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A local resource guide published by the Mountain View Voice

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Whether you’re new to the city or have lived here forever, you can peruse this year’s Info Mountain View to discover everything from salsa dancing to lectures on sustainability.

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Wondering what activities there are for children? Check out the Kids section for child care options, sports, story hours or youth groups. For adults, visit the Community section to see where to find animal services, health care or a garden club. Outdoorsy folks will enjoy the many opportunities to appreciate our temperate climate in the Outdoors and Recreation chapter. And the more politically minded will want to know how to contact public officials, including members of the City Council and the many boards and commissions that keep Mountain View running smoothly.

In addition to the thousands of listings inside, you can visit mv-voice. com and find even more. Online you’ll also find information about our surrounding communities, including Palo Alto, Stanford and Menlo Park, as well as others in our region. If you’ve got content suggestions for next year, please email editor@ We appreciate your feedback.

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The Education section offers detailed information on the many public schools, as well as listings of nearby private schools, including afterschool enrichment opportunities.

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Carol Blitzer Editor, Info Mountain View

Inside: By the Numbers ............................... 6

City Map ...........................................32

Arts & Entertainment .................... 8

Community .....................................33

Outdoors & Recreation ...............12

Public Officials................................37

Education .........................................17

Index ..................................................38

On the cover: Bubble artist Sterling Johnson created hand-blown bubbles at Castro and California streets in July. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

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Kids .....................................................28

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FAC T S AN D S TAT IS T I C S AB O U T M O U N TAI N V I E W Other: 9.8% Racial/ethnic breakdown (1990): White: 64.5% Black: >4.7% Hispanic: 16% Asian/Pacific Islander: 14.1 Other: .5% (Sources: U.S. Census, Community Services at City of Mountain View, Mountain View Housing Element Update 2009)

Education and income Median household income (2008-12): $92,987 Male FT year-round workers: $92,797 Female FT year-round workers: $69,012 Michelle Le

President Barack Obama greets members of the crowd after his speech about energy efficiency held at Walmart in Mountain View, on May 9, 2014. Acres of city parks: 189 City facts Year incorporated: 1902 Square miles: 12.2 2014-15 city General Operating Fund budget: $99.9 million City employees: 548 Police officers: 90 Fire stations: 5 Fire Department employees: 85.5 Libraries: 1

Vital signs Population (2013): 77,846 Population (1990): 67,460 Parks: 38 (includes Shoreline Regional Park) Miles of city-maintained streets: 139.2

Historic firsts Mariano Castro attains ownership of Estrada’s rancho; the Castros become the “first family” of Mountain View: 1845 Mountain View first forms around stagecoach stop on El Camino Real at Stevens Creek: c. 1852 Shop-owner Jacob Shumway appointed first postmaster, credited with officially naming town: 1854 First grammar school opens: 1857 First train arrives: Jan. 18, 1864 First large fruit orchards planted by local ranching families: c. 1880 First high school opens: 1902

Acres of city-owned open space: 775 (includes Shoreline) City-maintained trees: 28,500 (street, park and median) Sister cities: Hasselt, Belgium; Iwata, Japan

People Median age (2010): 35.9 Median age (1990): 32.8 Seniors - 65 and older (2010): 10.6% Seniors - 65 and older (1990): 9.8% Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010): White: 56% Black: 2.2% Hispanic: 21.7% Asian/Pacific Islander: 26.5%

Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher (2010): 29.9% (Sources: U.S. Census, ABAG)

Housing Total Households (2010): 31,957 Total Households (1990): 31,487 Average household size (2010): 2.31 Average household size (1990): 2.23 Single-family housing (2000): 12,848 Median home price (2014, through June): $1,337,500 (single family)*

NACA (now NASA) Ames Research Laboratory founded: Dec. 20, 1939

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Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, 2008): $15.27 billion (Source: Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office)

Climate Hottest day in city history: June 14, 2000 (106 degrees) Coldest day in city history: Jan. 5, 1949 (21 degrees) (Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, NV — Moffett Field)

Miscellaneous Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes Number of Mtn. View residents who walk to work: 885 Number of Mtn. View residents who work at home: 1,683

Language spoken at home (5 years and older) (2008-2012):

Median condo price (2014, through June): $777,100* Median condo price (2013, through June): $630,000* Average monthly (asking) rent (2014): $3,290 (two bedroom, two bath)** Average monthly (asking) rent (2014): $2,381 (one bedroom, one bath)** Median monthly rent (2000): $1,679 (one bedroom, one bath)**

Silicon Valley’s first silicon-based electronics lab established at 391 San Antonio Road: 1955

Naval Air Station, Moffett Field (originally NAS, Sunnyvale) commissioned: April 12, 1933

Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, 2014): $20.03 billion*

Median home price (1990): $342,700 (single family)

Woman’s Club opens first public library: April 1905

Police Department purchases its first police car: 1929

Commercial and industrial space (1900): N/A

Number of Mtn. View residents who use public transportation (including taxicabs): 2,231

Arrow Development begins manufacturing Disneyland’s first rides at 231 Moffett Boulevard: 1953

First movie house, the Glen Theatre, opens: July 31, 1909

Business Commercial and industrial space (2000): 30 million sq. ft.

Median home price (2013, through June): $1,270,00 (single family)*

Mountain View incorporates and town haberdasher Daniel Frink becomes first mayor: Nov. 7, 1902

First major industrial plant, the Pacific Press, opens: April 16, 1905

(Source: Census 2000; *Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS(TM) from MLSListings Inc.) **RealFacts

Mayfield Mall, one of Northern California’s first indoor shopping malls, opens: Oct. 6, 1966 First Art & Wine festival: 1971 The Byte Shop at 1063 West El Camino Real becomes first store to sell Apple computers anywhere: 1976 First concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre: June 29, 1986 VTA Light Rail’s first day of service

English only: 54.7% Language other than English:


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey; Association of Bay Area Governments; Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS(TM) (from RE InfoLink); City of Mountain View; Office of the County Assessor, Santa Clara County; RealFacts; California Department of Finance)

in Mountain View: Dec. 17, 1999 Google opens first offices in Mountain View: August 1999 City celebrates first 100 years of incorporation with dedication of Centennial Plaza: Nov. 7, 2002 Computer History Museum’s opens first public exhibit in current building: June 2, 2003 Information compiled by Nick Perry, author of “Images of America: Mountain View and Mountain View: Then & Now.” For more information on Mountain View’s history visit the Mountain View Historical Association at www. and on Facebook at MVHistory.

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DAN CE, MUSI C , T H E AT ER AN D M O R E Performing Arts, have concluded for this year, but will continue next year. Since 1993, this annual lecture series focuses on nature and conservation. • 650-854-7696 •

Live music and dancing Alberto’s 736 Dana St., Mtn. View. International dance club featuring world beat music, salsa, live bands, dance lessons. Sun-Mon: Argentine tango; Tue/ Thu: salsa; Wed: bachata; Fri: salsa; Sat: rock en Espanol. • 650-968-3007 •

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Art galleries Gallery 9 143 Main St., Los Altos. A cooperative gallery of local artists who work in various media, including painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics and mixed media. • 650-941-7969 • Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. Mohr Gallery is CSMA’s art exhibition space, featuring a mix of local and international artists, as well as faculty and students. • 650-917-6800 • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 500 Castro St., Mtn. View. The Visual Arts Committee displays temporary exhibits by local artists in the Performing Arts Center lobby. • 650-903-6379 • Mountain View City Hall Rotunda 500 Castro St., Mtn. View. The gallery often has shows on topical subjects and events. • 650-903-6379 •

MASTER COMMUNITY CALENDAR You can get timely information on arts and entertainment or submit a listing at Click on “Master Community Calendar.” Call 650-223-6515.

Viewpoints Gallery 315 State St., Los Altos. A gallery run by local artists that features fine art including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, ceramics, and mixed media pieces. • 650-941-5789 •

Dance Academy of Danse Libre P.O. Box 1166, Mtn. View. A nonprofit performance group dedicated to the exhibition of 19th- and early-20th-century social dances in period attire and produces a biennial theatrical historical dance show in June. • Bayer Ballet Academy 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Classical ballet instruction in the Russian style (Vaganova) age 3 through pre-professional with semi-annual performances. • 650-988-9971 • Western Ballet ,The Mountain View Ballet Company and School 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mtn. View. Founded in 1976, the school emphasizes the art of classical ballet and offers classes for both adults and youth. • 650-968-4455 •

Lectures Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lectures — POST 222 High St., Palo Alto. The lecture series held at the Mountain View Center for the

Ballroom Dancing at the Cubberley Pavilion 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Lessons and open dancing are offered every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. No partner or prior experience required. Beginning and intermediate lessons available. • Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 • Opal 251 Castro St., Mtn. View. Bar with a big dance floor. • 650-318-6732 • Red Rock Coffee 201 Castro St., Mtn. View. A nonprofit cafe, bringing customers folk, blues, jazz nightly. • 650-967-4473 •

Movies Always check out Palo Alto Online for the most current movie times and information, including reviews and movie trailers. Movie Screener is the fast and easy way to get information about movies. • Century Cinema 16 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Multiplex showing mainstream new releases. Arcade games and cafe. • 650-961-3828 • Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Restored 1925 movie house showing the classics, including silent films. Live Wurlitzer organ music before and after the 7:30 show. Calendars of programs are available at the theater. • 650-324-3700 •

Museums and collections Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history, and home to a large international collection of computing artifacts. Speaker series, tours, physical and online exhibits. • 650-810-1010 •

The Jehning Family Lock Museum of Mountain View 175 Castro St., Mtn. View. Nearly 1,000 locks and 5,000 keys from around the world, plus safes, key rings and handcuffs, make up the collection. Changing exhibits. • 650-968-2285 • Los Altos History Museum 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Permanent interactive and two to four changing exhibits yearly, a museum store, the J. Gilbert Smith History House and ongoing educational programs, lectures and docent-led or audio history tours. Free admission and parking, wheelchair/ stroller accessible. • 650-948-9427 • Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Severyns Ave., Bldg. 126, Mtn. View. Displays unique and historic military uniforms, aircraft models and artifacts depicting the history of aviation at Moffett Field. An actual TF-104G Starfighter, AH-1S Cobra helicopter, P2 Neptune and P3 Orion are outside the museum. Tours of the museum and air park. • 650-964-4024 • Mountain View History Center 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Second floor of the Mountain View Public Library. Photos, memorabilia and other historical items of Mountain View’s early days; Mountain View High School yearbooks beginning 1904, phone books from 1950, several directories of the early 1900s, clipping file from 1967, and the Mountain View Register Leader from turn of the century to the 1960s. •, search “history center” NASA Ames Exploration Center NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Mtn. View. Within view of the historic Hangar One at Moffett Field, the Exploration Center offers rotating interactive exhibits and displays describing Ames’ inventions for NASA space and aeronautics missions. The center also features an SGI Reality Theater. • 650-604-6497 • Outdoor Sculpture Walk Cantor Arts Center, corner of Museum Drive and Lomita Way, Stanford. Guided tour of Stanford University’s outdoor art collection of more than 70 sculptures. Meet where The Oval meets Serra Street, First Sunday of each month, 2 p.m., rain or shine. Tour lasts about one-and-a-half hours. Free. • 650-723-3469 or 650-723-4177 •

