"Gentleman's farm," which crops up in real estate listings, describes property where people farm just for fun rather than to make a living. The term dates back to the 19th century, when retired sea captains and shipping agents returned to Nantucket and started their own farms and dairies,” explains Mark Quindoy , a real estate agent with eXp Realty, in San Diego. “It’s merely a gentleman who farms for pleasure, not for profit or survival.” Pull up an episode of the 1960s TV show “Green Acres,” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor , and you’ll get the picture of this agricultural pursuit portrayed as a merry pastime, rather than a make-or-break grind where you battle locust swarms, blight, and other problems. Farming can be a good time! Tax implications Gentleman’s farms are often lumped together with hobby farms—pleasure farms that aren't necessarily on a big piece of property, but may literally be in your backyard. It's often part of a larger estate, notes Christy … [Read more...] about What Is a ‘Gentleman’s Farm’? A Gardener’s Paradise, With One Catch
A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 conviction on felony sex crimes, increasing the likelihood that the disgraced movie producer will serve a significant portion of his 23-year sentence. The decision deals a serious blow to Mr. Weinstein, 70, who is also awaiting trial in Los Angeles, where has been charged with several counts of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and other sex crimes. A trial date is expected to be set this month. The New York appellate court’s ruling had been anticipated for months by the state’s legal community, particularly after oral arguments in December, when members of the five-judge panel that heard the case seemed skeptical of some decisions made by the trial judge. But the decision Thursday was unanimous and clear, delivering a seal of approval to the highest-profile trial of the #MeToo era and affirming the use of additional victims’ voices to prosecute sex crimes. “We reject defendant’s arguments, and … [Read more...] about Weinstein’s Sex Crime Conviction, a Milestone for #MeToo, Is Upheld
0 Real Estate Peek inside the most recently listed properties available now in the Lemon Grove area. Real Estate News , Patch Staff Posted Reply LEMON GROVE, CA — Whether you’re actively looking for a new home or just investigating other properties nearby, you can start your search with five of the newest listings in and near Lemon Grove featured below. Follow the address links below to see more photos of homes that spark your interest. Below, you'll find the five newest properties to hit the housing market in and around the Lemon Grove area — such as a home in the La Mesa area with 2 beds and 1 bath for $669,000, and another with 3 beds and 1 bath for $719,000. Click on any address for more photos and details. Happy house hunting! Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated. Related: Visit The Patch Mortgage Center To Lock In Today's Best Rates 1. 3725 Vista Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941 Price: $710,000 … [Read more...] about Lemon Grove Area: 5 Latest Houses For Sale
Robert A. Levinson was an overweight bear of a man who once worked as an F.B.I. agent and desperately wanted to recapture the life of international intrigue he relished as an expert on Russian organized crime. But as he sat in a hotel room in Geneva in early 2007, he was anxious about a secret mission he had planned to Iran. “I guess as I approach my fifty-ninth birthday on the 10th of March, and after having done quite a few other crazy things in my life,” he wrote in an email to a friend, “I am questioning just why, at this point, with seven kids and a great wife, why would I put myself in such jeopardy.” He would like some assurance, he added, that “I’m not going to wind up someplace where I really don’t want to be at this stage of my life.” Mr. Levinson gambled and traveled to an island off the Iranian coast to meet with an American fugitive he hoped to turn into his informant. There, his worst fears were realized — he disappeared, and has since been seen only as a prisoner … [Read more...] about A Disappearing Spy, and a Scandal at the C.I.A.
41 Crime & Safety Kevin Cruz, 37, of Bolingbrook, was charged with aggravated assault, battery and disorderly conduct in connection with the Dec. 2 incident. Lisa Marie Farver , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies NAPERVILLE, IL — A Bolingbrook man faces multiple felony charges after police say he showed another dog owner a gun in his waistband during an altercation at Whalon Lake in Naperville Friday. Kevin Cruz, 37, of the 500 block of Barclay Drive, was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and battery in connection with the incident. According to David Barrios, deputy police chief for the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Cruz and the other dog owner got into an altercation after their dogs began playing roughly together. Cruz is accused of pushing the other dog owner and kicking their dog. Barrios told Patch Cruz lifted his shirt to show the other person a gun, but did not draw … [Read more...] about Dog Owner Flashed Gun At Whalon Lake Dog Park: Police
13 Politics & Government The company says it would consult its lawyer in response to a resident's email to village officials. David Giuliani , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies BURR RIDGE, IL – A developer that drew criticism for offering gift cards to Burr Ridge residents suggested possible legal action against a critic last week. On Saturday afternoon, the resident emailed village officials about the offer of Capri Ristorante gift cards for residents who endorsed the developer's proposed housing development in letters to Village Hall. In the email, the resident said the offer could be considered a "bribe" or a "quid pro quo," alleging it smacked of "corruption." Later the same afternoon, Paul McNaughton of Burr Ridge-based McNaughton Development wrote the resident, copying in the village officials the resident emailed. "We will be forwarding this to our outside counsel to investigate the … [Read more...] about ‘Potentially Defamatory’: Burr Ridge Developer Upset