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Courtesy of Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa simplifies produce purchases.

Hidden Villa offers seasonal produce

Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program supplies organic produce from the Los Altos Hills preserve.

Local residents can sign up to receive weekly boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from mid-May through Thanksgiving. Participants pick up their produce at Hidden Villa or one of the farm’s drop-off locations in Los Altos, Mountain View or Palo Alto.

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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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LA Chamber of Commerce hosts Business EXPO April 23


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Residents mingle at a previous Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host its 26th annual Business EXPO 4-7 p.m. April 23 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The EXPO provides local residents an opportunity to meet Los Altos retailers, restaurateurs, professionals and service-providers in one location. Merchants from all seven business areas in Los Altos plan to participate, and attendees will find information on their offerings. Merchants donate raffle prizes and giveaways at their individual displays.

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FTB sends letters to 2013 earners who failed to file tax returns

The more than 1 million California residents who earned money in 2013 but failed to file a state income tax return will soon hear from the state, according to Franchise Tax Board officials.

Since the 1950s, the Franchise Tax Board has contacted people via letter who earned income in California but did not file a tax return. The letters are sent throughout the year, starting in January. Last year, the Tax Board reported collecting more than $715 million through such efforts.

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Edward Jones ranks high on Fortune’s Best Companies list

Financial services firm Edward Jones recently ranked No. 6 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2015.”

Edward Jones made the list for the 16th time, according to Cynthia Wemyss, financial adviser at the Edward Jones office at 339 S. San Antonio Road in Los Altos.

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The Terraces welcomes new program manager

The Terraces at Los Altos recently named Andrea Margulies program manager for The Grove, the senior living community’s memory support residences.

Using expressive art therapy, Margulies supports older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Terraces at Los Altos offers music, art and pet therapy.

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IKB Design wins award for remodel


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Los Altos-based IKB Design earned a platinum award for a home remodel in Menlo Park, above.

The Los Altos-based IKB Design & Construction recently won a platinum award for a full house remodel in Menlo Park at the 2015 National Association of the Remodeling Industry Meta awards.

Scores were based on a set of criteria including problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and presentation.

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