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5 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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'I have to forgive them," sister of slain Long Beach teen says
Long Beach Press Telegram
The hardest part will be forgiveness, the sister of a teenage boy who was fatally shot this week in North Long Beach said Thursday. "And I know I have to forgive them cause I can't get into heaven angry ... Hateful.. Or bitter," Trice Casiano said in ...
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4 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach will soon be home to one of nation's only memorials to victims of Killing Fields
Long Beach Press Telegram
Cambodian-Americans gather at the site of a future killing fields memorial park in Long Beach. The City Council this week approved converting former redevelopment land at 1501 E. Anaheim St. into the Cambodian Genocide Memorial Park. (Photo by Scott ...
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4 May 2016

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Chinook Observer

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Coroner identifies teen killed in North Long Beach shooting
Long Beach Press Telegram
A 16-year-old Long Beach teen was killed in a shooting Tuesday night at Ramona Park. The teen has been identified as Geron Bernard Lacy, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene in ...
Volunteer group unveils beach-friendly July 4 campaignChinook Observer
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4 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Fallen first responders remembered at Long Beach ceremony
Long Beach Press Telegram
Police and fire departments held Tuesday's annual memorial at the Long Beach Civic Center to honor fallen first responders -- 29 police officers and 13 firefighters who died in service. Homer Waggoner, who died in 1954 from a 1930 gunshot wound, was ...
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3 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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"Metal Head" comic Breuer comes to Long Beach
Long Beach Press Telegram
The Long Island native, who has been a stand up comedian for more than 20 years, got his big break in 1995 when he joined "Saturday Night Live" and developed characters like "Goat Boy" as well as killing it with a dead-on impression of Joe Pesci.

3 May 2016


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Long Beach man receives possibly longest sentence for domestic violence in city history
Long Beach Press Telegram
A Long Beach man received what City Prosecutor Doug Haubert on Tuesday said was likely the longest misdemeanor domestic violence sentence in city history. Gary Steven McJimsey, 36, was sentenced to eight years in county jail after a jury convicted him ...
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3 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Long Beach Sports Calendar
Long Beach Press Telegram
Big West Conference Women's Golfer of the Year and Long Beach State senior All-American candidate Kassidy Teare is in the NCAA postseason for the second straight year. Teare is ranked No. 46 in the nation by Golfstat, and is among 24 individual golfers ...

2 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Muslim woman alleges in lawsuit that Long Beach police forcibly removed her hijab during arrest
Long Beach Press Telegram
The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed the lawsuit today in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of Kirsty Powell, who alleges that the incident occurred May 5, 2015 at the Long Beach police station.
Muslim woman sues California police over headscarf removalWashington Post
Muslim woman sues California police over hijab removalPress TV
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2 May 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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What Long Beach residents should do now that it's coyote pup season
Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach officials developed a coyote management plan, released this past November, following elevated concerns over coyote sightings in the city. The plan established a protocol that could lead to the animals being destroyed following an attack ...
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27 Apr 2016

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Long Beach Press Telegram

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Family of decorated Airman Sean Harvell grieves, plans memorial in Long Beach next month
Long Beach Press Telegram
The decorated Long Beach war veteran, who drowned Tuesday in the waters off Alamitos Beach near his beachfront apartment, was one of just three airmen to receive two Silver Stars for action in combat, the military said Wednesday. Officials with the U.S ...
Decorated Veteran Found Dead in Long BeachGazettes.com (satire) (press release) (blog)
Special Tactics honors deceased double Silver Star recipientNavarre Press
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5 May 2016


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City Council seeks parameters for historical designation process
Los Angeles Times
Since 2014, senior planner Harriet Harris has worked with a historical resources subcommittee, comprising city officials, real estate agents and historians appointed by the council, to research the issue and come up with a list of recommendations about ...
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5 May 2016

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Porter Ranch homebuyers not told of gas field risk until after leak
89.3 KPCC
The boundary of Southern California Gas Company property, where Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located, is seen as people continue to be affected by a massive natural-gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood on Dec. 22, 2015. David McNew/AFP/Getty ...
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4 May 2016

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Realtor.com News

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Soap Star Ronn Moss and Playmate Wife Devin DeVasquez Selling SoCal Homes
Realtor.com News
Send me news, tips, and promos from realtor.com® and Move. Sign Up. DeVasquez was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in June 1985 and created her own Cajun seasoning to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Together, the couple memorably appeared on ...

4 May 2016

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Realtor.com News

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Is It Worth It to 'Stage' Your Home When You Put It on the Market?
Realtor.com News
Don't expect home-staging to conceal your house's flaws, says Shell Brodnax, chief executive of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) in Valley Springs, Calif., southeast of Sacramento. "Staging doesn't conceal anything, but it accentuates what's ...
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4 May 2016

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FOX 11 Los Angeles

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Real Estate Reality Check - $400000
FOX 11 Los Angeles
When we set out to find the homes our budget would buy, we knew we would get little to nothing for $200,000. But doubling that price limit to $400K we just assumed we were firmly in the SoCal housing market. Our eyes didn't want to tell our wallets ...
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1 May 2016

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89.3 KPCC

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Buildings in California must use energy more efficiently
89.3 KPCC
What is certain is that making homes and other buildings use energy more efficiently will cost money up front, in a state that has some of the country's most expensive real estate and is struggling to create more affordable housing. California home ...
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30 Apr 2016

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89.3 KPCC

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Boomers are staying in their homes longer, and that's not good for SoCal real estate
89.3 KPCC
But realtors say the decision to stay longer in their homes is having a major impact on the entire housing market. Home listings are down three percent from this time last year, according to the California Association of Realtors. Lower housing ...

