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Los Angeles County to pay out $14 million over unlawful immigration holds
"A $14 million settlement against the L. A county after people were held in jail by the sheriff's Department for several years back more than 18,000. People will get between 250 $25,000 after the Board of Supervisors approved the class action settlement. The people were detained during the years 2010 through 2014. Jenny Pascarella is with the you This is a significant settlement that is long overdue for Many thousands of people who were unlawfully detained by the sheriff's department at Isis request. However, Sheriff Alex being away, Eva told supervisors his department should not be punished for the actions of previous administrations. $40 million settlement is going to be paid out of the sheriff's department funds. However, the actions it rose to that arose. The settlement came from under Karabakh's tenure and sure, county Sheriff's Department agreed to stop holding immigrants for ice in 20. 14 Emily Valdez que next. 10 70 news Radio Santa
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"So many things dominy names you know Yeah you're. Trained to center experience their satisfaction. Own. Exactly. What is your dating life like these days? Now. Question I mean, it's pretty non existent at this point because I've been very, very careful because of covid. and. You know I've talking to a few guys and You know I make sure if if anything if there's a point where we're getting together that there are you know that they're being careful to We it's it's really I. Think it's really tricky An idea really well in person. Like I don't like I just I fail at APPS I. Don't know why. It just doesn't really work for me but if you meet me in person like you know like it's all great and so that's been really really hard because the half. Sort of meet people through the APP now, and they're not great for women first of all And and Yeah and so it's it's something that I'm I'm I'm currently navigating just how do I? Let these people in. To who I really am what I'm all about without having to offer so much. And stop protecting myself. But at the same time, not a allowing myself to do any type of performance of behavior for the sake of like having a conversation with someone you know. It's been it's been tricky. But it's you know a good low impact time to experiment with these kinds of things you know because it's we really mostly can't be together now. So. I don't know. It's yeah. I've gone the other one the APP. One liners. I've been on a few like Zam Gate type of situation and they they were like it was actually I mean the few that I went on we're actually fun. Like, he has neil prepared I had mine and we Kinda AIDS. and. Drank like you know together. So that was cute and then. Called me to do that. That's such a cool idea that so simple it's such a good idea. Really fine and at any jed feel. Like. I. Was on stage at just at the comfort of my own home. And the Nice thing about it here it's like you just end it whenever and you could just be like, okay I'm going to bed you know what I mean like it was kind of like yeah. But it does get tiring in its stance that like. Having screen in front of you. I should reason I get really exhausted really quickly. at with. Zoom..
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"Proud and of myself and my community and really being proud of of. You know not giving up in a way and really Believing in myself because sometimes. You're the only one that that can really take you to the stratosphere or take you to where you want be There was a big day for me. That's huge say. Congratulations you know. It's interesting to hear you talk about this stuff because you know the. The feeling of. Joy and pride in your accomplishment achievement comes immediately as a should because it's it's huge. but it's it's harder for you and I related to you and you said this, it's harder. It's harder for me to engage with feelings of like. Heard or anger or situations in which any stand up for myself because I think as any kind of minority like. If we're offended or if something happens, that's not cool. We're like, did I imagine that it is it right for me in this moment to shut everything down and call it out do I WANNA be a party? Pooper? Is that GonNa make people mad at me like you go through this mental maze, and then like you said, it's like ten minutes later in your car in all things over and it's too late. Does that does that make sense I? There's no question they're just. Absolutely that I think. I. Mean You. You nailed it that feeling of like not wanting to be the party pooper not wanting to be the disruptor you.
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"I finished veep. And bieber actually thought years ago when it first came out but I didn't I didn't keep watching I. Think I've fell off after like juice seasons since I was like I really liked the show why did I? Why did I ever stop watching it? So I stream that whole thing Love jet and What else am I watching That now I'm watching I'm watching ugly betty, just because I wanted something. Fun and lighthearted. Sarah I'm watching that and Vanessa Williams as whole limited later. Oh my gosh she's sleighs in that role. So yeah. So Those are the things that I'm I'm. Currently, watching, well, I finish had squeak and the the now I'm looking for something something to watch. Okay. Shits Creek. Very Positive Queer affirming world veep. I've everybody hates each other and his awful to one another at all times exactly You know we all over the place. I am. So let's talk about the the AMI nominated razor tongue a how did you created wrote directed this series. What was the impetus for it or what was the inspiration? Thou- I wrote at a few years ago during the rising of times up, which is Kinda how I matt cool up and a bunch of other women and I was working on transparent Amazon's transparent at the time and kind of found myself in the world wind of all that chaos when when. Two of my friends. Called Out Jeffrey Tambor. Early doctor at the time, and so this Paula more than two years got maybe three years ago at this point but anyway I kind of was questioning my complacency just throughout my life here in la throughout my career and how I didn't value myself enough. To. Speak up for myself or stand up for myself in certain situations and that kind of made me angry it kind of made me angry that. I. Basically was complicit and participated in Misogyny in discrimination and allowing myself to sort of be the victim in a way. So woke up to that idea I realized that. I, need to stop that I need to stop treating myself. Like I'm less than any to stop devaluing myself and anything or if anyone ever puts me in a situation where made to feel that way, I need to say something about it in a VAT inspired me to write the character bowel play. and. I thought it would be fun and entertaining and very empowering for women to have his character in every situation. Kind of just comedic lake.
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"Lot from myself Joe I think everyone in Kobe has been cooking. Everyone's new thing but. Yeah for the most part writing as much as I can and working out and cooking for myself learning. A Banja. Vegan recipes because I. was kind of lagged Vegetarian Slash Vegan like I was never really Just Kinda like gyping in my toes in you know veganism. But now I feel like with. That I'm learning like I. Actually know what I can I can make for myself just trying to use his time to learn as much as I can if possible I'M A. I'm a little bit of an introvert. So for me, it's it's easy for me to like stay home. It's easy for me to not want to go out and I realize now that. I'm sort of being forced to stay Hamanaka's much. I didn't need to be going out as much as I was an need to be attending as many events than networking and all that jazz as much as I was doing didn't make me any more better as a human being or more talented or more smarter or anything like that necessarily. So I'm realizing. You know. Even moving forward with with or moving forward after covered like I. Hope I take that energy with me that I don't have to do certain things if if I don't feel I get. I such respect for people who are using this time? Well, I had every intention. You know I truly I. I really felt like, okay this is the this is the break. This is the time at home with everything in the world shut down that I've deep down screaming for I'm really going to fill it with great stuff and. No. No Good either yeah. Yeah. Much more productive than I've been when we're not doing this, I will watch. The good wife on my laptop in office by day I'll watch the good fight in the TV room at night. So still out of Lawyer Ladies Fighting. For just. The He has families. No. Jobs chip I hear it's different for people with families because of the home schooling situation whereas night. Yeah. They're not. They're not able to you know greater s team that allows them to do it idea which is basically just whatever I want almost. Yeah. Yeah. It's a lot of my friends with kids who were who are really strident about like we're not like this kid is not going to be a kid who stares at a screen, an IPAD or a phone all day long and I'm like five months ago like here's here's the phone go. Yeah she's go your. Treat yourself. But ever you could do to survive at this point. Exactly. What are you watching? What am I watching Sal I'm. On my Gosh yes. there's a lot of time I finished Shits Creek. Hilarious show. I finished veep. And bieber actually thought years ago when it first came out but I didn't I didn't keep watching I. Think I've fell off.
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"Back with rain Valdez rain. How is it going however your spirits, how are you holding up? And doing good I'm really happy been a busy week some a little tired today, a lot of press, a lot of interviews because of the emmys but I feel great it's really not outside. So trying to do my best to not go outside as much as possible beyond I'm doing great spirits are up and I'm really great all on Judy healthy specifically just had a kogo chats you know. So yeah, healthy and and I'm happy. Thank you for asking. Have you got a note knows her cheek I must ask. Now's there was a little. have. You get to do it or did the nurse have to? Then nurse dead at. I don't know that. I could do that to myself. You can you can. You think. Yeah Oh. Yeah. I've I've had to do it a couple times I didn't think I could do either and is now. Okay Yeah at the forum, they were doing the drive through at the forum and that was the that was the thing the thing your window and you do it all day made you I didn't realize that. Yeah. You and it's a little more gentle I. Think Yeah. I I don't know that I could let someone else do it I. Don't know that I have that level of trust with a stranger. I rather, she had done it than me I, I would say that onto far or like you're up the myself. But then it takes a southbound turn. I thought that it would just poke the brain, but it actually goes sorta down. That was better for me. Al Guys better it's all sounds bad to me. I've only done this. Great. I don't ever want to do it, but you have to understand it I have to do it again tomorrow apparently because I start work on Monday on this new. Job this acting job I have to do it every day apparently so that not looking forward to that, and those are probably GonNa be rapid tests for. That, you know right away before you go to set. Right like the test today I would know tonight and then. Are I would know tomorrow night. So yeah. Now, and then I'll get another on Monday the day I get to such. It's crazy. That's how. That's how it's going to be for bit well, whatever gets us back to work. That's right. I ain't. Yeah. It's great that you've been busy I. Think the less time we have to stare at the wall the better for you know sanity purposes. When you have had downtime during quarantine. What's what's been sort of like a typical day in your life was been the routine. Yeah. That's a great question because I kind of had to make you know have have to Redo my routine based on ed. So I've been working out every day, which is kind of amazing. And just doing homework outs. All these youtube videos. Khloe Chang. She's like this youtube instructor. She's got like millions of followers. So. Me and a friend of mine we've been doing these challenges they're like Twenty Eight Day Challenge Twenty Five Day challenge. So we keep starting up a new challenge and I'm on my feds challenge. So that, and then I started writing again, which is great because I needed to catch up on some writing and iron covid I was busy and Now I've was able to finish my feature film. So I'm excited about that, and now now we're just kind of going in and hitching and Yeah. So that's been my my main thing I've been I've been cooking. A lot from myself Joe I think everyone in Kobe has been cooking. Everyone's new thing but. Yeah for the most part writing as much as.
