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  • WSJ: California becomes first state to mandate gender-balanced boards

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on Sunday, legal fights ahead for the ambitious diversity bid
    Over the weekend, California became the first state to mandate that publicly held companies based in the state have at least two to three women on their boards of directors. The new law mandates that all publicly traded companies with headquarters in the state to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of next year and that by 2021, companies with at least five board directors will have to include two or three women or face financial penalties.
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  • California's homeless population jumps 13.7% in one year

    California lawmakers introduce proposals to tackle affordable housing crisis
    More American homeowners are struggling to afford their homes, contributing to a growing divide between America’s haves and the have-nots. This lack of affordability has given rise to California's homeless population, which has jumped almost 14% in one year.
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  • Burgeoning real estate giant Compass buying Pacific Union

    The real estate tech company just took over the biggest brokerage in California
    Growing real estate tech company Compass is buying Pacific Union, the fifth largest brokerage in the nation. Compass is serious about growth and has been on an absolute tear since raising a whopping $775 million in funding over the last few years. And now, the company is putting some of that money towards seriously growing its California business by acquiring Pacific Union.
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  • Fisticuffs in Beverly Hills: Mom-and-pop multifamily vs. regulations

    The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles is challenging Beverly Hills in court
    The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Beverly Hills on behalf of apartment tenants and owners seeking relief from the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The crux of the case is what the plaintiffs feel is an unnecessary regulatory burden on mom-and-pop owner/operators.
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  • Fannie Mae warns of raft of fake employers being used on borrowers’ mortgages

    10 new potentially fake companies are showing up in mortgage documents
    A few months ago, Fannie Mae issued a warning to lenders, cautioning them of more than 30 employers that were showing up on borrowers’ mortgage documentation that appeared to be fake. Those potentially fake companies were generally located in the Southern California and Los Angeles County areas, but it appears that the fake company problem is now moving north.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is the housing market finally slowing down?

    California fires continue to rage
    As we head into the hottest month of the year, is home price growth finally starting to cool down? It looks like it might. For the first time in almost four years, home prices posted three straight months of declines in annual appreciation. But as the housing market cools, California continues to heat up as wildfires sweep across the state, claiming yet more victims.
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  • Family affair: Wife, husband, and daughter all jailed for $20M mortgage fraud

    Matsuba family members collectively get more than 45 years in jail
    Three members of a California family who ran a foreclosure company will spend more than 45 years in jail, collectively, after each was found guilty of participating in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that preyed on financially distressed homeowners. According to the Department of Justice, Dorothy Matsuba, her husband, Thomas Matsuba, and her daughter, Jamie Matsuba, each received a sentence of more than 10 years in jail for taking part in the nearly decade-long scheme.
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