Downtown businesses to hold festive Holiday Open House

Six downtown businesses will hold a Holiday Open House over the weekend in an effort to promote the spirit and festiveness of the holidays and encourage shopping downtown.

On the Market: The importance of neighbors when choosing a house

In today’s virtual world, one of the most important aspects of a house for sale that is most overlooked is the neighbors. Information on potential neighbors never shows up on the MLS, you can’t really tell from Google Street View and satellite views don’t give you much detail.

Nest Egg Briefs: A practical way to avoid crooked financial advisers

Probably everyone knows who Bernie Madoff is. Unfortunately, there are many other unscrupulous financial advisers who operate on a much smaller scale. Most have engaging and trustworthy personalities, making it difficult to be able to ascertain up front just how honest they really are. But there is publicly available data that can help you avoid the problematic ones.

A guide to weighing the ballot propositions this election

Californians have 12 propositions to vote on in Tuesday’s election, with issues ranging from affirmative action to rent control. The future of Uber and Lyft could be decided, as well as property-tax rates on certain buildings. With so much at stake during a jam-packed election season, following is an overview of the propositions on the ballot.

Three local tax measures face voters in November

Locally, Santa Clara County voters will decide three additional measures concerning taxes. Two of them would continue an existing tax for water service and preserving open space. The other would go toward funding Caltrain. Below is a look at the three measures.

Developer of major Los Altos housing project faces continued legal woes

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Dutchints Development is involved in mounting litigation, calling into question a large planned housing complex on El Camino Real.

Dutchints Development, the luxury real estate developer that secured city approval to construct a large housing complex on El Camino Real, continues to be involved in mounting litigation that raises questions about the direction of the project.

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