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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.

Auto Works to become office space on First Street

The empty building at 465 First St. is one step closer to housing something besides an automobile repair shop for the first time in more than 60 years.

The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission voted 4-1 to grant a variance to the property’s zoning, which would allow renovation to proceed even though the project would have fewer than the required number of parking spaces. Commissioner Ronit Bodner was the lone dissenting vote. Jerry Moison recused himself from the discussion and Alexander Samek was absent.

Health services share space

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M’lis Targgart, from left, Diandra Wood and Natalie Miner are sharing office space for their health services in Los Altos.

Acupuncturist Natalie Miner, chiropractor Diandra Wood and massage therapist M’lis Targgart July 16 celebrated the grand opening of their shared office space at 900 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 103, Los Altos.

Miner operates the Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic; Taggart owns Body Presence, Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork; and Wood, also known as the “Chiropractic Detective,” specializes in gentle techniques.

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