She also talks about how her relationship with her opera singer daughter Anna was strained by Roth. "Anna, furious and justifiably hurt, said that I had once again chosen a man over her... I feared Anna was right,” she writes stating that she was forced to send Anna away. … [Read more...] about Who Is Claire Bloom? Philip Roth’s Ex-Wife ‘Blew The Whistle’ On Author
“These things can happen with or without alcohol,” Iwu said. “It’s about treating people with respect and having enough of a process in place so people know and understand exactly what the boundaries are and that they will be held accountable for aberrations of that behavior.” … [Read more...] about Booze fuels business — and bad behavior — at California Capitol
Bloom introduced another soda tax bill earlier this year. The measure would direct funds “to diminish the human and economic costs of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and dental disease in California.” The bill was tabled for interim study for the remainder of the year. … [Read more...] about Latino Caucus May Hold Key to Battle Between Soda Industry, Health Advocates
The legislative analysis of AB 906 states that, according to the author Rep. Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), the definition for PET in the legislation “will help ensure that PET and PETG, which have incompatible processing conditions, are not processed together in the Beverage Container Recycling Program.” Industry was split on the bill, with various recycling groups and the American Beverage Association in support and the Plastics Industry Association in opposition. … [Read more...] about California Defines PET to Exclude PETG; Limits Labeling Under Resin Code 1
“Governor Brown and California’s legislature are again leading the nation by enacting laws that increase protections for women, and workers generally, in the face of systemic abuse and harassment. The bills were part of a package referred to as @TakeTheLead in response to the outpouring of sexual misconduct claims during the past year and aim to prevent workplace harassment and help victims of sexual misconduct seek justice. They increase workplace training, education and prevention activities and strengthen the ability of workers to bring forward claims. While the governor vetoed a number of related bills, signing this package into law is a bold statement about our values to protect and defend the most vulnerable.” … [Read more...] about Meet California’s most prolific lawmakers + Mail ballots on the way!