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A local resource guide published by the Palo Alto Weekly

by the numbers | arts & entertainment | outdoors & recreation | education community | government | getting around | paloaltoonline.com


Food Scraps Composting Collection Is Here! Where you put your food scraps makes a world of difference.

You can now put all of your food scraps and food soiled paper directly into your green cart along with your yard trimmings. By doing this, you help Palo Alto turn your food scraps into rich soil and renewable energy, and help protect the climate.

For service call (650) 493-4894

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W ELCO M E TO I N FO PALO A LTO The birthplace of Silicon Valley — incubator of tech giants such as HP, Facebook and Google — the city thrives on innovation. Yet its residents recognize that it is the plentiful civic amenities and culture of braininess (cultivated through close ties to Stanford University) that have fostered the dynamic life they so enjoy.

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There is no place quite like Palo Alto.

This publication, Info Palo Alto, aims to capture the most useful information about this vibrant city of nearly 67,000 people, from how to contact the mayor to where to take continuing-education courses. Brand new in this year’s edition are maps, charts and graphics that give quick access to essential data. Our Education section offers comparative information on public and private schools. The Outdoors chapter maps out where you can swim, skateboard and play tennis. The Government chapter provides information on the boards and commissions that guide the city.

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In addition to Info Palo Alto, you can visit PaloAltoOnline.com to stay up to date on Palo Alto news. Subscribe to Express, a daily email, and have the news delivered right to your in box. Or check out Weekend Express, emailed on Thursdays, for the scoop on arts and entertainment. Both are free; sign up at PaloAltoOnline.com/express. If you’ve got suggestions for next year’s Info, please email editor@ paweekly.com. We appreciate your feedback.

Jocelyn Dong Editor, Info Palo Alto

Inside Info Arts & Entertainment ....................12 By the Numbers .................................6 Community .......................................18 Education .......................................... 48 Getting Around ...............................74

Government..................................... 68 Index ....................................................78 Outdoors & Recreation ................ 34 Quick Reference Directory ..........76

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On the cover: Children enjoy one of several slides at the Magical Bridge Playground, an innovative, 100 percent inclusive space where kids with and without disabilities can play together. Magical Bridge opened in south Palo Alto in 2015. Read more about it in the Outdoors section of this publication. Photo by Sue Dremann.

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Numbers DEMOGRAPHICS AND MORE

Numbers can surprise, amuse, provide perspective, tell a story. In Palo Alto, the story of the skyrocketing real estate market is seen in figures ranging from the average price of a single-family home ($2,667,000) to the average rent for a two-bed, two-bath apartment ($3,955 a month, which is

$1,400 higher than just five years ago).

in 2014, way above the national average.

The percentage of Palo Alto land devoted to open space — nearly 60 percent — and the number of city-maintained trees — 35,225 — speak to the values of the city’s residents and governing officials.

Weather statistics give us pause: If you think today is hot (or cold), imagine what Palo Alto must’ve been like at its extremes in temperature: a low of 20 degrees and a high of 107.

Numbers show us that Palo Altans love their libraries: An average of 23 items were checked out per library card holder

City statistics might even inspire a new quest: Has anyone ever walked along all 6.7 million square feet of city sidewalks?

FACTS AND STATISTICS ABOUT PALO ALTO Vital signs

Police patrol vehicles: 28

Square miles: 25.79

Fire stations: 6 (plus one seasonal)

Population: 66,955

Firefighters: 107

Parks and plazas: 36

Fire Department vehicles: 27

Acres of city parks: 157

Libraries: 5

Acres of city-owned open space: 3,731

Per capita circulation rate of library items (2014): 22.8 per year

City-maintained trees: 35,225

Library card holders (2014): 46,950

Miles of streets: 473

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

Square feet of sidewalks: 6,679,200 Tennis courts: 51 Sister cities: Palo, Leyte, Philippines; Oaxaca, Mexico; Enschede, The Netherlands; Linkoping, Sweden; Albi, France; and Tsuchiura, Japan Source: City of Palo Alto, U.S. Census Bureau

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)

Courtesy Palo Alto Historical Association

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Two women wave to the crowd on University Avenue during a celebration of the opening of the University Avenue underpass on March 8, 1941.

How educated are Palo Alto residents?

Without a high school degree 2.5%

With high school degree 2.5%

Some college education 8.8%

With associate degree 4.1%

Average monthly residential electricity bill (2013-14): $42.76 Source: City of Palo Alto

Land use Total land area: 25.79 square miles

With graduate or professional degree 51.3%

Percent of land devoted to open space: 58.6 percent Percent of land devoted to singlefamily residential: 23.3 percent Percent of land devoted to multifamily residential: 3.5 percent

With bachelor's degree 28.6%

Data represents adults older than 25. Source: American Community Survey 2009-2013

People

Education and income

Median age: 41.3 years

Per capita income: $73,329

Percent of land devoted to business and industrial: 7.4 percent

White: 59.3 percent

Median household income: $121,465

City employees: 1,040

Percent of land devoted to public and institutional: 4.4 percent

Hispanic: 8 percent

General fund budget (2015-16): $185.7 million and a $351.1 million enterprise fund

Total Assessed Valuation (Jan. 1, 2014): $27.24 billion

Seniors (65 and older): 16.9 percent

Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, Nevada

City facts

Police officers (sworn): 93

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Percent of land devoted to commercial: 2.5 percent

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

Asian: 25.9 percent Black: 2.6 percent Veterans: 2,742 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-13 American Community Survey

Median family income: $165,292 Residents below poverty level: 5.7 percent Source: 2009-13 American Community Survey


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The sun sets on the pole field at Byxbee Park and the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center at the Palo Alto Baylands on Feb. 20, 2015.

Housing Housing units: 28,216*

Median home price in Palo Alto

Median single-family home price (through June 2015): 2,667,000**

$2,667,000

Median condo/townhouse price (through June 2015): $1,542,500** Average monthly (asking) rent (April-June 2015): $3,955 (2 bed, 2 bath)***

$1,438,900

Average monthly (asking) rent (April-June 2015): $2,897 (1 bed, 1 bath)***

$987,700

Average monthly rent (2010): $2,555 (2 bed, 2 bath)*** Average monthly rent (2010): $1,884 (1 bed, 1 bath)***

$457,800

Average number of people per housing unit in 2013: 2.3

$33,900

Average number of people per housing unit in 1960: 3.1

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California-born residents (1980): 42.9 percent Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 200913 American Community Survey; *California Department of Finance; **Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® from MLSListings Inc.; ***RealFacts

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Data represents single-family homes through June of that year. Source: Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®

Single-person households (2013): 7,450 California-born residents (2013): 36.3 percent

$148,900

Palo Alto’s largest employers* Stanford University**

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Space Systems Loral Hewlett-Packard Company

1,763

PALO ALTANS WALK TO WORK

Source: 2013 American = 50 people Community Survey

Miscellaneous Palo Alto homes with no phone: 472 Palo Altans who said they walked to work: 1,763

Stanford University Medical Center/Hospital

Colubris Networks, Inc.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Homes in Palo Alto with three vehicles or more: 4,564

VMWare

*All have 1,000 or more employees. **Unincorporated Santa Clara County

Homes in Palo Alto fueled by solar energy: 88

Source: City of Palo Alto

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey

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Historic Firsts

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1769: Gaspar de Portola party camps by El Palo Alto.

1891: First business opens — a real estate office. 1893: First Palo Alto school opens. 1896: Residents approve water system, the first step in creating utilities.

1906: “Father of radio” Lee de Forest invents the vacuum tube. 1909: First movie theater opens on University Avenue. 1925: Mayfield and College Terrace annexed. 1929: First dial phone call made in Palo Alto. 1935: Palo Alto airport moves from Stanford land to Baylands. 1940: The Children’s Library, the first U.S. stand-alone kids’ public library, opens.

1956: Municipal golf course opens.

1961: City buys first computer.

1894: Palo Alto votes for incorporation 98 to 21.

1905: First traffic law passed. Speed limit is “a slow trot.” 1909: Palo Alto incorporated as Charter city. 1922: May Fete Parade founded. 1928: Palo Alto’s yacht harbor opens. 1932: Downtown post office opens. 1938: Bill Hewlett and David Packard begin work in Addison Avenue garage.

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1953: First liquor store in city opens.

1892: First Palo Alto wedding.

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1904: First Palo Alto library opens.

1891: Stanford University opens.

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

1956: Stanford Shopping Center opens. 1958: City purchases Foothills Park. 1962: Horace Anderson is first African-American elected to Palo Alto school board.

1971: Recycling center at landfill opens.

1974: First woman firefighter hired. 1975: Barron Park annexed.

1971: First woman hired as police officer.

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1972: First cocktail served downtown.

1979: Cubberley High School closes.

1975: City Council passes first no-smoking law. 1978: Palo Alto launches curbside recycling. 1979: Palo Alto Weekly founded.

1980

1986: Yacht harbor closes.

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

1988: Cable TV service to Palo Alto begins.

1993: June Fleming is first female and first African-American appointed city manager.

1994: Stanford hosts six games of the World Cup.

1990

1994: Palo Alto celebrates its Centennial.

1994: Palo Alto becomes first U.S. city on the Internet.

2006: Opportunity Center housing opens. 2013: Palo Alto goes “carbon neutral” with its electric portfolio. 10 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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2001: Yoriko Kishimoto first Asian-American elected to the City Council.

1997: City builds 29-mile fiber-optic ring within its borders. 1999: City Council approves Tree Preservation Ordinance.

1998: City experiences major floods.

2000: City kicks-off free shuttle service.

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

2001: Hillary Freeman first African-American woman elected to City Council. 2002: Hewlett-Packard Company merges with Compaq Computers. 2007: Palo Alto police begin carrying Tasers. 2014: Palo Alto launches Transportation Management Association to reduce car traffic.


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A&E

THEATER AND MORE

You never know who you’ll see in Palo Alto’s arts scene. The city is no stranger to artists on the rise, having been the stomping grounds for the likes of Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane and Joan Baez, to name a few. Bookstores and readings Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Family-owned and independent, Bell’s offers more than 300,000 new, used, rare and out-of-print titles on two floors. • 650-323-7822 • askus@bellsbooks.com • bellsbooks.com BookBuyers 317 Castro St., Mtn. View. Large collection of used books, CDs, records, videos, audio books, software, printed collectibles, ephemera. • 650-968-7323 • bookbuyers.com Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Also 301 Castro St., Mtn. View. A California bookstore chain since 1851. New books, magazines, newspapers, toys, sale tables. • 650-321-0600 (Palo Alto); 650-4281234 (Mtn. View) • booksinc.net East West Bookshop 324 Castro St., Mtn. View. New Age and metaphysical bookstore. Author events, workshops and psychic readers. • 650-988-9800 • eastwest.com Feldman’s Books 1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Large selection of used books in all fields. • 650-326-5300 • abebooks.com/feldmans-booksmenlo-park-ca-u.s.a/69651/sf Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Contemporary adult and children’s literature. Nonprofit Peninsula Arts & Letters produces literary events at Kepler’s. • 650-324-4321 • orders@keplers.com • keplers.com 12 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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ENTERTAINMENT, NIGHTLIFE, GALLERIES,

Live music, dancing, concerts and more are plentiful in the area.

the night away in the energetic company of others.

With Stanford University as Palo Alto’s neighbor, there’s no shortage of worldclass artists who stop by every weekend. The university’s museums, supplemented by local galleries, offer a feast of visual art.

To check out all your options, see the online Community Calendar, which lists arts and entertainment events and more at PaloAltoOnline.com/calendar. Also, subscribe to Weekend Express, which offers a preview of the best of local A&E every Thursday, at PaloAltoOnline.com/express. Or check out movie reviews, restaurant reviews and more online and in the print edition of the Palo Alto Weekly, every Friday.

For those who want to make their own art (or entertainment), numerous dance groups entice residents to twirl and jive

Lee’s Comics 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Ste. F, Mtn. View. Comics from the 1930s to the present, with collectors’ issues, gaming items, Japanese animation videos and T-shirts. • 650-965-1800 • lee@lcomics.com • lcomics.com Linden Tree Books 265 State St., Los Altos. Books, music, gifts and more for children, adults and teachers. Free story times, author and musician visits. • 650-949-3390 • info@lindentreebooks.com • lindentreebooks.com Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford. Four-story bookstore contains general books, Stanford clothing and gifts, supplies, technology and a cafe. • 650-329-1217 • stanford@bkstr.com • stanfordbookstore.com

Dance venues Alberto’s 736 Dana St., Mtn. View. Dance club featuring world beat music, salsa, live bands, dance lessons. • 650-968-3007 • clubalbertos@gmail.com • albertos.com Bay Area Country Dance Held at four locations in Palo Alto and one in Atherton; traditional English and American music and dance, with callers and live bands. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto; First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton; Palo Alto

Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. • bacds@bacds.org • bacds.org Bows and Beaus Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. Singles and couples square dance club, one of the longest operating such clubs in the Santa Clara Valley. Dances held Wednesdays starting at 7:30 p.m. • contact@bowsandbeaus.org • bowsandbeaus.org Castle House Vintage Dance Palo Alto Masonic Lodge, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. Social dances as done from 1900 to 1930. Dance party 4 to 6:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month; occasional lessons. Live music by The Paul Price Society Orchestra. • castlehousevintagedance@gmail.com • castlehousevintagedance.com/ Ecstatic Dance Palo Alto 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The drop-in group meets on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lucie Stern Community Center ballroom for movement to a range of music. Cost is $15 to $20 sliding scale; scholarships available. • wendy.clubconscious@gmail.com • ecstaticdance.org/paloalto El Camino Reelers St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. One of the largest gay square dance clubs in the country. Meets Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. • information@reelers.org • reelers.org Friday Night Waltz First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Mostly waltz, but also polka,

Carolyn Kelley, 84, dances with Shankar Hemmadi during Ecstatic Dance at the Lucie Stern Community Center. The weekly dance encourages “contact improvisation,” in which dancers spontaneously dance with a partner — or two or three.

one-step, swing, salsa, cha cha, lindy and tango. Lessons at 7 p.m.; dance party at 9 p.m. • 650-326-6265 • info@FridayNightWaltz.com • fridaynightwaltz.com/ Mountain View Open Floor with Claire Alexander Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mtn. View. A dynamic movement practice that ignites creativity, connection and community. The ongoing, year-round class meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. Drop-in class. • info@ecstaticproductions.com • ecstaticproductions.com/class.html Opal Nightclub 251 Castro St., Mtn. View. Bar with a big dance floor and DJs. • 650-318-6732 • info@opalnightclub.com • opalnights.com Molly Magees 241 Castro Street, Mtn. View. Dance floor, with DJs Thurs.-Sat. nights. • 650-961-0108 • mail@fibbars.com • mollysmtview.com/djs/ Monte Carlo Nightclub 228 Castro St., Mtn. View. Latin dance club hosts DJs, live bands, pageants and salsa dancing. • 650-988-1500 • montecarloniteclub.com The Patio 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Karaoke nights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; DJ and dancing Thursdays through Saturdays. • 650-322-2575 • thepatiopa.com St. Stephen’s Green 223 Castro St., Mtn. View. Irish music on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30


