A survey shows that most of them believe three meals a day has helped boost the leader's popularity, despite the country's continued economic woes.
Drones are for spying, right? Right. But if Jasper van Loenen's idea works, drones will also become private moving vans. Crows won't like this. Trees won't like this. I'm not sure I like this. But you've got to see Jasper's instant-drone deliver a bicycle wheel across campus ...
The storied studio lots of Hollywood -- Warner Brothers, Paramount and Sony, to name a few -- are major landmarks around Los Angeles. But the creative landscape of this city is changing fast -- big tech has arrived. With Netflix flying high on Q1 revenue of over $1 billion, others are seeing profit in original storytelling. Major tech companies are inking deals for production studios all over L.A., with implications for old school Hollywood -- and new school Silicon Beach.
The interior of YouTube’s new 41,000 square foot production space buzzes with writers and producers at work on countless projects. Liam Collins, head of the complex, gave me a tour. He showed me to a 6,000 square stage, the biggest stage on the property "We've done everything from build a boarding school on this stag, to a comedy club," he says.
The facility is one of many changing this town. The new Amazon studios are going up in a tony office complex in Santa Monica. Microsoft also has production studios there. And dozens of other players are setting up shop to produce original content in the world’s entertainment capital. "The reason our flagship is here is because L.A. is a center of gravity for creators all over the world," Collins says. "There's no place more important when it comes to tapping creative resources."
Big tech companies coming to L.A. would seem to be great news for tech boosters here. But the companies’ engineering teams are not here. L.A. just isn’t the center of gravity for tech the way Silicon Valley is.
"In the same way that Washington D.C. is a political town, L.A. is a Hollywood town," says Sam Teller, Managing Director and co-founder of Launchpad L.A., which supports local start-ups. Teller is in the business of turning L.A. into a tech hub. He says historically the thing L.A. does best -- original entertainment -- just hasn’t been that appealing to venture capital. But, all in all, he sees Hollywood as a net positive.
"The thing that really excites me about YouTube, Google, Amazon, Microsoft coming here, is that means their executives are going to spend more time in L.A. and in general, anything we can do to increase the connections between Silicon Valley and L.A. is a net positive for our community," Teller explains.
Another group benefitting from the presence of tech companies are up and coming creators. In a brainstorming session in a house in Echo Park, writing partners Ryan Harrison and Dylan Ris are discussing the finer points of character development in a comedic cop show that they've created. They'll be pitching this to one of the new content producers in L.A., though they prefer not to say which.
"The field of people buying content, to me as a writer, now looks very accessible," says Harrison. "It's less limited than if my only outlets for trying to sell a show were cable or networks."
Still, Harrison says, the very best way to get noticed is to work with someone who’s already successful, which is a pretty old school Hollywood method. The landscape here is changing, but for now, L.A. continues to be a company town.
As the U.S. economy improves, people are eager for one last summer adventure, according to trade groups that track travel. Labor Day weekend travel is expected to jump by 4.2 percent over last year.
Tired of that big banner ad taking up the bottom of your tiny smartphone screen? Or what about the commercial you have to sit through on videos?
Well you are not alone, and startups are emerging to help you block those ads, said Chad Russell, the chief technology Officer at BluePoint Security. BluePoint went onto Kickstarter and proposed a device to block ads. Two thousand people chipped in about $135 each, and Ad Trap was born. It’s a small, white box that plugs into your router.
“It eliminates all of the inbound advertising from any device in your house,” said Russell. So when you hop onto the web from your desktop, smartphone or tablet, the sites you visit are stripped of ads. And the videos are commercial-free.
Of course, websites and advertisers are fighting back. “It really is an arms race between us and the advertisers constantly,” Russell said. Right now, the ad blockers have the upper hand.
To change that, it’s going to be costly for the web publications, and it’s unclear that a victor will emerge, said Sean Blanchfield is with PageFair, a start-up in Ireland that helps web publishers sidestep ad blockers. “The most correct response to this is to address the underlying problem which is the quality of the ads themselves,” he said.
