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PRIDE in the Courts: Judge Deborah A. Batts

Marcelo Rodriguez and Judge Deborah Batts at an event in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York, NY, June 2019. Let me tell you about someone I met a couple of years ago. Her name was Judge Deborah A. Batts. In 1994, the Honorable Judge Batts became the first openly gay person to be appointed as an Article III federal judge in the United States. She held this position for over 25 years in the Southern District of New York. As part of the library team in my previous position, we commemora...
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Housing-Market Competition Has Eased Slightly, But 7 in 10 Buyers Still Face Bidding Wars

70% of home offers faced bidding wars in May, down from 74% in April. Still, competition remains far more intense than it was a year ago. Seattle, WA – June 16, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — In May, 70.4% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition, down from a revised rate of 73.6% in April, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s still up significantly from 52.7% in May 2020, which was impacted by pandem...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Sacramento, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Canada, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Detroit, Redfin, Oklahoma City


Uberall raises $115M, acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Location-based services may have had their day as a salient category for hot apps or innovative tech leveraging the arrival of smartphones, but that’s largely because they are now part of the unspoken fabric of how we interact with digital services every day: we rely on location specific information when we are on search engines, when we are using maps, or weather apps, or taking and posting photos and more. Still, there remain a lot of gaps in how location information links up with accurate inf...
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The Westin Anaheim Resort Marks Grand Opening with InvoTech Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 10th, 2021 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Uniform System at The Westin Anaheim Resort. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at The Westin Anaheim Resort manages the Uniform inventory ...
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Guns N’ Roses sets LA tour date prior to BottleRock

Can’t get tickets to see Guns N’ Roses at the sold-out BottleRock Napa Valley festival in September? Well, here are more chances to see Axl Rose and company in California. And they occur even earlier than the BottleRock gig. That’s because the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced plans to perform Aug. 19 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and Aug. 25 at SAP Center in San Jose. The dates are part of a North American tour that kicks off July 31st at the Hershey Park Stadium in Her...
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‘Friends: The Reunion’ Trailer: They Were On a Break, But Now They’re Back

Friends has been on a break, but they’re finally back, baby! So to speak. The long-awaited Friends reunion special premieres HBO Max later this month, and the official trailer has finally arrived, with cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer returning to the show’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to revisit the good old days. Watch the Friends: The Reunion trailer below. Friends The ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Friends, Lady Gaga, Ross, David Schwimmer, Irl, Monica, Rachel, Burbank, Schwimmer, Los Angeles CA, New York City NY, Hollywood Forever Cemetery


The New Saracen Casino Resort Selects InvoTech Systems for Uniform Control and Operating Efficiency

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 12th, 2021 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Uniform System at Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. Saracen Casino Resort joins InvoTech’s extensive client portfolio of r...
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MOVIE TRAILER: 'Walking With Herb'; New Film About Golf and Second Chances in Theaters May 7

News Release LOS ANGELES, CA – The uplifting, new film WALKING WITH HERB takes audiences on an 18-hole rollercoaster ride as one man discovers how the impossible can become possible through faith, family and second chances . . . and with the help of God’s motorcycle-riding messenger. In theaters nationwide on May 7, WALKING WITH HERB will inspire and entertain audiences.  WALKING WITH HERB features global star Edward James Olmos and comedy legend George Lopez. "It was one of the best ...
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U.S. Home Seller Profits Dip Slightly In First Quarter Of 2021 But Remain Higher Than Year Ago

Nationwide Seller Profit Margins Hit 34 Percent in First Quarter 2021, Up From 31 Percent in Same Period Last Year; Margins Increase Annually in Almost 90 Percent of Markets Around Nation; U.S. Median Home Price 16 Percent Higher Than Year Ago Irvine, CA – April 29, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its first-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profits for home sellers nationwide were again up on an annu...
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Danny Trejo to the rescue again

Los Angeles actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo in Sherman Oaks Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A dancing Juan Hector Ponce helps his son, muralist Levi Ponce, work on restoring the iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Levi Ponce works on restoring his iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles ...
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Housing Gains Could Grow Black Wealth More Than $500 Billion in a Decade

– A new Zillow analysis finds Black households saw modest progress narrowing the racial wealth gap during the pandemic, and that housing factors will largely impact whether that gap grows or shrinks throughout the next 10 years. – The typical Black household has only about 23% of the wealth of a typical white household – Zillow analysis finds home value and homeownership rate disparities directly account for almost 40% of the $3 trillion wealth gap¹ – If the typical Black-owned home was...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing, Indianapolis, Radio, Washington Dc, Portland, Miami, Cleveland, Zillow, Baltimore, San Antonio, Black, Trulia, Cincinnati, Oklahoma City


Big Budgets From Out-of-Town Homebuyers Are Edging Out Locals in Popular Destinations Like Phoenix & Las Vegas

