Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Dog Haus, the rapidly expanding gourmet hot dog, burger and sausage concept, is paying homage to its SoCal roots with the announcement of a new collaboration with the Alhambra-based Fosselman’s Ice Cream Company, a sweet staple in the San Gabriel Valley community since 1919.For the first time in its history, Fosselman’s iconic premium ice cream will be available in soft-serve form at all 10 Dog Haus company-owned and franchise locations throughout Southern California, including their two Pasadena locations. To commemorate the occasion, Dog Haus will be inviting locals to enjoy a free soft serve cone on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th.“As a Pasadena-based restaurant, we’ve always had a deep respect for local businesses in our community like Fosselman’s that are as committed to quality as we are at Dog Haus,” says Partner Hagop Giragossian, who oversees menu operations for the growing brand.“We’ve been scooping their ice cream at our original Hill Street location since our founding in 2010, but this will be a first for us in terms of introducing a whole new product from our hometown to all our restaurants. It’s exciting to be able to bring something that’s so specific to Los Angeles to communities beyond our county’s border — particularly as we continue to franchise and expand throughout the U.S.”With that introduction, Dog Haus will be debuting a classic vanilla soft serve available in a sugar cone or cup, as well as vanilla, salty caramel and dutch chocolate milk shakes that combine Fosselman’s ice cream with the same base that’s used to produce the soft serve. The end product? An ultra-indulgent shake that took the management and culinary teams at Dog Haus months of research and testing to develop with Fosselman’s.“We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Dog Haus to bring our premium ice cream to our fans in an entirely different form than they’ve experienced before, while also reaching new audiences across the country,” Says Co-owner John Fosselman. “It’s an incredible opportunity to work with a growing brand that has so much hometown pride.”In addition to offering a free cone on Labor Day, during the month of September Dog Haus will host an “I Scream, You Scream for Fosselman’s Ice Cream” contest on Facebook and Instagram. Guests will be invited to post videos screaming at the top of their lungs for an opportunity to win a free ice cream cone each week for a year at their local Dog Haus. Each store will select a winner based on entries submitted from September 1st and September 30th.Dog Haus currently operates two company-owned locations in Pasadena, and eight franchise restaurants in Alhambra, Burbank, Canoga Park, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Thousand Oaks, West Covina, and Centennial, Colorado with plans for more than 100 franchise locations to open in six states.Dog Haus is located at 105 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 577-4287 or visit www.doghaus.com.Dog Haus Biergarten is located at 93 E. Green St., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 683-0808 or visit www.doghaus.com.Fosselman’s Ice Cream is located 1824 W. Main St., Alhambra. For more information, call (626) 282-6533 or visit www.fosselmans.com. Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Dog Haus Introduces Fosselman’s Soft Serve and Milkshakes at All Locations on Labor Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 | 2:56 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
AshantiGold have been handed accreditation to host their CAF Champions League first leg preliminary game against Algerian club MO Bejaia at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold, Cudjoe Fianoo, revealed to Joy Sports that the Obuasi Stadium was ready to host their first leg of the CAF Champions League on February 14.CAF officials were in town last week to inspect the facilities in Obuasi ahead of the game and Fianoo says the stadium is in perfect condition to host the game.“There are conditions you have to meet when you are playing the preliminaries and there are also conditions you have to meet when you are playing the group stages,” he told Joy Sports“For now we are playing the preliminary matches and I can say the stadium is ready.”“When we make it to the group stages, then we have to fix the media center, security, first aid post and others that will make the stadium acceptable for group matches,” The miners made their last appearance in 2011 after conquering Séwé Sports of Ivory Coast in the preliminary stages before bowing out to Etoile Sahel of Tunisia.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Travis Wellman, with his league leading 14th goal of the season, killed any chance of the Beaver Valley comeback by scoring into the empty net.Tyler Moffat was solid between the pipes for the Leafs, stopping 20 shots.Josh Round to the loss in goal for Beaver Valley.Nelson remains in top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 7-0-1 record.The Leafs continue its swing through the Murdoch Division with a home-and-home series against the defending KIJHL champs from Castlegar.The teams hook up Saturday in Castlegar before completing the series Sunday in Nelson at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.BLUELINES: The Leaf players saluted Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink laces and using pink tape on their sticks. . . . Hockey fans were surprised to see Nelson native Linden Horswill back in the Green and White. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad had been suspended after leaving the Trail Smokies of the BCHL. However, the Trail management surprisingly lifted the suspension. . . . . The Friday, October 18th game against Beaver Valley is Bras at the Barn Night. Fans are asked to bring their bras to the game to raise awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out the Leaf website at www.nelsonleafs.ca for more information. The Nelson Leafs survived the first major test of the season, scoring twice late in the second period en route to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The game is the first of three meetings against Neil Murdoch Division rivals — Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Aaron Dunlap and Alex Wilkerson scored 94 seconds apart to snap a 2-2 tie to power Nelson to the win.The Leafs led 2-0 after the opening frame on goals by Linden Horswill and Dunlap.Michael Bell and Dallas Calvin scored power play goals for the Hawks to tie the game up midway through the second period.
