Latest line: A good week for Eric Garcetti, a bad week for Greg Becker

Eric Garcetti

Former L.A. mayor wins Senate confirmation as new U.S. ambassador to India after nomination stalled over criticism he took inadequate actions to address sexual misconduct allegations against a former advisor.





Greg Becker

Former CEO of Silicon Valley Bank comes under national fire for selling $3.6 million in bank stock and accepting a bonus shortly before the bank’s collapse, and for urging Congress to roll back banking safeguards.




Monterey Bay Aquarium

Venerable attraction is sued by Maine Lobstermen’s Association after putting U.S. lobster on its “red list” over threats to whales from crabbing gear. But the suit provided lots more publicity for the list.


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