With a record share of Redfin.com home searchers looking to move to another metro, out-of-towners are making it difficult for local residents to win bidding wars. The average out-of-towner moving to Phoenix has $630,000 to spend on a home, versus $510,000 for locals. Seattle, WA – April 20, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nationwide, 31.5% of Redfin.com users looked to move to a different metro area in the first quarter, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technolog...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Radio, Canada, Washington Dc, Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oakland, Seattle


A SPAC backed by an LA Dodgers co-owner will take online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats public at a $2 billion valuation

LA Dodgers owners of Guggenheim Baseball Management, LLC - (from left) Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, and Todd Boehly during the press conference to introduce the new owners of the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on May 2, 2012. Photo by Chris Williams/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A SPAC backed by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly is taking online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats public. The deal will put the combined valuation of ...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, Goldman Sachs, Espn, Los Angeles Dodgers, SPAC, Dodgers, LA Dodgers, Rolling Stones, Los Angeles CA, RBC Capital Markets, Dodger Stadium, Evercore, Fidelity Management Research Company, Vivid Seats, Todd Boehly


Dr. Drew Pinsky’s nomination to LA County’s homeless commission sparks pushback

Dr. Drew Pinsky — Southern California pop culture’s ubiquitous “Dr. Drew” — has been nominated by Supervisor Kathryn Supervisor to sit on the commission that oversees the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The nomination was applauded by fans, but also sparked a torrent of social-media opposition, spurring critics to renew their criticism of the celebrity doctor’s sometimes polarizing comments on homelessness, law enforcement and the pandemic. If the full Board of Supervisors approves the ...
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Homeownership Remains Affordable For Average Workers Across Majority Of U.S. Despite Price Spikes

Average Wage Above Level Needed To Afford Typical Home in First Quarter of 2021; Historic Affordability Improved in First Quarter In About Half of U.S. Housing Markets; National Median Home Price Up 18 Percent Over First Quarter of 2020 Irvine, CA, April 1, 2021 (PRNewswire) – ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its first-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Affordability Report, showing that median home prices of single-family homes and condos in the fir...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dallas, Orange County, Detroit, San Diego County, Pittsburgh, Montgomery County, San Francisco CA, Allentown


U.S. Foreclosure Activity Sees An Uptick In February 2021, But Still Down Significantly From Last Year

Overall Foreclosure Activity Increases 16 Percent From Last Month; Foreclosure Starts Increase 15 Percent From Last Month Irvine, CA – March 11, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, licensor of the nation’s most comprehensive foreclosure data and parent company to RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com), a foreclosure listings portal, today releasedits February 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows there were a total of 11,281 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Real Estate, New York, News, Mississippi, Colorado, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Chicago, Radio, South Dakota, Michigan, Louisiana


Redfin Predicts It Will Become Less Expensive to Sell Your Home as Real Estate Commissions Become More Transparent

The average fee paid to buyers’ agents was 2.7% in 2020; Real estate commissions are expected to decline as a federal legal battle ushers in a new era of transparency around real estate commissions Seattle, WA – Feb. 25, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Today Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage, published an in-depth analysis on real estate commissions, giving consumers access to data that has historically been unavailable to them. Redfin’s analysis foun...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Los Angeles, Radio, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Baltimore, Doj, Tampa, Nassau County, Redfin, Metro, Chicago Il, Phoenix, Seattle Wa


The 5 best shower heads we tested in 2021

The best shower head should provide a relaxing and satisfying shower experience.I tested 12 shower heads and determined that the Kohler Flipside was the best. It has a convenient rotating head, a large variety of spray settings, and an accessible price. If you think that all shower heads are the same, you might have a second opinion once yours starts sputtering. Even though it's something you use every day without a second thought, it's important to choose one that provides the look, flow rate, ...
Tags: Reviews, California, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Delta, Bath, Epa, Sierra, Wall, Bathroom, Shower, Southern California, Los Angeles CA, Higgins


56% of Redfin Home Offers Faced Competition in January, the Ninth-Straight Month More Than Half of Redfin Offers Faced Bidding Wars

Pricey homes are most likely to see bidding wars, with more than 65% of homes priced between $800,000 and $1 million facing competition in January, the highest share of any price bucket Seattle, WA – Feb. 12, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nationwide, 55.9% of Redfin offers for homes faced bidding wars in January, up from a revised rate of 52.5% in December, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. It marks the ninth consecutive...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Atlanta, Radio, Canada, United States, Wheeler, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, Redfin, Bay Area


Join Me for the Professional Troublemaker Book Tour!

