Los Altos High grad makes beer a burgeoning biz in the Bay Area

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Jennings
Jonathan MacDonald, a Los Altos High School graduate, in his Novato brewery.

A Los Altos Hills native is doing his part to put hops on an equal footing with grapes in the Bay Area.

Less than five years after receiving a home brewing kit as a Christmas present, Jonathan MacDonald’s Adobe Creek Brewing is open for business.

Construction underway on downtown buffalo milk cafe

Images Courtesy of Foster Design Farm
Renderings of the counter, top, and facade, bottom, of Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen & Cheese reveal a modern aesthetic.

A crew is working to transform the former Main Street Cafe & Books into a farm-forward new restaurant, headlining this week’s happenings in the Los Altos business community.

Morsey’s says ‘cheese’

Foster Design Farm, the architecture firm in charge of turning 134 Main St. into Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen & Cheese, recently published its drawings for the new space online.

Beware of what's 'fake news' when investing your money


Your sense of reality may have become inverted since our president and his cohorts have attempted to legitimize the concept of “alternative facts.” Notwithstanding the societal consequences of government leaders making decisions based on false information, “fake news” can also be especially problematic when making investment choices.

Silicon Valley realtors travel to Sacramento for Legislative Day

Members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors this month joined more than 2,500 California realtors in Sacramento for Legislative Day. It is organized by the California Association of Realtors each year in May for realtors to discuss bills that could impact homeowners and private property rights.

Gov. Jerry Brown, a guest speaker at the morning briefing, stressed the importance of the need to work together.

A familiar face takes the "Post" at Main Street bar

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After a renovation, the Copeland Building at 397 Main St. will reopen as The Post in the fall. Owner Vickie Breslin will run the bar and restaurant, the former home of First & Main Sports Lounge.

Vickie Breslin had the option of leaving Los Altos when First & Main Sports Lounge closed months ago. She had worked at the sports bar for eight years and had several places to land throughout the region.

Breslin, however, wanted to stay. She signed a lease for the old First & Main location at 397 Main St. in April and is now the owner/operator of The Post, a new bar and restaurant moving into the historical Copeland Building.

What's new at the Los Altos Farmers' Market

Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Springtime fruits are available at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings.

Early stone fruit beckons from stalls at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market as apricots, peaches and cherries gave a first taste of the summer to come.

The market, open 4-8 p.m. Thursdays on State Street through September, features California-grown produce as well as flowers and plants, fish, meat, wine and live music.

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