Crowdfunding enables fans to share a slice of new pub

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The partners behind Palo Alto’s Tap Room, above, are set to open State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria at the site of the former Maltby’s restaurant in downtown Los Altos.

Work is progressing nicely at Plaza North and Fourth Street, where State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria is setting up shop in the old Maltby’s location.

The new joint promises to be family-friendly with a variety of pizzas, arcade games and cold beverages.

Realtors warn of new industry scam

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Scammers are targeting homeowners with homes for sale.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors recently learned of a new scam involving the real estate industry.

The scam involves phone calls purportedly from a company identifying itself as “The Association of Realtors” that seeks permission to visit the person’s home. SILVAR officials want to inform the public that they would never make such calls, nor insist on visiting a person’s home.

Present will not move far in a Main Street "win-win" swap

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Present is slated to move across Main Street after more than four years in its old spot.

What do you get for the gift store that has everything? A new and larger location, apparently.

Present, the locavore goodie shop entering its fifth year in Los Altos, is scheduled to relocate across the street to 127 Main St. in early March. Co-owners Jim Daley and Jim Reynolds will assume the lease for the new space from Heather Lussier Photography, which will turn into a mobile business based in Los Gatos.

Realtors fund scholarships for high school seniors

The 18th annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is under way.

The Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), a professional trade organization representing more than 5,000 realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, sponsors the program.

Revelation in Fit celebrates measure of a woman

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Charlotte Nix, manager of Revelation in Fit, introduces the bra library.

At Revelation in Fit, the new lingerie store that opened last week at 386 State St. in Los Altos, the bras in the showroom – seasonal and, in some cases, rather fashion forward – are only the tip of the bosom iceberg.

The Los Altos location includes an appropriately drape-y lounge area studded with fitting rooms, but don’t stop there. The real surprise remains cloaked behind a curtain even farther back in the shop – a voluminous and workmanlike “library” of approximately 2,500 bras that stretches the length of the store. Revelation welcomes walk-ins to browse in front or try an entire fitting, but also book appointments in advance to guarantee a leisurely consultation. Pieces range from $40 to $190.

LA Lighting pulls plug as owner retires

Weeks after Los Altos Lighting announced what appeared to be a temporary closure, its phone connections are cut and its Main Street building – owned by the store’s proprietor, Chris Kim – is listed for sale.

After weeks of confusion about the store’s status, a sign on the shop’s front door now reports that it will reopen shortly and lists an email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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