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Business & Real Estate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Andronico's spruces up store, stock to stay in touch with local shoppers


/Town Crier Andronico’s redesigned produce and deli sections offer more fresh produce without refrigeration as well as salad and olive bars.

Discerning shoppers can easily find their daily staples, but one local grocer wants to keep customers in their own neighborhood.

“We want to be your everyday store,” said Andrea Tellez, manager of Andronico’s Community Market at Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos. “People have wheels – they can go and get whatever they want. In order to keep our customers, we need to give them what they want.”

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Local couple launches downtown restaurant


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
The Turn Bar & Grill crew prepares for the restaurant’s impending opening.

Jim and Julie Otis are prepared to realize their longtime dream.

The couple – lifelong Los Altos residents – wanted to ensure that their farm-to-fork restaurant was done well. After years of brainstorming and many months of planning, Turn Bar & Grill is scheduled to open in downtown Los Altos this month.

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