Ace Hardware to open in former OSH Mountain View site


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Ace Hardware plans to open at the old Orchard Supply Hardware site on Charleston Road in Mountain View Sept. 25.

Fans of Orchard Supply Hardware were stunned when a liquidation sale began just days after customers and employees learned of the chain’s impending nationwide closure in August 2018.

Just more than a year later, former competitor Ace Hardware will open in the 34,000-square-foot space where OSH Mountain View previously stood, the retailer’s public relations representative confirmed last month.

Chasing a moonshot: LA venture capitalists fund companies seeking to change world for better

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Future Ventures co-founders Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko finalized their 10th investment last month, with the venture capitalists drawing from their $200 million inaugural fund.

Well versed in aerospace innovations, the Los Altos-based team is now seeking out every conceivable sector generating tech “unlike anything they’ve ever seen before,” Jurvetson said.

Transactions for the week of Sept. 4

Los Altos

23 Arbuelo Way, Murray Family Trust to N. & A. Singh for $2,225,000

11652 Putter Court, S. Ng to W. & Y. Sun for $2,400,000

Los Altos massage therapist opens incubator

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Kua Body Studios founder Upuia Ahkiong, front, celebrates the company’s fifth anniversary with a luau party Aug. 25. Behind her are massage therapists who have undergone her training program, from left, Crystal Perretta, Jennifer Ruiz, Annette Oevermann, Carolina Huerta and Estel Pereira.

Twenty years ago, Los Altos businesswoman Upuia Ahkiong couldn’t have imagined becoming a massage therapist, let alone owning her own massage studio.

“It wasn’t part of my plan,” said Ahkiong, owner of Kua Body Studios at 106 First St., which celebrated its fifth anniversary last weekend. “I wanted to be a principal for a school. … My desire was to make an impact on the school level and at the state level because I just saw how the government and the school systems were really challenging.”

Nest Egg Briefs: How big a risk are your investments facing?

You might be familiar with the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders from around the world meet to discuss the most pressing issues facing our collective societies. The WEF produces a Global Risks Report summarizing the results, based not only on the discussions at the meeting, but also on feedback from hundreds of economists and other specialists in numerous countries.

One of the biggest risks highlighted in the 2019 report was not the possibility of a global recession, trade wars or political extremism. Rather, it was the risk of nuclear war using weapons of mass destruction. The logic behind this applies to your investment strategy as well.

NowRx campaign aims to expand prescription delivery service

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Representatives of NowRx set up an info booth at the San Jose Jazz Festival earlier this month to spread the word about their services.

NowRx has launched the “Be Healthy Now” campaign in which it deploys pharmacists to local events. The Mountain View-based company – which delivers prescriptions to customers – sets up booths to offer various free screenings, consultations and trial packages.

The campaign has already made stops at the San Jose Jazz Festival and the Sunnyvale Music Series. NowRx pharmacists distributed free health packs featuring vitamins and over-the-counter medications, gave prescription consultations and screened people for high and low blood pressure.


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