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7 Dec 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach violated open meeting law in airport decision, former councilwoman alleges
Long Beach Press Telegram
A former city councilwoman filed a formal complaint Wednesday alleging the City Council violated state open meeting laws when it voted to approve talks over a new federal customs facility at Long Beach Airport. Rae Gabelich, who represented the 5th ...
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7 Dec 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Woman found dead near vehicle in Long Beach is identified
Long Beach Press Telegram
LONG BEACH -- What killed a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Long Beach near her vehicle may be determined today after a scheduled autopsy ...
Long Beach Police Discover Woman's Body in Flood Control Basin ...KTLA
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6 Dec 2016


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How to stop thieves from stealing packages from porches in Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
"It's the same stuff they do every year in the Christmas season," says Long Beach Police Department Lt. Joe Gaynor. "They're around during work hours, they're following Fedex and UPS trucks. They're just walking around. You can pass a hundred porches ...

6 Dec 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Whicker: Lakers aren't giving in, but injuries have them giving out
Long Beach Press Telegram
Utah's Rodney Hood dunks over Lakers Jordan Clarkson, Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng. ( Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze / SCNG ). By Mark Whicker, Long Beach Press Telegram. Posted: 12/06/16, 7:02 AM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago. # Comments.
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6 Dec 2016

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Families, friends mourn loved ones lost in 'horrific' Oakland tragedy
Long Beach Press Telegram
She had ended a long term relationship, she was finishing school. She planned to do a presentation on nutrition. She was making plans for herself." Cash Askew, another victim of the blaze, was an "absolutely loved and treasured member" of the local ...
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5 Dec 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Paramount metal processor says high levels of carcinogen might be 'misunderstanding'
Long Beach Press Telegram
Anaplex Corporation: 15547 Garfield Ave, Paramount, CA 90723 The Anaplex Corp. (above) as well as Aerocraft Heat Treating Company, have been ordered by L.A. County health officials to stop emitting chromium-6 into the air after the toxin was found to ...

5 Dec 2016

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Biden warns on Trump economic proposals
Long Beach Press Telegram
Angels · Clippers · College · Columnists · Dodgers · Ducks · Football · Golf · High School · High School Football · Kings · Lakers · Long Beach State · Motorsports · Olympics · Rams · Soccer · UCLA · USC · Entertainment · Events · Celebrities · Comics ...
Ivanka Trump, climate czar?Politico
Business Since Birth: Trump's Children and the Tangle That AwaitsNew York Times
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5 Dec 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Police suspect suicide, natural causes killed man and woman found dead at beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
A man's naked body found on the beach and a woman's body discovered in a nearby SUV Monday morning in Long Beach appear to be unrelated, and police do not suspect foul play in either case, according to authorities. The fact that both bodies were just a ...
Bodies of 2 people found in Long BeachMerced Sun-Star
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4 Dec 2016

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Can Long Beach police improve the Blue Line's reputation?
Long Beach Press Telegram
If Long Beach officials eventually get their way, riders on the Blue Line will start seeing city police officers along their commutes instead of Los Angeles County ...
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29 Nov 2016

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AES proposing to build largest battery facility in the world in Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
The AES Southland power plant on Studebaker Road is looking to add a large battery facility to meet changing energy demands. The battery facility would be located where the parking lot, in foreground, is now. Monday, July 25, 2016, Long Beach, CA ...
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6 Dec 2016

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Realtor.com News

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Buy Beverly Hills Home With Star Pedigree
Realtor.com News
Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and her fiancé, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, paid $5.25 million for a glam mansion with a fabulous celebrity pedigree in Beverly Hills, CA. The couple's big buy in SoCal was first tipped by real estate ...
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5 Dec 2016

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Realtor.com News

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'Brady Bunch' Star Maureen McCormick Sells a SoCal House
Realtor.com News
Actress Maureen McCormick, aka "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" from "The Brady Bunch," has sold a Woodland Hills, CA, property she inherited. The three-bedroom home on a tree-lined street fetched $635,000, a bit less than its $664,900 asking price.
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30 Nov 2016


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BEL AIR (CBSLA.com) -- Steven Mnuchin, president-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Treasury, has deep Southern California roots, with a mansion in Bel Air, history as a Hollywood film financier and the chairmanship of a controversial bank ...

28 Nov 2016

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Report: SoCal to build more housing in '17
The San Diego Union-Tribune
This summer, real estate consultants London Group Realty Partners warned that the county was building too much multifamily housing instead of single-family. It reasoned millennials would want to live in traditional homes with their families, like their ...
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28 Nov 2016

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What Trump's win means for Southern California home prices
89.3 KPCC
... mostly because inventory is still extremely tight in Southern California. Trump's proposed tax cuts could also put more money in people's pockets, which could stimulate demand. Economists at the real estate website Zillow forecast Los Angeles home ...

