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December 5, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
A bank-owned office building in Ventura has been sold to Ojai Oil Co., based in Oxnard, for nearly $2 million. Ojai Oil purchased the building on Eastman Avenue from Ventura County National Bank for $1.9 million. The buyer will use the structure as an investment, according to CB Commercial Real Estate Group, which represented Ojai. Current tenants of the two-story, 23,000-square-foot building include ReMax Gold Coast Realtors, Norwest Financial and Goleta National Bank.
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December 5, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
A bank-owned office building in Ventura has been sold to Ojai Oil Co., based in Oxnard, for nearly $2 million. Ojai Oil purchased the building on Eastman Avenue from Ventura County National Bank for $1.9 million. The buyer will use the structure as an investment, according to CB Commercial Real Estate Group, which represented Ojai. Current tenants of the two-story, 23,000-square-foot building include ReMax Gold Coast Realtors, Norwest Financial and Goleta National Bank.
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November 16, 1997 | COLL METCALFE
A 2,500-gallon oil storage tank caught fire Saturday in the mountains just south of Santa Paula, sending black smoke wafting over the town's citrus orchards. Officials said the storage tank owned by Ojai Oil Co. on a field on South Mountain erupted into flames shortly after 10:30 a.m. and threatened another tank as well as the surrounding brush before fire crews snuffed out the fire about 11:15 a.m. No injuries were reported and investigators are continuing to search for a cause.
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April 10, 2002 | Charles Perry; Emily Green
Uncle Zeke's of Lake City, Calif., sells old-fashioned homemade butterscotch candy that slowly melts in the mouth (it's not for chewing). Some people might find it has too much molasses flavor, but not when it appears in Uncle Zeke's other product, luscious 2-ounce chocolate chip cookies with butterscotch chunks. Both products are made with fresh butter. Uncle Zeke's butterscotch cookies or cracked butterscotch candy, 1 pound of either, $15 plus $3.
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January 6, 1991 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PETER STRAUSS, who starred as a crazed kidnaper in the fall CBS movie "83 Hours Till Dawn," and his wife, Nicole, just spent their first holiday season, with their two young children, on a 35-acre Ojai ranch he bought five years ago. The Emmy Award-winning actor gained fame in the 1976-77 ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" and stars as a jet fighter instructor in the action-thriller "Black Angel," expected to premiere on Showtime in late February.
FOOD
April 27, 2013 | By David Karp
Traditionally, working folk dreamed of retiring to California to grow citrus, or more recently wine grapes, but these days the second career crop of choice appears to be artisanal olive oil. Fresh, local oil is all the rage; universities and industry groups help guide aspiring growers, and once their groves start bearing, many sell at farmers markets, where they earn premium prices and enjoy schmoozing with shoppers. Mark Mooring of Buon Gusto Farms followed an unusual version of this path, from starting the Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Platoon to growing olives in Ventura, where he produces richly flavored, award-winning oils.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2002 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps only a veteran oil man like Ron Asquith could have seen the potential in the aging Ojai Valley olive orchard, where century-old trees stood like weary soldiers posted across the rugged hillsides. Close to retirement after nearly 20 years with Occidental Petroleum, Asquith decided five years ago to hunt for oil of a different kind. He revived what had once been a productive orchard near the birthplace of the nation's commercial olive oil industry.
FOOD
December 4, 2002 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
TO most of our minds, top quality olive oil is foreign, usually Italian, with names that sound like they could be a food, or the title of some ultra-worldly count. Badia a Coltibuono and all that. But behind their names and their confusing grades (pure, virgin, extra virgin) is a simple fact: Olives are fruit. Olive oil is nothing more complicated than fresh fruit juice, except that we garnish and cook with it instead of drink it.
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