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31 Jul 2014


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North Long Beach talks hate crime
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> Police and community groups hope an alleged hate crime in the north side of town can stir residents to vigilance and lead to a greater understanding of various cultures in the city. They gathered Wednesday in the gym of North Long Beach ...

30 Jul 2014


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Long Beach police officers sued for $10 million after 2013 officer-involved ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Attorneys representing the son of a man shot and killed by Long Beach police last year filed a $10 million lawsuit against two officers, alleging they used excessive force. The lawsuit, which identifies the officers as John Fagan and Daniel Martinez ...
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30 Jul 2014


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Long Beach Community College District board to appoint new trustee
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> The Board of Trustees for the Long Beach Community College District late Tuesday voted 3-1, with Trustee Sunny Zia dissenting, to fill a vacancy on the dais through a provisional appointment. The District 2 seat was left open when Roberto ...
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30 Jul 2014


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Lawsuit that led to change in Long Beach medical marijuana law dismissed
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> The case that upended Long Beach's medical marijuana law in 2011 and caused ongoing court battles in the years since has been quietly dismissed. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley dismissed the lawsuit after the ...

30 Jul 2014


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What's happening in the Long Beach area
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Dentistry From the Heart: Funtastic Dental will be offering a free cleaning, filling or extraction to children age 0-17. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2700 N. Bellflower Blvd. Suite 217, Long Beach. 562-627-8800. www.FUNtasticDental.com.

30 Jul 2014


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Man, 21, arrested for murder in fatal Long Beach shooting this month
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> A 21-year-old man was charged with murder and weapon charges with a gang enhancement in connection to a fatal shooting in Long Beach earlier this month. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office charged Jemar Welch Tuesday ...
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30 Jul 2014


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Long Beach deli owner's trial in sexual assault case moved
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> The trial for a local deli owner accused of sexually assaulting a woman last year was continued to Thursday. Rocco's Deli Italiano owner Steven Michael DeSisto, 52, was not present in Judge Mark C. Kim's courtroom when the date was ...
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29 Jul 2014


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Three teens arrested in West Long Beach shooting
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> Three teens were arrested in connection with a shooting in West Long Beach last week that left a 17-year-old wounded, Long Beach Police officials said Tuesday. Raekwon Franklin, 18, and two 16-year-old boys were arrested following the ...
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28 Jul 2014

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Suspect's mother acted as lookout in fatal Long Beach robbery, officals say
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Ruby Adams, 49, is accused of serving as a lookout while her son, Gus Adams, and his female accomplice, Andrea Miller, ransacked the home of an elderly Long Beach man last week. She appeared in court Monday afternoon but did not enter a plea.
Here's what's trending: VA plan to be announced; plane crashes into family on ...al.com
Suspect's mom also charged in California burglaryThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
When do you have the right to shoot?Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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24 Jul 2014


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Long Beach man shoots fleeing burglary suspect who said she was pregnant
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Adams has been arrested on suspicion of residential robbery and murder for being an accomplice to the crime, and is expected be arraigned today, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at an afternoon press conference Thursday. His bail is set at ...

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31 Jul 2014


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Million-dollar home sales hit seven-year high in California
Los Angeles Times
That's according to new figures from San Diego-based DataQuick, which tracks local housing markets in the state. They found million-dollar-plus sales grew at a 9.1% clip statewide compared with last year, while sales overall fell 7.4%. Several factors ...
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31 Jul 2014

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Southern California Steelhead Story Reveals Tensions Between Man and Nature
KCET
Though O'Melveny loved the outdoors, ironically, his work in real estate development companies and major industries helped erode the environment he so loved. For example, the Ice House in Azusa, incorporated by O'Melveny, used water pumped eight ...

31 Jul 2014


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REAL ESTATE: California's slow slog to recovery noted in WalletHub survey
Insurance News Net
Even as the housing bubble popped years ago, SoCal residents have long declared that this was a region that was among the first to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and one hit the hardest. Early on ... The consolidation, undertaken a few months ...
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29 Jul 2014

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'RHOBH' Star Lisa Vanderpump Selling Villa Blanca!
Radar Online
On July 16, Vanderpump's Villa Blanca restaurant went up for sale from real estate firm, Hilton & Hyland. There is no asking price listed and the restaurant comes "turn key," meaning ... Summer Lovin': Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi All Smiles In SoCal.
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29 Jul 2014


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Forty-Niners nickname reflects early boom years of college: Guest commentary
Long Beach Press-Telegram
There's been talk around town about Cal State Long Beach rebranding itself as Long Beach State on everything from letterheads to T-shirts. Some think it's time to ease out the Forty-Niner moniker and even the sturdy mascot, Prospector Pete. One can see ...
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28 Jul 2014


