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A local resource guide published by the Palo Alto Weekly

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

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Did you know that 70% of what Palo Alto residents and businesses throw away could be recycled or composted? RECYCLABLES 32%

We have information and tools available to help you figure out what goes where, so fewer recyclables and compostables end up in the landfill. t Materials Guide: A list of items accepted in your blue and green carts t Recycle Where: An online search tool to help you recycle or reuse unwanted items t Sorting Games: For you to brush up on your sorting skills t How-To Videos: For a little more detail about certain items t FAQ’s: A list of frequently asked questions

For more information, visit (650) 496-5910

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Whatever your age, organizations listed here offer activities to improve your mental or physical health. Some might want to work out at the Y, others just might prefer to drop in for a friendly senior lunch — or both.

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In one handy booklet, we’ve aggregated information on everything from how to sign your child up for soccer or scouts to where to volunteer if you’ve got a passion for gardening or books.

getting around | 76

From the physical (think basketball to volleyball) to the cerebral (lecture series or a night at the theater), Info can inspire an adventure — or maybe just a new interest.

outdoors & recreation | 36

The politically inclined can find information on how to contact government officials, as well as people who serve on city boards and commissions. And, in the back is a Quick Reference Directory with key telephone numbers: from whom to call for a marriage certificate to how to report child abuse.

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In addition to the thousands of listings inside, you can visit www. and discover even more. Online you’ll also find information about our surrounding communities, including Stanford, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Mountain View. If you’ve got suggestions for what else we could include in Info, please email We appreciate your feedback. Carol Blitzer Editor, Info Palo Alto

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Inside Info Public Officials............................. 71 Getting Around .......................... 76 More Palo Alto parks map ..................38 Quick reference directory....... 78 Index ............................................... 78

On the cover: Boats are docked at Boronda Lake in Foothills Park in the Palo Alto foothills. Photo by Staff Photographer Veronica Weber.

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By the Numbers .............................6 Arts & Entertainment ..................8 Community .................................. 15 Outdoors & Recreation ............36 Kids .................................................. 45 Education ...................................... 51 Government.................................66 Info Palo Altos 5


Library card holders (2012): 60,283



Square miles: 25.98 Population: 64,403 Parks and plazas: 32 Acres of city parks: 157 Acres of city-owned open space: 3,731 City-maintained trees: 35,225 Miles of streets: 198.5 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 (Source: City of Palo Alto)

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

Housing units: 28,216*

Commercial and Industrial space: 27.3 million square feet (July 2005)* Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, 2013): $25.58 billion** Total Assessed Valuation (1984): $3.85 billion (Source: *City of Palo Alto; **Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office)


(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-10 American Community Survey) and 2010 Census

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

City facts City employees: 1,019 General fund budget (2013-14): $159.8 million and a $287.1 million enterprise fund Police officers (sworn): 91 Police patrol vehicles: 28 Fire stations: 6 (plus one seasonal) Firefighters: 96 Fire Department vehicles: 22 Libraries: 5 Per capita circulation rate of library items (2012): 23.8 per year

Historic firsts Gaspar de Portola party camps by El Palo Alto: 1769

Average monthly residential electricity bill (2012-13): $76.33


Median home price (through June 2013): $2,150,000** Median home price (through June 2012): $1,702,000**

Median age (2010): 41.9

Median home price (through June 2000): $987,700

White: 64.2 percent

Median home price (1990): $457,800

Asian: 27.1 percent

Median home price (1980): $148,900

Hispanic: 6.2 percent

Median home price (1970): $33,900

Black: 1.8 percent

Median condo price (through June 2013): $925,000**

Seniors (65 and older): 17.1 percent Veterans (2008-10): 3,062

Average monthly (asking) rent (2013): $3,456 (two bedroom, two bath)*** Average monthly (asking) rent (2012): $2,512 (one bedroom, one bath)*** Median monthly rent in 1990: $825

Education and income

Median monthly rent in 1960: $162

Adults with no college education (200810): 7.7 percent

Average number of people per housing unit in 1960: 3.1

Adults with bachelor’s degrees or higher (2008-10): 79.7 percent

Average number of people per housing unit in 2000: 2.3

Adults with graduate degrees or higher (2008-10): 49.8 percent

Single-person households (1990): 7,865

Per capita income (2008-10): $70,144 Median household income (2008-10): $117,127 Median family income (2008-10): $156,308 Residents below poverty level (2008-10): 5.6 percent (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-10 American Community Survey)

Single-person households (2008-10): 7,139 California-born residents (1980): 42.9 percent California-born residents (2008-10): 34.5 percent (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-10 American Community Survey; *California Department of Finance; **Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS™ from MLSListings Inc.; ***RealFacts)

Palo Alto’s 10 largest employers* Stanford University** Stanford University Medical Center Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center — Palo Alto Hewlett-Packard Company Palo Alto Medical Foundation Loral Space Systems Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Palo Alto Unified School District City of Palo Alto *All have 1,000 or more employees. **Unincorporated Santa Clara County (Source: ReferenceUSA)

Miscellaneous Palo Altans who said they had no phone at home: 367 Palo Altans who said they walked to work: 1,533 Homes in Palo Alto that claimed to have three vehicles or more: 4,145 Homes in Palo Alto fueled by solar energy: 75 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-09 American Community Survey and 2010 Census)

First movie theater opens on University Avenue: 1909

District board: 1962 First woman hired as police officer: 1971

Palo Alto Weekly first newspaper to put content directly on Internet: 1994

May Fete Parade founded: 1922

Recycling center at landfill opens: 1971

Palo Alto celebrates its Centennial: 1994

Juana Briones purchases property now in Palo Alto and Los Altos: 1844

Mayfield and College Terrace annexed: 1925

First cocktail served downtown: 1972

Stanford hosts six games of the World Cup: 1994

Stanford University opens: 1891

Palo Alto’s yacht harbor opens: 1928

Roy Clay first African-American elected to City Council: 1973

First business opens — a real estate office. Soon joined by a restaurant and bookstore: 1891

First dial phone call made in Palo Alto: 1929

First woman firefighter hired: 1974

Downtown post office opens: 1932

City Council passes first no-smoking law: 1975

First Palo Alto wedding: 1892

Barron Park annexed: 1975

First Palo Alto school opens: 1893

Palo Alto airport moves from Stanford land to Baylands: 1935

Palo Alto votes for incorporation 98 to 21: 1894

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

Residents approve water system, the first step in creating utilities: 1896

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

First Palo Alto library opens: 1904 First traffic law passed. Speed limit is “a slow trot:” 1905

First liquor store in city opens: 1953 Stanford Shopping Center opens: 1956

“Father of radio” Lee de Forest invents the vacuum tube at Channing Avenue and Emerson Street: 1906

Municipal golf course opens: 1956

Palo Alto incorporated as Charter city: 1909

Horace Anderson first African-American elected to Palo Alto Unified School

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City purchases Foothills Park: 1958 City buys first computer: 1961

Palo Alto launches curbside recycling: 1978 Palo Alto Weekly founded: 1979 Cubberley High School closes: 1979 Yacht harbor closes: 1986 Cable TV service to Palo Alto begins: 1988 June Fleming first female and AfricanAmerican city manager appointed: 1993 Palo Alto becomes first U.S. city on the Internet: 1994

City builds 29-mile fiber-optic ring within its borders: 1997 Major floods: 1998 Palo Alto City Council approves Tree Preservation Ordinance: 1999 City kicks-off free shuttle service: 2000 Hillary Freeman first African-American woman elected to Palo Alto City Council: 2001 Yoriko Kishimoto first Asian-American elected to the Palo Alto City Council: 2001 Hewlett-Packard Company merges with Compaq Computers: 2002 Opportunity Center homeless shelter opens: 2006 Palo Alto police begin carrying Tasers: 2007

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Bookstores and readings Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. t tXXXCFMMTCPPLTDPN Books Inc. #74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. t tXXXCPPLTJODOFU Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. t tXXXLFQMFSTDPN Linden Tree Books, Los Altos 265 State St., Los Altos. t tXXXMJOEFOUSFFCPPLTDPN Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford. t tXXXTUBOGPSECPPLTUPSFDPN

Dance Academy of Danse Libre P.O. Box 1166, Mtn. View. tIUUQEBOTFMJCSFPSH Red Thistle Dancers 2921 Waverley St., Palo Alto. t +FOOJGFS,FMMZ


Dancers from Chinese Performing Arts of America performed at Stanford in January 2012.

Western Ballet, The Mountain View Ballet Company and School 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mtn. View. t tXXXXFTUFSOCBMMFUPSH

Lectures Art galleries Anderson Collection in Menlo Park t tXXXBBDPMMFDUJPODPN Bryant Street Gallery 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto. t tXXXCSZBOUTUSFFUDPN Gallery House 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto (entrance through Printer’s Cafe). t tXXXHBMMFSZIPVTFDPN Kathleen Avery Fine Art Palo Alto. t tXXXLBUIMFFOBWFSZÜOFBSUDPN

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The Nature Gallery 296 State St., Los Altos. t tXXXOBUVSFHBMMFSZDPN NB Gallery 201 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXOCHBMMFSZDPN Pacific Art League 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto (in temporary location during remodel). t tXXXQBDJĂśDBSUMFBHVFPSH Shady Lane Gallery 441 University Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXTIBEZMBOFHBMMFSZDPN Smith Andersen Editions 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXTNJUIBOEFSTFODPN Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford. t tDJTTUBOGPSEFEV_NBSJHSPT Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. t

Landmark Leaders 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. tXXXMBOENBSLMFBEFSTPSH Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lectures — POST 222 High St., Palo Alto. t tXXXPQFOTQBDFUSVTUPSH SLAC National Accelerator Lab 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. t tTMBDTUBOGPSEFEV USGS Lecture Series 345 Middlefield Road, Bldg. 3, Conference Room A, Menlo Park. t tPOMJOFXSVTHTHPWDBMFOEBS

Live music and dancing Alberto’s 736 Dana St., Mtn. View. t tXXXBMCFSUPTDPN Ballroom Dancing at the Cubberley Pavilion 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t1IJM.BTUBU tXXXDVCCFSMFZCBMMSPPNDPN

Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. t tXXXDBGFCPSSPOFDPN The Drop: the Teen Drop-in Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHUFFOT Friday Night Dance at Cubberley Pavilion 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t"MMFOBOE1BNFMB#PSPOLBZBU 395-8847 tXXXGSJEBZBUUIFQBWDPN Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. t tXXXQJPOFFSTBMPPODPN Vintage Dance Party Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. t tXXXQBVMQSJDFPSDIFTUSBDPN

Movies Always check out Palo Alto Online for the most current movie times and information, including reviews and movie trailers. Movie Screener is the fast and easy way to get information about movies. tXXX1BMP"MUP0OMJOFDPN Aquarius 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto. t tXXXMBOENBSLUIFBUSFTDPN Century Cinema 16 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. t tXXXDJOFNBSLDPN CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJOFNBSLDPN Guild 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. t tXXXMBOENBSLUIFBUSFTDPN Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXTUBOGPSEUIFBUSFPSH

Museums and collections Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. t for tours tXXXNVTFVNTUBOGPSEFEV Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. t tXXXDPNQVUFSIJTUPSZPSH Hoover Institution 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. t)PPWFS-JCSBSZ  650-723-2054; Hoover Archives, 650723-3563 tXXXIPPWFSPSH

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Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries Lomita Drive and Roth Way, Stanford. t tIUUQNVTFVNTUBOGPSEFEVWJTJU public_tours.html

Peninsula Women’s Chorus P.O. Box 50532, Palo Alto. t tXXXQXDIPSVTPSH

Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Stanford. t tIUUQNVTFVNTUBOGPSEFEVWJTJU public_tours.html

Barbershop Harmony Society, Peninsulaires Men’s Chorus P.O. Box 2055, Mtn. View. t tXXXCBSCFSTIPQIBSNPOZPSH Bay Choral Guild P.O. Box 597, Los Altos. tXXXCBZDIPSBMHVJMEPSH

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 180 Redwood St., Ste. 200, San Francisco. t UJDLFUT tXXXQIJMIBSNPOJBPSH Ragazzi Boys Chorus 20 N. San Mateo Drive, Ste. 9, San Mateo. t tXXXSBHB[[JPSH San Francisco Early Music Society PO Box 10151, Berkeley. t tXXXTGFNTPSH Schola Cantorum 2218 Old Middlefield Way, Ste. G, Mtn. View. t tXXXTDIPMBDBOUPSVNPSH Soli Deo Gloria 220 Samsone St., Ste 900, San Francisco. t tXXXTEHMPSJBPSH

California Bach Society P.O. Box 1526, Palo Alto. t tXXXDBMCBDIPSH

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California Pops Orchestra (formerly Peninsula Pops Orchestra) 3790 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. t tXXXDBMJGPSOJBQPQTPSH

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. t tXXXBSUTBMMPSH

California Youth Symphony See Kids’ section.

First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXGDDQBPSH

Cantabile Choral Guild 953 Industrial Ave., Ste. 122, Palo Alto. t tXXXDBOUBCJMFPSH BEST OF

Palo Alto Philharmonic Association P.O. Box 50490, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBQIJMPSH

Peninsula Symphony 146 Main St., Ste. 102, Los Altos. t tXXXQFOJOTVMBTZNQIPOZPSH

Aurora Singers 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. tXXXBVSPSBTJOHFSTOFU

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Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra 5221 Rafton Drive, San Jose. tXXX.BTUFS4JOGPOJBPSH

El Camino Youth Symphony See Kids’ section. Foothill Symphonic Winds P.O. Box 51154, Palo Alto. t t'PPUIJMM4ZNQIPOJD8JOETPSH HaShirim Rehearses at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. t tXXXIBTIJSJNPSH Magnificat 50 Osgood Place, Ste. 500, San Francisco. t tNBHOJĂśDBUCBSPRVFDPN

Music in the Redwoods 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. t tXXXWBMMFZQSFTDIVSDIPSH New Century Chamber Orchestra 665 3rd St. #345, San Francisco. tDJUZCPYPĂłDF  392-4400 tXXXODDPPSH Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. t4IPSFMJOFCPYPĂłDFBU t5JDLFUTBUMJWFOBUJPODPN Stanford Jazz Festival P.O. Box 20454, Stanford. tGPSUJDLFUT"354GPSJOGPSNBtion and schedule 650-736-0324 tXXXTUBOGPSEKB[[PSHKB[[GFTUJWBM

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Stanford Live (formerly Stanford Lively Arts) 365 Lasuen St., 2nd floor, Stanford. t"354 


Foothill Music Theatre 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. tGPSUJDLFUT  7360 tXXXGPPUIJMMNVTJDBMTDPN

Stanford Music Department 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. t"354GPS tickets tNVTJDTUBOGPSEFEV

Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company) 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. t tXXXCVTCBSOPSH

Stanford Shopping Center Summer Jazz Concert Series 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. t  tXXXT÷B[[PSH

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts P.O Box 7540, Mtn. View. t IPVST


Twilight Concert Series Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHDPODFSUT

Opera West Bay Opera 221 Lambert St., Palo Alto. t tXXXXCPQFSBPSH

Places to tour Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. t tXXXBMMJFEBSUTHVJMEPSH Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. tEVSJOHPĂłDFIPVST  weekdays 9 a.m.-noon tXXXHBNCMFHBSEFOPSH Filoli 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. t tXXXĂśMPMJPSH Hanna House 3160 Porter Drive, Stanford.

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. tCPYPĂłDF 4970 tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHDIJMESFOstheatre

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t tIBOOBIPVTFUPVSTTUBOGPSEFEV Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford) Sand Hill Road, Woodside. t Menlo Park Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey ) 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. t tXXXVTHTHPW SLAC National Accelerator Lab 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. t tXXXTMBDTUBOGPSEFEV Stanford Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.