Ad Trap isn’t the only ad blocker out there. The most popular one is called “Ad Blocker,” and it's free. But right now, advertisers aren’t too worried, said Clark Fredricksen with eMarketer. “I would say ad blocking is on advertiser's radar, but it’s not the top of their lists,” said Fredricksen.
He adds that’s because there hasn’t been a wide scale adoption of the technology.
The Rim Fire continues to consume parts of Yosemite National Park. The blaze has spread to over 200 square miles. The cost of fighting that fire is $47 million and climbing. Add to that a whole lot of other costs tied to the economic ecology of the Sierra Nevada. There are actually cattle that graze in the high valleys and of course there are the tourist dollars. Even the Stanislaus National forest, where most of the fire is burning, brings in money. The fire took out a stand of trees that were part of a million-dollar timber sale.
We also have a lot invested in researching parts of the forest. In the 1920s, some forward-thinking scientists drew very detailed maps of parts of the Stanislaus-Tuolumne forest.
"They mapped every tree," says research scientist Carl Skinner. And not just every tree, but every stump, every rock outcropping, every, fallen log and all the brush. Skinner is one of the scientists working to update those maps. "One of the things that showed us, was that we have about three times as many trees out there as there were in the 1920s."
Skinner and his colleagues are trying to transform this experimental forest into what it was like in the 20's so they can study how U.S. firefighting policy has made fires bigger -- and much more costly. Some day they set it on fire -- with controlled burns.
If the Rim Fire heads north and burns the experimental forest, it could destroy 80 years of research and investment. "It would give us a lot of information, but it would essentially end this experiment as it's being done," says Skinner.
A 75-mile drive south of the Stanislaus National forest is the town of Groveland, which nearly burned. It's unseasonably quiet there and the skies are hazy. "At the moment they are incredibly smoky," says Groveland Hotel innkeeper Peggy Mosley, her voice hoarse from the smoke. " I have a scratchy throat, if you will excuse it," she added.
Normally the Groveland Hotel is full during Labor Day weekend. Last night, only two of the 17 rooms were booked. But Mosley is hoping that will change soon. She wants to get people to come photograph the moonscape of charred forest.
"One of the absolute positives is in the spring following a big fire, the wildflowers are absolutely unbelievable," says Mosely. She is already putting together some package deals.
Whether you're tall, short, like to dress up in Duck tape for prom, can call a duck, or are a Van Valkenburg descendant -- there is a scholarship for you.
And even if you're none of those things, trust us, there's probably someting you're eligible for. Take twerking, for example. One of the members of the hip hop group Three 6 Mafia made headlines recently when he offered a $50,000 scholarship to the best female college student twerker.
Since then, he's amended the scholarship's criteria. Twerking's optional. You just have to submit a video discussing why you deserve the scholarship.
Here are 25 other scholarships that don't necessarily require high SAT scores:
1. Loyola University of Chicago Zolp Scholarship - Be Catholic with the last name Zolp
Any student who attends Loyola University Chicago who is Catholic and has the last name Zolp is eligible. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon fund availability and the number of eligible recipients.
2. Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship - Be a left-handed student
A scholarship reserved for sophomores, juniors, or seniors attending Juniata College. Open to any student who demonstrates financial need as well as academic success. Oh, and the student needs to be left-handed.
3. Stuck at prom - Best outfit made of Duck tape for prom
Duck brand holds an annual contest to see who can make the best prom outfit ... from Duck tape. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 for their school.
4. Tall Clubs International - Be tall
If you're under 21 and about to start college in the fall and meet TCI heigh requirement minimums -- 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men -- you can win a scholarship for up to $1,000.
5. Lambert and Annetje Van Valckernburg Memorial Scholarship - Be a Van Valkenburg descendant
Eligible applicants could receive a scholarship of $1,000 if they are descendants, whether by birth or legal adoption, of Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg, who came to New Amsterdam from the Netherlands in 1643, and their spouses; and descendants of others of the surname Van Valkenburg, and their spouses. Scholarship may be closed.
6. Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation Scholarship Fund - Have an interest in Vacuum Coating Technology
If you have an interest in furthering your education in a course of study related to vacuum coating technology, you might be eligible for a scholarship.
