California State Government and Public Real Estate News

The ambitious Enhanced Watershed Management Plans (EWMPs) are the result of a multi-year collaboration between the state, county, and the majority of local cities to improve local and regional water supplies and waterways
Mayor Eric Garcetti today nominated Joel Jacinto to the Board of Public Works. Jacinto currently serves on the Affordable Housing Commission and is Executive Director of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), a community-based organization that empowers youth, families, and businesses through health and human services, community economic development, and through a community center that serves as a place for collaboration and community engagement
Recognizing that water recycling is a critical part of a larger, comprehensive approach to addressing California’s drought crisis, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today announced that he would introduce legislation calling on Congress to authorize 27 additional regional water recycling projects. To highlight this announcement, Rep. McNerney toured Delta Diablo, the site for one of the water recycling projects he believes needs to be authorized
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), California’s largest independent real estate broker, has promoted Rainy Hake to the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), making her the youngest COO of the top residential real estate companies nationwide. Effective immediately, Rainy will oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the company, including managing the Marketing, Technology, and Training Departments, as well as leading the company’s strategic vision. Paul L. Hulme will remain President and CEO.
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through July 3, 2015. Spare the Water Alerts are typically declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted. However, with these extreme temperatures over the week, the City is asking customers to cut back on their non-essential water use, only water on their scheduled watering days, and to water only before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA3) met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Sacramento. They were also joined by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA7), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA6), and officials from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). Garamendi, Bera, and Matsui all represent parts of the Sacramento region
It is never too early for buyers to speak with their REALTOR® and an insurance agent about insuring a property. Most mortgage lenders require that buyers obtain proof of homeowners insurance before they approve a loan on a property.
Elk Grove will lead the region in a new evolution of business forward thinking as it launches the Permit Simplicity Program today, a streamlined building permit process expected to cut the time it takes to secure certain building permits to a single day. Elk Grove is the first city in California to adopt the permit simplicity approach
Yesterday California State Parks and Google Maps unveiled panoramic street view imagery collected by Trekker cameras of 90 additional state parks and beaches. This partnership with Google allows people from all over the world to experience California’s state parks and beaches in the comfort of their own home
NAI Capital expands its presence in Southern California opening a new office at Sunset Business Park, 13911 Park Avenue, Victorville, Calif. CEO Tim Foutz announced he has hired Victorville market leaders Mehdi Mostaedi, Graeme Carr and Emelie Kwon to open the new office.
Nearly 700 low-income and homeless veterans and their families will benefit from affordable housing opportunities announced today by three state agencies. Seventeen projects throughout California will receive funding through Proposition 41 and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program (VHHP)
The Town of Mammoth Lakes now has funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) available for the rehabilitation of units within the town limits. Both owner-occupants and investors may be eligible.
Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties, represented both the buyer and seller in the sale of Greenwood Creek Ranch. The ranch is one of the few large Sierra Foothill ranches left in El Dorado County and with 553 acres of land, there is plenty of room to roam. Ranch style home, two large shops, hay barn, shop, caretaker residence, year round creek, pond, and six fenced pastures for livestock make it the perfect getaway.
Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties, represented the both sides of the transaction in the sale of Alder Creek Ocean Ranch for $3,500,000. This 266 acre ranch is located in Mendocino County about 2.4 miles north of the town of Manchester, CA and 8 miles north of Pt. Arena, CA. The scenic drive through the redwoods and wine country takes about three hours from the San Francisco Bay Area.
deasy/penner & partners, the Southern California-based residential real estate firm, is pleased to announce the launch of plumBid, an accelerated online marketing and sales platform that utilizes a descending Dutch bidding methodology, rather than an ascending auction format to sell exceptional properties to a global audience—a potentially game-changing approach to the buying and selling of luxury homes
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), co-chair of the Invasive Species Caucus, and Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department were honored last week in Washington, D.C. at the second annual Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. Thompson, along with co-chair Dan Benishek (R-MI), received the “Outstanding Leadership by an Election Official in Protecting America’s Environment and Economy” award. De Leon received the “Outstanding Achievement by a Local Government Agency” award.
California’s four-year drought has reduced the amount of water flowing through the State Water Project and into bodies of water along the project, including reservoirs and lakes frequented by the public. As a consequence, a large algal bloom has developed in Pyramid Lake, and the public is advised to avoid body contact with algal scum or visible blooms and take precautions during recreation at the lake.
This Program Bulletin supersedes Program Bulletin #2015-02, dated March 9, 2015. It provides updated CalHFA Income Limits for the MCC program. The attached income limits apply to all MCC Tax Credit Program applications. The attachment shows the maximum income limits by household size for non-targeted and targeted areas.
hristy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP); Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California; Wade Walters, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General (FDIC-OIG); Birgit Fladager, Stanislaus County (Calif.) District Attorney; and Leslie DeMarco, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG), today announced
Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA), People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and New Directions, Inc. received $1.8 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles overcome homelessness and secure employment
Brown Directs Nation’s Fourth Largest Home Lender to Suspend Foreclosures Until It Proves It Is Complying with the Law

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today directed Ally Financial, Inc., formerly known as GMAC, to prove immediately that it is complying with state law or, if it cannot, to cease and desist from foreclosing on California homes. Sothebys more »

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