Castro Street in downtown Mountain View has been a revolving door for many small businesses hoping to find a home to settle down – only to discover that the rising rental costs and competition was more than they could handle. It’s especially sad when Book Buyers, a shop that has been considered a “gem” of downtown Mountain View for 25 years, faces the same predicament. But, the owner, Hotranatha Ajaya and his tight-knit crew are not going down without a fight and have pledged to do whatever it takes to save their store. Click on the link below to read more about Book Buyers and their strategy to hopefully turn things around before it’s too late.
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to transform your backyard into one that needs less water and also suit your entertaining lifestyle, Palo Alto’s 30th Annual Gamble Garden Tour on April 24-25 will be worth a visit. This year’s event theme is “There’s No Place Like Home” and features a tour of 5 private gardens in Palo Alto. Click on the link below for more details.
We all know that supply and demand greatly influences the price of everything – and that includes the price of homes. Every homeowner that is in the process of considering selling their home wants top $$$ for their property. It makes sense to sell when demand is high and inventory is low. The summer months have historically been considered “peak” selling season. Home prices in Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and other surrounding cities have skyrocketed and summer is right around the corner, so if you’re considering selling your home, now is the time! Click on the link below to read more about this topic.
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With a record-low snowpack amid the state’s ongoing drought and as mandated by Gov. Jerry Brown, the State Water Resources Control Board will be implementing mandatory 25% reductions in water usage by California cities and towns through February 2016. Los Altos had previously set a goal to reduce water consumption by 20% so the city is well on its way in doing its part in conserving water! If you’re looking for more ways to save water (and money) visit:
After serving time overseas, many active or veteran military personnel struggle to get back into the mainstream of everyday life. Fortunately, a variety of services and programs are available throughout the country to those that need it. In the Bay Area, Los Altos Hills’ Foothill College has a Veteran Resource Center that also offers active or veteran military personnel canine therapy by pairing them up with service dogs, some of which had served time overseas as well. Click on the link below to read more about how Foothill College is helping our veterans.