Los Trancos Woods, California facts for kids
Los Trancos Woods is an unincorporated community in San Mateo County, California near the border of Santa Clara County. The US Geological Survey, National Geographic Names Database, show it as a feature type populated place. The area does not have its own unique ZIP code; it is in ZIP code 94028 and area code 650. The community adjoins the City of Palo Alto's Foothills Park. It is on the US Geological Survey's 7.5-minute "Mindego Hill" quadrangle. Coordinates in the National Geographic Names Database are shown as Coordinates: . County documents suggest the community may eventually be annexed by Portola Valley.
A variation of Las Trancas a Spanish word for 'barriers' often referring to cattle guards.
In 1954, the area was part of Los Altos County Fire District, an area served under a contract by Los Altos Fire Department. In recent years, fire service was turned over to Woodside Fire District.
Over history, the water district boundaries defined the geographic extents of the community. According to a March 8, 2006 County of San Mateo document:
Los Trancos County Water District (LTCWD) was formed in 1954 pursuant to State Water Code Section 300002 in order to improve water service to a portion of Los Trancos Woods, an unincorporated area now in the sphere of influence of the Town of Portola Valley.
The county document says the district plans to sell their water system to the California Water Service Company.
Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band (LTWCMB)
On January 1, 1960, several residents of Los Trancos Woods Circle formed the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band.  After their debut parade around "The Circle," they continued to participate in parades around the San Francisco Bay Area, growing in number through the years. They have won many awards for their performances in such events as the Redwood City, California 4 July Parades, San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the Castroville Artichoke Festival.
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