County files for restraining order to stop Newbury Park church from gathering indoors

Hearing set for Friday before judge


CHURCH VS. STATE—Parishioners of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park line up in April to take communion on Palm Sunday in violation of county health orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Acorn file photo

A standoff between a Newbury Park church and the Ventura County Public Health Department has ended in the county taking legal action.

On Wednesday, attorneys representing the county filed a complaint seeking an injunction, or temporary restraining order, to force Godsp...

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