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.

Transactions

Los Altos

245 Alicia Way, Robinson Family Trust to P. & S. Vig for $3,550,000

215 N. Avalon Drive, A. & G. Bartlett to J. & R. Bryson for $5,310,000

Sandwich shop opens, showing Mountain View some 'Love'


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Ike’s Love & Sandwiches founder Ike Shehadeh welcomes customers at the grand opening of his new location in Mountain View last week.
 

The line was 15 people deep when Ike’s Love & Sandwiches opened at 10 a.m. By lunchtime, it nearly stretched out the door of the Mountain View restaurant.

Whether attracted by the chance to claim one of 50 free sandwiches or by the opportunity to meet founder Ike Shehadeh himself, hundreds of Bay Area residents attended last week’s grand-opening celebration for the newest tenant of the Rengstorff Center.


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