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Newbury Park church held in contempt, fined $3,000 over indoor services

By Kyle Jorrey | August 21, 2020

A Ventura County judge fined Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park $3,000 today for continuing to host indoor worship services in violation of a temporary restraining order granted Aug. 7. Legal counsel representing Ventura County Public Health had recommended a penalty of $6,000 and attorney fees, neither of which the judge agreed to. Broken down, the fine comes to $500 […]

Woman walking on freeway struck, killed in Thousand Oaks

By Kyle Jorrey | August 20, 2020

A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on the 23 Freeway early this morning. California Highway Patrol officers responding to reports of an accident on the northbound side of the freeway just north of Janss Road at about 5:10 a.m. Thursday found the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Officer Ryan Ayers said. […]

Judge rejects request to lock down church

By Kyle Jorrey | August 11, 2020

Indoor worship services—deemed to be a violation of county and state public health orders—will be allowed to continue at Godspeak Calvary Chapel this Sunday after a judge denied a request ordering Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies to close the Newbury Park church. Tuesday’s hearing was before Judge Vincent O’Neill and not Judge Matthew Guasco, the magistrate who granted a temporary restraining […]

County wants pastor held in contempt

By Kyle Jorrey | August 10, 2020

A day after Godspeak Calvary Chapel defied a temporary restraining order prohibiting it from holding indoor services, the County of Ventura is taking the Newbury Park church and its pastor back to court. On Monday, the county filed paperwork seeking to have Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy held in contempt and an order from Judge Matthew Guasco to direct the Ventura […]

Judge grants temporary restraining order against church

By Kyle Jorrey | August 07, 2020

A Ventura County judge granted a temporary restraining order today against Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, forbidding the church from holding large worship services indoors until a full hearing can be held Mon., Aug. 31. Citing a recent Supreme Court decision that dealt with a Chula Vista, Calif., church that challenged the governor’s coronavirus restrictions in April, Judge Matthew […]

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

By Kyle Jorrey | August 05, 2020

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 Godspeak Calvary Chapel to stop holding services indoors in violation of county and state health orders related to the coronavirus. […]

Classmates killed in early morning crash on Westlake Boulevard

By Kyle Jorrey | August 02, 2020

Two young men, both members of the Oaks Christian High School Class of 2019, died early Sunday after the Tesla they were in veered off Westlake Boulevard and into a tree, according to police. Ventura County sheriff and fire department personnel arriving on scene around 1:40 a.m. found the vehicle completely engulfed in flames, the sheriff’s office said. The car […]