St. Simon hosts rummage sale

St. Simon Catholic Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Proceeds from the sale, which at past events have exceeded $30,000, support various causes.

Los Altos resident publishes book on interviewing for jobs


After connecting more than 20,000 people to interviews with employers, Les Fenyves is extending his expertise to the rest of the world. His manual, “How to Sell Yourself in an Interview: A Guide for the Non-Salesperson” was released over the summer in digital and paperback formats.

“You can be a duffer lobbing the ball, or you can be in Wimbledon, center court,” the longtime Los Altos resident said of interviewing skills. “Same racket, same ball, same court, but different way of applying it. The people who are playing in Wimbledon, you take each stroke and you break it down into little minute chunks, and you master each little chunk, and then you put it all together.”

California housing affordability hits 10-year low in second quarter

California’s housing affordability dropped to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018 due to record high home prices and higher interest rates and other housing costs, according to the California Association of Realtors Traditional Housing Affordability Index.

BK Collections Hosts 40th Anniversary Party

BK Collections hosts 40th anniversary party

BK Collections at 342 State St. in downtown Los Altos has scheduled a 40th anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring a jazz band (from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), balloons and a giveaway.

Owner Belinda Chung said she would post on social media soon so that her customers can enter a drawing and be in the running for one of the 40 gifts she plans to give away.

MV Orchard Supply to close, liquidate stock

A liquidation sale at Orchard Supply Hardware on Charleston Road in Mountain View began last week, only days after employees and customers learned that all stores nationwide would close by early next year.

Known informally as OSH, the chain started in San Jose in 1931 and expanded across multiple states before being acquired by Lowe’s in 2013.

A look at Sereno Group's new digs: Just down the street, but state-of-the-art upgrades

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The new space, designed for both work and play, and features a rooftop patio.

Sereno Group Los Altos’ sales manager Owen Halliday gave the Town Crier a tour of the company’s new offices at 467 First St. last week, which employees moved into at the beginning of the month despite some ongoing construction.

Halliday said he was excited about the move from the 369 S. San Antonio Road office, where the Los Altos team was based for 10 years, because he and his agents had outgrown the space. The original move-in date was in March, he noted, but the schedule was delayed to meet building requirements.

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