7. Bucknell University Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship Fund - Be un-intoxicated
If funds are available, this scholarship is available for graduates of Mount Carmel Public High School, who are not habitual users of tobacco, intoxicating liquor, and narcotics, and who do not participate in strenuous athletic contests.
8. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest - Call a duck
High school seniors may compete for college scholarships totaling $4,250. All you have to do is call ducks.
9. Klingon Language Institute's Memorial Scholarship - Be knowledgeable about constructed languages
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon -- which was invented for use in some of the Star Trek movies -- or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.
10. Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Know common things
Take a quiz, show your common knowledge, win scholarships. There are no essays, applications, or GPA requirements
11. Kerope Zildjian Scholarship - Be musically inclined
This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student percussionist, who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program. In addition to a trip to the Zildjian factory in Norwell, Mass., to select complimentary cymbals, the winner will receive a tuition award of $5,000. Applications must send an audio recording playing a complex snare or four-mallet marimba solo.
12. American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program - Be knowledgeable about fire sprinklers
High school seniors have a chance to win 1 of 10 $2,000 scholarships. All you have to do is take a 10-question multiple choice test about an essay titled "Fire Spinkler Essay." The test is open-book and you may print the essay beforehand for reference during testing. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one entry into a drawing for 1 of 10 $2,000 scholarships.
13. National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance HAES Scholarship - Utilize Health at Every Size tenants
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited institution who utilizes Health at Every Size (HAES) tenants in their studies and research. Up to $1,000 awarded.
14. Billy Barty Foundation - Be short
Applicant must be diagnosed with some form of dwarfism to receive a minimum award of $1,000.
15. American Association of Candy Technologists John Kitt Memorial Scholarship - Have an interest in confectionary technology
College sophomores, juniors or seniors who have a demonstrated interest in confectionary technology can receive a scholarship award of $5,000.
16. Michigan Llama Association Kathy Larson and Laurel Zechlinski Memorial Scholarships - Be a member or child of llama organization
If you're a member or child of a member of the Michigan Llama Association and hold a minimum GPA of 2.7 you could be eligible for one of two $1,000 scholarships.
17. Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship - Have an interest in parapsychology
A scholarship of $3,000 to assist a student who wishes to puruse academic study of the science of parapsychology. Applicants must demonstrate a previous interest in parapsychology by including a sample of writings on the subject with the application form.
18. Jif's Most creative sandwich contest - Create an interesting sandwich
Let your little kitchen helper create his or her own sandwich recipe using Jif products for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund.
19. John Gatling Grant Program - Have the last name Gatlin or Gatling
Students at North Carolina State Univeristy who were born with the surname Gatlin or Gatling are eligible for $9,000 or $18,000 grant.
20. Zombie apocalypse essay - Write an essay about escaping zombies
ScholarshipExperts.com offers a $1,500 scholarship for writing an essay about escaping zombies. Just be over 13. The site also has several other essay writing scholarships -- with prompts like write an essay describing what flavor ice cream you would be and why, and one prompting writers to make the review committee laugh.
21. Willy the Plumber Scholarship - Be the child of an inmate
For children of people doing a lot of time and/or habitually doing time, especially prison time. Eligible students can get about $1,000 attending a college or university and $500 for students attending a technical school.
22. Make it with Wool competition - Use wool
To promote the beauty and versatility of wool, eligible preteens, juniors, seniors, and adults can get up to $2,000 by making something with wool and modeling it in a photo.
23. CollegeHumor's Average Student Scholarship contest - Be an average student
If you're a normal achiever you can receive $5,000.
24. Lake Erie College Twins Scholarship - Be a twin
This full tuition scholarship is awarded 50/50 if both twins are enrolled full-time at Lake Erie College. In essence, both twins can attend Lake Erie College for the tuition cost of only one.
25. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Alice Mcarver Ratchford Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of financial need to female, undergraduate students. You just have to meet these critera: must live on-campus, must not possess an automobile, must be single, and may not have any other scholarships in conjunction with the Ratchford Scholarship.
