It's like finding an unexpected $10 in your pocket. | Photo via Pexels
$9.3 billion. That’s how much unclaimed property the California State Controller’s Office is holding. Even better, it takes but a second to check whether you have any unclaimed property and are owed some cash — and just a few minutes more to claim what’s yours.
Anyone with a last-known address in California may have unclaimed money that the state is holding. It could be an old utility deposit you forgot about or an old payroll check that didn’t make it to an address before you moved.
If a company tries to send the money but it doesn’t make it to its rightful owner, that money goes to the California State Controller’s Office. If that person has died, the appropriate family member can claim it. There is no time limit for residents to make claims.
Do you have any unclaimed money? Here’s how to start your treasure hunt:
Click here for the state’s unclaimed money search.
Enter your business name or first + last name. You also have the option of adding in more details with an “advanced search,” by entering the city, address, property number, etc.
Click the “Search” button and you’ll be prompted to another page, with names + addresses.
Search the list of names to see if yours is there, along with a familiar address. If it is, click the “Add” button on the left side of the property information.
Once you have selected all the options with your name and address, select “Claim Properties in My Cart” on the right side of your screen.
You have the option to continue as a guest or create an account for a quicker process.
Once you continue as a guest or create your account, there’s a short form that asks you for your social security number, along with a bit more basic information. 🕵️
Type that info in to make your claim + voilà, information on how much money you may be owed will appear.
From there, state officials go through a due diligence process to make sure the right person is claiming the money. Claims can take several weeks to process. ⌚
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Mountain Bike Monday | Mon., Sept. 19 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Rd., Sloughhouse | $10 | Explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike with self-guided trails open exclusively to riders. 🚲
Nosferatu Centennial Tour | Mon., Sept. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Crest Theatre | With a live score by The Invincible Czars, view Nosferatu like never before. 📽
Sip & Bitch | Tues., Sept. 20 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave. | Free | A cathartic sip + paint experience hosted by the fabulous Apple Adams. 🎨
Tipsy Tuesday Trivia | Tues., Sept. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Flatstick Pub, 630 K St. | Free | Come thirsty for knowledge + have fun racking your brain for useless information with your team of two to six people.
Stand-up Open Mic | Tuesdays | 8 p.m. | Sacramento Comedy Spot | $6 | From seasoned comics to stand-up newcomers, you never know who you might see. 🎤
Roger Waters: This Is Not a Drill | Tues., Sept. 20 | 8 p.m. | Golden 1 Center | $25+ | This rescheduled performance from September 2020 is a groundbreaking rock experience from the former Pink Floyd frontman. 🎸
The Royale | Now-Sun., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Capital Stage, 2215 J St. | Prices vary | Witness the story of Jay “The Sport” Jackson, who dreamt of becoming the world’s undisputed heavyweight champion in a segregated America, through this six-person theater production. 🎭
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Rain ... and then some. NWS Sacramento is reportingthe weather system we’ve seen over the weekend will continue early this week, likely bringing lightning, brief heavy rain and even small hail to parts of the Valley and lower foothills. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect tomorrow afternoon through late evening, for the Mosquito Fire burn scar. (NWS Sacramento)
The city held an event over the weekend to recognize the Sacramento History Museum as a historical landmark. The space that houses the museum was first built in 1854 + was the original location for the Sacramento City Hall + Waterworks building, the first city-owned drinking water system this side of the Mississippi River. (Sacramento City Express)
It’s officially Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and celebrates the Hispanic Americans who have enriched and influenced our society. An event was held at the State Capitol to mark the start of the month + commemorate212 years of Mexican independence. The gathering marked the first time the event has been held in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FOX40)
Nearly 4,000 pounds of trash was cleaned up along the American River parkway on Saturday as part of the annual Great American River cleanup. Over 1,200 volunteers gathered to clean the stretch from Discovery Park in Sacramento to Black Miner’s Bar in Folsom. (Sac Bee)
10,000+ peoplelost power yesterday when a downed tree damaged a power pole servicing Rio Linda, North Sacramento and parts of Sacramento County. As of last night, Sacramento Municipal Utility District reported 5,000 people were still without power, and crews were continuing work to restore it quickly. (FOX40)
Entrepreneurs interested in bringing their business to Elk Grove can attend the Innogrove Open House on Thurs., Sept. 22, from 3-6 p.m. at 8153 Elk Grove Blvd. The event is sponsored by the city + SMUD, and offers cash grants to business owners as part of its Startup Elk Grove Incentive Program. 💰 (Sacramento Inno)
Local gaming studio Azra Games Inc. is set to launch its first collection of NFTs at the end of September. The company will release 5,555 free NFT tokens for Legions & Legends — an online role-playing game currently in development. 🎮 (Sacramento Inno)
In case you didn’t know, the Sacramento Fire Department‘s social media pagesare lit. With 117,000+ TikTok followers and 41,000+ on Instagram, most people aren’t watching for fire tips, but food prep videos. 🔥 (Sac Bee)
Just shy of his 90th birthday, Cordova High School’s Hall of Fame baseball coach Guy Anderson — who racked up 927 wins over 45 years — is set to play in the Senior Softball Inaugural 90s National Championship Game today in Las Vegas. ⚾️ (KCRA 3)
This is a-maize-ing. Take a look inside the new kitchen of the Sacramento City Unified School District, where director Diana Flores is working to provide students with meals using food sourced from local farms. 🥬 (Sac Bee)
Need something easy on the ears to play while cleaning the kitchen or on a road trip? Ranging from categories like true crime to sports + travel, consider giving these Sacramento podcasts a listen. 🎧
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In less than one month, these stands will be packed with screaming fans. | Photo by SACtoday staff
As part of last week’s 916 Day, the Sacramento Kings announced a slate of events + activities for NBA fans to enjoy this upcoming season.
The Kings’ annual Fan Fest + Open Practice will take place on Sun., Oct. 16, ahead of that week’s season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. Kings faithful can register now for the free event, which will include games, prizes, a youth basketball clinic, discounts on team apparel, and a chance to watch three rounds of the 3x3 National Cup: Road to the World Tour where teams will battle it out for a chance to fly to Brazil and compete in the Pro Circuit.
This season’s theme nights were also announced for the following dates:
Editor’s pick: I love our drive-in theater, West Wind, it’s such a unique and fun way to watch movies with friends or give the kids a chance to run around without bothering anyone. Can you believe there are only 321 drive-in theaters left in the country?
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