Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Criminal Justice

In Simi Valley, free speech gets a bill in the mail

Time is running out to keep LAist funded.
It's the FINAL DAY of our June Member Drive and we are behind on our goal to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Plus, your gift's impact will be twice as strong because it will be matched dollar for dollar!

This video is a few weeks old, but the story is still developing:

The council has sent the church a $40,000 bill for police services and sent a letter to the secretary of Homeland Security asking for personal assistance to end the city and church stalemate. Emotions were more muted Monday night, after several weeks of heated rhetoric on all sides of the debate.

Homeland Security over this? More at the Ventura County Star.