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Apartment, retail complex underway near Culver City

September 3, 2012 |

The $ 63-million, six-story project in L.A. is being built by NMS Properties near a light-rail station along Metro’s Expo Line. It will include 131 units.

Construction has kicked off on a $ 63-million apartment and shopping complex near a light-rail station on the edge of downtown Culver City as developers move to capitalize on the new Expo Line.



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Pass along family heirlooms in a will or before you die

September 3, 2012 |

Anyone who has heirlooms to pass along should make sure to do so, either in a will or while still alive to enjoy the next generation’s appreciation.

Dear Liz: My parents were married for 50 years. When my mother died, my father didn’t inherit a large monetary fortune, but he did get a houseful of family treasures (photos, knickknacks, mementos, documents) that had been cherished and saved for me and my children (I was an only child). Immediately after my mom died, my father found a lady friend and cut off all ties with me and his past. I tried but could not get through.



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Ironworkers union gives skills to members, public safety to all

September 2, 2012 |

On Labor Day weekend, remember the value of unions. The ironworkers training program brings along the next generation and helps uphold standards of construction and safety that save lives.

“These guys are soft right now,” Paul Martinez said. “They’re going to struggle.”



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Fannie, Freddie ease short-sale rules in hardship cases

September 2, 2012 |

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow borrowers who are current on their mortgage payments to qualify for short sales, provided they fit the hardship criteria.

WASHINGTON — If you’re underwater and facing financial distress, what might Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s new short-sale-reform policies mean for you? Potentially a lot — even if you are current on your mortgage payments and never imagined that a short sale and principal reduction could be in the cards.



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Jennifer Love Hewitt is throwing in a boat and kayaks with rental

September 2, 2012 |

The actress lists a house in Toluca Lake for sale at $ 2.895 million and tries to lease out another place she owns up the street — complete with watercraft.

The murmuring around Toluca Lake is that “Ghost Whisperer” star Jennifer Love Hewitt has listed a house for sale at $ 2.895 million and is trying to lease out another place she owns up the street — complete with watercraft.



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Contemporary luxury in Naples

September 2, 2012 |

The three-level home’s features include two 80-foot boat docks, five bedrooms, a grand foyer, a stainless-steel-and-glass elevator and a circular staircase.

This custom contemporary in Naples was taken down to the studs and remodeled five years ago. The three-level house features two 80-foot boat docks and views of Santa Catalina Island.



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Keeping your laptop safe from thieves

September 2, 2012 |

Laptops and tablet computers are all too convenient lures for thieves. Here are hints for protecting your property.



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New high-tech airships are rising in Southern California

September 2, 2012 |

Southland aerospace firms are building the next generation of blimps and other airships.

Not since the waning days of World War II have the mammoth wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin seen as much airship manufacturing work as they do today.



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Defending Fed, Bernanke signals new economic stimulus

September 1, 2012 |

In apparent move to build public support, the Fed chief notes stagnation of the labor market and the risks of lingering high unemployment.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave a spirited defense of Fed policies and left little doubt that the central bank was preparing new stimulus for the economy — an action that could roil Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney since it would probably occur in the heat of the general election.



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California lawmakers approve workers’ comp overhaul

September 1, 2012 |

Last-minute deal leads to approval of a bill boosting payments to victims of on-the-job accidents and giving employers a major break on insurance premiums.

SACRAMENTO — A bipartisan bloc of lawmakers — after being personally lobbied by Gov. Jerry Brown — approved an overhaul of California’s $ 17-billion workers’ compensation insurance program that promises to hike benefits for injured workers and cut costs for employers.



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