Palo Alto Players Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBQMBZFSTPSH

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Stanford University Department of Drama 551 Serra Mall, Memorial Hall, Stanford. t tXXXTUBOGPSEFEVEFQUESBNB TheatreWorks P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto. t tXXXUIFBUSFXPSLTPSH

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SOCIAL SERVICES, ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES Animal services/ protection Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club AKC-affiliated (since 1957) offers traditional beginning, intermediate and advanced obedience training for pet dogs, as well as competition obedience and rally training. t tXXXEQEUDPSH Palo Alto Animal Services 3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Animal Services provides lost-animal recovery, animal rescue, pet adoption, vaccination, licensing services and low-cost spay and neutering for residents of all cities. t.BJOOVNCFS MPTUPSTUSBZBOJNBMT  650-496-5971; after-hour emergencies, dead animal pickup, animal control dispatch, 650-329-2413 (24 hours); Spay and Neuter Clinic, 650496-5933. tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHEFQUTQPM animal_services.asp Palo Alto Humane Society P.O. Box 60715, Palo Alto; 520 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. The Humane Society provides education, intervention, advocacy and emergency advice. It is not a shelter and does not have animalcontrol officers. t tXXXQBMPBMUPIVNBOFPSH Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. Pets In Need is a no-kill, nonprofit adoption shelter serving the Peninsula and Greater Silicon Valley. Adoptions include spay or neuter surgery. t tJOGP!1FUT*O/FFEPSH tXXXQFUTJOOFFEPSH Wildlife Care Center Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. V, Palo Alto. A nonprofit program of the Peninsula Humane Society and the SPCA that focuses on rehabilitation of local wildlife and fostering public awareness, serving Palo Alto and surrounding communities. t tXXXQFOJOTVMBIVNBOFTPDJFUZPSH TFSWJDFTXJMEIUNM

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Cemeteries/mortuaries Alta Mesa Cemetery and Funeral Home 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXBMUBNFTBDFNFUFSZDPN Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. t tXXXDDETKPSH Spangler Mortuaries Los Altos Chapel, 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. t tXXXTQBOHMFSNPSUVBSZDPN

Community centers Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula 470 Anton Court, Palo Alto. Activities located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. A service-oriented, nonprofit center that provides senior communityservice work, family-oriented services, and information and referral services since 1968. English and Cantonese. Cosponsors activities with City of Palo Alto Recreation Department. t tXXXDIJOFTFDPNNVOJUZDFOUFSDPN Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Operated by the City of Palo Alto since 1990, the center includes space for community meetings, seminars, social events, dances, theater performances, music rehearsals and athletic events. Outdoor

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tXXXQBMPBMUPKDDPSH Page Mill YMCA 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. Racquetball, group exercise room, cardiovascular and strengthtraining equipment, free weights, locker rooms with hot tub and dry sauna. Personal training, weight training for women, onsite child watch and dozens of weekly group exercise classes. t tXXXQBHFNJMMZNDBPSH Palo Alto Family YMCA 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Full double gymnasium, 4,000-square-foot exercise room with cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, indoor climbing wall, indoor six-lane lap pool, indoor instructional warm-water pool. Also offered: onsite child-watch; group-exercise classes, weight-management programs, youth camps, sports and programs. t tXXXQBMPBMUPGBNJMZZNDBPSH Ventura Community Center 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. Home to Palo Info Palo Altos 15

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Drug and alcohol services Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County - Children Family Community Services Division 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose. Children Family Community Services Division provides drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents. Gateway is an adult drugand alcohol-placement referral service throughout Santa Clara County. tGPS youth tXXXTDDEBETPSH

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CLEAN South Bay 527 Rhodes Drive, Palo Alto. An organization working to protect and enhance wetlands, watersheds and streamside riparian habitat and to protect South San Francisco Bay and its tributary creeks and watersheds. t

Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Acterra aims to create local solutions that foster a healthy natural environment. The organization hosts talks on environmental issues and provides community programs on the environment. t tXXXBDUFSSBPSH 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. t Canopy 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. A nonprofit advocate for the urban forests of Palo Alto and neighboring communities. Educates public about trees and encourages environmental stewardship through tree planting and tree-care opportunities. t tXXXDBOPQZPSH Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge 453 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto. The committee’s goal is to see all wetlands remaining in the San Francisco Bay acquired by the public and placed

Committee for Green Foothills 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Founded in 1962, the committee works to protect the open space, farmlands and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties through advocacy, education and grassroots action. t tXXXHSFFOGPPUIJMMTPSH Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Offering hands-on classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyle. t tXXXDPNNPOHSPVOEJOQBMPBMUPPSH Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Dedicated to promoting an understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on, natural science education. Volunteer docents give classroom presentations in schools with

field trips to local nature sites. t tXXXFWPMTPSH Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. The 1,600 acres of farm and foothill lands, once owned by the late Frank and Josephine Duveneck, host a working organic farm and offer educational activities for children, hiking trails and a youth hostel. t tXXXIJEEFOWJMMBPSH Magic, Inc. 381 Oxford Ave., Palo Alto. Nonprofit demonstrates how people can learn and apply ecology to live better. Activities include swim, cycling and hatha yoga instruction; youth mentoring; mediation; community organizing; planting and caring for trees; habitat stewardship; water and land resource planning; environmental advocacy and publishing. t tXXXFDPNBHJDPSH Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. A private, nonprofit land conservancy that has protected tens of thousands of acres of land in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties since 1977. t tXXXPQFOTQBDFUSVTUPSH Sempervirens Fund 419 S. San Antonio Road, Ste. 211, Los Altos. Sempervirens Fund protects and permanently

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preserves redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and other important natural features of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. t tXXXTFNQFSWJSFOTPSH Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. Major conservation issue areas include protection of San Francisco Bay, promoting sustainability, ending sprawl, preservation of open space and farm land, wetlands restoration, coastal protection, mass transit, energy efficiency and global warming. Also sponsors social and outdoor activities. t tXXXMPNBQSJFUBTJFSSBDMVCPSH The Trail Center 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Fosters a sense of stewardship through volunteer trail projects such as building, restoring and mapping trails and protecting and improving access to open space. t tXXXUSBJMDFOUFSPSH

Farmers markets California Avenue Farmers Market California Avenue, Palo Alto. Farmers sell a wide variety of organic and traditionally grown produce, fresh fish, assorted breads, cheese, fresh honey, flowers, made-to-order foods and crafts. Hours: Sundays, year-round; 9

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Foundations/fundraising organizations A Foundation Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy 2450 El Camino Real, Ste. 101, Palo Alto. t tXXXCVJMEJOHTUSFOHUIPSH Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXGPQBDUPSH Friends of the Palo Alto Library P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto. t tXXXGSJFOETQBMPBMUPMJCPSH Friends of the Palo Alto Parks 425

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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. A 2.5-acre

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Health and support services Alcoholics Anonymous 274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste.D, Campbell. t tXXXBBTBOKPTFPSH Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. t)FMQMJOF PĂłDF  962-8111 tXXXBM[PSHOPSDBM American Lung Association 424 Pendeleton Way, Oakland. t tXXXMVOHVTBPSH Breast Cancer Connections 390 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXCDDPOOFDUJPOTPSH Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave., San Jose. t tXXXMVOHTSVTPSH Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. t tXXXDBSEJBDUIFSBQZPSH Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. t tXXXDIDPOMJOFPSH Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXGDBQFOJOTVMBPSH Juniper Integrative Care Clinic 4149 El Camino Way, Ste. B, Palo Alto. t tXXXKVOJQFSQBUIPSH Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXLBSBHSJFGPSH Living Strong Living Well Palo Alto. t tMTMXTUBOGPSEFEV Momentum for Mental Health 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXNPNFOUVNGPSNFOUBMIFBMUI org Nicotine Anonymous 419 Main St., Huntington Beach. Meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. t)PUMJOFBU tXXXOJDPUJOFBOPOZNPVTPSH Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. t tXXXQFOJOTVMBIDDPSH Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. t 20 sInfo Palo Alto

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Health clinics and hospitals El Camino Hospital 2500 Grant Road, Mtn. View. A full-service, acute-care community hospital that offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services. t tXXXFMDBNJOPIPTQJUBMPSH Kaiser Permanente - Mountain View 555 Castro St., Mtn. View. Satellite office of Kaiser Permanente of Santa Clara Medical Center, providing services to members in the areas of dermatology, internal medicine, laboratory, minor injury, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, optometry, pediatrics, pharmacy, psychiatry and radiology. Treatment and health education program. t tIUUQLQPSHNPVOUBJOWJFX Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. A 213-bed acute-care hospital and medical office complex, serving nearly 100,000 Kaiser Health Plan members. New hospital opens late 2014 next door to original building. t tXXXLBJTFSQFSNBOFOUFPSH Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. The 311bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. t tXXXMQDIPSH â–


Family Resource Library t tXXXGSDMJCSBSZMQDIPSH Teen and Young Adult Clinic 1174 Castro St. Ste. 250, Mt. View. t tXXXMQDIPSH TFBSDIGPSUFFODMJOJD

MayView Community Health Center 270 Grant Ave., Palo Alto. A Federally Qualified Health Center (Look Alike) that provides primary medical care to low-

income individuals and the medically underserved. MayView is not a free clinic; sliding-scale fees according to income. t tXXXNBZWJFXPSH Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. Provides comprehensive primary and specialty care, including PCTUFUSJDTHZOFDPMPHZ JOUFSOBM medicine, pediatrics and surgical specialties. Also has on-site laboratory services, as well as radiology, ultrasound and mammography. t tXXXNFOMPDMJOJDDPN Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care, Research and Education (PAMF) offers a multi-specialty group practice of medicine and outpatient medicine. PAMF’s hundreds of affiliated physicians and 3,500 employees are part of the Sutter Health family of nonprofit hospitals and physician organizations. t TXJUDICPBSEJTPQFO 24 hours) tXXXQBNGPSHQBMPBMUP â–

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Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. Peninsula HealthCare Connection (PHC) is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the homeless and the at-risk of becoming homeless. t tXXXQFOJOTVMBIDDPSH Stanford University Medical Center 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. The Stanford University Medical Center includes the Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital. t tXXXTUBOGPSENFEJDJOFPSH â–


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Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. The facility provides general medical, surgical and psychiatric care to veterans. The Palo Alto Health Care System has 833 operating beds including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary on the Menlo Park campus. t tXXXQBMPBMUPWBHPW

Historical associations Palo Alto Historical Association P.O. Box 193, Palo Alto. tFYU 3211 tXXXQBIJTUPSZPSH PAST (Palo Alto Stanford Heritage) P.O. Box 308, Palo Alto. tQSFTJEFOU!QBTUIFSJUBHFPSH tXXXQBTUIFSJUBHFPSH

Homeless services Community Working Group 2507-A Alma St., Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization addressing homelessness on the Midpeninsula. t tIUUQDPNNVOJUZXPSLJOHHSPVQPSH Downtown Streets Team 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Downtown Streets Team strives to end homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women and preparing them for employment. t tXXXTUSFFUTUFBNPSH InnVision Shelter Network 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. InnVision Shelter Network provides housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals on the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. tNBJOYEJSFDU 650-458-2714 tXXXJWTOPSH â–

Breaking Bread hot meals program Hot meals daily at various churches in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. t


Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. A program that provides canned goods, fresh produce, dairy products and bread to very low-income residents of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park through local churches. t


Hotel de Zink shelter Hotel de Zink shelter provides emergency housing for 15 people without children nightly. Locations rotate among 12 local churches. Intakes done through InnVision’s Opportunity Center. t

The Opportunity Center 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. A mixed-use facility that provides coordinated services and housing to homeless men, women and children and those at risk of becoming homeless. t tXXXJWTOPSH

Housing Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. A private nonprofit membership organization that provides fair housing investigation, counseling and education for local communities. t tXXXFDIPGBJSIPVTJOHPSH Palo Alto Housing Corporation 725



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Alma St., Palo Alto. Private nonprofit agency that develops, builds and manages low- and moderate-income housing in Palo Alto. t tXXXQBMPBMUPIPVTJOHDPSQPSH Project Sentinel 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. A private, nonprofit organization that provides fair-housing investigation, counseling and education for local communities. t tXXXIPVTJOHPSH

International issues Neighbors Abroad 1313 Newell Road, P.O. Box 52004, Palo Alto. The city of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official sister city organization, which promotes citizen diplomacy and international understanding. Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister cities are: Palo, Leyte, Philippines (since 1963); Oaxaca, Mexico (since 1964); Enschede, Netherlands (since 1980); Linkoping, Sweden (since 1987); Albi, France (since 1994); and Tsuchiura, Japan (since 2009). t tOFJHICPSTBCSPBEPSH Peninsula Peace and Justice Center 305 N. California Ave. #3., Palo Alto. An education center for changing U.S. foreign and domestic policy to emphasize human needs and rights and demilitarization. t tXXXQFBDFBOEKVTUJDFPSH

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United Nations Association Center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Midpeninsula Chapter of the UNA USA 552 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Gift shop, forums on topics related to world peace and social development, Model UN and UNA Student Alliance, book club, film series and the UNA Film Festival ( t tXXXVOBNJEQFOPSH

on issues such as Social Security; medical, long-term care; elder abuse; denial, reduction or termination of government benefits; and sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evictions. Appointments available at Avenidas and Stevenson House in Palo Alto and the Mountain View Senior Center. t tXXXTBMBPSH



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California Law Revision Commission 4000 Middlefield Road, Room D-2, Palo Alto. Created in 1953, the commission studies the law in order to discover defects and anachronisms and recommends legislation to make needed reforms. t tXXXDMSDDBHPW

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Lawyer Referral Service 405 Sherman Ave., Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Area Bar Association offers membership to attorneys who live, work or are interested in the practice of law in Palo Alto and nearby cities. Also offers Community Law Night, a free drop-in legal clinic. t tXXXQBBCBPSH

Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. ACS programs include an on-campus counseling program on eight secondary school campuses, an adolescent substance abuse treatment program and an after-school counseling program. t tXXXBDTUFFOTPSH

Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) 160 E. Virginia St., Ste. 260, San Jose. Nonprofit elder law service offering free legal services, community education and assistance to Santa Clara County elders

The Bridge 581 Capistrano Way, Stanford University. The Bridge provides free, confidential, 24-hour peer counseling services by trained students

to anyone in the Stanford community. tGPSDPVOTFMJOH tXXXTUBOGPSECSJEHFXPSEQSFTTDPN Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. Offers specialized support services, including individual and family counseling for children, teens and adults; divorce support groups; childabuse treatment, anger management and domestic violence offender treatment groups; substance abuse treatment; specialized LGBTQ youth and young adult services; and support services for youth emancipating from foster care. t tXXXGDTFSWJDFTPSH The La Selva Group 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. Offers various levels of care, which includes psychiatry, residential (24-hour staffed) treatment, outpatient program, individual and group therapy, supportive housing, case management BOEBGUFSDBSFBMVNOJTFSWJDFT$MJFOUT must be 18 years of age or older. La Selva is part of Momentum for Mental Health. t tXXXUIFMBTFMWBHSPVQDPN Outlet Program 590 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. Outlet is a support and empowerment program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) teens, with support services, leadership training, community

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YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose. The YWCA provides support and services in the areas of domestic violence, rape crisis, counseling, youth services and child care. tIPVSIPUMJOFTEPmestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 tXXXZXDBTWPSH


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A place to Worship.... Connect....Serve. A community that embraces justice, creation, and the diversity of human life.

Our Sunday Services: 8:30 am: Early Church 10:30 am: Communal Worship Sundays: 1140 Cowper St. Palo Alto, CA 94301


More Life. More Love. More Light.

