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Bicyclist Killed in South Gate Hit-and-Run ID’d as 67-Year-Old Homeless Man

A bicyclist fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Gate over the weekend was identified Monday as a 67-year-old homeless man. The victim, identified by the county coroner as Manuel Coronel, was riding his bike around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver of a large black Ford SUV or pickup truck hit him on a crosswalk at the 710 Freeway on-ramp on Imperial Highway, according to investigators. The motorist fled after the crash, California Highway Patrol said. The Los […]

Man Shot After Confrontation in Costa Mesa Bar

A 23-year-old man was hurt in a shooting after a confrontation at a bar in Costa Mesa over the weekend, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. The incident started at a bar in the 800 block of West 19th Street Saturday at about 11:30 p.m. and later moved to a parking lot across the street, authorities said. An unidentified person brandishing a handgun then shot the young Costa Mesa man, and fired several rounds that struck vehicles and nearby businesses, […]

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L.A. Metro Unveils Tunnel ‘Boring’ Machines Named After Harriet Tubman, RBG

Metro officials unveiled two new Tunnel Boring Machines for the Purple Line extension project in Century City. The agency also revealed the winning entry in a contest to name the new machines: Harriet and Ruth. Megan Telles reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 17, 2019.

Your Summer Sleep Guide With Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus

The Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus joined us live with your summer sleep survival guide. For more info on Dr. Michael Breus, you can go to his website.

CVS Investing $10 Million in Effort to Fight E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

E-cigarette use among teens is up. CVS is about to invest $10 million to try to reverse the trend. CVS Health, which merged with health insurer Aetna last year in the largest health care deal in history, said it will award the funds to support programs focused on youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention. “The spread of e-cigarette use among youth jeopardizes the progress made in reducing smoking over the last two decades,” Troyen Brennan, CVS Health’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “By […]

Trial for Navy SEAL Accused of Killing Islamic State Prisoner to Begin Monday

The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the removal of the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense team’s emails and suggestions by President Donald Trump that he may pardon the defendant. Gallagher has pleaded not guilty […]

3rd Child Dies After Alleged Drunken Driver Crashed Into Family’s Modesto Home: CHP

Authorities in central California say a 10-year-old girl who lost her mother and two younger sisters when an alleged drunk driver crashed into their home has died. KOVR-TV reports the California Highway Patrol in Modesto confirmed the girl died Saturday in a hospital. Police say the girl’s was critically injured June 9 after 46-year-old Felix Ferdin allegedly crashed his SUV against their small home just outside Modesto. The girl’s mother, 38-year-old Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez, and two of her daughters, ages 5 […]

Corona Costco Shooting: LAPD Officer Placed on Admin Duty as Investigation of Deadly Incident Continues

The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a man inside a Costco store in Corona while off-duty has been placed on administrative duty as the department investigates the incident, LAPD said Monday. Chief Michel Moore would have to sign off on his return, Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA. Authorities are poring through video to figure out how the confrontation between the officer and a man described by family as mentally disabled ended in a shooting that killed the man […]

At Least 2 People Bitten by Sharks in Last 2 Weeks Off North Carolina Coast

Two people have been bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina in the past 14 days, and a third person was bitten by an unknown animal during that time period, officials said. On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten by an animal “believed to be a shark,” according to Village Manager of Bald Head Island Chris McCall. McCall says the child suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident off Bald Head Island’s South Beach. The boy had puncture […]

YouTube Rapper Charged With Pimping and Pandering O.C. Woman; Other Victims Sought; DA

Charges have been filed in Orange County against a YouTube rapper believed to have used his social media following to lure young women into a human trafficking circuit, and investigators said Monday they are seeking possible additional victims. Angel Ortiz Diamond, 31, of Los Angeles, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Authorities arrested Diamond last […]

Poway Synagogue Shooter Inspired by Hitler, New Zealand Gunman: Search Warrant

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant. John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff’s detective that he was inspired by Adolf Hitler and the suspected gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting last March. The search warrant, which as unsealed in a hate crimes case against Earnest, offered […]

Overcrowding, Abuse Seen at Mexico Migrant Detention Center

The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic’s eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches and pigeon droppings, as children wailed, mothers reused diapers and guards treated everyone with contempt. “They threw us in there like little animals,” a Honduran woman said. Many migrants who cross into southern Mexico end […]

Man Shot, Killed by Police After Opening Fire at Federal Courthouse in Dallas: Authorities

A man opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday before he was shot and killed by federal officers, authorities said. No officers or other citizens were injured at the shooting near the Earle Cabell Federal Building, police said. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, according to FBI special agent in charge Matthew J. DeSarno. DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman […]

Monday Forecast: Patchy Fog and Morning Drizzle

Look for areas of patchy fog and morning drizzle as we head into a new week. Henry DiCarlo has KTLA’s forecast on June 17, 2019.

