FROM Zach Seward
Netflix's New, Generous Parental Leave Policy Netflix has a new parental leave policy that’s generous even by cushy Silicon Valley standards. New moms and dads at the streaming video service now get up to a year of unlimited, paid time off. Most American workers get only three months of unpaid family leave. Is the company leading the way to better work-life balance? Or can unlimited time off backfire?
Internet TV Is Coming Soon, but Is Everyone Ready? Despite development of new technology, television broadcasters fought long and hard against the introduction of cable. Now, there's competition to deliver TV service directly using the Internet. Will cable companies be fighting back? Sony, Verizon, Apple and Amazon are all working on TV services that would take advantage of the Internet. One might actually launch this year. That's according to Zach Seward, senior editor of the online news service Quartz .
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.