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Los Altos

735 Alvina Court, Green Trust to A. Ramani for $2,300,000

10554 Creston Drive, Navone Trust to R. & S. Sajja for $1,800,000

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Don't give in to the market decline

Blame the current stock market downturn on the Kiplinger Letter. In its July 25 business edition, Kiplinger said to prepare for a 10-20 percent stock market drop – and last Thursday and Friday the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 387 points.

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Los Altos

38 Third Street #103, Bergman Trust to Bellas Survivors Trust for $1,602,000

1092 Laureles Drive, Schick Trust to K. Xu for $3,135,000

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Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


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Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and its local founder wants to bring fancy hairdos to Los Altos’ ladies.

Stylists at Halo don’t cut hair, they just clean what you’ve got and style it sleeker, smoother and (often) with a little bend to the ends. Halo’s menu of five basic hairstyles ($40) ranges from the high-volume, high-curl “Glamorama” to the sleekly simple “Give It to Me Straight.” The shop also does event hair and updos and specializes in any take on “beauty from the shoulders up.”

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Think about shorting some stocks

Whether you are a bull or a bear, we are currently in a dangerous bubble period in the stock market, and now could be the time to consider doing a little selling for cash or shorting some better issues.

Solid earnings from good companies have countered the strife in Ukraine and the Middle East, keeping the major averages near all-time highs. But shares of small and mid-sized companies have been under pressure and tend to be sensitive to unexpected events.

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Reasons behind the uptick in property taxes

It’s that time of year when the county assessor sends notice of your estimated home value as of Jan. 1.

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Transactions

Los Altos

1694 Clay Drive, R. Dawson to Manea Trust for $1,712,000

650 Covington Road, D. & S. Alves to L. Sun for $3,100,000

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