18 Apr 2016

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OCRegister

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Where did SoCal's home sellers go?
OCRegister
A survey of this year's California real estate investors found expected ownership length at 8.1 years vs. 6.1 years in 2015. The supply shortage can be found across the region's counties. Inventory in San Diego is down 8 percent in a year, the area's ...

13 Apr 2016

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VIDEO: SoCal man booted off flight after insulting passengers, bragging about wealth, IQ
KABC-TV
VIDEO: SoCal man booted off JetBlue flight after disruptive tirade. A Southern California real estate mogul was kicked off a flight after yelling obscenities at passengers and bragging about his wealth, among other things. (KABC). Embed. <iframe width ...
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12 Apr 2016

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Study: SD rent to grow faster than rest of SoCal
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The study from the University of Southern California's real estate school, and prepared by Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics, said San Diego's rent increases will outpace those in Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Higher rents ...
SoCal rents projected to rise sharply in next two yearsKABC-TV
SoCal Apartment Rents Expected to Continue Rising Through 2018KTLA
San Diego Home to SoCal's Highest Apartment Rent Increases: ReportPatch.com
89.3 KPCC
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5 May 2016


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Trump Taps Goldman Alum as Uneasy Wall Street Weighs Its Options
Bloomberg
Mnuchin led a group that raised $1.55 billion to buy IndyMac Bank, the California mortgage lender that collapsed in 2008, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Notoriously press-shy, Mnuchin endured 2011 protests on the lawn of his Bel Air mansion ...
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5 May 2016

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

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San Francisco's long shadow: In housing's uneven recovery, 80 miles separate two Californias
Minneapolis Star Tribune
And then the hills part and California's Central Valley comes into view: an unexpectedly flat landscape that feels very far from San Francisco, and where Stockton and its neighbors are still suffering the lingering effects of the worst housing bust in ...

5 May 2016

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Daily Beast

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Trumps New Money Man Has a Repulsive Record of Throwing Homeowners Out on the Street
Daily Beast
Using a FOIA request, the California Reinvestment Coalition determined that OneWest's reverse mortgage servicing subsidiary Financial Freedom was responsible for 39 percent of reverse mortgage foreclosures, typically something that goes to senior ...
Trump Names Hedge Fund Manager as National Finance ChairmanBloomberg
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5 May 2016

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Finance and Commerce

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Higher costs pinch nonbank mortgage lenders
Finance and Commerce
PennyMac Financial Services Inc. is "less impacted than large servicers that have to modify their existing operations," CEO Stanford Kurland said Tuesday in an interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California. "We built ...

5 May 2016

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Mortgage Rates Fall - 30 Year Falls to 3.77% This Week - Bankrate
Bankrate.com
Broader stock market indexes dropped sharply Friday, and mortgage rates headed down, too. Michelle Velez, producing branch manager at Supreme Lending in San Mateo, California, explains the typical pattern. "When the stock market is worse," she says, ...
Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gainCNBC
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5 May 2016

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Bankrate.com

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5 Ways Today's Mortgages Differ From The Boom Years
Bankrate.com
The differences are dramatic, says Greg Cook, senior loan officer for Platinum Home Mortgage in Temecula, California. "If we go back 10 years, there were so many loan programs and most of them were, pardon my French, crap," Cook says. "Loans today are ...

4 May 2016

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HousingWire

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Ringleader of 'largest mortgage modification scheme ever charged' found guilty
HousingWire
... that he served as the general manager of sales at Vortex Financial Management, which was also known as Professional Marketing Group, and Professional Legal Network, an Irvine, California-based company that offered mortgage modification services.
The "Heartless Conspiracy" That Defrauded 30000 Americans of Over $30 MillionLawfuel (blog)
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3 May 2016

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Los Angeles Times

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Why more widowed homeowners are struggling to prevent a foreclosure
Los Angeles Times
... could have multiple claims coming forth and competing claims, siblings fighting or stepchildren," she said. Dustin Hobbs, a spokesman for the California Mortgage Bankers Assn., said that it was rare that a surviving homeowner wasn't also on the ...

28 Apr 2016


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CFPB April 2016 complaint report highlights mortgage complaints, complaints from California consumers
JD Supra (press release)
As of April 1, 2016, approximately 118,900 complaints were submitted by California consumers of which approximately 50 percent were from consumers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metro areas. Mortgages are the most-complained-about product, ...

20 Apr 2016


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California's Mortgage Assistance Program Gets Boost from Feds
Patch.com
With the additional funding, Keep Your Home California will now continue to Dec. 31, 2020, or until the money is used, whichever comes first. The previous deadline for the program, under which qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in ...
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