Donald Trump is in California Tuesday. Even though he considers it enemy territory, he’ll be raising money at a Republican Party fundraiser in Beverly Park. It costs between $35,000 and $250,000 to get in. Who might be willing to fork over the money to see Trump tonight?
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Gina Haspel is Trump’s new nominee for director of the CIA. If confirmed, she’ll become the first woman in that position. Mike Pompeo is leaving the helm of the CIA to become Secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson. Haspel was a covert agent who ran a secret prison in Thailand, where detainees were interrogated and tortured.
Former Army infantryman Albert Wong killed three caregivers at a veterans home in Yountville, CA on Friday. He was treated there for PTSD, and was kicked out two weeks before returning with a rifle. He was reportedly kicked out of the residential program after threatening someone there. Wong’s brother told reporters that he wanted to get back at staff.
Paul Reickoff, Founder and Executive Director, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Matt Young enlisted in the Marines in the mid 2000s, and was deployed to Iraq three times before he turned age 24. He describes a war characterized by crippling boredom and few opportunities for heroism The war left him ashamed of the person he’d become. He explores this in his new memoir “Eat the Apple.”
Matt Young in the Marine Corps. Photos courtesy of Young.
Matt Young today. Photo by Tara Monterosso.
Matt Young, former marine and author of the book “Eat the Apple”
There are plans for new bike paths, green spaces, and pedestrian bridges to connect dozens of the neighborhoods around LA. Accommodating more people on bikes and foot means there will be new restaurants and coffee shops.
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