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A local resource guide published by the Palo Alto Weekly

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arts & entertainment | outdoors & recreation | kids’ stuff | education | our community public officials | getting around |



With all of the various types of products and packaging today, knowing what’s recyclable and what’s not can be down right confusing. Zero Waste Palo Alto has information and tools to help you figure out what goes where!

What Goes Where Tools: Online

Ask An Expert

MATERIALS GUIDE a list of items accepted in your blue recycling cart

ZERO WASTE HOTLINE give us a call to talk to a live person

POSTER a flyer that you can print out and post showing pictures of accepted items

ZERO WASTE EMAIL you can email your questions too

RECYCLOPEDIA an online search tool to help you match your unwanted items with interested reuse and recycling organizations SORTING GAMES for you to brush up on your sorting skills

Our intention is to continue adding helpful tools as they become available. If you have an idea of a useful tool we should add, please let us know!

HOW-TO VIDEOS for a little more detail on certain items FAQ’S a list of frequently asked questions (650) 496-5910


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Welcome to info Palo Alto Our 16th annual INFO Palo Alto resource guide was designed as a handy reference, easy to tuck into a drawer and pull out just when you’re stumped for some local fact. In a sense, INFO is Palo Alto’s version of Trivial Pursuit: • When did residents approve a water system, the first step in creating its city-owned utilities? 1896

• When did the city buy its first computer? 1961

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• When was the first traffic law passed (with the speed limit “a slow trot”)? 1905 • When did the city pass its first no-smoking law? 1975 Beyond a historical perspective and plenty of demographics (median home prices, average rent, Palo Alto’s largest employers), INFO offers everything you need to live in this city, from signing your child up for school or soccer to finding where to go for senior housing. Listings encompass the arts, community, outdoors, recreation, education, public officials and government access, even how to get around. In addition to the thousands of listings inside, you can visit www. (select Community Resources from the list at the left) and read an expanded version, as well as find additional items that we simply ran out of room to include in this print edition.

Our cover photo this year is of Igor Polk and Cecilia Sung demonstrating the tango in the Jessica Saal Town Square at the new Oshman Family Jewish Community Center — part of the center’s free outdoor concert series. It was taken by the Palo Alto Weekly’s staff photographer, Veronica Weber. If you have suggestions for next year’s content, please e-mail editor@ We would love to hear from you about making INFO even more useful.

Norbert von der Groeben

Online you’ll also find information about our surrounding communities, including Stanford, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Mountain View, as well as regional information.

outdoors & recreation | 29 education | 46

Carol Blitzer Editor, INFO Palo Alto

Inside info Government Services.................... 60 Public Officials...................................65 Getting Around............................... 68 Palo Alto parks map........................36 Quick reference directory............70 Index.....................................................70

Vivian Wong

By the Numbers..................................6 Arts & Entertainment.......................8 Our Community...............................14 Outdoors & Recreation..................29 Kids’ Stuff........................................... 40 Education........................................... 46

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Fac ts and statistics about Palo Alto

by the numbers Vital signs Square miles: 25.98

Libraries: 5 Per capita circulation rate of library items (2009-10): 25 per year

Housing Housing units: 28,445*

Total Assessed Valuation (1984): $3.85 billion Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, 2010): $22.01 billion**

Library card holders (2010): 53,686

Median home price (through June 2010)**: $1,438,900

Average monthly residential electricity bill (1998-99): $39.02

Median home price (through June 2009)**: $1,355,000

(Source: *City of Palo Alto; **Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office)

Average monthly residential electricity bill (2009-10): $76.33

Median home price (1990): $457,800

City-maintained trees: 35,225

Median home price (1980): $148,900

Miles of streets: 198.5


Median home price (1970): $33,900

Palo Alto’s 10 largest employers*

Population: 65,408* Parks: 32 Acres of city parks: 157 Acres of city-owned open space: 3,731

Square feet of sidewalks: 6,679,200 Tennis courts: 51 Sister cities: 6; Palo, Leyte, Philippines; Oaxaca, Mexico; Enschede, The Netherlands; Linkoping, Sweden; Albi, France; and Tsuchiura, Japan

Median age (2006-08): 42.0 White: 68.2 percent Asian: 24.9 percent Hispanic: 5.9 percent

Median condo price (through June 2010)**: $723,750 Average monthly rent (2010): $2,555 (two bedroom, two bath)***

City of Palo Alto Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Hewlett-Packard Company Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Black: 1.7 percent

Average monthly rent (2010): $1,884 (one bedroom, one bath)***

Seniors (65 and older): 16.3 percent

Median monthly rent in 1990: $825

Veterans (2006-08): 2,837

Median monthly rent in 1960: $162

Space Systems/Loral

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-08 American Community Survey)

Average number of people per housing unit in 1960: 3.1

Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center — Palo Alto

Education and income

Average number of people per housing unit in 2000: 2.3

Varian Medical Systems Inc.

(Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, Nev.)

Adults with no college education (2006-08): 8.6 percent

Single-person households (1990): 7,865

City facts

Adults with college degrees (200608): 30.4 percent

Single-person households (2006-08): 8,090

Adults with graduate degrees or higher (2006-08): 47.9 percent

California-born residents (1980): 42.9 percent

Per capita income (2006-08): $70,065

California-born residents (2006-08): 35.5 percent

(Source: City of Palo Alto, *California Department of Finance)

Climate Hottest day in city history: June 15, 1961 (107 degrees) Coldest day in city history: Jan. 11, 1949 and Dec. 23, 1990 (20 degrees)

City employees: 1,019 General fund budget (2010-11): $137.1 million and a $281 million enterprise fund Police officers: 82

Median household income (2006-08): $126,741

Police patrol vehicles: 30 and 5 BMW motorcycles

Median family income (2006-08): $166,063

Fire stations: 7 (plus one seasonal) Fire Department employees: 124

Residents below poverty level (200608): 5.4 percent

Fire Department vehicles: 23 (plus one shared with Mountain View)

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-08 American Community Survey)

Historic firsts Gaspar de Portola party camps by El Palo Alto: 1769 Juana Briones purchases property now in Palo Alto and Los Altos: 1844 Stanford University opens: 1891 First business opens — a real estate office. Soon joined by a restaurant and bookstore: 1891 First Palo Alto wedding: 1892 First Palo Alto school opens: 1893 Palo Alto votes for incorporation 98 to 21: 1894 Residents approve water system, the first step in creating utilities: 1896 First Palo Alto library opens: 1904 First traffic law passed. Speed limit is “a slow trot:” 1905 “Father of radio” Lee de Forest invents the vacuum tube at Channing Avenue and Emerson Street: 1906 6 | Info Palo Alto

Palo Alto incorporated as Charter city: 1909 First movie theater opens on University Avenue: 1909 May Fete Parade founded: 1922 Mayfield and College Terrace annexed: 1925 Palo Alto’s yacht harbor opens: 1928 First dial phone call made in Palo Alto: 1929 Palo Alto airport moves from Stanford land to Baylands: 1935

