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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Literary Festival

Ojai Literary Festival

You need your springtime book fests? Your wordy week is just ahead. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eating Ojai

Eating Ojai

Get to know the edibles of Ojai over a food-filled Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friendly Friend's Ranch

Friendly Friend's Ranch

Sweet on citrus? Make for Ojai for a kid-sweet, info-laden tour. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Bliss out (instead of stress out) in Ojai. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Salute! Beer Festival

Salute! Beer Festival

Snack on "gourmet pub fare" and good libations at the Ojai Beverage Co. Read »

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Lavender lore, lavender cooking, lavender cleaning. Lav lovers gather and celebrate. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

25th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

25th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Relax next to pretty, shimmery Lake Casitas and try the best of the region. Read »

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai's Art in the Park

Ojai's Art in the Park

The venerable al fresco exhibit is part of a larger cultural weekend. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Libbey Bowl Grand Opening

Libbey Bowl Grand Opening

An Ojai venue gets a second chance, thanks to the work and funds of hundreds of locals. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Storytelling Festival

Ojai Storytelling Festival

Tellers of tales will weave fantastic scenarios in a fairytale town. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She 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.