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Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries Lomita Drive and Roth Way, Stanford. The Cantor Arts Center has a Rodin collection made up of 200 pieces, that also include the Gates of Hell. Rodin tours meet in the Cantor Arts Center lobby Wed, 2 p.m.; Sat, 11:30 a.m.; and Sun, 3 p.m. Free. • 650-723-3469 • html

Music Barbershop Harmony Society, Peninsulaires Men’s Chorus P.O. Box 2055, Mtn. View. Rehearses at First United Methodist Church Hall, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. Established in 1947, the 40-member chorus sings four-part a cappella music at community events and two annual shows, and does singing Valentines. • 650-618-8600 • California Youth Symphony See Kids’ section. El Camino Youth Symphony See Kids’ section. Foothill Symphonic Winds Formed in 1980, this 60-piece community band performs classical and contemporary works written or transcribed for symphonic wind ensemble or concert band. Three concerts a year are held at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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• 650-969-0191 • Peninsula Symphony 146 Main St., Ste. 102, Los Altos. The symphony performs a subscription series mainly at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and the Flint Center in Cupertino. Also performs an annual Holiday Concert at Stanford Memorial Church with Stanford’s Symphonic Chorus, and brings a free outdoor Pops concert every June. • 650-941-5291 • Peninsula Women’s Chorus P.O. Box 50532, Palo Alto. Fifty-voice women’s choir specializing in serious music from the medieval through contemporary periods. Concert seasons are December and May, with several performances in the Palo Alto area. Experienced singers are welcome to audition. • 650-327-3095 • Schola Cantorum 2218 Old Middlefield Way, Ste. G, Mtn. View. Founded in 1964, the 90-voice auditioned chorus, under the artistic direction of Gregory Wait, performs a spectrum of choral works, offers participatory Summer Sings Series and annual Messiah Sing, and engages community groups through educational outreach programs. • 650-254-1700 • Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) Los Altos. Musicians of all levels


share an afternoon of music-making, meeting on the last Sunday of each month, from September through June excluding holidays, from 2 to 5 p.m. $10 per monthly session or $25 for three monthly sessions. Contact the director via the website for location. • World Harmony Chorus A community chorus big on being inclusive: Singers of all levels are welcomed. This year’s theme is “Love Songs,” with tunes from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Finland and other areas. Rehearsals Monday evenings at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. • 650-947-9669 •

Music/concert series Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. Outdoor concert venue hosts performances by major, world-touring acts. Concert season is from late April until late October. • Shoreline box office at 650-967-4040 • Stanford Jazz Festival P.O. Box 20454, Stanford. Annual jazz-education programs for all ages and the Stanford Jazz Festival. The festival runs JuneAugust presenting more than 100 performing artists. Some free events are held for kids and families. Activities

are held at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Campbell Recital Hall and Bing Concert Hall. • for tickets 650-725-ARTS. For information and schedule 650-736-0324 • Stanford Live (formerly Stanford Lively Arts) 365 Lasuen St., 2nd floor, Stanford. Committed to sharing, celebrating and advancing the art of live music, dance, theater and opera, Stanford Live unites celebrated and emerging artists with the Stanford campus and greater Bay Area communities. Most performances in the 2014-15 season, which runs September to May, will be held in Bing Concert Hall. • 650-723-2551 or box office: 650-7242464 • Summer Concert Series Castro Street, Cuesta and Rengstorff parks, Mtn. View. The free Thursday evening concerts, mid-July to mid-August, are sponsored by the city of Mountain View. • 650-903-6331 • Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. CSMA hosts an annual Community Concert Series in Tateuchi Hall. Events are free and open to the public. Concerts include: family concerts, cultural events, jazz and classical concerts, CSMA faculty concerts, student recitals and Stanford

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Opera West Bay Opera 221 Lambert St., Palo Alto. Now in its 57th season, this opera company performs at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Three productions from OctoberMay. • 650-424-9999 •

Theater Children’s Theater in the Park 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Fairy tales and other children’s stories brought to life by the Peninsula Youth Theatre, with a different 45-minute production each Friday at 6:30 p.m. during the summer. Audiences bring picnics and blankets. • 650-988-8798 (Peninsula Youth Theatre) or 650-903-6000 • Foothill Music Theatre 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Foothill Music Theatre mounts several full-scale musicals throughout the year, from standards like “Oklahoma!” and “How to Succeed...” to lesser-known shows such as “Curtains.” • 650-949-7777; for tickets, 650-949-7360 •

Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company) 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Performs comedy, drama, musicals. Five productions throughout the year. • 650-941-0551 • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts P.O Box 7540, Mtn. View. A performing-arts complex hosting more than 400 events a year: theater, dance, music, professional Bay Area companies. The home venue for TheatreWorks and Peninsula Youth Theatre. • 650-903-6000 (24 hours) •


The Pear Avenue Theatre 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mtn. View. Intimate productions. The roster of plays includes classics and less familiar works, along with new plays by local writers. Also offers staged readings and occasional workshops and classes. • 650-254-1148 • TheatreWorks P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto. Presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-1950 •

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SP O R T S FACI LI T I E S, PAR K S AN D O PEN SPACE S Cheryl Burke Dance Mountain View 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd. #A-1, Mtn. View. More than 50 dance classes are offered each week, either in a series or drop-in, in all styles and levels — ballroom to fitness. Group and private lessons, dance parties. • 650-864-9150 •

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A woman jogs along a salt pond at Shoreline in early November. by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Biking/mountain biking District) and San Francisco Bay, which Bicycling is allowed in 16 of the contains wildlife, native grasses and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space gravel paths. District’s 26 preserves, but only on • Shoreline Park at 650-903-6392 clearly designated paths. Helmets are • required at all times. A speed limit of 15 services/shoreline_regional_wildlife_area/default.asp mph (5 mph when passing) is enforced. • 650-691-2150 (trail conditions hotline) • Camping bikers.asp Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Bike to Work Day The city of Mountain Page Mill Road before Skyline Blvd., View participates in an annual Bay in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Area-wide Bike to Work Day in May. Los Altos Hills. The Backpack Camp on Several locations in Mountain View 2,800-foot Black Mountain is the only will have “energizer stations” that offer camping spot in the vast Midpeninsula refreshments, giveaways and bicycling Regional Open Space District. The camp information. is a 1.5 mile hike from the Page Mill Road • Public works at 650-903-6311 gate and parking lot. The camp has four • sites that hold up to four people and one group site that holds up to 24 people. A Rancho San Antonio Cupertino. A permit is required to camp overnight. preserve with 24.2 miles of trails. Deer • 650-691-1200 Hollow Farm has turn-of-the-century • buildings and a working farm. Bicycles allowed on designated trails from the Wilderness Camps at Deer Hollow county park entrance to Deer Hollow Farm for Youth P.O. Box 7540, Mtn. View. Farm. No dogs allowed. Size: 3,988 acres. In June, July and August, Wilderness • 650-691-1200 camps and Wildlife Week for ages 6-14. •, search “Rancho San Activities and weeks vary according Antonio” to age group. Hiking, backpacking, Santa Clara County Parks 298 Garden wildlife viewing, feeding farm animals Hill Drive, Los Gatos. Santa Clara County and learning about farm life and Ohlone offers 125 miles of bike trails throughout Indian lore. Register at Mountain View 17 regional parks. Ten of those parks Community Center. Fees vary. • 650-903-6430 (Deer Hollow Farm), offer off-road trails, ranging from paved 650-903-6331 (Mtn. View Recreation to rugged. Hellyer Park has unique 1/5 Division) mile, banked, oval bicycle track. • • 408-355-2201 • Shoreline at Mountain View This 750acre sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including endangered species, is interlaced with a network of 8 miles of paved pedestrian and biking trails at the north edge of the park. To the west, trails link up with the Palo Alto Baylands. On the east of Stevens Creek, visitors can travel to Crittenden Marsh (owned

Dance Bayer Ballet Academy 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Classical ballet instruction in the Russian style (Vaganova) age 3 through pre-professional with semi-annual performance opportunities. • 650-988-9971 •

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Pacific Ballet Academy 295B Polaris Ave., Mtn. View. Academy offers a full range of graded classes, from pre-ballet to pre-professional training. Focuses on the traditions and discipline of Russian Ballet. Annual student showcase, “Nutcracker” performances and others. • 650-969-4614 • Western Ballet 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Founded in 1976, the school emphasizes the art of classical ballet and offers classes for both adults and youth. Classes tailored to age level for children. • 650-968-4455 •

Fishing Arastradero Lake 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. This small pond is located in Arastradero Preserve, a 20-minute hike from the parking lot. The preserve is open to everyone and admission is free. Dogs permitted on leash only. Biking on designated trails. No swimming or boating permitted. All California Fish and Game rules apply. 8 a.m.-sunset. • 650-329-2423 • Licenses Fishing licenses are required in California for all fishing endeavors. You can get a license at sporting goods stores or online. Annual California resident’s fees vary. Other short-term licenses are available. • 916-928-5805 • • South San Francisco Bay Fishing Reference site for all of the South Bay and Peninsula fishing areas, both fresh and saltwater fishing. •

Golf (private courses) Los Altos Golf & Country Club 1560 Country Club Drive, Los Altos. Private club with 18-hole golf course, pool, tennis courts. Special events and dining in a beautiful setting. Club is in Mission-style architecture. Three types of memberships are available. • 650-947-3100 •

Golf (public courses) Shoreline Golf Links 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Par-72 golf course, 18 hole, practice facilities, pro shop,

restaurant. Rates vary. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Frequent player rates and cart rentals also available. • 650-903-GOLF (4653) •

Hiking/walking Bay Area Orienteering Club Sport of navigation with map and compass, coupled with walking or running. Usually meets Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon at various parks around Bay Area. Fees vary. Families welcome. Instruction provided for beginners. • Crittenden Site Shoreline Blvd. between Crittenden Lane and North Road, Mtn. View. This 27-acre site has 3/4 mile of trails leading to a panoramic view of Stevens Creek, Moffett Field and parts of Mountain View. Site contains native grasses and gravel paths. No dogs allowed. Size: 27 acres. • 650-903-6326 • trails/crittenden.asp Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. A regional greenbelt system in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is comprised of more than 62,000 acres of land in 26 open-space preserves protected for public enjoyment, making a preserve system of diverse and unparalleled beauty in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Preserves are free to explore from dawn to dusk. • 650-691-1200 • Santa Clara County Parks Santa Clara County offers many opportunities for the hiker who loves a rugged trail, as well as for those who prefer smoother, paved roads and paths. • Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. The chapter has 18,000 members in three counties. Variety of hiking and outdoor experiences, including backpacking, singles groups, whitewater paddling. Three regional groups and 12 activities sections plan hiking, day trips, social activities. • 650-390-8411 • The Dish in Stanford Foothills Stanford Avenue & Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto. A network of paths in and around the Stanford foothills west of Junipero Serra Boulevard offers opportunities for hillside trail runs and hikes. The most popular route is a 3.5-mile loop up to the giant radio telescope known as “the Dish,” with entrances at Stanford Avenue and Alpine Road. Access to foothills limited to daylight hours. No pets. • 650-926-0275 •


