUPPLY STORE GOLD Wachter’s Hay & Grain SILVER Pets & More BRONZE Ojai Valley Feed BEST CRYSTAL SHOP GOLD The Crystal Corner SILVER Nutmeg’s Ojai House BRONZE Dharma & Dog
Thank you OJAI! 9 years in a row ... Best of Home Decor and Gift Shop @Fig_ojai | www.Figojai.com | @Bungalowojai
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15 2022 HEALTH BODY& BEST ACUPUNCTURIST GOLD Laurie Edgcomb, LAC SILVER Nathan Kaehler (Ojai Herbs & Acupunc ture) BRONZE Craig Rigsby BEST LOCAL SPORTS COACH GOLD Lance Wiggins SILVER Matt Murphy BRONZE Justin Morris BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM GOLD Nordhoff Rangers Football SILVER AYSO BRONZE Ojai Valley Little League BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR GOLD Francesca Gold SILVER Ingrid Boulting BRONZE Susan Bronstein BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO GOLD Ojai Valley Taekwondo Academy SILVER Ojai Valley Martial Arts BRONZE Victory Pacific Aikido BEST FITNESS FACILITY GOLD Ojai Valley Athletic Club SILVER Bryant Street Gym BRONZE M.O. Town Fitness BEST MASSAGE GOLD Ojai Valley Inn and Spa SILVER Bamboo Creek Spa BRONZE AA Relaxation Station BEST FACIAL GOLD Body Essentials of Ojai SILVER Ojai Valley Inn and Spa BRONZE Ojai + Fox Spa BEST HAIRSTYLIST GOLD Victoria Garcia SILVER Denise Heller BRONZE Heather Andrews BEST BARBER GOLD Brenton Butler SILVER Tanner Robertson BRONZE Buddy Wilds BEST BEAUTY SALON GOLD Rise Ojai SILVER Proper Beauty SILVER Amber Nicole Salon BRONZE Glo West BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE GOLD Kristy’s Nails SILVER Rise Ojai BRONZE Ojai Valley Inn & Spa BEST ESTHETICIAN GOLD Summer McComas SILVER Kelli Loughman BRONZE Daren Hope BRONZE Nona Bowen BEST DAY SPA GOLD The Day Spa of Ojai SILVER Body Essentials BRONZE Bamboo Creek BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST GOLD Swanner Physical Therapy SILVER Balance Health Center BRONZE Boshoff Novak Chiropractic BEST OPTOMETRIST GOLD Bruce Brockman SILVER Robert J. Graham BRONZE Bridget Tsao BEST PHYSICIAN GOLD James Halverson SILVER Maria Halvorson BRONZE Doug Nelson BEST HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER GOLD Laurie Edgcomb SILVER Richard Hiltner MD BRONZE Julie Tumamait-Stenslie BEST CHIROPRACTOR GOLD Boshoff Novak Chiropractic SILVER Evergreen Wellness Center/Russell Kun BRONZE Deborah Murphy BEST DENTIST GOLD Drew Eggebraten SILVER Jan Komura BRONZE David L. Garber BEST PHARMACY GOLD The Medicine Shoppe SILVER Ojai Village Pharmacy BRONZE Ojai Rexall Drug
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In continued compliance with COVID protocols; your health is our top priority. Voted Best IN THE OJAI VALLEY 2022 Topa Topa Optometry Inc. Thank you for your loyal support! www.topaeye.com from left to right: Dr Brockman, Dr Tsao, Heidi, Liz, Darcy, Kim, Maritsa, and Lani 1211 Maricopa Highway, Suite 101 (between Mechanics & Chase Banks 805.646.5109 Looking for new career? Join our enthusiastic, caring team! Please contact eyeliztopa@gmail.com 2022 We would like to say a huge Thank You 226 W Ojai Ave 102A | 805-340-5691 to our loyal clients and supportive community for voting for us!
17 805.640.1100 • 209 N. Montgomery Street • thedayspa.com Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Thank you, Friends of Ojai! Best Day Spa 2022 Spa Memberships Radiant Facials Therapeutic Massage Body Treatments Foot & Hand Services Pre-wedding Day Escapes Far-infared Sauna Spa Day Packages
18 W E A R E S O H O N O R E D T O H A V E B E E N V O T E D T H E B E S T S A L O N , A N D T O H O U S E T W O O F T H E " B E S T S T Y L I S T S " I N O J A I T H A N K Y O U F O R Y O U R C O N T I N U E D L O Y A L T Y A N D S U P P O R T . W E H O P E T O S E R V E O U R C O M M U N I T Y F O R Y E A R S T O C O M E W I S H I N G O J A I H E A L T H A N D H A P P I N E S S ! T H A N K Y O U O J A I ! I N S T A G R A M @ R I S E . O J A I W W W . S A L O N R I S E O J A I . C O M 8 0 5 6 3 3 9 1 5 5 RISE- GOLD WINNER BEST SALON VICTORIA GARCIA- GOLD WINNER BEST STYLIST HEATHER ANDREWS-BRONZE WINNER BEST STYLIST
