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Local Gun Store Voluntarily Closes

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff On Thursday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he is closing gun stores in unincorporated areas of the county and the 42 cities where it provides law enforcement, and proclaimed Pasadena would soon be following suit.“We’re going to shut down gun sales and ammunition sales outside of law enforcement and private security organizations,” Villanueva said. “The department will defer to individual chiefs of police to decide to close gun stores in the 45 cities in Los Angeles that have their own law enforcement agencies.”“The city of LA. for example, they have banned all gun shops, they closed them throughout the duration of this pandemic, and the city of Pasadena is going to follow our standard.”However, that’s not correct.No gun stores are currently operating in Pasadena, according to Pasadena Police Chief John Perez.The city’s lone gun store Turner’s Outdoorsman closed its doors voluntarily this week after a meeting with Perez.“It was completely voluntary,” Perez said. “It was a mutual decision.”On Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez told Pasadena Now that he was monitoring the situation at Turner’s Outdoorsman after reports began circulating that the store had not closed despite an orders by local officials closing all non-essential businesses.Gun stores were not listed as an essential business in the city’s order.That same day Villanueva said he would be closing gun stores in his jurisdiction, but suspended those efforts following the county counsel’s office declaring gun stores essential businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.Villanueva expressed concern about first-time gun owners in isolation with others during the shelter-in-place order.“What we’re trying to discourage is panic gun-buying,” Villanueva said. “You have now a bunch of people who are normally not all crammed into a house confined together, and at some point in time when tempers start flaring, people that are unfamiliar with a new handgun — a new shiny toy — we’re going to expect to see an increase in domestic violence, with tragic results.”So far Gov. Newsom has not clarified his order regarding gun stores. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 56 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Public Safety Local Gun Store Voluntarily Closes Pasadena outlet no longer operating during pandemic By DONOVAN McCRAY Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 | 1:00 am Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Housing Trends and Georgia’s Political Fortunes

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Housing Trends and Georgia’s Political Fortunes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Georgia surprised the nation during this presidential election when it turned blue for the first time in 28 years. According to a new report from Redfin, recent migration from liberal parts of the country to Georgia may have been a factored in the state’s election outcome. The report states that Georgia—the sixth state with the largest net inflow of people in 20—has seen people from more expensive, liberal cities like New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles move to Atlanta. These newcomers are likely drawn to Georgia because of its affordability in comparison to other popular cities across the country. The typical Atlanta home sold for $285,000 in October. This is a sizable discount compared to the typical home in the New York City metro (excluding Manhattan) which sold for $550,000 in the same month. Homes sold for $458,000 in Washington, D.C., $735,000 in Los Angeles, and $1.43 million in San Francisco during October of this year.It is understandable how many people from pricey cities outside of Georgia are flocking to the Southern state to take advantage of its affordable homes. Since COVID-19 has led many Americans to work remotely, this may be another incentive for people to move to more affordable metros away from where they may have worked before the pandemic.Most out-of-state city dwellers who have recently searched on Redfin for Atlanta homes came from New York City. This October, 37.3% of searches for Atlanta homes from outside the area coming from New York. The other top four cities of origin for Redfin users looking for homes in Atlanta were Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Chicago.In 2019, there were approximately 50,000 more people moving into Georgia than there were people moving out. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a steady increase in the net inflow of people moving to Georgia since 2011. In October 2020, Redfin reports that 26% of searches on its site for Atlanta homes came from people outside of the state. The city was the fifth most popular city overall among Redfin users searching for a new home outside of their state, and there has been a 43% increase in the net inflow of people looking to move to Atlanta since 2019.These recent shifts in Georgia migration patterns may have played a key role in the state’s presidential election results this year. President Trump won Georgia in 2016 by approximately 211,000 votes. This year, President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by about 13,000 votes, and he won Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, by 46 percentage points. This is an increase from the 40.6 percentage-point advantage that Democrats had in the county back in 2016. However, this is not the only Georgia county that experienced increases in Democratic votes this year compared to 2016. Georgia’s other most populous counties besides Fulton also saw gains. Gwinnett (18 points, up from 5.8), Cobb (14 points, up from 2.2), and DeKalb (67 points, up from 62.9) were all counties that voted Democratic by bigger margins than they did four years ago.Smaller suburbs in Georgia also saw a higher turnout of Democratic voters this year. Joe Biden won the suburbs of Atlanta by 30.5 percentage points. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won these suburbs by a 23.4-point margin in 2016 and Barack Obama won them by a 13.2-point margin in 2012. This increase in Democratic voters in Atlanta’s suburb may be connected to the rise in diversity among the suburbs’ population. As of 2018, people of color made up slightly more than 46% of the suburban population surrounding Atlanta. In 2010, people of color made up 43.4% of this population. This shows more diversity in Atlanta suburbs compared to the nationwide suburban population, which had a 28% share of people of color in 2018. Data indicates that this increase in diversity among Georgia’s suburbs, as well as an overall influx of out-of-state newcomers into Georgia, may have played a part in turning the state blue this year. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020 election affordable cities atlanta Georgia migration patterns 2020-12-03 Cristin Espinosa Tagged with: 2020 election affordable cities atlanta Georgia migration patterns Previous: Increasing Natural Disasters Endanger Affordable Housing Supply Next: Distressed Property Investing in the Coming Year About Author: Cristin Espinosa Home / Daily Dose / Housing Trends and Georgia’s Political Fortunes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. center_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 3, 2020 937 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

