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A three-story Greystone-style building on North Sheffield Avenue in Lakeview that is one of the only multifamily buildings facing the right-field wall of Wrigley Field not already in the hands of the owners of the Chicago Cubs is on the market for $5.9 million.

The four-unit building historically has been known for the large billboard on its roof that for decades was easily spotted by fans in the ballpark and TV viewers.

After the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in 2009, they went on a buying spree, acquiring most of the buildings beyond the ballpark’s left-field and right-field walls, particularly those with rooftop seating. However, along the right-field wall, two holdout properties that historically had views into the ballpark, at 3627 and 3631 N. Sheffield Ave., continue to be owned by other entities.

Those two buildings’ views changed after 2013, when the Cubs erected a large video screen with a Budweiser sign above the right-field bleachers, thus blocking the views into the ballpark from the roofs of the buildings at 3627 and 3631 N. Sheffield Ave. Even so, the building at 3627 N. Sheffield has bleachers atop it.

Now, the Greystone-style building at 3631 N. Sheffield Ave. is on the market for the first time in more than a century, according to its listing agent, Kelly Angelopoulos of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. For decades, the building was known not for rooftop seating but for a large Torco sign on its roof that first was erected in 1941. In recent years, other advertisers have placed their messages on the building’s rooftop billboard.

Angelopoulos told Elite Street that she “can’t speak” to whether a buyer could receive city permission to construct bleachers on the roof of 3631 N. Sheffield Ave. that would be perched high enough to see over the Budweiser sign.

Built about 1900, the 4,869-square-foot building has 12 bedrooms, six bathrooms, a marble entry foyer, millwork, a handcrafted wooden staircase with a skylight, and a rear wood porch. Outside on the 30-foot-wide property is a two-car garage off the alley.

Its owner, Gregory Ozog, bought the building in 2000 for $720,000. He first listed it in June for $8.3 million, but struck out in his attempt to sell it at that price. He cut his asking price to $7.5 million in July, and to $7 million in August. Ozog then reduced the building’s price further on Sept. 23, to $5.9 million.

The building had a $47,657 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year. However, the Cook County Assessor assigns the building a market value of $1.68 million, which is about 29 percent of its asking price. So, a buyer at the asking price would be expected to see the building’s property taxes triple.

Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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MIAMI — The Warriors picked up options of three players on rookie contracts ahead of the Monday’s deadline.

Golden State locked in James Wiseman, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga for another season, keeping the trio under contract through 2023-24, sources confirmed Monday morning.

This is Wiseman’s fourth year option, meaning he’ll be extension eligible next summer and could be a restricted free agent entering the 2024 offseason. Meanwhile, Kuminga and Moody, both first-round picks of the 2021 draft, have one more team option after next season.

All three are part of the Warriors’ grand plan to extend their championship window as their dynastic core ages out of their prime.

The Warriors know what they have a reliable second-year wing Moody, who’s been praised for his maturity and high basketball IQ, which sometimes causes his coaches and teammates that he’s only 20 years old. But there’s a lot of unknowns surrounding Wiseman and Kuminga.

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RHOBH’s Sutton Stracke Thinks Kathy Hilton is Trying to “Play God” After Issuing Ultimatum to Bravo, Plus Says She’s and Bestie Garcelle Are “Trudging Along”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ resident southern belle Sutton Stracke usually likes to play it nice. However, in response to the ultimatum fellow castmate Kathy Hilton recently issued to Bravo, Sutton is insinuating Kathy may be getting too big for her Guccis.

Fans know all too well that Kathy has said she would refuse to return for season 13 of RHOBH if the cast were to be the same, and notably if enemies Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne were still on the roster. Sutton told Page Six that she doesn’t believe Kathy has that kind of clout.

While attending the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala, Sutton told Page Six, “I don’t think any of us have that kind of capability. I don’t want to do anything like that—it’s like playing God.”

Sutton has seemed to move on from the chaotic kerfuffle of the three-part season 12 reunion special, which both viewers and cast have deemed the “darkest” ever.

“[I feel more] relaxed,” Sutton said, adding that she and her RHOBH bestie, Garcelle Beauvais, are “trudging along with their lives.”

“Garcelle and I had a turbulent season, but we came out really strong,” she said. Though the two are standing as a united front, both Garcelle and Sutton have recently unfollowed Lisa Rinna as they’ve had “enough” of her antics. It may not be an exact cosign to Kathy’s claims, but perhaps it’s a way of trying to help sway Bravo’s decision for season 13.

