'Berry' good news: Downtown Red Berry Coffee Bar set to remain open

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Red Berry Coffee Bar has announced it will continue operations after previously saying it would close permanently.

After announcing last month that it would close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Berry Coffee Bar in downtown Los Altos will remain open after all.

Los Altos expected to replace Open Streets program with parklets

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The downtown Open Streets program in Los Altos is scheduled to continue through the end of September.

Los Altos is not expected to extend the Open Streets program – that closes a portion of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos from Thursdays through Sundays – beyond the end of September, Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins said in a council meeting Tuesday (Sept. 9). The program is set to expire Sept. 28.

Local school districts, nonprofits among El Camino Healthcare District grantees

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The El Camino Healthcare District is giving grants to 57 recipients, including school districts, nonprofit groups, safety-net clinics and community service agencies.

The El Camino Healthcare District approved nearly $7.7 million in funding toward its community benefit program for the 2021 fiscal year, the district reported in a press release in August.

Downtown businesses provide meals, clothing to wildfire evacuees

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The back dining room at The Post in downtown Los Altos has been converted into a hub for evacuees from area wildfires to come and collect donations that include clothing, sleeping bags and toys.

A local teacher. A family of eight, ranging from less than a year old to 80 years old. A retired elderly woman living by herself. These were a few examples of evacuees from wildfires that have raged across the Bay Area the past couple of weeks who stopped by The Post in Los Altos Sunday to pick up necessities donated by local downtown businesses.

All applicants for Los Altos’ Small Business Relief Fund to receive grants

All 67 businesses that applied for a grant from the Los Altos Small Business Relief Fund will receive a grant of $5,000, the city confirmed Wednesday (July 22).

City shuts outdoor fitness classes; cites county order

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The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green.

The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green because they violate Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order, according to the owner of the downtown studio.

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