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Ojai Valley News sold

Ojai Valley News sold

Unnamed (3)Ojai Media LLC has acquired the assets of the weekly Ojai Valley News and quarterly Ojai Magazine from Downhome Publishing LLC, Publisher Laura Rearwin Ward announced on the occasion of the newspaper’s 130th birthday. Terms were not disclosed.

Ward, pictured, has been publisher since 2018 and engaged local investors to help her to acquire the company.

“Come what may, the people of our valley deserve a free press, the power to know, the ability to become better connected, and to have their history preserved through well told stories for another 130 years,” she wrote.

In a California Publisher profile last fall, Ward told us: “There is never enough time to dig into all the beautiful, thoughtful, outrageous, touching, wrong things that our community is up to every day.”