Jonathan Lansner, Whittier Daily News

Jonathan Lansner

Whittier Daily News

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Is Southern California inflation cooling fast enough?

My composite Southern California inflation measurement is up 6.2% in the past year – a significant bite. → Read More

Silicon Valley Bank bailout: Did regulators have a choice?

What regulators did was to create almost unlimited deposit insurance at the nation’s banks. → Read More

Irvine eyes 4,536 new rentals: Why building homes isn’t always war

Irvine could get 4,536 new apartments at six sites – with 1,025 of them having “affordable” rents. → Read More

Leaving California? Here are the healthiest states to consider

My scorecard was based on seven studies ranking well-being look at cost, quality and availability of healthcare. → Read More

Landsea Homes moving headquarters to Texas from Newport Beach

The builder is still profitable but its bottom line shrank with $26 million in fourth-quarter earnings vs. $38 million in 2021’s last quarter. → Read More

California’s economic revival is a light truck stuck in traffic

Californians bought 981,421 “light trucks” last year. Purchases of small trucks, vans and SUVs were equal to 105% of 2019 sales, or a full recovery. → Read More

Orange County home-price drops hammer affordable neighborhoods

Of 42 Orange County ZIPs with medians under $1 million, 36 had price dips since May 2022, or 86%. → Read More

LA, Orange County home sales crash 43% to record low

It was the smallest sales total for any month in CoreLogic’s database dating to 1988. → Read More

LA, Orange County home sales crash 43% to record low

It was the smallest sales total for any month in CoreLogic’s database dating to 1988. → Read More

California home-price drops bigger than U.S. declines

San Francisco pricing is off 16% from its peak, Case-Shiller says. San Diego? Down 11.1%. Los Angeles-Orange County? Down 8.1%. → Read More

Why are California shoppers skittish with spending?

Sales taxes at consumer-oriented shops were $13.1 billion in the fourth quarter – up a sub-par 1% from a year earlier. → Read More

Is a bubble brewing for sports businesses?

A major provider of televised games over cable TV – Bally Sports – can’t pay its bills. → Read More

90% of U.S. housing markets had price drops in 2nd half

In the second half, the national median sales price was off 8.2%, dropping to $379,000. → Read More

Orange County loses 12 million-dollar ZIP codes since May, but adds 9 ‘affordable’ communities – Orange County Register

In the last 12 months, 44 O.Z. ZIPs had price drops and 76 had sales declines. → Read More

Should Irvine bet millions on a new amphitheater?

Should Irvine underwrite a music industry giant’s local venue – or spend few million less to be more directly in concert promotion? → Read More

Inflation permanently scars Southern California household budgets

Cost of living in Los Angeles and Orange counties is up 15% in three years. In the Inland Empire, it’s jumped 19%. → Read More

California is No. 1 for single female homeowners

856,479 single women in California own the home the live in. → Read More

Would you trade a pay raise for lower inflation?

Southern California’s wages rose at a 5.9% annual rate in the fourth quarter. Bay Area pay was up 4.5%. → Read More

California rents fall 5 straight months. Where was the biggest drop?

California big-city rents ran $2,088 for January, according to my populated-weighted average of the 50 cities. That’s down 0.5% from December. → Read More

Cheap California: Where are the self-storage bargains?

Bakersfield was the cheapest but also had 2022’s biggest price hike. → Read More