McDonald’s to Raise U.S. Workers’ Hourly Wage to $10 By End of 2016


While fast-food workers across the country plan protests over their wages later this month, employees at McDonald’s-owned restaurants can expect pay hikes starting this summer. The fast-food giant will raise the average hourly rate for workers at the U.S. restaurants it owns to $ 9.90 from $ 9.01 starting July 1, while those wages will climb to $ 10 per hour by the end of 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company will also allow those employees to earn up to five days Read more [...]

What are Ted Cruz’s chances against other Republicans in 2016?


Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no “seriously considering,” no “weighing options,” none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk on what is an obvious White House bid.
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SFMOMA TO OPEN NEW CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2016 AS PART OF SNØHETTA-DESIGNED EXPANSION


Lead Gift from John and Lisa Pritzker and Additional Benefactors to Create Largest Museum Exhibition Space and Resource Center Dedicated to Photography in the Country  ​More Than 1,000 Photographs Add to Museum’s Renowned Holdings Release date: April 9, 2014 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today the creation of the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography, which will be the largest exhibition space for photography Read more [...]

2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors


Would-be presidential candidates head to a Republican Jewish Coalition conference to court Sheldon Adelson and other big GOP spenders. LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific spender Sheldon Adelson and other members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016


A national drug reform coalition decides not to put an initiative before voters in November, saying it needs more money and time.SEATTLE — A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has decided not to put a pot initiative on the ballot in California this year but will wait to push for legalization until 2016. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CHALLENGE GRANT, SFMOMA TO INCREASE ACCESS WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR VISITORS 18 AND UNDER WHEN MUSEUM REOPENS IN 2016


$ 5 Million Challenge Grant Met with Support to Reach $ 10 Million Goal SFMOMA Will Also Offer Free Lifetime Membership for All Artists in Collection Release date: November 19, 2013 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today that when its expanded building opens to the public in 2016, admission will be free for visitors 18 and under. Designed to remove financial barriers to attendance for youth and families, the initiative deepens Read more [...]

Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016


Several possible contenders for president could end up running against political allies from their own states. Donations and bragging rights are at stake.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]