8 California Homes With Price Cuts

8 California Homes With Price Cuts

CALIFORNIA — The value of California homes is declining. Even in pricey Silicon Valley, values peaked earlier this year. Certified appraiser Bob Thompson of Reese, Thompson & Associates located in Campbell said Wednesday that he’s seen a drop of 10 to 15 percent on homes appraised by his company.

So who’s ready to deal? Plenty of sellers around California Patch communities are dropping the asking price on their homes. From mansions to humble cottages, here are 8 homes with price cuts.

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Surya Spotlights Energetic, ‘Living Coral’ Accessories at Winter Markets

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By Nic Ledoux on 12/8/2018

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Surya reports that it will be spotlighting an array of accessories in Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at the Atlanta and Dallas winter markets. This “animating and life-affirming coral hue” appears in over 100 Surya accessories across its product categories, including rugs, lighting, textiles, accent furniture, wall decor, and more.

Pantone positions Living Coral as a “vibrant yet mellow” color that provides warmth, comfort and buoyancy in today’s ever-changing environment. The color encourages authentic and profound experiences that foster intimate, interpersonal relationships – a sociable and spirited counter response to the imposition that digital technology and social media has created in today’s society.

“Living Coral is a multifunctional color that can cater to a variety of design styles,” says Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “We have seen coral tones emerging in our product development research and have brought similar hues to life in our most recent Fall 2017 ‘Harmony’ and Spring 2018 ‘Desert’ trends. It bridges the gap between reds and oranges in a playful, lighthearted manner, making it much more commercially accessible across industries.”

Atlanta and Dallas winter market attendees will have the opportunity to view a collection of Living Coral-hued accessories including rugs, lighting, pillows, poufs, throws, and more in the Surya showrooms.

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Teen Dies, 130 Ill In Suspected Drug Overdose At Australia Dance Festival

Teen Dies, 130 Ill In Suspected Drug Overdose At Australia Dance Festival

The dance festival at Knockout Games of Destiny was organised by Sydney-based Harder Styles United.

MELBOURNE: A teenager died early on Sunday after a suspected drug overdose at a Sydney dance festival where more than a dozen people were taken to hospital and another 130 sought medical assistance, the police said.

The 19-year-old man died after being taken to a hospital from the Knockout Games of Destiny dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, the police said in a statement. Three of those hospitalised remain in a critical but stable condition.

Five people, including an 18-year-old woman, have been charged with drug supply offences, the police said.

More than 18,000 people attended the dance party and police officers issued 69 banning notices and conducted 200 searches, with 62 people found in possession of drugs, the police said.

The festival was organised by Sydney-based Harder Styles United.

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Elevate Your Home With These Holiday Decor Trends

Dreaming of a chic Christmas.

Dreaming of a chic Christmas.Brittany Avila

The holiday season isn’t just a time for gifts. It’s also a time for re-decorating. In recent years, traditional holiday decor has stayed in storage and been replaced with more contemporary styles. While social media has influenced this trend, it’s not the only reason. Laurence Carr who is the CEO and Founder of Laurence Carr Design explains why. “The traditional holiday style has not kept pace with modern lives and families living far away from each other. People are looking for a feeling of comfort and warmth with personalized holiday decor, such as unique, simple touches or small takeaways like candles. They are also embracing simplicity as a way of distressing from this hectic time of the year.”

It’s time to say goodbye to green and white and consider these holiday decorating ideas instead.

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Inspiring handicraft items for home decor

A few years after a first encounter at Cafe Milano, Rebecca Grunfeld, an attorney, and Ryan Samuel, a real-estate developer, bumped into one another at a Wizards game (her dad is team general manager Ernie Grunfeld). A few weeks later, Ryan called Rebecca to ask her out for coffee, which turned into watching the US men’s soccer team in a World Cup game at Logan Tavern, followed by an early bite at Le Diplomate. On Rebecca’s grandparents’ wedding anniversary a few years later, Ryan proposed in the home he and Rebecca had bought and renovated.

They married in an intimate ceremony at Rebecca’s parents’ house, where Rebecca’s sister-in-law officiated and Ryan’s two children (Rebecca’s “bonus babies”) read a book they made for the bride entitled Ten Things We Love About Becky. In the pool, inflatable swans adorned with floral wreaths added a whimsical touch, and reception decor included embroidered napkins, Chinese statues representing good health and happiness, and Rebecca’s mother’s china. For dinner: a family recipe for Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, penne alla vodka, and mushroom risotto. Dessert included mini cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats, and brownies à la mode, plus a vanilla funfetti wedding cake with strawberry buttercream.

