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Los Angeles: Netflix to Operate Historic Palisades Bay Movie Theater

Los Angeles: Netflix to Operate Historic Palisades Bay Movie Theater

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, CHRIS GARDNER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #Entertainment The deal expands the streamer's ability to screen its movies on the big screen during awards season. Netflix and Los Angeles shopping mall developer Caruso announced Friday that the two have partnered to keep the legendary Bay Theater in the tony Palisades Village open. The lease expands the streamer’s ability to screen its movies on the big screen during awards season while helping another struggling cinema to stay open. Netflix already operates the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and New York’s iconic Paris Theatre. Prior to the pandemic, luxury theater operator Cinepolis had refurbished and…
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Los Angeles: Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

Los Angeles: Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #Music LOS ANGELES — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and other defendants have attempted to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. The lawsuit says Sonny Bono’s heirs filed notice in 2016 that…
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Phoenix: Metro Phoenix’s home prices poised to hit new record. Where are they climbing the fastest?

Phoenix: Metro Phoenix’s home prices poised to hit new record. Where are they climbing the fastest?

Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for PhoenixNewsAndTalk.Com #RealEstate   Metro Phoenix’s hot housing market cooled a few degrees during the summer, but prices are climbing again. The Valley’s median home price is expected to have hit $410,000 in September and climb to a new record of $415,000 by mid-October, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service’s analysis of pending sales. The price increases are coming even as the supply of homes for sale continued to tick up and sales dipped slightly in August. That combination of slowing indicators had been keeping the Phoenix-area median home price hovering around $405,000…
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Phoenix: Use Sky Harbor airport to pay down Phoenix’s pension debt? The idea might just fly

Phoenix: Use Sky Harbor airport to pay down Phoenix’s pension debt? The idea might just fly

Leonard Gilroy | AZCentral.Com Troy Warren for PhoenixNewsAndTalk.Com #Business   Despite a booming economy and recovering tax revenues, Phoenix remains awash in nearly $5 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. This pension debt acts as a fiscal albatross, forcing the city to dedicate approximately $400 million of its budget toward pension costs and related debt service each year. The concern even prompted a citizens initiative two years ago that would have frozen most new city spending until the debt is paid down, but voters rejected the idea of constraining spending on city programs to focus on pension debt reduction. At the City Council’s direction, city staff are…
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Los Angeles: Hot Real Estate Market Culver City Is Now “One of the Content Capitals of the Globe”

Los Angeles: Hot Real Estate Market Culver City Is Now “One of the Content Capitals of the Globe”

BY HADLEY MEARES | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com  #RealEstate Amazon Studios, WarnerMedia and TikTok have all taken office space in the city in the past four years, with Apple recently announcing a 550,000-square-foot headquarters. In 1995, Adam Lilling, founder and managing partner of PLUS Capital, a venture advisory firm that helps talent invest in startups and build brands, moved into an office in Culver City, whose glory days as the home of MGM and RKO were long past. “The office we were in always leaked — if it rained you had problems,” he recalls. “You just drove to work and…
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Charlotte:  Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

Charlotte: Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

By Avery Newmark, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CharlotteNewsAndTalk.Com #EditorsPicks #Entertainment Patrons had no idea that rock legend was among them Mick Jagger blended in with the crowd at one of North Carolina’s most notorious dive bars Wednesday night. The 78-year-old rock ’n’ roll legend shared a photo to social media of his outing at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon along with the message, “Out and about last night in Charlotte, NC.”   In the photo, Jagger is wearing a ball cap and jeans and appears to be swigging a beer unnoticed as patrons look the other way. The bar’s co-owner, Brian Wilson,…
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Atlanta: COVID fears loom large for metro Atlanta parents of young students

Atlanta: COVID fears loom large for metro Atlanta parents of young students

By Ty Tagami - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Alia Malik - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Serene Varghese caught COVID-19 from her 10-year-old daughter, who tested positive soon after returning to Burgess-Peterson Academy in East Atlanta. Varghese, who is vaccinated, got the worst sore throat of her life, and her head ached so blindingly she nearly vomited. She had fatigue, chills and her chest burned. She had to show her quarantining 7-year-old how to microwave his hot dogs and feed the cats and gerbils. With no real-time virtual lessons, he played Minecraft all day. “My biggest fear is that we’re going…
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San Diego: Restaurant Week Starts September 26th!

San Diego: Restaurant Week Starts September 26th!

by ThereSanDiego Troy Warren for SanDiegoNewsAndTalk.Com Eat + Drink The 8-day edible extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to explore something new! San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is ready to start, and many of San Diego’s best restaurants are preparing to serve up their most delicious items in affordable prix-fixe menus for an 8-day edible extravaganza, making this the perfect opportunity to explore something new and support our beloved restaurants that have had a challenging couple of years! How it works SDRW will be spanning across San Diego County, as participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40, $50 or $60…
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Atlanta: Business leaders grade the city’s 2021 election candidates

Atlanta: Business leaders grade the city’s 2021 election candidates

By Wilborn P. Nobles III, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com A coalition of business leaders in Atlanta unveiled its scores for the candidates vying to be the city’s next mayor, city council president, and city council members in 2021. The Committee for a Better Atlanta, which represents more than 30 major businesses and civic organizations such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta and Georgia Power, released its election guide on Tuesday. The group interviewed 58 candidates running for City Hall seats to gauge how well they would perform in office. Twelve candidates didn’t participate. The scorecard ranks the candidates’ qualities — from…
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Sandy Springs: UPS hiring 100,000 temporary workers for holiday shipping season

Sandy Springs: UPS hiring 100,000 temporary workers for holiday shipping season

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for SandySpringsNewsAndTalk.Com #Business #EditorsPicks   UPS is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers as it prepares for the busy holiday shipping period. That includes nearly 2,340 positions in Atlanta. The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said it expects an increase in package volume starting in October and continuing through January. The hiring surge comes as many companies are facing challenges finding enough employees to staff their operations amid a national worker shortage that has arisen as businesses ramp up work. UPS is looking to hire roughly the same number of workers as it hired last year for the holiday season. The…
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