Disney has two movies in theaters right now starring queer characters—but you’d be hard-pressed to name both of them. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Michaela Coel plays a warrior with a female partner, a relationship given the most cursory of nods toward the end of the movie when the pair calls each other “love.” That feint toward sexual diversity is par for the course with Disney movies these days: sprinkle a little queerness in there for the folks at home, but not too much, so that it can be easily excised for the overseas release. (Either way, bigots are unhappy.) Very much not par for the course, though, is the other Disney movie with a queer hero playing this weekend. Strange World boasts not only a queer teen lead, voiced by IRL queer comedy icon Jaboukie Young-White , but that queer teen is also biracial. Between the explicit queerness and the interracial family at its center, Strange World is shockingly progressive—well, as far as Hollywood family films go. … [Read more...] about ‘Strange World’ Is Disney’s First Animated Movie With a Gay Lead. Why Is It Being Buried?
In partnership with 0 Community Corner We all know someone who's making a difference. Here's one local resident who is having an impact in Redondo Beach. Rachel Barnes , Patch Staff Posted Reply REDONDO BEACH, CA — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who's making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. We’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories. This submission comes from Mary Sankus who nominated Linda Mackenzie of Redondo Beach. Sankus admires how dedicated Mackenzie is to helping people in the South Bay. Local hero’s full name Linda Mackenzie Local hero’s home state California Local hero’s Patch Redondo Beach How do you know the local hero? Admirer ... and … [Read more...] about ‘Extraordinarily Powerful Speaker And Presenter’: Redondo Beach Hero
0 This post is sponsored and contributed by Personal Finance See if you could afford a baby's first year here. MoneyWise.com , Brand Partner Posted Reply Welcoming a baby into your household is expensive, generally speaking, but in some parts of the country the costs can be really eye-popping, according to the real estate brokerage Redfin. You need not only a good pediatrician but also a good cushion of savings to fall back on. A newborn’s first year will cost anywhere from around $16,000 to more than double that, depending on where you live, says Redfin, which compared 79 metro areas for baby-related expenses, including what it costs to upgrade to a bigger home with a bigger mortgage . See what parents in Redondo Beach are likely to spend on the way to putting a birthday cake in front of a 1-year-old (with wet naps at the ready). Bringing up baby in Redondo Beach Some of the least expensive places to raise … [Read more...] about Raising a Newborn in Redondo Beach
“I am the opposite of progress. I am the wall that it bashes against, and I will not be the one who breaks,” swore Montana ranching titan John Dutton ( Kevin Costner ) on the campaign trail for state governor in the fourth season of Yellowstone —a statement of purpose and ethos that, unfortunately, has also come to embody the spirit of Taylor Sheridan ’s immensely popular Paramount Network drama. Returning on Nov. 13, the series continues to peddle the same backwards-looking conservative worldview as always, all of it dressed up in modern Western garb. Yet increasingly, its opposition to forward movement isn’t just a cultural and political stance, but a narrative one as well. Yellowstone has spawned an empire for Sheridan, who has used its success to launch two franchise spin-offs—the prequels 1883 and 1923 , the latter of which will star Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford —along with the unrelated but equally rugged Mayor of Kingstown and Tulsa King . Despite … [Read more...] about ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Is Lazily Coasting on Its Extreme Popularity
0 Real Estate Local realtor and Patch blogger Chuck Gillooley's latest blog post demonstrates how home prices on San Carlos' east side are on the rise. Joan S. Dentler , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply By Chuck Gillooley Much of the attention and spotlight in this year’s breakout real estate market has been focused on the housing performance in well known San Carlos neighborhoods such as White Oaks and Howard Park . But one particular neighborhood in San Carlos that is better known for its affordability is quietly having a banner year itself: The Greater East Side of San Carlos — also known in real estate circles as Clearfield Park . It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows San Carlos that this oft-forgotten neighborhood should be reaping the benefits of the booming real estate market. After all, this cluster of homes that peacefully co-exists with … [Read more...] about White Oaks Blog: East Side is Movin’ On Up
0 Real Estate The Bay Area's median home sale price is creeping up towards last summer's all-time high, according to new data. City News Service , News Partner Posted Reply SAN CARLOS, CA - The number of Bay Area homes sold in March hit a five-year high, with the region's median sales price creeping up towards last summer's all-time high, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. The number of new and existing homes and condominiums sold in the nine-county region was 7,287 in March, up 51.5 percent from February and 4.4 percent over March 2016, according to CoreLogic. The median price for all homes sold in the Bay Area in March was $709,000, up 9.1 percent from last March and just 0.1 percent below the all-time high of $710,000. Although, adjusting for inflation, the March median was about 11 percent below the June 2006 peak. "A February-to-March spike in home sales is a seasonal norm, but this year's nearly 52 … [Read more...] about San Carlos Home Prices Near All-Time High