A-A+. 100 YEARS AGO. Army orders are huge ones. The whole order will be made up before the first of the year, despite the fact that, even before this purchase, one-fourth of the packers’ facilities have been devoted to filling military demands. 75 YEARS AGO.Italy reported seeking peace. Italian Premier Marshal Pietro Badoglio’s cabinet dissolved the fascist party and sought to stem disorders reported spreading from northern Italy to the southern regions facing an allied invasion after the fall of Sicily. The fascist organization, created by Benito Mussolini, was the chief target of demonstrators in the northern industrial area, especially at Milan where 30 casualties were reported in violent clashes with local fascist groups holding out against units of the army.
The cabinet, with Badoglio presiding, ordered dissolution of the party that had ruled Italy for 20 years and also suppressed the fascist special court for defense of the state, the Italian Stefani news agency said. Dispatches from all neutral listening posts adjacent to Nazi-controlled Europe reported many peace feelers, but for the time being Badoglio appeared to be faced with grave problems in maintaining order in northern Italy. German reaction was reported extremely nervous regarding Italy, but Hitler’s worries were also increased by reports that Hungary was extending tentative peace feelers toward the allies and by reports of precautions by the Spanish government against possible opposition to Gen. Francisco Franco’s regime. 50 YEARS AGO.’68 football season nears. Jerry Payne is pageant director and Gale Ontko is in charge of compiling historical data.25 YEARS AGO.Scientists get wet for closer look at Indian artifacts.
Archaeologists donned scuba gear this week to get a close look at Indian artifacts beneath the surface of two Central Oregon lakes. Ranchers reported seeing the canoes floating in the lake as recently as the 1920s, but Indians also are said to have sunk the craft when not in use to keep them hidden and reserved.
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Beloware our picks for the best HBO shows, so you can spend more time binge-watching and less time binge-searching. The show, produced in part by J.J. Abrams, shoots for the stars with a broad scope and a series of events that can only lead to catastrophe. Often heralded as not only one of the best shows on HBO, but also one of the best series of all time,Game of Thrones is an epic tale of royal feuds, dynasticconflict, and the struggle for ultimate control in theSeven Kingdoms of Westeros. Throughout the show’s seven seasons, the creators have rarely shied away from egregious violence, sex, and massive bloodshed, making it one of the most controversial, yet wildly popular shows HBO has to offer.
As each episode of the show focuses on a different period of the Kitteridge’s life, viewers get an up-close and personal look at the depression, jealousy, and family tension that comes to shape Olive and those around her. Chances are incredibly high you’ve heard of the David Simon-produced crime dramaThe Wire,and need little to sway you to watch an episode of what many call the greatest television show of all time. Few shows feature such tight dialogue and storytelling as Simon’s opus, makingThe Wiremust-watch television for anyone. During its impressive six-season run, the show consistently saw stage time during award shows, bagging 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, andtwo Peabody Awards. Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, the show depicts Thompson’s rise and his dealings with the city’s mobsters and criminal underbelly, as well as government agents and townsfolk.
From the brilliant mind of Mike Judge ofBeavis and ButtheadandKing of the Hill fame comes Silicon Valley, a comedic take on the startup culture taking place in the show’s namesake region. The real star of the show is the rotating cast of customers who call The Guy looking for some pot. Each week, comedianand formerThe Daily Show correspondent John Oliver tackles the prior week’s most newsworthy or political happenings and deconstructs them with his signature wit.
CCSF to grow curriculum with marijuana training
San Francisco’s two-year community college plans to roll out a cannabis curriculum following California voters’ decision last year to legalize recreational marijuana. As City College of San Francisco rejoices over the seven-year reprieve on its accreditation announced Friday, the institution may hit another high note with new marijuana-focused course work. School officials are working with Oakland-based Oaksterdam University, which was founded as a marijuana trade school in 2007, and labor union United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents workers in the marijuana industry, in developing the program. City College has already entered into a partnership with UFCW to set up what would be an apprenticeship program in the school’s existing Pharmacology Technology department, according to Hamilton. Apprentices would need to be sponsored by the UFCW union as is the case with other apprenticeship programs, such as the Gardener Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Laborers’ Local 261.
Oaksterdam teaches students about all aspects of the marijuana industry with courses in legal issues, indoor or outdoor cultivation, and cooking. 64 era, demand for cannabis education is expected to increase. The program for UFCW represents the labor union’s continued effort to grow membership and boost its role in the industry by organizing workers at dispensaries. City College’s entry into the cannabis field is one of a number of workforce recommendations the San Francisco State Cannabis Legalization Task Force released in December after a year of study to prepare for the legalized recreational use of the drug. The cannabis industry is an opportunity to diversify San Francisco’s job market, which is perceived as being dominated by the tech sector. The City is uniquely positioned to shape the local cannabis job market, as it is currently working on regulations and permitting.
Mayor Ed Lee has tasked city departments, including the Office of Workforce and Development, which oversees job programs, to come up with proposals by September.