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"And kisses me on the cheek and said. Maybe, we can do that again without your best friend spilling wine all over you on purpose to get me to come to the basement with you. which led to many more dates about four years dating I would say. we did not stay together unfortunately, but we're really good friends and have been friends for a long time. Now talk at least once or twice a day. So if anything it taught me to take chances and you never know when someone else may be just as interested as you. Thanks guys see him. Well no I tell you. It was Nadi it was nice. It was all things it was everything I needed. I. Love there were there. I mean just the the the choreography isn't. Yes. Yes. just the the. Yeah. As you said, the levels, I did think that he was going to say that the trick to get him a out was Shiism years. Yeah. I know you're headed there when as well but I mean that would that would follow that would follow natural. Yeah. But you know what few years of action and a good friendship that endures isn't that's the dream scenario isn't it? The S. and you know what? If Darryl here's this wants to to give his side of the story we'd love to hear it. Yeah. Homophobia POD AT G MAIL DOT COM lady Di seventy-three gave us a five star review says David Shining moment during these crazy times each week they bring a new guest great stories to life Dave's pop culture references. We've got it made listen I could talk about that. Show all day long Matt with his chain and full on MT m look on Insta-. So glad I found this podcast keep it coming guys lady seventy seventy-three we promise we we sure. Well, WE'RE GONNA. Keep it coming. Within credible guests this week we have rain powders and. Rian Valez just received her first primetime. Emmy nomination for outstanding actress in a short form comedy drama series for her lead role in razor tongue which she created and she crowd funded and she produced. You've also seen her on a Lopez. You've seen on transparent Our ABC's appeared dear friend cool up introduces to her and yes, she dream. So. Enjoy Rain Valdez. Madison New Normal Sure is in more ways than one. But you know what? I mean I. Guess if there's a bright side look on its, then you can kind of be more comfortable at home right that you might say there's a new normal uniform. It's soft it's off net polos. It's joggers its teeth it's sweatpants to work. Sometimes it's it's basics that you need Mac Weldon has you covered with unmatched comfort and fit? I'm more into McQuillan underwear. When are you? Right now, I am wearing some Mac Weldon, no show socks I. Look Forward to each new day because I get to put on Mac Walden sweatpants I absolutely love them the love affair of the century you his. Manse. macworld and Promises Comfort Anna consistent fit with essentials like socks, shirts, hoodies, underwear polo active shorts. From working out, going out, going to work or going on a date back Walden is for everyday life with a wide range of customized fabrics that can keep up with you..
"valdez" Discussed on Homophilia
"Homes, how's IT GOING I? You know I've just never been better truly never been better It's a one time it'd be alive. So. We are recording this on the day of the first presidential debate by the time it drops we will know. Spouse nothing what we will not. Nothing more than we already know yet. Honestly. This is what I'm not going to bring myself to watch the VP debates better. Believe I'll be there. You know live with popcorn this is an A. B. you know. I'm sure hopefully, it will not be To to Kranji. Yeah I. Wish it didn't feel like fucking summer slam or whatever just feels like it's being billed as this lack of red. driller down and it's like these things used to fucking be boring and they're supposed to be boring and I want them to be boring again. Yeah I don't want it to be. The sort of Dada Guy and the sort of fucked up from birth old. Guy. Yeah, and I I'm sort of the opposite I am here for the full like body slam effective it but I don't have too much faith that that's what we're going to get. So wait forthy soundbites after word. What else is going on? You know. Life Life. Life is happening I wanted to mention this on the show I am so dynasty typewriter great comedy, theater where I've done the Friday forty, we were revolved done numerous shows and seen numerous shows obviously cannot be open right now because there's no such thing as indoor entertainment. So they are they're doing a little online university Why ends that? Yeah a few of US are teaching classes. They piloted it over the summer with Brent Forrester who was the showrunner of the Office Space Force, and a whole bunch of us. He did a a pilot riding class that was that went really well. So now they're expanding it a bit and and Brent's coming back our first guest Cameron Esposito is doing a standup class and I'm doing a a class in the personal comedic essay It'll be on Wednesday evenings six PM. California time. But if you're in a different time zone if you can't make it all be. You'll have access to the to the tape into the to the forums and all that kind of thing, and you can ask questions I am super duper excited about it because I'll get to kind of. Talk about what works for me as writer and how to sort of how to quiet the WHO cares chorus in your head that keeps you from writing the the good stuff in creating routine and all of that and it's It's it's been really fun to design so far but I'm also going to have. special guests who are humorous and essayists and whatnot are Eric Thomas former homophobia guest will be among our schaeffer whose whose memoir grand just came out Joel Stein who by the way I have Intel that. He. And his wife and kid are just fully staying home over lockdown and he has gotten jacked like that's his new project over the last few months is just to get middle aged guy super jacked but he can't leave the house. So we'll get to the bottom of that anyway starts on October seventh I believe Wednesday nights six pm all the in phobia, my twitter and instagram and whatnot. That is so exciting. You were doing this where so rene are Rene has. Dangled A, she might be joining the class. It was she mentioned right before we started and I'm dying. So are you going to be giving people live feedback the spot and the class is going to be reading each other's. Yeah. The thing is it'll be partially me talking over some tips and tricks and whatnot part will be Cuban a with other more successful writers There will be like a forum where students can sort of get together and read each other's work. There's Sort of. Like I. Don't WanNa say VIP. But like a next tier up level where I will read and grade and all that kind of thing. But but which I'm going to have to limit because you know you can't. So are you GONNA be choose getting to choose who's VIP and WHO's not? No No. No it's just price level. Got All the details will are on the dynasty website, which again will be on my twitter and instagram and whatnot But yeah, there'll be assignments will be reading some of my favorite things and things I think work best that that other people have written some that I've written whatever will break down what makes things work And so reciting and and fund. So please join wherever in the world you are. So that's that's my plug that is I love that. I want to join but I. Oh. God I got nothing. I run. Oh Yeah. we watched a social dilemma. It's really good. It's depressing. Look I I'm tapped out on on fresh takes on literally anything I am just Yeah the tank as ray was saying this empty but. Luckily. We can lean on our great listeners to yeah. Then then they're macoutes and we have a one this week that is apparently on the longer side we're gonNA. We're GONNA. Hear this out. We're GONNA. Let them have the floor and goes. This for the first time Yup. Let's roll him. Hey guys so. I've been debating whether I should share the story but I think if he's out there listening, he would appreciate it. So this is my meet cute story. So I would say about twelve years ago. My best friend was the manager of one of the gay softball teams in town. and. Due to ailing parents, I wasn't able to really show up and play but I would show up whenever I could to support the team and kind of be the teen cheerleader slash appetizers slash Sindh cards to people when they were her you know I'm just the Team Spirit Guy. And they always partied and we'd always have a great holiday party fourth of July Labor Day all of that and we always had a great Christmas party and the one thing that I always loved about the Christmas party was there was always a man named Darrell that showed up. Darrell was about ten years older than me and. Always seem to hit it off in conversation and I'd never dated anyone that older than me and. was kind of intrigued. and. My best friend says to me. The team says you know. I've never really thought about that but I think I'm going to play matchmaker. So we're having dinner in the kitchen and having appetizers everyone's kind of in their respective little places and we're opening a bottle of wine and my friend Robert. Literally spills wine on my dress shirt. No one saw him do it but it was literally one of those whoops liquid I did oh no. You've got on your shirt which I didn't know he was intentionally doing time. And I freaked out because. It was Christmas time I wanted to look good for all the men and you know maybe thighs loved smashing. and. To my surprise the guy I wanted Darryl says. I can help you out. Let's go downstairs I know a trick to get it out of your shirt. And I said, okay, Great. It never occurred to me anything was going to happen but. Go down to the laundry room and. He says to me. You do realize you're going to have to take the shirt off for me to wash it. And I said, well, you know we're in the south I don't have an undershirt on I would suffocate so. I took my shirt off. And he proceeds to take club soda and some other mixture and clean my shirt. And he drives a little patch off with a hairdryer. Buttons my shirt back on me. Tucks it back into my pants..
