Monday, January 28, 2008

Client Appreciation Party

This past week, I held my annual Client Appreciation Party. To be invited to the party, invitees must have either referred me to a prospective client (closed transaction or not) or have been a recent client that I represented on a purchase or sale that closed escrow. Currently, I have an annual party but my goal is to add an additional one as my business grows. So, you too, can be invited by referring someone you care about for expert advice on the purchase or sale of residential or commercial real estate or if you need a trusted real estate advisor.

This time we had a dinner party at Midori Japanese Restaurant (1066 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087; 408-985-1000) in Sunnyvale. We were "holed-up" in the tatami room in the restaurant so we wouldn't be disturbed AND we couldn't disturb the "normal" patrons! Food was excellent and included a selection of tasty sushi and sashimi appetizers, wide variety of entree combinations, dessert and beverages (including adult beverages).

For the invitees, there were drawings for prizes available to those present -- you know those that must be present to win. The lovely gifts ranged from a pass to visit the Pavia Day Spa in Saratoga (12840 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga, CA 95070; 408-741-1555; to lovely gift combinations that my creative wife, Carol, put together and wrapped so beautifully.

Each invitee was allowed to bring an adult guest and received a gift bag with a wonderful bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon wine, heart-shaped box of See's Candies chocolates and a gift card to use on their next visit to Elephant Bar (19780 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014; 408-865-0701;

A couple of the invitees were attending their second Client Appreciation Party in a row! A couple of interesting comments were:

  • Ron, invited because he referred me to a prospective client, made a comment of how I was able to help him and his partners in their commercial transaction that saved them a lot of money; and,

  • Gabriela, also invited due to a referral she made to me, said that she was suggesting to her in-laws that it was time for them to downsize from their very large home and was advising them to hire me to handle everything.

The variety of invitees ran the gamut from first time buyers to those referring prospective clients and came from as far away as San Ramon and included such occupations as a loan officer, banker, newspaper advertising representative, attorney, occupational therapist, software engineer and sales executive. Conversational topics ranged from high-tech to movies to travel.

Oh, I almost forgot! Everybody had FUN! I know this because absolutely nobody complained!

I can't wait to have another Client Appreciation Party because I get to thank some of those that are the heart of my business. And, getting close to Valentine's Day, it makes perfect sense!

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lunar New Year Events

Happy New Year! OK, Happy Lunar New Year! In the Chinese calendar, the longest chronological record in history dating back to 2600 B.C., this year marks the lunar year 4,706 -- Year of the Rat. The first day of the new lunar year is February 7, 2008.

Here are some local events celebrating the Lunar New Year in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.

Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County:

  • Lunar New Year Blessing and Dedication Ceremony. Zen ceremony in Chinese and English followed by a vegetarian lunch. 9:30am - 12:30pm, February 3rd. Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, 750 E. Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free. 408-733-0750.

  • Vietnamese Spring Festival and Parade. Festival will include Vietnamese arts and crafts, live performances, martial arts demonstrations, children's games and rides, talent show and food booths. 11:00am - 6:00pm, February 10th. 180 Park Avenue. San Jose parade: Market Street between St. John and San Carlos Streets. Free. 408-202-2672.

  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Traditional crafts, displays, martial arts demonstrations, music and dance performances and food tasting. 10:00am - 5:00pm, February 16th and Noon to 5:00pm, February 17th. Children's Discovery Museum, Woz Way and Auzerais Street, San Jose. Free. 408-298-5437, extension 204. .

San Mateo/San Mateo County:

  • Challenge School Chinese New Year Performance. 6:30 to 8:00pm, February 7th, Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo. $10 per adult. 650-574-6878. .

San Francisco:

San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade began in 1860 and was named by the IFEA to be one of the top ten parades in the world! It is also one of the remaining night illuminated parades left in the country.

  • 2008 Chinese New Year Parade. Saturday, February 23rd. 5:30 pm.

The Chinese Calendar names each year after an animal and legend has it that a person born under a certain animal will display traits of that animal. I was born in the year of the Tiger. What sign are you in the Chinese 12-year calendar cycle?

Rat: 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox: 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009

Tiger: 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010

Rabbit: 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011

Dragon: 1928 1940 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012

Snake: 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013

Horse: 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014

Ram: 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015

Monkey: 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016

Rooster: 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017

Dog: 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018

Boar: 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Community Calendar

Hello and Happy Chinese New Year -- Gung Hey Fat Choy -- Year of the Rat! Here are some events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for February. These are selections from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Santa Clara and other communities in Silicon Valley.