What happens to by-products from the manufacturing process?Can the product be recycled at the end of its life?Is the waste safely disposed of or reused?As we educate ourselves, one another, and our clients on the continuum of sustainability, we begin to understand the bigger picture of globalization—people, animals, plants, and ecosystems—and that everything is connected. We learn that bamboo flooring made in China affects the quality of life in Greenland, and wool carpet from New Zealand can affect the health of people in the U.S. Armed with a multilayered understanding of a product’s environmental attributes, we actively engage in the reality that everything we do has an affect on the planet.Knowledge is power and leads to nurturing the future of our planet by choosing the greenest possible solutions. As Dr. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, says, “Peace on Earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment.”Be the difference! Don’t hesitate; start now on building your green library and enjoy your research in qualifying products by taking one step at a time. And remember, we are all in this together!Sources: Sustainable Residential Interiors by Associates III – Foster, Stelmack, Hindman (John Wiley & Sons, 2007)“REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines” by ASID & USGBCPlanet Green The choices we make today are shaping what our world will look like tomorrow.We are all consumers, with an inherent responsibility in the choices we make on a daily, hourly basis. Our choices can lead to improving the quality of life for all, and eventually restoring and regenerating our planet. So where do we start in qualifying products that lead to the final selection of an environmentally preferable product?I like to ask manufacturers and suppliers questions that explore their sustainable strategies and principles. I enjoy the dialogue and engage them in discussing their specific strategies, which might include reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the conservation of energy and water; the use of renewable raw materials; the improvement of indoor air quality; the support of renewable energy sources—the list (as they say) goes on and on.The next time you meet with a manufacturer or supplier, consider this short list of questions:Manufacturer’s Sustainability:Is there an environmental policy in place on the company’s website?Does the company openly provide an annual report on sustainability?Are products made using sustainable manufacturing practices— first reducing and reusing, then recycling?Does the company participate in reforestation or giving back to the community?Does the manufacturing process efficiently use resources such as water and energy?Product Composition:What are the raw materials? Where do they come from and/or how are the raw materials harvested?What are the material contents?Is it made from renewable and/or recycled resources?Product Characteristics:Is it third-party certified from such organizations as Forest Stewardship Council, Greenguard, or Scientific Certification Systems?Is it formaldehyde free?Is it treated with chemicals or preservatives?Does it include binders or adhesives? If so, what are they made from? Are they zero- or low-emissions?What colorants, dyes, finishes and/or sealants were used? Are they toxic or benign?What percentage of the material is from recycled content?If the product contains reclaimed material, where is it from, and is it free of lead, nails, tar, and creosote?If there is a backing, what is it made of?Does the product off-gas or emit toxins during the manufacturing process, and to installers or end users?What are the product’s life-cycle costs, including durability, embodied energy, maintenance, recycling/disposal?Packaging/Transportation:How is the product packaged?Can packaging be returned for reuse or recycling?How is the product shipped and from where?Recycling/Disposal:
How to Build an Insulated Cathedral CeilingAir Sealing an AtticIce Dam BasicsAll About Attic VentingHow to Install Rigid Foam On Top of Roof SheathingPrevent Ice Dams With Air Sealing and InsulationMartin’s Ten Rules of Roof Design RELATED ARTICLES Local builders aren’t getting itButson says the local builders he’s contacted haven’t been of much help.“More broadly, I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that I will have to do most of the engineering work for this renovation,” he says. “I have hired an architect who can create plans and construction details for what I want to execute. What I have not been able to find is a builder who seems to understand these issues or possible solutions.”Butson has spoken to several builders, but they all insist that he will need heating cables.“I fundamentally disagree with this, but I doubt I will be able to convince them otherwise,” he says, “and even if I do them, I don’t have confidence in their ability to execute the necessary modifications and details.”For homeowners in search of a builder who is familiar with building science principles, one option, according to Holladay, is to contact a local energy rater certified by RESNET or the Building Performance Institute. To find a local energy rater, Butson can use the search function on one or both of these two websites.