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-08 American Community Survey; *California Department of Finance; **Silicon Valley Association of REALTORSTM from MLSListings Inc.; ***RealFacts)

Business Commercial and Industrial space: 27.3 million square feet (July 2005)* City buys first computer: 1961 Horace Anderson first AfricanAmerican elected to Palo Alto Unified School District board: 1962 First woman hired as police officer: 1971 Recycling center at landfill opens: 1971 First cocktail served downtown: 1972 Roy Clay first African-American elected to City Council: 1973 First woman firefighter hired: 1974

Bill Hewlett and David Packard begin work in Addison Avenue garage: 1938

City Council passes first no-smoking law: 1975

The Children’s Library, the first standalone public library of its kind in the United States, opens: 1940

Barron Park annexed: 1975

First liquor store in city opens: 1953

Palo Alto Weekly founded: 1979

Stanford Shopping Center opens: 1956 Municipal golf course opens: 1956 City purchases Foothills Park: 1958

Palo Alto launches curbside recycling: 1978 Yacht harbor closes: 1986 Cable TV service to Palo Alto begins: 1988

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Roche Palo Alto LLC

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati *All have 1,000 or more employees. (Source: ReferenceUSA)

Miscellaneous Palo Altans who said they had no phone at home: 367 Palo Altans who said they walked to work: 1,664 Homes in Palo Alto that claimed to have three vehicles or more: 4,582 Homes in Palo Alto fueled by solar energy: 75 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-08 American Community Survey)

June Fleming first female and African-American city manager appointed: 1993 Palo Alto becomes first U.S. city on the Internet: 1994 Palo Alto Weekly first newspaper to put content directly on Internet: 1994 Stanford hosts six games of the World Cup: 1994 City builds 29-mile fiber-optic ring within its borders: 1997 Palo Alto City Council approves Tree Preservation Ordinance: 1999 City kicks-off free shuttle service: 2000 Hillary Freeman first AfricanAmerican woman elected to Palo Alto City Council: 2001 Yoriko Kishimoto first AsianAmerican elected to the Palo Alto City Council: 2001 Opportunity Center homeless shelter opens: 2006

Roller & Hapgood & Tinney IMPORTANCE OF FUNERALS

Since time immemorial, funerals have been a way for families and friends to come together to celebrate a life, create a sense of community, share memories, tears and even laughter. Experts agree these comforting rituals help bring acceptance and closure, allowing those left behind to move on. We are the Peninsula’s premier funeral home and cremation service dedicated to serving all faiths. We have been in Palo Alto for over 111 years – family owned and operated for four generations. We are independent – answering only to our community. When a death occurs, you and your family will be involved in making many important and personal decisions. You need not be alone. We can answer your questions and help you understand your options – funerals, cremations, memorials, tributes, and receptions. We also offer pre-need arrangements. Our facilities include a large non-denominational chapel, viewing rooms, a large reception room with catering options, ample parking and other unique architectural features, including our indoor atrium.


FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR FOUR GENERATIONS The family business was established in 1899 when Josiah Roller organized his first funeral. In those days, bodies had to be transported by horse and buggy either to San Francisco or San Jose for burial. Josiah agreed to make the arrangements in exchange for help in establishing a funeral home in Palo Alto – something he thought was long overdue. As the only funeral home this side of San Francisco, Roller’s business quickly grew.

GOOD EMPLOYEES ARE ESSENTIAL TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS In keeping with the belief of our founders, our staff of professionals is knowledgeable, caring and sincere – qualities that are invaluable during your time of need. Palo Alto is a community rich in religious and cultural diversity. Our staff is well trained in the traditions and faiths that surround us.


For more information, visit our website at: En Roller & Hapgood & Tinney, nuestros Please feel free to call, consejeros le explicaran todo a usted en su propio schedule an arrangement conference, or visit our idioma con respeto a su religion y su familia. Calidad de precios a su alcance. facilities at 980 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.


Roller Hapgood & Tinney had been at its present location at the corner of Middlefield Road and Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California since 1951. Designed by local architect Leslie I. Nichols, our remarkable funeral home features a unique masonry wall and indoor atrium.

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ARTS & Entertainment

Dance, Music, Theater and more • Evening Ballroom Dancing 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • Robin Rebello at 650-856-9930 for Fri classes; Phil Mast at 650-856699 for Sat classes. • Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. • 650-851-8487 • The Drop: the Teen Drop-in Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2390 • Vintage Dance Party Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. • 650-279-3598 •

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Bookstores and readings


Museums and collections Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Corner of Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford. • 650-723-4177; 650-723-3469 for tours •

Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • 650-323-7822 •

Red Thistle Dancers 1750 University Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-327-1350 (Jennifer Kelly) •

Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-810-1010 •

Books Inc. 855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto. • 650-321-0600 •

Western Ballet , The Mountain View Ballet Company and School 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mtn. View. • 650-968-4455 •

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. • Hoover Library, 650-723-2054; Hoover Archives 650-723-3563 •

Borders Books 456 University Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-3670 • Kepler’s Books and Magazines 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-324-4321 • Know Knew Books 415 California Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-9355 • Linden Tree of Los Altos 170 State St., Los Altos. • 800-949-3313 • Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (old White Plaza), Stanford. • 650-329-1217 •

Dance Academy of Danse Libre P.O. Box 1166, Mtn. View. • DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L-3, Palo Alto. • 650-858-2005 8 | Info Palo Alto

Lectures G. Derwood Baker Distinguished Lecture Series Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5436 • Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lecture Series 222 High St., Palo Alto. • 650-854-7696 • USGS Lecture Series 345 Middlefield Road, Bldg. 3, Conference Room A, Menlo Park. • 650-853-8300 •

Live music and dancing Alberto’s 736 Dana St., Mtn. View. • 650-968-3007 • British Bankers Club 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-327-8769 Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-327-0830

Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-1004 •

Music Aurora Singers Sixty-voice mixed chorale rehearses Tuesdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. • Kita Curtis, president, at 650-9674878 • Barbershop Harmony Society, Peninsulaires Men’s Chorus Rehearses at First United Methodist Church Hall, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. • 650-618-8600 • Bay Choral Guild P.O. Box 597, Los Altos. • California Bach Society P.O. Box 1526, Palo Alto. • 415-262-0272 • California Pops Orchestra (formerly Peninsula Pops Orchestra) 3790 El Camino Real, Ste. 341, Palo Alto. • 650-856-8432 • California Youth Symphony See Kids’ section. Cantabile Choral Guild 953 Industrial Ave., Ste. 122, Palo Alto • 650-424-1410 • El Camino Youth Symphony See Kids’ section. Foothill Symphonic Winds Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-969-0191 •

Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2366 •

HaShirim An independent Jewish community chorale that rehearses at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-321-4262 •

