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August 2, 2009
Weekly survey of 20 Orange and L.A. County lenders as of 7/29/2009 Compiled by HSH Associates, Financial Publishers; www.hsh.com -- Loans to $417,000 Week ended Week ended Week ended 7/29/2009 7/22/2009 1/28/2009 30-year fixed 5.41%+0.33pt 5.34%+0.27pt 5.39%+0.32pt 15-year fixed 4.89%+0.33pt 4.90%+0.21pt 5.24%+0.30pt $417,000 and up 30-year fixed 6.36%+0.79pt 6.34%+0.75pt 6.44%+0.28pt 15-year fixed 6.07%+0.80pt 6.22%+0.80pt 6.64%+0.18pt Home equity lines 5.20% 5.20% 5.24% Home equity loans 9.05% 9.05% 9.16% 6-month LIBOR 0.93% 0.95% 1.63% 1-year Treasury 0.47% 0.48% 0.43% 6-month Treasury 0.28% 0.28% 0.30% 6-month CD 0.50% 0.48% 1.57% Prime rate 3.25% 3.25% 3.25% 11th District cost of funds 5/2009 4/2009 11/2008 1.832% 1.380% 3.155% --
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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 8, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | By David Ng
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.
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.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Think he will enter the Billion-Dollar Bracket Challenge? President Barack Obama has chosen Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over Louisville. The president filled out his bracket during a segment aired on ESPN on Wednesday. Joining Michigan State and Louisville in his Final Four are Florida and Arizona. PLAY ALONG: Build your own NCAA bracket Obama has filled out a bracket and made it public every year since he took office. He has chosen the correct winner only once, when he picked North Carolina in 2009.
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
February 10, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Fun., the quirky New York City band with a hip-hop-inspired approach to classic pop songwriting, was named best new artist at the 55th Grammy Awards Sunday, capping a whirlwind year in which its song "We Are Young" became an inescapable No. 1 smash. The new artist nomination was just one of four Fun. received in the Grammys' major categories: "We Are Young" is also up for song (which it won) and record of the year, while the band's "Some Nights" is in competition for album of the year.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
The web of mystery continues ? Mazda is no longer the only automaker with a spider problem. The same yellow sac spider that sparked a recall of 65,000 Mazda6 sedans also likes to nest in Honda Accords. Honda Motor Co. hasn't announced a recall but has notified its dealers to be on the lookout for the spider. The company has issued what is known as a technical service bulletin telling Honda mechanics how to fix the problem. "It was the same scenario and the same breed of spider.
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