Morseys Farmhouse Kitchen brings water buffalo to Los Altos

Morseys
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
Yulia Morsey, standing, talks with customers at her and husband Kal’s water buffalo-inspired eatery, Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen in downtown Los Altos.

Kal Morsey’s taste buds never forgot the water buffalo milk he was raised on in Egypt. So when he drank the sweet and savory milk while on a business trip to Pakistan, he knew what he had to do.

“There (was) a breeder in Texas that had water buffalo and I went to see the breeder and I tried the milk,” the Los Altos Hills resident said. “It took me back. I (thought), ‘I will do this, whatever it takes. I have to bring this to the United States.’”

Saving money in the new year

As the adage goes, it is never too early or too late to save.

While the Bay Area may seem to be the cradle of riches and instant millionaires and billionaires, the country in general has a savings problem. Recent statistics indicate that 50 percent of the baby-boomer population has saved less than $100,000 for retirement, and 37 percent less than $50,000.

Transactions: Feb. 7, 2018

Los Altos

1486 Country Club Drive, Kiehle Trust to Chiu Properties for $3,825,000

1832 Granger Avenue, Aidala Trust to A. Dubey for $3,225,000

State tax-filing season opens

California’s Franchise Tax Board is now accepting 2017 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 17, two days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday.

Tax board officials advise taxpayers to use the agency’s online services and take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their refunds.

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce holds Annual Awards Dinner

Chef
Nicole Walton / Special to the Town Crier
Chef Chu, left, held The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Dinner Jan. 24 at Chef Chu’s. According to Chamber President Pat Kapp, it was the 29th year the ceremony was held at Lawrence Chu’s restaurant.

The dinner honored the following local organizations and representatives.

• Pride of Los Altos: Los Altos Hardware (Sue and Henry Nesmith)

• Chair’s Special Recognition: Ellen Biolsi, Cranberry Scoop

• Architecture and Design: Southgate Partners LLC (Sean, Erik and Wilfred Corrigan)

• New Member of the Year: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Robert Kelley)

• Community Legacy: Heising-Simons Foundation (Holly Kreider)

• Member of the Year: Safeway Community Market/Safeway Stores (Wendy Guthsall and Ethan Baker)

Would you invest in the Republican Party?

You might be forgiven for thinking that this article is about politics. It’s not. It’s about investing. And it’s generally not a good idea to mix the two.

Late last year Point Bridge Capital LLC in Fort Worth, Texas, filed for the creation of a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) focused on those companies whose employees have contributed the most to Republican candidates or to political action committees. They plan to use the ticker symbol MAGA, which stands for “Make America Great Again.”


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