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Loren Berlin

National Mortgage Settlement All But Inevitable As California, New York Join Deal | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

A settlement between the nation's largest banks and the government over allegations of widespread mortgage fraud could come as early as Thursday, capp...

California And New York Mulling Signing On To National Mortgage Deal

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — California and New York, the key holdouts in a long-awaited settlement over foreclosure abuses, moved closer Monday to backing a de...

Why the RFK Assassination Case Must Be Reopened

Mikko Alanne | Posted 04.04.2012 | Crime
Mikko Alanne

One need not entertain strange-sounding theories about Sirhan Sirhan acting under mind control to acknowledge that there are very serious and disquieting discrepancies in the forensic evidence of the case that must be resolved.

Real Mortgage Reform Will Also Create Jobs

Austin Beutner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

California Attorney General Kamala Harris did right to re-open the talks demanding compensation from the nation's largest banks that admittedly engaged in unscrupulous mortgage and foreclosure practices.

Loren Berlin

California Still Not Joining National Mortgage Settlement | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

One day after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was named co-chairman of a federal mortgage fraud task force, California Attorney General Ka...

Loren Berlin

Frustrated Attorneys General Hold Secret Meetings On Foreclosures | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Attorneys general or representatives from nearly 15 states met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss and share different enforcement options and ...

Infamous 'Sanctuary City' Triple Murder Trial Begins This Week

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Jury selection began today in the triple murder trial of an undocumented immigrant whose story ignited a firestorm of controversy around San Francisco...

Mr. President, Stop Protecting Bankers From These Law Enforcement Officials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Lately we've been hearing some strong words from the President about Wall Street crime. But when the cameras and lights aren't around, his Administration's been working feverishly to protect bankers from state law enforcement officials.

Feminism and the Powers of Destruction and Creation

Tanene Allison | Posted 02.08.2012 | Women
Tanene Allison

It is not oppositional for a woman to be strong and fierce and to attack what is bad and to also be a creative force of beauty and new realities.

California Attorney General Harris goes after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Janis Bowdler | Posted 02.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

While it is too early to say what will come of the subpoena, Harris' attention to the role of Fannie and Freddie in stemming our foreclosure crisis is a breath of fresh air.

Loren Berlin

California Arrests Two For Scamming Distressed Homeowners | Loren Berlin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Two owners of a Southern California-based loan modification company were arrested Tuesday on charges that they scammed thousands of distressed homeown...

States Crafting Smaller U.S. Mortgage Abuse Settlement, Excluding California

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Aruna Viswanatha) - States are crafting a scaled-back mortgage abuses settlement with top U.S. banks that would exclude California, on...

Little Help for Homeowners, Big Bonuses at Fannie and Freddie

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Why are top executives at government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac getting millions in bonuses while struggling homeowners get little or no help?

California AG Subpoenas Fannie, Freddie Over Lending Practices

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- California's attorney general has subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac looking into their lending practices in the sta...

California Deserves a Better Deal

Rep. Maxine Waters | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Maxine Waters

The banks hope that we'll see all the zeros and think that they've actually given us something. But California Attorney General Kamala Harris is not buying it. Instead of pressuring Harris to go with the flow, the rest of the attorneys general should follow her lead.

Kik Me Baby One More Time

Jane Buckingham | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

I am a fan of technology for my children, and I love their iTouches and that they can FaceTime with grandparents in England, discover new music, do educational games, and yes, even entertain themselves sometimes. But KIKing. Kiking is killing me.

Mike Sacks

California Attorney General Urges Fannie And Freddie Chief To 'Step Aside' | Mike Sacks | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has called on the head of the agency that houses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "step aside" if he continues ...

'The Doberman Is About To Take A Large Bite Out Of Kamala Harris'

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Will Evans | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans Los Angeles-area attorney Mitchell J. Stein refers to himself as "The Doberman" and his websit...

A Fire Sale for Arsonists: The "Revised" Bank Mortgage Settlement Still Stinks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here are four reasons why California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her colleagues must reject this proposal.

Kamala Harris Defends Medical Marijuana

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California's pot dispensaries, even though there are amb...

100 Arrested In Gilroy Gang Crackdown 'Operation Garlic Press'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.17.2011 | San Francisco

Located about 15 miles south of San Jose, the sleepy town of Gilroy is known mainly for its garlic. But after a massive police sweep last week, it may...

The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

If the feds under Reagan could prosecute a couple of corrupt high rollers on Wall Street, why can't they do it under Obama?

Progressive Activism Helps Prevent Wall Street Banks From Receiving a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

When progressive activism achieves meaningful results and scores a win over Wall Street banks, there's nothing wrong with taking a little victory lap.

California To Quit Foreclosure Settlement Talks

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The state of California is pulling out of multi-state negotiations with large U.S. banks to resolve allegations of mortgage abuses, according to a...

Think Suing The Bank Will Stop Your Foreclosure? Think Again

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge has issued an injunction prohibiting several lawyers, direct marketers and call center operators from continui...