Stevens Creek Trail This 4.8-mile, paved, all-weather pathway runs from Shoreline Park to the corner of Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way. Provides users with woodlands, tidal marshes and city neighborhood parks. The trail has easy connections to major bus routes and Caltrain. Open from dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed on leash from El Camino to Crittenden Trail head; none are allowed beyond it. • 408-255-5780 • Vista Slope Permanente Creek and Amphitheater Parkway, Mtn. View. This 65-acre site is part of Shoreline at Mountain View. The 1.5 miles of trails lead to one of Mountain View’s most spectacular viewing areas of the South Bay. Parking is available across Amphitheatre Parkway at Charleston Park or in Shoreline at Mountain View. No dogs are allowed on Vista Slope. Size: 65 acres. • 650-903-6392 •

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trails in a wilderness environment for the adventurous. • 650-903-6430; 650-903-6331 for camp information •, search “Deer Hollow Farm”

Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Owned and operated by the Town of Los Altos Hills, Westwind is a state-of-the-art horse boarding and training facility. The Town’s Park and Recreation Department offers a Year Round Riding Program with riding instruction aimed at the beginner and intermediate riders who do not own or lease a horse. Group classes, weeklong riding camps and private lessons and leases are offered. • 650-947-2518 or 650-941-6113 •

Rengstorff Park, Mtn. View. Park is open daily from 6 a.m. until one-half hour after sunset, weather permitting. On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is reserved for skaters ages 12 and under from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Non-supervised facility, must wear helmet, kneepads, elbow pads. No bikes and scooters. Various ramps, rails, pipes in the park. • 650-903-6331 (recreation division) •, search “Skate Park”

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Bocce Ball Court, Cuesta Park 615 Cuesta Drive, Mtn. View. Real Italianstyle bocce ball with two hard courts available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must bring their own equipment. • 650-903-6331

Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The only permanent outdoor skating rink west of the Sierras is open September-April. Admission and rental fees. Discount cards available. Weekly lessons offered at all levels for both children and adults. Parties. • 650-493-4566 •

In-line skating

Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association 20350 McKean Road, San Jose. The SCCHA is the oldest established club associated with the California State Horsemen’s Association. • 408-927-6647 •

In-line skating The local hot spot is Stanford University. The Shoreline trail from the Palo Alto Airport to Shoreline Amphitheatre provides a good trek, as does the 6-mile path along Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County. •

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Open space areas Deer Hollow Farm Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, (park entrance at Cristo Rey Drive, off Foothill Blvd.), Cupertino. A working homestead and educational center situated in the 3,800acre Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. The farm program is managed by the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. School classes, community groups and families can explore and participate in the farm. Programs are designed to help participants experience farm and wilderness life and Native American history. Great hiking

Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa offers environmental education programs, summer camps, public programs, hiking, communitysupported agriculture and volunteer opportunities. Open from 9 a.m. to dusk, Tuesday through Sunday from late August-early June. From midJune through late August the farm is closed to the public for Summer Camp sessions. Parking fee. • 650-949-8650; to volunteer 650949-8655; for public programs 650949-6326; for school group tours 650-949-8644 • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. Founded by Santa Clara County voters in 1972, the Open Space District offers more than 60,000 acres of undeveloped public lands. Most areas are open for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Free docent-led activities. Steep trails, redwood canyons, madrone and pine forests mark the 26 preserves, which are open year-round from sunrise to a halfhour after sunset. • 650-691-1200 •

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Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve Cristo Rey Drive, above Los Altos Hills. With 24 miles of trails, this open space area offers hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Deer Hollow Farm, a working farm with barnyard animals, is a highlight, as is Grant Cabin, which represents the living conditions of the late 1800s. The preserve is linked to the 165-acre Rancho San Antonio County Park., where non-gas-powered model airplane enthusiasts gather. Size: 3,988 acres. • 650-691-1200 •

Bubb Park Barbara Avenue and Montalto Drive. Basketball and volleyball courts (after-school use only), children’s playground, soccer/football field, horseshoe area, passive areas, restrooms, picnic area and softball field. Size: 9 acres. Castro Park Toft and Latham streets. Basketball court, children’s playground, passive areas, picnic area and outdoor volleyball court. Size: 5.5 acres.

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Located adjacent to Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, Stevens Creek preserve offers a half-mile trail where visitors may spot pied-billed grebes, great blue herons and other shoreline birds. Two endangered species, the clapper rail and salt march harvest mouse, make their homes here. Size: 55 acres. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Stevens Creek Shorelineâ€?

See map on page 32. Mountain View parks and trails Mountain View parks are open from 6 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset. No alcohol permitted in parks. Dogs must be on leash in public areas. Dog owners

Crittenden School Park 1701 Rock St. Amenities include: softball/soccer, basketball court, restrooms (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Size: 11.24 acres. Cuesta Park 615 Cuesta Drive. Barbecue facilities, bocce ball court, children’s playground, horseshoe area, passive areas, picnic areas, tennis courts, volleyball court and restrooms. Host to “Summer Sounds� concert series. Size: 25 acres.

going to and from the parking area to the dog park. Dogs are not permitted in Shoreline Park. Amenities include: drinking fountains, shade structure, animal waste bags and dispensers, trash receptacles, a bulletin board, a disabledaccessible portable restroom and seating benches. Size: .66 acre. • 650-903-6392 Eagle Park 652 Franklin St. Children’s playground, picnic area, swimming pool and restrooms. Area is popular with families with young children. Size: 6 acres.

Dana Park Dana and Oak streets. Children’s play area, passive areas. Size: .3 acre.

Gemello Park Marich Way and Solana Court, Mtn. View. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: .5 acre.

Del Medio Park 380 Del Medio Ave. Mini-park with a sand play area, a trellis structure, picnic tables, benches, a native plant area, fitness equipment and a curving granite walking trail. Size: .35 acre.

Graham Sports Complex 1175 Castro St. Track and football/soccer fields, baseball/softball field, basketball and volleyball courts, restroom facility. Not open during school hours. Size: 6 acres.

Chetwood Park Chetwood Drive and Whisman Station Drive, Mtn. View. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: .92 acres.

Devonshire Park 62 Devonshire Ave. Amenities include play equipment, swings, arbor, picnic tables and benches and expanded turf area. Size: .65 acres.

Huff School Park 253 Martens Ave. Children’s playground, baseball/soccer fields, passive areas (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Size: 5.1 acres.

Cooper Park Chesley Avenue and Yorkton Drive. Basketball court, children’s playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts and restrooms. Size: 11 acres.

Dog Park Northeast corner of Shoreline Blvd. and North Road (east of Shoreline Park entry gate). Open daily 6 a.m.dusk. The park is designed to provide separate fenced open areas for both small and large dogs. Animals may run off-leash while inside the park; however they are required to be leashed while

Charleston Park Charleston Road and Shoreline Blvd. The park is a large swatch of green space that preserves many of the scenic vistas that define the North Bayshore area. Features include passive areas and restrooms. Size: 7 acres.


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Jackson Park Jackson Street and Stierlin Road. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: .84 acre. Klein Park Ortega Avenue and California Street. Basketball court, children’s playground, passive areas and

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McKelvey Park Miramonte Avenue and Park Drive. Baseball field, softball field and restrooms. Size: 5 acres.

Popular birding locale for a variety of bird species. Shoreline Aquatic Center rents sailboats and windsurf boards as well as paddle boats and kayaks (see Sailing and Sailboarding). Shoreline Park is also home to Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., which is open to the public on Tue, Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 1- 4 p.m. for docent-led tours. Built in 1867 by one of Mountain View’s pioneers, Henry Rengstorff, the house is available for rental (indoor capacity: 60; with outdoors area: 150). Park offices are in the upstairs of the house. Michael’s at Shoreline and the Lakeside Cafe are also located within the park. Size: 750 acres. • Shoreline administration 650-9036392; boat rental 650-965-7474; Rengstorff House reservations 650903-6088; golf course, 650-903-4653 •

Mercy-Bush Park 513 Bush St. Children’s play equipment, passive area and picnic area in mini-park. Size: .6 acre.

Sierra Vista Park Sierra Vista Avenue & Plymouth Street. Children’s playground, picnic area and passive areas. Size: .8 acres.

Monta Loma Park Thompson Avenue and Laura Lane. Baseball field, basketball court, children’s playground, passive areas, picnic area and restrooms. Size: 7 acres.

Slater School Park 325 Gladys Ave. Children’s playground, baseball/soccer field. Size: 3.6 acres.

Landels Park Dana Street and Calderon Avenue. Basketball court, children’s playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, outdoor volleyball court and trail access. Size: 10 acres. Magnolia Park Magnolia Lane and Whisman Station Drive. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: 1.1 acres. Mariposa Park 305 Mariposa Ave. Children’s playground, water sand play feature in warm months, bucket and strap swings, and small turf play area. Size: .6 acre.

Mountain View Sports Pavilion 1185 Castro St. Basketball court, gymnasium, auxiliary rooms and restrooms. Site is used for many youth and adult sports programs, and is available for rent by teams and leagues Monday-Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. • 650-903-6405 Pioneer Park 1146 Church St. An attractive, contemplative park space with rolling lawns and large oak trees. Park ringed with paved pathways, benches, floral shrubs, scented plants and a few whimsical sculptures. Located behind the public library, City Hall and Center for the Performing Arts. Site of the first Mountain View Cemetery given to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1861. Size: 5 acres. Rengstorff Park 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. Popular park and location of the Community Center. Barbecue facilities, baseball field, basketball court, skate park, children’s playground, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball court and restrooms. Size: 23 acres. Rex-Manor Park Farley Street and Central Expressway. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: 1 acre. San Veron Park San Veron Avenue and Middlefield Road. Basketball court, children’s playground, passive areas, picnic area and outdoor volleyball court. Size: 2.08 acres. Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd. Features 50-acre sailing lake and center, 18-hole golf course (see Golfing) and more than 10 miles of trails. Bay Trail through Shoreline links with Palo Alto and Sunnyvale (see Hiking/walking).

Springer School Park Rose Avenue west of Springer Road. Children’s playground, soccer field (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Size: 3.25 acres. Stevenson Park San Luis Avenue and San Pierre Way. Basketball court, children’s playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts and restrooms. Size: 12 acres. • Park services 650-903-6331 Sylvan Park Sylvan Avenue and DeVoto Street. Barbecue facilities, children’s playground, horseshoe area, passive areas, picnic area, tennis courts and restrooms. Size: 9 acres. Thaddeus Park Middlefield Road and Independence Drive. Children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: .68 acre. Varsity Park Duke Way and Jefferson Drive. Basketball court, children’s playground, passive areas and a picnic area. Size: .45 acre.

