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Therapy Salon offering free haircuts to foster kids

Sarah Zebb’s Therapy Salon has long given back to the Los Altos community. She plans to continue the tradition this holiday season by offering free haircuts to foster children Sunday at her Rancho Shopping Center location.

The free haircuts are available to any child or teenager in foster care. Zebb asked that anyone interested in making an appointment call the salon. She warned that spots may fill quickly

Recent renovation keeps Spangler business at home

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The Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos, built in the 1950s, has been in the Spangler family for three generations.

Spangler Mortuary recently underwent a full renovation at its Los Altos location on San Antonio Road. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held early this month underscored the local business’ commitment to remaining in the community.

“A lot of the renovation was replacing carpets, walls and color schemes,” said Jim Spangler, the third-generation owner of Spangler Mortuaries, which also includes locations in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Menlo Park.

Noteworthy: MV IT office honored

Jon Simms and Adrienne Wong, owners of the TeamLogic IT office in Mountain View, recently received the Franchisee of the Year award from TeamLogic Inc.

Simms and Wong were honored at the annual TeamLogic IT Owners Summit, held Oct. 20-22 in Tampa, Fla.

Toys for Tots comes home to Main Street

All Horizons Travel is once again serving as a collection station for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program during the holiday season.

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys, games and books for children in need at the agency, 160 Main St. in Los Altos, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 16.

Los Altos woman turns family business into landscaping powerhouse

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H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina heads Gachina Landscape Management.

John Gachina spent decades in landscaping and nearly 30 years building Gachina Landscape Management from the roots up before passing away from cancer at the end of 2015.

The company he started with two employees out of his Cupertino home had expanded to more than 300 since he founded the company in 1988. The Gachinas moved to Los Altos – near Santa Rita School – in the mid-1990s. His wife, H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, took over soon after his passing.

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