OAKLAND, California — It’s after noon on a recent Wednesday, and the kitchen and patio at ThredUp’s Oakland headquarters are packed. Employees are eating lunch and chatting around a long table in the kitchen. Smaller groups are clustered outside and enjoying a sunny spring day after weeks of rain. But by 1:40 p.m., the communal gathering areas are silent. People are quietly typing back at their desks, walking briskly to meetings or holed up in conference rooms on video calls. As Nickelback’s “Far Away” plays to a virtually empty kitchen, a few people pop in for free snacks, but they grab what they need and go. No chitchat. No lounging around. Efficiency and time management are key when you’re on a four-day work schedule, as the more than 250 corporate employees at ThredUp are. The online secondhand reseller is one of a small but growing number of companies that have bucked the traditional five-day week in favor of what advocates and participants say is greater work-life … [Read more...] about Bay Area employees share what their 4-day workweek is really like
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Ballona Wetlands: When the Winners are Really the Losers
8 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Politics & Government In a 67-page decision, the court found the Restoration Project Environmental Impact Report requires only two technical corrections. David W. Kay , Community Contributor Posted | Updated Replies Artist’s rendering of a restored Ballona Wetlands south of Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey. Tidal saltmarsh surrounds the historic railroad grade in the southwestern Ballona Wetlands The Ballona Freshwater Marsh, a freshwater treatment wetlands built by the Playa Vista developer. This opinion article was written solely by the author without any AI assistance. Opinion The 1960 film “ Inherit the Wind ” dramatized the historical 1925 trial of Tennessee teacher John Scopes , accused of breaking state law by teaching evolution theory in his science … [Read more...] about Ballona Wetlands: When the Winners are Really the Losers
Bears considering other locations for new stadium despite already paying $197.2 million for land
close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for June 2 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Chicago Bears said Friday they are thinking about abandoning their current plan to build a new stadium in nearby Arlington Heights and are considering looking at other locations. This comes despite the team already buying the Arlington Heights land for $197.2 million . The Bears are citing a property assessment they said is too high, so the area is "no longer our singular focus." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM A view of the newly renovated Soldier Field, the home of the NFL's Chicago Bears. (JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images) "It is our responsibility to listen to other municipalities in Chicagoland about potential locations that can deliver on this transformational opportunity for our fans, our club and the State of Illinois," the team … [Read more...] about Bears considering other locations for new stadium despite already paying $197.2 million for land
Prince Harry Can’t Have U.K. Police Protection, Even If He Pays
Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images On Tuesday, Prince Harry lost his bid to legally challenge the British government’s decision to bar him from having police protection while visiting the U.K., even if he covers the costs himself. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relinquished their roles as working members of the royal family and moved to California in 2020, the Royal and VIP Executive Committee decided the couple would stop receiving the police protection regularly afforded to senior royals. (The group is made up of officials from the British government, London’s Metropolitan Police Service, and the royal household.) The high court rejected Harry’s request for a judicial review of the Home Office’s decision to reject his application to pay for police protection when he’s in Britain, the New York Times reports . The couple pays for private protection when they are in the U.S. or traveling, but their security guards can’t carry guns in Britain and do not … [Read more...] about Prince Harry Can’t Have U.K. Police Protection, Even If He Pays
‘Law Enforcement For Hire?’ Mike Bloomberg Is Paying For ‘Legal Fellows’ To Help Democratic State Attorneys Resist Trump
At least nine state attorneys general offices are looking to hire privately funded lawyers to work on environmental litigation through a foundation founded by a prominent Democratic donor and potential 2020 presidential candidate. That foundation is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nonprofit, Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a $6 million campaign to embed experienced attorneys in states attorneys offices across the country to push back against Trump administration efforts to roll back environmental regulations. So far, only Democratic attorneys general have hired Bloomberg-funded legal fellows. Critics labeled the Bloomberg-backed project as “law enforcement for hire” that brings up numerous legal and ethical concerns about a private foundation with public policy goals funding state officials. “What you’re talking about is law enforcement for hire,” Andrew Grossman, an attorney at Baker Hostetler, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. … [Read more...] about ‘Law Enforcement For Hire?’ Mike Bloomberg Is Paying For ‘Legal Fellows’ To Help Democratic State Attorneys Resist Trump
Do We Have to Pay for Our Children’s ‘Platonic Partners’ on Family Vacations?
When my husband and I married, years ago, we created a blended family of children from our prior marriages. Together, we decided that travel was important to us, and we prioritized it: We stayed in our small house and drove used cars to pay for annual family trips. Now, the children are grown, but we want to continue taking them on vacations. So far, we have included our son’s longtime partner. Our other two children are single, but we have a dilemma with our daughter’s best friend and roommate. Our daughter asked if she could bring her on a recent theater outing. We weren’t enthusiastic about spending $150 on a seventh ticket, but her friend had to work, so it became a nonissue. But what if this comes up on our next family vacation to Ireland? Do we have to pay for her? Are platonic partners on the same level as romantic ones? MOM I admire the care that you and your husband took to prioritize family experiences over possessions. I bet it wasn’t easy; kids have a way of clamoring … [Read more...] about Do We Have to Pay for Our Children’s ‘Platonic Partners’ on Family Vacations?