Transactions for the week of June 24

Los Altos

355 Cuesta Drive, Evard Trust to X. & L. Dong for $2,870,000

1017 Dartmouth Lane, D. Lisi to A. & S. Seid for $3,200,000

Street closure plan concerning for struggling retailers

The impending downtown street closures – a Los Altos City Council decision meant to encourage outdoor dining and shopping – prompted mixed reaction from local retailers.

Nest Egg Briefs: COVID-19 pandemic spending prompts massive government debt

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the U.S. government to spend a massive amount of money. There are two primary concerns. The first is whether or not the cost of the CARES Act and the other federal government rescue/stimulus spending packages could drive the U.S. government into bankruptcy. The second is the impact the mountain of federal debt will have on our children and grandchildren. (Full disclosure: I am not an economist.)

Transactions for the week of June 17

Los Altos

1663 Newcastle Drive, Fair Family Trust to E. & W. Park for $2,600,000

Congregating customers pose problems for businesses

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A group of car enthusiasts gathered in front of The Post restaurant on Main Street May 3 as they waited for their takeout, prompting some onlookers to question their social-distancing protocols. Another instances of onlookers objecting to social distancing, or lack thereof, occurred downtown over the Memorial Day weekend.

This article was updated on June 4 to correct the caption and text of the story to clarify that the social distancing police calls made downtown over Memorial Day did not involve the same diners who visited the Post on May 3.

Two calls to the Los Altos Police Department over Memorial Day weekend resulted in officers reminding the owners and patrons of the downtown Amandine lounge of the importance of social distancing.

City, agencies host webinars for local small businesses

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Red Berry Coffee Bar in downtown Los Altos displays a green-checkmark verification poster and a COVID-19 social-distancing protocol form, as required by the county’s health order.

Small businesses in Los Altos continue to adjust to evolving mandates amid the lockdown, and a series of city-sponsored webinars aims to address merchants’ ongoing concerns.


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