Isabella Leader, 15, counts how many flags have been left for World War II veteran Lt. Col. Sam Sachs who was celebrating his 105th birthday at the Mom & Dad’s House, an assisted living facility, in Lakewood. Lt. Col. Sachs appealed to the public for birthday cards after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of a big celebration and wound up receiving thousands, including a letter and photo from President Trump. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) … [Read more...] about Column: In the coronavirus crisis, California isn’t under one-party rule, it’s under one-man rule
Man gets hit by bus
At a picnic for resisters in Fort Erie, Canada, Anderson lies with his head in his wife's lap and his mother sitting alongside him. He is wearing a T-shirt saying AWOL and a broad smile, even though he joined the military in the first place to give himself more options and now he finds himself more trapped than he ever was. His claim for refugee status was denied and he thinks it will be just a few months before he gets his deportation papers. His wife is Canadian, so that might help. The US border is just five minutes' drive away but he can't go back. He says that doesn't bother him. "All those rich people in my country sent me to die for oil and my education," he says. "I don't feel like I want to go back right now. Maybe if things change." … [Read more...] about We shall not be moved
After four major coronavirus outbreaks were traced back to slaughterhouses across Germany, lawmakers have finally begun addressingdecades-long complaints about working conditions and the treatment of mostly foreign workers in meat processing plants. It remains to be seen if the same kind of regulations will come for Amazon, a company known for its heavy-handed lobbying in one of the few industries actually adding jobs during a crisis that has driven many national governments, including Germany's, to constantly weigh the risks to citizens' health against the risks of an increasingly stagnating economy. … [Read more...] about Amazon denies outbreaks at German warehouses
There's not a ship in sight, and few human figures, just the occasional huge crane standing amid rubble and twisted metal. Walking the docks by the dark waters of the Clyde, the only remnants of heavy industry are the vast BAe hangars housing sensitive defence projects. Glasgow's former shipyards have been demolished and greened over: a conference centre here, a business park there. Along vast stretches of the north bank, old industrial buildings are being demolished, broken up, and reduced to rocks and gravel to be carried away. But not, as in earlier days, by barge along the Forth and Clyde canal, its locks punctuating the city, side by side with the grey, boarded-up housing schemes and solid, angular tenements of the empire-forging Victorian era. … [Read more...] about Mean streets
Still, there are a few wildcards that could disrupt the Eye’s post-Moonves stability. It’s possible that, without Moonves around, the chemistry inside CBS Corp. could shift. Most of the top managers at the company seem to get along fine, but it would be naïve to assume the power vacuum created by Moonves’s exit won’t have any consequences. Execs who now seem likely to stay put could try to walk if, for example, Ianniello began micromanaging a particular division or otherwise rankled his new underlings. (This is not to suggest such an outcome is likely: By all accounts, Ianniello is well-liked and respected within CBS Corp.) It’s also quite possible the CBS board will decide to make a clean break from the Moonves era and bring in someone other than Ianniello to serve as permanent CEO, prompting further departures. What’s more, we don’t know yet what the independent investigations into the workplace culture at CBS will yield, or if any other … [Read more...] about How Will Leslie Moonves’ Exit Affect CBS?