Skateboarding Skate Park 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. The Skate Park is open daily from 6 a.m. until one-half hour after sunset. On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is reserved exclusively for skaters age 12 and under from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All skaters must wear helmets, kneepads and elbow pads. All bikes (including BMX bikes) and scooters are prohibited at this facility. The Skate Park is a nonsupervised facility. The park will be closed if features are wet. • 650-903-6331

Soccer Off the Wall Soccer 700 Mathew St., Santa Clara. Indoor soccer arenas available for rental. Hosts youth camps and adult soccer clinics and leagues, as well as regular pick-up play. • 408-988-6900 • Silicon Valley Soccer Association P.O. Box 5693, Redwood City. Adult nonprofit soccer league that hosts women’s, co-ed and men’s leagues throughout the year. • 408-733-7872 •

Softball City of Mountain View Adult Softball League 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Games are played at Whisman Sports Center (Crittenden and Callahan Fields), Mon-Thu at 6:30 p.m. Two seasons per year are offered. • 650-903-6412 •, search “adult sports” Whisman Sports Center 1500 Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. Rent the Whisman Sports Center for team or league-play on a tri-annual basis. Basketball court, soccer/football field, gymnasium, softball field, outdoor and indoor volleyball courts and restrooms. • 650-903-6405 •

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Whisman Park Easy Street and Middlefield Road. Barbecue facilities, basketball court, children’s playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball court, trail access and restrooms. Size: 12 acres.

Bows and Beaus P.O. Box 1107, Mtn. View. Modern Western Square Dancing (Plus Program) on Wednesdays 7:309:45 p.m. at Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. Singles and couples. Partners are not required. • 408-867-7715 or 650-390-9261 •

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Shoreline Aquatic Center at Shoreline Lake 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Classes in small boat sailing (day sailors and children), stand up paddleboarding, SUP yoga, kayaking & windsurfing. Shoreline rents canoes, kayaks, pedalboats, sailboats, rowboats, stand up paddleboards, windsurfers, wetsuits, bicycles and tandem bicycles. • 650-965-7474 •

Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Operated by Peninsula Astronomical Society. View stars, planets and galaxies through a 16inch reflecting telescope on clear Friday nights from 9-11 p.m. Also open Sat 10 a.m.-noon for solar viewing using a new hydrogen-alpha solar telescope. Free pubic viewing. Closed when cloudy. Observatory next to Parking lot #4. • 650-949-7334 • FoothillObservatory.aspx

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Peninsula Astronomical Society Mountain View Meets second Friday of each month 7:30 p.m. in room 5015, at Foothill College, next to parking lot #5. Lecture, presentations. $3 charge for parking at Foothill. Public welcome. • William Phelps at 650-493-4742 •

Swimming Eagle Park Pool 650 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Lap swimming September until mid-June. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.; Sat & Sun 9 a.m.-noon. Fees vary. • 650-903-6413 •, search “aquatics” Rengstorff Park Pool 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. For information on summer programs at Eagle and Rengstorff pools, including recreation swim and swim lessons, visit the website. • 650-903-6414 •, search “aquatics”

Tennis City of Mountain View, Recreation Division Tennis Thirty-five tennis courts are featured at the following parks: Cooper, Cuesta (lighted courts), Rengstorff (lighted courts), Stevenson, Sylvan, Whisman. All walk-on courts. Fee for reservations at Cuesta. Mountain View residents can play free if they sign up on the waiting list at the Cuesta Tennis Pro Shop. • 650-903-6331; for Cuesta reservations, 650-967-5955 •, search “tennis” Cooper Park 500 Chesley Ave., Mtn. View. Cuesta Park Tennis Center 685 Cuesta Drive, Mtn. View. Tennis courts at Cuesta Park are lighted and available for advance reservations. Fees vary from free to $12, depending on Mountain View resident status and time of reservation. • 650-967-5955 Mountain View Tennis Club P.O. Box 336, Mtn. View. The club organizes tournaments, ladders, competition, social events and USTA league play. • Rengstorff Park 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Stevenson Park 750 San Pierre Way, Mtn. View. Sylvan Park 550 Sylvan Ave., Mtn. View. Whisman Park 400 Easy St., Mtn. View.

Volleyball Northern California Volleyball Association 72 Dorman Ave., San Francisco. Programs and information for adults and youth, team competition. NCVA memberships are valid from Sept. 1-Aug. 31. • 415-550-7582 •


Administration Office 750-A San Pierre Way, Mtn. View. Superintendent: Craig Goldman. Enrollment: 5,052. Class size: K-3: 25; 4-5: 30; 6-8: 32. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14): Hispanic, 45; Caucasian, 29; Asian, 11; African American, 1.6; multiple, 8.4; other, 4. • 650-526-3500 •, • Board of Education Regular meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of most months. Meetings generally begin at 7 p.m. at the District Office. • William Lambert, president, 650-5263500, term expires 2016. • Chris Chiang, vice president, 650-5263500, term expires 2016. • Philip Palmer, clerk, 650-526-3500, term expires 2014. • Steven Nelson, member, 650-968-4733, term expires 2016. • Ellen Wheeler, member; 650-526-3500; term expires 2014.

Elementary schools Bubb School 525 Hans Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Cyndee Nguyen. Enrollment: 537. Bubb School serves the central area of Mountain View and is located near the southeast boundary of the city. K-5. Students speak 23 languages, and 30 percent are English-language learners. • 650-526-3480 • Castro School 505 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Theresa Lambert. Enrollment: 675. Castro School draws its students from an area that includes mostly apartments and condominiums. It is the home of the Spanish-English Dual Language Immersion Program, with more than half the students involved in the program. Students are taught in both English and Spanish beginning in kindergarten. Castro School has State Preschool classes for low-income families. Students speak 19 languages, and 61 percent are English-language learners. • 650-526-3590 • Huff School 253 Martens Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Heidi Smith. Enrollment: 579. Located near the southeast boundary of the city, Huff draws the majority of its students from the residential area surrounding the school, which is made up primarily of single-family dwellings and some apartment complexes. Students speak 31 languages, and 21 percent are Englishlanguage learners. • 650-526-3490 •

Landels School 115 W. Dana St., Mtn. View. Principal: Carmen Mizell. Enrollment: 527. Landels students are from a diverse socioeconomic and ethnic population in the downtown area and from the military housing at the nearby Onizuka Air Force Base. Students speak 32 languages, and 46 percent are English-language learners. • 650-526-3520 • Monta Loma School 460 Thompson Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Angela Lyon. Enrollment: 485. Monta Loma Elementary School draws the majority of its students from the Monta Loma neighborhood, which is made up primarily of single-family dwellings and some apartment complexes. Monta Loma is the home of the Community Enhanced Learning Program (CEL), a parent-participation program, and all parents are expected to volunteer. Students speak 20 languages, and 40 percent are English-language learners. • 650-903-6915 • Stevenson School 750-B San Pierre Way, Mtn. View. Principal: Tyler Graff. Enrollment: 357. Stevenson School is the home of the PACT (PArent-ChildTeacher) Program, a parent-participation program. Students speak 22 languages; 18 percent are English-language learners. • 650-903-6950 • Theuerkauf School 1625 San Luis Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Connie VasquezSawdey. Enrollment: 471. Theuerkauf Elementary School serves the northeastern area of Mountain View and the military housing at Moffett Field. The area surrounding Theuerkauf is made up of single-family dwellings and some apartment complexes. Students speak 21 languages, and 55 percent are Englishlanguage learners. • 650-903-6925 •

Middle schools Crittenden Middle School 1701 Rock St., Mtn. View. Principal: Geoffrey Chang. Enrollment: 596. Crittenden Middle School serves the area north of Central Expressway in the Mtn. View Whisman School District. The neighborhood is made up of a combination of singlefamily dwellings and apartment complexes. Students speak 26 languages, and 28 percent are Englishlanguage learners. • 650-903-6945 • Graham Middle School 1175 Castro St., Mtn. View. Principal: Kim Thompson. Enrollment: 807. Graham School serves students in grades 6-8 living south of Central Expressway in the Mtn.View

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Neighborhood friends, Jilly, left, and Kinsley have their photo taken on their first day of school at Monta Loma Elementary School on Aug. 18, 2014. • Mark Goines, member; phone: 650-947Whisman School District. All students 1152; email:; pursue a comprehensive, academicallyterm expires: December 2014. oriented core curriculum, and study literature, writing, history, geography, • Doug Smith,member; phone: 650-967mathematics, science, health and 4499; email:; physical education. More than 60 term expires: December 2014. percent of the students participate in instrumental or vocal music. Students Elementary schools speak 28 languages, and 23 percent are English-language learners. Almond School 550 Almond Ave., • 650-526-3570 Los Altos. Principal: Erika Benadom. • Class Size: K-3: up to 25; 4-6: up to 30. Enrollment: 510. Grades K-6. 21.6 percent Los Altos School District English Language Learners. • 650-917-5400 Administration Office 201 Covington • Road, Los Altos. Superintendent: Covington School 205 Covington Road, Jeffrey Baier. Class Size: K-3:25; 4-6: 30. Los Altos. Principal: Erin Green. Class Enrollment: 4,550. Los Altos School Size: 22. Enrollment: 512. Grades K-6. 14.4 District is an elementary school district percent English Language Learners. in northwest Santa Clara County serving • 650-947-1100 students in grades K-8th grade. The • district boundaries include most of the City of Los Altos, half of Los Altos Hills, Gardner Bullis School 25890 Fremont parts of Mountain View, Palo Alto and Road, Los Altos Hills. Principal: Katie some unincorporated county lands. Kinnaman. Class Size: K-3: 20+; 4-6: 25+. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14): Enrollment: 318. K-6th grade. 7.2 percent Caucasian, 50; Asian, 29; multiple English Language Learners. ethnicities, 12.2; Hispanic, 7.4; African • 650-559-3200 American, .37; Pacific Islander, 0.1. • • 650-947-1150 Loyola School 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. • Principal: Kimberly Attell. Class Size: K-3: • up to 25; 4-6: up to 30. Enrollment: 542. Board of Education Board of Trustees Grades K-6. 8.1 percent English Language meetings: 7 p.m. first and third Mondays Learners. at the District Board Room. • 650-254-2400 • • Tamara Logan, president; phone: 650450-3480; email: tlogan@lasdschools. Oak School 1501 Oak Ave. , Los Altos. org; term expires: December 2014. Principal: Amy Romem. Class Size: K-3: • Steve Taglio,vice president; phone: 408- 20-25; 4-6: 27-30. Enrollment: 506. Grades K-6.8.5 percent English Language 219-6523; email: staglio@lasdschools. Learners. org; term expires: December 2016. • 650-237-3900 • Pablo Luther, clerk; phone: 650-967• 7488; email:; Santa Rita School 700 Los Altos Ave., term expires: December 2016. Los Altos. Principal: Gregory Land. Info Mountain View• 17