Texans Bid Goodbye to the LuAnn Platter: Lubys is Liquidating
"Wondering, I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this. Friday. September eighteenth some sad news from my home state Texas. Luby's is shutting down on the surface. It's another casualty of the pandemic. Now, if you're not a Texan or haven't spent much time here, Luby's cafeteria chain and an institution. It's an understatement to say that for decades it's been beloved at one time. There were more than two hundred. Luby's Cafeterias in eleven states. Now, there are fewer than eighty left all in the lone star state. The restaurant chains shut its doors back in. March the loss of Luby's goes far beyond the financial implications for the business itself significant enough and even beyond the jobs of its workers the liquidation of Luby's marks something of a cultural shift one that began years ago. The birth of Belugas we know today is the subject of many. Texas. Squabbles was founded when Bob Lou be opened a cafeteria in San Antonio in nineteen forty seven as the company's corporate history claims or did it get it start even earlier with cafeterias run by Bob's Ancestor Harry Lubi? In Twenty Nineteen Texas Observer Writer Andrea Valdez felt the question was so vexing that she wrote I leave the Arcane Texas history quibbles to the more about Asli knowledgeable of our readers. Regardless Luby's was one of many postwar restaurant institutions that sprouted up to serve suddenly sprawling suburbs in the late forties and early fifties. Once upon a time, the announcement of a Luby's coming to town conferred to kind of signal that this place is on the rise in meant heaping helpings of chicken, Fried Steak Square Fish Fried of course, creamy macaroni and cheese and Jalapeno corn bread all at modest prices and serve with a bit of Texas style. You want more you got it. How's your mom and him with Y'all be able to come back next. Sunday after church you get the picture. Its old fashioned meals, liver and onions and Jello cubes became both famous and famously addictive. It was comfort food for sure. But in a fast changing ever more complex world that bright red Luby's sign was. A comfort in another way to sort of reassurance that simple things endure friendly servers, sensible prices, and the luanne platter half an entree two sides in a row. When a character named Luanne platter appeared on the TV show King of the hill. It was one of the coolest knowing winks ever broadcast in the lone star state. Some might say. The fact that you didn't have to dress up for a Sunday dinner at Luby's made it even cooler until Luby's wasn't cool anymore. By the nineteen eighty s he to become the cool equivalent of driving a fleetwood Brougham something grandparents did. By the two thousands Luby's was suffering at the hands of fast casual chains serving fresher healthier food like mad, Greens, and chipotle. By last year, it appeared that Luby's could be on the way out in June. The pompous family which owns Luby's which in turn owns fudd truckers thirty store hamburger chain attempted to sell it. The takers however, last week Luby's announced that it is dissolving the chain and fudd rutgers to the pompous family plans. To return the money to investors, it could amount to some one hundred million dollars. For the moment, the website proclaims that they're still open. So. Perhaps, some might want to run in and get one last Luanne platter while you still can nothing lasts forever. Alas, Lassen it's too bad that in the case of Luby's most people are okay with.
New York Police Officers Responding To Domestic Incident In Queens Shot At By Man In Building Wielding Rifle
"NYPD officers in Queens had to dive for cover behind a vehicle. After a man started shooting at them with a rifle happened yesterday afternoon. In college Point, officers were responding to a domestic incident. The guy inside the building opened fire. NYPD chief Carlos Valdez is as uniformed uniformed officers officers Arrived Arrived at at the the location. location. They They were were fired fired upon upon numerous times from the second floor. Inside of the resident's offices, then did a tactical retreat and
Los Angeles - Southern California national forests closed for a week because of fire danger
"In an unusual move today, all National Forest in Southern California are closed because of the fire danger. Angelus San Bernardino, Oh Cleveland Lows Padre Sierra and Sequoia National Forest, all temporarily off limits to visitors. You know, the areas that will be open will be the commuter routes. You can still drive thru the commuter out some of that, such as Angeles Forest Highway, some of the canyon roads, But as far as recreation goes campgrounds, picnic areas trail has that all that's gonna be closed Angeles National Forest Fire Chief Robert Garcia. We're in a high risk, weather forecast and extreme. Same conditions due to the fuel moistures. They've reached their critical stage, so any fire and they're going to move very quickly. The closures will be re evaluated on a day to day basis. Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news radio.
Police Investigate Possible Shot Fired at Los Angeles Trump Caravan
"6 37 still lot of questions this morning morning police police investigating investigating possible possible shots shots fired fired at at a a pro pro trump trump caravan caravan in in the the San San Fernando Fernando Valley. Valley. Hundreds Hundreds of of trucks, trucks, cars cars and and even even military military vehicles staged to Taft High School in Woodland Hills about 11 30 Sunday morning when the LAPD says someone reported a person in a nearby apartment building on Ventura Boulevard, shot out a tire on a car in the direction of the pro Trump Caravan. Police cordon off the area called the SWAT team out for three possible barricaded suspects, but they didn't find anyone inside. Meantime, the caravan made its way down Ventura Boulevard to Studio City. Keep your guns. Keep your freedom. Keep your money. Your hard earned money deserves to be kept by the hardworking people there. Several dozen Trump supporters held a sidewalk rally counter protesters showed up, but the LAPD was on scene and kept the sides apart. Emily Valdez que
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Office Declines to Prosecute Hate Crime
"Women. You are on social media influencers. Even the doll posted a video to her half million instagram followers of her getting the news from an LAPD detective on the phone right now, As of today, all the charges have been dropped, and he is released from custody and he was no longer in jail Video of the Hollywood Boulevard beating and robbery against her and two other women who are trans was live streamed streamed by by onlookers onlookers who who did did nothing nothing to to help help him him even even wrote. wrote. The The DEA DEA rejected rejected the the case case due due to to not not enough enough evidence. evidence. This This isn't isn't even even about about us. us. This This is is about about the the entire entire community, community, not not just trans, then hire LGBT community is about everyone even told her followers. She and the others now fear for their lives. And they're hoping the D A. Will refile charges. Emily Valdez que next. 10 70 news radio. And in a statement, Okay, An exodus office says it has asked for more investigation, and once that is
Hundreds of Charges Filed in Downtown Los Angeles Building Explosion and Fire That Injured Firefighters
"Operators operators of of several several downtown downtown L L A A buildings buildings are are now now facing facing hundreds hundreds of of criminal criminal charges charges for for alleged alleged safety safety safety safety violations. violations. It It led to a massive fire and explosion, which almost killed nearly a dozen firefighters were also now starting to hear the personal accounts of many of the men who lived through that inferno. 11 firefighters from L. A city fire station, nine were seriously burned in May, when they were fighting a fire in a building off Avoid street. An explosion sent fireballs over the ladder trucks as they try to escape that day. Her in. Soriano is one of them. He spoke with cane exit the Grossman burn Centre where he and some of the others were treated. There's fire fire at at our our feet feet and and we're we're trying trying to to obviously obviously get get down down the the ladder ladder we we became became engulfed engulfed myself myself and and the the firefighter firefighter in in front front of of me me ended ended up up getting getting stuck stuck on on the aerials with our axes because we came barreling down, Soriano said. He thought he was going to die pulled free by a couple of the gentleman that got off couple of firefighters that got off previous to us when they realized what happened. Turned around and started trying to help us down. Yeah, From there. It was just chaos. Today. He wears a bandage on his hand and leg, but he's headed back to work soon at Fire Station nine. Emily Valdez que next. 10, 70 news Radio, Los
Firefighters Injured Battling Downtown Los Angeles Blaze Share Stories Of Recovery
"The Grossman burn Centre where he and some of the others were treated. There's fire at our feet and we're trying to obviously get down the ladder we became engulfed myself and the firefighter in front of me ended up getting stuck on the aerials with our axes because we came barreling down, Soriano said. He thought he was going to die pulled free. By a couple of the gentleman that got off couple of firefighters that got off previous to us. When they realized what happened. They turned around and started trying to help us down. Yeah, From there. It was just chaos. Today. He wears a bandage on his hand and leg, but he's headed back to work soon at Fire Station. Nine. Emily Valdez que next. 10 70 news radio more than month