St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church A Vibrant Community of Faith for All Ages

Sunday 8:00 am Holy Communion Service 10:00 am Holy Communion Service with Music & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs (Childcare & Nursery available

6:00 pm Teen Programs Wednesday 12:15 pm Holy Communion with Healing Rice

600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto (Between MiddleďŹ eld & Cowper)

(650) 326-3800

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9:00 & 10:45AM Worship Services Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes all morning. Jr. High & High School meet at 10:45AM. College Group meets at 9:30AM.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish The Catholic Community of Palo Alto 3290 MiddleďŹ eld Rd, PA 94306

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

Inspirations A guide to religious services in your community newspaper. For advertising information, email Blanca Yoc at or call 650-223-6596

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Political groups Green Party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Santa Clara County P.O. Box 390372, Mtn. View. t tXXXDBHSFFOTPSHTBOUBDMBSB League of Women Voters of Palo Alto 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Suite 209, Palo Alto. t tXXXMXWQBMPBMUPPSH Libertarian Party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Santa Clara County P.O. Box 60686, Sunnyvale. t tXXXTDDMQPSH Peace & Freedom Party P.O. Box 24764, Oakland. t tXXXQFBDFBOEGSFFEPNPSH Peninsula Democratic Coalition P.O. Box 97, Los Altos. t tQFOJOTVMBEFNPDSBUTDPN Santa Clara County Republican Party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Silicon Valley 522 N. Monroe St., San Jose. t tXXXTWHPQDPN

Radio stations KFJC 89.7 FM 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. t3FRVFTUTCVTJOFTT 650-949-7260 tXXXL÷DPSH KZSU 90.1 FM P.O. Box 20510 (musicrelated), P.O. Box 20190 (business), For UPS Mail: KZSU, Memorial Hall, 540 Memorial Way, Stanford 94305, Stanford. t3FRVFTUT#VTJOFTT 650-725-4868 tIUUQL[TVTUBOGPSEFEV

Recycling and hazardous waste disposal Goodwill of Silicon Valley 1080 N. 7th St., San Jose. Goodwill collects electronics (anything with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;chipâ&#x20AC;?) working or not, palletizes it and sends it to a recycler. Drop-off locations include: 2380 Embarcadero Road (inside Palo Alto Recycling Center), Palo Alto; 4085 El Camino Way, Palo Alto. t tXXXHPPEXJMMTWPSH GreenWaste Recovery GreenWaste Recovery contracts with the City of Palo Alto to provide garbage pickup and curbside recycling, including yard trimmings, plastic bags and rigid plastics. t tXXXHSFFOXBTUFDPN Hazardous Waste Program 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. Hazardous waste dropoff for Palo Alto residents first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP). Proof of Palo Alto residency (driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license or current utility bill) is required. tGPSBQQPJOUNFOU drop-off: 650-496-5904

tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH TFBSDIGPS Hazardous Waste Computer Recycling Center Sunnyvale. Only business pickups, for free. No residential pickups. Accepts computers, software, telephones for recycling or donation to schools. Call for nearest dropoff location. t tXXXDSDPSH GreenCitizen 2500 W. El Camino Real, Ste. D, Mtn. View. Free recycling of laptops, desktops, servers, TVs, cell QIPOFT JOLDBSUSJEHFTBOE%7%T$%T Accepts broad range of electronics JODMVEJOHBVEJPWJTVBM UFMFDPN  game consoles and other hard-toSFDZDMFFMFDUSPOJDTGPSDFOUTMC No Styrofoam blocks, batteries, or lightbulbs. t FYUPS 8900, ext. 101 tXXXHSFFODJUJ[FODPN SMaRT Station 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale. Materials recovery and refuse-transfer facility shared by Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Provides buy-back and dropoff services for bottles and cans. Accepts regular curbside-type materials, sharps and cooking oil. Free compost. t tSFDZDMJOHJOTVOOZWBMFDPN Stanford Recycling Drop-Off Center 701 Serra St., Stanford. t tIUUQSFDZDMJOHTUBOGPSEFEV ESPQPòJOEFYIUNM Zero Waste Palo Alto P.O. Box 10250, Palo Alto. A program of the City of Palo Alto whose mission is to help the community reach its goal of virtually eliminating waste being burned or buried. t tXXX[FSPXBTUFQBMPBMUPPSH

Research institutions Electric Auto Association, Silicon Valley Chapter, The 1691 Berna St., Santa Clara. tXXXFBBTWPSH Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 3420 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. t&13*   650-855-2121 tXXXFQSJDPN

Seniors Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides resources and programs for positive aging. Programs include Lifelong Learning and Leisure, with brain fitness, exercise classes and personal-growth workshops; Health & Wellness, with free health screenings and services; volunteering opportunities; transportation assistance; and Avenidas Village, which offers the amenities of a retirement community for people who choose to stay in their own homes. t tXXXBWFOJEBTPSH


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Rose Kleiner Center 270 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. Provides a stimulating and secure environment for the lessindependent older adult. t tMQBSL!BWFOJEBTPSH

Lytton Gardens Senior Communities 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. Provides residential, health and support services to enable seniors with varying needs and resources to age with dignity. Lytton Gardens comprises three levels of care: retirement living, assisted living and skilled nursing. t tXXXMZUUPOHBSEFOTPSH Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; San Mateo 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 100, San Mateo. Medicare counseling program provides free counseling about Medicare, ways to supplement it, assistance applying for low-income programs and other health insurance issues. t tXXXDBIFBMUIBEWPDBUFTPSH)*$"1 sanmateo.html Older Adults Care Management 291 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto. A nonprofit division of the Institute on Aging, OACM is a licensed home health agency offering home care, personal care assistance, care management and consultation. Offers specialized dementia care. t tXXXJPBHJOHPSH Outreach Van 926 Rock Ave., Ste. 10, San Jose. Provides rides for a suggested donation of $4 each way anywhere in Santa Clara County for persons 65 and older. Wheelchair accessible. tGPSJOGPSNBUJPO 436-4860 for reservations; 800-4003440 for cancellations or changes in reservations tXXXPVUSFBDIPSH Palo Alto Senior Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Open to male Peninsula residents 60 or older. Four golf flights divided by handicap. Membership fee; members asked to play at least five times per quarter. t (FPSHF#SPXO PS 650-328-2458 (John Geibel) tXXX1BMP"MUP(PMG$PVSTFDPN Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Room M4, Palo Alto. Free program every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Adult School, the Palo Alto Recreation Department and Avenidas. Offers presentations on money-management skills, health news, free senior services available, plus crafts and exercise. t5IBOI/HVZFO  854-8897


Senior lunch at La Comida Dining Room 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Low-cost hot meal for seniors age 60 years and older. Music and festivities for birthdays and special occasions. Reservations not required; $3 contribution suggested. t%JOJOH3PPN.BOBHFSBU 3742 tXXX-B$PNJEBPSH Senior lunch at Senior Friendship Day Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Hot meal for seniors age 60 years and older. Catered by La Comida. Reservation required. $3 donation suggested. Monthly menu available online. Hours: Hot lunch Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. (must sign up in person at 10:30 a.m.) tXXX-B$PNJEBPSH Senior lunch at Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Hot meal for seniors age 60 years and older. Catered by La Comida. Reservation required.$3 contribution suggested. Monthly menu available online. Hours: Mon-Fri lunch service at 11:30 a.m. t FYU CZBN tXXX-B$PNJEBPSH Senior Luncheons at First Christian Church 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Held since 1976, volunteers from the Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula prepare and serve lunch last Sat of the month. Suggested donation. Pre-registration one day in advance is requested, preferably by Wed before the luncheon. Free blood pressure check from 11 a.m.-noon. t tIUUQDIJOFTFDPNNVOJUZDFOUFS DPN Seniors At Home 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Comprehensive services to help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Home care and care management, skilled nursing, palliative and end-of-life care, health care advocacy, counseling, money management and transportation services. t tXXX4FOJPST"U)PNFPSH Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Offers affordable independent living where seniors age 62+ live in one of three low-rise buildings in either a studio or onbedroom apartment. Residents enjoy low-cost weekly dinners, a friendly community and both educational and recreational activities. t tXXXTUFWFOTPOIPVTFPSH

Service groups American Association of University Women (AAUW-Palo Alto Branch) P.O. Box 60653, Palo Alto. tXXXBBVXQBMPBMUPPSH Daughters of the American Revolution, El Palo Alto Chapter Palo Alto. t tXXXDBMJGPSOJBEBSPSHDIBQUFST FMQBMPBMUPJOEFYIUNM 28 sInfo Palo Alto

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Junior League of Palo Alto/MidPeninsula,Inc. 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. t tXXXUIFKVOJPSMFBHVFPSH

educational materials for students and professionals who cannot read standard print. t tXXXMFBSOJOHBMMZPSH

Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto P.O. Box 149, Palo Alto. t tIUUQEJWQBLDUIFXFCTFDSFUBSZ net

Morrissey/Compton Educational Center 2555 Park Blvd., Ste. 1, Palo Alto. A nonprofit agency that provides both diagnostic and treatment services for children and adults with learning disabilities, as well as professional consultation to agencies and community organizations. t tNPSSJTTFZDPNQUPOPSH

Lions Club â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto Host 3277 Miranda Ave. , Palo Alto. t tIUUQFDMVCIPVTFPSHTJUFTQBMPBMUPJOEFYQIQ Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club Menlo Park. t+VEZ$SFFLBU tXXXNJEQFOJOTVMBOFXDPNFSTPSH Order of the Eastern Star â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. t Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children P.O. Box 7064, Menlo Park. t tXXXQBMPBMUPBVYJMJBSZDPN Palo Alto Roller Lodge 346 Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. t tQBMPBMUPSPMMFSDPN Palo Alto University Rotary Club P.O. Box 760, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBMPBMUPVOJWFSTJUZSPUBSZPSH Rotary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto P.O. Box 592, Palo Alto. tXXXSPUBSZQBMPBMUPPSH The Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) P.O. Box 155, Menlo Park. t tXXXQBNQDMVCPSH Toastmasters International Menlo Park and Palo Alto. t tXXXUPBTUNBTUFSTPSHPSXXX Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club of Palo Alto 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXXPNBOTDMVCPGQBMPBMUPPSH

Services for people with disabilities Abilities United 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Nonprofit Abilities United serves thousands of people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities, as well as the non-disabled, and their families. t tXXX"CJMJUJFT6OJUFEPSH AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Provides special education programs and mental health therapy for children and adults ages 5-22. t tXXXBDIJFWFLJETPSH Learning Ally 2445 Faber Place, Ste. 103, Palo Alto. (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) Volunteers record

OUTREACH Paratransit 926 Rock Ave., Ste.10, San Jose. Provides transportation for individuals who have a disability that prevents them from using public transportation (bus, light rail). t*OGPSNBUJPOPOFMJHJCJMJUZ 2865; reservations 408-436-4860; TTD 408-436-0155 tXXXPVUSFBDIPSH Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 2470 El Camino Real, Ste. 107, Palo Alto. Offers a family-centered rehabilitation program for clients with severe sight loss. Counseling and support groups, low-vision clinic, store with helpful products, daily-living skills, orientation and mobility instruction, introduction to technology, computer and Braille classes. t tXXXWJTUBDFOUFSPSH Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Classes are held year-round at Westwind Barn. t tXXXXFTUXJOEIPSH

Social services 2-1-1 Santa Clara County 1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 250, San Jose. The 2-1-1 phone system provides streamlined access to critical health and human services in Santa Clara County, provided by a live operator, 24 hours a day, in 170+ languages. t PS tXXXTDDPSH Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services) 373 West Julian St., San Jose. A child abuse and neglect center. Takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. t1BMP"MUP tXXXTDDHPWPSH TFBSDI$IJME"CVTF Reporting Deborahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and community-service activities and mentoring. t tXXXEFCPSBITQBMNPSH Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. A nonprofit

that provides emergency food, clothing, case management and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. t tXXXFIQDBSFTPSH Family Resources 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Helps families find services and service providers and make connections in the community. Desktop kiosks are located in the libraries and other community locations. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHGBNJMZSFsources Jewish Family and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Provides professional counseling services, case-management, eldercare consultation, home-care services. Parents Place services include parent education, clinical services, special needs information and program and drop-in center. t tXXXKGDTPSH Second Harvest Food Bank 4001 N. First St. and 750 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Second Harvest partners with more than 300 nonprofit agencies to provide food at more than 740 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs. t/FFEGPPE $BMM 8BOUUPEPOBUF $BMM 866-234-3663. tXXXTIGCPSH Social Services Agency â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North County District Office 100 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. Adult and child welfare services. Distributes food stamps, MediCal and cash aid. t tXXXTDDHPWPSHTJUFTTTB1BHFT County-of-Santa-Clara-Social-Services-Agency.aspx St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. The largest dining room for the needy between San Francisco and San Jose serves hot lunches to about 600 people per day, six days each week throughout the year. Groceries and produce are also distributed. tPS tQBEVBEJOJOHSPPNDPN Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Meets emergency needs of 400-500 veterans each year who are in-patients or out-patients awaiting admission, relocation or discharge at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. t FYU tXXXQBMPBMUPNFEWBHPW

Transportation BayRail Alliance 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. tCBZSBJMBMMJBODFPSH California Highway Patrol 2020 Junction Ave., San Jose. tFNFSgencies, call 9-1-1 tXXXDIQDBHPW














Sherry is a proven Real Estate professional, consistently ranking among the top agents in the nation. A long time Palo Alto resident, Sherry offers in depth market knowledge of the local communities. Her savvy marketing expertise, attention to all the details, strong negotiation skills and work ethic help ensure her clients are always #1.

“Derk came highly recommended from a friend, as he had recently sold her home. He has all of the great personal qualities that you’d want in a realtor, a perfect mix of pragmatism and optimism, and is an awesome negotiator. He is extremely generous with his time and always made us feel that we were his most important client. Derk is the BEST! Do yourself a big favor and work with him!” Betty S.

CHARLENE CHANG Stanford M.B.A. 650.814.2913

 My credo is serving as a consultant to my clients and providing the highest level of care, professionalism, and attention to details. I provide quality, unbiased advice to enable my clients to make the best decisions.

ALAN DUNCKEL 650.543.1074 Alan has been a licensed Broker for over 30 years and ranks among the top elite agents in the United States. Raised in Palo Alto himself, he brings a longstanding relationship with the community to his clients. Alan is known for his tenacious negotiation skills and deeply committed to his client’s best interests as evidenced by the longterm loyalty of those he has represented over the years.

DESIREE DOCKTOR 650.291.8487 Local realtor who grew up in Palo Alto lives in Palo Alto. Dedicated to excellent customer care and service. Award winning Realtor helping buyer clients find their dream home. Helping seller’s prepare and market their home in this very sophisticated and competitive market.

NADR ESSABHOY, MBA 650.543.1124 Assisting clients make sound real estate decisions by providing market knowledge, expertise, analysis, sound judgment, and strong negotiating skills





I have consistently outperformed the market and have provided assurance of a smooth and steady experience for both buyers and sellers. My business is built on referrals and my clients can expect a seamless, full customer service experience before, during and after the buying or selling process.

· Selling real estate over 15 years, very experienced · Successful marketing and negotiating skills · Reputable, trust worthy, many repeated clients · One of the top agents in the area · Fluent in English and Chinese





I’m a second-generation Realtor and Bay Area native with deep local market knowledge and experience. My clients are my best advocates--visit myLinkedIn profile to find out what they say about our work together. If you think I can help, I’d like the opportunity to speak with you--call, text or email me anytime. .

Helping people buy and sell homes for 20 years. My goal is to build life-long relationships based on trust cooperation and goodwill by understanding the essentials in a successful transaction: professional standards of practice, an understanding of the human element, hard work and a sense of humor. Call me today for a market analysis of your home tomorrow.

STEPHANIE HEWITT 650.619.7885 A long time Old Palo Alto resident as well as a successful career Realtor for 25 years, Stephanie offers the knowledge, perspective, and experience to guide you smoothly through your real estate decisions and transactions.

JULIE TSAI LAW 650.799.8888

· Top Realtor of the Nation, according to the most recent Wall Street Journal ranking

· Serving hundreds of buyers and sellers in Palo Alto and surrounding real estate market for more than 10 years.

· Born and raised in Asia, fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese, Julie’s clients have an edge in this diversified, global market place.

LYNNE MERCER 650.906.0162 Here’s what Lynne’s clients have to say: “Lynne is knowledgeable, communicative, hard-working and a genuinely nice person.” “She was enthusiastic about the potential for my house, and ensured that we showed it to it best advantage.” “From beginning to end Lynne is thorough and professional.” “We trust her implicitly.”





“Her professionalism, market knowledge, and strong communication skills made her stand out in our mind.” Joe & Lisa.

Active Realtor for 23 years serving sellers and buyers.

“It is rare to find a person who excels in every aspect of her job. From the get-go, the process came together smoothly - your energy, passion, intelligence and skills are a rare mix.” Aditya & Florence


In words of her clients, “ I found Shari to be absolutely professional and experienced. I believe that her approach enabled us to obtain top dollar in this real estate market. In addition, Shari goes the extra mile in client services.” DD




My experience and the intimate knowledge of Palo Alto and its surrounding areas, combined with meticulously hand-picked network of financial, legal, and other specialists will provide a distinct advantage when buying or selling your property. I am dedicated in providing the highest level of professional service and always with my client’s best interest in mind.

I am 5th generation Palo Altan and a 2nd generation Palo Alto Realtor. My foremost goal is to provide extraordinary service for complete customer satisfaction. By always keeping my clients informed and educated, I take the mystery out of the buying and selling process allowing for the best results. Call me to get the support and knowledge that you need in today’s real estate market.





“Empathy, Creativity and Experience.” . Former owner of a Palo Alto hotel . Long time resident of area . Children are graduates of Palo Alto and Atherton high schools My roots in the community go deep, serving your needs for current information about all aspects of our amazing neighborhood.

