Thought Marketing racks up awards

Courtesy of Allison Taylor
Allison Taylor started Thought Marketing LLC, a Los Altos-based boutique consultancy, nine years ago after leaving a career running communications for a security software company.

Allison Taylor never planned to launch Los Altos-based Thought Marketing LLC nine years ago – she just knew she needed a career change from running communications for a security software company.

But as she talked to business contacts, everyone kept saying, “Let me know what you end up doing because I’d love to work with you,” she said.

Emotionally preparing for life in retirement

Virtually everyone who comes to our firm seeking retirement planning help is focused on the financial aspects. The No. 1 question is usually: “Will I have enough money to be able to do all the things I want to do as a retiree?”

Being prepared financially, however, is not the same as being prepared emotionally. Your lifestyle during retirement is going to be quite different from what you’ve been experiencing up until now, and if you don’t plan for it, you could be in for a shock.


Los Altos

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

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