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p.m. DJs Thurs.-Sat. starting at 10 p.m., with Latin DJs on the fourth Saturday. • 650-964-9151 • info@ststephensgreen.com • ststephensgreen.com/ Stanford Quads 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Square dancing for singles, couples and families. • 650-948-4935 • info@stanfordquads.org • stanfordquads.org Tuxedo Junction Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto; Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Open dancing are offered every Wednesday (Lucie Stern), Friday and Saturday nights (Cubberley). No partner or prior experience required. Beginning and intermediate lessons available. Some dance styles include the samba, foxtrot, and the hustle. • Judy and Samy at 650-648-3633 (Friday); Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 (Wednesday, Saturday) • cubberleyballroom.com

Live music 4290 Bistro & Bar at Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Occasional jazz nights. • 650-628-0145 • cabanapaloalto.com/palo-altorestaurants.aspx 14 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Popular cafe with outdoor seating and live jazz music on most Friday evenings. • 650-327-0830 • cafeborrone.com Coconuts 642 Ramona St, Palo Alto. Live music on the patio every other Friday 6-9 p.m. • 650-329-9533 • coconutsinpaloalto.com/events/ lemo-live/ Dana Street Roasting Company 744 W. Dana St., Mtn. View. Live music on weekend evenings and special concerts throughout the year. • 650-390-9638 • danastreetroasting.com Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. A brothel and upscale restaurant from 1880 until the 1940s, the saloon now offers live music on most nights. Casual, full bar. • 650-851-8487 • jennifer@pioneer-saloon.com • pioneer-saloon.com/ Red Rock Coffee 201 Castro St., Mtn. View. A nonprofit cafe bringing customers folk, blues, jazz at least three times a week. Open mic on Mondays. • 650-967-4473 • redrockcoffee.org

Rosewood Sand Hill Road 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Live jazz every Saturday, 7-11 p.m., in the hotel lounge. • 650-561-1500 • sandhill@rosewoodhotels.com • rosewoodhotels.com/en/sand-hillmenlo-park Sam’s Chowder House 185 University Avenue, Palo Alto. Live music on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. • 650-614-1177 • music@samschowderhouse.com • samschowderhousepa.com Stanford Coffee House 459 Lagunita, No. 1, Tresidder Union, Stanford. Occasional live music and open mic nights. • 650-721-2262 • coho @ stanford.edu • coho.stanford.edu

Galleries Anderson Collection in Menlo Park Address disclosed upon request. A large private collection of 20th-century art, including color field painting, California funk art, Bay Area figurative art and contemporary abstract painting. aacollection.com Bryant Street Gallery 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Emerging American artists as well as established names in the contemporary art world. bryantstreet.com

EcoCenter Art Gallery 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Nature-themed art shown at the EcoCenter in the Baylands, run by the nonprofit Environmental Volunteers. evols.org/artgallery Gallery House 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Rotating exhibits by local member artists. galleryhouse2.com Kathleen Avery Fine Art 555 Bryant St. #325, Palo Alto. Modern works, 19001960, with particular emphasis on the School of Paris. kathleenaveryfineart.com Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Ten monthly juried exhibitions and two annual members exhibitions. pacificartleague.org Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. World-renowned and compelling emerging artists in a wide range of artistic media. cityofpaloalto. org/artcenter Shady Lane Gallery 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park. Locally crafted jewelry, photographs, stained glass, art glass, fabric arts and masks, plus Native American and handmade international art. shadylanegallery.com Smith Andersen Editions 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. A monotype, monoprint press, exhibiting print work by local, national and international artists. smithandersen.com


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Steven Ryckbosch sings the Bloodhound Gang’s “Bad Touch” during dance karaoke night at The Patio, hosted by DJ Purple in 2014. Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford. More than 50 works by established and emerging artists in each bimonthly show. facebook.com/StanfordArtSpaces Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Student, faculty and other artists’ works. art.stanford.edu/ galleries-spaces/stanford-art-gallery/

Museums Hoover Institution 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. Free exhibits on President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, and rotating exhibits of archival holdings. hoover.org Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Permanent and rotating exhibits emphasize invention and technology from 1750-1950. moah.org Stanford University Arts District: Q Anderson Collection at Stanford University 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. A collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture. anderson.stanford.edu/ Q Cantor Arts Center at Stanford

University 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Twenty-four galleries of artwork drawn from more than 40,000 objects from around the world. museum.nford.edu Q McMurtry Building 355 Roth Way,

Stanford. Stanford University academic building featuring screening spaces, exhibition space, and the Art and Architecture Library. arts.stanford.edu/ mcmurtry-building/

Performance spaces Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Main performance venue for Stanford Live concerts and other performances. live.stanford.edu/planyour-visit/venues/bing-concert-hall Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Home

to M-A High performing groups; also used by community arts organizations. thecenteratma.org/ Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. With 710 seats, Dinkelspiel hosts large performances, lectures and symposia. music.stanford. edu/venues/dinkelspiel Foothill College Smithwick Theatre 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Home to Foothill Music Theatre, which mounts several full-scale musicals a year. foothill.edu/theatre Los Altos Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Comedies, dramas, musicals. losaltosstage.org Lucie Stern Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Comedies, dramas, musicals, opera. Home to Palo Alto Players, TheatreWorks and West Bay Opera. paplayers.org, theatreworks.org, wbopera.org Memorial Auditorium 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. Largest indoor facility on campus designed for regular performance use. Houses the Department of Theater and Performance Studies. live.stanford.edu/plan-yourvisit/venues/memorial-auditorium Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 500 Castro St., Mtn. View. A performing-arts complex hosting hundreds of events a year: theater, dance, music, professional Bay Area companies. The home venue for Peninsula Youth Theatre and TheatreWorks. mvcpa.com, pytnet.org, theatreworks.org Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Children’s Theatre presents plays and musicals yearround on the Main and Playhouse stages. cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre The Pear Avenue Theatre 1110 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. Intimate productions, including classics, less familiar works and new plays by local writers. thepear.org

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Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. Outdoor concert venue hosts performances by major, world-touring acts from late April until late October. theshorelineamphitheatre.com Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn. View. Jazz and classical concerts, cultural events. arts4all.org Woodside High School Performing Arts Center 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Home to Woodside High performing groups; also used by Woodside Community Theater and local dance organizations. woodsidehs.org/?id=466

Theaters (movies) Check out PaloAltoOnline.com for the most current movie reviews and trailers. Aquarius Theatre 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Foreign and arthouse films. • 650-327-3241 • landmarktheatres.com CineArts at Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Foreign, arthouse and mainstream movies on two screens. • 650-493-0128 • cinemark.com Guild Theatre 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. One-screen venue shows independent and foreign-language films.

• 650-566-8367 • landmarktheatres.com Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Restored 1925 movie house showing the classics, including silent films. Live Wurlitzer organ music before and after the 7:30 show. • 650-324-3700 • stanfordtheatre.org

Top 10 places to visit Baylands Nature Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The 1,940acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Considered one of the best bird-watching areas on the West Coast. Features Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, 15 miles of trails, picnic facilities and restrooms. Non-motorized boating and windsurfing allowed. Dogs permitted on leash. • 650-329-2506 for Baylands Nature Center • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ parks/preserves/baylands.asp Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, museum is home to a large international collection of computing artifacts. • 650-810-1010 • computerhistory.org www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 15


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earthquake-prone Bay Area is a major earth-sciences research center. To take a self-guided tour, download the handout: pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2007/3072/. Also, there are lectures and seminars on earthquake science. • 650-853-8300 • earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. A 2.5-acre estate with gardens and 1902 Georgian Revival house, built for Edwin Percy Gamble, son of Procter & Gamble founder. Selfguided tours and admission free. Formal, woodland and demonstration gardens. Paid docent tours for groups of eight or more by reservation. • 650-329-1356 • gamblegarden.org

Hanna House 3160 Porter Drive, Ste. 200, Palo Alto. Docent-led tours of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, based on hexagonal module. Paid onehour tours on four Sundays a month. Reservations required; children must be at least 12 years old. • 650-725-8352 • hannahousetours.stanford.edu Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve 4001 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Docent-led educational tours of biological field

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Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. A 654-acre historic country estate with a 40-room mansion and 16 acres of English Renaissance garden. Open early February through October, except for the annual week-long holiday event the week after Thanksgiving. Advanced reservation encouraged for docent-led tours and guided nature hikes. Selfguided tours do not require reservation. General admission charged. • 650-364-8300 • filoli.org

Roger Stoller’s Flow #16 is located in the Sunken Pool at Filoli. station last 2 to 2.5 hours. Tour season is October to May (Thurs.-Sun.). Pets and food are not permitted. Reservations must be made a week in advance. • 650-851-6813 • jrbp.stanford.edu Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of 200 live animals, including bobcats,

raccoons, jungle bats, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, fresh-water fish and invertebrates, birds, turtles and a giant tortoise. • 650-329-2111 • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ jmz/ Menlo Park Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey) 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. In the midst of the

Stanford University’s Hoover Tower 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. The tower is one of three buildings that make up the Hoover Institution, dedicated to the study of war, revolution and peace in the 20th century. The tower’s observation deck offers a sweeping view of the Midpeninsula. Nominal admission charge. Separate from the Tower, the Exhibit Pavilion highlight the collections of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives; expected to re-open to the public in October 2015, following renovation. • 650-723-2053 • stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo/plan/ guides/hoover.html Stanford University campus 295 Galvez St., Stanford. Free one-hour tours of campus are conducted daily by student guides. Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are free for groups of nine or fewer. Larger groups must call for reservations. Private tours and golf-cart tours can be arranged for a fee. • 650-723-2560 • visit.stanford.edu

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Counseling/mental health Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. Provides on-campus counseling program at eight Palo Alto secondary schools, an adolescent substance-abuse treatment program and an after-school counseling program. • 650-424-0852 • acs-teens.org

The city hosts a broad safety-net services to address a range of problems, from mental health crises to medical challenges. Thanks to local nonprofit and volunteer organizations, help is just a phone call away. Among the innovative programs that community members have launched is the Opportunity Center, a housing-first center that aims to give homeless people stability so that they can then pursue work or otherwise move ahead in their lives.

treatment; anger management and domestic violence offender treatment groups; substance-abuse treatment; LGBTQ youth services; support services for youth emancipating from foster care and victims of domestic violence. Sliding-scale fees; most insurance and Medi-Cal (Santa Clara County) accepted. • 650-326-6576 • fcservices.org

Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose. The Children Family Community Services Division provides drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents. The Gateway program is an adult drug- and alcoholplacement referral service throughout Santa Clara County. • 800-488-9919; 408-272-6518 for youth • sccdads.org

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 and is in network with various insurance plans. • 650-617-8340 • thelaselvagroup.com

The Bridge 581 Capistrano Way, Stanford University. Provides free, confidential, 24-hour peer counseling services by trained students to anyone in the Stanford community. Counselors are available to help sort out problems such as loneliness, depression, stress and suicide or just to talk. Information and referral services available. • 650-723-3392 for counseling • stanfordbridge.wordpress.com

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 and leadership training. Affiliated with Adolescent Counseling Services. • 650-424-0852, ext. 107 • projectoutlet.org

Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Nonprofit women’s center offers support groups, professional counseling and other services. • 650-473-0664 • deborahspalm.org

Suicide Crisis Hotline 828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose. Crisis-line counselors listen to callers and will refer them to helpful services, if they’d like. Run by Santa Clara County Mental Health Administration. • 855-278-4204

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

YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose. The YWCA provides support and services in the areas of domestic violence, rape crisis, counseling, youth services and child care. • 408-295-4011. 24-hour hotlines: do-

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With the city’s growing population of people older than 65, more service providers are retooling their programs to be senior-friendly, anticipating the needs of tomorrow today. Finally, neighborhood have always formed the heart of the community. Be they formal associations with websites and email lists or ad hoc social groups that convene for annual block parties, these groups continue to play an important role in the lives of Palo Alto residents.

mestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 • ywca-sv.org

Health and support services Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. Information, support, referrals and education/training for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. • 24/7 helpline, 800-272-3900; office, 650-962-8111 • alz.org/norcal Bay Area Cancer Connections 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Provides support groups, buddies, health library, personalized research, complementary therapies, counseling, nutrition workshops and more to people touched by breast or ovarian cancer. • 650-326-6686; toll free 888-222-4401 • bcconnections.org Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave., San Jose. Offers asthma and anti-tobacco education, patient support and information referral. • 408-998-5865 • lungsrus.org Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8, Palo Alto. Provides cardiac rehabilitation therapy, a wellness exercise program as well as heart-related educational programs to people referred by their physicians, usually after a major heart condition is diagnosed. • 650-494-1300 • cardiactherapy.org Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Support programs for learning differences, anxiety and depression, ADHD and autism. Clinical

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services provide interdisciplinary assessment and treatment. CHC runs two schools and a parent-education series. • 650-326-5530 • chconline.org Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. 1731 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 210, Palo Alto. Provides annual conference for families dealing with cystic fibrosis, in addition to advocacy and fundraising. • 650-404-9975; 855-237-4669 toll free • cfri.org Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306) Educates consumers regarding end-of-life options, ways to save money on funeral arrangements; advocates pre-planning, not prepaying. Surveys of cemetery and funeral prices posted on website. • 650-321-2109 • www.ba-fca.org/ Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. Grief support to children, teens and adults who have recently lost a loved one or who are facing a life-threatening illness. One-on-one counseling and support groups. On-site support for schools, corporations and community organizations after a death. • 650-321-5272 • kara-grief.org Living Strong Living Well Palo Alto. A 12-week small-group strength-fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or fatigued from their treatment or disease. Classes are free, but participants must register in advance. Classes are held at local YMCAs. • 650-725-5014 • lslw.stanford.edu Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. Serves the needs of the homeless and those at risk


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Health clinics and hospitals Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334, Menlo Park. Nonprofit provides acute medical care, TB testing and other health screenings for uninsured people 20 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The clinic is staffed by volunteers from the Stanford University Medical School. • During Sunday clinic: 650-493-5000 ext. 22844; weekdays 650-724-1332 • arbor.stanford.edu 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 through a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. Provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. • 650-497-8000 • lpch.org Q Teen and Young Adult Clinic

1174 Castro St. Ste. 250, Mtn. View. Provide comprehensive medical services for young adults ages 12-21. • 650-694-0600 • stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/ teens-and-young-adults

MayView Community Health Center 270 Grant Ave., Palo Alto. Culturally competent primary medical care for low-income individuals. MayView charges sliding-scale fees according to income and accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans (Santa Clara Valley Health Plan, Blue Cross Health Plan), VHP Valley Care and Valley Health Plan (Commercial). Contact for information about coverage under Covered California. Additional clinic location in Mountain View. • 650-327-8717 • mayview.org 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 • menloclinic.com Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 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), outpatient surgery center, laboratory and radiology/imaging services. • 650-321-4121 • pamf.org/paloalto Q Urgent Care Center 795 El Camino

Real, Palo Alto. For urgent, drop-in care. Check hours and wait times online. • 650-321-4121 (adult), 650-853-6558 (pediatric) • pamf.org/urgentcare Stanford Health Care 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. Includes the Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital. • 650-723-4000 • stanfordmedicine.org

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Pasteur Drive, Stanford. Has 613 beds for in-patient treatment, emergency care, major surgeries, laboratories, X-ray. Stanford Hospital is well-known for cancer treatment, oncology and transplant services. • 650-723-4000; appointments and referrals 800-756-9000 • stanfordhospital.org Q Medical groups affiliated with

Stanford 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. • Hospital operator: 650-723-4000 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. 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. The Palo Alto Health Care System has 833 operating beds including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary on the Menlo Park campus. It is home to a variety of special, regional treatment centers. • 650-493-5000 • paloalto.va.gov

