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Why California’s Devastating Wildfires Will Push Home Prices Even Higher

As the devastating Glass fire raged through California’s scenic wine country in late September, Thomas Senander, 63, initially ignored the evacuation orders, But then a few days later, he and his family watched 100-foot flames rush straight in the direction of their Santa Rosa, CA, compound. When the fire began to lick the edges of a field leading onto their property, the retired engineer, his wife, and their grown son sprang into action.

Like many of their neighbors, they’d been through this hell before. Just three years ago Senander and his family lost their previous home—about 6 miles away in the same town—to the Tubbs fire. They were determined not to experience that anguish again.

He connected a fire hose to his 3,500-gallon water tank and blasted the blaze as it barreled toward him. His family poured buckets on runaway flares. The inferno was heading for an old barn

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Windsor Ward 7 candidate says she’ll push for Forest Glade improvement

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“The library could use a major update,” said Marta Haireek, 20. “I often go for walks with my mom, and I’d like to see safer streets and sidewalks, as well as some investments in the park.”

Katrina Srour, who described herself as a busy mother of two, said traffic calming measures and the safety of her children are the most important matters to her in Ward 7 — especially in school zones.

Flashing crosswalks, lower speed limits, and separate bus bays are some of ideas she would like explored. “I want to thank Farah for hearing our issues and concerns in the area,” Srour said.

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According to El-Hajj, Ward 7 has “some of the most collision-prone intersections.”

She’s particularly keen on improving where Banwell Road meets the expressway. “Banwell is the only road connecting to the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor that does

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Qurate And Quarantine: Will Home Shopping Push This Name Higher? (NASDAQ:QRTEA)

Strip malls are history. – Jeff Bezos

Let’s be honest. Many of us have been spending a lot more time in front of our televisions and computer screens lately. Whether you’re watching the Sopranos for the first time or placing your order for next Monday’s grocery pick up, odds are you’ve been glued to your digital devices as well.

COVID-19 restrictions have zapped revenue from physical retail spaces, as consumers have been forced, or chosen in many cases, to remain home. It comes as no surprise that a company that operates popular online and televised brands, like HSN (formerly Home Shopping Network), would be positioned to benefit from this dramatic shift in consumer behavior.

Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) is a massive media conglomerate in the video and eCommerce spaces in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company employs over 25,000 individuals and oversees brands that reach nearly 400 million households,

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3 Major Floods Spur Push For Improvements In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Vanessa Pineiro could see the drain on her street from a window in her Rosemont home on Sept. 10. Around 1:45 p.m., the drain stopped taking in rain, and water began collecting on the street. According to her estimations, the flooding began 10 to 15 minutes after the drain had filled.

Lucky for her, she had moved her car up the street to avoid flooding, and home repairs tied to the last flash flood on July 23 hadn’t started yet. Around 3 p.m., the water was receding, but the damage was done.

Pineiro and her husband used to live at a house at a higher elevation and bought their newest house even after July 8, 2019, flooding affected the area.

“We bought this house knowing that happened, but it was supposed to be [a] 100-year-flood,” she said, referring to a flood that has a 1 in 100

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