Business & Real Estate

Timing the market is risky

The Dow Jones industrial average rose slightly last week, primarily because the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated that interest-rate increases might come slower than previously thought. But the financial crisis in Greece – including the country’s debt load and rocky relationship with the eurozone – continues to burden Wall Street.



100 First Street No. 101, Los Altos8 Limited to I. & D. Plut for $1,399,000

100 First Street No. 213, Los Altos8 Limited to A. Mort for $390,000


Local company offers children keys to 'Embark' on careers in coding

Photo Courtesy of Embark Labs
Children participate in Embark Lab’s Google Spring Academy.

Embark Labs has embarked on a new path for teaching children computer science.

The Peninsula-based company, founded in November by Jessie Arora, works with children – some as young as 6 years old – using a project-based approach. Los Altos native Brian Van Dyck is Embark’s director of curriculum and instruction.


Another flat week for Dow

Stocks fell in another seesaw week, erasing any weekly gains on fears that Greece won’t reach a debt deal.

Investors are staying on the sidelines until the U.S. Federal Reserve meets this week. Investors are edgy and hope that the meeting will provide clues on the timing of an interest-rate hike. An increase in rates will tighten the flow of easy money and raise borrowing costs for companies.


Delaying homeownership could cost would-be buyers thousands over time

If you’re thinking of buying a home but hesitating, each year you delay could mean a loss in financial benefits over the long term, even in high-cost places like California.

With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, potential buyers who choose to remain on the sidelines for even a year could lose thousands of dollars in financial benefits over a 30-year time horizon, according to new data.



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100 First Street No. 110, Los Altos8 Limited to Sarpa Trust for $1,605,500

926 Aura Way, Rassai Trust to Phukan Trust for $3,200,000


Andronico's spruces up store, stock to stay in touch with local shoppers

/Town Crier Andronico’s redesigned produce and deli sections offer more fresh produce without refrigeration as well as salad and olive bars.

Discerning shoppers can easily find their daily staples, but one local grocer wants to keep customers in their own neighborhood.

“We want to be your everyday store,” said Andrea Tellez, manager of Andronico’s Community Market at Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos. “People have wheels – they can go and get whatever they want. In order to keep our customers, we need to give them what they want.”


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