2016 Countrywide results reveal £15.8m spent on branch closures, and profits down by 59%

first_imgCountrywide PLC has this morning revealed its results for 2016 following what Chairman Peter Long describes as a “difficult year” for the company.Highlights of the Countrywide results include revenue that edged up half a percent to £737m, profit before taxation that nosedived by 59% to £19.5%, a £32.8 million windfall from the sale of ZPG shares and a strong performance by its mortgages, surveying and lettings businesses.Chief Executive Alison Platt (pictured, below) reveals that the company focussed on cost cutting last year to the tune of £10m, although its restructuring costs included spending £8.1 million on redundancies and £15.8 million on branch closures.This has included a ‘management delayering’ that has saved £5 million and headcount ‘rationalisation’ in marketing, finance and new homes that has saved £1.5 million.Countrywide also says it saved £3.5 million by consolidating branches in 180 locations and involving 214 branches.Alison Platt blames the poor performances of Countrywide’s sales businesses on uncertainty caused by the EU Referendum result as well as the recent Stamp Duty changes, which she says have both led to falling volumes of properties for sale.The number of homes sold via its brands dropped by 1% outside London to 50,891 but in the capital it was much worse – down by 14% year on year to 10,423.Lettings did well as a burst of landlords buying properties to let came on to the market before the April deadline last year, which Alison says increased market volumes. The number of properties it has under management increased by 12% year on year.Digital roll-outCountrywide has also been busy with its ‘hybrid’ digital roll-out, the results reveal. Four phases were completed during 2016 and it now covers 25% of its business, or 200 branches. Countrywide also says its new digital platform has driven 2,700 online accounts to be opened and 1,000 valuations booked.The results document also reveals what the future may hold for Countrywide. This will include fewer agent brands offering both hybrid and traditional sales and letting packages. It also wants to offer its services across a ‘multi-channel’ range of different devices from laptops to smartphones.“Countrywide is evolving at pace, with a clear strategy to create a business with a cost base that better reflects market conditions and a differentiated, customer centric offer available to customers across the UK,” says Alison Platt about the results.Countrywide PLC Countrywide results 2016 March 9, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » 2016 Countrywide results reveal £15.8m spent on branch closures, and profits down by 59% previous nextAgencies & People2016 Countrywide results reveal £15.8m spent on branch closures, and profits down by 59%But successful mortgages, lettings and surveying businesses, plus a ZPG windfall, mask moribund sales results.Nigel Lewis9th March 201702,585 Viewslast_img read more