Getting everyone on the same page: Linden Tree Books' search for a new chapter


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Linden Tree Books is in danger of closing unless an acceptable buyer can be identified. Co-owners Dianne Edmonds and Jill Curcio organized two information and Q&A sessions, including one today, to discuss options that could prevent a permanent shutdown.

Linden Tree Books co-owners Dianne Edmonds and Jill Curcio have been working to sell their shop for approximately a year, with a focus on finding a buyer committed to preserving the atmosphere that has attracted area residents of all ages for more than 40 years. Now, they’re inviting the store lovers themselves to be part of the conversation.

Edmonds and Curcio placed an advertisement in the May 8 Town Crier with an intriguing banner: “What is the next chapter for Linden Tree Books and what does it look like?” These are questions the business partners have been asking themselves since early 2018.

Realtors discuss homeownership with legislators in Sacramento

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors joined thousands of realtors in Sacramento May 1 for the California Association of Realtors’ annual Legislative Day.

This year’s theme, “Homeownership Matters,” was evident in the speeches of realtors and politicians, and in discussions realtors had with legislators.

California realtors sponsor targeted tax credit bill for working families

The California Association of Realtors is sponsoring statewide legislation intended to help first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers in disadvantaged communities.

Assembly Bill 1590, authored by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), would create a targeted tax credit to help working families achieve their goal of homeownership. The legislation is especially timely, given the tight housing market.

Bluestone Lane set to open at old train depot


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A new restaurant is pulling into the old station.

Built circa 1913, the repurposed train depot previously occupied by Voyageur du Temps at 288 First St. in downtown Los Altos will soon house Bluestone Lane, a cafe with outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Los Altos Farmers' Market, special events return Thursday

Los Altos Farmers’ Market
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The Los Altos Farmers’ Market returns to State Street on Thursday.

The Los Altos Farmers’ Market is slated to return 4-8 p.m. Thursday along State Street in the downtown triangle.

To kick off the season, the market will host a variety of activities for both children and adults, including kids crafts, sangria tasting, live music and a $100 market basket raffle. A ribbon cutting is set for 5 p.m. to officially open the market for the 2019 season.

Derby all day, party all night

Vickie Breslin
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The Post owner Vickie Breslin is set to celebrate her restaurant’s first anniversary Saturday with a Kentucky Derby party. She renovated the space at 395 Main St., taking care to honor the site’s historical roots.

Emerging from her office in the back of The Post restaurant on Main Street in Los Altos, Vickie Breslin apologizes for her outfit, lamenting the state of her ripped jeans. Everyone knows her for them anyway, but she hadn’t thought of being photographed.

Breslin settles into a wooden chair at a table toward the front of the entryway and smiles as she opens her phone. She admits she was just looking for her outfit, floppy and outrageous hat included, for The Post’s first anniversary party, scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday and open to all, with Derby post time at 3:30 p.m.


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