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House hunting in the Southern California summer real-estate doldrums
Los Angeles Daily News
Home shoppers take in a model home open house in the new development of Stoney Point Estates, located across from Stoney Point Park on Topanga Canyon Boulevard and just south of the 118 Freeway in Chatsworth. Scant supply is holding down sales in ...
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22 Jul 2014


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Did the Obamas Just Pay $4.25M For a Swank SoCal Spread?
Curbed SF
The LA Times hears from local real estate agents (who "spoke on condition of anonymity") that the First Family is in contract on a 8,200-square-foot contemporary mansion in the exclusive Rancho Mirage, Calif., neighborhood of Thunderbird Heights.
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21 Jul 2014

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Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage?
Los Angeles Times
But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho Mirage home. Listing agents ... The Obamas would not be the first presidential family to land in the Southern California desert. After ...
Is President Obama buying a home in Rancho Mirage?USA TODAY
No, Obama Isn't Buying A House In CaliforniaMyFox Los Angeles
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11 Jul 2014


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More signs of home price slowdown in Southern California
Los Angeles Times
There are more signs that home prices in Southern California are topping out. Asking prices tracked by real estate website Trulia grew at their slowest pace in nearly two years in Los Angeles County in June, and in Orange County they were practically flat.
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8 Jul 2014


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Chinese drive surge in foreign home-buying in US, Southern California
Los Angeles Times
"Foreign buyers are being enticed to U.S. real estate because of what they recognize as attractive prices, economic stability and an incredible opportunity for investment in their future." Keep an eye on housing and real estate in Southern California ...
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31 Jul 2014


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$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?
WPXI Pittsburgh
Another company, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC of Santa Ana, California, didn't sell its insurance agency. It just agreed to let someone else collect the profits. In an Irish bond prospectus filed last year, Carrington's parent company disclosed ...
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31 Jul 2014

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Above 4 Percent on Zillow Tracker
Southern Daily Press
A look at the major states covered by the Zillow Mortgages tracker shows that some states experienced double-digit increases in 30-year fixed mortgage rates. In California, mortgage rates increased by 13 basis points, moving up from 3.98 percent to 4 ...
Million-dollar housing loans surge to recordThehour.com
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29 Jul 2014


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Different Standards From Mortgage Lenders
Rocklin and Roseville Today
As the housing market continues to recover, demand for mortgages increased during the second quarter of the year but the difference in credit standards between larger and smaller lenders appears to be growing. This is according to Fannie Mae, which ...
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28 Jul 2014


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House hunting in the Southern California summer real-estate doldrums
Los Angeles Daily News
Clem Ziroli Jr., president of Ontario-based First Mortgage Corp. and a member of the board of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, said that qualified buyers can get mortgages, but rising prices are affecting affordability as well as private ...
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24 Jul 2014


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Meily Yip Joins GSF Mortgage's Fremont Branch in California
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
GSF Mortgage has added Meily Yip as branch manager in Fremont, Calif. Yip joins the company with 11 years of mortgage industry experience. Yip attended the University of California-Berkeley for political science. In order to pay her bills, Yip accepted ...

23 Jul 2014


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AG Cooper takes aim at California loan modification scam
Jacksonville Daily News
Schemes like that conducted by a California mortgage relief company that collected illegal upfront payments from North Carolina homeowners and failed to provide them meaningful help must be stopped, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday.
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23 Jul 2014


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California man gets five years for role in Myrtle Beach area mortgage fraud scheme
The State
A California man who recruited straw buyers for a Myrtle Beach area mortgage fraud scheme has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to federal court records. Michael Lewis Wimberly, 47, of Gardena, Calif., pleaded guilty earlier this year ...
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14 Jul 2014

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Nationwide settlement over Citigroup mortgages includes $200 million for ...
Sacramento Bee
Banking giant Citigroup Inc. is paying $7 billion to settle claims that it snookered investors on toxic mortgage-backed securities marketed during the housing bubble, with nearly $200 million of the settlement ticketed for California. The settlement ...
California gets nearly $200M in Citigroup settlement over subprime mortgagesLos Angeles Daily News
California to Receive $200 Million in Citibank $7 Billion Mortgage SettlementTimes of San Diego
Relief for California borrowers seen in $7 billion Citigroup settlementSan Jose Mercury News
National Mortgage Professional Magazine -Los Angeles Times
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9 Jul 2014

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California said to share in US mortgage settlement with Citigroup
Los Angeles Times
California will share in the U.S. Justice Department's multibillion-dollar settlement with Citigroup Inc. over defective mortgage investments the Wall Street giant peddled during the housing boom, according to people briefed on the negotiations. New ...
California to get share of mortgage settlement money to be paid by CitigroupUncover California
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8 Jul 2014


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California Reverse Mortgage Bill Awaits Senate Vote
Reverse Mortgage Daily
A bill that would require California reverse mortgage lenders to provide certain disclosures to prospective borrowers during the application process is moving forward in the state's legislature as it awaits a Senate vote. Sponsored by Assemblyman Jose ...

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