LA County’s Breweries and Wineries Can Now Reopen for Outdoor Service

Shaniqua Juliano

County supervisors gave approval to breweries and wineries to open next week on October 6 for outdoor service, providing much-needed relief for businesses that have been closed continuously for over six months, according to KTLA News. Measures such as reservations, social distancing, limited hours, and other safety measures will still be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Supervisor Janice Hahn introduced the motion to allow breweries and wineries to reopen in LA County, noting the county did not see a spike in coronavirus cases after Labor Day.

a group of glass bottles on a shelf: Beers from Brouwerij West in San Pedro

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Beers from Brouwerij West in San Pedro

Before this motion passed, only breweries and wineries with a full restaurant component were allowed to resume service for outdoor dining. Breweries and wineries would join the multitude of LA restaurants who have had the chance to reopen for outdoor service in recent months. Despite the loosening of these restrictions

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These weeds are planning their annual attack on your lawn, so fight back now | Home/Garden

Shaniqua Juliano

PREVENT WEEDS: Apply preemergence herbicides to your lawn now to prevent cool season annual weeds like chickweed, henbit, sticker weed and annual bluegrass from growing in your lawn.

I’m often asked about controlling these weeds in the spring when it is too late to most effectively control them.

Look for products like Halts, Dimension, CrabX, Crabgrass Preventer and other brands, and follow label directions.

KNOW YOUR VEGGIES: Vegetables that can be planted this month include beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collard, endive, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mustard, onion, peas (English, edible podded and snow), radish, rape, rutabaga, shallot, Swiss chard, turnip and many herbs, such as thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, French tarragon, lavender, chives, cilantro, dill, mints and parsley.

AZALEA BUGS: Azalea lace bugs will be active through November. These insects feed from the underside of the

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Is U.S. Real Estate The Answer For International Investors During This Time?

Shaniqua Juliano

Abbas Hashmi is an international Family Office and Sovereign Wealth Fund focused expert. Managing Director at Crito Capital.

Investing in income-producing rental property can provide you with a solid return, depending on your specific goals and market. It is an especially attractive investment at a time like this — when the stock market is volatile, interest rates are low and housing prices are increasing. If you are looking to invest outside of your native country because of the uncertainty triggered by Covid-19, then rental properties in New York and New Jersey may be an ideal avenue to explore.

In my experience, many investors do not realize that choosing to purchase an out-of-country income property is one of the smartest ways to spread risk, earn higher returns, and invest more efficiently and soundly from a tax perspective. 

The Appeal Of New Jersey And New York Rental Properties

There are

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Cancer survivors share plant-based eating message via online community

Shaniqua Juliano

Dianne and Pat Doyle have spent the past six years building a community of devotees of a plant-based diet, hosting frequent get-togethers and creating connections on social media.

When COVID-19 put a temporary halt to social gatherings, they quickly adjusted to keep their community as vibrant as ever.

The Doyles, both 60, founded the Plant-Based Dallas Facebook Group, which has grown to more than 2,000 members who share resources and encouragement to keep each other going. They are cancer survivors who credit their good health to practicing healthy lifestyles.

Pat’s prostate cancer was diagnosed in 2011, and Dianne’s breast cancer was discovered in 2013. After prostate removal and a double mastectomy, the couple focused on preventing future illness. They tried a four-week experiment, adhering to the whole food, plant-based food diet advocated by Drs. T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., top-tier nutrition and disease experts featured in the

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Restaurants prepare for cold weather impacting outdoor seating

Shaniqua Juliano

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Restaurants have been relying on outdoor seating to spread customers apart, but as the weather gets colder, they may have a harder time getting guests willing to brave the cold.

a screen shot of a person: Restaurants prepare for cold weather impacting outdoor seating

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Restaurants prepare for cold weather impacting outdoor seating

Outdoor seating has been a way for restaurants to serve more people than their 50% indoor capacity allows.

“Folks certainly are concerned about how to keep operating at that 50% indoor capacity, because you can only operate at 50% for so long,” said Alex Armani-Munn, the Downtown Partnership Economic Development Expert.

