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Los Altos/Los Altos Hills

12012 Adobe Creek Lodge Road, H. Williamson to N. Kokemohr for $6,100,000

1531 Awalt Court, R. & C. Cantwell to H. Li for $3,052,500


Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend

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Pharmaca is coming to 400 Main St. with a grand-opening celebration scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

If natural health and beauty products are your cup of tea, expect to find them – and hot tea – this weekend at the grand opening of downtown Los Altos’ newest business.

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is scheduled to open its 30th store, located at 400 First St., with celebratory freebies Saturday and Sunday.


Investors eye quarterly earnings reports

Investors are watching quarterly earnings for a possible breakout to record Dow Jones industrial average highs. However, one Town Crier “50” company’s earnings didn’t help the bottom line much Thursday.

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO; $43.70) reported results for the quarter ending March 31 last week, with earnings totaling $21.2 million, or 2 cents per share, on sales of $1.2 billion.


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.”


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.


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.



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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