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6 Byxbee Park 7 Cameron Park

32 Terman Park 33 Weisshaar Park

8 Cogswell Plaza 9 (Don Jesus) Ramos Park

34 Werry Park

10 El Camino Park 11 El Palo Alto Park

Elementary schools: 1 Addison

12 Eleanor Pardee Park 13 Esther Clark Nature Preserve

2 Barron Park 3 Duveneck

14 Foothills Park 15 Greer Park 16 (Henry W.) Seale Park

4 El Carmelo 5 Escondido

17 Hoover Park 18 Hopkins Creekside Park 19 Johnson Park 20 Juana Briones Park 21 Kellogg Park 22 Lytton Plaza 23 Mayfield Park 24 Mitchell Park 25 Monroe Mini Park 26 Palo Alto Heritage Park 27 Peers Park 28 Rinconada Park 29 Sarah Wallis Park 30 Scott Street Mini Park 31 Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields

6 Fairmeadow 7 Hoover 8 Juana Briones 9 Lucille M. Nixon 10 Ohlone 11 Palo Verde 12 Walter Hays Middle schools: 13 David Starr Jordan Middle School 14 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School 15 Terman Middle School High schools: 16 Henry M. Gunn High School 17 Palo Alto High School

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Alto. • 650-329-8023 Downtown Children’s Center (DCC) 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-321-9578 • www.paccc.com Duveneck Kids’ Club (DKC) 705 Alester Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-328-8356 • www.paccc.com El Carmelo Kids’ Club (ECKC) 3024 Bryant St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-856-6150 • www.paccc.com Ellen Thacher Children’s Center (ETCC) 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1467 • www.paccc.com

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Child care centers & preschools Addison Kids’ Club (AKC) 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-323-4007 • www.paccc.com Barron Park Children’s Center (BPCC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-856-7559 • www.paccc.com Barron Park Kids’ Club (BPKC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-856-1220 • www.paccc.com Barron Park Preschool 3650 La Donna St., Palo Alto. • 650-493-7597 • www.barronparkpreschool.com Besse Bolton Kid’s Club (BBKC) 500 E. Meadow Drive (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-856-0847 • www.paccc.com Bing Nursery School 850 Escondido Road, Stanford. • 650-723-4865 • http://bingschool.stanford.edu Casa dei Bambini Montessori School 457 & 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-473-9401 • www.casadeibambini.net CCLC at Stanford West 625 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-723-8700 • www.cclc.com 40 | Info Palo Alto

Camp Iris Way, neighborhood day camp Children’s Center of the Stanford Community 685 Pampas Lane, Stanford. • 650-853-3090 • www.stanford.edu/group/CCSC Children’s House of Los Altos Gardner Bullis 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-941-1277; 650-968-9052 • www.emeducation.com Children’s Pre-School Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. T-1, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5770 • www.cpsccares.org Childrens’ Creative Learning Centers Downtown Child Care Center 848 Ramona St., Palo Alto. • 650-473-1100 • www.cclc.com College Terrace Children’s Center (CTC) 2300 Wellesley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-858-1580 • www.paccc.com Country Day Little School 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8044 • www.countrydaylittleschool.com Covenant Children’s Center 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-493-9505 • www.openwork.com/ccc Crescent Park Child Development Center (Peekaboo) 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. • 650-322-9668 • www.crescentparkpreschool.com Discovery Children’s House — Montessori 437 Webster St., Palo

Escondido Kids’ Club (EKC) 890 Escondido Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-855-9828 • www.paccc.com First Congregational Church Nursery School 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-1915 • www.firstcongonurseryschool. com First School 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-3871 • www.firstschool.org Gan Ami Early Childhood Education Program Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-493-4661 • www.betham.org Good Neighbor Montessori 4000 Middlefield Road, K-4, Palo Alto. • 650-493-2777 • www.goodneighbormontessori. com Grace Lutheran Preschool 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-494-1212 • www.gracepa.org/preschool/ Growing Tree Montessori Preschool 450 W. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-857-0655 • www.growingtreepreschool.com HeadsUp! Child Development Center 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1221 • www.headsup.org Heffalump Co-operative Preschool 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-856-4321 • heffalump-preschool.com Hoover Kids’ Club (HKC) 445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-565-8847 • www.paccc.com

International School of the Peninsula 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto. • 650-852-0264 • www.istp.org Juana Briones Kids’ Club (JBKC) 4100 Orme St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-856-3874 • www.paccc.com Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool 397 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-858-0355 • www.leapinglizardspreschool.com The Learning Center 459 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-325-6683 • www.tlcpaloalto.org Love ‘n’ Care Christian Pre-School 2490 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-322-1872 • www.bestpreschools.org/LoveNCare.nxg Milestones Preschool, Abilities United (formerly C.A.R.) 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-618-3325 • www.abilitiesunited.org/preschool.html Mini Infant Center of Palo Alto 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-424-9130 Montessori School of Los Altos 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-493-7200 • www.montessorischooloflosaltos. org Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center (NITC) 311 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-3493 • www.paccc.com Nixon Elementary School Children’s Creative Learning Center 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford. • 650-493-6006 • www.cclc.com Ohlone Kids’ Club (OKC) 950 Amarillo Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. • 650-493-0774 • www.paccc.com Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-493-2361 • www.paccc.com Palo Alto Friends Nursery School 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-856-6152 • www.pafns.org Palo Alto Infant-Toddler Center (ITC) 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. • 650-493-2240 • www.paccc.com Palo Alto Montessori School 575 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5930 • www.pamontessori.com


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Sign ’Em up A brief guide to arts groups, service organizations and leagues for children in the Palo Alto area Arts organizations California Youth Symphony 441 California Ave. #5, Palo Alto. • 650-325-6666 • www.cys.org Cantabile Youth Singers 953 Industrial Ave., Ste. 122, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1410 • www.cantabile.org Classical Music InstiToot! Palo Alto. • 650-269-4782 • www.ClassicalMusicInstitoot.org Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. • 650-917-6800 • www.arts4all.org Dance classes Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900

