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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.

Salmonella Infections Fall, But Foodborne Illness Rates Unchanged

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 5:13pm
Infection from salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning in the U.S., declined last year, but the overall rate of foodborne illness is holding stubbornly steady despite new measures.

Navy closes San Miguel Island to public while risk assessment is done

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 5:05pm
Navy officials said Thursday they are suspending public visits to San Miguel Island off the local coast due to safety concerns.

Simi Valley Missing Pets to open adoption center

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 4:50pm
A grand opening celebration of Simi Valley Missing Pets' new adoption center will be held on Saturday, and will include many of the dogs recently rescued by the group from the Mojave Desert.

Grid-Attack Response Ignites Critics

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
Regulations drafted to prevent a repeat of last year's attack on California substation are too loose to stop saboteurs, critics say.

Incident Prompts Reservoir Flush in Oregon

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 4:14pm
A reservoir in Portland, Ore., that is part of a system providing treated water for 900,000 people will be drained because a man is accused of urinating into it, despite tests showing the water is still safe to drink.

Camping, for days, for a chance at affordable living

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 3:19pm
People have camped since Tuesday hoping to apply for affordable apartments Saturday morning. The line for the future Wagon Wheel units held more than 50 Thursday morning outside Cabrillo Economic Development Corp.'s Ventura office.

Griffith Park mountain lion exposed to rat poison, sick with mange

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
National Park Service officials announced Thursday that test results have confirmed the Griffith Park mountain lion has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange.

Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

Books of The Times: David Grimm’s ‘Citizen Canine’ Looks at an Evolving Status

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 1:47pm
In David Grimm’s “Citizen Canine,” a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.

Report Praises Fed Role in Terrorism Insurance

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 1:05pm
A report by financial regulators released Thursday said expiration of a federal program providing a backstop for private terrorism insurance would make the policies more expensive and harder to obtain.

ArtsBeat: Colm Toibin Named Chairman of PEN World Voices Festival

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 12:40pm
Mr. Toibin will take over the duties from Salman Rushdie beginning in 2015.

ArtsBeat: Cast of ‘Fun Home’ Heading to South Carolina Amid Dispute Over Book

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 11:04am
The College of Charleston has been threatened with a budget cut after providing all incoming students for 2013-14 with a copy of Alison Bechdel’s memoir, “Fun Home.”

Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 10:57am
With a runway closed for repaving, Newark's airport is expected to be down from three to two runways until May 31. But when visibility worsens, or winds gust, the shorter runway is closed—leaving the airport with just one runway.

Somis board moves forward on new school site

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 10:52am
The board approved several contracts involving the building of a new Somis School.
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