As a long-time, service-minded Palo Alto resident who has raised three children in the community, Denise has nearly unmatched knowledge of the area’s neighborhoods, amenities and school systems. “It was a joy to work with Denise Simons. She was efficient and helpful in all stages of the listing, preparing, showing and sale of our home. Denise was professional, effective, caring and thoughtful - all at the same time!” - RM and SM





A fourth generation Palo Alto resident, Steve has enthusiastically and successfully represented buyers and sellers in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills with his business partner, Jeff Stricker, since 1989. They have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 250 real estate teams in the USA.

Dedicated, respected realtor in the business over 20 years Committed to exceptional, personalized service Superb negotiation skills, proven marketing strategy Passion for interior design and talented in floral design Record setting top dollar sales in Palo Alto Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

KATHLEEN WILSON 650.207.2017 Trusted with families and friends for over 27 years . Born and Raised and residing within the Palo Alto and Los Altos communities. Top 5% of all agents in the Silicon Valley for over a decade! “My property needed help before it was ready to show at its best. Kathleen made a huge difference in every way possible -- she saw what it could be (even more than me), had a team who could make it happen. The end result was not only a smooth sale, but one which net me nearly 50% more than the plans I received from other agents.” Bruce K.


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Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXBDUFSSBPSHHFUJOWPMWFE

InnVision Shelter Network 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXJWTOPSH

American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. t tXXXTJMJDPOWBMMFZSFEDSPTTPSH

The Junior League of Palo Alto MidPeninsula 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. t tXXXUIFKVOJPSMFBHVFPSH

Avenidas Volunteer Corps 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. t tXXXBWFOJEBTPSH East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Taube Tennis Stadium, 625 Campus Drive, Stanford. t tXXXFQBUUPSH Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXFWPMTPSH Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Japanese La Leche League at Blossom Birth 299 S. California Ave., Ste. 120, Palo Alto. t3VNJLPBU tIUUQMMMOPSDBMPSHHSPVQT1FOJOTVlaCA.html Kesher Community Concierge 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. t tLFTIFS!KFXJTIMFBSOJOHXPSLTPSH

Rebuilding Together Peninsula P.O. Box 4031, Menlo Park. t tXXXSFCVJMEJOHUPHFUIFSQFOJOTVMB org Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXQBMPBMUPWBHPW Wildlife Rescue 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. tFYU tXXXQITTQDBPSHWPMVOUFFS

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nearby routes that offer something for everyone, from competitive pedalpushers to recreational riders. Here are some of the better-known foothill and valley bike routes: CaĂąada Road This mostly flat road (pronounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kan-ya-daâ&#x20AC;?) 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. t 4BO.BUFP$PVOUZ Bicycle Sunday Info Line tXXXDIBJOSFBDUJPODPNDBOBEB@ road.htm Kings Mountain Road Beginning out of Woodside, Kings Mountain Road provides a good route to reach Skyline. tHSBQIJDTTUBOGPSEFEV_MVDBTQ HSBEFLJOHTNPVOUBJOIUNM Old La Honda Road This narrow, winding road is the easiest and most peaceful way to climb to Skyline or ride to the coast. Access is from Portola Road, less than a mile after it merges with Sand Hill Road. t 1BMP"MUP#JDZDMFT

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. t tSFDSFBUJPO!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH XXX Russian Ridge and Coal Creek Open Space Preserves Skyline Blvd., in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Altos Hills. t tJOGP!PQFOTQBDFPSH tXXXPQFOTQBDFPSH Santa Clara County Parks 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos. t tQBSLJOGP!QSLTDDHPWPSH tXXXQBSLIFSFPSH

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Dance Beaudoinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance 464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. t tXXXCFBVEPJOTTUVEJPDPN Caribbean Dance with Live Drumming Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tIPNFFBSUIMJOLOFU_ELBJTP Cheryl Burke Dance Mountain View 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd. #A-1, Mtn. View. t tXXXDIFSZMCVSLFEBODFDPN DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L-3, Palo Alto. t tXXXEBODFBDUJPOPSHPSXXX Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ecole de Danse 740 Sierra Vista Ave, Unit G, Mtn. View. t tXXXMFDPMFEFEBOTFOFU Palo Alto Arts & Sciences Division Palo Alto. tPSESPQCZBOZDPNmunity center for a catalog tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHFOKPZ Tuxedo Junction 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. tPS

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Palo Alto Caltrain Station California Ave. Caltrain Station Palo Alto parks 1 Baylands Preserve 2 Bol Park 3 Boulware Park 4 Bowden Park 5 Bowling Green Park


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6 Byxbee Park 7 Cameron Park

32 Terman Park 33 Weisshaar Park

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8 Juana Briones 9 Lucille M. Nixon

19 Johnson Park 20 Juana Briones Park

10 Ohlone 11 Palo Verde

21 Kellogg Park 22 Lytton Plaza

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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

High schools: 16 Henry M. Gunn High School


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tXXXDVCCFSMFZCBMMSPPNDPN Uforia Studios 819 Ramona St., Palo Alto. t tXXXVGPSJBTUVEJPTDPN Zohar Dance Company Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L-4, Palo Alto. t tXXX[PIBSEBODFDPNQBOZPSH Congolese Dance and Drumming Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, G-6, Palo Alto. t3PCJO"SHXBMBU tXXXDPOHPMFTFDBNQPSH

Fishing Licenses Fishing licenses are required in California for all fishing endeavors. You can get a license at sporting goods stores or online. Annual California residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees vary. Other short-term licenses are available. t tXXXEGHDBHPW Arastradero Lake 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH Boronda Lake Foothills Park on Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH TFBSDIGPS Boronda Lake

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Golf (private courses) Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBIHDDDPN Stanford Golf Course 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. tGPSHPMGDPVSTF  498-4461 for driving range tTUBOGPSEHPMGDPVSTFDPN

Golf (public courses) Palo Alto Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBMPBMUPHPMGDPVSTFDPN Shoreline Golf Links 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. t(0-' 


Hiking/walking Bay Area Orienteering Club tXXXCBPDPSH Esther Clark Nature Preserve Old Trace Road off Arastradero, Palo Alto. t

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Sailing and sailboarding Baylands Sailing Dock East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH

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Shoreline Aquatic Center at Shoreline Lake 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. t tCPBUIPVTF!TIPSFMJOFMBLFDPN tXXXTIPSFMJOFMBLFDPN

Square dancing Bows and Beaus P.O. Box 1107, Mtn. View. t tDPOUBDU!CPXTBOECFBVTPSH tXXXCPXTBOECFBVTPSH

El Camino Park 100 El Camino Real. El Palo Alto Park 117 Palo Alto Ave. Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive. Foothills Park (See Open Space areas.) Greer Park 1098 Amarillo Ave. Henry W. Seale Park 3100 Stockton Place. Heritage Park 300 Homer Ave. tGPSQJDOJDSFTFSWBUJPO Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St.

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Johnson Park Everett Avenue between Kipling and Waverley streets.

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Hopkins Creekside Park Palo Alto Ave. from Emerson to Marlowe St.


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Bol Park 3590 Laguna Ave.

Bowden Park 2380 High St.

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Terman Park 655 Arastradero Road.

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Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields 2700 El Camino Real.

Juana Briones Park 609 Maybell Ave.

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Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive. tQJDOJDSFTFSWBUJPOT Monroe Park 4305 Miller Ave. Peers Park 1899 Park Blvd. Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road.

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Sarah Wallis Park 202 Ash St.

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Scott Street Mini Park 911 Scott St. Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. tCPBUSFOUBM 7474; Rengstorff House reservations 650-903-6088; golf course, 650-9034653

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Star-gazing Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. t tXXXQBTUSPPSHEOO0CTFSWBUPSZ FoothillObservatory.aspx Peninsula Astronomical Society Mountain View t8JMMJBN1IFMQTBU tQBTJOGP!VTBOFU tXXXQBTUSPPSH

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tXXXNFOMPTXJNDPN Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. tGPSQBSLBENJOJTUSBtion tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH TFBSDI â&#x20AC;&#x153;aquaticsâ&#x20AC;? Stanford Campus Recreation Association 875 Bowdoin St., Stanford. t tMNJUDIFMM!TUBOGPSEFEV tXXXTDSBTXJNNJOHDPN

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CHILD CARE, CL ASSES, FUN THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO Child care centers & preschools Addison Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (AKC) 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tBLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Barron Park Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (BPCC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tCQDD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Barron Park Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (BPKC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tCQLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Barron Park Preschool 3650 La Donna St., Palo Alto. t tXXXCBSSPOQBSLQSFTDIPPMDPN Besse Bolton Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club (BBKC) 500 E. Meadow Drive (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tCCLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Bing Nursery School 850 Escondido Road, Stanford. t tCJOHTDIPPM!TUBOGPSEFEV tCJOHTDIPPMTUBOGPSEFEV Casa dei Bambini Montessori School 457 & 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. Main and Admissions Office: 1215 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Drive, Menlo Park. t1BMP"MUPDBNQVT  321-2773 Menlo Park campus tFNBJM!DBTBEFJCBNCJOJOFU tXXXDBTBEFJCBNCJOJOFU CCLC at Nixon Elementary School 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford. t tXXXDDMDDPN CCLC at Stanford West 625 Clark Way, Palo Alto. t tTDIBX!DDMDDPN tXXXDDMDDPN CCLC in Downtown Palo Alto 848 Ramona St., Palo Alto. t tXXXDDMDDPNDFOUFSDBDDMDEPXOtown-palo-alto Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of the Stanford Community 685 Pampas Lane, Stanford. t tLNZFST!DDTDQBSFOUDPPQPSH tXXXTUBOGPSEFEVHSPVQ$$4$ Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of Los Altos Gardner Bullis 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. t tFMMB!FNFEVDBUJPODPN tXXXFNFEVDBUJPODPN

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pre-School Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. T-1, Palo Alto. t tXXXDQTDDBSFTPSH College Terrace Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (CTC) 2300 Wellesley Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tDUD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Country Day Little School 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. t tDPVOUSZEBZMJUUMFTDIPPMJOGP!HNBJM com tXXXDPVOUSZEBZMJUUMFTDIPPMDPN Covenant Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. t tDDDPóDF!DPWFOBOUDIJMESFOTDFOUFS com tXXXDPWFOBOUDIJMESFOTDFOUFSDPN Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. t tKVMJB!DSFTDFOUQBSLQSFTDIPPMPSH tXXXDSFTDFOUQBSLQSFTDIPPMPSH Discovery Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. t tEDIPVTF!FBSUIMJOLOFU Downtown Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (DCC) 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tEDD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Duveneck Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (DKC) 705 Alester Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tELD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH El Carmelo Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (ECKC) 3024 Bryant St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tFDLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Ellen Thacher Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (ETCC) 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tFUDD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Escondido Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (EKC) 890 Escondido Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tFLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH

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First Congregational Church Nursery School 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXöSTUDPOHPOVSTFSZTDIPPMDPN

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t tILD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Infant-Toddler Center (ITC) 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tJUD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH International School of the Peninsula 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto. t tBENJTTJPOT!JTUQPSH tXXXJTUQPSH Juana Briones Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (JBKC) 4100 Orme St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tKCLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool 397 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. t tNBHEBMFOB!MFBQJOHMJ[BSETQSFTDIPPM com tXXXMFBQJOHMJ[BSETQSFTDIPPMDPN The Learning Center 459 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. t tUMDQBMPBMUP!TCDHMPCBMOFU tXXXUMDQBMPBMUPPSH Info Palo Altos 45


Love â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Care Christian Pre-School 2490 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tOPBITBSLQSFTDIPPMT!TCDHMPCBMOFU tXXXCFTUQSFTDIPPMTPSH-PWF/Care.nxg Milestones Preschool, Abilities United (formerly C.A.R.) 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tQSFTDIPPM!BCJMJUJFTVOJUFEPSH tXXXNJMFTUPOFTQSFTDIPPMPSH Mini Infant Center (MINI) 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tNJOJ!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Montessori School of Los Altos 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. t tTNBSULJET!TCDHMPCBMOFU tXXXNPOUFTTPSJTDIPPMPøPTBMUPTPSH Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center (NITC) 311 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tOJUD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Ohlone Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (OKC) 950 Amarillo Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tPLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBDDDPSH Palo Alto Friends Nursery School 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. t tQBGOT!TCDHMPCBMOFU tXXXQBGOTPSH Palo Alto Montessori School (34) 575 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. t tJOGP!QBNPOUFTTPSJDPN tXXXQBNPOUFTTPSJDPN Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Palo Alto Preschool

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is a bilingual (Mandarin) montessori preschool for ages 2-6 yrs. t tJOGP!QBMPBMUPQSFTDIPPMPSH tXXXQBMPBMUPQSFTDIPPMPSH Palo Verde Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (PVKC) 3450 Louis Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tQWLD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH Parents Nursery School 2328 Louis Road, Palo Alto. t tJOGP!QBSFOUTOVSTFSZTDIPPMDPN tXXXQBSFOUTOVSTFSZTDIPPMDPN Pepper Tree After School Program 865 Escondido Road, Stanford. t tTTUFJOFS!TUBOGPSEFEV tXXXTUBOGPSEFEVEFQUXPSLMJGF DHJCJOESVQBMQFQQFSUSFF PreSchool Family 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tTLFQMJOHFS!QBVTEPSH tXXXQTGQBVTEPSH Rainbow School at Escondido Village 140 Comstock Circle, Stanford. t tOTFFS!TUBOGPSEFEV tXXXTUBOGPSEFEVEFQUXPSLMJGF DHJCJOESVQBMSBJOCPX Sojourner Truth Child Development Center (STCDC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tTUDED!QBDDDPSHBOETUDEDQT! tXXXQBDDDPSH Stanford Arboretum Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center (43) 183 Stock Farm Road, Stanford. t tBNPOSPF!DDMDDPN tXXXDDMDDPN Sunshine Preschool Montessori 3711 Ross Road, Palo Alto. t tDISZTUJF!TVOTIJOFQSFTDIPPMDPN

tXXXTVOTIJOFQSFTDIPPMDPN Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;enna Preschool (Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. t tXXXQBMPBMUPKDDPSHUFOOBQSFschool-main Walter Hays Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club (WHKC) 1525 Middlefield Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. t tXILD!QBDDDPSH tXXXQBDDDPSH The Whistle Stop 3801 Miranda Ave. No. T6B, Palo Alto. t tWBM!XIJTUMFTUPQPSH tXXXXIJTUMFTUPQPSH The Wonder Years Preschool 991 Commercial St., Palo Alto. t tUIFXPOEFSZFBSTQSFTDIPPM!HNBJM com tXXXUIFXPOEFSZFBSTQSFTDIPPMOFU Young Life Christian Pre-School 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. t tJOGP!ZMDQPSH tXXXZMDQPSH

Child care/referrals AuPairCare t"61"*3 tXXXBVQBJSDBSFDPN Bay Area 2nd Mom Inc. 860 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. t tXXXOENPNDPN Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. t tXXXDIDPOMJOFPSH 4Cs (Community Child Care Council) of Santa Clara County 2515 N. First St., San Jose. t tXXXDPSH Day care homes 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t

tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHDIJMEDBSF Family Resources Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. t tGBNJMZSFTPVSDFT!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHGBNJMZSFsources PACE APP (Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program) 350 Sansome St., Ste. 1000, San Francisco. t tJOGP!QBDFOFUPSH tXXXQBDFOFUPSH Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Referral Center 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. t tSFGFSSBM!MQDIPSH tXXXMQDIPSH TFBSDIiSFGFSSBM centerâ&#x20AC;? Stanford Park Nannies 713 Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 1, Menlo Park. t tXXXTQOBOOJFTDPN  XXXGBDFCPPLDPN 4UBOGPSE1BSL/BOOJFT SFGUT Stanford University WorkLife Office 3160 Porter Drive Ste. 250, Stanford. t tUSBTDP!TUBOGPSEFEV tXPSLMJGFTUBOGPSEFEV Town + Country Resources 425 Sherman Ave., Ste. 130, Palo Alto. t tJOGP!UBOEDSDPN tXXXUBOEDSDPN TrustLine t tXXXUSVTUMJOFPSH

