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June 22, 1991 | THIA BELL
Ojai officials, after five years of work, have adopted a plan that rezones private property to preserve open space. The Maricopa Specific Plan, which creates a new zone where development is allowed on just a part of each lot, was unanimously approved by the City Council during nine public hearings Tuesday.
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July 23, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
After national competition, 10 Ventura County high school graduates have won prestigious Merit Scholarships that pay as much as $2,000 a year toward college tuition. The Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. winnowed a group of about 15,000 nationwide semifinalists down to about 1,700 recipients, based in part by their scores on the PSAT, a preliminary college board exam.
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August 31, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-acre blaze broke out near a private school in Ojai on Thursday morning, interrupting classes and prompting school officials to send pupils home early. The blaze was contained by 3:30 p.m. Ventura County fire officials said the school was never in danger, but educators said they believed the smoke drifting into Villanova Preparatory School was thick enough that classes should be canceled for the rest of the day.
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October 15, 1998
Longtime Ojai resident Barbara Erburu Gholson died Tuesday in a Santa Barbara hospital after a series of strokes. She was 77. Gholson, a seventh-generation Californian, was born in Ventura on Dec. 20, 1920. She was baptized at the San Buenaventura Mission. Gholson attended Holy Cross School in Ventura and graduated from the now-closed St. Catherine's Academy in 1938.
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August 28, 1990 | THIA BELL
Some Ojai landowners are worried their property values will plummet if the city adopts a new zoning plan to drastically cut the commercial development allowed on the west side of town. City officials say controls are needed to limit traffic, preserve open space and curtail creeping commercialism along Maricopa Highway.
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August 2, 1996
William R. Rodriguez of Ventura, a ranch caretaker and a construction worker who helped build the County Government Center in Ventura, has died. He was 83. Rodriguez was born on Jan. 15, 1913, in Ventura. He lived for a short time in Santa Barbara, but spent most of his life in Ventura and Ojai. He attended Santa Ana Elementary School and Villanova Preparatory School, in Ojai. He began working at an early age with his father and brothers in agriculture.
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February 27, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of math and science students from Van Nuys High School has captured first place at the regional Science Bowl competition, garnering a slot in the national finals in Washington, D.C. "We were very prepared," Michael Mazur, 17, one of five members on the squad, said Saturday after it defeated the two-time defending regional champ, Venice High School. "We were lucky with some of the questions, but we answered most of the questions faster than anyone else," Mazur added.
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April 23, 1998
Beulah Vernice Kosub, a 71-year Ventura County resident, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. She was 86. Kosub was born Oct. 15, 1911, in Grand Valley, Colo., a city later renamed Parachute, according to Kosub's family. Kosub first visited Ojai as a teenager, her family said. "She came on vacation with her parents and she just fell in love with the area, and I think that's when she first spotted my dad," said Kosub's daughter, Marlene Stone of Ventura. In 1927, Kosub moved to Ojai.
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October 20, 1996
Joseph George Laubacher, a 50-year Ventura County resident who farmed his family's land in Oxnard until moving to the Rogue Valley of Oregon in 1961, died Oct. 13 at his home in Medford, Ore. He was 85. A rancher who rode the ranges on the California-Oregon border, Laubacher was born Aug. 25, 1911, in Oxnard. His family owned a ranch on Teal Club Road between Ventura Road and Victoria Avenue in Oxnard, and Laubacher always wanted to be a cowboy, said his nephew, Tom Laubacher Jr. of Oxnard.
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May 26, 1996
Richard E. Mahoney, a longtime Ventura County resident and retired Camarillo State Hospital surgeon, has died of a lengthy illness. He was 75. Born Feb. 5, 1921, in Washington, D.C., Mahoney spent much his childhood in the district. After graduating from Newport High School in Rhode Island, he went to Tuft University's medical school. He graduated in 1945. Mahoney then interned at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia before serving two years in the Navy Medical Corps.
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