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Flour+Water chef-owner welcomes guests back to Central Kitchen after brief closure

After months of temporary closure, Thomas McNaughton, executive chef-owner of Flour+Water, has reopened his casual dining restaurant Central Kitchen in the Mission District.

The restaurant reopens Friday as Central Kitchen Wine Bar and will serve guests in a heated courtyard attached to Flour+Water Pasta Shop at 3000 20th St. Guests will enjoy pasta prepared inside the shop in addition to other Italian plates.

“Being a casual restaurant and wine bar with epic outdoor seating in San Francisco excites us,” McNaughton said in a statement. “We want guests and friends to enjoy simple food, thoughtfully prepared alongside a broad and playful list of both classic and natural wines.”

ALSO: One Market brings New York deli staples to downtown San Francisco

Wine director Samuel Bogue has partnered with McNaughton and chef Ryan Pollnow and has chosen six natural wines from around the world to showcase on the menu. A 2017 pinot gris

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Central Pa. man who shot secret bathroom videos of 15-year-old girl denied break on prison term

A central Pennsylvania man who secretly shot nude bathroom videos of a teenage girl will be staying in prison after a state appeals court panel denied his appeal of his multiple child-sex convictions.

In an opinion by Senior Judge John L. Musmanno, the Superior Court rejected James A. Doll’s argument that police shouldn’t have been allowed to use the computer-based evidence they amassed against him.

Doll, 45, of Greencastle, claimed his computers were off-limits as evidence because his wife had no authority to give investigators permission to seize and search the devices for child pornography. He also insisted the search warrants police used to seize his computers weren’t sufficiently specific.

On those computers, police said they found child pornography, including videos Doll had secretly filmed of his accuser when she was 15.

Doll came under investigation in 2017 after the girl reported he had touched her inappropriately and had tried

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Central Garden & Pet Announces Pricing of $500 Million of Senior Notes

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA) (“Central”), announced today it has priced an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior notes due 2030 (the “notes”), which represents an increase in the offering size of $100 million from the previously announced offering of $400 million. The sale of the notes is expected to close on October 16, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. The notes will be unconditionally guaranteed on a senior basis by each of Central’s existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries who are borrowers under or guarantors of Central’s senior secured revolving credit facility or guarantee Central’s other debt. Central intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to redeem its outstanding 6.125% senior notes due 2023 (the “existing notes”), and to pay related fees and expenses, with the remainder for general corporate purposes.

BofA Securities, Inc, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and

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Central Garden & Pet Announces Offering of $400 Million of Senior Notes

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA) (“Central”), announced today it has commenced an offering, subject to market and other conditions, of $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2030 (the “notes”). The notes will be unconditionally guaranteed on a senior basis by each of Central’s existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries who are borrowers under, or guarantors of, Central’s senior secured revolving credit facility or guarantee Central’s other debt. Central intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem its outstanding 6.125% senior notes due 2023 (the “existing notes”) and to pay related fees and expenses.

BofA Securities, Inc, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Truist Securities, Inc. will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering, and BMO Capital Markets Inc., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. will serve as co-managers.

Copies of the prospectus

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India’s Central Bank Is Stuck in a Halfway House

(Bloomberg Opinion) — India’s worst economic slump is no time for the government to sow doubts about the credibility of its institutions.

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On Monday, the Reserve Bank of India postponed its three-day, rate-setting meeting without giving a reason. It was probably canceled because the panel didn’t have enough people to convene; the six-person committee requires four officials to proceed. The terms of three members have expired, and requests that the government extend their tenure were met with the formation of a group to select new ones instead. (By law, they can’t be appointed to second terms.) 

No matter how you read this, the signals are discouraging. If it’s purely a scheduling snafu, then the timing is particularly poor. Gross domestic product dived 23.9% in the second quarter from a year earlier, easily the worst performance in Asia. India is crumbling beneath the toll of the coronavirus, with more

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Central Garden & Pet Company: Trading At Fair Value (NASDAQ:CENT)

After an impressive run-up in price, shares in Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) are taking a breather, retracing from their 52-week highs, and currently trading at $37.8 per share.

The company has benefited from the change in consumer behavior as restrictions were placed to combat the spread of COVID. We have seen that strength translate to retailers such as The Home Depot (HD), Tractor Supply (TSCO), and competitor Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG), all showing impressive year-to-date results and pointing to an industry enjoying the tailwinds from a shift in discretionary spending towards categories such as gardening and pets, as consumers find themselves with more time spent at home.

As it relates to CENT, the company’s Q3 was its best-performing quarter in its history driven by robust consumer demand. The company ended the quarter with $495M in cash and a leverage ratio of 2.4x, within management’s targeted range.

While the company

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