19 501 E.Ojai Avenue | (805) 746-6476 www.OjaiFoxSpa.com | Social@OjaiFoxSpa Best Esthetician THANK YOU FOR VOTING US Best Facial & Day Spa The Crème de la Crème Wellness Spa of the Ojai Valley offering: CryoTherapy | Floatation | Compression Therapy | HaloTherapy | Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna | Infinity Massage Chair Skincare | Massage Therapy | Lash Extensions/Lifts | Brow Lamination | Purifying Acne Clinic | Body Contouring | Sugaring Hair Removal | Spray Tanning | Aroma Acupoint Therapy | YoMassage | Yoga | Personal Training Visiting MD offering Cosmetic Injections Private Spa Parties | Pop-Up Events | Spa Memberships | Retail Boutique www.bodyessentialsojai.net | 805.646.7600 Best Facial Ojai Valley’s Corrective Skincare Experts 236 W. OJAI AVE, Ste 101 2022 T h a n k y o u O j a i f o r v o t i n g f o r u s , a m o n g t h e b e s t s a l o n s f o r t h e l a s t 7 y e a r ( 8 0 5 ) 6 4 6 2 7 1 3 “Thanks to our clients and dear friends for their support in this challenging year, it’s because of you all, that we are still in business. Again, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! -Mike, Cindy, Ken, Lin & Gabbi Winner for 10 consecutive years 2022
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21 2022 BEST ARCHITECT GOLD Whitman Architectural Design Inc. SILVER Hartmann Architecture Studio BRONZE Cornerstone Architects BEST HEATING & A/C COMPANY GOLD Fairweather Heating & Air Conditioning SILVER West Coast Air Conditioning BRONZE Forced Air Heating & Air Conditioning BEST TREE SERVICE GOLD Call Oscar Tree Service SILVER Mark Crane’s Tree and Arborist Services BRONZE Jonas MacPhail BEST SOLAR PROVIDER GOLD Sespe Power Solutions SILVER California Solar Electric BRONZE Prime Solar Co. BEST POOL MAINTENANCE SERVICE GOLD Ojai Pool Store SILVER Matilija Pool BRONZE Sean’s Pool Care BEST PAINTING COMPANY GOLD Ojai Custom Paint (aka Titus Custom Painting) SILVER McKay’s Painting BRONZE Riggs Custom Coating BEST ROOFER GOLD Ventura Roofing Co. SILVER Aztec Roofing BRONZE Ojai Awnings BEST PLUMBING/ROOTER COMPANY GOLD Frank’s Rooter & Plumbing Service Inc. SILVER Silver Sewer & Drain Service BRONZE Mike Doran Plumbing BEST PEST CONTROL COMPANY GOLD Ojai Termite and Pest SILVER Everready Termite BEST LANDSCAPE COMPANY GOLD Green Goddess Gardens SILVER Lisa Phelps Irrigation & Landscaping BRONZE Daley Landscape Inc. BEST GLASS COMPANY GOLD Arcade Glass SILVER Ojai Valley Glass BRONZE Center Glass BEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR GOLD Chad Carper GOLD Loomis Construction SILVER Small Town Builder BRONZE Tenpenny Construction BEST FENCE INSTALLER GOLD Bob’s Fence SILVER Watkins Fence Co. BRONZE Small Town Builder BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR GOLD Ojai Electric SILVER Swift Electric BRONZE John Hartman BEST GARDEN CENTER GOLD Flora Gardens SILVER Meiners Oaks Nursery BRONZE Green’s Nursery BEST HOME BUILDING SUPPLY GOLD Ojai Lumber SILVER Meiners Oaks Ace Hardware BRONZE Ojai True Value Hardware HOME GARDEN&
