Photos: Warriors star Kevin Durant sells oceanfront Malibu home for $12.15 million

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has sold his oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home for $12.15 million, below the original $13.495 million asking price.

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The property was originally listed two months ago, before Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon in the NBA Finals.The stunning four-bedroom, six-bath multi-level home spans 5,136 square feet. It features disappearing walls of glass with a cove view, an exercise loft, spa and media room among many other amenities.

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Durant purchased the home a year ago for $12.05 million. Durant today opted out of his player option with the Warriors. He can still re-sign with the team for $221 million, or he can sign elsewhere for a four-year deal at $164 million. Another possibility is the OWarriors could agree to a sign-and-trade with Durant so that they receive assets in return.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

      

Milk Pail Market counts down to closing day in Mountain View

Steve Rasmussen, owner of the European-style Milk Pail Market for 45 years, stayed true to his word when he announced the stand’s closing in March:

He and his family would give customers a few more months to buy their fresh produce, cheeses, butter, breads, bake-your-own croissants and specialty products from around the world — and say goodbye — before shutting down the market.

The last day of business will be this Sunday, June 30. And it may be a quiet farewell that day, for the big sendoff party — which was attended by about 1,250 customers — has already been held.

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But fresh produce from California growers is still coming in this week, and still being sold at Rasmussen’s signature low prices: Santa Rosa plums for 99 cents a pound, white peaches for $1.49 and plumcots and apriums for $1.99.

Business has been brisk in this final month, with customers doing both their regular shopping and stocking up.

“The prices are good,” said Brian Chad, who has been driving down from Redwood City for more than 20 years to shop here. On this day he bought pickling cucumbers, cherries and bok choy.

Zach Rizk, of Palo Alto, accompanied his mother, another longtime regular. “The cheese selection is unparalleled,” he said.

Indeed, Rasmussen estimates they have offered up to 300 or 400 types of cheese.

“The cheese of choice for me is the 11-year-old Wisconsin cheddar — probably the most aged cheddar in stores anywhere in the United States!” then added: “Wisconsin might be the exception.”

The shelves and cold cases have also been stocked regularly with such specialty products as Canadian-style sour cream, rice pudding from France, the Bulgarian roasted-pepper spread called ajvar, pickled onions from England, …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

      

Chrissy Teigen brought gravy through TSA and exposed a weird loophole

By Natalie B. Compton | The Washington Post

It can be difficult to navigate the murky waters of the Transportation Security Administration’s carry-on rules. They’re so unclear, you could compare them to something like — oh, I don’t know — gravy?

Yesterday afternoon, model-slash-cookbook author-slash-television host-slash-social media personality Chrissy Teigen tweeted a TSA conundrum to her 11.3 million Twitter followers: “Let’s play ‘is cold gravy tsa approved.’ ” The tweet came with a video featuring a plastic container filled with seemingly solid brown matter, described as the “copycat popeye’s Cajun gravy.”

let’s play “is cold gravy tsa approved” pic.twitter.com/ykxh0pJ1l6

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 25, 2019

Teigen’s tweet had people chiming in with their own tales of airport security confiscations. The replies read like obituaries for lost yogurts, Nutella, peanut butter, Tofutti products, fig jam, cookie dough, coconut oil, ice cream, smoked whitefish dip, barbecue sauce, cream cheese, salted caramel, hummus and mascarpone.

It’s a question that has plagued generations: What food can I bring in my carry-on bag? There are six pages of information on TSA’s website addressing just that. Some of the rules seem obvious in 2019 — like, yes, you can bring bread with no problem, and, no, you can’t bring a whole bottle of wine. Other items are not as straightforward. Canned foods, for example, get screened on a case-by-case basis.

What we know for sure is that TSA observes the 3-1-1 liquids rule. You can bring one “quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item,” the site reads. There’s a limit of one of those bags per traveler (hence, the three-digit rule of thumb.)

Some items are treated differently, depending on their state. Solid cheese is an acceptable carry-on snack, while …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

      

After 20 years, Cazuelas Grill is leaving Richmond’s Hilltop Mall

Cazuelas Grill, which for two decades has survived the ups and downs at Hilltop Mall in Richmond, is moving this week to a new location.

According to the Richmond Standard, the restaurant’s month-to-month lease was not renewed by the center’s new owners, who are renovating the property.

But owner Esmeralda Gutierrez has already found a new place. She will join forces with a Central American restaurant that’s been operating in San Pablo for a few years.

The new business will serve the Cazuelas Grill menu of Mexican favorites from Jalisco along with Central American dishes.

But the space is small, Gutierrez told the Standard, so she may need to focus more on delivery to customers.

Details: The new address is 14401 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo.

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