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100 YEARS


Zoe Dabbagh, right, uses a paddle to splash friends Megan Shen, center, and Amalie Vassbotn, left, as the girls canoe at Boronda Lake at Foothills Park last June. Photo by Veronica Weber

WELCOME TO INFO PALO ALTO

Inside

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There’s no place quite like Palo Alto. Since its earliest days, this tight-knit community of free thinkers has played a pivotal role in the arts, education, politics, technology and science, becoming the address of choice for dozens of Nobel Prize winners, tech visionaries, leaders of major arts movements and even a U.S. president. The community’s entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and zest for pushing beyond established boundaries have made Palo Alto not only a great place to call home, but a recognized leader that other communities strive to mimic worldwide. Our annual Info Palo Alto publication aims to make it easier for residents to maintain this spirit of collaboration by capturing key resources and data needed to connect with neighborhood leaders, participate in the community and create positive change. Within its pages, you will find the most useful information about the community from how to contact the mayor to where to find advocates for seniors and those in need. 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. Brand new in this year’s edition is a detailed look at neighborhood demographics and how to get in touch with neighborhood leaders. 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 inbox. 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. Linda Taaffe Editor, Info Palo Alto On the cover: Geno Putt, 9, leaps off the diving board into the deep end of Rinconada Pool last June. Photo by Veronica Weber

BY THE NUMBERS Demographics, housing values, spending habits Historical milestones

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Museums, galleries, nightlife Stanford’s Arts District

20 24 29 36 48 67 74 76

COMMUNITY SERVICES Assistance, resources, social services

NEIGHBORHOODS Demographics, association contacts

SENIORS Activities, resources, housing

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Parks & plazas Open space preserves Recreation & sports facilities

EDUCATION Public and private K-12, higher education, enrichment

GOVERNMENT City, county, regional contacts Community and civic facilities

GETTING AROUND Bikes, buses, trains, carpooling services

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NUMBERS

BY THE

PALO ALTO WHO’S LIVING HERE

65,988 PALO ALTO’S POPULATION

84.1%

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MEDIAN AGE MEN

49.9%

HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE

34%

32%

FOREIGN BORN

50.1% 17.1% SENIORS WOMEN

45.3% 54.7% RENTERS

HOMEOWNERS

HOMES WITHOUT A MORTGAGE

HOUSING COSTS

NO. 2 MOST EXPENSIVE

HOUSING

MARKET

$1.3 MILLION

$

$2.5M

$30M

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

CITY’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME SALE EVER RECORDED

IN THE UNITED STATES

$6,000

$10,751

MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT

HIGHEST MONTHLY MORTGAGE

INCOME & SPENDING

$$$ $151,370 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD

INCOME

$81,908 MEDIAN SALARY FOR WOMEN

VS.

2006

21.5

$71,696 AVERAGE CREDIT LINE

$4,937 AVERAGE CREDIT CARD DEBT PER PERSON

$113,640 MEDIAN SALARY FOR MEN

$278K

SEVEN NUMBER OF STARTUPS

VALUED AT OVER

$1 BILLION

2016

# OF HOMES YOU CAN BUY IN DES MOINE, IOWA, FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PALO ALTO HOME

BUSINESS MATTERS

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN

CEO

11,300

MEDIAN STARTING SALARY FOR A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CEO

EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR THE CITY’S TOP EMPLOYER

STANFORD

Sources: Who’s Living Here (City of Palo Alto; Area Vibes; Nerdwallet; U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey); Housing Costs (Zillow Research, April 2016; Nerdwallet; Core Logic, September 2015; Coldwell Banker Real Estate, November 2015); Income & Spending (Nerdwallet; Payscale, July 2016; CreditCardLocal.com); Business Matters (Salary Genius; fortune.com/unicorns; Palo Alto City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2015)


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PALO ALTO BY THE NUMBERS

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NUMBER OF PARKS

LAND USE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL 7.4% COMMERICAL 2.7% MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 3.5%

PUBLIC AND INSTITUTIONAL 4.4%

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MILES OF STREETS

TOTAL ASSESSED VALUATION

SISTER CITIES LEYTE, PHILIPPINES

LINKOPING, SWEDEN ALBI, FRANCE ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS OAXACA, MEXICO TSUCHIURA, JAPAN

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SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 23.3%

$

$185.7M GENERAL FUND BUDGET $29.46B

107° F HOTTEST DAY IN CITY HISTORY JUNE 15, 1961

MIXED-USE 0.2%

20°F

COLDEST DAY IN CITY HISTORY JAN. 11, 1949 AND DEC. 23, 1990

200

DAILY VISITORS AT HOOVER TOWER

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STANFORD FACULTY NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

Sources: City at a Glance (City of Palo Alto; Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office Annual Report 2015-2016; stanford.edu); Climate (Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, Nevada); Land Use (City of Palo Alto)

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A LOOK BACK

Palo Alto

SPANIARDS, PIONEERS, EDUCATORS, ACTIVISTS, TECH LEADERS

„ EXPLORERS & SETTLERS

„ DEVELOPMENT OF A TOWN

1769

1891

The Gaspar de Portola party camps by the 829-year-old redwood, El Palo Alto, during the expedition that discovers San Francisco Bay.

1844 Juana Briones purchases the 4,400-acre Mexican land grant Rancho La Purisima Concepcion, which includes Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills,, and settles on the p property. p y

David Packard, left, works in HP’s lab on Page Mill Road, circa 1942.

1894

Stanford University opens.

1938

Palo Alto is incorporated.

1891

1904

First business opens — a real estate office.

„ ELECTRONICS BOOM

First Palo Alto library opens.

Bill Hewlett and David Packard begin work in Addison Avenue garage.

1942 Hewlett-Packard is incorporated.

1892

1905

First wedding held.

First traffic law passed. Speed p limit is “a slow trot.”

1893

1949 Stanley Hiller, president and CEO of Hiller Helicopters, is producing three helicopters a week.

First school opens.

1953 Varian Associates becomes the first firm to move into Stanford Industrial Park. Stanford University, circa 1934.

Crandall’s bicycle shop on University Avenue, circa 1905.

„ GROWTH & PROSPERITY

„ GROWING PAINS: SIT-INS, PROTESTS, ANTI-GROWTH

1953

1967

First liquor store in city opens.

1970

Voters recall all 13 council members.

1953

1965

Town & Country Village opens.

Counterculture icon Jerry Garcia forms the Grateful Dead in Palo Alto.

1956

1968

Stanford Shopping Center opens.

Ninety-three people are arrested after demonstrators bring traffic to a standstill at a Stanford Research Institute office on Page Mill Road, where scientists are conducting classified research.

1956 Municipal golf course opens.

Riot police make mass arrests during a noise ordinance protest at Lytton Plaza.

1971 Voters turn out in mass to defeat “Superblock,” a proposal to build two, 11-story office towers north of University Avenue.

1972 Council rezones the foothills from one house per acre to one house per 10 acres.

1969 The Concerned Citizens and Resistance headquarters on Lytton Avenue is bombed for a second time during a wave of Mid peninsula bombings aimed at liberal and left-wing groups. Purity Market opens at the newly opened Stanford Shopping Center in 1956. Residents protest the Vietnam War.

„ A CENTURY AFTER INCORPORATION

„ 21ST CENTURY

1994

2000

Palo Alto becomes first U.S. city on the internet.

City kicks-off free shuttle service.

2001

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

Hillary Freeman first African-American woman elected to the City Council.

Palo Alto police begin carrying Tasers.

2013 Palo Alto goes “carbon neutral” with its electric portfolio.

The community celebrates Palo Alto’s Centennial in 1994.

2001

1994

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

1994 Palo Alto celebrates its centennial.

1997

2002

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2007

Hewlett-Packard Company merges with Compaq Computers. California Avenue gets a makeover in 2015. Photo by Veronica Weber.

2014 Palo Alto launches Transportation Management Association to reduce car traffic.

2015 Palo Alto is home to seven private companies valued at $1 billion or more. Photos courtesy of the Palo Alto Historical Association.


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Facilities located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

BOOKSTORES & READINGS Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St.

