And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall.
State Street Market, a two-story, 16,505-square-foot building, is currently under construction at 160 and 170 State St. in downtown Los Altos. Local developer Los Altos Community Investments, which was founded by Anne Wojcicki (the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe), is behind the project. The company declined to comment on the record at this time.
Plans submitted to the city show an interior and exterior remodel for a mixed-use food hall and market. The ground floor will include a coffee bar, ice cream shop, ramen bar, raw bar, teaching kitchen, arcade, a bar/restaurant and something called "healthy bowl," according to the project plans. There will also be retail, including a fitness area, lounge and meeting rooms, according to the plans. The second floor is office space.
In 2018, Wojcicki told the Los Altos Town Crier that she envisioned the project as a gathering place with "food and fun" for the Los Altos community.
"I really think of this as being a very open, multigenerational spot where there's a lot of variety and fun," she said. "You want people just hanging out in town, you can get food, you have stuff you can do, you can meet your friends — it's a hub with social activity."
The company owns numerous downtown Los Altos properties, with food tenants including Bumble,Tin Pot Creamery, Manresa Bread and Asa Restaurant. Since starting Los Altos Community Investments in 2010, Wojcicki has invested in the city of Los Altos with "strategic long-term investments that ignite growth and vitality in the downtown," the company's website reads.
Rape kits now offered at Stanford ER
People who are sexually assaulted in northern Santa Clara County will no longer have to travel to San Jose to undergo a medical forensic exam.
As of Feb. 4, such exams, often referred to as rape kits, will be offered around the clock at the new Stanford Hospital by specially trained nurses, who will remain on call at all times. Rape crisis advocates will also be available to assist survivors.
According to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center spokesperson Joy Alexiou, sexual violence is such a traumatic event that community members had asked that the medical center expand to other locations so that survivors don't have to travel so far to be examined — previously, the only place in Santa Clara County offering them was in San Jose.
In response, the medical center has expanded its exam program to the new Stanford Hospital, and is working to open another location in south Santa Clara County.
Last year, the medical center, the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association, District Attorney's office and crime laboratory, along with YWCA and Community Solutions, social services providers in the county, signed a new shared protocol that lays out procedures and plans to coordinate responses to sexual assault in a way that supports survivors, the announcement states.
The expansion of these services coincides with a reported 79% increase in the number of medical forensic exams performed by the medical center's sexual assault forensic exam team between 2015 and 2019.
People who need a forensic medical exam should go to the emergency room at Stanford Hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive or the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center at 751 S. Bascom Ave. in San Jose, Alexiou said.
For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, victims of sexual violence can contact YWCA's 24-hour support line at 800-572-2782.
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