• www.cityofpaloalto.org/recreation/enjoy.asp DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L-3, Palo Alto. • 650-858-2005 El Camino Youth Symphony Association 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-213-7111 • www.ecys.org Music for Children First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. • 888-413-6683 • www.musicforchildrenca.com Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. • 650-321-3891 • www.pacificartleague.org

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Classes/places to go Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-810-1010 â&#x20AC;˘ www.computerhistory.org/ Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-949-7334 â&#x20AC;˘ www.foothill.fhda.edu/ast/ Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-949-8650; 650-949-9704 for reservations â&#x20AC;˘ www.hiddenvilla.org Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Center 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-329-2366 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

Mitchell Park Youth and Teen Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (during reconstruction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center in 2010-11). â&#x20AC;˘ 650-329-2390 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cityofpaloalto. org/news/displaynews. asp?NewsID=459&targetid=17

Palo Alto Family YMCA Ventura Youth Activity Center 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-842-2753 â&#x20AC;˘ www.paloaltofamilyymca.org

Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-1004 â&#x20AC;˘ www.moah.org Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-3891

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Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-329-2111 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cityofpaloalto.org/jmz Palo Alto Recreation 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-463-4900 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy Parents Place 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-688-3040

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PSV Union Football Club (Soccer) 555 Bryant St., #437, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-387-4128 â&#x20AC;˘ www.unionfootballclub.com

4-H Clubs of Santa Clara County 1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-282-3110 â&#x20AC;˘ www.scc4h.org

Stanford Soccer Club P.O. Box 1414, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-799-2439 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stanfordsoccerclub.org/ Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club P.O. Box 60613, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 888-599-5096 â&#x20AC;˘ www.tomahawkslacrosse.org

Boy Scouts of America â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pacific Skyline Council 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-327-5900 â&#x20AC;˘ www.pacsky.org

Palo Alto Soccer Club P.O. Box 50831, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-361-0561 â&#x20AC;˘ www.pasoccerclub.org

Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-493-4566 â&#x20AC;˘ www.winterlodge.com

Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County 1310 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-287-4170; 650-968-8396 â&#x20AC;˘ www.girlscoutsofscc.org

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YMCA Youth Sports Programs 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-9622 â&#x20AC;˘ www.paloaltofamilyymca.org

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Palo Alto Unified School District 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Superintendent: Kevin Skelly. The Palo Alto Unified School District operates 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and a school at Stanford University Hospital. Other schools and programs include a pre-school, Young Fives program, a self-supporting Adult School, the Hospital School at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Summer School. The district’s strategic plan emphasizes challenging and supporting all students, particularly low-income and minority students who regularly score worse than district averages. Class size: Grades K-3: 22; Grades 4-5: 24. Enrollment 2009-10: 11,680 students. Ethnic/racial percentages (2009-10): Caucasian 52.3; Asian 34.2; Hispanic or Latino 9.7; African-American 3.4; Other 0.4. • 650-329-3700 • www.pausd.org Board of Education The Palo Alto Unified School District is governed by a five-member school board that generally meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The board sets direction for the district, approves the annual budget, hires the superintendent and makes other policy decisions. Elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. Four-year terms are staggered so that only two or three seats are open at a time. • http://pausd.org/community/board/index.shtml

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Barbara Sih Klausner, president E-mail: bklausner@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2011

Melissa Baten Caswell, vice president E-mail: mcaswell@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2011

Barbara Mitchell E-mail: bmitchell@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2013

Dana Tom E-mail: dtom@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2013

Palo Alto’s K-12 public schools are consistently ranked among California’s and the nation’s best. Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools placed among the top five high schools in the state in 2008-2009 SAT test results. In metrics from Advanced Placement exams to California STAR tests, both Gunn and Paly place at the very top among California’s 1,000 high schools. Gunn ranked 67th and Paly 93rd on U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 “Gold Medal List” of America’s top 100 high schools.

planned. Substantial expansion is under way at the high schools, including a new Career Technical Education building, classroom buildings, gym and theater at Gunn and a new two-story classroom building, Media Arts building and athletic fields at Paly. A new 600seat theater for Paly also is planned.

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The district’s 17 campuses are in the midst of substantial renovations and expansions with funds from a $378 million facilities bond, passed by voters in June 2008. They include increased capacity to accommodate enrollment growth, projected to exceed 2,000 at both high schools.

Addison 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1925; multipurpose room, library and additional classrooms added in the 1950s and ‘60s; classrooms added and school renovated in 2002. Enrollment: 439. Grades K-5. • 650-322-5935 • www.addison.pausd.org

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All schools are scheduled to receive technology upgrades three times in the next 12 years.

Barron Park 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1947; additions made in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s; renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 313. Grades K-5. • 650-858-0508 • www.barron.pausd.org

Camille Townsend E-mail: ctownsend@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2011

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Duveneck 705 Alester Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1950; new classroom wing added and buildings renovated in 2002. Enrollment: 484. Grades K-5. • 650-322-5946 • www.duveneck.pausd.org El Carmelo 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Built in 1955; construction completed in 1960s; new classroom wing added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 386. Grades K-5. • 650-856-0960 • www.el-carmelo.pausd.org Escondido 890 Escondido Road, Stanford. Built in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 527. Grades K-5. • 650-856-1337 • www.escondido.pausd.org Fairmeadow 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Built in 1954; library added, buildings renovated in 2003. New, two-story classroom building groundbreaking soon. Enrollment: 429. Grades K-5. • 650-856-0845 • www.fairmeadow.pausd.org

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Hoover 445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Built in early 1950s; renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 392. Grades K-5. Traditional “direct instruction” teaching style. Admission by lottery. • 650-320-8106 • www.hoover.pausd.org Juana Briones 4100 Orme St.,

