Archive for September 16th, 2012

The Sun: Finding a fix for foreclosure mess

USING EMINENT DOMAIN TO RESCUE UNDERWATER MORTGAGES
Joe Nelson and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 09/15/2012 12:43:49 AM PDT

Related stories: Future is uncertain for foreclosure idea | The basics | The pros and cons | What would stop it? | Meet some of the key players A San Francisco investment firm is poised to take on Wall Street and the mortgage industry with an unprecedented proposal to have local government use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages.

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SFChronicle: Jerry Brown warns of stark budget cuts

Wyatt Buchanan
Published 10:26 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown is willing to remake California in his own austere image, but he doesn’t think the 37 million people living in the Golden State will like it.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Sep. 16, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown fancies himself a futurist, exhorting us to act now to ensure a better tomorrow – with a bullet train and a more dependable water system his prime examples.

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Law firm Lackie, Dammeier & McGill, which represents many police unions, has a reputation for aggressive attacks against city halls. One critic described its tactics as ‘litigation terrorism.’

By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
September 16, 2012

One after another, people stepped before the Costa Mesa City Council to decry the blight and lawlessness on tiny Ford Road — prostitutes, thieves, home invaders. What the city needs, they pleaded, is more cops.

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