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2111 •

Magnificat 601 Van Ness Ave., #E3142, San Francisco. • 415-265-2948 •

Rodin Sculpture Garden Lomita Drive and Roth Way, Stanford. • 650-723-3469 •

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra 1489 Ramon Drive, Sunnyvale. • 650-348-1270 •

Stanford Outdoor Art Tours Cantor Arts Center, corner of Museum Drive and Lomita Way, Stanford. • 650-723-3469 or 650-723-4177 •

Nova Vista Symphony P.O. Box

Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Santa Teresa Street (off Campus Drive West) and Lomita Drive, near Roble Hall, Stanford University. • 650-723-3469 •

Master Community Calendar You can get timely information on arts and entertainment or submit a listing at www.PaloAltoOnline. com. Click on “Master Community Calendar.” 650-326-8210 ext. 374


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Palo Alto Philharmonic Association P.O. Box 50490, Palo Alto. • 408-395-2911 • Peninsula Symphony 146 Main St., Ste. 102, Los Altos. • 650-941-5291 • Peninsula Women’s Chorus P.O. Box 50532, Palo Alto. • 650-327-3095, tickets 650-725ARTS • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 180 Redwood St., Ste. 200, San Francisco. • 415-252-1288, tickets 415-392-4400 • Ragazzi Boys Chorus 20 N. San Mateo Drive, Ste. 9, San Mateo. • 650-342-8785 • San Francisco Early Music Society P.O. Box 27495, San Francisco. • 510-528-1725 •

Schola Cantorum 2218 Old Middlefield Way, Ste.G, Mtn. View. • 650-254-1700 • Soli Deo Gloria 220 Samsone St., Ste 900, San Francisco. • 650-424-1242 •

Music/concert series Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. • 650-917-6800 • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-6662 • Music in the Redwoods 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. • 650-851-8282 • New Century Chamber Orchestra 665 3rd St. #200, San Francisco. • 415-357-1111; city box office, 415392-4400 • Palo Alto Performances Series 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4940 • Shoreline Amphitheatre One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View.

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• Shoreline box office at 650-9673000 • Tickets at Stanford Jazz Festival P.O. Box 20454, Stanford. • for tickets 650-725-ARTS. For information and schedule 650736-0324 • Stanford Lively Arts Stanford. • 650-725-ARTS (2787) • Stanford Music Department 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. • 650-723-2720; 650-725-ARTS for

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Stanford Shopping Center Summer Jazz Concert Series 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. • 650-617-8200 •

West Bay Opera 221 Lambert St., Palo Alto. • Box Office at 650-424-9999 •

Twilight Concert Series Palo Alto. • 650-463-4940 •

Places to tour

Opera Stanford Savoyards 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. • 650-725-ARTS (tickets) or 650-723-

Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. • 650-325-2450 • Filoli Center 86 Caùada Road, Woodside.

• 650-364-8300 • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-329-1356 during office hours, weekdays 9 a.m.-noon • Hanna House Stanford campus. • 650-725-8352 • http://hannahousetours.stanford. edu/ Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford University) Sand Hill Road, Woodside. • 650-851-6813














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• 650-321-3600 • U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Center tours 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. • 650-329-4390; 650-329-4356 for group tours. •

Stanford University Campus 551 Serra Mall (Memorial Auditorium Lobby), Stanford. • 650-723-2560 (Visitor Information Services) •


Sunset Magazine and Gardens 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

Dragon Productions 535 Alma St., Palo Alto.

Bus Barn Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. • 650-941-0551 •

• 650-493-2006; 800-838-3006 for tickets •

• Palo Alto Players Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-0891 •

Foothill College Smithwick Theatre 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-7777; for tickets, 650949-7360 •

Stanford University Department of Drama Memorial Hall, Room 144, Serra Mall 551, Stanford. • 650-723-2576 •

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 500 Castro St., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6000 (24 hours) •

TheatreWorks P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto. • 650-463-1950 •

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social services, organizations and agencies


OICW) 1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park. • 650-330-6429 •

for Rehabilitation, Inc.) 525 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-0550 •


American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. • 650-688-0415; 408-577-1000 • •

Alta Mesa Memorial Park 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-1041 • Gates of Heaven 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. • 650-428-3730 •

Community centers Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula 470 Anton Court, Palo Alto. Activities located at Cubberley Community Center. • 650-324-4786 • www.chinesecommunitycenter. com Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2418; 650-329-2639 for field rentals Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 front desk; 650463-4915 for facility booking information

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Animal services/ protection Palo Alto Animal Services 3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • Main number, lost or stray animals, 650-496-5971; after-hour emergencies, dead animal pickup, animal control dispatch, 650-3292413 (24 hours); Spay and Neuter Clinic, 650-496-5933 • pol/animal_services.asp Palo Alto Humane Society P.O. Box 60715, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1901 • Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. • 650-367-1405 • • Wildlife Rescue Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. V, Palo Alto. • 650-494-SAVE. For questions about animals, call the hotline at 650-494-7283, daily from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. • wildlife@peninsulahumanesociety. org • 14 | Info Palo Alto

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Business organizations Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 122 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-324-3121 • • 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 • Customer service line, 24-hours/ day: 1-800-COMCAST •

Oshman Family JCC - Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-223-8700 • • Page Mill YMCA 755 Page Mill Road, Bldg. B, Palo Alto. • 650-858-0661 • Palo Alto Family YMCA 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-9622 • YMCA of Silicon Valley 1922 The Alameda, 3rd Floor, San Jose. • 408-351-6400 • •

Drug and alcohol services

Media Center 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8686 •

Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County - Children Family Community Services Division 2101 Alexian Drive, Ste. 2101, San Jose. • 800-488-9919; 408-272-6518 for youth • •

Career/job services

Emergency services

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Abilities United (formerly C.A.R., Community Association

Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications P.O. Box 1491, Mtn. View. • 650-919-9251 • Support Network 1257 Tasman Drive, Ste. C, Sunnyvale. • 24-hour crisis line at 800-572-2782; for business call 408-541-6100 • general information:; donations:; volunteering: •

Environment Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-962-9876 • Baylands Conservation Committee 1056 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. An environmental-action committee of 650 individuals concerned with the Palo Alto and Midpeninsula baylands and bayfront areas. • 650-321-4165 Canopy 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-964-6110 • Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge 453 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5540 • CLEAN South Bay 527 Rhodes Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-326-0252 Committee for Green Foothills 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-7243 • Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-6072 • www.commongroundinpaloalto. org Environmental Volunteers 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-961-0545 • Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-8650 •


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Magic, Inc. 381 Oxford Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-323-7333 •

Foundations/fundraising organizations

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. • 650-854-7696 • •

Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-380-2918 • •

PLANT! — Preservation of Land for Agricultural Needs Trust • 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 California Avenue Farmers Market California Avenue, Palo Alto. • 510-745-7100 • • home.php Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market Behind the downtown Palo Alto post office at Gilman Street and Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. •

