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Easter Bunny hands out candy in Ventura

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 5:49pm
Keith Akins, of Ventura, dressed up as the Easter Bunny and visited Ventura parks with his wife.

Hispanics Gain at California Colleges

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 5:45pm
The University of California system has admitted more Hispanics than whites for the first time, reflecting demographic shifts in the country's largest state.

West Virginia Democrat's Uphill Run for Senate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 5:40pm
West Virginia's secretary of state is expected to face off with a longtime GOP congresswoman in the race to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

Thousand Oaks needs volunteers for Amgen Tour

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 5:30pm
The Amgen Tour of California is five weeks away from rolling into Thousand Oaks, and local organizers are looking for volunteers.

Firefighters respond to trash can fire in Camarillo

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 4:53pm
Firefighters responded to a trash can fire Sunday in Camarillo, officials said.

Ojai pastor preaches way to live well

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 4:24pm
Worshippers gathered at Lake Casitas for an Easter sunrise service.

Oxnard museum to host British weekend

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 4:05pm
On Saturday and Sunday, Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host Brit Weekend at the harbor. The event is linked to the BritWeek series in Los Angeles.

Sick sea lion numbers drop one year after crisis

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 3:30pm
When someone opened the door of a Rincon Parkway home, a small, skinny sea lion pup shuffled in, finding a table and curling up underneath it.

Books of The Times: ‘Poilu,’ a French Memoir About Serving on the Western Front

NY Times Books - April 20, 2014 - 2:11pm
In the newly translated memoir “Poilu,” a Frenchman offers acidic observations on trench warfare while serving on the Western Front.






Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 2:07pm
Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.

Crews respond to Ventura crash

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 1:47pm
Crews responded to a car crash Sunday in Ventura, officials said.

Cruz Angers Colleagues, but Wins Fans Elsewhere

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 12:40pm
A close-up look at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his history illuminates his political life's fundamental dichotomy: Many Republican lawmakers mistrust him, but many conservatives elsewhere worship him.

Federal Sandy Aid Could Leave Region

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 11:44am
Federal officials are considering spending more than $1 billion of the remaining $3.6 billion of rebuilding aid on disasters other than superstorm Sandy.

Authorities ID men killed in different crashes Saturday

Ventura County Star News - April 20, 2014 - 8:29am
Authorities released the names of two men killed Saturday in different crash related incidents, officials said.

Dante's Path to Paradise

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 6:42am
Essay: 'The Divine Comedy' is not just a classic of world literature. It's the most astonishing self-help book ever written. Rod Dreher on how the 700-year-old poem gave him hope.

BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Cleanup

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 20, 2014 - 6:40am
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some states have started using fines paid by BP and its partners to clean up inland water pollution.

Exclusive: Elizabeth Gilbert’s New Chapter Begins

NY Times Books - April 20, 2014 - 12:20am
An eclectic Italianate Victorian in Frenchtown, N.J., owned by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”






Easter weekend turns tragic for victims of 3 fatal accidents in Ventura County

Ventura County Star News - April 19, 2014 - 10:17pm
Easter weekend turned tragic for three people who died in separate Ventura County traffic accidents, two in Oxnard and one near Lake Piru.

Clues to Family's Business Ties Found in Public Paper Trail

New York Times - California News - April 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
Documenting the Zhou family investment tree to assess the vast wealth accumulated by the family of the former national security chief, who also ran the giant China National Petroleum Corp.

At Coachella, It’s a Guy Thing

New York Times - California News - April 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
For men, the California music festival is now as much about looking good as hearing good music. And men’s wear labels are taking note.
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