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At Coachella, It’s a Guy Thing

For men, the California music festival is now as much about looking good as hearing good music. And men’s wear labels are taking note.

How Hollywood Killed Death

The shifting economic logic of the movie business has spawned a resurrection boom.

Comfort Food Grows Up

With a hint of cumin and orange in the sauce, these are not your childhood meatballs.

U.S. Weapons Flow to Syria Rebels

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 4 hours 59 min ago
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have supplied Syrian rebel groups with a small number of advanced American antitank missiles for the first time in a pilot program that could lead to larger flows of sophisticated weaponry, people briefed on the effort said.

At least one person is killed in Oxnard motorcycle crash

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 11:50pm
At least one person was killed in a collision involving a motorcyclist and numerous vehicles Friday night in Oxnard.

Grand opening delayed for Simi Valley pet adoption center

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 11:49pm
A grand-opening celebration Saturday for Simi Valley Missing Pets' adoption center has been canceled and will be rescheduled for next week, organizers said.

Westlake junior varsity softball coach accused of sexual activities with student

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 11:45pm
A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested after authorities were told he had engaged in unlawful sexual activities with a 15-year-old girl, Thousand Oaks police said Friday.

Affordable-housing wait nears final stretch

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 10:45pm
Many people lined up earlier this week at the Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. office in Ventura for a chance to apply for affordable housing in a new Oxnard complex.

Moorpark College holds Tedx event

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
Speakers – including activists, entrepreneurs, scientists, instructors, philosophical thinkers, and local students – spoke during TEDx-Moorpark College, a daylong event on Friday that promoted "Ideas Worth Spreading."

California: A Little More Water Will Flow

New York Times - California News - April 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
Water cutbacks for drought-stricken farmers and cities will be eased somewhat, due to recent rain and snow, officials announced Friday.

Swim to Sea? These Salmon Are Catching a Lift

New York Times - California News - April 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
California’s drought has left rivers too shallow for salmon, so the government is trucking and barging them to the sea in the hope they will return.

Arts magnet school to be focus of new Oxnard committee

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 9:50pm
An arts magnet school may yet be a long way off for Oxnard, but the city took a step forward Thursday with the first meeting of a new committee focused on education issues.

Oxnard's Passion play draws the devout

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 9:45pm
Oxnard's annual Passion play unfolds along a mile-long route in La Colonia.

Peers welcome new Ventura County Superior Court judge

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 9:45pm
There was no lack of humor Friday at the official enrobing and installation of Ventura County's first Asian-American Superior Court judge, F. Dino Inumerable.

Pygmy mammoth tusk confirmed as one of oldest found on Channel Islands

Ventura County Star News - April 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
The pygmy mammoth tusk lay buried among marine shells, sand and gravel until last year.

County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 18, 2014 - 9:05pm
Spokesman says former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made another commitment before the candidate event. She leads in fundraising.

Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating.

Ethics commission wants more public funding available to candidates

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 18, 2014 - 9:01pm
Supporters say raising the amount of money L.A. provides for each dollar raised by candidates would help clean up campaigns.

Los Angeles' Ethics Commission is calling for an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking city office.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 8:14pm
A close-up look at Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his history illuminates his political life's fundamental dichotomy: Many Republican lawmakers mistrust him, but many conservatives elsewhere worship him.

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 8:10pm
Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.
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