Suspect who allegedly shot at officers during pursuit barricaded in Sherman Oaks home

A suspect who led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit and allegedly fired at the officers Monday afternoon has barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks home, CHP officials said.

a group of people on a motorcycle in a parking lot: The California Highway Patrol investigates after a suspect who led officers on a pursuit on the 101 freeway allegedly fired at them. (California Highway Patrol)

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The California Highway Patrol investigates after a suspect who led officers on a pursuit on the 101 freeway allegedly fired at them. (California Highway Patrol)

As of 4 p.m. Monday, the suspect was still inside the home on the 4500 block of Vesper Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez. A SWAT team and crisis negotiators are communicating with the suspect, he said.


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Officer Weston Haver, a spokesman for the CHP, said the pursuit began at about 12:57 p.m., when officers pulled over a driver who was speeding in a black Nissan Ultima on the 101 Freeway eastbound at Winnetka Avenue.

The driver pulled over to the right shoulder and got out

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The home remodeling business is booming during the pandemic

When news of the coronavirus hit in early February and businesses starting closing their doors in March M.J. Taylor was worried. Today she is busier than ever.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you own a business you want to be busy. More calls and customers are better than no calls and customers. While many businesses are thrilled to be operating at 50% capacity, some are doing more work than before.

“We are very busy. Every single person I talk to in the business is in the same boat,” M.J. Taylor said.

The owner of MJ Design Build does everything from a remodeled bathroom or kitchen, to building a new home from the ground up.

Earlier this year, following the start of the pandemic, Taylor was worried her business would take a hit. Several clients put scheduled jobs on hold as many were worried about job security and uncertainty in the future.

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Home Depot Rebuilds Its Pro Business With HD Buyback

Home Depot is doubling down on its home improvement business, announcing it is buying back HD Supply, a company it had spun off in 2007 that specializes in serving the professional and commercial builder trade.

For Depot, the industry’s larger player and a retailer that has been on a recent hot streak with the boom in the home remodeling and redecorating business, it’s a move calculated to build up its share in the contractor industrial supply business. The deal, for about $8.7 billion, reunites the two companies which split 13 years ago when Depot sold HD to a group of private equity investors. Since then it went public

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Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at $8B

Home Depot is reuniting with former subsidiary HD Supply, buying the company in a deal valued at about $8 billion

ATLANTA — Home Depot is reuniting with former subsidiary HD Supply, buying the company in a deal valued at about $8 billion.

The acquisition will give Home Depot a stronger hand in the contractor and professional side of its business, which is booming during the pandemic, just like its more consumer facing, DIY sales.

HD Supply is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products in the multifamily and hospitality markets. Home Depot initially bought HD Supply in 1997, but sold it in 2007 when began to focus more on its retail operations.

Home Depot Chairman and CEO Craig Menear said in a prepared statement that

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Amid a pandemic that isolates us, Chicago architecture awards recognize designs that build community

Shifting its awards program online for the first time, the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects on Friday will present honors for a wide range of buildings, many of which encourage a sense of community at a time when the coronanavirus pandemic has forced people apart.

Among the winners are a colorful North Side building that combines a public library and public housing, by John Ronan Architects; the headquarters of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; and a renovation that transformed the Chicago Transit Authority’s Garfield elevated station into a gateway for its South Side neighborhood, by EXP.

“This year’s entries represented a return to community-first ideas, spurred by the lessons this tumultuous year has quite uncompromisingly taught,” the awards jury said in a news release, an apparent reference to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd

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Stunned police find chicken living in filthy bathroom during drugs raid

Stunned police found a chicken living in a bathroom as they raided a house in the war against drug dealing.

The officers found the animal clucking in the bathroom after they raided a home in Bristol.

The feathered friend was found perched perched on the bathtub, reports BristolLive.

Its owner, who was being detained by police as part of a drugs enforcement action, kept it as a pet in the bathroom.

The hapless bird was found perched on a bathtub with a sign titled “home sweet home” loosely hanging above the sink.

The chicken was not in such a ‘home sweet home’

Avon and Somerset Police officers found the poor bird in the room in terrible living conditions.

They joked on social media that it was living in conditions that “fell fowl of acceptable standards”.

Pictures show the bathroom covered in feathers and chicken poo, and toiletries having

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Universal, Cinemark agree on earlier home release for movies

By Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cinemark Holdings Inc <CNK.N> has reached a deal that will allow Comcast Corp’s <CMCSA.O> Universal Pictures to offer its films in U.S. homes as soon as 17 days after they debut in theaters, the companies said on Monday.

The multi-year agreement is similar to one that Universal made earlier this year with AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc <AMC.N>, the world’s largest theater chain, embracing a major shift from traditional movie release patterns.

Under the new agreement, Universal could offer movies for sale via premium video-on-demand after they have played for at least three weekends in theaters, a statement from the companies said. That would shrink the exclusive window a movie plays in cinemas to as short as 17 days rather than the roughly 90 days that has been common practice.

Movies that open with more than $50 million at box offices would be exclusive

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‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’ Wins Top Prize at Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Kirsten Johnson’s playful “Dick Johnson Is Dead” has been named the best nonfiction film of 2020 at the fifth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, which were announced on Monday morning.Johnson also won the Best Director award for her Netflix film, in which she deals with the impending death of her father by staging his death in a variety of ways.Melissa Haizlip won the Best First Documentary Feature award for “Mr. SOUL!,” while other awards went to “My Octopus Teacher” for cinematography, “Totally Under Control” for editing, “The Way I See It” for music and “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” for narration.“MLK/FBI” was named Best Archival Documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” Best Historical/Biographical Documentary, “Boys State” Best Political Documentary” and “My Octopus Teacher” Best Science/Nature Documentary.There were two ties: “Ali & Cavett: The Tale of

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Hooker Furniture to Host Third Quarter Earnings Call on December 10

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hooker Furniture Corporation (Nasdaq-GS:HOFT) will present its fiscal 2021 third quarter financial results via teleconference and live internet web cast on Thursday morning, December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 877.665.2466 and the number for international callers is 678.894.3031. The conference ID number is 9423979.

Hooker’s fiscal 2021 third quarter began on August 3, 2020 and ended on November 1, 2020.

The call will be simultaneously web cast and archived for replay on the Company’s web site at in the Company section under Investor Relations.

Hooker Furniture Corporation, in its 97th year of business, is a designer, marketer and importer of casegoods (wooden and metal furniture), leather furniture and fabric-upholstered furniture for the residential, hospitality and contract markets. The Company also domestically manufactures premium residential custom leather and custom fabric-upholstered furniture. It is

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Casabella Interiors Sweeps the PRISM Design Awards with Five Wins Across Three Categories

CAPE COD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors took home five awards at the PRISM Design Awards gala on Nov. 8th –winning more awards than any other firm in this year’s competition. The PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, remodelers, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising firms, interior designers, and other professionals in the home building industry. 

Casabella swept two categories: The Best Bathroom Remodel Over $125,000 and Best Interior Design of a Private Residence: Bedroom / Bathroom.  Says Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, owner of Casabella Interiors, “The scope of our awards this year, and the projects they represent, from total demolition to new build to renovation, speaks to our capabilities as masters of the concept-to-build design experience.”

Chagnon-Holbrook and her team took home a Gold Award for their spa-inspired master bathroom “A Bespoke Reinvention” that featured floating vanities,

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