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Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 10:56am
A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.

ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.






Children’s Books: ‘At the Same Moment Around the World’ and ‘It’s About Time’

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 9:31am
Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.






The Stanley Cup: What Are the Odds?

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 8:50am
As the notoriously unpredictable NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, we break down every team's chances.

Obama to Unveil Job-Training Initiatives

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 8:36am
The White House will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 million to expand access to apprenticeships to boost job training, officials said.

Authorities arrest, then release third Santa Paula homicide suspect

Ventura County Star News - April 16, 2014 - 8:08am
Authorities arrested and later released a third suspect in the slaying of a bystander in Santa Paula, officials said.

Wolf hearing in Ventura draws howls of protest

Ventura County Star News - April 16, 2014 - 8:00am
A much-debated decision on whether to list the gray wolf as an endangered species in California will take a few more months, a state commission decided Wednesday in Ventura.

Money Chase Puts Some Democrats Ahead

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Democratic candidates in some of the most competitive Senate races are raising more money than their Republican opponents, some of whom also are being forced to spend cash on primary races, new fundraising reports released show.

Health Law Poses a Test in N.H. Senate Race

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 7:03am
New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.

No New Rules Despite West, Texas, Disaster

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 6:40am
A year after a depot storing ammonium nitrate exploded in West, Texas, killing 15 people, safety rules for the fertilizer remain unchanged around the country.

Teachers in Limbo

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 6:35am
As negotiations drag on over a new contract for the city's teachers, one sticky issue involves how to handle teachers who lost permanent jobs during cutbacks but continue to receive full paychecks.

Cuomo, de Blasio Release Personal Tax Returns

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 6:31am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received more than $188,000 in advance payment for writing a memoir set to be published this summer as he runs for re-election, according to 2013 tax returns released on Tuesday.

Ventura County Surf Report: Wednesday

Ventura County Star News - April 16, 2014 - 4:20am
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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Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 4:12am
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Oxnard seals deal for new city manager

Ventura County Star News - April 16, 2014 - 4:02am
Oxnard sealed its new city manager selection with a 4-1 vote of the City Council Tuesday night.

Ukraine Uses Military Force for First Time

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 16, 2014 - 1:45am
Ukraine's military fired its first shots in the fight to regain control of the restive east from pro-Russian separatists, as soldiers repelled an armed mob from an air base. The U.S. praised the government's "measured response."

Ojai runners ready for a special Boston Marathon

Ventura County Star News - April 15, 2014 - 11:33pm
Ojai resident Curtis Names ran his second Boston Marathon last year. Like every other runner, he was hoping for a strong race. He set a goal of 3:10, and ran a solid 3:12.

Board votes to repair Simi Elementary, but it may become community center

Ventura County Star News - April 15, 2014 - 10:20pm
Simi Valley trustees decided Tuesday night to move ahead with plans to renovate the main campus of Simi Elementary School, but it will take at least three years, and the school may just be turned into a community center.

Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed

New York Times - California News - April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
Researchers found a way to trace whether attackers have used Heartbleed and found that, since January, nobody was exploiting the bug before its disclosure last week.

How to Take the Ultimate Drone Selfie

New York Times - California News - April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learning how to fly a drone requires you to be patient and put in a lot of practice. Once you get the hang of the controls, you can take amazing photos, and even elaborate video selfies.
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