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LASD Closes Escrow on New School Site

After years of collaboration with the City of Mountain View, the Los Altos School District (LASD) has closed escrow for 11.65 acres of land in Mountain View to accommodate a new school site and a community park. The process also included input from the Los Altos and Mountain View communities to resolve the current and future student enrollment issues. Click on the link below for more details:
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Photo Ops with Santa!

Santa Claus will be available for picture-taking in Los Altos on Saturday, December 14. He’ll be making a stop at the Enchante Hotel, located at 1 Main Street, at 11am and staying until 1pm. So, be sure to bring the kids for selfies with Santa and stroll along the beautiful streets of Los Altos. For more details, visit:
https://downtownlosaltos.org/event/pictures-with-santa-2/
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Los Altos to Ban Natural Gas in Homes

The Los Altos City Council recently voted to ban natural gas in new homes and businesses, effective in 2020. The city is among a growing list of Bay Area cities in favor of the ban, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View. However, many residents believe this is a power overreach and need more research before going into effect. Click on the link below for more details.

https://padailypost.com/2019/11/21/los-altos-joins-the-parade-of-cities-banning-natural-gas/

 

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Los Altos Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Los Altos annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place 6pm-8pm on December 6 at the Veterans Community Plaza, located at the corner of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. There will be refreshments and holiday music, and, of course, a visit from Santa.

For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.

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Los Altos' Festival of Lights Parade

The annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade will take place in Downtown Los Altos at 6pm on December 1. This event celebrates the holidays with floats, marching bands and characters in costume and the theme this year is “A Child’s Holiday Fantasy”. the parade attracts a crowd of all ages to Main and State streets to partake in the long-standing city tradition.

Festival of Lights Parade
6 p.m. Dec. 1
Main and State Streets, downtown Los Altos

For more information, visit losaltosparade.org.

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Monster Bash

Mountain View’s most spooktacular event, the Monster Bash, is back! There will be haunted houses, crafts table and trick-or-treating! Open to all ages.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pioneer Park
1446 Church Street, Mountain View

For more information on the Monster Bash event, please contact the Recreation Division at 650-903-6331.

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Home Prices are Up Across the Nation
According to a recent report by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, home prices are going up across the country, including California. If you are thinking of relocating to another state or even elsewhere in California, don’t wait too long as you may end up paying more than expected. Click on the link below for more details.
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The Forecast for Home Prices

Real estate experts agree that home prices will continue to appreciate throughout the rest of 2019 and the next few years. Check out the chart below to see who these experts are and what they are predicting.

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Mountain View’s Summer Outdoor Family Movie Nights

The city of Mountain View will continue its tradition of hosting weekly outdoor family movie nights at rotating park locations around the city. The first movie is scheduled for July 12 , with a showing of "Incredibles 2" at Cuesta Park, followed by Smallfoot at Sylvan Park July 19. Shows begin at 8:30 or when darkness falls. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair to sit on.

For more information on the Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series, please contact the Recreation Division at (650) 903-6331.

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Mountain View’s 2019 Thursday Night Live Series

Mountain View’s Thursday Night Live series will once again close down Castro Street 5:30-8:30 p.m. etween Mercy and Villa Streets starting July 11 and running through Aug. 15. The event will feature live music, an area for children to play, car show, and booths from local businesses and nonprofits.

For more information about Thursday Night Live, please call the Recreation Office at (650) 903-6331.

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Mountain View’s Concert on the Plaza

Summer is just around the corner and the City of Mountain View is off on a great start with their bi-monthly Concerts on the Plaza! The concert series takes place on the first AND third Friday of the month through September from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  So, gather your family and friends for warm summer evenings enjoying great music, food, drinks and entertainment for the kiddies. Here’s a list of upcoming concerts:

June 7 - Martin Murray June 21 - The RPM Band
July 5 - Trio Sol de Mexico July 19 - Kevin Pfeffer
August 2 - Brian Belknap August 16 - The Swingin' Blue Stars
September 6 - Haopinaka Hawaiian Group September 20 - Sandi Bell
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Intero Foundation's 2018 Recap 

I take great pride in belonging to a company that supports local non-profits in the community we serve. In 2018, we have donated more than $500,000 to 42 organizations!