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Online network reimagines village marketplace


Judy Kitt’s summer to-do list just got a whole lot shorter.

The Mountain View resident checked off 12 household tasks using Blueberry Home, a new online network marketplace that enables neighbors to pool their home repairs and services.


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633 Almond Avenue, A. Bourgan to Wang Trust for $4,148,000

832 Carmel Avenue, Wang Trust to I. & A. Field for $2,398,000

BBB warns businesses to watch out for directory scams

Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about a common scam that is on the rise.

BBB has seen an uptick in directory scams – or “Yellow Pages” scams – aimed at small businesses. Reports to BBB Scam Tracker have increased dramatically in recent weeks, and BBB cautions business owners and employees not to fall for the trick.

Realtors lend seniors a hand at home


Courtesy of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Realtor Volunteer Service Program volunteers, from left, Leticia Panuco, Miri Bialik, Howard Bloom and David Kim wash windows for a Mountain View senior.

Members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors visit seniors and provide free assistance with household tasks every year.

During this year’s Realtor Service Volunteer Program, 170 volunteers from the local trade association helped 79 senior households residing within SILVAR’s five districts. In Los Altos and Mountain View, 49 realtors assisted 28 seniors.

Pint-sized 'PB & Cakes' entrepreneur sweetens Main Street


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Presley Brown, 5, operated a lemonade stand during the Kiwanis Pet Parade last month and raised funds for a child with severe combined immunodeficiency. Alissa McDonald

Five-year-old Presley Brown decided to capitalize on the Kiwanis Pet Parade crowds last month by erecting a pop-up cake shop in front of her parents’ shop, Vintage Bath at 351 Main St.

She purveyed lemonade and homemade cupcakes and Rice Krispies Treats under her “PB & Cakes” branding – showing clear heritage from her mother, Alissa McDonald, who specializes in visual marketing.


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