Three California wines are on the menu for Trump's Inauguration Day lunch

Los Angeles Times

This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: President Obama reduces the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of giving classified material to WikiLeaks Meet the conservative Trump insider who grew up in Santa Monica After quarreling with a civil rights icon, Trump meets with Martin Luther King III Trump says he wants health insurance for all. Trump says he wants health insurance for all. Three California wines are on the menu for Trump's Inauguration Day lunch Three California wines will be served at Friday's inaugural lunch for President-elect Donald Trump, recognizing the Golden State roots of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). A J. Lohr 2013 Arroyo Vista chardonnay from Monterey County will be paired with Maine lobster and gulf shrimp with saffron sauce and a peanut crumble for the first course. A Delicato Black Stallion 2012 Limited Release Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon will be served in the second course with grilled Seven Hills angus beef with dark chocolate and juniper jus and potato gratin.

We tried Amazon's new food delivery in Manhattan. It was fine.


Amazon officially launched its food delivery service in Manhattan and Dallas on Tuesday. Amazon, which offers food delivery to members of Prime, its premium subscription service for expedited deliveries, has already launched the service in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Austin, Baltimore and Portland, Ore. Delivery is free and billed as coming within one hour or less. Amazon has also pledged to make sure prices on its delivery menus are the same as in the restaurants. To try it out, we went to the Prime Now page, where there's now an enticing new "restaurants" button.

Amazon Bookstores Offer Peek Into Whole Foods' Future WSJD - Technology

At its dozen stores in cities such as New York, Chicago and San Jose, Calif., prices aren't marked. Instead, employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product for a price, which is lower for members of Prime, Amazon's paid membership service. There are also kiosks in store to check prices. For example, the hard-copy edition of "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik was $10.36 recently, up from $9.72 last month. "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, San Francisco" by Jane Huber was up $1.75 to $18.93 over the same period.

Uber conquered taxis. Now it's going after everything else

Los Angeles Times

There's no shortage of companies claiming to be the Uber of their industry, whether it's food delivery, flowers, mattresses or medicinal marijuana. But what happens when the real Uber -- the one with a 62.5-billion valuation and a global footprint -- decides that it wants to expand into other on-demand markets? "That puts these new start-ups in an interesting position," said Ted Graham, coauthor of "The Uber of Everything," a book about the on-demand economy. "If you're pitching yourself as the X for Y, then the real X for Y is X," he said. With the March rollout of the food delivery app UberEats and last year's launch of UberRush -- an on-demand package delivery service for online sellers in San Francisco, Chicago and New York -- the San Francisco company, which rose to prominence transporting people, is now seeing if it has what it takes to be the Uber of everything.

What Data Scientists Do All Day at Work


Demand for data scientists is growing, driven by companies and government agencies that are flooded with data and struggling to make sense of it. But what exactly do data scientists do? Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Gage spoke with one-- Ram Narasimhan, who works at General Electric Co. GE 1.11 % 's GE Digital in San Ramon, Calif.--to shed some light on the profession. A former managing director at United Airlines in Chicago, Dr. Narasimhan moved to the Bay Area in 2012 and was among the first data scientists hired by GE. He has a doctorate in operations research and industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, but he says the most important quality in his job and for any data scientist is curiosity.