"valdez" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Hello look to the PODCAST I'm MAC game here with my co hosts Sarah, Lamour, Evan ratliff gentleman. Hello back back back at it greetings Max What's going on with the show this week this week on the show I got Andrea Valdez. She is the editor in chief of the nineteenth, which is a brand new two week old news organization. They're covering politics and policy from a lens of Gender Equity and Andrea, who before this was the editor in chief of the Texas Observer, and before that was at wired dot com running that website before that, she was at Texas monthly for ten years is now the. The editor in chief of the nineteenth, which again has been around for two weeks and already has at least one major news event, which is They got the first interview with Comma. Harris, after she was tapped to be Biden's VP, it's really one of the most exciting publication launches in the longtime. There aren't that many publication launches anymore. So it's it's nice that that it's even happening. Well we talked about you know both things one launching something in the middle of the pandemic. Not Easy they recruited basically the entire staff over the course of the Quarantine Andrea was in the office for three weeks a total of three weeks before it shut down. So we talked about like how you actually just launched something in this moment but then also she's been in magazine since two, thousand six, she had this ten year run a Texas monthly and we talked about sort of like, whoa. It's like to come up in magazines in this moment and be launching something right now that's ambitious and mystic and doing that wall. So many people are losing their jobs in the industry seems to be contracting. So there was a lot to talk about with her and I'm so glad we got a chance to if you've got a career like says in which you have worked many places and. Attracted a devoted audience who wants to follow your new endeavors maybe consider an email newsletter it's a way. People can keep track of you for the rest of your life do with mail chimp they make it simple. They're going to be around there reliable and they make the show. Possible. Thanks to Malcolm. And now here's Max with Andrea Valdez. Andrea, thanks for coming on the show for having me I. Feel like. This is a challenging time for you to take like an hour to talk because you just launched a whole crazy thing we did. So yes, we launched the nineteenth news website two weeks ago almost exactly to this moment. We were celebrating virtually and toasting to each other the. Successful. Launch of our website was live to the Internet. It did not crash did not come down. It was very thrilling that we had our own website. A bit nine, hundred dot Org. Two weeks ago and. I imagine they've been just a restful easy casual a couple of weeks absolutely here nothing happened in the last two weeks. What I really want to talk about the nineteenth and I wanna talk about what you and the folks you're working with trying to do there, and also I'm really interested just like logistically in how you launched something in the middle of the pandemic. But before we get there I was hoping we can just kind of walk through your career a little bit. How did you get into magazines in the first place? How'd you get your start? Yeah I mean not to do the let's go all the way back but just to get A. Sense of kind of what took me to publishing as an industry. In the first place, I was an English major at College at the University of Texas here in Austin, which is where I am now and I was an English major and like many English. Majors began to realize about halfway through my college career that you kind of have to choose a path and the path really seemed to be lawyer which was more school. It was be a teacher which was also probably more school or it could be a journalist and so I wasn't. Part of my college paper, the daily Texan, which is a really terrific college paper and I feel like I did kind of miss out on some seminal experienced by not being a part of that. But I did do some work with and off campus magazine. That kind of got me thinking about magazines general, which was something I had always liked I grew up reading magazines I liked magazines. I had a subscription to the New Yorker in college because it felt like the thing that people would do and they were trying to seem like they were smart, which is what I was trying to do and so yeah. That was really kind of my first taste of what publishing was like and I ended up applying to go to North Western University. So I did end up going to have more school and I went there and was part of the magazine track and I really fell in love. With it and actually another graduate of Northwestern University was Evans Smith who was at the time the editor of Texas monthly and so he came actually to the campus to do a sort of just meet and greet and get to know the students and talk to us a little bit about his career and who know how he had come from being a Grad student to be editor in chief of Texas monthly and being someone who is from Texas I really wanted to meet him and he agreed to. Spend about fifty minutes having coffee with me, and he said when you graduate, there's actually going to be a position open..
Companies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
"The number of covert deaths in the United States now tops 164,000. Dr Anthony Fauci says he's cautiously optimistic about several drugs under development that would deliver antibodies to fight the virus. I'm Harkin heartened. Heartened by the experience that we had with Ebola, in which in a randomized controlled trial We had clear cut indication of efficacy with two monoclonal antibodies. Valdez comments come with a Corona virus vaccine still months off. Companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing, the drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away.
Los Angeles Area Pastor Holds Indoor Worship In Defiance Of Court Order, Warns Congregants They May Be Cited Too
"Of Inter County church was not cited today for define a judge's order and holding three large indoor church services. God's feet. Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park was packed. Hugs were plenty face masks were few and social distancing was non existent. Absolutely safe. Incidentally, Incidentally, we've we've had had people people come come as as Faras, Faras, Tennessee Tennessee today today from from Texas Texas has has to to Rob Rob McCoy McCoy was was ordered ordered by by a a court to stop holding indoors services, which he's done since May In defiance of public health orders, McCoy told Kay and exits their constitutional right to worship how they want. They're violating our desire to worship God and really our command. We haven't had one case reported by any congregant of a covert case in our church, not one and we've been open since May. There were some protesters here earlier in the day, but they cleared out by mid afternoon. There was no police within sight in Newbury Park, Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news
LAPD Officer Shot by Apparent Friendly Fire While Responding to Suicidal Man in Hollywood
"Officer recovering today after being shot in the arm, apparently by friendly fire. A police detective tells connects that officers were responding to a report of a suicidal man on Wilton Place in Hollywood Wednesday afternoon when it happened, that man was armed with Paris scissors and in the apartment. There was also Rottweiler. At that point, we're not exactly sure what transpired between the officers and the man that there was an officer involved shooting. Detective Megan Aguilar says the officer was shot through the arm. She was taken to a hospital. The Rottweiler was also injured and taken to a vet. But it's unclear how the dog was hurt. How we're going to find out what exactly transpired is by one, of course, interviewing the officers. And reviewing any body worn video regular says the man was not hurt. He was taken into custody. This is the second time in just a few days. Ah police officer may have been accidentally shot Monday at Culver City officer was shot in the leg by friendly fire incident during a police shooting. The suspect in that case was shot and killed. Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news radio 7
Time running out to prevent oil spill from 'ticking time bomb' tanker in Yemen, UN warns
"The United Nations warning of a looming environmental disaster in the Red Sea. Where stricken oil tankers been abandoned off Yemen's coast since the war began five years ago, the vessel loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil four times as much oil has spilled from the Exxon Valdez off Alaska in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, you, humanitarian affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, said Wednesday. A spill would directly affect one point six million
ICE reverses controversial rule for foreign students
"Backs off a controversial policy that would have kicked most international college. June's out of the country. Controversial policy would have canceled student visas for foreign students if all of their classes were online. This ball USC, all UC schools and many other sued the federal government over the policy. There's no surprise with this administration in terms of attempting to intimidate the immigrant community, attempting to use that community as pawns for the political agenda of the president, attorney Mark Rosenbaum, represents seven international students in Southern California. They also filed a suit They planned to see it through in court. I don't think their first concern is whether or not they're acting Consistent with the rule of law. I think they're acting consistent with the rule of political expediency. L A city attorney Mike Fear called the reversal of the policy of victory for the 20,000 international students who call Ella Home. Emily Valdez
'All Black Lives Matter' March Set For Sunday in West Hollywood, Los Angeles
"A anti a anti racism racism protests protests continue continue all across all across the country the country organizes organizes with this with year's this west year's Hollywood west Hollywood pride pride parade parade are holding are a holding March a this March morning this morning in solidarity in solidarity with black with lives black lives matter matter now this now comes this during comes during pride pride month month traditionally traditionally celebrated celebrated with a large with a large parade parade to commemorate to commemorate the Stonewall the Stonewall riots riots and the LGBTQ and the LGBTQ community community let's go let's live go live to can extend to can extend seventies seventies Emily Emily Valdez Valdez thirty thirty mile mile mark mark all all black black lives lives matter matter end end up up about about seven hundred seven and hundred nineteen and nineteen you're on you're Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard have been have been painted over painted over it China it China letters letters required required Hollywood Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard with all with all black black lives matter lives began matter began a year now a year there now are thousands there are thousands probably probably several thousand several thousand people but people as I but was as I walking was walking in in I thought I thought for for exact exact people people joining joining strikes strikes back they're back going to they're be going a lot to be more a lot people more people joining joining the parade the parade route route it noted it here noted here it's kind it's of half kind price of half price range range how black how black lives matter lives parade matter parade it's not it's a very not a positive very positive experience experience people people are pumped are pumped up and up ready and to walk ready to walk out out Hollywood Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard and then and down then down Sunset Sunset Boulevard Boulevard making making laughter laughter on crescent on crescent heights heights heading in heading in Santa Monica Santa Monica just about just about rarely rarely Beverly Beverly hills hills has has made it illegal made it illegal for gathering for gathering support support and and evolve evolve and I think and it's I think violent it's violent and it's and private it's private residences residences that is that it is no further it no further notice notice quicker quicker that way that it way is it hi is hi right when right they're when right they're right right at right the at the black all black all black lives black matter lives parade matter parade is happening is happening and it's ending and it's up ending right up there right in Santa there in Monica Santa Monica on the edge on the of edge Beverly of Beverly hills hills
'All Black Lives Matter' March Set For Sunday in West Hollywood, Los Angeles
"A anti racism protests continue all across the country organizes with this year's west Hollywood pride parade are holding a March this morning in solidarity with black lives matter now this comes during pride month traditionally celebrated with a large parade to commemorate the Stonewall riots and the LGBTQ community let's go live to can extend seventies Emily Valdez thirty mile mark all black lives matter end up about seven hundred and nineteen you're on Hollywood Boulevard have been painted over it China letters required Hollywood Boulevard with all black lives matter began a year now there are thousands probably several thousand people but as I was walking in I thought for exact people joining strikes back they're going to be a lot more people joining the parade route it noted here it's kind of half price range how black lives matter parade it's not a very positive experience people are pumped up and ready to walk out Hollywood Boulevard and then down Sunset Boulevard making laughter on crescent heights heading in Santa Monica just about rarely Beverly hills has made it illegal for gathering support and evolve and I think it's violent and it's private residences that is it no further notice quicker that way it is hi right when they're right right at the black all black lives matter parade is happening and it's ending up right there in Santa Monica on the edge of Beverly hills
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's president Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote arctic region of Russia in that region twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago here's NPR's leucine Kim the accident took place at a power plant and no real sick an industrial city north of the Arctic Circle almost two thousand miles from Moscow where than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and water the type of criminal scare a local environmentalist says it could take decades for the delicate arctic ecosystem to recover the KFX Israel that I should have been asked of what she told the redox a YouTube channel that auxins could enter the food chain affecting not only aquatic life also the reindeer population for employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations connection will check with them you'll know okay on Thursday a spokeswoman for Russia's investigative committee said on state TV that no real six mayor was being charged with negligence the accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill the one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open seat today to check out is the chief operating officer of Norilsk nickel which owns the fuel tank he blames global warming for thawing permafrost beneath it and dramatic happen with the temperature right and all of your your tax you go get them back on the ground in a call with investors this week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again that we are going to have you come across one entrance so now Norilsk nickel is focused on the clean up it estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars the scene Kim NPR news
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote Arctic. Region of Russia in that region, twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago. Here's NPR's Lucian Kim. The accident took place at a power plant and no risk, an industrial city north of the. Arctic circle almost. Two thousand miles from Moscow, or than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and Water Natalia Karma Nov.. Local environmentalists says it could take decades for the delicate Arctic ecosystem to recover the Snow Shania. She told the Redux Youtube. Channel that toxins could enter the food chain, affecting not only aquatic life, but also the reindeer population. Four employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations Bucci Saddam. Thursday a spokesman for Russia's investigative committee sit on state TV that neural six mayor was being charged with negligence. The accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill. The one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open sea Sergei cheng-kuo is a chief operating officer of neural SC Nickel which owns the fuel tank. He blames global warming Thawing Permafrost Denise it I'm syndrome. Magic Captain Sandwiches Right, and obviously it's actually go back on the ground in a call with investors. This week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again the going through February monitoring. For now. Norilsk Nickel is focused on the cleanup. It estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars Lucian. Kim Npr News Moscow.
Russia detains three as wind complicates Arctic fuel clean-up
"It's being called the Exxon Valdez spill of this generation a burst of storage tanker in the arctic region of Russia has leaked twenty one thousand tons of red dye diesel fuel into waterways and subsoil and the race is on to keep it from running into the ocean it happened on the premises of a subsidiary of nor else nickel owned in part by one of Russia's wealthiest oligarchs who is sad after being publicly criticized by president Vladimir Putin that he will pay the one point five billion dollars it will likely cost to clean up the mess nor nickel claims that the warming temperatures have led to the fall on permafrost which caused the tanker to collapse but environmental groups and even Putin said the company should have better maintained its storage facility three managers of the power station where the accident happened have been detained by Russian investigators over the incident that happened at the end of
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"Early on the morning of June, twenty, fifth, two, thousand, eight ricky sits in her kitchen, reading the papers. Spent fourteen years since an anchorage jury awarded the residence of Prince. William Sound five point three billion dollars in punitive damages, and I still haven't received sent. Nine eleven has come and gone. Cell phones and the Internet have become indispensable tools and everyday life. A lot has changed. But Ricky. Hot still lives in Cordova. Alaska she's retired from fishing to devote herself full time to the nonprofit organization that she founded to help with lingering social and economic impact of the spill. At six Oh seven am her phone rings is reporter Euro throws in from Reuters. Have you heard the news? She asked Ricky the Supreme Court has come in with their decision. Ricky braces herself. They lowered the amount, ricky. To Five, hundred, seven and a half million dollars. Ricky is stunned. That's a tenth of the original ward in the rough equivalent of only four days profit for Exxon. If the fishermen see any of the settlement, it will amount to about nine thousand dollars after legal fees. Less than five hundred dollars per season since the whole affair began. After nineteen years of waiting. The Fishman will receive close to nothing. Outside wind and rain lashes at the windows of her house as a summer storm moves in. As if Prince William Sound, itself is reacting to the news. Twenty one thousand gallons of oil from the Exxon. Valdez remain underneath the beaches of Prince. William, sound, still leaching toxins into the water, the herring never returned. Many, fishermen were forced to sell their boats, permits and homes, a loss and leave cordover for a place where they could still support their families. Those that stayed struggle with divorce and alcoholism. Fishing incomes never return to pre nineteen nine levels in the town of Cordova will never be the same again. But some progress has been made with safety. A sophisticated new tanker piloting system requires that two tugboats captain by expert. Local pilots guide every oil tanker through the sound to prevent another disaster like the Exxon Valdez. But change is slow coming. On April Twentieth Two thousand, Ten, an underwater explosion at P p.. Deepwater Horizon, oil rig starts what will become the largest oil spill in history almost twenty times larger than the Exxon Valdez rowing concerns about the environmental threat from that rig disaster in the Gulf. It's already formed a slick measuring hundreds of square miles, and as the oil moves towards the coast. It's threatening marshes, beaches and wildlife enforce states, Brian Todd is two hundred ten million gallons of oil, spew unchecked from an open well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for eighty seven days, eventually covering sixty eight thousand square miles of ocean. Three weeks after the news hits the Press Ricky looks out the window of Alaska Airlines flight seven Oh nine. Begins its ascent into New Orleans Louisiana. Below, her Gulf of Mexico stretches to the horizon, and in the distance Pale Green water is blotted out by a reddish brown patch of oil, dwarfs the slipped from the Exxon Valdez. Spill is six times larger than Prince. William Sound itself and BP's fighting this fill with technology that hasn't evolved at all since nineteen eighty nine containment boom, skimmer, boats and dispersants. VP's spraying the Gulf with millions of gallons of core exit. The same disbursement ricky fought to keep out of Prince William Sound Twenty one years ago. As Ricky's plane begins its descent into New Orleans. She takes a deep deep breath. Looks like the Exxon Valdez spill was just round one round. Two of her fight begins today. In Nineteen, seventy, eight, the Boston College Eagles are promising young basketball team, but after members of the Mafia approach, some college players, a few of the athletes begin to believe that they can win i. lose him participate in a lucrative gambling. The plot influences the outcome of games and ultimately sponsored criminal investigation. From laundry. This is American scandal. I! Hope you enjoyed this episode if you did I have to other podcasts you, my American history tellers.
