Monthly Archives: February 2012

Life is a funny process…

It’s a funny thing life.  You have ups and downs.  you get to know the ins and outs.  But, at the end of the day you can only count on one thing.  It goes on.  With a smile I walk through life admiring every passing smile thinking to myself that they understand.  An individual smile isn’t something you can describe with words.  It is what it is.  You can’t buy a smile at the store like a pair of shoes.  But, you can try one on and walk around for free.  Like my buddy Jim Frost said… “you can hear a smile over the phone”

Every time I hear Harp 2.0 I think of Tosh 2.0.

Every time I hear Harp 2.0 I think of Tosh 2.0.  But Harps (Home affordable refinance program) content is no laughing matter.  There are a lot of borrowers that are hurting and that need to lower their mortgage payments to be able to keep there home and American dream alive.  Luckily Harp was re-instated and will continue through December 31, 2013.  In addition there are new guidelines that include the removal of Loan-to-value limitations.  The current LTV for HARP is set at 125%.  Easier qualifications to lower mortgage payments with no appraisal and limited proof of income.

Frank Gehry in Culver City?

I just read an article from curbed that says my idol is coming to town…

The Jazz Bakery is getting a new permanent home in Culver City and it’ll be designed by Frank Gehry, who we don’t often see around these parts anymore. The jazz nonprofit has been itinerant since 2009, when it lost its lease in the Helms Bakery complex, but about a year ago it got a $2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation and made a deal with the Culver City Redevelopment Agency for a piece of land on Washington Blvd., next to the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Last night, the city council signed off on the land deal (probably in advance of the redevelopment agency apocalypse going down tomorrow), reports the Culver City Times. The Jazz Bakery will get the land for free on the condition that it goes ahead with plans for a “premier live performance state of the art jazz venue with two hundred and fifty (250) seats, ground level lobby, a jazz museum, black box performance area and a bakery/café with outdoor dining,” as described by the staff report on the matter. The Bakery plans to hold about 250 shows a year. According to the CC Times, the whole project will cost $10.2 million, so the Jazz Bakery will be holding a capital campaign to supplement the Annenberg grant.
· Jazz Bakery Will Get a New Frank Gehry-designed 250-Seat Theater in Downtown Culver City [Culver City Times]