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California: Spouse Convicted in Killing Once Thought to Be a Hate Crime

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A jury in El Cajon convicted an Iraqi immigrant on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A battle for filmmaking tax credits has begun in several states — including in California, the home of Hollywood — and has led to cutbacks in others like Maryland.

Puppet show at Camarillo Library charms children, parents

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:40pm
More than 100 people turned out for a spring break puppet show at the Camarillo Library's Community Room for a lighthearted retelling of the classic Aesop's fable "Grasshopper and the Ants."

Ventura students compete in national wind turbine event [Video]

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:35pm
A team of five Ventura middle school students is working on a wind turbine design they will use in a competition in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Easter Bunny delivers fun at Oxnard farmers market

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:35pm
Colored eggs were available at Oxnard's downtown farmers market Thursday when the Easter Bunny joined the shoppers and vendors at the fourth annual Easter Bunny Day.

Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 9:19pm
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.

At Tribeca Festival, Nas Looks Back

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 8:35pm
The opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival featured the premiere of the Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' and a performance by Nas functioned as a live retrospective of his early career.

Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 7:56pm
An economist known for pioneering work on slanted coverage in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.

Probe of GPS monitoring of suspected serial killers sought

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 17, 2014 - 7:40pm
California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg reacts after two men wearing GPS devices and under parole supervision are accused of raping and killing four women.

SACRAMENTO — The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and kill four women without being detected.

Obama: Health-Plan Sign-Ups at 8 Million

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 7:23pm
Enrollment for private health insurance through federal and state exchanges has swelled to about eight million, says President Obama, who also criticized the GOP for refusing to admit the health law is working.

An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 6:44pm
Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.

Thousand Oaks businessman, Rotarian Bob Morrison remembered for humor and wisdom

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 6:40pm
Friends and family recall Thousand Oaks businessman as funny, hard working and kind.

Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 6:38pm
“The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 6:25pm
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made a public appearance in Russia via a video link on a call-in show with President Putin, who answered his question about government surveillance.

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 6:19pm
Basil Paterson, who helped build Harlem into a force in New York City's political life and whose son became the first black governor of New York, has died. He was 87 years old.

Agoura High students get inspiration from J.D. Power

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 6:05pm
About 100 students from Agoura High School's Regional Occupational Program were treated to a presentation of inspiration and empowerment by James David Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates.

Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser will feature wine, women and 3-cheese sandwiches

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gourmet versions of favorite childhood dishes will be served during an April 28 fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

Ventura homeowners can get break on solar panels

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 5:40pm
The city of Ventura has partnered with a nonprofit group to offer deals on solar panels to homeowners in Ventura and surrounding unincorporated areas.

Ventura County Community Foundation to honor those who have had impact

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 5:35pm
The Ventura County Community Foundation will honor people who have made a difference in Ventura County when it hands out its Community Leadership Awards.

After second week, Corporate Games' Division C leaders tied

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 5:15pm
In week two of the Corporate Games, Naval Base Ventura County leads among the largest employers. In Division B, Oxnard police are in the top spot, and in Division C, Northrop Grumman and Calavo are tied. For the smallest companies, Aerotek is first.
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