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Le Boulanger 20-year celebration

Le Boulanger Inc. will celebrate 20 years in business next month.

The first Le Boulanger bread and bakery was opened in Los Altos in June 1981, by Roger and Dan Brunello. Another 21 locations have since opened in the Bay Area.

The Brunellos' father Paul started the tradition in 1922 when he opened a small retail and home delivery bakery in the lumber town of Weed. Le Boulanger Inc. remains a family-owned business with headquarters in Sunnyvale.

Le Boulanger continues Brunello's commitment to the community by donating breads to charities. It has won numerous awards, prizes and honors for creating and merchandising its popular Sourdough French Bread.

Heritage posts 1st-quarter results

Heritage Bank, a holding company for Bank of Los Altos, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Heritage Bank East Bay and Heritage Bank South Valley, announced first quarter financial results and personnel advancements.

Net income for the first three months, ending March 31, was $2.1 million, up 44 percent, or $664,000, compared to $1.5 million the first quarter of 2000.

Western Holdings Bankcorp, doing business as Bank of Los Altos, merged with Heritage Commerce Corp. May 9 last year.

On April 1, the Bank of Los Altos announced that Roy E. Lave, a Los Altos resident, was appointed chairman of the board of directors. Lave, a founder and original member of the board, assumed the role previously held by Steve Hunton. Hunton resigned and moved to Arizona this year.

PC users group meets

SPAUG ( The Stanford Palo Alto Users Group for the PC ) regular monthly meeting will be 7:15 p.m., May 30, at the Elks Lodge (Lodge room) at 4249 El Camino Real, in Palo Alto. Regular monthly meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month.

All guests are welcome, and the meeting is free to all first time guests.

The May speaker will be Beverly Altman. She will be speaking about EXCEL.

For more information, see the club Web page at: http//www.pa-spaug.org.

Guests may also contact Jim Dinkey, president, at 493-9307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Technology and Society Committee

The Technology and Society Committee meets for lunch and a speaker at 11:45 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Golden Wok, 895 Villa St., Mountain View.

Call Bob Kirby at 969-7215 for more information.

- Town Crier Staff Report

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