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5 outdoorsy things to do this weekend (Aug.1-2)

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 12 hours 48 min ago

Fish, camp, mountain bike or listen to an Eagles cover band, all this weekend.

Salsa Festival winners announced

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 12 hours 59 min ago

Organizers of the 2015 Oxnard Salsa Festival announced this week how much money was raised at the event as well as the winners ‘Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest & Charity Fundraiser.’

Salsa Festival winners announced

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - 12 hours 59 min ago

Organizers of the 2015 Oxnard Salsa Festival announced this week how much money was raised at the event as well as the winners ‘Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest & Charity Fundraiser.’

Concert listings starting from July 31

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - 13 hours 27 min ago

Check out live music for Ventura County and beyond.

Concert listings starting from July 31

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 27 min ago

Check out live music for Ventura County and beyond.

Check out the stamp exhibit at the county fair

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 31 min ago

Members of the Ventura County Philatelic Society will publicize stamp collecting and hand out free stamps at the Ventura County Fair, starting Wednesday.

Ventura County Fair's grandstand music lineup

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - 13 hours 32 min ago

Kevin Costner's band Modern West is one of 10 musical acts to perform during the fair.

Ventura County Fair's grandstand music lineup

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 32 min ago

Kevin Costner's band Modern West is one of 10 musical acts to perform during the fair.

California's golden hills blackened by wildfires

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 41 min ago

The golden hills of California were being blackened Friday by a series of wildfires egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.

T Magazine: The 10 Books Carrie Brownstein Couldn’t Live Without

NY Times Books - 13 hours 48 min ago
The actress (and Sleater-Kinney guitarist) shares the books she’d want with her on a desert island: Capote, Woolf and a little Didion.









Editors’ Choice

NY Times Books - 14 hours 13 min ago
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Paperback Row

NY Times Books - 14 hours 18 min ago
Paperback books of particular interest.









Crime: Flight or Fright

NY Times Books - 14 hours 23 min ago
Sara Paretsky’s crusading private eye, V.I. (Vic) Warshawski, returns in “Brush Back.”









Inside the List

NY Times Books - 14 hours 28 min ago
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.









DUI checkpoint planned in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 14 hours 28 min ago

The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a driver's license/DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

‘Wealth Secrets of the One Percent,’ by Sam Wilkin

NY Times Books - 14 hours 35 min ago
An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.









‘The Love She Left Behind,’ by Amanda Coe

NY Times Books - 14 hours 40 min ago
In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.









Vehicle fire extinguished in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 14 hours 40 min ago

A vehicle fire was reported Friday morning in Ventura, officials said.

‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley

NY Times Books - 14 hours 46 min ago
In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.









‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain

NY Times Books - 14 hours 46 min ago
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.









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