Ojai is a city in the state of California in the United States. It is located in the Ojai Valley, northwest of Los Angeles. Early inhabitants of the Ojai valley were the Chumash Native American people, whose name of Ojai for the valley derived from the Ventureño Chumash word ʼawhaý meaning “moon.” By 1864, the valley was host to white settlers. Major developments in the city were spearheaded by Edward Libbey, owner of the Libbey Glass Company, in the early twentieth century. In 1927, Annie Besant, a British socialist, women’s rights activist, and theosophist, purchased land in Ojai. This land was later turned into a school, eventually named the Besant Hill School of Happy Valley, named in Besant’s honor and founded by Guido Ferrando, Rosalind Rojagopal, Aldous Huxley, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.


Latitude: 34.448006466915
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