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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.
September 19, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
About 720,000 homes and businesses across the county will be receiving property tax bills in the next few days. For the first time in years, taxpayers will not be writing their checks to Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron, who resigned in the wake of Orange County's bankruptcy. Nor will the checks be made out to Citron's successor, John M.W. Moorlach, officials said Monday. Instead, they should be written to "Orange County Tax Collector." "That decision was made when Mr.
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.
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.
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