DeMartini Orchard partners with autonomous delivery service


Courtesy of DeMartini Orchard
An AutoX delivery car sits beside one of DeMartini Orchard’s original delivery trucks, now replaced by AutoX’s new technology. AutoX is the first fully autonomous restaurant food and grocery delivery in the Bay Area.

Los Altos’ DeMartini Orchard receives a handful of orders each week through the San Jose-based delivery service app AutoX, a small but steady start to expanding the market’s reach and bringing it into the modern age.

Exploring the pros and cons of off-market listings

Following are some frequently asked questions about selling and buying off-market listings.

Local nonprofit group raises $74K for Kenyan teachers and students

A Los Altos-based nonprofit organization that helps people in Kenya raised a record amount of money at last month’s major fund- raiser.

Transactions for the week of Jan. 9

Los Altos

4388 El Camino Real No. 168, R. Koo to JJDD Los Altos LLC for $1,410,000

82 Loucks Avenue, T. McClendon to Y. & J. Xu for $2,720,000

Author visits Linden Tree to promote book and STEM


A group of elementary school children and their parents gathered around Komal Singh as she read aloud from her new children’s book at Linden Tree Books. Visiting Los Altos on her fall book tour, she shared several passages from “Ara the Star Engineer” before pulling out a virtual-reality headset for the kids to experience.

Shoe shop shutters

Bay Area shoe retailer Sole Desire closed its 315 Main St. shop in downtown Los Altos Dec. 16, and a customer service representative said she was “not exactly sure why.”

Myleah Pandit confirmed Dec. 20 that Sole Desire’s 22nd location had been permanently shuttered, but she could offer no further information.


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