These days, the price of education is moving higher and higher. But how do you decide if it's worth the investment? How do you pay for the costs? Beyond the numbers we hear -- that student debt has exceeded $1 trillion, that the cost of college has risen faster than inflation -- there's an emotional part of this equation. Education isn't like any other commodity. Many families face a balancing act: You want to give your child the best option, but you don't know how to talk about what you can afford. We've asked Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, to provide some guidance on how to cope with the costs of college.
Singletary has some real-world experience with the issue. Her daughter recently started her freshman year in college. And Singletary is determined to make sure that her daughter graduates debt free. Singletary says she started talking about paying for college with her children when they were young, sacrificing things to save for their college funds. For her family, talking about paying for college has been a life-long conversation.
"We have a zero debt policy as far as education when it comes to my family. Now people are out there [saying], 'This woman has lost her everlasting mind.' But if you have that going into it, then you do the things that it takes to make sure that happens. Now here's what we recognize: that that might mean that she's not going to the top school that she wants to go to if we didn't save enough."
Singletary says her policy limited her daughter's choices. But, she says too many parents give their kids a blank check and allow them to apply to any schools they want -- only figuring out how to pay for it later and causing debt to pile up.
"Life is about limits," she says. "I see far too many families [taking on debt]. And then the kids can't handle the debt. The parents can't handle the debt because not only are they taking on the student loan debt, but they're not saving for their retirement because of this debt. And then just everyday life expenses. You need to put limits. You say, 'I want you to have the best in life, but I want to have the best in life that you can afford.' That is an awesome lesson to teach your child going forward."
There are some people who say that taking on debt for education is OK -- good even -- because you're investing in your future. Singletary disagrees.
"There is no such thing as good debt and bad debt. There is only debt," says Singletary. "What we're finding is, particularly now, people are taking on too much debt. And the jobs that they're getting, the income that they're getting, in this economy is not enough to service a lot of that debt. Because we've given people a blank check and said go, this is good debt, they've taken on too much. What we're finding is a lot of kids coming out of college, they can't get the jobs that they think they were going to get for the amount of debt that they've taken on."
Singletary shared some advice with two parents trying to figure out how to pay for college.
Catherine from Cleveland, Miss., has a daughter who is a senior at Tulane University. She and her daughter have both taken out loans to pay for her college. But, she has a 16-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who has aspirations of her own that could possibly take her beyond the Mississippi Delta. She's wondering how she will pay for her younger daughter's college education and what she should be thinking about in the next few years to prepare.
Antonio from St. Paul, Minn., works as a restaurant manager. He attended a private art school and now has to pay back thousands of dollars in loans. He has been helping to raise his son, a junior in high school. He wants to make more money to help pay for his son's upcoming expenses, but wonders whether he should pursue another degree in the next few years or stay in his current field.
Click play on the audio player above to hear the conversations.
For the victims and witnesses who came from Afghanistan to testify, the U.S. and its justice system were very strange. But seeing Staff Sgt. Robert Bales be sentenced to life in prison for killing 16 civilians brought them some peace. So too does their belief that he will suffer in the afterlife.
The most important thing you can do to get ready for college costs is to save -- early and often.
But saving for college can be bit of a maze. Like retirement, there are several different types of plans, like a pre-paid plan which lets you buy a percentage of tuition in advance, or a 529 plan, which lets you invest money and let it grow without a big tax bill when you start using the money.
Kimberly Lankford, contributor to Kiplinger Personal Finance, says 529 savings plans are one of the best ways to save for college. "The money you put in may be tax-deductible, the key thing is the money grows tax-deferred for years and years, and when you finally use it for college expenses, it's tax-free."
And how much should you start with? "Nothing is too early. As soon as you have a baby born, even if you got just a little bit, [saving] that would be great. A lot of these plans let you invest just $25 or $50," Lankford says. She also notes that many plans can automatically take investments from your savings account. This type of 'set-it-and-forget-it' approach is an easy way to start saving.
Lankford notes that you should check to see if your own state offers a tax deduction for investing in its 529 plan. SavingForCollege.com can be a good resource to compare the 529 plans available.
