By the time we arrive at Ceàgo Del Lago Winery, on the northwestern shore of Lake County's Clear Lake, we've seen far more birds than people. Western grebes, thousands of them, bob peacefully until our boat gets directly in front of them. Then they dive upside down like toy ducks, showing their black-and-white behinds before disappearing under the surface.
Former Walt Disney Co. board members and long-time company critics Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold wrote a scathing critique about the Disney board's just-concluded search for a CEO to replace Michael Eisner, published in Thursday's Los Angeles Times.
Over the past few years, Disney has been conspicuous for the viciousness -- and the self-destructiveness -- of its corporate politics. Ever since longtime CEO Michael Eisner's falling out with former film unit chief Jeffrey Katzenberg in the late 1990s, infighting at Disney has tarnished a company with sterling media assets.