FROM Russell Goldsmith
The Los Angeles Economy and Jobs Committee Releases its Report Los Angeles has lost 30,000 jobs in the past decade and 106,000 in manufacturing alone during the past 17 years. Those are among the findings of a 26-person committee put together last year by Mayor Villaraigosa . It’s a diverse group, including the President of USC , the Director of the Hammer Museum and the leader of the County Federation of Labor . Today, the committee released its 130-page report on revitalizing the local economy.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.