Friends of the Palo Alto Library P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto. • 650-213-8755 • Friends of the Palo Alto Parks 425 Grant Ave., Ste. 27, Palo Alto. • 650-327-7323 •

• • Palo Alto Recreation Foundation Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 • depts/csd/news/details. asp?NewsID=90&TargetID=35 Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 300, Mtn. View. • 650-450-5400 •

Garden clubs

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health 400 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 340, Palo Alto. • 650-497-8365 • Palo Alto Community Fund P.O. Box 50634, Palo Alto. • 650-450-5581 • Palo Alto Library Foundation P.O. Box 181, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2516 • •

California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Room 205, Palo Alto. • 408-353-8824 • • Garden Club of Palo Alto P.O. Box 898, Palo Alto. Gardening with Natives, California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter • Arvind at 408-715-7020 • • Kusamura Bonsai Club 600 Colorado Ave. (in the Parish Hall), Palo Alto. • •

Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-329-3990


Western Horticultural Society P.O. Box 60507, Palo Alto; Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. • 650-941-6136 • •

Gardens Community Garden Program Main Garden, adjacent to the Main library at 1313 Newell Road; Eleanor Pardee Garden, at the corner of Channing Avenue and Center Drive; Johnson Park Garden, at Kipling and Pine. • Catherine Bourquin at 650-4965980 • • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-329-1356 •

Health & support services Alcoholics Anonymous 274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste.D, Campbell. • 408-374-8511 • Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. • Helpline, 800-272-3900; office, 650-962-8111 •




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American Lung Association 1900 Powell St., Ste. 800, Emeryville. • San Mateo: 650-543-2170; Santa Clara/San Benito: 408-200-1759 • Breast Cancer Connections 390 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-6686 • Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave., San Jose. • 408-998-5865 • Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1300 • Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-326-5530 • Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 463 College Ave., Palo Alto (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306-9448). • 650-321-2109 • • Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5272 • Living Strong Living Well Palo Alto. • 650-725-5014

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• Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. n Family Resource Library

• 650-497-8102 •

n Parent Information and Referral Center (PIRC) • 650-497-8000 • n Teen Health Line

• 888-711-TEEN •

Momentum for Mental Health 438 N. White Road, San Jose; 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. • 408-254-6828 • www.momentumformentalhealth. org Nicotine Anonymous 419 Main St., Huntington Beach. Meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • Hotline at 877-879-6422 •

Ronald McDonald House 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-470-6000 • Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-723-7831 • Stanford Health Library G2-B Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. • 650-725-8400 • •

Health clinics and hospitals Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park. • During Sunday Clinic: 650-4935000 ext. 22222; weekdays 650724-1332 • El Camino Hospital 2500 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-940-7263 •

Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. • 650-565-8485 •

Kaiser Permanente - Mountain View 555 Castro St., Mtn. View. • 650-903-3000 or 650-903-3020 •

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte 225 S. San Antonio Road, Mtn. View. • 650-947-4320 •

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. • 650-299-2000

• Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. • 650-497-8000 • MayView Community Health Center 270 Grant Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-327-8717 • Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. • 650-498-6500 • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-321-4121 (switchboard open 24 hours) • n Urgent Care Center 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-853-2958; 650-853-2984 family practice; 650-853-2977 internal medicine •

Stanford Hospital and Clinics 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. • 650-723-4000 • n Stanford Clinics

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756-9000; cancer referral service 877-668-7535 • • n Medical groups

• Stanford Family Practice, 650-7236963; Stanford Medical Group, 650-723-6028; Menlo Medical Clinic, 650-498-6500. Stanford Referral Center, 800-756-9000 • 650.723.2509

Historical associations

World Affairs Council 312 Sutter St., Ste. 200, San Francisco. • 415-293-4600 • •

California Law Revision Commission 4000 Middlefield Road, Room D-2, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1335 •

Homeless services

Lawyer Referral Service 405 Sherman Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-8322 •

InnVision/Clara-Mateo Alliance 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 323D, Menlo Park. • 650-853-7066 • InnVision/Urban Ministry of Palo Alto 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. • Philip Dah, project supervisor, 650-853-8697 •

n Breaking Bread hot meals program Palo Alto and Menlo Park. • 650-853-8672 n Clothes Closet at the Opportunity

Center 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-853-8672

n Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-325-3663 • n Hotel de Zink shelter Palo Alto.

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Peninsula Peace and Justice Center 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-8837 • United Nations Association Center — Midpeninsula Chapter 552 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • 650-326-3170 •

Palo Alto Historical Association P.O. Box 193, Palo Alto. • 650-326-3355; 650-617-3100 ext. 3211 •

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Neighbors Abroad 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-0618 •

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

Bread of Life EPA 1852 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. • 650-326-9797 •

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The Opportunity Center 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. • InnVision: 650-853-8672; 408292-4286, or Community Working Group: 650-299-8700 •

Housing Palo Alto Housing Corporation 725 Alma St., Palo Alto. • 650-321-9709 • Project Sentinel 298 S. Sunnyvale Ave., Ste. 209, Sunnyvale. • 408-720-9888; 888-331-3332 • •

Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) 160 E. Virginia St., Ste. 260, San Jose. • 408-295-5991; 650-969-8656 •

Mediation Palo Alto Mediation Program 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-856-4062 • •

Mental health/ counseling Adolescent Counseling Services Cubberley Community Center, Ste. FH, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-424-0852 • The Bridge 581 Capistrano Way, Stanford University. • 650-723-3392 for counseling • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) 711 Church St., Mtn. View. • 650-965-2020 • • Family and Children Services 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-6576 • The La Selva Group 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. • Jim Millsap, executive director, at 650-617-1759 • Lavender Youth Recreation and


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Neighborhood or homeowner associations Adobe Meadow Neighborhood Association • • Barron Park Association • Lynnie Melena at 650-493-2135 • • Charleston Meadows Association • College Terrace Residents’ Association • Brent Barker, president • • Community Center Neighbors Association • Rick Ferguson at 650-327-3222 Crescent Park Neighborhood

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Association 1005 University Ave., Palo Alto. • Norm Beamer at 650-327-7071, 650-617-4030 • Downtown North Neighborhood Association • Dan Lorimer, president, at 650322-5500 • • Duveneck/St. Francis Neighborhood Association • Karen White at 650-494-7026 • Evergreen Park Neighborhood Association 381 Oxford Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-323-7333 • • Fairmeadow Neighborhood Association • Green Acres I Neighborhood Association (GAIA) • Green Acres II Neighborhood Association • Betsy Allyn at 650-493-8859 • Greenmeadow Community Association 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto.

