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Homemade Ice Cream in Ojai

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   “I’ll take a sugar cone single chocolate chip.”
On a hot summer day, it’s very common to go to the beach and constantly have the urge to quench your thirst with something refreshing and cool, especially in the small town of Ojai. Known as an outdoor walking town to many, the inland location of Ojai can reach temperatures averaging between 85-90 degrees on a typical summer day. To beat the heat, one can be entertained nestled in the shades of Libby Park, shopping indoors downtown, catching a movie at the Ojai Playhouse, or even grabbing some ice cream at Ojai Ice Cream. Originally opened in 1979, the ice cream shop is still in business as third owner Doug Rydbeck personally states “the shop is designed for an ice cream shop.”
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At Home in Ojai: An Afternoon at Farmer and the Cook

introFarmer and the Cook owners, Steve & Olivia, are dedicated to growing and providing fresh, organic food. After nearly 11 years, they have built much more than a place to stop in for lunch – they have created a community gathering place for friends old and new.
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Buffalo Records

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Buffalo Records finds its new home in a white adobe building topped with a Spanish-style roof. When you enter the record retailer nestled in residential Ventura, you may catch a slight, musty aroma possibly emanating from the old vinyls. Flanking the walkway to the register are rows of boxes on the floor, filled with un-shelved "2 for $1" vinyls, the shop’s recession special.

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Strike! And we’re not talking about baseball baby!

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 “Yabba Dabba Doo” and “Lets Rock” would be the response of my bowling buddies Fred Flintstone and Al Bundy. The 805 offers a good variety of bowling alleys and they all have their perks. I’m sure most of you know, but for those of you who don’t… lace up those funny shoes and put those twinkle toes to work. Throughout Ventura and Oxnard there are three bowling alleys to choose from. Ventura offers Buena Lanes (located by Skating Plus), and Ventura Bowling Center downtown off of Thompson. Oxnard offers Wagon Wheel Bowling off of the 101 fwy. So let’s answer the main question that is on all our minds, YES!!! , all bowling alleys come with fully stocked bars and lounges. For those of you 21 and over, there is nothing wrong with warming up at the bar; bowling is a sport after all. For those of you under 21, I think they have soda machines. Now some people say bowling is like disco, dead. Well those people obviously haven’t listened to my playlist, because bowling is stronger and more diversified than ever. It’s the number place to take a date, regardless of the age range.
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