LOVE COMES IN ALL COLORS. June is Prided Month. Our niece, family and friends joined in the festivities in the Bay Area. This year’s theme was RESISTANCE–RESIST HATE and BIGOTRY. Celebrations across the nation and the world honored love and diversity. Happy Pride to everyone.

Posted in NEIGHBORHOOD on June 27, 2017 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert



Our Visit to Rosie the Riveter Museum

Posted in FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD on March 31, 2017 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

See How Americans Joined Together to Win!


What a marvelous day I spent with friends at the Rosie the Riveter/

WW ll Home Front National Historic Park Open daily 10 to 5 in Richmond.

The highlight was listening to a talk by Betty Reid Soskin.  At age 95 she’s the oldest US park ranger in the nation Learn more about Betty Reid Soskin


My guest Betty Bainbridge Vitez from Ohio, and several friends enjoyed displays and films celebrating how women and minorities entered the workforce and changed America forever.  We enjoyed a tasty lunch next door at ASSEMBLE Restaurant, part of the historic CRANEWAY PAVILION

THE CRANEWAY PAVILION houses the restaurant.  The stunning 45,000 sq ft modern venue has been creatively re-tooled brought to life from the original 1930 Ford Assembly Plant. It’s where the Rosies made tanks, jeeps and armored cars.

ROSIE THE RIVETER TRUST works with the national park to expand educational opportunities and develop new ways to motivate and engage youth


Road to Rio? TRAIN to TRUCKEE

Posted in FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD on August 17, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

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Try it you’ll like it! My granddaughter age three and I had ball on our recent train trip to Truckee. The ride took 5 ½ enjoyable hours. Amtrack trains head for Truckee each day from the Emeryville Station. We left at 9:10am. It’s cool to give the conductor your paper ticket. The best views are from the Observation Car, with its clear-light windows and comfy cushioned seats. Lunch was available in the dining car.  We chatted with other passengers from near and far. Some folks were signed up for the sleeper cars, destined for Denver or Chicago. We arrived at 2:38pm. After exploring the train museum, we boarded the TART bus which dropped us at our doorstep in Squaw Valley. Can’t wait to take the train again!

Know Your Neighbors!

Posted in NEIGHBORHOOD on August 3, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Police say that’s a key to staying safe. Help your neighbors and they’ll help you. Our National Night Out pot luck last night was fun! My Berkeley/Oakland neighborhood is a tapestry of ages. Some folks just moved in, others have lived here 50 years or more! The mission of National Night Out is to build community and better relationships with the police. Find out more!



You’re invited to Preview a Rare Property $3.7m Every SUN 2-5 through AUG 28

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD, OAKLAND with tags , , , , on June 14, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

92 Gravatt - Color Sketch

92 Gravatt Drive, Berkeley 94705 (City of Oakland)


OPEN every SUN 2-5 through AUG 28

View Aerial Video Tour Here

Sweeping SF Bay Views

4+ beds 4+ bath

5200+/- sqft main house & guest house, pool & cabana


Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert


“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”                             – Nelson Mandela


Berkeley Community Fund recently hosted an evening of conversation addressing the complex Barriers to Social Mobility & Educational Opportunity.


Featured guests included Christopher Edley, former dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and a leading figure in Democratic Policy circles. Joining him was Maria Echaveste, former advisor to President Bill Clinton and one of the highest ranking Latinas to serve in a presidential administration. The conversation was monitored by Jill Tucker, education reporter for The SF CHRONICLE. The event was held at the Berkeley home of two BCF supporters.


BCF provides four-year scholarships, mentoring and support for academically talented and resilient Berkeley High School students. The awards ceremony for this year’s 27 scholarship winners is Monday, June 13, 6-8pm, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley.

IMG_0273Learn more about fulfilling short-and-long term volunteer opportunities or donate http://www.berkfund.orgt/donate

BCF appreciates your generosity to help create a more equitable society, starting right here in Berkeley.

41 El Camino Real – New Listing!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, FEATURED PROPERTIES on May 11, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

41 El Camino -- Exterior Photo Cropped

Broker Tours

Thursday           May 12              10-1:30

Monday             May 16              10-1:30

Thursday           May 19              10-1:30             


Public Open Houses              

Sunday              May 15              2-5

Saturday           May 21              2-4

Sunday              May 22              2-5


Claremont Beauty with PANORAMIC SF Bay Views

Stunning public rooms

Three-plus bedrooms, three full baths

Finished lower level with separate entrance

Architectural details throughout

Period light fixtures

Remodeled kitchen

Remodeled Master Bath

Two-car garage accessed from Oak Ridge Road

Beautifully landscaped terraced gardens

Architect-designed by Charles Peter Weeks, Sutton & Weeks. The firm designed the Fox Theater in Oakland, the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco and other significantpublic and commercial buildings.

About Architect Charles Peter Weeks

About Architects Weeks & Day