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SIGN â&#x20AC;&#x2122;EM UP Arts organizations California Youth Symphony 441 California Ave. #5, Palo Alto. Founded in 1952, the Palo Alto-based youth orchestra performs at Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto, Foothill College, Flint Center and San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Many local participants are among 500 students enrolled in nine ensembles. Open to kids ages 8-18. Auditions in April. t tDBMJGPSOJBZPVUITZNQIPOZ!HNBJM com tXXXDZTPSH Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley 1901 Old Middlefield Way, Ste. 22, Mtn. View. Established in 1994, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley operates six choirs serving children 46 sInfo Palo Alto

ages 4-18. Activities include weekly rehearsals, quarterly training workshops and weekend retreats, including: vocal training, diction and language coaching, movement and dance, training in theory, music-reading skills, interpretation and history. Auditions and demonstration classes in August, January and May. t tJOGP!DBOUBCJMFPSH tXXXDBOUBCJMFPSH Classical Music Institoot 6 Sweet William Lane, Menlo Park. Hands-on, guided play exploration programs using classical music and child-friendly JOTUSVNFOUTBOEQSPQT*OGBOUT yrs. Music fundamentals, appreciation, singing and composer study. t tXXX$MBTTJDBM.VTJD*OTUJUPPUPSH

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. Year-round programs for all ages and levels, including: lessons, classes, camps in music, art, digital media; in-school programs; concerts, lectures, exhibits and outreach events. Preschool classes for young toddlers and older. Multilingual faculty of more than 100 professional musicians, artists and educators. Financial aid offered. t tJOGP!BSUTBMMPSH tXXXBSUTBMMPSH El Camino Youth Symphony Association 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The award-winning ECYS sponsors eight ongoing ensembles that rehearse weekly and perform regularly. They include the Senior Symphony, the

Sinfonietta Orchestra, four preparatory orchestras, a flute ensemble and a wind orchestra. Musicians 6-18 yrs may request an audition. t tFDZT!FDZTPSH tXXXFDZTPSH Music for Children 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. interactive music and dance classes for children 10 months to 7 years old. Group piano lessons begin at age 4 and group recorder lessons at age 6. School year classes meet from SeptemberMay with ongoing enrollment if space permits. Summer classes and camps. t tNVTJDGPSDIJMESF!NFDPN tXXXNVTJDGPSDIJMESFODBDPN Pacific Art League 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Founded in 1921, the Pacific Art


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League offers art classes for children, teens and adults and enrolls more than 1,600 students a year. Galleries with monthly exhibitions of professional and studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. Studio rentals and open studio time available. Summer arts camp offers artistic programs from arts to cartooning. t tGSPOUEFTL!QBDJĂśDBSUMFBHVFPSH tXXXQBDJĂśDBSUMFBHVFPSH Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. The Art Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Truck provides ongoing arts experiences for community members at locations listed on Facebook and Twitter. t tBSUDFOUFS!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHBSUDFOUFS  XXXGBDFCPPLDPNQBMPBMUPBSUcenter Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, #M1, Palo Alto. Awardwinning youth orchestra has been performing locally for more than 45 years. One of the few youth groups in the nation devoted exclusively to chamber music. The season runs from September-June and features world-renowned soloists and string orchestra masterpieces performed at the highest level. t tJOGP!QBDPNVTJDPSH tXXXQBDPNVTJDPSH Palo Alto Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The oldest theater by and for children in the United States offers classes, performances, backstage and onstage opportunities for participants ages 4-24. High school and college summer stock program, ages 16-24. Extensive workshops and school-year season performances. t.BJO0ĂłDF#PY0Gfice: 650-463-4970, Tue-Sat 2-6 p.m. tDIJMESFOTUIFBUSF!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHDIJMESFOstheatre Ragazzi Boys Chorus 178-A Clinton St., Redwood City. One of the largest boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; choruses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ragazzi is a regional center for music education for boys and young men ages 7-18. Holds auditions in January, May and September and provides musical training to boys who love to sing. Concerts are mostly on the Peninsula. t t3BHB[[J!3BHB[[JPSH tXXXSBHB[[JPSH Raices de Mexico Palo Alto. Offers classes in Mexican folklore dance to children and teens at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, studios L4 and L6. All levels. Weekly classes run AugustDecember and January-May. t tSBJDFTEBODF!HNBJMDPN tIUUQCJUMZSBJDFTEFNFYJDP Silicon Valley Boychoir 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. For boys ages 7-14. A multi-level program providing choral training for beginner through advanced singers and individualized coaching in singing, music-reading and music theory. Flexible scheduling, performance opportunities, and

community building events for the whole family. Auditions are held January, May and August. t tJOGP!TWCPZDIPJSPSH tXXXTWCPZDIPJSPSH

Classes/places to go Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. t tXXXDPNQVUFSIJTUPSZPSH Dance classes 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Palo Alto Arts and Sciences Division offers dance classes each quarter for children ages 2-18 in ballet, hip hop, modern dance and capoeira. t tFOKPZPOMJOF!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHFOKPZ DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L-3, Palo Alto. A nonprofit community dance project offering ongoing classes for all ages, including creative dance, ballet and modern dance for children. t tJOGP!EBODFBDUJPOPSH tEBODFBDUJPOPSH Enjoy! City of Palo Alto program offers quarterly classes and activities plus summer camps and aquatics. Drawing, photography, fishing, hiking, swimming, softball, basketball, ballroom dancing and more. Enrollment for middle school athletics for Jordan, JLS and Terman students. Pick up an Enjoy catalog at Palo Alto recreation centers and libraries. t tFOKPZPOMJOF!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHFOKPZ Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. View stars, planets and galaxies through a 16-inch reflecting telescope. Open on clear nights. Closed when cloudy. Free to all ages. $3 parking. t tXXXGPPUIJMMGIEBFEVBTU Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farming, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Programs include summer camp, environmental education, public programs, community supported agriculture, hostel and facility rentals, volunteers and more. tGPS public programs tJOGP!IJEEFOWJMMBPSH tXXXIJEEFOWJMMBPSH Mitchell Park Youth and Teen Center: The Drop 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dropâ&#x20AC;? is a free after-school ESPQJODFOUFS PòFSJOHDPNQVUFS homework lab, homework assistance, break dancing, game tournaments, pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV, cooking and more. During reconstruction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the Teen Center will be located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000

Learning, Playing, Growing Together Palo Alto Community Child Care provides quality care and education individually tailored for your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development. As a community based nonproďŹ t, we serve children in the Palo Alto community from infancy through elementary school in year round programs. With 19 locations, each individually licensed, PACCC offers enriching environments and engaging experiences to set children on the best possible path for life and bring peace of mind to their parents. Infant Toddler Centers Infant-Toddler Center Mini Infant Center Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center Sojourner Truth Child Development Center Preschool Centers Barron Park Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center College Terrace Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Downtown Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Ellen Thacher Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Sojourner Truth Child Development Center School Age Programs Addison Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Barron Park Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Besse Bolton Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Duveneck Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club El Carmelo Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Escondido Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Hoover Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Juana Briones Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Ohlone Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Palo Verde Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Walter Hays Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club

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Middlefield Road. t t+FTTJDB-FXJT!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH TFBSDIi5IF Dropâ&#x20AC;? Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Permanent and rotating collections of antiques and selected items from private collections, celebrating the effects of innovation. Classes, lectures and events. t tNBJM!NPBIPSH tXXXNPBIPSH Pacific Art League 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Art classes for children, teens and adults. Galleries. Eight week-long summer camps from June-August for kids and teens, plus spring and summer art classes. t tGSPOUEFTL!QBDJĂśDBSUMFBHVFPSH tXXXQBDJĂśDBSUMFBHVFPSH Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Offers year-round art classes and workshops for children ages preschool and up. Project LOOK! offers a docent-led tour of current exhibitions with a hands-on activity that follows in the Project LOOK! studio. t tBSUDFOUFS!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHBSUDFOUFS Palo Alto Family YMCA Ventura Activity Center 3900 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. The center for local teens provides tutoring, homework assistance, and supervised sports and recreation.Sponsored by the Palo Alto Family YMCA, and the City of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recreation and Positive Alternatives for Youth departments. t tQBMPBMUPGBNJMZ!ZNDBTWPSH tXXXQBMPBMUPGBNJMZZNDBPSH Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the hands-on, interactive exhibits and mini-zoo. The zoo houses bobcats, a red-tailed hawk and bats. The museum offers science classes, summer camps and an outreach program to local schools. Free admission, donations are welcome. t tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHKN[ Palo Alto Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Center 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Duck pond on site. Wooden walkway runs over adjacent marsh to the edge of the Bay. Displays and laboratory at the nature center. Occasional workshops, slide shows and nature hikes; facility space available by appointment. t tPQFOTQBDF!DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHHPWEFQUT DTEQBSLTQSFTFSWFTCBZMBOETBTQ Parents Place 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Parents Place helps parents, caregivers and educators support children at all ages, offering parenting workshops, parent coaching, child behavior and school support, clinical BOETQFDJBMOFFETTFSWJDFT QBSFOU 48 sInfo Palo Alto

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Sports American Legion Baseball â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto 4319 Rocky Point Road, Anaheim. For ages 16-19. Two teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 17 and under as well as 19 and under. Season runs from Memorial Day to early August. Postings at area high schools. tXXXMFHJPOPSHCBTFCBMM UFBNTQBMPBMUP Atherton Lacrosse Summer camps, classes and clinics throughout the year. Beginners to Intermediate levels. Open to boys and girls of all ages. Locations in Atherton, Belmont, Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills. t t&NBJM!"UIFSUPO-BDSPTTFDPN tXXX"UIFSUPO-BDSPTTFDPN AYSO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto Region 26 Serves Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Stanford and East Palo Alto. Soccer programs for 18 months to 18 years with a variety of programs to fit every level of development. Seasonal programs that run back-to-back for year-round participation or just for a season. tSFHJTUSBSBZTPPSH tXXXBZTPPSH Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program 1630 N. Main St., #128, Walnut Creek. Offered each winter through the City of Menlo Park, City of Palo Alto and the Town of Los Altos Hills, the Blue Angels operates a five-Saturday ski and snowboard program that includes transportation, lift tickets, all-day professional coaching, lunch, adult supervision and a ProTec Helmet. Bus departs from the Lucie Stern Community Center. t.FOMP1BSL$PNNVOJUZ4FSWJDFT Department at 650-330-2200; or City of Palo Alto Recreation at 650-4634929; or Los Altos Hills at 650-9417222 tJOGP!CMVFBOHFMTOPXDPN tXXX#MVF"OHFM4OPXDPN Palo Alto Babe Ruth League P.O. Box 1363, Palo Alto. For ages 13-15. Spring season from March through early July. For baseball players in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Redwood City. Sign-ups and tryouts for spring play in early February. Majority of games played at Baylands Athletic Center, Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. tXXXQBCBCFSVUIPSH Palo Alto Girls Softball P.O. Box 60027, Palo Alto. Spring recreation softball league for girls ages 5-14. Five agegroup divisions. Residents of the greater Palo Alto area are welcome. t tJOGP!QBMPBMUPHJSMTTPGUCBMMPSH tXXXQBMPBMUPHJSMTTPGUCBMMPSH

Palo Alto Knights Youth Football and Cheer For ages 5 through 13 grouped in levels based on age and weight. Season runs August-November. Registration open now. t tQBMPBMUPLOJHIUT!HNBJMDPN tXXXQBMPBMUPLOJHIUTDPN Palo Alto Little League 3672 Middlefield Road, P.O. Box 785, Palo Alto. Coed, for ages 5-16. From 5 yrs, playing T-ball, up to the majors. Junior League (ages 13-14) and Senior League (ages 1516). Also Challenger League for children of all ages with disabilities. Season runs from March to June. Sign-ups are online, by mail or in person in December. In-person in January. Returning players should receive information by email. tJOGP!QBCBTFCBMMPSH SFHJTUSBUJPO! tXXXQBCBTFCBMMPSH Palo Alto National Junior Basketball Palo Alto National Junior Basketball is a community- based nonprofit organization having separate boys and girls teams in third through eighth grade and for high school boys (grades 9-12). Offers instructional clinics for grades 1 and 2. tJOGP!QBOKCDPN tIUUQQBOKCDPN Palo Alto Soccer Club P.O. Box 50831, Palo Alto. 40 teams for boys and girls ages 8-18. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), U.S. Club Soccer and NorCal. Training by professional coaches. Scholarships available. t tQBTDXFCT!HNBJMDPN tXXXQBTPDDFSDMVCPSH Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palo Alto Swim Club 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Part of six different groups, the local club holds practices at Rinconada Pool and trains year-round. Practice groups determined by age and ability, from 8 yrs to college age. t tQSFTJEFOU!QBMPBMUPTXJNDMVCPSH tXXXQBMPBMUPTXJNDMVCPSH PSV Union Football Club (Soccer) 555 Bryant St., #437, Palo Alto. This Palo Altobased youth soccer club is dedicated to developing elite, college-track youth players. Girls teams for ages 8-17, boys teams ages 8-16. Also Academy League for children 4-7 years. t tNBOBHFS!QTWVOJPOPSH tXXXQTWVOJPOPSH Stanford Soccer Club P.O. Box 1414, Palo Alto. Competitive youth soccer for ages 8-18. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), U.S. Club Soccer and NorCal. Player development with experienced coaching and team-centric management . Spring and fall regular seasons. t tJOGP!TUBOGPSETPDDFSDMVCPSH tXXXTUBOGPSETPDDFSDMVCPSH Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club P.O. Box 60613, Palo Alto. Boys and

Girls teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15 age groups for Spring Season (FebruaryMay). Year-round programs for Youth and High School Boys and Girls, including Summer Camp, Fall Ball, Intro Clinics and Team NorCal travel teams. Home field is Palo Alto High School. t tJOGP!UPNBIBXLTMBDSPTTFPSH tXXXUPNBIBXLTMBDSPTTFPSH Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The only permanent outdoor skating rink west of the Sierra is open late September to April. Public skating, group lessons in basic skills offered Mon-Sat for children ages 4 and up. t tJOGP!XJOUFSMPEHFDPN tXXXXJOUFSMPEHFDPN YMCA Youth Sports Programs 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Sports programs for pre-school children and K-8 with an emphasis on positive coaching and success for each player. Programs are appropriate for novices and experienced players. Sports are coed and include Winter Basketball League, Little Sports (pre-school), Basketball Clinics and Martial Arts. t tELPCB!ZNDBTWPSH tXXXQBMPBMUPGBNJMZZNDBPSH

Youth and service groups 4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County 1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. Serves boys and girls in grades K-12; outdoor education in agriculture, animal science, home economics and the environment. Leadership development, public speaking, civic responsibility are emphasized. Summer camp for kids ages 10 and up. t tKQWJOD[F!VDEBWJTFEV tDFTBOUBDMBSBVDEBWJTFEV:PVUI@%Fvelopment Boy Scouts of America â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pacific Skyline Council 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 11-17. Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing. t tGFFECBDL!QBDTLZPSH tXXXQBDTLZPSH Girl Scouts of Northern California 1310 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. Girls 5-17 yrs. Traditional troops, virtual troops, math and science technology programs, as well as summer camp programs. Adult volunteers also sought. Look for postings at schools about Girl Scout registration. t tXXXHJSMTDPVUTOPSDBMPSH Youth Community Service (YCS) 4120 Middlefield Road, P8, Palo Alto. YCS engages youth in community service activities to promote increased awareness of community needs. Students can join YCS club at schools or attend Summer of Service Camp. t tZDT!ZPVUIDPNNVOJUZTFSWJDFPSH tXXXZPVUIDPNNVOJUZTFSWJDFPSH

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE AREA Palo Alto Unified School District 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Superintendent: Kevin Skelly. The Palo Alto Unified School District operates 12 public elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Other schools and programs include a pre-school, Young Fives program, a self-supporting Adult School, the Hospital School at Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lucile Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and Summer School. t tXXXQBVTEPSH The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic plan emphasizes challenging and supporting all students, staff development, meeting infrastructure needs and transparent governance. Class Size: Grades K-3: 22; Grades 4-5: 24. Enrollment: 12,396. &UIOJDSBDJBMQFSDFOUBHFT   Caucasian 48.8; Asian 37.1; Hispanic or Latino 10.5; African-American 3; Other 0.6. 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 during the school year. 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 evennumbered years. Four-year terms are staggered so that only two or three seats are open at a time. t tQBVTEPSHDPNNVOJUZCPBSE Dana Tom, president Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2014 Barb Mitchell, vice president Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2014 Melissa Baten Caswell Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016 Heidi Emberling Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016 Camille Townsend Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

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School Holidays School year runs Aug. 15, 2013-May 29, 2014. School starts ................................................................................................. Aug. 15, 2013 Labor Day ..........................................................................................................Sept. 2, 2013 Staff development day .............................................................................. Oct. 18, 2013 Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day ................................................................................................. Nov. 11, 2013 Thanksgiving break ..............................................................................Nov. 27-29, 2013 Winter break .......................................................................... Dec. 23, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day ....................................................................... Jan. 20, 2014 Staff development day .............................................................................. Feb. 13, 2014 Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday ........................................................................................ Feb. 14, 2014 Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday ...............................................................................Feb. 17, 2014 Spring break .................................................................................March 31-April 4, 2014 Memorial Day .................................................................................................May 26, 2014 Last day of school .........................................................................................May 29, 2014 Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s K-12 public schools are consistently ranked among Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools placed among the top high schools in the state in SAT test results. In metrics from Advanced Placement exams to California STAR tests, both Gunn and Paly place at the very top among Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,000 high schools.

fields and general facilities. Substantial expansion is underway at the high schools, including a new Career Technical Education building, two-story classroom building, world-language building and gym at Gunn and a new two-story classroom building, Media Arts building and athletic center at Paly. A new 600seat theater for Paly also is planned.

