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Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

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Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos, a year-old social group founded by Upuia Ahkiong of Kua Body Studios on First Street, is scheduled to host an RSVP-only event at which women will tell the story of their businesses and share their journeys to success.

Politicians: Improve, don't eliminate

Suppose you have a hot water heater in your home that works only intermittently. You go to your local Home Depot only to find that it won’t have a replacement model available for six months. Would you wait until the replacement is available before removing the old unit, or would you immediately yank the defective water heater out of your garage and live without hot water for half a year?

OK, maybe this isn’t totally realistic. I suppose even if you live in the middle of Alaska, you can get hot-water heaters in less time than that. And yet our federal government seems bent on the latter path: taking away stuff that works, albeit perhaps not perfectly, and without providing a replacement.

Crowdfunding enables fans to share a slice of new pub

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
The partners behind Palo Alto’s Tap Room, above, are set to open State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria at the site of the former Maltby’s restaurant in downtown Los Altos.

Work is progressing nicely at Plaza North and Fourth Street, where State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria is setting up shop in the old Maltby’s location.

The new joint promises to be family-friendly with a variety of pizzas, arcade games and cold beverages.

Realtors warn of new industry scam

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Scammers are targeting homeowners with homes for sale.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors recently learned of a new scam involving the real estate industry.

The scam involves phone calls purportedly from a company identifying itself as “The Association of Realtors” that seeks permission to visit the person’s home. SILVAR officials want to inform the public that they would never make such calls, nor insist on visiting a person’s home.

Present will not move far in a Main Street "win-win" swap

Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Present is slated to move across Main Street after more than four years in its old spot.

What do you get for the gift store that has everything? A new and larger location, apparently.

Present, the locavore goodie shop entering its fifth year in Los Altos, is scheduled to relocate across the street to 127 Main St. in early March. Co-owners Jim Daley and Jim Reynolds will assume the lease for the new space from Heather Lussier Photography, which will turn into a mobile business based in Los Gatos.

Realtors fund scholarships for high school seniors

The 18th annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is under way.

The Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), a professional trade organization representing more than 5,000 realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, sponsors the program.

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