• Independent, family-owned; more than •

300,000 new, used, rare and out-ofprint titles 650-323-7822 / askus@bellsbooks.com / bellsbooks.com

Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto / 301 Castro St., Mountain View

• California chain since 1851; new books, •

magazines, newspapers, toys and sale tables 650-321-0600 (Palo Alto), 650-428-1234 (Mountain View) / booksinc.net

East West Bookshop 324 Castro St., Mountain View

Lee’s Comics 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Ste. F, Mountain View

• Comics from the 1930s to present, with •

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

• General books; Stanford clothing and gifts, supplies, technology; and cafe • 650-329-1217 / stanford@bkstr.com / stanfordbookstore.com

• 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-books-menlo-park-ca-u.s.a/69651/sf

Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

• Contemporary adult and children’s •

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collectors’ issues, gaming items, Japanese animation videos and T-shirts 650-965-1800 / lee@lcomics.com / lcomics.com

DANCE VENUES Alberto’s Salsa Studio & Nightclub 736 Dana St., Mountain View

• World beat music, salsa, tango, live bands, dance lessons • 650-968-3007 / clubalbertos@gmail. com / albertos.com

Bay Area Country Dance Various Palo Alto locations Traditional English and American music and dance, with callers and live bands bacds@bacds.org / bacds.org

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See Stanford Arts District listings and map, page 18 Bows and Beaus Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos

• Singles and couples square dance club; •

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Castle House Vintage Dance Palo Alto Masonic Lodge, 461 Florence St.

• • •

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Ecstatic Dance Palo Alto Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road

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El Camino Reelers St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St.

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Friday Night Waltz First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave.

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Opal Nightclub 251 Castro St., Mountain View

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Molly Magees 241 Castro Street, Mountain View

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• Karaoke nights on Tuesdays and

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Stanford Quads First Baptist Church,1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park (location periodically changes)

• Square dancing for singles, couples and families • 650-948-4935 / info@stanfordquads.org / stanfordquads.org

Tuxedo Junction Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road; Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road Open dancing every Wednesday (Lucie Stern); Friday and Saturday nights (Cubberley); lessons available Judy and Samy at 650-648-3633 (Friday); Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 (Wednesday, Saturday) / cubberleyballroom.com

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Sam’s Chowder House 185 University Ave.

• Outdoor seating and live jazz music on most Friday evenings • 650-327-0830 / cafeborrone.com

• Live music on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. • 650-614-1177 / music@samschowder-

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GALLERIES Anderson Collection in Menlo Park Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road

Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside

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• A large private collection of 20th-century

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Bryant Street Gallery 532 Bryant St.

Red Rock Coffee 201 Castro St., Mountain View

• Emerging American artists as well as names in the contempo• A nonprofit cafe bringing customers folk, established rary art world blues, jazz at least three times a week • bryantstreet.com • Open mic on Mondays EcoCenter • 650-967-4473 / redrockcoffee.org 2560 Embarcadero Road

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Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation 940 Commercial St.

Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford

• Gallery showcasing the watercolor works of artist Tony Foster • www.thefoster.org

• More than 50 works by established and emerging artists in each bimonthly show • facebook.com/StanfordArtSpaces

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Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery

Anderson Collection at Stanford University

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Memorial Auditorium

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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

McMurtry Building

500 Castro St., Mountain View

• Monthly exhibitions of member artists works in various media • gallery9losaltos.com

See Stanford Arts District, page 18

See Stanford Arts District, page 18

Viewpoints Gallery

Woodside Community Museum

• Home to Peninsula Youth Theatre and TheatreWorks • mvcpa.com, pytnet.org, theatreworks.org

315 State St., Los Altos

• Fine art by local artists, including

2961 Woodside Road, Woodside

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre

Gallery House

143 Main St., Los Altos

320 S. California Ave.

• Rotating exhibits by local member artists • • galleryhouse2.com

MUSEUMS

Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

• Works of well-known local artists as well as artwork from around the world • arts4all.org Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts lobby 500 Castro St., Mountain View

• Temporary exhibits by local artists • http://mountainview.gov/depts/cs/ mvcpa/default.asp

Mountain View City Hall Rotunda 500 Castro St., Mountain View

• Shows on topical subjects and events • mountainview.gov The Nature Gallery 296 State St., Los Altos

• Minerals, fossils, jewelry and fine-art photography • nature-gallery.com

Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

• Large international collection of computing artifacts • computerhistory.org Hoover Institution

• Ten monthly juried exhibitions and two annual members exhibitions • pacificartleague.org Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road

• World-renowned and emerging artists in a wide range of artistic media • cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild

75 Arbor Road

• Representational art by regionally and nationally recognized artists • portolaartgallery.com

175 Castro St., Mountain View

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Changing exhibits of locks, keys, locksmithing tools, safes and other items jehninglockmuseum.com

440 Pepper Ave.

• A monotype, monoprint press exhibit•

ing print work by local, national and international artists smithandersen.com

PERFORMING ARTS SPACES

ing exhibits; museum store; and J. Gilbert Smith History House www.losaltoshistory.org

Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Severyns Ave., Bldg. 126, Moffett Field, Mountain View

• Aircraft displays, aircraft cockpits, •

aircraft models, unique period military uniforms and artifacts from important eras post-1930 moffettfieldmuseum.org

Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave.

• Permanent and rotating exhibits

emphasize invention and technology from 1750-1950 moah.org

Moffett Field, Mountain View

• Exhibits explain space exploration •

and the scientific work of NASA and its Ames Research Center nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html

Paly Peforming Arts Center (at Palo Alto High School) 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

• Opened in 2016; 583-seat theater with two levels of seating • www.palytheatre.com The Pear Avenue Theatre 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View

Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

Nitery Building in the Old Union, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

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Black-box theater; used for student productions; flexible seating capacity taps.stanford.edu/spaces.html

• Intimate theater hosts diverse seasons •

of full plays, plus an annual short-works festival, “Pear Slices,” created by members of its playwriters’ guild thepear.org

Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

• Large outdoor venue hosting classical and contemporary performances • theshorelineamphitheatre.com

Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

• Concert hall hosting a variety of music events (200-seat capacity). • arts4all.org

Pigott Theater

Woodside High School Performing Arts Center

551 Serra Mall, Stanford

199 Churchill Ave., Woodside

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Used by Stanford’s Drama Department; 200 seats; proscenium stage taps.stanford.edu/spaces.html

• 478 seats; state-of-the-art lighting, sound and fly systems • woodsidehs.org/?id=466 MOVIE THEATERS

Foothill College Smithwick Theatre 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

• Home to Foothill Music Theatre. • foothill.edu/theatre

Aquarius 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Lohman Theatre at Foothill College

• landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco-

I-280 at El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

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• Intimate, 175-seat theater; lobby doubles as gallery space • foothill.edu/theatre

peninsula/aquarius-theatre

1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

• cinemark.com

Los Altos Stage Company

CineArts @ Palo Alto Square

97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos

3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Community-theater group performs annual season of American plays in the 99-seat Bus Barn Theater losaltosstage.org

Rengstorff House

3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

Lucie Stern Theatre

• Quarterly exhibits feature artifacts and images of 19th century life. • r-house.org

• Plays, musicals with professional and child actors; acting classes • cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre

See Stanford Arts District, page 18

51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

• Interactive permanent exhibit; chang-

1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Bing Concert Hall

Nitery Theater

NASA Ames Research Center

Smith Andersen Editions

• Preserved mid-1800s store • historysmc.org

Los Altos History Museum

325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park

3300 Tripp Road, Woodside

• 710-seat performance and lecture hall; used by Department of Music • music.stanford.edu/venues/dinkelspiel

stained glass, art glass, fabric arts and masks, plus Native American and handmade international art shadylanegallery.com

Woodside Store

Center for Performing Arts, • Free exhibits on President Herbert Menlo-Atherton High School Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover • Rotating exhibits of archival holdings. 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton • hoover.org • 492 seats; 80-musician orchestra pit • thecenteratma.org The Jehning Family Lock Museum

Shady Lane Gallery

• Locally crafted jewelry, photographs,

side-community-museum

434 Galvez Mall, Stanford

Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St.

watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, ceramics and mixed media pieces. viewpointsgallery.com

• Changing exhibits display artifacts related to Woodside history • woodsidetown.org/community/wood-

1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Home to Palo Alto Players, TheatreWorks, West Bay Opera

• cinemark.com/theatre-475 Guild

949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

• landmarktheatres.com Stanford Theatre

221 University Ave., Palo Alto

• stanfordtheatre.org

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Helping Our Community by Funding Our Schools! After a generous donation, 24 new laptops were purchased for the children.