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"Ricky strides up to the lectern in a packed hearing room deep in the building. The members of the House Resources Committee stared down at her as she holds up the evidence. She wants to show them today. A blank sheet of paper cliff Davidson. The committee co-chair peers down at her from behind his enormous thick bifocals. What's this doctor off? It's a blank sheet of paper Sir. See the oil lobbyists going to testify. You can't raise penalties for oil spills because it would raise their cost of doing business too much. They're going to tell you that. Their insurance premiums skyrocket. But I'm here to tell you that they are all self insured so that increased cost of doing business would amount to a nickel for this Ricky slams. The paper on the lectern one clean piece of paper to write a new insurance policy. After Ricky's testimony oil lobbyist Ray Gillespie strides into the Chamber to testify next. Raise Square. John Perfectly parted salt and pepper hair. He looks like an all American quarterback. Frankly Ladies and Gentlemen. The oil industry would be crippled by the costs associated with this bill. Sensitive Davidson watches ricky from the podium as she shakes her head in disgust. Who is this woman? He wanders she's really backed into a corner with that testimony elected officials. Alaska aren't supposed to challenge oilman like Alaska hearings like this now. Thanks to Ricky. Davidson has no choice. He leans into his mind is still on Ricky. And why is that Mr Gillespie? What are those crippling costs? Well the oil companies insurance premiums would skyrocketed finds like this or enacted And who ensures you Glaspie Glares at Davidson? We're self-insured sir. I see him after the hearing representative Davidson motions for Ricky to follow him into his office. Dr On don't you ever set me up in public like that again? Your testimony forced me into a public confrontation with Exxon. I need to know which questions asked before you get up there and testify and I need to know the answers. Listen I'll work with you but behind the scenes there are just too many oilmen around here. He peeks out the door of his office into the hallway. It's still packed with oil. Lobbyists leaving the hearing so Do you mind slipping out the window. Always kind of packed right now. Fortunately for Ricky Davidson's gotTa ground-floor office as she slides out the window onto the sidewalk. She realizes she's made new ally and he's shown her away to operate in oil slicked. Juno back rooms phone calls but never in plain sight over the next month ricky becomes familiar with every side entrance back door and fire escape in the capital. She finds other representatives like cliff. Davidson men and women who are willing to hear what she has to say as long as it's in private and they appreciate her policy papers on oil spill preparedness. They are full of facts. Real evidence things that are hard to come by. Juno and her work pays off at the end of the legislative session in Juneau governor. Steve Cooper signed seven new oil spill related bills into law in Washington. Congress is debating a major to impose new regulations on the industry at a federal level. The work that started in Ricky's tiny office and Juneau is getting attention. All over the country on March Twenty Second Nineteen Ninety two days before the one year anniversary of the spill. Joseph Hazelwood stands behind the defense table in an Anchorage Alaska courtroom watching his jury file back into the courtroom to deliver their verdict his lawyer stance next to him. He has a flashy around face and bright wide set eyes. He and his would go way back. They went to maritime college together. He rests his hand on his shoulder. The cavernous courtroom packed and silent except for the jurors footsteps and the occasional cough. It feels like it's taking them forever to sit down. Hazelwood's lawyer has successfully argued that the three felony counts of criminal mischief filed against Hazelwood should be folded into one but the captain still faces five years in prison if the jurors find him guilty five years away from his family. His daughter be in college by the time he got out. And of the three misdemeanors you really only cares about one operating vessel while intoxicated. He knows he wasn't truck that night and he wants to hear the jury foreman say it. The Forman stands and not to the judge. Your honor on the Count of Felony Second Degree criminal mischief. We find the defendant not guilty. Hazelwood closes his eyes and lowers his head but he can hear his lawyer next to him pounding his fist on the table in celebration but his would weights the foreign continues reckless endangerment not guilty negligent discharge of oil guilty fine his win. Thanks a class B misdemeanor. He'll take it but this next one. This next one is the one that can really clear his name. The form and continues on the count of operating a vessel while intoxicated. We find the defendant not guilty as would opens his eyes smiles. He hogs his lawyer than his dad's sitting behind him. The old man has tears in his eyes. Finally his thinks it's over outside the courtroom the press wonders how he feels and for the first time since the Exxon Valdez ran aground. Hazelwood answer their question. I'm relieved he says I've had better years then. He walks way the next day. The Judge Sentences Hazelwood to one thousand hours of community service and a fifty thousand dollar fine. No jail time. Hazlewood return to long island of Freeman with big plans for the future. He wants to be captain again. He wants to get back out on the sea on August. Eighteenth nineteen ninety president. George H W Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office staring at document. It's thousands of pages long stands over a foot high. It's the oil pollution act of nineteen ninety a historic comprehensive piece of legislation. The bill streamlines and strengthens the federal government's ability to prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. Like the Exxon Valdez. It establishes a trust fund cleanups paid for by taxes on oil revenue and it imposes stringent new measures on how oil companies store and transport. Their oil it's a bill that the president never wanted coming into office. He oppose regulating the oil industry. Made it part of his campaign. Platform would be events in one thousand nine hundred nine his mind and not just the eleven million gallons of oil that spilled into Prince William Sound on March twenty fourth three months later on June twenty third tanker called the World Prodigy Spill two hundred ninety thousand gallons off Newport Rhode Island. It's captain was suffering from sleep deprivation and was distracted by paperwork at the time of the accident. One day later a ship named president dump three hundred seven thousand gallons of oil the Delaware River where officials struggle to obtain proper containment equipment following the crash. It was clear that something had to be done at the system has to change. The press is assembled around the president's desk cameras flash as he reaches for his pen as he signs the bill he has no idea that several of its passages are based on policy papers written by fishermen in Cordova Alaska. A woman named Ricky back in Cordova. Ricky is thrilled to read in the morning paper that the bill is becoming law but she doesn't have time to celebrate. She's gearing up for one last climactic battle in the fight over the Exxon Valdez oil spill a legal battle to determine responsibility for the spill once and for all tens of thousands of plaintiffs hundreds of attorneys over five million pages of testimony in Pres and one defended.
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"In our last episode as the worst oil spill in us. History. Continue to spread unchecked. The press finally found someone to take the fall for the disaster Exxon Valdez. Captain Joseph Hazelwood. This is episode three the spin cycle on April fifth nineteen thousand nine thirteen days after the Exxon Valdez ran aground. Joseph Hazelwood steps out of the glass double doors of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Long Island New York. He screens against the bright overcast. Sky And rubs at the fingerprinting ink staining his hands minutes ago. He came out of hiding to turn himself in criminal. Charges related to the spill. Three lawyers lead him across the parking lot towards the District Court House. Where his bail hearing scheduled to begin? Momentary Hazelwood is thousands of miles from Prince. William Sound where? His ship sits wounded inside a twenty five hundred square mile oil spill but he feels like the spill has followed him here up ahead a gauntlet of reporters waits for him at the entrance of the courthouse. They've heard Hazelwood has emerged from hiding. And if there's going to be a PERP walk today they don't want to miss it but Hazelwood's not in handcuffs the three charges. He's facing or only misdemeanors operating a vessel while intoxicated reckless endangerment and negligent discharge of oil relatively minor offenses. All of the week. He's just lived through has made him feel like he's charged with crimes against humanity. Eight days ago on March Twenty Eighth. He flew out of Alaska undetected and returned home to Long Island two days after that. He got a telex message from Exxon informing him. He'd been fired headlines across the country said he was a drunk at the helm of the Valdez and Exxon had let him go. He'd probably never captain a ship again and that was the easy part next. Came anonymous callers. Making death threats people threatening to blow up the tidy yellow yellowcake house. He shares with his wife and daughter reporters digging through his trash stealing his mail. Accosting his kid at her high school asking her for a statement reporters like the ones blocking the courthouse entrance right now as he steps onto the sidewalk he's blinded by camera flashes. Hazelwood tugs at the starched white button up shirt. That's biting in his neck. Looks down at the concrete that grinds and pops on his new leather shoes. He reminds himself that all the outrage and breathless combination is about and when it comes to the. Us Justice System Hazelwood is an idealist. He believes that in a court of law. The truth comes out. There will be no media frenzy inside that courtroom today. Just the facts. His lawyers fought to keep the cameras out of the courtroom. Justice is going to be served. The hearing is really just a formality anyway. Prosecutors have already agreed to set bail and mouth that Hazelwood can afford twenty five thousand dollars but soon as Hazelwood entered the courtroom. He realizes something's gone wrong. Tv CAMERAS ARE EVERYWHERE. Audio Equipment State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth K role as overruled. Hazelwood's attorney and opened the courtroom to the media. Judge Role is an avid environmentalist. Whose Chambers are decorated with duck hunting. Decoys he's going to make an example of Captain Hazelwood today. They want the press to be there to witness it. How does the defendant plead not guilty your own prosecutor? Go ahead with your recommendation. The county ask that bail be set at twenty five thousand dollars a year on judge role sits back and his giant Black Leather Chair. Shaking his head. He looks down on his. I'm appalled at the enormity of the damage that has been inflicted. These are misdemeanors of such magnitude. That has never been able at least in this country. This is a level of destruction. We've not seen since hero. Shema Hazelwood is a smart man. He knows what's coming. He's the fall guy he's going to jail. The judge points at Hazelwood. The stamp of this destruction will be on his mind for as long as he breathes. I'm setting bail at one million dollars. The judge knows a ship captain. Hazelwood doesn't make that kind of money even borrowing from friends and family. He could never come without amount. Even the District Attorney Shocked. Your honor we. We can't take out our wrath on one individual it's over-simplification to settle. One in which Hazelwood is handcuffed and led to a police cruiser waiting to take him to the Suffolk County. Jail in riverhead New York. Where he'll spend the night in a holding cell with fifty other men? Many of them accused of murder and armed robbery his perp. Walk Appears on TV newspaper front pages across the country and stories will describe him as the architect of an American tragedy. A as destructive as an atomic bomb killed tens of thousands of people justice served two days later on April seventh nineteen eighty-nine fishermen ricky ought steers her. Both the Ambrose's out of Cordova Harbor. It's been two weeks since the accident and oil has now spread one hundred fifty miles down the Alaskan coastline and in that time. Exxon has accomplished two things. They've gotten all of their oil off the damage. Exxon Valdez tender. And they've managed to save the tanker itself the Valdez. Now sits hidden from view in a secluded cove undergoing repairs thirty five miles from the site of the wreck but ricky in the Cordova fisherman want to know what Exxon is doing about the oil that continues to blacken the sound they know that. Exxon still has skimmer boats out on the Water. But so far they've only collected five hundred thousand gallons of oil less than five percent of the eleven million gallons. That's built now. The fishermen hearing Exxon has begun testing a new clean up technique on the beaches of naked island. And they've sent ricky out to investigate as soon as her boat. Rounds the tip of Hawkins Island and motors into the sound proper. She stunned by what she finds sound. She's never heard before in all her years of fishing. These waters silence no water splashing no whales breaching. No seals barking. Not even a single.
