FROM John Manly
New Lawsuit Alleges Torrance School District Failed to Protect Students from Sexual Predator “It’s a page right out of the Catholic Bishop playbook” is how attorney John Manly describes the behavior of the Torrance County School District. His law firm is representing 18 students who have filed a lawsuit against the district claiming the district failed to protect them from wrestling coach Thomas Snider. The 47 year old coach turned himself into police today and is now charged with 33 felony counts of a lewd acts upon a child.
The LA Archdiocese and Pedophile Priests The court-ordered release of hours of videotaped depositions has brought new attention to pedophilia by priests in LA's Catholic Archdiocese . Cardinal Roger Mahony was asked why he never informed police about Michael Baker, a former priest who's now serving a ten-year sentence for child molestation. After Baker told Mahony he was an abuser, Mahony sent him to counseling and then reassigned him to parishes where he committed further crimes. Although the Archdiocese declined to participate in today's discussion, it did offer these remarks: Statement of Tod Tamberg , spokesman for the Los Angeles Archdiocese Statement of Cardinal Roger Mahony
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?