FROM Tim Rutton
Are the Feds After Delgadillo or Not? This week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was under investigation by the FBI. Delgadillo’s office said he had not been contacted and accused somebody of a “political agenda.” City Controller, Laura Chick, who’s been squabbling over an audit of Delgadillo’s office, said agents has spoken to her but she would not say why.
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.