“Call up the energy rater and ask for the names of local contractors who understand energy issues, building performance issues, and building science issues,” Holladay says. “Good luck.” Chris Butson’s Utah home sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet and experiences everything from sub-zero temperatures in the winter to 100-degree summer days. Built in 1994, the house has what Butson believes is an underinsulated roof that contributes to big electric bills and massive ice dams.“From what I have observed, the roof/attic was not insulated well when built,” Butson writes in a post on GBA’s Q&A column. “This has been partly remedied by blowing in extra insulation into the attic, but most of the cathedral ceilings were framed with 2x12s with probably 8-inch or 9-inch thick batts of fiberglass. In short, the roof has lots of heat gain during the summer and lots of heat loss in winter.”To compensate, the builder installed a huge air conditioning unit to make summers more comfortable, as well as hundreds of feet of heating cables along the eaves to melt ice dams as they form in winter. Does it work? No. “Not surprisingly,” Butson says, “our electric bill is quite high and we have massive ice dams.”Butson has done his homework. His solution includes adding rigid foam insulation of some kind on top of the existing roof sheathing to get the R-value up to 49, adding blown-in insulation to the attic, improving attic ventilation, eliminating skylights, and building a conditioned mechanical room in the attic for the furnace and AC equipment. Get rid of the heating cablesHeating cables melt accumulating ice along the eaves, preventing ice dams from forming. The cables are a familiar sight on older homes in snow country, but they are evidence of inadequate insulation and air leaks.Jon R suggests that Butson make sure the cables are plugged into a smart controller so the cables use less electricity than they would with “dumber” controls.But Holladay would have Butson remove the cables completely.“Installing heating cables at the eaves of a roof is a terrible idea, so the simplest explanation is that Europeans are smarter than Americans,” he says in answer to Buston’s query about why he’s never seen heating cables on any European roofs. “Seriously, though: most areas of continental Europe don’t get as much snow as New England or the upper Midwest, so ice dams are rare in the Netherlands, Belgium, or the lower elevations of France or Germany. “In colder parts of Europe like Scandinavia, he adds, building practices are better than they are in the U.S.; most houses in Scandinavia get more insulation and better air barriers than American homes.The heating cables should be unplugged and removed, he says. “The fact remains that any house with heating cables at the eaves suffers from fundamental design errors that can be avoided during the design and construction phases of any new home,” Holladay says. “Does this plan sound reasonable, or am I missing something fundamental?” he asks. “Why do I never see heating cable in cold regions in Europe? In fact, I have several German friends and colleagues and they don’t even know what I’m talking about. Is my perception correct and if so what is different about the way their houses are built?”That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Use 2x4s to create an air gapThe roof probably needs ventilation — just not the ventilation that’s currently built into it.As Holladay explains, ventilation typically includes vents at both the soffits (which admit air) and at the ridge (which allow the air to escape). The air flows above the uppermost layer of insulation and exits the building at the top of the roof, carrying with it moisture that would otherwise accumulate in the insulation or on the bottom surface of the roof sheathing.These existing air passages will be in the wrong location if Butson adds new rigid foam above the existing roof sheathing, so these are the ventilation channels that should be sealed when the new foam is installed. Butson can add new ventilation channels in the roof when he adds the new rigid foam. One way of accomplishing that, Holladay says, is to install 2x4s on the flat, 24 inches on center, over the rigid foam on the roof. These 2x4s are installed so they’re perpendicular to the ridge, creating ventilation channels 1 1/2 inch deep.If the roofing requires solid sheathing, Butson can add a layer of OSB or plywood over the 2x4s, followed by underlayment and roofing. If he wants the install screw-down metal roofing, he could install 1×4 or 2×4 purlins over the first layer of 2x4s, and attach the roofing panels to them.Holladay points out that the ventilation channels above the new rigid foam are optional. That said, the ventilation channels reduce the chance of ice dams in snowy climates, making them advisable in Butson’s case. Air-sealing is keyWhile Butson’s plan looks reasonable, Steve Knapp writes, the new insulation will do more good if the structure is as airtight as possible. “One thing I would suggest is undertaking a thorough air-sealing exercise,” he says, “in combination with blower door testing.”Good advice, adds GBA senior editor Martin Holladay.