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Ojai is a city in Ventura County in California.

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  1. Libbey Park is the site of the venerable Ojai Music Festival, which takes place in June. The annual gathering of many of classical music’s greatest artists and composers is in its 63rd year.
  2. Chain stores, other than a few gas stations, are prohibited by Ojai city law to encourage local small business development and keep the town unique.
  3. The city's self-styled nickname is "Shangri-La" referencing the natural beauty of this health-and-spirituality-focused region.
  4. On July 8, 1999, former Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad, one of the twelve men who walked on the moon, died of injuries suffered from a motorcycle accident in Ojai.
  5. Jerry Bruckheimer, an American film and television producer, known for the television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race, has a farm in Ojai.

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