Thu05262016

Business & Real Estate

Realtors trek to Sacramento for Legislative Day


Courtesy of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Approximately 50 members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors traveled to Sacramento to speak with their state legislators about real estate-related issues.

Silicon Valley realtors joined more than 2,000 statewide realtors April 27 in Sacramento for the annual California Association of Realtors Legislative Day – when realtors meet with legislators to discuss issues affecting their clients and industry.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced during the morning briefing that the state’s economy is currently performing well, thanks to the business sector.

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First Friday promotes downtown


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Musicians and dancers partake of First Friday festivities at a previous event.

Carol Garsten and Jamie Lucia are full of enthusiasm as they discuss ideas for improving and promoting the monthly First Friday gatherings in downtown Los Altos.

This month’s event, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday, will feature a variety of merchant promotions, live entertainment from six local bands, complimentary refreshments and a scavenger hunt.

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Business Brief

City hosts discussion with local merchants

Los Altos Economic Development Manager Jennifer Quinn has scheduled a Business Coffee Chat with merchants 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Curves, 2069 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Quinn will present a summary of current economic development activity, and she invites business owners to share their obstacles and requests for city support.

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Hidden Villa yield available in shares


Couresty of Hidden Villa
Weekly produce shares from Hidden Villa spotlight the season’s offerings.

Local residents can sign up to receive weekly boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from mid-May through Thanksgiving via Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.

Participants pick up their produce at the Los Altos Hills farm or one of its drop-off locations in Los Altos or Palo Alto.

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SILVAR recertified as Green Business

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors met stricter standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, enabling the California Bay Area Green Business Program this month to recertified SILVAR as a Bay Area Green Business.

SILVAR promotes the ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley.

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MVLA Scholars seeks businesses to provide student internships

Moving beyond helping students succeed on their path to college, MVLA Scholars seeks local businesses to offer internships.

MVLA Scholars, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, provides four-year, renewable college scholarships and mentoring to local underserved students. The program’s mission is to help students gain the confidence and determination to succeed in college by offering scholarships, personal mentoring and community support.

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CSMA hosts presentation on tech jobs, arts education

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Tech Jobs + Arts Education” 7 p.m. April 28 in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The presentation will highlight the benefits of an arts education and how involvement in the arts can help youth develop skills for careers of the future.

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