Juliana Lee - Founder of the Juliana Lee Foundation, along with Nicki Smith - Principle of The Ohlone School, Sarah A. - Staff Member at Ohlone, and students of the Ohlone School

Juliana Lee’s Education Foundation Our purpose is to support and improve public schools by targeting specific needs. Although our local schools are very good, they have important needs which lack funds. Teachers need discretionary money to implement enrichment and extra curricular activities. The Juliana Lee Foundation, a 501c3 exempt organization, matches individual donations by doubling their value and donating yearly to PiE and Palo Alto Unified School District PTA at different sites.

If you would like to help and make a donation Please make checks payable to: Juliana Lee Foundation Send to: Juliana Lee Foundation 505 Hamilton Ave, Ste 100, Palo Alto, CA 94301 For more information contact please call: (408) 418-6250 or email: JulianaLeeFoundation@gmail.com www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 17


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NICKCAVE SEPT 14, 2016 - AUG 14, 2017 Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave challenges conventions of what it means to be a visual artist, a performer, a crafter, and an educator. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is proud to present an exhibition of Cave’s Soundsuits and video works.

The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary American art. Explore works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, and more. The museum is always free. 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 Wednesday through Monday: 11am – 5pm Thursday: 11am – 8pm Closed Tuesday

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Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011, Mixed media including beaded baskets, pipe cleaners, bugle beads, upholstery, metal, and mannequin, Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. © Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 19


COMMUNITY

SERVICES

ASSISTANCE, RESOURCES, SOCIAL SERVICES

Alondra Rivas, 4, gets a checkup from Dr. Swarnapali Seneviratna as her mom, Ada Guardado, watches at MayView Community Health Center last April. Photo by Michelle Le

From grass-root employment programs to teen counseling and housing assistance, Palo Alto has a broad range of resources to help residents address mental health issues, poverty, homelessness and other life challenges. Services located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000

Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley 375 Cambridge Ave.

• Counseling; divorce support groups;

• On-campus and after-school counsel•

ing; substance-abuse treatment program 650-424-0852 / acs-teens.org

Alcohol and Drug Services, Santa Clara County 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose

child-abuse treatment; domestic violence offender treatment groups; substance-abuse treatment; LGBTQ youth services; support services for youth emancipating from foster care and victims of domestic violence 650-326-6576 / fcservices.org

The La Selva Group 206 California Ave.

• Part of Momentum for Mental Health; various levels of care: psychiatry, therapy • Drug and alcohol treatment and placement referral for adolescents and adults • 650-617-1759 / thelaselvagroup.com • 800-488-9919; 408-272-6518 for youth / Outlet Program sccdads.org

The Bridge 581 Capistrano Way, Stanford University

1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000

Support and empowerment program for LGBTQ teens, with support services and leadership training

• Free, confidential, 24-hour peer counsel- • 650-424-0852, ext. 107 / projectoutlet.org ing services for the Stanford community • 650-723-3392 for counseling / stanford- Suicide Crisis Hotline bridge.wordpress.com

Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave.

• A nonprofit women’s center; support groups; professional counseling • 650-473-0664 / deborahspalm.org

828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose

• Crisis-line counselors listen to callers and will refer them to helpful services • 855-278-4204 Transitional Program 463 College Ave.

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Get non-emergency assistance A live, multilingual operator is available 24 hours a day to provide access to critical community, health and disaster services in Santa Clara County ranging from assistance programs for victims of elder fraud to evacuation information during times of disaster. The program is administered by United Way Bay Area.

to assist individuals in developing appropriate social and work skills; affiliated with Palo Alto Unified School District, Adult Education; sliding-fee scale 650-324-3330

CALL 2-1-1

YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose

• Support and services in the areas of do•

mestic violence, rape crisis, counseling, youth services and child care 24-hour hotlines, 408-295-4011; domestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 / ywca-sv.org

HEALTH & SUPPORT SERVICES Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View

• Information, support, referrals and •

education/training for persons with Alzheimer’s, 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

• Support groups, health library, person•

alized research, counseling, nutrition workshops and more for people touched by breast or ovarian cancer. 650-326-6686; toll free 888-222-4401 / bcconnections.org

Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association 463 College Ave. (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306)

• Educates consumers regarding end•

of-life options, ways to save money on funeral arrangements 650-321-2109 / ba-fca.org

Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave., San Jose

• Asthma and anti-tobacco education; patient support; information referral • 408-998-5865 / lungsrus.org


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Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Midpeninsula 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. G-8

Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103

• Cardiac rehabilitation therapy; wellness

• Psychiatric counseling and primary and dental care for the homeless • 650-853-0321 / peninsulahcc.org

Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A-162

exercise program; heart-related educational programs 650-494-1300 / cardiactherapy.org

Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way

• Support programs for learning differ-

• Monthly support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers • 650-565-8485 / psastroke.org

Planned Parenthood - Mountain View Health Center 225 San Antonio Road, Mountain View

ences, anxiety and depression, ADHD and autism; CHC runs two schools and a parent-education series. 650-326-5530 / chconline.org

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. 1731 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 210

• Annual conference for families dealing

with cystic fibrosis, in addition to advocacy and fundraising

• 650-404-9975, 855-237-4669 (toll free) / cfri.org

• Family planning and health services for women and men • 650-948-0807 / plannedparenthood.org RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics 298 San Antonio Road, #100, Mountain View

• Pregnancy tests; ultrasound exams;

Kara 457 Kingsley Ave.

Ronald McDonald House 520 Sand Hill Road

Living Strong Living Well Classes held at local YMCAs

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A 12-week small-group strength-fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors; classes are free, but participants must register in advance. 650-725-5014 / lslw.stanford.edu

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CHARLIE PORTER 650-327-1313

Serving the community for over 26 years!

Charlie Porter Farmers® Agency License # 0773991

671-A Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park cporter2@farmersagent.com

medical consultations; prenatal care; parenting and adoption information; services are free and confidential 650-559-1550 / realoptions.net

• Grief support for children, teens and

adults; on-site support for schools, corporations and community organizations 650-321-5272 / kara-grief.org

We help you make sure insurance claims, payments, and questions are handled quickly.

• A “home away from home” for patients •

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Voted Best Italian Restaurant & Best Pizza !

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448 S. California Avenue Palo Alto 650. 600. 8310 www.terunpizza.com

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Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave.

• Serves Stanford Hospital, Lucile Pack•

ard Children’s Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital and other local facilities 650-723-7831 / bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Road, Ste. 201

• Medical and health-related materi•

als; free research assistance; multiple locations 650-725-8400 / healthlibrary.stanford.edu

HEALTH CLINICS & HOSPITALS Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334, Menlo Park

• Acute medical care; TB testing and

other health screenings for uninsured people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

• Sundays, 650-493-5000 ext. 22844; weekdays, 650-724-1332 / arbor.stanford.edu

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 725 Welch Road

• A 311-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers • 650-497-8000 / lpch.org

MayView Community Health Center 270 Grant Ave.

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Culturally competent primary medical care for low-income individuals 650-327-8717 / mayview.org

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 Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park

• Comprehensive primary and specialty care, OB/Gyn • 650-498-6500 / menloclinic.com Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real

• Primary care; OB/Gyn and breast care; •

urgent care; outpatient surgery center; laboratory and radiology/imaging services 650-321-4121 / pamf.org/paloalto

Stanford Health Care 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford

• Includes the Stanford University Medi•

cal Center, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 650-723-4000 / stanfordmedicine.org

Stanford Hospital & Clinics 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford

• Emergency care, major surgeries, •

laboratories, X-ray; cancer treatment, oncology and transplant services 650-723-4000, general; 800-756-9000, appointments and referrals / stanfordhospital.org

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Teen and Young Adult Clinic 1174 Castro St. Ste. 250, Mountain View

come housing in Palo Alto; administers City of Palo Alto’s Below Market Rate program 650-321-9709 / paloaltohousingcorp.org

• Comprehensive medical services for ages 12 to 21 • 650-694-0600 / stanfordchildrens.org/

Urgent Care Center 795 El Camino Real

• Fair-housing investigation; counseling; education and community mediation. • 408-720-9888; TTY/TDD: 800-735-2929

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• Urgent, drop-in care • 650-321-4121, adult; 650-853-6558,

Project Sentinel 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

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pediatric / pamf.org/urgentcare

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave. and multiple campuses

• General medical, surgical and psychiatric care for veterans • 650-493-5000 / paloalto.va.gov HOMELESS SERVICES

Lawyer Referral Service 405 Sherman Ave.

