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    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

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    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

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    Los Altos: Community

    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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Los Altos Showcases Beautiful Public Art

Public art is on full display in the picturesque city of Los Altos. The city is home to over a dozen sculptures that grace public spaces. They offer an engaging and beautiful way to enjoy art.Los Altos has had these art sculptures on public lands since the 1980s. The city works to offer a variety of excellent pieces that showcase various artistic elements. The city works to promote the art...

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Los Altos, California


Los Altos' Community and Quality of Life Tops for Residents

The affluent and desirable Los Altos, California rests in the Bay Area - only about 40 miles south of San Francisco. About 29,000 residents call this charming and quaint community home. As part of Santa Clara County, this city is known in the region for its superior way of life. Many people come to Los Altos with buying a home in mind because Los Altos is known as a place that buyers can obtain “more house” for the money in Northern California. Not only is home ownership relatively more affordable here, Los Altos has noteworthy schools and offers residents numerous benefits.

Los Altos has many qualities that make it attractive to families and business alike. The community has top-tier schools, prime shopping venues, lighter traffic when compared with other small cities in the Bay Area, things to do all year long, and a highly educated population. Years ago, the city was home to many farms and known for its agriculture. Fast forward to today: Los Altos professionals enjoy a peaceful way of life here and work for many Silicon Valley firms; they also commute into nearby San Francisco.

Los Altos Things To Do Plentiful All Year Long

There's no shortage of amazing things to do in Los Altos for both visitors and residents. Some of the best and most popular Los Altos, California activities are shopping, attending the various annual events, visiting museums, and getting active in the beautiful outdoors of the region. The city of Los Altos also has many great parks with trails and playgrounds that add a significant dimension to the family focused way of life in the community. Some of the most popular parks in the area include Palo Alto Foothills Park, Marymeade Park and the Redwood Grove Nature Preserve.

Of course, there's also plenty of great shopping in Los Altos. There are seven business districts in Los Altos. The charming downtown is a great place for strolling and finding unexpected treasures. This area has more than 150 shops selling gifts, toys, clothing, jewelry, antiques and much more.

There's no shortage of great annual events in Los Altos and the Bay Area. The Downtown Los Altos Farmers' Market is especially popular. The market runs from May to September. Other noteworthy annual events that appeal to residents and visitors are July's Arts & Wine Festival, the outdoor Friday Movie Nights in the summer, the Halloween Spook-tacular, the Holiday Stroll, Festival of Lights Parade, and Holiday Carriage Rides.

Outdoor recreation is another popular pastime in picturesque region around Los Altos. Prime hiking is easily found within the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which spans more than 60,000 acres of land in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo. Here, there's gorgeous open space, areas for picnics, hiking trails and more.

Arts & Culture Alive in Los Altos

The highly regarded Los Altos boasts educated residents who value art and culture. As such, the city offers vast cultural amenities. The free Los Altos History Museum is three stories tall. It has many cultural exhibits that showcase the community's rich past. The locally known J. Gilbert Smith History House, dating back to the early 1900s, is worth a visit. It features period items, a garden and one of the last remaining active apricot orchards in the Santa Clara Valley. A prime force on the cultural arts scene in Los Altos is the Chinese Fine Arts Gallery, which shows various works of Asian art.

You'll also love the wide variety of public art sculptures across Los Altos. Some are in downtown, and walking tours are popular. In total, there are 14 permanent public art sculptures here. Additionally, there are about a dozen other public works of art that artists have loaned the city. These works enrich Los Altos and beautify the landscape.

Visitors Enjoy Prime Attractions, Pleasant Community in Los Altos

Bay Area visitors enjoy coming to Los Altos for its positive attributes, and it's also in a great location for exploring the region. Business and pleasure travelers both enjoy coming here. There are good choices when it comes to hotels in Los Altos, CA. They offer all of the best in modern amenities including WiFi, Internet, kitchens, room service, bars, breakfast, parking, gyms and business centers.

With a prime position in Silicon Valley not far from Palo Alto, San Jose and Mountain View, Los Altos naturally attracts numerous business travelers. But this is also an excellent place for pleasure travelers who want to embrace the community spirit and relaxed way of life.

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Sunnyvale shorts: Scarf project needs supplies, participants
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 17th, 2014 9:36PM
Scarf project needs helpThe "One Warm Scarf" campaign, a year-round project that donates yarn to knitters who make scarves for local...
The Pioneering Finish That Puts Twist on Tradition: Introducing Espolon Bourbon Barrel-Finished Anejo, the Newest ...
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 16th, 2014 11:33AM
Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza has taken his beloved EspolnTequila to new heights with his latest experiment gone incredibly right -- Espoln...
Tequila CAZADORES Launches New Packaging
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 16th, 2014 7:00AM
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Tequila CAZADORES, 100% blue agave tequila, one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico...
Avenidas Village Celebrates Anniversary
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 15th, 2014 4:11PM
October will mark the seventh year since Avenidas Village was founded in 2007. (PRWeb September 15, 2014) Read the full story at...
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Source: Yahoo News | Sep 10th, 2014 4:14AM
Commission approves mixed-use San Antonio Road project The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) last week recommended approval...
Contoural and Its Clients Provide Information Governance Thought Leadership at Upcoming Industry Events
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 9th, 2014 3:15AM
Contoural, the largest independent provider of Information Governance consulting services, is pleased to announce that its clients and consultants...
Brand New Attached Homes Coming Soon to Mountain View - Interest List Now Forming
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 4th, 2014 7:17PM
William Lyon Homes announces plans for the development of Guild Thirty-Three, a beautiful collection of brand new attached homes in a preferred...
prpl Foundation Announces 'Quick EMUlator' (QEMU) Support for Imagination's New 64-Bit MIPS Processors
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 3rd, 2014 10:55AM
prpl Foundation, the recently established open-source non-profit foundation focused on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable...
The Future Is Now in Classrooms Around the Country With the Ultimate Immersive Learning Experience From zSpace
Source: Yahoo News | Sep 3rd, 2014 9:00AM
In classrooms around the country this school year, students will have the ultimate immersive learning experience, dissecting human hearts, diving...
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Source: Yahoo News | Aug 27th, 2014 11:59AM
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier Anne DeGheest speaks at a crowded Los Altos Hills City Council meeting that included a report on the recent spikes in...
DSP Group's VoIP SoC's Power Obihai's Advanced IP Phones
Source: Yahoo News | Aug 26th, 2014 8:37AM
Obihai's OBi1032 and OBi1062 IP Phones Leverage DSP Group's DVF99 to Offer Cloud Integration, Superior Quality and Advanced Features LOS...
VMware Acquires CloudVolumes for Faster Installation of Apps - Analyst Blog
Source: Yahoo News | Aug 21st, 2014 7:09PM
A pioneer in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VMware, Inc. ( VMW ) recently acquired a three year old startup named CloudVolumes. Nothing...
VMware Acquires CloudVolumes for Faster Installation of Apps
Source: Yahoo News | Aug 21st, 2014 4:40PM
A pioneer in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VMware, Inc. (VMW) recently acquired a three-year old startup named CloudVolumes.
DaileyFest 2014 Takes Center Stage on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Aug 20th, 2014 5:45PM
Introducing the Event Schedule and Vendor Lineup for DaileyFest 2014 (PRWeb August 20, 2014) Read the full story at...
Box Powers Cloud Collaboration for Leading Life Sciences Organizations
Source: Yahoo News | Aug 20th, 2014 12:24PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today announced that leading pharmaceutical and life sciences organizations Jazz Pharmaceuticals and...
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