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Ventura County Surf Report: Monday

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 4:37am
A look at the surf forecast from the National Weather Service. A look at today's surf conditions for Ventura County beaches:

Surf height: 2-3 feet

Rip current potential: High

Water temperature: 59-66 degrees

West swell with max sets to 4 feet, very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions are expected -- elevated rip current risk due to large tidal swings. Little change expected for tomorrow.

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College scholarship program targets Mixteco youth

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 10:11pm
For the second year, the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project, an Oxnard-based nonprofit group serving the Mixteco community, is offering scholarships for college-bound students.

The New York Times wins Two Photography Pulitzers

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
The New York Times has swept the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. Staff photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale Nairobi mall. Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography, for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 Years

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Barring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego Opera was scheduled to close on Sunday after the final performance of Massenet’s “Don Quixote.”

Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.

Gregory White Smith, Pollock Biographer, Dies at 62

NY Times Books - April 13, 2014 - 9:57pm
Mr. Smith was co-author of a controversial 1990 biography of Pollock that asserted the artist had homosexual relationships.






Girl Scouts make teddy bears for Camarillo shelter children at Thousand Oaks store

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 9:08pm
Girl Scouts donated teddy bears to Casa Pacifica.

U.S. Ups Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 8:15pm
The U.S. is trying to unilaterally ratchet up pressure on Russia as it leans on global powers to back harsher sanctions should Moscow continue to stir trouble in Ukraine.

Thousand Oaks tea raises money for CLU scholarships

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Organizers of the event hoped to raise more than $15,000.

Student Maps Voting-Rights Approach

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 6:41pm
The Obama administration's new legal strategy to preserve decades of minority-voting rights will follow a blueprint first sketched out by a Yale University law student four years ago.

Terror Trial Set to Begin in New York

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a fiery Islamic cleric who prosecutors allege conspired to kidnap Americans in Yemen and who also is accused of trying to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

World War II-era planes take passengers on trips from Camarillo

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
A B-17 and P-51 flew passengers Saturday and Sunday.

Thousand Oaks actress receives award nomination

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 5:40pm
Kalia Prescott is up for a Young Artists Award on May 4. She starred in "Sugar."

A state divided is no longer golden

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 13, 2014 - 5:27pm
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is pushing a ballot initiative to split California into six states. That's crazy.

SACRAMENTO — Cracking California into six pieces and calling each chunk a state sounds really crackpot.

Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 13, 2014 - 5:15pm
Running for county supervisor, Shriver criticizes a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit as inadequate for reaching voters.

Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns.
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