Kathy, on the other hand, has come out in the press saying that she believes none of the women — and not just limited to Kathy or Erika — are being their most authentic selves when pressed by certain “bullies” on the show.

“If it was completely the same, absolutely not,” Kathy confessed in her original ultimatum to TMZ. “Because I feel there are two bullies that intimidate a lot of the other girls. [They are] not being their authentic self when they’re pushed up to the wall,” and they are “afraid” of “those two bullies.”

It’s unclear where any of the cast stands ahead of season 13. Fans have blamed Erika and Lisa for orchestrating an attack on Kathy, and Kathy herself has suffered numerous rumors of “psychotic breaks, meltdowns,” and she allegedly usually a “gay slur” (according to Erika).

On Thursday, an insider close to Erika stated, “Erika cares deeply for the LGBTQIA+ community.”

“They have been by her side since the very beginning of her career, even before ‘Housewives.’ She had no other choice but to say something and take a stand,” the insider added. “She wanted to make a statement: No one on her cast is going to attack the LGBTQIA+ community and go unchecked.”

Kathy has denied all allegations. No casting announcements concerning Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been confirmed nor denied by the Bravo “Gods” either.

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The villain is back.

Trae Young, the greatest Knicks foil since Reggie Miller, is set to return to the vitriol at MSG when the Hawks visit Wednesday. His presence triggers fans into a tizzy, with ‘F—k Trae Young’ certain to serve as the game’s soundtrack.

Still, at least one Knicks player would prefer if that energy was redirected.

“To be honest, it’s almost like a distraction. It could be,” Evan Fournier said. “For me personally, I’d rather have the fans go crazy and push us rather than go after another player. Because actually, I would enjoy it. If I’m Trae Young and I see the whole arena going after me, I enjoy it.

“It means I’m good. It means I’m freaking good. Have the whole arena want to see me struggle, like then I know I own them. So there are different perspectives, but that’s my take.”

Fournier has a point. The taunts haven’t had the intended affect. Young buried the Knicks in consecutive seasons as fans targeted his name and thinning hair.

Lines were crossed when a front-row spectator spat on Young during the 2021 playoffs, but otherwise the point guard has fully embraced the heat. He even made a guest appearance at an MSG wrestling show last year, not long after his 36-point performance eliminated the Knicks in Game 5 of the first round.

Then Young dropped 45 points in his only game at MSG last season, as the Hawks effectively ended the Knicks’ playoff hopes by sending them to 12 games under .500 in late March.

“There’s certain guys you shouldn’t talk to and just leave alone,” Young said after that game. “I feel like I’m one of those guys in that category.”

The Knicks (3-3) can’t be eliminated in November but they could use a confidence booster. They’ve dropped two straight following a reality-check road trip to Milwaukee and Cleveland, with the opposition’s stars – Giannis Antetokounmpo and Donovan Mitchell – delivering the heaviest blows.

The Knicks get another opportunity at a star Wednesday against the Hawks, who were 4-2 heading into their Monday match up in Toronto.

Young, who was averaging 31.5 points before Monday, will be the focal point at MSG. He always is.

“Yup. Hawks vs. Knicks,” Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson said with a smile. “Very excited.”

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It’s a massive understatement to say that The London Suede doesn’t come around these parts all that often.

The amazing Britpop act has played exactly one U.S. date over the last 25 years — when it appeared at the 2011 Coachella festival.

Beyond that, one has to go all the way back to 1997 for the last time the group toured North America.

No wonder fans on this side of the Pond are so excited about seeing London Suede (the band goes by Suede in Britain) on its co-headlining trek with Manic Street Preachers. The tour touches down Nov. 7 at the Warfield in San Francisco. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $45-$99.95, axs.com.

The group is touring in support of its newly released ninth album, the energetic and feisty “Autofiction,” which stands tall among the best albums of 2022.

I recently had the chance to talk with bassist and founding member Mat Osman about the band’s long overdue return to the Bay Area. Well, at least the person I talked with claimed to be Mat Osman … .

Q: OK, how do I know this is really Mat and not (London Suede vocalist) Brett Anderson pretending to be Mat? Say something that Mat would say that Brett definitely would never say.

A: (Laughs) The bass is the most important instrument in any band.

Q: And the bassist is the most attractive member in any band as well, right?

A: Exactly. You are entirely right.

Q: You know I’m just goofing around here — because you use to do some of Brett’s interviews back in the day, right? You would pretend you were Brett.

