THE FIRST NIGHT of “Open Mic Night at the Inn” was a big hit with attendees! The Charlene Powers Lange Theater at Hutchins Street Square is a great venue.

BONUS for me: We’re working with a couple of excellent sound technicians that I’ve played with and recorded with in the past. Hutchins Street Square is represented well by Mark and Mike. Top-notch techs (and seasoned musicians too).

“I CAN STILL get your loan closed before Christmas!” This from my go-to loan officer Wes Rice of Rate One Home Loans. Wes is known in the industry as the “Lender of Last Resort” because he often gets loans through when others can’t find a way. Of course, if a loan is more garden-variety, mo bettah! Wes has been riding in on his white horse for me for over 30 years now. We began our careers when we were in junior high. Believe that? Let me tell you about some swamp land for sale…

PRICE REDUCED! Great value at 1506 Amber Leaf Way in Lodi! Over $50,000 in upgrades! In-ground POOL! Newer ROOF! Over $30,000 in SOLAR paid in full by Sellers! Excellent floor plan. Close to schools and shopping! Popular Whispering Oaks subdivision. Bonus Room off garage! Covered patio area in back makes pool parties easy! New price: $369,950.

JUST LISTED YESTERDAY! 1205 Bentwood Drive in Galt is just over 1400 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Great neighborhood! Recent exterior paint! Open floor plan with spacious kitchen! Good-sized back yard with loads of potential! Marengo Elementary, McCaffrey Middle & Liberty Ranch High School! Close to schools and shopping. $329,950.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE for the last two performances of Open Mic Night at the Inn (Today’s matinee is at 2 pm and the final show is at 7 pm tonight). Go to