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• Manager at GMCA, 650-494-3157 • • Leland Manor Neighborhood Association • Meadow Park Neighborhood Association Palo Alto. • Mike McMahon, president, at 650493-7392 • • Middlefield Road Residents’ Association • Michael Gagliasso at 650-326-3514 • Midtown Residents Association • Sheri Furman, chair, at 650-8560869 • • Monroe Park Neighborhood Association • Linnea Wickstrom, president, at Palo Alto Greenhouse Homeowners Association • Ralph Cahn, treasurer, at 650-8581012 Palo Alto Hills Neighborhood Association • Mark Nadim, president, 650-9495672

• • Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) • Palo Alto Orchards • John Spiller at Palo Verde Residents Association Palo Alto. • • palo_verde_ra/ Southgate Neighborhood Watch • Jim McFall at 650-327-4428 • University South Neighborhood Association P.O. Box 1538, Palo Alto. • Elaine Meyer, president, at 650325-8057 • Walnut Grove Homeowners Association 3815 Mumford Place, Palo Alto. • Tom Crystal at 650-493-3276 •

Political groups Green Party — Santa Clara County P.O. Box 390372, Mtn. View. • 408-223-2784 • League of Women Voters of Palo Alto 953 Industrial Ave., Ste. 113, Palo Alto.


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• 650-327-9148 • Libertarian Party — Santa Clara County P.O. Box 60686, Sunnyvale. • • Peace & Freedom Party P.O. Box 24764, Oakland. • 510-465-9414 • 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 Station 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), Stanford. • Requests 650-723-9010; business 650-725-4868 •

Recycling and hazardous waste disposal Computer Recycling Center Sunnyvale. • toll free 888-887-3372 • Goodwill of Silicon Valley 2380 Embarcadero Road (inside Palo Alto Recycling Center), Palo Alto; 4085 El Camino Way, Palo Alto; 580 Showers Drive, Mtn. View. • 408-869-9244 • GreenCitizen 161 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-8700, ext. 101, or 877918-8900 • GreenWaste Recovery • 650-493-4894 • Hazardous Waste Program Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. • 650-496-6980; For appointment drop-off: 650-496-5904 • pwd/recycle/default.asp Santa Clara County Recycling Hotline San Jose State University Center for Development of Recycling, One Washington Square, San Jose. • 800-533-8414 • SMaRT Station 301 Carl Road,

Sunnyvale. • 408-752-8530 Stanford Recycling Drop-Off Center 701 Serra St., Stanford. • 650-321-4236 • dropoff/index.html Zero Waste Palo Alto 3201 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-496-5910 • •

Research institutions The Electric Auto Association, Silicon Valley Chapter 1691 Berna St., Santa Clara. • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 3420 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-855-2000; 800-313-EPRI (3774); 650-855-2121 •

Seniors Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5400 • n Handyman Services 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5426 n Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center 270 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. • 650-289-5499 •

Council on Aging Silicon Valley 2115 The Alameda, San Jose. • 408-296-8290 • Lytton Gardens Senior Communities 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. • 650-617-7350 • Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) — San Mateo 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 302, San Mateo. • 800-434-0222 or 650-627-9350 • Older Adults Care Management 3330 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor West, San Francisco. • 415-750-4111 • Outreach Van 926 Rock Ave., Ste. 10, San Jose. • 408-436-2865 • Palo Alto Senior Men’s Club 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-322-5712 (George Brown) or 650-328-2458 (John Geibel) • •

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Room 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • Dining Room Manager at 650322-3742 • Senior lunch at Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1944 by 10 a.m. • Senior Luncheons at First Christian Church 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-5496, 650-968-5496


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Seniors At Home 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-688-3000 • Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1944 • •

Service groups American Association of University Women (AAUW-Palo Alto Branch) P.O. Box 60653, Palo Alto. • • Daughters of the American Revolution, El Palo Alto Chapter Palo Alto. • Valerie Hamilton at 408-970-8444 • elpaloalto/index.html

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Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto P.O. Box 149, Palo Alto. • 650-852-0652 • Lions Club — Palo Alto Host P.O. Box 976, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1371 • Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club Menlo Park. • Fiona Bensen at 650-529-1304 • • www.midpeninsulanewcomers. org Order of the Eastern Star — Palo Alto Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. • 800-567-2273 • Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children P.O. Box 7064, Menlo Park. • 650-364-2588 • • Palo Alto Roller Masonic Lodge Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto.

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• 650-322-0338 • Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park P.O. Box 155, Menlo Park. • 650-306-8182 • Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos P.O. Box 445, Mtn. View. • Sarah Perez at 650-964-4285 • Rotary — Palo Alto P.O. Box 592,

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Palo Alto. • Toastmasters International — Palo Alto/Menlo Park 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-859-2236 • University Rotary Club of Palo Alto/ Stanford 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-227-0925 • Woman’s Club of Palo Alto 475

Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5821 • •

AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1200 •

Services for people with disabilities

Morrissey/Compton Educational Center 2555 Park Blvd., Ste. 20, Palo Alto. • 650-322-5910 • •

Abilities United 525 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-0550 • •

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto (650) 856-6662

Sunday Worship and Church School at 10:00 a.m. Rev. David Howell, Pastor Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, Associate Minister An Open and Affirming Congregation

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650-494-2496 Rev. Matthew Stanley, Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas, 751 Waverley St. St. Albert the Great, 1095 Channing Ave Our Lady of the Rosary, 3233 Cowper St


2865; scheduling 408-436-4860; TTD 408-436-0155 • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic 2445 Faber Place, Ste. 103, Palo Alto. • 650-493-3717 • Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 2470 El Camino Real, Ste. 107, Palo Alto. • 650-858-0202 • • Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-947-8680 •

Social services 2-1-1 Santa Clara County 1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 250, San Jose. • 2-1-1; TTY: 866-390-6845 • Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services) 1725 Technology Drive, San Jose. • Palo Alto 650-493-1186 • Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-473-0664

• • Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. • 650-323-7781 • • Family Resources Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, T2, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2221 or 650-329-2619 • familyresources@cityofpaloalto. org • Jewish Family and Children’s Services 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-688-3030 • • Second Harvest Food Bank 1051 Bing St., San Carlos. • 650-610-0800 • Social Services Agency — North County District Office 100 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-988-6100 • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. • 650-365-9665 or 650-365-9664 •

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Traffic National Traffic Safety Institute 272 N. Fourth St., San Jose. • 408-297-7200 •

Transportation BayRail Alliance 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • • California Highway Patrol 2020 Junction Ave., San Jose. • 800-835-5247; 408-467-5400; emergencies, call 9-1-1 • Excel Limousine Service 1901 Old Middlefield Way, Ste. 9, Mtn. View. • 650-216-8888, toll-free 866-5355545 • Road conditions, Caltrans Highway Information Network • 800-427-7623

Volunteering Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-962-9876 • American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. • 877-727-6771 • Avenidas Volunteer Corps 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5400 • Bill Wilson Center 373 W. Julian St., San Jose. • 408-975-5383, 408-975-5382 • Environmental Volunteers 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-961-0545 • • Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2111 for application. • • Friends of the Palo Alto Library P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto. • 650-213-8755 • •

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InnVision Peninsula Programs (formerly Urban Ministry of Palo Alto) P.O. Box 702, Palo Alto. • Jaynie Naveras at 408-213-5186 • Palo Alto Animal Services 3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-496-5971 • pol/animal_services.asp Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

• 650-329-2370 • Palo Alto Library 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto. • 650-617-3100, ext. 3215 • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • Margo Ritter, volunteer supervisor, at 650-853-4703 • Peninsula Interfaith Action 1336 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos. • 650-592-9181 • • Rebuilding Together Peninsula P.O. Box 4031, Menlo Park; 841 Kaynyne St., Redwood City. • 650-366-6597 • • Wildlife Rescue 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo. • 650-340-7022 • www.peninsulahumanesociety. org/involved/index.html YMCA of Silicon Valley 1922 The Alameda, 3rd Floor, San Jose. • 408-351-6400 • • Youth Community Service (YCS) 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-617-8960 • •

Youth and children GaGa Sisterhood P.O. Box 7803, Menlo Park. • La Leche League 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • Hayley at 650-234-9788 • html La Leche League Lunchtime at Blossom Birth 299 S. California Ave., Ste. 120, Palo Alto. • Cindy at 650-424-9741 • • html Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups, Inc. P.O. Box 26428, San Jose. • 877-527-6237 • Safe Ride 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. • 877-753-RIDE for a safe ride; 650688-0433 for American Red Cross •

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Direct Direct 650.543.1117 | 650.543.1074 | “Sherry is a true professional with integrity, passion,“Quote a stronggoes work here” ethic and ~S.G. is a great representative for her industry! She was a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her as a clear leader in her field.” ~J.F.

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Direct Direct 650.207.9909 “Quote “Jennifer goes didhere” a wonderful ~S.G job selling our house in Palo Alto. She presented the property beautifully, negotiated several good offers, and made the experience much easier for us. I highly recommend her to anyone and would definitely use her again.” ~M.R.

Agent Jennifer Name Buenrostro

Direct Direct 650.224.9539| “Greg was outstanding in every facet; from finding our new home off market, “Quote to goes selling here” our ~S.G. house with multiple offers (which sold for well over list price). I highly recommend him!” ~C.F.

Agent Greg Celotti Name

Direct 650.740.1580 “Quote “Desireegoes provided here” excellent ~S.G service. She was very attentive to detail, ethical, efficient, always smiling, friendly, and listened to our ideas and requirements.” ~M.R. & A.R.

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Direct Direct 650.291.8487 | “I recommend Colleen Foraker enthusiastically without any reservation. She “Quote is meticulous, goes here” organized, ~S.G. thoughtful/deliberate, data-driven, client-focused, experienced, responsive. She is a stand-out.” ~C.T.

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Direct 650.380.0085

“Quote goes “I highly here”recommend ~S.G Sharon & George for the tremendous job they did to help me manage my father’s probate sale: home improvements, disclosures, pricing, timing, marketing, keeping me up to date!” ~D.P.

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“Michael’s thoughtful, thorough plan for selling our house and his analysis of the market conditions“Quote were perfect. goes here” He provided ~S.G. excellent referrals to the people we needed. The entire process was smooth, efficient and successful.” ~R.B. & J.B.

Agent Michael Name Hall

Direct 650.465.1651 “Quote “Your marketing goes here”and~S.G sales skills really paid off (literally). Also, I want to thank you for “taking charge” in a somewhat stressful period before my move to France. You made the process go very smoothly.” ~S.K.

Agent Michael Name Johnston

Direct 650.533.5102| “Quote ~S.G. “...we found Wendy to be extremely diligent and organized. She brought a great goes deal here” of enthusiasm and integrity to the entire process, which we greatly appreciated.“ ~A.B. & P.P.

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“Quote “When goes our Mother here” died, ~S.GJulia helped us break down my Mother’s home. She recommended an estate liquidator that was fantastic. Julia dealt with our emotional issues regarding the sale of our home with the utmost of professionalism. Thank you Julia.” ~M.R.

Agent Julia Truesdale Name Keady Direct Direct 650.400.0100

“From big tasks such as price negotiation to small items, we felt totally at ease with the decisions “Quote and communication. goes here” ~S.G. We would not hesitate to recommend Julie to anyone looking for an agent to help buy or sell a home.” ~J.L. & M.W.

Julie Agent Tsai Name Law

Direct 650.799.8888 “Quote “Leslyngoes provided here”us with ~S.Ginsightful perspectives on the properties. She was unwavering in her dedication and her experience gave us tremendous reassurance in the most significant financial commitment of our lives.” ~R.R. & S.R.

Agent LeslynName Leong

Direct 650.388.8980 “I was an out of town seller and Karen handled every detail giving new“Quote meaning goestohere” a worry~S.G. free, trouble free transaction for us. She is a real asset to Alain Pinel Realtors.” ~K.R.

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Direct 650.543.1091 “Quote “Lynne goes gavehere” us good,~S.G sound, practical advice. She was extremely professional, responded quickly, and always kept us informed. And no matter what, she always had a beautiful smile on her face!!” ~S.G

Agent Lynne Name Mercer

Direct Direct 650.543.1000

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“Arti was terrific in every way. Advice, help and supervision of final remodeling, price, marketing and final sale.” ~V. C.

Arti Miglani

Direct 650.804.6942 “Scott & Deberra O’Brien are the ultimate professionals - knowledgeable, patient, persistent, and enjoyable to work with. We have recommended them highly to our friends & will continue to do so without reservation.” ~T.B. & S.S.

Deberra O’Brien and Scott O’Brien Direct 650.833.9836 | 650.833.8636 |

“We spent hours interviewing Realtors to find the right person to represent us in our home’s sale. Shari did an outstanding job; she was spectacular in every phase. We recommend her with great enthusiasm.” ~W.M. & G.M.

Shari Ornstein

Direct 650.814.6682 “Thanks for your help and guidance, Pam. We really appreciate you being on “our” team. You are the best!” ~B.B.M

Pam Page

Direct 650.543.1028 “Anna’s dedication, experience, and knowledge of the local market helped us in making the right decisions while selling and then purchasing our new home, making sure everything went as smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend her.” ~M.C.

Anna Park

Direct 650.387.6159 “Liz Rhodes gained my trust immediately and delivered such clear, expert advice with such a warm heart toward my emotional needs, that I wouldn’t even consider doing business with another agent, or another company.” E.P.

Liz Rhodes

Direct 650.722.3000 “Terry knows the home buying process inside and out. She repeatedly showed that she could be counted on and put our needs first. She has the right combination of charm, professionalism and persuasiveness to get the job done.” ~F.L.

Terry Rice

Direct 650.207.4142 “You will not find a more qualified, professional and dedicated realtor. Shelly’s education and respected expertise in the local market along with her personal service made selling our home a great experience.” ~F.W.