Palo Alto. Built in 1952; library built and buildings renovated in 2003. Enrollment: 372. Grades K-5. School also houses Juana Briones Therapy, a county-run orthopedic unit serving children in northern Santa Clara County. • 650-856-0877. Orthopedic Unit: 650-845-3000 • www.briones.pausd.org Lucille M. Nixon 1711 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1970; renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 423. Grades K-5. • 650-856-1622 • www.nixon.pausd.org Ohlone 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1949; additional classrooms added in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2003. Groundbreaking soon for new twostory classroom building. Enrollment: 516. Grades K-5. Progressive “wholechild” teaching approach. Admission by lottery. • 650-856-1726 • www.ohlone.pausd.org Palo Verde 3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Built in: Built in 1953; multipurpose room finished in 1954; new library built, buildings renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 391. Grades K-5. • 650-856-1672 • www.palo-verde.pausd.org Walter Hays 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Built in 1923; additional

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Middle schools David Starr Jordan Middle School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Built in 1937; additions made in early 1960s; cafeteria rebuilt after a serious fire in 1973; groundbreaking in 2011 for $17.9 million upgrade, including new six-classroom building and major addition to cafetorium. Class Size: English Language Arts 25; Math 24. Enrollment: 960. Grades 6-8. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-494-8120 â&#x20AC;˘ www.jordan.pausd.org Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Built in 1953; gym and additional classrooms added in 1950s and 1960s. Class Size: English 23.7, Math 24.8. Enrollment: 974. Grades 6-8. Groundbreaking in 2011 for $10.5 million in infrastructure upgrades, including a new, two-story classroom wing, science labs and expanded music room. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-5188 â&#x20AC;˘ www.jls.pausd.org Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Built

around 1950; remodeled 2001. Class Size: English 25.0, Math 25. Enrollment: 659. Grades 6-8. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-9810 â&#x20AC;˘ www.terman.pausd.org

High schools Henry M. Gunn High School 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Built in 1964; new pool and athletic fields in 2008-09; new Career Technical Education building in 2009. Class Size: Average 9th grade English and math class size: 22. Other subjects average class size: 28-30. Enrollment: 1,898. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-354-8200 â&#x20AC;˘ www.gunn.pausd.org Middle College Program 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Enrollment: 65. An alternative high school program for juniors and seniors located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. It combines high-school and college classes in a collaborative effort between the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, the Palo Alto Unified School District and Foothill College. Admission: Two letters of recommendation, application and essay. Foothill placement tests if accepted. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-949-7168 â&#x20AC;˘ middlecollege@foothill.edu â&#x20AC;˘ www.mvla.net/altprog/middlecollege

Trinity School Encouraging preschool to Grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. We foster rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. Trinity upholds the values and traditions of the Episcopal Church and honors the role of family in educating children.

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Palo Alto High School 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Built in 1918; new athletic fields 2008. Class Size: 9th grade English and math: 22; all other classes: average 28.5. Enrollment: 1,832. • 650-329-3710 • www.paly.net

Special district programs The Hospital School 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: Varies. Enrollment: about 60. A fully accredited K-12th grade program supported by the Palo Alto Unified School District for hospitalized children, their siblings and those children receiving out-patient treatments through Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital who are unable to return to their home school districts. • 650-497-8230

Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: Young Fives: 21; PreSchool Family: 18; Springboard to Kindergarten: 20. Enrollment: 40 Young Fives; 250 for PreSchool Family; 40 for Springboard to Kindergarten. Tuition: PreSchool Family $330-$950/semester. • 650-856-0833 • www.psf.pausd.org

Home schooling Home School Hotline 180 El Camino Real, Ste. 10, Millbrae. Information, resources and support for homeschooling families. • 650-365-9425 • www.homefires.com

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Special Education 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Goals and vision are to provide a first-class educational program for all students. Ongoing commitment is to improve student achievement and to support all areas of student development. • 650-833-4257. For special education preschool services, call 650833-4260. • hwade@pausd.org

Bowman International School 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto. Class Size: 10:1. Enrollment: 185. Tuition: $19,260. K-8 program with a Montessori approach. Individualized, selfdirected learning is offered through a flexible day and year-round program. Admission: Application form, $100 application fee, parent and child interview required. • 650-813-9131 • info@bowmanschool.org • www.bowmanschool.org

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Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 415.

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Tuition: $33,590. All-girls, grades 6-12. Fosters intellectual, physical, creative and emotional growth through a college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community. Uniforms. Admission: Applications due Jan. 13, 2011. Standardized testing required. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-328-3160 â&#x20AC;˘ admission@castilleja.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.castilleja.org Challenger School Middlefield Road Campus, 3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: Depends on grade. Enrollment: 600. Tuition: Tuition per month depends on program. Preschool-8. Emphasis on early reading, strong logic/thinking skills, self-reliance and individual achievement. Admission: Testing required for elementary, none for preschool. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-213-8245 â&#x20AC;˘ www.challengerschool.com

Emerson School 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 50. Tuition: Ages 6-11, $1,365-$1,520 per month; Ages: 11-14, $1,510-$1,680 per month. An accelerated K-8 educational environment that promotes the development of the whole child by encouraging independence, self-reliance, exploration and the joy of learning. Personal responsibility, creativity and self-esteem are fundamental goals. Affiliated program: HeadsUp! Child Development Center in Palo Alto (650-424-1221). â&#x20AC;˘ 650-424-1267 â&#x20AC;˘ emerson@headsup.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.headsup.org

Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. Class Size: Averages 14; student/teacher ratio is 9-to-1. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: $32,700. Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development. Admission: Deadline Jan. 13, 2011. School visit,

German-American International School 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park. Class Size: 14-16. Enrollment: 280. Tuition: $525/month to $17,050/year, depending on program and grade level. Various options available. Preschool-8th grade. Classes in this coeducational school are in German and English. Students should speak German by first grade. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-324-8617 â&#x20AC;˘ www.germanamericanschool.org

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Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: 24. Enrollment: 380. Tuition: K-5 $18,180/year; 6-8 $19,960/ year. Financial aid available. Grades K-8. General studies in a Jewish environment. Modern Hebrew taught in all grades. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-494-8200 â&#x20AC;˘ www.hausner.com