• 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. 650-326-8322 / paaba.org

MEDIATION

Breaking Bread

Alto Mediation Program • Hot meals daily at various churches in Palo c/o Project Sentinel Palo Alto and Menlo Park. • Hours: Mon-Wed 5-6 p.m., Thu-Fri 11:30 1671 The Alameda, San Jose a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Advice, conciliation and mediation services to help resolve tenant/landlord, • 650-853-8672 ext. 436 / ivsn.org/gethelp/food-services

Downtown Streets Team 555 Waverley St.

• Employs unhoused men and women, •

thereby helping them to rebuild their lives and prepare for long-term employment. 650-305-1174 / streetsteam.org

Downtown Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave.

• Canned goods, fresh produce, dairy •

products and bread for homeless and low-income residents; hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 650-305-1174 / streetsteam.org/downtown-food-closet/

Hotel de Zink Shelter 33 Encina Ave.

• A 15-bed emergency shelter program •

hosted at a different church in Palo Alto and surrounding neighborhoods each month; hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ivsn.org/services/single-adult-services/ hotel-de-zink/

LifeMoves 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park

• Housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals • 650-685-5880 / lifemoves.org Opportunity Services Center 33 Encina Ave.

• Drop-in services for families and single •

adults; emergency rental assistance; clothes closet; computer lab; on-site clinic and case management. 650-853-8672 / ivsn.org/services/ family-services/opportunity-servicescenter/

HOUSING Palo Alto Housing Corporation 725 Alma St.

• Private nonprofit that develops, builds and manages low- and moderate-in-

roommates/shared housing, neighbor to neighbor, business and workplace disputes 650-856-4062 / paloaltomediation.com

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Abilities United 525 East Charleston Road

Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute

27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills

• Year-round classes • 650-947-8680 / westwind4h.org SOCIAL SERVICES

Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services) 373 W. Julian St., San Jose

• Child abuse and neglect center • Takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week • 650-493-1186 / sccgov.org (search “Child Abuse Reporting”)

Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto

• Emergency food, clothing, household essentials • 650-323-7781 / ehpcares.org Family Resources Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road,T2

• Helps families find emergency services • 650-329-2221 / cityofpaloalto.org/ familyresources

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave.

• Counseling services; case-manage-

• Early intervention; Milestones Pre-

school; therapy clinic; after-school socialization; computer education Respite; adult day activities; community connections; employment; independent-living skills training; aquatic services 650-494-0550 / abilitiesunited.org

AchieveKids 3860 Middlefield Road

• Special education programs and mental health therapy for people ages 5-22 • 650-494-1200 / achievekids.org Learning Ally 2445 Faber Place, Ste. 103

• Formerly Recording for the Blind •

& Dyslexic, the nonprofit provides educational materials, recorded by volunteers, for students and professionals who cannot read standard print 650-493-3717 / learningally.org

OUTREACH Paratransit 926 Rock Ave., Ste.10, San Jose

• Transportation for individuals who •

have a disability that prevents them from using public transportation Information on eligibility 408-4362865; reservations 408-436-4860; TTD 408-436-0155 / outreach1.org

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 3200 Hillview Ave, 120

• Rehabilitation program for clients with severe sight loss • 650-858-0202 / vistacenter.org

ment; elder-care consultation; homecare services Parents Place services include parent education, clinical services, special needs information and drop-in center 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

• Food at more than 770 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters • 800-984-3663; office, 408-266-8866 / shfb.org

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

• Hot lunch program • 650-365-9664 / paduadiningroom.com Social Services Agency — North County District 1330 W. Middlefield Road, Mountain View

• Adult and child welfare services • 408-278-2400 / sccgov.org/sites/ssa/ Pages/ssa.aspx

Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund 3801 Miranda Ave.

• Meets emergency needs of veterans •

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NEIGHBORHOODS SIZE, CHARACTERISTICS, HOME VALUES

This mid-century modern home on Ben Lomond Drive is part of the iconic Eichler subdivision, Greenmeadow. Photo by Veronica Weber

36 NEIGHBORHOODS | 25.79 SQUARE MILES | 27 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS Numbers correspond to neighborhoods map, page 26 Downtown North 94301 Eclectic mix of arts-and-crafts homes, cottages, apartments, duplexes 1

• Population: 3,261 • Homeowners: 34% • Median 2015 home price: $2.8M • Downtown North Neighborhood Association: cnsbuchanan@yahoo.com

Crescent Park 94301 Elegant homes, spacious lots, wide streets, mature trees 2

• Population: 3,200 • Homeowners: 86% • Median 2015 home price: $3.9M • Crescent Park Neighborhood Association: Norm Beamer at 650-327-7071, nhbeamer@yahoo.com

University South 94301 Quiet neighborhood with well-kept sidewalks, tree-lined streets 3

• Population: 1,429 • Homeowners: 39% • Median 2015 home price: $2.85M • University South Neighborhood Association contact: Elaine Meyer, president, at 650-325-8057, meyere@concentric.net

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4 Professorville 94301 Oldest residential neighborhood; Victorians, Tudors, colonials; oak tree-lined streets

• Population: 2,747 • Homeowners: 66% • Median 2015 home price: $5M

Community Center 94301, 94303 Socially and culturally active neighborhood near downtown 5

• Population: 1,344 • Homeowners: 82% • Median 2015 home price: $3.74M Duveneck/St. Francis 94303 Deep lots; mix of 1950s flat-roofed homes and new construction 6

• Population: 3,557 • Homeowners: 86% • Median 2015 home price: $2.62M • Duveneck/St. Francis Neighborhood

Association: Karen White at 650-4947026, karenwhite4@gmail.com, groups. yahoo.com/group/dsfna

7 Triple El 94303 Named after Elsinore Drive, Elsinore Court and El Cajon; mostly post warera Eichler homes

• Population: 569 • Homeowners: 82% • Median 2015 home price: $4.54M

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• Population: 1,364 • Homeowners: 89% • Median 2015 home price: $3.28M 11 Old Palo Alto 94301 Known for its affluent residents and stately homes with diverse architectural styles

• Population: 3,502 • Homeowners: 70% • Median 2015 home price: $4.2M • Old Palo Alto Neighborhood Association: nadianaik@gmail.com

12 Southgate 94301, 94306 Varied architectural styles:modern, Spanish; Craftsman and cottages

• Population: 551 • Homeowners: 70% • Median 2015 home price: $2.8M • Southgate Neighborhood Watch: Jim McFall at 650-327-4428, wmjmcfall@ yahoo.com

13 Evergreen Park 94306 Mix of new and old homes

• Population: 935 • Homeowners: 50% • Median 2015 home price: $3.45M • Evergreen Park Neighborhood Association: David Schrom at 650-323-7333, epna@ecomagic.org, epna.palo-alto. ca.us

14 College Terrace 94306 Next to Stanford University campus; streets named after Ivy League universities

• Population: 1,805 • Homeowners: 29% • Median 2015 home price: $2.71M • College Terrace Residents’ Association: board@ctra.org, ctra.org

15 Mayfield 94301 Area was once its own township; today, it is part of south Palo Alto and contains the California Avenue shopping district;the residential area is predominately apartments, condos and multifamily residences

• Population: 1,145 • Homeowners: 31% • Median 2015 condo value: $1.1M • Mayfield Residents: joe.a.villareal@ gmail.com

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Palo Alto Neighborhoods

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Charleston Gardens 94303 Mid-century modern homes; easy access to freeway, shopping centers and entertainment 22

• Population: 1,013 • Homeowners: 73% • Median 2015 home price: $2.3M 23 The Greenhouse 94303 Set of two adjoining condominium complexes at the southernmost end of Palo Alto

• Median 2015 condo price: $847,000 • Palo Alto Greenhouse Homeowners

Association: Ralph Cahn at 650-858-1012, Management company: 650-563-9900, Management company: gocompass.com

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Greendell 94303 Ranch-style and Eichler homes near San Antonio Road in the southern outskirts of Palo Alto 24

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Population: 252 Homeowners: 69% Median 2015 home price: $2.52M Neighborhood association contact: admin@greendell.org

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• San Alma Association: 650-704-2160, barbarabest@gmail.com

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• Median 2014 condo price*: $1.75M

tion: Vipul Vyas at 415-377-0352, Vipul. Vyas@gmail.com

Iconic Eichler subdivision in South Palo Alto

• Population: 946 • Homeowners: 85% • Median 2015 home price: $2.18M • Greenmeadow Community Associa-

tion: 650-494-3157, info@greenmeadow.org, greenmeadow.org

San Alma 94303

Consists of 26 townhomes, eight belowmarket-rate condominiums built around a 60-foot American elm tree, noted for its historical significance as being on the site of the Don Secundo Robles adobe, dating back to 1840.

