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Realtors create scholarship endowment for student vets at Foothill, De Anza


Courtesy of SILVAR
Guests at the ceremony marking the creation of the John Tripp-Silicon Valley Realtors Veterans Scholarship Endowment for student veterans attending De Anza and Foothill colleges include, from left, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Los Altos/Mountain View District Chairwoman Katherine Frey, association President Karen Trolan, President-elect Denise Welsh, Foothill-De Anza Foundation Development Director Dennis Cima, Dean of the Disability Resource Center and Veterans Programs at Foothill College Teresa Ong, Foothill-De Anza Foundation Executive Director Tess Chandler and Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation President Eileen Giorgi.

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently created a scholarship endowment for student veterans attending Foothill and De Anza colleges.

The John Tripp-Silicon Valley Realtors Veterans Scholarship Endowment was formally presented to officials of both colleges last week at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.


Realtors create scholarship endowment for student vets at Foothill, De Anza


Courtesy of SILVAR
Guests at the ceremony marking the creation of the John Tripp-Silicon Valley Realtors Veterans Scholarship Endowment for student veterans attending De Anza and Foothill colleges include, from left, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Los Altos/Mountain View District Chairwoman Katherine Frey, association President Karen Trolan, President-elect Denise Welsh, Foothill-De Anza Foundation Development Director Dennis Cima, Dean of the Disability Resource Center and Veterans Programs at Foothill College Teresa Ong, Foothill-De Anza Foundation Executive Director Tess Chandler and Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation President Eileen Giorgi.

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently created a scholarship endowment for student veterans attending Foothill and De Anza colleges.

The John Tripp-Silicon Valley Realtors Veterans Scholarship Endowment was formally presented to officials of both colleges last week at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

Sports lounge closes; Present searches for a new home


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
First & Main Sports Lounge, left, closed last week. It was the only sports bar in Los Altos. At right, Jim Daley (without glasses) and Jim Reynolds, right, the men behind Present, are looking for a new space in the city after their sublease on Main Street has run out.

The taps at First & Main Sports Lounge stopped running last week as the bar and eatery closed for good. The only venue of its kind in Los Altos, First & Main was known for its 18 taps of beer and casual, locals-oriented atmosphere.

Co-owner and general manager Robert Peters couldn’t be reached for comment by the Town Crier’s press deadline, but a glance inside the darkened space showed a semi-dismantled bar, half of which had been under construction in recent months. The location at 397 Main St. formerly housed Minh’s Vietnamese and before that Shanghai Gourmet.

Local brothers opening pub in former Maltby's space


Courtesy of Lars and Andrew Smith
Lars and Andrew Smith, above, plan to open a tap room and pizzeria in Los Altos. They also run Palo Alto Tap Room, at left.

A new public house and pizzeria is slated to move into the old Maltby’s Restaurant space at 101 Plaza North this summer.

The idea for the eatery was brewing with Andrew and Lars Smith, brothers who grew up in Palo Alto, for years before they decided on the Los Altos location. They selected the name State of Mind Public House – as in “California State of Mind” – for their new venture.

New business promises spa service, without the spa


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View resident Brooke Rankins receives an in-home pedicure from Lily Ly. Ly has a contract with Wilo Spa, a new company which offers spa services in customers’ homes. Wilo Spa opened in November and allows customers to arrange appointments by text. About 80 percent of the charge goes to the cosmetologist, plus tip.

According to Wilo Spa founder Manjeera Patnaikuni, it is difficult for a busy person to schedule personal care services. Nail salons maintain regular business hours, so for a working woman – especially one with children – there may not be time between breakfast and dinner to get a manicure or a brow wax.

That is why Patnaikuni founded Wilo Spa in November – to enable individuals to schedule appointments with spa professionals until 9:30 p.m. The biggest draw, according to Patnaikuni, is that the appointment will happen in your home. The Palo Alto resident said her customers reside throughout the Peninsula.


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