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Los Angeles: police find missing actress several days after disappearance

Los Angeles: police find missing actress several days after disappearance

By ArLuther Lee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com Woman’s whereabouts over weekend remain mystery, but foul play not suspected An actress reported missing by her family last week has been found safe, and authorities said they do not suspect foul play was involved in her disappearance, according to reports. Tanya Fear, a British actor and comedian best known for her role in the British sci-fi television program “Doctor Who,” was located Monday after she was last seen Thursday in Los Angeles, NBC News reported. An investigation was launched over the weekend after family members called Los Angeles police to report…
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Atlanta: Black newspapers join forces nationally online

Atlanta: Black newspapers join forces nationally online

By Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com #Business #EditorsPicks   Atlanta Voice part of 10-publication coalition from across country In 1971, Wilbert “Bill” Tatum was part of a group of Black investors who pooled their money together to save the New York Amsterdam News, the venerable Black newspaper and Harlem institution since 1909. Tatum became the paper’s sole owner in 1996 and when he died in 2009, his only daughter, Elinor, took over the family business as publisher and owner. Black newspapers “have been the voice of Black America for more than 100 years,” Elinor Tatum said. “We have…
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Sandy Springs: UPS delivers first COVID-19 vaccines by drone

Sandy Springs: UPS delivers first COVID-19 vaccines by drone

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for SandySpringsNewsAndTalk.Com #COVID-19 #Business   The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant UPS said it has started making its first COVID-19 vaccine deliveries by drone. UPS Flight Forward is making deliveries on the campus of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The drones open up the prospect of a quicker way to deliver sensitive medical shipments, such as to remote or rural areas. The hospital ships the vaccines by drone from its central pharmacy to family medicine practices on its medical center campus. Drone operators inspect the Matternet M2 drone before takeoff and scan the airspace…
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Los Angeles: Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Other Industry Locals on South L.A.’s Gentrification: “A Blessing and a Curse”

Los Angeles: Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Other Industry Locals on South L.A.’s Gentrification: “A Blessing and a Curse”

BY KIRSTEN CHUBA | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #RealEstate   The rapidly changing, historically Black area is seeing home prices spiking as development is on the rise: "It's gotten very white." For more than 100 years, South Los Angeles has been home to a largely Black and brown population, rooted in a history of redlining and segregation that kept nonwhite residents below Washington Boulevard. Los Angeles is “terribly bifurcated by race,” says entrepreneur Prophet Walker, a native of South L.A. “And that’s all a remnant of redlining.” These days though, the area looks a little different. As native Tiffany Haddish says, “It’s gotten…
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Dallas: Black principal in Texas suspended after controversy over photo with white wife

Dallas: Black principal in Texas suspended after controversy over photo with white wife

By ArLuther Lee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for DallasNewsAndTalk.Com Parents accuse James Whitfield of promoting critical race theory at Colleyville Heritage High School A Black high school principal from Texas, recently embroiled in controversy after being ordered to remove a social media photo of himself kissing his white wife, was suspended this week without explanation. The Washington Post reported that Colleyville Heritage High School Principal James Whitfield has been widely accused of teaching critical race theory and promoting the idea “of systemic racism,” according to parents who have complained for months to the local school board. Whitfield denies that he has…
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Los Angeles: Gunman dead, 2 wounded after random attack at California beach pier

Los Angeles: Gunman dead, 2 wounded after random attack at California beach pier

By Richard Winton, Matthew Ormseth and Gregory Yee, Los Angeles Times Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com  Gunshot victims, including a teenage boy, expected to survive A man killed by Redondo Beach police Wednesday night randomly targeted people on the pier in a hail of gunfire, authorities said a day after the shootings. Police officers from across the South Bay region of L.A. raced to the Redondo Beach Pier about 8:20 p.m. local time after a flood of 911 calls reported an active shooter firing at people in the shopping and dining hot spot.     Once there, they found a teenage boy…
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Los Angeles: Condo’s $13M Sale Sets Local Record

Los Angeles: Condo’s $13M Sale Sets Local Record

BY DEGEN PENER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #RealEstate The Pendry Residences West Hollywood — which feature private pools and dedicated elevators — offers a luxury-to-the-max take on Southern California indoor-outdoor living. At the beginning of the pandemic, the appeal of residential towers plummeted as people sought extra personal space. Cut to summer 2021, and condo sales are on the rise in L.A., led by the recent sale of a two-bedroom, 2,681-square-foot unit — with an outdoor terrace that’s bigger than the condo’s interior — at the new Pendry Residences West Hollywood for $13 million. At $4,848 a square foot, that’s a new…
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Glendale: Boost for business or ‘huge hit’? Westgate businesses look ahead after Glendale cuts ties with Coyotes

Glendale: Boost for business or ‘huge hit’? Westgate businesses look ahead after Glendale cuts ties with Coyotes

Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for GlendaleNewsAndTalk.Com   Glendale says it won't renew the lease of one of its most high-profile tenants. Now, the Arizona Coyotes' neighbors will have to wait and see if business takes a hit in the team's absence. Glendale on Thursday announced it was cutting ties with the NHL team after the upcoming season, which starts in October. The plan is to put millions into renovations at Gila River Arena and pack it year-round with "more impactful" events. City Manager Kevin Phelps touted the decision as a savvy financial move for the city, the entertainment district and…
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Thousand Oaks: Britney Spears under investigation over alleged battery of staff

Thousand Oaks: Britney Spears under investigation over alleged battery of staff

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for ThousandOaksNewsAndTalk.Com #Celebrity #Music THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Britney Spears is under investigation over misdemeanor battery after a staff member at her home alleged the singer struck her, authorities said Thursday. Deputies responded to Spears' home in Southern California after the staff member reported the Monday night dispute, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said. No one was injured. Reports taken by deputies will be handed over to prosecutors for consideration, the sheriff's office said, giving no further details. Spears’ attorney Matthew Rosengart said in an email that the investigation is “overblown sensational tabloid fodder — nothing more…
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Atlanta: New Airbnb hosts in Atlanta made more than $8 million in first half of 2021

Atlanta: New Airbnb hosts in Atlanta made more than $8 million in first half of 2021

By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com If you’re considering listing your extra space as a haven for pandemic travelers, you live in the right city to succeed Do you have an extra room or guest house? You might want to consider putting it to work. Airbnb reported Wednesday that new hosts with only one listing earned millions in the first six months of 2021. Nationwide, Airbnb said in a press release, 60% of these new hosts were women who collectively made more than $83 million. Senior citizens — people 60 years or older — earned more than…
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