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Solano County legalized home food pop-ups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has been implemented in only one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking

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Your Take-Home Pay Could Be 12.4% Smaller in the First 4 Months of 2021

This month, you may have noticed your take-home pay get a little bigger. If you did, that’s likely due to President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing employers to defer the collection of payroll taxes between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. 

The payroll tax deferral is available to employees with income under $104,000 annually, but not all employers will take the opportunity to delay the collection of these taxes. If your employer does, you’ll see the amount you get from your paycheck rise by about 6.2% until the end of the year, as this money would normally be taken out of your checks to fund Social Security.

While it may be nice to get this extra cash now, you could pay for it next year. In fact, you could see your take-home pay fall by 12.4% starting in January and going through April. Here’s why. 

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After 6 months stranded, Easter Islanders will return home

RUSSELL, New Zealand (AP) — About 25 residents from remote Easter Island who have been stranded far from their loved ones for more than six months because of the coronavirus will finally be able to return home this week on a French military plane.



A group who have been stranded in Tahiti, pictured from left, Benjamin Baude, Kissy Ika Chavez Baude, Gaïa Baude Ika and Thierry Gourtay in Afareaitu on Moorea Island, Tahiti, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. A group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island has been stranded far from home for six months now. Many arrived in March planning to stay for just a few weeks. But they got stuck when the virus swept across the globe and their flights back home on LATAM airlines were canceled. LATAM says it doesn't know when it will restart the route.(Teraihau Rio via AP)


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A group who have been stranded in Tahiti, pictured from left, Benjamin Baude, Kissy Ika Chavez Baude, Gaïa Baude Ika and Thierry Gourtay in Afareaitu on Moorea Island, Tahiti, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. A group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island has been stranded far from home for six months now. Many arrived in March planning to stay for just a few weeks. But they got stuck when the virus swept across the globe and their flights back home on LATAM airlines were canceled. LATAM says it doesn’t know when it will restart the route.(Teraihau Rio via AP)

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Enthusiasts suffer cooking burnout 6 months into stay-at-home life, look for fresh ideas | Pune News

Pune: After participating in various social media challenges that gained momentum when the lockdown began, enthusiastically baking, plating and taking ‘Insta-worthy’ images, people are at their wit’s end trying to keep things interesting in the kitchen.
Six months after staying home, people are going through a cooking burnout. “I love to cook, but thinking of what to make has become frustrating of late. We’ve tried many different recipes from various cuisines — Mexican, Spanish, African, and so on, to shake things up between regular Indian home food. But even that has become boring now,” said a cooking enthusiast in the city.
Chef and restaurateur Rachel Goenka said, “It’s unfair to burden one person with deciding what to cook. We usually plan a menu in advance for the week. We think about splitting up the week into vegetarian and non-vegetarian days or deciding on what day you would like to cook
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Woman transforms her drab kitchen while nine months pregnant



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A mother-to-be has unveiled her stunning kitchen transformation – which she completed while almost nine months pregnant.

Dearbhaile Cooke, 29, from Belfast, got the keys to her new home when she was eight months gone and was desperate to renovate the kitchen before moving in and giving birth.

But rather than shell out on new units, Dearbhaile spent hours coating the dated pine doors a chic shade of black using Frenchic paint.

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A Mid-South family recalls having their son only six months into pregnancy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The McCain family was very excited when they found out after seven years of marriage, they were expecting.

At the same time, they understood this would be a high-risk pregnancy. Nevertheless, they still saw it as a blessing.

Six months into the pregnancy, Stephania McCain began having contractions. Her son RJ was ready to make his entrance into the world, ahead of schedule.

Stephania said she was caught off guard.

“I was barely six months pregnant,” Stephania said. “I was like, what do you mean?”

Stephania had dilated three centimeters, and there was a tear in the amniotic sack, causing fluid to leak. Her doctors attempted to stop the contractions with no success, and four days later, RJ was born.

He was tiny.

“They were holding him like this,” Stephania said, showing the palms of her hands.

RJ’s doctors knew the best place for him would be

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Bradenton family says two-week repair has left them without a home for nearly three months

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Sherrie Guevara and her three daughters have been staying with family members and friends since early July when a repair project began inside their apartment unit in Bradenton.

She says she was asked to vacate her unit at Westbriar for two weeks, but nearly three months later, the repairs still aren’t finished.

“After the initial first two weeks, every time I would contact my landlord to ask for an update, he would tell me it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week,” said Guevara.

She says nearly three months without a stable place to live has been tough.

“It has been very stressful because I have been displaced with three of my kids. We are in the middle of COVID feeling kind of homeless at this point not having

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Home Depot Black Friday deals to last two months

In recent years, retailers have competed to move their Black Friday sales, and the entire holiday shopping season, earlier on the calendar. COVID-19 is only speeding up that trend.



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Home Depot Reports Earnings That Far Surpass Wall Street’s Expectations

Home Depot is looking to enhance the frenzied shopping bonanza that happens every year the day after Thanksgiving by announcing this week that its holiday pricing will start in November and run through December.

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Rather than Black Friday deals being limited to one day of the season, holiday sale prices will instead be extended for the entire two-month stretch both in stores and online, according to Home Depot. On the company’s mobile app, customers will also be able to see the deals next month before lower prices are in play online, it added.

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The home-improvement chain is also sticking with

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Home Depot announces Black Friday deals to last two months

In recent years, retailers have competed to move their Black Friday sales, and the entire holiday shopping season, earlier on the calendar. COVID-19 is only speeding up that trend.

Home Depot is looking to enhance the frenzied shopping bonanza that happens every year the day after Thanksgiving by announcing this week that its holiday pricing will start in November and run through December.

Rather than Black Friday deals being limited to one day of the season, holiday sale prices will instead be extended for the entire two-month stretch both in stores and online, according to Home Depot. On the company’s mobile app, customers will also be able to see the deals next month before lower prices are in play online, it added.

Closed for Thanksgiving

The home-improvement chain is also sticking with its practice of closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, so that “associates and customers can enjoy important time

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Lowe’s Up 30% in 3 Months on Solid Home Improvement Trends

The pandemic induced stay-at-home practice is encouraging home renovation and maintenance activities. This certainly is turning out to be an upside for certain home improvement market players, including Lowe’s Companies, Inc. LOW. Moreover, the company’s robust digital offerings and merchandise strategies are yielding, keeping investors interested in the stock.

Lowe’s currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). The stock has surged nearly 30% in the past three months compared with the industry’s rise of 19.6%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

That said, let’s take a look into some of the aspects that are acting as the aces in Lowe’s stack.

Home Improvements Market Looks Bright

With majority time being spent indoors due to the pandemic scenario, there is a rising focus on making homes an enjoyable and comfortable space. Home DIY projects for remodeling, decorating and maintenance of furniture

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