Homeless services Downtown Streets Team 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Downtown Streets Team employs unhoused men and women, thereby helping them to rebuild their lives and prepare for long-term employment. • 650-305-1174 • streetsteam.org Q Downtown Food Closet 425 Hamilton

Ave., Palo Alto. Run by the Downtown Streets Team, the 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. Hours: MonFri 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • 650-305-1174 • streetsteam.org/downtown-foodcloset/ InnVision Shelter Network 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. Provides housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals through 17 sites from Daly City to San Jose, providing interim and stabilization shelter, permanent supportive housing, outreach, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention services. • main: 650-685-5880 • ivsn.org Q Breaking Bread hot meals program

Hot meals daily at various churches in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Call or check website for specific locations. Hours: Mon-Wed 5-6 p.m., Thu-Fri 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • 650-853-8672 ext. 436 • ivsn.org/get-help/food-services Q Hotel de Zink Shelter is a 15-bed

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each month. Volunteers set up beds nightly and provide dinners. Intakes done through IVSN’s Opportunity Services Center, 33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • ivsn.org/services/single-adultservices/hotel-de-zink/ Q Opportunity Services Center 33

Encina Ave., Palo Alto. Provides dropin 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 • ivsn.org/services/family-services/ opportunity-services-center/

Housing Palo Alto Housing Corporation 725 Alma St., Palo Alto. Private nonprofit that develops, builds and manages lowand 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 • paloaltohousingcorp.org Project Sentinel 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. A nonprofit that provides fair-housing investigation, counseling and education. Community mediation in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills. • 408-720-9888; • TTY/TDD: 800-735-2929 • housing.org

Law Lawyer Referral Service 405 Sherman Ave., Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Area Bar Association runs a referral service that includes a private appointment in a qualified attorney’s office, a half-hour consultation in exchange for a $40 administrative fee, and a chance to ask questions and seek advice. • 650-326-8322 • paaba.org

Mediation 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. Community mediation in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills. • 650-856-4062 • paloaltomediation.org

Services for people with disabilities Abilities United 525 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Serves people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities, as well as the non-disabled, and their families. Services include early intervention, Milestones Preschool, a therapy clinic, after-school socialization,


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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. A program of United Way Silicon Valley, 2-1-1 also provides critical information during a disaster about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as support with finding new jobs and permanent housing during long-term recovery. • 211, or 866-390-6845 • 211scc.org 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 • sccgov.org, search Child Abuse Reporting Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. 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. EHP offers hot meals every Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Bay Road. Also has a women’s support group and programs for children. • 650-323-7781 • ehpcares.org Family Resources Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, T2, Palo Alto. Helps families find services and service providers in areas of emergency/crisis; basic needs; child care; community resources; disability resources; education; health care; mental health and counseling. Specialists are available to assist. • 650-329-2221 • cityofpaloalto.org/familyresources Jewish Family and Children’s Services Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Provides professional counseling services, casemanagement, elder-care 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 • jfcs.org Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 4001 N. First St. and 750 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Partners with hundreds of nonprofit agencies to provide food at more than 770 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and afterschool programs. • 800-984-3663; office: 408-266-8866 • shfb.org St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Hot lunch program six days each week; groceries and produce are also distributed. As part of a mini-health program, a public-health nurse gives advice and referrals one day a week during lunch on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary). • 650-365-9664 • paduadiningroom.com 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 • sccgov.org/sites/ssa/Pages/ssa.aspx Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Meets emergency needs of veterans who are in-patients or out-patients awaiting admission, relocation or discharge at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. • 650-493-5000, ext. 11-65455 • paloalto.va.gov


SHERRY BUCOLO

DERK BRILL

650.207.9909 sbucolo@apr.com www.sherrybucolo.com

650.814.0478 dbrill@apr.com www.DerkBrill.com

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.

GREG CELOTTI 650.740.1580 greg@apr.com www.GregCelotti.com Greg is a top producing agent and has achieved the highest ranking in customer care by QSC. “We could not have been happier with Greg’s attention to detail on both ends of selling and buying our homes. He is extremely patient and professional, plus his market knowledge and negotiating skills are outstanding!” – Nick A, Atherton, CA

DESIREE DOCKTOR

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

CHARLENE CHANG STANFORD M.B.A. 650.814.2913 cchang@apr.com www.CharleneChang.com My credo is serving as a consultant to my clients and providing the highest level of care, professionalism, and attention to details. I provide quality, unbiased advice to enable my clients to make the best decisions.

DANTE DRUMMOND

650.291.8487 ddocktor@apr.com www.DesireeDocktor.com

650.400.9390 ddrummond@apr.com DanteDrummond.com

Local Realtor who grew up in Palo Alto, lives and raised her family here, and knows the neighborhoods intimately. “Desiree is outstanding — very knowledgeable, trustworthy, great negotiator and hardworking.” – C.M. Palo Alto Seller

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.


DELIA FEI

MICHAEL HALL

650.269.3422 dfei@apr.com www.DeliaFei.com

650.465.1651 mhall@apr.com www.MichaelHallHomes.com

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

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.

MICHAEL JOHNSTON

SHARI ORNSTEIN

650.533.5102 mjohnston@apr.com www.MichaelJohnston.com

650.814.6682 sornstein@apr.com www.shariornstein.com

“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

Active Realtor for 25 years serving sellers and buyers. 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

JOHN FORSYTH JAMES 650.218.4337 john.james@apr.com www.johnforsythjames.com With over 20 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.


LYNN WILSON ROBERTS

ANDREA SCHULTZ

650.255.6987 lwr@wilsonroberts.com, www.LynnWilsonRoberts.com

650.575.3632 aschutlz@apr.com AndreaSchutlzHomes.com

“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.

Andrea has been a licensed realtor for over 20 years. She has built a consistent and successful business based on the referrals of past clients, colleagues, friends and family. A career in real estate enables Andrea to use her skills in communication, marketing, and negotiation in order to achieve successful results for her clients. She prides herself on her dedication to her clients and strong work ethic. Call today to find out how she can help you achieve your real estate goals.

DENISE SIMONS

STEVE TENBROECK

650.269.0210 dsimons@apr.com www.DeniseSimons.com

650.450.0160 www.JeffAndSteve.com stenbroeck@apr.com

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 longtime, 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.

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.

JENNY TENG

KATHLEEN WILSON

650.245.4490 jteng@apr.com jennytenghomes.com

650.207.2017 Kwilson@apr.com

• 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 has thirty years of a proven track record ranking among the top agents in the Peninsula. Her extensive marketing and negotiating skills, attention to details coupled with her deep roots and native connections will help ensure you to accomplish your real estate goal!


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CVS Pharmacy Online ordering available. Three locations in Palo Alto: 855 El Camino Real, 2701 Middlefield Road and 352 University Ave. 650-324-1667; cvs.com/pharmacy


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Disco REX Pharmacy 328 University Ave., Palo Alto. Online ordering available, specialized medication compounding. 650-326-3404; walgreens.com

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Maximart Pharmacy 240 Cambridge Ave, Palo Alto. Deliveries to some locations. 650-327-3922; mygnp.com

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Medical Plaza Pharmacy 211 Quarry Road #108, Palo Alto. Online ordering, deliveries available. 650-326-2300; positiveoutcomesrx.com

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Safeway Pharmacy 2811 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Weekday deliveries (some restrictions), online ordering available. 650-321-9731 Walgreens Pharmacy Online ordering available. Four locations in Palo Alto: Suite CC-1101 MC 5834, Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive (650-838-0429); 4170 El Camino Real (650-858-2007); 2605 Middlefield Road (650-566-9723); 300 University Ave. (650-326-3404); walgreens.com/ pharmacy

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Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) Nonprofit elder law service offering free legal services on issues such as Social Security; long-term care; elder abuse; government benefits; and sheriff’s evictions. Appointments available at two locations in Palo Alto: Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., and Stevenson House, 455 E. Charleston Road. 408-295-5991; sala.org Seniors At Home, Koret Family Resource Center 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Services to help seniors live independently at home. Home care and care management, skilled nursing, palliative and end-of-life care, dementia care, fiduciary services, health care advocacy, counseling and transportation services. 650-6883070; seniorsathome.org Stanford Health Library Provides scientifically based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. All services are free. Four locations in Palo Alto/Stanford: Main Branch, Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, Suite 201, Palo Alto, 650-725-8400; Hospital Branch, Room H1132, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, 650-725-8100; Stanford Cancer Center, Liautaud Family Health Library, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, 650-736-1713; 3200 Hillview Avenue, #120, Palo Alto, 650-8580202; healthlibrary.stanford.edu/

Shuttles Palo Alto Shuttle: Cross-town Free shuttle from the University Avenue Caltrain Station to Stevenson House. Key stops: Avenidas, Lytton Gardens, Channing House, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto Art Center and Midtown Shopping Center. Wheelchair accessible. 650-329-2442; cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/ documents/46638

Palo Alto Shuttle: Embarcadero Free shuttle from the University Avenue Caltrain Station to the Palo Alto Tech Center. Key stops: Palo Alto Medical Foundation, near Town & Country Shopping Center and the Palo Alto Art Center/Rinconada Library. Wheelchair accessible. 650329-2442; cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/ filebank/documents/44127 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Countywide bus service. Fares $2 adults; $1 seniors, persons with disabilities. 408-321-2300; vta.org VTA 22: From the University Avenue Caltrain Station along El Camino Real to Eastridge Shopping Center in San Jose. Key stops: California Avenue, Page Mill Road, Hansen Way, Arastradero Road and San Antonio Road. VTA 35: From University Avenue Caltrain Station to San Antonio Shopping Center and Mountain View Caltrain Station. Key stops: Stanford Shopping Center, and points along Middlefield Road at Embarcadero Road, Colorado Avenue and Charleston Road. VTA 88: From Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital to Middlefield Road and Oregon Expressway. Travels along Charleston and Louis roads and loops at Colorado Avenue and Middlefield. VTA 89: From the California Avenue Caltrain Station to the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital. Key stops: Hillview Avenue at Arastradero Road and California Avenue retail district at El Camino Real. VTA 522: From University Avenue Caltrain Station along El Camino Real to Eastridge Shopping Center in San Jose, with a stop in Palo Alto at the California Avenue retail district at El Camino Real. Rapid bus. VTA 971/DB: From the California Avenue Caltrain Station to the Union City BART station. Route travels along Lytton Avenue. Key stops: Stanford University Oval, University Avenue Caltrain Station and Willow Road at Middlefield Road. Stanford Marguerite Free Shuttle Stanford University campus and Palo Alto. Shuttles do not run from Dec. 21-Jan. 3. 650-724-9339; transportation. stanford.edu/marguerite Stanford Marguerite TECH: From Palo Alto Technology Center in Baylands to downtown Palo Alto Transit Center; stops at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Town & Country Village. Stanford Marguerite SE: From University Avenue Caltrain Station to San Antonio Shopping Center. Key stops: Stanford Medical Center, El Camino Real at California Avenue, El Camino at Maybell Avenue. Stanford Marguerite VA: From Stanford Hospital to VA Medical Center via Welch Road, Foothill Expressway.

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POSITIVE AGING AVENIDAS LIFELONG LEARNING & LEISURE PROGRAM helps you strive for a higher level of personal growth s Brain Fitness & Lectures s Creative Arts & Writing

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s Games & Clubs

s Foreign Languages

s Computer Classes

s Pilates, T’ai Chi & Yoga

s Improv

s Current Events

s Wine Tasting

AVENIDAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM provides the nuts and bolts for living well s Free Health Screenings s Podiatry & Nail Care s Annual Flu Shot

s Reiki

s Free Loan Closet

s Massage

s Health Insurance Counseling

s Meditation

s Advance Health Care Directives

s Acupuncture

AVENIDAS ROSE KLEINER CENTER gives families a blueprint to follow for aging loved ones s Daily Nursing

s Caregiver Support

s Nutritious Lunches

s Foothill College Courses

s Transportation s Speech Therapy

s Group Exercise

s Physical & Occupational Therapy s Music, Art & Crafts

AVENIDAS CARE PARTNERS help families cut through conflict and confusion s Geriatric Care Management

s Assessments

s Caregiver Conference

s Counseling

s Housing Guide

s Information & Assistance s Support Groups

AVENIDAS DOOR TO DOOR PROGRAM helps you nail down your transportation needs s Door to Door Rides to Appointments & Errands

s Weekly Grocery Shopping Trips

s Low-Cost, Reliable Service

AVENIDAS HANDYMAN SERVICES hammer out efficient home repairs s Enhance Security

s Yard Service

s House Painting

s Increase Accessibility

s Computer Troubleshooting

s Carpentry

s Plumbing

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AVENIDAS VILLAGE helps you get a grip on aging-in-place s Stay in Your Own Home

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s Maintain Your Independence

s Make New Friends

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s Ease Your Family’s Worries s Enjoy Peace of Mind

AVENIDAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES fit you like a glove s Teach Kids to Read s Help with Office Projects

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Senior housing Alta Torre 3895 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Gated community with 56 affordable one-bedroom apartments for verylow income seniors (55 years or older). Community room, kitchen, parking garage, courtyard. Adjacent to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. Monthly rents range from $457 to $753. The waitlist is currently open. • 650-493-4700 • bridgehousing.com/properties/ senior/santa-clara/palo-alto/altatorre The Avant 4041 El Camino Way, Palo Alto. Designed for active adults 60 years or older, The Avant offers 44 units (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units) on a month-tomonth rental basis, with two meals a day. Rents range from $5,300-$5,800 a month for a studio to $8,300-$8,900 for a large two-bedroom, two-bath suite (plus $1,200 for a second resident in a unit). Amenities include an exercise facility; an indoor, heated lap pool; therapeutic spa; and common areas. • 650-320-8626 • theavantpaloalto.com

The Hamilton 555 Byron St., Palo Alto. A four-story, 36-unit condominium complex for those older than 55 years. Amenities include dining five nights per week, a heated pool and spa, fitness center, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, social activities, community rooms, guest units, life-safety systems and building security. Monthly fees range from $4,082 to $5,044, depending on unit size and number of occupants. • 650-463-1400 • thehamilton.net Lytton Gardens Senior Communities Provides assisted-living, independentliving and skilled-nursing facilities. 30 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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Channing House 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. Provides independent living apartments, with assisted living and skilled nursing available onsite if needed, for those between the ages of 62 and 83 years. Services include three meals per day; weekly housekeeping with linen service; cable TV and wireless Internet access; onsite health care, including Palo Alto Medical Foundation physician clinics; fitness center and pool; classes and activities; van transportation; library; computer lab; painting studio; hobby shop; and woodworking shop. There is a onetime initiation fee and a monthly care fee, both of which depend on the size of the living unit. • 650-327-0950 • channinghouse.org

Yoga instructor Lily Anne Hillis, right, leads yoga students Mary Ellen Sciarini, left, and Judy Adams, center, through a hipopening pose during her chair yoga class at Menlo Pilates & Yoga in 2015. Services range from 24-hour care and physical therapy to social services, counseling, outpatient rehabilitation, communal dining options and more, offered for those 62 years or older (the age requirement applies to one individual in a couple) or 18 years old with a mobility impairment. Rent for the subsidized section is calculated up to 30 percent of the resident’s monthly income; for the non-subsidized section, it varies from $711 to $847 for a studio and from $844 to $927 for one bedroom. • Assisted Living: 649 University Ave., Palo Alto, 650-617-7373 • Health Care Center: 437 Webster St., Palo Alto, 650-617-7350 • Independent Living: 656 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, 650-617-7434 • jtm-esc.org/lytton-gardens

Moldaw Family Residences 899 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. As part of the Taube Family Campus for Jewish Life, this community welcomes older adults 62 year and older of all faiths, ethnicities and racial backgrounds. It seeks to preserve Jewish community values and independent living and offers continuing care with memory support, assisted living and skilled nursing as needed. Dining, linen service, housekeeping, library, wellness clinic, aquatics and fitness center, social and cultural activities and concierge service. The range for entrance fees is $260,000 to $1.1 million, and monthly fees begin at $2,225. • 650-433-3600 • moldaw.org Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto. Independent and assisted living for seniors 60 years or

older, with levels of care available including a wing for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Focused Care, designed to meet the needs of those who require extra assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and medication management. Licensed nurses are onsite and available to manage oxygen and insulin injections. Three meals daily, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation and a full activity program are included in monthly rent. The fees vary for Assisted Living ($5,100-$6,900), Elite Care ($12,100-$12,400), Focused Care ($8,900-$12,200) and The Meadow Wing ($6,100-$10,600). • 650-494-0760 • paloaltocommons.com


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Kensington Place in Redwood City is now open and welcoming residents Offering memory care like you’ve never experienced before e are pleased to announce that our doors at Kensington Place are officially open. Our community is beautiful inside and out, and now it’s filled with the warmth of family, friends, our team and pets as residents settle in.

