Expansion of the Chabad gets new life

Ventura County officials postponed a decision on the Oak Park Chabad expansion Tuesday in order to investigate a charge that the county violated a federal religious land use law when it earlier denied the synagogue’s request to expand its occupancy.

In July, county planning commissioners turned back an effort by the neighborhood Chabad to increase occupancy from 70 to 145 people for Saturday services and special holidays, and to keep an illegal patio enclosure intact.

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