By Hannah Hagemann | Monterey Herald PUBLISHED: December 25, 2018 at 5:11 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 5:11 am MOSS LANDING – Weathered by age and the sea, rusted railings mark the path to Bay Fresh Seafoods, a one-room shop where fourth-generation Moss Landing fisherman Jerid Rold has just arrived with a writhing haul of hagfish – one of his few remaining profitable catches. Across the street stands the sleek and sophisticated Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute – a world-renowned center for advanced research in ocean science. Moss Landing, population 200, is rapidly switching identities. The historic town is seeing its commercial fishing roots disappear as Moss Landing secures its status as a prized destination for marine research and ecotourism. Real estate players, research institutions, cannabis entrepreneurs and restaurateurs are becoming driving forces of the town — and its economy. And as Moss Landing’s future is reinvented, Rold sees … [Read more...] about The changing face of Moss Landing
The power shift
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff December 22, 2018 Arielle McCain is parked in a stranger’s driveway on Calvin Street in Somerville, her hazard lights flashing bright in the dimming December afternoon. It’s a week before Christmas, and she’s digging through three-dozen Amazon packages in her car, searching her back seat for the one she must deliver to this address. McCain, a 24-year-old single mother of two, is a contract driver for Amazon Flex, delivering packages for the e-commerce giant after she finishes her classes at a nearby technical school. To get today’s job, she started checking the app on her phone at 8:45 a.m. for potential shifts. When one finally appeared, she claimed it before another driver could. She hurried to the warehouse, collected 44 packages, scanned them with her phone, piled them in her red Hyundai … [Read more...] about In a race against the clock — and gas gauge — Amazon driver brings you your packages
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 5:28 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder will consider adding his signature to a controversial plan that would give the GOP-led Legislature greater power to intervene in court cases next year when Democratic Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel takes office. The lame-duck legislation approved by the Legislature in an overnight session Thursday would guarantee the House or Senate could intervene in any case challenging the constitutionality or validity of a state law or any action by the Legislature. Nessel, who will be the first Democratic attorney general in 16 years, is "deeply concerned and troubled by the hasty legislative efforts to push through a proposal that was never properly vetted and appears to be an intentional and partisan effort on the part of some legislators to undermine" her role, said transition spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney. The bill is among a handful of Republican proposals that have … [Read more...] about GOP court case power play heads to Gov. Snyder’s desk
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 10:18 PM EST Dec 18, 2018 Lansing — A Senate Republican power play proposal to shift campaign oversight from Democratic Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson to a new political commission is poised to die in the Michigan House. The House Elections Committee will not take up the controversial legislation when it meets Wednesday morning for the last time of the year, said Rep. Aaron Miller, who chairs the panel. With two days left in the lame-duck session, the proposal is “dead” in committee, Miller, R-Sturgis, said late Tuesday. “No games are going to be played tomorrow. Full disclosure, those bills are not coming up tomorrow.” While it’s possible the GOP-led House could still discharge the legislation from committee for floor action, a caucus source told The Detroit News that is not expected to happen. Instead, the House is unlikely to act on the proposal, which prompted national media coverage as … [Read more...] about Michigan House kills bid to strip power from secretary of state
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?