Lower school (K-grade 5), 4300 Bucknall Road; Middle school (grades 6-8), 3800 Blackford Ave.; High school (grades 9-12), 500 Saratoga Ave. Admission: Entrance exams, school records and character evaluations. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-871-4600 (K-5); 408-248-2510 (6-8); 408-249-2510 (9-12) to apply â&#x20AC;˘ communications@harker.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.harker.org

The Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Middle School 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn. View. Class Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 150. Tuition: $20,450. GMS promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a stimulating curriculum that provides a well-rounded exposure to the arts and the humanities while emphasizing science, math and computer technologies. GMS applies a hands-on, project-based approach that allows students to collaborate and think critically. Admission: Testing, interviews, recommendations. Application fee. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-968-8338, ext. 115 â&#x20AC;˘ admissions@girlsms.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.girlsms.org

HeadsUp! Child Development Center 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: 10-30. Enrollment: 130. Tuition: $1,335-$2,165/month. Montessori curriculum encourages fundamental thinking skills through art, music, imaginative play, practical life skills, language, mathematics, science and cultural activities. Kindergarten. Admission: application, application fee of $200. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-424-1221 â&#x20AC;˘ pacdc@headsup.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.headsup.org

The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. Class Size: K-8: 16. Enrollment: 1,700. Tuition: $23,794$35,372. Offers a co-ed, independent program for students in K-12. Strong college-prep academics, as well as offerings in technology, the arts and athletics. Three San Jose campuses:

Helios New School 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Teacher-student ratio: 1:8. Enrollment: 40. Tuition: $20,000/year. Constructivist K-4 secular program for gifted children on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Curriculum includes French, Chinese, music, social-emotional learning, plus access to JCC after-school programming. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-223-8690 â&#x20AC;˘ admissions@heliosnewschool.org â&#x20AC;˘ www.heliosnewschool.org

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International School of the Peninsula Upper Campus and Admissions: 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto; Lower Campus: 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Class Size: 17-22 (student to teacher ratio 8:1 for 3- and 4- yearolds). Enrollment: 570. Tuition: $19,075 Nursery-5th grade; $21,350 6th-8th grade. Financial aid available. Nursery (age 3) through 8th grade day school with French Immersion and Mandarin Immersion programs. Admission: Applications due January; rolling admissions afterwards. • 650-251-8504 • admissions@istp.org • www.istp.org Keys School 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class Size: average ratio 8:1; average class size 17. Enrollment: 260. Tuition: $20,750 a year for grades K-4 and $22,450 a year for grades 5-8. Financial aid available. This coed school offers education for grades K-8 — Lower school, grades K-4 at 2890 Middlefield Road; Middle school campus, grades 5-8, at 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Admission: Apply by end of January; tour for prospective students October-January. Parent interview and student visit required. Testing. • 650-328-1711 • admission@keysschool.com • www.keysschool.com The Living Wisdom School 456

College Ave., Palo Alto. Class Size: Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:8. Enrollment: 60. Tuition: $11,000$16,000. The school offers instruction to children in grades pre-K-8, coed. Integrated curriculum that honors values universal to all religions. Admission: Interviews required. • 650-462-8150 • info@livingwisdomschool.org • www.livingwisdomschool.org Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Class Size: 15:1. Enrollment: 230. Tuition: $33,600 for all grades. Financial aid is available. An independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12. Admission: Applications due Jan. 13, 2011. Standardized testing required. • 650-330-2001 • info@menloschool.org • www.menloschool.org Nativity School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Class Size: 33. Tuition: $5,750-$8,250 depending on family participation. Lower fees for multiple children. Catholic school for grades K-8. Extended care for Nativity students is available from 7-8 a.m. and from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. for an additional fee. Uniforms. Admission: Placement testing for grade levels; waiting lists for some grades. • 650-325-7304

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Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Class Size: Approximately 20 (one class per grade). Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $16,290 for Early Childhood Program, $23,420 for K-Grade 5. A co-ed Episcopal school. Early Childhood Program-grade 5. Early Childhood Program for ages 3 and 4, at Holy Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood, Menlo Park. Elementary school is on Sand Hill Road. Uniforms required. Admission: Call for select grade openings. Tour posted on website. • 650-854-0288, ext.100 • admission@trinity-mp.org • www.trinity-mp.org Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 98. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $33,650 for day students; $48,800 for boarders; financial aid available. Middle school grades 6-8; Coed Catholic/Benedictine school. College preparatory. Dress code. Admission: Apply by Jan. 13, 2011. Entrance exam required. • 650-851-8223 • admissions@prioryca.org • www.PrioryCA.org

Private high schools Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. See Private elementary and middle schools. Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. See Private elementary and middle schools. The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. Class Size: Upper School: 8-18. Enrollment: 1,700. Tuition: $23,794-$35,372. See Private

elementary and middle schools. • 408-249-2510 (9-12) to apply Kehillah Jewish High School 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Enrollment: 140. Tuition: $29,850. A collegepreparatory high school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 open to students and families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, including those with no prior Jewish education. Modern science and computer labs, art and music studios, drama room; regular, honors and AP classes; many sports teams and free membership in the Oshman Family JCC across the street. Admission: Admissions test, transcripts, teacher and administrator recommendations and a written personal statement. • 650-213-9600, ext. 154 • info@kehillah.org • www.kehillah.org Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Enrollment: 575. See Private elementary and middle schools. Mid-Peninsula High School 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 135. Tuition: $25,497. Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. Accredited by CAIS and WASC. College-prep curriculum approved by UC/state university systems. Admission: Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet. • 650-321-1991 • info@mid-pen.com • www.mid-pen.com Palo Alto Prep School 4000 Middlefield Road H-2, Palo Alto. See Private elementary and middle schools.

