As April 15th approaches, it is time once again to begin preparing our income taxes. Not a task many of us relish, now we need to be extra vigilant about safeguarding our personal information against tax-related identity theft. […]
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Twenty three years after its original implementation, the Safe on 17 campaign was reignited for a third time in late 2018. Highway 17 serves as a major commute corridor between Santa Cruz County and Silicon Valley, with upwards of […]
Passed in May 2005, the REAL ID Act was implemented based upon the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, and requires all United States residents to have a REAL ID by the year 2020 to board domestic flights. A modification […]
On Friday, January 4, 2019, a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony was held on the lawn of the Civic Center in Los Gatos for the Flame of Liberty Veterans Memorial. Attended by town dignitaries, residents, members of the military, police force, […]
Most of us know the basics: glass, paper, and cans go in the recycling bins. But there are always those unusual items that leave us guessing. What do we do with a broken plastic toy, a shattered drinking […]
After almost seven years of historically low interest rates, the Federal Reserve has incrementally increased rates numerous times during 2018. It is predicted that these rate upticks will continue into the coming year, impacting homebuyers looking to purchase […]
Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area is a great place to be if you’re a foodie. And, as the recently announced 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners list proves, you don’t have to spend a lot of to […]
Every year, the Pantone Color Institute publishes a report that forecasts a “global point of view on the movement of color across current and future seasons.” Color appeals to and evokes emotion while visually engaging and inspiring. These hot […]
Tis the season to be merry but for our pets, the holidays can often cause stress and anxiety. We deck our Silicon Valley homes with décor that may be unsettling and there may be more visitors—possibly even other […]
Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, feng shui is an ancient practice of harnessing good fortune, positive energy, and creating harmony in a space. Translating to “wind and water,” feng shui is an unassailable influence on today’s […]
On Tuesday, November 6th, voters rejected two ballot initiatives that impacted real estate in Silicon Valley and beyond. Here is a look at the two propositions and what the “nay” vote means moving forward for the Bay Area […]
If you’re looking for an opulent escape from Silicon Valley, wine and car enthusiasts will swoon over this sumptuous Sonoma villa in the heart of wine country. Ideal for entertaining, Villa Testerossa sits on over 4 ½ acres […]
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