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24 Whatever Your Tree Requires 312 W. El Roblar Dr., Ojai, CA 93023 805-646-7934 24 Hour Emergency Service Available • Senior Discounts Available COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL Runner-up Best Garden Center in the Ojai Valley Meiners Oaks Nursery 312 W. El Roblar Dr. • (805) 646-2546 Dear Customers, it has been a pleasure taking care of your tree service needs, and we are truly grateful to all of you for choosing us as your tree service company. The growth we’ve experienced over the years is because of cus tomers like you, who support our business. We appreciate your trust, and we’ll do our best to continue meeting your tree service expectations. Your continued patron age and feedback are a vital part of our growth. And for that, we are very thankful. Again, thank you so much for choosing Call Oscar Tree Service who will always try to complete the service to your satisfaction. We look forward to serving you for many years to come. Sincerely, •Call Oscar Tree Service •Oscar D. Acosta Voted Best Tree Service in the Valley Nine Years in a Row! Call Oscar Tree Service Call Oscar Tree Service Certified Arborist:WE-5064A· • State License: #740789 THANK YOU OJAI! for voting us Best Glass Company Lic# CSLB# 1003846 We are proud to be in business for over 39 years! 805-646-1093|arcadeglass@att.net 2022
25 Ross E. Atkinson - Attorney Carolyn J. Vondriska - Attorney Megan Davis - Law Office Administrator Mary Clark - Law Office Administrator Denise Heimo - Law Office Administrator Allan Jacobs - deeply missed colleague and friend (1940-2017) It has been an honor to serve our community since 1975. Thank you for trusting us with your estate planning and trust administration matters! Waite, Jacobs & Atkinson 603 West Ojai Avenue, Suite D www.wjalaw.com 805.646.7263 2022 ‘11 ’12 ’13 ’14 ’15 ’16’ 17’ 18’ 19’ 20’ 21’
26 BEST AUTO REPAIR GOLD Fred’s Tire Man SILVER Ojai Valley Auto (Imports) BRONZE Rock Long’s Automotive BEST OIL CHANGE GOLD Fred's Tireman SILVER Ojai Valley Auto (Imports) BRONZE Meiners Oaks Auto BEST BUSINESS SERVICES GOLD Ojai Business Center SILVER Attitude Adjustment BEST COMPUTER REPAIR GOLD Ojai PC Pros SILVER Bit Vision BRONZE Lahaina Computer Co. BEST GRAPHIC DESIGNER GOLD Alex Mooney SILVER Amy Schneider BRONZE Evan Austin BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE GOLD Meiners Oaks Ace Hardware SILVER Bonnie Lu's BRONZE Attitude Adjustment BEST HOTEL GOLD Ojai Valley Inn SILVER Rancho Inn BRONZE Blue Iguana BEST INN / BED & BREAKFAST GOLD Lavender Inn SILVER Su Nido Inn BRONZE Ojai Retreat & Inn BEST INSURANCE PROVIDER GOLD Doug Crawford Insurance SILVER Farmers Insurance Ojai Offices BRONZE State Farm - Bob Daddi BEST LAW FIRM GOLD Waite, Jacobs & Atkinson SILVER Ryan Blatz Law BRONZE James Casey Law BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR GOLD Jessie Hawkins - Morgan Stanley SILVER Integrity Wealth Advisors (formerly Derby & Derby) BRONZE Dustin Baxley - Edward Jones BEST BANK TELLER (INDIVIDUAL NAME AND INSTITUTION) GOLD Mary Floyd (Bank of the Sierra) SILVER Hilda Gonzalez (Wells Fargo) BRONZE Lea Gonzalez (Chase) BEST ACCOUNTING/ TAX SERVICE GOLD Marie Estes-Pratt Bookkeeping SILVER Ojai Tax Services (Jeetendra Jain) BRONZE Jacobs & Jacobs BEST ONE-OF-A-KIND BUSINESS GOLD Pixies General Store SILVER Ventura Brush Goats BRONZE Poppies Art & Gifts BEST UPHOLSTERER GOLD Ojai Upholstery SILVER Plush Surroundings BRONZE Topa’s Custom Upholstery BEST PET GROOMER GOLD Four Paws Pet Grooming SILVER Ultimutt Pet Spa in Ojai BRONZE Suzanne’s Mobile Pet Grooming BEST PET SITTER/BOARDING GOLD Ojai Dog Friendly SILVER The Peaceful Pup BRONZE Hanna Paulsen BEST DRY CLEANERS OR LAUNDROMAT GOLD Ojai Valley Cleaners SILVER Royal Cleaners BRONZE Route 33 Laundry BEST PHOTOGRAPHER GOLD Brandi Crockett SILVER Whitney Hartmann BRONZE Jenny Hermes Whitsitt BEST DAY CARE PROVIDER GOLD Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool SILVER Montessori School of Ojai BRONZE Holy Cross Preschool BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT GOLD Tonya Peralta SILVER Heather Erickson BRONZE Nora Davis BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE GOLD LIV Sotheby's, Ojai SILVER Keller Williams BRONZE Ojai Valley Real Estate BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GOLD Ojai Property Group 2022 SERVICES continued on page 34

