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Therapy Salon offering free haircuts to foster kids

Sarah Zebb’s Therapy Salon has long given back to the Los Altos community. She plans to continue the tradition this holiday season by offering free haircuts to foster children Sunday at her Rancho Shopping Center location.

The free haircuts are available to any child or teenager in foster care. Zebb asked that anyone interested in making an appointment call the salon. She warned that spots may fill quickly

First Friday marks 5th anniversary with holiday-themed event

Santa Claus is scheduled to appear at the First Friday fifth anniversary celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Stores will remain open until 8 p.m., many with special offers. The event will feature an “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger hunt and live music at various locations on Main and State streets. Performers will include Sunday Seven at Le Boulanger, In the Pocket at Chase Bank, Influx at Gallery 9, Celtic Harmony at Enchanté Boutique Hotel, Mollie and Scott at Linden Tree Books, Mars at Nature Gallery, Foggy Memory Band at the Costume Bank and Fully Funded, the Mountain View Madrigals and Bullis Charter School’s Sonore Choir at Veterans Community Plaza.

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.

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.

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.

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


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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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