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22 Oct 2014


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Woman killed in Long Beach traffic collision
Long Beach Press Telegram
LONG BEACH >> A woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital Wednesday after being involved in a traffic collision west of the Long Beach Airport, a Long Beach police sergeant said. Long Beach Police and Fire personnel responded to an injury traffic ...
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22 Oct 2014


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Plummeting oil prices affect Long Beach city budget
Long Beach Press Telegram
Plummeting oil prices affect Long Beach city budget. The Long Beach skyline stands in the background as a pump extracts oil on the Tidelands Oil Production Company property, in the Port of Long Beach. Oct. 21, 2009. File photo. (Stephen Carr / Staff ...

22 Oct 2014


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Cal State Long Beach receives $22.7 million award to prepare minority students ...
Long Beach Press Telegram
long beach >> Cal State Long Beach has received the largest monetary award in its history -- $22.7 million for five years -- from the National Institutes of Health to help prepare minority students for doctoral study in science, engineering and math ...
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22 Oct 2014


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Long Beach moves forward with expanded Belmont Plaza pool plan
Long Beach Press Telegram
She envisioned a future where young residents going on to competitive college swimming and scholarships are able to tell their teammates they swam at the Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center. "It will be a source of pride for them and not a source of ...
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21 Oct 2014


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Long Beach council set to approve Mayor Robert Garcia's committee nominees
Long Beach Press Telegram
LONG BEACH >> City leaders Tuesday were expected to approve a slew of appointments made by Mayor Robert Garcia to commissions and agencies that govern the city. Garcia recommended a total of 61 people for various positions on the Planning ...

21 Oct 2014


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Long Beach Unified appoints new chief financial officer
Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach >> The Long Beach Unified school board voted unanimously Tuesday to name Yumi Takahashi the district's new chief business and financial officer. The Signal Hill resident has served as LBUSD's financial services officer since February 2012.

21 Oct 2014

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Port of Long Beach posts busiest month since September 2007 thanks to holiday ...
Long Beach Press Telegram
The Port of Long Beach moved 629,771 container units in September, a 7.3 percent increase when compared to the same time last year, according to statistics released Tuesday. That included 339,343 imported units, which rose 10.2 percent from September ...
Long Beach port addresses supply-chain issues, notes September volume gainProgressive Rail Roading
Port of Long Beach container traffic up 7.3 percent to 629771 TEUs in SeptemberPortNews IAA
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21 Oct 2014


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Notebook: Bosco's Josh Rosen and Long Beach Poly's Iman 'Biggie' Marshall ...
Long Beach Press Telegram
Seven months ago, Josh Rosen stood behind a podium in the Bosco multi-purpose room, the center of attention along with the three hats he held under the table. This time around, it was about a jersey. Last Thursday, St. John Bosco held a jersey ...
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19 Oct 2014

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Long Beach man arrested for DUI after woman killed running across 710 Freeway
Long Beach Press Telegram
LONG BEACH (CNS) - At least three vehicles fatally struck a woman running across the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Long Beach today, where one of those three motorists was subsequently arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. The California Highway ...
Woman on freeway killed by suspected drunk driverModesto Bee
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12 Oct 2014


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Long Beach Marathon: Press-Telegram's special awards
Long Beach Press Telegram
Morrill, a Torrance native, completed the half marathon in a purple kilt, the color representing pancreatic cancer awareness. Morrill's father-in-law was diagnosed shortly after Morrill completed his first Long Beach Marathon in 2012, and passed away ...
Thousands flock to 30th Long Beach marathonRedlands Daily Facts
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22 Oct 2014


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What Is Nature? It's on Your Plate. In Your Neighborhood. And of the Imagination.
KCET
For Gold, eating across the ethnic and social divides of Los Angeles can lead us to "be less afraid of [our] neighbors." Cooking almost always improves raw nature (Gold thinks we have some of the ... That real estate has lately become a kind of ...

21 Oct 2014

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Will SoCal's love of pools dry up with the drought?
89.3 KPCC
The first droplets of what eventually became SoCal pool culture started in the 1920s with actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford who built a grand pool at their Beverly Hills estate, as well as the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle. Americans were ...

21 Oct 2014

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FEATURE: Long Beach Bombers Hockey An International Endeavor
Gazette Newspapers
A higher level of talent and skill, developed largely overseas, has also increased the abilities of the players from the SoCal area. The Bombers have players from Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Redondo Beach and several from Los Angeles as well. Top to ...

20 Oct 2014


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Celebrity Real Estate
Curbed National
If Lady Gaga did indeed buy it, it's the Ikea-inspired perennial renter's first home in SoCal, and Curbed is again sad to report that it's a very "Chillin' with Tony Bennett"-era Gaga home and not a pre-Miley, pre-Minaj crazy for crazy's sake Gaga home ...