The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17 campuses are in the midst of major expansion and upgrade with funds from a $378 million facilities bond,overwhelmingly approved by voters in June 2008. They include increased capacity to accommodate enrollment growth, projected to reach as high as 2,300 at each high school in the coming decade.

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

Elementary school classrooms are getting new, computer-enabled Smartboards and lighting, with major new two-story classroom buildings at Ohlone and Fairmeadow and under construction at Duveneck. Middle schools also have been renovated in the past year, with new classroom buildings, better gyms,

Elementary schools Addison 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Jocelyn Garcia-Thome. Built in 1925; multipurpose room, library and additional classrooms added in the 1950s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s; classrooms added and school renovated in 2002. Enrollment: 468. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 62; number of languages spoken by families: 21. t tXXXBEEJTPOQBVTEPSH Barron Park 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto.

Principal: Magdalena Fittoria. Built in 1947; additions made in the 1950s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s; renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 346. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 125; number of languages spoken by families: 23. t tXXXCBSSPOQBVTEPSH Duveneck 705 Alester Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Chris Grierson. Built in 1950; new classroom wing added and buildings renovated in 2002; a new two-story classroom building plus new kindergarten wing under construction. Enrollment: 511. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 46; number of languages spoken by families: 22. t tXXXEVWFOFDLQBVTEPSH El Carmelo 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Principal: Chuck Merritt. Built in 1955; construction completed in 1960s; new classroom wing added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 411. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 57; number of languages spoken by families: 20. t tXXXFMDBSNFMPQBVTEPSH Escondido 890 Escondido Road, Stanford. Principal: Danae Reynolds. Built in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 576. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 105; number of languages spoken by families: 19. Home to the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spanish Immersion program, admission to which is by lottery, with

preference given to siblings. t tXXXFTDPOEJEPQBVTEPSH Fairmeadow 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Principal: Gary Prehn. Built in 1954; library added, buildings renovated in 2003. New, two-story classroom building. Enrollment: 519. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 91; number of languages spoken by families: 26. t tXXXGBJSNFBEPXQBVTEPSH Hoover 445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Katy Bimpson. Built in early 1950s; renovated in 2004.. Enrollment: 415. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 66; number of languages spoken by families: 26. Traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;direct instructionâ&#x20AC;? teaching style. Admission by lottery. t tXXXIPPWFSQBVTEPSH Juana Briones 4100 Orme St., Palo Alto. Principal: Lisa Hickey. Built in 1952; library built and buildings renovated in 2003. Enrollment: 396. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 90; number of languages spoken by families: 23. School also houses Juana Briones Therapy, a county-run orthopedic unit serving children in northern Santa Clara County. t0SUIPQFEJD6OJU 845-3000 tXXXCSJPOFTQBVTEPSH Lucille M. Nixon 1711 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Mary Pat Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell. Built in 1970; renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 494. Grades K-5. English Language Info Palo Altos 51

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Learners: 100; number of languages spoken by families: 27. t tXXXOJYPOQBVTEPSH Ohlone 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: William Overton. Built in 1949; additional classrooms added in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2003. New two-story classroom building. Enrollment: 605. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 60; number of languages spoken by families: 20. Progressive â&#x20AC;&#x153;whole-childâ&#x20AC;? teaching approach. Admission by lottery. Home of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mandarin Immersion Program. t tXXXPIMPOFQBVTEPSH Palo Verde 3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Anne Brown. Built in 1953; multipurpose room finished in 1954; new library built, buildings renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 416. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 49; number of languages spoken by families: 19. t tXXXQBMPWFSEFQBVTEPSH Walter Hays 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Mary Bussmann. Built in 1923; additional construction in 1960s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 545. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 56; number of languages spoken by families: 16. t tXXXIBZTQBVTEPSH

Middle schools David Starr Jordan Middle School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Gregory Barnes. Built in 1937; additions made in early 1960s; $17.9 million upgrade recently completed, including new six-classroom building and major remodel and addition to cafetorium. Class Size: English Language Arts 25; Math 24. Enrollment: 1,023. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 22; number of languages spoken by families: 34. t tXXXKPSEBOQBVTEPSH Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Principal: Sharon Ofek. Built in 1953; gym and additional classrooms added in 1950s and 1960s. Class Size: English 23.7, Math 24.8. Enrollment: 1,004. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 73; number of languages spoken by families: 34. Recent $10.5 million upgrades in infrastructure, including a new, two-story classroom wing, science labs and expanded music room. t tXXXKMTQBVTEPSH Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Pier Angeli La Place. Built around 1950; remodeled 2001 with new construction or major renovations in the past year to drama room, central office and library. Class Size: English 25.0, Math 25. Enrollment: 682. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 48; number of languages spoken by families: 32.


High schools Henry M. Gunn High School 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Katya Villalobos. Built in 1964; new pool and athletic fields in 2008-09; new Career Technical Education building in 2009; construction in past year on new gym, new two-story classroom building and new World Languages building. Class Size: Average 9th grade English and math class size: 22. Other subjects average class size: 28-30. Enrollment: 1,842. English Language Learners: 137; number of languages spoken by families: over 40. t tXXXHVOOQBVTEPSH 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. t tNJEEMFDPMMFHF!GPPUIJMMFEV tXXXNWMBOFUBMUQSPHNJEEMFDPMlege Palo Alto High School 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Kim Diorio. Built in 1918; new athletic fields 2008 and 2011, with new bleachers and concession building in past year. New media arts center and two-story classroom building under construction. New athletic center and theater in planning stages. Class Size: 9th grade English and math: 22; all other classes: average 28.5. Enrollment: 1,949. English Language Learners: 45; number of languages spoken by families: over 40. t tXXXQBMZOFU




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Special district programs Hospital School 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. Head teacher: Kevin Danie. Class Size: Varies. Enrollment: about 24. A fully accredited K-12th grade program supported by the Palo Alto Unified School District for hospitalized children, their siblings and those children receiving outpatient treatments through Lucile Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital who are unable to return to their home school districts. t Special Education 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Director of student services: Holly Wade; Coordinators: Tammy Zigler and Damian Huertas. 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. t'PSTQFDJBMFEVDBUJPO preschool services, call 650-8334260.

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Private elementary and middle schools Athena Academy 525 San Antonio Ave., Palo Alto. Head of school: Carla Rayacich. Built in: 2012. Class Size: 6. Enrollment: 24. Tuition: $29,500 per year. Athena Academy is a nonprofit, private elementary school (grades 2 to 6) devoted to teaching bright students with dyslexia who are otherwise capable learners. Admission: Application, TUVEFOUTDSFFOJOHUFTUJOH

t tJOGP!"UIFOB"DBEFNZPSH tXXXBUIFOBBDBEFNZPSH Bowman International School 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto. Head of School: Mary Beth Ricks. Class Size: 10:1. Enrollment: 220. Tuition: $23,085. K-8 program with a Montessori approach. Individualized, self-directed learning is offered through a flexible day and yearround program. Admission: Application form, $100 application fee, parent and child interview required. t tJOGP!CPXNBOTDIPPMPSH tXXXCPXNBOTDIPPMPSH Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Head of School: Nanci Kauffman. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 425. Tuition: $36,800. 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: Application, recommendations, interview and standardized testing required. t tBENJTTJPO!DBTUJMMFKBPSH tXXXDBTUJMMFKBPSH Challenger School 3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Headmaster: Neena Bhave. Class Size: Preschool: 24 (12:1 student to teacher ratio); K: 30 (15:1); 1-8: 26. Enrollment: 600. Tuition: $303-$1503 per month; tuition depends on program.

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Admission: Application. t tPรณDF!HJTTWPSH tXXXHJTTWPSH Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Julie Smith. Class Size: 24. Enrollment: 400. 5VJUJPO, ZFBS ZFBS Grades K-8. Outstanding academics with a focus on the whole child, welcoming community, enrichment opportunities, after-school programs. t tXXXIBVTOFSDPN

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The Girlsโ€™ Middle School 3400 West Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Jennifer Ayer. Class Size: 16. Enrollment: 200. Tuition: Including fees, $29,219 for new students; financial aid available. 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 science. GMS applies a hands-on, project-based approach that allows students to collaborate and think critically. Admission: Testing, interviews, recommendations. Application fee of $75. t FYU tBENJTTJPOT!HJSMTNTPSH tXXXHJSMTNTPSH The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. Head of School: Chris Nikoloff. Class Size: 16. Enrollment: 1,854. Tuition: $28,500-$38,900. 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: 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. t   tBENJTTJPOT!IBSLFSPSH tXXXIBSLFSPSH HeadsUp! Child Development Center 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Director: Tracy Bootz. Class Size: 10-30. Enrollment: 130. Tuition: $1,435-$2,320 per month depending on age. Montessori curriculum encourages fundamental thinking skills through art, music, imaginative play, practical life skills, language, mathematics, science and cultural activities. 6 weeks - Kindergarten. Admission: application fee of $200. t tQBDED!IFBETVQPSH tXXXIFBETVQPSH Helios New School 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Principal: Barbara Mitchell Hutton. Built in: 2007. Class Size: Teacher-student ratio 1:8. Enrollment: 40. Tuition: $23,500 per year. Constructivist K-5 secular program for gifted children on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Curriculum includes Chinese, music, social-emotional learning, plus access to JCC after-school QSPHSBNNJOHSFDSFBUJPOBMGBDJMJUJFT Admission: All applicants are given qualitative assessment prior to admission. t tBENJO!IFMJPTOTPSH tXXXIFMJPTOTPSH

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International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto; Lower Campus: 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Head of School: Philippe Dietz. Class Size: 17-22 (8:1 student to teacher ratio for 3- and 4-year-olds, 12:1 student to teacher ratio for 5-year-olds). Enrollment: 585. Tuition: $23,250 Nursery-8th grade; financial aid available. An independent co-educational 3 yrs-8th grade Chineseimmersion and French-immersion day school with more than 30 years of experience in bilingual immersion FEVDBUJPO"DDSFEJUFECZUIF.JOJTU SF de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Education Nationale, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and California Association of Independent Schools. Students are well-prepared for the most competitive American, international and French high schools. Admission: Applications due January; rolling admissions afterwards. t tBENJTTJPOT!JTUQPSH tXXXJTUQPSH

The Living Wisdom School 456 College Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Helen Purcell. Class Size: Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:8. Enrollment: 70. Tuition: K-5: $16,630; 6-8: $18,050, pre-K: $12,510$16,630; 25% discount for additional children, $1,500 enrollment fee for new families. The school offers instruction to children in grades pre-K-8, coed. Integrated curriculum that honors values universal to all religions. Admission: Interviews required. t tJOGP!MJWJOHXJTEPNTDIPPMPSH tXXXMJWJOHXJTEPNTDIPPMPSH Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Head of School: Than Healy. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: Grades 6-8: 216; grades 9-12: 579. Tuition: $37,850 for all grades. Financial aid is available. An independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12.. Admission: Applications due in January; standardized testing required. t tJOGP!NFOMPTDIPPMPSH tXXXNFOMPTDIPPMPSH

Keys School 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Alona Scott. Class Size: average ratio 8:1; average class size 18. Enrollment: 315. Tuition: $24,775 a year for grades K-4 and $27,775 a year for grades 5-8. Financial aid available. This coed school offers education for grades K-8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lower school, grades K-4 at 2890 Middlefield Road; Middle school campus, grades 5-8, at 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Dress code. Admission: Apply by

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$6,540-9,540 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. t tJOGP!OBUJWJUZTDIPPMDPN tXXXOBUJWJUZTDIPPMDPN Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. Interim Director: Kathy Koo. Class Size: 18-21. Enrollment: 5VJUJPO  ZFBS" nonprofit, progressive school situated on 6 acres that focuses on the whole child by offering a rich and engaging curriculum in academics, social emotional development and the arts. Special instruction in art, science, math, drama, ceramics, weaving, music, dance, Spanish, physical education and wood shop. 3-4 year olds-8th grade.Child care offered year-round. Admission: Visit, interview; application due by Jan. 17, 2014. t tNBSZMPV!QFOJOTVMBTDIPPMPSH tXXXQFOJOTVMBTDIPPMPSH The Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Head of School: Dr. Scott Erickson; Director of Early Learning Center: Debra Jarjoura; Director of Admissions: Melanie Shaw. Built in: 1978. Class Size: Average of 18. Student-teacher ratio 8:1. Enrollment:

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209-3030 for middle campus t-PXFS$BNQVTMDJOGP!QJOFXPPE edu, Middle Campus: mcinfo@ tXXXQJOFXPPEFEV Sacred Heart Schools, Lower & Middle School 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Principal: Sister Martha Roughan; Assistant Principal: Francesca Brake. Class Size: 16. Enrollment: 1,075. Tuition: Grades 1-5: $25,890; Grades 6-8: $33,650. Lower School grades 1-5; Middle School grades 6-8. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. (See Child care centers and preschools for information on preschool and kindergarten.). Admission: Application deadline in January; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. t tBENJTTJPOT!TITDIPPMTPSH tXXXTITDIPPMTPSH St. Elizabeth Seton School 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Evelyn Rosa. Class Size: 30. Enrollment: 260. Tuition: $3,500 per student, price lowers with each additional student. Tuition is subsidized by the Daughters of Charity. Catholic, coed. Grades PreK-8. Uniforms. Extended day program available. Strong parent involvement. Admission: Application, admissions test. t tXXXTFUPOQBMPBMUPDPN

St. Joseph Catholic School 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Stephanie Mirenda-Knight. Class Size: &OSPMMNFOU5VJUJPO  year. Roman Catholic school of the San Jose Diocese, serving 200 families with students in K-8th grade. The school is committed to educating the whole child in an environment where spiritual growth, academic excellence and an appreciation of multicultural values are fostered. WASC accredited. Admission: Accepts applications year-round based on available space. $50 application fee. t tJOGP!TKNWPSH tXXXTKNWPSH St. Raymond School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Dr. Tara Rolle. Class Size: 16:1 student -teacher ratio for kindergarten and 1-8 in core subjects; 32 maximum class size. Enrollment: 275. Tuition: $7,995-$10,600, depending on Catholic status and choice to volunteer and purchase $5,000 in SCRIP; additional childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tuition discounted. $6,500-$9,000 for junior kindergarten. Catholic, coeducational elementary school. Grades: K-8. Junior kindergarten also available. Admission: Applications available end of January. Tours scheduled in November and December. Open house usually last Sunday in January; call to verify date and time. t tBLFMMZ!TUSBZNPOEPSH tXXXTUSBZNPOEPSH

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Stratford School 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Elementary Principal: Sherrie Paregian; Preschool Principal: Zhila Larijani. Class Size: 1:12 preschool; 1:15 for K; 1:22 for elementary. Tuition: $14,400 for preschool full day; $14,500 for kindergarten full day; $15,080 for 1-5. Preschool-5th grade. Preschool full and half-day programs offered. Extended care is available. Admission: Application, one-time fee of $75. t tQB!TUSBUGPSETDIPPMTDPN tXXXTUSBUGPSETDIPPMTDPN Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Mary Menacho. Class Size: Approximately 20 (one class per grade). Enrollment: 168. Tuition: Starting at $17,370 for Early Childhood Program and junior kindergarten; $26,725 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. t tBENJTTJPO!USJOJUZNQPSH tXXXUSJOJUZNQPSH Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Head of school: Timothy Molak. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 109. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $37,950 for day students;

