Rhyme on My Hands: An ode to libraries is one for the books

Perhaps the most family-oriented place in town is the Los Altos Library. Don’t believe me? Go in there on a weekday morning and you’ll likely find strollers double-parked just outside the Children’s Room.


Annual family events herald spring & summer

/Town Crier Colorful sculptures and the work of nearly 200 artists fill Lincoln Park during the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park event.

The end of the school year brings a lull to the hustle and bustle of daily life for parents and students alike as they have more time on their hands. What better way to spend it than outdoors. Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View offer a wide variety of family-friendly events, some of which are long-standing traditions.


Playing out loud: Local venues and events offer live music

/Town Crier An audience gathers to hear a musician perform at a First Friday event in downtown Los Altos. The city boasts a variety of venues that offer live music of many different genres.

Music legend and U2 frontman Bono once said that "music can change the world because it can change people."

For enthusiasts, music can encourage love, happiness, passion and devotion. It is a powerful unifier, bonding together seemingly disjointed groups of people in a shared experience. From jazz to ragtime, boogie-woogie and hip-hop, music offers something for every ear.


Get your garden growing: Expert offers vegetable picks

LILA P30newNow that winter has passed, it’s time for the sun to come out, shorts to be worn and seeds to be planted.


Welcome to Los Altos: A newcomer’s guide to life in the land of the apricots

/Town Crier Vibrant Chinese Pistache trees enhance downtown Los Altos streets in the fall, a welcome sight for newcomers accustomed to the change of seasons.

I moved to the Los Altos area from San Francisco years ago, largely because it felt right for my growing family. It’s not an unusual story for local transplants, as many relocate for their careers, the benefits of Peninsula living and/or the high-performing schools.


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