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Rancho grocery store plans to reopen as Safeway in March

Courtesy of Tanya Hardin-Bell
Children peer into the shuttered Andronico’s in Los Altos, which closed in late January. The grocery store will reopen in early March as Safeway Community Market.

Many Los Altos residents were upset to see the Andronico’s market close in Rancho Shopping Center last month. But fret not, because the grocery space will reopen in March as Safeway Community Market.

Renovo Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, purchased the five Bay Area Andronico’s out of bankruptcy in 2011. Safeway assumed control of the chain late last year and expects to maintain Andronico’s level of quality.

Los Altos realtor assumes leadership position at SILVAR

Courtesy of SILVAR
Los Altos realtor Denise Welsh, newly installed president of SILVAR, gives a speech at Los Altos Golf & Country Club Jan. 19.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors installed its 2017 leadership team Jan. 19 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. At the helm of the local trade association this year is Los Altos realtor Denise Welsh.

Welsh is a broker associate with the Alain Pinel Realtors Los Altos office. Other officers include Bill Moody, a realtor with Referral Realty in Cupertino, as president-elect; and Phyllis Carmichael, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Los Altos, as treasurer.

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Lights out at Los Altos Lighting, but why?

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos Lighting has not opened its doors or returned phone calls for several weeks, leaving some customers in a bind.

The sign says Los Altos Lighting is “Closed Until Further Notice.” It has been posted on the front door of the Main Street light fixture store for the past few weeks.

Ga-Ja “Chris” Kim, the owner of the store and the property, has not responded to repeated requests for comment, nor has he been in touch with city officials.

Sarah Jones closes salon after 25 years of successful styling

Courtesy of Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones retired last month after a long and somewhat unexpected career.

As Sarah Jones approached her college years, her parents had high expectations. Her father, partner in a law firm, expected the Castilleja School grad to choose a lucrative career path, in business or law, perhaps.

Instead, Jones was an art major whose direction in life was at a crossroads.

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