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Longtime LAVA director announces resignation


After more than 10 years on the job, Nancy Dunaway is stepping down from her role as executive director of the Los Altos Village Association (LAVA).

“It’s a good time for both the association and myself,” Dunaway said last week.

Assessor: Los Altos, Hills property values continue rise on crest of booming economy

Property values are soaring all over Silicon Valley, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The Santa Clara County Office of the Assessor reported a nearly 8 percent increase in assessed values throughout the county in 2015 over 2014. Los Altos had a nearly 7 percent increase, while Los Altos Hills grew more than 6.5 percent in the same period.

Los Altos CPA Young earns Distinguished Service Award

Dennis Young, left, receives the CalCPA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Los Altos resident Dennis Young, CPA, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the California Society of CPAs.

Young is past president of the CalCPA Education Foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The foundation provides continuing professional education to CPAs in California and 42 other states.


Los Altos

2240 Ancora Court, Connelly Trust to S. & I. Mejias for $2,325,000

5633 Arboretum Drive, Schneider Trust to Y. Dinai for $2,300,000

A plan for rising costs of long-term care

A new study showed just how expensive health care is getting in the Bay Area.

Genworth, one of America’s largest long-term care insurers, recently released its 2016 cost of health care data. The results are based on surveys or interviews with thousands of health-care providers across the U.S. The data include estimates on the potential cost of services for dementia or a physical disability that requires support for basic living activities.

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