February 2: Serving Children with Special Needs and their Families, 9:00am

February 2: California Theatre Center presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", 11:00am and 7:30pm

February 2, 9, 16, 23: Farmer's Market, 9:00am

February 3, 10, 17, 24: Fair Oaks Toastmasters, 11:30am

February 4: Sunnyvale Neighborhood Associations Winter Quarterly Meeting, 7:00pm

February 6, 13, 20, 27: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:30am

February 6: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly, 1:30pm

February 7: SNAIL Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7:00pm

February 8: Heritage District Neighborhood Association, 7:30pm

February 9, 16: California Theatre Center presents, Cinderella, 11:00am

February 9: Evenings of Cultural Arts presents, Sunnyvale Theater, Sunnyvale Community Center, 8:00pm

February 11, 25: Sunnyvale Planning Commission Meeting, 8:00pm

February 12: San Miguel Neighbors Association, general meeting, 7:00pm

February 13: Sunnyvale Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, 7:00pm

February 13: Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7:00pm

February 14: Wake Up Sunnyvale!, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, 7:29am

February 16: Compost Workshop, 10:00am

February 16: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 8:00am-1:00pm, Sunnyvale residents

February 16, 23: Sunnyvale Community Players presents, Pippin, 8:00pm

February 18: President's Day Holiday

February 20: Sunnyvale Arts Commission Meeting, 7:00pm

February 21: Sunnyvale Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30pm

February 27: Glaucoma Support Group of the South Bay, 6:30pm

February 27: Sunnyvale Housing and Human Services Commission Meeting, 7:00pm

February 28: Sunnyvale Chamber Mixer, 5:00pm

Most Tuesdays: Sunnyvale City Council Meetings, 7:00pm
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Computer and E-Waste Recycling, 8:00am-4:30pm, Cupertino proof of residency
Every Wednesday: South Bay Community Orchestra, Noon-1:00pm for strings, 1:00-4:00pm for full orchestra
Every Saturday: Family Astronomy Evenings, De Anza College Minolta Planetarium, 6:00pm, 7:00pm or 8:00pm
Every Second Monday of Month: Fine Arts League of Cupertino, Quinlan Community Center, 7:00pm

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Friday, January 18, 2008

How NOT to sell your home

It never ceases to amaze me when reviewing the Property History portion of listings how many potential missed opportunities there are to sell a home. The Property History section, viewable only by a licensed agent who is also a member of the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), contains all listing information in chronological order. The information by MLS number includes, list price, date of sale, close of escrow date with final selling price and ALL price changes. It will also show realty firms, listing agents and relisting under a new MLS number. A good buyers agent will be able to explain the reasons for all changes to a listing.

Based on my opinion, here is a sampling of categories I've named based on the characteristics they exhibit. Perhaps you'll be able to readily identify someone you know that's struggling with selling their home.

First characteristic is what I call the "stair-step" approach to pricing. In this approach, a seller lists their home a little above fair market value to assure they don't leave any money on the table and with the belief that their home is better than all the others even though they haven't seen their competition. I've noticed that sellers keep reducing their list price but just a little each time. This does two things. One, the price reduction generally follows the market lower rather than being aggressively competitive. And two, like the proverbial Pavlov's dog, it trains or conditions potential buyers to be patient for their next award by waiting for another little "treat" or price reduction.

The second characteristic is what I call the "wishful thinker" approach. In this approach, a seller sets a list price way up on the range and keeps it there! You might also call this a "wishin' and a hopin'" strategy. Pricing your home using this approach gets a seller frustrated and perhaps even angry at their agent as there will be little or no activity from the marketing effort that will generate a sufficient interest for a buyer or buyers to make offers. The Property History is riddled with listing agent changes!

Keep in mind that with the ability for potential buyers to easily and quickly pour over home listings on the Internet, a buyer won't show up without a compelling reason or reasons to do so.

This leads me to my recommendations for sellers who want to sell their home. Either you know someone who is currently in this predicament or know of someone considering a sale who you would like to save from getting stuck and making costly errors in marketing and pricing their home.

  • Look carefully at your competition. A close look at the Property History of each listing that would be considered your competition is key. Your agent can research and review this revealing information with you, hopefully BEFORE it goes on the market.

  • Price it to add value to the marketplace. All buyers look for value. Value is a combination of price and benefits. Sometimes a higher price is a better value! Why are there so many Lexuses on the road! Though it is important, to add value to the market don't think just of price. More than likely, you'll add value with a combination of price and your home's features and benefits. Examples of features include recent upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms and ideas of benefits may be about the community or a set of schools.

  • Price it with good information and old-fashioned good advice. Some agents looking for business will accept a listing at any price the seller wants as they think that getting the listing is business and they can always go back to the seller for price reductions employing, you guessed it, the "stair-step" approach described above. It is difficult to locate an agent who will be upfront with advice and current market information and be willing to walk away from a potential listing where the seller is being unrealistic with their price. I have and wish them the best of luck! After all, as a real estate professional, I make an out-of-pocket investment in every listing and would rather not expend a lot of time and marketing money without a reasonable chance to see that sale come to fruition.

If you have questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading!

Martin Luther King Day Events and Holiday Closings Information

This is a partial list of area events celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January, 21st.

  • Ras Midas - With Root Awakening. Raggae celebration of King's life. 9:30pm today, January 18th. Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, $15. 510-478-5008.

  • MLK Birthday Community Sing-along and Concert. Songs from the civil rights, peace and labor movements. 7:30pm Saturday, January 19th. Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. 650-326-8837.

  • MLK Jr. Celebration. Special speaker Rev. Robert Olmstead "Continuing Dr. King's Dream of Truth, Peace & Justice". 3:00pm Sunday, January 20th, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. 650-323-6167.

  • MLK Day Celebration. With musical group Hey Mom! 11:30am, Sunday, January 20th, Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Free. 650-324-4321.

  • 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Julia Hare. Noon, Monday, January 21st, African American Community Service Agency, 304 N. Sixth St., San Jose. $35. 408-292-3157.

  • 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Julia Hare. Noon, Monday, January 21st, Emmanuel Baptist Family Life Center, 467 N. White Rd., San Jose. $35. 408-532-6755.

  • King Plaza Dedication Ceremony. City of Palo Alto is naming Civic Center Plaza in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Musical performance by the Stanford Gospel Choir and Eastside Preparatory High School Choir. 2:00pm Monday, January 21st, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

  • Mover of Mountains Award and Scholarship Breakfast. Event will recognize and honor those who follow in the footsteps of King in education and service. 7:00am, Monday, January 21st, Wyndham Hotel, 1350 N. First St., San Jose. $40. For reservations, call 408-428-9551.

Holiday Closings: Federal, State offices will be closed. County offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito all will be closed. City offices in the above counties will be closed. No mail delivery. Libraries will be closed. Schools in the above counties will be closed. Banks will be closed.

Travel: BART - regular schedule; Caltrain - regular schedule; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - regular schedule; SamTrans - regular schedule; AC Transit; weekend schedule; Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District - weekend schedule; Monterey-Salinas Transit - Sunday schedule; Muni - Saturday schedule, subject to change.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Reel Estate -- La Bamba Movie

Yes, I know, what I am doing talking about a 1987 movie, La Bamba? Well, the reason my wife and I saw the movie (again after almost 20 years) and the life-lessons that I picked up by watching it are the reasons I write about it today.

Lou Diamond Phillips starred in this film about an early rocker, Ritchie Valens and his meteoric rise to stardom at age 17 back in 1958. Born in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, Ritchie had a keen ear toward music from an early age and was constantly learning and innovating as he grew into his teenage years. On one of his dates with his girlfriend, Donna, Ritchie would bring his guitar. In fact, he ALWAYS took his guitar with him everywhere he went! Donna would ask him "do you always carry that guitar around?" Ritchie would reply to her with "Yes, it's my future."

At the tender age of 17, Ritchie Valens was killed in a plane crash which also killed Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His career lasted but eight months and he wrote and released three top rock hits "Donna", "Come On, Let's Go" and "La Bamba". Los Lobos played the Valens music in the film and his song, "La Bamba", has been credited to Valens as having been one of the first Latin or Chicano rock songs and by its originality of fusing a song sung entirely in Spanish with rock music, thus creating a new sound. A sound influenced the group Los Lobos and others.

The way he lived his life, portrayed in the film, teaches us about two of life's lessons. First, have a singleness of purpose and pour your energy into it to learn, and get better at what you do best. Second, he teaches us to always focus on your goal. In his life, it was to be "a star". Perhaps a third would be to always carry your tools with you, whether it is a guitar or your intellectual property.

