California, with the most state and local government employees in the U.S., won’t ask job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime, in recognition that growing numbers in the workforce have such records.
Backers of legislation that would grant legal status to some younger undocumented immigrants sought support for the measure at the U.S. Capitol today, as Senate Republicans threatened to block the measure from reaching the floor.
Sofia Coppola ’s “Somewhere” and Julian Schnabel ’s movie about the creation of Israel are two of the 23 contenders at this year’s Venice Film Festival . Quentin Tarantino heads the jury that will pick the winner.
In March, Ralph Ronzio went to a warehouse in a seedy part of Orange County, California, and watched a man auction off his condo for half what he’d paid for it. Ronzio had bought the place for $329,000 in 2005, when he moved to Southern California from Rhode Island to take a job at a data-storage company. It was the first place he’d ever owned.
“Battle: Los Angeles,” Sony Corp. ’s special-effects thriller about an alien invasion of the second most-populous U.S. city, generated $36 million in weekend ticket sales to lead the domestic box office.