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Sprout seeds Sunday in Santa Paula

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 1, 2015 - 5:00am

Kids and adults can plant a variety of fall crops in a mini-greenhouse during a free family day Sunday at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.

'Tattoo Nightmares:' Awkward tat gets a revamp

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 1, 2015 - 4:58am
On 'Tattoo Nightmares,' a cyclist with an embarrassing Lance Armstrong tat got some new, patriotic ink that he's truly proud to show off.

'RHONY:' See which housewife fought with Heather

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 1, 2015 - 3:29am
There were tears and drama galore on this week's 'RHONY.' But you'll never guess who picked the biggest fight of the episode.

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.









Jon Hamm reveals why adults like minions

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 30, 2015 - 11:59pm
We all know kids love minions. But a lot of adults do too, and 'Minions' movie star Jon Hamm knows exactly why.

'Extreme Weight Loss' couple loses weight & love

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 30, 2015 - 11:34pm
The newest couple on 'Extreme Weight Loss' lost more than 320 pounds combined. But unfortunately, they also lost their love in the process.

Adorable 5-year-old singer takes 'AGT' by storm

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 30, 2015 - 11:18pm
Five-year-old Heavenly Joy proved age is just a number when she stole the hearts of, well, everyone on 'America's Got Talent.'

Ramona Singer opens up about her divorce

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 30, 2015 - 11:05pm
On 'RHONY,' Ramona Singer broke down while opening up to Bethenny Frankel about her ongoing divorce from husband Mario.

Hot weather causes energy conservation alert

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 8:55pm

More hot temperatures are on the way this week and officials are urging residents to conserve energy.

Simi Valley police seek missing woman

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 8:15pm

Simi Valley police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman.

Water main that supplies Oxnard plant breaks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:57pm

A main that supplies the ­Ormond Beach plower plant with water broke early Tuesday, ­officials ­said.

Women rescue feral cats from Wagon Wheel site

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:31pm

With a truck full of traps and plastic bags full of chicken, a group of women are rescuing a colony of stray and feral cats being displaced by a housing development in Oxnard.

Fire chief: Don't play with fireworks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:14pm

Ventura Fire Chief David Endaya takes a strong stand against celebrating July Fourth by shooting off illegal fireworks and urges people to attend community celebrations.

Here's where to go to see fireworks

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 30, 2015 - 7:03pm

Nearly every city in Ventura County is hosting a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, with one the night before.

Here's where to go to see fireworks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:03pm

Nearly every city in Ventura County is hosting a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, with one the night before.

Planning meeting for new Ventura park Wednesday

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

The group helping to guide the development of west Ventura’s new park will meet Wednesday to discuss fundraising and other updates.

Sewage spill cleaned up in Oxnard

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 6:51pm
About 800 galllons of sewafe spilled from an on-site wastewater system at a mobile home park Monday in Oxnard, officials said.

Port Hueneme woman accused of supplying heroin

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 6:34pm

A Port Hueneme woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to supplying heroin after a man may have died Saturday from an overdose on the drug, officials said.

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.









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