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supportive and tender—like no one else in the area. Our two neighborhoods accommodate varying degrees of loss. Connections serves residents in the early to middle stages of dementia, and Haven serves those in the middle to late stages. Stop in for a visit. Take a personally guided tour. Tell us about the seniors you love. Let us know what you need to help keep them safe, secure and happy. We’re eager to deliver on our promise to love and care for your family as we do our own. Limited availability— suites are going fast! Call or visit to reserve yours today.

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Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. A nonprofit apartment community for low-income and independently functioning older adults 62 years and older. Full-service dinner and an optional lunch program onsite on weekdays. The waiting list is closed till at least early 2016. • 650-494-1944 • stevensonhouse.org Sunrise Senior Living 2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Assisted living, continuing care, meals, housekeeping and a full range of activities. Alzheimer’s and memory care are available, and members can stay for the short or long term. There is no age requirement or limit. The cost is based on the resident’s needed level of care and type and size of residence. • 650-326-1108 • sunriseseniorliving.com

Webster House 401 Webster St., Palo Alto. Independent living community in downtown Palo Alto for those 65 years of age or older. Residents purchase a repayable continuing care membership and pay a comprehensive monthly fee for an array of services and amenities. Trained staff provides dining, chauffeur service, security, housekeeping and care. Assisted living available in each unit. Entry fees range from $410,000 to $975,000, and monthly fees range from $4,342 to $5,237, depending on the apartment size. • 650-327-4333 • jtm-esc.org/webster-house

Senior door-to-door transportation Avenidas Door-to-Door 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Rides by volunteers to and from appointments in private cars within an 8-mile radius of Avenidas senior center in downtown Palo Alto. Pickup service from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondayFriday. Advanced reservations required. Fees charged. • 650-289-5411 • avenidas.org/services/transportation Lyft The Lyft app allows people to request rides at any time by tapping a 32 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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Vi at Palo Alto 620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto. More than 300 independent-living apartments with access to assisted living, memory support and skillednursing care for those 62 years and older. Services and facilities include three dining venues, utilities, maintenance, weekly housekeeping and linen service, local transportation and cultural/social events. Entrance fees start at $589,400, and monthly fees range from $4,220 to $9,550, depending on the number of bedrooms. • 877-776-3972 • viliving.com

Dr. Peter Cheng meets with longtime patient Esmail Essabhoy in an exam room at the new Guzik Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Palo Alto Medical Foundation on June 25, 2015.

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 $0.27/per minute plus $2.25 for pickup, $1.55 for trust and safety fee. Minimum price is $5 (and a $5 cancellation fee). • lyft.com Outreach 926 Rock Ave., Suite 10, San Jose. For residents of Santa Clara County who are unable, due to physical or mental disabilities, old age or low income, to drive or use public transportation. Service is provided by sedan or van, including wheelchairaccessible vehicles. • 408-436-2865 • outreach1.org Paratransit Providers 3585 Forest Ave., Santa Clara. Private company providing passengers with wheelchair transportation throughout the entire Bay Area. • 408-554-5822 • sjparatransit.com RoadRunners Transportation Service 2500 Grant Road, Mtn. View. Senior transportation for medical-related and personal appointments (such as at beauty salons) within 10 miles of El Camino Hospital Mountain View. Pickup services: Mon.-Fri. 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Clients need not be affiliated with El Camino Hospital. Fees charged. Advance reservations required. • 650-940-7016 • elcaminohospital.org/services/ roadrunners-transportation Taxi services • A Palo Alto Limousine 650-869-6227; cheaplimoride.com • Airport Yellow Taxi Cab Service 408666-7491; taxi4ride.com • Bay Area Airports Taxi Dispatch 650933-3321; callfortaxi.com • Bay Cities Taxi Cab 650-591-5400; baycitiestaxi.com • Bonavia Limo 650-906-5866; bonavialimo.com • Butterfly Limo Service 415-410-8301; butterflylimo.com

yellowcabofca.net • Yellow Cab Taxi Airport Ride 408-4123100; yellowtaxicabairportride.com • Yellow Smart Cab 650-966-6000; yellowsmartcab.com • Yellow Taxi Cab California 650-9933500; yellowtaxica.com • 101 Limo 650-630-0890; 101limoandtaxi.com Uber By downloading the Uber app, you can request rides at any time simply by putting in your pick-up location and destination and tapping a button. Pricing is based on time and distance. For UberX, it is $1.30/mile and $0.26/per minute with a $2.25 base fare and a $1 safety fee. Minimum price is $5 (and a $5 cancellation fee). • uber.com

• E Z Limo 650-353-6053; ezlimo101.com • Green Yellow Taxi 650-425-1600; greenyellowtaxi.com • Palo Alto Airport Taxi Services 650364-9999; airportcabca.com/Palo-Alto • Stanford Yellow Taxi Cab 650-3213535; stanfordtaxicab.com • Taxi 650-458-7777; taxipaloaltoca.com • Town Car Bay Area 650-327-8000; towncarbayarea.com • Yellow Cab of California 650-213-2539;

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Outdoors RECREATION FACILITIES

There’s always something to do outdoors in the Palo Alto area. Situated between San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, the city offers an activity for just about everyone. Natural wonders include birdwatching at the Baylands, where astute birders routinely

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 • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ parks/neighborhood.asp

Bol Park 3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Named for Dr. Cornelius Bol, a Stanford University professor who invented the high-intensity mercury vapor lamp, the park includes a jogging path, wood benches, a large climbing structure, 34 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

Of course, the Baylands trails can take walkers and joggers for miles, including into neighboring cities. In the foothills, people enjoy cycling, hiking, fishing, flying kites and taking in the vast vista of the entire Bay Area. Closer to home, the City of Palo Alto has worked to ensure that parks are only blocks away from every home. These parks provide

prime barbecue and picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pools, athletic fields and more. At some parks, dogs can romp off-leash, skateboarders can practice new tricks, and people with steady swings can enjoy the sport of lawn bowling.

A golfer practices his swing at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course.

Of particular note this year is the debut of the Magical Bridge Playground, the first in the area built to accommodate play by people of all abilities and disabilities. It is located in the popular Mitchell Park.

a native plant garden, undeveloped meadows and a 1-mile bicycle path running from Gunn High School to Arastradero Road. Size: 13.8 acres. Boulware Park 410 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. This park next to Matadero Creek was named for Mayfield settler, strawberry grower and Palo Alto school trustee John Wesley Boulware. Shaded picnic area with barbecue grills, playground with slides and swings, and a basketball court. Size: 1.5 acres. Bowden Park 2380 High St., Palo Alto. Named for former City Councilman Jerome Trimble Bowden, who maintained a strong interest in parks and recreation in the city. Redwood grove, extensive playground, picnic area, perimeter path and public art (“Cube Construction” and “Rrrun”). Size: 2 acres. Bowling Green Park 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Constructed in 1933-34 by the Civil Works Administration, it features a lawn bowling green and a club house for members. Outside the ivy-covered fence, an open grassy area welcomes active and passive enjoyment. Size: 1.86 acres. palbc.org Byxbee Park 2375 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Named for John Byxbee, a member of the first graduating class of Palo Alto High School, who was the city’s engineer from 1906-1941. Open space land with environmental art, trails, restroom.

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Baylands Nature Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Multi-use trails provide access to a mixture of tidal and freshwater habitats. Complex features Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Byxbee Park Hills (Art Park), Emily Renzel Wetlands, Harriet Mundy Marsh, municipal golf course, duck pond and Baylands Athletic Center, 15 miles of trails, wildlife observation platforms, picnic facilities and restrooms. Non-motorized boating and windsurfing allowed. City offers nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history. Dogs permitted on leash. Size: 1,940 acres. Baylands Nature Center: 650-329-2506

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The sky and water of the Palo Alto Baylands are illuminated in rosy hues as the sun sets on Feb. 18, 2015.


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El Palo Alto Park 117 Palo Alto Ave., Palo Alto. Home of the tree “El Palo Alto,” the city’s namesake, estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. Lighted pedestrian/bike pathway. Size: 0.5 acres.

accessible playhouse. Size: 1.3 acres. magicalbridge.org Mayfield Park 2300 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. This park wraps around the College Terrace branch library. Small lawn area with benches. Size: 1.1 acres.

Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Community activist Emily Pardee deeded this land to the city in 1920 in memory of her daughter, Eleanor, who died of typhoid as a young girl. Park features large grassy areas, shade trees, picnic tables, barbecues, jogging path, a multi-use concrete bowl, community vegetable gardens, Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, toddler playground. Size: 9.6 acres.

Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Named for J. Pearce Mitchell, who served on the Palo Alto City Council for 31 years. The park includes seven lighted tennis courts, two paddle-tennis courts, four handball courts, horseshoe pits, jogging/walking trail, picnic areas with barbecues, multi-use concrete bowl, toddler playgrounds, children’s water park, fenced dog run, public art (Arch Cradle, Push, After the Fire) and restrooms. Reservation policy enforced. Group sites restricted to Palo Alto residents or groups sponsored through a Palo Alto organization. Rental fees vary. Size: 21.4 acres. Picnic reservations: 650-463-4900

Foothills Park 11799 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Nature preserve open only to Palo Alto residents and their accompanied guests. Includes Boronda Lake, where you can fish with a license. Open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset. Fifteen miles of hiking trails; seven picnic areas and eight campsites at Towle Camp. No dogs on weekends or holidays. Size: 1,400 acres. 650-3292423

Monroe Park 4305 Miller Ave., Palo Alto. Named for property owner L.G. Monroe, this park is split between the cities of Mountain View and Palo Alto. The small retreat includes a mounded grassy area, path, toddler play area with sand and swings. Size: 0.55 acres.

Greer Park 1098 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Named for sea captain John Lucas Greer. A neighborhood park with many large, grassy areas. Playgrounds, five soccer fields, three softball fields, one Little League diamond, picnic area with barbecues, basketball court, restrooms, small dog run, skateboard bowl and toddler playground. Size: 22 acres.

Heritage Park 300 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Children’s playground features a train, a dolphin, a climbing rock and a personalized wall; picnic tables (one handicap accessible); benches. A sentinel redwood tree stands out as the focus point in the center of the park. Size: 2 acres. Picnic reservations: 650-463-4900 Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Named for the 31st U.S. president and Stanford University graduate Herbert Hoover. The park includes open grassy areas, two children’s playgrounds, fenced youth baseball field with bleachers, two tennis courts, backboard, handball court, picnic area, benches, multi-purpose concrete bowl with two basketball hoops, pathway around park, fenced dog run and restrooms. Size: 4.2 acres. Hopkins Creekside Park Along Palo Alto Avenue from Emerson to Marlowe streets, Palo Alto. A mile-long strip of land that meanders along the creek and is never wider than 200 feet, the park 38 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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Henry W. Seale Park 3100 Stockton Place, Palo Alto. Named in 1968 for Henry Seale, a California rancher in the late 19th century. Children’s playground, circular sand pit with concrete turtles, basketball hoop, shaded picnic areas, benches and a pathway. Size: 4.3 acres.

Tennis players chat before a game at the Palo Alto High School tennis courts on March 24, 2015. honors Palo Alto’s founder, Timothy Hopkins. Three open grassy areas with benches and tables. Size: 12.4 acres. Johnson Park Everett Avenue between Kipling and Waverley streets, Palo Alto. Created in the late 1980s, and named for Edith Johnson, the park features many shaded, grassy tree areas. Basketball hoop, toddler playground with sand and water play equipment, wide concrete slide and wooden climbing structures, volleyball pit, picnic areas and community garden. Size: 2.5 acres. Juana Briones Park 609 Maybell Ave., Palo Alto. This park was named for Juana Briones, daughter of Spanish parents who came to Alta California in the late 18th century. Picnic areas, a large bridge, toddler play equipment with a “train station,” basketball court and a large lawn. Size: 4.1 acres. Kellogg Park Waverley Street at Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Named for Mary Kellogg Crittendon, the wife

of Palo Alto founder Timothy Hopkins. Size: 0.2 acres. Lytton Plaza 202 University Ave., Palo Alto. The plaza was originally built by banker Bart Lytton in the 1960s to hold private art displays and fairs. The renovated plaza includes a fountain, moveable and stationary tables and chairs, benches, semicircular bike racks and public art (“Digital DNA” by Adriana Varella and her husband Nilton Malz). This is one of Palo Alto’s designated “free speech areas.” Size: 0.2 acres. Magical Bridge Playground 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. A groundbreaking, 100-percent accessible and fully inclusive public playground, located within Mitchell Park, for children of varying physical and cognitive abilities. The playground includes a swing and sway zone, a music zone, a slide mound, an inclusive carousel, a picnic and performance area, and a two-story, fully wheelchair-

Peers Park 1899 Park Blvd., Palo Alto. Named for Alexander Peers, who, along with William Page, owned the Page and Peers Lumber Company in the mid-1800s in the town of Mayfield. Peers served on Mayfield’s first Board of Trustees and was Mayfield Bank’s first president. Toddler and school-age play equipment, two tennis courts, basketball court, large grassy area, restrooms and picnic facilities. Size: 4.7 acres. Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Rinconada is the second oldest of Palo Alto’s parks. The redwood grove in front of the pools was named the Magic Forest in 1971 in memory of school teacher Edith Ellery Patton who took many children to the grove. Community swimming pool, nine tennis courts (six with lights), a cemented multi-purpose bowl, public restrooms, two large picnic areas with barbecues, multiple playground areas, open space surrounded by jogging paths. Reservation policy enforced. Group sites restricted to Palo Alto residents or groups sponsored through a Palo Alto organization. Rental fees vary. Size: 19 acres. Sarah Wallis Park 202 Ash St., Palo Alto. The park is on the same land where suffragette Sarah Wallis lived in the late 19th century. Grass area with benches, public art (“Tangents to L”) and a short path, is a couple of blocks south of the California Avenue shopping district. Size: 0.3 acres.


