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A ’70s Spanish-Style Home That Got a Speedy Kitchen Reno with Gold-Green Marble

A ’70s Spanish-Style Home That Got a Speedy Kitchen Reno with Gold-Green Marble

There was no question in Natalie Myers’ mind that the saltillo tile floors in her client’s Spanish-style Bel Air home were staying. “I’ve been flipping through a lot of books with photos of celebrities in the 1970s partying in Malibu and the Canyons—almost all the houses had these cool floors with white stucco walls and …

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Why visit a Pa. winery?  The reasons keep growing as producers look to provide a ‘fuller experience’

Why visit a Pa. winery? The reasons keep growing as producers look to provide a ‘fuller experience’

It wasn’t too many years ago that a visit to your favorite Pennsylvania winery involved finding a spot at the bar and tasting through many of the selections, then making a purchase and leaving. Today, the expectations have evolved from a drive-by to more of a come-by-and-stay-awhile mentality, a fact that the Deputy Secretary of …

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‘Political vendetta’, RJD leaders question timing of CBI raids at Lalu properties

‘Political vendetta’, RJD leaders question timing of CBI raids at Lalu properties

Earlier, the CBI registered a fresh FIR against Lalu Prasad in the alleged IRCTC scam during his tenure as the Union railway minister between 2005 to 2009. But the million dollar question arises here is what new proof the CBI obtained after 13 years against Lalu Prasad to register an FIR followed by raids at …

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‘I want Johnny Rotten to attack it!’ Danny Boyle on his shocking Sex Pistols saga | Television

Danny Boyle is sitting in her kitchen sounding faintly surprised that her latest project has been made at all. “It’s so not the story that everybody wants to be told,” he says, “but it is the story that should be told.” Pistol, a six-part miniseries, certainly isn’t the first drama about the Sex Pistols. There …

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‘When Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston were cast I was in shock’: Sarah Perry on The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry

In March 2021, I was driven by a stranger down to the Essex coast, and there I found myself at the end of the 19th century, in a place that had never existed, full of people who’d never been born. At any rate, that was the impression; in fact, I’d been deposited in a field …

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A real-life Gilded Age whodunit | News

It all sounds like a lesser-known Agatha Christie whodunit. In February 1905, Stanford University co-founder Jane Stanford died in Honolulu. Though initially recorded as a death by poisoning, the official account stated the cause of death was heart disease. Ella’s Stanford’s death occurred shortly after the 76-year-old widow survived an attempted poisoning at her San …

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Study sponsored by economic advisory body to PM acknowledges shocking level of inequality in country

In India, catastrophic health issues are one of the most devastating life shocks that trigger a descent into poverty. Health coverage is low and costlier. While talking about the education gap prior to the pandemic, the report says that despite the marginal reduction in expenditure, schools are becoming more ‘infrastructurally developed’. It is only a …

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Living History: Girl Scout publishes book about life during pandemic | SchoolNews

It was never Riley Dunn’s intention to document history as it unfolded in real-time. She just wanted to write a book and earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. “I like to write,” said Dunn, whose book, “Personal Interviews on COVID-19’s Beginnings,” hit Amazon’s virtual bookshelves March 15. “We didn’t know how bad COVID was going …

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Recruitment row: CBI books Bengal minister, daughter; questions him for 5 hours

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered an FIR against West Bengal minister of state for school education Paresh Chandra Adhikari and his daughter Ankita Adhikari over allegations of irregularity in securing her a teacher’s job while ignoring the merit list. The move came after Adhikari failed to appear before the CBI sleuths …

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