Greenmeadow 94303, 94306

• Homeowners: 94% • Median 2014 home price*: $1.81M • Walnut Grove Homeowners Associa-

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Walnut Grove 94303

Former walnut grove developed in the 1950s that today is a mix of mid-century modern homes (Eichler or Burke and Wyatt) and ranch-style homes

• Population: 326

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Fairmeadow 94306

Circular layout and retro homes designed and built by Joseph Eichler in the early 1950s

• Population: 767 • Homeowners: 50% • Median 2015 home price: $2.23M • Fairmeadow Neighborhood As-

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• Median 2015 home price: $3M • Miranda Neighbors: nielsonz@pacbell.

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Spanish villas and old-style ranch homes on 1-acre plots

• Population: 177 • Homeowners: 78% • Median 2015 home price: $3.6M

cmaboard@googlegroups.com

30 Monroe Park 94306 Rural, farm-like community

• Population**: 752 • Homeowners: 90% • Median 2015 home price: $3M • Palo Alto Hills Neighborhood Associa-

tion: flrpowr@sbcglobal.net

31 Palo Alto Orchards 94306 Cul-du-sacs lined with redwood trees and relatively modest single-family homes

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tion: 650-949-5672, paloaltohillsna@ gmail.com

Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN)

Barron Park 94306 Pastoral setting, diverse housing mix

• Population: 4,629 • Homeowners: 65% • Median 2015 home price: $2.55M • Barron Park Association: president@ BPAonline.org, bpapaloalto.org

An independent umbrella group for Palo Alto neighborhoods that includes several neighborhood associations.

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Palo Alto Hills 94022, 94304

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Mostly remodeled or rebuilt 1960s homes on 1-acre lots in the hills near Arastradero Preserve

• Population: 1,039 • Homeowners: 44% • Median 2015 home price: $2.62M • Monroe Park Neighborhood Associa-

• Population**: 637 • Homeowners: 61% • Median 2015 home price: $3.09M • Palo Alto Orchards: 650-483-8815,

Esther Clark Park 94306

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• Population: 2,114 • Homeowners: 57% • Median 2015 home price: $2.25M • Charleston Meadows Association:

Green Acres 94022, 94306

Arastradero Road divides neighborhood into two distinct areas: Green Acres I on the south (built in the early 1950s) and Green Acres II (developed after the 1950s)

• Population: 570 • Homeowners: 69% • Median 2014 home price*: $2.67M

• Sheri Furman, chair, at 650-856-0869, paneighborhoods.org

• Green Acres I Neighborhood Association (GAIA): a2sklar@aol.com

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Median home values provided by Robert Taylor Properties. All other neighborhood data from Nextdoor.com, unless otherwise noted.

Greater Miranda 94306

Adobe Creek runs through this former orchard land neighborhood

*No homes sold in 2015

• Population: 124 • Homeowners: 78%

**Information from Niche.com

Best places to grab a bite in Palo Alto 2016

Best Restaurants Ambiance: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St. Bar/Lounge: Calave Wine Bar, 299 California Ave., #115 Best Bar Hall of Fame: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave. California Cuisine: Calafia Café & Market A Go-Go, Town & Country Village Chinese Restaurant: Jing Jing, 443 Emerson St. Best Chinese Hall of Fame: Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos Coffee House: Coupa Café, 538 Ramona St.; 111 Lytton Ave.; plus five Stanford locations Dining with Kids: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St. French Restaurant: Pastis, 447 S. California Ave. Fusion: Tamarine, 546 University Ave. Indian Restaurant: Darbar Indian Cuisine, 129 Lytton Ave. Italian Restaurant: Terún, 448 S. California Ave. Latin American Cuisine: Reposado, 236 Hamilton Ave.

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From the 2016 Best Of Palo Alto Winners View all the winners on PaloAltoOnline.com /best _of Best Latin American Cuisine Hall of Fame: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave. Meal Under $20: Asian Box, Town & Country Village Mediterranean Restaurant: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St. Mexican Restaurant: Palo Alto Sol Restaurant, 408 S. California Ave. New Restaurant: Bird Dog, 420 Ramona St. Outdoor Dining: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Restaurant to Splurge: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St. Romantic Restaurant: Saint Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave. Seafood Restaurant: Fish Market, 3150 El Camino Real Solo Dining: Coupa Cafe, 538 Ramona St.; 111 Lytton Ave. Sports Bar: The Old Pro, 541 Ramona St. Steak: Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real Sunday Brunch: Mayfield Bakery & Cafe, Town & Country Village Best sunday brunch Hall of Fame: Saint Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave.

Sushi/Japanese: Sushi House, Town & Country Village Best Sushi/JHapanese Hall of Fame: Fuki Sushi, 4119 El Camino Real Thai Restaurant: Thaiphoon, 543 Emerson St. Vegetarian Restaurant: LYFE Kitchen, 167 N. Hamilton Ave.

Best Food & Drink Bagels: Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels, 477 S. California Ave.; 2220-B University Ave., East Palo Alto Bakery/Desserts: The Prolific Oven, 550 Waverley St. BBQ: MacArthur Park, 27 University Ave. Best BBQ Hall of Fame: 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 Best Deli/sandwich Hall of Fame: Village Cheese House, Town & Country Village

Dim Sum: Steam, 209 University Ave. Grocery Store: Piazza’s, 3922 Middlefield Road Happy Hour: Calave Wine Bar, 299 California Ave., #115 Ice Cream/Gelato: Tin Pot Creamery, Town & Country Village Milkshake: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St. New Food/Drink Establishment: Calave Wine Bar, 299 California Ave., #115 Pizza: Terún, 448 S. California Ave. Produce: California Avenue Farmers’ Market, California Avenue Salad: Pluto’s, 482 University Ave. Best Salad Hall of Fame: Sprout Cafe, 168 University Ave. Takeout: Asian Box, Town & Country Village Best Takeout Hall of Fame: Su Hong, 4256 El Camino Real Yogurt: Yogurtland, 494 University Ave. Best yogurt Hall of Fame: Fraiche, 200 Hamilton Ave.


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JUST FOR

SENIORS ACTIVITIES, RESOURCES, MEDICAL SERVICES

Alfred and Lilianne Kuhn recount their life together, including surviving the Holocaust, while sitting in their living room at the Moldaw Residences. Photo by Veronica Weber

 3 personal services that can be tailored to match your needs TRANSPORTATION Arrange a ride, go where you want Senior services agency Avenidas expanded its a door-to-door transportation program in July, connecting seniors who need a ride with drivers from ride-share company Lyft.

How it works: Call Avenidas, tell them where you want to go and a staff member will arrange your discounted ride. Perks: No smart phone is needed and drivers will usually arrive within 10 minutes. Cost: Senior discounted-rates start at $9 for distances under 4 miles. To ride: 650-289-5411

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Find answers, free aid The Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) provides legal services to Santa Clara County seniors (60 and over) on medical issues, Social Security; long-term care; elder abuse; denial, reduction or termination of government benefits; sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evictions and other topics.

How it works: Schedule an appointment and meet with a professional at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., and Stevenson House, 455 E. Charleston Road. Make an appointment: 650-2895400 (Avenidas); 650-494-1944 (Stevenson House)

HOME REPAIRS Request a handyman, get assistance The Avenidas Handyman Services program provides screened contractors at discounted rates to Midpeninsula homeowners and renters (50 years or older) who need assistance with minor home repairs or computer troubleshooting.