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synthetic turf soccer fields, complete with night lighting, restrooms, snack facility and seating area. Public art at the corner of the park is a sculpture by San Francisco artist Fletcher Benton. Size: 5.9 acres. Terman Park 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Named for Stanford psychologist Lewis M. Terman who studied gifted children. Softball

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Werry Park 2100 Dartmouth St., Palo Alto. Named for an English stonemason who came to Mayfield in 1884 and helped build Stanford University. William Werry became postmaster in his later career. Large open lawn area and a toddler play area, with sand, swings and climbing structure. Size: 1.1 acres.

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

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Palo Alto Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. 650-8560881; paloaltogolfcourse.com

Westwind Community Barn 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. 650947-2518 or 650-941-6113; losaltoshills. ca.gov/parks-and-recreation/westwind

Shoreline Golf Links 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. 650-903-GOLF (4653); shorelinelinks.com

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Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. 650-854-7755 (lesson office), 650854-RIDE (boarding); webbranchinc.com

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Activities range from nature walks to aquatics; from astronomy to dance; from the Junior Museum & Zoo to a teen center. Programs are designed to enrich people’s lives through personal growth, physical challenges and fun. For classes, see the Enjoy catalog, published four times a year by the City of Palo Alto Recreation at cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy. 650-4634900; cityofpaloalto.org/depts/csd/ recreation/default.asp

Rengstorff Park 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. 650-903-6331; mountainview.gov/depts/cs/parks/ parks/default.asp (scroll to Skate Park)

Swimming (public pools) Burgess Memorial Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. 650-328-7946; menloswim. com

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Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. 650-463-4914; cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ recreation/aquatics.asp

Tennis For information on tennis courts, call the Palo Alto Recreation Division. 650463-4900 cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/ csd/recreation

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Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

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Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto

Palo Alto High School 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

JLS Middle School 480 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto

Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto Recreation Division 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Offers a wide variety of programs for Palo Alto residents of all ages, including the disabled.

Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Rd., T2, Palo Alto Gunn High School 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

Baylands Nature Preserve 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Trails link through a riparian environment along the San Francisco Bay, supporting aquatic and avian fauna. Considered one of the best bird-watching areas on the West Coast. Area includes Palo Alto Airport, Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Harriet Mundy Marsh, Baylands Athletic Center, duck pond and municipal golf course. Size: 1,940 acres. • 650-329-2506 • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ parks/preserves/baylands.asp Foothills Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road, 3.5 miles southwest of Interstate 280. Located in the Adobe Creek watershed above Hidden Villa

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Ranch and adjacent to Palo Alto’s Foothills Park. Trails lead to a grassy ridgetop surrounded by steep chaparralcovered slopes, with oak-madrone woodland in the ravines and on the north-facing slopes. A half-mile trail leads from Page Mill Road to a grassy knoll with a view of the South Bay. Size: 212 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Foothills”

and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Russian Ridge offers 10.4 miles of varying terrain for bikers, hikers and equestrians. Borel Hill is the highest named point in San Mateo County. Dogs are not allowed. Size: 3,137 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Russian Ridge” Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Features 50-acre sailing lake and center, 18-hole golf course and more than 10 miles of trails. Bay Trail through Shoreline links with Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Popular birding locale for a variety of bird species. Shoreline Aquatic Center rents sailboats and windsurf boards as well as paddle boats and kayaks. Size: 750 acres.

Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa offers environmental education programs, summer camps, public programs, hiking, communitysupported agriculture and volunteer opportunities. Open from 9 a.m. to dusk, Tuesday through Sunday from late August-early June. From midJune through late August the farm is closed to the public for Summer Camp sessions. Parking fee. • 650-949-8650 • hiddenvilla.org Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road, 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard, Trails: 5.2 miles. Hiking and horseback riding allowed. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed. Views of San Francisco and Mt. Diablo; 1.5 mile self-guided San Andreas Fault trail with brochure on earthquake features. Entrance on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Interstate 280. Size: 274 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Los Trancos” Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. Founded by Santa Clara County voters in 1972, the Open Space District offers more than 62,000 acres of undeveloped public lands. Most areas are open for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Free docent-led activities. Steep trails, redwood canyons, madrone and pine forests mark the 26 preserves, which are open year-round from sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Helmets are required for bicyclists at all times. Fires and smoking are prohibited at the preserves. Dogs permitted in some preserves. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org/about_us/ Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road 1.5 mile east of Skyline Boulevard. Includes 15.5 miles of trails and the Black Mountain backpack camp. 46 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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Foothills Park 3300 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. Nature preserve open only to Palo Alto residents and their accompanied guests. Includes Boronda Lake, where you can fish with a license. Open every day from 8 a.m.-sunset. Fifteen miles of hiking trails; seven picnic areas and eight campsites at Towle Camp. No dogs on weekends or holidays. Size: 1,400 acres. • 650-329-2423 • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ parks/preserves/foothills.asp

Nathan Jones, 10, climbs out of the Greenmeadow Pool on May 14, 2014, as temperatures rose to more than 90 degrees. The camp is located 7 miles west of Interstate 280 on Page Mill Road, and a 1.5 mile hike from the Page Mill Road gate and parking lot. A permit and fee is required per camper. No dogs allowed. Size: 3,436 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Monte Bello” Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530 Arastradero Road and Page Mill Road, in the foothills above Stanford and Palo Alto. Preserve contains 10.25 miles of hiking in savanna grassland and broadleaf evergreen forest. It is not uncommon to see deer, bobcats, coyotes and many varieties of birds. Horses, bikes, leashed dogs and fishing (with license) allowed. Parking lot at 1530 Arastradero Road, 1/4 mile north of Page Mill Road. Size: 622 acres. • 650-329-2423 • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ parks/preserves/arastradero/ Picchetti Ranch Preserve Cupertino. Montebello Road 0.5 miles from Foothill Boulevard. Trails: 3.7 miles. Hiking, equestrian and wheelchair accessible. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings at the historic Pichetti Winery. Trails include views of Stevens Creek Reservoir and a small pond. Exit Foothill Expressway from Interstate 280, travel 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right on Montebello Road. The Preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Road on the left. Size: 308 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Picchetti Ranch” Rancho San Antonio Preserve 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, above Los Altos Hills.

With 24 miles of trails, this open space area offers hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Deer Hollow Farm, a working farm with barnyard animals, is a highlight, as is Grant Cabin, which represents the living conditions of the late 1800s. The preserve is linked to the 165-acre Rancho San Antonio County Park, where non-gas-powered model airplane enthusiasts gather. Size: 3,988 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Rancho San Antonio” Ravenswood Open Space Preserve East Palo Alto. End of Bay Road, east of U.S. Highway 101. This preserve is comprised of two noncontiguous areas located south of the Dumbarton Bridge and adjacent to San Francisco Bay. The larger area is located near Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto. The marsh attracts a variety of migrating birds including sandpipers, dowitchers and avocets. Great blue herons, white pelicans, and egrets are also common. 1.3 miles of trail. Wheelchair accessible. Hiking and bicycling is allowed, but horses and dogs are not allowed on the trails. Size: 376 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Ravenswood” Russian Ridge Preserve Northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above Los Altos Hills. Parking on the northwest corner of Skyline Boulevard and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection. In the spring, this preserve explodes with color when native wildflowers bloom. The Bay Area Ridge Trail links up here, offering views of San Francisco Bay

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• mountainview.gov/depts/cs/ shoreline/default.asp Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve West of Skyline Boulevard, above Los Altos Hills. Nearly 11 miles of trails are open for exploration to hikers, bikers and equestrians. Two 1-mile trails are accessible to wheelchairs and baby strollers: one encircling Alpine Pond and another hugging the shores of Horseshoe Lake. The David C. Daniels Nature Center at Alpine Pond is open on the weekends, April through midNovember. The preserve offers ridge vistas, meadows, a pond for nature study and lake frequented by migrating birds. Restrooms. No dogs allowed. Size: 2,143 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Skyline Ridge” Windy Hill Preserve Skyline Boulevard, Portola Valley. Twelve miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and kite-flying. Views of the Peninsula and coast, picnic tables, creeks, grassland ridges, and a portion of the Ridge Trail. Spring Ridge parking area on Skyline Boulevard, 2.3 miles south of Highway 84. Additional roadside parking is available along Skyline. Hang gliding, paragliding and remote control gliding are allowed by obtaining a permit. Size: 1,335 acres. • 650-691-1200 • openspace.org, search “Windy Hill”

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Education

PRESCHOOLS, AFTER SCHOOL

Palo Alto’s K-12 public schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best, based on metrics ranging from Advanced Placement exams to SAT scores. 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. The projects include increased capacity to accommodate projected enrollment growth at all school levels over the next several years. At Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, substantial development has been completed and continues, including major new classroom buildings on both campuses, worldlanguage 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, as well as a wellness center and central building for Gunn.

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Superintendent: Glenn “Max” McGee. Enrollment: 12,527. Class size: K-3: 22; 4-5: 24. Ethnic/racial percentages (2014-15): Caucasian 42.7; Asian 35.2; Hispanic 11.3; African-American 2.2; multiple races 7.6 • 650-329-3700 • pausd.org

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR

Veronica Weber

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

All schools are scheduled to receive technology upgrades three times in the next 11 years. In May 2015, Palo Alto voters approved Measure A, a $758-per-parcel tax that will generate more than $15 million for the district. The funds will go toward keeping class sizes down, investing in student health and wellness, academic support for struggling students and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) instruction.

First-graders Dylan Liao and Finn Harrington greet each other on the first day of school at Duveneck Elementary School in 2014.

Board of Education The Palo Alto Unified School District’s five-member Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 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 even-numbered years. • 650-329-3700 • pausd.org/community/board/ Melissa Baten Caswell president Email: mcaswell@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

Heidi Emberling vice president Email: hemberling@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

Terry Godfrey Email: tgodfrey@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2018

Ken Dauber Email: kdauber@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2018

Camille Townsend Email: ctownsend@ pausd.org Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

School starts: Aug. 17, 2015, for grades 9-12; Aug. 18, 2015, for grades K-8 Labor Day: Sept. 7, 2015 Staff development day: Oct. 9, 2015 Veterans’ Day: Nov. 11, 2015 Thanksgiving break: Nov. 25-27, 2015 Winter break: Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016 (K-8 returns Jan. 4; 9-12 returns Jan. 5) Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 18, 2016 Staff development day: Feb. 11, 2016 Veronica Weber

Lincoln’s Birthday: Feb. 12, 2016 Washington’s Birthday: Feb. 15, 2016 Local holiday: March 11, 2016 Spring break: April 1-8, 2016 Memorial Day: May 30, 2016 Last day of school: June 2, 2016 48 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

From left: Palo Alto school board members, Superintendent Max McGee and two high school student representatives talk during a board meeting on March 24, 2015.


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS School

Contact

Enrollment (2014-15)

Average class size (2013-14)

ELLs*

# languages spoken

Addison

650 Addison Ave. 650-322-5935 addison.pausd.org

463

21-23

70

16

Barron Park

800 Barron Ave. 650-858-0508 barron.pausd.org

338

17-22

112

15

Duveneck

705 Alester Ave. 650-322-5946 duveneck.pausd.org

482

20-24

70

12

El Carmelo

3024 Bryant St. 650-856-0960 el-carmelo.pausd.org

407

21-24

71

15

Escondido (choice program: Spanish Immersion)

890 Escondido Road, Stanford 650-856-1337 escondido.pausd.org

581

18-23

142

13

Fairmeadow

500 E. Meadow Drive 650-856-0845 fairmeadow.pausd.org

548

20-23

119

20

Hoover (choice program: traditional “direct instruction”)

445 E. Charleston Road 650-320-8106 hoover.pausd.org

406

22-24

94

15

Juana Briones (incl. Juana Briones Therapy, an orthopedic unit)

4100 Orme St. 650-856-0877. Orthopedic unit: 650-845-3000 briones.pausd.org

348

20-24

83

17

Lucille M. Nixon

1711 Stanford Ave. 650-856-1622 nixon.pausd.org

477

18-24

110

15

Ohlone (“Whole-child” approach; also, choice program: Mandarin Immersion)

950 Amarillo Ave. 650-856-1726 ohlone.pausd.org

605

22

68

14

Palo Verde

3450 Louis Road 650-856-1672 palo-verde.pausd.org

404

21-24

55

13

Walter Hays

1525 Middlefield Road 650-322-5956 hays.pausd.org

521

21-23

69

14

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS School

Contact

Enrollment

Class size

ELLs*

# languages spoken

David Starr Jordan

750 N. California Ave. 650-494-8120 jordan.pausd.org

1103

24-26

60

11

Jane Lathrop Stanford (JLS)

480 E. Meadow Drive 650-856-5188 jls.pausd.org

1107

23-25

97

16

Terman

655 Arastradero Road 650-856-9810 terman.pausd.org

722

22-25

32

10

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Palo Alto High School juniors Ely Wing, left, Mason Moore, center, and Akhil Subbarao work on math and English homework in the library after school on Jan. 26, 2015.

HIGH SCHOOLS School Alta Vista (alternative continuation school) Henry M. Gunn Middle College Program (alternative for juniors and seniors, housed at Foothill College) Palo Alto

Contact 1325 Bryant Ave., Mtn. View 650-691-2433 mvla.net/avhs 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 650-354-8200 gunn.pausd.org 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills 650-949-7168 middlecollege@foothill.edu 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 650-329-3710 paly.net

Enrollment

Class size

# languages spoken

ELLs*

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Fewer than 20

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5

1897

23-26

81

12

About 60 (30 each for juniors and seniors)

N/A

N/A

N/A

1943

23-28

34

13

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OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS School

Contact

AchieveKids

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

Hospital School

725 Welch Road, Palo Alto 650-497-8230

Special Education

25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto 650-833-4257. For special education preschool services, call 650-833-4260 cperry@pausd.org pausd.org/programs/specialeducation

Young Fives, PreSchool Family, Springboard to Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Programs

Greendell School 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-856-0833 psf.pausd.org

Focus

Level

Enrollment

Class size

Tuition

Serves kids with emotional and/or developmental disabilities

Ages 5 to 22

60

3 to 9

Funded by school districts

For Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford patients

K-12

about 40

Varies

None

Specialized instruction for students with identified disabilities

K-12

N/A

N/A

None

Young Fives: for kids eligible but not ready for kindergarten. PreSchool Family: a parent-involvement preschool. Springboard: one Preschool-preK 97 total semester of transitional K for kids with no preschool background. TK: Kinder placement based on age.

