Group forms to talk about ways to combat local drug abuse

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Nigel Chisholm concludes Ojai Together's first meeting May 29 at The Vine.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A new group dedicated to fighting addiction, Ojai Together, was born May 29 in a bar of all places.
Nigel Chisholm, owner of The Vine, was motivated to action after the sudden death of Ojai native Craig Lindsey, 32.
Chisholm closed his business for the May 29 meeting. Approximately 50 people joined him for a three-hour, wide-ranging conversation about drug use in Ojai.
“It's not just because of Craig. He was the straw that broke the camel's back with me,” Chisholm said. “It's not that I've not been aware of other people dying. It just got to be too much.” 

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