“In addition to following Steve’s advice — performing air sealing measures — you’ll also need to find a way to block the air intake into the ventilation chutes in your existing cathedral ceilings, and to also block the tops of these ventilation chutes near the ridge,” Holladay adds. “Adding rigid foam above the roof sheathing to supplement the performance of the fluffy insulation between the rafters is a great idea, but that approach will only work if you can exclude exterior air from the ventilation channel between the top of the fiberglass batts and the underside of the roof sheathing.”After sealing those areas, he says, Butson can (if he wants) build new ventilation channels above the new rigid foam insulation in the roof. These new ventilation channels should connect soffit vents and ridge vents. Our expert’s opinionGBA technical director Peter Yost had this to add:Heating cables address the symptom, not the cause. Ice dams need lots of conductive and convective heat loss at the eaves. You can’t ventilate your way out of ice dams either: you can’t move enough cold, dry air to overcome the warm, moist air leaking at the eaves.While ventilating the new roof deck is a good idea, you don’t necessarily need that ventilation; there are plenty of well-performing, durable “hot” (or unvented) cathedral roof assemblies. They all have continuous air and thermal barriers at the eaves and tops of the eave walls.A great resource for understanding ice dams is Bill Rose’s Water in Buildings, Chapter 4, which reads in part: “To correct existing ice dams, identify the vagrant heat source and correct it…. Venting is limited in its ability to dilute excess heat — limited by low quantities of flow through vents and a low heat capacity in air. Unfortunately, heat losses, especially stupidly wasteful losses… have no such physical limitations.”The tougher question sounds like who will do the work and do it well. Continuous air and thermal barriers require workers who respect the building science of hygrothermal flows. The best suggestion I have — besides Martin’s recommendation to ask for advice from BPI-certified professionals — is to contact local and state home builders associations and ask them for a list of their members who have completed the Advanced Green Building: Building Science two-day course. (I was one of the primary authors of this course and it was developed using a ton of content from Green Building Advisor.)
Vivo is launching its crazy futuristic Nex S phone in India on July 19. The Nex S is a phone with no bezels, no notch and a pop-up selfie camera. It was first announced alongside the Nex A — which is an even more affordable option with toned down specs but similar design — in early June in China. Vivo is now bringing the Nex S to India, making it only the second market in the world after China to gain access to its sci-fi tech. Sister brand Oppo, is meanwhile, launching its own crazy Find X phone in India on July 12.While the Nex S is Vivo’s top-of-the-line phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB RAM and an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Nex A is the same phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and 6GB RAM and a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Vivo is only bringing its top-tier Nex S phone to India for now.The USP of the Nex phone is its futuristic design. The Nex has an all-glass front (and back), and an over 90 per cent of screen-to-body ratio. This is because the Nex does not ship with a notch. There’s a small chin at the bottom but overall, the Nex is the most bezel-less phone in the market right now. It is, in fact, the commercial variant of the concept Apex phone that Vivo had showcased at MWC 2018.The Nex does now have a forehead, and as such, the earpiece and sensors are placed underneath the display. Much like it is in the case of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Unlike the Mi Mix, however, the Nex does not have a bottom seated selfie camera. The Nex, instead, comes with a rather unconventional pop-out selfie camera that’s built out of mechanical parts. This means that it’s prone to wear and tear over time, although Vivo says, that it can be used hassle-free about 50,000 times and also it can withstand up to 500-grams of weight.advertisementElsewhere the Nex — the Nex S — sports a third-generation in-display fingerprint scanner that’s said to be faster and more accurate than the one we saw on the recently launched Vivo X21. The regular Nex A ships with a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.Hardware specs include: 6.59-inch 1080p+ AMOLED display, dual rear camera system consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. The Nex further comes with an 8-megapixel front camera. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Fun Touch OS and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, [email protected] hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harry’s has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.In the process, the company says it found that 1 million women were using its products for their shaving needs.So its logical next step is Flamingo, a direct-to-consumer hair removal and body-care brand for women that launches Tuesday.Flamingo’s leaders say their aim is to make women more comfortable talking about shaving and waxing.