Young Fives: 22; PreSchool PreSchool Family: Family: 18-22; $420-$1,095/ Springboard to semester K: 20; Transitional K: 22

Source: California Department of Education (2014-15)

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School AltSchool

Athena Academy

Beechwood School

Bowman International School

Castilleja School

Challenger School

Esther B. Clark School at Children's Health Council

Crystal Springs Uplands School

Address, Contact 930 Emerson St., Palo Alto 866-664-2070 altschool.com/locations/ palo_alto 525 San Antonio Ave., Palo Alto 650-543-4560 info@AthenaAcademy.org athenaacademy.org 50 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park 650-327-5052 ijimenez@beechwoodschool.org beechwoodschool.org 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto 650-813-9131 info@bowmanschool.org bowmanschool.org 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-328-3160 admission@castilleja.org 3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-213-8245 challengerschool.com 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto 650-688-3634 help@chconline.org chconline.org/esther-b-clark-school/ overview 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough 650-342-4175 admission@csus.org csus.org

Focus

Grade Level Enrollment

Class Size

Tuition

Personalized, whole child learning

TK-6

75

20 kids (two teachers per class)

$26,250

Dyslexia

1-8

54-60

6

$32,500

Traditional academics; Ravenswood City School District students only

KinderPrep-8

170

18-20

$160/month

Montessori

K-8

235

10:1

$25,812

All girls, college prep

6-12

438

15

$40,930

Emphasis on early Preschool-8 reading

N/A

N/A

$352-$1,588/ month

Academic program in therapeutic milieu

Ages 7-16

75

Grades 2-4: 10; grades 5-10: 12

$226/day for 205 days/ year; Therapy: $156.60/hour

Coed, college prep

6-12

350

Averages 14; student/ teacher ratio is 6:1

$40,800

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School

Address, Contact

Focus

Grade Level Enrollment

Class Size

Tuition

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 650-424-1267 emerson@headsup.org emersonpaloalto.com

Fusion Academy

2191 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 100, Palo Alto 650-857-0634 One-on-one fusionacademy.com/academy/palo-alto/ learning welcome

6-12

10-15

1

German-American International School

475 Pope St., Menlo Park 650-324-8617 office@gais.org germanamericanschool.org

German/ English

Preschool-12

300

15

German/ English

Pre K-12

420

15-20

Coed, college prep, Jewish

K-8

385

20-24

K-5 $24,160; 6-8 $26,500

Girls

6-8

200

16-18

$28,840

Co-ed, college prep

Preschool-12

1,883

18

$30,843-$41,432

Gifted

K-6

120

Student/ teacher ratio 9:1

K-4 $25,000; 5-6 middle school $26,500

Mandarin or 3 years-8 French immersion

560

17-20 average

$25,650

Coed, college prep, Jewish

9-12

180

12-15

$38,900; $400$800 for books

Coed

K-8

320

average ratio 8:1; average class size 18

K-4: $27,350; 5-8: $30,650

Coed

Pre-K–8

70

student/ teacher ratio: 8:1

Pre-K: $13,290$17,660; K-5: $17,660; 6-8: $19,100

One-on-one education

6-12

100

1

N/A

Jewish, girls

9-12

30

varies

$23,000

Coed, college prep

6-12

6-8: 216; 9-12: 576

18

$41,100

Coed, college prep

9-12

120

8 to 12

$32,500

German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV)

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

The Girls' Middle School

The Harker School

Helios New School

International School of the Peninsula

Kehillah Jewish High School

Keys School

The Living Wisdom School

Lydian Academy

Meira Academy

Menlo School

Mid-Peninsula High School

310 Easy St., Mtn. View 650-254-0748 office@gissv.org gissv.org 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto 650-494-8200 hausner.com 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 650-968-8338, ext.133 admissions@girlsms.org girlsms.org Preschool: 4525 Union Ave.; Lower school (K-5): 4300 Bucknall Road; Middle school (6-8): 3800 Blackford Ave.; High school (9-12), 500 Saratoga Ave., all in San Jose 408-249-2510 (9-12) admissions@harker.org harker.org 597 Central Ave., Sunnyvale 650-223-8690 admissions@heliosns.org heliosns.org Nursery-K: 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto 1-8: 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto 650-251-8500 admissions@istp.org istp.org 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 650-213-9600 info@kehillah.org kehillah.org K-4: 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 5-8: 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-328-1711 admission@keysschool.com keysschool.com 456 College Ave., Palo Alto 650-462-8150 info@livingwisdomschool.org livingwisdomschool.org 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-321-0550 lydianacademy.com 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 650-485-3589 info@meiraacademy.org meiraacademy.org 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 650-330-2001 info@menloschool.org menloschool.org 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park 650-321-1991 info@mid-pen.com mid-pen.com

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Accelerated

K-6

24

12

$1,670-$1,835/ month Middle school: $3,870/class/ semester. High school: $3,400/ class/semester $9,490 (preschool two days)-$32,680 (high school); discounted rates available Preschool/K, $8,767-$16,612; 1-12, $16,616$20,421


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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School Nativity Catholic School

Palo Alto Prep School

Peninsula School

Phillips Brooks School

Address, Contact

Focus

1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park 650-325-7304 info@nativityschool.com nativityschool.com 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View 650-493-7071 paloaltoprep.com 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park 650-325-1584 marylou@peninsulaschool.org peninsulaschool.org 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park 650-854-4545 info@phillipsbrooks.org PhillipsBrooks.org

Grade Level Enrollment

Class Size

Tuition

Catholic

Preschool-8

300

14

$6,900

Coed, college prep

8-12

80

8-10

$27,500

Progressive

Preschool-8

255

18-21

$14,270-$18,720 Full-day 3-4 year-olds, $19,875; full-day Pre-K, $24,750; K-5, $29,910

Coed

Preschool-5

280

18; student/ teacher ratio 8:1

Academics, arts, moral values

K-12

K-6: 300; 7-12: 300

K-6: $23,660; 7-8: K: 7; 1-2: 14; $30,960; 9-12: 3-6: 18; 7-12: 12 $32,240

K-2: (Lower campus) 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos 650-209-3050 lcinfo@pinewood.edu

Pinewood School

3-6: (Middle campus) 327 Fremont Ave. Los Altos 650-209-3030 mcinfo@pinewood.edu 7-12: (Upper campus) 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills 650-209-3010 ucinfo@pinewood.edu pinewood.edu

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School The Roberts School

Address, Contact 641 Coleman Ave., Menlo Park 650-322-3535 robertsschool.com Lower & Middle School: 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 650-322-1866

Sacred Heart Schools

Preparatory (grades 9-12): 650-473-4006 admissions@shschools.org shschools.org 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto Sand Hill School at Children's Health 650-688-3605 info@sandhillschool.org Council sandhillschool.org 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto St. Elizabeth Seton School 650-326-9004 setonpaloalto.com 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View 650-967-1839 St. Joseph Catholic School info@sjmv.org sjmv.org 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 650-322-2312 St. Raymond School admissions@straymond.org straymond.org 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-493-1151 Stratford School pa@stratfordschools.com stratfordschools.com

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Focus

Grade Level Enrollment

Individualized attention, Piaget philosophy

Preschool, 50 preK, Young 5s

Coed, Catholic

Preschool-12

Languagebased learning differences such as dyslexia

Class Size

Tuition

10-12

$965-$1,750

P-8: 600; 9-12: 600

12-17

$22,685-$38,465

K-7

56

student/ teacher ratio: 6:1

$35,000

Coed, Catholic

PreK-8

291

30

$3,969 (one child)

Catholic

K-8

195

24

$8,900 per year (out of parish)

Catholic

JK-8

304

30

$8,237

Coed

Preschool-5

varies by program

12:1 preschool; 15:1 for K; 22:1 for elementary

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School

Address, Contact

Focus

Grade Level Enrollment

Class Size

Tuition

Synapse School

3375 Edison Way, Menlo Park 650-294-4570 synapseschool.org

Independent, advanced academic curriculum; Six Seconds

Trinity School

Early Childhood: 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park K-5: 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650-854-0288 admission@trinity-mp.org trinity-mp.org

Episcopal, coed

Early childhoodgrade 5

168

22

$18,620-$29,820

Coed, developmentally based experiential curriculum

Pre-K-12

325

varies

See website

Woodland School

360 La Cuesta Drive, Menlo Park 650-854-9065 info@woodland-school.org woodland-school.org

Coed

JK-8

260

18

JK $16,875; K-4 $23,500; 5-8 $24,980

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Language education and academic enrichment Acme Education Group Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. L1, Palo Alto. Class size: varies. K-6. After-school tutoring, enrichment classes and Chinese lessons. • 650-387-0545 • info@acmeschool.com • acmeschool.com Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Wing B & C, Palo Alto. Class size: 12-15. Enrollment: 90. Tuition: $120-$180 per quarter depending on program. Arabic language, culture for children; optional Islamic religion instruction. • 408-462-2120 • admin@bayareaarabicschool.org • bayareaarabicschool.org Center for a New Generation @ Belle Haven Community School 415 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. Class size: 15 during school year; 20 during the summer. Enrollment: 160 during the school year; 140 during summer. Tuition: Free. Grades K-8. After school and summer program run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. • 650-561-3135 • dcruz@pgcp.org • bgcp.org Champion Youth Enrichment School 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. After school academics and Chinese-language. Also 2094 Grant Road, Mtn. View. • 650-353-0882; Mtn. View site: 650353-0881 • cyesinfo@yahoo.com • championkis.com

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Lydian Academy 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Class size: Custom, mostly one-on-one. Enrollment: 100. Grades 6-12. Personalized education, collaborative learning. • 650-321-0550 • staff@lydianacademy.com • lydianacademy.com Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park. K-12. Learning center for building math skills and concepts. • 650-321-MATH (6284) • paloalto-menlopark@mathnasium.com • mathnasium.com/paloaltomenlopark

Palo Alto Chinese School 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Ages 4 to 18. Mandarin track PK-12. CSL (Chinese as Second Language) track PK-7. Class size: 20-25. Enrollment: 450. Tuition: $400$475, $30 processing fee • contact@paloaltochineseschool.org • paloaltochineseschool.org Palo Alto School for Jewish Education 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Class size: 12-20. Enrollment: 86. Grades K-8.

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Students at Stanford University walk towards the main quad. Jewish Sunday School; B’nai Mitzvah class; optional Hebrew. • 650-444-2117 • director@pasje.org • pasje.org Sitanfu (formerly Stanford Chinese School) 475 N. Whisman Road, #100, Mtn. View. Minimum age: 6 years old. Weekly Mandarin classes at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Enrollment: 23,000. Class size: 35. Tuition: $31/quarter unit for California residents. • 408-864-5300 • deanza.edu Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Middlefield Road Campus: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Enrollment: 13,277. Class size: 27. Tuition: $31 per unit for California residents plus basic fees; $152 per unit plus basic fees for out-of-state students • 650-949-7777 • 650-949-6950 (Middlefield Road) • foothill.edu Menlo College 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Enrollment: 750. Class size: 19. Tuition: $38,100 per year; $12,630 room and board per year; $650 student fee. • 800-556-3656 • admissions@menlo.edu • menlo.edu Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education 333 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. Enrollment: 4,500. Class size: 15-30. Tuition: Community interest courses, $40-$100; Career Technical Training Education, $600-$950. • 650-940-1333 • mvlaae.net

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CHILD CARE CENTERS NORTHEAST (bounded by Oregon Expressway, Alma Street, San Francisquito Creek, Palo Alto Baylands) Addison Kids’ Club 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) program. • 650-323-4007 • akc@paccc.org • paccc.org CCLC in Downtown Palo Alto 848 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Six weeks to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-473-1100 • cclc.com Discovery Children’s House 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. Preschool through kindergarten. Montessori method. • 650-329-8023 • dchouse1@gmail.com Downtown Children’s Center 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. 2 years to kindergarten. PACCC program. • 650-321-9578 • dcc@paccc.org • paccc.org Duveneck Kids’ Club 705 Alester Ave., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-328-8356 • dkc@paccc.org • paccc.org

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First Congregational Church Nursery School 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 2 to 4 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-493-1915 • info@firstcongonurseryschool.org • firstcongonurseryschool.org

Parents Nursery School 2328 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 2.5 to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-856-1440 • info@parentsnurseryschool.org • www.parentsnurseryschool.org

First School 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. 2.5 to 6 years. Curriculum is playbased. • 650-321-3871 • info@firstschool.org • firstschool.org

Periwinkle School 169 Byron St., Palo Alto. Young 5 year olds. Curriculum is play-based and developmentally appropriate. • 650-326-5386 • pj@periwinkleschool.org • periwinkleschool.org

International School of the Peninsula Cohn Campus, 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto. Grades 1-8. Afterschool language classes, activities, study hall. • 650-251-8500 • istp@istp.org • istp.org

Walter Hays Kids’ Club 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-325-5350 • whkc@paccc.org • paccc.org

The Learning Center 459 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. 6 months to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-325-6683 • tlcpaloalto.org Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center 311 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. 2 months to 3 years. PACCC program. • 650-321-3493 • nitc@paccc.org • paccc.org

The Girls’ Middle School 3400 West Bayshore Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 650.968.8338 x133 www.girlsms.org admissions@girlsms.org

NORTHWEST (bounded by Page Mill Road, Foothill Expressway, San Francisquito Creek, Alma Street) Amigos de Palo Alto 1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto. 2.5 years through kindergarten. Bilingual immersion Spanish/English. • 650-493-4300 • amigosdepaloalto.com Champions at Nixon Elementary School 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-493-6006 • discoverchampions.com Children’s Center of the Stanford Community 685 Pampas Lane, Stanford. 8 weeks to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-853-3090 • caren@ccsc-parentcoop.org • ccsc.stanford.edu College Terrace Children’s Center 2300 Wellesley Ave., Palo Alto. 2.5 years old through kindergarten. PACCC program. • 650-858-1580 • ctc@paccc.org • paccc.org

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Escondido Kids’ Club 890 Escondido Road, Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-855-9828 • ekc@paccc.org • paccc.org Pepper Tree After School Program 865 Escondido Road, Stanford. Kindergarten through second grade. Stanford’s only after-school program. • 650-723-3646 • ssteiner@stanford.edu • worklife.stanford.edu/programs/ early-childhood-education-care/ pepper-tree-after-school-program

Rainbow School at Escondido Village 140 Comstock Circle, Stanford. 2.9 to 5 years. Parent-participation program. • 650-723-0217 • nseer@stanford.edu • worklife.stanford.edu/programs/ early-childhood-education-care/ rainbow-school Sand Hill School 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Developmentally appropriate, multisensory instruction. • 650-688-3605 • info@sandhillschool.org • sandhillschool.org CCLC at Stanford West 625 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Eight weeks to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-723-8700 • kmudge@cclc.com • cclc.com

SOUTHEAST (bounded by Alma Street, Oregon Expressway, East Bayshore Road, San Antonio Road) Besse Bolton Kid’s Club 500 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-856-0847 • bbkc@paccc.org • paccc.org Children’s Pre-School Center 4000 Middlefield Road, T-1, Palo Alto. Infancy through pre-kindergarten. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-493-5770 • cpsccares.org Covenant Children’s Center 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. 2 months through kindergarten. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-493-9505 • cccoffice@covenantchildrenscenter. com • covenantchildrenscenter.com Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 2 to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-322-9668 • stephanie@crescentparkpreschool.org • crescentparkpreschool.org El Carmelo Kids’ Club 3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-856-6150 • eckc@paccc.org • paccc.org Ellen Thacher Children’s Center 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. 2.5 years old through kindergarten. PACCC program. • 650-494-1467 • etcc@paccc.org • paccc.org


Infant-Toddler Center 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. 2 months to 3 years. PACCC program. • 650-493-2240 • itc@paccc.org • paccc.org International School of the Peninsula Cowper Campus (nursery-kindergarten), 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Bilingual immersion French/English and Mandarin Chinese/English. • 650-852-0264 • istp@istp.org • istp.org Love ‘n’ Care Christian Pre-School 2490 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 2 to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-322-1872 • preschool@tempcare.net • lovencarepreschoolpaloalto.com

Mini Infant Center 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. 2 months to 2 years. PACCC program. • 650-424-9130 • mini@paccc.org • paccc.org Montessori School of Los Altos 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. 2.6 to 6 years. Montessori method. • 650-493-7200 • smartkids@sbcglobal.net • montessorischooloflosaltos.org