Not all 529 plans are great. Since the money is invested in mutual funds, it's important to look out for fees and the holdings of each fund. "Especially after 2008 [and the financial crisis], there's been criticism of some of these age-weighted funds where they start out of more aggressively and gradually get more conservative," Lankford says. "Some of these didn't get conservative fast enough."
One alternative to a 529 plan is a pre-paid tuition plan. "With a 529 plan, your money is invested in mutual fund and grows through the years. A prepaid plan on the other side has you using today's dollars to buy [a future share of] tuition. You can set aside a certain amount of money now, and that will guarantee you get a certain share of tuition down the road."
But prepaid plans also have drawbacks. Unlike a 529 savings plan, you're usually locked into only using your savings in the same state you invested in. A 529 plan lets you use that money for any college.
Lankford says, "the key thing is for the person with a newborn or a child in elementary school, they still have many years until the child starts college. Don't get freaked out about the short term blips."
The NFL hopes this is a storybook ending. And, in some ways, you could make the case it is. There is a lot of talk about how the NFL could have ended up paying as much as $2 billion in damages if the case had gone forward. Not only are they getting off the hook financially, but more importantly perhaps the league has admitted no wrong-doing. Had the case proceeded to trial, lawyers would have deposed NFL executives, finding out what they knew about concussions and brain injuries, and when they learned about it.So was this a win for the NFL? It depends how you see it. Settling the case takes a lot of wind out of all the media stories about head trauma over the last 18 months. The NFL hopes to make this all disappear. But the reality is, since this case came out, something has changed. We all know more about the lifetime effects of some of these crushing hits. There is still an outstanding lawsuit with helmet manufacturer Riddell. And, even with more precautions being taken, football is still a violent game. Players are still going to get hurt. That’s not going away. And neither is this issue.
When the economic history of the decade is written someday, there very well may be a chapter about the spring and summer of 2013, when money that had been pouring into emerging market countries shifted the other way. Recently, the economies of emerging markets are looking dismal with both currencies plummeting in value against the dollar.
Capital flowed into emerging markets when interest rates dropped in the U.S. and Europe during the 2008 financial crisis, but as those economies rebound, investors are turning the other way.
"Investors are seeing the prospect of reduced Federal Reserve intervention in the U.S. -- which will tend to raise long-term interest rates in the markets -- and they want to get some of those better returns," says Andrew Walker, the BBC's economics correspondent. "In the process, they are selling money in emerging financial markets, and that has been driving the currencies down and the interest rates up."
The White House is expected to soon release more of the evidence it says it has to support the case that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. Despite the news that Britain won't be joining in any military action, the Obama administration seems determined to go ahead.
For two hours yesterday, service on the New York subway's B and Q lines was stopped in Brooklyn as transit employees searched for two kittens that got down near the third rail. Kittens are now safe. Now you may be prompted to do some kind of cost-benefit analysis about kittens versus lost productivity of stranded train riders. Before you do, consider the photo The New York Post took of one of the little guys, peering out w ith his fluffy face and green eyes, his little nose obscured by the track. Where's that fit into your ruthless spreadsheet?
Called by some the best Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was 74. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney once told NPR that poems are "stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. ... You have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing."
It's quiz time on Marketplace Tech. 306,000 tweets per minute, 2 (think gaming), 11,000 requests, and 74 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
We put Amanda Wixted, owner of Meteor Grove, the company behind some of the most popular mobile video games around -- like Farmville and Mafia Wars -- to the test for our latest edition of Silicon Tally. Click on the audio player above to play along.
How to pay for college is one of the big financial issues that families face. That leaves a lot of parents and students wondering why college costs are rising, and whether a college degree is worth the cost.
Has the cost of college gone up that much?
The cost of college has been rising, but not as much as people think, according to David Leonhardt, the Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times.
“It’s gone up faster than inflation, but when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation,” said Leonhardt.
A lot of people, he said, are confused because they're looking at the "sticker price" for college, not realizing that many students get financial aid that reduces what they have to pay.
He compared that aid to a progressive tax system, where high-income students pay a higher rate than low-income students.
"I'm not sure we should be that concerned about that," said Leonhardt. "The rich have done so well over the last couple decades, getting enormous raises, that they can afford a higher college bill than they could 20 years ago.”
