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LAH startup aims to make startups happy

Whether it’s a nail salon or a car mechanic on the premises, many startups are finding creative ways to keep employees happy. Coders have come to expect services at the office, but CEOs – and overstressed human resource officers – can’t always keep up with workers’ demands.

Los Altos Hills resident Alex Shubat aims to solve the problem by taking the fun associated with life at the Googleplex or the food at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus and expanding it via his newest venture, Espresa.

Land swap allows for giant Google campus

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Google Inc. plans to build in the North Bayshore corridor between Highway 101 and the San Francisco Bay.

Mountain View-based Google Inc. may get to build its gigantic campus after all. But its construction and impact on Los Altos and Mountain View is likely several years away.

Unique State St. spot to host Saratoga chef's new restaurant

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A woman opens the guillotine window at 242 State St., above, the building set to become a restaurant, below.

Andrew Welch hopes that a building best known for its stunning streetscape will soon become famous for what’s behind it.

Welch, owner of Saratoga’s The Basin, a French/Spanish restaurant that has gained many fans over the course of its 17 years in business, plans to open a new restaurant at 242 State St. by the end of the year.

Five strategies to avoid investment adviser fraud

According to a recent article in The Mercury News, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy was defrauded out of more than $15 million by a financial adviser.

The federal lawsuit alleges that Ash Narayan of RGT Capital Management in Irvine fraudulently shifted $33 million from client accounts to a startup in which Narayan had a major personal financial interest. Unbeknownst to his clients, Narayan allegedly forged client signatures to enable the transfers to prop up the startup’s income statement.

With a fresh pair of eyes

Courtesy Los Altos Eyecare. A visit to Los Altos Eyecare may include an examination using the practice’s digital refractor.

Once she finished school in Boston, optometrist Morvari Ahi could have gone anywhere. She chose to come home.

“I grew up here,” she said. “I wanted to provide eyecare to the community that provided me so much growing up.”

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