22 Nov 2016


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SoCal not expected to share in rosy 2017 housing forecast
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Homeownership rates will rise across the nation in 2017 after years of declines as more millennials enter the market, Zillow predicted Tuesday in its look-ahead report. But, the Southern California market is not expected to see the same gains ...
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16 Nov 2016

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Mortgage rates up in SoCal following Trump victory
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rising rates might not necessarily be a bad thing in the Southern California market, where home prices are rising faster than incomes, said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere Real Estate. Even though higher rates could slow home sales, ...
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16 Nov 2016

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Forbes

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Kat Von D Buys The Mansion From "Cheaper By The Dozen"
Forbes
Kat Von D is leaving her mark on the Los Angeles, CA, real estate market. The tattoo-aficionado-turned-beauty-tycoon just dropped $6.5 million on a historic, three-story Victorian home in LA's Hancock Park neighborhood, and it's just as unique as the ...

11 Nov 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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What will a President Trump mean for SoCal housing and LA's building boom?
Los Angeles Times
But even before the election and the talk of easing the regulatory burden, real estate observers were starting to question how long the current construction boom in cities, including Los Angeles, could last given the pace of development. "Some of those ...

10 Nov 2016

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

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What will a President Trump mean for SoCal housing?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mark Goldman, finance and real estate lecturer at San Diego State University, said the Trump plan would increase monthly payments that are used to calculate financing, and would make it harder to get a mortgage. "Driving up the monthly debt obligations ...
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7 Dec 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Feds crack down on deceptive reverse-mortgage ads
Los Angeles Times
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that it has fined two Southern California reverse-mortgage firms for deceptive advertising practices, saying the companies wrongly told borrowers they could not lose their homes. American ...
Reverse mortgage firms fined $799000 over deceptive consumer adsUSA TODAY
CFPB Hits Three Reverse Mortgage Lenders for Deceptive AdsNational Mortgage News
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7 Dec 2016


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Ocwen and NeighborWorks® Sacramento Launch Targeted California Campaign To Help Struggling Borrowers
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Since 2008, Ocwen has provided more than 88,000 loan modifications to California families in distress. More than half of these modifications included a principal write-down, which was a benefit for borrowers who owed more on their mortgage than their ...
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6 Dec 2016


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How do you get a reverse mortgage?
Bankrate.com
For example, in California, you can look up a reverse mortgage lender's license at the California Department of Business Oversight website. You also can look up an individual reverse mortgage lender's license at the NMLS Consumer Access website.
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5 Dec 2016


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Mortgage officials sentenced to federal prison and fined for fraud
Louisiana Weekly
This recent case of mortgage fraud illustrates the inequities that Black California consumers and others across the country continue to face. Recent research on mortgage lending in California by the Center for Responsible Lending revealed even more ...

30 Nov 2016

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Bankrate.com

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Mortgage broker -- everything you need to know
Bankrate.com
For starters, brokers can shop dozens of lenders to get you the best pricing, says Casey Fleming, author of "The Loan Guide: How to Get the Best Possible Mortgage" and mortgage advisor with C2 Financial Corp. in San Jose, California. Fleming says the ...
What You Need to Get a Mortgage: A Complete Guide for Home BuyersRealtor.com News
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30 Nov 2016


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Churchill Mortgage Expands to Northern California with New Branch in Yuba City
Business Wire (press release)
YUBA CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Churchill Mortgage, a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 38 states, announced that it is expanding into Northern California with the opening of its ...
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29 Nov 2016

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Daily Beast

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Trump Picks Foreclosure King Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary
Daily Beast
Using a Freedom of Information Act request, the California Reinvestment Coalition determined that OneWest's reverse-mortgage servicing subsidiary Financial Freedom was responsible for 39 percent of reverse-mortgage foreclosures nationwide, typically ...
Steve Mnuchin: Evictor, Forecloser and Our New Treasury SecretaryBillMoyers.com
Democrats say they'll take aim at Trump's Treasury pickThe Boston Globe
Bankers Behind "Great Foreclosure Machine" Join Trump's Cabinet as Treasury & Commerce SecretariesDemocracy Now!
ABC News -HousingWire -New York Times
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29 Nov 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Southern California home prices jump, US values surpass bubble-era peak
Los Angeles Times
Prices in Southern California and across the nation have risen steadily in recent years a result of an improving economy, rock-bottom mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale. Nationwide, prices have now surpassed their bubble peak in 2006 ...
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22 Nov 2016

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Bloomberg

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Trump Treasury Contender Mnuchin Found Profits in Mortgage Mess
Bloomberg
The bank carried out more than 36,000 foreclosures during Mnuchin's reign, according to the California Reinvestment Coalition, a San Francisco-based nonprofit whose deputy director, Kevin Stein, dubbed the bank a "foreclosure machine." The group has ...
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21 Nov 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Higher mortgage rates scuttle some sales
CNBC
David Fogg, a real estate agent at Keller Williams in Burbank, California, said his market is still so tight and demand so high that sellers just aren't moved by higher rates. "I have a few 'optimistically' priced listings that have not sold," said ...
Mortgage rates keep rising after Trump's election, threatening home affordabilityLos Angeles Times
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