“It is striking how every part of the business is doing well,” said UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, in a research report on Apple following its most-recent results. All of Apple’s main product lines — iPhones, services, Macs and iPads — all showed increased sales from the same period a year ago. The results were viewed as a sign Apple is still able to build enthusiasm for its products even with a new iPhone on the horizon. At Morgan Stanley, analyst Katy Huberty said that even though Apple shares have soared this year, there is still room for the company’s stock to go even higher.
• Fantasy of Lights–We dare you not to be immersed in the holiday spirit after making your way through this winter wonderland, now in its 14th season, Tuck the kiddies in the backseat with their blankies, mix up a thermos of hot chocolate and head out to Vasona Lake County Park, You may have to wait in line with the other autos, but it’s well worth your patience: Inside the park you’ll be treated to a 1.5-mile route lined by huge, animated light displays, all synched to music you can tune via your car radio, From Santa shooting hoops and a pen of frolicking penguins, to a tunnel of twinkling lights and a 90-foot sparkling tree, this West Valley pomme d'or ballet flats favorite never disappoints, Runs through Dec, 31, 6-10 p.m, Enter at 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, Admission price ranges from $10 per vehicle (prior to Dec, 6) to $50 for commercial vehicles and school buses, Call 408.355.2201 or visit sccgov.org/sites/parks for more details..
These energy-packed days will take place in Newark Sept. 18-21. This marks the 59th annual Newark Days celebration commemorating Newark’s birthday and is put together by volunteers from Newark and beyond who work year-round to make this a memorial event for the community. “Be a Kid Again” will offer plenty of fun with lots of music, games, shows, kids crafts, food and family excitement. Included in the four days are lots of activities, a parade, a carnival, games, foods from around the world, marching bands, contests, demonstrations, a car and truck show and much more. On the last day, the city will celebrate its 59th birthday complete with birthday cake.
Details: 7:30 p.m, Friday; St, John’s Episcopal Church, Clayton; $15; 925-672-8717, www.brownpapertickets.com, 9 GREAT MUSIC FROM GREAT BALLETS: Classical dance fans might want to catch this event, which features concert pianist Gregory Tabolof performing portions of “Swan Lake,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and other masterworks as Diablo Ballet Artistic Director Lauren Jonas discusses the music’s role in and effect on the ballet, Details: 8 p.m, Friday, Sherman Clay piano store, Walnut pomme d'or ballet flats Creek; free; www.DiabloBallet.org..
On Aug. 6 Toree McGee & Rodeo House perform their country music; on Aug. 13 Project 4 offers punk, soul, Latin & R&B, followed by the funk oldies and standards of Touch of Class on Aug. 20. The series ends with Vocal-Ease and The Boogie Men performing music from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s on Aug. 27. See more at www.Art4Antioh.org. Public Art Walls hosts Brushoffs show. BRENTWOOD — The Arts Commission’s Public Art Walls is hosting the July Art Show with“The Pursuit of Happiness” by the “Brushoffs” through the July 29 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.