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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, […]

‘Lil P’, Fastest 8-Year-Old in the World

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 […]

New Hampshire Woman Arrested After Shoving 11-Year-Old Dog Into Lake, Watching It Drown: Police

A New Hampshire woman faces an animal cruelty charge after pushing her 11-year-old dog into a lake and watching it drown. Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday. She is accused of taking her golden Labrador Retriever to Wasserman Park in Merrimack, about 29 miles south of Concord, on June 8 and then pushing it from a dock where it struggled to swim and eventually drowned, police said in a news release. An investigation by the department’s animal control officer found the […]

Part of Bourbon Warehouse Collapses in Kentucky, Affecting 4,000 Barrels

Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm. News outlets report the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse was reported early Monday. Master Distiller Jacob Call says around 20,000 barrels are stored at the location and it appears that about 4,000 were affected. He says it appears most barrels remain intact. Call says engineers will be out later Monday to try to determine what caused the collapse. It’s unclear if weather played a role. […]

Study Predicts Future Summers Will ‘Smash’ Temperature Records Every Year

If you think it’s hot now, you haven’t seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will “smash” temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, “pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.” The scientists who authored the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, used 22 climate models to game out exactly how hot these summer temperatures would be. They determined that by the end of […]

40 Retired Racehorses Removed From San Jacinto Ranch Due to Alleged Neglect, Starvation

Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a San Jacinto sanctuary that is accused of neglecting and starving the animals. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Monday that many of the horses taken from the California Equine Retirement Foundation were so skinny that their ribs were protruding. The operator acknowledges some horses need to be fattened up, but denies any are critically underweight. Foundatoin CEO Carrie Ard tells the newspaper that that the […]

Police Seek Help Finding Gunman Who Fatally Shot 18-Year-Old Man in Wilmington

Police are asking the public for help in their search for a gunman who shot and killed an 18-year-old man in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Harbor area early Sunday morning. The shooting was reported about 4:15 a.m. near the 800 block of North Island Avenue, The Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. Arriving officers found the victim, identified as Jose Guadalupe Vera, down on the sidewalk and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews pronounced […]

Director Strategic Operations - CTO Office

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products - Glendale, CA

Posted 3 months ago
The Director, Office of the CTO will support the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Disney Parks Experience and Products segment for The Walt Disney Company. The Global CTO leads a large and diverse Technology and Digital group across the U.S., Asia, and Europe in support of all the businesses across the segment – including theme parks, resorts, cruise line, vacation ownership, retail, food and beverage, attractions, operations, products, e-commerce, licensing and publishing. This role will have a high degree of responsibility to understand, articulate and to execute upon key strategic Technology and Digital initiatives and projects. The ideal candidate possesses strategic, analytical, interpersonal, communication, project management and team leadership skills.
Responsibilities :
  • Support the CTO with facilitating the execution of organizational priorities through coordination, communications and project management
  • Lead and manage strategic projects, working with internal and external stakeholders to drive projects to completion
  • Understand priorities and dependencies, as well as short term strategies and lay out project plans
  • Provide ongoing status updates, track work-streams and ensure progress is being made and deadlines are met
  • Lead research, stakeholder coordination, content development and preparation for high-level presentations to senior leaders
  • Act as an integration point for implementation of HR processes and business cycle activities. Ensure coordination of common connection points and integration with key functional partners (HR, Finance, Site Senior Leaders, Commercial Strategy, etc.)
  • Manage the technology project/strategy/planning/status communications for DPEP Technology and Digital including design and development of sr. executive presentations
  • Oversee initiatives related to organization’s culture, including recognition & events, town halls, technology events e.g. hackathons, and community relations development
  • Work in partnership to design and execute work sessions and sr. leader meetings
  • Forecast and manage the Office of the CTO budget including Cast Recognition
  • Work effectively with other executives and team members within DPEP Technology and Digital
  • Manage relationships across organizational hierarchies, from assistants to SVPs, to advance key technology and digital initiatives
  • Coordinate presentations and assist as necessary with critical meetings and speaking engagements
  • Work closely with HR and Internal Communications to ensure the CTO priorities around people and leadership are represented
  • Keep apprised of/plan future communication “events”, and partner with Internal Communications to ensure all communication is delivered on time, accurately and in the tone and messaging that reflects the CTO
  • Accompany CTO to critical business meetings to ensure appropriate support and follow up
  • Travel as necessary to meetings and events, to provide advanced prep to ensure trips are productive and meet the business objectives
  • When needed, confirm objectives for meetings, recommend participants, confirm participants are prepared, and provide background to the CTO
  • During meetings, capture major takeaways and work with the team to ensure follow up
  • Coordinate with/supervise the administrative support for the CTO, ensuring that work and schedules are in alignment with critical priorities
  • Plan and execute senior team events


Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of progressive work experience; preferably in a Technology organization
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience leading teams
  • Strong planning, scheduling, and organization skills with the ability to drive projects to completion
  • Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence in the absence of direct control
  • Demonstrated ability to network extensively and build successful relationships internally and externally at all levels of management
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to personal character, optimism, and professional excellence
  • Expert project management skills with a track record of driving results
  • Highly detail oriented, strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and adjust quickly to shifting priorities and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm, composed and purpose-driven under stress and uncertainty
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain standards of strict confidentiality with respect to all matters and documents to include but not limited to data, conversations, information, etc.
  • Ability to function effectively in a highly charged executive environment, and the ability to discern when to act independently, while representing the CTO office
  • Excellent communication skills in presenting complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to be self-reliant, self-motivated and resourceful to lead processes that may not be clearly defined and are constantly evolving with an action-oriented mindset
  • Strong written, presentation and oral communication skills for developing high-level presentations for senior executive audiences
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Demonstrated business and technology savviness, confidence and relationship management skills to interface with all levels of the Disney organization
  • Strong digital communication savviness e.g. social media. etc.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short term and long term challenges


Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree


Preferred Education :

  • Advanced degree or MBA
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