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Ventura students to stage 'Aladdin Jr.'

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:53pm
Buena High School's drama department is staging Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," and shows will start Thursday.

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.

Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:02pm
A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" about what constitutes a crime.

Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters

NY Times Books - April 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
“A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.

Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73

NY Times Books - April 22, 2014 - 2:32pm
Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.






Margaret Nesbitt: Rocky the pit bull's adventures include the great escape

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Columnist Margaret Nesbitt adopted a pit bull named Rocky for a short time and today she writes about how he escaped and she rescued him one more time.

Ford's Mulally Speeds Up Departure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 1:52pm
Ford CEO Alan Mulally will leave the auto maker earlier than expected after a more than seven-year run that has seen the company build on its recent successes in North America and China.

ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth

NY Times Books - April 22, 2014 - 1:11pm
The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.






After Mudslide, Worries Remain

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 11:40am
A month after one of the most lethal landslides in U.S. history, shock and grief are giving way to frazzled nerves. With President Obama set to visit, residents of Oso, Wash., are demanding to know if their well water is safe and whether they will get timely warnings of future slides.

Betty Berry: Call a lawyer to help if a conservator is needed

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 11:36am
Senior advocate Betty Berry tells a reader that if her cousin really needs a conservator, something she believes should be avoided if possible, consult a lawyer to help with the process.

Santa Paula council gets report on school area parking problem

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 10:39am
The Santa Paula City Council received a report Monday night about what is being done to solve parking problems near the high school and now wants more details on how to fix it.

Plans That Forgive Student Debt Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 10:02am
Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher.

4 Ventura County campuses rank high on list of nation's top high schools

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 9:43am
Foothill Technology, Westlake, Oak Park and Santa Susana were among the top 1,000 on the 2014 Best High Schools rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

CFPB Chides Lenders for Accelerated Student Loan Repayments

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 9:29am
The federal government is criticizing student lenders that demand borrowers pay back their entire student loan when a cosigner dies or files for bankruptcy—even if the borrower has never missed a payment.

Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?

NY Times Books - April 22, 2014 - 9:01am
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.






U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fall Slightly

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 7:23am
Sales of previously owned homes fell slightly in March, a sign the shaky U.S. housing market has continued to struggle into the spring but may be stabilizing.

Pedestrian injured in Oxnard hit-and-run crash

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 5:14am
A pedestrian was taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash in Oxnard, officials said.

Obama Tries Again on Asia Pivot

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:54am
President Barack Obama will try to turn his focus to Asia with a trip this week to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, but the conflict in Ukraine threatens to disrupt his plans, again.

Russia's Oil and Gas Allow It to Act Badly

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:47am
Capital Journal: Of all the lessons one might draw from Russia's bullying of Ukraine, this may be the most cold-blooded of all: If you want to behave badly, it helps to have a lot of oil and gas. Much will be forgiven, or at least ignored.

Prep Politics: A week in the ASB office

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:33am
Thousand Oaks High School campaign for student cabinet begins tomorrow with banners, speeches and glad-handing
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