Local photographer moves into downtown LA space

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Courtesy of Lisa DeNeffe
Lisa DeNeffe has relocated her photography studio to the former home of Harold’s Jewelry at 164 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

When Lisa DeNeffe, who runs a photography studio, realized her lease was expiring this month at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto after eight years, she began re-evaluating her expenses and where she wanted to relocate.

On the Market: Pressing real estate questions for 2021

There is much chatter in the press of late about all of the people leaving California. We hear about rents declining and newly minted work-from-homers heading to the suburbs. But what is the reality? What does the data show?

Local resident’s program helps women re-enter the workforce

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Courtesy of Women Back to Work
Women Back to Work assists women as they seek to rejoin the workforce after stepping back from their jobs.

For Sonu Ratra, founder of the Women Back to Work initiative, re-entering the workforce after taking a break to mother her daughter was not easy.

Nest Egg Briefs: How diversified do your stock investments need to be?

One key watchword in the investment world is “diversification.” I suspect that a large majority of investors would probably agree as to the importance of this approach for managing investment risk as well as the risk of running out of money in retirement. In our firm’s case, we diversify not just across different asset classes, but also within each one. Our clients are invested in all 3,500 U.S. stocks and in more than 13,000 stocks globally.

Boston Private acquired by Silicon Valley Bank

Boston Private Financial Holdings, the parent company of Boston Private Bank, has been acquired by SVB Financial Group for $900 million as part of a merger deal.

Restaurants see extra charges from delivery services despite county fee cap

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Olivia Treynor/Town Crier
Several Los Altos restaurants have reported seeing charges from third-party delivery services higher than the limit set recently in an ordinance passed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

Some third-party delivery services have been slow to follow a recent ordinance passed in Santa Clara County that caps fees charged to restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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