“We want to normalize the fact that women might have hair here, or there, and if they choose to remove it, we want to support that,” Allie Melnick, the general manager for Flamingo says in an interview with The Associated Press.Flamingo is the first brand to emerge from Harry’s Labs, an offshoot of the company that has chipped away at the market share of industry giant Gillette, capitalizing on consumer frustration with pricey razors. Harry’s received $112 million in new funding earlier this year to develop new brands, with a vision to becoming a major consumer-products company to compete with the likes of Gillette parent Proctor & Gamble.Flamingo offers a five-blade razor, waxing kits, shaving gel and body lotion for women. The products will be sold on its own direct-to-consumer website , a space where the brand’s leaders Brittania Boey and Melnick hope to open frank conversations about women and body hair.The duo says Harry’s internal research shows nearly all U.S. women choose to shave or wax off some of their body hair. They say Flamingo wants to offer products and tips to help women do that while talking openly about furry toes, back hair and fuzzy upper lips.Harry’s launched as a direct-to-consumer company in 2013. It has since expanded into body care for men and now sells its products in Target and Walmart. Along with rival Dollar Shave Club, the company shook up the $2.8 billion U.S. men’s shaving industry, forcing Gillette to slash its razor prices and revamp its marketing strategy to stem a decline in market share.Harry’s remains a relatively small player, with 2 per cent of the market, according to Euromonitor International market research firm. But its direct-to-consumer model has helped create a sense of intimacy with its customer base that bigger brands find hard to replicate.Consumers have a growing appetite for tailored offerings that make small companies appealing, according to a recent report from management consulting firm Bain & Co., which cited both Harry’s and Dollar Shave Clubs as examples. Chobani’s and Noosa’s have similarly disrupted the yogurt industry, while digital upstarts like Casper’s helped drive Mattress Firm into bankruptcy.Flamingo hopes for the same success in the $1 billion U.S. women’s shaving industry, where Gillette holds 50 per cent of the market, according to Euromonitor. The new brand will compete in a more fractured landscape than the one Harry’s encountered for men’s shavers five years ago.Several new online brands have already seized attention, if not yet significant market share.Among them are Angel Shave Club, which donates part of its sales to the Malala Fund to promote education for girls abroad. The start-up Billie made a splash since launching last year with ads showing body hair — including a gif of a woman shaving her toe — while declaring war on the “pink tax,” the notion that women typically pay more than men for the same product.“It is likely that more women’s shave clubs will enter the U.S. market before one or two players emerge on top,” Kayla Villena, senior analyst at Euromonitor International, said in a recent report that preceded Flamingo’s launch.Melnick and Boey said more than 1 million women have bought Harry’s products, making Flamingo a logical first choice for the company’s newest brand.“My wife uses Harry’s now, too. She was stealing mine, so I got her one,” said Cody Chastain, a 42-year-old Roseville, California, man who likes Harry’s because of the convenience of its delivery service.Flamingo mirrors Harry’s in pricing and the simplicity of its offerings. It has one five-blade razor with a handle that comes in three different colours, priced at $9. Cartridge replacements are $2.25 per blade. It’s a deliberate contrast to the array of women’s razors from Gillette and No. 2 player Schick, which range from disposable razors for around $1 a piece to higher-end razors at 4$ or $5 per blade replacement.One notable difference separates Flamingo from the men’s razors Harry’s offers. Flamingo will offer its products a-la-carte only because women’s shaving routines vary too widely for subscription plans, Melnick says. Some shave only during warm seasons. Other might not bother shaving their legs if they are not in a romantic relationship. And, she says, women are very particular about which part of their body to shave or wax.Melnick has clearly gotten comfortable talking about her own lifelong battle with body hair.“I keep my arm hair, except when I demonstrate our wax strip. But I choose to remove my toe hair,” she says. “It’s all very personal.”
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — California voters have narrowly approved a ballot measure banning short-term vacation rentals in residential neighbourhoods outside downtown South Lake Tahoe beginning in three years.The ballot measure came in response to growing concerns about parking congestion and noise at rental homes on the alpine lake along the Nevada state line.The ban effective in 2020 affects about 1,400 short-term rentals outside South Lake Tahoe’s commercial tourist corridor. They still can be rented for up to 30 days a year.The city estimates the new ban will cost the local economy about $4 million annually in tourist tax dollars.An estimated 400 short-term rentals inside the corridor are exempt. The ban also doesn’t affect neighbouring Stateline, Nevada.The final results released by El Dorado County on Wednesday showed the measure passing with 50.42 per cent of the vote, 3,517 to 3,459.The Associated Press