Archive for June, 2010

Mehserle Trial Causes Oakland Riots – Tonight’s Event Cancelled

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hi All,

Thanks to Kathy Babcock who works in downtown Oakland and called to provide breaking news and excellent advice; “I HIGHLY recommend you stay out of Oakland due to the Judges recent ruling on the Mehserle trial”.  

She also said the streets are dangerous and many of the buildings have closed and sent their staff home for the day.

Due to the location of The Ellington, and that the ongoing riots are only blocks away from the building, we’ve rescheduled tonight’s event – date TBD.

Celebrate Summer At The Ellington!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Take a break from your same old routine, and join me Wednesday night in downtown Jack London Square for a glass of champagne (or two) and some wonderful appetizers!

The gracious owners of The Ellington, (the newest and most prestigious high-end condo project in downtown) are hosting me and my book; “Read Between the Lines” to help get the word out about their beautiful project.  If you get a chance, stop by and come say hi!

Where:  The Ellington – 222 Broadway, Oakland – Free Parking is Available

When:  Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Time:  5:00 to 7:00 (Stop by for 15 minutes or 2 hours – whatever works for you)

I’m looking forward to checking out the roof-top pool, meeting new friends and seeing my old (but young) friends, while enjoying the beautiful views of San Francisco and Jack London Square.

Hope you can make it!

Attention Californians: Claim Your Lost Cash!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

If you live in California (I’m sure it’s the same in every other state) you should periodically check out your home state’s website to see if you have any long lost cash you need to claim.

I make a point to check annually, and I always find some missing money that I never knew was missing.  It’s like Christmas!

Last year I hit pay dirt.  I found $5,200.00 and was ecstatic.  In 2004, I found a check for $9000!  I checked today, and found $937.00, a refund that was apparently sent by Hewlett-Packard, but I never received it. 

I also checked my husbands name (found him a $50 rebate), my moms (found her $354.00) and my kids (they had $0), but my point is, you never know. 

It’s simple!  In about two minutes, you could be rich.  Here’s what you do:

  1. If you live in California, go to
  2. In the search box, put “Unclaimed Property” and hit search
  3. Then click on the 3rd bullet down “UCP Inquiry System”
  4. Insert first name, last name and last known city the person lived in.
  5. Click search

That’s all there is to it.  Go ahead, do your search, and be sure to let me know if your wallet is a little heavier.  🙂

Happy Treasure Hunting!!!