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Encyclopedia > Los Altos Hills, California
Town of Los Altos Hills, California
Location of Los Altos Hills within Santa Clara County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
Government
 - Mayor Dean Warshawsky
Area
 - City 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km²)
 - Land 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 7,902
 - Density 916.6/sq mi (353.9/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.losaltoshills.ca.gov/

Los Altos Hills (IPA: [lɔs ɑltos hɪls]) is a town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 7,902 at the 2000 census. It is one of the wealthiest places in the San Francisco Bay Area. Image File history File links View of Silicon Valley from Julietta Court, facing eastbound towards Altamont Road, in Los Altos Hills, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (814x485, 11 KB) Summary Location map of Los Altos Hills, California. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

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Strictly residential

The town has no commercial or industrial zones and relies on the adjacent city of Los Altos and the county government for most municipal services. The town's only large-scale commercial operation is the student store on the campus of Foothill College. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Los Altos (IPA: ) is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Entrance to Foothill College Example of Foothills unique campus architecture Foothill College is not a community college located in Los Altos Hills, California and is part of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. ...


The town's zoning regulations are among the strictest in California, requiring a minimum lot size of one acre (4,000 m²), setbacks from the property boundary, and easements for public pathways.[1][2] Landowners are limited to one primary dwelling per lot, which effectively bans multifamily housing. This rule and the minimum lot size were upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1974.[3] The town is set in hilly terrain offering commanding views of the San Francisco Bay Area. All these factors and the Bay Area's chronic housing shortage result in median home prices in excess of $3 million. An easement is the right to do something or the right to prevent something over the real property of another. ... The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana District of... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


In 2000, the largest house in Silicon Valley at that time was built in the town. Larger ones have since been built elsewhere. The building was officially assessed by the county government as having 18,000 square feet of interior space[4].


The town is also home to a convent of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. In 2002, seven profitable hospitals in the Catholic Healthcare West system formed their own system, the Daughters of Charity Health System, under the control of the Los Altos Hills convent. This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Geography

Los Altos Hills is located at 37°22′17″N, 122°8′15″W (37.371390, -122.137605)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.3 km² (8.6 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Both the Altamont and Monte Vista Faults pass through the town.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,902 people, 2,740 households, and 2,339 families residing in the town. The population density was 353.9/km² (917.2/mi²). There were 2,816 housing units at an average density of 126.1/km² (326.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.94% White, 0.59% African American, 0.09% Native American, 21.10% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,740 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.0% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.02. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 35.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $173,570, and the median income for a family was $181,865. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $78,288 for females. The per capita income for the town was $92,840. About 2.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

Many successful Silicon Valley executives reside here. Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909—April 13, 1993) was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist. ... David Packard by Naeem Qasai David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a cofounder of Hewlett-Packard. ... Sabeer Bhatia (सबीर भाटिया) is a co-founder of Hotmail. ... Steve Young can refer to: Steve Young (athlete), Hall of Fame quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Steve Young (musician), country music singer, songwriter and guitarist Steve Young (politics), candidate for United States House of Representatives Steve Young (guitarist), industrial rock music songwriter and guitarist Steve Young (writer), a television... Steven T. Kirsch invented and owns a patent on the optical mouse. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a Major League left fielder for the San Francisco Giants. ... Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (Traditional Chinese: 楊致遠; pinyin: Yáng Zhìyuǎn; born November 6, 1968) is the Taiwanese American co-founder of Yahoo! Inc. ... Carly Fiorina from MIT podium 2002 Cara Carleton Carly Fiorina (born Cara Carleton Sneed; September 6, 1954 in Austin, Texas) is an American business executive, best known as former CEO (1999–2005) and Chairman of the Board (2000–2005) of Hewlett-Packard (HP). ... Ellen Hancock is a long-time techology manager, noted for her 29-year tenure at IBM where she rose to the position of senior vice president in charge of network hardware and software. ...


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References

  1. ^ Peraino, Kevin. "Gold in Them Thar Hills: Money isn't new to Los Altos. But this much new money is." Newsweek, 4 September 2000, p. 55.
  2. ^ Los Altos Hills pathways map shows trails that dead-end or don't exist April 20, 2005
  3. ^ Ybarra v. Town of Los Altos Hills, 503 F.2d 250, 254 (9th Cir. 1974).
  4. ^ Kaplan, Tracey. "Be It Ever So Humble: The Biggest Of Santa Clara County's Homes." San Jose Mercury News, 26 October 2000, sec. A, p. 1.

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External links

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Los Altos Hills, California - definition of Los Altos Hills, California in Encyclopedia (598 words)
Los Altos Hills is a town located in Santa Clara County, California.
The town's zoning regulations are among the strictest in California, requiring a minimum lot size of one acre, setbacks from the property boundary, and easements for public pathways.
In a comical attempt to comply with California's affordable housing laws, the town government occasionally encourages residents to let servants live in on-site cottages or guest rooms, so that those spaces can be counted as affordable housing units.
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