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School starts: Aug. 18, 2014 Labor Day: Sept. 1, 2014 Veterans Day: Nov. 11, 2014 Thanksgiving recess: Nov. 27-28, 2014 Holiday recess: Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015 Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 19, 2015 Class Size: K-3: up to 25; 4-6: up to 30. Enrollment: 559. Grades K-6. The neighborhoods served by Santa Rita are located between Foothill and Central Expressways in the cities of Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Santa Rita students feed into Egan Intermediate School for 7th and 8th grades. 29 percent English Language Learners. • 650-559-1600 • Springer School 1120 Rose Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Wade Spenader. Class Size: 23. Enrollment: 522. Grades K-6. 8.7 percent English Language Learners. • 650-943-4200 •

Middle schools Blach Junior High School 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos. Principal: Sandra McGonagle. Enrollment: 512. Grades 7-8. 1.4 percent Englishlanguage learners. • 650-934-3800 • Egan Junior High School 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Principal: Brenda Dyckman. Enrollment: 560. Grades 7-8. 5.5 percent English-language learners. • 650-917-2200 •

Charter schools Bullis Charter School 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Principal: Wanny Hersey. Class Size: K-3: 20; 4-8: 25. Enrollment: 640. Tuition: There is no tuition, but parents are asked for donations by the BCS Foundation. Donations are voluntary and do not affect enrollment. K-8 public school chartered through the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Offers co-curricular and extended-day programs. Emphasis on individualized

Winter Recess: Feb. 16-20, 2015 Spring recess: April 6-10, 2015 Memorial Day Observed: May 25, 2015 Graduation / Last Day of School: June 5, 2015 teaching and character development. Priority given to students from the Los Altos School District. • 650-947-4939 • •

Mtn. View-Los Altos Union High School District Administration Office 1299 Bryant St., Mtn. View. Superintendent: Dr. Barry R. Groves. Enrollment: 3,753. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian, 47; Asian, 20; multiple ethnicities, 6; Hispanic, 25; African American, 2; Pacific Islander, .7. • 650-940-4650 •

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credit requirements and competency standards as all other students in the Mtn. View-Los Altos Union High School District. As a continuation high school, Alta Vista provides students a second chance to succeed. Students speak 12 languages, and 33 percent are Englishlanguage learners. • 650-691-2433 •


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Los Altos High School 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. Principal: Wynne Satterwhite. Class Size: 28. Enrollment: 1,782. Los Altos High School is a comprehensive high school offering a full spectrum of subjects. Traditional departmental offerings are augmented by thematic programs and special classes. Students speak 29 languages, and 4 percent are English-language learners. • 650-960-8811 • Middle College Program 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Enrollment: 65. An alternative high school program for juniors and seniors located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. It combines high school and college classes in a collaborative effort between the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, the Palo Alto Unified School District and Foothill College. Admission: Two letters of recommendation, application and essay. Foothill placement tests if accepted.. • 650-949-7168 • Mountain View High School 3535 Truman Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Dave Grissom. Class Size: Freshman English and math classes: 20; all others: 29. Enrollment: 1,838. Academic program is tailored to meet the needs of a diverse student body. It provides a broad range of options including vocational courses for students who seek employment after graduation, post-high school training in technical institutes, community college classes and Advanced Placement programs that engage students in college-level work while still in high school. Students speak 36 languages, and 11.8 percent are English-language learners. • 650-940-4600 •

Home schooling Homefires 327 Saint Francis Street, Redwood City. Information, resources and support for homeschooling families. • 650-365-9425 • Mountain View Whisman Homeschool Program Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St., #101, Mtn. View. Program coordinator: Shauna Reisewitz. Enrollment: 15. K-8 home schooling program offered by the Mtn. View Whisman School District. Admission: Rolling admission, but space is limited. • 650-567-9757 •

Private elementary and middle schools Canterbury Christian School 101 N. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. • 650-949-0909 • German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) 310 Easy St., Mtn. View. • 650-254-0748 • The Girls’ Middle School 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-8338, ext.133 • The Harker School Lower school (K-grade 5), 4300 Bucknall Road; Middle school (grades 6-8), 3800 Blackford Ave. • 408-249-2510 (9-12) • Helios New School 597 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. • 650-223-8690 • The King’s Academy 562 N. Britton Ave., Sunnyvale. • 408-481-9900 • Los Altos Christian School 625 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. • 650-948-3738 • Miramonte School 1175 Altamead Drive, Los Altos. • 650-967-2783 • Palo Alto Prep School 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View. • 650-493-7071 • Pinewood School Grades K-2: 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos. Grades 3-6: 327 Fremont Ave. Los Altos. Grades 7-12: 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-209-3050 for lower campus; 650-209-3030 for middle campus • St. Joseph Catholic School 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-967-1839 • St. Nicholas Catholic School 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-941-4056 • St. Simon Catholic School 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos. • 650-968-9952 • St. Stephen Lutheran School 320 Moorpark Way, Mtn. View. • 650-961-2071 • Ventana School 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. • 650-948-2121 • Waldorf School of the Peninsula 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos, and 180 N. Rensgstorff Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-209-9400 •


Still Accepting K-5 applications for 2014-2015 School Year Ventana is a Reggio-inspired, Episcopal school that encourages artistic expression, critical thinking, and hands-on, in-depth investigation of multiple subjects. We offer low student-teacher ratios and a school-wide focus on social-emotional development.

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Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley 310 Easy St., Mtn. View. • 650-903-0986 •

Private high schools German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) 310 Easy St., Mtn. View. The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. • 408-249-2510 (9-12) The King’s Academy 562 N. Britton Ave., Sunnyvale. Mountain View Academy 360 S. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-967-2324 •

Open House November 13, 2014 6-8pm • An education focused on the development of the whole child • Small class sizes and ratios providing individualized instruction • Project-based curriculum prompting inquiry and collaboration • Quality after-school enrichment programs

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Palo Alto Prep School 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View. Pinewood School 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-209-3010 • Saint Francis High School 1885 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-968-1213 • Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Middle School and High School) 180 N. Rensgstorff Ave. , Mtn. View. • 650-417-7600 •

Education/enrichment Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Wing B & C, Palo Alto. • 408-462-2120 • Champion Youth Enrichment School 2094 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-353-0881 • Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. • 408-807-1088 • Kumon Math and Reading Center903 E. El Camino Real, Ste. 5, Mtn. View; 1780 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View; 419 San Antonio Road, Mtn. View. • 650-969-1978, 650-969-3820, 650948-4124 • Mathnasium 2510 W. El Camino Real, #4, Mtn. View. • 650-941-MATH (6284) • Nine Fruits Bilingual School 2484 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. • 650-669-3515; 650-962-1900 • Palo Alto School for Jewish Education (PASJE) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education 333 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. Class Size: 20-35. Enrollment: 5,000. Tuition: Most classes under $100; Career Technical Training program fees vary. Part of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, the adult school is WASC-accredited and has been offering instruction to adults since 1961. Programs include: English as a Second Language/Citizenship, High School Diploma/GED, Career Technical Training (CTE), Adults with Disabilities (AWD), classes for older adults, community interest classes and parent-education classes/co-ops. • 650-940-1333 •

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Stanford Continuing Studies 365 Lasuen St., Stanford. • 650-725-2650 • UCSC Silicon Valley Extension 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara. • 408-861-3700 •

Community colleges De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. • 408-864-5300 • Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • Main campus, 650-949-7777; Middlefield campus, 650-949-6950 •

Colleges and universities Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Campus NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Moffett Field. • 866-401-9378 • Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. • 888-98-SOFIA (76342) • Stanford University Stanford. President: John Hennessy. • 650-723-2300 •


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CL A SSE S, AC T I V I T I E S A N D CH I L D C AR E • 650-988-8798 • West Valley Music 262 Castro St., Mtn. View. Offers individual and group instrumental music lessons and works with school programs. • 650-961-1566 •

Child care centers and preschools Action Day Primary Plus 333 Eunice Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-967-3780 • Ames Child Care Center NASA Ames Research Center, Mail Stop N-270-1, Moffett Field. • 650-604-5100 • Baby World Child Care Center 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos. • 650-988-8627 •

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Arts organizations Bay Area Dance School 4600 El Camino Real, Ste. 106, Los Altos. Preschool program Dance With Me, Chickadee for children aged 5 and under; Mommy & Me classes for 2-year-olds; age-appropriate school program; and Acuity Dancers for serious young dancers with a passion to perform. • 650-472-2214 • Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos. Established in 1994, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley operates six choirs serving children ages 4-18. Auditions and demonstration classes in August, January and May. • 650-424-1410 • Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. Year-round programs for all ages and levels, including: lessons, classes, camps in music, art, digital media; in-school programs; concerts, lectures, exhibits and outreach events. Preschool classes. • 650-917-6800 •

El Camino Youth Symphony 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The awardwinning ECYS sponsors eight ongoing ensembles that rehearse weekly and perform regularly. They include the Senior Symphony, the Sinfonietta Orchestra, two preparatory orchestras, a string ensemble and a wind orchestra. • 650-213-7111 • Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, #M1, Palo Alto. Awardwinning youth orchestra has been performing locally for more than 45 years. One of the few youth groups in the nation devoted exclusively to chamber music. The season runs from September-June and features world-renowned soloists and string orchestra masterpieces performed at the highest level. • 650-856-3848 • Peninsula Youth Theatre 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Peninsula Youth Theatre, a home company of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, is a nonprofit children’s theater for actors ages 7-18 years. It also operates a school of performing arts for children ages 3.5-18 years. Programs take place at several different sites.

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Kiddie Academy 205 E. Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. • 650-960-6900 • Little Acorn School 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-964-8445 • Mountain View KinderCare 2065 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. • 650-967-4430 • Mountain View Parent Nursery School 1325 Bryant Ave., Mtn. View. • 408-883-5437 • Mountain View Whisman School District Preschool Program 505 Escuela Ave., Room 36, Mtn. View. • 650-526-3500, ext.1844 • Oak Tree Preschool 2100 University Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-967-7089

Building Kidz School 250 E. Dana St., Mtn. View. • 650-967-8000 •

Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-739-0137 •

CCLC Preschool in Los Altos 2310 Homestead Road, Ste. E, Los Altos. • 408-736-7400 •

St. Paul Lutheran CDC 1075 El Monte Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-969-2696 •

Champions at Covington Elementary 201 Covington Road, Los Altos. • 650-559-7900 •

St. Simon Catholic Church Extended Day Care Center and Preschool 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos. • 650-968-9952 •

Champions at Santa Rita Elementary 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos. • 650-917-9300 • Children’s House of Los Altos 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. • 650-968-9052 • Children’s House of Los Altos Gardner Bullis 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-941-1277 • Children’s Learning Cottage 675 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-564-9906 • El Camino YMCA 2400 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-969-9622 • German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) 310 Easy St., Mtn. View. • 650-254-0748 • Hobbledehoy Montessori Preschool 2321 Jane Lane, Mtn. View. • 650-968-1155 •

St. Timothy’s Preschool 2094 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-967-4724 • Ventana School 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. • 650-948-2121 • Western Montessori Day School 323 Moorpark Way, Mtn. View. • 650-961-4131 • YMCA Kids’ Place at Almond Elementary School 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos. • 650-941-8102 • YMCA Kids’ Place at Bubb Elementary School 525 Hans Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-965-2922 • YMCA Kids’ Place at Castro Elementary School 505 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-526-3591 • YMCA Kids’ Place at Huff Elementary School 253 Martens Ave., Mtn. View.


