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26 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Carole White Breithaupt, first Miss Long Beach and mother of BMX racing legend, dies at 86
Long Beach Press Telegram
Breithaupt died of emphysema July 19 in Palm Springs at age 86, her daughter said. "She had a great, long life with no regrets," said daughter Lynda Breithaupt Muenzer. In a sign of the times, a story in a 1950 edition of the Press-Telegram about ...

25 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Two people critically injured in East Long Beach crash this morning
Long Beach Press Telegram
Two people were transported to a local trauma center with critical injuries after a multi-car at Palo Verde Avenue at Carson Street in East Long Beach, officials ...
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23 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Why Long Beach Port is considering paying $46 million for its environmental damage
Long Beach Press Telegram
Mitigation grants are nothing unusual at the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach, the single largest source of pollution in Southern California. But what makes this effort different is that it's not tied to a construction project or a lawsuit, like a ...
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22 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Kids enjoy summer camp thanks to donations from Press-Telegram readers
Long Beach Press Telegram
In Hennessy's honor, all kids going to mountain camps operated by Long Beach's Big Five youth agencies this summer are being called "Tom's Kids." The youth agencies include the YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire USA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
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22 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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New development plans in store for Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
By Courtney Tompkins, Long Beach Press Telegram ... New development plans appear to be in the works at Seaport Marina Hotel, the site of one of the most contentious -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- project proposals in recent Long Beach history.

22 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Theotis Beasley feels right at home for Dew Tour in Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
Theotis Beasley, 25, pictured at his Long Beach home, will perform as part of the Dew Tour this weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Malto stoked for new skateboarding format for Dew TourFederalNewsRadio.com
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22 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Beaches in Long Beach expected to open Saturday in wake of sewage spill
Long Beach Press Telegram
Charlotte Sohl is engulfed by a wave as she plays in the water north of the Seal Beach Pier on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The beach was closed for the previous two days due to a sewage spill in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register).
Long Beach, California, shores reopened after sewage spillArgus Press
The Latest: 1 Beach Reopens After Los Angeles Sewage SpillABC News
Los Angeles Beaches Remain Closed After 2.4 Million-Gallon Sewage Leak | The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
Asianjournal.com -Long Beach Post -Bakersfield Now
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21 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach mayor hits high note midway through first term
Long Beach Press Telegram
The editorial board supervises the Opinion pages for the Los Angeles News Group's nine publications: Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Gabriel Valley ...
Robert Garcia reflected on his first two years as LB mayor by addressing some of his accomplishmentsSignal Tribune
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20 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Credo, Long Beach police K-9, honored as 'dedicated partner'
Long Beach Press Telegram
Hundreds of mourners, including police officers from across the region -- many accompanied by their K-9 partners, came to a memorial service Wednesday for Credo, a Long Beach Police Department police dog killed June 28 in an officer-involved shooting ...
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19 Jul 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Massive L.A. sewage spill closes Long Beach beaches, possibly into weekend
Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach's acting health officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, ordered the closure of all of the city's coastal beaches after a massive sewage spill originating in downtown Los Angeles resulted in sewage flowing down the Los Angeles River. Above, Long Beach's ...
Broken Sewage Pipe Leads to Beach ClosuresEverything Long Beach (press release)
Ocean Sample Tests Clean After Los Angeles Sewage SpillABC News
Sewage spill in Los Angeles closes beaches in Long BeachWaterWorld
89.3 KPCC -OregonLive.com -SFGate
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25 Jul 2016

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Commercial Property Executive

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Talonvest Secures $62M Bank Balance Sheet Loans for Self-Storage Portfolio
Commercial Property Executive
Irvine, Calif.--Talonvest Capital Inc., a boutique self-storage and commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firm, structured $62 million of bank balance sheet loans secured by five separate properties for SoCal Self Storage. Eric Snyder, Principal at ...

24 Jul 2016

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89.3 KPCC

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Verizon reportedly prepares to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion
89.3 KPCC
A merger with AOL's assets may add heft to Yahoo's Internet real estate. As NPR's Laura Sydell has reported, Yahoo's share of worldwide digital ad revenues is around $2.6 billion, according to eMarketer, but that's 1.5 percent of the online ad market ...
Verizon to acquire Yahoo's operating business | About VerizonVerizon
Verizon to acquire Yahoo's operating business | YahooYahoo - Tumblr
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23 Jul 2016


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Southern California Husband And Wife Team Open Real Estate Company
scitech nation (press release) (blog)
But when they run into real estate complications, repairs that need to be made in order to sell the home, or additional costs, most begin to feel as if there's nowhere to turn. Southern California Homebuyers is a Murrieta based company specializing in ...
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22 Jul 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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He rises before the sun: the life of an Orange County farmer
Los Angeles Times
McKay Smith awakens before the sun rises and retires for the day as the sun sets. As a farmer, working long hours seems to be in his DNA. Smith, 56, has three organic farms -- in Fountain Valley, Irvine and Huntington Beach. His Irvine farm is the ...

20 Jul 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Moratorium's end to free up Sport Chalet space for real estate market
Los Angeles Times
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council opted Tuesday not to extend a 45-day moratorium prohibiting uses of 10,000 square feet or more in the city's Town Center, including the flagship space formerly occupied by Sport Chalet. Instead, the temporary ...

