Erin Schaden

Dec 1, 2021

4 min read

Imagine All of Ojai…

I live in Ojai. It is a tiny town. I moved here because it had heart, community and was a peaceful place to raise kids. But lately Ojai has succumbed to all the hate and dis-ease that seemingly used to plague other places. To be clear, Ojai was never a panacea. It wasn’t really Shangri-La…but it was close.

Now I am horrified to see all the hate, distrust and misunderstanding that is pingponged around on social media. And if only it were contained there…

But alas, it has not been. It has been scrawled out into hateful words across downtown landmarks with red spray…