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DA's Office: Real estate fraud still runs rampant in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office recently informed members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors that it is proactively investigating and prosecuting real estate-related fraud activities in the county.

Assistant District Attorney Charles Huang called on the realtors and their clients to report any suspicious activity directly to the DA’s unit for real estate fraud.


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.

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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.


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