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June 9, 2010 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
Fearful of an U.S.-style real estate collapse, China has doused the country's sizzling housing market with new rules aimed at cooling property speculation. The measures, which include raising minimum down payments and restricting purchases of second homes, are already forcing investors to the sidelines. May home sales in Beijing and Shanghai plunged 70% compared with April, while transactions in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen were down 62% over the same period, according to government statistics.
April 6, 2003 | From staff and wire reports
With the April 10 delinquency date looming for the second installment of property taxes, it's too late to receive a substitute bill by mail. The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor's office suggests going online to find the installment payment due on your property. Visit the treasurer-tax collector's site at: For information about property taxes in other counties, visit: * * *
April 10, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Homeowners have until Monday to pay the second installment of their property tax bills. Property owners have several options to meet the deadline: They can pay with a credit card at the county treasurer's website,, pay at the treasurer's Santa Ana office, or pay by mail, as long as envelopes are postmarked by Monday. The Santa Ana post office at 3101 W. Sunflower Ave. will accept mail payments until 11:30 p.m. Monday. From a Times Staff Writer
June 6, 1991
Despite protests from a crowd of about 200, the City Council on Tuesday again delayed voting on a proposed property tax increase to pay for street maintenance and repair. The council had decided May 7 to conduct a mail survey of registered voters and property owners before voting on the tax hike. On Tuesday, the council voted 4 to 1 to hold a special meeting Monday to decide the matter. Audience members said they wanted the proposal voted down Tuesday, but City Manager John R.
June 25, 1992
The state has been stealing the property tax paid by property owners for years. The intent of property tax is to pay for property-related matters. Cities provide us with both police and fire protection. The city should get all of the property taxes paid by property owners. The only reason property is used as a basis for taxation is that it is the easiest tax to collect. If you do not pay the tax, the government will confiscate and sell your property to somebody else.
October 19, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura County property owners can expect a greeting in the mail any day now from the county tax collector. That's right, it's that time of year again. Property tax bills were mailed out Friday to 217,615 county property owners, Treasurer-Tax Collector Hal Pittman said. Bills may be paid in two installments, with the first due Nov. 1, Pittman said. There will be a 10% penalty included if the bill is not paid by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10. The second installment is due Feb.
April 10, 1999
Property owners must mail the second installment of their property tax bills by today or hand deliver the payment to downtown Los Angeles offices by Monday. The second installment of the annual tax is actually due every Feb. 1 but doesn't become delinquent until after April 10. Because April 10 falls on a Saturday this year, property owners have until Monday to pay. Monday payments must be hand delivered by 5 p.m. to the county tax collector's office in the Hall of Administration at 225 N.
Alhambra voters Tuesday approved a property tax hike to raise $75 million for a new police station. It was the first time that voters had passed a bond measure since 1955, when money was raised to build the city's current police station. A similar proposal failed in 1988. "This is a prime example of a grass-roots effort getting voters to pass a tax initiative in difficult economic times," said Mark Paulson, co-chairman of Alhambra Citizens Against Crime, which supported the measure.
May 5, 1991
The idea of "current market value" as expressed by Mr. Ackerman is difficult to define. If homeowners asked three real estate brokers or appraisers to give a "current market value" for their home, they could easily get three different opinions. An attempt to reassess every parcel of property in the state every year at "current market value" would be a logistic nightmare. Assessors' offices throughout the state would be overwhelmed with work. It would take hundreds of new employees to accurately reassess every parcel every year.
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