Outrage Salon 168 Main St, Los Altos, CA94022 This salon has 16 stations and can expertly cut, color, straighten or perm all types of hair. The vibe is casual and…More fun, with lots of open space and local artwork.
This 55-acre open space corridor, adjacent to the town-owned Westwind Barn, serves as a natural space for walking and…More horseback riding. A limited number of horses also graze there.
Donated by Albert Byrne in 1967 to the Nature Conservancy, the preserve was used to establish the Albert Byrne Charitable Foundation of the Nature Conservancy. It was purchased by the town of Los Altos Hills in 1968 for $99,500. Part of the agreement required the town to provide a link from the Byrne Preserve to the 1,600-acre Hidden Villa open space property. Together, the corridor and the Byrne preserve total about 90 acres.
MoreFlavor! 991 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA94022 MoreFlavor! offers equipment and supplies for the DIY beer brewer, wine maker and coffee roaster, both amateur and…More professional. This, the Northern California retail store for the MoreBeer!, MoreWine! and MoreCoffee! divisions, opened in the former Fermentation Frenzy space in 2007 just east of El Camino. The company also does nationwide catalog and online sales, while remaining folksy and friendly.
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.
Westwind Barn 27210 Altamont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA94022 Westwind Barn is a community barn located in the Los Altos Hills. This property was completed remodeling at the…More beginning of 2010 to include a new foundation, a new roof, wheelchair-accessible spaces and new bathrooms. These upgrades make Westwind more energy-efficient with pending LEED certification. Westwind is open to the public each day of the week. It also holds horse shows and various activities for the community. Westwind is also a great spot for hikes, jogs or riding.
Area 151 DTLA 151 1st St, Los Altos, CA94022 Area 151 DTLA is a newly-opened arcade in downtown Los Altos. The arcade features coin-operated arcade games, both…More ticket-dispensing and high-score, children's rides, skeeball, air hockey and others. Tickets may be exchanged for prizes and gifts. It also hosts private parties and birthdays. Area 151 is a UFO, sci-fi and space-themed arcade. It principally caters to young children.
Los Altos' first park is a wooded, 3.7-acre gem. It is located just a short drive (or a pleasant walk) from…More downtown on the other side of the Foothill Expressway. Hidden at the end of a long driveway, the park named after "the father of Los Altos" opens up into a welcoming public space. Shoup Park beckons with its grassy areas and child-friendly spaces. Adobe Creek, which is often dry in the summer, runs along one side, and redwood trees provide enough shade for picnickers and birthday party celebrations.
The Garden House and the Patriot's Corner group picnic area are the two sites available for rental. There are two playgrounds, one for toddlers and one for older kids, including a short zip line for the adventurous. At the far corner is the veteran's memorial, "Liberty's Cradle," by Rebecca Truman. The Park is also home to the Underground, a teen center. The restrooms are cleaned often. The two parking lots, holding more than fifty-five cars combined, often fill on busy weekend days.