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California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 10 Properties for Action

The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider 10 nominations for federal historic designation Friday, February 3. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center in the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse, located at 501 I Street, Suite 1-400, Sacramento
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Dave Kreske Joins Meridian as Vice President of Construction

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities, expands its construction division with the addition of David Kreske, a well-respected construction professional with a successful track record of over 25 years in construction management. In his new role as Vice President of Construction, Kreske will lead the construction project management team as the team drives the pre-development and construction phases of Meridian’s new ground-up development and value-add redevelopment general and medical office projects in the western U.S

MAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR MANUFACTURING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE IN ANAHEIM MOBILE...

A man was sentenced to four years in state prison today for manufacturing an explosive device in his mobile home in Anaheim while streaming on Facebook Live. Jeff Edward Reece, 34, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of an explosive and one felony count of attempted arson of an inhabited property.
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Congressman Garamendi Meets with Local Leaders in Yuba-Sutter for Far Ranging Conversation on Regional...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) met with public officials in the Yuba-Sutter region to discuss many important issues facing the community. The discussion focused on generating economic development at the local and federal levels, improving local transportation and water infrastructure, and preserving and enhancing the missions at Beale Air Force Base, protecting public safety and address the homelessness crisis.

Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Recognizes Members for Outstanding Contributions

At the installation of the 2017 leadership of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) on Jan. 19, special recognition awards were given to members for their valuable contributions in 2016. Presenting the following awards were SILVAR 2016 President Karen Trolan and Executive Officer Paul Cardus

2017 SILICON VALLEY REALTORS® LEADERSHIP INSTALLED

The Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) 2017 leadership team was installed on Jan. 19 at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club. California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2006 President Vince Malta administered the oath of office to SILVAR’s new president, officers and board of directors.

Congressman Lowenthal Renamed as Ranking Member of Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee

Congressman Alan Lowenthal on January 24 was renamed ranking minority member of the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), which oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands – both onshore and offshore. This will be Congressman Lowenthal’s second Congressional term as ranking member on EMR
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Royce Assigned to Subcommittees on Financial Institutions, Consumer Credit, GSEs, and Insurance

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) released the following statement after being assigned to the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee and the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for the 115th Congress
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRP-West Team Complete Silver Lake Collection Sale for $13.30...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he and his National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team completed the sale of Silver Lake Collection, 10,497 square-feet of urban street-front in the Silver Lake enclave in the city of Los Angeles, Calif. Situated in “Sunset Junction,” the property is 100% leased to three contemporary restaurant and beverage tenants. The sale price was $13.30 million.

NAPOLITANO REELECTED RANKING MEMBER OF WATER RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE, ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 115TH CONGRESS

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano proudly announced her reelection to serve as the Ranking Democratic Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the rest of her committee assignments for the 115th Congress

Rep. Bass Condemns Trump’s Executive Actions that Roll Back Environmental Protections, Advance the Dakota...

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to sign an executive order to advance the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, while freezing grants and contracts at the Environmental Protection Agency

Led by Southern California, state’s pending home sales trend higher in December

Led by the Southern California region, California pending home sales registered gains on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis, portending a moderate increase in sales in the near term, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

California REALTORS® call on HUD and new Administration to make reinstatement of FHA insurance...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will indefinitely suspend a recently announced cut in its annual mortgage insurance premium
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KTGY-designed Muir Pointe in Hercules Expects to Open Models in Early 2017

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Muir Pointe featuring 144 single-family homes within two neighborhoods, The Cove and The Tides, will be the newest residential community to open at the 106-acre Bayside master-planned community in the city of Hercules, Calif. Built by Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer, and designed by KTGY, Muir Pointe’s waterfront location offers easy access to freeways and public transportation and provides a convenient commute to major employment centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Models for the new community are currently under construction and are slated to open in February 2017.

California home price ends year on high note while sales moderate in December; housing...

Despite strong headwinds of tight housing supplies and an affordability squeeze throughout much of 2016, California’s housing market ended the year on a positive note, posting a moderate sales pace and home price increases in December, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today
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New Owners Unveil Revitalization Plan for East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, Calif.

Local developers C & C Properties, Inc. and MarkChris Investments announced their plans for the revitalization of East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, Calif. The vision is to transform the enclosed mall into an exciting, destination open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of restaurants, shopping and entertainment in 350,000 square feet. A new, state-of-the-art, movie theater complex will serve as the centerpiece of the new development.

Reps. Huffman and Rohrabacher Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Ease Tax Burden on Homeowners Making...

Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) led a bipartisan group of 5 members of Congress in reintroducing the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act today, legislation to amend Federal tax law to clarify that homeowners do not need to pay income tax when they receive rebates from water utilities for water conservation and water runoff management improvements that they have made

AGUILAR ASSIGNED TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES

Rep. Pete Aguilar was assigned to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy, Water Development, and Related Agencies and the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies on the powerful House Appropriations Committee

Water Scarce to Recharge Groundwater Basins, New Report Shows

A first-of-its-kind analysis of California’s water resources shows that bringing local groundwater basins into sustainable balance -- as state law demands – will require investments and innovations in integrated water management including conservation, storm water capture, recycling, desalination, water transfers, diversion, conveyance and storage.

FOIA Request Seeks Data on Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures at Steve Mnuchin’s Former Bank

Earlier today, two nonprofit groups submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about reverse mortgage foreclosures conducted against seniors by Financial Freedom, a reverse mortgage servicer previously owned by Steven Mnuchin, who has been nominated for the United States Treasury Secretary position by President Elect Trump.

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NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

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Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public...

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.