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september 7, 2006  09:11 am
John Wilcock was already an experienced British journalist when he began writing "The Village Square" column for The Village Voice in 1955. These days, the 78-year-old writes a weekly column in The Montecito Journal, self-publishes a monthly zine called The Ojai Orange, and produces a public access television show. The twisted tale of his life, as revealed to the Ventura County Reporter, also includes stints as a travel writer for The New York Times and Frommer's, a columnist for LA Weekly, and an apprentice to a witch. Wilcock was friends with Andy Warhol and Abbie Hoffman, but says he "never really got along very well" with Norman Mailer, because Mailer was "a bit self-important."