All you knead is loaf: Le Boulanger owners step back from business, step forward toward time together

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Le Boulanger’s owners are selling their retail and wholesale divisions. Posh Bakery will run the nine Le Boulanger cafes, including the Los Altos eatery at 301 Main St., above.

For four decades, the Brunello family has balanced the three-tier operation that is Le Boulanger. This decade will look different as they maintain the catering division of the company but sell the retail and wholesale divisions.

Jeffrey Ottoveggio’s Posh Bakery will run the nine Le Boulanger cafes – including the Los Altos eatery at 301 Main St. – with the same branding, products and service patrons are familiar with, Le Boulanger CEO Dan Brunello told the Town Crier.

Exploring the nuances of accessory dwelling units


With the limited availability of affordable housing, there has been much discussion about accessory dwelling units. Examples of ADUs include a pool house, a granny unit and an in-law unit – typically a small house/cottage homeowners build in their backyard.

Transactions for the week of Jan. 22

Los Altos

1005 Border Road, Hennessee Trust to Y. & J. Zhou for $2,708,000

1 W. Edith Avenue Unit C215, Webb Trust to Q. Rhee for $1,000,000

Changes to come

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Baking the world a better place: Local resident opens gluten-free Sweet Diplomacy after long wait

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Sweet Diplomacy owner Melody Hu arranges some of her gluten-free confections on a tray Friday afternoon. Hu’s shop recently opened at 209 First St. in Los Altos.

Six months after Mountain View resident Melody Hu planned to open the doors of her gluten-free patisserie Sweet Diplomacy in downtown Los Altos, she finally celebrated her shop’s soft opening and is refining and customizing her shop’s aesthetic.

Nest Egg Briefs: Understanding the new SECURE Act’s impact

The U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump recently passed the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act as part of another spending bill needed to keep the federal government operating for a few more months. The SECURE Act represents one of the biggest changes to retirement planning since 2010, and though there are some negative elements, on balance it has the potential to improve taxpayers’ ability to save for retirement. Following is a brief summary.

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