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Kehillah Jewish High School 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Rabbi Darren Kleinberg. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $34,900; $400$800 for books. A college-preparatory high school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 open to students and families from

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Size: 12. Enrollment: 135. Tuition: $29,740. Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. Accredited by CAIS and WASC. College-prep curriculum BQQSPWFECZ6$TUBUFVOJWFSTJUZ systems. Admission: Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet. t tJOGP!NJEQFODPN tXXXNJEQFODPN Palo Alto Prep School 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View. Director: Christopher Keck. Class Size: 8-10. Enrollment: 70. Grades 8-12. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose is to provide a college-prep alternative for academic and social success. Summer school offered in all subjects. WASC accredited. Admission: Open enrollment; interview and student shadow. t tXXXQBMPBMUPQSFQDPN Pinewood School 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Principal: Mark Gardner. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 7-12: approximately 300. Tuition:  ZFBS5IJTDPMMFHFQSFQBSBUPSZ school teaches grades 7-12. See Private Elementary and Middle Schools. t tVDJOGP!QJOFXPPEFEV

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Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Thomas Lee. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 5VJUJPOTFNFTUFS5IJT nonprofit, bilingual Chinese school (for students who do not speak Mandarin at home) is open Sat from 9 a.m.-noon for students age 5 to 18; Chinese language and culture (dance, kung fu and Chinese painting). Also at Fairmeadow Elementary School Wed, 1:50-3:40 p.m.; Laurel School (Menlo Park) Tue, 3-5 p.m.; Encinal School Fri, 3-5 p.m.; and Oak Knoll School Thu, 1:30-3 p.m. t tIXBTIJOTDIPPM!ZBIPPDPN tXXXIXBTIJOTDIPPMPSH Kumon Math and Reading Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Kumon is an after-school learning program designed to help children master reading and math skills. Also located at 887 Oak Grove Ave., Ste. 203, Menlo Park, 650-321-9169; 903 E. El Camino Real, Ste. 5, Mtn. View, 650-9691978; 1780 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View, 650-969-3820; 419 San Antonio Road, Los Altos, 650-948-4124; 1551 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-799-4099. t tXXXLVNPODPN Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave., Ste. A, Menlo Park. Learning center with goals of building math skills and understanding math concepts; most students attend two or three times a

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FROM AIRPORT TO WASTE DISPOSAL Fire Station 6 (Stanford), 711 Serra St., 650-329-2649. Fire Station 8 (Foothills Park), 3300 Page Mill Road, 650-949-4832.

Palo Alto City Library Central phone for all branches: 650329-2436 Library administration: 650-329-2516 Website: XXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHMJCSBSZ Email: Services: All of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library branches have Wi-Fi access and Internet-linked computers available to the public. Most 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. Borrowers must have a library card, which is free and does not require Palo Alto residency. For childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs and schedules of toddler storytimes, visit the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids.â&#x20AC;?

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Palo Alto Airport Address: 1925 Embarcadero Road Phone: 408-918-7702 Website: Hours: The airport is open 24 hours a day for incoming or outgoing flights, but is not fully staffed on a 24-hour basis; the terminal, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and the tower 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Palo Alto Courthouse Address: 270 Grant Ave., Palo Alto Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Phones: Small Claims Court, Traffic and Criminal, 650-462-3800; Law Library, 650-324-6529 (Library hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2-5 p.m.) Services: The Palo Alto Courthouse on Grant Avenue handles mostly traffic, criminal and small claims matters.

Fire Department Fire Administration 250 Hamilton Ave. Call 650-329-2184. www.cityofpaloalto. 66 sInfo Palo Alto

PSHĂśSF5IF'JSF%FQBSUNFOUIBTTFWFO stations, including one at Stanford University 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 CERT program. To register for a class, call 650-617-3197. The following are business numbers only. For emergencies, call 911. Fire Station 1 (Downtown), 301 Alma St., 650-329-2102. Fire Station 2 (Mayfield), 2675 Hanover St., 650-329-2256. Fire Station 3 (Rinconada), 799 Embarcadero Road, 650-329-2435. Fire Station 4 (Mitchell Park), 3600 Middlefield Road, 650-329-2507. Fire Station 5 (Barron Park), 600 Arastradero Road, 650-329-2187.

Computer Catalog: Lists holdings for all library branches. Library cardholders can reserve books, renew items, review their circulation records and use databases online. Library email: pa.library@ Main Library temporarily at 1218 Newell Road. Email: libraryreference@ Hours: Tue, Wed, 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. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library 1276 Harriet St. Hours: Mon, Thu 12-6 p.m.; Tue, Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. No minimum age for library cards. For children 13 and under signature and identification of a parent or guardian is required. Summer Reading Program available at all branches. College Terrace 2300 Wellesley St. Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu noon-6 p.m. Collections: Adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s materials, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. Downtown 270 Forest Ave. Hours: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon, Thu noon-8 p.m. Collections: Adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s materials, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. Mitchell Park 4050 Middlefield 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: Adult, teen and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s materials, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, large print books, easy-to-read adult books and Chinese and Russian language collection. (Mitchell Park Library, at 3700 Middlefield Road, is closed for renovations through November 2013.) Library Home Connection This service, staffed by volunteers, provides home (both private and institution) delivery to people unable to come to the library due to a long-term illness or physical disability. Service is limited to Palo Alto residents. Call 650-617-3100, ext. 3215.

Planning & Community Environment Department Development Center 285 Hamilton Ave. Call 650-329-2496. www.cityofpaloalto. PSHEFQUTQMOEFWFMPQNFOU@DFOUFS Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services: The Development Center is the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer-service center for contractors, homeowners, developers and architects interested in applying for and obtaining developmentrelated City permits and approvals. Most construction requires a building permit: remodeling, demolition, additions, tenant improvements, signs, and replacing a roof, water-heater or furnace. Adding second stories to homes, building new homes and many non-residential projects also require planning-application approval prior to a building permit. The centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website provides basic information on building permits and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning process.

Police department For emergencies, call 911 Address: 275 Forest Ave. at City Hall Website: Phones: 650-329-2413 (24-hour dispatch) for general information or business MonThu 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Fridays) A community access line that receives QVCMJDGFFECBDLPOQPMJDFDPNNVOJUZ interactions is at 650-329-2545. For the emergency and non-emergency dispatch center, or to register a complaint about noise or traffic, including speeding vehicles, call 650329-2413. To alert police to abandoned vehicles and overnight-parking violations (such as large trucks parked in residential neighborhoods), call the 24-hour hotline at 650-329-2258.

Post offices Central phone for all branches: 800ASK-USPS Website: Main Post Office 2085 E. Bayshore Road; Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-noon

Veterans Bureau Hospital 3801 Miranda Ave.; Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 650-493-5000.

Public parking Downtown: Parking is free for up to two hours, both on street and off street. Free three-hour parking is available at BMMHBSBHFT "MNB)JHI #SZBOU-ZUUPO  $JWJD$FOUFS $PXQFS8FCTUFS FYDFQUJO designated permit zones. Color zones: Downtown is divided into four color zones: purple, coral, lime and blue. Motorists may park in any one zone for up to two hours (or three hours in the garages) but are prohibited from parking in that zone again for the rest of the regulated day (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Thirty-minute spaces, yellow commercial-loading zones, white passenger-loading and disability designated spaces are exempt from the re-parking requirement. Visitor parking: For a one-day pass, pay $16 and park in off-street lots and parking garages. Day permits can be purchased at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.) or the first floor of the Bryant Street BOE$PXQFS8FCTUFSHBSBHFT1FSNJU parking for employers and employees can be purchased for any of the nine downtown lots and garages. There may be a waiting list. Call 650-329-2317 or visit Revenue Collections at City Hall. Costs for long-term permits: $420 a year, $135 a quarter. Sheraton: $75 a year, $26 a quarter. Weekly permits: $76 for large vehicles and construction workers. California Avenue area: The lots around California Avenue are two-hour lots; the two garages on Cambridge Avenue have three-hour limits from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits are available and may be used in all lots and garages. $43 per quarter, $123 a year. One-day permits are $6. There may be a waiting list. Call Revenue Collections, 650-3292317, or visit the City Hall lobby.

Waste disposal GreenWaste Recovery 625 Charles St., San Jose. Call 650-493-4894 for Palo Alto customer service. Services: garbage pickup, curbside recycling, waste recovery. GreenWaste recycles commercial and demolition waste, electronic waste, plastic bags, milk, juice containers and rigid plastics. Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant 2501 Embarcadero Way. Call 650-329-2598. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (website: www. DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHHPWEFQUTQXE rwqcp.asp) The water quality control plant processes wastewater and removes harmful bacteria, grease and pollutants, thereby improving environmental quality. Tours of the plant are available. Community-outreach program provides TQFBLFSTEJTQMBZTIBOEPVUT During business hours, 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including paint and some household pesticide products â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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; driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license or vehicle registration required. Call Palo Alto Public Works at 650-496-5910 for the household hazardous waste dropPòQSPHSBN XXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH hazwaste).

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Hamilton Station 380 Hamilton Ave.; Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 650-326-3821.

Services: 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 peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHFOKPZ

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PALO ALTO CIT Y GOVERNMENT City Hall address: 250 Hamilton Ave. General phone: 650-329-2100 Palo Alto city government Website:

Phone: 650-388-8639 (cell) Email: First elected: 2007 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

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Karen Holman Address: 725 Homer Ave. Phone: 650-444-4017 (cell) Email: First elected: 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014

Mayor and vice mayor hold terms of one year that expire in January. The general municipal election is held in even numbered years, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Council terms are for four years. Greg Scharff (Mayor 2013) Address: 445 Seale Ave. Phone: 650-325-7200 (office) Email: First elected: 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Nancy Shepherd (Vice Mayor 2013) Address: 1556 Madrono Ave. Phone: 650-326-6452 (home) Email: First elected: 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014

Council members Marc Berman Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-329-2480 Email: First elected: 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016 Pat Burt Address: 1249 Harriet St.

Larry Klein Address: 872 Seale Ave. Phone: 650-323-0780 (home) Email: First elected: (Appointed: 1981), 2005, 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Liz Kniss Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-888-8671 (cell) Email: First elected: 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016 Gail Price Address: 4082 Orme St. Phone: 650-856-6260 (home) Email: First elected: 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Greg Schmid Address: 3428 Janice Way Phone: 650-444-6313 (cell) Email: First elected: 2007 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

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 during the summer. 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 XXXNJEQFONFEJBPSHXBUDIQBDD@XFCDBTUJOEFYIUNM Where can I get a copy of the agenda? Agendas are available in the City Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office on the 7th floor in City Hall and at city libraries. They are also available at www. DJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHHPWBHFOEBT

HOW TO CONTAC T LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS Council-appointed Officers City Manager: James Keene, 650-3292392 City Attorney: Molly Stump, 650-3292171 City Auditor: Jim Pelletier, 650-3292629

Utilities, director: Valerie Fong, 650329-2161

Staff contact: Minka van der Zwaag, 650-463-4953

Boards and commissions

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Architectural Review Board Staff liaison: Russ Reich, 650-617-3119

Chief Operating Officer: Pamela Antil, 650-329-2533

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.

Police Chief: Dennis Burns, 650-3292413

Robert Gooyer. Term expires: Sept. 30, 2015

Fire Chief: Eric Nickel, 650-329-2184

Alexander Lew. Term expires: Sept. 30, 2015

City Clerk: Donna Grider, 650-329-2571

City staff

Chief Financial Officer: Lalo Perez, 650-329-2692 Chief Information Officer: Jonathan Reichental, 650-329-2182 Chief People Officer: Kathryn Shen, 650-329-2376 Community Services, director: Greg Betts, 650-463-4952 Library, director: Monique le Conge, 650-329-2436 Public Works, director: Mike Sartor, 650-329-2151

Lee Lippert. Term expires: Sept. 30, 2014 Clare Malone-Prichard, 650-327-7070 (office). Term expires: Sept. 30, 2014 Randy Popp. Term expires: Sept. 30, 2015

Early Care & Education Committee (ECEC) (formerly Child Care Advisory Committee)

Janice Shaul, chair, 650-493-2361

Citizen Oversight Committee for Expenditures of Library Bond Funds Staff liaison: Richard Hackman, 650617-3174 A five-member committee that meets quarterly. Terms are for four years beginning June 1.

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. Martin Bernstein, chair, 650-324-9610 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2014 Roger Kohler, vice chair, 650-328-1086 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2014 David Bower, 650-329-8564. Term expires: May 31, 2016 Beth Bunnenberg, 650-326-3813 (home). Term expires: May 31, 2016

Sandra Hirsch, chair, 650-565-8222. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Patricia Di Cicco, 650-380-5150 (cell). Term expires: May 31, 2016

Alice Smith, vice chair, 650-493-3554. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Michael Makinen, 650-604-4740 (office). Term expires: May 31, 2014

John Melton, 650-493-4165. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Margaret Wimmer, 650-646-1610. Term expires: May 31, 2014

Dena Mossar,650-329-1082. Term expires: May 31, 2017 James Schmidt, 650-322-2153. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Human Relations Commission Staff liaison: Minka van der Zwaag, 650463-4953 Info Palo Altos 71


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. Jill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nan, chair, 650-493-7479. Term expires: March 31, 2016 Ray Bacchetti, vice chair, 650-324-7423 (home). Term expires: March 31, 2015 Theresa Chen, 650-329-8456. Term expires: March 31, 2015 Claude Ezran, 650-324-2040 (home). Term expires: March 31, 2014 Diane Morin, 650-473-0822. Term expires: March 31, 2015 Daryl Savage, 650-424-9600 (office). Term expires: March 31, 2014

Library Advisory Commission Staff liaison: Monique le Conge, 650329-2403 A five-member advisory commission. Meetings are scheduled every other month on the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Council Conference Room, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Terms are for three years beginning May 1. Leonardo Hochberg, chair, 617-7925501. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2014

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Mary Beth Train, vice chair, 650-4943269. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2014 Sheena Chin, 650-329-2516. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2016 Eileen Landauer, 650-328-1506. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2014

Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Abby Knopper, 650-384-0822 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015 Keith Reckdahl, 650-493-3741 (cell). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Bob Moss, 650-493-2178. Term expires: Jan. 31, 2016

Planning and Transportation Commission

Parks and Recreation Commission

Staff liaison: Aaron Aknin, 650-329-2679

Staff liaison: Rob de Geus, 650-463-4908 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 Jan. 1. Residency is a requirement. The commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers. Ed Lauing, chair, 650-327-8890 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015 Jennifer Hetterly, vice chair 650-8560516 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015 Stacey Ashlund, 650-496-6962 (office) Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Deidre Crommie, 650-949-8145 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Pat Markevitch, 650-321-2211 (home).

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 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers. Mark D. Michael, chair, 650-328-1506 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2015 Arthur Keller, vice chair, 650-424-0202 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2014 Michael Alcheck, 650-260-8451 (office). Term expires: July 31, 2017 Carl King, 650-494-7470 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2014 Eduardo Martinez, 650-796-1011 (home). Term expires: July 31, 2017 Alex Panelli. Term expires: July 31, 2016 Greg Tanaka, 415-968-9436 (work). Term expires: July 31, 2016

Public Art Commission

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Staff liaison: Elise DeMarzo, 650-329-2519 A seven-member advisory commission in charge of overseeing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Larisa Usich, chair, 415-846-3362 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2014 Amanda Ross. vice chair, 650-561-4852 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2014 Trish Collins. Term expires: April 30, 2014 Kathleen Kavanaugh. Term expires: April 30, 2015 Ally Richter. Term expires: April 30, 2014 Vikki Tobak. Term expires: April 30, 2015

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

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Nancy Clark, chair, 650-327-8205 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013

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Richard Whaley, vice chair, 650-4940675 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013 Stepheny McGraw, 650-856-0296 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Hal Mickelson, 650-868-2938 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2013 Susan Rosenberg, 650-424-1448 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Utilities Advisory Commission A seven-member advisory commission responsible for overseeing Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, 650-3292277 James F. Cook, chair, 650-455-1855 (cell). Term expires: June 30, 2016 Jonathan Foster, vice chair,650-5330945 (cell). Term expires: June 30, 2015 Audrey Chang. 650-847-1210 (work). Term expires: June 30, 2015 Steve Eglash, 650-858-1461 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2015 Garth Hall, 650-322-9224 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2016 John Melton, 650-493-4165 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2014 Asher Waldfogel, 650-321-6745 (home). Term expires: June 30, 2014

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. at the Cubberley Community Center.

