I can tell you that it was The Black Cat in Penngrove, Calif., where I first tasted Moonlight’s “Death and Taxes,” the Third Stop near the Beverly Center in Los Angeles for Craftsman’s “Triple White Sage,” and that the first time I tasted properly presented real ale it was Stone’s “Levitation,” at The Linkery in San Diego. A decade and a half later, each of those pubs is gone, but all three of three breweries have grown mightily in prominence and esteem. … [Read more...] about Miss your local bar? Try Instagram.
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As all this is going on, Lack and Oppenheim have still not explained why they sat on another one of the biggest stories of the decade: the “Access Hollywood” tape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women. The tape of Trump caught on a hot mic was leaked from within NBC to The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, who is Oppenheim's friend from Harvard, where they worked as editors together on the student newspaper. … [Read more...] about Red faces at NBC as star reporter Ronan Farrow splits for HBO
Through the years I had explored the cruelties of slavery in Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina. But I didn't know many specifics about slavery on the Eastern Shore. Starting in the early 1600s until the mid-1800s, thousands of African-Americans would encounter the marshy wooded landscape of the Chesapeake Bay region, first as a gateway through which slave traders forcibly brought them from Africa into the colonies and later as essential paths and waterways that formed the Underground Railroad. From 1700 to 1770, the state's slave population grew from 13,000 to 250,000 (Frederick Douglass was born here, in Talbot County). Yet, while Maryland's dependence on slave labor for agriculture and timber was well established, its grip on the peculiar institution proved to be less sturdy. … [Read more...] about Awe and inspiration along the Harriet Tubman Byway
We crunched the numbers and calculated the total equity in the typical Columbia home in the 21044 zip code purchased every year since 1999. For this analysis, we assumed that the equity in a home would be grow through appreciation and principle reduction. Appreciation is where the value of a home goes up over time as property values increase. Principle reduction is where the remaining balance of your mortgage goes down each month you make a mortgage payment. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update to stay current on the latest real estate market trends in your neighborhood. … [Read more...] about [TOP WINNERS] How Much Has Your Columbia Home Appreciated?
The case made headlines because it occurred amid a series of incidents across the U.S. involving black people being shot by white officers. In this case, Noor, a Somali American, shot Damond, who is white, and her family received a $20 million settlement from the city. … [Read more...] about George Floyd case is latest pitting Minnesota police vs. the public