A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE.

We are overjoyed to be named among the “Best of Ojai” 2022 in nine categories, including Gold for Best Hotel. We wouldn’t be here without our wonderful associates, neighbors, guests and readers like you. All who have helped make our serene mountain valley inn the Ojai icon it is today.

We welcome you to share magical moments with loved ones, and discover new culinary adventures at our beloved 220-acre retreat. Delight your palate with epicurean artistry at The Farmhouse, rejuvenate at Spa Ojai, and find sanctuary in our private villas and fully refreshed guestrooms. Make a reservation today to escape in a moment with Ojai’s rare spirit, as we share this incredible honor with you.

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to all of the clients, colleagues, and friends I have had the opportunity to work with this year. As a lifelong Ojai Valley resident, I am honored to have spent the last 30+ years helping both locals and newcomers find their dream homes in my hometown. I am so grateful to all the folks who have trusted me to guide them through the process of buying and selling homes, land, and ranches throughout the valley and beyond. I look forward to many more years of serving our community and hope to have the opportunity to help you with your next real estate transaction. Wishing you all health and happiness in the coming year,

THE DAVIS GROUP 805.207.6177

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BRANDI CROCKETT has been truly an honor to be able to do what I love in my hometown Thank you for you so much for your ongoing support!
It California born and Ojai native, Brandi has been a professional film and digital photographer for over thirteen years Her work has taken her to the far reaches of the globe in Europe, Africa, Indonesia, and i l throughout the A photographic cand steeped in extrem cinematic like intimate we landscapes, and auth moments captu
California born and Ojai native, Brandi has been a professional film and digital photographer for over thirteen years. Her work has taken her to the far reaches of the globe in Europe, Africa, Indonesia, and extensively throughout the Americas. Her photographic candor is a vision steeped in extremes; profound cinematiclike storytelling, intimate weddings, vivid landscapes, and authentic candid moments captured from the heart.
31 Four Paws Pet Grooming • All Dog & Cat Breeds • All Natural Shampoos & Conditioners Large and Small We Do Them All! 565 W. El Roblar 805 640 9543 Open 8:30am Tues-Sat Serving the Ojai Valley since 1998 Family owned and operated Voted Best Pet Groomer Thank You All For Your Vote & Support! We Appreciate The Trust You Give Us In Caring For Your Family Pet! 2022 Thanks Ojai for voting us "Best Veterinary Clinic" 108 Bryant Street | 805.646.5539
32 Thank you, Ojai, for voting us BEST GRAPHIC DESIGNER for SIX YEARS! graphic design | branding | web design | social media | creative A collaborative of creative and independent women -vegetation management -wildfire mitigation -ecological improvement BRUSHGOATS 2022 805-358-1841 | www.venturabrushgoats.com “Thank you Ojai Valley!” VENTURA Follow us @venturabrushgoats “Ojai’s Best Same Day Service Has Now Partnered with Gunays to Offer Premier Rug and Kilim Cleaning” Let us wow you with our service and low prices! Dilsye Jim 805 272-8352 Plant On Site 1205 Maricopa Hwy, 93023