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"One thousand nine hundred five four years before the grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound Captain Jonathan Hazelwood stance in the wheelhouse of the Exxon tanker Chester. His ship is carrying twenty seven thousand tonnes of asphalt from New York to South Carolina and. Easy run one. He's made many times before but today as he looks toward the southern horizon he sees dark skies ahead storm moving in fast and a big one within minutes thirty foot. Waves sweep across the deck a screaming sheer of wind. Rips the antenna off the tankers wheelhouse killing radar and the ship's radio in one fell swoop. Then the entire ship goes dark electrical systems. Dead Hazelwood's cut off from the outside world. Stand at the helm of a forty five thousand ton steel coffin tossing and heaving and the storm crew members panic. Pull on life vests and prepared to jump overboard. The first mate burst into the WHEELHOUSE. All systems are down captain. We need to get everybody off this ship now abandoned ship. We're not going anywhere captain. Hazelwood KNOWS JUMPING INTO. These waters is suicide. Their only chance of survival is to save the ship. Hazelwood's been out on the sea. Since he was a kid he's always had a knack for knowing what to do in tough situations on the water as a team. He wants got caught in a storm. Just like this one on board a sixty five foot schooner on long island sound while the other kids on deck started vomiting and crying. His would calmly climbed the ships. Fifty foot tall mast to haul in the main sail alone in gale force. Winds Hazelwood's been here before so now onboard the Exxon tanker Chester with the lives of his crew on the line. Hazelwood stays calm again. He rigs up a makeshift radio. Antenna then guides his wounded tanker through the storm. Back to New York for repairs. It's a feat. That will make him a legend among men and women who crew acts on ships and it will make his bosses at. Exxon furious as soon as he reaches port. He's called into the corporate office. Where an executive immediately lays into. Why'd you turn back? You're supposed to be making a delivery in South Carolina today with all due respect sir. You're lucky you didn't lose a ship. Entirely not to mention the cargo and the crew executives is narrow. Losing the cargo is not an option your pay to deliver the product on time. No matter what all his life. Hazelwood wanted adventure. You wanted to be out at sea going places and calling all the shots along the way. Exxon gave him the chance to do that when they made him. The youngest captain in their fleet in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. But as soon as he put his captain's uniform on for them he felt hemmed-in in micromanaged by a bottom line by bureaucracy by men and women like this exact people who sit behind desks all day and have no idea what it's like to face a freak storm that forces a choice between profit and survival but Hazelwood's got a wife and a daughter little house on Long Island. He'd like to hang onto so he sucked it. Up keeps running asphalt and oil on time and in order he dots his eyes and crosses his teeth and he yes sirs the folks up at the corporate office and he drinks heavily for Hazelwood. Alcohol is the only way to ease the tension between the job. He always wanted the one he's got. Alcohol makes it possible to Kerryon until the Dark Alaskan night of March twenty third nineteen eighty nine American scandal sponsored by Madison Reed? You know that song that goes. I see your true colors shining through well looking at your hair. That song might be taking on a new meaning. But don't panic if you need to get your roots in order or make that big or subtle change. You've been planning. You don't need to go to a fancy salon. You don't need to fret about messing it up at home and you don't need to worry about harsh chemicals or odors because Madison Reed is reinventing home. Hair-color its hair color. You can feel good about infused with Argon. Oil Carrington and Ginseng not ammonia parabens or goods. And it's delivered right to your door. Take their online colored quiz or chat with color specialist to find your new rich multifaceted shimmering shade crafted in Italy easy to use anytime get ammonia free multidimensional hair-color delivered to your starting at just twenty two dollars at Madison Dash Reed Dot Com use. Promo Code A S and you'll get ten percent off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Visit Madison Dash Reed Dot Com. Promo code a s now to find your perfect shade. That's Madison Dash Reed Dot COM.
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"Not a trace on Tuesday. Night and Alaskan Air Flight Leaves Valdez for Anchorage inside the cabins. It's a tall balding man with around Clean Shaven face and bloodshot eyes. He looks tired and a bit unsteady as he drops into a seat. Sirkin give you something to drink double scotch. Please need the okay sir. I'm fine just a double scotch place. The flight attendant hesitates. This guy seems to have had enough already and he looks familiar. Bald head. Piercing is around baby face clean shaven. Maybe not man hunters has shoulders holds up his collar and turns toward the window as the flight attendant moves on. He rubs his smooth cheeks. His face feels strange without his beard but he had to lose. It gave them away a new look for a new role captain. Joseph Hazelwood fugitive on April fourth. One thousand nine hundred nine one week after Don Cornet promised fishermen of Cordova compensation for any spill related hardships. Riyadh is even thought as she shoulders her way through a mass of people on Cordova Sidewalk after that meeting when Don Cornet promised compensation for spill related losses feels like the town changed overnight. It used to be that you knew everyone who saw around town and you knew what they were fishing and what their boat was called now. There are new faces everywhere new boats in the harbour. The hotels are completely full. While Joseph Hazelwood's disappearance is still front page news. The citizens of Cordova have more media concerns like filing a claim and getting some of that. Money Don Cornet promised as ricky ducks into a cafe. She sees to perfectly polished patent leather shoes blocking her way above those pair pristine white spats that are impossibly clean given all the springtime mud. Everyone's trudging through town. Expensive suit carnation in the lapel. This guy's not from Cordova. She thinks ricky recognizes him from television. He's Melvin Belli Celebrity Attorney extraordinaire. The press call him the king of Torts he's represented the Rolling Stones Mohammed Ali and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker he's not choosy about his clients as long as there's money involved and now the money's led him here to Cordova. Melvin looking for clients. Were willing to sue. He's going after some of Exxon's billions. He holds out a business card smiles at Ricky. She nods politely keeping her hands in their pockets and pushes past into the cafe. Word has gotten out. There's money to be made on Prince William Sound and just like the gold and silver rushes of the past prospectors are flooding into Alaska from all over the world looking to stake their claim lawyers insurance adjusters politicians journalists and the unemployed thousands of people just looking for a steady wage working clean up. This isn't just an oil spill anymore. Now money spill in Cordova.
