Fri05272016

Business & Real Estate

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View presented this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award to Maria Marroquin, left, and Leane Reelfs, right. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award went to Diana Bautista, center.

Chamber of Commerce Mountain View last week honored leaders in different industries – nonprofit work, small business and government relations – but all three honorees thanked the same influencing figure: their mothers.

Mom would be proud; the ATHENA Awards commend women and men for professional excellence, community service and actively assisting women in attaining professional excellence.

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Transactions

Los Altos

1841 Alford Avenue, Loretz Construction to R. Bland for $3,227,000

739 College Court, W. Zhou to A. & R. Lahtiranta for $2,300,000

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Accounting 10 applied to government debt

Can the U.S. government go bankrupt? According to Time magazine, the answer is yes.

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LA native makes beer, removes gluten


Courtesy of Caitlin Landesberg
Los Altos native Caitlin Landesberg, above, started her own brewing company to craft gluten-removed beer.

As a tennis player and then a competitive distance runner, Los Altos Hills native Caitlin Landesberg lived enveloped in an athletic world at work and at home.

She had established local professional roots as an intern at the Town Crier and then in high-tech marketing at San Francisco-based Strava, a technology company that tracks GPS data and provides a social network for runners and cyclists.

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Transactions

Los Altos

947 Aura Court, S. & N. Tagare to A. Seth for $2,997,500

1481 Brookmill Road, R. & P. Bennion to S. Chen for $2,888,000

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Realtors back flood-insurance bill

Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under current rules – but they risk paying higher rates if they return to the program.

Members of Congress seeking to alleviate that concern late last month unanimously passed the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act. Realtors called the bill’s passage through the U.S. House of Representatives a step forward for reform of the broader flood-insurance system.

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Ride-hailing smartphone app caters to kids


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills resident Nikki Willemsen, left, rides with one of her regular Zum drivers, Khaterah Atefy, a mother of three who drives for the service up to six hours daily.

Living in the land of on-demand, Los Altos Hills resident Frank Willemsen often found himself with an immediate problem: finding a trustworthy person to help cart his kids from point A to point B.

As he discovered, there’s an app for that.

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