Keller Williams is honored to have earned your vote for SILVER place as the best Real Estate Office in the Ojai Valley. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service for years to come

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GOLD WINNER! Congratulations to Tonya Peralta for placing GOLD as the best real estate agent in the ojai valley! DRE#01862743 805-643-3337 DRE# 01859199 | Each office is independently owned and operated 109 N Blanche St. Ojai, CA 93063
34 This licensee is performing acts for which a real estate license is required. C2 Financial Corporation is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate, Broker # 01821025; NMLS # 135622. Loan approval is not guaranteed and is subject to lender review of information. All loan approvals are conditional and all conditions must be met by borrower. Loan is only approved when lender has issued approval in writing and is subject to the Lender conditions. Specified rates may not be available for all borrowers. Rate subject to change with market conditions. C2 Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Mortgage Broker/Lender. (Add this for website disclaimer: The services referred to herein are not available to persons located outside the state of California.) C2 FINANCIAL CORPORATION IS THE #1 BROKER IN THE NATION 805.798.2158 HEARTLOANS@SBCGLOBAL.NET 236 W. OJAI AVE., SUITE 105, OJAI CA 93023 HEARTLOANS .COM C2 FINANCIAL CORPORATION THERESE HARTMANN CONCIERGE MORTGAGE CONSULTANT FOR 25 YEARS MORTGAGE EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE 2022 SILVER Holly Humphrey Property Management BRONZE Joe Kapp BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER GOLD Heritage Financial SILVER C2 Financial (Therese Hartmann) BRONZE Teena Broumand BEST RETIREMENT LIVING GOLD The Gables of Ojai SILVER The Artesian of Ojai BRONZE At Home in Ojai BEST STORAGE FACILITY GOLD Bryant Circle Mini Storage SILVER Condor Self Storage of Ojai BRONZE Oak View Self Storage BEST TRANSPORTATION SERVICE GOLD Ojai Trolley SILVER Dutch’s Downtown Shuttle Kool Buzz BRONZE HELP of Ojai BEST VETERINARY CLINIC GOLD Matilija Veterinary Hospital SILVER Animal Clinic of Oak View BRONZE Ojai Village Veterinary 2022 SERVICES
35 Voted Best 13 years in a row Bryant Circle Mini Storage •Free move in truck •Moving and packing supplies •Security system with TV surveillance •On site resident manager s •Competitive rates •Military and Senior discount Call us today for availability 412 Bryant Circle, Ojai 805-646-2354
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37 2022 THANKS OJAI for voting us BEST Vegetarian Menu in the Ojai Valley! www.hipvgn.square.site 2022 If you live here, you get it. The future of community journalism rests with the people who live here. Subscribe and support the Ojai Valley News. WWW.OJAIVALLEYNEWS.COM | 805.646.1476
38 2022 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT& BEST LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTOR (MALE/FEMALE) GOLD Jim Halverson SILVER Denise Heller BRONZE Anna Kotula BEST VISUAL ARTIST GOLD Colleen McDougal SILVER Amy Lynn Stevenson BRONZE Carmen Abelleira BEST ART GALLERY GOLD Porch Gallery SILVER Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts BRONZE OVA Arts BEST ANNUAL EVENT GOLD 4th of July parade SILVER Ojai Day BRONZE Ojai Music Festival BEST HORSEBACK RIDING GOLD Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company (Oso Ranch) SILVER Bodee’s Rancho Grande BRONZE Ojai on Horseback BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE GOLD Libbey Bowl SILVER Deer Lodge BRONZE The Vine BEST LOCAL MUSICAL GROUP GOLD Nordhoff band & choir SILVER Rose Valley Thorns BRONZE Smitty West & Julija Zonic BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN GOLD Alan Thornhill SILVER Jimmy Calire BRONZE Danny McGaw Premier Horseback Riding Explore California’s Shangri-La with a majestic horseback tour of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We have rides suited for a beginner or an advanced rider. Just 3.5 miles from downtown Ojai, we are open 7 days a week. Call for reservations. 805-890-9340 ojaivalleytrailridingcompany.com ojai valley trail riding company ojai valley trail riding company 2022

