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August 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Casitas Springs woman was taken into custody Friday after barricading herself inside her mobile home with a shotgun. The woman, whose identity was not available, had reported a burglary and possible rape. When deputies arrived in the 8900 block of Nye Road at 11:40 a.m., the woman came to her door with the weapon, said Erik Nishimoto, a Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The deputies retreated and called for backup.
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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
HOME & GARDEN
March 6, 2008 | Ellen Hoffs, Special to The Times
VISITING the Cheviot Hills garden of Lavi Daniel and Renee Claire is like entering an Alice in Wonderland world where plants are aflame in winter colors and flowers look like pine cones sprouting from the soil. Waves of yellows and grays, oranges and lime greens roll and tumble all the way to the ash, eucalyptus and sycamore trees on the parkway, an optical illusion that makes the 5,500-square-foot corner lot appear much larger than it is. Three years ago, Daniel and Claire were almost finished remodeling their home and installing paths and patios.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
A 19-month-old boy critically injured late Friday in a Casitas Springs mobile-home fire showed signs of improvement Sunday night, but his father's health worsened, hospital officials said. Jerome Haberstich was listed in serious condition at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles as a result of smoke inhalation and burns to his face and hand suffered during the 10 p.m. fire in Casitas Mobile Home Park on Nye Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1992 | LARRY SPEER
Traffic conditions do not warrant construction of stoplights on California 33 in Casitas Springs, despite the constant line of vehicles that pass through on the busy highway, a Caltrans official said Tuesday. A study conducted earlier this year has shown that although traffic is constant along the highway, volume on side streets throughout the town does not warrant the construction of lights at either end of the town of 1,000, Caltrans traffic engineer Robert Houle said.
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March 13, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
One Ventura County firefighter suffered a minor injury Friday night in a blaze at a Casitas Springs house, officials said. The fire, which generated flames of 30 to 50 feet, was contained within an hour after it was reported at 8:44 p.m. About 40 firefighters and six engines responded to the second-alarm fire. One person was in the house when the fire began, but got out safely.
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May 22, 1990 | PEGGY Y. LEE
A Caltrans crew accidentally sandblasted part of a Casitas Springs crosswalk and had to repaint it, officials said Monday. "They had only removed a small part of it before they realized their error," said Bruce Dyar, regional manager of the state Department of Transportation. The crosswalk was the only safe way to cross California Highway 33, he said.
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June 28, 1991 | THIA BELL
Casitas Springs residents will be able to review an emergency evacuation plan before a water treatment plant is built near Foster Park. The review is one of nine conditions that the Casitas Municipal Water District adopted Wednesday in response to residents' concerns. District officials have said the proposed $25-million plant must be built by 1993 to bring Lake Casitas water up to state and federal drinking standards.
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December 7, 1991 | RON SOBLE
A domestic argument involving a Casitas Springs couple turned into tragedy early Friday morning when a woman was fatally shot in the head by her housemate, who then committed suicide, authorities said. Catherine Elizabeth Lower, 33, and Robert Ernest Scott Sr., 53, were found dead in a home on Nye Road, sheriff's deputies and the county coroner's office reported. According to the Sheriff's Department, a 911 emergency call was received at 1:42 a.m. from Lower.
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August 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Casitas Springs woman was taken into custody Friday after barricading herself inside her mobile home with a shotgun. The woman, whose identity was not available, had reported a burglary and possible rape. When deputies arrived in the 8900 block of Nye Road at 11:40 a.m., the woman came to her door with the weapon, said Erik Nishimoto, a Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The deputies retreated and called for backup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2002 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
It's been 26 years, but June Howie still gets tickled seeing her Casitas Springs neighborhood light up on Christmas Eve with a warm, flickering glow. Every Dec. 24 as dusk falls, thousands of luminarias -- candles twinkling in paper bags weighted with sand -- overtake her street and two others in the small community just off California 33, south of Ojai. And people come from all over -- a few more each year -- to view the low-tech light show.
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May 13, 2002 | AMANDA COVARRUBIAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new study by Caltrans offers three alternatives for widening and rerouting two-lane California 33 in Casitas Springs, where the issue has driven a wedge between residents of the tiny, working-class town. The preliminary report presented to the public last week offered a sketchy blueprint for how the north-south artery might be improved to deal with congestion and safety concerns that have many of Casitas Springs' 1,120 residents up in arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2001
Regarding Gino Lynch's alarmingly titled letter, "River-Bottom Freeway" [July 15]: Mr. Lynch knows that the [Casitas Springs] bypass is not proposed to go in the riverbed. I personally showed him that the bypass would go more than 100 feet from the riverbed. Yet he conjures up an awful world where people cannot even visit the river. He also says traffic is "only dense for a total of four hours." Only? We have almost a vehicle every second for a full four hours a day. This is not simply "difficult at times," this is a serious problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2001
I live in Casitas Springs and I have loved living here for the past 15 years. It is a small town that has next to no problems. That is, until a person who has lived here less than one year started a movement to have the Ojai Freeway moved to bypass Casitas Springs. In order to do this, a two- or four-lane highway must be built in the Ventura River bottom. This project would cost an exorbitant amount of money and would provide the people of Ojai Valley a savings of maybe five minutes off their daily traffic commute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2001
Your article on the proposed Casitas Springs bypass hit a responsive chord. As a resident and 14-year property owner in Meiners Oaks, I'm against the bypass as it's proposed. Do I hate the rush hour traffic through the communities on Route 33? Of course! Do I feel sorry for the residents of Casitas Springs? You bet! Does the bypass do the right thing? Absolutely not! The traffic problems described are not unique to the Casitas Springs community. If a bypass is implemented, all we are doing is shifting the jam from one part of the valley entry path to another.
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November 18, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
A Casitas Springs man who was wrongly arrested and labeled the "Ojai Valley rapist" is accusing Ventura County officials of violating his civil rights. Jason Hawthorne, 22, filed a civil complaint in federal court Thursday, alleging that several top-ranking Ventura County officials falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned and slandered him. Hawthorne was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with the sexual assault and rapes of four Ojai women.
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May 29, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve and Darlene Durfee live for the breaks, those fleeting moments when traffic isn't whipping past their home which sits just a few feet off California 33 in Casitas Springs. During breaks they can hear birds sing and feel temporarily safe from speeding vehicles. It's knowing how life could be that led them to launch a campaign to reroute the estimated 26,500 cars that travel through Casitas Springs daily. And they seem to be making progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2001
Re "Stop Settlement Activity; Peace Will Follow," Commentary, May 17: Daoud Kuttab is terribly mistaken in his assessment of Israeli settlements. All settlements need to be returned to the Palestinian people, the "settlers" removed and reparations paid for damaged lives and economic loss. American foreign policy turns a blind eye to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their lands and mistakenly assumes the U.S.
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