Things Moxi Posner Didn't Tell You

Moxi Posner
Self-Described "Homeowner Advocate" Has Theft Convictions and Restraining Orders

Self-described "advocate for homeowners and realtors" Moxi Posner has been vocal in the community pointing out the boards of directors' shortcomings, but never mentioned a few of her own.

Moxi Posner describes herself as an "advocate for homeowners and realtors for 26 years"

But there is a list of things that Lois Posner (who often goes by Moxi Posner) hasn't told us during her years-long letter writing campaigns and issues. Most recently, Moxi Posner did not like the descriptions of her car accidents appearing on this web site.

Moxi Posner's Lawyer Would Rather We Talk About Things a "Court with Proper Jurisdiction" Has Found

Moxi Posner wanted the information about the car accidents removed from this web site because she said these statements are "slanderous." Lois Posner's attorney Alexander Lubarsky wrote on July 28, 2012:

"Ms. Posner is entitled to the presumption of innocense and unless or until a competent court with proper jurisdiction makes a finding of culpability towards Ms. Posner, then yes I am denying that she was a causal factor in the alleged accidents."

Alexander H. Lubarsky, LL.M., Esq.  

So, as Alexander H. Lubarsky LL.M., Esq. suggests, let's do just that: let's look some other stuff, including what a "competent court with proper jurisdiction" has found.

1984: She Sued Her Previous HOA

In 1984, Moxi Posner and her husband, Irwin Posner, filed a lawsuit with their then-homeowners association, The Belmont Homeowners Association, over a number of items. The initial dispute included the association's charging a "move in-move out" fee to homeowners as they moved in or out of the condo building, which the Posners disputed. The original lawsuit was filed by Posners in small claims court, but the association brought it into Superior Court to get declatory relief.

The Association's attorney, John Garvic, characterized the Posners as follows in an except from one court filing:

Mr. and Mrs Posner, who have a history of fermenting discontent within the Association.

It appears this court case was settled with the Posners receiving $3,000 from their HOA in settlement.

Read this court filing.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

1992: She Was Convicted of Theft

On July 15, 1992, Lois Posner (aka Moxi Posner) was arrested for shoplifting at Ross Stores in San Mateo. Posner pleaded "nolo contendere" (aka "guilty") to the charge, an infraction, on August 26, 1992.

Posner completed 90 days of probation, and on January 11, 1993, she filed in the San Mateo Municipal Court to have her plea and the conviction dismissed; however the record remains (California Penal Code 1203.4).

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. See the records.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

1993: She Was Convicted of Theft Again

On August 3, 1993, Lois F. Posner is convicted of theft in San Mateo County Superior Court, South San Francisco branch. California Penal Code 484 on charges of stealing from Montgomery Ward on June 12, 1993, five months after her expungement for the previous theft.

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. See the records.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

1995: She Was Convicted of Theft, Yet Again

Moxi Posner was convicted of California Penal Code 666, theft, for stealing from Lucky in Foster City in a court hearing at the Redwood City courthouse on July 25, 1995.

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. See the records.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

1996: She Alleged That HOA Staff Killed Animals

Well, this one's not from a court, but it is from Moxi Posner herself.

In 1996, there was a months-long debacle whether the Edgewater Isle maintenance staff were killing ducks in the duck pond. A few articles appeared in local newspapers. Moxi Posner distributed letters to numerous people accusing the maintenance staff of killing the ducks.

Moxi Posner accuses Edgewater Isle maintenance staff of killing animals in the pond

Read the entire letter and its attachment.

(Source: Moxi Posner.)

1997: She Sued the Maintenance Employee

After distributing these letters about the maintenance employee, on December 2, 1997, Moxi Posner and her husband sued him in small claims court.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: The Posners lost this case.

Moxi Posner sued the maintenance staff in small claims court

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

1999: She Was Convicted of Theft for the 4th Time

On June 9, 1999, Lois F. Posner is convicted of Penal Code 666, theft, in San Mateo County Superior Court, for stealing from Longs in Foster City on March 4, 1999.

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. See the court records.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

2004: She Was In the News

From a newspaper:

On September 13, 2004, the San Mateo Daily Journal published an article about a mosquito problem in San Mateo. Moxi Posner is featured in it, and says she is "concerned about West Nile virus for my health."

