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Sale of local church building falls through over zoning issue: Children’s arts group still looking for new home

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Photo courtesy of Daena Santoyo
OYES co-artistic director Daena Santoyo (right) works with the cast of “The Lion King Jr.” backstage during a February performance.
Children’s arts group still looking for new home
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ojai Youth Entertainer's Studio (OYES) musical theater program will be homeless come March 31.
OYES is currently housed at the Ojai Valley Community Church (OVCC). 
The failure of the building's proposed sale to local businessman Brian Johnson doesn't change OYES' situation, though the church will allow the group to use rehearsal space until the building goes into escrow again, said Daena Santoyo, co-artistic director of OYES.
The studio isn't sure what comes next.

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