How it works: Call Avenidas, tell them what type of assistance you need and a staff member will arrange a contractor to perform the work. When work is complete, pay Avenidas for the contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. Cost: $50 per hour Schedule a contractor: 650-289-5426 / avenidas.org/services/ handyman See more services for seniors, page 30

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SENIOR CENTERS

Avenidas 450 Bryant St.

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• State-licensed adult services provider; • •

physical and occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, activity coordinators Special offerings: Staff speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Russian 650-964-1964 / goldencastlecenter.org

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life,3921 Fabian Way

• Weekly fitness and art classes, guest •

Safeway Pharmacy 2811 Middlefield Road

Recreation classes, Health and Wellness services and support groups, care management and social services for older adults and caregivers Special offerings: transportation, volunteer opportunities, handyman services and membership program that connects seniors to quality services that help them to continue to live in their homes 650-289-5400 / avenidas.org

Golden Castle Adult Day Health Care Center 1137 San Antonio Road, Suite B

lecturers, concerts, bridge, day trips and social groups 650-223-8700 / paloaltojcc.org

Hua Kuang Chinese Reading Room at Cubberley 4000 Middlefield Road, #H4

• Special services: Weekday deliveries •

Dao Do, program manager of the Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House adult day care center, talks with client Beverley G, as the pair listen to Patsy Cline as part of the center’s "Music and Memory" program. Photo by Veronica Weber

• Special offerings: well-known for • •

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MEDICAL CENTERS MayView Community Health Center 270 Grant Ave.

• Primary medical care for low-income individuals • Special offerings: Sliding-scale fees ac•

cording to income; Medi-Cal, uninsured accepted 650-327-8717 / mayview.org

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real

• Primary care, drop-in urgent care, •

outpatient surgery center, laboratory and radiology/imaging services 650-321-4121 (switchboard is open 24 hours) / pamf.org/paloalto

Stanford Health Care 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford

• In-patient treatment, emergency care, regional trauma center, major surgeries, laboratories, X-ray

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cancer treatment, oncology and transplant services; entire medical center is undergoing major expansion 650-723-4000; appointments and referrals 800-756-9000 / stanfordhealthcare.org

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave.

• General medical, surgical and psychiatric care for veterans • Special offerings: 833 beds including •

• Chinese library containing more than

13,000 volumes of Chinese books and classes on Chinese calligraphy, painting and flower arranging Special offerings: Lessons on American etiquette and conversational English; seminars and special events on health, Chinese history and culture 650-856-3733 / huakuang.yolasite.com

deliveries available, prescription compounding; multilingual in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Russian and Korean 650-326-2300 / positiveoutcomesrx.com

three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary on the Menlo Park campus 650-493-5000 / paloalto.va.gov

HOT LUNCH LA COMIDA La Comida is a nonprofit program that provides nutritious hot lunches in a friendly, group setting for seniors (age 60 plus) and their spouses at three Palo Alto locations, listed below. There is a $3 Suggested contribution.

1. La Comida Dining Room 450 Bryant St.

own homes

• Special offerings: Home care and care •

management, skilled nursing, palliative and end-of-life care, dementia care, fiduciary services, healthcare advocacy, counseling and transportation 650-688-3070 / SeniorsAtHome.org

Stanford Health Library 1: Main Branch, Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, Suite 201 (650-725-8400); 2: Hospital Branch, Room H1132, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford (650-725-8100); 3: Stanford Cancer Center, Liautaud Family Health Library, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, (650-736-1713); 4: Affiliate: The Health Library at Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3200 Hillview Ave., #120 (650-858-0202)

• Provides scientifically based medi-

cal information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care

PHARMACIES CVS Pharmacy Locations: 352 University Ave., 650-324-3248 2701 Middlefield Road, 650-330-0132 855 El Camino Real, 650-322-2554

• Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • No reservations required. 650-322-3742 • Special services: Online ordering available 2. Stevenson House cvs.com/pharmacy • 455 E. Charleston Road Disco REX Pharmacy • Monday-Friday 328 University Ave. • Reservations required: 650-494-1944 ext. 10 • Special services: Online ordering 3. Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Room M4

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Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Reservations required: 650-329-2418

RESOURCES Seniors At Home, Koret Family Resource Center 200 Channing Ave.

• Comprehensive services to help seniors live more independent lives in their

available, specialized medication compounding. 650-326-3876 / walgreens.com

Maximart Pharmacy 240 Cambridge Ave.

• Special services: Deliveries to some locations • 650-327-3922 / www.mygnp.com Medical Plaza Pharmacy 211 Quarry Road #108

• Special services: Online ordering,

(some restrictions), online ordering available 650-321-9731

Walgreens Pharmacy Locations: 2605 Middlefield Road, 650-566-9723; 300 University Ave., 650-326-3404 ; 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Suite CC-1101 MC 5834, 650-838-0429; 4170 El Camino Real (drive-through available) 650-858-2007; 121 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 650-961-7555 (Open 24 hours)

• Special services: online ordering available • walgreens.com/pharmacy SENIOR HOUSING Alta Torre 3895 Fabian Way

• Gated community with 56 affordable • •

one-bedroom apartments for verylow-income residents age 55 or older. Community room, kitchen, parking garage, courtyard; adjacent to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 650-493-4700 / bridgehousing.com/ properties/senior/santa-clara/paloalto/alta-torre

The Avant 4041 El Camino Way

• Designed for active adults 60 years or • •

older; 44 units (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units) Two meals a day; exercise facility; an indoor, heated lap pool; therapeutic spa; and common areas; memory care 650-320-8626 / theavantpaloalto.com

Channing House 850 Webster St.

• Independent-living apartments with

assisted living and skilled nursing;three meals per day; weekly housekeeping with linen service; cable TV and wireless Internet access; on-site 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 650-327-0950 / channinghouse.org

The Hamilton 555 Byron St.

• A four-story, 36-unit condominium complex for residents 55 and older • Dining five nights per week, a heated

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AVENIDAS CARE PARTNERS

AVENIDAS LIFELONG LEARNING & LEISURE

AVENIDAS HEALTH & WELLNESS

AVENIDAS DOOR TO DOOR

TOOLS FOR POSITIVE AGING AVENIDAS CARE PARTNERS help families cut through conflict and confusion

AVENIDAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM provides the nuts and bolts for living well

Whether you are worried about an aging spouse or parent, or dealing with your own concerns, you can turn to Avenidas Care Partners for support, advice and assistance.

Keeping people healthy is the goal.

• Family consultations

• Health Screenings

• Spinal Exams

• Flu shots

• Reiki Energy treatments

• Nutrition counseling

• Foot and hand nail care

• Health Insurance information • Acupuncture

• Counseling services

• Podiatry

• Care management

• Therapeutic massage

• Information and assistance • Support groups

AVENIDAS LIFELONG LEARNING & LEISURE CLASSES help you strive for a higher level of personal growth

AVENIDAS DOOR TO DOOR helps you nail down your transportation needs

The Lifelong Learning and Leisure program aims to keep the bodies and brains of older adults active and stimulated. • Current Events

• Movies

• Creative Arts

• Lectures

• Foreign Languages

• Fitness classes

When you or a loved one can no longer drive, getting out of the house and around town can often be difficult. This program provides a variety of transportation options. • Going to medical appointments • Picking up groceries • Meeting friends for lunch • Running errands

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AVENIDAS LIFELONG LEARNING & LEISURE

AVENIDAS HEALTH & WELLNESS

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AVENIDAS HANDYMAN SERVICES

AVENIDAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AVENIDAS VILLAGE

AVENIDAS ROSE KLEINER CENTER

Put our POWER TOOLS to work for you today! AVENIDAS HANDYMAN SERVICES hammer out efficient home repairs

AVENIDAS VILLAGE helps you get a grip on aging-in-place

Maintaining a home can be quite a burden, and that’s why we offer Handyman Services. Our trusted team can make your home safer and more accessible, all at below-market rates.

Who says you have to move out of the neighborhood that you love and the home you’ve made memories in? So if you want to simplify your life, maintain your independence, and stay mobile, safe and active, consider becoming an Avenidas Village member.

• Install grab bars

• Fix leaky faucets

• Add security lighting

• Clean out your gutters

• Build wheelchair ramps

• Help with yard work

• Repair faulty lighting

• Computer Troubleshooting

AVENIDAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Each year, over 400 people find meaningful matches for their skills and interests through the Avenidas Volunteer Program, donating a total of 20,000 hours of their time. • Tutor kids in reading

• 24/7 support

• Discounts on services

• Transportation Assistance

• Social Gatherings

• Daily Phone Check-Ins

• Legal Assistance Services

• Wide network of vendors

• Med-Pals

AVENIDAS ROSE KLEINER CENTER gives families a blueprint to follow for aging loved ones At our custom-built facility in Mountain View, Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center offers two levels of daytime care for older adults with frail physical or mental health in a warm, welcoming environment.

• Provide leadership on Board of Directors or Advisory Council

• Transportation

• Group Exercise

• Teach computer and technology skills

• Stimulating Activities

• Socializing

• Work on mailing projects

• Nutritious Hot Lunches

• Help with special events

• Entertainment

• Skilled Nursing Services • Variety of Therapies

Avenidas Handyman Program Has Been Hammering Away for 40 Years! AVENIDAS HANDYMAN SERVICES

AVENIDAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AVENIDAS VILLAGE

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Lytton Gardens Senior Communities

Assisted Living: 649 University Ave. / 650-617-7373; Independent Living: 656 Lytton Ave. / 650-617-7434

• Assisted-living and independent-living facility for residents age 62 or older • jtm-esc.org/lytton-gardens Moldaw Family Residences 899 E. Charleston Road

• As part of the Taube Family Campus for

Jewish Life, this community welcomes older adults 62 year and older of all faiths; provides independent living and 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 650-433-3600 / moldaw.org

Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road

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seniors 60 years or older, with levels of care available, including care to meet the needs of those who require extra assistance with bathing, dressing and medication management; wing for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease; licensed nurses on site Three meals daily; weekly housekeeping and linen service; scheduled transportation and a full activity program 650-494-0760 / paloaltocommons.com

for low-income and independently functioning adults 62 years and older; full-service dinner and an optional lunch program on site on weekdays 650-494-1944 / stevensonhouse.org

Sunrise Senior Living 2701 El Camino Real

• Assisted living; continuing care; meals, •

housekeeping and a full range of activities; Alzheimer’s and memory care available, short- and long-term stays; no age requirement 650-326-1108 / sunriseseniorliving.com

Vi at Palo Alto 620 Sand Hill Road

Senior Games

house

• A nonprofit apartment community

DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION

Palo Alto is the competition headquarters for the annual Bay Area Senior Games that tests the abilities of hundreds of athletes 50 and older. The five-day Olympic-style event is held every spring at various Palo Alto and Stanford venues and includes 19 competitions ranging from archery and badminton to pickleball, cycling and feats of strength. The event is open to any athlete 50 and older and spectators who want to cheer on athletes. There also are volunteer opportunities for those who don't want to compete. • 650-323-9400 • bayareaseniorgames.org

Avenidas Door-to-Door 450 Bryant St.

• Rides by volunteers to and from ap• •

pointments 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. Monday-Friday; advanced reservations required; fees charged 650-289-5411 / avenidas.org/services/ transportation

Outreach 4926 Rock Ave., Suite 10, San Jose

• More than 300 independent-living apart- • For Santa Clara County seniors who are ments with access to assisted living,

Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way

• Independent and assisted living for

• 650-327-4333 / jtm-esc.org/webster-

memory support and skilled-nursing care for residents 62 years and older; three dining venues, maintenance, weekly housekeeping and linen service; local transportation; social events 877-776-3972 / viliving.com

Webster House 401 Webster St.

• Independent and assisted living

community in downtown Palo Alto for those at 65 or older; residents purchase a 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

unable to drive or use public transportation. Service is provided by sedan or van, including wheelchair-accessible vehicles. 408-436-2865 / outreach1.org

Paratransit Providers 3277b Rocky Water Lane, San Jose

10 miles of El Camino Hospital

• Private company providing passen-

• Pickup services: Mon.-Fri. 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Clients need not be affiliated with

gers with wheelchair transportation throughout the entire Bay Area. 408-554-5822 / sjparatransit.com

RoadRunners Transportation Service

2500 Grant Road, Mountain View

• Senior transportation for medical-related and personal appointments within

El Camino Hospital; fees charged; advance reservations required. 650-940-7016 /elcaminohospital.org/ services/roadrunners-transportation

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION See Getting Around, page 74

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PARKS &

PLAZAS

PICNIC, PLAY, RELAX, DISCOVER LOCAL HISTORY

28 NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS & PLAZAS | SPORTS FIELDS, SWIMMING POOLS, FREE-SPEECH ZONE NATION’S FIRST FULLY INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PLAYGROUND Parks are open from sunrise to 10:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. No alcohol or smoking permitted at individual sites. For more information: 650-496-6962, cityofpaloalto. org/gov/depts/csd/parks/ neighborhood.asp

Bowden Park 2380 High St.

• 2 acres • Named for former City Councilman Je•

rome Trimble Bowden, who maintained a strong interest in parks and recreation in the city Redwood grove, public art, playground, picnic area, perimeter trail

Baylands Nature Preserve 2500 Embarcadero Road See Open Space, page 42

Bowling Green Park 474 Embarcadero Road See Recreational Facilities, page 38

Bol Park 3590 Laguna Ave.

Byxbee Park 2375 Embarcadero Road

• Named for John Byxbee, a member of • 13.8 acres first graduating class of Palo Alto • Named for Dr. Cornelius Bol, a Stanford the High School, who was city engineer •

professor who invented the high-intensity mercury vapor lamp. Climbing structure, native plant garden, open meadow, perimeter trail, bike path

Boulware Park 410 Fernando Ave.

from 1906-1941 Open space area, environmental art, trails, restrooms

Cameron Park 2101 Wellesley St.

• 11 acres • 1.5 acres for Donaldina M. Cameron, di• Named for Mayfield settler, crop grower • Named rector of the Presbyterian Mission Home •

and Palo Alto school-trustee John Wesley Boulware Picnic area, barbecues, playground, basketball court

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for Chinese Women from 1895-1942 Wooden climbing structure with a triple slide, picnic area, playground

Cogswell Plaza 264 Lytton Ave.

• Lighted softball diamond with bleachers, soccer, restrooms

• 0.5 acres • Named for Elinor Cogswell, a Stanford

El Palo Alto Park 117 Palo Alto Ave.

• 0.5 acres • Home of the tree “El Palo Alto,” the

graduate and editor of the Palo Alto Times in the 1950s Benches, redwood trees, open lawn area

Don Jesus Ramos Park 800 E. Meadow Drive

• 4.4 acres • Named for Mayfield pioneer Don Jesus Ramos • Multipurpose sport court with a basketball hoop, playground, picnic area, barbecues

Don Secundino Robles Park 4116 Park Blvd.

• 4.7 acres • Quiet neighborhood park hidden from view • Wheelchair accessible toddler swings, benches, multipurpose bowl, picnic areas, barbecues, basketball, softball backstop, footpath

El Camino Park 155 El Camino Real

• 12.2 acres • Palo Alto’s oldest park, which opened in 1914

city’s namesake, estimated to be 1,076 years old Lighted pathway

Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive

• 9.6 acres • 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. Large grassy area, pathways, multiuse concrete bowl, community vegetable gardens, Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, picnic area, barbecues, toddler and children’s playgrounds

Foothills Park 11799 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills See Open Space, page 42 Greer Park 1098 Amarillo Ave.

• 22 acres


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• Named for sea captain John Lucas Greer • Little League diamond, small dog

run, skateboard bowl, toddler and children’s playgrounds, soccer, softball, basketball, picnic area, barbecues, restrooms

Henry W. Seale Park 3100 Stockton Place

• 4.3 acres • Named in 1968 for Henry Seale, a California rancher in the late 19th century • Circular sand pit with concrete turtles, children’s playground, basketball, picnic area, pathway

Heritage Park 300 Homer Ave.

• 1.1 acres • A sentinel redwood tree stands out as the focal point • Benches, picnic tables and a children’s •

playground that features a train, a dolphin, a climbing rock To make picnic reservations, call 650463-4900

Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St.