16 Oct 2014

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New Wave Of Foreclosures Hits SoCal
CBS Local
As of September, 1 in every 559 homes in San Bernardino County was in foreclosure, while Riverside County had a rate of 1 in every 625, according to real estate data firm RealtyTrac. Tens of thousands of properties across the Southland that were ...
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13 Oct 2014

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Home sales pick up pace in Southern California in September
Los Angeles Times
Real estate agents and other market watchers this summer have reported growing inventory, price cuts and a shift in the market toward so-called "regular" buyers, instead of the flood of investors and cash-only purchasers who drove up prices last year.
If You Can Still Afford to Buy a House in SoCal, You're in LuckCurbed LA
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7 Oct 2014


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Rents in Southern California will climb faster in next two years, study says
Los Angeles Times
Renters, get ready to pay a little more. The cost of the average apartment in the Southland is projected to grow more than 8% over the next two years, according to a report out Tuesday. A new study from USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate projects that ...
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2 Oct 2014


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SoCal housing markets among most overvalued, but at least we're not Austin
Los Angeles Times
Southern California's housing markets are among the most overvalued in the nation, according to a new report. But the closest thing in this country to a housing bubble is actually in Texas. That's according to figures out Wednesday from real estate ...
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24 Sep 2014


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KTGY Earns Recognition for Design Excellence & Innovation in SoCal Awards
RealEstateRama (press release)
IRVINE, CALIF. September 24, 2014 (RealEstateRama) KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY's wide range of capabilities in single-family detached and multifamily for-sale architectural designs have been ...

22 Sep 2014


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High-volume dealer sues after Mitsubishi sells SoCal site
Automotive News
Mitsubishi, which owned the dealership's real estate, sold the property to a third-party real estate developer, according to Ahmadi's suit. The deal effectively terminates his dealer agreement, according to the suit, and Ahmadi has been unable to ...

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23 Oct 2014


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Seriously Underwater Mortgage Rate Sinks to Lowest Level in Two Years
DSNews.com
On the other end, the highest percentages of equity rich homeowners were those who bought or refinanced between 1994 and 1998, those with properties valued at $500,000 or more, live in New York, California, or D.C., and these folks also tend to live in ...
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22 Oct 2014

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Russell Brand urges citizens to stop paying mortgages and taxes
WDEF News 12
Host/Executive Producer Russell Brand speaks onstage at the "Brand X with Russell Brand" panel during the FX portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on July 28, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images) ...
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22 Oct 2014


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Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
Worcester Telegram
File-This Aug. 16, 2007, file photo shows real estate signs mounted on homes in Philadelphia. A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country ...

21 Oct 2014


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New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans - San Diego, California Talk ...
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With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules, hoping to inject more life into the country's still-recovering housing market. Both banks and borrowers stand to ...

19 Oct 2014

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Kinecta Tops California Credit Union Mortgages
Credit Union Times
Like other California credit unions in 2012, most of Kinecta's mortgages, 79.2%, refinanced existing notes. Members used 20.1% of the loans to purchase real estate. However, that percentage was greater than the rest of California's other credit unions.
Blue Home Loans Inc. Helps California Borrowers Find Their Best Home Loan ...DigitalJournal.com
Today's Mortgage Rates: Wells Fargo Fixed, ARM and FHA Refinance Mortgage ...Eastern Morning Herald
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19 Oct 2014

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Kinecta Tops Mortgages
Credit Union Times
Like other California credit unions in 2012, most of Kinecta's mortgages, 79.2%, refinanced existing notes. Members used 20.1% of the loans to purchase real estate. However, that percentage was greater than the rest of California's other credit unions.

18 Oct 2014

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Mortgage in reach despite few dings
Tribune-Review
Banc of California provides mortgages for borrowers with a record of foreclosures, late payments or other dings on credit scores when they make a down payment of at least 20 percent and show other sources of strength, said Chief Lending Officer Jeff ...
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lendingLos Angeles Times
US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banksKTVL
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13 Oct 2014

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You Don't Need to Be Perfect to Get a U.S. Loan Anymore
Bloomberg
Banc of California provides mortgages for borrowers with a record of foreclosures, late payments or other dings on credit scores when they make a down payment of at least 20 percent and show other sources of strength, said Chief Lending Officer Jeff ...
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5 Oct 2014

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Mortgage-seizure idea: A solution in search of a problem?
San Francisco Examiner
That is why the California Public Employees' Retirement System, which holds approximately $11 billion in mortgage-backed investments, has gone on the record with its strong concerns. The so-called necessity for the program is built on the false notion ...

30 Sep 2014

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Hispanic Borrowers Diminishing in California Housing
Bloomberg
Hispanic borrowers like Ramos have been shut out of the two-year housing recovery more than other groups in California, denying them the chance to rebuild wealth through homeownership. The Hispanic share of the market for mortgages to buy homes fell ...
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