Overworked alternator gives BMW something to whine about

Let me start by thanking all my customers and readers. Because we are an essential business, we are fortunate enough to remain open during these trying times, and I’ve enjoyed engaging with customers who have come into the shop these past few weeks. 


A love for the Outback

Subaru Outback
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The 2020 Subaru Outback has several improvements over last year’s model, including a new engine and more cargo space.

Love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru, it appears.

The love owners have for the pioneering crossover earned it the IHS Markit (formerley Polk Automotive) Loyalty Award in its vehicle class – mid-size crossover utility – for four years in a row (2015-2018).

By Design: Modernism allows design form to flow from functionality

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Courtesy of Celeste Randolph
Palm Springs homeowners Les and Betsy Roy found their 1958 home benefited from airy updates including white walls, slide-to-open windows accessing the backyard and limestone flooring.

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

Every February, some of the world’s most renowned designers and architects gather at Palm Springs’ Modernism Week to admire the desert city’s mid-century homes – many of which were once owned by Old Hollywood stars.

Coronavirus prompts senior program closures

Local senior program events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

The Los Altos Senior Program is closed until further notice.

MV safety foundation helps seniors

The Mountain View Public Safety Foundation has scheduled a Senior Care program to assist seniors and others with home repairs. With help from volunteers and grant funding, MVPSF will assist those in need who cannot otherwise perform certain household tasks due to physical or financial constraints.


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