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Inside Info Index .................................................. 70 Kids ..................................................... 43 Outdoors & Recreation ............... 32 Palo Alto parks map ..................... 38 Public Officials................................ 64 Quick reference directory.......... 70

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Arts & Entertainment .....................8 By the Numbers ................................6 Community ..................................... 14 Education ......................................... 48 Getting Around ............................. 68 Government.................................... 60 Info Palo Alto • 5

FAC T S AN D S TAT IS T I C S AB O U T PALO ALTO Vital signs Square miles: 25.98 Population: 64,403 Parks and plazas: 32 Acres of city parks: 165 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, *California Department of Finance)

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

City facts City employees: 1,034 General fund budget (2014-15): $171.4 million and a $294.7 million enterprise fund Police officers (sworn): 93 Police patrol vehicles: 28 Fire stations: 6 (plus one seasonal) Firefighters: 96 Fire Department vehicles: 27 Libraries: 5 Per capita circulation rate of library

Historic firsts Gaspar de Portola party camps by El Palo Alto: 1769 Juana Briones purchases property now in Palo Alto and Los Altos: 1844 Stanford University opens: 1891 First business opens — a real estate office. Soon joined by a restaurant and bookstore: 1891 First Palo Alto wedding: 1892 First Palo Alto school opens: 1893 Palo Alto votes for incorporation 98 to 21: 1894 Residents approve water system, the first step in creating utilities: 1896 First Palo Alto library opens: 1904 First traffic law passed. Speed limit is “a slow trot:” 1905 “Father of radio” Lee de Forest invents the vacuum tube at Channing Avenue and Emerson Street: 1906 Palo Alto incorporated as Charter city: 1909 First movie theater opens on 6 • Info Palo Alto

items (2013): 22.8 per year Library card holders (2013): 51,007 Average monthly residential electricity bill (1998-99): $39.02 Average monthly residential electricity bill (2013-14): $77.40

People Median age (2010): 41.9 White: 64.2 percent Asian: 27.1 percent Hispanic: 6.2 percent Black: 1.8 percent Seniors (65 and older): 16.7 percent Veterans (2008-12): 2,657 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-12 American Community Survey) and 2010 Census

Education and income Adults with no college education (2008-12): 4.7 percent Adults with bachelor’s degrees or higher (2008-12): 79.5 percent Adults with graduate degrees or higher (2008-12): 50.6 percent Per capita income (2008-12): $74,582 Median household income (2008-12): $122,482 Median family income (2008-12): $164,857 Residents below poverty level (200812): 4.9 percent (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-12 American Community Survey)

Housing Housing units: 28,216* University Avenue: 1909 May Fete Parade founded: 1922 Mayfield and College Terrace annexed: 1925 Palo Alto’s yacht harbor opens: 1928 First dial phone call made in Palo Alto: 1929 Downtown post office opens: 1932 Palo Alto airport moves from Stanford land to Baylands: 1935 Bill Hewlett and David Packard begin work in Addison Avenue garage: 1938 The Children’s Library, the first standalone public library of its kind in the United States, opens: 1940 First liquor store in city opens: 1953 Stanford Shopping Center opens: 1956 Municipal golf course opens: 1956 City purchases Foothills Park: 1958 City buys first computer: 1961 Horace Anderson first AfricanAmerican elected to Palo Alto Unified School District board: 1962

Median home price (through June 2014): $2,339,000** Median home price (through June 2013): $2,150,000** Median home price (through June 2000): $987,700 Median home price (1990): $457,800 Median home price (1980): $148,900 Median home price (1970): $33,900 Median condo price (through June 2014): $1,265,000** Average monthly (asking) rent (2014): $2,802 (one bedroom, one bath)*** Average monthly (asking) rent (2014): $3,739 (two bedroom, two bath)*** Median monthly rent in 1990: $825 Median monthly rent in 1960: $162 Average number of people per housing unit in 1960: 3.1 Average number of people per housing unit in 2000: 2.3 Single-person households (1990): 7,865 Single-person households (2008-12): 7,680 California-born residents (1980): 42.9 percent California-born residents (2008-12): 35.6 percent (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-12 American Community Survey; *California Department of Finance; **Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS(R) from MLSListings Inc.; ***RealFacts)

Business Commercial and Industrial space: 27.3 million square feet (July 2005)* Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, First woman hired as police officer: 1971 Recycling center at landfill opens: 1971 First cocktail served downtown: 1972 Roy Clay first African-American elected to City Council: 1973 First woman firefighter hired: 1974 City Council passes first no-smoking law: 1975 Barron Park annexed: 1975 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 African-American city manager appointed: 1993 Palo Alto becomes first U.S. city on the Internet: 1994 Palo Alto Weekly first newspaper to put content directly on Internet: 1994

2014): $27.24 billion** Total Assessed Valuation (1984): $3.85 billion (Source: *City of Palo Alto; **Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office)

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

Miscellaneous Palo Altans who said they had no phone at home: 422 Palo Altans who said they walked to work: 1,562 Homes in Palo Alto that claimed to have three vehicles or more: 4,836 Homes in Palo Alto fueled by solar energy: 68 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-12 American Community Survey and 2010 Census) Palo Alto celebrates its Centennial: 1994 Stanford hosts six games of the World Cup: 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 AfricanAmerican woman elected to Palo Alto City Council: 2001 Yoriko Kishimoto first AsianAmerican 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 Palo Alto goes “carbon neutral” with its electric portfolio: 2013

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DAN CE, MUSI C , T H E AT ER AN D M O R E Bookstores and readings Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • 650-323-7822 • Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. • 650-321-0600 • Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-324-4321 • Linden Tree Books, Los Altos 265 State St., Los Altos. • 650-949-3390 • Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford. • 650-329-1217 •

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Supernumeraries Austin Pleban, left, and Ernest Chau, check out a game on Pleban’s phone in the green room at Lucie Stern Community Theatre while waiting for their scene during rehearsal of West Bay Opera’s “The Magic Flute” in May 2014.

Art galleries Anderson Collection in Menlo Park • 650-854-5160 • Bryant Street Gallery 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-321-8155 • Gallery House 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto (entrance through Printers Cafe). • 650-326-1668 • Kathleen Avery Fine Art 555 Bryan St. #325, Palo Alto. • 650-324-0404 •

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The Nature Gallery 296 State St., Los Altos. • 650-327-8700 • Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. • 650-321-3891 • Shady Lane Gallery 441 University Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-1099 • Smith Andersen Editions 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-327-7762 • Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford. • 650-725-3622 • Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. • 650-723-3404 • stanford-art-gallery/

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• Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 • Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-327-0830 • Mitchell Park Teen Center 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2400 • Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. • 650-851-8487 • Vintage Dance Party Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. • 650-380-2021 •

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. • Aquarius 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • 650-327-3241 •

Red Thistle Dancers 2921 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-327-1350 (Jennifer Kelly) •

Century Cinema 16 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-961-3828 •

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

Century Cinema 20 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. • 650-701-1341 •

Lectures Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lectures — POST 222 High St., Palo Alto. • 650-854-7696 • SLAC National Accelerator Lab 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. • 650-926-3300 • The Woman’s Club of Palo Alto Landmark Leaders Series 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • (650) 321-5821 • USGS Lecture Series 345 Middlefield Road, Bldg. 3, Conference Room A, Menlo Park. • 650-853-8300 •

Live music and dancing Alberto’s 736 Dana St., Mtn. View. • 650-968-3007 • Ballroom Dancing at the Cubberley Pavilion 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-493-0128 • Guild 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. • 650-566-8367 • Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-324-3700 •

Museums and collections Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. • 650-723-4177 • Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-810-1010 • Hoover Institution 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. • 650-723-1754; Hoover Library, 650-723-2054; Hoover Archives,650-725-7750 •


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Soli Deo Gloria 220 Sansome St., Ste. 900, San Francisco. • 888-734-7664 •

Stanford. • for tickets 650-725-ARTS. For information and schedule 650-736-0324 •

Stanford Live (formerly Stanford Lively Arts) 365 Lasuen St., 2nd floor, Stanford. • 650-723-2551 of box office: 650-7242464 •

Stanford Music Department 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. • 650-723-3811; 650-725-ARTS for tickets •

weekdays 9 a.m.-noon • Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. • 650-364-8300 •

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford) Sand Hill Road, Woodside. • 650-851-6813 •

Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. • 650-917-6800 •

Menlo Park Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey ) 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. • 650-853-8300 •

Cogswell Concerts Cogswell Plaza, Lytton Avenue between Ramona and Bryant streets, Palo Alto.

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Music in the Redwoods 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. • 650-851-8282 • New Century Chamber Orchestra 665 3rd St. #345, San Francisco. • 415-357-1111; city box office, 415-3924400 • Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. • Shoreline box office at 650-967-4040 • Stanford Jazz Festival P.O. Box 20454,

Stanford Savoyards 520 Lasuen Mall, Quad 2, Bldg. 580, Stanford. • West Bay Opera 221 Lambert St., Palo Alto. • 650-424-9999 •

Places to tour Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. • 650-325-2405 • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-329-1356 during office hours,


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Hanna House 3160 Porter Drive Suite 200, Palo Alto. • 650-725-8352 •

Stanford Shopping Center Summer Jazz Concert Series 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. • 650-617-8200, 866-920-5299 •

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Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company) 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. • 650-941-0551 • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts P.O. Box 7540, Mtn. View. • 650-903-6000 (24 hours) • Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4930; box office: 650-4634970 • Palo Alto Players Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-0891 •

Stanford University Campus 295 Galvez St., Stanford. • 650-723-2560 (Visitor Information Services) •

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Sunset Magazine and Gardens 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park. • Groups of 10 or more should call ahead for reservations at 650-3213600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. •

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Animal services/ protection Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club • 650-961-1891 • Palo Alto Animal Services 3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • Main number, lost or stray animals, 650-496-5971; after-hour emergencies, dead animal pickup, animal control dispatch, 650-329-2413 (24 hours); Spay and Neuter Clinic, 650496-5933. • Palo Alto Humane Society P.O. Box 60715, Palo Alto. 1149 Chestnut St., Menlo Park. • 650-424-1901 • Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. • 650-367-1405 • Wildlife Care Center Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. V, Palo Alto. • 650-494-7283 •

Business organizations Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. • 650-324-3121 • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors 1651 N. 1st St., San Jose. • 408-445-8500 • 14 • Info Palo Alto

Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS (SILVAR) 19400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 100, Cupertino. • 408-200-0100 •

Cable television Comcast 620 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • Customer service line, 24-hours/day: 1-800-COMCAST; Palo Alto location: 650-332-4167 • Media Center 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Operates community-access TV channels 26 through 30, available on cable and the Internet. • 650-494-8686 •

Career JobTrain (formerly Opportunities Industrialization Center West — OICW) 1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park. Offers job-training placement programs, ESL and basic skills/GED classes. • 650-330-6429 •

Cemeteries/mortuaries Alta Mesa Cemetery and Funeral Home 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-1041 • Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. • 650-428-3730 • Spangler Mortuaries 799 Castro St., Mtn. View; 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. • 650-967-5546 for Mountain View

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. • 650-324-4786 • 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 space includes tennis courts, soccer, softball and football fields. • 650-329-2418; 650-329-2639 for field rentals •, search for Cubberley Community Center Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit women’s center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and communityservice activities and mentoring. No membership fee. • 650-473-0664 • Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Designed by Birge Clark and built in 1934, this Spanish Mediterranean-style complex is home to the City of Palo Alto’s Recreation Department and two theaters. Rooms are available for rent for meetings, weddings, receptions and parties. • 650-463-4900 front desk •, search for Lucie Stern Oshman Family JCC - Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The OFJCC is a multi-use facility with programs and services for all ages and for singles and families. Fitness center, double-court gymnasium, indoor and outdoor pools, preschool, meeting rooms and a Cultural Arts Hall. • 650-223-8700 • 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, family swim times, swim lessons, yoga and other life enrichment classes; youth camps, sports and programs. • 650-856-9622 • Ventura Community Center 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. Home to Palo Alto Community Child Care, as well as Sojourner Truth Infant-Toddler Program and the Palo Alto Family YMCA’s Ventura Activity Center (during school year) and Heffalump and Country Day School. • Corporate 650-493-2361 or 650-856-9622 • YMCA of Silicon Valley 80 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara. Corporate association office. • 408-351-6400 •

Drug and alcohol services Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County - Children Family Community Services Division 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose. • 800-488-9919; 408-272-6518 for youth •

Emergency services Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. • 650-336-8227 • Palo Alto Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Formerly known as Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities (PANDA). • Office of Emergency Services at 650-617-3197 •

Environment 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. • 650-962-9876 • Baylands Conservation Committee 1056 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. An environmental-action committee of 650 individuals concerned with the Palo Alto and Midpeninsula baylands and bayfront areas. • 650-321-4165 Canopy 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. A nonprofit advocate for the urban forests of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and neighboring communities. Educates public about trees and encourages


environmental stewardship through tree planting and tree-care opportunities. The website includes a list of local certified arborists, a tree library and selfguided tree walks. • 650-964-6110 • 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 in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which it helped establish in 1972. • 650-493-5540 • 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. • 650-326-0252 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. • 650-968-7243 • Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center 559 College Ave.,

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Palo Alto. Offering hands-on classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyle. • 650-493-6072 • 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. • 650-493-8000 • 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. • 650-949-8650 • Magic, Inc. 381 Oxford Ave., Palo Alto. Nonprofit demonstrates how people can learn and apply ecology to live better. Activities include life-planning workshops; seminars in valuescience; 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.

