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Space Quest: Google Needs More Offices

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 9:58am
Google has played a major role in New York's evolution into a technology center and now wants to expand further in the city, launching a search for enough space to hold more than 3,000 employees.

ArtsBeat: New Dave Eggers Novel Coming in June

NY Times Books - April 14, 2014 - 9:44am
Mr. Eggers’s latest effort involves a NASA astronaut taken to an abandoned military base.






Odd Hours Unhinge Health Insurance

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 9:32am
Workers whose hours vary could lose benefits as employers use new formulas to classify workers as full time or part time. The distinction determines who are entitled to company-sponsored health plans.

Fire officials, tenants assess burned medical building in Oxnard

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 8:25am
A day after a fire gutted parts of an Oxnard medical plaza, doctors, dentists and firefighters hauled out paper records, scorched computers and medical equipment Monday.

Top Earners Feel the Bite of Tax Increases

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 8:18am
The Outlook: The jump in federal tax rates that kicked in last year is causing sticker shock for many higher earners this tax season.

Three Killed in Kansas Shootings

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 7:56am
A man and his grandson were among three people who were fatally shot at a Jewish community center and a retirement home in a Kansas City suburb, authorities said.

Florida's Scott, Facing Fight, Touts Economy

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 7:40am
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott seeks re-election, his pitch boils down to numbers: the jobless rate has fallen to 6.2% from 10.9% when he took office, and the state has a $1.2 billion surplus.

Couple arrested in Simi Valley on suspicion of having stolen property

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 5:51am
A Simi Valley couple was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of stolen property and a controlled substance, police said.

Wal-Mart Cries Foul on China Fines

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 14, 2014 - 5:11am
Wal-Mart has paid fines and ratcheted up its testing and inspections, but it is also doing something rare for a Western company: telling Chinese authorities they need to clean up their own act.

Ventura County Surf Report: Monday

Ventura County Star News - April 14, 2014 - 4:37am
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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College scholarship program targets Mixteco youth

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 10:11pm
For the second year, the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project, an Oxnard-based nonprofit group serving the Mixteco community, is offering scholarships for college-bound students.

The New York Times wins Two Photography Pulitzers

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
The New York Times has swept the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. Staff photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale Nairobi mall. Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography, for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 Years

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Barring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego Opera was scheduled to close on Sunday after the final performance of Massenet’s “Don Quixote.”

Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

New York Times - California News - April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.

Gregory White Smith, Pollock Biographer, Dies at 62

NY Times Books - April 13, 2014 - 9:57pm
Mr. Smith was co-author of a controversial 1990 biography of Pollock that asserted the artist had homosexual relationships.






Girl Scouts make teddy bears for Camarillo shelter children at Thousand Oaks store

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 9:08pm
Girl Scouts donated teddy bears to Casa Pacifica.

U.S. Ups Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 8:15pm
The U.S. is trying to unilaterally ratchet up pressure on Russia as it leans on global powers to back harsher sanctions should Moscow continue to stir trouble in Ukraine.

Thousand Oaks tea raises money for CLU scholarships

Ventura County Star News - April 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Organizers of the event hoped to raise more than $15,000.

Student Maps Voting-Rights Approach

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 6:41pm
The Obama administration's new legal strategy to preserve decades of minority-voting rights will follow a blueprint first sketched out by a Yale University law student four years ago.

Terror Trial Set to Begin in New York

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a fiery Islamic cleric who prosecutors allege conspired to kidnap Americans in Yemen and who also is accused of trying to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
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