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Ohlone Kids’ Club 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-493-0774 • okc@paccc.org • paccc.org

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Mustard Seed Learning Center 2585 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Preschool. Multi-cognitive teaching methods. • 650-494-7389 • info@mustardseedlearningcenter. org • mustardseedlearningcenter.org

Oshman Family JCC Preschool Palo Alto 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 1.5 to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-223-8788 • earlychildhood@paloaltojcc.org • paloaltojcc.org/Youth-family/ OFJCC-Preschool/

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Milestones Preschool, Abilities United 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Children 2-5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-618-3325 • preschool@abilitiesunited.org • milestonespreschool.org

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Sunshine Preschool Montessori 3711 Ross Road, Palo Alto. 2 to 6 years. Montessori method. • 650-493-0665 • chrystie@sunshine-preschool.com, shawn@sunshine-preschool.com • sunshine-preschool.com T’enna Afternoons at OFJCC Palo Alto 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Continuation of preschool day with both quiet and active learning. • 650-223-8788 • earlychildhood@paloaltojcc.org • paloaltojcc.org/Youth-family/OFJCCPreschool/ The Wonder Years Preschool 991 Commercial St., Palo Alto. Preschool. Curriculum is play-based with ageappropriate academics. • 650-494-6800 • thewonderyearspreschool@gmail. com • thewonderyearspreschool.net

SOUTHWEST (bounded by Alma Street, Page Mill Road, San Antonio Road, Foothill Expressway) Barron Park Children’s Center 800 Barron Ave. (PAUSD site), Palo Alto. 3 years old through kindergarten. PACCC program. •650-856-7559 •bpcc@paccc.org •paccc.org Barron Park Kids’ Club 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-856-1220 • bpkc@paccc.org • paccc.org Barron Park Preschool 3650 La Donna Ave., Palo Alto. 2 to 5 years. Curriculum is child-centered and play-based. • 650-493-7597 • barronparkpreschool.com Country Day Little School 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. 2-6 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-494-8044 • countrydaylittleschoolinfo@gmail. com • countrydaylittleschool.com Growing Tree Preschool 450 W. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. 2-6 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-857-0655 • kathy@growingtreepreschool.com • growingtreepreschool.com Heffalump Co-operative Preschool 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. 2 years old through first grade. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-856-4321 • info@heffalump-preschool.com • heffalump-preschool.com

Juana Briones Kids’ Club 4100 Orme St., Palo Alto. Kindergarten through fifth grade. PACCC program. • 650-856-3874 • jbkc@paccc.org • paccc.org Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool 397 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. 3 to 5 years. Natured-based program. • 650-858-0355 • magdalena@leapinglizardspreschool.com • leapinglizardspreschool.com Oshman Family JCC Preschool at Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 18 months to 4 years. Curriculum is creative and play-based. • 650-223-8788 • earlychildhood@paloaltojcc.org • paloaltojcc.org/Youth-family/ OFJCC-Preschool/ Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. Nonprofit whose centers are state-licensed and serve children from infancy through elementary school. • 650-493-2361 • paccc.org Palo Alto Montessori School 575 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. 2-5 years. Montessori method. • 650-493-5930 • info@pamontessori.com • pamontessori.com Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 2-6 years. Montessori method. • 650-739-0137 • info@paloaltopreschool.org • paloaltopreschool.org Sojourner Truth Child Development Center 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. 2 months to 3 years (2.5 years old through Kindergarten for preschool program). PACCC program. • 650-493-5990 • stcdc@paccc.org and stcdc-ps@ paccc.org • paccc.org The Whistle Stop 3801 Miranda Ave. No. T-6B, Palo Alto. 6 weeks old through pre-kindergarten. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-852-3497 • val@whistle-stop.org • whistle-stop.org Young Life Christian Preschool 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. 2.5 years old through first grade. Montessori and Piaget methods. • 650-494-7885 • info@ylcp.org • ylcp.org

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Government BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Palo Alto is a charter city that operates its own utilities and that functions under a City Council-City Manager form of government. Flanked by the Baylands on the east and the foothills on the west, the City of Palo Alto boasts 8,271 acres of parks and open

space preserves, five library branches and two community centers. The city has a long reputation for innovation, with an active ecosystem of startup companies and high-tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard, VMWare and Tesla Motors. Palo Alto is also located next to Stanford University and is considered one of California’s most educated cities, with more than half of its residents having earned a post-graduate or professional degree.

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS

In recent years, civic leaders have been grappling with the issues of rapid development and traffic congestion, and the council this year expects to make headway on numerous programs to address the city’s current and future quality of life. Despite the challenges, thanks to its Mediterranean climate, vaunted school system, strong economy and spirit of innovation, Palo Alto consistently wins awards for being one of the nation’s most “livable” cities.

New Palo Alto City Council member Eric Filseth is sworn into office by acting City Clerk Beth Minor at City Hall on Jan. 5, 2015.

CITY COUNCIL

City Hall: 250 Hamilton Ave. • General phone: 650-329-2100 • cityofpaloalto.org

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 Mayor 2015

Greg Schmid Vice Mayor 2015

Marc Berman Council member

Pat Burt Council member

Tom DuBois Council member

Address: 725 Homer Ave. Phone: 650-444-4017 (cell) Email: karen.holman@ cityofpaloalto.org Elected: 2009; re-elected 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Address: 3428 Janice Way Phone: 650-444-6313 (cell) Email: greg.schmid@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2007; re-elected in 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-329-2480 Email: marc.berman@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Address: 1249 Harriet St. Phone: 650-388-8639 (cell) Email: Patrick.burt@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2007; re-elected in 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 415-377-8455 (cell) Email: tom.dubois@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Eric Filseth Council member

Liz Kniss Council member

Greg Scharff Council member

Cory Wolbach Council member

Address: 160 Palo Alto Ave. Phone: 650-329-2162 Email: eric.filseth@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-888-8671 (cell) Email: liz.kniss@cityofpaloalto. org First elected: 1989-2000; re-elected 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Address: 445 Seale Ave. Phone: 650-325-7200 (office) Email: greg.scharff@. cityofpaloalto.com First elected: 2009; re-elected 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Address: 250 Hamilton Ave. Phone: 650-329-2145 Email: cory.wolbach@ cityofpaloalto.org First elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

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City Council When does the City Council meet? The first three Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. The council takes a month 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 his or her name and address, which must then be given to the city clerk.

Where can I get a copy of the agenda? Agendas are available in the City Clerk’s Office on the 7th floor in City Hall. They are also printed in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Friday preceding the City Council meeting and available on PaloAltoOnline. com/news under “Public agenda.” Copies of the council packet are also available for reading in the Clerk’s Office and at city libraries. They are also available at cityofpaloalto.org/gov/agendas/.

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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 midpenmedia.org/watch/ pacc_webcast/index.html.

Palo Alto police close off Louis Road at N. California Avenue during a standoff with a suspected burglar who had barricaded himself in a residence on Elsinore Drive.

Fire Chief: Eric Nickel, 650-329-2184 Library, director: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, 650-329-2436 Office of Emergency Services, director: Kenneth Dueker, 650-617-3197

HOW TO CONTACT LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Planning & Community Environment, director: Hillary Gitelman, 650-329-2321

City of Palo Alto councilappointed officers

Police Chief: Dennis Burns, 650-329-2413

City Manager: James Keene, 650-3292392 City Attorney: Molly Stump, 650-3292171 City Auditor: Harriet Richardson, 650329-2629 City Clerk: Beth Minor, 650-329-2571

City of Palo Alto department heads Chief Financial Officer: Lalo Perez, 650329-2692 Chief Information Officer: Jonathan Reichental, 650-329-2182 Chief People Officer: Kathryn Shen, 650-329-2376 Chief Sustainability Officer: Gil Friend, 650-329-2447 Community Services, director: Rob de Geus, 650-463-4908 Development Services, director: Peter Pirnejad, 650-329-2349 70 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

Public Works, director: Mike Sartor, 650-329-2151 Utilities, director: Valerie Fong, 650329-2161

Boards and commissions Architectural Review Board A five-member advisory board that is charged with design review of all new construction and changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multifamily residential projects • Staff contact: Amy French, 650-3292336 • arb@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/architectural/default.asp Early Care & Education Committee A citizen group that advises the City Manager on matters pertaining to child care issues • Staff contact: Minka van der Zwaag, 650-463-4953 • minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto. org

Historic Resources Board A sevenmember advisory board that makes recommendations to the Architectural Review Board on proposed exterior changes to commercial, multi-family residential buildings and single-family residences on the Historic Building Inventory • Staff contact: Amy French, 650-3292336 • amy.french@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/historic/default.asp Human Relations Commission A seven-member advisory commission charged to act when it finds that any person or group does not benefit fully from public or private opportunities or resources in the community or is unfairly or differently treated • Staff contact: Minka van der Zwaag, 650-463-4953 • minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto. org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/hrc. asp Library Advisory Commission A five-member advisory commission on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library • Staff contact: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, 650-329-2403 • monique.leconge@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/library_ advisory_commission/default.asp Parks and Recreation Commission A seven-member advisory commission that deals with matters pertaining to the

activities of the Parks and Golf Division and the Recreation, Open Space and Sciences Division • Staff contact: Rob de Geus, 650-4634908 • robert.degeus@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/ parks_and_recreation_commission/ default.asp Planning and Transportation Commission A seven-member advisory commission to the City Council with a focus on zoning and land-use issues • Staff contact: Jonathan Lait, 650-3292679 •jonathan.lait@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/ptc/ default.asp Public Art Commission A sevenmember advisory commission in charge of overseeing the city’s collection of public art • Staff contact: Elise DeMarzo, 650617-3517 • elise.demarzo@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/arts/ default.asp Utilities Advisory Commission A seven-member advisory commission responsible for overseeing Palo Alto’s municipally owned utilities and reporting to the City Council • Staff contact: Valerie Fong, 650-3292277 •valerie.fong@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/boards/uac/ default.asp


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Newly elected Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman takes her seat beside City Councilman Marc Berman and new Councilman Tom DuBois in the council chambers on Jan. 5, 2015. Youth Council A teenagers task force that studies community problems and concerns relating to youth and implements youth programs and activities • Staff contact: Lacee Kortsen, 650463-4910 • lacee.kortsen@cityofpaloalto.org • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ recreation/teens/leadership.asp

Regional government Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County 70 West Hedding St., San Jose. District 5 supervisor: Joe Simitian. The elected policy-making body of Santa Clara County whose mission is to “plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.” Board meetings: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 2-3 times monthly. All meetings are held at 70 West Hedding St. All public meeting agendas and accompanying information is available on the website in advance of meetings. • 408-299-5001 • sccgov.org Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 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 • openspace.org

Santa Clara Valley Water District 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. Water-resources management agency established to supply wholesale water, provide flood protection and ensure clean, safe creeks and healthy ecosystems. Serves 15 cities. Board of Directors meetings: 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday. District 7 director: Gary Kremen (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, portions of San Jose and Sunnyvale, and Stanford). Streaming video and agendas, plus archived minutes and videos are posted online. • 408-265-2600 • Gary Kremen: gkremen@valleywater. org • valleywater.org

Regional school districts Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Chancellor: Judy C. Miner. The five-member Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Toyon Room (Room 2020) on the Foothill College campus. Meeting agendas are posted for public review at least 72 hours prior to each regular meeting at boarddocs.com/ca/fhda/Board.nsf/ Public. • 650-949-6100 • fhda.edu Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose. Superintendent: Jon Gundry. Board of Trustees meeting: 5 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Board Room of the Office of Education. Agendas, plus archived minutes and videos of past meetings are posted online. • 408-453-6540 • sccoe.org

No. 1 plastic PETE No. 2 plastics HDPE No. 1-7 plastic containers Plastic (no number) — toys, baskets, shelving Plastic bags (grocery, merchandise—must be bundled) Cartons (milk, juice) Newspaper, brown bags, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, phone books Motor oil, oil filters

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Zero Waste Palo Alto zerowastepaloalto.org 650-496-5910 zerowaste@cityofpaloalto.org GreenCitizen 2500 W. El Camino Real, Ste. D, Mtn. View 650-493-8700 greencitizen.com Stanford Recycling Center 701 Serra St., Stanford. 650-321-4236 (Pre-recorded message: 650-723-0919) recycling.stanford.edu/ www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 71


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COMMUNITY AND CIVIC FACILITIES Airport 1

Palo Alto Airport 1925 Embarcadero Road. cityofpaloalto.org and search for “airport.”

Animal services 2

Palo Alto Animal Services 3281 E. Bayshore Road. cityofpaloalto.org/ gov/depts/pol/as/

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Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road. cityofpaloalto. org/gov/depts/csd/jmz/

Cemetery 4

Alta Mesa Cemetery 695 Arastradero Road. altamesacemetery.com

Community centers 5

Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road. cityofpaloalto.org/ gov/depts/csd/facilities/cubberley/ default.asp

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Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road. cityofpaloalto. org/gov/depts/csd/facilities/stern.asp

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Mitchell Park Community Center 3700 Middlefield Road. cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/ facilities/mitchell.asp

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 3921 Fabian Way. paloaltojcc. org

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Palo Alto Family YMCA 3412 Ross Road. ymcasv.org/paloalto/

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Fire Station 1 301 Alma St.

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Fire Station 2 2675 Hanover St.

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Fire Station 3 799 Embarcadero Road

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Fire Station 4 3600 Middlefield Road

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Fire Station 5 600 Arastradero Road

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Fire Station 6 711 Serra St., Stanford

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Fire Station 8 3000 Page Mill Road

Website for the Palo Alto Fire Department: cityofpaloalto.org/fire

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Palo Alto City Hall 250 Hamilton Ave. cityofpaloalto.org

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Children’s Library 1276 Harriet St.

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College Terrace Library 2300 Wellesley St.

Cambridge Post Office 265 Cambridge Ave.

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Downtown Post Office 380 Hamilton Ave.