• 650-567-9928 • YMCA Kids’ Place at Landels Elementary School 115 W. Dana St., Mtn. View. • 650-965-2008 • YMCA Way to Grow Preschool at Landels Elementary School 115 W. Dana St., Mtn. View. • YMCA Way to Grow Preschool at Oak Elementary School 1501 Oak Ave., Los Altos. • 650-962-1527 •

Classes/places to go City of Mountain View Recreation Division - Youth Services 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Fun and creative classes for young people in three age groups: preschool, elementary and middle school/teens. Preschool programs include gymnastics, dance, music, theater and more, with ageappropriate physical and cognitive skills. Elementary school-age programs include ballet, jazz dance, tap dance, Tae Kwon Do, cartooning, Theater in the Park and summer day camps, singing, nature study, arts and crafts and field trips. Middle and high school-age programs include camp, dance, theater, open gym, events and the Mountain View House Teen Center. • 650-903-6331 • services/recreation_programs_and_ services/outreach.asp Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. • 650-810-1010 • David C. Daniels Nature Center 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. Overlooking Alpine Pond, the center features a number of displays and hike opportunities with bike accessibility and

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picnic tables. • 650-691-1200 • daniels_nc.asp Dreams and Futures 1000 Villa St., Mtn. View. The Mountain View Police Department runs an award-winning program for at-risk youth. The summer day-camp program runs from June-August for children in grades 4-7 and emphasizes teamwork and building self-esteem. Recreation leaders assist police volunteers in leading activities such as athletics, field trips and decision-making programs as well as classes in writing and computer skills. Free. Transportation is provided. • 650-903-6344 • youth/dreams.asp Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. View stars, planets and galaxies through a 16-inch reflecting telescope. Open on clear nights. Closed when cloudy. Free to all ages. $2 parking. • 650-949-7334 • Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farming, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Programs include summer camp, environmental education, public programs, community supported agriculture, hostel and facility rentals, volunteers and more. • 650-949-8650; 650-949-6326 for public programs • Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Severyns Ave., Bldg. 126, Moffett Field. Displays aircraft models and artifacts from important eras post1930. An actual P2 and P3 are outside the museum. Tours of the museum and tour of outside of Hangar 1. • 650-964-4024 •

Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Information center for the community and place for exchange of information and ideas. • 650-903-6887 • Mountain View Teen Center 298 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. The Teen Center, also known as “The House,” is a free drop-in program for middle

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school students. Supervised by trained recreation leaders, teens receive homework help and can participate in arts and crafts, billiards, foosball, video games, boards games and more. • 650-903-9045 •, search “teen center”

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and learning go together for children and their families in the hands-on, interactive exhibits and mini-zoo. The zoo houses bobcats, a red-tailed hawk and bats. The museum offers science classes, summer camps and an outreach program to local schools. Free admission, donations are welcome. • 650-329-2111 •

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Peninsula Youth Theatre 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Peninsula Youth Theatre, a nonprofit home company of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, operates a school of performing arts for children ages 3.5-18 yrs. • 650-988-8798 •

Sports American Youth Rugby Union 1221 Cuernavaca Circulo, Mtn. View. AYRU offers free lessons in rugby for boys and girls (aged 5-15) on Sunday afternoons in Mtn. View between 2 and 4 p.m. • 650-776-1599 •

Director: Leyla Boissonade 4600 El Camino Real Suite #106, Los Altos (650) 472-2214

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Region 45 P.O. Box 4252, Mtn. View. Catering to Mountain View and the southern Los Altos area, AYSO Region 45 organizes soccer teams and matches August-Novmber for kids ages 6-19. Registration online April-June through the website. Scholarships available. Volunteer coaches needed. • 650-964-2976 • California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) 1040 Serpentine Lane, Ste. 201, Pleasanton. State office for California Youth Soccer. • 925-426-5437 •

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City of Mountain View Recreation Division 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Recreation programs for preschool through Seniors. Classes and camps held year-round in a variety of programs — dance, gymnastics, arts, sports and general recreation. Registration open for residents and non-residents. • 650-903-6331 •, search “recreation” The Little Gym 1910-F W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. Parent/child classes for infants and toddlers. Classes in gymnastics, karate, dance and sports skills for children 3-12 years. • 650-961-8100 • Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club (LAMVAC) P.O. Box 1269, Los Altos. Professionally coached, age-group swimming and swim lessons; precompetitive, swim group and masters programs. Summer program available. Pools used are at Foothill College, Eagle Park Pool, and Rengstorff Park Pool. • 408-732-3432 • Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball P.O. Box 3622, Los Altos.

Tryouts in January; regular season runs March-June. Seven age-based divisions for children aged 5-19. • Mountain View Little League P.O. Box 614, Mtn. View. Chartered in 1957, the Mountain View league’s motto is “Everybody plays.” Baseball teams are co-ed, ages 4-14. • 650-961-2065 • PSV Union Football Club (Soccer) 555 Bryant St., #437, Palo Alto. This Palo Alto-based youth soccer club has a long-term development-based teaching philosophy and curriculum and is dedicated to training elite, college-track youth players. Girls and boys teams for ages 7-18 and an Academy program for ages 4-6. • 650-387-4128 • Stanford Soccer Club Competitive youth soccer for ages 8-19. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Player development with experienced coaching and team-centric management. Spring and fall regular seasons. • 650-327-0421 • Teen Open Gym Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. Free open gym program for Mtn. View youth (11-18 yrs old), every Saturday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. during the school year. Staffed by the Mountain View Recreation Division, TOG also hosts sports such as basketball, indoor soccer, dodge ball and ping pong. Those who attend must bring a student ID and abide by behavior guidelines; violence, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gang colors/symbols will not be tolerated. • 650-903-6331 • Twisters Sports Center 2639 Terminal Blvd., Mtn. View. Class schedules for tae kwon do, recreation and pre-school gymnastics, and rock climbing. Also offers competitive rhythmic/gymastics and cheerleading programs. • 650-967-5581 • Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The only permanent outdoor skating rink west of the Sierra is open late September to April. Public skating, group lessons in basic skills offered Mon-Sat for children ages 4 and up. • 650-493-4566 • YMCA Youth Sports Programs 2400 Grant Road, Mtn. View. Sports programs for children ages 3-14 with an emphasis on positive coaching and success for each player. Programs are appropriate for novices and experienced players. Sports include Winter Basketball (YBL), Summer Hoops, Spring Volleyball, Fall Sports Clinics. • 650-969-9622 •


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Youth Soccer 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. The City of Mountain View Recreation Division offers Kidz Love Soccer, with age-appropriate instruction, soccer camps and matches. Beginning players learn receiving, shooting and defense. Age groups are 4.5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. • 650-903-6331 •, search “youth soccer”

Story hours Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Free “Road to Reading” program series September 2014-May 2015. No registration required — Mother Goose and More: Mile 1 (0-2 yrs) and Just For Two’s and Young Three’s: Mile 2. Registration required – Step into Stories: Mile 2.5 (Kindergarten 2017), Stories Plus: Mile 3 (Kindergarten 2016); and Mile 4 (Kindergarten 2015). Special series: Mandarin, Spanish. Year-round Saturday story time for 2- to 5-year-olds: Stories, music, movement and coloring activity. • 650-903-6897 • Saturday Stories 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Books, music and movement for children 2-5 and their families to enjoy together, every Saturday (except on days with special programs) in the Library Community Room. Free.


Fiesta Del Mar

• 650-903-6897 •

Gourmet Mexican Cuisine

Youth and service groups 4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County 1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. Serves boys and girls ages 5-19; outdoor education in agriculture, animal science, home economics and the environment. Leadership development, public speaking, civic responsibility are emphasized. Summer camp for kids ages 10 and up. • 408-282-3119 •


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3 Great Mountain View Locations Fiesta Del Mar 1005 N Shoreline Blvd, 650-965-9354

Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 11-17. Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing. • 650-327-5900 •

Seafood, Rotisserie, Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

Fiesta Del Mar Too 735 Villa Street, 650-967-3525

Girl Scouts of Northern California 1310 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. Girls 5-17 yrs. Traditional troops, virtual troops, math and science technology programs, as well as summer camp programs. Adult volunteers also sought. Look for postings at schools about Girl Scout registration. • 408-287-4170 •

Seafood, Rotisserie, Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

AGAVE Mexican Bistro 194 Castro Street, 650-969-6767 Beautiful Back Patio Dining, Banquets & Large Groups Reservations Available

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Community centers

Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club • 650-961-1891 •

El Camino YMCA 2400 Grant Road, Mtn. View. •

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 3370 Thomas Road , Santa Clara. • 408-764-0344 •

IFES Portuguese Society Community Center 432 Stierlin Road, Mtn. View. • 650-967-2759 •

Wildlife Care Center Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. V, Palo Alto. • 650-494-7283 •

Business organizations Chamber of Commerce Mountain View 580 Castro St., Mtn. View. • 650-968-8378 • Mountain View Central Business Association (CBA) 257 Castro St., Ste. 211, Mtn. View. • 650-964-3395 • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors 1651 N. 1st St., San Jose. • 408-445-8500 • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS (SILVAR) 19400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 100, Cupertino. • 408-200-0100 •

Cable television Comcast 620 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • Customer service line, 24-hours/day: 1-800-COMCAST; Palo Alto location: 650-332-4167 • KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Ste. M, Mtn. View. • 650-968-1540 •

Cemeteries/mortuaries Alta Mesa Cemetery and Funeral Home 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-1041 • Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. • Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. • 650-428-3730 • Spangler Mortuaries 799 Castro St., Mtn. View; also Los Altos Chapel, 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. • 650-967-5546 for Mountain View Chapel, 650-948-6619 for Los Altos Chapel

Mountain View Community Center 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6331 • Oshman Family JCC - Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-223-8700 • YMCA of Silicon Valley 80 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara. • 408-351-6400 •

Counseling Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County - Children Family Community Services Division 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose. • 800-488-9919; 408-272-6518 for youth • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) 590 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. • 650-965-2020 • The La Selva Group 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-617-8340 • Outlet Program 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. • 650-424-0852, ext. 107 • Suicide Crisis Hotline 828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose. • 650-368-6655 or 855-278-4204 YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose. • 408-295-4011. 24-hour hotlines: domestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 •

Emergency services Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. • 650-336-8227 •

