The election is over, so what will the stock market do now?

Now that the presidential election is behind us, many Hillary Clinton supporters have threatened to pull all of their money out of the U.S. stock market and leave the country. Should we sell all of our stocks now before the mass exodus starts?

This analysis comes under the category of predicting the future, and my readers know very well how I feel about that topic. Nonetheless, you are going to hear a lot about this in the media, so – just for fun – let’s emulate those technical analysts who make a living by reviewing historical patterns to see what actions to take.

Recent renovation keeps Spangler business at home


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The Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos, built in the 1950s, has been in the Spangler family for three generations.

Spangler Mortuary recently underwent a full renovation at its Los Altos location on San Antonio Road. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held early this month underscored the local business’ commitment to remaining in the community.

“A lot of the renovation was replacing carpets, walls and color schemes,” said Jim Spangler, the third-generation owner of Spangler Mortuaries, which also includes locations in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Menlo Park.

Therapy Salon offering free haircuts to foster kids

Sarah Zebb’s Therapy Salon has long given back to the Los Altos community. She plans to continue the tradition this holiday season by offering free haircuts to foster children Sunday at her Rancho Shopping Center location.

The free haircuts are available to any child or teenager in foster care. Zebb asked that anyone interested in making an appointment call the salon. She warned that spots may fill quickly

First Friday marks 5th anniversary with holiday-themed event

Santa Claus is scheduled to appear at the First Friday fifth anniversary celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Stores will remain open until 8 p.m., many with special offers. The event will feature an “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger hunt and live music at various locations on Main and State streets. Performers will include Sunday Seven at Le Boulanger, In the Pocket at Chase Bank, Influx at Gallery 9, Celtic Harmony at Enchanté Boutique Hotel, Mollie and Scott at Linden Tree Books, Mars at Nature Gallery, Foggy Memory Band at the Costume Bank and Fully Funded, the Mountain View Madrigals and Bullis Charter School’s Sonore Choir at Veterans Community Plaza.

Los Altos woman turns family business into landscaping powerhouse


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H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina heads Gachina Landscape Management.

John Gachina spent decades in landscaping and nearly 30 years building Gachina Landscape Management from the roots up before passing away from cancer at the end of 2015.

The company he started with two employees out of his Cupertino home had expanded to more than 300 since he founded the company in 1988. The Gachinas moved to Los Altos – near Santa Rita School – in the mid-1990s. His wife, H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, took over soon after his passing.

Toys for Tots comes home to Main Street

All Horizons Travel is once again serving as a collection station for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program during the holiday season.

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys, games and books for children in need at the agency, 160 Main St. in Los Altos, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 16.


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