By Jeff Lazerson | [email protected] | MortgageGrader.com PUBLISHED: July 18, 2019 at 10:18 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2019 at 10:39 am Second of two parts Linda Nearing is equity rich and cash poor. Nearing bought a Laguna Woods co-op with her late husband in 2002, with financing by National Cooperative Bank, or NCB. Today, she owes less than $29,000 on a property worth about $200,000. If she could pull some of that equity out of her home, money wouldn’t be so tight. But NCB told Nearing she can’t qualify to refinance her home loan or take out a home equity line of credit. “My only choice now is to sell and move,” Nearing, 75, told me recently. “After almost 17 years in this community, I don’t wish to move.” Nearing was one of several dozen Laguna Woods co-op owners who contacted me after my April 28 column reporting that owners in the retirement community’s cooperative housing have just one lender to choose from: NCB. And that … [Read more...] about Laguna Woods residents complain about the lack of co-op lenders
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I don’t ski. I don’t snowboard. And I’m a devotee of the Hallmark Movie Channel. How did I ever end up at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah? Don’t scoff. While Park City (visitparkcity.com) is the home of the film festival (sundance.org) and the location of the largest ski resort in the country (parkcitymountain.com), one doesn’t need a seat on a chairlift or one in a theater to have a memorable time there. With its multitude of unique Historic Main Street specialty shops and galleries, restaurants and night life, and wide variety of lodging options, Park City is growing in popularity as a year-round destination for family reunions, spa weekends, couples getaways and corporate meetings and conferences. However, when you add the excitement generated by Sundance, it creates a Minnesota State Fair level of energy. Only here, the crowds are in puffy jackets and snow boots, rather than T-shirts and flip-flops. While there are numerous websites, … [Read more...] about There’s more to Park City, Utah, than just the Sundance Film Festival
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Published 7:32 am PST, Sunday, December 30, 2018 Supercharged by powerful and widely available artificial-intelligence software developed by Google, these lifelike "deepfake" videos have quickly multiplied across the internet, blurring the line between truth and lie. less Supercharged by powerful and widely available artificial-intelligence software developed by Google, these lifelike "deepfake" videos have quickly multiplied across the internet, blurring the line between truth ... more Photo: Oliver Nicolaas Ponder / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Photo: Oliver Nicolaas Ponder / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Supercharged by powerful and widely available artificial-intelligence software developed by Google, … [Read more...] about Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target’
Dominique Crenn photographed outside her Marina district spots, Atelier Crenn and Bar Crenn. She was voted World’s Best Female Chef for 2016. (Photo: Jordan Alexis Photography) Bar Crenn offers a small menu of desserts, including, a sought-after special, tart tatin flecked with gold. (Photo: Jessica Yadegaran/Bay Area News Group) Palo Alto, CA – NOVEMBER 29: Owners, Dennis Kelly, MS, left, and Anthony Secviar, chef, of Protege restaurant, pose for a photograph in their restaurant in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Protege opened earlier this year and was just awarded a Michelin star. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) At Dominique Crenn’s new Bar Crenn, appetizers include crisp Alsatian flatbread with comte cheese, bacon and fromage blanc, and pink scallops dotted with Royal White Sturgeon Caviar (Photo: Jessica Yadegaran/Bay Area News Group) Palo Alto, CA – NOVEMBER 29: A wine room in the Protege restaurant in Palo Alto, … [Read more...] about 3 Michelin stars make Bay Area’s Dominique Crenn the nation’s top female chef