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Noteworthy: MV IT office honored

Jon Simms and Adrienne Wong, owners of the TeamLogic IT office in Mountain View, recently received the Franchisee of the Year award from TeamLogic Inc.

Simms and Wong were honored at the annual TeamLogic IT Owners Summit, held Oct. 20-22 in Tampa, Fla.


Toys for Tots comes home to Main Street

All Horizons Travel is once again serving as a collection station for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program during the holiday season.

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys, games and books for children in need at the agency, 160 Main St. in Los Altos, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 16.

Los Altos woman turns family business into landscaping powerhouse


Photos courtesy of Gachina Landscape Management
H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina heads Gachina Landscape Management.

John Gachina spent decades in landscaping and nearly 30 years building Gachina Landscape Management from the roots up before passing away from cancer at the end of 2015.

The company he started with two employees out of his Cupertino home had expanded to more than 300 since he founded the company in 1988. The Gachinas moved to Los Altos – near Santa Rita School – in the mid-1990s. His wife, H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, took over soon after his passing.

Are your cognitive abilities declining with age?

There is increasing evidence that as we age, cognitive decline is natural and inevitable. The brain, like the rest of the body, loses its ability to respond quickly and precisely over time.

Michael Finke and Sandra Huston of Texas Tech University and John Howe of the University of Missouri recently updated a study titled “Old Age and the Decline in Financial Literacy.”

Turn gets a new look from a familiar face in downtown LA


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Robin Berard, center, works with general manager Jennifer Smith, right, to get food out of the kitchen at Turn Bar & Grill. Berard recently reopened the restaurant with an experienced kitchen and floor staff.

After Turn Bar & Grill went dark for a few days last week, a familiar face is back on Main Street with some old and new friends.

Robin Berard, one of the original partners behind the restaurant’s 2015 opening, has returned as Turn’s owner-operator.


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