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Founded in 1959, Pinewood is an independent, coeducational, non-profit, college-prep school serving grades K-12. Students benefit from small class size, a rigorous academic curriculum, and a wide choice of enrichment activities from sports to fine arts, to community service. Our limited enrollment of 600 students is divided over three campuses. We offer an environment where each student is a respected and vital member of our educational community. Pinewood welcomes students of diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds. We invite you to explore the opportunity for your student to become a part

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Lower Campus Kindergarten – 2 477 Fremont Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 650.209.3050

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Stanford Chinese School 1440 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 408-499-5451 • scs.question@gmail.com • http://mychineseschool.com/ Wellspring International School Palo Alto. • 650-856-1000 • info@wellspringinternationalschool.com • www.wellspringinternationalschool.com

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Palo Alto Adult School 50 Embarcadero Road, Room 8, Palo Alto. • 650-329-3752 • adultschool@pausd.org • www.paadultschool.org

AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1200 • intake@achievekids.org • www.achievekids.org

Stanford Continuing Studies 482 Galvez Mall, Stanford. • 650-725-2650 • continuingstudies@stanford.edu • continuingstudies.stanford.edu

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UC Berkeley Extension - Peninsula Center 1991 Broadway St., Redwood City. • 650-363-0999 • info@unex.berkeley.edu • www.unex.berkeley.edu

Acme Education Group Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. L1, Palo Alto. • 650-387-0545 or 650-565-8286 • info@acmeschool.com • www.acmeschool.com Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto. • admin@bayareaarabicschool.org • www.bayareaarabicschool.org

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Sacred Heart Schools/Preparatory 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 550. Tuition: $31,300. Grades 9-12. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Admission: Application deadline Jan. 6, 2011; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. • 650-473-4006 for admissions • admission@shschools.org • www.shschools.org

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Champion Youth Enrichment School 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto; 2094 Grant Road, Mtn. View; 1055 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale. • 650-353-0882, 650-858-1880; Mtn. View site: 650-353-0881; Sunnyvale site: 408-735-8333 • cyesinfo@yahoo.com • www.championyes.com Dutch School Silicon Valley 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 408-250-8074 • info@dutchschoolsiliconvalley.org • www.dutchschoolsiliconvalley.org Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-969-3063 • hwashinschool@yahoo.com • www.hwashinschool.org

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley 2505 Augustine Drive, Ste. 100, Santa Clara. • 408-861-3700 • program@ucsc-extension.edu • www.ucsc-extension.edu

Community colleges Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. • 650-306-3100 • www.canadacollege.edu Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-7777; Middlefield campus, 650-949-6950 • www.foothill.edu; Facebook: Foothillcollege, Twitter: Foothillnews

Colleges and universities Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. • 650-493-4430 • itpinfo@itp.edu • www.itp.edu

Kumon Math and Reading Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-969-1978 • www.kumon.com

Menlo College 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. • 650-543-3753 • admissions@menlo.edu • www.menlo.edu

Palo Alto Chinese School P.O. Box 60877, Palo Alto. • contact@paloaltochineseschool. org • www.paloaltochineseschool.org

Palo Alto University 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 800-818-6136 • admissions@paloaltou.edu • www.paloaltou.edu

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Fire Department Fire Administration 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. The Fire Department has eight stations, including one at Stanford University, one at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and a station at Foothills Park that operates only during the summer fire season. Besides extinguishing fires, the department also provides emergency medical service, a basic life-support patient-transport program, a hazardous-materials response unit and confined space and tunnel rescue program. The department also offers emergency preparedness training through its PANDA program. To register for a class, call 650-617-3197. The following

All of Palo Alto’s library branches have Wi-Fi access and Internetlinked computers available to the public. All have photocopiers, books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, large-print books, catalog access to online periodical databases. All carry bus schedules, City Council packets and newspapers. The library collection for all branches combined is approximately 271,000 items. Main, Mitchell Park, Downtown and College Terrace have Wi-Fi laptops for in-library use. One-hour tutoring sessions on using the Internet are available by advance registration. Borrowers must have a library card, which is free and does not require Palo Alto residency. For children’s programs and schedules of toddler storytimes, visit the library’s website and click on “Kids’ Pages.” • 650-329-2436; Library administration: 650-329-2436 • pa.library@cityofpaloalto.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/library Computer Catalog: Lists holdings for all library branches. Library cardholders can reserve books, renew items, review their circulation records and use databases online. • Automated telephone renewal system, 650-326-5374 (touch-tone phones only) • http://webcat.cityofpaloalto. org/#focus Main Library 1213 Newell Road. Hours: Mon, Thu noon-8 p.m.; Tue, Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. Collections: Audio books, CDs, DVDs, non-English language books, teen books, print enlarger, telephone directories, central reference collection, Palo Alto Historical Association files.

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Recreation, Open Space and Sciences Division 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Recreation Division offers a wide variety of programs for Palo Alto residents, including preschool children, youth, teens, adults, senior citizens and the disabled. Activities range from nature walks to aquatics; from astronomy to dance; from a junior museum and zoo to a teen center. Programs are designed to enrich people’s lives through personal growth, physical challenges and fun. For information on summer day camps and classes, see the Enjoy catalog, published four times a year by the City of Palo Alto Recreation, and online at www.paenjoy.org/ recreation/enjoy.asp. See Classes in Kids’ Stuff section. • 650-463-4900 • www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/ csd/default.asp

Waste disposal Palo Alto Landfill and Composting Facility 2380 Embarcadero Road (at Baylands). Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Closed Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Refuse must be of Palo Alto origin, except for compostable green waste. Rates for refuse disposal (per cubic yard): $10 to $20. Rates for compost (per cubic yard): $15. Rates for asphalt, concrete and rock (less than 64 | Info Palo Alto