The real reason to have reviewed this movie was because of the antique cars! A new friend of ours, Don, gave my wife and I a tour of some of his antique cars along with a history lesson not only of his family but of use of some of his cars in period movies. When he mentioned that many of the cars were used in scenes in various movies, we started searching for them. We started with "La Bamba". The film, incidentally, was filmed in the Watsonville area of North Monterey County. It even made me recall my own childhood years growing up in rural-like Los Altos because the movie had scenes of fruit picking and cutting 'cots (apricots) to dry. Something that my mother and dad got us involved with at an early age! For us, around the Fourth of July was all about fireworks, picking fruit and cutting 'cots. Anybody showing up to our place during this time, my mother promptly put to work culling, washing or cutting apricots.

We enjoyed the local history lesson through the antique car "show" that Don put on. Donald Skow, is Pastor of the Hollister Christian Fellowship Church. Next time we see a movie with his antique cars, we'll be sure to see it and then I'll tell you about it!

Don also told us about one area that he is focused on and that is his program to help some people living in abject poverty in Haiti (near Port-a-Prince). He is constantly on a quest for donations of either financial or basic supplies and tools. Some things like school supplies, basic need items for families to enable them to better their living conditions are key. Don often goes there to keep the program going and to reach more people. If you can be of help, give Don a call or send him an email. He told us that "giving a little will help a lot". His tag line is "Vintage Truth in the Real World". I wonder if the "vintage " part has to do with his antique cars?

Donald Skow, Pastor
Hollister Christian Fellowship Church
2350-A Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023

And you thought that this post was going to be only about a movie!

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Real Eats -- il Postale Italian-American Bistro, Sunnyvale, CA

When in or near downtown Sunnyvale, heart of Silicon Valley, stop in to savor the flavors of award-winning il Postale Italian-American Bistro. They're located on Washington Avenue just east of Mathilda Avenue in what once housed Sunnyvale's original post office.

My wife and I frequent the establishment which has been open for about 10 or so years. Joe Antuzzi, proprietor, keeps a daily "postcard" of specials for soups, entrees, desserts, wine and drinks. Along with the specials, Joe keeps his standby menu with a wide variety of Italian and American fare to indulge your taste buds and with choices to please just about every palate.

While there last night, my wife chose their special -- a cioppino (mixture of different kinds of fish and shellfish in a slightly-spicy tomato sauce) served around a mound of risotto. My wife commented that serving it in this manner allowed her the best of both worlds -- cioppino and risotto!

Off the regular menu, I had a generously-sized salmon filet topped with a few scallops and a dill sauce. It was served with risotto and mixed vegetables. Both were excellently prepared and presented.

So when in Sunnyvale, stop in and check it out for lunch or dinner. Definitely one of our favorites!

il Postale Italian-American Bistro
127 Washington Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

January Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Update

This information summary and analysis uses MLS Listings Inc. (MLS) transactional data for December 2007.

For single family homes in Santa Clara County, December saw the fewest closings (closed escrow) of not only any December but any month going back to 1984, when the MLS first started publishing data! There were 488 closings in the month with 450 initiated sales (accepted offers) that indicates that closings in January will be lower still.

This lower closings record occurred in each of the counties I track closely: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Inventory of available homes was 4,031 in December compared to a high of 4,925 in late October. Since then, we've seen a higher than normal level of listings expire at the end of October and again at or near year-end. Normally, inventory of available homes decreases during the late fall months due to seasonal factors. I suspect that we'll see a jump in inventory either in January or February as at least some of those homes come back on the market for another try.

Days of Unsold Inventory (DUI) or the intersection of the inventory (supply) with the recent sales level (demand), shows Santa Clara County at 303, San Mateo County at 190, Santa Cruz County at 351 and Monterey County at 579. Clearly, these are all indicating a buyer's market condition as a reading of DUI above 90 depicts. For comparison, a seller's market will have a DUI of less than 45 and a balanced market will have a DUI between the two. However, real estate is local (down to the neighborhood level) and market conditions can vary within each county and even within cities by a large amount.

