Transactions for the week of September 12

Los Altos

1245 Portland Avenue, Stern Trust to S. Fazilat for $3,250,000

48 S. Avalon Drive, Boscacci Trust to T. Huang for $3,860,000

Financial adviser's talk covers retirement planning

Financial adviser Arvind Ven is scheduled to discuss “The Importance of Retirement Income Planning” 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

According to Ven, who writes the Town Crier’s “Fiscal Fitness” column, 15,000 baby boomers will be retiring every day in the U.S. for the next 15 years – one of the largest retiring workforces in the world. However, Ven said, the retirement story in the U.S. is not good, with a significant percentage of people having little to no savings.

St. Simon hosts rummage sale

St. Simon Catholic Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Proceeds from the sale, which at past events have exceeded $30,000, support various causes.

Legal crossroads: Where lemon law meets auto fraud



Love watching exciting legal dramas on the tube? As many of you know, they are a bit of a stretch from real life, which is not always as compelling.

While my office handles mostly lemon law matters, wherein someone gets a bad car, we also handle auto fraud matters, wherein someone gets a bad car deal.

Los Altos resident publishes book on interviewing for jobs


After connecting more than 20,000 people to interviews with employers, Les Fenyves is extending his expertise to the rest of the world. His manual, “How to Sell Yourself in an Interview: A Guide for the Non-Salesperson” was released over the summer in digital and paperback formats.

“You can be a duffer lobbing the ball, or you can be in Wimbledon, center court,” the longtime Los Altos resident said of interviewing skills. “Same racket, same ball, same court, but different way of applying it. The people who are playing in Wimbledon, you take each stroke and you break it down into little minute chunks, and you master each little chunk, and then you put it all together.”

Full circle: Dancers' orbit leads Mountain View ballet academy to thrive

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Rima Chaeff, left, with her mother Marion, who opened the academy in 1985.

While sharing the history of Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View, Marion Chaeff and her daughter, Rima, both used the ballet programs they were participating in or the class they were teaching as a time stamp to ensure they were speaking in chronological order.

It could be because the academy’s owners were being interviewed about their business and the 33-year run through which they have nurtured it, but it became increasingly obvious that no matter the topic, the conversation – and their lives – would always turn to ballet.

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