Archive for August, 2011

2905 Regent

Posted in BERKELEY, ELMWOOD, FEATURED PROPERTIES on August 29, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Walk score 95 — Imagine a gracious 1906 home with an over-sized yard — just three blocks below College Avenue and the Elmwood shopping district. The address is 2905 Regent in Berkeley. The first floor features beautiful  architectural period details and a separate family room, remodeled kitchen  and full bath. The second story has four generous-sized bedrooms, sun porch and second full bath. Outside, beyond the deck, is a secret garden, lush and wild. It’s quite unusual to find such a large and relatively private backyard. Come see for yourself!

OPEN Thursday 9/1 TOUR 11-1


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Walk the Walk

Posted in EVENTS on August 18, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Celebrating John Muir at The Oakland Museum

Press a button and smell the scent of pine trees or hear winds during a mountain storm.  This multisensory station is part of “A Walk in the Wild…Continuing John Muir’s Journey.”  It’s the latest featured exhibit at The Oakland Museum.

As Oakland Museum members, we attended the preview of  John Muir’s Journey. He was perhaps our best-known and most outspoken environmentalist.  We highly recommend visiting The Oakland Museum to learn more about Muir and his relationship to the natural world.  The show runs through Jan 22, 2012. By the way, museum membership couldn’t be more affordable







Hiking in Yosemite

When the exhibit opened, my husband Fred was about to leave for the High Sierras of Yosemite.  He and a small group of back-packers would be hiking through some of the places Muir described.  In fact, for six days they followed a 45-mile loop trail including Tuolome River, Vogelsang Meadow,Rafferty Creek & Florence Lake.

Hikers Jaime, Chris, Rob, Fred, James and Alex










Hope you enjoy these photos, taken by our son Rob Nachtwey.  Our Son James Nachtwey is a fishing enthusiast whose efforts were appreciated at dinner.  The fearless leader was Chris Woodward, a family friend since days of North Oakland Little League.  Two of his sons, Alex and Jamie, shared the mountain adventure.

Showers and clean clothes at UC LAIR of the BEAR Family Camp; Chris, Rob, Alex, James, Fred






















EMERGE! California

Posted in EVENTS on August 10, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Women Leaders Needed for a Democratic Future

Jessica Schulberg and I attended the most inspiring “Summer Salon” in San Francisco and I want to share some of the experience.  Keynote speaker was Donna Brazile, Democratic Political Strategist and author of a book about politics, Cooking with Grease.

Women are disproportionately represented in elected offices on all levels of government across the country.  So EMERGE was formed to provide women with the tools and training they need to run for public office.  Interviews for women who would like to make a difference are being conducted this month in counties around the Bay Area.

Exact location details will be posted online after August 8th.  The application deadline is Monday, September 19th.  Direct any questions to

Of course this program costs money so donations are appreciated – and essential to get more qualified women involved in creating the future of our nation

Jessica Schulberg showed off her autographed copy of Donna Brazile’s book while chatting with Catherine McGuire at the EMERGE luncheon.  McGuire is an intern at EMERGE and this fall will be a junior at UC Berkeley.

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Posted in EVENTS, OAKLAND on August 4, 2011 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Know Your Neighbors

You never know when neighbors may need your help…or you may need theirs.

During National Night Out festivities Tuesday night, the action was centered in a garage and driveway on West View Drive in the Claremont Hills. That’s where I spent a good part of the evening – sharing food and conversation with neighbors new and old, admiring the adorable children and petting loyal dogs.

Similar events were held in cities across the country as a way to bring people together as part of a grassroots crime-prevention effort. Police say perhaps the single most important way to stay safe is to know your neighbors. National Night Out began 28 years ago to build community awareness. It was launched by the nonprofit National Association of Town Watch.










                                                          TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME…


 JOIN US! Sat August 13, A’s Game 1pm