MVHS alums launch startup to reduce food waste

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Mountain View High School graduate Paran Sonthalia, from left, co-founded DeWaste with Daniel Ciao and Pranshu Bansal.

When Paran Sonthalia arrived at UC Berkeley as a freshman in the fall of 2018, one of the first things he noticed was the prevalence of food waste in the dining halls. The Mountain View High School graduate said he was “shocked” to find people throwing away entire plates of food.

City shuts outdoor fitness classes; cites county order

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The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green.

The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green because they violate Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order, according to the owner of the downtown studio.

Transactions for the week of July 8

Los Altos

961 Andover Way, M. Huh to A. & K. Chao for $2,904,000

1942 Churton Avenue, Yao-Shen Family Trust to Adelman Family Trust for $4,100,000

Nest Egg Briefs: The most tax-efficient ways to contribute to charities

Federal tax benefits for the charitably inclined have undergone a seismic shift over the past three years. Between the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the SECURE Act of 2019 and the three acts passed this year collectively known as the CARES Act, the federal government has not only changed the rules, but also built in some traps for the unwary.

Transactions for the week of July 1

Los Altos

1575 Grant Road, 1575 Grant Road LLC to P. Foxhoven for $7,700,000

On the Market: Could a reverse mortgage be right for you?

Reverse mortgages have a bit of an identity crisis. Many years ago, some unscrupulous lenders used them for nefarious purposes. That has all changed. Highly regulated now, reverse mortgages can actually be a wonderful solution in certain financial situations. There are several different types, so be sure to consult someone at your bank who specializes in them. And remember, there are other financial options that might be more appropriate for your situation, for example, a Home Equity Line of Credit.

Santa Clara County's Dr. Sara Cody on "A Critical Moment"

July 11 2020


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