Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, July 23, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is an extremely powerful man. As the county’s top cop, he oversees the largest sheriff’s department in the world, as well as the largest jail system in the country.His is an agency with a $3-billion budget and roughly 16,000 employees. It’s also an agency that has weathered more than its fair share of dysfunction and internal turmoil, including a jail abuse scandal that ended with criminal convictions for former Sheriff Lee Baca and several of his top deputies.Villanueva, a former lieutenant in the department, was a relative outsider and long-shot candidate when he rode a wave of progressive support to unseat then incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell in a historic upset in November. The victory shocked L.A.'s political establishment. But Villanueva has faced mounting controversies since being sworn … [Read more...] about What exactly is happening with the new L.A. County sheriff?
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Video PUBLISHED: 16:52 04 April 2019 Stuart Watson Paul Lambert left some Ipswich Town supporters concerned about his future with comments amde following last weekend's 2-0 home defeat to Hull. Photo: Steve Waller © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has today cleared up some cryptic comments he made about his future following last weekend’s 2-0 home defeat to Hull City. Here’s what he said at today’s press conference prior to Saturday’s game at Bolton. Paul Lambert waves to the Ipswich Town fans following last weekend's 2-0 home defeat to Hull City. Photo: Steve WallerQ: You’re still going to be here next season aren’t you?A: Yeah, you asked me the question about results (last weekend) and, 100 per cent, results have not been good enough.If (owner) Marcus (Evans) makes the change then I’ll jump in the car and go back up. I don’t worry about it, there’s nothing I can … [Read more...] about ‘The only way I go is if Marcus makes a change’ – Lambert on cryptic comments about his and the club’s future
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 9:01 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — Joe Vavra is very disorganized right now, he says, probably the worst he’s ever been. He is sitting at a long oak table inside the Detroit Tigers’ coaches conference room on Monday afternoon, in front of a laptop, many sheets of paper and his reading glasses. Vavra, the Tigers’ quality control coach, is not known for being disorganized. Quite the opposite. But on this day, two days before the first formal pitchers and catchers workout of spring training, it is crunch time: Plans for the team’s spring training workouts need to be finalized. The first 10 days of spring training serve as a walk-through of sorts, with bullpen sessions, pitchers fielding practice, bunt coverages and pick-off drills dominating the morning workouts. These are seasoned professional baseball players, you think. How much could go into making a week-long schedule of activities … [Read more...] about Why Detroit Tigers spring training in league of its own
Ford Vietnam has recently shipped the 20,000th Ford EcoSport from its factory in the northern province of Hai Duong, marking the significant development of the model that has been leading the SUV segment since its entry to Vietnam four years ago. Since its launch in Vietnam in 2014, Ford EcoSport was welcomed and created a new trend for urban SUV vehicles. Making up more than 20 per cent of Ford Vietnam’s sales, Ford EcoSport has contributed significantly to the growth of this brand, and expanded to the segment of young customers. Particularly in 2018, as many as 4,220 EcoSport vehicles were sold, increased 18 per cent over the same period last year. “We are proud of EcoSport, which has successfully approached a new segment and created a new trend for compact SUV vehicles in Vietnam’s urban areas, while maintaining constant growth. Not only featuring the global brand of Ford, EcoSport is also designed with modern, personalised features, energy saving, flexible … [Read more...] about Record sales driven by localised cars
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?