Don't believe the NYTimes -- Los Altos edition
From the NYTimes:
The vast majority of owners in these upscale communities are still paying the mortgage, of course. But they appear to be cutting back in other ways. The once-thriving Los Altos downtown is pocked with more than a dozen empty storefronts in a six-block stretch.The Los Altos downtown consists of about six blocks, and would never be described as "thriving". "Sleepy" is more apt.