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. A private, nonprofit land conservancy that protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since its founding in 1977, POST has protected more than 70,000 acres of land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. • 650-854-7696 • Sempervirens Fund 419 S. San Antonio Road, Ste. 211, Los Altos. Sempervirens Fund protects and permanently preserves redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and other important natural features of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. • 650-949-1453 • 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. • 650-390-8411 • 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. • 650-968-7065 •

Farmers markets California Avenue Farmers Market California Avenue, Palo Alto. Sundays, year-round; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • 510-745-7100 •, farmers-market/7/Next-30-days Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market Gilman Street and Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. 2nd Sat in May-3rd Sat in Dec •

Foundations/fundraising organizations A Foundation Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy 2450 El Camino Real, Ste. 101, Palo Alto. • 650-532-3274 • Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4930 • Friends of the Palo Alto Library P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto.

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• 650-213-8755 • Friends of the Palo Alto Parks 425 Grant Ave., Ste. 27, Palo Alto. • 650-327-7323 • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health 400 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 340, Palo Alto. • 650-497-8365 • Palo Alto Community Fund P.O. Box 50634, Palo Alto. • 650-690-0370 • Palo Alto Library Foundation P.O. Box 181, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2516 • Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-329-3990 • Palo Alto Recreation Foundation Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-852-0620 • Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 300, Mtn. View. • 650-450-5400 •

Garden clubs California Native Plant Society - Santa Clara Valley Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Room 205, Palo Alto. • 650-260-3450 • Garden Club of Palo Alto P.O. Box 898, Palo Alto. • Gardening with Natives, California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, room 205, Palo Alto. • 650-260-3450 • Western Horticultural Society P.O. Box 60507, Palo Alto. • 650-941-6136 •

Gardens Community Garden Program 3201 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. The community garden program is open to residents, who will do organic gardening only (no herbicides or pesticides allowed). Community gardens include the main garden, adjacent to the library at 1313 Newell Road, with about 150 plots; Eleanor Pardee Garden, at the corner of Channing Avenue and Center Drive, with 65 plots; Johnson Park Garden, at Kipling and Pine, with 29 plots. • 650-496-6962 • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. A 2.5-acre estate with gardens and 1902 Colonial/ Georgian Revival house. Self-guided

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tours free to public. Formal, woodland and demonstration gardens. Garden classes, monthly luncheons in main house, special events, master gardener hotline and plant clinics. Facilities available for social and business events. • 650-329-1356 •

Health and support services Alcoholics Anonymous 274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste.D, Campbell. • 408-374-8511 • Mtgs.html Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. • Helpline, 800-272-3900; office, 650-962-8111 • American Lung Association 424 Pendeleton Way, Oakland. • 510-638-5864 • Bay Area Cancer Connections 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-326-6686; toll free 888-222-4401 • Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave., San Jose. • 408-998-5865 • Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1300 • Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-326-5530 • Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) 1731 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 210, Palo Alto. • 650-404-9975; 855-237-4669 toll free • Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-2109 • Juniper Integrative Care Clinic 4149 El Camino Way, Ste. B, Palo Alto. • 650-493-9333 • Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5272 • Living Strong Living Well Palo Alto. • 650-725-5014 • Momentum for Mental Health 206 California Ave., Palo Alto. • 408-261-7777 • Nicotine Anonymous 419 Main St., Huntington Beach. • Hotline at 877-879-6422 • Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto.

• 650-853-0321 • Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. • 650-565-8485 • Planned Parenthood Mountain View Health Center 225 San Antonio Road, Mtn. View. • 650-948-0807 • Ronald McDonald House 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-470-6000 • Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-723-7831 • Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Road, Ste. 201, Palo Alto. Also Stanford Hospital (650-725-8100); Cancer Center (650-736-1713); East Palo Alto Branch, Ravenswood Center (650-289-7711, bilingual medical library). • 650-725-8400 • Suicide Crisis Hotline 828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose. • 650-368-6655 or 855-278-4204 YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose. • 408-295-4011. 24-hour hotlines: domestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 •

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. El Camino Hospital serves Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and parts of Palo Alto and San Jose. • 650-940-7000 • 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. • 650-903-2710 • 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. • 650-299-2200 • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. The 311-bed 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. • 650-497-8000 • Q Family Resource Library

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Castro St. Ste. 250, Mt. View. • 650-694-0600 •, search for teen clinic 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. MayView accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids, as well as the uninsured. Additional clinic locations in Mountain View and Sunnyvale. • 650-327-8717 • Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. Provides comprehensive primary and specialty care, including obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and surgical specialties. Also has on-site laboratory services, as well as radiology, ultrasound and mammography. • 650-498-6500 • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Palo Alto campus offers primary care (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics), OB/ Gyn and breast care, more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties, urgent care (drop-in care; check hours and wait time online), outpatient surgery center, laboratory and radiology/ imaging services. • 650-321-4121 (switchboard is open 24 hours) • Q Urgent Care Center 795 El Camino Real,

Palo Alto. For urgent, drop-in care. • 650-321-4121 (adult), 650-853-6558 (pediatric) • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 370 Distel Circle, Los Altos. • 650-254-5200 • 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. • 650-853-0321 • 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. Info Palo Alto • 17



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Encina Ave., Palo Alto. The Opportunity Services Center provides drop-in services for families and single adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include emergency rental assistance, clothes closet, computer lab, on-site clinic and case management. • 650-853-8672

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. Serves Stanford, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. • 650-327-1718, 408-730-8491 •

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bed emergency shelter program that alternates locations through congregations in Palo Alto and surrounding neighborhoods. The shelter is hosted at a different church each month, where volunteers set up nightly beds and serve home-cooked meals for homeless adults. Intakes done through IVSN’s Opportunity Services Center, 33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto.

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Project Sentinel 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. A private, nonprofit organization that provides fair-housing investigation, counseling and education for local communities. Serves Palo Alto and Mountain View. • 408-720-9888; 888-331-3332 •

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Bread of Life EPA 2455 Old Middlefield Way, Mtn. View. Providing food, clothing, personal essentials to homeless, families with children, seniors and working poor at designated facilities. • 650-961-9796 •

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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. • 650-305-1174 •

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

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Community Working Group 2507A Alma St., Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization addressing homelessness on the Midpeninsula. • 650-299-8700 •

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Jose, providing interim and stabilization shelter, permanent supportive housing, outreach, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention services. • main: 650-685-5880 •

Palo Alto Housing Corporation 725 Alma St., Palo Alto. Private nonprofit agency that develops, builds and manages low- and moderate-income housing in Palo Alto. Activities include administration of the City of Palo Alto’s Below Market Rate program, development and management of hundreds of units of rental housing and housing advocacy. • 650-321-9709 •

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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. Veterans Affairs has three inpatient divisions, the main campus in Palo Alto, a second campus at 795 Willow Road in Menlo Park and a third campus in Livermore. • 650-493-5000 •

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Hospital & Clinics: Stanford Family Practice, 650-723-6963; Stanford Medical Group, 650-723-6028; Menlo Medical Clinic, 650-498-6500. Stanford Referral Center, 800-756-9000.

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Alto. Food Closet provides canned goods, fresh produce, dairy products and bread to homeless and low-income residents of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park through local churches. • 650-325-3663 InnVision Shelter Network 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) provides housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. IVSN operates 18 sites from Daly City to San

International issues Neighbors Abroad P.O. Box 52004, Palo Alto. Palo Alto’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). Neighbors Abroad is a member of Sister Cities International. • 650-856-0618 •

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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. • 650-326-8837 •

Avenidas and Stevenson House in Palo Alto and the Mountain View Senior Center. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • 650-969-8656 (North County); 408295-5991 (Central Office) •

United Nations Association Center — 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 ( • 650-326-3170 •

10 Books A Home 1117 Woodland Ave, East Palo Alto. Preschoolers in East Palo Alto receive books and have storytime provided by trained volunteers. No experience necessary to volunteer; minimum age to volunteer is 18 years of age. • 650-271-0738 •



Law 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. • 650-494-1335 • 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, Menlo Park, Atherton, Los Altos, Mountain View and Portola Valley. Also offers Community Law Night, a free drop-in legal clinic. Hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • 650-326-8322 • 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 Clarla County elders on issues such as Social Security; medical, long-term care; elder abuse; denial, reduction or termination of government benefits; and sheriff’s evictions. Appointments available at

problems such as loneliness, depression, stress and suicide or just to talk. • 650-723-3392 for counseling • 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; child-abuse 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. • 650-326-6576 •

Palo Alto Mediation Program c/o Project Sentinel, 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. Offers advice, conciliation and mediation services to help resolve a variety of disputes including tenant/ landlord, roommates/shared housing, neighbor to neighbor, business and workplace. • 650-856-4062 •

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 and after-care/alumni services. Clients must be 18 years of age or older. La Selva is part of Momentum for Mental Health. • 650-617-8340 •

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Outlet Program 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. Outlet is a support and empowerment program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (lgbtq) teens, with support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy. • 650-424-0852, ext. 107 •

Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. Founded in 1975, ACS promotes social and emotional development through counseling and education for adolescents, their families and their communities. 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. • 650-424-0852 • 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. Counselors are available to help sort out

College Terrace Residents’ Association • Community Center Neighbors Association • Rick Ferguson at 650-327-3222 Crescent Park Neighborhood Association • Norm Beamer at 650-327-7071 Downtown North Neighborhood Association • Dan Lorimer, president, at 650-3225500 • Duveneck/St. Francis Neighborhood Association • Karen White at 650-494-7026 • Evergreen Park Neighborhood Association • 650-323-7333 • Fairmeadow Neighborhood Association • 650-857-1031 Green Acres I Neighborhood Association (GAIA) • Green Acres II Neighborhood Association • Betsy Allyn at 650-493-8859 Greendell Neighborhood Association • 650-485-1335 •

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League of Women Voters of Palo Alto 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 209, Palo Alto. • 650-903-0600 •

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Palo Alto Hills Neighborhood Association • 650-949-5672 •

Palo alto Republican Women Federation P.O. Box 60415, Palo Alto. •

Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) • Sheri Furman, chair, at 650-856-0869 • Palo Alto Orchards • 650-856-6054 Palo Verde Residents Association •, info

University South Neighborhood Association • Elaine Meyer, president, at 650-3258057

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Green Party of Santa Clara County P.O. Box 390372, Mtn. View. • 408-223-2784 •

Monroe Park Neighborhood Association •

Southgate Neighborhood Watch • Jim McFall at 650-327-4428

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Peace & Freedom Party — San Mateo County • 510-465-9414 • Peninsula Democratic Coalition P.O. Box 97, Los Altos. • 650-949-1009 • Santa Clara County Republican Party — Silicon Valley 522 N. Monroe St., San Jose. • 408-246-6600 •

KFJC 89.7 FM 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • Requests 650-941-2500; business 650-949-7260 • KZSU 90.1 FM P.O. Box 20510 (musicrelated), P.O. Box 20190 (business), For UPS Mail: KZSU, Memorial Hall, 540 Memorial Way, Stanford. • Requests 650-723-9010; Business 650-725-4868 •

Recycling and hazardous waste disposal 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. • 888-887-3372 or 408-327-1800 • Goodwill of Silicon Valley 1080 N. 7th St., San Jose. Goodwill collects electronics (anything with a “chip”) working or not, palletizes it and sends it to Electronic Recyclers of America/ Electronic Recyclers Intl. Drop-off locations include: 2380 Embarcadero Road (inside Palo Alto Recycling Center), Palo Alto; 4085 El Camino Way, Palo Alto. • 408-998-5774 •

GreenCitizen 2500 W. El Camino Real, Ste. D, Mtn. View. Free recycling of laptops, desktops, servers, TVs, cell phones, ink cartridges and DVDs/CDs. Accepts broad range of electronics. • 650-493-8700, ext. 101; or 877-9188900, ext. 101 • 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. • 650-493-4894 • Hazardous Waste Program 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. Hazardous waste dropoff for Palo Alto residents every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. and the first Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP). Proof of Palo Alto residency is required. • 650-496-5910 •, search for Hazardous Waste SMaRT Station 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale. Materials recovery and refuse-transfer facility shared by Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Provides buy-back and drop-off services for bottles and cans. Accepts regular curbside-type materials, sharps and cooking oil. Free compost. • 408-752-8530 •

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Episcopal Church Sunday 8:00am and 10:00am with choir Reverend Terry Gleeson 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 650-32-4528 •

Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational M Serving Together 9:30 am: Sunday School

Christian Science in Palo Alto First Church of Christ, Scientist 3045 Cowper St, 94306 (650) 493-7870 Sun 10 am - Service & Sunday School Wed 7:30 pm - Testimony meeting

10:30 am: Worship Noon: Fellowship 12:30 pm: Youth Connection 12:30 pm: Adult Education

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We love, because he loved us first. -I John 4:19 Christian Science Reading Room open daily 459 S. California Ave, 94306 (650) 327-1642

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto (650) 856-6662 Sunday Worship and Church School at 10:00 a.m.

Rev. David Howell Sr. Pastor Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, Associate Minister Rev. Daniel Ross-Jones, Associate Minister

An Open & Affirming Congregation God Is Still Speaking

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 1140 Cowper St. Palo Alto, CA 94301


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St. Mark’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 & Children’s Programs Childcare & Nursery available

Teen Programs 5:00 - 6:00 pm High School 6:00 - 7:00 pm Joint Dinner 7:00 - 8:00 pm Middle School

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Woodside Village Church Our Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School & Nursery 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-1587

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A guide to Religious Services in your community newspaper. For information, email Blanca Yoc at or call 650-223-6596.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish The Catholic Community of Palo Alto 3290 Middlefield 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

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Stanford Recycling Drop-Off Center 701 Serra St., Stanford. • 650-321-4236 (PSSI/Stanafoar Recycling Office). • index.html 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 Zero Waste goal of virtually eliminating waste being burned or buried. • 650-496-5910 •

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

Seniors Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides tools 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 such as podiatry and volunteering opportunities. • 650-289-5400 • Q Door to Door transportation program operates weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Service area includes all cities within an 8-mile radius from Avenidas. Any destination is acceptable, and rides are not limited to medical facilities. To schedule a ride, call up to 30 days in advance. The cost for each ride is $7.50 for up to five miles, $10.50 up to nine miles and $15 up to 12 miles. • 650-289-5411 Q Handyman Services Offers assistance with minor home repair and computer troubleshooting to homeowners and renters, 50 years or older. Services include painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs, gutter and furnace cleaning, installation of grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps and computer troubleshooting. • 650-289-5426 • Q Rose Kleiner Center 270 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. This center in Mountain View provides two levels of daytime care — adult day care and adult day health care — in a stimulating and secure environment for the lessindependent older adult. Programs include transportation, health monitoring, therapies (physical, speech, occupational), group exercises, social and recreational activities, and nutritionally balanced daily lunches. Sliding-scale fee. • 650-289-5499 • Q Avenidas Village is a membership

program that allows people to stay in their homes while having access to the services they need. Benefits include 24/7 concierge-level support, transportation assistance, daily telephone check-ins, a wide network of vendors and discounts, social gatherings, medical pals, legal assistance and cultural outings. • 650-289-5405 •

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Institute on Aging Peninsula 881 Fremont Ave., Ste. A2, Los Altos. Institute on Aging is a licensed home health agency offering home care, personal care assistance, care management and consultation. Offers specialized dementia care. • 650-329-1411 • 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. • 650-328-3300 • Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) — 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. • 650-627-9350 • 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. • 408-436-2865 for information; 408436-4860 for reservations; 800-4003440 for cancellations or changes in reservations • Palo Alto Senior Men’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. • 650-322-5712 (George Brown) or 650328-2458 (John Geibel) • Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Room M4, Palo Alto. Free program every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-2:15 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. • 650-329-3752; Thanh Nguyen, 650854-8897 • Senior lunch at La Comida Dining Room 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Low-cost hot meal for seniors age 60 years and

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older. Music and festivities for birthdays and special occasions. Reservations not required; $3 contribution suggested. Monthly menu available online. Hours: Mon-Fri 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Dining Room Manager at 650-3223742 • 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. • 650-494-1944, ext. 10, by 10 a.m. •, stevensonhouse/services.html Seniors At Home Koret Family Resource Center, 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. • 650-688-3070 • Sourcewise 2115 The Alameda, San Jose. Sourcewise, previously Council on Aging Silicon Valley, provides adults and their caregivers within Santa Clara County the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options. Direct services include Information & Awareness, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, Care Management, Meals on Wheels, Senior Employment and Public Authority Services. • 408-350-3200, option 1 • 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 on- bedroom apartment. Residents enjoy low-cost weekly dinners, a friendly community and both educational and recreational activities. • 650-494-1944 •

Service groups American Association of University Women (AAUW-Palo Alto Branch) P.O. Box 60653, Palo Alto. • Daughters of the American Revolution, El Palo Alto Chapter Palo Alto. • 408-970-8444 • index.html Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Inc. 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-321-5026 • Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto P.O. Box 149, Palo Alto. • 650-862-0652 • 26 • Info Palo Alto

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Lions Club — Palo Alto Host 800 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1371 • index.php Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club Menlo Park. • Victoria Bennett at 650-233-0423 • Order of the Eastern Star — Palo Alto Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. • 650-322-0338 Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children P.O. Box 7064, Menlo Park. • 650-364-2588 • Palo Alto Roller Lodge 346 Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. • 650-322-0338 • Palo Alto University Rotary Club P.O. Box 760, Palo Alto. • 650-227-0925 • Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos P.O. Box 445, Mtn. View. • Sarah Perez at 650-964-4285 •, Rotary — Palo Alto P.O. Box 592, Palo Alto. • The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) Menlo Park. • Toastmasters International Menlo Park and Palo Alto. • 650-859-2236 • or Woman’s Club of Palo Alto 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5821 •

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. • 650-494-0550 • AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Provides special education programs and mental health therapy for children and adults ages 5-22. • 650-494-1200 • Community Gatepath 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Ste.123, Redwood City. Education and support services for children, youth and adults with autism, special needs and disabilities are provided for individuals and families from birth through adult in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. • 650-259-8500 • Learning Ally 2445 Faber Place, Ste. 103,

Palo Alto. (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) Volunteers record educational materials for students and professionals who cannot read standard print. • 650-493-3717 • 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. Also offers tutoring, therapy and advocacy services. • 650-322-5910 • 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). • Information on eligibility 408-4362865; reservations 408-436-4860; TTD 408-436-0155 • 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. • 650-858-0202 • Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Classes are held year-round at Westwind Barn. Volunteers welcome (minimum age 14). • 650-947-8680 •

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. • 211, or 866-390-6845 • Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services) 373 W. Julian St., San Jose. A child abuse and neglect center. Takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. • Palo Alto: 650-493-1186 •, search Child Abuse Reporting Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit women’s center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and community-service activities and mentoring. • 650-473-0664 •

Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides emergency food, clothing, household essentials, furniture, support programs and referral services to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. • 650-323-7781 • Family Resources Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 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. Specialists are available to assist and interpret the information. • 650-329-2221 • Jewish Family and Children’s Services Koret Family Resource Center, 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. Sliding scale. • 650-688-3030 • Second Harvest Food Bank 4001 N. First St. and 750 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Second Harvest partners with more than 330 nonprofit agencies to provide food at more than 770 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs. • 408-266-8866. Need food? Call 800-984-3663. Want to donate? Call 866-234-3663. • Social Services Agency — North County District Office 1330 W. Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. Adult and child welfare services. Distributes food stamps, MediCal and cash aid. Runs hotlines for child and elder abuse reporting. • 408-278-2400 • St. Anthony’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 500 people per day, six days each week throughout the year. Groceries and produce are also distributed. • 650-365-9664 • Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Meets emergency needs of 400-500 veterans each year who are in-patients or outpatients awaiting admission, relocation or discharge at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. • 650-493-5000, ext. 65800 •


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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.





With his client centric focus, and international elite marketing service, Greg is a top producing agent and has achieved the highest ranking possible in customer service by QSC. “We know you will be happy with Greg, the services he provides, his professionalism, attention to detail, his relentless follow-through, and most importantly, the results he delivers!” Brian E

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650.400.9390 A recipient of the “Palo Alto Realtor of the Year” award, Dante is a skilled, experienced Broker/negotiator actively engaged in today’s competitive Palo Alto market. For sellers, her professional team of home preparation specialists will transform your property for the best sale results. Call today so Dante can develop the most effective timeline for your needs. 28 • Info Palo Alto

Assisting clients make sound real estate decisions by providing market knowledge, expertise, analysis, sound judgment, and strong negotiating skills.





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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.

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.

JOHN FORSYTH JAMES 650.218.4337 With over 21 years of real estate experience, Alain Pinel Realtors’ top-producer, John Forsyth James, has built an impressive reputation for tenured expertise and reliable results. Born and raised in Los Altos, this local agent not only comes with in-depth market knowledge, but an innovative approach that truly speaks for itself. Currently a member of Alain Pinel Realtors’ President’s Roundtable, which recognizes Realtors in the company’s top 5%, John’s methods come with a proven track record.





“You were the absolute definition of professionalism. We are extremely selective and difficult to please and it is rare that anyone ever meets our expectations, let alone far surpass them, as you did so well.”–B. & B. Williams

Jean-Luc is a Palo Alto resident. Dual US and French citizen, relocation specialist, speaks English, French, German and Spanish fluently. Sellers and Buyers trust his capacity to micromanage transactions from start to close of escrow with uncompromising integrity and work ethics, exceptional service. A skilled negotiator with extensive knowledge of the Bay Area market and contracts.





Active Realtor for 25 years serving sellers and buyers.

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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

TED PAULIN 650.766.6325 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.

Denise brings deep experience, high energy and honest professionalism to every transaction. “I want to be my clients’ realtor for life, I’m dedicated — in good times and bad — to earning the trust and satisfaction of every one of my clients.” As a long-time, 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.





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.

W H ER E TO H I K E, B I K E, SAI L A N D PL AY Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 •, Russian Ridge and Coal Creek Open Space Preserves Skyline Blvd. in the Santa Cruz Mountains. • 650-691-1200 • Santa Clara County Parks 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos. • 408-355-2201 •

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Archery Palomo Archery 4022 Transport St., Palo Alto. • 650-391-9968 • Stanford Archery El Camino Real at Serra Street. •

Basketball Adult leagues Adult Basketball leagues for the fall and spring are offered through the City of Palo Alto. • 650-329-2464 •

Biking Bicycling is allowed in 16 of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s 26 preserves, but only on clearly designated paths. Helmets are required at all times. A speed limit of 15 mph (5 mph when passing) is enforced. • 650-691-2150 (trail conditions hotline) • bikers.asp Road biking What really makes this area a haven for cyclists is the abundance of 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: Cañada Road This mostly flat road (pronounced “Kan-ya-da”) parallels I-280 for 7.3 miles from Woodside Road to Hwy. 92, past such scenic attractions as the Filoli Estate and the Pulgas Water Temple. • 650-361-1785, San Mateo County Bicycle Sunday Info Line 32 • Info Palo Alto

• Kings Mountain Road Beginning out of Woodside, Kings Mountain Road provides a good route to reach Skyline. • grade/kingsmountain.html Old La Honda Road This narrow, winding road is the easiest and most peaceful way to climb to Skyline or ride to the coast. • 650-328-7411, Palo Alto Bicycles • Page Mill Road-Kings Mountain By far the most strenuous climb around, Page Mill Road twists and turns 7 miles from the valley floor to Skyline Boulevard. • KingsMountain.html Woodside-Portola Valley Loop This local favorite is a 26-mile loop of flat to mildly hilly terrain. • the-loop/

Mountain Biking Alpine Road In the Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Altos Hills. • aspx?trailid=BGS100-025 Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. • 650-691-1200 • bikers.asp Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530

Camping When it comes to pitching a tent, the options are few inside Palo Alto’s city limits. But you don’t need to head to the Sierra to rough it. Great spots are available within a 45-minute drive. Here are some of your best bets: Foothills Park 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Camp overnight at Towle Camp located east of the interpretive center in Wildhorse Valley. Available by reservation May 1-Oct. 31. • 650-329-2423 • Memorial County Park 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, near Hwy. 84 junction. Picnic and campgrounds set in a redwood forest. • 650-879-0238; 650-363-4021 for camping reservations and horse camp availability and reservations. • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road before Skyline Blvd., in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 • Pescadero Creek Park 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, near Hwy. 84 junction. • 650-879-0238 • Portola Redwoods State Park 9000 Portola State Park Road #F, La Honda. • 650-948-9098 for general information; 800-444-7275 for Portola Redwoods reservations; 831-338-8861 for Slate Creek reservations • Sam McDonald County Park 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, near Hwy. 84 junction. • 650-390-8411, ext.393, to reserve Sierra Club hikers hut; 650-363-4020 or asp?park_idno=5 for park reservations; 650-879-0238 for park • and lomaprieta.sierraclub. org/hikers_hut.asp

Dance Beaudoin’s School of Dance 464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-2184

Caribbean Dance with Live Drumming Cubberley Dance Studio, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 415-282-9620 • Cheryl Burke Dance Mountain View 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd. #A-1, Mtn. View. • 650-864-9150 • DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, L-3, Palo Alto. • 650-858-2005 • or L’Ecole de Danse 740 Sierra Vista Ave., Unit G, Mtn. View. • 650-365-4596 • Palo Alto Arts & Sciences Division • 650-463-4900 or drop by any community center for a catalog • Tuxedo Junction 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-6991 or 650-856-9930 • Uforia Studios 819 Ramona St., Palo Alto. • 650-329-8794 • Zohar School of Dance and Company Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8221 •

Fishing Licenses Fishing licenses are required in California for all fishing endeavors. You can get a license at sporting goods stores or online. Annual California resident’s fees vary. Other short-term licenses are available. • 916-928-5805 • Arastradero Lake 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • Boronda Lake Foothills Park on Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 •, search for Boronda Lake Dumbarton Fishing Pier 2 Marshland Road, Fremont. • 510-792-0222 • South San Francisco Bay Fishing Reference site for all of the South Bay and Peninsula fishing areas, both fresh and saltwater fishing. •

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Jordi Perez runs laps around Cobb Track and Angell Field at Stanford, where he often does running drills with the Palo Alto Running Club (PARC), on April 8, 2014. • 650-948-1800 • Stanford Golf Course 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. • 650-327-6595 for golf course, 650498-4461 for driving range •

Golf (public courses) Palo Alto Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-0881 • Shoreline Golf Links 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-903-GOLF (4653) •

Hiking/walking Bay Area Orienteering Club • Baylands Nature Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-617-3156 • The Dish, Stanford Foothills Stanford Avenue & Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto. • 650-926-0275 • Esther Clark Nature Preserve Old Trace Road off Arastradero, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • parks/preserves/estherclark.asp Foothills Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road, 3.5 miles southwest of 1-280. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Foothills” Foothills Park 3300 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2423 • parks/preserves/foothills.asp Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 34 • Info Palo Alto

Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road 1.5 mile east of Skyline Blvd. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Monte Bello” Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530 Arastradero Road and Page Mill Road. • 650-329-2423 • Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve Cupertino. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Picchetti Ranch” Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve Cristo Rey Drive, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 • Ravenswood Open Space Preserve East Palo Alto. end of Bay Road, east of U.S. Hwy 101. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Ravenswood” Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve NW corner of the Skyline Blvd. and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Russian Ridge” Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. • 650-390-8411 • Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve west of Skyline Blvd., above Los Altos Hills. • 650-691-1200 •, search “Skyline Ridge”

Westwind Community Barn 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-947-2518 or 650-941-6113 •

Hopkins Creekside Park Palo Alto Avenue from Emerson to Marlowe streets.

Ice skating

Juana Briones Park 609 Maybell Ave.

Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-4566 •

Kellogg Park Waverley Street at Embarcadero Road.

In-line skating In-line skating The local hot spot is Stanford University. • Francisco_-_South_Bay

Judo Palo Alto Judo Club 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto. •

Lawn bowling Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club Bowling Green Park, 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • club house at 650-323-2575 •

Parks Palo Alto parks and plazas Most of Palo Alto’s 28 parks are open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise indicated. No alcohol or smoking permitted at individual sites. • 650-496-6962 • parks/neighborhood.asp Baylands Nature Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2506 for Baylands Nature Center Bol Park 3590 Laguna Ave. Boulware Park 410 Fernando Ave. Bowden Park 2380 High St. Bowling Green Park 474 Embarcadero Road. (See Lawn Bowling.) • John Hickson, coach, at 650-367-9499 (before 9 p.m.) Byxbee Park 2375 Embarcadero Road. Cameron Park 2101 Wellesley St.

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve 12 miles of trails. Starts on Portola Road, .8 miles from intersection of Alpine and Portola roads. • 650-691-1200 •

Cogswell Plaza 264 Lytton Ave.

Horseback riding

El Camino Park 100 El Camino Real.

Santa Clara County Horsemen’s Association 20350 McKean Road, San Jose. • 408-927-6647 • Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. • 650-854-7755 (lesson office), 650854-RIDE (boarding) •

Don Jesus Ramos Park 800 E. Meadow Drive. Don Secundino Robles Park 4116 Park Blvd.

El Palo Alto Park 117 Palo Alto Ave. Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive. Foothills Park (See Hiking/walking.) Greer Park 1098 Amarillo Ave. Henry W. Seale Park 3100 Stockton Place. Heritage Park 300 Homer Ave. • 650-463-4900 for picnic reservation Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St.

Johnson Park Everett Avenue between Kipling and Waverley streets.

Lytton Plaza 202 University Ave. Mayfield Park 2300 Wellesley St. Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive. • picnic reservations: 650-463-4900 Monroe Park 4305 Miller Ave. Peers Park 1899 Park Blvd. Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road. Sarah Wallis Park 202 Ash St. Scott Street Mini Park 911 Scott St. Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. (See Golfing, Hiking/walking.) • Shoreline administration 650-9036392; boat rental 650-965-7474; Rengstorff House reservations 650-9036088; golf course, 650-903-4653 • Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields 2700 El Camino Real Terman Park 655 Arastradero Road. Weisshaar Park 2298 Dartmouth St. Werry Park 2100 Dartmouth St. • 650-496-6962

Parks (further information) The Trail Center 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization that hosts a website with guides, maps and other trail-related information. Publishes a newsletter as well as a calendar of outdoor events sponsored by a variety of organizations, for a diversity of trail users. Organization also organizes trail building and repair events. • 650-968-7065 •

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Running City-sponsored runs Palo Alto. • 650-326-8210 or 650-463-4920 • Palo Alto Run Club •

Sailing and sailboarding Baylands Sailing Dock 2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2506 •, search “baylands” Shoreline Aquatic Center at Shoreline Lake 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. • 650-965-7474 •


























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Greer Skateboard Park 1098 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 Lucie Stern Community Center

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Palo Alto Adult Soccer League • Women’s division: wdivision@paasl. org; Men’s division: adivision@paasl. org,; Evening division:, •

Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-949-7334 •

Silicon Valley Soccer Association P.O. Box 5693, Redwood City. • 408-733-7872 •

Softball Adult Leagues Palo Alto. • 650-329-2464 •

Peninsula Astronomical Society Mountain View • William Phelps at 650-493-4742 •

Swimming Betty Wright Aquatics Center 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-1480 •

Northern California Softball Association •

Burgess Memorial Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. • 650-328-7946 for hours and rates •

Square dancing

Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 •

Bows and Beaus P.O. Box 1107, Mtn. View. • 408-867-7715 or 650-390-9261 • El Camino Reelers Palo Alto.

Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4914

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Swim & tennis clubs (private) Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club 3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-8540 (clubhouse); 650-4933244 (tennis office) • Greenmeadow Community Center 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-494-3157 •


Tennis Palo Alto Recreation Division Palo Alto. • 650-463-4900 • recreation/ Palo Alto Tennis Club P.O. Box 60434, Palo Alto. •


Stanford Campus Recreation Assn. (SCRA) 875 Bowdoin St., Stanford. • 650-736-7272 •

Northern California Volleyball Association 72 Dorman Ave., San Francisco. • 415-550-7582 •

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

Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club 2625 Middlefield Road, #202, Palo Alto. • •

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Ananda Palo Alto 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-323-3363 •

Taijiquan Taijiquan Tutelage Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room M-4, Palo Alto. • 650-327-9350

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Addison Kids’ Club (AKC) 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-323-4007 • • Amigos de Palo Alto 1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-493-4300 • Barron Park Children’s Center (BPCC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-856-7559 • • Barron Park Kids’ Club (BPKC) 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-856-1220 • • Barron Park Preschool 3650 La Donna Ave., Palo Alto. Preschoolers. 2-5 yrs. Community-based school of 24 kids. Dynamic, “whole child” approach to learning. Curriculum is child-centered and play-based. • 650-493-7597 • Besse Bolton Kid’s Club (BBKC) 500 E. Meadow Drive (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-856-0847 • • Bing Nursery School 850 Escondido Road, Stanford. • 650-723-4865 • • Casa dei Bambini Montessori School 457 & 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. Main and Admissions Office: 1215 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park. • 650-473-9401 Palo Alto campus, 650321-2773 Menlo Park campus • • CCLC at Stanford West 625 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-723-8700 • • CCLC in Downtown Palo Alto 848 Ramona St., Palo Alto. • 650-473-1100 • Champions at Nixon Elementary School 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford. • 650-493-6006 • Children’s Center of the Stanford Community 685 Pampas Lane, Stanford. • 650-853-3091 • •

Children’s House of Los Altos Gardner Bullis 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. • 650-941-1277 • • Children’s Pre-School Center 4000 Middlefield Road, T-1, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5770 • College Terrace Children’s Center (CTC) 2300 Wellesley Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-858-1580 • • Country Day Little School 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8044 • • Covenant Children’s Center 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-493-9505 • cccoffice@covenantchildrenscenter. com • Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. • 650-322-9668 • • Discovery Children’s House 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. • 650-329-8023 • Downtown Children’s Center (DCC) 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-321-9578 • • Duveneck Kids’ Club (DKC) 705 Alester Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-328-8356 • • El Carmelo Kids’ Club (ECKC) 3024 Bryant St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-856-6150 • • Ellen Thacher Children’s Center (ETCC) 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-494-1467 • • Escondido Kids’ Club (EKC) 890 Escondido Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-855-9828 • • First Congregational Church Nursery School 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-1915

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• First School 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-3871 • • Good Neighbor Montessori 4000 Middlefield Road, Suite K4, Palo Alto. • 650-493-2777 • • Grace Lutheran Preschool 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. • 650-493-8942 • • Growing Tree Preschool 450 W. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. • 650-857-0655 • • HeadsUp! Child Development Center 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-424-1221 • • Heffalump Co-operative Preschool 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-856-4321 • • Hoover Kids’ Club (HKC) 445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-565-8847 • •

wInfant-Toddler Center (ITC) 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-493-2240 • • International School of the Peninsula Cowper Campus (nursery-kindergarten), 3233 Cowper St.; Cohn Campus (grades 1-8), 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto. • 650-852-0264 (Cowper), 650-2518500 (Cohn) • • Juana Briones Kids’ Club (JBKC) 4100 Orme St. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-856-3874 • • Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool 397 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-858-0355 • magdalena@leapinglizardspreschool. com • Learning Center, The 459 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-325-6683 • • Love ‘n’ Care Christian Pre-School 2490 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-322-1872 • • Milestones Preschool, Abilities United (formerly C.A.R.) 3864 Middlefield Info Palo Alto • 43


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Palo Verde Kids’ Club (PVKC) 3450 Louis Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-852-9475 • •

Mini Infant Center (MINI) 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-424-9130 • •

Parents Nursery School 2328 Louis Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-1440 • •

Montessori School of Los Altos 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-493-7200 • • Mustard Seed Learning Center 2585 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-7389 • •

Pepper Tree After School Program 865 Escondido Road, Stanford. • 650-723-3646 • • drupal/peppertree

Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center (NITC) 311 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-321-3493 • •

Periwinkle School 169 Byron St., Palo Alto. • 650-326-5386 • • PreSchool Family 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-856-0833 • •

Ohlone Kids’ Club (OKC) 950 Amarillo Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-493-0774 • • Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. • 650-493-2361 •

Rainbow School at Escondido Village 140 Comstock Circle, Stanford. • 650-723-0217 • • drupal/rainbow

Palo Alto Friends Nursery School 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-856-6152 • •

Sand Hill School 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-688-3605 • •

Palo Alto Montessori School 575 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5930 • •

Sojourner Truth Child Development Center (STCDC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-493-5990 • and stcdc-ps@ •

Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-739-0137

Sora International Preschool of Palo

Alto 701 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. • 650-493-7672 • • Stanford Arboretum Children’s Center 183 Stock Farm Road, Stanford. • 650-725-6328 • • Sunshine Preschool Montessori 3711 Ross Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-0665 •, • T’enna Preschool (Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-223-8788 • • Walter Hays Kids’ Club (WHKC) 1525 Middlefield Road (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. PACCC program. • 650-325-5350 • • The Whistle Stop 3801 Miranda Ave. No. T-6B, Palo Alto. • 650-852-3497 • • The Wonder Years Preschool 991 Commercial St., Palo Alto. • 650-494-6800 • thewonderyearspreschool@gmail. com • Young Life Christian Preschool 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-7885 • •

Child care/referrals AuPairCare • 800-4AUPAIR • Bay Area 2nd Mom Inc. 860 San

Antonio Road, Palo Alto. • 650-858-2469 •, fair_business_ • Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-326-5530 • • 4Cs (Community Child Care Council) of Santa Clara County 150 River Oaks Parkway, Suite F-1, San Jose. • 408-487-0747 • Day care homes 4000 Middlefield Road T-2, Palo Alto. • 650-463-4906 • mary.constantinow@cityofpaloalto. org • Family Resources Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, T-2, Palo Alto. • 650-329-2221 • • PACE APP (Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program) 350 Sansome St., Ste. 1000, San Francisco. • 800-541-9922; 408-278-1214 • • Packard Children’s Hospital Referral Center 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. • 800-995-5724 • •, search “referral center” Stanford Park Nannies 713 Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 1, Menlo Park. • 650-462-4580 •, StanfordParkNannies?ref=ts Stanford University WorkLife Office 3160 Porter Drive Ste. 250, Stanford. • 650-723-2660 •

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SIGN ‘EM UP A brief guide to arts groups, service organizations and leagues for children in the Palo Alto area

Arts organizations Bay Area Dance School 4600 El Camino Real, Ste. 106, Los Altos. Preschool program Dance With Me, Chickadee for children aged 5 and under, learning dance technique through simple exercises, storytelling, creative movement and props; Mommy & Me classes for 2-year-olds; age-appropriate school program where dancers develop proper body placement, coordination, rhythm, balance, strength and flexibility; Acuity Dancers for serious young dancers with a passion to perform. •650-472-2214 • • 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. • 650-325-6666 • • Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos. Established in 1994, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley operates six choirs serving children 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. • 650-424-1410 • • Classical Music Institoot 3355 Edison Way, Menlo Park. Hands-on, guided play exploration programs using classical music and child-friendly instruments and props. Children ages 2-6. Music fundamentals, appreciation, singing and composer study. • 650-269-4782 • 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. • 650-917-6800 • • El Camino Youth Symphony 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The awardwinning ECYS sponsors eight ongoing ensembles that rehearse weekly and perform regularly. They include the Senior Symphony, the Sinfonietta Orchestra, two preparatory orchestras, a string ensemble and a wind orchestra. Musicians 6-18 yrs may request an audition. • 650-213-7111 • • iSing Girlchoir 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. A performance-based youth choir program for girls in grades 2-12. Audition required. Rehearsals September-May. Tuition $900-$1,100. • • 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 September-May with ongoing enrollment if space permits. Summer classes and camps. • 415-479-1121 • • Pacific Art League 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto. Founded in 1921, the Pacific Art 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 students’ work. Studio rentals and open studio time available. Summer arts camp offers artistic programs from arts to cartooning. • 650-321-3891 • • Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. The Art Center’s Art Truck provides ongoing arts experiences for community members at locations listed on Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrating 40 Years of Providing Quality Child Care to Families Palo Alto Community Child Care provides quality care and education individually tailored for your child’s development. As a community based nonprofit, 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 Children’s Center College Terrace Children’s Center Downtown Children’s Center Ellen Thacher Children’s Center Sojourner Truth Child Development Center School Age Programs Addison Kids’ Club Escondido Kids’ Club Barron Park Kids’ Club Hoover Kids’ Club Besse Bolton Kids’ Club Juana Briones Kids’ Club Duveneck Kids’ Club Ohlone Kids’ Club El Carmelo Kids’ Club Palo Verde Kids’ Club Walter Hays Kids’ Club

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Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre serves more than 30,000 community members annually with quality performing arts education experiences, including year-round performances, classes, camps and a Teen Arts Council. Productions include a Main Stage Season, a Summer Outdoor “Hot Dog” Theatre Festival, Playhouse Productions for children age 3-6 and PAUSD Elementary School Outreach Productions. • Office: 650-463-4930; box office: 650463-4970 • • Ragazzi Boys Chorus 178-A Clinton St., Redwood City. Ragazzi is a Bay Area center for music education for boys and young men ages 7-18. Holds auditions in January, May/Summer and September. Provides a complete musical education to boys who love to sing. Concerts on the Peninsula; collaborations with other prestigious arts organizations. • 650-342-8785 • • Raices de Mexico Ballet Folklorico Palo Alto. Offers classes in Mexican folklore dance to children and teens at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, studio L-4. All levels. Weekly classes run AugustDecember and January-May. • 650-429-8930 • • 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. • 650-424-1242 • •

Classes/places to go Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. • 650-810-1010 • 46 • Info Palo Alto

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Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, M-1, 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. • 650-856-3848 • •

Addison Elementary School students Emma Leschly and Sofia Cloutier hulahoop during recess in December 2013.

