Fall is in the air, and we’ve got pumpkin to talk about.
Annual Pumpkin Patch Outing
HK’s annual pumpkin patch outing was a smashing success!

On October 21st, we returned to Arata Farms Pumpkin Patch for the annual fall employee outing. Our team explored the giant maze, shrieked through the haunted mansion, stole away on hayrides and got close up and friendly with the farm animals at the petting zoo.
We picked our favorite pumpkins then headed over to Cameron’s Pub & Restaurant for lunch and the highly anticipated annual HK pumpkin carving contest.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Calvin Nguyen, for his thoughtful tribute to our colleague Sarah Chayra for her wedding day, which was October 22, 2022! 

Congratulations Sarah & Matt!

We also snuck in an appreciation toast and gifts for the HK bosses for a belated Boss’s Day, and then we closed out the event with a birthday celebration for Jim Hoover.
Thank you to our videographer, Barrett Rodda with Rising Tide Studios, for compiling this video for us!

HK in the News 
We extend our gratitude to Authority Magazine for interviewing and publishing not one, but two of our attorneys this month!

The term Blue Zones has been used to describe places where people live long and healthy lives. What exactly does it take to live a long and healthy life? What is the science and the secret behind longevity and life extension? 

HK’s Founder, Bob Hoover, offers reporter Savio P. Clemente insightful tips we can all use on our journey in life to achieve longevity, good health, and happiness.
Domestic violence can greatly complicate a divorce. It can have a significant impact on custody as well as financial matters. 

Ernest Baello, Of Counsel helps create awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month by speaking with divorce reporter, Ilyssa Panitz to discuss domestic violence and divorce in
family law in California.
Video series: real estate and divorce
Sudie Hsu, Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert and Residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker, recently invited Jim Hoover to participate in a video series which will cover hot topics relating to real estate and divorce. Segment one is now available, so be sure to tune in as Sudie and Jim discuss the California divorce process including the 4-D stage and whether parties need to go to court.  
Making a Difference – October's Non-Profit Community Spotlights
Jewish Family and Children Services 
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to support not only survivors, but the domestic violence intervention organizations and support services available. This month, our spotlight is on Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS). Since 1950, JFCS has served and support families within San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. They offer over 40 programs to support those with disabilities, home care, mental health and more.

Included in their lineup of programs is The Dream Program to assist women and children who have experienced domestic violence. The Dream Program aims to create a safe and supported environment for victims to recover and regain their lives. Services include training programs and counseling, and referrals to legal support, medical services, education programs, and much more. 

Please visit their website to learn more.
One Warm Coat  
HK had the opportunity to collaborate with Lucinda Layton, Residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker, for her family’s annual One Warm Coat Drive. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization with a mission to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

This year, Lucinda’s family has set a goal to collect 200 coats and raise $500. HK was able to fill a large box of coats, jackets, gloves, and beanies to this fundraiser. Thank you to Julie Smith, Accounts Coordinator and Mario Fernandez, Legal Administrative Assistant, for jumping in and spearheading our support to this good cause.

Click here to learn more about One Warm Coat and how you can get involved.
How did we do?
If you are a client, vendor, or partner of HK and have enjoyed working with us, please leave us a review on Google.

Please help us reach our goal of 100 5-star reviews by 12/31/2022! We are sending new reviewers a complimentary book of your choice via Amazon for participating. Be sure to take a moment to share your HK experience on Google and snuggle up with a good book this fall.
Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
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