Scammers turn coronavirus fears into cash ploy

As the strand of coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 spreads across the United States, people must protect themselves, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the pandemic is bad news for the health of Americans and the U.S. health-care infrastructure, it’s great news for scammers, who are cashing in on anxiety about the disease. The Better Business Bureau advises people to look out for fake cures, phony prevention measures and other coronavirus cons.

Kids Only finds new home

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157 Main St., which was once Kitchens of Los Altos until the store closed down for good early this year, will soon house Kids Only.

Rancho Shopping Center celebrates Andronico's return

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Andronico’s Community Markets store director Ethan Baker, above, cuts a ribbon signifying the Los Altos store’s rebranding Friday. The market features an expanded produce section.

After four years in exile, the Andronico’s name has returned to Rancho Shopping Center. And that serif-rific logo is just one former and familiar feature customers will observe reappearing at the market as Safeway reintroduces the brand to Los Altos.

“We’re really focusing on local, natural, organic specialty, premium,” store director Ethan Baker said last week during an interview with the Town Crier. “So they’ll notice a lot more selection up and down the grocery aisles and in our deli – we actually have chefs in-house who make fresh food daily. We have a lot of recipes that harken back to the legacy Andronico’s days.”

Business Briefs: Manresa Bread introduces bagel day, city examines sales tax revenue report

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Manresa Bread is slated to host Bagel Day on Tuesdays until supplies run out.

Manresa Bread serves up Bagel Day

Manresa Bread has introduced a weekly Bagel Day to its menu at 271 State St. in downtown Los Altos.

Bagels made with gluten-free flour are featured every Tuesday until supplies run out. Four options are available: plain, sesame, everything and cinnamon raisin. Bagels are priced at $4 each, or $5 with schmear.

LACI to feature three stories of gathering space at State Street Market

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Work is well underway on the massive mixed-use project on State Street backed by Los Altos Community Investments.

An opening date has not been announced, but work is well underway on the massive mixed-use project on State Street owned by Los Altos Community Investments.

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