Los Altos resident publishes book on interviewing for jobs


After connecting more than 20,000 people to interviews with employers, Les Fenyves is extending his expertise to the rest of the world. His manual, “How to Sell Yourself in an Interview: A Guide for the Non-Salesperson” was released over the summer in digital and paperback formats.

“You can be a duffer lobbing the ball, or you can be in Wimbledon, center court,” the longtime Los Altos resident said of interviewing skills. “Same racket, same ball, same court, but different way of applying it. The people who are playing in Wimbledon, you take each stroke and you break it down into little minute chunks, and you master each little chunk, and then you put it all together.”

Full circle: Dancers' orbit leads Mountain View ballet academy to thrive

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Rima Chaeff, left, with her mother Marion, who opened the academy in 1985.

While sharing the history of Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View, Marion Chaeff and her daughter, Rima, both used the ballet programs they were participating in or the class they were teaching as a time stamp to ensure they were speaking in chronological order.

It could be because the academy’s owners were being interviewed about their business and the 33-year run through which they have nurtured it, but it became increasingly obvious that no matter the topic, the conversation – and their lives – would always turn to ballet.

Transactions for the week of September 5

Los Altos

215 E. Edith Avenue, R. Hedges to B. Kelly for $3,200,000

1345 Montclaire Way, Press Trust to A. Reddy for $3,025,000

California housing affordability hits 10-year low in second quarter

California’s housing affordability dropped to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018 due to record high home prices and higher interest rates and other housing costs, according to the California Association of Realtors Traditional Housing Affordability Index.

BK Collections Hosts 40th Anniversary Party

BK Collections hosts 40th anniversary party

BK Collections at 342 State St. in downtown Los Altos has scheduled a 40th anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring a jazz band (from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), balloons and a giveaway.

Owner Belinda Chung said she would post on social media soon so that her customers can enter a drawing and be in the running for one of the 40 gifts she plans to give away.

3 Potato drapes women with an artist's touch

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Clothing designer Guo Feng, above, opened the 3 Potato boutique on State Street in Los Altos this summer to sell her loosely constructed, abstract pieces of women’s clothing.


An artist at this summer’s Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival spotted an empty storefront during her weekend in town and saw the potential to stay for the long term. Within a month, women’s clothier Guo Feng had opened a brick-and-mortar boutique, 3 Potato, and started selling her personal designs from the former location of Atelier Gray at 358 State St.

Feng’s loose and flowing shirts, tunics and jackets are made of lightweight, easy-to-wash viscose. Some of the fabrics use patterns she painted herself, other prints she modified or picked for their striking aesthetic.

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