20 Jul 2016

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89.3 KPCC

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Boyle Heights: How are rising rents changing the neighborhood? Tell us your story
89.3 KPCC
The best SoCal news in your inbox, daily. Catch up each morning with KPCC's Short List ... I moved to City Terrace 7 years ago after the real estate crash and I was able to buy a home for cheap here. I have noticed some changes around here over the years.

19 Jul 2016

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Boston Herald

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One Kendall Sq. sold | Boston Herald
Boston Herald
BIG BUY: Alexandria Real Estate Equities has bought the 7.88-acre, nine-building One Kendall Square complex, above, from San Francisco-based DivcoWest.
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14 Jul 2016

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socalTech.com

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How Nestigator Is Making Real Estate Shopping a Shared Experience
socalTech.com
Despite years and years of online real estate being a part of the real estate equation, shopping for a house is still not what it could be--or so says startup veteran and Nestigator (www.nestigator.com) founder Jerry Slavonia. Slavonia told us why he ...

30 Jun 2016

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OCRegister

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Housing bubble ahead for SoCal? Unlikely, report says
OCRegister
Arch MI's quarterly housing reports pegs the risk of a price drop based on a host of real estate trends, credit market factors and economic patterns. Recent economic turbulence has raised questions about the durability of housing's rebound from its ...

28 Mar 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Southern California home buyers face fierce competition and tight inventory this spring
Los Angeles Times
This month, Lee, 32, went to a packed open house for a four-bedroom house in north Redondo Beach. It was so busy that the real estate agent ran out of fliers. She put in an offer for more than the $1-million asking price but lost. Instead, the home ...

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26 Jul 2016

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Omaha World-Herald

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As mortgage interest rates fall to near record level, consumers rush to take advantage
Omaha World-Herald
Most loan officers at New American Funding have told borrowers to take advantage of rates now, given that they are so close to the all-time low, said Jason Obradovich, executive vice president of capital markets at the Tustin, California-based mortgage ...
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25 Jul 2016

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Chicago Tribune

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New FHA bill brings good news for condo buyers
Chicago Tribune
FHA helped finance 80,000 to 90,000 condo mortgages a year during the previous decade and a half, but more recently production has dwindled to barely a quarter of that volume. FHA condo lending in the first three months of this year plunged by 8.6 ...

25 Jul 2016

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American Enterprise Institute

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June 2016 Mortgage Risk Index from AEI's ICHR
American Enterprise Institute
A home is shown for sale in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, California, August 24, 2010. Sales of previously owned U.S. homes took a record plunge in July to their slowest pace in 15 years as the wind went out of the housing sector's ...

22 Jul 2016

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National Mortgage Professional Magazine

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Protecting and Encouraging Homeownership is the Key to Stabilizing California Communities
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
At the event, NID housing counselors and Ocwen home retention agents will meet with struggling homeowners face-to-face to explore options to make their mortgages more affordable through sustainable loan modification programs. NID's goal has always ...
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21 Jul 2016

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Sun Sentinel

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FHA says it will approve mortgages with energy improvement assessments
Sun Sentinel
In a reversal, the Federal Housing Administration said this week it would approve mortgages on properties with energy improvement assessments through the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE. Hundreds of home improvements have been financed ...
HUD's PACE GuidanceCleanTechnica
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20 Jul 2016

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HousingWire

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New Products Including LE tool, Doc Management; FHA/PACE; Redwood's $2.5 Million SFH
Mortgage News Daily
First California Mortgage Company is continuing its nationwide expansion and is growing the mortgage operations team by adding Government Underwriters, Junior Underwriters, Processors, Closers, Disclosure Desk Specialists and Post Closing Specialists.
Obama Boosts Clean Energy Lending That Critics Say Poses RisksBloomberg
FHA Issues PACE Assessment GuidanceNational Mortgage Professional Magazine
Renovate America Welcomes FHA Policy Guidance Endorsing Property Assessed Clean Energy FinancingPR Newswire (press release)
HUD
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19 Jul 2016

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Credit Union Times

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Nonbank Lenders' Strength Shows in California
Credit Union Times
California regulators have found nonbank lenders are faring well in the state's strong housing market. The state's Department of Business Oversight found Quicken Loans and other nonbanks originated 615,830 mortgages in 2015, 49% more than in 2014.

12 Jul 2016

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SFGate

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Nonbank lenders surging in California mortgage market
SFGate
The number of home loans originated in California by nonbank lenders soared last year to 537,757, up 47.3 percent from 2014, according to a report issued Monday by the California Department of Business Oversight. The principal amount of mortgages ...
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5 Jul 2016

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CNBC

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How the refinancing boom could hit banks, investors
CNBC
The average U.S. home may be roughly 5,000 miles from central London, but the recent Brexit vote is having a dramatic effect on mortgages from Maine to California and the banks and investors that back them. The average contract interest rate on the ...

30 Jun 2016

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Bankrate.com

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Brexit Vote Sends Mortgage Rates Tumbling To 3-Year Low | Bankrate.com
Bankrate.com
Rates borrowers pay for new loans could be even lower, given the significant drop in the 10-year Treasury rate, says Brett Sinnott, vice president of capital markets for CMG Mortgage in San Ramon, California. Mortgage rates typically track the 10-year ...
Mortgage Rates Tick Up - Freddie MacFreddie Mac
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