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. • 650-463-4900 • • 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. • 650-858-2005 • • 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. • 650-463-4900 • • 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. $2 parking. • 650-949-7334 • 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. • 650-949-8650; 650-949-6326 for public programs • • Mitchell Park Youth and Teen Center: The Drop 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The “Drop” is a free after-school

drop-in center, offering computer/ 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 Middlefield Road. • 650-329-2390 • •, search “The Drop” 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. • 650-321-1004 • • Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., 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. • 650-321-3891 • • 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. • 650-329-2366 • • 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. • 650-329-2111 • • Palo Alto Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive 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. • 650-329-2506 • • parks/preserves/baylands.asp Parents Place 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Parents Place helps parents, caregivers and educators support children at all ages, offering a First Year program with ongoing groups for parents and babies, lactation support, fitness yoga; parenting workshops, parent coaching, child behavior and school support, clinical and special needs services, parent/child activity

groups and child and family therapy. The mobile program brings Parent Education workshops to work sites, libraries and community organizations. • 650-688-3040 • or •

Sports American Legion Baseball — Redwood City 4319 Rocky Point Road, Anaheim. Ages 16-19. Season runs from Memorial Day to early August. Postings at area high schools. • 650-223-0498 • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Region 26 Palo Alto. 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 yearround participation or just for a season. • • Atherton Lacrosse Summer camps, classes and clinics throughout the year. Beginners to Intermediate levels. Open to boys and girls 5-14. Locations in Palo Alto, Atherton, Belmont and Los Gatos. • 888-501-4999 • • 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. • 925-939-7669 • • 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. Signups and tryouts for spring play in early February. Majority of games played at Baylands Athletic Center, Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. • • Palo Alto Girls’ Softball P.O. Box 60027, Palo Alto. Spring recreation softball league for girls ages 5-14. Five age-group divisions. Residents of the greater Palo Alto area are welcome. • 650-209-0454 • • Palo Alto Knights Youth Football and Cheer For ages 5-13 grouped in levels based on age and weight. Season runs August-November. Registration open now. • 650-743-3211

• • Palo Alto Little League P.O. Box 785, Palo Alto. Coed, for ages 5-16. From T-ball up to the majors. Junior League (ages 13-14) and Senior League (ages 15-16). Season runs from March to June. Sign-ups are online, by mail or in person in January. Returning players should receive information by email. • • 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. • • 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) and U.S. Club Soccer. Training by professional coaches. Scholarships available. • • Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics — Palo Alto Swim Club 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Comprised of 11 different groups, the local club holds practices at

Rinconada Pool and trains year-round. Practice groups determined by age and ability, from 5 yrs to college age. • 650-328-6536 • • PSV Union Football Club (Soccer) 555 Bryant St., #437, Palo Alto. This Palo Alto-based youth soccer club has a long-term development-based teaching philosophy and curriculum and is dedicated to training elite, college-track youth players. Girls and boys teams for ages 7-18 and an Academy program for ages 4-6. • 650-387-4128 • • Stanford Soccer Club Competitive youth soccer for ages 8-19. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Player development with experienced coaching and team-centric management. Spring and fall regular seasons. • 650-327-0421 • • 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. • 888-599-5096 • • 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. • 650-493-4566 • • YMCA Youth Sports Programs 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Sports programs for pre-school children and K-6 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. • 650-856-9622 • •

speaking, civic responsibility are emphasized. Summer camp for kids ages 10 and up. • 408-282-3119 • • Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 11-17. Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing. • 650-327-5900 • • 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. • 408-287-4170 • •

Youth and service groups 4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County 1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. Serves boys and girls ages 5-19; outdoor education in agriculture, animal science, home economics and the environment. Leadership development, public

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. • 650-858-8019 • •

It’s a whole different world under our city! I’m part of a team who are in the tren trenches (literally) every day keeping your gas, water and efficiently. You’re on my team, too! For and sewer pipelines operating safely saf example, when you put rags, wipes, wipes diapers or grease in the trash, instead of down drains and toilets, that mea means we all have fewer sewer back-ups to deal with. So let’s work as a team to keep our City’s underground utilities operating well. Get important gas and sewer safety tips: Learn about what we’re working on:

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PU B L I C A N D PR I VAT E S CH O O L S IN T H E AR E A Palo Alto Unified School District

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Hannah Lee, center, introduces herself to her fellow sixth-graders at Terman Middle School during the first day of school on Aug. 15, 2013.

25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Superintendent: Glenn “Max” McGee. 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 Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Summer School. The district’s strategic plan emphasizes challenging and supporting all students, staff development, meeting infrastructure needs and transparent governance. • 650-329-3700 • Class Size: Grades K-3: 22; Grades 4-5: 24. Enrollment: 12,466. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian 43.9; Asian 33.9; Hispanic or Latino 11.2; African-American 2.3; Other 8.8. 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. • 650-329-3700 • Barb Mitchell, president Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2014 Melissa Baten Caswell, vice president Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016 Heidi Emberling Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016 Dana Tom Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2014 Camille Townsend Email: Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

School Holidays School year runs Aug. 18, 2014-June 4, 2015.

Palo Alto’s K-12 public schools are consistently ranked among California’s and the nation’s best. Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools placed among the top high schools in the state in SAT test results. In metrics from Advanced Placement exams to SAT scores, both Gunn and Paly place at the very top among California’s 1,000-plus high schools. The district’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. Elementary school classrooms were equipped with computer-enabled Smartboards and lighting, with major new two-story classroom buildings at Ohlone and Fairmeadow and nearing completion at Duveneck. Middle schools also have been renovated, with new buildings — including a two-story classroom building at JLS, major remodeling at Terman and a new classroom wing at Jordan — better gyms, fields and general facilities. Substantial expansion has been completed at the high schools, including major new classroom buildings on both campuses, world-language building and gym at Gunn and a Media Arts building at Paly. A new athletic center as well as a 600-seat theater also are planned for Paly. 48 • Info Palo Alto

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

Elementary schools Addison 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Amanda Boyce. Built in 1925; multipurpose room, library and additional classrooms added in the 1950s and ‘60s; classrooms added and school renovated in 2002. Enrollment: 477. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 75; number of languages spoken by families: 21. • 650-322-5935 • Barron Park 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Magdalena Fittoria. Built in 1947; additions made in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s; renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 341. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 135; number of languages spoken by families: 21. • 650-858-0508 • 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 nearing completion. Enrollment: 491. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 71; number of languages spoken by families: 17. • 650-322-5946 • El Carmelo 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Principal: Chuck Merritt. Built in 1955;

School starts: .........Aug. 18, 2014, for grades 9-12; Aug. 19, 2014, for grades K-8 Labor Day: ........................................................................................Sept. 1, 2014 Staff development day: .................................................................. Oct. 10, 2014 Veterans’ Day: ................................................................................. Nov. 11, 2014 Thanksgiving break: ................................................................ Nov. 26-28, 2014 Winter break: .............................................................. Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: .............................................................Jan. 19, 2015 Staff development day: .................................................................. Feb. 12, 2015 Lincoln’s Birthday: .......................................................................... Feb. 13, 2015 Washington’s Birthday: ................................................................. Feb. 16, 2015 Local holiday: ...............................................................................March 13, 2015 Spring break: ............................................................................... April 3-10, 2015 Memorial Day: ................................................................................. May 25, 2015 Last day of school: ........................................................................... June 4, 2015 construction completed in 1960s; new classroom wing added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 418. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 81; number of languages spoken by families: 21. • 650-856-0960 • Escondido 890 Escondido Road, Stanford. Principal: Danae Reynolds. Built in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 583. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 131; number of languages spoken by families: 20. Home to the district’s Spanish Immersion Program, admission to which is by lottery, with preference given to siblings. • 650-856-1337 • Fairmeadow 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Principal: Grant Althouse. Built in 1954; library added, buildings renovated in 2003. New, two-story classroom building. Enrollment: 555. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 112; number

of languages spoken by families: 29. • 650-856-0845 • Hoover 445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Katy Bimpson. Built in early 1950s; renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 413. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 105; number of languages spoken by families: 21. Traditional “direct instruction” teaching style. Admission by lottery. • 650-320-8106 • Juana Briones 4100 Orme St., Palo Alto. Principal: Lisa Hickey. Built in 1952; library built and buildings renovated in 2003. Enrollment: 372. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 58; number of languages spoken by families: 15. School also houses Juana Briones Therapy, a county-run orthopedic unit serving children in northern Santa Clara County. • 650-856-0877. Orthopedic Unit : 650845-3000 •

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Lucille M. Nixon 1711 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Mary Pat Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell. Built in 1970; renovated in 2004. Enrollment: 482. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 106; number of languages spoken by families: 24. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-1622 â&#x20AC;˘

buildings renovated in 2001. Enrollment: 538. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 75; number of languages spoken by families: 19. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-322-5956 â&#x20AC;˘

Ohlone 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Louise â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nickiâ&#x20AC;? Smith. Built in 1949; additional classrooms added in 1960s; classrooms added and buildings renovated in 2003. New two-story classroom building opened in 2012. Enrollment: 608. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 72; number of languages spoken by families: 21. Progressive â&#x20AC;&#x153;whole-childâ&#x20AC;? teaching approach. Admission by lottery. Home of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mandarin Immersion Program. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-1726 â&#x20AC;˘

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 completed in 2013, including new six-classroom building and major remodel and addition to cafetorium. Class Size: English Language Arts 25; Math 24. Enrollment: 1,025. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 45; number of languages spoken by families: 34. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-494-8120 â&#x20AC;˘

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: 413. Grades K-5. English Language Learners: 57; number of languages spoken by families: 23. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-1672 â&#x20AC;˘ 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

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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. Recent $10.5 million upgrades in infrastructure, including a new, two-story classroom wing, science labs and expanded music room.. Class Size: English 23.7, Math 24.8. Enrollment: 1,015. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 66; number of languages spoken by families: 17. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-5188 â&#x20AC;˘

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 2013 to drama room, central office and library. Class Size: English 25.0, Math 25. Enrollment: 717. Grades 6-8. English Language Learners: 51; number of languages spoken by families: 15. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-856-9810 â&#x20AC;˘

High schools Henry M. Gunn High School 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Denise Herrmann. Built in 1964; new pool and athletic fields in 2008-09; new Career Technical Education building in 2009; New gym, new two-story classroom building and new World Languages building opened in 2013. Class Size: Average 9th grade English and math class size: 22. Other subjects average class size: 28-30. Enrollment: 1,878. English Language Learners: 124; number of languages spoken by families: over 25. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-354-8200 â&#x20AC;˘ Middle College Program 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Enrollment: 65. An alternative high school program for juniors and seniors located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. It combines high school and college

classes in a collaborative effort between the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, the Palo Alto Unified School District and Foothill College. Admission: Two letters of recommendation, application and essay. Foothill placement tests if accepted. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-949-7168 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ 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: 1,921. English Language Learners: 36; number of languages spoken by families: over 25. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-329-3710 â&#x20AC;˘

Special district programs Hospital School 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. Head teacher: Kevin Danie. Class Size: Varies. Enrollment: about 38. A fully accredited K-12th grade program supported by the Palo Alto Unified School District for hospitalized children, their siblings and those children receiving out-patient treatments through Lucile Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Athena Academy 525 San Antonio Ave., Palo Alto. Head of school: Carla Rayacich. Built in: 2012. Class Size: 6. Enrollment: 36. Tuition: $30,500 per year. Athena Academy is a nonprofit, private elementary school (grades 2 to 7) devoted to teaching bright students with dyslexia who are otherwise capable learners. Admission: Application, student screening/testing. • 650-543-4560 • •

Young Fives and PreSchool Family Programs Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Sharon Keplinger. Class Size: Young Fives: 22; PreSchool Family: 18-22; Springboard to Kindergarten (FebJune): 20; Transitional Kindergarten: 22. Enrollment: 66 Young Fives; 250 for PreSchool Family; 40 for Springboard to Kindergarten. Tuition: PreSchool Family $420-$1,200/semester, depending on class. • 650-856-0833 •

Bowman International School 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto. Head of School: Mary Beth Ricks. Class Size: 10:1. Enrollment: 225. Tuition: $24,000. 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. • 650-813-9131 • •

Home schooling Homefires 327 Saint Francis Street, Redwood City. Information, resources and support for homeschooling families. • 650-365-9425 •

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Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Principal: Head of School: Nanci Kauffman. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 444. Tuition: $38,800. 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. • 650-328-3160 • • 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: 500. Tuition: $300-$1500 per month; tuition depends on program.. Preschool-8. Emphasis on early reading, strong logic/thinking skills, self-reliance and individual achievement. Admission: Testing required for elementary, none for preschool. • 650-213-8245 • Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. Head of School: Amy Richards. Class Size: Averages 14; student/teacher ratio is 6-to-1. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: $38,990. Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college-preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development. Admission: School visit, interview, recommendations, written application and standardized testing required. • 650-342-4175

• • Emerson School 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Jo Anne Camara. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 24. Tuition: Ages 6-12, $1,635-$1,800 per month. An accelerated K-6 educational environment that promotes the development of the whole child by encouraging independence, selfreliance, exploration and the joy of learning. Personal responsibility, creativity and self-esteem are fundamental goals. Affiliated programs: HeadsUp! Child Development Centers in Palo Alto (650-424-1221), San Jose (408-432-1644) and Pleasanton (925-463-2885), for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners; Hacienda School-Grades 1-8, Pleasanton, 925-485-5750. Admission: Enroll as space becomes available. Campus tours by appointment.. • 650-424-1267 • • German-American International School 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park. Managing Director: Dominic Liechti. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 315. Tuition: $6,855-$24,950 per year, depending on program, grade level and payment type. Preschool-8th grade. Classes in this coeducational school are in German and English. Students should speak German by first grade.


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• 650-324-8617 • • German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) 310 Easy St., Mtn. View. Principal: Martin Fugmann. Class Size: 15-20. Enrollment: 420. Tuition: Grades 1-12, $16,050-19,730; preschool/ kindergarten, $8,470-16,050 depending on program. Bilingual (German and English) educational program at three locations in the Bay Area. Mountain View campus: grades Pre K-12. Accredited by the German government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Extras: arts, music and theater, sports, homework tutoring. Admission: Application. • 650-254-0748 • • Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Principal: Julie Smith. Class Size: 20-24. Enrollment: 385. Tuition: K-5 $22,900 /year; 6-8 $25,120/year. Grades K-8. Outstanding academics with a focus on the whole child, welcoming community, enrichment opportunities, after-school programs. • 650-494-8200 • The Girls’ Middle School 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Jennifer Ayer. Class Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 200. Tuition: $28,000; 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: Interview, recommendations, testing. Application fee of $75. • 650-968-8338, ext.133 • • The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. Head of School: Chris Nikoloff. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: 1,853. Tuition: $29,800-$40,500. Harker is a co-ed, independent school for students in preschool-grade 12. Outstanding teachers and a tailored learning program support students’ pursuit of a wide range of interests. A positive and comprehensive supportive community help students to develop socially and academically. Four San Jose campuses: Preschool (ages 3-5) 4525 Union Ave; 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. • 408-249-2510 (9-12) • • HeadsUp! Child Development Center 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Director: Tracy Bootz. Class Size: 10-30. Enrollment: 120. Tuition: $1,465-

$2,365 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. • 650-424-1221 • • Helios New School 597 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. Head of School: Cindy McLeod. Built in: 2007. Class Size: Teacher-student ratio 1:9. Enrollment: 90. Tuition: K-4 $24,500/year, 5th-6th Middle School $26,000/year. Thematic, project-based K-6 education for gifted children; expanding to new campus at St. Martin’s campus in Sunnyvale. Rigorous, engaging curriculum includes Chinese/ Spanish, music, social-emotional learning, ability-groupings including math groups for any advanced level. Admission: Applications are submitted online. There are two steps: giftedness assessment and school visit. • 650-223-8690 • • International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) 151 Laura Lane (grades 1-8); 3233 Cowper St. (nursery and kindergarten), Palo Alto. Head of School: Philippe Dietz. Class Size: 17 (8:1 student to teacher ratio for nursery and prekindergarten, 12:1 for kindergarten, 16:1 for 1st and 2nd grades, 20:1 for 3rd through 8th grades). Enrollment: 580. Tuition: $24,500 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 education. Accredited by the Ministre de l’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. • 650-251-8500 • • 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: $26,075 a year for grades K-4 and $29,250 a year for grades 5-8. Financial aid available. This coed school offers education for grades K-8 — Lower school, grades K-4 at 2890 Middlefield Road; Middle school campus, grades 5-8, at 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Dress code. Admission: Apply by early January; Tours/Open Houses for prospective students October-January. Parent interview and student visit required. • 650-328-1711 • •

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Class Size: Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:8. Enrollment: 70. Tuition: K-5: $17,140; 6-8: $18,600, pre-K: $12,900-$17,140; 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. • 650-462-8150 • • Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Head of School: Than Healy. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: Grades 6-8: 219. Tuition: $39,500 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. • 650-330-2001 • •

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Nativity School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Principal: Carol Trelut. Class Size: 31. Enrollment: 276. Tuition: $6,700-9,700 depending on family participation. Lower fees for multiple children. Catholic school for grades K-8. Extended care for Nativity students is available from 7-8 a.m. and from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. for an additional fee. Uniforms. Admission: Placement testing for grade levels; waiting lists for some grades. • 650-325-7304 • • Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. Head of School: Jim Benz. Class Size: 16-21. Enrollment: 255. Tuition: $13,620-17,860/year. A 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 Jan. 16, 2015. • 650-325-1584 • • The Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Head of School: Dr. Scott Erickson; Director of Admissions: Melanie Shaw. Built in: 1978. Class Size: Average of 18. Student-teacher ratio 8:1. Enrollment: 280. Tuition: 3-yearolds, $16,430; 4-year-olds, $20,760; K-5, $29,040. Tuition assistance is available for all grade levels. Preschoolers-grade 5. An independent, coeducational day school with a comprehensive and skills-based educational program focused on the intellectual, social-emotional, character, and community development of the young learner. Specialized classes in art, music, physical education, science,

technology, Spanish and more. Admission: Applications due early January. Wait pool. Uniforms for K-5. • 650-854-4545 •, mshaw@ • Pinewood School 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos. Principal: K-2: Scott Riches, president, 3-6 Sarah Haun, principal. Class Size: 8-10 in kindergarten; 12-20 in grades 1-2; 15-20 in grades 3-6. Enrollment: K-6: approximately 270. Tuition: K-6, $21,910. Lower Campus teaches grades K-2. Two other Pinewood campuses teach grades 3-6 (327 Fremont Ave. Los Altos) and 7-12 (26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills). Uniforms required for K-6. Admission: Applications accepted Oct-mid Jan. Testing, academic records, and teacher recommendations required. Student interviews and shadow days are required for grades 4-12. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis. • 650-209-3050 for lower campus; 650209-3030 for middle campus • Lower Campus: lcinfo@pinewood. edu, Middle Campus: • Sacred Heart Schools, Lower & Middle School 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Principal: Francesca Brake. Class Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 500. Tuition: Grades 1-5: $26,925; Grades 6-8: $35,335. 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. • 650-322-1866 • • St. Elizabeth Seton School 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Evelyn Rosa. Class Size: 30. Enrollment: 275. Tuition: $3,675 per student, price lowers with each additional student. Tuition is subsidized by the Daughters of Charity. Catholic, coed. Grades PreK8. Uniforms. Extended day program available. Strong parent involvement. Admission: Application, admissions test. • 650-326-9004 • • St. Joseph Catholic School 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Stephanie Mirenda-Knight. Class Size: 25. Enrollment: 210. Tuition: $7,350 within parish; $8,500 outside of parish. 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. • 650-967-1839 • • St. Raymond School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Dr. Tara Rolle. Class Size: 16:1 student -teacher ratio. Two qualified teachers in each classroom grades K-5, split classes in middle school. Enrollment: 305. Tuition: Tuition: $8,000-$11,000, depending on Catholic status and choice to volunteer and purchase $5,000 in SCRIP; multiple student discount and tuition assistance available. Catholic, coeducational elementary school. Grades: JK-8. Admission: Applications made available in September, due in January. Tours are offered September-January. Open House in January. • 650-322-2312 • • 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: $14,800 for preschool full day; $14,900 for kindergarten full day; $15,800 for grades 1-5. Preschool-5th grade. Preschool full and half-day programs offered. Extended care is available. Admission: Application, one-time fee of $75. • 650-493-1151 • •

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Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Mary Menacho. Class Size: Approximately 20 (one class per grade). Enrollment: 160. Tuition: Starting at $17,900 for Early Childhood Program and junior kindergarten; $27,795 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 at St. Bede’s, 2650 Sand Hill Road. Uniforms required. Admission: Call for select grade openings. Tour posted on website. • 650-854-0288 • •

Schools. Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. See Private Elementary and Middle Schools. The Harker School 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. See Private Elementary and Middle Schools. • 408-249-2510 (9-12) Kehillah Jewish High School 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Rabbi Darren Kleinberg. Class Size: 12-15. Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $36,850; $400$800 for books. A college-preparatory high school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 open to all qualified students. Modern science and computer labs, art and music studios, drama room; regular, honors and AP classes; many sports teams and free membership in the Oshman Family JCC across the street. Admission: Admissions test, transcripts, teacher and administrator recommendations, written personal statement and interview. • 650-213-9600 • •

Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Head of school: Timothy Molak. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $38,750 for day students; financial aid is available. Middle school grades 6-8; Coed Catholic/ Benedictine school. College preparatory. Casual dress code. Admission: Application for 2014-15 school year due Jan. 15, 2015; entrance exam required. • 650-851-8221 • •

Meira Academy 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Principals: Devorah Lewis, Ann Goewert. Built in: 2011. Class Size: varies. Enrollment: 25. Tuition: $23,000. High school for religious Jewish girls. Both Judaic and general studies are emphasized. Judaic topics include study of Jewish texts, Hebrew, Jewish

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history, ethics and the roles of women in Judaism. General studies cover math, science, history, language arts, computer science, arts and gym. Admission: Application and personal interview. • 650-485-3589 • • Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Enrollment: Grades 9-12: 579. See Private Elementary and Middle Schools. Mid-Peninsula High School 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Douglas C. Thompson. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 135. Tuition: $30,930. Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. Accredited by CAIS and WASC. College-prep curriculum approved by UC/state university systems. Admission: Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet. • 650-321-1991 • • Palo Alto Prep School 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View. Director: Christopher Keck. Class Size: 8-10. Enrollment: 70. Tuition: $26,500 includes registration, books and materials fee. Grades 8-12. The school’s

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Sacred Heart Schools/Preparatory 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Principal: James Everitt. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 600. Tuition: $36,985. Grades 9-12. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Admission: Applications due in January; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. • 650-473-4006 for admissions • • Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. See Private Elementary and Middle Schools.

Special education 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. • 650-493-7071 • Pinewood School 26800 Fremont

Road, Los Altos Hills. Principal: Mark Gardner. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 7-12: approximately 300. Tuition: $29,850 per year. This college preparatory school teaches grades 7-12. Dress code in place. Admission: Applications accepted Octmid Jan. Waiting lists. Testing, academic records and teacher recommendations are required. Student interviews and




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AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Director of Educational Services: Tom Drechsler. Class Size: 3-9. Enrollment: 60. Tuition: Funded by school districts. AchieveKids serves Bay Area children, ages 5 to 22, with emotional and/or developmental disabilities including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, disruptive behavior,

anxiety and psychotic disorders. Admission: By district referral only. • 650-494-1200 • • Esther B. Clark School at Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Chris Harris, M.Ed. Class Size: Grades 2-5, 10 students; grades 6-10, 12 students. Enrollment: 75. Tuition: Per diem: $225/day for 205 days per year; Therapy: $155.98/hour. EBC is a licensed non-public school (NPS) for children ages 7 to 16 struggling with anxiety, depression or other emotional and behavioral regulation challenges. The school provides a comprehensive, academic and positive behavior teaching program in a therapeutic milieu with the goal of returning all students to their home district as productively engage and appropriately self-managed after 24 to 36 months at EBC. Admission: Rolling based on availability. • Renicka Brown at 650-688-3634 • • overview Sand Hill School at Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Cindy Lopez. Class Size: Small, multiage classes with 6:1 student/ teacher ratio. Enrollment: 50. Tuition: $33,000. K-6, expanding to K-8. Sand Hill School works with bright children with dyslexia, language-based learning


differences and attention and social challenges and prepares them to transition back to a traditional classroom. Admission: Application, parent visit. • 650-688-3605 • •

Education/enrichment Acme Education Group Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, L-1, Palo Alto. Principal: Daphne Chao. Class Size: varies. Enrollment: approximately 200. After-school and summer-school program that serves children in K-6. Staff are bilingual in Chinese. Also focuses on promoting Chinese language and culture, enhancing English reading and writing and math skills. • 650-387-0545 • • Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Wing B & C, Palo Alto. Principal: Omar Hamwi. Class Size: 12-15. Enrollment: 90. Tuition: $120-$180 per quarter depending on program. Provides Arabic language instruction to children by teaching Arabic language literacy and conversation, educating students about Arabic culture and heritage, promoting the spirit of friendship among the students and their families, building a positive and supportive community

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of students and families, and offering separate, optional Islamic Religion instruction. • 408-462-2120 • • Champion Youth Enrichment School 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Jane Yang. Class Size: 20-25. Enrollment: 180. Tuition: $1,100-$1,300 per month. An after-school program that offers an academic learning environment and Chinese-language courses. Program includes English, math, science, art, music and sports. Also 2094 Grant Road, Mtn. View and preschool at 1055 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale. • 650-353-0882; Mtn. View site: 650353-0881; Sunnyvale site: 408-7358333 • • Dutch School Silicon Valley P.O. Box 51826, Palo Alto. Principal: Miriam van Ringelestijn. Class Size: 8. Enrollment: 85. Tuition: $375 per trimester (3 months). Provides afternoon and weekend instruction in Dutch language and culture for students K-12. Geared toward expatriate Dutch students and those learning Dutch as a second language. Three other locations in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose. • 855-388-2472 • •

Genius Kids - Palo Alto San Antonio 569 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. An after-school tutoring program with related child-centered services. PT & FT Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K, Enrichment K, After School Grades K-5. • 650-847-1821 • • German-American School of Palo Alto (Saturday School) GAIS Campus, 275 Elliot Drive, Menlo Park. Director of Education: Sabine Eisenhauer. Class Size: 10-20. Tuition: $850 +$150 non-refundable registration fee (for 30 Saturdays per school year). German Language Instruction for children ages 3-18 on Saturdays from September to May as well as Summer Camp. No prior German knowledge required. • 650-520-3646 • • Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Thomas Lee. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 150. Tuition: $340/semester at Jordan. This 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 Briones Elementary School Mon, 2:50-4:50 p.m.; Fairmeadow Elementary School Wed, 1:50-3:40 p.m.; Laurel School (Menlo

Park) Tue, 3-5 p.m.; Encinal School (Menlo Park) Fri, 3-5 p.m.; and Oak Knoll School(Menlo Park) Thu, 1:30-3 p.m. • 408-807-1088 • • Kumon Math and Reading Center 2730 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Kumon is an after-school learning program designed to help children master reading and math skills. Also located at 903 E. El Camino Real, Ste. 5, Mtn. View, 650-9691978; 1780 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View, 650-969-3820; 419 San Antonio Road, Mtn. View, 650-948-4124; 1551 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-799-4099. • 650-969-1978 • • Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park. Learning center with goals of building math skills and understanding math concepts. Specializes in grades 2 to 12. Children receive personalized instruction and customized learning plans. • 650-321-MATH (6284) • • Palo Alto School for Jewish Education (PASJE) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Director: Cathy Taylor. Class Size: 12-20. Enrollment: 86. Tuition: Parents are encouraged to contact the school for tuition information. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Grades K-8



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Sunday School nurturing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewish identity while focusing on Jewish tradition, history, culture, values and holidays. Music, art, dance. Offers a Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nai Mitzvah class. Optional Hebrew lessons. Small classes. Interfaith families welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-444-2117 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Sitanfu (formerly Stanford Chinese School) 475 N. Whisman Road, #100, Mountain View. Principal: Ma Liping. Class Size: 25. Enrollment: 1,200. Classes are held for children from Mandarinspeaking families every Sunday afternoon at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, in two sessions, 1-2:40 p.m. and 3:20-5 p.m. for children age 5 to 10th grade. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-499-5451 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Adult education Palo Alto Adult School 50 Embarcadero Road, Room 8, Palo Alto. Principal: Katya Villalobos. Class Size: 8-25. Enrollment: 6,000. Tuition: Course fees range from free for English as a Second Language to $210 for woodworking and are the same for residents and nonresidents. Variety of classes offered quarterly in this Palo Alto Unified School District program, from English as a Second Language to Parent Education, crafts,

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cooking, woodworking, and World Languages. Classes available across Palo Alto. Complete schedules are inserted in the Palo Alto Weekly in mid-August, November and March and are also available in area libraries and community centers. Office hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m.4:30 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Admission: pre-registration. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-329-3752 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Stanford Continuing Studies 365 Lasuen St., Stanford. Dean and Associate Provost: Charles Junkerman. Class Size: 17-200. Enrollment: 14,000. Tuition: $150750 depending on course. Discounts available for seniors, Bay Area teachers and Stanford affiliates. A program for Bay Area adults that annually offers around 400 diverse courses taught mostly by Stanford faculty, academic staff and professionals in their fields. Class offerings include liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-725-2650 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ UC Berkeley Extension - Belmont 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 400, Belmont. Dean: Diana Wu. Class Size: 8-25. Enrollment: Approximately 8,000. Tuition: $200 for some short workshops to $650 (on average) for full-term classes. UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education arm of the


University of California, Berkeley. The Peninsula Center offers more than 300 classes in professional and personal development per year. Classes include project management, microbiology, finance, computer skills, marketing and a summer college application workshop. Evening and weekend classes available. UC Berkeley Extension also offers courses in San Francisco, Berkeley and online. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-594-9623 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ UCSC Silicon Valley Extension 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara. Dean: Dr. Lynda Rogers. Class Size: Class size varies by program. Enrollment: 12,000-13,000 per year. Tuition: Fees vary by course. UCSC Silicon Valley Extension provides professional development courses and training to more than 12,000 working adults each year in the South Bay and online. There are four departments of course subjects: Engineering & Technology, Business & Management, Biosciences and Education. Admission: Open enrollment. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-861-3700 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

College is a comprehensive community college offering hundreds of classes for students looking to transfer to fouryear institutions or earn a professional certificate. High school students may start their college experience at no cost through the concurrent enrollment program; the college has an on-site high school program, called Middle College, through collaboration with the Sequoia Union High School District. The University Center at Canada College offers on-site bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees and several professional certificate programs. Admission: Open enrollment. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-306-3100 â&#x20AC;˘ Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. President: Judy Miner. Class Size: 29. Enrollment: 13,347. Tuition: $31 per quarter unit for California residents. Middlefield Road Campus: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Open enrollment, two-year community college. Associate degrees, transfer program and career programs. Day, evening, online and weekend classes. â&#x20AC;˘ Main campus, 650-949-7777; Middlefield campus, 650-949-6950 â&#x20AC;˘

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Canada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. President: Larry Buckley. Class Size: 25. Enrollment: 6,700. Tuition: $46 per credit. Canada

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Special school districts Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Chancellor: Linda M. Thor. Board meetings: 6 p.m. first Monday of each month at the district boardroom on Foothill Campus. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-949-6100 â&#x20AC;˘

Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose. Superintendent: Charles Weis. Board of Trustees meeting: 5:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-453-6540 â&#x20AC;˘

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FR O M AI R P O R T TO WA S T E D ISP OSAL Library administration: 650-329-2516 Website: Email:

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Palo Alto Airport Address: 1925 Embarcadero Road Phone: 650-329-2444 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. Terminal and tower hours: daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Palo Alto Courthouse Address: 270 Grant Ave., Palo Alto Phone: Small Claims Court, Traffic and Criminal, 650-462-3800 Website: Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Services: The Palo Alto Courthouse on Grant Avenue handles mostly traffic, criminal and small claims matters.

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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 center’s website provides basic information on building permits and the city’s planning process.

Fire Department Fire Administration 250 Hamilton Ave., 6th floor. Call 650-329-2184; for emergencies, call 911. cityofpaloalto. org/fire. The Fire Department has seven stations, including one at Stanford University and a station at Foothills Park that operates only during the fire season. Besides extinguishing fires, the department also provides emergency medical services, a hazardous-materials response unit and confined space and tunnel rescue program. Fire Station 1 (Downtown), 301 Alma St. Fire Station 2 (Mayfield), 2675 Hanover St. Fire Station 3 (Rinconada), 799 Embarcadero Road

Development Center 285 Hamilton Ave. Call 650-329-2496. depts/ds/

Fire Station 4 (Mitchell), 3600 Middlefield Road

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fire Station 5 (Barron Park), 600 Arastradero Road

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Fire Station 6 (Stanford), 711 Serra St., Stanford Fire Station 8 (Foothills Park), 3300 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto City Library Central phone for all branches: 650329-2436

Services: The library collection for all branches combined is approximately 300,000 items, plus many more available online. Most branches have photocopiers, books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, large-print books, catalog access to online periodical databases and City Council packets on hand. All carry bus schedules and newspapers and have Wi-Fi access and Internetlinked computers available to the public. Temporary Main, Mitchell Park, Downtown and College Terrace have WiFi laptops for in-library use. Among other services, library patrons can also check out free or discounted museum passes, stream independent films and download music for personal use. Borrowers must have a library card, which is free and does not require Palo Alto residency. The library also offers a variety of programming for toddlers, children, teens and adults. Visit the website to learn about upcoming events. Reference librarians are available by phone and email (libraryreference@cityofpaloalto. org) to answer questions about library services or many other topics of interest. (Note: Service hours may change at the beginning of 2015; check the library website for updated information.) Computer Catalog: The catalog lists holdings for all library branches. Library cardholders can reserve books, renew items, review their circulation records and use databases online. Temporary Main Library 1315 Newell Road. 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 and central reference collection. (The new Rinconada Library on the site of the old Main Library, 1213 Newell Road, is expected to have its grand opening in January 2015.) Children’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. There is no minimum age for library cards. For children 13 and under, signature and ID of a parent or guardian is required. The Summer Reading Program is 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 children’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 children’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 children’s materials, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, large print books, easy-to-read adult books, and Chinese and Russian language collection. (The Mitchell Park branch is temporarily located at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, while the building at the original location is being rebuilt. The new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is expected to have its grand opening in early December 2014.) Palo Alto Historical Association Collection Formerly at the Main Library, these files are now housed at the Cubberley Community Center, H-5, 4000 Middlefield Road. Hours: Tue 4-8 p.m., Thu 1-5 p.m. 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 650-329-2426.

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 Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Fridays); 650-329-2406 (Police Records) A community access line that receives public feedback on police/community 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: 800-ASK-USPS Website: Palo Alto 2085 E. Bayshore Road; MonFri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 650-321-1423. Cambridge 265 Cambridge Ave.; MonFri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 650-327-1581. Hamilton 380 Hamilton Ave.; Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 650-326-3821. Stanford University 531 Lasuen Mall, White Plaza (next to bookstore); Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for

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 enforcement day (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Green 30-minute zones, yellow commercial-loading zones, white passenger-loading zones and disability designated spaces are exempt from the re-parking requirement. Visitor parking: Day permits can be purchased at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.) or the first floor of the Bryant Street and Cowper/Webster garages. Permit 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. Visitors can pay $17.50 for a one-day pass to park in off-street lots and parking garages. Costs for long-term permits: $466 a year, $146.50 a quarter; Sheraton lot: $75 a year, $26 a quarter; 800 High St. lot: $250 a year, $75 a quarter. 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. $49 per quarter, $149 per year, $8 per day. There may be a waiting list. Call Revenue Collections, 650-329-2317, or visit the City Hall lobby. Website on parking: depts/pln/transit/parking/default.asp

Public Safety Office of Emergency Services Address: 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto Phone: 650-617-3197 Website: emergencyvolunteers Email: Services: Palo Alto’s Office of Emergency Services offers community members a handful of opportunities to volunteer and learn how to respond to emergency situations. Volunteers with a variety of skills help maintain readiness and during emergency responses. Part of the program is a Block Preparedness Coordinator Program, which trains individuals to work with their neighbors to prepare for emergencies, prevent

Recreation Division See Classes in Kids section. Address: 1305 Middlefield Road

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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 people’s lives through personal growth, physical challenges and fun. For information on summer day camps and classes, see the Enjoy catalog, published four times a year by the City of Palo Alto Recreation, and online at cityofpaloalto. org/enjoy.

Waste disposal GreenWaste Recovery 625 Charles St., San Jose. Palo Alto residents can call 650493-4894 or email pacustomerservice@ Services: garbage pickup, curbside recycling, waste recovery. GreenWaste recycles commercial and demolition waste, electronic waste, plastic bags, milk and juice containers, and rigid plastics. Website: greenwaste/com/residentialservices/palo-alto Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant 2501 Embarcadero Way. Call 650-329-2598. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 speakers/displays/handouts. Website: pwd/rwqcp Residents can drop off household toxic items including thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs and medications (no controlled substances). Up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of general household hazardous waste — including paint and some household pesticide products — will be accepted each Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and the first Friday of each month from 3-5 p.m. at the water plant parking lot. For Palo Alto residents only; driver’s license or vehicle registration required. Call 650496-5910 to learn about the household hazardous waste drop-off program or visit

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Downtown: Parking is free for up to two hours, both on street and off street. Free three-hour parking is available at all garages (Alma/High, Bryant/Lytton, Civic Center, Cowper/Webster) except in designated permit zones.


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

crime and generally connect with each other; it includes Neighborhood Watch training. In addition, the office leads Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings that, as part of a national program, teach emergency skills including earthquake awareness, suppressing fires, basic first aid, CPR, team organization and more.


passport processing by appointment only; photos taken for $15/pair. Call 650321-4239.

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Palo Alto City Council

Pat Burt Address: 1249 Harriet St. Phone: 650-388-8639 (cell) Email: First elected: 2007 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

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.

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

Nancy Shepherd (Mayor 2014) Address: 1556 Madrono Ave. Phone: 650-326-6452 (home) Email: First elected: 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014

Larry Klein Address: 872 Seale Ave. Phone: 650-323-0780 (home) Email: First elected: (Appointed: 1981), 2005, 2009 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014

City Hall address: 250 Hamilton Ave. General phone: 650-329-2100 Palo Alto city government Website:

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 Where can I get a copy of the agenda? Agendas are available in the City Clerk’s Office and are currently printed in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Friday preceding the City Council meeting. Copies of the council packet are also available for reading in the Clerk’s Office on the 7th floor in City Hall and at city libraries. They are also available at

Liz Kniss (Vice Mayor 2014) Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-888-8671 (cell) Email: First elected: 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Council members Marc Berman Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-329-2480 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 Scharff Address: 445 Seale Ave. Phone: 650-325-7200 (office) 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

H OW TO CO N TAC T LO C AL G OV ER N M EN T O FFI CIA L S Council-appointed officers City Manager: James Keene, 650-329-2392 City Attorney: Molly Stump, 650-329-2171 City Auditor: Harriet Richardson, 650-329-2629

Public Works, director: Mike Sartor, 650-329-2151

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

Utilities, director: Valerie Fong, 650-329-2161

A citizen group that advises the City Manager on matters pertaining to childcare issues. The mission of the ECEC is to guide the effective use of public and private resources to ensure the adequate supply of quality child care for those who live and/or work in Palo Alto.

Boards and commissions Architectural Review Board

City Clerk: Donna Grider, 650-329-2571

Staff liaison: Russ Reich, 650-617-3119

City staff Fire Chief: Eric Nickel, 650-329-2184

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. Residency is not a requirement.

Office of Emergency Services, director: Kenneth Dueker, 650-617-3197

Robert Gooyer. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2015

Chief Financial Officer: Lalo Perez, 650-329-2692

Alexander Lew. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2015

Chief Information Officer: Jonathan Reichental, 650-329-2182

Lee Lippert. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014

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

Clare Malone-Prichard, 650-327-7070 (office). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014

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

Randy Popp. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2015

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

Early Care & Education Committee

Dena Mossar,650-329-1082. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Police Chief: Dennis Burns, 650-329-2413

Chief People Officer: Kathryn Shen, 650-329-2376 Community Services, director: Greg Betts, 650-463-4952 Library, director: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, 650-329-2436 Office of Emergency Services, director 64 • Info Palo Alto

(formerly Child Care Advisory Committee)

Historic Resources Board Staff liaison: Steven Turner, 650-329-2155 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. Residency is required for at least one member of the board.

