September 6, 2009
Weekly survey of 20 Orange and L.A. County lenders as of 9/2/2009 Compiled by HSH Associates, Financial Publishers; www.hsh.com -- Loans to $417,000 Week ended Week ended Week ended -- 9/2/2009 8/26/2009 3/4/2009 30-year fixed 5.27%+0.33pt 5.35%+0.29pt 5.37%+0.23pt 15-year fixed 4.78%+0.31pt 4.85%+0.27pt 5.01%+0.32pt $417,000 and up 30-year fixed 5.99%+0.51pt 6.24%+0.47pt 6.82%+0.33pt 15-year fixed 5.55%+0.50pt 5.88%+0.40pt 6.64%+0.32pt Home equity lines 5.31% 5.31% 5.06% Home equity loans 9.02% 9.02% 8.77% 6-month LIBOR 0.73% 0.78% 1.82% 1-year Treasury 0.45% 0.44% 0.72% 6-month Treasury 0.26% 0.26% 0.49% 6-month CD 0.41% 0.44% 1.78% Prime rate 3.25% 3.25% 3.25% 11th District 7/2009 6/2009 1/2009 cost of funds 1.473% 1.599% 2.455% --
July 26, 2012 |
Franz West, the Austrian artist known for his innovative sculptures and installations, has died at 65. West died in Vienna on Wednesday following a long illness, according to reports. West's sculptural creations were both playful and serious, accessible and yet intellectually challenging. During his career, West mounted shows at major museums around the world. A retrospective exhibition of his work organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art came to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2009.
January 9, 2012 |
Former model Nicole Murphy and football analyst Michael Strahan have listed their house in a gated community in Brentwood at $6.95 million. Designed for entertaining, the contemporary Mediterranean features two dens, a wet bar, a theater room, a wine cellar, an elevator, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 9,200 square feet. The master suite includes a sitting area, fireplace, dual bathrooms, dual closets and a balcony. A deck overlooks the swimming pool, spa and yard. Murphy, 43, was married to comedian Eddie Murphy from 1993 to 2006.
January 8, 2014 |
The marital home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian has come on the market in Tarzana at $5.499 million. Odom and Kardashian bought the house in 2009 - the year they were married - for $3.95 million. She filed for a divorce in December and resumed using her maiden name. The Mediterranean-style villa sits on three-quarters of an acre in gated Mulholland Park. Entered through a two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase, the 8,000-square-foot home features custom closets, mosaic tile details, a den, a home theater, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
February 20, 2011 |
A masked man in the witness protection program fights for the future of his family. A band of unorthodox physicians works tirelessly to save sick children. A cabal of forensic ninjas solves crimes while refusing to play by the rules. And, finally, a vengeful U.S. marshal exercises a predilection for hard justice and cowboy hats. This is not a list of pitches for pilot season. No, these are the premises of four live-action programs currently active or in production on the Cartoon Network's nightly Adult Swim block.
April 12, 2009 |
Capt. Michael Dung Nguyen had a profitable tour of duty in Iraq -- so profitable, in fact, that soon after returning to this working-class neighborhood near the Ft. Lewis Army base, he was parking a Hummer H3T outside his apartment. Then a $70,000 BMW M3 showed up. People notice cars like that on a street filled mostly with pickups, old Chevys and low-end sport utility vehicles.
November 6, 2013 |
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area. The company's Long Beach plant, which is now set for closure in 2015, had been rumored as a long-shot site for the work. But Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session that begins Thursday to pass a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
October 7, 2012 |
I'm fat? You're a bully. It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and several current events illustrate the pervasive problem of bullying, which is not restricted to classrooms. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., made headlines last week when she called out a viewer who had sent her an email saying the TV anchorwoman was obese and not a good community role model. Livingston went on air, saying she wanted to encourage children not to be hurt by this kind of bullying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2012 |
Culver City Councilman Andy Weissman won reelection last spring while touting his role in helping secure employee pension and benefit reforms that put the town on a "sounder financial footing. " In his personal affairs, however, he has been struggling to gain his own balance: Weissman, now mayor, owes the federal and state governments at least $550,000 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, according to liens filed with the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office. The tax liens - some of which were filed against Weissman and his wife - cover federal income taxes and either state personal income tax or state corporate taxes, as well as federal payroll taxes, the documents show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2010 |
Yolanda Holder walked off this week with a world marathon record. Now the 52-year-old Corona homemaker who power-walked her way through 101 races this year is eyeing a second world title. Holder crossed the finish line at Sunday's 26.2-mile Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas to earn a spot in Guinness World Records as the most persistent female foot-racer anywhere. The previous women's record was set by an Italian who competed in 100 marathons in 2002. Holder's achievement was no stroll in the park, she concedes.