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Simi Cultural Arts Center celebrates 20 years

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 7:28pm

The annual Spotlight Awards Dinner kicks off the 20th anniversary celebration for the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.

M.H. Abrams, Who Shaped Romantic Criticism, Dies at 102

NY Times Books - April 22, 2015 - 6:04pm
Professor Abrams edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” and was a leading figure in the study of Romanticism.






Quiz: Ojai tennis tournament

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 5:25pm

The 115th Ojai tennis tournament begins this week. How much do you know about one of Southern California's great sporting events?

The Ojai notebook: Smith to be featured guest

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 5:11pm

The list of past champions at The Ojai reads like a Who’s Who of prestigious players. One of the tournament’s finest is being honored this year.

Chevy Metal headlines Conejo Valley Days

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 5:06pm

Chevy Metal, featuring Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins will headline this year’s Conejo Valley Days (CVD) live entertainment. Chevy Metal will perform Saturday, May 9 at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with CVD admission.

Fire hydrant sheared in Simi Valley crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 5:03pm

A fire hydrant sheared in a Simi Valley crash was causing an electrical hazard Wednesday, officials said.

Hazmat team called after powder found in mail

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 4:47pm

A hazardous materials team was called to investigate after a powder was found inside a package mailed to an office building Wednesday in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson's equal pay bills pass first test

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 4:40pm

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson on Wednesday got off the ground a legislative agenda she asserts will “secure economic opportunity for all women” by tightening state laws barring gender-based discrimination and expanding leave time to allow workers to better balance family and work responsibilities.

No charges in incident involving councilman

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 4:40pm

Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file a misdemeanor charge against a man accused by Simi Valley Councilman Keith Mashburn of publicly challenging him to a fight.

Study ranks 'well being' of districts

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 4:20pm

The three congressional districts that cover parts of Ventura County rank 89th, 123rd and 173rd in an analysis of their constituents’ “well-being,” according to a study by the Social Science Research Council.

Former reporter to recall reaching Kilimanjaro

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 4:07pm

A former Ventura County Star reporter will be speaking at the REI store in Oxnard Friday about her multiple attempts to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania while weighing 300 pounds.

Man sentenced in Simi Valley molestation case

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 3:52pm

A 22-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 41 years to life in prison in connection with a Simi Valley child molestation case, officials said.

Authors speak, youth activities and more on tap

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 3:42pm
Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Food trucks make debut at The Ojai

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 22, 2015 - 3:35pm

Already known for its tea tent, the Ojai Tennis Tournament is bringing in gourmet food trucks for the first time in its 115-year history.

Food trucks make debut at The Ojai

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 3:35pm

Already known for its tea tent, the Ojai Tennis Tournament is bringing in gourmet food trucks for the first time in its 115-year history.

Ojai is a bucket list item for officials

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 3:02pm

The Ojai tennis tournament has become a must-work event for many officials because of its rich history and tradition. The 115th edition of The Ojai is taking place this week with 30 officials working.

$150,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Fossil

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 2:48pm

Ventura County Sheriff’s Wednesday officials were investigating a burglary at Camarillo Premium Outlets store.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Orson Welles’s Last Movie,’ by Josh Karp

NY Times Books - April 22, 2015 - 2:42pm
Josh Karp reports on the making of “The Other Side of the Wind,” Welles’s still-unreleased final film, which may have been “one of the greatest Orson Welles stories of them all.”






Murder charges against Hanline dismissed

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 22, 2015 - 2:12pm

A judge on Wednesday approved a motion by the District Attorney's Office to dismiss murder charge against a man who served 36 years in prison.

ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

NY Times Books - April 22, 2015 - 1:35pm
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”






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