For instance, within Santa Clara County, the Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto area has the best market climate in the county with a DUI reading of 83 while South County (Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy) has the worst reading of 698 followed closely by a 662 reading for East Valley part of San Jose. In San Mateo County, the best market climate is in Foster City with a DUI reading of 70 contrasting with a 210 reading on its coast that includes Half Moon Bay and Pacifica. The following is a ranking of selected Santa Clara County cities or areas with their current DUI readings:
  • Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto - 83
  • Cupertino - 94
  • Almaden Valley - 120
  • Los Gatos, Saratoga - 126
  • Campbell - 128
  • Cambrian - 148
  • Sunnyvale - 152
  • Willow Glen - 163
  • Milpitas - 210
  • North Valley - 263
  • Downtown SJ - 275
  • Evergreen - 303
  • South San Jose - 446
  • East Valley - 662
  • Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin - 698

The median price for single family homes in Santa Clara County was $799,000 in December and compares to the record high reached in April 2007 of $868,400. This is a decrease of $69,000 or about 8.0%. Much of the increase to the record price was the result of a mix shift from lower priced homes to higher priced homes. In other words, less transactions out of the total occurred in lower priced homes and a higher percentage occurred in higher priced homes, resulting in an increase in the median. This mix shift was predominately caused by the mortgage problem that started in February when lenders started to increase their scrutiny of and place a higher standard on underwriting loans for borrowers hitting entry-level homes the hardest.

Median prices for single family homes by county in December 2007 were:

  • Santa Clara County - $799,000
  • San Mateo County - $875,000
  • Santa Cruz County - $546,000
  • Monterey County - $520,000

Has this drop in median prices been felt evenly throughout the county? Absolutely not. With seller's markets in the northwest portion of Santa Clara County (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View), their characteristics are price appreciation along with good demand whereas those affordable priced home communities have characteristics like a buyer's market with price depreciation and very poor demand.

We call the "sweet-spot" of the market that price range which has the lowest DUI. For December the $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 range is the most brisk. Next comes the $750,000 to $1,000,000 range and then the $2,500,000 to $5,000,000 range. This is unusual because a normal market has the more affordable priced homes with the lowest DUI.

For condo/townhouses the picture is similar but slightly better with a DUI reading of 264. Real estate investors take heart as the DUI picture has degraded substantially to a reading of 529. This means under the current rate of sales of multi-unit properties, there are about 1.5 years of supply! Even though rents have increased about 10% during both 2006 and 2007, the demand is just not there making this the best time for an investment purchase since 1994. Lenders have substantially increased the borrower's requirements to obtain a loan for investor property purchases. Does this foretell a price drop? We'll have to wait and find out.

Why follow all this, spending time dissecting statistics, reviewing trends and investing time doing old-fashioned real estate analysis? Simply, with this information I am armed with the latest information to provide my clients an advantage when it comes time to make a change in the market. Newspapers and other sources tend to generalize too much (i.e., the national real estate market, the Bay Area real estate market, etc.) and you lose the fineness of being able to use information strategically to make better decisions.

This effort forms the foundation of more effective strategies I advise my clients whether or not to buy or sell or just wait!

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to post them here or send me an email at

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Community Calendar

Hello and Happy New Year! As we turn the page on another year, here are some events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for January. These are selections from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Santa Clara and other communities in Silicon Valley.

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:30am

Jan 2: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly, 1:30pm

Jan 3: SNAIL Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7:00pm

Jan 4: Heritage District Neighborhood Association, 7:30pm

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26: Farmer's Market, 9:00am

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27: Fair Oaks Toastmasters, 11:30am

Jan 9: Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7:00pm

Jan 10: Wake Up Sunnyvale!, Sunnyvale Chamber Breakfast, 7:29am

Jan 12: Evenings of Cultural Arts Presents, Sunnyvale Theater, Sunnyvale Community Center, 8:00pm

Jan 14: San Miguel Neighbors Association, general meeting, 7:00pm

Jan 19: Compost Workshop, 10:00am

Jan 19: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 8:00am-1:00pm, Sunnyvale residents

Jan 19: Robert Burns Supper, South Bay Scottish Society, 6:00pm, Mountain View Masonic Lodge

Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan 23: Glaucoma Support Group of the South Bay, 6:30pm

Jan 24: Sunnyvale Chamber Mixer, 5:00pm

Jan 26: Serving Children with Special Needs and their Families, 9:00am

Jan 26: California Theatre Center presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", 11:00am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Computer and E-Waste Recycling, 8:00am-4:30pm, Cupertino proof of residency

Every Wednesday: South Bay Community Orchestra, Noon-1:00pm for strings, 1:00-4:00pm for full orchestra

Every Saturday: Family Astronomy Evenings, De Anza College Minolta Planetarium, 6:00pm, 7:00pm or 8:00pm

Every Second Monday of Month: Fine Arts League of Cupertino, Quinlan Community Center, 7:00pm

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