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Loyola Corners studio teaches all ages to create with clay

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Hila Itzhak, owner of Halo Pottery in Los Altos, offers a variety of workshops and courses that invite local children to get dirty, express their creativity and learn basic engineering skills. In addition to her after-school classes, she offers a fall camp over the Thanksgiving break.

Hila Itzhak’s pottery classes do not just mold clay – they also mold children.

From her Loyola Corners studio, Halo Pottery, she hopes to give children in the South Bay the opportunity to not just make something, but to relax while doing so.

Salon cares for cancer patients through hair and beyond

Photos courtesy of therapy salon
Sarah Zebb prepares to give a haircut to a girl who plans to donate her locks to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients. Zebb, owner of Therapy Salon in Los Altos, is sponsoring the “Kiss Away Cancer” fundraiser Thursday.

Sarah Zebb always knew she was a talented hairstylist, but it took a tragedy for her to apply her gifts the way she knew she wanted to.

Elman gives locally, earns international acclaim for advisory work

Courtesy of Brad Elman
Brad Elman, center in all black, throws out a ceremonial pitch with his Little League Challenger Division team, in Giants jerseys, and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, in shorts, before the start of the Challenger Division 2016 season.

Brad Elman has been a financial professional in Los Altos for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for even longer, and last month the 89-year-old association of financial professionals named him divisional vice president of membership.

It is the third time Elman has been named a vice president of the Million Dollar Round Table, and this time he will be responsible for monitoring the qualifications of the organization’s nearly 50,000 members from 70 countries.

How an attorney stopped a cemetery from raising 'rent'

When I first transplanted from New York out West, I lived in Southern California. My mom would often remind me to visit with Uncle Harold and Aunt Lilly, my great-aunt and great-uncle. I had never met them. They lived in San Leandro, a town I had never heard of.

Quite a few years later, I traveled to the Bay Area and looked Harold and Lilly up. They were family and we had a grand time – telling stories, playing card games and breaking bread. We became close, and they drew me to Northern California. In the early 2000s, I moved up this way.

Meet the sweet-tooth whisperers

A child investigates Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe’s bulk candy selection. The store’s owners are surprised that only approximately one-third of their customers are kids.

Darren Howze and his wife, Colleen, own Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe on State Street, which opened in February. They have prided themselves on changing their selection to keep up with the changing seasons – and tastes – of Los Altos.

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