Is paying for college still worth it?
According to the Federal Reserve, the average amount of student loan debt for a 2013 graduate was around $28,000, while the average salary for new grads in 2013 was $44,928.
Leonhardt says graduates need to look beyond their first year salaries when they think about paying off debt.
“Compare $28,000 not to what you make your first year out of college. Compare it to the difference over 5 or 10 or 20 or 40 years, between what a college graduate earns and what someone who doesn’t graduate from college earns,” said Leonhardt. “Then the amount of debt we have, while not great, seems to look less bad.”
Will there be pressure on universities to lower education costs?
Leonhardt identified two forces that could drive college costs down.
The first is technology. If online colleges prove they are effective, he said, traditional schools will have to adjust their prices.
The second is the cost of social security for retiring baby boomers. The pressure on the federal budget, said Leonhardt, will push the government to make colleges more accountable for how they spend federal dollars.
This month, President Obama proposed measures to make colleges more accountable, by tying aid to student success.
That could make a difference, said Leonhardt. “We don’t say ‘Hey, if you actually do a good job and your students learn something, or if you do good job and they graduate, we will give you more money than a school that is enrolling tons and tons of students and having many of them fail and drop out,’" he said.
This final note today, in which the tooth fairy and inflation both figure prominently -- so parents, please act accordingly.
A new survey out by Visa shows the average kid in this country gets $3.70 a tooth.
There are some regional variations: When the tooth fairy visits the northeast she goes a little crazy: $4.10 a whack.
Kids in the Midwest get stiffed, relatively speaking, at $3.30 per tooth.
On a recent Monday evening, a computer literacy class at the Benjamin Franklin branch of the Los Angeles public library was packed with a dozen adults, some of whom were getting online for the first time in their lives.
"In [this] community, there usually isn't computer access or internet access at home," said librarian Mari Jack. She, along with computer aide Martha Flores, who translates the lesson into Spanish, are focusing today on how to download free music and movies using library resources.
At times, the students struggle. Alfonso Rodriguez, 62, can't remember the last four digits of his old phone number. They serve as the PIN to his library account and without them, he can't log in. Flores advises him to check at the main desk and he darts out to avoid missing too much of the lesson.
Rodriguez, who works for the Los Angeles Unified School District, says he has recently begun using a computer in his workplace for the first time in his life. He's a food service worker and he has to keep records of the number of children who buy lunch at school. He discovered the internet a few years ago. He says he's enthralled by the way it allows him to research any topic that catches his interest.
"I just go to Google, and pick a topic and put it in, and I'm off," Rodriguez said. He has his own laptop, but can't afford to pay for internet access at home, so he comes to the library or goes to McDonald's to use the wifi.
Many in the class recognize that computer literacy is necessary for anyone hoping to get -- or keep -- a job.
Joanne Mestaz, who has been unemployed for several years and cannot afford to buy a home computer, started coming to the library so her son could do his homework. She quickly realized that free computer classes could benefit her. Mestaz graduated from college in 1993, when knowing how to use a word processor was enough and computer literacy was considered extra.
"I do wish I would have tried to learn," Mestaz said. "I do feel behind. I know that [computer literacy] is a factor in the job market."
Data from the Pew Research Center's report, Home Broadband 2013, would suggest that low-income, predominantly-Hispanic Boyle Heights, is exactly the kind of neighborhood where computer illiteracy might be prevalent.
"Adults that don't have broadband at home tend to be older or have lower levels of education," said Pew researcher Kathryn Zickuhr. "[They have] lower levels of household income."
The librarians at Benjamin Franklin say that on an average day, the library is packed with people using the computers to look for work -- or learning to use the computers for the same purpose.
"Knowing how to type on a keyboard and use a mouse is now becoming a survival skill," said Senior Librarian Alicia Moguel. She remembers one man who was trying to find a job as a cook. He learned, in a computer class, how to write a resume, but then forgot how to open the file.
"I was able to open his resume and he's like 'Oh, thank God. I have to go to an interview,'" Moguel said. "And sure enough, he found a job in Long Beach and we rarely see him anymore. But that's a good thing because he needed to work. He needed to get a job."