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September 13, 2009
Weekly survey of 20 Orange and L.A. County lenders as of 9/9/2009 Compiled by HSH Associates, Financial Publishers; www.hsh.com -- Loans to $417,000 Week ended Week ended Week ended -- 9/9/2009 9/2/2009 3/11/2009 30-year fixed 5.27%+0.23pt 5.27%+0.33pt 5.23%+0.30pt 15-year fixed 4.78%+0.17pt 4.78%+0.31pt 4.99%+0.38pt $417,000 and up 30-year fixed 6.17%+0.50pt 5.99%+0.51pt 7.01%+0.77pt 15-year fixed 5.69%+0.25pt 5.55%+0.50pt 6.96%+0.50pt Home equity lines 5.74% 5.74% 5.06% Home equity loans 9.08% 9.08% 8.77% 6-month LIBOR 0.69% 0.73% 1.93% 1-year Treasury 0.42% 0.45% 0.68% 6-month Treasury 0.23% 0.26% 0.42% 6-month CD 0.37% 0.41% 1.82% 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% --
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NEWS
May 10, 2011 | David Ng, Los Angeles Times
Neil Patrick Harris will once again be putting on a tuxedo to host the Tony Awards ceremony, which will take place June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The actor previously hosted the Tonys in 2009. Last year's host was Sean Hayes. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS, with a delay for the West Coast. This is the first year the ceremony will be held at the Beacon. The show's usual home, Radio City Music Hall, is unavailable due to the new Cirque du Soleil show, "Zarkana," that will debut there this summer.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney will direct a new -- and drastically different -- version of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra. " McCraney's adaptation explores colonialism and racial politics set against the Haitian Revolution in the 1700s. The production is a collaboration among the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, Miami's GableStage and New York's Public Theater. It will premiere November 2013 at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon home, before playing Stateside at GableStage in January 2014 and then the Public Theater in late January 2014.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Heather Peters is an angry consumer who knows she has little chance of winning a war with Honda Motor Co. and its army of high-priced lawyers. The Los Angeles resident is miffed that her 2006 Honda Civic hybrid doesn't get its claimed fuel economy. And she isn't satisfied with a proposed class-action lawsuit settlement that would give trial lawyers $8.5 million while Civic owners would get as little as $100 and rebate coupons for the purchase of a new vehicle. But Peters believes that she found a venue where she can win justice and where Honda can't spend a single dollar on legal help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The city of Vernon is under pressure to change, but a push is on to keep at least one thing in this 5-square-mile industrial city the same. That's La Villa Basque, a 1960s-era landmark used as a location to film the television show "Mad Men. " Even as state lawmakers seek to dissolve the city around it, Los Angeles-area preservationists are campaigning to convince the restaurant's new operators not to remodel and modernize it. The operators are...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
After two recession years that brought a hiring freeze, canceled exhibitions and a badly dented endowment, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expects to finish the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, with a $300,000 surplus and has adopted an operating budget for the coming 2010-11 year that boosts spending about 11%. The coming year's budget adopted by the museum's board last week comes to $59.1 million for regular operations, said LACMA...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014 | By Allen Barra
In July 2009, a year before his death at age 99, John Wooden was named by the Sporting News as the top coach in the history of American sports. Not many argued with the selection. Over his 29-year career he won 664 of 826 games for a winning percentage of .804. From 1964 through 1975 his UCLA Bruins won 10 NCAA championships, and UCLA's games drew higher TV ratings than most NBA games. Surprising as it seems, Wooden, arguably the most influential coach in basketball history, has never had a definitive biography until now. In "Wooden: A Coach's Life," Seth Davis, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and studio analyst for CBS Sports, has written a virtual cutaway view of the history and evolution of basketball in the form of a biography.
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