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The Real House Candidates of Beverly Hills

New York Times - California News - April 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Inside the race to represent California’s absurdly wealthy — and sometimes just absurd — 33rd district.

If a Bubble Bursts in Palo Alto, Does It Make a Sound?

New York Times - California News - April 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Silicon Valley’s isolation from the rest of the economy guarantees it can’t hurt us (or help us) much.

Port Hueneme police investigate non-injury shooting

Ventura County Star News - 2 hours 13 min ago
Port Hueneme police are investigating a shooting in which no one was injured, officials said.

E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 24 min ago
The FDA proposed the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval.

Easing on Deportations Expected to Be Modest

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Any easing of deportations is expected to be modest after the Obama administration's current review of immigration policies, a senior administration official said.

Ukraine Calls on U.S, Europe to Harden Russia Sanctions

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Ukraine's interim government on Thursday called for the U.S. and European Union to impose broad sectorial sanctions on Russia "as quickly as possible" in response to what Kiev says are the Kremlin's escalating efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine.

FCC Easing Up on 'Net Neutrality'

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 58 min ago
Regulators are proposing rules on Internet traffic that would let broadband providers charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

Matthew Weiner: By the Book

NY Times Books - 3 hours 59 min ago
The creator of “Mad Men” cites the impact of John Cheever’s fiction on the show: “Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, on some level, I’m always seeking to emulate.”






Two Small Businesses Adapt to Health Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 4 hours 18 min ago
Many small businesses won a reprieve from having to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act until 2015 or later. But the law is already having a lasting impact on how lots of owners choose to run their companies.

Critical-injury crash in Oxnard blocks major intersection

Ventura County Star News - 5 hours 12 min ago
A major intersection in Oxnard is blocked Thursday morning after a critical-injury crash in the area, officials said.

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump by 24,000

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 33 min ago
The number of Americans filing for new unemployment benefits jumped last week, a sign layoffs have increased since touching a seven-year low earlier this month.

ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’

NY Times Books - 5 hours 38 min ago
Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.






Sky Is Limit for Air Rights

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 48 min ago
The average price paid in Manhattan for the transfer of air rights—the undeveloped space above a building—rose 47% in 2013 from the previous year, according to a report.

Obama, Abe Deliver Common Message

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 7 hours 18 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged from talks with a commitment to continue efforts on a broad trade deal and an affirmation from the U.S. that the countries' mutual security treaty applies to islands at the center of territorial dispute.

Missing Merced County man found in Oxnard

Ventura County Star News - 7 hours 39 min ago
A missing Merced County man was found by a citizen early Thursday in Oxnard, police said.

Obama Urges Clemency for More Prisoners

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 8 hours 10 min ago
Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration.

James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms

NY Times Books - 8 hours 42 min ago
James Baldwin, the Harlem-born author of the classic “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” was born 90 years ago this year, and educators are trying to inspire renewed interest in his work.






Apple Moves to Reward Investors

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 9 hours 11 min ago
Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.

California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

L.A. Times - California Politics - 13 hours 12 min ago
Gov. Jerry Brown selects Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, which oversees discipline of attorneys.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.

Camarillo police seek clues after sexual battery reported

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 10:01pm
The Camarillo Police Department is seeking information regarding the identification of a sexual battery suspect.
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