Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Our latest listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Palm Springs. This condo has played an especially important role in my life. When I lived in LA from 1985-94, I would frequently visit this condo on weekends and…

Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You'll Never Forget

Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You’ll Never Forget

My mom owned numerous beautiful homes over her lifetime–homes that many of us would classify as “dream homes.” Among this elite collection of real estate, her Santa Barbara home remains my clear all-time favorite. It wasn’t the largest home she…

Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

In 2014, my mom relocated from Sacramento to Los Altos to help our family cope with Lisa’s cancer. (As I’ve mentioned before, the plan unfortunately didn’t work out as we’d hoped). Given her situation, most people would have expected my…

A Collection Of Protips From The Last Half-Decade

According to KnowYourMeme, a “PROTIP is a term often used in forums and comments to preface snarky, obvious, counterintuitive, or sometimes genuine advice for the novice.” I have offered numerous protips over the past half-decade, ranging from snarky to genuine….

Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

We’re pleased to announce a new scholarship fund, the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund. Helen and Lew were my mom Gail Schlachter’s parents (i.e., my grandparents), who died in 1984 (Lew) and 1988 (Helen). Before her death,…

Remarks From Gail Schlachter's Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Remarks From Gail Schlachter’s Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Last month, my mom, Gail Schlachter, was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame. The text from her CLA induction page: Driven by a commitment to identify information needs and to create resources to meet those needs, Dr. Gail…

New Listing: Commercial Building in Sonora

New Listing: Commercial Building in Sonora

I’ve listed a commercial building, 14266 Tuolumne Rd in Sonora, for sale. The building has prime visibility on a major commercial road in Sonora, which is the county seat and main commercial city for Tuolumne County–home of Yosemite and part…

Kaplan Is Hiring LSAT Prep Instructors. Should I Go For It?

Kaplan Is Hiring LSAT Prep Instructors. Should I Go For It?

I got the following unsolicited email today: My name is [redacted], and I’m part of the recruitment team at Kaplan Test Preparation, a national organization which helps its students prepare for standardized tests through classroom instruction and individual tutoring. I…

Newly Listed: Entry Level Condo in Los Angeles (El Sereno Area)

Newly Listed: Entry Level Condo in Los Angeles (El Sereno Area)

My campaign of real estate liquidation continues. Newly on the market is 2331 Highbury Ave #25, Los Angeles, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Autumn Pointe condo complex. The condo unit is pretty basic and some cosmetics could…

Newly Listed: Awesome Sunnyvale Condo Within Biking Distance of Apple

Newly Listed: Awesome Sunnyvale Condo Within Biking Distance of Apple

Today we listed my mom’s 2 bedroom + loft/2 bath Sunnyvale condo, located in the highly desirable Stratford Gardens development. Although it’s a condo, it feels a little like a single-family home because it has a lovely and large private…