'Berry' good news: Downtown Red Berry Coffee Bar set to remain open

Red Berry
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Red Berry Coffee Bar has announced it will continue operations after previously saying it would close permanently.

After announcing last month that it would close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Berry Coffee Bar in downtown Los Altos will remain open after all.

Local’s mobile salon app thrives during COVID-19

Open Streets
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Los Altos resident Iryna Korolenko runs the iSalon app.

Two years ago, Iryna Korolenko was sitting in traffic, driving to an appointment at a beauty salon when she had an idea: What if there were an app that would enable customers to have beauty service providers come to their location?

LA Chamber of Commerce schedules raffle fundraiser

With its annual golf tournament fundraiser canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a raffle with weekly noon Monday drawings on Facebook Live beginning Nov. 2.

On the Market: How has COVID-19 affected the real estate landscape?

We like to think that the real estate market is very rational, based on need and desire, practical and coherent. Time and time again, we learn that it just isn’t true. It happens on both a micro and macro level, a transactional level and across the market: Decisions are made based on the new realities buyers and sellers perceive.

Los Altos expected to replace Open Streets program with parklets

Open Streets
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The downtown Open Streets program in Los Altos is scheduled to continue through the end of September.

Los Altos is not expected to extend the Open Streets program – that closes a portion of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos from Thursdays through Sundays – beyond the end of September, Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins said in a council meeting Tuesday (Sept. 9). The program is set to expire Sept. 28.

Village Pantry trying to stay afloat

Village Pantry
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The Village Pantry co-owner Julie Ogilvie said she has been working 12 hours a day, seven days a week to keep the business going.

The reopening of several local businesses this summer has been a lifeline for some, but the economic hardships tied to COVID-19 continue to pose challenges for others. Among them: The Village Pantry, a family-owned Los Altos coffee shop established in 1947.

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