A: I have done that in the past. Not so much now that people know what we sound like. But, yeah, I have done that. I sat there and had to listen to them talk about how great he is.

Q: What are your thoughts about finally heading back to the U.S.?

A: Actually, I’m really excited. It feels like a brand new country for us in a way — it’s been so long.

It feels weirdly exotic. There are loads of cities on (the itinerary) that we have never been to before.

I don’t really know what American audiences are going to be like this time around. So, it feels genuinely quite strange and exciting.

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The news broke Sunday before dawn on the West Coast, straight from the Southern Plains: Moving swiftly and strategically, the Big 12 locked in a media rights contract with ESPN and Fox reportedly worth $2.3 billion over six years.

Across the Pac-12 footprint, the development generated interest, not alarm as it ventures down a similar but not identical path.

The conference began working toward a new media deal four months ago, after the announced departures of USC and UCLA, and still doesn’t have an agreement.

A deal remains weeks, and perhaps months, away. Yet here comes the Big 12, cutting in line to feed at the media rights revenue trough.

Is Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, who offered a stunningly optimistic outlook last week, moving too slowly?

Is his confidence misplaced?

Has he been outmaneuvered by Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark?

It depends where you turn for conjecture.

The Big 12’s deal with ESPN and Fox ensures continued distribution on the two major players in college sports and averages $31.66 million per school.

It was hailed as a major win for Yormark and rightfully so:

— The Big 12 replaced its football behemoths, Texas and Oklahoma, with a slew of mid-level brands (Cincinnati, Houston, UCF and BYU) and managed to secure a 43.9 percent increase in average annual value over the previous deal.

(Given the soaring value of live sports over the past decade, a revenue increase for the Big 12 was never in doubt once the conference secured its existence last fall, but Yormark nonetheless executed effectively.)

— The deal also provides a conference rocked by continued instability with a massive injection of security during the most tumultuous era in college sports history.

— And crucially, it erases any strategic advantage Kliavkoff held in the negotiating space.

Until now, the Pac-12 was positioned to offer contract terms to its members, and any potential expansion targets, while the Big 12 sat in limbo waiting for its negotiating window to begin in the spring of 2024.

But Yormark’s creative approach provides the Big 12 with a deal in hand — a deal that he can dangle in front of any Pac-12 president unhappy with the contract terms Kliavkoff eventually presents to the group.

His pitch: Come join our league, where you’ll collect $31.66 million per year and need not fret about Oregon or Washington bolting for the Big Ten.

It seems the leverage has flipped.

But three things can be equally true:

1. ESPN and Fox are the real winners.

The networks would not have agreed to renew the Big 12’s contract if they thought it would be more expensive than waiting until the formal negotiating window in the spring of 2024.

The agreement gives them cost certainty with an important property at a lower price that they would have paid had the Big 12 followed the Pac-12’s approach and taken its media rights to the open market.

2. The Big 12 is a winner.

While the average annual value ($31.66 million) would hardly qualify as transformative revenue for any Pac-12 school that develops a wandering eye, that’s a secondary consideration.

Yormark’s priority was to find the right mix of revenue, exposure and security for his membership, not potential expansion targets.

3. The deal might have no impact whatsoever on the Pac-12’s negotiations and immediate future.

Full clarity should come in the next four-to-six weeks, but we have been struck by a pronounced disparity in outlooks.

Within the Pac-12, there is quiet but unmistakable confidence in Kliavkoff’s ability to deliver a media deal that will beat the Big 12’s valuation and satisfy the full membership.

In fact, the schools are expecting a notably higher valuation figure, according to sources: at least $35 million per campus per year and perhaps something in the $40 million range.

But ask neutral observers, and the outlook isn’t as bright.

“They are overconfident,” said one industry source.

“They have misplayed their hand,” said another.

Why the pessimism?

Three reasons:

— While the Big Ten’s massive contract signed over the summer (at least $62.5 million per school) set a new ceiling for media rights valuations in the college sports ecosystem, the Big 12’s deal established a floor. ESPN, Fox and other potential bidders for Pac-12 inventory can use $31.66 million as justification for driving down their offers. After all, the Pac-12 has more in common with the Big 12 than the Big Ten in its post-Los Angeles existence.

— Oregon and Washington give the Pac-12 two football brands the Big 12 cannot match, but the Big 12 owns a deeper well of quality programs. In the TV selection process, where networks are paying not only for the best matchup of the week but also for the third- and fourth-best games, depth is critical. In this regard, the Big 12 benefitted from timing: Losing Texas and Oklahoma first allowed the league to scoop up the best Group of Five options.