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Main Post Office 2085 E Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto

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Stanford Post Office 531 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

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Palo Alto Police HQ 275 Forest Ave. cityofpaloalto.org/police

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Santa Clara County Superior Court 270 Grant Ave. #204. scscourt.org

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Downtown Library 270 Forest Ave. Mitchell Park Library 3700 Middlefield Road Rinconada Library 1213 Newell Road

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Getting Around TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES With traffic congestion on the rise, more people are looking for alternate ways to get to, from and around Palo Alto. The local commuter-train service, Caltrain, in mid-2015 reached an average weekday

By bike Around Palo Alto A map of Palo Alto’s bike routes is available online 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. • 650-329-2520 (City of Palo Alto Transportation Division) • cityofpaloalto.org, search “bicycling” Safe Routes to School The city’s program for school children offers maps showing safe paths for students to travel to get to school, plus safety tips for bikers, walkers, drivers and skateboarders. • cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/ transit/saferoutes.asp Licensing It is required by law to register bicycles in Palo Alto. Bicycle owners can apply for a license at any Palo Alto fire station from 4-5 p.m. weekdays. •650-329-2184 (Fire Department) • 650-329-2413 (Police Department) to report a stolen bike • cityofpaloalto.org, search for “bicycle licenses” Lockers City of Palo Alto bicycle lockers are available for rental at the California Avenue Caltrain station and at several locations downtown. Caltrain also rents bike lockers at the California Avenue and University Avenue stations. • 650-329-2520 (city Transportation Division); 650-508-6350 (Caltrain) • cityofpaloalto.org; caltrain.com Bikestation Palo Alto 95 University Ave. at the University Avenue Caltrain station, Palo Alto. Paid memberships offer secure bicycle parking at the 96-bicycle station at the Caltrain Depot. 24-hour access. Membership includes bicycle repairs, changing room and discounts on parts and accessories. • bikestation.com Bike Share The Bike Share system enables members to check out a bike 74 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

ridership of more than 58,000 passengers — 20,000 more than in 2010. Palo Alto has long been known in cycling circles as a “bicycle friendly” community, and now city leaders are working to make it even friendlier. A master plan for bicycling and walking was adopted in 2012, with visions of new cross-town bicycle boulevards, to which cars will have limited access, and enhanced bikeways to ensure greater safety.

from a network of automated bicycle stations, ride to their destination and return the bike to a different station. In 2015, there were five locations in Palo Alto, including at the train stations. See website for rates. • bayareabikeshare.com

By bus Marguerite Shuttle 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. Stanford University’s free public transit runs Monday to Friday 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 • marguerite@stanford.edu • marguerite.stanford.edu Palo Alto Shuttle The Palo Alto Shuttle operates three routes: Embarcadero, Crosstown and East Palo Alto/Caltrain. The Embarcadero connects businesses in the East Bayshore/Baylands area with downtown Palo Alto and the University Avenue 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 from Downtown Palo Alto to East Charleston Road through several neighborhoods. The East Palo Alto shuttle connects East Palo Alto’s Woodland-Newell neighborhoods with the Palo Alto’s University Avenue/ Downtown area. • 650-329-2442 • cityofpaloalto.org/transportation 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

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New parking initiatives to reduce parking congestion downtown are rolling out. In September 2015, the Residential Preferential Program launched, limiting parking on neighborhood streets around downtown to two hours, unless the driver has a permit. A new parking garage is under consideration, and a nonprofit organization, the Transportation Management Association, is working to convince commuters who drive solo to forego their cars.

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. Fares in mid-2015: $2 adults; $1 seniors, persons with disabilities. • 408-321-2300 • vta.org

By rail Caltrain Mailing address: P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos. The commuter rail line operates daily between San Francisco and San Jose from approximately 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Also limited weekday commuter-hour service from Gilroy to San Francisco. Tickets must be purchased from a ticket vending machine before boarding. Eight-ride and monthly tickets are available for riders using Clipper cards. Discounts are provided for seniors (65 and up), youths 17 and younger, and people with disabilities. Paid vehicle parking. • 800-660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448 • caltrain.com Bikes on board Each Caltrain 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 • caltrain.com/riderinfo/Bicycles/Bicycle_General_Info.html

Driving Bay Area Transit Information Provides online access to transit information for the nine-county Bay Area. Accessible as mobile website and also app. Supported by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and transit partners. • transit.511.org Ridesharing RIDES for Bay Area Commuters Inc. organizes carpools and vanpools and provides program

Eric Rosenblum escorts his neighbor and daughter (not pictured) down Bryant Street on their way to Addison Elementary School on Dec. 8, 2014.

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 • rideshare.511.org

Public parking 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. 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 (Monday-Friday 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. Call 650-329-2317 or visit Revenue Collections at City Hall. Visitors can pay $17.50 for a one-day pass to park in offstreet lots and parking garages. 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. $8 per day. Call Revenue Collections, 650329-2317, or visit the City Hall lobby. • www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/ pln/transit/parking.asp


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Parking violations ............................................ 650-329-2252 Planning Department .................................... 650-329-2441 Police (office: non-emergency) .................. 650-329-2406 Police (non-emergency).................................650-329-2413 Property ownership/addresses .................. 650-329-2496 Real property (city-owned) ......................... 650-329-2800 Recreation.......................................................... 650-463-4900 Recycling .............................................................650-496-5910 Streets ..................................................................650-496-6974 Trees ......................................................................650-496-5953 Utilities (turn-on & turn-off ) .........................650-329-2161

Key city numbers Police/Fire/Paramedics (emergency)...............................911 Abandoned Vehicle Hotline ......................... 650-329-2258 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. ....................................650-329-2147 Doing business in home or garage............ 650-329-2441 Cable-TV complaints against Comcast .... 800-934-6489 City Attorney .......................................................650-329-2171 City Clerk .............................................................. 650-329-2571 City Manager ...................................................... 650-329-2392 Community Services .......................................650-463-4952 Fire Department ................................................ 650-329-2184 Flood zone information ..................................650-329-2151 Graffiti reporting ...............................................650-496-6974 Human resources (Employment) ................ 650-329-2376 Library ................................................................... 650-329-2436 Mayor Karen Holman.......................................650-444-4017 Parking permits for parking lots .................650-329-2317

Non-city agencies SCC = Santa Clara County Better Business Bureau — SCC ................... 408-278-7400 Birth, marriage & death certificates — SCC ...........................................408-299-5688 Chamber of Commerce ..................................650-324-3121 Department of Motor Vehicles — Redwood City Office........................................800-777-0133 GreenWaste Recovery ....................................650-493-4894 Marriage licenses — SCC Clerk ...................408-299-5688

Palo Alto Airport — SCC ................................ 650-329-2444 Palo Alto Unified School District................ 650-329-3700 Post Office — Main........................................... 650-321-1423 Registrar of Voters — SCC ............................408-299-8683 Small Claims Court — SCC ........................... 408-882-2700 Tax Assessor — SCC .......................... email through website: sccassessor.org Traffic Court — SCC ......................................... 408-882-2700

24-hour hotlines Alcoholics Anonymous — SCC ....................408-374-8511 Child Abuse Report Line for Santa Clara County ....................................650-493-1186 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 Services for seniors .......................................... 408-241-1571 Suicide & Crisis Hotline — SCC ................... 855-278-4204 Support Network for Battered Women........ 800-572-2782 Teen 24-7 line ..................................................... 888-247-7717

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+ Chef Chu’s: 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos Coffee House: Philz Coffee, 101 Forest Ave. Dining With Kids: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St. French Restaurant: Pastis, 447 S. California Ave. Fusion: Rangoon Ruby, 445 Emerson St. + Tamarine: 546 University Ave. Indian Restaurant: Darbar, 129 Lytton Ave. Italian Restaurant: Terún, 448 S. California Ave. Latin American Restaurant: Reposado, 236 Hamilton Ave. + La Bodeguita del Medio: 463 S. California Ave. Meal Under $20: Asian Box, #21 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Mediterranean Restaurant: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St. Mexican Restaurant: Palo Alto Sol, 408 S. California Ave. New Restaurant: Zola, 565 Bryant St. Outdoor Dining: Caffe Riace, 200 Sheridan Ave. Restaurant to Splurge: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St. Romantic Restaurant: St. Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave. Solo Dining: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, #110, Menlo Park Sports Bar: The Dutch Goose, 3567 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park + The Old Pro: 541 Ramona St. Sunday Brunch: Mayfield Bakery & Cafe, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real + St. Michael’s Alley: 140 Homer Ave. Sushi/Japanese Restaurant: Fuki Sushi, 4119 El Camino Real Thai Restaurant: Thaiphoon, 543 Emerson St. Vegetarian Restaurant: LYFE Kitchen, 167 Hamilton Ave.

Ambiance: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave. Bar/Lounge: The Rose & Crown, 547 Emerson St. + La Bodeguita del Medio: 463 S. California Ave. California Cuisine: Calafia Café & Market A Go-Go, #130 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Chinese Restaurant: Su Hong, 4256 El Camino Real

Acupuncture: Annie Wang Acupuncture, 895 Sherwood Ave., Suite 101, Los Altos Auto Care: Heinichen’s Garage, 960 High St. Chiropractor: Health Logic, 633 Menlo Ave., Menlo Park Day Spa: Watercourse Way, 165 Channing Ave. Dentist: Dr. Christine Hansen, 416 Waverley St., Suite A

Bagels: Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels, 477 S. California Ave. Bakery/Desserts: The Prolific Oven, 550 Waverley St. Barbecue: Harold’s Ribs at Lozano’s Car Wash, 2690 El Camino Real, Mountain View + Armadillo Willy’s: 1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos Breakfast: Joanie’s Cafe, 405 S. California Ave. Burgers: The Counter, 369 S. California Ave. Burrito: Sancho’s Taqueria, 491 Lytton Ave.; 2723 Middlefield Road Deli/Sandwich: Driftwood Deli & Market, 3450 El Camino Real + Village Cheese House: #157 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Dim Sum: Steam, 209 University Ave. Grocery Store: Whole Foods Market, 744 Emerson St. Happy Hour: Nola, 535 Ramona St. Ice Cream/Gelato: Tin Pot Creamery, #121 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Milkshake: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St. New Food/Drink Establishment: Bare Bowls, 530 Emerson St. Pizza: Pizzeria Delfina, 651 Emerson St. Produce: California Avenue Farmers’ Market, S. California Avenue at El Camino Real Salad: Sprout Café, 168 University Ave. Seafood: Sam’s Chowder House, 185 University Ave. + The Fish Market: 3150 El Camino Real Steak: Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real Takeout: Asian Box, #21 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Yogurt: Pinkberry, #14 Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real Palo Alto + Fraiche: 200 Hamilton Ave.

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Dry Cleaner: Charleston Cleaners, 3900 Middlefield Road Fitness Classes: The Bar Method, #151 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Frame Shop: Great American Framing Company, 229 Hamilton Ave. + University Art: 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City Gym: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way Hair Salon: Juut Salonspa, 240 University Ave. + Hair International: #232 Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real Hotel: Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park + Garden Court Hotel: 520 Cowper St. Manicure/Pedicure: La Jolie Nail Spa, 364 S. California Ave. Massage: Massage Therapy Center, 368 S. California Ave. Men’s Haircut: Hair International, #232 Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real Orthodontists: Dr. Larry Morrill, 1000 Welch Road, Suite 201 + Mid Peninsula Orthodontics: 965 High St. Personal Trainer: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way Plumber: Palo Alto Plumbing Heating and Air, 716 San Antonio Road, Unit F Shoe Repair: Village Cobbler, 825 Emerson St. + Midtown Shoe Repair: 2796 Middlefield Road Skin Care: SkinSpirit, 701 Emerson St. Value Hotel/Motel: Creekside Inn, 3400 El Camino Real Veterinarian: Adobe Animal Hospital, 4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos Yoga: YogaSource, 158 Hamilton Ave.

RETAIL New Business: Gray Matters, 330 S. California Ave. Beauty Supply: LaBelle Day Spas and Salons, #36 Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real; #95 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real + Peninsula Beauty Supply: 250 University Ave. Bike Shop: Mike’s Bikes, 3001 El Camino Real Bookstore: Books Inc., #74 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real + Kepler’s Books: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Boutique: Romi, 624 Emerson St. + Shady Lane: 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Eyewear: Lux Eyewear, 1805 El Camino Real Flower Shop: Michaela’s Flower Shop, 453 Waverley St. Gift Shop: Paperwhirl, 230 University Ave. + Shady Lane: 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Hardware Store: Menlo Park Ace Hardware, 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park + Hassett (Ace) Hardware: 875 Alma St. Home Decor: Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Jewelry Store: Gleim the Jeweler, #111 Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real + Shady Lane: 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Nursery/Garden Supply: Ladera Garden & Gifts, 3130 Alpine Road, Suite 380, Portola Valley Pet Store: Pet Food Express, 3910 Middlefield Road Shoe Store: Footwear etc., 463 University Ave. Sporting Goods & Apparel: Palo Alto Sport Shop & Toy World, 526 Waverley St. Stationery Store: Village Stationers, 310 S. California Ave.; 719 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 222 Main St., Los Altos Toy Store: Cheeky Monkey, 640 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park + Palo Alto Sport Shop & Toy World: 526 Waverley St. Women’s Apparel: Leaf & Petal, 439 S. California Ave.

FUN STUFF Nightlife: Antonio’s Nut House, 321 S. California Ave. Retail Window Displays: Leaf & Petal, 439 S. California Ave. Family-Run Business: Maximart Pharmacy, 240 Cambridge Ave. Creative Local Business: Keen Garage, 278 University Ave. Place for Live Entertainment: Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road Place to Take a Visitor: Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford

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Index

A great egret walks through the pickleweed at the Palo Alto Baylands on Feb. 24, 2015.

PUBLISHER Bill Johnson EDITORIAL Info editor: Jocelyn Dong Info associate editors: Carol Blitzer, Brenna Malmberg Researchers: Jamauri Bowles, Carol Blitzer, Jocelyn Dong, Sue Dremann, Elena Kadvany, Sevde Kaldiroglu, Brenna Malmberg, My Nguyen, Sam Sciolla, Gennady Sheyner

Adult education .................................................................... 62

Live music ................................................................................ 14

Animal services ...................................................................... 72

Mediation ................................................................................ 20

Art galleries .......................................................................14, 15

Mental health ......................................................................... 18

Biking ......................................................................................... 74

Movies ...................................................................................... 15

Bookstores ............................................................................... 12

Museums and collections ................................................. 15

ART & PRODUCTION Info design director: Kristin Brown

Bus .............................................................................................. 74

Neighborhood or homeowner associations ............. 26

Cemetery.................................................................................. 72

Open space areas .......................................................... 45, 46

Maps & graphics: Kristin Brown, Shannon Corey

Child care .......................................................................... 64-67

Palo Alto Unified School District ..............................48-55

Colleges and universities .................................................. 62

Palo Alto, City of ....................................................................68

Community centers ............................................................ 72

• Boards, commissions and committees ...................... 70

Contributing designers: Linda Atilano, Diane Haas, Rosanna Leung, Paul Llewellyn, Nick Schweich, Douglas Young Production manager: Blanca Yoc

Counseling ............................................................................. 18

• City Council .................................................................... 68, 70

ADVERTISING VP of Sales: Tom Zahiralis

Court, Superior ...................................................................... 72

• City staff ................................................................................. 70

Marketing director: Shannon Corey

Dancing ................................................................................... 12

• Departments ........................................................................ 70

Major accounts sales manager: Connie Jo Cotton

Demographics ..........................................................................6

Parking ...................................................................................... 74

Disabilities, services ..................................................... 20, 22

Parks ....................................................................................34-39

Educational enrichment ............................................. 60, 62

Performance spaces............................................................. 15

Fire stations ............................................................................. 72

Post offices............................................................................... 72

Fishing .......................................................................................44

Preschools..........................................................................55-59

Food, supplemental............................................................. 28

Recycling .................................................................................. 71

Golf ............................................................................................44

Sailing and sailboarding ....................................................44

Government ............................................................................68

Schools, private ..............................................................55-59

Health and support services ............................................ 18

Schools, public ............................................................... 50-54

Health clinics and hospitals ...................................... 20, 28

Seniors ...............................................................................28-32

Hiking/walking ............................................................... 45-46

Skateboarding .......................................................................44

History ....................................................................................... 10

Social services ....................................................................... 22

Homeless services ............................................................... 20

Special governmental districts ....................................... 71

Horseback riding ..................................................................44

Sports facilities................................................................44, 45

Hotlines..................................................................................... 76

Stanford University .................................................14, 15, 28

Housing .................................................................8, 20, 30, 32

Swimming ............................................................................... 45

Ice skating ................................................................................44

Tennis ....................................................................................... 45

Junior Museum & Zoo ......................................................... 72

Theaters .................................................................................... 15

Language schools.......................................................... 60, 62

Tourist spots............................................................................ 15

Law ..................................................................................... 20, 29

Train............................................................................................ 74

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