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82-Year-Old Ridley Scott Shares Some Secrets About 'Alien'

Ridley Scott was the fifth choice to direct the 1979 film Alien, remembers the Los Angeles Times, "meaning that no one was expecting the film to become as important and influential as it now is." This week they chronicled some more remembrances about the film from 82-year-old Ridley Scott: The central role of Ellen Ripley — also portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in three subsequent sequels — was originally written as a man... "I think it was Alan Ladd [then president of 20th Century Fox] who said,...
Tags: Star Wars, Tech, Broadway, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, John Hurt, Los Angeles Times, Lucas, Scott, Ripley, Ellen Ripley, Sigourney, George Scott, Alan Ladd, Siourney

Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump’s Hate for the Press Has Spread

Journalists have been attacked all over the world while on the job covering protests for years, but never like they were this week in the United States during the George Floyd protests.At least half a dozen incidences of arrests and attacks were reported in protests across the United States this weekend. Some were high profile, like the live-on-air arrest of CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew Friday morning. Others got less attention, like Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske ge...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Associated Press, Denver, Los Angeles Times, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Trump, Phoenix, KDKA, Anti Trump, PEN America, Ian Smith

Eight Amazon Workers Have Now Died from Covid-19

The Los Angeles Times tells the story of 63-year-old Harry Sentoso, an Amazon warehouse worker who was called back to work on March 29th -- and died two weeks later of Covid-19. Across the country, Amazon workers have documented more than 1,000 cases among warehouse workers as of May 20, and 7 deaths. Sentoso is the eighth.... The company has put new measures in place to make its warehouses safer for employees, but the number of cases at its facilities keeps rising... Amazon also fired two tech...
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Amazon-owned Whole Foods fired a worker who had been tracking COVID-19 cases across the grocery chain's stores (AMZN)

Whole Foods fired a worker in California who had been documenting COVID-19 cases across the company's grocery store locations, Vice reported on Friday. The worker said Whole Foods accused her of "time theft" after she took a break to recover from a panic attack, but she suspects she was actually fired for "dissent," according to Vice.  Whole Foods, and its parent company Amazon, have both refused to release data about how many COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in their facilities. Both compan...
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Team Biden on Klobuchar: ‘We Need to Avoid Her’

In recent weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has positioned herself as a leading contender in the race to join former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. But growing civil unrest in her home state of Minnesota in response to the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer—and renewed scrutiny of her record as the top prosecutor in the state’s largest county—appears to have severely hampered her ambition to be the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee.“Vertig...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Associated Press, Biden, Naacp, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, South Carolina, South

Trump Admin Edits CDC Guidance That Suggested Limiting Choirs At Church Services

The Trump administration edited the CDC’s public “Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith” to remove advice about choirs and the risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus. The Washington Post reported the change on Friday. Initially, CDC guidance on COVID-19 — as seen on archived versions of the CDC website — advised on the risks of church choirs as well as communal chanting. A passage on the page read: Consider suspending or at least decreasing use of a choir/musical ensembles and congreg...
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L.A. County Approved to Reopen Restaurants, Hair Salons

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved a variance for Los Angeles County to reopen restaurants for in-person dining as well as salons and barber shops. The approval comes ahead of his usual noon press conference in which he is expected to detail further guidelines. The Los Angeles Times reported that restaurants could open as soon […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Coronavirus, L.A. County, Reopen Restaurants Hair Salons

California Calls For Coronavirus Testing At All Nursing Homes

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California is calling for all residents and health care workers at skilled nursing facilities to be tested for the new coronavirus to try to slow the spread of the illness. The state’s Department of Public Health issued a letter saying facilities should draft testing plans for all residents in settings without cases and all residents who have been exposed to the virus, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. It also calls for testing of residents admitted from hospitals and sa...
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Drones flying over Meghan and Harry’s Coldwater Canyon home are reported to police

LOS ANGELES — Multiple drones have flown over the Coldwater Canyon home Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are living at to apparently take pictures of them and their son, Archie, prompting them to report the privacy invasions to the police, it was reported Thursday. At least five drone-related incidents at the home have been reported to the Los Angeles Police Department this month, the website The Daily Beast reported, but Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Depar...
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Sheriff Villanueva thinks oversight is not for him

There is something in a powerful elected executive that does not love an inspector general. To a person used to getting his way, whether as commander in chief in the White House or as the top law enforcement official in Los Angeles County, pesky civilian oversight seems positively designed to be annoying. President Trump can and does remove inspectors general who are not to his liking. So far, county Sheriff Alex Villanueva has not attempted to fire Inspector General Max Huntsman or the Measure ...
Tags: Opinion, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Los Angeles County, HUNTSMAN, VILLANUEVA, Alex Villanueva, Priscilla Ocen, Max Huntsman, Cindy Chang

