Thursday, April 9, 2009
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
- Alan King for the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum
- Brian Gearhart for the Eastern Madera County SPCA
- Chris Baker for the Lions Club
- Elizabeth Ware for the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst
- Gerald Ongman for the Sierra Senior Society
- Viviann Carlson for the Bass Lake School Education Foundation
Each candidate will spend the next three months raising campaign funds for their chosen non-profit organizations.
There will be an Honorary Mayor Race kickoff party on Tuesday, April 14th, in the Yosemite Bank parking lot from 5:30 to 7pm. Candidates will be selling dinners and desserts to jumpstart their campaigns. If you're in the neighborhood stop by and meet everyone!!
If you are at risk of or in foreclosure, you should be on the lookout for scams. Here are some red flags to watch out for:
- Asks for money upfront before providing any service
- Instructs you not to contact your lender, lawyer, housing counselor, family, friends or others.
- Asks for mortgage payments to be made directly to his or her company or bank account.
- Requires payment only in the form of cash, cashier's check or wire transfer.
- Promises to stop the foreclosure process, no matter the circumstances
- Advises you to transfer your property deed or title to his or her company
- Offers to fill out paperwork for you
- Asks for something to be done immediately and without delay. This includes pressuring you into signing paperwork that you have not had the chance to read or understand
- Encourages you to lease your house and buy it back over time
- Asks for you to give a power of attorney
- Asks for signatures on a grant deed or deed of trust
- Asks for signatures on a document that has lines left blank
- Fails to provide copies of signed documents
- Refuses or fails to put an oral promise or statement in writing