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"March Twenty Sixth Nineteen Thousand Nine Easter Sunday. Three days since the Exxon Valdez struck a reef and Prince William Sound Alaska. There are now eleven million gallons of oil in the water from the wounded tanker spill still isn't contained after seventy two hours on the surface of the sea. The oil has begun to conceal into a black scaly crust covering one hundred square miles twenty miles down current from the ship. A helicopter hovers averse small cluster of islands already surrounded by oil inside sits. Jack Lamb the president of the Cordova. Fisherman's union his fingers drum nervously against his prosthetic leg. Next Jack is fellow. Fishermen Rick Steiner. His lanky six foot four frame folded into the small seat. They're on a mission. Scattered reports from fishermen around the sound described the bodies of dead birds otters and deer in the water. Jack and Rick WanNa see for themselves. The two men asked fellow fishermen. Ricky ought to join them this morning but she declined saying she didn't have the stomach for open. Casket funerals their helicopter touches down on applegate rock a tiny island in the sound barren mound of stones mates move by thousands of years of ice wind and tides now though smooth rocks are slipped black with oil. It's usually a quiet place. But today a wall animal cries hits the fishermen step out of the CIA birds plunder violently squawking trying to free their wings from the blobs crude. Keep them from flying away. Handful of honors call from the water mournful wail that sounds like the cries newborn babies. They are all covered in oil. A few have gouged out their own is to escape. The burn of the fumes one has chewed off. Its paw trying to read it if oil now they thrashed violently sinking below the surface and fighting their way. Back up again. The oil coating on their bodies has robbed them of their buoyancy. Doyle has also destroyed the natural insulation in there for which means the honors. Don't drown I or going to freeze to death. Many within hours as men disembarked from the helicopter recap the shout to make himself heard the damn offers turns. Looks like snapper floating belly up over there. Jack Scans the scene trying to keep his emotions in check. There's a Bald Eagle in the water over that way just beyond that long rock risk into distance. Jack that's not Iraq. That's that's an order. Stock for men pushed their way through the black shells shoving aside the bodies of dead fish belly up to the animal he sits just off. Shore it slicked black with oil struggling to breathe. Jack's Jaw tightens think we can help him. We have to try to do something. They Wade out into the black surf. Waist deep in the freezing water and trifle audrey unbiased body terrified the wrestles free of them. Swimming out deeper into the oily water where bombs up and down fighting for breath then it slowly slides below the black surface and disappears. Rick Turns Away From Jack and begins walking back to the shore keeps us back to his friend his hand over his eyes. Then in the middle of blackened post apocalyptic seascape to veteran fisherman. It's tough as they come break down in tears on the helicopter ride back to Valdez. Men Don't talk about what they've just seen. They sit quiet and stunned in the distance. The Exxon Valdez is a tiny rust colored smack in the middle of a sea of black. Jack knows that every time that using black stain touches land there'll be another seen just like the one he saw but Exxon is claiming that no major wildlife destruction has been caused by the spill the press prince what. Exxon tells them because at the twice daily press conferences in Valdez. It's Exxon at hold the microphone. 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"We're back on the deck of the Valdez. Floodlights are bursting to live one by one. They're cool blue hue pushing back against the Dark Alaska night. Captain Joseph Hazelwood looks down over his ship. The jewel of the Exxon fleet his mouth agape Marlboro Dangling from his lips oil spews in geysers from ruptured tanks standing seven stories high and roars to the surface around the disemboweled shift. The air is already thick with Blue Vapor. An ice hearing cinching fumes with every minute the tragedy gets worse. But there's nothing hayes would in his crew can do except watch and wait for help to arrive at three. Oh One. Am almost three hours later. The First Coast Guard vessel approaches the Valdez standing at its prow is chief warrant officer marked. Losure delage's is a coastguard marine investigator with a rough hewn face and piercing eyes as his ship. Nears the Exxon Valdez? He notices something strange. He no longer hears the sound waves lapping against the side of his boat. The water has gone eerily silent and in its place is the creepy quiet slither of oil bubbling up. All around him by this point over. Four million gallons of oil have dumped into the pristine emerald water of the sound. Delos your boards Valdez and goes in search of Captain Hazelwood. He finds him standing alone on the bridge. Puffing on another Marlboro Joseph. Hazelwood is surrounded by millions of gallons of highly combustible oil. And he smoking a cigarette. The losure suggests the Captain Might WanNa put it out silently. Hazelwood obeys in strange the captain's covering his mouth like he's trying to hide something. The loser looks him over. Nassim what the problem is. His award meets Delos Gays. You're looking at it. Joseph Hazelwood is being facetious. He doesn't suffer fools gladly to him. The problem is obvious the Valdez has run aground. But what to lose your. Here's Hazel would say as I captain Hazelwood and the problem even through the searing fumes of the oil. Dha losure smell booze on Hazelwood's breath a lot of it back on deck delos our radios back to headquarters to get the state police out to the Valdez. He wants everyone on the ship tested for Drugs and alcohol. This is serious trouble. Disclosure looks out into the night passed the crew member scurrying and their survival gear under the floodlights past the bubbling slick of oil. That now stretches three hundred yards past the ship one. He's looking at his nothing. It's a peaceful quiet night on the sound. That Bothers Marta. Losure it's been three hours now. Shouldn't more help you on the way spill response teams emergency containment equipment. He Scans the Horizon Towards Valdez. Arm The narrow channel that leads back to Port Valdez. Oil Pipeline Terminal and nothing is on the water. No vessels on route just the Emerald streaks of the northern lights in the sky and the Chew Gash Mountains Rising Black silent from the waters. Prince William Sound then delays. 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Find your perfect shade at Madison dash re dot com. American scandal. Listeners can get ten percent off plus free shipping on their first color kit with code AS. That's Madison dash re dot com. Promo code a s. That was my conversation with university of Alaska marine conservation. Professor Rick Steiner, he helped coordinate the response efforts to the Exxon Valdez spill in nineteen nine. My next guest. Is Antonio you hus-, she's an oil analyst journalist, author her most recent book is black tied the devastating impact of the Gulf oil. Spill Antonio spoke to me from studio cake, Yui D, And San Francisco Antonio, you Haass, welcome to our show. Thank you so much for having me. It was thirty years ago this year that the Exxon Valdez spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound, the most recent in public memory spill of that magnitude was Deepwater Horizon. They are similar obviously in some ways that petroleum hit water. But they are different was a tanker spill and was an oil rig explosion. But I was wondering as you've covered both do you think of them as related? Yeah. Deeply related in in many ways. I think what is similar about these oil spills. I actually wrote a sentence in my book tyranny of oil about the Exxon Valdez disaster. And I said that one of the reasons was Exxon's failure to adequately prepare for a spill that was not only likely but probable, I could've written the identical sentence about BP in two thousand ten what makes these disasters show similar is that they were not only predictable. They were predicted the companies were warned for years preceding them that the risks that were involved the dangers what could lead to the disasters. And then what was necessary to adequately address the failures in the cleanup and the spills after they happened. And in both cases, neither company I'm heeded those warnings nor did any of. Their fellow companies and predicted disaster happened, and that is a tragic outcome, particularly because so many lessons were learned in the wake of Valdez that should have warned regulators that they needed to keep a much tighter tighter wrap on oil companies operating in our waters, be tankers or drilling for oil and exploration or production than was the case. And that is one of the reasons why the BP disaster happened in in both cases, the companies were cutting corners, cutting costs, basically playing a very very risky game with our environment with the safety of workers, and the safety of people who live around those areas and fish from those waters and all those. People and those environments lost out because of a risky game that the company's played I'm trying to put on my Exxon or BP hat for a moment. It is obviously a risky game. These spills are not only economic and environmental disasters, but their PR nightmares. Of course. And they're going to get revisited every five ten twenty five thirty years. What is it that makes a company as large and capable as these penny wise and pound foolish. Why cut corners? Yeah. I mean that was almost literally the judgment of Barbie. A who ruled in the case against BP where he found the company grossly negligent and said that they were putting profits at saving time and saving money over people and the environment. And that is exactly the same words. Also could have been could have been said in the case against Exxon. The reason why they do it is because the cost don't outweigh the benefits. So. So they in the case of Exon Exon was incredibly successful at shielding itself from economic harm as a result of the Valdez disaster there their total costs from their federal government settlement as well as their cleanup costs was just three point four billion dollars and a class action lawsuit. That was brought against the company by the people of Alaska fisherfolk who were impacted and originally they were awarded a five billion dollars in punitive damages which was the equivalent of one year's profit for Exxon at that at that time. Exxon argued the case for nineteen years, and they brought that court judgment against him down to five hundred million from five billion and twenty years later. So they ended up paying very little for what were the costs that continue to stay. So fishing is still impacted in Valdez to this day Auriol still seeps up on beaches to this day, and many people are still sick or have died from the impacts of pollution. So for them. There wasn't a significant cost. But there was a number of lessons that were learned as a result of the Valdez disaster that affected policies. So this was a very public disaster. As you say there were, you know, these incredibly stirring, photographs, and it may have been the first really well photographed oil spill in in world history. And I think that was very moving for the public, and it did lead to significant policy change, the most important policy changed than impacted the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster was passage in nineteen. Ninety under the first President Bush of the Oil Pollution Act, and that was an attempt to to learn a lot of the lessons of the failures that happen with the Valdez, and that put the federal government in a in a much more oversight role in driving role than it had been in after the oil spill with Valdez where everything was really just left up to Exxon, and there was very little oversight by the federal government. The Oil Pollution Act really changed the law to make it. So that BP was forced to almost essentially put everything back the way it was before the disaster. Or if it couldn't pay for what was lost. They had to pay a significant fines under the clean water act. They had to alert the public. They had to pay communities that were impacted at the time for losses. They were suffering at the time. And there was just a whole host of requirements placed on them that were not there at the time avow dis and that were there because. Of legislation
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"Eat is the end of August and Latino USA producer Maggie freeling an IRA, no Desa in the heart of west Texas. Jacket with the democratic candidate for governor of Texas. Her name is sheriff Lupe Valdez, and we're following her on the campaign trail right now. We're with her at a Mexican restaurant, and she's trying to dish out enchiladas. She loves trying to run away. It's two months until election day. And today sheriff. Phil Dez is helping church feed the homeless openness. Of course. Let's get you a neighboring. Sure fell. Dez is a short little lady wants the enchiladas are pleaded up to try carry the big tray of food as her campaign staff looks on nervously. Water was a spilt. Really redness slipped red. There. We demand that you hear repeatedly trying to wrangle the sheriff is one of her campaign staffers. His name is about east of aspirin, Bekcer, share and wrangling. The sheriff is something fun and other staffers have gotten used to because well, she's a pretty independent woman to say the least right being part of the Lupe Valdez for governor team is like being part of a small, loving family, trying to do what's best for their stubborn grandma. She just turned seventy one by the way. Can I finish my salad. But even though she might seem quirky or carefree loophole days is also highly accomplished and focused. Right now, she's on a mission to flip the Texas governor seat blue for the first time in nearly thirty years. And if she does, she'll be the first openly gay and let the governor of the state of Texas that is if she can get Latino voters to turn out for her. And that's the hard part. From NPR and throw media. Each Latino USA Medina pasta today can a gay, let the democrat sheriff appeal to voters across all of Texas..