Why California needs to invest in independent colleges and universities

The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing the way many industries and institutions operate – including higher education. In many cases, these changes will be for the better even if they don’t seem that way right now. We must be cautious about the lessons we draw from these first few weeks of disruption and displacement, so we don’t compromise one of the best investments in our future: California’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities. Last month, the Los Angeles Times called fo...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, University, Soccer, New York Times, Times, Los Angeles Times, Capitol, Pell, Pell Grant, University of La Verne, Cal Grant, Guest Commentary

The science didn’t change, but the economics and politics sure did

In response to Californians who were protesting his lockdown orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom in April politely encouraged them to follow social-distancing practices while protesting and assured all Californians that his COVID-19 responses would not be driven by public opinion or other similarly low-brow concerns. “We are going to do the right thing, not judge by politics, not judge by protests, but by science,” the governor said. As I noted recently, “science” isn’t a black-and-white, Ten Commandments...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Union, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, John Phillips, Capitol, Sutter, Nita Lowey, Newsom, Yuba, Steven Greenhut

With budget woes, public schools need a focus on outcomes

In light of an expected $54 billion budget deficit following the COVID-19 economic shutdown, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced budget cuts including a reduction of $7 billion to local school districts. The cutbacks may be deeper than those made during the last decade’s recession, which has led California school officials to sound the alarms. “We believe our school districts can’t reopen safely if they have to implement these kinds of cuts,” California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Legislature, Nita Lowey, Newsom, John Myers, Pete Aguilar, Thurmond, EdSource

Betty White, 98, is “Doing Very Well” in Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Betty White is staying positive and keeping herself busy in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a rep for White, who celebrated her 98th birthday back in January, the beloved actress is “doing very well” while keeping safe and healthy during the global health crisis. The Golden Girls star is staying home to protect herself from the virus that has infected millions worldwide, and has become a pro when it comes to adhering to social distancing standards. “No one permitted in exce...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Betty White, Los Angeles Times, White, Betty, Tom Sullivan, Quarantine, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Even ‘Contagion’ Couldn’t Prepare Steven Soderbergh for How “Deeply Irrational” Everyone is Acting During the Pandemic

Directing Contagion may have prepared Steven Soderbergh for a pandemic, but not for the deeply stupid human behavior that people have had in response to a pandemic. The filmmaker’s acclaimed 2011 thriller was ahead of the curve — showing the breakdown of society and difficulties of curbing the spread of a deadly virus long before coronavirus (COVID-19) even existed. Contagion was a famously realistic take on the pandemic movie, with Soderbergh employing a team of researchers and consultants to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, White House, Steven-Soderbergh, Jude Law, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Scott, DGA, Soderbergh, Scott Z Burns, Real Life Weirdness, Contagion

The 8 streaming TV shows gaining the most buzz this week, from Hulu's 'The Great' to DC's 'Stargirl'

Hulu's "The Great" and DC's "Stargirl" are some of the buzziest streaming TV shows this week.  Every week, data company Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with the top streaming originals with the biggest week-over-week increase in demand in the US. These aren't necessarily the most popular titles, but the ones that are gaining the most momentum.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's hit comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which wrapped up its final season las...
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Sylvester Stallone’s La Quinta mansion returns to the market

Sylvester Stallone, of Rocky and Rambo fame, is trying to sell his opulent La Quinta dessert villa for $3.35 million with Josh Reef of Douglas Elliman.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Sylvester Stallone, Los Angeles Times, Douglas Elliman, LA QUINTA, Luxury Lens, Josh Reef

'We've never seen this': wildlife thrives in closed US national parks

Deer, bobcats and black bears are gathering around parts of Yosemite national park typically teeming with visitors Earlier this month, for the first time in recent memory, pronghorn antelope ventured into the sun-scorched lowlands of Death Valley national park. Undeterred by temperatures that climbed to over 110F, the animals were observed by park staff browsing on a hillside not far from Furnace Creek visitor center.“This is something we haven’t seen in our lifetimes,” said Kati Schmidt, a spo...
Tags: News, Yosemite, Colorado, California, US, Wyoming, Los Angeles Times, Yellowstone, Death Valley, National Park Service, Rosa, Rocky Mountain, Ahwahnee Hotel, Grand Teton, Yosemite Falls, Furnace Creek

Just 65 patients treated for $15 million at LA hospital reopened to handle coronavirus surge

A shuttered Los Angeles hospital that was pressed back into service last month to handle an expected influx of coronavirus patients has treated 65 people at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $15 million, according to documents and the state’s joint operations team. The so-called Los Angeles Surge Hospital opened April 13 at what formerly was St. Vincent Medical Center, a 10-acre campus in the Westlake district near downtown Los Angeles that closed in January. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming two m...
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Church Service Exposed More Than 180 Worshipers To Coronavirus Patient, CA County Says

A Mother’s Day church service held in violation of California’s coronavirus public health orders resulted in the exposure of over 180 people to the virus. The Butte County Public Health Department first announced Friday that it had begun a contact tracing operation to respond to a religious service “where a person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 attended.” On Sunday, pastor Mike Jacobsen of Palermo Bible Family Church (PBFC) confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that PFBC held the service in questio...
Tags: News, California, Church, Sacramento, Jesus, Times, Los Angeles Times, County, Peter, Jacobsen, Galilee, Butte County, PFBC, Sea of Galilee, Matt Shuham, Butte County Public Health Department

Why consider only one side of the lockdown equation?

