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Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 4:57pm
“Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.






Rail Logjam Strands Cars at Factory

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 4:37pm
New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.

Vermont to Enact GMO Food-Labeling Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 4:21pm
VThe movement against genetically modified crops scored a signal victory Wednesday, as the Vermont legislature passed a bill that would make it the first state to require food makers to label products made with the technology.

Medication disposal day coming Saturday

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 4:01pm
People can dispose of unused medication at locations across Ventura County on Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

New Thousand Oaks representative charged with engaging community

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 3:44pm
Shari Cooper will be working to get Thousand Oaks residents engaged in their civic government.

Georgia Expands Gun Owners' Rights

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 3:38pm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a far-reaching bill expanding gun owners' rights, marking a high-profile win for the gun-rights movement.

‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 3:15pm
Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.






Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 2:51pm
“Rebel Music” by Hisham D. Aidi, describes the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels like a safe haven in a combative world.






Poland Welcomes U.S. Troops

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 1:54pm
Poland welcomed a company of some 150 U.S. infantry troops on its territory and said more forces could be deployed quickly if needed as it believed neighboring Russia was moving fast to carve up Ukraine.

Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 1:45pm
In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.

Ojai council learns crime rate drops to 20-year low; officials OK building height limits, water-use rules

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
The most prevalent crime in the area, property theft, has dropped from 39.61 per 1,000 people in 1992 to 13.91 per 1,000 people in 2013.

Tavern on the Green Gets a New Bill of Fare

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 12:55pm
New York's famed Tavern on the Green, long known more for its Central Park setting than the quality of its food, is reopening in a more intimate space that could hold more appeal for local residents.

Sculpture of recycled materials unveiled in Ventura for Earth Day

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
In honor of Earth Day Tuesday, a sculpture of recycled materials was unveiled at Stronghold School Systems's headquarters in Ventura.

Holder Sides With Sotomayor on Michigan Decision

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 12:29pm
Attorney General Eric Holder sided Wednesday with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's strong dissent to the decision to allow Michigan to end affirmative action at its public universities.

Fillmore signs agreement for scheduled city bus routes

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 12:24pm
Last year, the city councils in Fillmore and Santa Paula, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and the Ventura County Transportation Commission agreed to form a new agency, Heritage Valley Transit Service, to oversee transit in the valley.

General Accused of Mishandling Assault Cases to Exit

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 11:13am
An Army general has been forced to retire after an inquiry found that he failed to properly investigate repeated allegations of sexual assault, officials said.

Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 11:08am
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's decision to end affirmative action at its public universities in a 6-2 ruling, but the justices were divided in their reasoning, suggesting continued uncertainty over the issue of racial preferences.

ArtsBeat: Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 10:17am
The festival will include former poets laureate and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.






Pension petitions submitted to county elections office

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 10:01am
Organizers of an effort to phase out pensions for county government workers plan to file petitions of voter signatures Wednesday.

Ventura school board: City's proposal for west-side pool doesn't hold water

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 9:52am
Ventura schools and the city are squaring off over who should build a community pool in a neighborhood that lacks one.
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