October 25, 2009
Weekly survey of 20 Orange and L.A. County lenders as of 10/21/2009 Compiled by HSH Associates, Financial Publishers; www.hsh.com -- Loans to $417,000 Week ended Week ended Week ended 10/21/2009 10/14/2009 4/22/2009 30-year fixed 5.15%+0.25pt 5.06%+0.34pt 5.00%+0.32pt 15-year fixed 4.66%+0.23pt 4.63%+0.33pt 4.78%+0.19pt $417,000 and up 30-year fixed 5.83%+0.43pt 5.89%+0.48pt 6.63%+0.57pt 15-year fixed 5.36%+0.40pt 5.42%+0.41pt 6.38%+0.89pt Home equity lines 5.81% 5.81% 5.62% Home equity loans 8.89% 8.89% 8.96% 6-month LIBOR 0.59% 0.59% 1.66% 1-year Treasury 0.36% 0.36% 0.55% 6-month Treasury 0.16% 0.15% 0.35% 6-month CD 0.32% 0.31% 1.49% Prime rate 3.25% 3.25% 3.25% 11th District cost of funds 8/2009 7/2009 2/2009 1.412% 1.473% 2.003% --
May 14, 2008
Re "Teachers wanted -- elsewhere," May 10 It's unfortunate that good teachers are leaving California. What's also unfortunate is the state's refusal to admit what a drain on school budgets the cost of educating illegal immigrants has been. In the Southern California school I work for, we stand to have $40,000 allotted for our general fund in the 2008-2009 school year. Contrast that with the budget for the English learners program -- about $90,000. Until the root problem is addressed, California's schools will continue their downward slide.
March 19, 2014 |
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.
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.
November 13, 2012 |
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.
May 10, 2011 |
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.
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.