Downtown Colorado Springs Restaurants have been able to expand outdoor seating into the streets on weekend evenings because of permits approved by the state for the Dine Out Downtown project. Those permits were going to expire September 30th, but got extended to October 24th. City leaders are trying to get

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White House Announces 2020 Fall Garden Tours

Shaniqua Juliano

This fall, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors.  The grounds will be open on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday, October 18, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover firsthand the beauty of the South Lawn, First Ladies Garden, White House Kitchen Garden, and the newly renovated Rose Garden. In August of 2020, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the restoration the iconic Rose Garden.

This event is free and open to the public, however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including small children).  The National Park Service (NPS) will distribute free, timed tickets near the public entrance at the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest throughout each tour day. The entry point for all guests will be located near the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Please arrive

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Best holiday gifts under $100 in 2020

Shaniqua Juliano

Looking for a gift that’s not too expensive but also not too cheap? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up a slew of ideas that won’t break the bank, with some of the best gifts in the $50-100 range. In our affordable lineup, there’s everything from awesome tech gear to something for the audiophile, fitness fiend or aspiring cook in your life. And all of the gift suggestions here have been fully reviewed or anecdotally tested by CNET or Chowhound editors.  

Before we dive in, though, some news of note that you should consider before buying anything: 

And now, on to our picks.

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Edifier, which makes some impressive PC speakers, has done a good with its Edifier TWS NB2 noise-canceing earbuds. Their angular design reminds me of the Libratone Track Air Plus, which has come down in price (it’s now

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RIVERSPORT kicking off fall with ‘Outdoor October’ events

Shaniqua Juliano

A dog and his owner enjoy some paddle boarding in RIVERSPORT’s lower pond. This activity will be available Saturday morning as part of Dogtober. Photo by Georgia Read for RIVERSPORT

A dog and his owner enjoy some paddle boarding in RIVERSPORT’s lower pond. This activity will be available Saturday morning as part of Dogtober.

Photo by Georgia Read for RIVERSPORT

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A popular outdoor attraction is encouraging Oklahomans to enjoy the fall weather with fun events outside.

RIVERSPORT will be celebrating the month of October with ‘Outdoor October’ events. The events kick off Saturday in the Boathouse District with ‘Dogtober,’ an event featuring a Bar K popup dog park and dog-friendly activities throughout the day.

Bar K, the new dog park, bar and restaurant slated to open in the Boathouse District in 2021, will create a version of their concept which includes DOGA [dog yoga], SUP with your PUP, an off-leash dog park area, beer tasting provided by COOP Ale, and live music. A pet photographer will be on hand for dog portraits, and free mini “ask

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Home Improvement Products Market Rising Trends, Demand and Business Outlook 2020 to 2025

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The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Aug 31, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Global Home Improvement Products Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2025

The Home Improvement Products Market report is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand, and supply data (as applicable). The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis. This Market study provides comprehensive data that enhances the understanding, scope, and application of this report.

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Top LeadingCompanies of Global Home Improvement Products Market are Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s, Inside Tweedy and Popp Hardware, Ace Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire, Homebase, Wickes, Bauhaus, Bricostore, Praxis, Alibaba, Ebay (NASDAQ: EBAY), Amazon (( NASDAQ: AMZN), Bunnings Warehouse and others.

Global Home Improvement

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28 Best Friend Gift Ideas, Including Herbal Teas, Chocolate, Handmade Mugs, and Cocktail Ingredients

Shaniqua Juliano

The very best friend-gifts tend to be the gifts that you’d also like to receive. And if you’re anything like me, 2020 gift ideas are all about treats, relaxation-encouragers, and a little bit more time with nature (or, at least, a house plant or two). Continue reading below for the best gifts for friends whether you’re shopping early for the holidays, seeking birthday gifts, or just missing your pal so much during this time of long-distance friendships that you feel compelled to send a little something out of the blue.

Gifts to Keep Their Green Thumb Going Strong

Even in big cities, the mid-pandemic seed sprint took hold. Neighbors dutifully trotted home from the nursery with bags of soil. Tiny tomato plants peeped through the bars on fire escapes. Every window had an herb garden. Now, after the initial spark of inspiration has died off, I’d imagine many of those

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