— Streaming giants Amazon and Apple likely have significant interest in partnering with the Pac-12, but they won’t spend more just because they have more.



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Lisa Rinna Claims She Used Receipts From Envelope at RHOBH Reunion, Says It Was Edited Out in Leaked DM

Credit: Cindy Ord/Bravo

On the season 12 reunion of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna went head-to-head with Kathy Hilton, after accusing her of an Aspen meltdown. The allegations – which included the claim Kathy threatened her sister Kyle Richards – indirectly caused a rift between the siblings, again.

In one reunion clip, Lisa is seen with a mysterious envelope, which seemed to suggest she was sitting on receipts. However, as the reunion concluded on October 26, viewers realized there was no mention of it whatsoever.

In a screenshot of Lisa’s alleged message exchange, shared by allabouttrh on Instagram, a viewer asked what happened to the envelop.

“They edited it out,” Lisa allegedly responded. “[But] I used them — I had them out [and] Andy looked at them … it was a whole thing — Cut right out.”

The absence of the envelope seems odd for Bravo, considering its love affair with ‘receipts.’

As of now, fans have two major theories on why it was allegedly removed from the reunion. Some believe the contents of Lisa’s envelope were ‘BS,’ as were her allegations against Kathy.

Others believe Kathy’s attorneys prevented the receipts from coming to light. This theory would bolster Lisa’s previous suggestion that Kathy used lawyers to shut down claims.

In either case, the contents are still a mystery – unless Lisa chooses to release them on social media. However, at the end of the reunion, Lisa promised to drop the hatchet regarding the Aspen drama. Will she hold to her word?



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15838 Edmund Drive - Google Street View
15838 Edmund Drive – Google Street View

The spacious property located in the 15800 block of Edmund Drive in Los Gatos was sold on July 25, 2022. The $3,200,000 purchase price works out to $1,051 per square foot. The house built in 1952 has an interior space of 3,046 square feet. The property features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a garage, and two parking spaces, as well as a pool in the backyard. The unit sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot.

Additional houses have recently changed hands nearby:

  • On Appley Way, Los Gatos, in August 2022, a 1,888-square-foot home was sold for $2,025,000, a price per square foot of $1,073. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • A 1,966-square-foot home on the 2300 block of Marr Lane in Los Gatos sold in July 2022 for $2,918,000, a price per square foot of $1,484. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • In September 2022, a 2,010-square-foot home on Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos sold for $2,650,000, a price per square foot of $1,318. The home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

 

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There’s no doubting Maya-Camille Broussard’s cred when it comes to pie. The star of Netflix’s “Bake Squad” and owner of Chicago’s Justice of the Pies has a new cookbook out — “Justice of the Pies” (Clarkson Potter, $30) — that weaves stories about social activists among its 75 recipes for sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts.

Those treats run the gamut from Sweet Potato Praline Pie to this stunning Lemon Espresso Pie, which is paired with an inspiring story about a man who is helping the Black and Brown communities in Chicago deal with mental health issues through discussion groups that destigmatize therapy. Those groups, which used coffee, doughnuts and hip hop to woo participants, quickly grew from 20 people at the first meeting to 300 by the third.

This pie tops a bright lemon custard with tart lemon zest, fudge sauce and Chantilly cream, for a show-stopping dessert that will be equally at home at holiday feasts and dinner parties. Bonus: It’s a do-ahead dessert that can be made ahead and frozen.

Lemon Espresso Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie

INGREDIENTS

2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

4 large egg yolks

¾ cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)

Grated zest of 1 lemon

Espresso Chocolate Cookie Crust (see below)

¼ cup Lemon Curd (see below)

Hot Fudge Sauce, homemade (page 217) or store-bought, warmed

Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream (see recipe here)

DIRECTIONS

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Justice of the Pies (Clarkson Potter)
Justice of the Pies (Clarkson Potter) 

In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks until well combined. While whisking, slowly pour in the lemon juice and continue whisking until well blended. Fold in the lemon zest. The mixture will begin to thicken as the acids in the lemon juice react with the proteins in the sweetened condensed milk. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.

Press the espresso-bean-infused cookie crust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan or tart pan with a removable bottom. Place the pan on a baking sheet and pour the filling into the crust.

Bake until tiny bubbles emerge on the surface of the pie’s filling, about 15 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and refrigerate for at least 6 hours to chill and set.

