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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.

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.

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.

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.

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