In three weeks, my second book drops! Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, will be out in the world and I AM SO EXCITED FOR IT!!! This book is the best work I’ve done yet, and I can say confidently that it is even better than book 1 (I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual). Because it’s a pandemic, I can’t celebrate in person with the traditional book tour I would normally have. So we’re doing the next best thing, by bringing you an amazing VIRTUAL book tour, with some of my fello...
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Home Equity Improves In Most Areas Of Nation During Fourth Quarter Of 2020 As Market Continues To Avoid Pandemic Fallout

Equity-Rich Properties Now Outnumber Those Seriously Underwater by Six-to-One Ratio; Portion of U.S. Homes Considered Equity-Rich Reaches 30 Percent; Seriously Underwater Properties Down to 5 Percent Irvine, CA – Feb. 4, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its fourth-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that 17.8 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich, meani...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, News, Mississippi, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Alabama, San Francisco, West Virginia, Radio, West, United States


How Midwest Cities are Busting the Urban Exodus Myth

Though home values in some expensive coastal cities are softening, lower-priced urban centers are booming as people everywhere seek affordability and reprioritize amid new opportunity brought by remote work – Homes are selling faster in the suburbs, but home value growth, sales volume and Zillow web traffic in urban areas has kept pace with or exceeded suburban areas. – The hottest urban housing markets are in the affordable Midwest, where homes are typically less expensive near city cente...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, San Francisco, Urban, Indianapolis, Radio, Washington Dc, Zillow, Baltimore, Columbus, Denver, Jacksonville, San Fransisco, Louisville, Trulia


Competition is Fierce for Home Buyers, But Acting Quickly Could Save Them Hundreds on Their Monthly Payments

This new Zillow analysis shows how the expectation of quickly growing home values and the potential for rising interest rates mean those who don’t delay will have more buying power. Seattle, WA – Feb. 3, 2021 (PRNewswire) — With mortgage rates at historic lows and homes flying off the market in record time, many prospective home buyers may be contemplating whether to buy now or wait until the frenzy slows down a bit. But the market is poised to stay red hot for some time, and a new Zillow ana...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Washington, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, United States, Portland, Dallas, Nashville, Mortgage


U.S. Home Seller Profits Soar In 2020 As Prices Set New Records In Spite Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Profits on Home Sales Increase in Nine of Every 10 Housing Markets in 2020; National Median Home Price Up 13 Percent From Last Year to $266,250; Homeowners Now Staying In Their Homes More Than Eight Years Before Selling Irvine, CA – Jan. 28, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Year-End 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that home sellers nationwide in 2020 realized a home-price gain of $68,843 on the typical sale,...
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2020 U.S. Housing Market Gains Were Biggest in 15 Years

Zillow expects bigger growth in 2021 as sustained demand pushes home values higher – The full U.S. housing stock gained about $2.5 trillion in value last year, including $2.2 trillion from appreciation of existing homes and $274 billion from new construction. – That $2.5 trillion gain is more than in any year since 2005 in what was a remarkably strong year for housing, and 2021 is likely to be stronger. – More than a fifth of the total housing value in the U.S. and almost half of the 10...
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RE/MAX National Housing Report for December 2020

Strong December Home Sales, Big Second Half of 2020 Set the Stage for Potentially Historic 2021 Denver, CO – Jan. 19, 2021 (PRNewswire) – December home sales increased 6.2% over November and 21.9% year-over-year, capping a record-breaking second half of 2020 that set new overall monthly benchmarks for most sales, highest price, lowest inventory, and quickest closings. Although December is typically a month with fewer sales, December 2020 ranked 5th in the highest number of home sa...
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The best shower heads in 2021

Shower heads are one of those things you use without a second thought - until it starts sputtering.The best shower head is from Waterpik because of its various spray settings and affordable price.Read more: The best shower curtainsSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.If you think that all shower heads are the same, you might have a second opinion once yours starts sputtering mid-shampoo. A shower head is something you use every day, so it's import...
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Half of Redfin Home Offers Faced Bidding Wars in December as Housing Market Defied Holiday Slump

Competition tapered slightly over the holidays, but remained fierce as insufficient housing supply failed to keep up with insatiable demand Seattle, WA – Jan. 15, 2021 (PRNewswire) — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nationwide, 49.7% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced bidding wars in December, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. While that’s down from a revised rate of 55.9% in November, it represents the eighth-straight month in which ...
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Homeownership Slips Into Unaffordable Territory Across Majority Of U.S. In Fourth Quarter Of 2020

Average Wage Below Level Needed To Afford Typical Home in the U.S.; Affordability Worsened in Fourth Quarter in 55 Percent of Housing Markets; Median Home Prices Up At Least 10 Percent in Most of Nation Irvine, CA – Dec. 31, 2020 (PRNewswire) –ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its fourth-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Affordability Report, showing that median home prices of single-famil...
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Last call for Pink’s Hot Dogs until March, as Hollywood stand closes until coronavirus is under control

Pink’s Hot Dogs has somehow always been there. It stayed opened during World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, recessions… But 2020 — and COVID-19 — was a whole different story for the venerable Hollywood spot. Sunday was a reminder of that story. It was your last chance for at least until March to grab a Guadalajara Dog or maybe that long-awaited Rosie O’Donnell Long Island Dog — just two of an array of what owner Richard Pink and his 25 employees offer to everyone from celebrities to lunc...
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