New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

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Starting Sept. 16, a new law seeks to keep cyclists, young and old, safe on the road. . . . → Read More: New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

When the Orange Bus Line Was Rail – History & Photos

North Hollywood Station in 1952

It began in 1893 as the Southern Pacific’s Burbank Branch. In 1911 the fabled red cars of the the Pacific Electric Railway began sharing part of the route, and in later years diesel-powered freight trains rumbled down the line. On Oct. 29, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution introduced by council member Tom LaBonge calling on the state legislature to repeal the 1991 ban — a first step toward upgrading the Orange Line’s bus rapid transit with the sort of light rail technology used on the Metro Blue, Green, Gold, and Expo lines. . . . → Read More: When the Orange Bus Line Was Rail – History & Photos

We Were Awarded Diamond Award – Top Producers for 2013

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It’s been ages since Eugene came with me to our company-wide awards event and his timing was perfect. Our 2013 production put us in the Top 10 in Encino office plus Top 20 in the entire company. All thanks to our clients, associates and friends introducing their clients and friends so we can keep . . . → Read More: We Were Awarded Diamond Award – Top Producers for 2013

LA May Get Recycled Rubber Sidewalks – Who Pays?

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Councilmember Bob Blumenfield (who’s also proposed a return to a public/private cost-sharing sidewalk repair program) has introduced a motion (pdf) that would have the Bureau of Street Services develop a pilot program exploring cement alternatives for LA’s sidewalks, like a mixture of recycled granite and asphalt or recycled rubber tires. The recycled alternatives would cost . . . → Read More: LA May Get Recycled Rubber Sidewalks – Who Pays?

LADWP Urges Caution During Upcoming Storm

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LOS ANGELES — With a major storm front moving into Los Angeles this week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) stands ready to respond to rain-related electrical problems that may occur, and reminds Angelenos to use caution around downed power lines, which may be live wires and potentially fatal.

During storms, power . . . → Read More: LADWP Urges Caution During Upcoming Storm

Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Effect in All of Los Angeles

Los Angeles reacts to the weather forecast by imposing parking restrictions on certain streets so that fire trucks will not be impeded in case of emergencies. Read here to see why and if your street’s parking is affected. . . . → Read More: Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Effect in All of Los Angeles

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: What it Means for Real Estate

While property rights are generally a state issue, the federal recognition of marriage between gay couples will have a significant impact on home owners. . . . → Read More: Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: What it Means for Real Estate

Investors Take Big Bite Out of Housing Market

Hedge funds and private equity firms are looking to cash in on real estate, “rushing in to buy up companies and assets in every part of the housing supply chain, including undeveloped land, homebuilders, foreclosed homes, and building parts manufacturers,” . . . → Read More: Investors Take Big Bite Out of Housing Market

Burglary Ring Hits Vacationing L.A. Times Subscribers

Detectives say suspects obtained lists of subscribers who had submitted “vacation holds.”

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that three men have been arrested in connection with $1 million in burglaries from the homes of vacationing Times subscribers.

The burglaries occurred over the past three years, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

“Detectives said . . . → Read More: Burglary Ring Hits Vacationing L.A. Times Subscribers

Your Home – Your Nest Egg

No matter what real estate trends look like, buying a house is always a big decision. So when is the right time to make this investment? . . . → Read More: Your Home – Your Nest Egg

Why Are Interest Rates Going Up?

Loan Friction Part I- Pulp Fiction- The Diner Scene (A Parody/Spoof)

Two Realtors at a local diner discuss their plans to get out of the business due to harder bank guidelines and legislation. Can anyone help them? Watch the video to find out, and click the "Like" button and share it with your friends.

Loan Friction Part II-Pulp Fiction- The Breakfast Scene

Why would anybody decide to work with someone they don't know, like and trust when it's time to buy or refinance your home. Listen as Jules quotes one of his favorite passages that will help you feel comfortable knowing your loan is in great hands when you choose to work with me. Please click the "like" button and share this video with your friends.

Loan Friction Part III - Pulp Fiction- The Gold Watch (A Parody/Spoof)

Watch as Marsellus shares the secret to getting your loan approved, and Captain Koons tells the truth about appraisals and how they may hurt your loan.