Beauty Supply

Tracking device helps Merced police arrest burglary suspect


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A suspect has been arrested after police found stolen items from a local beauty supply store.

Around 12:25 a.m. Friday, dispatchers at the Merced Police Department received an alarm call about a tracking device stolen from the Cosmo Prof beauty supply store, 80 W. Olive Ave., according to a news release.

Authorities said the tracking device was found inside a bag containing more than $1,000 of store property. Police located the tracker which pinged a location at an apartment complex near the 3000 block of Park Avenue.

When officers responded to the area, they found the suspect, identified as Salvador Mendoza Orozco, who police said was loitering in a courtyard at the complex and in possession of a bag that contained seven cordless hair clippers, according to the release.

Police said officers went to the beauty supply stored and discovered that it had been burglarized. Officers returned the

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LAPD shoot man they allege threatened his wife and family

Los Angeles police officers on Friday shot a man after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife and her family and then brandished a handgun when confronted by police.

The man, whom authorities did not identify, suffered at least one gunshot wound. He was being treated at a local hospital and is in serious but stable condition, police said. No one else was injured.

Details of the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot between a beauty supply store and a Food 4 Less near the Van Nuys Airport, were under investigation, police said.

“What exactly he did with that handgun that led to the officer-involved shooting is part of the investigation,” said Det. Meghan Aguilar, a LAPD spokeswoman. “Detectives here will be looking at body-worn video, and of course interviewing the officer, talking to any witnesses they can locate and identify, and looking for surveillance footage.”

The shooting marked the

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What’s the best way to clean a phone screen? We tried four viral methods

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What’s the best way to clean a phone screen, really?

As any techie will know, there’s plenty of advice online, but a lot of it’s conflicting. Some experts swear by disinfectant wipes, while others suggested cotton swabs or a microfiber cloth.

Meanwhile, TikTok has its own take. Enter PhoneSoap: the cult-favorite cleaner among users on the app. The company offers all kinds of high-tech devices, some of which will even charge your phone while sanitizing it.


I guess it works, thanks unc ##Wee ##fyp ##phonesoap

♬ Shaxicula (Toxic x Love Shack x Dragula) – DJ Cummerbund

Here at In The Know, we love

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Black Voices: Short hair, don’t care.

Since March, many Black women decided to cut their natural hair short. 

The increase of Black women cutting their hair over the pandemic is not only because of the limited access to hair salons and beauty supply stores, but also to the change in beauty standards, according to ZORA, a Medium publication for Black women. 

High numbers of Black women are rocking their short, natural hair, whether it is because they want to be more confident in themselves or because they simply did not know what they wanted to do with their hair.

While junior Kori Smith was growing up, many of her family members praised her for the way her hair looked, she said. In late December, Smith made the impulsive decision to cut her hair short, but not long after cutting it, she started crying.

“I was so attached to my hair,” she said. “I have always

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Gabrielle Jordan talks about overcoming burnout and finding meaning in business

Gabrielle Jordan is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, podcast host and mentor. 

Jordan founded the successful jewelry business Jewelz of Jordan when she was only 9 years old. But her story isn’t as smooth-sailing as it appears.

“I 100 percent believe that you are more than what you do, that your job or your career is not your identity,” Jordan told In The Know. 

Jordan is a certified CAD/CAM Jewelry Designer from the prestigious Gemological Institute of American (GIA) in London, a bestselling author on Amazon and a co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute. She has been pictured with Michelle Obama, featured in a slew of publications and given numerous speeches — all before turning 21. 

“When I was finding early success, I was excited about what I was doing,” Jordan said. “Whether it was TV interviews or traveling, I felt very in it in those moments, and

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‘She needs to cool down’

A woman won’t let her younger sister get the same tattoo as her and now the siblings are fighting. 

She consulted Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for feedback. The woman’s sister has always envied her tattoos and for the little sister’s 18th birthday, the Reddit poster got her a gift certificate for a tattoo. But when the little sister wanted an exact replica of her custom tattoo, the woman put her foot down. 

“My sister just turned 18 and is ecstatic about getting her first tattoo. She has been telling me for about two years how she wants tattoos like me and can’t wait to be of legal age to do so,” the woman explained. “For her birthday, I bought a gift certificate for my friend’s shop. I had been saving it up (about $500) for a new tattoo for me but I was so excited

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