Sept. 15, 2014 6:41 PM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print Recent coverage of the current Southern California housing market and related issues. Read more 1 Biggest home sales of 2009 in the L.A. area? A $35-million sale in Beverly Hills leads the list. 2 Obituaries Bessie Mae Berger dies at 97; homeless woman’s plight reported in The Times She and her sexagenarian sons had been living in their SUV. The city, county, state and nonprofit groups stepped in to find housing for them after their story appeared in the paper. 3 California housing may have a new foundation Despite the shaky economy, resales have been booming. That may be a sign that basic economics is working to stabilize the market. 4 California Union-founded nonprofit spent zero on its charitable purpose in two years The charity was founded by a scandal-ridden Los Angeles chapter of the Service Employees International Union. Its stated aim was to provide housing to low-income workers. 5 Opinion Bring your latte and join us in the ‘hood Everyone in Glassell Park -- gang members included -- deserves a better community, not just those who fled high home prices in West L.A. 6 California Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland From Santa Barbara to Orange County, hundreds of homes burn and thousands of people are evacuated. A mobile home park in Sylmar appears to lose the highest number of housing units in L.A. history. 7 California Modernist architecture: feeling the pinch too? Homes by Lautner, Neutra aren’t fetching the prices they once brought. 8 Opinion Yes on California bonds Bullet trains, children’s healthcare and veterans’ housing all deserve support. 9 California Compton probes sale of land to group tied to embattled SEIU local Two government lots were sold for $1 each to a housing corporation that lacked the tax-exempt status it claimed. The group was founded under the direction of Tyrone Freeman, head of the local. 10 Lifestyle Close-out sale at Silho Furniture The home furnishings designer will close its La Brea store to focus on Web sales. Look for large markdowns. 11 California Housing downturn is a jolt to upscale Temecula In the inland city, sold as a sort of Napa of Southern California, as many as 15% of the 22,500 single-family homes may be bank-owned or in some stage of foreclosure. 12 California USC off-campus housing suit settled Conquest Student Housing agrees to stop challenging rival developers’ plans to build within two miles of the university’s main campus. 13 California Realty reality: Housing prices are headed way down Southland house prices have risen past sustainable levels for most homeowners. 14 Business On a Palmdale street, foreclosure is in the air Though the city in theory stands to benefit from Bush’s mortgage relief plan, agents and homeowners say it may be too little too late. 15 Business Mortgage fallout felt by GOP The White House’s move to deal with the growing foreclosure rate comes amid concerns about the ’08 elections. 16 Business L.A., O.C. home prices decline sharply Local prices of single-family homes fell 7% in September from a year earlier. San Diego had the third-biggest drop, at 9.6%, about double the average in a survey of 20 metro areas. 17 Business Homeowners’ big question: How low will prices go? Eric S. Broida wants to trade up. 18 Business Groups protest Countrywide actions Those at the San Diego event urge more help for mortgage borrowers at risk of foreclosure. 19 California At last, their first Programs help low- and moderate-income buyers finally get in the door. 20 Business Southland home sales and prices plummet Southland purchases in September fall nearly 50% from a year earlier. Prices drop overall, but L.A. County’s rise 1.2%. 21 Real Estate Stuck in a housing glut Discounted new homes and foreclosures sink sales of existing houses.