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Critic’s Notebook: Osama Bin Laden’s Bookshelf Reflects His Fixation on West

NY Times Books - May 20, 2015 - 10:27pm
A declassified list of the books and articles found in the Qaeda leader’s hide-out in Pakistan shows the efforts he made to know his enemy.







Oxnard College grads pause to enjoy moment

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 9:31pm

Outgoing Oxnard College president says each graduation is ­special. “It’s like the academic Christmas,” he said. “It’s the greatest day of the year."

Scenes from the oil spill

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 9:02pm

Scenes from the Refugio oil spill Wednesday.

Foreclosures jump 20 percent in April

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 9:01pm

A significant increase in foreclosure activity in April isn't the start of a new housing crisis, though, according to a market research firm.

Duckling caught in storm drain saved by man

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 20, 2015 - 8:01pm
A Kansas City man took quite the initiative to save a distressed duckling stuck in a storm drain.

Carl's Jr. in T.O. demolished, ready for remodel

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 7:01pm

Plagued by problems involving inoperable plumbing and pest control, a Carl's Jr. in Thousand Oaks has been torn down and is ready for a remodel.

Refugio oil spill: What you need to know

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 6:54pm

Refugio oil spill: What you need to know

Man to serve seven years for county burglaries

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 6:41pm
A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay more than $100,000 for a series of agricultural-related thefts, Ventura County prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Woman accused of stealing from Ventura man

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 5:43pm

A Ventura woman was arrested last week in connection with stealing money from an elderly family member, officials said.

Senate panel backs parole board picks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 5:26pm

The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday recommended confirming the appointments of seven members to the 12-person board that has granted more paroles to life-term inmates than any before in California.

Crews help injured hiker in Santa Rosa Valley

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 5:03pm

Crews helped a hiker who fell and hot her head Wednesday in the Santa Rosa Valley near Camarillo, officials said.

Students put their own spin on roller coasters

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 4:41pm

A build-your-own roller coaster project has Hueneme High students crossing all fields of study, from physics to English, and visiting Magic Mountain.

County official looks for new committee members

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 4:28pm
Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy announced Wednesday that he is searching for two people to fill special committee spots.

Trick shot pro racks them up in Moorpark

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 4:21pm

A professional billiards player and trick shot champion stops by Butera's in Moorpark

Moorpark Road on-ramp reopens in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 4:19pm

The Moorpark Road on-ramp to northbound Highway 101 is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial Day events scheduled across county

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 4:16pm

Cities across Ventura County are hosting events designed to let residents pay their respects to those who have served in the armed forces.

Game day and art camp sign ups are underway

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 3:16pm

Youth can enjoy playing games as well as sign up for an art camp in Camarillo.

County mental health leader dies

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 20, 2015 - 2:37pm

The chairman of an advisory panel on mental health issues has died.

Books of The Times: ‘Leaving Orbit,’ a Pensive Ode to Closing of a Frontier

NY Times Books - May 20, 2015 - 2:31pm
“Leaving Orbit” chronicles the last days of NASA’s shuttle program in the context of the larger “heroic era” of spaceflight.







Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography

NY Times Books - May 20, 2015 - 1:50pm
With the working title “Confessions of a One-Man Band,” the unfinished memoir appears to have been in the works since the 1970s.







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