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New website aims to draw budding artists

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Los Altos resident Phil Shemanski recently launched Beginner’s School, an online art program for novices that teaches drawing, painting and sculpting.

Los Altos resident Phil Shemanski has created a website for budding artists and starving ones.

Shemanski last month launched Beginner’s School (beginners- school.com), an online art school for novices that teaches drawing, painting and sculpting. It’s free for individuals and $1 per person for organizations with 50 or more people.

Santa's rally fails to materialize


What happened to Santa’s rally?


Los Altos

435 Casita Way, Hoogs Trust to P. Gupta for $2,350,000

2014 Churton Avenue, Vinnicombe Trust to D. Silver for $3,000,000

German traditions inspire Christmas decor

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills resident Silke Kluss co-owns Xmas Deluxe, a German-based company that produces traditional holiday decor with a streamlined, modern aesthetic.

One Los Altos Hills resident’s Christmas decor company is on a mission to clear the clutter and celebrate tradition.

High-end, bright decorations with just the right amount of rule breaking is what Silke Kluss’ online shop, Xmas Deluxe, is all about.

Stocks still the place to be

After Friday’s market close, stocks are still the place to be – if you can stand the bumpy ride.


Los Altos

170 Almond Avenue, A. & B. Barzin to J. Skinder for $2,540,000

131 Angela Drive, McCall Trust to S. & K. Czerwinski for $2,915,000

Kira Kids brings big styles in small sizes

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Kira Kids owner Christine Tang, right, recently launched her Plaza Central shop and celebrates its grand opening this weekend. The store carries children’s clothing and accessories.

A new downtown retailer is keeping the cool in kids’ clothes.

Kira Kids designer and owner Christine Tang recently opened the doors to her 240 Plaza Central storefront – the company’s first brick-and-mortar shop.

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