Quote of the Day - Unclaimed property could be various types of accounts. Insurance company premiums where you might have ended an insurance policy a few weeks early and never got the balance returned to you, ... Unclaimed wages - if you had a summer job or worked only two or three days in one pay period and somehow didn't get that money, that would be unclaimed property.
The Ninth Circuit ruled that the State of California simply cannot take property that you have left unclaimed without giving written notice designed to reach you. Publishing in a newspaper is not enough notice.
Just in case you don't read the newspaper or check your mail, you can check your unclaimed property here. I did, and found at least two amounts due me - one for $27.21 and $87.51.