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Fewer state residents admitted to UC

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 3:17pm

Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased.

Reelz picks up Miss USA pageant

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 2, 2015 - 3:12pm
Reelz has acquired exclusive telecast rights to the 2015 Miss USA pageant after both NBC and Univision dropped the event.

'Citizen of the year' sentenced in fraud case

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 3:11pm

A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison for bilking investors who poured millions of dollars into failed development projects.

Moorpark residents looking at 32% water cut

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

Moorpark residents must reduce their water usage by 32 percent or the district could face million-dollar surcharges by water suppliers.

Holiday weekend events abound across county

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 2:02pm

So, what do you do until the fireworks start Saturday night? Ventura County has plenty of activities to choose from.

Sonia Manzano leaves 'Sesame Street'

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 2, 2015 - 1:05pm
Sonia Manzano retired from "Sesame Street" after 45 years. Her legacy extends past her character, Maria.

8 foodie things to do this 4th of July weekend

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 2, 2015 - 12:55pm

A super-sized holiday weekend calls for a super-sized list. From trying cricket milkshakes to picking your own blueberries to checking out new restaurants in Ventura and Moorpark, there's plenty to do, see and taste in Ventura County from July 2-5.

8 foodie things to do this 4th of July weekend

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 12:55pm

A super-sized holiday weekend calls for a super-sized list. From trying cricket milkshakes to picking your own blueberries to checking out new restaurants in Ventura and Moorpark, there's plenty to do, see and taste in Ventura County from July 2-5.

Grey Law celebrates its 35th year

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 12:06pm

The nonprofit that provides free legal services for seniors turns another year older.

At home, work, Venturan is surrounded by art

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 2, 2015 - 12:06pm

City's public art project manager will have her own booth at Fourth of July Street Fair.

Galleries and attractions, July 3-10, 2015

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

This week: “Americana” exhibit at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, “Beach Collections” at Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard; and Aviation Museum of Santa Paula open house

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ May Have Been Found Earlier Than Thought

NY Times Books - July 2, 2015 - 10:31am
Evidence has emerged suggesting that “Go Set a Watchman,” said to have been discovered in August and set to be released on July 14, may have been found years earlier.









ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

NY Times Books - July 1, 2015 - 9:13am
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

NY Times Books - July 1, 2015 - 2:00am
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

NY Times Books - July 1, 2015 - 2:00am
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









Ben Wattenberg, Neoconservative Author and PBS Host, Is Dead at 81

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
Mr. Wattenberg was a self-professed neoconservative and PBS commentator who was wary of a Democratic move to the left.









Theodore Weesner, Author of ‘The Car Thief,’ Dies at 79

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 5:09pm
Mr. Weesner, whose celebrated first novel was inspired in part by his wayward youth, earned plaudits for his patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters.









ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 11:21am
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









Books of The Times: Review: Sarah Hepola’s ‘Blackout,’ on the Darkness That Took Over Her Life

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 8:11am
This new memoir by Ms. Hepola, an editor at Salon, explores the causes and consequences of her addiction to alcohol, especially beer.









Stephen King Releases Exclusive Audiobook ‘Drunken Fireworks’

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 7:46am
The short story, to be included in a collection titled “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” is available months in advance only as an audiobook.









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