What future investment returns should you expect?

John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, said in an interview with Bloomberg Radio last year that he expects stock and bond returns to be significantly lower than they have been throughout his 87-year lifetime.

Speaker: Silicon Valley must address housing, traffic problems


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Carl Guardino, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, told local realtors that if Silicon Valley’s traffic and housing problems are not resolved, the region could lose its innovation edge.

Carl Guardino, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, claims that while Silicon Valley’s innovative industries have grown faster than any other, traffic and housing problems are impacting businesses and further growth in the region.

Guardino addressed the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors last month in Los Altos, noting that if ignored, Silicon Valley could fall behind its top-tier competitors.

A Runner's Mind continues specialized running tradition downtown


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Monte Keleher purchased On Your Mark in June and reopened it as A Runner’s Mind.

The new running store on Main Street in Los Altos inherits the personalized, service-oriented spirit of its predecessor, On Your Mark.

But when A Runner’s Mind opened downtown at the beginning of the summer, it expanded the selection of “athleisure” clothing aimed at all sporty types, not just runners, and started new traditions for local running culture

Oz Boutique marks decades in downtown Los Altos


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Azar Abdollahi, right, is celebrating 30 years of running Oz Boutique. She operates the shop with Margaret Swiercz, left.

When Oz Boutique owner Azar Abdollahi moved to the area from Iran in 1979, she didn’t know a soul in Los Altos and had never even heard of the city.

In July, she celebrated her boutique’s 30th anniversary in downtown Los Altos and said it’s the “best place (I) could’ve landed.”

How to select the right financial adviser

There is a notion that financial advisory services are only for the super-rich or the financially illiterate. That could not be further from the truth.

Even the most successful athletes have coaches. Why? A good coach will help them stay the course during tough times and guide them through logical and reasoned decisions. An ethical and competent financial adviser can bring similar value.

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