SACRAMENTO >> As the pigs proclaimed in “Animal Farm,” “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” The oinkers ruled the farm with an iron fist and didn’t want the horses, sheep and other critters to get any improper ideas. George Orwell’s novel, of course, was an indictment of the Soviet government, which ruled in the name of the “people” — but only select people had a say in what went on. The “Animal Farm” reference is useful these days, as a small group of politicians...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, George Orwell, United Kingdom, United Nations, Federal Reserve, Unicef, Los Angeles Times, Legislature, Greenhut

Los Angeles needs a new approach to justice: George Gascón

Outbreaks of coronavirus in jails and prisons are turning lethal for the accused and sheriff’s deputies alike. The situation is another fatality of mass incarceration, a system of injustice that led us to cram thousands of non-violent offenders into cages. For better or worse, this dynamic will define the arc of criminal justice reform. But how did we get here?  For decades police and prosecutors pledging to be “tough on crime” locked up the mentally ill, the addicted and the homeless, somehow e...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Lacey, Newsom, Jackie Lacey

The top 7 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Becoming' to 'Extraction'

This week's most popular movies on Netflix include the Michelle Obama documentary "Becoming." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Becoming," the documentary following former First Lady Michelle Obama's book tour, landed on Netfl...
Tags: Hollywood, Obama, US, Trends, Netflix, House, Michelle Obama, Bangladesh, Las Vegas, Federal Reserve, Times, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Los Angeles Times, John Henry, AV Club

May's positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Happy Friday , Matador readers. A major milestone happened this week: data released by the US Energy Information Administration shows that the United States is on track to produce more energy from renewable sources than from coal in 2020. If the prediction holds, this would mark the first time that’s ever happened. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that coal is on track to produce 19 percent of o...
Tags: Travel, UK, California, Scotland, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Southern California Edison, First Nations, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Yorkshire, Patagonia, Guardian, Times

Morning Docket: 05.15.20

* Attorneys associated with the Trial Lawyers College are currently embroiled in litigation. It would be amazing if this case went to trial... [Bloomberg Law] * An ex-lawyer from Atlanta, who hired a hitman to murder his wife, has died of natural causes in prison. [Daily Mail] * Check out a behind-the-scenes look at a lawyer featured on the new Netflix show Trial by Media. Haven't gotten to that episode yet. [NBC News] * A New York City judge has denied Mary-Kate Olsen's request for an eme...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Atlanta, Netflix, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Ashley, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, COVID, Trial By Media, Trial Lawyer College

Analysis: How much trouble is Sen. Richard Burr actually in?

On Wednesday night, federal agents seized a cell phone belonging to Richard Burr, according to the Los Angeles Times, as part of a broader investigation into stock sales made by the North Carolina Republican senator in the lead-up to the nationwide closures due to the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Stories, Los Angeles Times, Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican

Elon Musk just listed 5 more mansions for sale after pledging to 'own no house.' Take a look at the $100 million real estate portfolio he'll have to offload to make that happen.

Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physical possessions" including his homes in a tweet May 1. Five of Musk's mansions appeared on Zillow as "for sale by owner" Wednesday. The Tesla CEO had already listed two Bel Air mansions on May 3. Musk owns at least seven houses worth a combined $100 million, including six mansions within steps of each other in Bel Air. The billionaire tech mogul has a net worth of $39.3 billion, per Bloomberg's latest estimate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Burr Stepping Down As Intel Chair During Investigation Into Stock Dump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Thursday that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) will be stepping down from his position as Senate Intelligence Committee chair effective Friday, while investigators probe the enormous stock sales he made shortly before COVID-19 shattered the economy. “Senator Burr contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation,” McConnell said in a statemen...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Intel, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Stocks, Abc News, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Los Angeles Times, Justice Department, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell

HBO's top 82 TV shows of all time, ranked from worst to best by critics

With the launch of HBO Max looming, we looked back at HBO's years of stellar programming. We ranked all of HBO's notable shows from worst to best by Metacritic scores, from classics like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" to modern hits like "Watchmen" and "Succession." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HBO has brought us some of the greatest TV shows of all time, like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," throughout its history of original programming, which started in the early '80s. ...
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How much trouble is Sen. Richard Burr actually in?

On Wednesday night, federal agents seized a cell phone belonging to Richard Burr, according to the Los Angeles Times, as part of a broader investigation into stock sales made by the North Carolina Republican senator in the lead-up to the nationwide closures due to the coronavirus.
Tags: Cnn, Los Angeles Times, Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican