Monday, May 28, 2018

We're off to the Philippines

Merly is so excited to visit her family, after eighteen months working through 
the green card process. 
We return at the end of June, should be a fun filled trip

Clarence Pencilman Pointer

This is the result of what I always say via my Facebook Live Broadcast "Planting Seeds Matter". My Hollywood, California film director friend Mark Ridley contacted me desiring to showcase some of my artwork in a upcoming film he's directing. We'll be discussing which pieces or it could be something in particular he's seeking. I may even convince him for a cameo appearance role.😀
2018 is ROCKING for the Pencilman 😎😎😎 Why? It's because I've never given up on my DREAMS.💯💯💯 
This is the optimum quality artwork that make decisions for people like Mark to buzz me. Click on the link below and I think you'll be impressed as well..

Memorial Day - Remember the Difference

Today in Labor History

Labor History May 28th
Arrested during the Rochester General Strike
The Ladies Shoe Binders Society formed in New York. – 1835
The first American law prohibiting employment of women was passed to prevent women from working in coal mines in Illinois. – 1879
At least 30,000 workers in Rochester, New York, participated in a general strike in support of the nearly 500 municipal workers who had been fired for forming a union. The next day, the city agreed to reinstate all of the discharged workers, drop the illegal charges against arrested picketers, and recognize the workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively. – 1946

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Rebecca Frances Jaime Rest in Peace

Rebecca Frances Jaime
June 16, 1941 - May 23, 2018

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Condolences to the family of Rebecca Jaime

From Emmett Jaime 
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of my wife's (Rebecca) passing on May 23,2018. She had a real bad case of colitis. Last Thursday she got real sick with a lot of bleeding, she wasn't eating much during the day and not taking in enough water. She was rushed to Queen of the Valley Hospital  on May 23 in the morning and passed away when her heart stopped the second time. The services will be held at Queen of Heaven Mortuary and Cemetery at this address and time.

626 -964 -1291
Funeral Mass on Wednesday May 30 at 9am
Queen of Heaven Mortuary Chapel
Reception will follow in Reception Room 4 from 10am to 12pm

Condolences can be sent to
Emmett Jaime and Family

Boston Globe presses up and running in Taunton


photo: pressline services

The Boston Globe recommissioned its new Pressline Services FlexPress on March 29, about one year after the publisher's originally scheduled go-live date. The installation at The Globe's 330,000-square-foot facility in Taunton marks Pressline's third — and largest — FlexPress installation to date.

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The GDPR Explained in 75 Seconds

Today in Labor History

Labor History May 25th
Remington Rand strike
Pressured by employers, striking shoemakers in Philadelphia were arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy for violating an English common law that barred schemes aimed at forcing wage increases. The strike was broken. – 1805
The U.S. slave trade was abolished. – 1807
Philip Murray was born in Scotland. He went on to emigrate to the U.S., become founder and first president of the United Steelworkers of America, and head of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) from 1940 until his death in 1952. – 1886
Two company houses occupied by scab coal miners were blown up and destroyed during a strike against the Glendale Gas & Coal Company in Wheeling, West Virginia. – 1925
Thousands of unemployed WWI veterans arrived in Washington, D.C. to demand a bonus they had been promised but never received. They built a shantytown near the U.S. Capital but were burned out by U.S. troops after two months. – 1932
The notorious 11-month Remington Rand strike began. The strike spawned the “Mohawk Valley (NY) formula,” described by investigators as a corporate plan to discredit union leaders, frighten the public with the threat of violence, employ thugs to beat up strikers, and other tactics. The National Labor Relations Board termed the formula “a battle plan for industrial war.” – 1936
The railroad strike was settled with terms imposed by President Harry Truman. – 1946
The AFL-CIO began what was to become an unsuccessful campaign for a 35-hour workweek, with the goal of reducing unemployment. Earlier tries by organized labor for 32- or 35-hour weeks also failed. – 1962

Seaton Publishing buys Kansas papers

Seaton Publishing Company, based in Manhattan, Kansas, has bought the Junction City Daily Union from Chris Walker. In the purchase, Seaton also acquired the 1st Infantry Division Post weekly newspaper at Fort Riley and the Wamego Smoke Signal and Wamego Times, weeklies in Pottawatomie County, the Junction City paper reports.

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Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

Los Angeles City Hall

Newsday headquarters in Melville listed for sale - Newsday

GDPR claims its first victims: U.S. newspapers - Venture Beat

Throwback: Newspaper enlarges its modern plant - Daily Journal

San Antonio Express-News lays off 14 journalists - mySanAntonio

Tired of Reading Fake News? Turn to Printed News - Printing Impressions

Texas principal censors paper, bans all editorials and ousts award-winning adviser - SPLC

On top of everything else, the Globe announces another round of downsizing - Media Nation

Blocking 500 Million Users Is Easier Than Complying With Europe's New Rules - Bloomberg

1 way news publishers are avoiding data regulations: Shutting out EU residents entirely - Poynter

Russian Prosecutors Probe Newspaper's 'Negro Laborers' Headline for Racism - The Moscow Times

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

After Forty-Two Years Carl Zaby Calls it Quits at the Los Angeles Times

Carl Zaby with John Garay

Carl began his career at the Los Angeles Times Orange County Production Facility on February 22, 1976 and retired yesterday May 23, 2018. After the Costa Mesa plant was shuttered, Carl made the long drive from Orange County to Los Angeles, and can now take it easy. Carl was an icon in the press room and will be sorely missed by his colleagues. We wish the best to Carl in his well deserved retirement.

Chris Cooper with Carl  --------->

Los Angeles Times Farewell Tour 1 of 4

As the Los Angeles Times prepares to depart Times Mirror Square to El Segundo many former employees gathered for one last look at the once mighty newspaper.

Los Amgeles Times Farewell Tour 2 of 4

News Media Alliance opposes archive plan; Facebook reconsiders

The News Media Alliance sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opposing the social media giant's plan to set up an archive of ads on political issues that could include news articles. The move would "label quality news as political advocacy," said the News Media Alliance.

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Los Angeles Times Farewell Tour 3 of 4

WAN-IFRA announces digital award finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced finalists in its North American Digital Media Awards.

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Los Angeles Times Farewell Tour 4 of 4

Virginia's Valley Banner to cease publication

The Valley Banner (Elkton, Virginia) will deliver its last issue on June 7. The news of Rockingham County, including the Town of Elkton, will go into the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, the Valley Banner reports.

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Today in Labor History

Labor History May 24th
Brooklyn Bridge under construction
After 14 years of construction and the deaths of 27 workers, the Brooklyn Bridge over New York’s East River opened. Newspapers call it “the eighth wonder of the world”. – 1883
UAW labor leader Victor Reuther was shot and nearly killed at his Detroit home by police. His brother Walter had previously survived an attempted abduction in April 1938, a shotgun attack in 1948 and a bombing in 1949. He ultimately died in a plane crash in 1970, though curiously only one newspaper speculated that it might have been an assassination. – 1949
An 11-day strike began at the state prison in Lucasville, Ohio. – 1973
Earth First! And IWW members Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were bombed in Oakland, California. Police immediately arrested the victims, destroyed evidence, and went on a witch hunt of local activist groups like Earth First! and Seeds of Peace. – 1990
2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for ten months against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agreed to return to work without a contract. They had been fighting demands for 12-hour shifts and wage increases tied to productivity gains. – 1995

Maine senators introduce bill to halt newsprint tariffs

Susan Collins and Angus King, Maine's two U.S. senators, have put forth legislation that would halt tariffs on newsprint from Canada while the Department of Congress would conduct a review of the state of the publishing and printing industry and the tariffs' effects on the industry.

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Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Congratulations to Carl Zaby (left) on his retirement from the LA Times press room
Carl pictured with Kal Hamalainen

Facebook will fight fake news with real newspaper ads - CNET

Paper tariffs challenge the freedom from the market - Brunswick News

LAist is coming back (with your help), while KPCC makes a change - SCPR

Radio presenters and journalists among top jobs for psychopaths - Radio Today

Tired of "Fake News"? Two Sides Says Turn to Newspapers - What They Think

Here’s how the subscriber funnel, or whatever you want to call it, works - Poynter

Who is watching local TV news? New research provides some surprises - Medium

Long Beach Press-Telegram Down to One Reporter - Los Angeles Business Journal

How news organisations are rebooting trust and combating misinformation - Editors Weblog

EPA bars three reporters from covering meeting; one says she was shoved by a guard - WaPo

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Senate approves resolution on net neutrality

The Senate approved a resolution May 16 in favor of restoring the FCC's net neutrality rules. The final vote was 52-47.

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Today in Labor History

Labor History May 22nd
Eugene Debs was thrown in prison for his role in the Pullman Railway Strike (also known as the “Debs Rebellion”). – 1895
White firemen on the Georgia Railroad struck against the hiring of blacks. A New York Times correspondent reported that there was much violence against the black firemen, coming not from the strikers but from “citizens along the line of the road, who object to the preference given negroes over white men.” -1909
The Civil Service Retirement Act of 1920 gives federal workers a pension. – 1920
The Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (CIOs) Steelworkers Organizing Committee was disbanded at a Cleveland convention and immediately succeeded by the workers’ new union, the United Steelworkers of America. – 1942
The first strike by Chicago teachers began on this day and lasted for three days. – 1969

Mediaprint hosts open house to showcase retrofit

Mediaprint Vienna, one of Europe's biggest newspaper printers, has been undergoing a major retrofit project.

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Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Downtown Los Angeles from 2nd and Spring

Email Is Dangerous - The Atlantic

Editorial Salaries Decline Amid Industry Instability - Folio

Senator goes to bat for community newspapers - Cullman Times

It's a ‘new day’ for a journalist who was detained by ICE - Poynter

VTDigger: A Rising Star In Nonprofit News - Institute for Nonprofit News

Boston Globe lays off non-newsroom employees - Boston Business Journal

Tensions flare between Google, publishers as GDPR deadline looms - Adage

Brokerages Issued $21.00 Target Price for Tronc Inc. (TRNC) - Bangalore Weekly

Are Newsprint Tariffs Protecting Jobs or Are They Just Another Nail in the Coffin? - EP

The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge - Bloomberg

Monday, May 21, 2018

Penna streamlines operations with Express KCS partnership

Penna, a global HR services group located in the U.K., now part of the Adecco group, has entered into a new service agreement with Express KCS, focused on providing expanded services into digital ad operations and campaign reporting.

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Today in Labor History

Labor History May 21st
Minneapolis General Strike
Italian activists and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, widely believed to have been framed for murder, went on trial today. They eventually were executed as part of a government campaign against dissidents. – 1921
The Minneapolis General Strike by the Teamsters Union commenced, with a pitched battle between striking Teamsters and business goons. – 1934
The Little Wagner Act was signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week. – 1945
The U.S. government seized control of the nation’s coal mines in order to maintain production during a nationwide coal strike. Despite the government’s actions, miners continued to strike, forcing the government to concede to many of their demands, concessions that even the mine owners refused to grant. Miners struck again in November, in violation of a federal injunction, resulting in a $3.5 million fine. – 1946
White Night riots occurred in San Francisco, California in protest of the hand slap given to former city supervisor, Dan White, for murdering the city’s first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, and mayor George Moscone. White was determined to be temporarily insane from having eaten too much junk food. A similar defense has failed repeatedly to get students excused from exams or school detentions. – 1979
Nearly 100,000 unionized SBC Communications Inc. workers began a four-day strike to protest the local phone giant’s latest contract offer. – 2004

Chuck Plunkett speaks at a Denver Post employee walk-out

Denver Post employees protest ownership with events in Denver and New York

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

How downtown Los Angeles has changed in a matter of just a few years

Threat to America's newspapers - The Providence Journal

Can Moguls Save Newspapers? - New Haven Independent

Why I still read newspapers on paper - The Roanoke Times

Pencils Made From Recycled Newspaper? - The Better India

Inside Orb’s approach to global storytelling - Editors Weblog

Star Media Group to end printing operations in Penang - The Star

Cathleen Decker leaves LA Times after 40 years for Washington Post - LAObserved

Americans Have Less Faith In Other Outlets to Replace Newspapers - Rasmussen Reports

The 'hire a crowd' business operates openly and makes journalism even more difficult - Poynter

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Farewell tour at the Los Angeles Times - May 18, 2018

Last Friday I ventured to downtown Los Angeles for my last chance to visit the Los Angeles Times, as they prepare to make the move to El Segundo. My plan did not include driving the thirty-two miles downtown from La Verne, but as I attempted to catch the Gold-line the parking structure was at capacity. With little time to locate another station I headed south to the San Bernardino Freeway and made the trip rather quickly, going home was another story.

My grandfather, father, and myself were all employed by the newspaper so saying the people were family is an understatement. 

I would like to thank Slaboch Silentia, and Darrell Kunitomi for a fantastic time reminiscing with former colleagues.