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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Picture strolling 50+ studios and chatting with the people who create within. Read »

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Where They Create: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Where They Create: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

It's the 30th anniversary for the easy-breezy, behind-the-scenes-y tour. Read »

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Emerald Iguana: Ojai's Funky Gem Gets an Update

Emerald Iguana: Ojai's Funky Gem Gets an Update

The whimsical getaway gets a refresh (but keeps its individual spirit). Read »

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

The purple plant shows up in soaps, crafts, and more. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shearing Day Up Ojai Way

Shearing Day Up Ojai Way

Hobnob with alpacas and get up close with a fuzzy rite of spring. Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchard Tours Open in Ojai

Orchard Tours Open in Ojai

Citrus is a classic California symbol. See it up close. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Amour in Ojai

Finding Amour in Ojai

A treasure hunt and pastry decorating fill out a Valentine's getaway. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unwind Time: Oaks at Ojai

Unwind Time: Oaks at Ojai

Greet the new year with hikes, yoga classes, and other detox-nice to-dos. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Alpaca Magic

Alpaca Magic

An Ojai-close alpaca ranch is open to visitors. Want to feed one? You can. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.