Environment Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-962-9876 • CLEAN South Bay 527 Rhodes Drive,

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Animal services/ protection

Flying in from Arizona, Isidro Mejia, left, and his son Emmanuel greet and congratulate Father Bob at his retirement party, held at St. Joseph Catholic School on June 13, 2014. Palo Alto. • 650-326-0252

Mountain View Educational Foundation P.O. Box 391557, Mtn. View. • 650-526-3500 ext. 1030 •

Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-8000 • Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 22221 McClellan Road, Cupertino. • 408-255-5780; 650-903-6072 (Mountain View trail-closure hotline) • Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-8650 • Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. • 650-854-7696 • Sempervirens Fund 419 S. San Antonio Road, Ste. 211, Los Altos. • 650-949-1453 • Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. • 650-390-8411 • The Trail Center 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-7065 •

Farmers markets Mountain View Farmers Market 600 W. Evelyn Ave. (Caltrain Station), Mtn. View. • 800-806-3276 •

Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 300, Mtn. View. • 650-450-5400 •

Garden clubs American Rhododendron Society, De Anza Chapter • California Native Plant Society - Santa Clara Valley Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Room 205, Palo Alto. • 650-260-3450 • West Bay Iris Society 400 University Ave., Los Altos. • 408-241-9249 Western Horticultural Society P.O. Box 60507, Palo Alto. • 650-941-6136 •

Gardens Rengstorff House at Shoreline Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6392 •, search “Rengstorff House”

Health and support services

Foundations/fundraising organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous 274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste. D, Campbell. • 408-374-8511 •

Friends of the Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. • 650-526-7031; shop 650-526-7049 •

Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. • Helpline, 800-272-3900; office, 650962-8111 Info Mountain View• 33


• 888-755-7855; 408-730-5100 •

• Bay Area Cancer Connections 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-326-6686; toll free 888-222-4401 • Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1300 • Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 463 College Ave., Palo Alto (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306). • 650-321-2109 • Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5272 • Living Strong Living Well Palo Alto. • 650-725-5014 • Momentum for Mental Health 2001 The Alameda, San Jose; 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. • 408-261-7777 • Mountain View Healthcare Center 2530 Solace Place, Mtn. View. • 650-961-6161 • Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale.

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Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. • 650-853-0321 • Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. • 650-565-8485 • Planned Parenthood**Mountain View Health Center 225 San Antonio Road, Mtn. View. • 650-948-0807 •

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Health clinics and hospitals El Camino Hospital 2500 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-940-7000 • Health Library and Resource Center Main Bldg., first floor. • 650-940-7210 • Q

RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics 298 San Antonio Road, #100, Mtn. View. • 650-559-1550 •

Maternal Connection Store and Lactation Center - Women’s Hospital 2485 Hospital Drive, ground floor, Mtn. View. • Store: 650-988-8287; Lactation Center: 650-988-8290 •

Ronald McDonald House 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-470-6000 •

El Camino Surgery Center LLC 2480 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-961-1200 •

RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. 2400 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-988-8200 •

Kaiser Permanente - Mountain View 555 Castro St., Mtn. View. • 650-903-2710 •

Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-723-7831 •

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center 700-710 Lawrence Expressway @ Homestead Road, Santa Clara. • 408-851-1000 •

Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Road, Suite 201, Palo Alto.

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Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-5000 •

Historical associations Mountain View History Center Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6890 • library.mountaintviewgov/city_hall/ library/default.asp

Homeless services Alpha Omega Homeless Services 204 Stierlin Road, Mtn. View. • 650-968-0836 • Bread of Life EPA 2455 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. • 650-961-9796 •

Family Resource Library 3rd floor. • 650-497-8102 •

Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-325-3663 •


Teen and Young Adult Clinic 1174 Castro St. Ste. 250, Mt. View. • 650-694-0600 •, search for teen clinic Q

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 370 Distel Circle, Los Altos. • 650-254-5200 •


Medical groups Medical groups affiliated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Stanford Family Practice, 650723-6963; Stanford Medical Group, 650-723-6028; Menlo Medical Clinic, 650-498-6500. Stanford Referral Center, 800-756-9000. • Hospital Operator 650-723-4000 Q

Community Working Group 2507-A Alma St., Palo Alto. • 650-299-8700 •

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 701 E. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. • 650-934-7000; Urgent Care 650-9347800 •

Gate of Heaven

Hospital and Clinics • 650-723-4000; appointments and referrals 800-756-9000 •

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. • 650-497-8000 •

MayView Community Health Center 900 Miramonte Ave, 2nd Floor, Mtn. View. • 650-965-3323 •

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-321-4121 (switchboard is open 24 hours) • Urgent Care Center 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-321-4121 (adult), 650-853-6558 (pediatric) • Q

Stanford University Medical Center 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. • 650-723-4000 •

InnVision Shelter Network’s Opportunity Services Center 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-853-8672 • The Salvation Army 1161 S. Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale. • 408-720-0420 •

Housing Project Sentinel 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. • 408-720-9888; 888-331-3332 •

International issues Mountain View Sister City Affiliation P.O. Box 4514, Mtn. View • 650-903-6304 • World Affairs Council 312 Sutter St., Ste. 200, San Francisco. • 415-293-4600 •

Law Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) 160 E. Virginia St., Ste. 260, San Jose. • 408-295-5991


• Sunnyvale Public Library 665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale. • 408-730-7300 •

Mediation Mountain View Mediation Program c/a Project Sentinel, 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. • 650-960-0495 •

Mountain View neighborhood or homeowner associations Cuernavaca Homeowners Association • 408-559-1977 •

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Springer Meadows Neighborhood Association • Carole Stepp at 650-903-0301

Political groups Green Party of Santa Clara County P.O. Box 390372, Mtn. View. • 408-223-2784 • League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. • 650-429-8382 • Libertarian Party -- Santa Clara County P.O. Box 60686, Sunnyvale. • 408-243-2711 • Palo alto Republican Women Federation P.O. Box 60415, Palo Alto. •

Cuesta Park Neighborhood Association •

Peace & Freedom Party -- San Mateo County • 510-465-9414 •

Dutch Haven Association • 408-373-5202 Martens Carmelita Neighborhood Association • Robin Iwai at 650-961-8257 Monta Loma Neighborhood Association • North Waverly Park Neighborhood Association • Laura Brown at 650-969-5860 North Whisman Neighborhood Association • Soosh and Jessica Gandhi at 650969-2429 Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association 650 Castro St. #120-500, Mtn. View. • Rex Manor Neighborhood Association •

Peninsula Democratic Coalition P.O. Box 97, Los Altos. • 650-949-1009 • Santa Clara County Republican Party - Silicon Valley 522 N. Monroe St., San Jose. • 408-246-6600 •

Radio stations KFJC 89.7 FM 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • Requests 650-941-2500; business 650-949-7260 • KZSU 90.1 FM P.O. Box 20510 (musicrelated), P.O. Box 20190 (business). For UPS Mail: KZSU, Memorial Hall, 540 Memorial Way, Stanford. • Requests 650-723-9010; Business 650-725-4868



Recycling and hazardous waste disposal Computer Recycling Center Sunnyvale. • 888-887-3372 or 408-327-1800 • Goodwill of Silicon Valley 1080 N. 7th St., San Jose. Drop-off locations include: 580 Showers Drive, Mtn. View. • 408-998-5774 • GreenCitizen 2500 W El Camino Real, Ste. D, Mtn. View. • 650-493-8700, ext. 101; or 877-9188900, ext. 101 • Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-967-3034 • Santa Clara County HHW Program 1555 Berger Drive, Ste. 300 (office, dropoffs not accepted here), San Jose. • 408-299-7300 • Santa Clara County Home Composting Program • 408-918-4640 •, search for How to Compost Santa Clara County Recycling Hotline and Website San Jose State University Center for Development of Recycling, 1 Washington Square, San Jose. • 800-533-8414 • SMaRT Station 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale. • 408-752-8530 •

Research institutions NASA’s Ames Research Center Moffett Field, Mtn. View. • Visitor Center 650-604-6497

Seniors Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5400 • Q

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Handyman Services • 650-289-5426 •

Q Rose Kleiner Center 270 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-289-5499 • Q

Village • 650-289-5405 •

Community Services Agency 204 Stierlin Road, Mtn. View. • 650-968-0836 • Institute on Aging Peninsula 881 Fremont Ave., Ste. A2, Los Altos. • 650-329-1411 • Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) - San Mateo 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 100, San Mateo. • 650-627-9350 • Mountain View Senior Center 266 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6330 •, search for Senior Center Outreach Van 926 Rock Ave., Ste. 10, San Jose. • 408-436-2865 for information; 408436-4860 for reservations; 800-4003440 for cancellations or changes in reservations • Senior Nutrition Program 266 Escuela

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POSITIVE AGING AVENIDAS LIFELONG LEARNING & LEISURE PROGRAM helps you strive for a higher level of personal growth s Brain Fitness & Lectures s Creative Arts & Writing

s Exercise Classes

s Games & Clubs

s Foreign Languages

s Computer Classes

s Pilates, T’ai Chi & Yoga

s Improv

s Current Events

s Podiatry & Nail Care s Annual Flu Shot

s Reiki

s Free Loan Closet

s Massage

s Health Insurance Counseling

s Meditation s Acupuncture

s Daily Nursing

s Caregiver Support

s Nutritious Lunches

s Foothill College Courses

s Speech Therapy

s Advance Health Care Directives

s Group Exercise

s Physical & Occupational Therapy s Music, Art & Crafts

AVENIDAS CARE PARTNERS help families cut through conflict and confusion s Geriatric Care Management

s Assessments

s Caregiver Conference

s Counseling

s Housing Guide

s Information & Assistance s Support Groups

AVENIDAS DOOR TO DOOR PROGRAM helps you nail down your transportation needs s Door to Door Rides to Appointments & Errands

s Weekly Grocery Shopping Trips

s Low-Cost, Reliable Service

AVENIDAS HANDYMAN SERVICES hammer out efficient home repairs s Enhance Security

s Yard Service

s House Painting

s Increase Accessibility

s Computer Troubleshooting

s Carpentry

s Plumbing

s Stay in Your Own Home

s Keep Your Mobility

s Maintain Your Independence

s Make New Friends

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Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos P.O. Box 445, Mtn. View. • Sarah Perez at 650-964-4285 •, Rotary Club of Mountain View 157 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. • aspx?accountid=4225

Services for people with disabilities Abilities United 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-0550 • Learning Ally 2445 Faber Place, Ste. 103, Palo Alto. (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) • 650-493-3717 • OUTREACH Paratransit 926 Rock Ave., Ste.10, San Jose. • Information on eligibility 408-4362865; reservations 408-436-4860; TTD 408-436-0155 •

s Ease Your Family’s Worries

Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-947-8680 •

s Enjoy Peace of Mind

s Be an Activity Leader s Administer Blood Pressure Screenings

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Kiwanis Club of Mountain View P.O. Box 607, Mtn. View. • 650-906-7917 •

s Electrical

AVENIDAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES fit you like a glove s Help with Office Projects

