Meghan Trainor picks up Encino mansion from TMG Fresh

first_imgTrainor’s new home was built in 1998, and rapper TMG Fresh (Doug Jordan) installed the studio and made many other upgrades during his two years owning it. Even with those improvements, he sold the home for a paper loss of $35,000, according to the publication.The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sits on 1.1 acres and is hidden from street view by tall hedges. The estate has a plunge pool with a waterslide, a two-story guesthouse, a gym and a sports court.The main home’s living room is set up as an arcade, with a pool table, pinball machine and shoot-’em-up station. Jordan is 30 years old. His father, Doug Jordan, is a well known developer in the Bay Area.Since her famous ditty about derrieres, Trainor has had no treble amassing a real estate booty in L.A. She also owns a farmhouse-style home in Toluca Lake, acquired for $4.9 million in 2016, and a property in Valley Village purchased that same year for $1.7 million.[Variety] — Danielle Balbi Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Meghan Trainor and her Encino Mansion (Photos via Getty; Savills)Meghan Trainor is the latest famous musician to pick up a pad in Los Angeles’ Encino neighborhood.The singer — best known for her 2014 debut hit “All About That Bass” — dropped $6.6 million on a 9,000-square-foot mansion replete with a recording studio, Variety reported. Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and Kelly Clarkson have all recently purchased homes nearby.Read moreMeghan Trainor has nabbed a Toluca Lake mansion for $4.9MMookie Betts follows World Series win with Encino home buyJonas Brothers set real estate records in Encino Share via Shortlink TagsCelebrity Real EstateEncinoResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

CUNA seeks real-life reg. burden examples for Senate Banking Committee

first_imgCUNA is launching a new tool today to help credit unions collect real-life examples of how the growing regulatory burden results in reduced service for members or increased costs to credit unions–a request made last week by the Senate Banking Committee.At a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing, at which CUNA testified, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) asked credit unions and community banks to submit concrete examples of how regulations negatively affect service to consumers. Several other senators echoed the Senate Banking Committee chair’s request for more information.CUNA believes that the committee’s interest in learning more about regulatory environment signals a serious and welcome attempt to roll back some of the tide of regulatory and compliance burden that credit unions have been subjected to over the past decade.It is vital that the Senate receives real examples of the negative consequences of unnecessary regulation, and CUNA requests that credit unions use the form to provide examples of how the regulatory burden has caused the credit union to: continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Experts discuss elections

first_imgPanelists at the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics discussed the predicted results of Tuesday’s midterm elections and urged both political parties to use the watershed change of power as an opportunity for compromise.   Dan Schnur, the chairman of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission and the director of the Unruh Institute, led the panel discussion with Roberto Suro, faculty fellow at the USC Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.They were joined by Hillary Levi. a senior majoring in cinema-television production, and Tessa Madden, a senior majoring in political science.Break it down · Dan Schnur, chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, spoke on a panel at Annenberg on Tuesday night. – Dan Doperalski | Daily Trojan They deliberated on the anticipated Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, wins by the Democratic party in California and the nature of this year’s electoral turnout.   “It appears that Republicans have regained control of the House,” Schnur said. “For those of you on the other side of the aisle, it appears Democrats will maintain control of the Senate.” Suro speculated as to the causes of the nation’s recent electoral volatility.“It could also be a result of the way the media age is developing. It allows for very rapid mobilization around ideas like we’ve never seen before,” Suro said.Utilization of social and digital media by the Obama administration was a key factor in his win, but the panelists were unsure how it factored in this election.“Democrats spent more in this election than Republicans,” Suro said. “And if you look at the demographics of Tea Party voters, they aren’t necessarily the kind of voters you’d reach with digital media.”Levi discussed the idea of a conflict between traditional Republicans and new members.   “What we’re seeing is the changing face of Republican politics, where you have traditionalists who bring a moderate, solutions-oriented attitude to the Hill and those younger, more excited members, like those in the Tea Party, who are dead-set on seeing their message and idea of change come into play,” Levi said.Zach Lindberg, a junior majoring in business administration and political science who identified as Republican, said he was happy with the results of the elections.“I’m ecstatic,” he said. “And I think people will be surprised, because I expect the Republicans will work closely with the president on education and foreign policy issues, but I also think, in terms of the economy, they’ll hold true to their core ideals.”Jafet Santiago, a senior majoring in political science who also identified as Republican, was disappointed with the party’s results in California.“Yeah, I was disappointed,” he said. “I think if you followed the polling, it was always pretty clear that California was going to remain a Democratic stronghold.”Correction: 11/7/10: A previous version of this story identified Hillary Levi as a political science major. Levi is actually a cinema-television production major. This version of the story has been corrected to reflect the change. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more