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SILVAR recertified as Green Business

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors met stricter standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, enabling the California Bay Area Green Business Program this month to recertified SILVAR as a Bay Area Green Business.

SILVAR promotes the ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley.


MVLA Scholars seeks businesses to provide student internships

Moving beyond helping students succeed on their path to college, MVLA Scholars seeks local businesses to offer internships.

MVLA Scholars, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, provides four-year, renewable college scholarships and mentoring to local underserved students. The program’s mission is to help students gain the confidence and determination to succeed in college by offering scholarships, personal mentoring and community support.

Show pride by enhancing your home's curb appeal


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Maintaining a home’s front yard with tidy landscaping shows pride of ownership to prospective neighborhood buyers, according to real estate experts.

First impressions count. Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, it’s always beneficial to enhance its curb appeal.

The outside of a home tells a lot about the owner and can be just as important to potential buyers as the interior.

CSMA hosts presentation on tech jobs, arts education

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Tech Jobs + Arts Education” 7 p.m. April 28 in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The presentation will highlight the benefits of an arts education and how involvement in the arts can help youth develop skills for careers of the future.

Employment program bridges gap for women returnees


Courtesy of Women Back to Work
Women Back to Work co-founders, from left, Suparna Vashisht and Sonu Ratra started a free corporate workforce re-entry platform for women in the Bay Area.

Women Back to Work co-founder Sonu Ratra knows what it’s like to try to return from a career break. In a word, she called it “frustrating.”

Sixteen years ago, the Los Altos resident left a lucrative job to spend time with her young daughter. When she wanted to return after a couple of years, she was met with closed doors.

Transactions

Los Altos

687 Coral Court, Er Trust to B. Wong for $2,460,000

1095 Russell Avenue, N. Sachdev to M. Mengerink for $3,100,000

It's better to be a good – rather than a great – investor

Cliff Asness, co-founder of AQR Capital Management, once stated on Bloomberg Television, “I used to think being great at investing long-term was about genius. Genius is still good, but more and more, I think it’s about doing something reasonable, that makes sense, and then sticking to it with incredible fortitude through the tough times.”

In other words, you’d be better off long term by following a consistent, well-diversified investment strategy, regardless of what the markets are doing.


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