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Turn gets a new look from a familiar face in downtown LA

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Robin Berard, center, works with general manager Jennifer Smith, right, to get food out of the kitchen at Turn Bar & Grill. Berard recently reopened the restaurant with an experienced kitchen and floor staff.

After Turn Bar & Grill went dark for a few days last week, a familiar face is back on Main Street with some old and new friends.

Robin Berard, one of the original partners behind the restaurant’s 2015 opening, has returned as Turn’s owner-operator.

Realtors' auction supports charity

courtesy of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors

The SILVAR auction featured prizes donated by local realtors and affiliates. The event generated $4,550 for their charity foundation.

Members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Los Altos/Mountain View District raised $4,550 for charity at their fourth annual pumpkin auction Oct. 21 at Hillview Community Center.

Local real estate companies and affiliates donated the 11 auction items.

Pinewood student serves as envoy to start-ups

Photos courtesy of Maxine Marcus
Maxine Marcus is a Pinewood School student and CEO of a new teen-focused consultancy, The Ambassadors Company.

Virtually any start-up worth its venture capital must get young people excited about its product. It’s a consultant’s dream to advise companies on how to attract teenagers.

Maxine Marcus is already there – she fits consulting in between classes, golf practice and tech club. Marcus, a 16-year-old junior at Pinewood School, is CEO of The Ambassadors Company, which gives companies teen insights into their products.

Loyola Corners studio teaches all ages to create with clay

asher kohn/town crier
Hila Itzhak, owner of Halo Pottery in Los Altos, offers a variety of workshops and courses that invite local children to get dirty, express their creativity and learn basic engineering skills. In addition to her after-school classes, she offers a fall camp over the Thanksgiving break.

Hila Itzhak’s pottery classes do not just mold clay – they also mold children.

From her Loyola Corners studio, Halo Pottery, she hopes to give children in the South Bay the opportunity to not just make something, but to relax while doing so.

Salon cares for cancer patients through hair and beyond

Photos courtesy of therapy salon
Sarah Zebb prepares to give a haircut to a girl who plans to donate her locks to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients. Zebb, owner of Therapy Salon in Los Altos, is sponsoring the “Kiss Away Cancer” fundraiser Thursday.

Sarah Zebb always knew she was a talented hairstylist, but it took a tragedy for her to apply her gifts the way she knew she wanted to.

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