Shelly Roberson Direct 650.543.1093

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“John and Lydia’s organized approach, attention to detail, knowledge, and superb negotiation skills resulted in a price beyond my expectations. They are truly the Hardest Working Team in Real Estate”. ~M.R.

John St. Clair and Lydia Kou

Direct 650.543.1072 | 650.543.1011 |

“We really appreciate all that you did to help us sell our house. Your long hours, hard work and dedication meant so much. Your professionalism and your results were far beyond our expectations.” ~P.C & J.C.

Denise Simons Direct 650.269.0210

“Thanks. Thanks. Thanks! Your outstanding real estate expertise and experience came through in preparing, marketing and negotiating the sale of our home!” ~F.H. & M.S.

Jeff Stricker and Steve TenBroeck

Direct 650.823.8057 | 650.450.0160 |

“We are with the Symon Group for life! Their knowledge & support from the beginning to the end & their attention to detail make for a consistently smooth and successful experience.” ~G.D. & M.D.

Scott Symon and Shary Symon Direct 650.543.1125

“With Jenny’s competence, dedication, and experience, we have no doubt she can sell any house for top dollar in any market.” ~E.C.

Jenny Teng

Direct 650.543.1023 “We are thrilled with the ‘above and beyond’ service we received from Dana and the multiple offers and over-asking price as a result!” ~J.E

Dana Van Hulsen Direct 650.248.3950

“Emely’s advice and assistance have translated to over 15 years of real estate success for our family. She has seen us through complex sales transactions and property searches meeting exacting standards.” ~S.W.

Emely Weissman

Direct 650.543.1057

“Kathleen’s skill helped guide us through multiple transactions with great ease. We enjoyed her sense of humor and her sharp attention to detail. We truly believe it helped us achieve the best price for our home.” ~S.F & L.F.

Kathleen Wilson Direct 650.543.1094

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where to hike, bike, sail and pl ay Basketball Adult leagues Palo Alto. • 650-329-2418 • Bay Area Adult 3on3 Basketball 4120 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto. • • bayarea3on3

Biking (See also Getting around.) Bicycling is allowed in 16 of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s 26 preserves, but only on clearly designated paths. Helmets are required at all times. A speed limit of 15 mph (5 mph when passing) is enforced. • 650-691-2150 (trail conditions hotline) • Road biking What really makes this area a haven for cyclists is the abundance of nearby routes that offer something for everyone, from competitive pedal-pushers to recreational riders. Here are some of the better-known foothill and valley bike routes: Cañada Road This mostly flat road (pronounced “Kan-ya-da”) parallels I-280 for 7.3 miles from Woodside Road to Hwy. 92, past such scenic attractions as the Filoli Estate and the Pulgas Water Temple. • 650-361-1785, San Mateo County Bicycle Sunday Info Line • road.htm Kings Mountain Road Beginning out of Woodside, Kings Mountain Road provides a good route to reach Skyline. • grade/kingsmountain.html Old La Honda Road Access is from Portola Road, less than a mile after it merges with Sand Hill Road. • 650-328-7411, Palo Alto Bicycles Page Mill Road - Kings Mountain By far the most strenuous climb around, Page Mill Road twists and turns 7 miles from the valley floor to Skyline Boulevard, where it tops out around 2,000 feet. • PageMill_KingsMountain.html Woodside-Portola Valley Loop This local favorite is a 26-mile loop of flat to mildly hilly terrain. •

Bowling Palo Alto Bowl 4329 El Camino Real,

outdoors & recreation

Palo Alto. • 650-948-1031 •

Dance Beaudoin’s School of Dance 464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-2184 • Caribbean Dance with Live Drumming Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 415-331-1500 ext. 410 • Congolese Dance with Regine Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, Studio C, Palo Alto. • 510-706-4047 • DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L-3, Palo Alto. • 650-858-2005 • • or www. L’Ecole de Danse Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-365-4596 • Palo Alto Arts & Sciences Division Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 or drop by any community center for a catalog. • Tuxedo Junction Palo Alto. • 650-856-6991 or 650-856-9930 • Zohar Dance Company & Studio Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L-4, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8221 • •

Fishing Licenses Fishing licenses are required in California for all fishing endeavors. You can get a license at sporting goods stores. Annual California resident’s fees vary. Other short-term licenses are available. • 707-944-5500 • Arastradero Lake 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • • Boronda Lake Foothills Park on Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • • csd/parks_and_open_space/ preserves_and_open_spaces/

Fishing at Arastradero Lake foothills_park.asp Dumbarton Fishing Pier 2 Marshland Road, Fremont. • 510-792-0222 • South San Francisco Bay Fishing Reference •

Golf (private courses) Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-948-1800 • Stanford Golf Course 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. • 650-323-0944 for golf course, 650323-9516 for driving range •

Golf (public courses) Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-0881 • Shoreline Golf Links 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-903-GOLF (4653) and 650-9621014 for restaurant • comm_services/shoreline_golf_ links/default.asp

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Hiking/walking Bay Area Orienteering Club • Lifelong Fitness Alliance 2682 Middlefield Road, Ste. Z, Redwood City. Regularly scheduled walks, runs, discussion groups, fitness and health information, and bike rides throughout the Bay Area. • 650-361-8282 • • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. • 650-691-1200 • • Palo Alto Baylands Preserves east end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2506 • annette.coleman@cityofpaloalto. org • csd/parks_and_open_space/ preserves_and_open_spaces/ the_baylands.asp Santa Clara County Parks • parks Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-390-8411 • • Info Palo Alto | 29


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Stanford Foothills including “the Dish.” • 650-926-0275 Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Portola Valley. • 650-691-1200 • •

Horseback riding Fremont Hills Stables 26941 Purissima Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-948-9980 • Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association 20350 McKean Road, San Jose. • 408-482-7420 • Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. • 650-854-7755 (lesson office), 650854-RIDE • •

Ice skating Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-4566 (recording); 650493-4579 •

In-line skating

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Judo Palo Alto Judo Club practices at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School gymnasium, 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • •

Lawn bowling Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club Bowling Green Park, 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • club house at 650 323-2575 or John Hickson, president, at 650367-9499 • •

Mountain biking

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Alpine Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Altos Hills. • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Alto. • 650-691-1200 • • downloads/Bicycle_Access_ Guidelines.pdf Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200

• • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530 Arastradero Road; 1/4 mile north of Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • •, www. Russian Ridge and Coal Creek Open Space Preserves Skyline Boulevard, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 • • Santa Clara County Parks 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos. • 408-355-2201 • •

Parks Palo Alto parks and plazas Most of Palo Alto’s 28 parks are open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise indicated. No alcohol permitted at individual sites. • 650-496-6962 • csd/parks_and_open_space/ default.asp Baylands Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2506 for Baylands Nature Center Bol Park 3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Boulware Park 410 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. Bowden Park 2380 High St., Palo Alto. Bowling Green Park 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. (See Lawn bowling.) • John Turner, president, at 650367-9499 • • Byxbee Park 2375 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cameron Park 2101 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. Cogswell Plaza 264 Lytton Ave. at Bryant Street, Palo Alto. Don Jesus Ramos Park 800 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. El Camino Park 100 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. El Palo Alto Park 117 Palo Alto Ave., Palo Alto. Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Foothills Park (See Open space areas.) Greer Park 1098 Amarillo Ave. Palo Alto. Henry W. Seale Park 3100 Stockton Place, Palo Alto.


