September 24, 2021

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Quote of the Day


You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.


– Lou Holtz and John Heisler



This Day in History


September 24, 1968:  First episode of “60 Minutes” airs.  On this day in 1968, CBS airs the first episode of 60 Minutes, a show that would become a staple of the American media landscape.  A pioneer of the “newsmagazine” format, 60 Minutes is the longest-running primetime show in American television history.

The show was similar in tone and style to W5, a Canadian current affairs program considered one of the first newsmagazine shows.  60 Minutes intentionally portrayed itself as a magazine, with “cover” graphics and a variety of content that ranged from straightforward investigative reporting to editorials to more lighthearted commentary.  Its first episode, aired on September 24, 1968, featured coverage of the Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey presidential campaigns, commentary from various writers and journalists, an interview with the Attorney General, part of an Oscar-winning short film, and even a high-minded discussion between the hosts on the nature of reality.

Over its run, 60 Minutes has been known primarily for investigative journalism – termed “gotcha” journalism by some critics – including exposés on the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, the Abu Ghraib torture revelations and other corporate and political scandals.  The “Point/Counterpoint,” segment, which featured two commentators giving the liberal and conservative sides of various arguments, was a 60 Minutes innovation that launched a slew of imitators and spoofs.  [SNL’s Point/Counterpoint with Dan Akroyd and Jane Curtin comes to mind.  There’s no way they’d air that sketch today. – Ray]

While the show has received criticism throughout its history for segments that contained incomplete or false reporting, it has remained the premier newsmagazine program in the country.  A number of famous journalists and pundits, including Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Leslie Stahl, Walter Cronkite and Christiane Amanpour have contributed to the show, which has won over a hundred Emmy Awards and 20 Peabodys.



Ojai Weather

Cloudy, then hazy sunshine  –  High 84  /  Low 51

Lake Casitas water capacity  –  33.6%


Friday, September 24, 2021
7:50 a.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai!


There is a new listing on the market; but why the numerous and extra-large photos for this particular listing?  Because it’s Team Deckert’s listing and it’s my website, and I make the rules!

But seriously, getting this home ready for market was a labor of love for the seller and family who grew up in this charming Meiners Oaks abode.  Recently renovated with an updated kitchen and bathrooms, resurfaced wood flooring, and beautiful landscaping – this home will surely push your buttons.  Make sure to watch the video located on the side panel; if you’re viewing this from your phone, it will be at the bottom of the page.  Click on the bottom right of the video to expand it to full-screen!  You can also see the home in-person this morning during our sneak preview from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  It can also be seen during our open house on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00.


928 Devereux Drive – $849,000






And while this is technically a “new” listing…


1060 Shokat Drive – $3,915,000

(This listing sold and closed before it was listed in any MLS.)




Pic of the Day
You might be a redneck if…


Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 a.m.
There are three new listings on (or coming to) the market:


569 Tico Road – $979,900



15990 Maricopa Highway – $2,100,000



1573 Happy Lane – $2,500,000 (coming soon, 9/24)



After a long, but productive work day, I decided at the last minute to go to Sea Fresh last night to grab a bite.  Since I couldn’t find anyone to go along with me, I brought my ear buds and was set to watch a baseball game on my phone while enjoying their awesome sushi Taro Roll.  I didn’t get five steps down the walkway to enter the restaurant, when I spotted my sister and brother-in-law just getting their appetizers.  We had a great night, with great conversation, on a beautiful summer evening.  Have I mentioned that I love Ojai?


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Terrible neighbor pranks


Tuesday, September 21, 2021


9:35 a.m.

There are no new listings yet today.



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Is there a co-pay for this procedure?


Monday, September 20, 2021
9:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:


165 Canterbury Court – $1,200,000


2089 Valley Meadow Drive – $895,000



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I hope they double-checked the stalls before completing this project


Friday, September 17, 2021
11:15 a.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Have a wonderful weekend (this weather has been unbelievable!)

There are 12 new listings on (or coming to) the market:


506 Shady Lane – $774,000



300 Grande Vista Street – $775,000



567 McNell Road – $1,850,000



490 Sunset Street – $1,100,000

(This property sold and closed before it was listed in the MLS.)



2444 Maricopa Highway – $2,200,000



110 Canada Street – $799,000



1320 McAndrew Road – $699,000

(Sale already pending)



163 Don Ricardo/La Plaza – $250,000

(This appears to be the same property, but listed with two different street names in the MLS)



74 Don Antonio Way – $104,000



192 Valley Road – $729,000



488 S. Rice Road – $1,049,000 (coming soon, 9/24)



1225 S. Rice Road #39 – $250,000 (coming soon, 10/4)



Pic of the Day
Home of Frasier and Niles?


Monday, September 13, 2021
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:


805 McAndrew Road – $4,500,000



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Oh, the defenestration possibilities!


Friday, September 10, 2021
1:55 p.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai; enjoy the weekend!

There are five new listings on the market:


1104 Foothill Road – $6,995,000


1605 Daly Road – $3,499,000


501 N. Fulton Street – $988,000


2460 Valley Meadow Drive – $1,470,000


2661 Ladera Road – $5,250,000



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Serious craftsmanship


Thursday, September 9, 2021
12:05 p.m.
There are six new listings on (or coming to) the market:


806 N. Signal Street – $625,000


697 Goodhope Street – $674,900


551 Quail Oaks Drive – $2,995,000


2187 Sumac Drive – $775,000


920 Ventura Avenue – $675,000 (coming soon, 9/13)


143 N. Poli Street – $869,000 (coming soon, 9/15)



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Good thing the Beatles found something else yellow as their muse


Tuesday, September 7, 2021
1:50 p.m.
There are four new listings on (or coming to) the market:


11763 Mirror Lake Avenue – $750,000


12490 MacDonald Drive – $3,385,000

(This was recently on the market in July for $3,390,000; it did not sell at that time.)


130 Oak Drive – $1,130,000 (coming soon, 9/9)


46 Watkins Way – $839,000 (coming soon, 9/9)



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Never let a pair of shoes sneak up on you


Friday, September 3, 2021
9:50 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:


ojai real estate

279 N. Lomita Avenue – $3,095,000



Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Have a wonderful weekend!



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I’ll take side streets, thank you very much


Thursday, September 2, 2021
11:05 a.m.

Another quick market update:  We saw 42 new listings come to the market in August, compared to 58 in July.  Of the summer months, I would say that August is typically the least active of the three.

There are seven new listings on (or coming to) the market:


901 Cuyama Road – $2,150,000


95 Pathelen Avenue – $1,095,000


1202 Loma Drive #105 – $215,000


436 El Conejo Drive – $550,000


829 W. El Roblar Drive – $630,000


1885 Maricopa Highway #21 – $285,000


1370 Cuyama Road – $1,750,000 (coming soon, 9/21)



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Extra…always buy extra wire
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