2006: She Has Restraining Order Issued Against Her

Lois F. Posner was hit with a restraining order against her after her next-door neighbor had filed a complaint. The victim's statement reads in part, "Moxie Posner entered into my home through the patio door uninvited."

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. See more about the restraining orders.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

2007: She Was Convicted of Theft, for the 5th Time

Lois F. Posner was charged with 4 counts of theft on March 14, 2007 in San Mateo County Superior Court for stealing clothes from Mervyn's in Redwood City, California. She was convicted on May 16, 2007 and placed on two years' probation.

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. Read the court records.

(Source: San Mateo County records.)

2007: She Was Featured In the News, Again

In November 2007, Moxi Posner participated in this article when Posner was on a campaign to owners scrutinizing the rising dues in the Edgewater Isle South association. Posner appeared in this San Mateo Daily News article while on probation for the above-described theft conviction.

Comments to the article are still available.

2010: She Crashed Into Her Building

On May 25, 2010, Lois F. ("Moxi") Posner said that she accidentally crashed her car into her building in Edgewater Isle South when she confused the gas for the brake.
(Source: Moxi Posner, via phone call, May 26, 2010, 9:17 a.m.)

She said that she did not and would not report the accident to the homeowners association because she "had already paid them enough."
(Source: Moxi Posner, via phone call, May 26, 2010, 12:15 p.m.)

Posner kept the car parked the car in the garage until it could be repaired.

June 1, 2010 3:08 p.m.


June 3, 2010 6:46 p.m.

car accident into building

This story was originally published November 2011.

2011: She Has Another Restraining Order Issued Against Her

On November 22, 2011, Lois F. "Moxi" Posner had a second restraining order issued against her. Moxi did not attend the hearing to defend herself and wrote this:

Letter from Moxi Posner to Court:  I have  nutcracker syndrome and cannot make it to the restraining order hearing

The restraining order was issued this time for 3 years-- the maximum a restraining order can be given.

A competent court with proper jurisdiction made this finding. Read more about the restraining orders.

A Miracle

A little more than a month later, on December 30, 2011, Lois Posner's "serious rare vascular condition ... causing serious and ongoing excruciating pain and serious fatigue" had evidently subsided enough that she was able to go to Gray's Paint in San Mateo:

December 30, 2011

2012: She Asked Court to Reconsider the Restraining Order

Moxi Posner's Request is Denied

On May 4, 2012, Moxi Posner wrote an ex-parte, 11-page handwritten letter to the Court and asked for reconsideration of the 3-year restraining order. In her letter, she writes:

"With respect, I explained to the court I could not attend court due to a rare vascular condition called Nutcracker Syndrome in conjunction with suffering from Epstein Barr. Between the pain and alarming fatigue I was mostly horizontal. I could not brush my teeth, have a shower or on some days go down to the kitchen. I always had large bottles of juice in the bedroom. I literally crawled to the bathroom. How could I crash a garage without energy?"

letter to court for reconsideration on restraining order
(Source: San Mateo County Superior Court)

Crashing into garages was not part of the restraining order hearing, so curious minds want to know, "why is it mentioned here?"

Moxi Posner again wrote to the San Mateo County Superior Judge on May 16, 2012 that:

"...resonable (sic) doubt. The anti-semetic hate crime dwells in the innermost recesses of my heart. Night mares (sic) have come back, cold sweats have come back, hand shaking has come back."

hands shaking
(Source: San Mateo County Superior Court)

2012: A Second Accident

Two months after having written about her "pain and alarming fatigue,"1 her "nightmares, cold sweats, and shaking hands,"1 not to mention her being "horizontal"1and that she had to "crawl(ed) to the bathroom,"1Moxi Posner told another homeowner that she, Posner, had an accident where Posner "bumped into a 1 percenter,"2 i.e., someone driving a BMW SUV.

1 Source: San Mateo County court records.
2 Source: an unidentified source.

bmw bumper

Moxi Posner's current attorney, Alex Lubarsky, said that Posner's insurance company could not determine fault.

2012: Moxi Files for a Restraining Order

On November 19, 2012, Lois Posner filed in Superior Court for a restraining order against an author of this website.

The judge did NOT grant a temporary restraining order:



And the judge at the December 6, 2012, hearing denied the permanent restraining order as well:

Order Denying Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Order


and then Moxi Posner, also known as Lois Posner, had to pay the attorney's fees and costs.


Order for Lois Posner, also knownn as Moxi Posner, to pay attorney's fees