Sat04252015

Business & Real Estate

Physical therapist brings business background to new Los Altos clinic

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Courtesy of Eliza Snow
Strive owner Robert Abrams, kneeling, runs a balance test.

With more than a dozen physical therapy clinics in Los Altos, one new business owner streamlined his approach in an effort to set his practice apart.

“I always wanted to have a clinic that focused on extremities and sports therapies,” said Robert Abrams, owner of Strive Physical Therapy. “I know other clinics aren’t doing this.”

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Investors looking for positive earnings

After rallying nearly 2 percent in the past two weeks, the agony over Friday’s market sell-off could net positive results. A deluge of earnings reports from major corporations this week will determine the market’s direction.

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State housing market bump bodes well for summer

California’s housing market continued to pick up steam as existing home sales and prices rose in March, with both posting back-to-back increases, according to the California Association of Realtors’ monthly data report.

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family, detached homes in California totaled 391,680 units in March. Sales in March rose 6.3 percent from February and 7.3 percent from March 2014. The year-over-year sales increase was the first back-to-back sales gain since December 2012 and the largest observed since May 2012.

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Transactions

Los Altos

380 Blue Oak Lane, A. Modica to Arora Trust for $3,200,000

1415 Braddale Avenue, Benedict Trust to Huang Trust for $2,800,000

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Keep in mind your Social Security survivor's benefit

I’ve written often about the value of delaying Social Security payments until age 70.

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Mtn. View Chamber honors women leaders

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 Kathy Thibodeaux

Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled its 24th annual ATHENA Award and sixth annual ATHENA Young Professional Award ceremony 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Kathy Thibodeaux will receive the ATHENA Award, which honors a woman who has “attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business and the community,” according to chamber officials. Thibodeaux is founder and principal consultant for KM Thibodeaux Consulting, a Bay Area-based government and community relations and organizational development and strategy company.

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Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos


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Chrissy Huang, manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos, showcases Steinway & Sons’ signature instruments. The gallery plans to host concerts with performers tickling the ivories.

A new downtown Los Altos business brings a time-tested keyboard to the world’s epicenter of technology.

“In Silicon Valley, we have many talents here – not just in engineering,” said Chrissy Huang, gallery manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos. “Obviously, there is a huge need for the piano in our community.”

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