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Two men taken to hospital after Oxnard's third stabbing in one day

Ventura County Star News - April 15, 2014 - 5:27am
Two men were taken to the hospital after a stabbing Monday night, the third in the city that day, officials said.

Ventura County Surf Report: Tuesday

Ventura County Star News - April 15, 2014 - 4:45am
A look at the surf forecast from the National Weather Service. A look at today's surf conditions for Ventura County beaches:

Surf height: 2-3 feet

Rip current potential: High

Water temperature: 59-66 degrees

West swell with max sets to 4 feet, very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions are expected -- elevated rip current risk due to large tidal swings. Little change expected for tomorrow.

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Ventura hosts budget workshop; union asks for help with rising health care costs

Ventura County Star News - April 15, 2014 - 4:24am
Trying to plug what Ventura City Council member Mike Tracy called "general fund leakage," officials took a closer look at grants and subsidies as part of a budget workshop Monday night.

Obama, Putin Talk as Unrest Roils Ukraine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 15, 2014 - 12:08am
The U.S. stepped up efforts to dissuade Russia from intervening in Ukraine's increasingly unstable east.

Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds

New York Times - California News - April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
Conservationists and bird watchers are tracking migratory shorebirds and restoring habitat by paying rice farms in the birds’ path to keep their fields flooded with irrigation water.

California: Ex-City Manager Sentenced to 33 Months in First of Two Cases

New York Times - California News - April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
The man the authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars was sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.

Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 14, 2014 - 8:52pm
It may be too soon to tell, but already, far fewer third-party candidates have been able to qualify for the general election ballot.

When California voters decided to change the way the state's primary elections work, the move was cast as an effort to moderate a state Capitol gripped by polarization.

Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 14, 2014 - 8:46pm
The $26-billion spending plan calls for adding more than 1,300 positions, including nurses, social workers and staff for the Sheriff's Department's inspector general.

Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform.

Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 14, 2014 - 8:23pm
L.A. mayor's $8.1-billion proposed budget also delays a promised cut in the city business tax. Critics are already speaking out.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year.

Simi Valley man found safe along trail

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 7:03pm
Simi Valley man found safe on a trail.

Officials to meet in Ventura to decide whether gray wolf gets state protection

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
A lone gray wolf crossed into Northern California from Oregon two years ago, sparking a debate on whether the state should protect the species as endangered. On Wednesday, the debate comes to Ventura, where a state commission will make a decision.

CBO Projects Lower Premiums in Health-Insurance Exchanges

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 6:53pm
Health-insurance premiums for plans sold in the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will be lower than previously expected for the next few years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music

NY Times Books - April 14, 2014 - 6:42pm
The prizes, which are administered at Columbia University, were announced on Monday.

Oxnard teen recalls deadly Northern California bus crash

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
Oxnard teen Santiago Calderon survived the deadly Northern California bus crash last week, but he still thinks and dreams about the ordeal.

CBO Sees U.S. Deficit Shrinking More Than Expected in 2014

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 6:21pm
Congressional Budget Office predicts gap between U.S. government spending and revenue will fall to $492 billion, or 2.8% of gross domestic product.

IMF Members Weigh Options to Sidestep U.S. Congress on Overhaul

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 6:01pm
The U.S. would lose its veto power on the International Monetary Fund's executive board under a plan being considered by some emerging economies. The countries are fed up with the United States' failure to ratify a four-year-old deal.

Ojai Music Festival alum wins Pulitzer Prize

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 5:57pm
Composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams, whose works were performed the past two years at the Ojai Music Festival, has won this year's Pulitzer Prize for music for "Become Ocean."

Supervisors to consider rent, fee increases at airports

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 5:29pm
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving higher rents and fees at the county's airports.

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Coverage of N.S.A. Secrets and Boston Bombing

NY Times Books - April 14, 2014 - 4:39pm
The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of Edward J. Snowden’s leaked documents. The Boston Globe won the breaking news prize.






Port Authority Commissioner Resigns Amid Investigations

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 4:38pm
Anthony Sartor stepped down just days after the emergence of a new investigation into Port activity by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., including the agency's work rebuilding the World Trade Center.
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