Saturday, March 05, 2005

SAN RAFAEL / Judge won't force woman out of hospital / 82-year-old served eviction notice, says she has nowhere to go
I say call an HOA collections lawyer. He'll have her out in no time. Thanks to Fred Pilot for sending this tale.

A Marin County judge refused Friday to order sheriff's officers to evict an 82-year-old woman who has refused to leave a bed at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center for more than a year.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Pahrump Valley Times - The market will control growth (watch the skies...)

From the Kingdom of Nye, site of Art Bell's fortified compound, comes this, courtesy of Fred Pilot:

Nye County commissioners rejected the idea of a moratorium on residential developments in the Pahrump Valley that create higher densities - and greater profits for developers - placing their bets on market forces and developers' good will to solve Pahrump's future growth problems.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Condo owner says inquiries to board led to vandalism
All condo owner Jallele Praschnik did was ask to look at her condo association's records, as allowed by state law.

As a result, she says, her screen was cut, pesticide was thrown into her apartment, and eggs were thrown at her car. In addition, someone would periodically stand outside her window, looking in and listening to her conversations.

After 15 months of such intimidation, she said, she borrowed surveillance equipment and taped a neighbor committing the alleged crimes.

Police last week arrested John Losada, 59, a leader of the condo association at the South Grove Plaza, at 2690 SW 22nd Ave. in Miami. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 15 to answer charges of criminal mischief and stalking.

He faces five years on the vandalism charge and one year on the stalking charge if convicted. He is free on $6,000 bail.

Here's the poster boy for why we need oversight of condo/hoa boards of directors. Yeah, yeah..."it's an isolated instance." One of about a gazillion.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Yahoo! News - San Diego median resale price up nearly 24% in January
The median price of an existing home in San Diego was $580,220 as of January 2005, a 23.9 percent increase over the average price of $468,450 in January of last year, the California Association of Realtors reported Friday.
Good grief. Median resale prices approaching $600K?