2 cubic yards only): $40/cubic yard for commercial; $25/cubic yard for residential. Commercially generated garbage is not accepted, except for recyclable materials such as yard trimmings, asphalt, concrete and dirt. Residents must show a current drive’s license or California ID card with a Palo Alto residential address. No hazardous or liquid wastes including paints, solvents, caustics, acid solutions, explosives, herbicides and pesticides. See Recycling and Hazardous Waste. Compost giveaways: Upcoming giveaway is scheduled for Sept. 25 and Oct. 3 for Palo Alto residents only. Sale of compost: one bag for $2. • 650-496-5910 (Recycling Center) • 650-329-2655 (recording) • www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/depts/ pwd/recycle/landfill_and_composting_facility.asp GreenWaste Recovery 625 Charles St., San Jose. Garbage pickup, curbside recycling, waste recovery. GreenWaste recycles commercial and demolition waste, electronic waste, plastic bags, milk, juice containers and rigid plastics. • 408-283-4800 (answering machine after hours) Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. The water quality control plant processes wastewater and removes harmful bacteria, grease and pollutants, thereby improving environmental quality. Tours of the plant are available. Communityoutreach program provides speakers/ displays/handouts. During business hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), residents can drop off mercury-containing products (e.g., thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs and nonnarcotic prescription medications). Up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of general household hazardous waste — including paint and some household pesticide products — will be accepted the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon at the water plant parking lot. For Palo Alto residents only; driver’s license or vehicle registration required. • 650-329-2598; 650-496-6980 for the household hazardous waste drop-off program (Public Works) • www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/environment/water_quality.asp

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Palo Alto Government City Hall address: 250 Hamilton Ave. •650-329-2100 •www.cityofpaloalto.org

Palo Alto City Council Mayor and vice mayor hold terms of one year that expire in January. The general municipal election is held in odd numbered years, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Council terms are for four years. Pat Burt (Mayor 2010) First elected 2007; term expires Dec. 31, 2011 •1249 Harriet St. •650-388-8639 (cell) •Patrick.burt@cityofpaloalto.org Sid Espinosa (Vice Mayor 2010) First elected 2007; term expires Dec. 31, 2011 • 1130 Parkinson St. • 650-617-3100 ext. 3619 (office) • sid.espinosa@cityofpaloalto.org

Larry Klein First appointed 1981; elected 2005, 2009; term expires Dec. 31, 2013 • 872 Seale Ave. • 650-323-0780 (home) • lklein@thoits.com Gail Price First elected 2009; term expires Dec. 31, 2013 • 4082 Orme St. • 650-856-6260 (home) • gail.price@cityofpaloalto.org Greg Scharff First elected 2009; term expires Dec. 31, 2013 • 445 Seale Ave. • 650-325-7200 (office) • greg.scharff@.cityofpaloalto.com Greg Schmid First elected 2007; term expires Dec. 31, 2011 • 3428 Janice Way • 650-444-6313 (cell) • greg.schmid@cityofpaloalto.org

Council members

Nancy Shepherd First elected 2009; term expires Dec. 31, 2013 • 1556 Madrono Ave. • 650-326-6452 (home) • nancy.shepherd@cityofpaloalto. org

Karen Holman First elected 2009; term expires Dec. 31, 2013 • 725 Homer Ave. • 650-444-4017 (cell) • karen.holman@cityofpaloalto.org

Yiaway Yeh First elected 2007; term expires Dec. 31, 2011 • 4181 Donald Drive • 650-380-8003 (cell) • yiaway.yeh@cityofpaloalto.org

How to contact local government officials Council-appointed officers City Manager: James Keene, 650-329-2563 City Attorney: Gary Baum, 650-329-2171 City Auditor: Lynda Flores Brouchoud, 650-329-2667 City Clerk: Donna Grider, 650-329-2226

City staff Police Chief and Interim Fire Chief: Dennis Burns, 650-329-2103 Deputy City Manager: Steve Emslie, 650-329-2354 Administrative Services, director: Lalo Perez, 650-329-2675 Community Services, director: Greg Betts, 650-463-4951

Utilities, director: Valerie Fong, 650-329-2277 Human Resources, director: Russ Carlsen, 650-329-2124 Planning and Community Environment, director: Curtis Williams, 650-329-2321

Boards and commissions Architectural Review Board Staff liaison: Russ Reich, 650-617-3119 A five-member advisory board that meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the council conference room of City Hall. Terms are for three years and commence Oct. 1. Residency is not a requirement. Alexander Lew, chair. Term expires: Sept. 30, 2012

Library, director: Diane Jennings, 650-329-2403

Clare Malone-Prichard, vice chair, 650-327-7070 (office). Term expires: Sept. 30, 2011

Public Works, director: Glenn Roberts, 650-329-2325

Grace Lee, 650-322-2288 (office). Term expires: Sept. 30, 2011

Public officials When does the City Council meet? The first three Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. The Council regularly takes a few weeks off in August. Where? In the Council Chambers located on the first floor of the Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Ave. What do you do to speak at a Council meeting? Anyone can address the council on any topic during the oral communications period at the beginning of each meeting. Anyone can also address the council on a topic it is considering during that meeting, when the item is taken up by the council. Before addressing the council, a speaker must first fill out a card noting name and address, which is then given to the City Clerk. Are the meetings televised or webcast? Yes, each council meeting is broadcast live on Government Channel 26 on Comcast Cable. The meetings also are broadcast on KZSU Radio, 90.1 FM and online at www.midpenmedia.org/watch/pacc_webcast/ index.html. Where can I get a copy of the agenda? Agendas are available in the City Clerk’s Office and are currently printed in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Friday preceding the City Council meeting. Copies of the council packet are also available for reading in the Clerk’s Office on the 7th floor in City Hall and at city libraries. They are also available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/ cityagenda/.

Judith Wasserman, 650-321-2871 (office). Term expires: Sept. 30, 2012 Heather Young, 650-352-0125 (office). Term expires: Sept. 30, 2012

Child Care Advisory Committee (CCAC) Staff contact: Minka van der Zwaag, 650-463-4953 A citizen group that advises the City Manager on matters pertaining to child-care issues. The mission of the CCAC is to guide the effective use of public and private resources to ensure the adequate supply of quality child care for those who live and/or work in Palo Alto. Janice Shaul, chair, 650-493-2361

Citizen Oversight Committee for Expenditures of Library Bond Funds Staff liaison: Karen Bengard, 650-3292636 A five-member committee that meets quarterly. Terms are for four years beginning June 1. John Melton, chair, 650-493-4165. Term expires: May 31, 2013 Dena Mossar, vice chair, 650-329-

1082. Term expires: May 31, 2013 Sandra Hirsch, 650-565-8222. Term expires: May 31, 2013 James Schmidt, 650-322-2153. Term expires: May 31, 2013 Alice Smith, 650-493-3554. Term expires: May 31, 2013

Historic Resources Board Staff liaison: Steven Turner, 650-3292155 A seven-member advisory board that meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 8 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. Terms are for three years beginning June 1. Residency is required for at least one member of the board. David Bower, chair, 650-329-8564. Term expires: May 31, 2013 Natalie Loukianoff, vice chair, 650328-1818 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2011 Martin Bernstein, 650-324-9610 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2011 Patricia Di Cicco, 650-380-5150 (cell). Term expires: May 31, 2013 Leta Bunnenberg, 650-326-3813 (home). Term expires: May 31, 2013 Info Palo Alto | 65


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Roger Kohler, 650-328-1086 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2011

Staff liaison: Diane Jennings, 650-3292403 A seven-member advisory commission. Meetings are scheduled monthly on the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. in the council conference room of City Hall. Terms are for three years beginning May 1.

