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27 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach councilwoman says she was victim of domestic violence; former staffer says he is not perpetrator
Long Beach Press Telegram
... councilwoman and her former chief of staff, Devin Cotter, were involved in an argument in the early morning hours of June 3, during which allegations of domestic violence were made, according to a recent statement from the Long Beach Police Department.
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27 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Help send Long Beach kids like David, 9, to camp this summer
Long Beach Press Telegram
You can help send youngsters like David to camp by donating to the Press-Telegram's Send-a-Kid-to-Camp Fund. The fund was created 18 years ago by Tom Hennessy, the late Press-Telegram columnist, and Jean Bixby Smith of the Long Beach Community ...

27 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Beaches remain closed in Long Beach pending water quality tests
Long Beach Press Telegram
Several recreational swimming areas around Belmont Shore and Naples were affected by the leak and remain closed to the public, pending the outcome of water quality tests, said Nelson Kerr, Long Beach environmental health bureau manager. ... He said ...
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27 Jun 2017


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Tell us: How do you rate your Long Beach councilperson?
Long Beach Press Telegram
We're not recommending this for everyone, because we know the average Long Beacher can't even name all nine of the Long Beach council members. In fact, many can't even tell you the name of the boss of their district or even what district they live in ...

27 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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LA port's largest terminal shuttered as European cyberattack hits Danish shipper
Long Beach Press Telegram
It's unclear how widespread the attack in the world's ports, but the intrusion underlines deep concerns about cybersecurity at the nation's cargo hubs, especially in Los Angeles and Long Beach, which combine to provide a major gateway for Pacific Rim ...
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26 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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The Long Beach Muni Band is back: here's the 2017 schedule of ...
Long Beach Press Telegram
The Long Beach Municipal Band -- the longest running city-funded band nationwide -- will start the first week of its 108th season of free outdoor concerts this ...
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26 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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For Long Beach's Sublime, a new beer in honor of band's 25th anniversary
Long Beach Press Telegram
A San Diego brewery is paying tribute to a Long Beach band that played a big part in the 1990s revivals of ska and punk rock. AleSmith's new Sublime Mexican Lager is scheduled to go on sale in July to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sublime's debut ...

26 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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House fire sparked by car fire in Long Beach, authorities say
Long Beach Press Telegram
Investigators are trying to find out what caused a car to catch fire in a Long Beach garage, sparking a blaze that spread to the attached home, according to ...
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24 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Medical marijuana shops could start opening in Long Beach as soon as July
Long Beach Press Telegram
... may submit applications to the city. Decisions on those business types will likely be made later this year and early next year, according to a staff report. For more information, visit the city website portal on marijuana business licenses at www ...

21 Jun 2017

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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For July 4 snub, we would ban Signal Hill residents from Long Beach streets
Long Beach Press Telegram
Every year, starting a day or two after the first day of summer, we get all stewed up over Signal Hill. Over the years, we've tried to fire up the troops of Long Beach to rise up and storm the hill and plant the glorious flag of Long Beach at the peak ...

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27 Jun 2017

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MUSE

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Angelica Celaya Plays Iconic Jenni Rivera in Mariposa De Barrio on Telemundo
MUSE
She later attended California State University, and obtained a college degree in business administration and worked in real estate before going to work for her father's record label. A highly determined woman, Rivera was admired by millions for her ...
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26 Jun 2017

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Los Angeles Times

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OC job growth will slow, housing prices will climb, Chapman economists predict
Los Angeles Times
Chapman also predicted another strong year for the real estate market, with housing appreciation at 6.2% for 2017. During a presentation of Chapman's forecast June 21 at the Musco Center for the Arts, economics professor and former Chapman President ...

24 Jun 2017

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Los Angeles Times

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How 5 OC cities are working to pull down the rising cost of a pension 'mess'
Los Angeles Times
Local cities are set to dedicate millions of dollars more per year on top of already-determined payments to try to bring down unfunded employee pension liabilities that are running up to seven times higher than a decade ago. With California's pension ...
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23 Jun 2017

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Commercial Property Executive

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Monday Properties Grabs DC, SoCal Office Assets
Commercial Property Executive
Monday Properties has made its first Southern California purchase with the acquisition of Spectrum Tower, a multi-tenant office building in Laguna Hills, Calif. The West Coast announcement came one day after the real estate investment firm said it was ...

22 Jun 2017


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SoCal Better Homes TCPA Fax Class Decertified
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Los Angeles (June 22, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday decertified a claimed class of 3,000 residents who allegedly received unsolicited faxed advertising from SoCal Better Homes, backing the real estate developer's ...
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11 Jun 2017

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Real Estate briefly: NGKF Capital Markets sells Anaheim tower for $59 million
OCRegister
The Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE SoCal) will host a seminar on developers and tenants from 11:30-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. A professional panel will address how deals get done in the modern landscape, and how the developer ...

