What do convicted killer Wesley Shermantine, Congressman Richard Pombo and comedian Jerry Seinfeld all have in common? They all have money waiting for them in the state's coffers.
California State Controller Steve Westly's office has about $4.8 billion in unclaimed money. This week, Westly delivered more than $14,000 to the San Francisco Symphony in a public drive to reduce the 7.6 million unclaimed items. A Web site run by his office reveals some interesting money news for local residents and businesses: