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Los Altos

1841 Alford Avenue, Loretz Construction to R. Bland for $3,227,000

739 College Court, W. Zhou to A. & R. Lahtiranta for $2,300,000

Accounting 101 applied to government debt

Can the U.S. government go bankrupt? According to Time magazine, the answer is yes.

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.


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.

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