Los Altos Hills People
It's not uncommon to find a Los Altos Hills resident on the cover of Forbes or USA Today. People who can afford to live anywhere--from reigning home run champion Barry Bonds to Cisco President John Chambers--live quietly in Los Altos Hills, one of the best places to live--anywhere.
Actress Adrienne Barbeau attended college at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills before receiving a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Rizzo in the original production of Grease. Once married to John Carpenter, Barbeau appeared in '80s horror and sci-fi classics like the Carpenter movies The Fog and Escape from New York. Barbeau later became a regular on both the cult favorite Batman: The Animated Series (as the voice of Catwoman) and the HBO series Carnivale.
Baseball great Barry Bonds grew up in San Mateo and lives with his family in Los Altos Hills in a 10,500-square foot home. The San Francisco Giants outfielder broke the single-season home run record in 2001, with 73 home runs. In 2003, Barry Bonds became the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs and steal 500 bases in his career.
General Partner, Tech Farm Ventures. Co-founder, Chips & Technologies.
Former mayor, consultant to Internet companies and U.S. Senate candidate.
Photograph by George Sakkestad
The gate of Cisco CEO John Chambers' Los Altos Hills home.
President and Chief Executive Officer of networking giant Cisco Systems since 1994. Chambers worked at IBM and Wang Laboratories before Cisco, and he holds an M.B.A. degree in finance and management from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from West Virginia University.
Chairman and CEO of LSI Logic Corporation, a Milpitas semiconductor manufacturer.
(1914-2000) California's state controller from 1959 to 1967, Alan Cranston served four terms in the U.S.Senate and ran for president in 1984. In the Senate, Mr. Cranston spent 14 years as the Democratic whip. As a young journalist, he was sued by Adolf Hitler in U.S. courts for copyright violation after he published an unauthorized translation of "Mein Kampf" in an effort to call attention to Hitler's alarming views.
Co-founder of the Committee for Green Foothills, an open-space advocacy group. A 40-year veteran of the Bay Area's environmental movement.
Well-respected Santa Clara County juvenile court judge and son of retired Congressman Don Edwards.
Punjabi-American pop star.
A founder of Infoseek, an early Internet search engine, now promotes charitable giving in Silicon Valley and operates a foundation with his wife and serves as CEO of Propel Software Corporation, an e-commerce company. The Kirsch Foundation promotes political reform, champions environmental causes and seeks to reduce threats to the Earth from nuclear destruction and asteroids.
Chairman of telecom equipment maker Caspian Networks and onetime head of 3Com grows grapes and collects wines at his Los Altos Hills residence.
Venture capitalist. Founded Interop, an Internet trade show, in 1986 and sold it to Ziff/Davis Publishing in 1990.
Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Socrates P. Manoukian is active in promoting pro-bono access to legal services.
Chairman of Marcus and Millichap Co., a real estate brokerage and development company was named by California Gov. Gray Davis to the University of California Board of Regents. He is a prominent contributor to Democratic politics.
Co-founder of Intel, philanthropist and creator of Moore's law, which predicts doubling of capacity of integrated circuits every two years.
James Morgan of Applied Materials (left) and his wife, former Senator Rebecca Morgan (right).
James Morgan has been chairman of the board of Applied Materials since 1987. He formerly was chief executive officer of Applied Materials from 1977 to April 2003. Rebecca served on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1981 to 1984 and was a California State Senator from 1984 to 1993.
Former head of technology investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston, helped take many technology firms public during the Internet heyday, and was later indicted by federal prosecutors for destroying evidence during an investigations of CSFB activities.
Home developer (CEO, Citation/Award Homes) and owner of the Oakland A's baseball team.
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