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Actress Foster’s Estranged Dad, 89, Convicted As ‘Bernie Madoff Of Sherman Oaks’

The estranged elderly father of actress Jodie Foster was convicted of bilking thousands of dollars from homeowners in a home-building scheme.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/07/2011

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2 Teens Accused Of Stealing Loaded Shotgun From Murrieta Home

Two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a home and stealing a loaded shotgun, Murrieta police said.

10/15/2011

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2 Men Charged With Targeting Struggling Homeowners

Prosecutors say two California men charged in a refinancing scam preyed on struggling homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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Recession Forces Burbank To Revisit Ban On Fire-Prone Roofs

Firefighters maintain that the old wood shake roofs constitute a fire hazard, but at least one council member questions whether the ban should still be enforced in these tough economic times.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/15/2011

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200-Home Garage Sale Gets Underway In Lake Forest

Smart, savvy and eager shoppers took to the streets in Fountain Valley’s Sunwood neighborhood Saturday for a 200-home garage sale.

07/30/2011

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Homeowners Could Be Forced To Pay For Sidewalk Repairs

The city’s new sidewalk repair plan would force homeowners to fix broken concrete in front of their properties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2011

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Boxer: ‘Wave Of Defaults’ Coming If Effort To Ease Refinancing Fails

Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling on lawmakers to give millions the chance to refinance their home loans or face another potential meltdown in the housing market.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/13/2011

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Family Sues Bank For Alleged Loan Modification Snub

The Velasco family said despite making an agreement to save their home — which they’ve owned for over 12 years — the bank plans to auction off the property.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/07/2011

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RealtyTrac: Bank Backlog, Not Recovery, Behind Drop In Foreclosures

The number of delinquent mortgages fell in May to the lowest level since 2006, the result of a slowing housing market and delays in banks’ foreclosure process.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/16/2011

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Troubled Homeowners To Receive Free Mortgage Counseling

Thousands of troubled homeowners are waiting at the Shrine Auditorium for the “Save The Dream” tour organized by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.

06/02/2011

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City Attorney: German Bank ‘Largest Slumlord’ In LA

Prosecutors say Deutsche Bank illegally evicted tenants, shut off their water and power and then allowed hundreds of properties to turn into blighted homes.

05/04/2011

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DA: Mortgage Firm Bilked Millions From Homeowners, Banks

Prosecutors say buyers were told that if they paid half their mortgage payments to Pacific Vantage, the company would cover the other half and eventually split profits on a future sale.

04/01/2011

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Should Banks Pay $20K Per Foreclosure? Assemblyman Says ‘Yes’

Assemblyman Bob Blumenfeld says the money collected from banks would go to school districts, police and fire departments, and small business loans.

03/16/2011

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OC Mortgage Firm Charged With Minnesota Refinancing Scam

The attorney general of Minnesota says a Costa Mesa mortgage company charged homeowners thousands of dollars in fees and never delivered on promised refinancing services.

03/14/2011

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Agents Push To Ease Short Sales In LA Times Ad

Short sale transactions allow distressed borrowers to avoid foreclosure by selling their homes for less than what is owed on them.

03/10/2011

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