Transactions for the week of October 3

Los Altos

100 First Street No. 207, Moore Trust to Poonen Trust for $1,660,000

601 Hawthorne Avenue, Yim Trust to Rumao Trust for $4,600,000

LA Chamber president slated to retire in spring

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce President Pat Kapp is set to retire in the spring and hand her position off to an undetermined individual, Kapp confirmed at the end of last week.

Kapp joined the Chamber in February 2017 in preparation for the retirement of her predecessor, Julie Rose, longtime president.

Credit freezes are now free


Under a new federal law passed Sept. 21, consumers can freeze and unfreeze their credit files at no cost at each of the nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and Trans- Union.

Avaamo teaches computers to talk like people

Courtesy of Avaamo
Avaamo Inc. co-founders Sriram Chakravarthy, left, and Ram Menon are happy to call Los Altos home to one of their conversational artificial intelligence company’s offices.

One Los Altos company has been quietly working away on Second Street creating the future of how humans and computers will interact.

Co-founder and CEO Ram Menon, a Los Altos resident for the past 17 years, created Avaamo Inc. because he saw a huge shift coming in human-computer interaction. The way he sees it, there have been a few major changes in the way people interact with computers: the graphical user interface, the creation of the mouse and the use of touch for mobile phones. With each wave of technology, the time before that technology became almost unthinkable. And he thinks the next stage is coming: talk.

Despite petition, Mountain View's Bierhaus closed Friday

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Permits to demolish the Bierhaus beer garden and its outdoor patio and build a brand new commercial building moved forward despite community protest.


















Mountain View's Bierhaus closed Friday, according to signs posted by owner Mike Finley.

Beer festival brewing in LA

The inaugural Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday.

The event will feature more than 20 craft beers from a variety of local breweries poured at tasting sites located inside shops and businesses throughout downtown Los Altos.

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