A 'bugs' life no more: Lice-removal service's quiet exit reveals lack of business license


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The shades are drawn and the door is locked during regular business hours at LoveBugs in Los Altos June 5. The inside of the building appears to be empty. The owner could not be reached for details.

LoveBugs, a lice-removal salon in Los Altos’ Rancho Shopping Center, left the city without a trace – or a business license.

After receiving a tip from a reader last week, the Town Crier stopped by the business at 1148 Riverside Drive and observed that the office space, which LoveBugs functioned out of for just under eight years, was vacant. Owner Mailana Mavromatis did not post notification of the closure.

Local resident releases investing guide with millennial daughters in mind


When Gene F. Lee began brainstorming titles for his 282-page, self-published book, he wanted to title it “The Investing Handbook for Millennials” because it was written with his two millennial-aged daughters in mind. However, one of his daughters quickly shot down the idea.

“When I told my daughter that, she said, ‘No. We millennials don’t like to be called out as millennials,’” the Los Altos resident said. “So I changed it.”

What's up with today's real estate market?


Following are answers to a few questions about the state of the local real estate market. A number of factors impact both buyers’ and sellers’ options.

 

Transactions for the week of June 12

Los Altos

1105 Briarwood Court, Los Altos Briar Capital LLC to A. & D. Chow for $4,150,000

1 W. Edith Avenue Unit D129, Kieiner Family Trust to Edith Trust for $1,299,000

Transactions for the week of June 5

Los Altos

980 Covington Road, 980 Covington LLC to L. & A. Babu for $3,750,000

241 Delphi Court, Bloom Trust to Ng Family LLC for $4,370,000

Realtors present scholarships to 18 local high school seniors


Courtesy of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors board director Joanne Fraser, right, presents one of 18 scholarship awards to Aashna Desai, graduating senior from Los Altos High School, at the school’s senior awards ceremony last week.

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently awarded scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from public high schools in Silicon Valley. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.

The program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The selection committee includes representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and SILVAR.


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