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ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

NY Times Books - June 29, 2015 - 1:01pm
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.









Simi school officials plan to sell headquarters

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 12:02pm

The Simi Valley Unified School District board will vote on declaring its intention to sell the central office, as well as a surplus school.

Cowboys fans may get big parking area after all

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 11:16am

Oxnard officials say they might have access after all to 20 vacant acres for fan parking when the Dallas Cowboys train here this summer.

Thomas will challenge Knight for House seat

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 11:09am

Retired Air Force Col. Evan “Ivan” Thomas has announced he will challenge Rep. Steve Knight in the 25th Congressional District next year.

Justices uphold Arizona's redistricting system

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 10:52am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers.

California lawmakers in two special sessions

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 10:33am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have been tasked with tackling long-term funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of tax increases is already causing some political hand-wringing.

Beach Boys tribute to benefit City of Hope

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 9:58am

An all-star musician lineup will gather Thursday for a Beach Boys tribute concert. It's also a benefit for the City of Hope cancer research hospital.

Justices rule against EPA power plant emissions

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 9:27am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Katy Perry in legal battle over former convent

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 29, 2015 - 9:20am
Katy Perry has entered into a legal battle over the purchase of a former Los Angeles convent.

Justices uphold use of execution drug

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 7:27am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.

Rainfall has minimal effect on Lake Fire

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 7:03am

Rain was a concern but a welcome one Sunday in the fight against the more than 30,000-acre Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, the downside being that rain could also bring more disaster as it falls.

Global stocks down as Greece limits withdrawals

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 6:37am

LONDON (AP) - Global stock markets took a battering Monday after Greece shuttered its banks for the week and imposed limits on cash withdrawals - developments that have reinforced fears the country is heading for a messy exit from the euro that could shake the world economy.

Group to dive off Santa Barbara Co. after spill

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 6:00am

Reef Check volunteers plan to dive in waters off Refugio State Beach this week, collecting data on fish and other critters usually spotted there.

Slight cooling expected at end of the week

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 5:38am

Upper-level high pressure will remain in place over the Great Basin for much of the week, pushing varying amounts of monsoonal moisture into the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Library hosting Sherlock Holmes creator program

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 29, 2015 - 5:00am

The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi on Thursday will stage a program devoted to Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

WATCH: Diddy takes a tumble during BET Awards

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 29, 2015 - 3:49am
Diddy took a nasty tumble during a performance at the BET Awards. But luckily, he brushed the whole thing off and continued with the epic show.

BET Awards: Nicki Minaj brings mom onstage

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 29, 2015 - 2:51am
Nicki Minaj might have brought her new man, Meek Mill, as her date to the BET Awards. But it was her mom who joined her onstage to accept an award.

‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

NY Times Books - June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.









‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

NY Times Books - June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.









BET Awards honor Janet Jackson with epic tribute

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - June 29, 2015 - 12:27am
The 2015 BET Awards had plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps none greater than the Queen of Pop's triumphant return to the stage.
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