Local nonprofit group raises $74K for Kenyan teachers and students

A Los Altos-based nonprofit organization that helps people in Kenya raised a record amount of money at last month’s major fund- raiser.

Transactions for the week of Jan. 9

Los Altos

4388 El Camino Real No. 168, R. Koo to JJDD Los Altos LLC for $1,410,000

82 Loucks Avenue, T. McClendon to Y. & J. Xu for $2,720,000

Author visits Linden Tree to promote book and STEM


A group of elementary school children and their parents gathered around Komal Singh as she read aloud from her new children’s book at Linden Tree Books. Visiting Los Altos on her fall book tour, she shared several passages from “Ara the Star Engineer” before pulling out a virtual-reality headset for the kids to experience.

Shoe shop shutters

Bay Area shoe retailer Sole Desire closed its 315 Main St. shop in downtown Los Altos Dec. 16, and a customer service representative said she was “not exactly sure why.”

Myleah Pandit confirmed Dec. 20 that Sole Desire’s 22nd location had been permanently shuttered, but she could offer no further information.

Transactions for the week of Dec. 21

Los Altos

32 Lyell Street, M. Case to Z. & J. Huang for $1,898,000

826 Hierra Court, Evers Williamson Trust to H. & K. Skucha for $2,510,000

Social Security payouts are not keeping up with inflation

Social Security is one of the few retirement pensions whose annual payments increase over time based on actual inflation. Few other private or public pensions provide this valuable benefit. Neither do annuities.


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