April 3, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County jail system is, in a way, two systems. There's the one Sheriff Lee Baca says he yearns for, a place where you do your time but also get help, a place enriched with educational and mental health programs. And there's the one under scrutiny by the FBI, a federal grand jury and others over allegations of brutality and mismanagement. Terri McDonald is now in charge of them both. After a quarter-century in the state prisons, from prison guard to manager of the massive "realignment" of prisoners, McDonald will be opening the investigatory and disciplinary books on the jail, with an eye to realigning it. In your new job, do you have the authority not just to make recommendations but to carry them out ?
March 29, 2013 |
Anderson Cooper loves French fries. And not just any French fries. They have to be from McDonald's. "There are some people who are Burger King people and there are some people who are McDonald's people," said Cooper on his show "Anderson Live" while he held a French fry. "I've never been a Burger King person. I'm a total McDonald's person. " While Cooper continued to munch on fries on his show, he admitted he's one of the people who shows up at 10:15 a.m. while the fast food chain is still serving breakfast and waits until 10:30 so he can order lunch items.
March 26, 2013 |
UCLA safety Tevin McDonald has been released from the team after violating team policy. “It's disappointing to me and disappointing for Tevin,” Coach Jim Mora said. “I have known him since he was a young boy. On a personal level, it's disappointing. I hope everything turns out well for him.” McDonald, a starter the last two seasons, was suspended for the Holiday Bowl in December after a third positive test drug test. Under UCLA policy, a player loses his scholarship after a fourth positive test.
March 21, 2013 |
We're known in the good ol' U.S.A. for monster portions and outrageous fast-food creations. If there is a crust, we'll stuff it. Bored with regular taco shells, we use nacho cheese Doritos. But we're nowhere near China's level of gluttony. Remember the Pizza Hut China hot-dog-stuffed-crust pizza with shrimp tempura and mayonnaise ? Yikes. McDonald's China hasn't gone that far, but it released a sausage double beef burger . Look carefully. If you blink, you might miss the bottom bun. PHOTOS: Outrageous fast food menu items This monster sandwich is made with two sausages, two beef patties, a drizzle of mustard and a bun. What happened to the lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion?
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March 19, 2013 |
As the FBI broadened its probe into violence in the L.A. County jails, Sheriff Lee Baca this week brought in an outsider with a reform background to run the troubled lockups. Baca's decision to hire Terri McDonald to manage the nation's largest jail system marks a major milestone in his reform effort, which was sparked by the federal investigation into allegations that jailers beat inmates and visitors. McDonald, who started Monday, left her post with the state prison system to oversee Baca's jails, where her annual salary is $223,087.
March 12, 2013 |
America, you've got Gina McDonald all wrong. "The Biggest Loser" contestant said she has shed many tears watching herself on TV this season and said that viewers were only seeing one side of her -- the side that whined, kicked, screamed and pouted like a baby, and committed the most unspeakable crime possible at the ranch: lashing out at Bob Harper. (Worse, she lashed out at Bob even though he has been unwavering in his support of her.) But this week, she said, America saw the real Gina, the graceful, gracious Southern woman who took it all in sweet stride when she was eliminated after falling below the red line for failing to lose enough weight.