Using a silicone or offset spatula, spread the lemon curd across the entire surface of the pie and refrigerate for 1 more hour.

To serve, pour ¼ cup of the hot fudge sauce on each plate. Place a slice of pie on the fudge and top with Chantilly cream.

Refrigerate the pie in a cake box for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Remove the pie from the freezer and allow it to thaw for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. Wait to add sauce and top with Chantilly cream until just before serving.

Lemon Curd

Makes ½ cup

INGREDIENTS

4 large egg yolks

2/3 cup (134g) sugar

1/3 cup (76g) fresh lemon juice (2 or 3 lemons)

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter

Finely grated zest of 2 medium lemons

DIRECTIONS

Fill a pot halfway with water and set over medium-high heat.

In a medium glass bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Once the water boils, place the glass bowl on top of the pot and turn the heat down to low. Whisk the curd constantly until running a spoon across the top of the curd leaves a trail (even a loose one), 10 to 12 minutes.

Carefully remove the glass bowl from the pot and set aside. If the curd has any cooked egg bits (or looks lumpy), strain the filling through a fine-mesh sieve and into a medium bowl.

Immediately whisk in the butter and lemon zest until the butter melts. Cover with plastic wrap so that it touches the top of the curd (this will prevent a film from forming as the curd cools). Don’t worry if the curd looks thin—it will continue to thicken as it cools. Once the custard is cooled, transfer it to an airtight glass jar or container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 12 days.

Hot Fudge Sauce

Makes 4 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (235g) evaporated milk

1 cup (235g) heavy cream

1 cup (200g) granulated sugar

¼ cup (55g) packed light brown sugar

½ teaspoon kosher salt

4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter

2 ounces (57g) unsweetened baking chocolate, broken into smaller pieces

1 cup (80g) Dutch process cocoa powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

In a small saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, salt and butter. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, about 10 minutes. Add the chocolate and whisk until it dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and, while whisking, sift in the cocoa powder. Return to low heat and constantly whisk until a sheen is formed, about 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.

Allow the fudge sauce to cool slightly before using.

Store in a jar at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Espresso Chocolate Cookie Crust

Makes one 9-inch crust

INGREDIENTS

2 cups (315g) chocolate sandwich cookies with filling, either storebought or homemade

1 tablespoon ground espresso

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

DIRECTIONS

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PHOTO: Jessica More Welcomes Baby Girl and Reveals Name as Below Deck Cast Reacts

Baby on Board!

After announcing her pregnancy earlier this year and desire to veer away from yachting, congratulations are in order for Below Deck Mediterranean alum, Jessica More! The season 5 chief stew confirmed the birth her first child, a baby girl, named Charli Ella, on Wednesday October 26, according to Us Weekly via Bravo’s The Daily Dish.

According to the outlet, little Charli, was born on October 19. Soon after, Jessica took to her Instagram and penned a sweet message commemorating her “love.”

“Charli Ella ~ For once in my life I knew I was exactly where I was destined to be,” Jess captioned a collection of three baby photos, first shared by Us Weekly. “Holding you and becoming your mother is a joy and love I didn’t know was even possible. Welcome earth side my love,” Jessica Shared.

Jessica has kept extremely mum on who the father of her child as she wants to keep things “private for now,” explained to the outlet before continuing that “Charli is very much loved by both her mom and dad.” Right now, she says the two are all about ‘absorbing all the love.”

And there’s no shortage of that. An outpouring of support has come from her former Below Deck cast and crew including Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Alli DoreJenna MacGillivray, and Ciara Duggan. Also, there to add their congratulations were Below Deck Med chef Hindringo “Kiko” Lorran, and Below Deck stew, Ashling Lorger.

Ashling commented, “Welcome to the world, little one! She’s beautiful! So happy for you!”

While fan favorite, Alli, who gave birth to her own son, River, only a year ago sent similar sentiments offering to set their little ones up!

So happy for you babe!!! We’ll have to set her up with River one day,” she gushed.

Jessica and baby, Charli, are happy and healthy now, but Jessica says giving birth did not go as “planned or hopped” telling Us that she spent upwards of 36 hours in labor and her body became “stuck “between transition phases.

“I planned for a birth center experience with no medicine. I labored for most of it at the birth center. My body got stuck in transition phase at seven centimeters for hours,” Jessica recalled, explaining that Charli came weighing in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. “It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life. I had to get transferred to the hospital eventually, where I gave birth to a healthy baby, so that’s what mattered most.”

Below Deck Mediterranean currently airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo



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