The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) provides youth soccer programs nationwide. The soccer programs follow…More six principles: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
The Mountain View and Los Altos branch of AYSO, Region 45, was first developed in 1974. It is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that serves close to 2,000 children, ages four-and-a-half to 18.
Zettacore 257 Castro St., Suite 101, Mountain View, CA94041 Zettacore is a research company specializing in the manufacturing and development of molecular…More electronics. Zettacore offers products utilizing molecular interface technology, energy storage techniques, semiconductor memory and a variety of others. Visit Zettacore's official website for more information on the technology used in its products.
Kaidara Software Inc 257 Castro St., Suite 101, Mountain View, CA94041 Kaidara Software Inc is a software development company with an office in Los Altos. They have satellite offices in…More Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Paris, France. The company specializes in producing software that interacts with a company's customers in various ways and provides metrics regarding their customer satisfaction. Their current CEO is Alain Pechon, a former employee of Sun Microsystems. More information is available on the company website or by calling its Los Altos office.
YMCA Oak Kid's Place 1501 Oak Ave, Los Altos, CA94024 The YMCA operates Kid's Place at six school campuses, three in Los Altos and three in Mountain View. The Oak Kid's Place…More is located in a portable building on the west end of Oak School. Options include morning, full-day Kinder care, part-day Kinder care, or afternoon care. The kindergarten - six year old program is designed to provide a stimulating learning experiences in a safe environment to enhance social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Daily homework assistance is also provided. In addition, the YMCA operates the Way to Grow Preschool at this site, which is a full day program.
The Los Altos Community Foundation was formed in 1991 to the promote community-building of Los Altos and Los…More Altos Hills.
Since then, it has been a strong force behind many of the city's institutions, including the Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos History Museum, Leadership Education and Advancement Program and the Community Scholars program for Mountain View Los Altos students who are the first in the family to attend college.
As a community foundation, it makes grants that broadly strengthen the community and it provides fund management for others. It operates four grant programs and supports its own programs, for students development, teaching philanthropy and providing mediation. Mindful of the changing demographics, it has the Aging in Place committee, which researches and disseminates information on services that may allow Los Altans to stay in their homes longer.
It has also played a leading role in convening and facilitating discussions of community-wide interest, such as the closing of Bullis School and issues of mutual interest between Mountain View and Los Altos.
It owns and operates out of the Richard Neutra House, where the 28-member board of directors meet on the third Wednesday of the month, at 181 Hillview Avenue, as well as the Los Altos Community House.
The purpose of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is to purchase and restore permanently protected land to form a regional open space greenbelt. This greenbelt is used preserve unspoiled wilderness and wildlife habitats as well as the land's watersheds, viewsheds and fragile ecosystems. Because the area is meant to offer environmental education, all recreational use is low-intensity in nature.
There are currently 24 open space preserves, with varying types of uses and facilities. Nearly half have restrooms.
The district covers 550 square miles and includes Atherton, Cupertino, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park Montara, Monte Sereno, Moss Beach, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Gregorio, Saratoga, Stanford, Sunnyvale and Woodside.
In 2004, the district's boundaries were extended to the Pacific Ocean, from the southern border of Pacifica to the southern border of Santa Cruz County.
This governmental body is supported by a small share of property tax revenues, approximately 1.7 cents per $100 of assessed property. It is governed by a seven-member board of directors, representing geographic wards, and elected every four years. In election years when there is no opponent, the incumbent is elected to a new term.
The board holds public meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, at the District headquarters in Los Altos.
In addition, special public hearings and neighborhood meetings are held periodically on specific issues.
Hard copies of the agenda can be mailed at a cost of $25 annually by calling District's Clerk's office.
Preserves include: Bear Creek Redwoods, Coal Creek, El Corte de Madera Creek, El Sereno, Foothills, Fremont Older, La Honda Creek, Long Ridge, Los Trancos, Monte Bello, Picchetti Ranch, Pulgas Ridge, Purisima Creek Redwoods, Rancho San Antonio, Ravenswood, Russian Ridge, Saratoga Gap, Sierra Azul, Skyline Ridge, St. Joseph's Hill Stevens Creek, Teague Hill, Thornewood and Windy Hill.
The district has an active volunteer program, which can be viewed online at OpenSpace.org.