David Pierson

David Pierson is a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times who writes about tech, media, trade and retail. A staff writer since 2000, he previously covered food and agriculture and was based in The Times’ Beijing bureau from 2009 to 2013 covering China.
Trump blocking his critics on Twitter violates 1st Amendment, judge rules

President Trump can’t block his critics from following his personal Twitter account, a federal judge ruled. The judge said the comment area of Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account is a public forum and that blocking users on the basis of political speech is violates their 1st Amendment rights.

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Erik Oberholtzer, co-founder of Tender Greens restaurant chain

Erik Oberholtzer is co-founder of Culver City's Tender Greens, the California-centric restaurant chain that inspired a wave of fresh, fast casual copycats looking to deliver fine dining at affordable prices.