B EST BAKERY

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Kate’s Bread

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Ojai Rôtie

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Farmer and the Cook

BEST MARKET/GROCERY STORE

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Westridge Market - Midtown

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Westridge Market

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Ojai Valley Ranch Market

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

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Rainbow Bridge

SILVER Farmer & the Cook BRONZE

Westridge Market - Midtown

BEST LIQUOR STORE

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Ojai Beverage Company

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Attitude Adjustment Shoppe

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Pat’s Liquor

BEST BBQ GOLD

Q Time BBQ (Ojai Valley Ranch Market)

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Deer Lodge

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Westridge Market - Midtown

BEST BREAKFAST

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Bonnie Lu’s

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Home Kitchen of Ojai BRONZE

Zaidee's - Soule Park Golf Course

BEST BRUNCH GOLD

Ojai Valley Inn

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Bonnie Lu's BRONZE

Zaidee's - Soule Park Golf Course

BEST BURGER GOLD

Ojai Beverage Company

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Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill BRONZE

Jolly Kone

BEST BURRITO GOLD

Ojai Tortilla House SILVER

Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill BRONZE

Casa De Lago

BEST TACO GOLD

Ojai Tortilla House SILVER

Casa De Lago BRONZE

Jim and Rob’s Fresh Grill

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT GOLD

Agave Maria's SILVER

Casa De Lago BRONZE

Ojai Tortilla House

BEST CASUAL DINING GOLD

Papa Lennon's SILVER Boccali’s BRONZE

Ojai Rôtie

BEST ASIAN FOOD GOLD

Exotic Thai Restaurant SILVER

Sakura Ojai BRONZE

AJ Chinese Express

BEST SUSHI GOLD Sakura Ojai SILVER Hakane Sushi BRONZE

Izakaya Full Moon

BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANT GOLD Exotic Thai SILVER Mandala BRONZE

Om Fusion Thai

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT GOLD Bocccali’s Restaurants SILVER

