Los Altos restaurants take different approaches to stay in business in wake of region-wide order

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Pompeii customers eat lunch at the downtown Los Altos restaurant March 13 – before the county suspended on-site dining.

Updated March 24 at 12 p.m.

The Town Crier will update this story and our lists of Los Altos and Mountain View businesses and their operating status as we find out more information.

We have added a handful of new restaurants since the original article ran. We have also included additional services being offered by previously mentioned eateries.

The Town Crier is checking in on businesses across town impacted by the county's shelter-in-place order announced Monday (March 16) due to the novel coronavirus. This is the second part of the series; it focuses on restaurants.  


Grocers bring in more help, change hours and set restrictions to accommodate customers

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Whole Foods customers in Los Altos wearing face masks shop for groceries Tuesday afternoon. The company announced Wednesday it is changing shopping hours to allow senior citizens to shop one hour before the general public.

Updated March 24 at approximately 2 p.m.

The Town Crier is checking in on businesses across town impacted by the county's shelter-in-place order announced Monday (March 16) due to the novel coronavirus. This is the first part of the series; it focuses on local grocery stores and standalone markets. 

There is little time to rest for Craig Kozy and his staff at DeMartini Orchard, who are scrambling to satisfy customers' needs during the county's shelter-in-place order.

Mountain View park dedication attendee tests positive for COVID-19 but recovers

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors member Gary Kremen, center, helps with the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Feb. 29 McKelvey Park dedication. An attendee of the event later tested positive for coronavirus.

A Santa Clara Valley Water District employee who tested positive for the novel coronavirus and received ICU treatment has recovered and left the hospital today (March 18), a district representative said. 

City of Los Altos looks at short-term, long-term solutions to shelter in place order

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Children play at Grant Park in Los Altos. The city is closing local playgrounds to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Updated March 19 at 9 a.m.

As the Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced one more coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday morning (March 18), bringing the county total to six, Los Altos leaders and staff participated in a now-daily teleconference to update each other on how the city is functioning after the county order to shelter in place.

Fed 'disaster assistance' program offered to small businesses

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Kevin Schmidek of Los Altos and Becca Behrens of Sunnyvale eat lunch Friday in the mostly empty Sumo Sushi Boat restaurant in Los Altos.

Help may be on the way for local businesses hampered by the recent health department orders in reaction to the coronavirus. 


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