Special Districts Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District District Address: 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. General manager: Steve Abbors. Acquires and preserves natural open space and provides for low-intensity public recreation. District encompasses population of 741,000 in 550 square miles, including 26 cities and areas of three counties between Los Gatos and San Carlos and to the Pacific Ocean in San Mateo County, from the southern border of Pacifica to the Santa Cruz County line. Maintains more than 60,000 acres of open space in 26 preserves. Board meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office. 2012-13 total budget: $41.4 million t tXXXPQFOTQBDFPSH



NEW Improvements to the Household Hazardous Waste Station (NEW hours too!)

We’ve made some exciting new upgrades to the Household Hazardous Waste Station, where you can safely dispose of your unwanted or unused toxic household items. You can find the list of accepted items online or by calling us. We’ve expanded our hours!

We’ve added a new reuse service!

The HHW Station is now open: Every Saturday 9am – 11am First Friday of the month 3pm – 5pm

Residents can pick up usable household products such as paints, cleaners and unused motor oil.



" 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per visit " Must be a Palo Alto Resident (driver’s license or vehicle registration)

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For more information, visit | (650) 496-5910

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Recreation Services! BOOST! fitness The Palo Alto Recreation Division now offers BOOST! Adult Fitness classes to boost your life! Class prices start at just $6.50 per class!

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Swim Aquatics The City of Palo Alto Aquatics program offers a variety of ways to enjoy the pool including lap swim, recreation swim, swim lessons for all ages, fitness classes, camps, pool parties, and special events. Enjoy swimming!


enjoy! Classes The City of Palo Alto Recreation Division offers programs that enhance and contribute to the social, educational, physical and personal well-being of every individual in our community.

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BIKES. BUSES, TR AINS AND AUTOMOBILES EBZ XFFL NPOUI  two months. Tune-ups $199. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. t tCJLFDPOOFDUJPO!TCDHMPCBMOFU tXXXCJLFDPOOFDUJPOOFU Bikestation Palo Alto 95 University Ave. at the University Avenue Caltrain station, Palo Alto. Paid memberships offer secure bicycle parking for 150 bicycles at the Caltrain Depot. 24-hour access. Daily ($10 for 10 days), monthly ($12) and annual memberships ($96) available, plus $20 annual administrative fee. Membership includes bicycle repairs and discounts on parts and accessories. tXXXCJLFTUBUJPODPN Campus Bike Shop 459 Lagunita Drive, #12, Stanford University. Rents comfort bikes, commuter bikes and high-end road bikes. Available from 24 hours to ZFBS*ODMVEFTIFMNFUMPDL.PO'SJ  a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. t3FTFSWFPOMJOFPSDBMM tJOGP!DBNQVTCJLFTIPQDPN tDBNQVTCJLFTIPQDPN

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EPA commuter shuttle Caltrain runs a free shuttle bus from the Palo Alto Menlo Park train station to East Palo Alto. This shuttle is funded by the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality .BOBHFNFOU%JTUSJDU BMPOHXJUI$JUZ County Association of Governments and the City of East Palo Alto. t tXXXDBMUSBJODPN

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By bike Around Palo Alto Palo Alto is known in cycling circles as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;bicycle friendlyâ&#x20AC;? community. A map of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike routes is available at most libraries and at City Hall. The best-known of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s routes is the Bryant Street Bike Boulevard, which runs from East Meadow Drive through downtown, where it connects with a bike bridge to Menlo Park. Occasional roadblocks discourage auto traffic on Bryant, which requires few stops for bicyclists. tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH TFBSDI under â&#x20AC;&#x153;bike routes mapâ&#x20AC;?) Bicycle licensing It is required by law to register bicycles in Palo Alto. Bicycle owners can purchase a license valid for 2-3 years for $2 at any Palo Alto fire station from 3-5 p.m. weekdays. t $JUZPG1BMP"MUP5SBOTportation Division) for information about bicycle routes, lockers or racks; 650-329-2406 (Police Department) to 76 sInfo Palo Alto

report a stolen bike. tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSH EFQUTQMOOFXTEFUBJMT BTQ /FXT*%5BSHFU*% National bicycle licensing 1475 Powell St., Ste. 101, Emeryville. Bicycles may be registered on a national registry for $10 for 10 years for one bike; $25 for 30 years (transferable) or $25 for up to five bikes at the same address, for 10 years. t#*,& t/#3!CPPNFSBOHJUDPN tXXXOBUJPOBMCJLFSFHJTUSZDPN Bicycle lockers City of Palo Alto bicycle lockers are available for rental at the California Avenue Caltrain station and at several locations in the Downtown business district. The rental fee is $6 per month, payable every six months. Caltrain also rents bike lockers at the California Avenue and Palo Alto Caltrain stations. tUIF5SBOTQPSUBUJPO%JWJTJPOBU 329-2520; 650-508-6350 tXXXDBMUSBJODPN Bike rentals Mountain and hybrid bikes available for daily, weekly and monthly rates, ranging from $35 a day to $250 or more a month. The Bike Connection 2011 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Rentals, road bikes, NPVOUBJOCJLFTBOEIZCSJETBSF

Dumbarton Express Administered by AC Transit, and overseen by the Dumbarton Express Consortium, the bus service travels through Palo Alto and Menlo Park crossing the Dumbarton Bridge and terminating at the Union City BART station. The DB and DB1 operate during non-holiday weekdays, Mon-Fri, only 5 a.m.-8 p.m. tBOETBZi%VNCBSUPO&YQSFTTwGPS schedule information tXXXEVNCBSUPOFYQSFTTDPN Marguerite Shuttle 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. Stanford Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free public transit runs Mon-Fri year-round except university holidays. Limited service is available on weekends and university holidays during the academic year. The shuttle serves the Palo Alto, Menlo Park and California Avenue Caltrain stations. The Marguerite is wheelchair- and bicycle-accessible. A complete route map is available online.

t tNBSHVFSJUF!TUBOGPSEFEV tNBSHVFSJUFTUBOGPSEFEV Palo Alto Shuttle The Palo Alto Shuttle operates two routes: the Embarcadero shuttle and the Crosstown shuttle. Connects businesses in the East #BZTIPSF#BZMBOETBSFBXJUIEPXOUPXO Palo Alto and the Caltrain station, with service to Palo Alto High School, Castilleja School and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Also serves Jordan Middle School. The Crosstown shuttle runs every hour from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m, Mon-Fri and services Downtown Palo Alto to East Charleston Road. t$JUZPG1BMP"MUP5SBOTportation division tXXXDJUZPGQBMPBMUPPSHUSBOTQPSUBtion Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 3331 N. First St., San Jose. VTA bus and light-rail service extends from San Jose into Palo Alto, with connections to SamTrans service in San Mateo County. A free shuttle connects the San Jose Airport with light rail and Caltrain. Hours of operation vary by route; buses and light rail run less frequently on weekends and holidays. Schedules are available on buses and light rail, at local colleges, libraries, chambers of commerce and city halls. t tXXXWUBPSH

Key bus routes in Palo Alto No. 22 Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Eastridge in San Jose via El Camino Real. Runs 24 hours a day. No. 35 Stanford Shopping Center to Mountain View, via Downtown Palo Alto, Middlefield Road and San Antonio Road. Weekdays every 30 minutes during the EBZBOENJOVUFTEVSJOHFWFOJOH4BU Sun every 60 minutes. No. 88 VTA Community Bus Line 88 serves the Palo Alto Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hospital to Middlefield Road and Colorado Avenue via Miranda, Charleston, Fabian, Meadow, Louis, Colorado, Middlefield and Oregon Expressway. Additional service for Gunn High School. Weekday service only from 6:32 a.m.-6:39 p.m.; runs every 60 minutes. No weekend service. No. 101 Express commuter-bus service from Stanford Research Park to San Jose, via Vallco, Westgate, Winchester Boulevard, Camden and Hwy. 85, southbound only in the afternoons (northbound in the mornings). No service on weekends and some holidays. No. 102 Express, commuter-bus service from South San Jose light-rail stations to Stanford Research Park, northbound only in the mornings, southbound only in the afternoons.


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No. 103 Express, commuter-bus service from Stanford Research Park to East San Jose and Eastridge, eastbound only in the afternoons, westbound only in the mornings. No. 104 Express, commuter-bus service from Stanford Research Park to East San Jose and Milpitas, eastbound only in the afternoons, westbound only in the mornings. No. 280 and No. 281 Stanford Shopping Center to East Palo Alto, via University Avenue, Webster Street and Lytton Avenue in Palo Alto. For 280: weekdays: 6:01 a.m.-10:06 p.m. every 30 minutes; after 8 p.m. every hour. Sat 8:25 a.m.- 5:55 p.m. every 30 minutes. Sun 8:55 a.m.-4:55 p.m. every hour. For 281: weekdays 6:30 a.m.-9:55 p.m. every 30-60 minutes; Sat 8:55 a.m.-5:55 p.m. every 30 minutes; Sun 9:25 a.m.-5:25 p.m. every 60 minutes. tPS5%% IFBSJOH impaired only): 650-508-6448 tXXXTBNUSBOTDPNTDIFEVMFTIUNM Route ECR Route ECR replaces Nos. 390 and 391, providing service every 15 minutes along El Camino Real. Route ECR provides service to all Caltrain and BART stations along the route â&#x20AC;&#x201C; South San Francisco and San Bruno. tPS5%% IFBSJOH impaired only): 650-508-6448 tXXXTBNUSBOTDPNTDIFEVMFTIUNM No. 397 and 297 Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Transbay Terminal. For 397: Daily 12:51-2:51 p.m. No mid-day operation. For 297 or 397: Fills in gaps between regular, local service and the owl service. SamTrans offers limited latenight service. Rapid 522 Direct service between Palo Alto and East San Jose, about every 15 minutes, 5:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.

By rail Caltrain Mailing address: P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos. The Peninsula commuter rail line operates daily between San Francisco and San Jose from approximately 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Also limited weekday commuter-hour service from Gilroy to San Francisco. Tickets must be purchased from a ticket vending machine before boarding. Eight-ride and monthly tickets are available for riders using Clipper cards. Discounts are provided for seniors (65 and up), youths 17 and younger, and people with disabilities. tGPSIFBSJOHJNQBJSFE TDD 650-508-6448 tXXXDBMUSBJODPN Bikes on board Each train has two bike cars. The number of bicycles is limited to 40 per gallery car (80 bikes total for train) and 24 per Bombardier car (48 bikes total for train). There is no charge to bring a bicycle on board. tGPSMPDLFSSFOUBMT tXXXDBMUSBJODPNSJEFSJOGP#JDZDMFT#JDZDMF@(FOFSBM@*OGPIUNM

EDITOR Jocelyn Dong

Driving Identification placards for the disabled People with disabilities who are mobility-impaired may apply to the California Department of Motor Vehicles for a placard to carry with them for display on the dashboard of the car in which they are riding. This enables the vehicle to park in spaces designated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Handicapped Only.â&#x20AC;? Fees apply for some types of placards. Doctor or physician certification required. t 3FEXPPE$JUZPĂłDF  or 800-368-4327 (deaf or hearing impaired from TDD phones) tXXXENWDBHPW Ridesharing RIDES for Bay Area Commuters Inc. organizes carpools and vanpools and provides program services for people in seven of the nine Bay Area counties. Also provides personalized commute consultations. Other commute information regarding bicycling, commute incentives and public transit or telecommute available. t tXXXSJEFTIBSFPSH

Airport transport Excel Limousine Service Charges $65 for limo direct to the San Francisco airport; $55 for limo direct to San Jose airport, from Palo Alto. Up to four people. Call for fares for additional person from same location. t tXXXCBZBSFBFYDFMMJNPDPN No. KX 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. From Palo Alto to San Francisco via El Camino Real, Hwy. 101 and San Francisco Airport. Weekdays: approximately from 6 a.m.-12 a.m. Hours are limited. Express fare is $5. Route KX will operate between the Redwood City Caltrain Station and the San Bruno BART station (includes service to SFO), with service to San Francisco only during the peak commute. tGPSIFBSJOHJNQBJSFE 650-508-6488 tXXXTBNUSBOTDPN

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

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

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

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

Animal Services ............................................... 650-496-5971

Police (non-emergency)................................ 650-329-2413

Registrar of Voters — SCC ........................... 408-299-8683

Bicycle license information .......................... 650-329-2184

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

Real property (city-owned) ........................ 650-329-2800

Tax Assessor — SCC email through website: ................

Building inspection ........................................ 650-329-2496 Use and occupancy permits ....................... 650-329-2496 Vendors, solicitors, etc. ................................. 650-329-2271 Business in home or garage ........................ 650-329-2100 Cable-TV complaints against Comcast ....... 800-934-6489 City Attorney .....................................................650-329-2171

Recreation......................................................... 650-463-4900 Recycling ............................................................ 650-496-5910 Streets ................................................................. 650-496-6974 Trees ..................................................................... 650-496-5953

Traffic Court — SCC ........................................ 650-462-3800 Traffic Court — SCC (recorded information) ................................. 650-462-3800 if no answer, dial 408-808-3100

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

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

Non-city agencies

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City Manager .................................................... 650-329-2392

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Alcoholics Anonymous — SCC ................... 408-374-8511

Community Services ..................................... 650-463-4952

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

Fire Department ............................................... 650-329-2184

Birth, marriage & death certificates — SCC ..........................................408-299-5688

Child Abuse Report Line for Santa Clara County ................................... 650-493-1186

Flood zone information ............................... 650-329-2496 Graffiti reporting ............................................. 650-496-6974

Chamber of Commerce ................................. 650-324-3121

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor Gregory Scharff ................................ 650-868-9303

Marriage licenses — SCC Clerk .................. 408-299-5688

Suicide & Crisis Hotline — SCC .................. 855-278-4204

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

Palo Alto Airport — SCC ................................ 408-918-7702

Support Network ............................................ 800-572-2782

Parking violations ........................................... 650-329-2252

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

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

Adult education, 63 Airport transport, 77 "OJNBMTFSWJDFTQSPUFDUJPO  Archery, 36 Art galleries, 8 Arts organizations, 46 Basketball, 36 Biking, 36, 76 Bookstores and readings, 8 Bus, 76 Business organizations, 15 Cable television, 15 Camping, 36 $BSFFSKPCTFSWJDFT  $FNFUFSJFTNPSUVBSJFT  Child care centers & preschools, 45 Child care hotlines, 46 $IJMEDBSFSFGFSSBMT  $MBTTFTQMBDFTUPHP  Colleges and universities, 63 Community centers, 15 Community colleges, 63 Dance, 8, 36 Disabilities, services, 28 Driving, 77 Drug and alcohol services, 17 &EVDBUJPOFOSJDINFOU  Education, special, 60 Elementary and middle schools, private, 54 78 sInfo Palo Alto

Emergency services, 17 Environment, 17 Farmers markets, 18 Fishing, 40 'PVOEBUJPOTGVOESBJTJOH organizations, 18 Garden clubs, 18 Gardens, 18 Golf (private courses), 40 Golf (public courses), 40 Health and support services, 20 Health clinics, 20 High schools, private, 59 )JLJOHXBMLJOH  Historical associations, 20 Home schooling, 54 Homeless services, 20 Horseback riding, 43 Hospitals, 20 Housing, 20 Ice skating, 43 In-line skating, 43 International issues, 23 Judo, 43 Law, 23 Lawn bowling, 43 Lectures, 8 Live music and dancing, 8 Mediation, 23 .FOUBMIFBMUIDPVOTFMJOH 

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Post offices, 66 Radio stations, 26 Recycling and hazardous waste disposal, 26 Research institutions, 26 Rugby, 43 Running, 43 Sailing and sailboarding, 43 Seniors, 26 Service groups, 28 Skateboarding, 43 Soccer, 43 Softball, 43 Sports, 48 Square dancing, 43 Star-gazing, 44 Swim & tennis clubs, private, 44 Swimming, 44 Table tennis, 44 Taijiquan, 44 Taxis, 77 Tennis, 44 Theater, 12 Train, 77 Transportation, 28 Volleyball, 44 Volunteering, 34 Waste disposal, 67 Youth and children, 34 Youth and service groups, 48


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