Michael Makinen, 650-604-4740 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2011

Human Relations Commission Staff liaison: Greg Hermann, 650-329-2623 A seven-member advisory commission. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the council conference room of City Hall. Terms are for three years beginning April 1. Residency is a requirement.

Leonardo Hochberg, chair, 617-7925501 (office). Term expires: Jan. 31, 2011 Valerie Stinger, vice chair, 650-4936043 (home). Term expires: Jan. 31, 2011

Daryl Savage, chair, 650-424-9600 (office). Term expires: March 31, 2011

Vibhu Mittal, 650-856-3141 (home). Term expires: Jan. 31, 2011

Ray Bacchetti, vice chair, 650-324-7423 (home). Term expires: March 31, 2012

Bob Moss, 650-493-2178. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2013 Theivanai Palaniappan, 650-3292436. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2013

Dolores Bernardo, 650-214-3318 (office). Term expires: March 31, 2012

Parks and Recreation Commission

Theresa Chen, 650-329-8456. Term expires: March 31, 2013 Claude Ezran, 650-852-9486 (home). Term expires: March 31, 2011

Staff liaison: Rob de Geus, 650-4634908 A seven-member advisory commission to the City Council that deals with matters pertaining to the activities of the Parks and Golf Division and the Recreation, Open Space and Sciences Division. Terms are for three years beginning May

Jill O’Nan, 650-493-7479. Term expires: March 31, 2013 Sunita Verma, 650-493-3792. Term expires: March 31, 2013

1. Residency is a requirement. The commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers. Daria Walsh, chair, 650-424-8866 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2012 Deidre Crommie, vice chair, 650-9498145 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2011

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Michael Smit. Term expires: April 30, 2012 Larisa Usich, 415-846-3362. Term expires: April 30, 2011

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Sunny Dykwel, 650-400-6960 (office) Term expires: Dec. 31, 2011

Staff contact: Joe Teresi, 650-329-2129 Meetings are held as needed. Terms are for three years beginning Jan. 1.

Jennifer Hetterly, 650-856-0516 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2012

Richard Whaley, chair, 650-494-0675 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013

Ed Lauing, 650-327-8890 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2012

Stephany McGraw, vice chair, 650856-0296 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2011

Paul Losch, 415-269-1427 (cell). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2012 Pat Markevitch, 650-321-2211 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2011

Planning and Transportation Commission Staff liaison: Curtis Williams, 650-3292321 A seven-member advisory commission to the City Council with a focus on zoning and land use issues. Terms are for four years beginning Aug. 1. Residency is a requirement. The commission meets on the second and last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers. Daniel Garber, chair, 650-473-1870 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2013 Samir Tuma, vice chair, 650-424-8823 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2014

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Nancy Clark, 650-327-8205 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013 Hal Mickelson, 650-868-2938 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013 Susan Rosenberg, 650-424-1448 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2011

Utilities Advisory Committee A seven-member advisory commission responsible for overseeing Palo Alto’s municipally-owned utilities and reporting to the City Council. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the council conference room of City Hall. Terms are for three years beginning July 1. Residency requirement for six members. Staff contact: Valerie Fong, 650-329-2277 John Melton, chair, 650-493-4165 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2011

Arthur Keller, 650-424-0202 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2014

Asher Waldfogel, vice chair, 650321-6745 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2011

Lee Lippert, 650-323-5961 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2011

James Cook, 650-455-1855. Term expires: June 30, 2013

Eduardo Martinez, 650-960-0502 (office). Term expires: July 31, 2013

William Berry, 650-523-4955 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2013

Greg Tanaka, 415-968-9436 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2012

Steve Eglash, 650-858-1461 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2012

Public Art Commission Staff liaison: Kelly Morariu, 650-329-2452 A seven-member advisory commission in charge of overseeing the city’s collection of public art. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the council conference room in City Hall. Terms are for three years beginning May 1. Residency is not a requirement. Elise Griffin DeMarzo, chair, 650-3919940. Term expires: April 30, 2011 Terry Acebo-Davis, vice chair, 650329-2227. Term expires: April 30, 2012 Nancy Coleman, 650-329-2227. Term expires: April 30, 2012 Ally Richter, 650-329-2227. Term

Jonathan Foster, 650-533-0945 (cell). Term expires: June 30, 2012 Marilyn Keller, 650-494-9331 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2012

Youth Council Staff liaison: Adam Howard, 650-3292192 A teen-age task force of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission that studies community problems and concerns relating to youth and implements youth programs and activities. Meetings are held every Monday during the school year (August-June) at 5 p.m. Sources: Santa Clara County Office of Education, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; various government websites


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tickets are available, with discounts for seniors (65 and up), youths 17 and younger, and people with disabilities. • 800-660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448 • www.caltrain.com

Samtrans 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. Key bus routes are Nos. 280, 281, 297, 390, 391, 397, RX • 800-660-4BUS (4287); or TDD (hearing-impaired only): 650-5086448 • www.samtrans.org

Identification placards for the disabled • 800-777-0133 (Redwood City office) or 800-368-4327 (deaf or hearing impaired from TDD phones) • www.dmv.ca.gov