AAUW-Los Altos-Mountain View Branch (American Association of University Women) • 650-941-2843 •

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 2470 El Camino Real, Ste. 107, Palo Alto. • 650-858-0202 •

AVENIDAS VILLAGE helps you get a grip on aging-in-place

s Teach Kids to Read

Sourcewise (previously Council on Aging Silicon Valley), 2115 The Alameda, San Jose. • 408-350-3200, option 1 •

Service groups

AVENIDAS ROSE KLEINER CENTER gives families a blueprint to follow for aging loved ones

s Transportation

Seniors At Home Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-688-3070 •

s Wine Tasting

AVENIDAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM provides the nuts and bolts for living well s Free Health Screenings

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Social services 2-1-1 Santa Clara County 1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 250, San Jose. • 211, or 866-390-6845 • Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services) 373 W. Julian St., San Jose. • Palo Alto: 650-493-1186 •, search Child Abuse Reporting

Community Services Agency 204 Stierlin Road, Mtn. View. • 650-968-0836 • Day Worker Center of Mountain View 113 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-903-4102 • Jewish Family and Children’s Services Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-688-3030 • Second Harvest Food Bank 4001 N. First St. and 750 Curtner Ave., San Jose. • 408-266-8866. Need food? Call 800-984-3663. Want to donate? Call 866-234-3663. • Social Services Agency - North County District Office 1330 W. Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. • 408-278-2400 • Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-5000, ext. 65800 •

Transportation BayRail Alliance 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • California Highway Patrol 2020 Junction Ave., San Jose. • 408-467-5400; emergencies, call 9-1-1 •

Volunteering Avenidas Volunteer Corps 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5412 • Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-8000 • Music for Minors 1100 Industrial Road, Ste. 10, San Carlos. • 650-237-9130 • Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-858-3903 •

Youth and children Kesher Community Concierge 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-283-2950 • La Leche League • Elizabeth at 650-215-3731 • Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups Inc. P.O. Box 26428, San Jose. • 877-527-6237 •

Mountain View City Government City Hall: 500 Castro St., Mtn. View 94041 •General phone: 650-903-6300 •Website:

City Council City Council meetings: 6:30 p.m.most Tuesdays, in Council Chambers, City Hall. Website:

Ronit Bryant First elected to council 2006, vice mayor 2009, mayor 2010. Term expires 2014. Address: 491 W. Dana St., Mtn. View 94041 Home phone: 650-964-1966 Email:

Chris Clark, mayor First elected to council 2012, vice mayor 2013. Term expires 2016. Address: P.O. Box 390120, Mtn. View 94039 Home phone: 650-387-6701 Office phone: 650-230-6068 Email:

John Inks First elected to council 2008, re-elected in 2012, mayor 2013. Term expires 2016. Address: 49 Showers Drive #W314, Mtn. View 94040 Home phone: 650-941-4167 Office phone: 650-941-4167 Email:

John R. McAlister, vice mayor First elected to council 2012. Term expires in 2016. Address: 13251 Franklin Ave., Mtn. View 94040 Home phone: 650-400-3781 Office phone: 650-940-9831 Email:

Mike Kasperzak First elected to council 1998, termed out in 2006, vice mayor in 2011, elected to fourth term in 2012. Term expires 2016. Address: 1172 Morton Court, Mtn. View, 94040 Home phone: 650-941-2479 Office phone: 650-948-5340

Margaret Abe-Koga First elected to council 2006, vice mayor in 2008, mayor 2009. Term expires 2014. Address: 679 Church St., Mtn. View 94041 Home phone: 650-940-1656 Office phone: 650-903-6304 Email:

H OW TO CO N TAC T LO C AL G OV ER N M EN T O FFI CIAL S City of Mountain View Council-appointed officials

Boards, commissions and committees

City Attorney: Jannie Quinn, 650-9036303

Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory 6:30 p.m., monthly, except May, July and December, last Wednesday, Plaza Conference Room; staff — Helen Kim, 650-903-6311

City Clerk: Lorrie Brewer, 650-903-6304 City Manager: Daniel Rich, 650-9036301

Department heads Assistant City Manager: Melissa Diaz, 650-903-6610 Community Development Director: Randy Tsuda, 650-903-6456 Community Services Director: J.P. de la Montaigne, 650-903-6420 Finance and Administrative Services Director: Patty Kong, 650-903-6006 Fire Chief: Bradley Wardle, 650-9036365 Library Services Director: Rosanne Macek, 650-903-6866 Police Chief: Max Bosel, 650-903-6377 Public Works Director: Michael Fuller, 650-903-6077

Downtown 8 a.m., as needed, on a Tuesday, Plaza Conference Room; staff — Alex Andrade, 650-903-6306 Environmental Planning 7 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Council Chambers, second floor; staff —Terry Blount, 650-903-6306 Human Relations 6:30 p.m., first Thursday, Plaza Conference Room, City Hall; staff — Kim Castro, 650-903-6301 Library Board 7:30 p.m., third Monday, Library Conference Room, 585 Franklin St.; staff — Rosanne Macek, 650-9036866 Parks and Recreation 7 p.m., second Wednesday, Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.; staff —J.P. de la Montaigne, 650903-6331 Performing Arts 6 p.m., third Wednesday, Atrium Conference Room;

Jac Siegel First elected to council 2006, vice mayor 2010, mayor 2011. Term expires 2014. Address: 167 Sleeper Ave., Mtn. View 94040 Home phone: 650-988-9115 Office phone: 650-988-9115 Email:

staff — Scott Whisler and Jenn Poret, 650-903-6565 Senior Advisory 2 p.m., third Wednesday, Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.; staff — Michele Petersen and Tyler Phillips, 650-903-6330 Tennis Advisory Board meets as needed; staff — Lauren Merriman, 650903-6618 Visual Arts 6 p.m., second Wednesday, Atrium Conference Room; staff — Alex Andrade, 650-903-6306 Youth Advisory 4:30 p.m., first Monday, Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.; staff — Diane Atienza and Lauren Neff, 650-903-6331

School districts Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Chancellor: Linda M. Thor. Board meetings: 6 p.m. first Monday of each month at the district boardroom on Foothill Campus. • 650-949-6100 • Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose. Superintendent: Charles Weis. Board of Trustees meeting: 5:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month. • 408-453-6540 •

Special districts Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. General manager: Steve Abbors. Acquires and preserves natural open space and provides for low-intensity public recreation. District encompasses population of 741,000 in 550 square miles, including 26 cities and areas of three counties between Los Gatos and San Carlos and to the Pacific Ocean in San Mateo County, from the southern border of Pacifica to the Santa Cruz County line. Maintains more than 62,000 acres of open space in 26 preserves. Board meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office. 2014-15 total budget: $43.9 million • 650-691-1200 • Santa Clara Valley Water District 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. Board of Directors meetings: 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday. • 408-265-2600 • El Camino Hospital District 2500 Grant Road, Mtn. View. Chief Executive Officer: Tomi Ryba. Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s conference center. • 650-940-7000; Health Line: 800-2165556; Patient and Family Comment Line: 650-940-7263 • Info Mountain View• 37

Live music and dancing ................ 8 Los Altos School District ............. 17 Mediation ......................................... 35 Middle schools, public ..........17, 19 Mountain View Whisman School District ................................ 17 Mountain View, City of ................37 • Boards, commissions and committees • City Council • Council-appointed officials • Department heads • Map .............................................32 Movies ................................................. 8 Mtn. View-Los Altos Union High School District ................................ 19 Museums and collections ............ 8 Music .................................................. 10 Michelle Le

Neighborhood or homeowner associations .....................................35 Open space areas ........................... 13 Opera ................................................. 11

People cross the intersection of Villa and Bryant Streets, with the new What’s App building in the background.

Adult education ..............................26 Animal services/protection ....... 33

Elementary and middle schools, private ...............................................22

Art galleries ....................................... 8

Elementary schools, public ....... 17

Arts organizations .........................28

Emergency services .....................33

Biking/mountain biking .............. 12

Environment ...................................33

Business organizations.................33

Farmers markets ............................33

Cable television .............................33

Fishing ............................................... 12

Camping ........................................... 12

Foundations/fundraising organizations ..................................33

Cemeteries/mortuaries ...............33

Parks ...................................................14 Political groups ..............................35 Radio stations .................................35 Recycling and hazardous waste disposal ................................35 Research institutions ...................35 Sailing and sailboarding .............16 School districts ...............................37 Service groups ................................36 Skateboarding ................................16

Gardens............................................. 33

Soccer ................................................16

Golf (private courses) ................... 12

Social services ................................36

Golf (public courses) .................... 12

Softball ..............................................16

Health and support services ..... 33

Special districts .............................. 37

Health clinics and hospitals....... 34

Special education ..........................26

High schools, private ...................24

Sports ................................................30

Hiking/walking............................... 12

Square dancing ..............................16

Historical associations .................34

Star-gazing ......................................16

Home schooling ............................22

Story hours ......................................31

Homeless services......................... 34

Swimming ........................................16

Horseback riding ........................... 13

Tennis .................................................16

Mountain View Online

Housing .............................................34

Theater .............................................. 11

Go to for the latest news, classifieds (Fogster), movies, restaurant info, Town Square forum, current and past issues of the Mountain View Voice, special offers and much more.

Ice skating ........................................ 13

Transportation ................................36

In-line skating ................................. 13

Volleyball ..........................................16

International issues ......................34

Volunteering ...................................36

Law .....................................................34

Youth and children .......................36

Lawn bowling ................................. 13

Youth and service groups ..........31

Child care centers & preschools 28 Classes/places to go .....................29 Colleges and universities ...........26 Community centers ......................33 Community colleges ....................26 Counseling .......................................33 Dance ................................................. 12 Dance ................................................... 8 Disabilities, services .....................36 Education/enrichment ................24

38 • Info Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW EDITOR Andrea Gemmet ASSOCIATE EDITOR Renee Batti EDITORIAL Info Editor: Carol Blitzer Researchers: Cooper Aspegren, Carol Blitzer, Benjamin Custer, Daniel DeBolt, Christina Dong, Kevin Forestieri, Melissa Landeros, Lena Pressesky, Doris Taylor Photographers: Michelle Le, Natalia Nazarova ART & PRODUCTION Info design director: Diane Haas Maps & graphics: Shannon Corey Production manager: Jennifer Lindberg Contributing designers: Linda Atilano, Lili Cao, Shannon Corey, Colleen Hench, Rosanna Leung, Paul Llewellyn, Peter Sorin ADVERTISING Major accounts sales manager: Connie Jo Cotton Display advertising: Adam Carter, Elaine Clark, Janice Hoogner, Meredith Mitchell Real estate advertising: Neal Fine, Rosemary Lewkowitz, Carolyn Oliver Inside advertising: Irene Schwartz Advertising services: Diane Martin, Blanca Yoc

Seniors ...............................................35

Garden clubs ...................................33

Charter schools .............................. 19


Lectures .............................................. 8

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