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‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 8:02am
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 - July 31, 2015 - 8:01am
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.









‘The Richest Man Who Ever Lived,’ by Greg Steinmetz

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 8:00am
A Renaissance-era financier helped to create an international money market.









‘The Fly Trap,’ by Fredrik Sjoberg

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 7:59am
An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a unique tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.









‘Barbara the Slut,’ by Lauren Holmes

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 7:59am
A story collection traces lives tinged with comedy and strain.









‘A Hanging at Cinder Bottom,’ by Glenn Taylor

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 7:58am
Two card hustlers face the gallows in a West Virginia town.









The Shortlist: Dark Memoirs

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 7:57am
New books by Alan Lightman, Mary Anna King, Brad Gooch and Allen Kurzweil.









American lion killer's extradition being sought

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 7:32am

Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Simi to hold workforce seminar for teens

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 6:36am
The Simi Valley Youth Employment Service will hold a workforce seminar for teens Aug. 13.

DUI, weapons arrest made in Oxnard

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 6:04am

 A man was arrested for suspicion of DUI and possession of a weapon Thursday evening in Oxnard, officials said.

Chance of thunderstorms across mountains

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:47am

The National Weather Service reported that there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms across the mountains, the Antelope Valley and interior sections of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Friday. Any thunderstorms this weekend should be confined to the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as well as the Antelope Valley.

Report: State job licensing a mounting burden

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:00am
White House economists have issued a new report expressing concern about the patchwork of licensing requirements implemented by the states, which they say could be harming the labor market.

'Hoarders:' Woman's denial destroys her family

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 31, 2015 - 1:58am
It's a known fact that hoarding can negatively affect even the strongest families. But Laura had to learn that the hard way on 'Hoarders.'

Nicole Richie reveals her meanest prank ever

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 31, 2015 - 12:12am
In case you don't already know, Nicole Richie is quite the prankster. And when it comes to her practical jokes, no one is safe. Not even her dad.

'Alone' contestants turned trash into treasure

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 30, 2015 - 11:29pm
When bits of garbage started washing in from the ocean, some contestants on 'Alone' realized one man's trash is another man's meal ticket.

1 taken to hospital in Simi Valley crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 30, 2015 - 11:26pm
A pedestrian was taken to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Simi Valley, officials said.

Groups to protest fracking in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 30, 2015 - 8:53pm

Local groups were planning to protest fracking Saturday in Ventura, officials said.

Cowboys Notebook: Suspended Hardy joins team

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 30, 2015 - 7:56pm

Greg Hardy joined his new Cowboys teammates for Thursday’s opening practices of training camp, but exactly when the controversial defensive end plays his first game for Dallas is yet to be determined.

Ventura police scholarship recipients named

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 30, 2015 - 7:40pm
Recipients of a scholarship that honors the only Ventura police officer killed in the line of duty were announced this ­week.

Special Olympics offers foods for thought

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 30, 2015 - 7:33pm

Food truck operators and chefs from fancy restaurants alike are working to give the 6,500 Special Olympics athletes and their supporters from 165 countries an authentic taste of American cusine by way of California.

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