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Racist comparison announces PM Modi’s arrival in Argentina for G20 summit

Modi compared to Apu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Argentina for the G20 summit was marred by racist overtones after a local news channel used controversial animated character Apu to mark Modi’s visit.

Argentinian channel Cronica TV used the character from the American show The Simpsons to announce that PM Modi had arrived in the country. They used the headline “Apu Arrives” as PM Modi reached Buenos Aires for the international summit.

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Milwaukee man wipes bloodied hands on Cudahy ER door and windows following his requested release

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A Milwaukee man wiped his blood-covered hands on his hospital room door and the emergency room door windows, according to a police report.

A nurse at the hospital told police Kyle Weisman requested his discharge against medical advice from St. Luke’s South Shore, 5900 S. Lake Drive, on Oct. 26 and once he was signed out he became agitated. The nurse said he received stitches earlier in the day, but he was still bleeding from his hand; she said he was covered in blood.

Weisman reportedly took his hands and rubbed his blood all over his room door and on the emergency-room exit door windows, the report stated. Once outside, Weisman tipped over a garbage can and barricaded the door to the ER with a bench. The report stated he was yelling and screaming as he left heading north on South Lake Drive.

Weisman had been brought to St. Luke’s South Shore by an ambulance and two Milwaukee police officers, the nurse said. While she was treating him, the officers left, the report stated.

After his discharge, Weisman was located in the 5800 block of South Lake Drive with his pants and jacket covered in blood and his left hand bleeding. Police asked if he needed medical attention and he declined.

When asked what happened at the hospital, Weisman told officers he was mad and just wanted to go home.

Weisman had two warrants with the Oak Creek Police Department — one for possession of drug paraphernalia and the other for possession of a controlled substance. He signed a personal-recognizance bond and was also issued a Cudahy municipal citation for disorderly conduct on-site.

Police offered medical treatment and/or a ride home and Weisman declined both so he was sent on his way.

Later, Weisman created a disturbance at McDonald’s, 6163 S. Packard Ave., and was subsequently arrested, the report stated. The report did not say if he was cited or what the arrest was exactly for.

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Project Fi officially rebrands to Google Fi, finally supports iPhones and most Android devices

The prematurely posted report from yesterday was right: Google has indeed rebranded its Project Fi carrier into Google Fi. To further mark its exit from beta status, it’s also announced that the network finally supports iPhones and most Android devices.

There’s a huge catch, however. While you can bring your own phone to Fi, in order to benefit from the full functionality of the service you still need to use one of only a few Android handsets that the carrier is offering directly (or has in the past).

This means that the smart network switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi won’t work on an iPhone or any Android device that Fi isn’t selling. You’re also not getting Wi-Fi calls, and it seems that if you bring your own device you’ll only be using T-Mobile’s network. So make sure to check coverage in your area before you make the jump to Fi.

Your Android phone needs to be on Nougat or later, while iPhones need to be on iOS 11 or later. If you make the jump to Fi with your current phone, an ongoing promo is offering you $200 of service credit (if you port-in your number), but only if you sign up today.

Do that and also purchase a phone from Fi and you will receive a travel gift card in the exact same amount you spent on the phone. You’ll be able to use this at Delta, Southwest, Airbnb, and Hotels.com. It’s a pretty amazing deal but it expires at 11:59 PM PT today.

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Milwaukee man wipes bloodied hands on Cudahy ER door and windows following his requested release

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A nurse at the hospital told police Kyle Weisman requested his discharge against medical advice from St. Luke’s South Shore, 5900 S. Lake Drive, on Oct. 26 and once he was signed out he became agitated. The nurse said he received stitches earlier in the day, but he was still bleeding from his hand; she said he was covered in blood.

Weisman reportedly took his hands and rubbed his blood all over his room door and on the emergency-room exit door windows, the report stated. Once outside, Weisman tipped over a garbage can and barricaded the door to the ER with a bench. The report stated he was yelling and screaming as he left heading north on South Lake Drive.

Weisman had been brought to St. Luke’s South Shore by an ambulance and two Milwaukee police officers, the nurse said. While she was treating him, the officers left, the report stated.

After his discharge, Weisman was located in the 5800 block of South Lake Drive with his pants and jacket covered in blood and his left hand bleeding. Police asked if he needed medical attention and he declined.

When asked what happened at the hospital, Weisman told officers he was mad and just wanted to go home.

Weisman had two warrants with the Oak Creek Police Department — one for possession of drug paraphernalia and the other for possession of a controlled substance. He signed a personal-recognizance bond and was also issued a Cudahy municipal citation for disorderly conduct on-site.

