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1545 Clay Drive, Chow-Seifert Trust to A. & T. Dhalluin for $3,100,000

Enterprising college student's Project Jobs continues to grow

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Tyler Goloubef, standing, and Casey McConnell stain a fence for a Project Jobs client. The two are now running the company.

It’s pretty common for high school and college students to work doing odd jobs over the summer. What is unusual is creating a successful business that connects students with community members who have work that needs to get done.

However, Jake Klepper did just that when he launched Project Jobs in 2017. Klepper, a 2015 Los Altos High School graduate, was home from college for the summer and looking for work to supplement a part-time internship.

Bluestone Lane to First Street: Cafe to arrive on the scene next month

Australian-themed coffee chain Bluestone Lane revealed plans in early May to move into the retail space at the old train depot at 288 First St. in Los Altos. Last week, Bluestone and city of Los Altos officials confirmed construction will wrap up the last week of July and a ribbon cutting is scheduled soon afterward. 

Transactions for the week of July 17

Los Altos

1987 Farndon Avenue, T. & S. Smith to J. Song for $3,000,000

100 First Street No. 302, Kim Trust to J. Chui for $4,330,000

Striking a new pose: Olivia Boutique moves down Main

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Olivia Zinoni owns clothing shop Olivia Boutique, which has relocated down the street to 315 Main St.

It’s been 19 years since Olivia Zinoni opened her clothing boutique in Rancho Shopping Center, a vision she created with her younger brother after the native Italians decided to stay in the U.S. following college. This week, after moving twice, she officially opens the doors to her third storefront in Los Altos.

“I wouldn’t change anything,” Zinoni said of her journey, her eyes creasing as she smiled through strong sunlight.

What's in a name? : Explaining types of homeownership

I am asked often about the differences in homeownership. The answer is fairly straightforward if you think in terms of two distinct categories: what the building looks like and how it’s owned.

Q: I saw a house for sale that looked like a townhome, but they called it a single-family home. How can this be?

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