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Mortgage rate drop may be temporary response to Russian invasion

Mortgage rate drop may be temporary response to Russian invasion Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is giving us a mortgage rate reprieve. Freddie Mac mortgage rates dropped 16 basis points in the past two weeks, averaging 3.76% for a 30-year fixed this week. We haven’t seen rates drop that much in a two-week period since July […]

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US By MARIA CHENG and CARLA K. JOHNSON Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. The reason: The variant […]

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Temecula welcomes 2022 with return of Grape Drop celebration

Temecula welcomes 2022 with return of Grape Drop celebration Temecula rang in 2022 Friday night, Dec. 31, with the return of its New Year’s Eve Grape Drop, a celebration at the Civic Center quad in Old Town Temecula. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s event was virtual. Suri Thomas, left, and Sofia Thomas, both […]

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Asian shares skid after S&P 500 logs 1st monthly drop of ’21

Asian shares skid after S&P 500 logs 1st monthly drop of ’21 By ELAINE KURTENBACH Asian markets tumbled Friday on the tail of Wall Street’s worst monthly loss since the beginning of the pandemic. Tokyo skidded 2% and Australia’s benchmark sank 2.3%. Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong were closed for holidays. The S&P 500 […]

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Angels manager Joe Maddon reiterates lack of concern about Shohei Ohtani’s velocity drop

Angels manager Joe Maddon reiterates lack of concern about Shohei Ohtani’s velocity drop ANAHEIM — A day after Shohei Ohtani’s velocity sent up red flags for anyone watching, Joe Maddon did his best to slow the spread of panic. Maddon insisted on Thursday morning that so far there is no reason to worry that Ohtani […]

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Clippers rest stars, drop in standings with loss to Rockets

Clippers rest stars, drop in standings with loss to Rockets Clippers coach Ty Lue didn’t know his starting lineup 90 minutes before facing the Houston Rockets on Friday night and he wasn’t concerned about it, despite his team holding a slim lead for third place in the Western Conference. Lue decided to rest All-Stars Kawhi […]

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15-year fixed mortgages drop to record lows

15-year fixed mortgages drop to record lows Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates rose slightly in the week ending Thursday, Sept. 3, but still were at their third-lowest level in records dating back 49 years, according to Freddie Mac. The 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage, however, fell to an all-time low in records covering the past three decades. “For […]

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Angels drop first game in major league history using new extra-innings rule

Angels drop first game in major league history using new extra-innings rule OAKLAND — As if playing Opening Day in July in a stadium filled with cardboard cutouts instead of fans wasn’t different enough, the Angels went a little further to do something memorable on Friday night. For the first time in baseball history, a […]

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Disneyland faces 32 million attendance drop over 2 years, analysts warn

Disneyland faces 32 million attendance drop over 2 years, analysts warn Disneyland faces a drop in attendance of 32 million visitors over two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that pales in comparison to the nearly 100 million guests Disney’s U.S. parks could lose during that time, according to a new analyst’s report. A new […]

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Cops bemoan drop in takings, but policing for profit is wrong

Cops bemoan drop in takings, but policing for profit is wrong When the Legislature debated a bill to restrict California law enforcement agencies’ ability to seize houses, cars and cash they say may be “linked to crimes,” police and prosecutors complained that its passage would cost them millions of dollars that they depend upon to […]

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