I am greatly honored to have been selected as the Editor-in-Chief of the California Real Property Journal for 2022. I am deeply appreciative of the efforts of past Editors-in-Chief, Misti Schmidt and Cosmos Eubany, in preparing me for this position as I transitioned from being an Article Editor to an Issue Editor, and then to Managing Editor in 2021. Their long-standing dedication to the success of the Journal has made an immense difference. Likewise, we have a strong Editorial Board whose members’ on-going involvement with the process of reviewing articles and working with our production team at Sublime Designs Media, headed by the always engaged T Sahara Meer, have contributed enormously to the complicated and time-consuming coordination of everyone’s input to produce the quality of articles that is our hallmark.
This year marks the fortieth volume of our publication. As part of the commemoration of this event, we are hopeful of contacting prior Editors-in-Chief, Managing Editors and others who have previously been associated with the publication of the Journal to share memories of their participation in future issues. If you are one of those people, or know how to contact any of them, please contact us, and we will encourage them to send us their reminiscences.
For regular readers of the Journal (and we hope that all of you are), you are probably aware that Robert McCormick had been a co-author for sometime of the annual Legislative Review published in each year’s first Issue. Sadly, Bob passed away unexpectedly last year. Michael Maurer, his co-author for several years, has agreed to continue to put together the summary of new legislation. Bob’s firm, DowneyBrand, has agreed this year to sponsor the Issue to honor his memory and his contributions to the firm and the Journal, and we will remember Bob by referring to this feature of the Journal as the Bob McCormick Memorial Legislative Review.