Osteria Monte Grappa BRONZE

Papa Lennon’s Pizzeria

BEST PIZZA GOLD

Ojai Pizza Company SILVER Boccali’s Pizza and Pasta BRONZE

Papa Lennon's

BEST VEGETARIAN MENU GOLD

Hip Vegan SILVER

Farmer and the Cook BRONZE

The Nest BRONZE

Rainbow Bridge

BEST FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANT GOLD

Farmer and the Cook SILVER

Ojai Rôtie BRONZE The Nest

BEST COFFEE SHOP GOLD Coffee Connection SILVER Beacon Coffee BRONZE

Ojai Coffee Roasters

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT GOLD

The Ranch House SILVER Nocciola BRONZE Osteria Monte Grappa BRONZE Ca' Marco

BEST DELI GOLD Westridge Market - Midtown SILVER Westridge Market BRONZE

Marché Gourmet Delicatessen

BEST FROZEN DESSERT GOLD

Bliss Frozen Yogurt SILVER

Ojai Ice Cream BRONZE

Sanders & Sons Gelato

BEST DONUTS GOLD Donut Hole SILVER DONUT (Oak View) BRONZE Beacon Coffee

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41 Best Taco Best Mexican Restaurant 104 N. SIGNAL STREET, OJAI (805) 797- 8675 Tuesday - Sunday 11-2 Closed Monday Best Burrito 2022 2022 2021
42 DOWNTOWN OJAI - 331 E. OJAI AVE. | OAK VIEW - 820 N. VENTURA AVE theonlygoodpizza.com 805-646-7878 @ojaipizzacompany ORDER ONLINE! ONE OF A KIND SPECIALTY PIZZAS. 13 BEERS ON DRAFT! LARGE PATIO! PIZZA • PASTA • WINGS • SANDWICHES • SALADS AND MORE! • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR LUNCH SPECIALS! Voted Best Pizza Best Kid Friendly Restaurant Best Sports Bar 2022 ‘09 ‘17 ‘18 ’19 ‘20 ’21
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44 Westridge Market voted Best Deli www.westridgemarket.com 802 E. Ojai Ave. Open Daily 8am - 8pm Phone 805-646-2762 Best Deli Best Deli Best Grocery Store 2022 2022 Westridge Midtown Market voted Best Market www.westridgemarket.com 131 W. Ojai Ave. Open Daily 7am - 9pm Phone 805-646-4082 Best Grocery Store Best Deli Best Sandwich Best BBQ Best Produce Best Health Food Store 2022 2022

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The Ranch House

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Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn BRONZE Nocciola

BEST HAPPY HOUR GOLD

Ojai Beverage Co. BRONZE Ojai Valley Brewery

BEST PLACE TO HAVE A DRINK GOLD

Jimmy’s Pub - Ojai Valley Inn SILVER

Ojai Beverage Company BRONZE Deer Lodge

BEST OJAI CERT. FARMERS MARKET VENDOR GOLD

BEST SEAFOOD GOLD

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Topa Mountain Winery SILVER Old Creek Ranch Winery BRONZE

Ojai Vineyard

BEST WINE TASTING ROOM GOLD

BEST SPORTS BAR GOLD

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Friend’s Ranch SILVER

B.D Dautch - Earthtrine Farm BRONZE Ojai Rôtie

BEST OUTDOOR DINING GOLD Boccali’s (Ojai) SILVER Ojai Rôtie BRONZE

The Ranch House

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Jimmy’s Pub - Ojai Valley Inn SILVER Ojai Pizza BRONZE

Lisa’s Cantina

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Topa Mountain Winery SILVER The Ojai Vineyard BRONZE Majestic Oak

BEST TASTING ROOM (OTHER THAN WINE) GOLD

Ojai Olive Oil SILVER

Revel Kombucha Bar BRONZE Heavenly Honey

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Ojai Beverage Company SILVER Lisa's Cantina BRONZE Sea Fresh Seafood
KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT GOLD Boccali’s SILVER Ojai Pizza BRONZE Jim & Rob’s Fresh Grill
LUNCH PLACE GOLD Jim and Rob's Fresh Grill SILVER Papa Lennon's BRONZE The Nest
MARGARITA GOLD Agave Maria SILVER Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill BRONZE Casa De Lagos
BEST COCKTAILS GOLD
Jimmy’s Pub - Ojai Valley Inn SILVER The Dutchess BRONZE Agave Maria's Restaurant & Cantina
TAP ROOM GOLD
Topa Topa Brewing Co. SILVER
PRODUCE GOLD Ojai Certified Farmers’ Market SILVER Baldwin Road produce stand BRONZE Westridge Market (Midtown) BRONZE Farmer and the Cook
SANDWICH GOLD Westridge Market (Midtown) GOLD
Marché Gourmet Deli SILVER
Papa Lennon’s Pizzeria BRONZE Ojai Beverage Company
Sea Fresh Seafood SILVER Sakura Ojai BRONZE
Ideal Seafood BRONZE Hakane Sushi
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46 T h a n k y o u , O j a i , f o r y o u r s u p p o r t t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r s i t ’ s b e e n a f u n r i d e ! BEST VINEYARD + BEST WINE TASTING ROOM THANK YOU OJAI for Voting us The Best Best Liquor Store Best Burger Best Happy Hour Best Sandwitch Best Tap Room Best Place to Have a Drink We can ship your purchases to all approved states The Ojai Beverage Company | 655 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 805-646-1700 | www.ojaibevco.com 2022 2022 2022 Open Daily for Breakfast & Lunch 8am - 2pm Closed Wednesdays 2022 2022 2022
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