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Festival features plenty of toe-tapping tunes


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Lyin’ I’s, an Eagles tribute band, is scheduled to open the slate of musical entertainment on the Main Stage Saturday afternoon. The band is performing at the festival for the first time.

When it comes to live music, the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival has got you covered.

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GreenTown offers free bike parking


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GreenTown Los Altos volunteers park bikes and strollers for free at the festival. The valet parking area is in the South Plaza, just off Third Street.

For the fifth consecutive year, GreenTown Los Altos is providing complimentary bike valet parking at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival. 

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Festival has grown substantially since inception


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The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which began in 1979, has grown from 150 exhibitors to nearly 400 this year.

Over the 36 years of its existence, the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival has grown from a small summer festival to one of the largest on the Peninsula.

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Tips for enjoying this year’s festival

Following are some quick tips to help make this weekend's 36th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival more enjoyable.

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Los Altos has come a long way since its incorporation

T

he city of Los Altos boasts a long and rich history.

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Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


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Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose toward their sunset years, many plan to age in their own homes, leaving retirement communities to their parents.

Traditionally, communities for those 55 and older have provided safety, social activities, transportation and medical care. Many older adults want the same amenities without moving out of their homes.

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Los Altos Senior Center boosts programming


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Cherie Anderson, recreation specialist for the city of Los Altos, works with George Kronos on a jigsaw puzzle at the Los Altos Senior Center.

The newest face at the Los Altos Senior Center has become a familiar one to those who frequent the gathering spot.

Cheri Anderson joined the city in October as the Senior Center’s interim coordinator and recently transitioned to recreation specialist. In her new role, Anderson said she will "specialize in all areas that are needed in recreation" - primarily those at the center.

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