Call it gramping. That’s when grandparents take the grandkids and leave the parents at home. Here are five activity-filled destinations that make bonding a breeze.Los AngelesPlenty of skip-gen (another word for gramping) spoils are to be discovered close to home. At 73 stories, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is one of the tallest buildings west of Chicago and adjacent to all of the area’s hot spots: the Broad, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Grand Central Market, along with lively concerts and sporting events at Staples Center. Wind down at the hotel’s bustling No Dive Bar on the seventh floor for city views and light bites.Cost, info: Doubles from $265 a night; dtla.intercontinental.com Anaheim (and throughout the U.S. and Canada)Who said water slides are just for kids? At Great Wolf Lodge, the indoor water park, there’s something for every family member. Climb the Treehouse and race the grandkids down the Totem Towers or float together down Crooked … [Read more...] about So long, Mom and Dad; we’re taking the grandkids gramping
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Mom and pop grocery stores are a dying breed in today’s market, disappearing from neighborhoods while supermarket titans take their place. But a tech startup in San Diego has a plan to save them from extinction. And the founder might have the chops to pull it off.Led by a butcher’s son (and backed by a billionaire), tech startup Mercato makes software that helps independent grocers do high-tech things — like offering their customers online ordering and grocery delivery — without having to do the work. The company was founded in 2015 by Bobby Brannigan, a 40-year-old New Yorker who’s had an impressive run as a startup investor and tech entrepreneur. Brannigan just moved his company — and his whole executive team — from the East Coast to San Diego, setting up a new headquarters in Little Italy in October. In a matter of months, the startup has grown to employ 26 people, occupying the ground floor of coworking space Downtown Works. Brannigan has … [Read more...] about Mom and pop grocery stores are dying off in San Diego. Can this tech entrepreneur save them?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson and Travis Andersen Globe Staff March 18, 2019 A California woman appeared in federal court in Boston Monday to face allegations that she and her husband paid more than $600,000 — including $250,000 in Facebook stock — to help their daughters gain admission to UCLA and the University of Southern California with fake sports credentials and test scores.Davina Isackson, 55, and, Bruce Isackson, 61, are among dozens of wealthy parents alleged to have paid William “Rick” Singer huge sums as part of a nationwide scheme to funnel bribes to corrupt coaches and officials at selective colleges.The Isacksons, both of Hillsborough, Calif., are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud. Each faces 20 years in federal prison, if convicted. Advertisement Standing before Judge … [Read more...] about Calif. mom and dad allegedly used Facebook stock holdings to help pay bribe in college admission plot
Adam Graham The Detroit News Published 11:04 AM EST Feb 25, 2019 Shinola received a major shout-out, Olivia Colman delivered the night’s biggest shocker and “Green Book,” a well-made if obvious and old-fashioned film about racial tolerance, was awarded Best Picture during Sunday night’s Academy Awards. It was a deeply diverse telecast that did its best to clean up the mess from the rocky lead-up to the host-less show. The crowning win of "Green Book," however, was far from a progressive choice, and is seen as an example of the Academy, yet again, being the same old Academy. For its part, the Academy was probably just happy to get through the show without a fire breaking out on stage. Months of embarrassing hiccups — from the announcement and cancellation of a "popular film" category to the announcement and cancellation of Kevin Hart as host to the announcement and cancellation of a plan to hand out several awards during … [Read more...] about Oscars in review: Shinola’s mention, Aretha’s snub and awkward triumph of ‘Green Book’
By Amy Dickinson | Tribune Content Agency PUBLISHED: February 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: February 13, 2019 at 10:19 am DEAR AMY: We have a child (just turned 9 years old) who is not a fan of physical contact with people other than his dad and me. My family, a gregarious set of huggers, absolutely does not understand this. My sister and my stepmom are the biggest problem, as they both think that wrestling him into some sort of a half-head hug is completely acceptable, even though he has done an admittedly admirable job of telling them that he would prefer a high five or a fist bump. I’m a hugger, too, but I am at a loss to make them understand that they need to respect his wishes, even though he is still a youngster. Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated. Vicariously Misunderstood in Denver DEAR MISUNDERSTOOD: Although I have never met a 9-year-old boy who actually enjoyed being hugged by anyone other than his parents, your family members don’t seem willing to … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: He hates being hugged, and this is their response