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ArtsBeat: Elizabeth McCracken Wins $20,000 Story Prize

NY Times Books - March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm
Ms. McCracken won for her collection “Thunderstruck.”






For kids, bee is more than memorizing words

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 6:04pm

This year's Ventura County Spelling Bee will be Saturday at CSU Channel Islands.

Local Scouts take part in nationwide food drive

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 5:36pm

Countywide, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls took part in the drive to collect canned and non­perishable goods for four ­food ­banks.

Ventura postpones discussion on homeless expert

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 5:14pm

Ventura's Homeless Committee will not discuss a proposal to hire a national consultant during its meeting Thursday.

Witness testifies in Camarillo murder trial

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:54pm

Prosecutors allege Rogelio Reyes fatally shot George Huizar, 23, of Oxnard, who was found dead on his birthday on a path between two farm fields in Camarillo.

Teen helps foster kids find sense of style

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:49pm

A Newbury Park High School student who was once part of the foster care system knows what it's like when foster teens have to wear what they're given — not what they choose — so she comes up with a way to help them develop their own sense of style.

3 certified in Thousand Oaks special election

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:34pm

Prospective candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to file papers to the city clerk.

Bravo shares local births and dean's list items

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:34pm

Local residents share news of births, dean's list honors and graduations

Teen Tech Week, reading and more activities set

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:34pm

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Schedule for soccer finals released

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

The Oaks Christian, Moorpark and Grace Brethren girls soccer teams will try to complete a three-for-all this weekend.

Concerts, swap meet and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Personal information needs protection

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

Michelle Singletary writes about the increase in data breaches and identity theft and what people can do to help protect themselves.

Oxnard couple still married after 72 years

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

A Camarillo couple searching for the longest-married pair in Ventura County finds Dorothy and Ben Morris, of Oxnard, whose wedding day was Nov. 22, 1942.

House OKs train-crossing improvements

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:04pm

The House passed a bill Wednesday to modernize passenger rail service through 2019, including a provision by Ventura County Democrat Julia Brownley to develop grade-crossing safety plans in light of two recent auto-vs.-rail incidents in Oxnard and Camarillo.

Oxnard gets grant to provide free bike helmets

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:04pm
The Oxnard Fire Department was awarded a $9,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to distribute free bicycle helmets to children, officials said.

Tune in, rock out with punk band Channel 3

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

The Cerritos-based group performs Friday with 7 Seconds in Thousand Oaks

Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake,’ on the Sinking of the Lusitania

NY Times Books - March 4, 2015 - 2:53pm
Mr. Larson, who treats nonfiction like high drama, looks at the German torpedoing of the British ocean liner, in time for the 100th anniversary.






Aretha Franklin coming to Santa Barbara

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 2:32pm

Tickets go on sale March 7 for S.B. Bowl show

Aretha Franklin coming to Santa Barbara

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 2:32pm

Tickets go on sale March 7 for S.B. Bowl show

Cedars-Sinai reports 'superbug' infections

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 2:19pm

A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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