Woman Found Dead in Bakersfield Costco Parking Lot May Have Been Attacked by Dogs: Police

Police investigating the death of a woman in a Costco parking lot in Bakersfield on Sunday believe she may have died after being attacked by one or more dogs, according to local television station KERO. Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway around 6 a.m. after a woman’s body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma, the station reported. The exact cause of death is still […]

Cosmetic Products Send 4,300 Children to ERs Every Year, Study Shows

Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands — especially those of the very young — these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids in the United States younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, according to estimates in a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Researchers looked at the type of product, route of exposure, […]

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Ousted Egyptian Pres. Mohammed Morsi Dies After Collapsing in Court, State TV Reports

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. A few […]

Support & Administration Opportunities

Groundwork Coffee Co - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 2 months ago
About Us:
Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. From our humble roots as a rare book store and cafe back in 1990, Groundwork would go on to become one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, as well as the largest organic coffee roaster in Los Angeles. A truly local pioneer in fair trade and fairly traded coffee and tea sourcing, we remain committed to sustainable business practices, including maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community.
We are looking to hire passionate Store Managers for the following locations:
Santa Monica, Pico 365
About You:
We are looking to hire an inspirational, results-driven, and tenaciously customer-centric Store Manager to join our growing team and ensure that Groundwork’s Retail Operating Philosophy is embraced and modeled by all team members as a means of strengthening our core values.
We design our coffee shops as community hubs, where our team members and customers feel at home and where relationships can flourish. As a Groundwork Store Manager, you are the face, heart, and soul of your store and have a direct influence on the culture of your cafe and the company as a whole. Reporting to the Director of Retail, you’ll leverage your awesome leadership skills and passion for continuous improvement to enable employee, store, and company growth in accordance with our guiding principles:
We Put Quality First
We Are Part of a Tradition
We Sell Our Coffee at its Peak
We Share Our Knowledge Freely
We Value Attention to Detail
We Care for our Planet
We Care for our People
Groundwork Store Managers are exposed to various facets of café store operations from team development to customer engagement and store operations. You’ll wear many hats while conducting yourself within the ethical, legal, and moral boundaries consistent with Groundwork’s values surrounding quality, community, and sustainability. If you love a great a cup of coffee (or tea) and are a career-minded, solutions-oriented, and influential manager with a proven ability to coach teams to success, then please apply today!
What You’ll Do:
Craft a phenomenal first impression to our customers by providing them with a best-in-class customer service experience; Ensure customers know they are welcomed and appreciated; Understand what customers want and help them with what they need
Provide ongoing coaching and training to employees on product freshness in accordance with Groundwork’s distinguishing quality standards
Administer health and safety guidelines, including proper functioning of all store equipment
Enable the Floor Leader to control product freshness and quality
Ensure all store equipment is regularly maintained and calibrated. Respond to equipment issues in a timely fashion
Demonstrate that customers come first by serving them with a sense of urgency
Act as a role model for proper adherence to Groundwork’s standards
Lead staff in building their expertise of coffees, teas and merchandise so that they may accurately answer customer questions and make personal recommendations
Plan and execute the scheduling and deployment of staff to ensure that all team members work effectively together to provide superior customer service
Ensure that store cleanliness and organization are a priority for store team and that standards for cleanliness and organization are met
Lead team in keeping proper stock levels in place and performing regular inventories
Implement community and store events through proper planning and scheduling
Recognize and reward positive performance and accomplishments
Recognize and respond to performance issues, with honest and direct communication, enforcing Groundwork’s disciplinary guidelines
Conduct terminations including all necessary documentation after consulting with director of retail and human resources
Execute timely performance and pay reviews, gaining commitment to performance goals
Adhere to and enforce Employee Guidelines and follow procedures according to the Retail Operations Manual
Conduct ongoing recruiting and hiring of high quality team members
Work with Learning & Development to ensure that training, coaching and development of staff and assistant manager are consistent and meet standards
Ensure the accuracy, completion and reconciliation of all financial transactions and operation of point-of-sale terminals according to the Cash Handling Guidelines;
What It Takes To Rock This Role:
2-5 years of Store Management experience (Food/beverage experience preferred)
1+ year Specialty Coffee experience
Ability to communicate effectively under pressure, lead teams and effectively delegate
Demonstrated ability to sell and increase sales in a retail environment
Ability to create a positive work environment and demonstrate excellent customer service
Available to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work with a sense of urgency
Why Groundwork:
We strive to be the best place our employees have ever worked, and to produce the best coffee our customers have ever sipped. As a part of our team, you’ll be working with people who are down-to-earth, friendly, and passionate in a casual, caffeinated, and fun retail environment.
Groundwork Perks:

  • Benefits are offered to eligible employees and are subject to change.


Free Coffee to Take Home: 1 pound Bulk Coffee or ¼ Pound Loose Leaf Tea every week
Employee Discount Program: Discounts on Food, Beverage, & Merchandise
Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance
Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays
Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass
401(k): To Invest in Your Future!
Groundwork is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
Interested?
Select your preferred location below and submit an application:
Apply at Santa Monica (Pico 365)
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