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Thousand Oaks seeks applicants for commissions

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 11:20am

The city is seeking applicants to join the Planning Commission and the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission.

Ojai invites public to examine vacation rentals

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 11:05am

Faced with a proliferation of informal vacation rentals, the city of Ojai is inviting the community to pitch ideas on how to regulate them.

Women's business group offers Spanish program

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 10:14am

Women’s Economic Ventures will hold free orientation sessions Wednesday and Thursday on its business courses taught in Spanish.

Luau Luncheon, dance and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 10:03am

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Christie opens 2016 campaign, long climb ahead

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 9:11am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world."

Crews knock down house fire in Fillmore

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 8:35am

Firefighters Tuesday morning put out a blaze at a vacant home in Fillmore, officials said.

Power outage reported in Simi Valley

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 8:29am

About 265 Southern California Edison customers lost power Tuesday morning in Simi Valley, officials said.

Oxnard event aims to promote fruits, vegetables

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 8:21am
Health screenings, recipes, nutritional information and Zumba will be part of the upcoming Fruit & Veggie Fest 2015 in Oxnard.

Books of The Times: Review: Sarah Hepola’s ‘Blackout,’ on the Darkness That Took Over Her Life

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 8:11am
This new memoir by Ms. Hepola, an editor at Salon, explores the causes and consequences of her addiction to alcohol, especially beer.









Stephen King Releases Exclusive Audiobook ‘Drunken Fireworks’

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 7:46am
The short story, to be included in a collection titled “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” is available months in advance only as an audiobook.









Newbury Park girl shares cancer fight with rhino

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:42am

A 6-year-old animal lover and her new four-legged friend share a special goal: beating cancer.

No injuries reported in Ventura crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:37am

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Ventura Tuesday morning, officials said.

Obama calls for broader overtime coverage

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:18am

WASHINGTON (AP) - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

Film about friendship to be shown in Simi Valley

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 7:00am
"Faith of Our Fathers," a film about faith and friendship between two soldiers during the Vietnam War, will be shown Thursday evening at Regal Simi Valley, 2751 Tapo Canyon Road.

Man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 6:35am

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) - A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

Very warm temperatures to continue

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 5:30am

A warm and humid air mass will continue over the area throughout the week as high pressure remains over the Great Basin, according to the National Weather Service. 

California a top state for clean-energy jobs

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

A new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs will be released Tuesday that shows solar installations and renewable-energy manufacturing in multiple states helped to almost double the number of “clean-energy” job announcements in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Wine event to raise money for Special Olympics

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

Food, wine and beer from local businesses will be offered at the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival, a fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks on Aug. 15.

Moorpark center plans summer hikes

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

The Moorpark Active Adult Center’s Walking/Hiking Club has several summer outings planned.

Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

NY Times Books - June 30, 2015 - 5:00am
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.









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