Business & Real Estate

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color – for his shop at 366 State St.


PAMF debuts cosmetic surgery center

John Ho/Special to the Town Crier
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Center for Cosmetic Surgery at 715 Altos Oaks Drive is the organization’s first center focused solely on cosmetic procedures.

Los Altos’ newest medical office – the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Center for Cosmetic Surgery – may look great on the outside, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

“The design of the building was very intentional,” said Ben Maser, M.D., a plastic surgeon. “We wanted to keep it light. We wanted to be respectful of neighbors. The building has function in mind, but whenever we do one of these projects, we put safety and quality first.”


New Los Altos clinic focuses on supporting adults with ADHD

Becky Remmel/Special to the Town Crier
Phil Boissiere, from left, Dr. Lawrence Choy and Dr. Zaakir Yoonas co-founded Elite Focus Clinic.

While Silicon Valley has earned a reputation as a home for innovators and entrepreneurs, the co-founders of Elite Focus Clinic in Los Altos believe that some of the area’s brightest minds suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and they’re here to help.

“You look at the people who come here – visionaries, creative types, people who really have big ideas – and there’s a correlation between creative aspects and aspects of ADHD,” said Zaakir Yoonas, M.D.


Businesses come, go, change hands on Main

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jacqueline Gladney of Los Altos recently assumed ownership of Gourmet Works on Main Street.

Blue Horse Saddlery emptied the contents of its shop at 169 Main St. last week, transitioning to an online-only retail presence.

Owner Sara Kenny noted on her website that she was seeking eventually to move the business to a smaller brick-and-mortar location. The equestrian supply store operated for six years in the space formerly occupied by Full Thread Ahead knitting shop.


Business Noteworthy

LA marketing CEO receives award

Los Altos marketing CEO Allison Taylor last month received recognition for a multicultural communication campaign.

Taylor, founder and CEO of Thought Marketing in Los Altos, accepted the Gold Stevie Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Multicultural category at the 13th Annual American Business Awards June 22 in Chicago.


Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS

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Courtesy of Green Charge
Officials from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District celebrate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at Los Altos High last week.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has found a new way to go green.

District officials recently authorized the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Los Altos High School, capable of serving up to six cars at once. Green Charge Networks also installed an intelligent energy storage system last month and will share the expected energy savings with the district. There’s no upfront cost to the district for either component. 


Local company offers children keys to 'Embark' on careers in coding

Photo Courtesy of Embark Labs
Children participate in Embark Lab’s Google Spring Academy.

Embark Labs has embarked on a new path for teaching children computer science.

The Peninsula-based company, founded in November by Jessie Arora, works with children – some as young as 6 years old – using a project-based approach. Los Altos native Brian Van Dyck is Embark’s director of curriculum and instruction.


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