When it comes to Real Estate, it’s... Location, Location, Location.

When choosing a Realtor, it’s... Reputation, Reputation, Reputation. Carol and Nicole have made OVER 450 sales in Palo Alto. Impressive results. Superlative service. Unmatched integrity. Put their experience to work for you.

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Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto.

Scott Street Mini Park 911 Scott St., Palo Alto.

Hopkins Creekside Park Palo Alto Avenue from El Camino Real to Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-496-6962

Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 North Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-903-6392; boat rental 650965-7474; Rengstorff House reservations 650-903-6088; golf course, 650-903-4653

Johnson Park Everett Avenue between Kipling and Waverley streets, Palo Alto. Juana Briones Park 609 Maybell Ave., Palo Alto. Kellogg Park Waverley Street at Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Lytton Plaza 202 University Ave., Palo Alto. Mayfield Park 2300 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. Mitchell Park 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Monroe Mini Park 4305 Miller Ave., Palo Alto. Palo Alto Heritage Park 300 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 Peers Park 1899 Park Blvd., Palo Alto. Robles Park 4116 Park Blvd., Palo Alto. Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Sarah Wallis Park 202 Ash St., Palo Alto.

Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields 2700 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

• 650-736-7272 • • The University Club of Palo Alto 3277 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-3972 • •

Mission Rugby • •

Weisshaar Park 2298 Dartmouth St., Palo Alto.


Werry Park 2100 Dartmouth St., Palo Alto.

Private swim & tennis clubs Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club 3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-8540 (clubhouse); 650493-3244 (tennis office) • Greenmeadow Community Center 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-494-3157 • • Stanford Campus Recreation Assn. (SCRA) 875 Bowdoin St. at Stanford Avenue, Stanford.


Skateboarding Greer Park Skateboard Bowl 1098 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-329-2192


Terman Park 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

Shoreline Aquatic Center at Shoreline Lake 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-965-7474 • •


City-sponsored runs Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Recreation Department sponsors the 26th annual Moonlight Run & Walk Sept. 24, 2010. • 650-326-8120 or 650-463-4920 • • www.cityofpaloalto. org/living/news/details. asp?NewsID=953&TargetID=39 Palo Alto Run Club • Dave Ahn, 650-725-5320 •

Palo Alto Adult Soccer League • Women’s division: wdivision@; Men’s division:, bdivision@paasl. org; Evening division: edivision@ • Silicon Valley Soccer Association P.O. Box 5693, Redwood City. • 408-733-7872 • •


Sailing and sailboarding Baylands Sailing Dock east end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2506 •

Adult leagues The City of Palo Alto offers men’s and co-ed softball leagues. • 650-463-4953 • •





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Proven community and professional leadership. Unmatched knowledge of Mid-Peninsula neighborhoods. Exceptional, personal service.

Leannah Hunt

sHas over 22 years of experience as a Realtor sPast President for the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors 2008 sSeniors Real Estate Specialist

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Leannah Hunt & Laurel Hunt Robinson. Your team for Mid-Peninsula Real Estate. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, Leannah & Laurel know the community, have the experience, and provide the highest level of service to each transaction. Top 100 Coldwell Banker Realtors in Northern California.

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Bows and Beaus P.O. Box 1107, Mtn. View. • 408-867-7715 • • El Camino Reelers Palo Alto. • • Stanford Quads 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-948-4935 • •

Star-gazing Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-7334 • Peninsula Astronomical Society Mountain View • William Phelps at 650-493-4742 • •

Swimming Betty Wright Aquatics Center at Abilities United 3864 Middlefield

Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room M4, Palo Alto. • 650-327-9350 •

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Road, Building #C, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1480 • • Burgess Memorial Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. • 650-328-7946 for hours and rates • Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 496-6962 for park administration • Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4914

• Annie.Macleod@CityofPaloAlto. org • csd/activities_and_recreation/ aquatics/default.asp

Table tennis Table Tennis Club Cubberley Community Center Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-964-6130 •

Palo Alto Recreation, Open Space & Sciences Palo Alto. Public tennis courts are available at Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road; Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive; Cubberley, 4000 Middlefield Road; Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St.; Peers Park, 1899 Park Blvd.; Terman Park, 655 Arastradero Road; Weisshaar Park, 2298 Dartmouth; as well as Palo Alto and Gunn high schools and Jordan and JLS middle schools. • Shia Geminder at 650-329-2639 • Palo Alto Tennis Club P.O. Box 60434, Palo Alto. • 650-328-1911 • •

Volleyball Northern California Volleyball Association • 415-550-7582 • •

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ith more than $1 billion in residential real estate transactions, Bonnie Biorn achieves results that speak for themselves. But it’s the extra personal efforts, her intimate knowledge of the pulse of the market, and her extensive networking that has shaped her reputation in high-end residential sales. Bonnie builds her business around her clients’ objectives – making her personalized service a direct reflection of the families and individuals she serves in the Bay area’s most desirable neighborhoods. Her client’s interests are always of the highest priority and regard. With a unique marketing strategy for every transaction, Bonnie and her team provide a distinct advantage in the robust, highly competitive markets of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Visit Bonnie’s website at to view all of her listings and for more information on the local real estate market. FOR SALE: 210 Golden Oak, Portola Valley - $6,995,000 2050 Waverley, Palo Alto - $3,950,000 60 Gloria Circle, Menlo Park - $2,750,000 PENDING: 747 Webster, Palo Alto - $1,950,000 745 Webster, Palo Alto - $2,450,000

Bonnie Biorn

Coldwell Banker

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Midtown Realty, Inc. Real Results, Real Estate SOLD


“For more than 50 years, Midtown Realty has been assisting its neighbors and friends with one of the most important purchases in their life… their home! At Midtown Realty, we are dedicated to working with people, not clients. We sell homes, not houses and Palo Alto is our home, not a branch office. Year after year people trust us to help with their most important investment, their home. You too can count on us for all your real estate needs. Give us a call today.” Your Neighborhood Midtown Realty Team


Tom Foy Owner

Tim Foy “Broker”

Molly Foy Rich

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Info Palo Alto 2010-2011 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the annual Info Palo Alto resource guide (2010-2011).

Info Palo Alto 2010-2011 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the annual Info Palo Alto resource guide (2010-2011).