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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

NY Times Books - April 24, 2015 - 6:12am
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.

Ventura relaunches solar energy program

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 6:00am

The city of Ventura is again offering a program that helps lower the cost of solar panels for homeowners who want to install them.

The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

NY Times Books - April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”

Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

NY Times Books - April 24, 2015 - 5:42am
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.

Warming trend begins Sunday

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 5:31am

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The National Weather Service reported that a deep moist layer around Los Angeles and Ventura counties could bring a few light showers west of the mountains Friday, but no thunderstorms are expected.

‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

NY Times Books - April 24, 2015 - 5:22am
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.

Event to celebrate the monarch butterfly

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 5:19am

A Santa Paula museum will host an event Sunday to celebrate the monarch butterfly.

‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

NY Times Books - April 24, 2015 - 5:15am
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.

Razzberry Jam session to be held in Santa Paula

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 24, 2015 - 5:00am

Razzberry Jam will stamp its brand of New Orleans Dixieland jazz on the Santa Paula Art Museum with a Sunday afternoon show.

Razzberry Jam session to be held in Santa Paula

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 5:00am

Razzberry Jam will stamp its brand of New Orleans Dixieland jazz on the Santa Paula Art Museum with a Sunday afternoon show.

Michelle Knight: I forgive Ariel Castro

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 24, 2015 - 3:19am
Michelle Knight, one of the three young women kidnapped and tortured by Ariel Castro, revealed Thursday she forgives him.

Chris Evans's nephew doesn't 'wike' anything

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 24, 2015 - 12:42am
Chris Evans's adorable 3-year-old nephew Miles is very particular about what he likes. In fact, his favorite phrase is 'I don't like it.'

Oxnard man arrested in connection with prowling

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 12:30am
An Oxnard man was arrested in connection with prowling Thursday in Ventura, officials said.

Person beaten and stabbed in Oxnard attack

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 24, 2015 - 12:29am
Rescue crews and police responded Thursday night after a man was stabbed in ­Oxnard.

Terry Crews lip syncs famous 'White Chicks' song

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 23, 2015 - 11:14pm
On a brand-new episode of 'Lip Sync Battle,' former football player and actor Terry Crews tore it up with an epic Throwback Thursday performance.

Local Roundup: Three clinch league track titles

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 23, 2015 - 11:07pm

Highlights from prep track and field, softball, baseball, volleyball, golf, tennis, swimming, lacrosse

Camarillo volunteers recognized by city groups

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 23, 2015 - 10:42pm

Two volunteers from Camarillo were recognized over the last several weeks by city groups, officials said.

See which major 'Grey's Anatomy' character died

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 23, 2015 - 9:33pm
Wait, did that really just happen? If you're a 'Grey's Anatomy' fan, we'll warn you right now — we've got some huge spoilers ahead.

Body of suicide victim found near Mugu Rock

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 23, 2015 - 9:10pm
A body of a suicide victim was found Thursday near Mugu Rock, officials said.

Ojai Juniors: Aulicino loses in Girls 18

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 23, 2015 - 9:09pm

Coming into this week’s Ojai Tennis Tournament, La Reina High sophomore Sophia Aulicino had been working to get her game back in shape.

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