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Tourist Towns Say, ‘Please Stay Away,’ During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Resort towns rely on visitors as their economic lifeblood, but as the new coronavirus pandemic rages, many are asking nonresidents to stay away.

More than 12,000 residents of Cape Cod, Mass., signed a petition this week asking authorities to turn away visitors and nonresident homeowners from the two bridges that are the only roads in to the Boston-area summertime playland.

“It’s a stay-at-home order for a reason,” said Beth Hickman of South Yarmouth, who started the petition, in a local talk-radio interview Thursday. “It’s not about going to your second home because it’s a vacation.”

From Sedona, Ariz., to the Florida Keys, tourist spots across the country are trying to figure out ways to keep outsiders from bringing the new coronavirus with them. In some cases, that means taking aggressive steps like banning people who own second homes from their own property. In other cases, it means shutting down

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Former Lakers big man Tarik Black tests the market in Hollywood Hills

Tarik Black, the former NBA center who spent three seasons with the Lakers, is looking to end his two-year stay in Hollywood Hills. His modern home above Sunset Strip just hit the market for $2.195 million, records show.

The place looks more or less the same since he paid $1.8 million for it in 2018. Spanning three stories, it takes in sweeping city and canyon views from decks on every level.

A white exterior gives way to more of the same inside, where white walls mix with gray hardwood floors across 2,500 square feet. On the main level, there’s a living room with mirrored walls, an open dining area and a subway tile kitchen.

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