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Google pays $1 billion for remaining buildings in MV business park

A Google Inc. representative last week confirmed that the company paid approximately $1 billion for the remaining buildings Google did not yet occupy in the Britannia Shoreline Technology Park in Mountain View, former home to LinkedIn Corp.

The business park, directly across the street from the Googleplex headquarters, comprises 12 buildings. According to Google’s Maps system, which has not yet been updated to reflect the purchase, Google already owned 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2081 Stierlin Court. The only building the company doesn’t own in the complex houses Alexza Pharmaceuticals.

Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry hosts 'Smiles for Troops' event

The Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry hosted its sixth annual “Smiles for Troops” event in honor of Veterans Day. Across its three locations – one in Los Altos and two in Mountain View – staff provided free dental services to 35 veterans Nov. 12.

Dentists and hygienists not only offered cleanings, fillings, crowns and root canals to the vets, but also focused on prevention of major problems related to oral health – and helped veterans regain their “confidence with a smile,” said office manager Janna York.

How the Democrats' "blue wave" could impact consumers

Regardless of your politics and which set of alternative facts you choose to believe, it’s hard to deny the country experienced a “blue wave” in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, with Democrats taking the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kid-oriented hair salon moves into Los Altos

Pigtails & Crewcuts, a hair salon designed especially for kids, is set to open in Los Altos in early December.

Reyna Patel and Sneha Bhavan – sisters-in-law, close friends and now business partners – aim to bring something new to the Peninsula. Both moms of young boys, they saw a need for a salon tailored to children.

SILVAR earns award for global achievement

Courtesy of SILVAR
The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors received the Diamond Global Achievement Program Award for 2018 from the National Association of Realtors earlier this month.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Global Business Council received the Diamond Global Achievement Program Award for 2018 from the National Association of Realtors at the Realtors Conference & Expo earlier this month in Boston.

SILVAR President Bill Moody and Executive Officer Paul Cardus accepted the award on behalf of the council.

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