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Last updateWed, 24 Aug 2016 12pm

Business Brief

City hosts discussion with local merchants

Los Altos Economic Development Manager Jennifer Quinn has scheduled a Business Coffee Chat with merchants 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Curves, 2069 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Quinn will present a summary of current economic development activity, and she invites business owners to share their obstacles and requests for city support.


Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the greenhouse is known as the “year in miniature.”

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and the like flourish as small starter plants in the muggy heat – eventually to be transferred to the ground outdoors in warmer days and then harvested at peak ripeness.

Transactions

Los Altos

1554 Clay Drive, T. & V. Leborgne to K. Rao for $2,740,000

4388 El Camino Real No. 228, E. Mack to Evergreen Emerald Jade Trust for $1,326,000

Consequences of negative interest rates vary

Since the crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has used quantitative easing to stimulate the economy. This approach involves purchasing a significant volume of bonds to drive up bond prices and reduce interest rates, with the expectation that lower rates will stimulate demand for more borrowing and consequently more liquidity flowing throughout the economy.

Hidden Villa yield available in shares


Couresty of Hidden Villa
Weekly produce shares from Hidden Villa spotlight the season’s offerings.

Local residents can sign up to receive weekly boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from mid-May through Thanksgiving via Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.

Participants pick up their produce at the Los Altos Hills farm or one of its drop-off locations in Los Altos or Palo Alto.


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