Monday, November 14, 2016

San Francisco's Commonwealth Club Gets a New Home

At 18 years old, Danny Olmstead became the youngest driver to win a major event in the NASCAR sprint series. In the years since, he has held a position as primary driver, owner and co-manager of a team, and has more recently turned his attention to the creation of thriving social communities as owner of East Bay Holding Co., LP. Active in his professional field, Danny Olmstead is a member in good standing of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the country. 

Since 1903, the Commonwealth Club has hosted intellectual leaders discussing important issues. Now, 113 years into the organization’s existence, it is getting ready to move to a dedicated new location. In the past, the club has held its programming at many different locations and has never had a home of its own. Construction is underway on a permanent home for the club in the Embarcadero neighborhood of San Francisco, on the waterfront. The location provides easy access to public transportation, restaurants, and the Ferry Building. The building will feature two auditoriums as well as lobby and lounge areas that will be open to the public.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Glide Church Operates Daily Meals Program For the Needy


As owner of California-based companies Residential Foreclosure Wholesale, LLC, and East Bay Holding Company Co., LP, Danny Olmstead works to renovate duplexes and develop new residential subdivisions. Since founding the companies in 2008, he has managed the construction of over 40 new homes. Danny Olmstead also participates in community service, including volunteering as a food server and busboy at Glide Memorial Church.

Located in San Francisco, Glide is a spiritual community dedicated to creating an inclusive space that works to eliminate poverty and marginalization. They operate many programs to reach this end, including a daily free meals program that is the only one in San Francisco to serve three meals a day, 364 days a year. The meals program has been operating since 1969 and now serves around 2,000 meals a day. The program, which relies heavily on volunteer servers, also offers a dedicated breakfast period for seniors, a weekly women’s drop-in group, and special holiday meal service.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Brief Description of the Ellis Act

As the owner of Residential Foreclosure Wholesale, LLC and East Bay Holding Co., LP, Danny Olmstead oversees all aspects of these property investment firms. In this capacity, Danny Olmstead has had experience restoring and subdividing duplexes in the city of San Francisco, careful to select non-Ellis Act properties.

The Ellis Act is a California law that was passed in 1986. The legislation allows landlords to legally get out of the rental business. If a landlord decides he no longer wants to rent out a property, the Ellis Act allows him to evict all tenants and remove the units from the rental market without city or government interference.

Ellis Act legislation comes into play when a landlord wants to change the use of the building. For example, the owner may wish to convert the units from rentals into condominiums. Alternatively, he may plan to build a mansion, using all the square footage for a single luxury residence. If landlords wish to execute their Ellis Act rights, there are a series of rules they must follow to do so. These regulations aim to protect tenants’ rights and to give them adequate time to relocate.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Unlearning Violence at Glide Memorial Church

Danny Olmstead is the former VP of General Operations for WDO, Inc., located in Tracy, California. An accomplished investor and successful businessman, Danny Olmstead volunteers at Glide Memorial Church in his free time.

A popular house of worship located in San Francisco, California, Glide Memorial Church prides itself on its principles of inclusivity and service to others. Among Glide Memorial Church’s numerous outreach programs is its “Men Unlearning Violence” initiative, which assists men who have acknowledged their own destructive behavior.

Designed and run by men, Men Unlearning Violence focuses on “unlearning” violence and encouraging positive relationships. In the class, which meets twice a week, the participants develop ways to rid their households of physical violence, emotional manipulation, stonewalling, and harmful internalized beliefs. The program also touches on violence in the workplace and teaches participants to “live beyond survival” and have hope for the future.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Carnegie State Park Features Off-Highway Vehicle Opportunities


Former race car driver Danny Olmstead, now the owner of Residential Foreclosure Wholesale, LLC, enjoys riding dirt bikes in Carnegie State Park. Along with the other dirt bike riders, Danny Olmstead appreciates the trails and beauty of California’s State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs).

Carnegie State Park is one of nine SVRAs, which the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks operates as an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) park. Each of these parks has specific programs that offer visitors OHV recreation trails, tracks, and more.

Carnegie is a fun challenge for dirt bike riders. The terrain offers over 1,300 acres for riding, including rolling hills, dry rocky washes, and deep canyons. There are trails for every rider skill level as well as an OHV parts store if off-roaders need equipment for their vehicles.

Safety is a priority at the parks. First aid, law enforcement, and search and rescue are always available if needed. Maintenance and repairs are a regular part of the park’s upkeep; buildings, equipment, OHV trails, and public facilities are regularly updated to guarantee that everyone at the park is safe.

The parks also features general amenities such as restrooms, camping, water, and shade ramadas. When visitors want a change of pace from the trails, they can enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the park.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The University Club of San Francisco Membership FAQ

Danny Olmstead is the owner of East Bay Holdings Co., LP., a property development company in Tracy, California. Danny Olmstead is also a member in good standing of the University Club of San Francisco. This members-owned club promotes fellowship and community service, providing members with a banquet hall and athletics facility, among other things. Read on to learn about the club’s membership policies and costs.

Question: What are the requirements for joining the club?
Answer: According to the club’s official website, you are welcome to join regardless of your race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, or alma mater.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the club?
A: Members get a bevy of perks and benefits, including access to a private members-only bar and dining room overlooking the city, group golf outings, access to the club’s athletic center, and an optional discounted car detailing service.

Q: What does membership cost?
A: Hopeful members aged 21 to 29 pay an admission fee of $500, with a quarterly minimum of $100 and $55 in monthly dues. 30- to 39-year-old members pay a $1,000 admission fee and $81 per month, with a $200 quarterly minimum. If you are 40 or over, the admission fee is $2,500, and $135 per month, with a $300 quarterly minimum.

Q: What about nonresidents?
A: If you do not live or work within the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties, the club waives the quarterly minimums.

Q: Are there any discounts?
A: The club offers a 50 percent discount on the admission fee for college faculty members, full-time clergy, and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Recent college graduates and current full-time students pay no admission fee.