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8FFLFOE MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE FARM TO Story by Sheila Himmel // Photos by Michelle Le O nce upon a time, downtown Los Altos was all about antiques and senior citizens. Now, if you don’t have small children and a City Select stroller to put them in, forget about it. Eatery Forest on First is the latest of the downtown triangle businesses catering to young families. Once there was only Linden Tree Books, a landmark in its fourth ■ RESTAURANT REVIEW ■ MOVIE TIMES ■ BEST BETS FOR ENTERTAINMENT QMBZ decade. Now the H&H company started by Mary and Brian Heffernan operates six family-friendly or child-focused businesses in downtown Los Altos. They and their four daughters under age 7 can walk to all these shops from their home. Mary Heffernan was preparing for medical school when she opened FOREST ON FIRST Continued on next page SEASONAL FARE A HAVEN FOR YOUNG FAMILIES SEEKING HIGH-QUALITY June 6, 2014 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ 21

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