Police offered medical treatment and/or a ride home and Weisman declined both so he was sent on his way.

Later, Weisman created a disturbance at McDonald’s, 6163 S. Packard Ave., and was subsequently arrested, the report stated. The report did not say if he was cited or what the arrest was exactly for.

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Shop Our Editors’ 13 Favorite Locally Owned Home Decor Shops

Denver’s decorating scene is better than ever, especially when it comes to locally owned boutiques: There’s one for every design style, whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist, midcentury-modern enthusiast, or someone whose aesthetic defies definition.

1. Bloom By Anuschka

Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf

Neighborhoods: Cherry Creek North and Union Station
When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she must have felt a bit like customers do upon entering this Cherry Creek boutique for the first time: completely enchanted. “The stores are supposed to feel like a fantasy world, a curated treasure hunt,” says owner Anuschka Pashel, who opened a sister store at Union Station in 2014. A former model who began traveling the world at 18, Pashel now brings the world to her storefront: You might spot a 6-foot-tall Balinese carved-stone sculpture, paintings by European artists Sabine Maes and Matti Berglund, ceramic origami-inspired incense holders, and a Brazilian quartz-crystal cluster (a striking focal point for your foyer) that weighs more than 200 pounds.
What’s New: A collection of Moroccan wool rugs, from Beni Ourains to flatweaves, picked by Pashel.
300 University Blvd. and 1701 Wynkoop St.

2. The Lark

Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf

Neighborhood: Denver Country Club
If House Beautiful magazine were a shop, it might well be the Lark, a Dutch-doored storefront that’s lured traditional types with ginger-jar lamps, fox figurines, and boxwood topiaries since it opened in Country Club in 1970. “It’s so Larky is one of my favorite sayings!” says owner Jill Livran. Locals stop in for tins of key-lime cooler cookies from Savannah, Georgia, and Simon Pearce’s glassware, hand-blown in Vermont.
What’s New: Refillable, liquid paraffin oil taper and pillar candles from New York-based Lucid Candles—buy once, use forever.
1219 E. Fourth Ave.

3. Eron Johnson Antiques

Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf

Neighborhood: Athmar Park
Eron Johnson was a high schooler when he began salvaging doors, mantels, and stained glass from 19th-century Denver homes marked for demolition, an obsession that led him to found his namesake store in 1972. His new location on South Lipan Street—open by appointment—is an antiques cache worthy of however much time it takes you to explore the depth of its riches. Here, you’ll find everything from pieces of an oak-paneled room from 16th century Suffolk, England (once part of the collection of the Denver Art Museum and now yours for a cool $190,000), to an early-20th-century cast-aluminum streetlight from Chicago’s Burnham Harbor. But don’t be daunted by the grandeur: Many pieces are priced under $500.
What’s New: Current inventory includes design names you know and love—architectural pieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, glass from Louis Comfort Tiffany, and original furniture designed by Swiss starchitect Pierre Jeanneret.
377 S. Lipan St.

4. Lulu’s Furniture & Décor

Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf

Neighborhood: Englewood
For proof that change is good, look to mother/daughter duo Christy Brant and Caitlin Marsh, who moved their beloved Lulu’s from LoHi to Englewood in April. Now, floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to illuminate their hand-picked wares, including copper windows salvaged from New York City’s Hotel McAlpin and a modular sectional from Robin Bruce that transforms into multiple configurations. “We strongly believe that good design should be functional and doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive,” Brant says. Further evidence that the boutique is relatable, not stuffy: the shop dog, Whistlepig.
What’s New: Canadian furniture line Sunpan—a fount of clean-lined pieces—and Zents, a Colorado-based toiletries collection with scents like fig and water.
3475 S. University Blvd., Englewood

5. Homebody

Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf

Neighborhood: Cherry Creek North
The ironic thing about a store called Homebody—which debuted in October 2017—is that it’s a favorite among the most well-traveled design connoisseurs. Owner Dory Pratt scours the continents for design finds, from a 1970 abstract painting unearthed at a Paris flea market to an $8 set of mother-of-pearl-and-wood caviar spoons. “Opening Homebody allowed me to do two of my favorite things for a living: travel and shop,” Pratt says. She’s also the consummate hostess: The shop has a complimentary coffee bar and wraps gifts—gratis—in their signature botanical-print paper.
What’s New: Homebody is now selling Swedish Byredo fragrances and Astier de Villatte ceramics made from black clay and finished with a snow-white glaze—both excellent gifts for design-lovers this season.

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