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Doc Rivers

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is an American basketball coach and former player, the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. As an NBA point guard, Rivers was known for his defense, a trait that has carried over into his coaching. Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area. Rivers represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he led the team to the silver medal, despite missing the last shot in the final, which could have given the title to his team. After his third season at Marquette University, Rivers was drafted in the second round of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, he graduated from Marquette. He spent the next seven seasons as a starter in Atlanta, assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular-season success, he averaged 10.0 assists per game. Rivers spent one year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers and two more for the New York Knicks, before finishing his career as a player for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996.

Rivers began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999, where he coached for more than four NBA seasons. Rivers won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic; that season, he led the team, picked to finish last in the league to a near playoff berth. During the Magic's free agency spending spree in the summer of 2000, Doc Rivers had the opportunity to assemble the first "Big Three" team in the NBA, as the Magic were courting free agent Tim Duncan, who came close to signing with the Magic and teaming up with Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady. However, Tim Duncan re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs due to Rivers' strict policy of family members not being allowed to travel in the team's plane, he made the post-season in his next three years as coach, but was fired in 2003 after a 1–10 start to the season. After spending a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC, he was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach in 2004. During his first years with the Celtics, he was criticized by many in the media for his coaching style, most vociferously by Bill Simmons, who in 2006 publicly called for Rivers to be fired in his columns.

As a result of the Celtics' 109–93 victory over the New York Knicks on January 21, 2008, Rivers, as the coach of the team with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference, earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games; the Celtics needed an NBA record 26 post-season games to win it. Rivers played for the team that held the previous record for most games played in a single post-season: the 1994 New York Knicks played 25 post-season games. Rivers led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where they once again faced the Los Angeles Lakers and lost the series in seven games. After deliberating between staying on the job and leaving the job and returning to spend more time with his family in Orlando, Rivers decided that he would honor the last year of his contract and return for the 2010–11 season. On May 13, 2011, after months of rumors that he would retire, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million.

On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors. On June 25, 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Rivers from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first round draft pick, he became the senior vice president of basketball operations on the team. In his first season as their head coach, Rivers led the Clippers to a franchise-record 57 wins, garnering the 3rd seed in the Western conference; the 2014 NBA playoffs first round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors was marred when TMZ released an audiotape containing racially insensitive remarks made by the then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Though there was a possibility of the Clippers boycotting the series, they would play on, holding a silent protest by leaving their shooting jerseys at center court and obscuring the Clippers logo on their warm-up shirts. Rivers himself stated that he would not return to the Clippers if Sterling remained as owner the following season.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the controversy by banning Sterling for life and compelling him to sell the team. After the team was sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on August 12, 2014, Rivers remained with the Clippers. On June 16, 2014, the Clippers promoted Rivers to president of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties. Although Dave Wohl was hired as general manager, Rivers had the final say in basketball matters. On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers. On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers until June 26, 2018, when he was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat. On August 4, 2017, Rivers gave up his post as president of basketball operations. However, he continued to split responsibility for basketball matters with executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank. On May 23, 2018, Rivers and the Clippers agreed to a contract extension.

On May 31, 2019, Rivers made comments on Kawhi Leonard during an appearance on ESPN, stating that "He is the most like Jordan that we've seen". The Clippers were fined $50,000 due to Rivers' comments in violation of the league's anti-tampering rule. On November 8, 2019, Rivers earned his 900th wi

Hearst Ranch

The Hearst Ranch is composed of two cattle ranches in central California. The best known is the original Hearst Ranch, which surrounds Hearst Castle and comprises about 80,000 acres. George Hearst bought over 30,000 acres of Rancho Piedra Blanca, an 1840 Mexican land grant, in the late 19th century, he bought most of Rancho San Simeon, part of Rancho Santa Rosa, two other adjacent land grants. The other ranch is the 73,000-acre Jack Ranch at Cholame, acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 1966; the Jack Ranch comprises most of an 1844 land grant, plus additional lands. The ranch's Circle C brand is the oldest registered brand in use in California; the Hearst ranch produces branded grass-fed beef for the retail markets, selling to Whole Foods in Southern California. The ranch is managed by the great-grandson of William Randolph Hearst; the ranch is permanently protected under a conservation agreement signed in 2005 by the Hearst Corporation, American Land Conservancy, California Rangeland Trust, the State of California.

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Jonathan Fernandez

Jonathan Fernandez is an American writer and producer. He wrote the film Rob The Mob starring Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano, directed by Raymond DeFellitta based on the true-life story of Thomas Uva and Rose Marie De Toma His first film, Crisis In The Kremlin, was written for producer Roger Corman, he has written for Star Trek: Enterprise. He was the executive producer of the Kurt Russell film Breakdown which opened at number one at the box office. Fernandez worked as a production executive for Dino De Laurentiis and Roger Corman, his book WINNING ESSAYS was published by Berkley/G. P. Putnam's Sons. Fernandez is a member of the Writer's Guild of America and was on the WGA Negotiating Committee in 2011, 2014, 2018, he has a featured interview in the documentary Pencils Down: The 100 days of the Writers Guild Strike. In 2019, Fernandez joined other WGA members in firing his agents as part of the Guild's stand against the ATA and the practice of packaging, after the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a new "Code of Conduct"