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LA native makes beer, removes gluten


Courtesy of Caitlin Landesberg
Los Altos native Caitlin Landesberg, above, started her own brewing company to craft gluten-removed beer.

As a tennis player and then a competitive distance runner, Los Altos Hills native Caitlin Landesberg lived enveloped in an athletic world at work and at home.

She had established local professional roots as an intern at the Town Crier and then in high-tech marketing at San Francisco-based Strava, a technology company that tracks GPS data and provides a social network for runners and cyclists.


Transactions

Los Altos

947 Aura Court, S. & N. Tagare to A. Seth for $2,997,500

1481 Brookmill Road, R. & P. Bennion to S. Chen for $2,888,000

Realtors back flood-insurance bill

Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under current rules – but they risk paying higher rates if they return to the program.

Members of Congress seeking to alleviate that concern late last month unanimously passed the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act. Realtors called the bill’s passage through the U.S. House of Representatives a step forward for reform of the broader flood-insurance system.

Ride-hailing smartphone app caters to kids


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills resident Nikki Willemsen, left, rides with one of her regular Zum drivers, Khaterah Atefy, a mother of three who drives for the service up to six hours daily.

Living in the land of on-demand, Los Altos Hills resident Frank Willemsen often found himself with an immediate problem: finding a trustworthy person to help cart his kids from point A to point B.

As he discovered, there’s an app for that.

Transactions

Los Altos

73 Third Street No. 11, Hau Trust to Mendez Trust for $1,407,500

10625 Eloise Circle, M. & J. Jones to Crackchau Limited for $2,800,000

Prevention outweighs cure in investment portfolio health

One of Benjamin Franklin’s well-known aphorisms – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – applies to the world of investing.

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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