Janice Shaul, chair, 650-493-2361

Roger Kohler, chair, 650-328-1086 (office). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014

Citizen Oversight Committee for Expenditures of Library Bond Funds

Michael Makinen, vice chair, 650-6044740 (office). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014

Staff liaison: Richard Hackman, 650-617-3174 A five-member committee that meets quarterly. Terms are for four years.

James Schmidt, 650-322-2153. Term expires: May 31, 2017

Martin Bernstein, 650-324-9610 (office). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014 David Bower, 650-329-8564. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2016 Beth Bunnenberg, 650-326-3813 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2016 Patricia Di Cicco, 650-380-5150 (cell). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2016 Margaret Wimmer, 650-646-1610. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014

Human Relations Commission Staff liaison: Minka van der Zwaag, 650463-4953


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. Residency is a requirement. Jill O’Nan, chair, 650-493-7479. Term expires: March 31, 2016 Ray Bacchetti, vice chair, 650-324-7423 (home). Term expires: March 31, 2015 Mehdi Alhassani, 650-687-7544. Term expires: March 31, 2017 Theresa Chen, 650-329-8456. Term expires: March 31, 2015 Diane Morin, 650-473-0822. Term expires: March 31, 2015 Daryl Savage, 650-424-9600 (office). Term expires: March 31, 2017 Greer Stone, 650-575-0405. Term expires: March 31, 2016

Library Advisory Commission Staff liaison: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, 650-329-2403 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. Joy Lune, chair, 617-329-2516. Term expires: April 30, 2017 Doug Hagan, vice chair, 650-326-2367. Term expires: April 30, 2017 Sheena Chin, 650-329-2516. Term expires: April 30, 2016 Don McDougall, 650-815-1455. Term expires: April 30, 2017 Bob Moss, 650-493-2178. Term expires: April 30, 2016

Parks and Recreation Commission

Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015 Keith Reckdahl, 650-493-3741 (cell). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Planning and Transportation Commission Staff liaison: Hillary Gitelman, 650-329-2321 A seven-member advisory commission to the City Council with a focus on zoning and land use issues. Terms are for four years. 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: Oct. 31, 2015 Arthur Keller, vice chair, 650-424-0202 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014 Michael Alcheck, 650-260-8451 (office). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2017 Carl King, 650-494-7470 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2014 Eduardo Martinez, 650-796-1011 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2017 Alex Panelli. Term expires: Oct. 31, 2016 Greg Tanaka, 415-968-9436 (work). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2016

Public Art Commission

Jim Migdal. Term expires: April 30, 2017

Amanda Ross. Term expires: April 30, 2017

Deidre Crommie, 650-949-8145 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Pat Markevitch, 650-321-2211 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014 Abby Knopper, 650-384-0822 (home).

Utilities Advisory Commission A seven-member advisory commission responsible for overseeing Palo Alto’s municipally-owned utilities and reporting to the City Council. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the council conference room of City Hall. Terms are for three years. Residency requirement for six members. Staff contact: Valerie Fong, 650-329-2277 Jonathan Foster, chair, 650-533-0945 (cell). Term expires: April, 2015 Asher Waldfogel, vice chair, 650-3216745 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2015 Audrey Chang. 650-847-1210 (work). Term expires: April 30, 2015 James F. Cook, 650-455-1855 (cell). Term expires: April 30, 2016 Steve Eglash, 650-858-1461 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2015 Garth Hall, 650-322-9224 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2016 John Melton, 650-493-4165 (home). Term expires: April 30, 2015

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 62,000 acres of open space in 26 preserves. Board meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office. 2014-15 total budget: $43.9 million • 650-691-1200 •

Kathleen Kavanaugh, chair, Term expires: April 30, 2015

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. Residency is a requirement. The commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

Stacey Ashlund, 650-496-6962 (office) Term expires: Dec. 31, 2014

Susan Rosenberg, 650-424-1448 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Youth Council Staff liaison: Adam Howard, 650-329-2192

A seven-member advisory commission in charge of overseeing the city’s collection of public art. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the council conference room in City Hall. Terms are for three years. Residency is not a requirement.

Staff liaison: Rob de Geus, 650-463-4908

Ed Lauing, vice chair, 650-327-8890 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

Hal Mickelson, 650-868-2938 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2018

Staff liaison: Elise DeMarzo, 650-329-2519

Ben Miyaji. Term expires: April 30, 2017

Jennifer Hetterly, chair 650-856-0516 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

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Dara Olmstead Silverstein. Term expires: April 30, 2017 Nia Taylor. Term expires: April 30, 2017 Vikki Tobak. Term expires: April 30, 2015

Storm Drain Oversight Committee Meetings are held as needed. Terms are for three years. Staff contact: Joe Teresi, 650-329-2129 Nancy Clark, chair, 650-327-8205 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2018 Richard Whaley, vice chair, 650-4940675 (home). Term expires: Oct. 31, 2018 Stepheny McGraw, 650-856-0296 (home). Term expires: Dec. 31, 2015

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B I K E S. BUSE S, T R AI NS AN D AU TO M O B I LE S 2520; 650-508-6350 •, Bike rentals Mountain and hybrid bikes available for daily, weekly and monthly rates, ranging from $20 a day to $250 or more a month. The Bike Connection 2011 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Rentals, road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids are $35/ day, $100/week, $200/month, $300/two months. Tune-ups $80. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • 650-853-3000 • • Bike Share Pilot Program The Bike Share system enables members to check out a bike from a network of automated bicycle stations, ride to their destination and return the bike to a different station. Membership rates are $9 for a daily pass, $22 for a three-day pass and $88 for an annual pass. •

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San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information Provides online access to transit information for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Supported by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Transit Partners. •

By bike Around Palo Alto Palo Alto is known in cycling circles as a “bicycle friendly” community. A map of Palo Alto’s bike routes is available at most libraries and at City Hall. The best-known of Palo Alto’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. •, search “bike routes map” Licensing and more 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 68 • Info Palo Alto

station from 3-5 p.m. weekdays. • 650-329-2520 (City of Palo Alto Transportation Division) for information about bicycle routes, lockers or racks; 650-329-2413 (Police Department) to report a stolen bike • depts/pln/news/details. asp?NewsID=214&TargetID=107 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. Also can register a bike after it has been stolen — 99cent Stolen Bike Registry. • 1-800-848-BIKE • • 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. • Transportation Division at 650-329-

Bikestation Palo Alto 95 University Ave. at the University Avenue Caltrain station, Palo Alto. Paid memberships offer secure bicycle parking for 96 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. • Campus Bike Shop 459 Lagunita Drive, #12, Stanford University. Rents comfort bikes, commuter bikes and high-end road bikes. Available from 24 hours to 1 year. Includes helmet/lock. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • Reserve online or call 650-723-9300 • •

By bus Deer Creek Shuttle Caltrain runs a free shuttle from the Palo Alto and California Avenue train stations to the Stanford Research Park. • 800-660-4287 • Dumbarton Express Administered by AC Transit, and overseen by the Dumbarton Bridge Regional Operations 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 5:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. • 511 and say “Dumbarton Express” for schedule information • East Palo Alto/Caltrain Shuttle Connects the Woodland/West Bayshore/ Newell neighborhood in East Palo Alto with the Caltrain station in downtown

Palo Alto. The shuttle operates on compressed natural gas and runs seven days a week (except on certain holidays) from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The shuttle is operated by MV Transportation, managed by the City of Palo Alto and funded by the City of East Palo Alto. • Marguerite Shuttle 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. Stanford University’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. • 650-723-9362 • • Palo Alto Shuttle The Palo Alto Shuttle operates two routes: the Embarcadero shuttle and the Crosstown shuttle. Connects businesses in the East Bayshore/Baylands area with downtown 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. • 650-329-2441 City of Palo Alto Transportation division • 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. • 408-321-2300 •

Key bus routes 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 day and 60 minutes during evening; Sat/ Sun every 60 minutes. No. 88 Serves the Palo Alto Veterans 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. 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 and Lytton Avenue in Palo Alto. For 280: weekdays: 6:06 a.m.8:30 p.m. every 60 minutes. Weekends: 8:47 a.m.-5:45 p.m. every 60 minutes. For 281: weekdays 6 a.m.-10 p.m. every 15-30 minutes; Sat 8:03 a.m.-7 p.m. every 30 minutes; Sun 8:33 a.m.-6 p.m. every 30 minutes. • 800-660-4287; or TDD (hearingimpaired only): 650-508-6448 • No. 397 and 297 Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Transbay Terminal. For 397: Daily 12:48-2:54 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. • 800-660-4287; or TDD (hearingimpaired only): 650-508-6448 • Rapid 522 Direct service between Palo Alto and East San Jose, about every 15 minutes, 5 a.m.-7 p.m., every 30 minutes 7-10:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; every 15 minutes 8 a.m.-7 p.m., every 30 minutes 7-10:30 p.m ,Sat.: every 15 minutes 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun. Route ECR On weekdays, Route ECR provides service every 15 minutes along El Camino Real between the Daly City BART station and the Palo Alto Transit Center, stopping at all Caltrain and BART stations. On weekends, service operates every 20-30 minutes. • 800-660-4287; or TDD (hearingimpaired only): 650-508-6448 •

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 4:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Also limited weekday commuter-hour service

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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. • 800-660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448 • 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. • 650-508-6350 for locker rentals •

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 “Handicapped Only.” Fees apply for some types of placards. Doctor or physician certification required. • 800-777-0133 (Redwood City office) or 800-368-4327 (deaf or hearing impaired from TDD phones) • Lyft The Lyft app allows people to request rides at any time by tapping a button for pickup; the app will autolocate you and let you track your driver’s route and ETA. Pricing is based on time and distance, for example, $1.35/ mile and $.27/per minute plus $2.25 for pickup, $1 for trust and safety fee. Minimum price is $5 (and $5 cancellation fee). • 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. • 511 • Uber The Uber app connects with a driver. Flat-rate pricing from Palo Alto: to SFO — $85; to San Francisco — $115; north of Highway 84 to SFO — up to $65; to SJC — $75. Palo Alto zone defined as the area bounded by the Highway 84 on the north, Page Mill Road/Oregon Expressway on the south, 280 on the west, and the bay on the east. •

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stop van. (The rate may vary slightly depending on your zip code.) Service 24 hours, 7 days a week. Special rates for Stanford employees and students. • 800-BLUE-VAN for reservations • • Excel Limousine Service Charges $84 ($90 from Mountain View) for limo direct to the San Francisco airport; $78 for limo direct to San Jose airport, from Palo Alto or Menlo Park, $66 from Mountain View. Up to four people. Call for fares for additional person from same location.

Additional fees for airport, after-hour service, baggage claim meet and greet. • 866-535-5545 •

Taxis A Orange Cab • 650-967-2030 or 888-262-0903 • Yellow Cab Company • 650-999-9999 •

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Key city numbers

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

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

Police/Fire/Paramedics (emergency)................................911

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

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

Abandoned Vehicle Hotline ......................... 650-329-2258

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

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

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

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

Property ownership/addresses ................... 650-329-2677

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

Animal Services .................................................650-496-5971 Bicycle license information ........................... 650-329-2184 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

Real property (city-owned) .......................... 650-329-2264 Recreation ........................................................... 650-463-4900

Tax Assessor — SCC through website:

Recycling ..............................................................650-496-5910

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

Streets ...................................................................650-496-6974 Trees .......................................................................650-496-5953 Utilities (turn-on & turn-off) ..........................650-329-2161

Non-city agencies

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

SCC = Santa Clara County

Community Services ...................................... 650-463-4900

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

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

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

Graffiti reporting ...............................................650-496-6974

Alcoholics Anonymous — SCC .....................408-374-8511 Child Abuse Report Line for Santa Clara County .....................................650-493-1186

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

Flood zone information ..................................650-329-2151

24-hour hotlines

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

Child Abuse Report Line for San Mateo County ..................................... 650-595-7922 Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotline ..................408-850-6125 Mid-Peninsula Rape Crisis Center ............... 650-493-7273 Senior Help Line ................................................ 800-510-2020

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

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

Services for seniors ........................................... 408-241-1571

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

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

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

Mayor Nancy Shepherd ..................................650-326-6452

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

Support Network for Battered Women ... 800-572-2782

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

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

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

Adult education, 58 Airport transport, 69 Animal services/protection, 14 Archery, 32 Art galleries, 8 Arts organizations, 45 Basketball, 32 Biking, 32, 68 Bookstores and readings, 8 Bus, 68 Business organizations, 14 Cable television, 14 Camping, 32 Career/jobs, 14 Cemeteries/mortuaries, 14 Child care centers & preschools, 43 Child care hotlines, 45 Child care/referrals, 44 Classes/places to go, 46 Colleges and universities, 58 Community centers, 14 Community colleges, 58 Dance 8, 32, Disabilities, services, 26 Driving, 69 Drug and alcohol services, 14 Education/enrichment, 57 Education, special, 56 Elementary and middle schools, private, 52 Emergency services, 14 70 • Info Palo Alto

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Museums and collections, 8 Music, 10, 12 Neighborhood or homeowner associations, 20 Opera, 12 Palo Alto, city of, 64 Airport, 60 Boards and commissions, 64 City Council, 64 City staff, 64 Council-appointed officers, Development Services Department, 60 Fire Department, 60 Library, 60 Office of Emergency Services, 61 Police department, 60 Recreation, 61 Palo Alto Courthouse, 60 Palo Alto Unified School District, 48 Elementary schools, 48 High schools, 50 Middle schools, 50 Special district programs, 50 Parking, 61 Parks, 34 Places to tour, 12 Political groups, 21 Post offices, 60 Public safety, 61 Radio station, 21

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