10 Jun 2017

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A shortage of commercial real estate Why?
OCRegister
This Adam Smithian see-saw has broad implications in the commercial real estate market. If supply exceeds demand, a buyer's market ensues. Conversely, sellers win when demand exceeds supply. Currently, Southern California is engulfed in a seller's ...

7 Jun 2017


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VLP Lures Calif. Real Estate Partner From Dentons
Law360 (subscription)
"David brings over 40 years of real estate experience to VLP's very active group," said the firm's Affordable Housing and Community Development Chair Byron Rodriguez. "We're especially looking forward to adding his California and Hawaii land use ...

2 Jun 2017

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Realtor.com News

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Price Slice in SoCal: Jack Osbourne's Studio City Sale Hits Snag
Realtor.com News
Might Jack Osbourne, son of legendary rocker Ozzy and talent judge Sharon, have lost his touch on the real estate market? He made a nice profit three years ago when he flipped his Los Angeles home, raking in slightly more than $300,000 without having ...

29 May 2017

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LA Lore: David Arquette Selling Slice of SoCal History for $8.45M
Realtor.com News
Actor David Arquette has listed his historic estate in Los Angeles for $8.45 million, according to Variety. Known as the O'Melveny House, the Tudor was built in 1908 and is a city landmark. It sits on three-quarters of an acre and has seven bedrooms ...

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27 Jun 2017


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PrimeLending's Alex Varela (NMLS: 184823) Earns Top Spot Among Latino Mortgage Originators
PR Newswire (press release)
21004; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, 18111 Preston Rd, #900, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: 888-812-2711, Ark. Lic. No. 105190; AZ Lic. No. BK 0907334; Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage ...
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27 Jun 2017

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Daily market update: June 27, 2017
Inman.com
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently 3.67 percent, down one basis point from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 3.71 percent on Friday, then hovered there before falling to the current rate on Tuesday.
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27 Jun 2017

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Simplifile Adds 21 Southern Jurisdictions to E-Recording Network
California Newswire
Today Simplifile has broadened its services to include collaboration tools and post-closing visibility for mortgage lenders and settlement agents working together on real estate documents. Through Simplifile, users can securely record, share, and track ...
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26 Jun 2017

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US home lenders see leaner times ahead: Fannie Mae survey
Reuters
"Expectations to ease credit standards climbed to survey highpoints in the second quarter as more lenders reported slowing mortgage demand and increasing concerns about competition from other lenders," Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae's chief economist at ...
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25 Jun 2017

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How high can Southern California home prices go? A lot, experts say
OCRegister
Assuming the Gross Domestic Product continues to grow at 2.5 percent and mortgage interest rates stay below 4.5 percent, Southern California home prices could be going up at 6 percent a year for the next six to seven years, Thornberg said. At 6 percent ...

19 Jun 2017

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HousingWire

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AIG breaks into mortgage securitization big-time with high quality first offering
HousingWire
According to a presale report from Fitch Ratings, AIG is preparing to bring its first residential mortgage-backed securitization to market a $511.98 million offering backed by 850 jumbo mortgages. And while AIG is new to the securitization game, the ...
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9 Jun 2017

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Realtor.com News

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What Is a Jumbo Loan? It's Not as Huge as You Might Think
Realtor.com News
"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac use a county's median household income to define what the conforming loan cutoff is for that particular area," explains Richard Redmond, mortgage broker at All California Mortgage in Larkspur, CA, and author of "Mortgages: ...
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8 Jun 2017

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CNBC

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Is a 20 percent down payment out of reach? How to get around that
CNBC
"If you have a good credit score, private mortgage insurance is going to likely be your best option if you're putting down less than 20 percent," said Joe Parsons, branch manager for Caliber Home Loans in Dublin, California. Down payment < 10 percent ...
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6 Jun 2017

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A Federal Regulator Is Probing Wells Fargo's Mortgage Practices
ProPublica
A Wells Fargo bank branch in Hermosa Beach, California (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is conducting an investigation into alleged improprieties in Wells Fargo's mortgage fee practices. The CFPB ...

2 Jun 2017

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New York Times

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Mortgages for Seniors? Available, but Exacting
New York Times
They took out a 30-year fixed mortgage at 4.78 percent but made just a 20 percent down payment, even though they could have easily put more money down or paid for most of the new home in cash. The bulk of the proceeds from the California sale, Ms. Hunt ...

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