Ojai is small, beautiful little city in the Ojai Valley.   Ojai is the smallest incorporated city of Ventura County, California.   Ojai is located north of the City of San Buenaventura (usually just called "Ventura") and east of Santa Barbara.   The Ojai Valley trends east-west, and is drained by the Ventura River, which flows south to the Pacific Ocean just west of Ventura.   The City of Ojai has a population of about 8,000 people, with about 30,000 living in the Ojai Valley, which includes the communities of Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte, Oak View, and Casitas Springs.   Two highways provide access to Ojai, State Route 33 and State Route 150. SR 33 starts in Ventura to the south and crosses the Transverse Ranges north of Ojai, and ends in Tracy, about 300 miles north.   SR 150 passes through Ojai (Ojai Avenue in the city) between Santa Paula and Carpinteria.
This webpage provides some photographs of what Ojai looks like, but should not be considered complete.   Visit other website linked below to learn more.   I have lived in Ojai off and on since 1972, so have seen it change over the years.   Traffic is Ojai's biggest problem, with the heaviest traffic at rush hour (morning and afternoon) and when school lets out and all the "soccer moms" feel that MUST pick there children up from school and take them whereever they need to go.   Ojai is not that big that we can't walk from one end to the other, and it is not a crime-ridden town, so why can't they walk or ride their bikes?