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Sales of luxury homes in valley rise in February

Luxury home sales in Silicon Valley rose sharply in February from the previous month, though sales were off on a year-over-year basis, according to a new report from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold in February for more than $2 million in Santa Clara County.


Business Briefs

City seeks info on shopping, dining

Using a public engagement forum accessible through the city of Los Altos’ website, civic leaders seek to understand more about where residents like to shop and dine.

Economic development staff will use the information to support local retailers and ensure that the goods and services offered in Los Altos meet residents’ needs. Further understanding what drives shoppers outside of Los Altos may also help bring desired retail to the city, according to the city’s introduction to the survey.

Successful first year in business for Enchanté


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Abigail Ahrens opened Enchanté Boutique Hotel last March with a keen eye for French flair and a playful nod to puppy love.

A year after opening the doors to Enchanté Boutique Hotel, proprietor Abigail Ahrens has her eyes on its renaissance.

“My job is to keep coming up with things that would have the community involved and make a difference,” said the longtime Los Altos resident and lifelong Francophile.

Subtracting the truth from tax deductions

Since we are currently in the midst of tax season, just for fun I thought I’d share some of the more creative deductions taxpayers have attempted to get away with. Warning: Do not try this at home.

Business Noteworthies

WomenSV leader among Women of Influence

Silicon Valley Business Journal is slated to honor Los Altos entrepreneur and women’s advocate Ruth Patrick May 5 as one of its 2016 Women of Influence.

Patrick leads Women-of-Means Escape Network – Silicon Valley. WomenSV seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence by helping women find a path to safety for themselves and their children.


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