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 3331 N. First St., San Jose. Key bus routes are Nos. 22, 35, 52, 88, 101, 102, 104, 522 • 408-321-2300; TDD 408-321-2330 • www.vta.org

By rail Bikes on board Just hop on and take your bike aboard the northernmost cab car, marked with a yellow and black bike decal on the outside. Only 32 bikes per bike car (16 on Baby Bullets) allowed. Cyclists should prominently display destination tags to indicate where they are getting off. Holidays included. There are bicycle locker rentals for a six-month rental fee plus $25 refundable key deposit ($58). Application required, as space is limited and there is a waiting list at some stations. • 650-508-6350 for locker rentals • www.caltrain.com/caltrain_bikes2. html Caltrain P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos. Tickets must be purchased before boarding. Eight-ride and monthly

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Quick reference Directory Key city numbers

Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2441

Police/Fire/Paramedics (Emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Animal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-496-5971 Bicycle License Information . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2184 Building Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-617-3118

Registrar of Voters — SCC . . . . . . . . . . 408-299-8302

Police (office: non-emergency) . . . . . . 650-329-2406

Small Claims Court — SCC . . . . . . . . . . 650-462-3800

Police (non-emergency) after 5 p.m. . 650-329-2413

Tax Assessor — SCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408-299-5570

Property Ownership/Addresses . . . . . . 650-329-2151

Traffic Court — SCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-462-3800

Real Property (City-owned) . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2264 Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-496-5910

Traffic Court — SCC (Recorded Information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-462-3800 If no answer, dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408-808-3100

Refuse Disposal Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2655

Palo Alto Airport — SCC . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-856-7833

Cable-TV complaints against Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2206

Streets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-496-6974

Better Business Bureau — SCC . . . . . . . 408-278-7400

City Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2171

Utilities (Turn-on & Turn-off) . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2161

City Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2571

Non-city agencies

Use and Occupancy Permits . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2441 Vendors, solicitors, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2147 Business in home or garage . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2441

City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2392 Council Agenda Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2477 Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2184 Flood Zone Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2151 Graffiti Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-496-6974

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-463-4900

Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-496-5953

24-Hour Hotlines Alcoholics Anonymous — SCC . . . . . . 408-374-8511

SCC = Santa Clara County

Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates — SCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408-299-2481 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-324-3121

Child Abuse Report Line for Santa Clara County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-493-1186 Child Abuse Report Line for San Mateo County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-595-7922 Contact Cares Crisis Hotline . . . . . . . . 408-850-6125

Human Resources (Employment) . . . . 650-329-2376

Department of Motor Vehicles — Redwood City Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-777-0133

Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2375

GreenWaste Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-947-4994

Senior Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-510-2020

Library Main Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2436

Marriage Licenses — SCC Clerk . . . . . . 408-299-2481

Suicide Prevention — SCC . . . . . . . . . . 650-494-8420

Mayor Pat Burt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-388-8639

Palo Alto Unified School District . . . . . 650-329-3700

Parking Permits for parking lots . . . . . . 650-329-2317

Post Office — Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777

Support Network for Battered Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408-541-6100 or 800-572-2782

Parking Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-329-2252

Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650-688-0415

Teen 24-7 line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-247-7717

Mid-Peninsula Rape Crisis Center . . . . 650-493-7273

Index Adult education, 58 Airport shuttles, 68 Animal services/protection, 14 Arts and entertainment, 8 Arts organizations, 43 Basketball, 29 Biking, 29, 68 Bookstores and readings, 8 Bowling, 29 Bus, 68 Business organizations, 14 Cable television, 14 Career/job services, 14 Cemeteries, 14 Child care centers & preschools, 40 Child care hotlines, 43 Child care/referrals, 43 Classes/places to go, 44 Colleges and universities, 58 Community centers, 14 Community colleges, 58 Community, 14 Dance, 29 Dance, 8 Disabilities, services for people with, 23 Driving, 68 Drug and alcohol services, 14 Education, 46, 58 Education, special, 58 Elementary and middle schools, 70 | Info Palo Alto

private, 51 Emergency services, 14 Environment, 14 Farmers markets, 16 Fishing, 29 Foundations/fundraising organizations, 16 Garden clubs, 16 Gardens, 16 Golf (private courses), 29 Golf (public courses), 29 Health and support services, 16 Health clinics, 17 High schools, private, 57 Hiking/walking, 29 Historical associations, 18 Home schooling, 51 Homeless services, 18 Horseback riding, 30 Hospitals, 17 Housing, 18 Ice skating, 30 In-line skating, 30 International issues, 18 Judo, 30 Law, 18 Lawn bowling, 30 Lectures, 8 Mediation, 18 Mental heath/counseling, 18 Mountain biking, 30

Museums and collections, 8 Music, 8, 10 Music, live, and dancing, 8 Neighborhood or homeowner associations, 20 Opera, 12 Palo Alto, city of, 65 Airport, 60 Boards and commissions, 65 City Council, 65 City staff, 65 Council-appointed officers, 65 Fire Department, 60 Library, 60 Planning & Community Environment Department, 60 Police department, 62 Post offices, 62 Recreation, Open Space and Sciences Division, 64 Palo Alto Courthouse, 60 Parking, 62 Parks, 30 Palo Alto Unified School District, 46 Elementary schools, public, 46 High schools, public, 50 Middle schools, public, 50 Special district programs, 51 Places to tour, 12 Political groups, 20 Radio stations, 21

Recreation, 29 Recycling and hazardous waste disposal, 21 Research institutions, 21 Rugby, 32 Running, 32 Sailing and sailboarding, 32 Seniors, 21 Service groups, 22 Skateboarding, 32 Soccer, 32 Social services, 24 Softball, 32 Sports, 45 Square dancing, 34 Star-gazing, 34 Swim & tennis clubs, private, 32 Swimming, 34 Table tennis, 34 Taijiquan, 34 Taxis, 68 Tennis, 34 Theater, 13 Traffic, 24 Train, 68 Transportation, 24 Volleyball, 34 Volunteering, 24 Waste disposal, 64 Youth and children, 24 Youth and service groups, 45


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