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4.2 acres Named for the 31st U.S. president and Stanford graduate Herbert Hoover Grassy areas, playground, fenced youth baseball field with bleachers, two tennis courts, backboard, handball court, picnic area, multipurpose concrete bowl with two basketball hoops, perimeter pathway, fenced dog run and restrooms

Hopkins Creekside Park Palo Alto Avenue from Emerson to Marlowe Street

The Palo Alto Timberwolves AYSO team, from left, coach Robert Fitzwilliam, Alan Guo, Jacob Ribbe, Julian Galindo and Jackson Bishop practice for their upcoming season on the fields at Greer Park. Photo by Veronica Weber

• Named for Mary Kellogg Crittendon,

the wife of Palo Alto founder Timothy Hopkins

Lytton Plaza 202 University Ave.

• 0.2 acres • One of Palo Alto’s designated “free •

speech” areas originally built by banker Bart Lytton in the 1960s to hold private art displays and fairs Fountain, moveable and stationary tables, chairs and benches, bike racks, public art

Magical Bridge Playground • 12.4 acres • Park honors Palo Alto’s founder, Timo- 600 East Meadow Drive (located in thy Hopkins Mitchell Park) • A 1.5-mile trail that meanders along the • 1.3 acres creek and is never wider than 200 feet, • The nation’s first 100-percent accesthree open grassy areas with benches and tables

Johnson Park Everett and Hawthorne avenues (between Kipling and Waverley streets)

sible and fully inclusive public playground for children of varying physical and cognitive abilities Swing and sway zone, a music zone, a slide mound, a carousel, performance area, two-story, wheelchair-accessible playhouse, picnic area magicalbridge.org

• 2.5 acres • Created in the late 1980s, and named • for Edith Johnson • Shaded, grassy tree areas, sand and wa- Mayfield Park ter play equipment, wide concrete slide, 2300 Wellesley St. wooden climbing structures, volleyball • 1.1 acres pit and community garden, basketball, • This park wraps around the College picnic area, toddler playground Terrace branch library. Juana Briones Park • Small lawn area with benches, library and child care center

609 Maybell Ave.

• 4.1 acres • Named for Juana Briones, daughter •

of Spanish parents who came to Alta California in the late 18th century Bridge, toddler play equipment with a “train station,” picnic areas, basketball, footpath

Kellogg Park Waverley Street at Embarcadero Road

• 0.2 acres

Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Drive

area, barbecues, toddler playgrounds, restrooms For picnic reservations, group policies and rental fees, call 650-463-4900

Monroe Park 4305 Miller Ave.

• 0.55 acres • Named for property owner L.G. Mon•

roe, this park is split between the cities of Mountain View and Palo Alto Mounded grassy area, path and sand area, toddler play area

Peers Park 1899 Park Blvd.

• 4.7 acres • 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. Tennis, basketball, toddler and schoolage playground,restrooms, picnic area

Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road

• 19 acres • Second oldest park in Palo Alto. The

main swimming pool was completed in 1940, a gift from Lucie Stern’s daughter, Ruth. The redwood grove in front of the pools was named the Magic Forest in 1971 in memory of school teacher Edith Ellery Patton. Community pool, nine tennis courts (six with lights), a cemented multipurpose bowl, restrooms, picnic areas, barbecues and multiple playgrounds For picnic reservations, group policies and rental fees, call 650-463-4900

• 21.4 acres • Named for J. Pearce Mitchell, who

Sarah Wallis Park 202 Ash St.

served on the Palo Alto City Council for 31 years Seven lighted tennis courts, two paddle-tennis courts, four handball courts, horseshoe pits, multiuse concrete bowl, children’s water park, fenced dog run, public art, jogging trail, picnic

• 0.3 acres • Located on the same land where suffragette Sarah Wallis lived in the late

19th century

• Grass area with benches, public art and a short path

Scott Street Mini Park 911 Scott St.

• 0.4 acres • Named after author and poet Sir Walter Scott • Circular basketball court, toddler play equipment with swings and spring animals

Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields 2700 El Camino Real

• 5.9 acres • Two regulation-size synthetic turf

soccer fields, night lighting, restrooms, snack facility, seating area, public art

Terman Park 655 Arastradero Road

• 7.7 acres • Named for Stanford psychologist Lewis M. Terman who studied gifted children • Softball diamond, walking path, tennis, soccer, basketball, bikes

Weisshaar Park 2298 Dartmouth St.

• 1.1 acres • Frederick Weisshaar served as a school •

trustee in Mayfield and was its first town treasurer Open grassy field, tennis court, picnic area

Werry Park 2100 Dartmouth St.

• 1.1 acres • Named for an English stonemason who •

came to Mayfield in 1884 and helped build Stanford University Large open lawn area, children’s sand area, climbing structure, toddler playground

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RECREATIONAL

FACILITIES SKATE, SAIL, GOLF

A golfer swings his club as he plays on the fairway near a pond at Shoreline Golf Links. Photo by Veronica Weber

BOATING, GOLFING, TENNIS | ICE SKATING, SKATE BOARDING, HORSEBACK RIDING FIND YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES BELOW: Facilities located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

FISHING Arastradero Lake

2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

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18-hole course overlooking the Bay;16 acres of water-hazards 650-903-GOLF (4653) / shorelinelinks. com

1530 Arastradero Road

• Year-round fishing; no boats • 650-329-2423 / cityofpaloalto.org

(search “Pearson-Arastradero Preserve”)

Boronda Lake, Foothills Park 3300 Page Mill Road

• Bass, catfish, sunfish, non-motorized boats • 650-329-2423 / cityofpaloalto.org (search “Boronda Lake”)

GOLF (PUBLIC COURSES) Palo Alto Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road

• 18-hole links-style course; driving •

range and green with practice sand pits Links area is currently closed until Fall 2017 as it undergoes renovations that will integrate 55 acres of native plants and adjacent wetlands into the course. The driving range, practice area, cafe and golf shop will remain open during the renovation. 650-856-0881 / paloaltogolfcourse.com

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LAWN BOWLING

Shoreline Golf Links

HORSEBACK RIDING

Bowling Green Park 474 Embarcadero Road

RIDE (boarding) / webbranchinc.com

Westwind Community Barn 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills

• Year-round programs, 4-H therapeutic •

riding on 15-acres that connect to town’s pathways system. 650-941-6113 / losaltoshills.ca.gov/ parks (search “Westwind Community Barn”)

ICE SKATING Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road

SAILING & SAILBOARDING Baylands Sailing Station 2775 Embarcadero Road

• Located within the 1,940-acre Palo Alto •

Baylands Nature Preserve; non-motorized small boats and sailboards 650-617-3156 / cityofpaloalto.org (search “Baylands Sailing Station”)

Shoreline Aquatic Center at Shoreline Lake 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

• 50-acre lake, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing • 650-965-7474 / shorelinelake.com SKATEBOARDING Burgess Skate Park 700 Alma St., Menlo Park

• Outdoor, seasonal rink; public sessions, lessons, party rentals • A 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art • 650-493-4566 / winterlodge.com skating facility; skate classes LAWN BOWLING

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Greer Skateboard Park 1098 Amarillo Ave.

• Two-acre bowling green with members • Tri-bowl complex, considered one of clubhouse; drop-in Sundays for beginners the state’s most advanced facilities • 650-323-2575; For information about when it opened lawn bowls club, go to palbc.org • cityofpaloalto.org (search “Greer Park”)

Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park

• Programs for all levels of riders on 230 acres with trails and organic farm • 650-854-7755 (lesson office), 650-854-

• 650-330-2222 / menlopark.org/skate-

Rengstorff Park 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View

• Smooth asphalt, steel pipes, rail, ramps • 650-903-6262 / mountainview.gov (search “skate park”)

SWIMMING (PUBLIC POOLS) Burgess Memorial Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park

• Large lap pool; swim and exercise classes • 650-328-SWIM (7946) / menloswim.com Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road

• Lap, recreation, wading areas; fountains and kids’ play area • 650-463-4914 / cityofpaloalto.org (search “aquatics”)


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TENNIS For information on tennis courts, call the Palo Alto Recreation Division. 650-4634900, cityofpaloalto.org (search “tennis”)

Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Rd., T2

Gunn High School 780 Arastradero Road

Jordan Middle School 750 N. California Ave.

Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road

Hoover Park 2901 Cowper St.

Mitchell Park 600 E. Meadow Drive

Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Road

JLS Middle School 480 E Meadow Dr.

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HIKE, BIKE, EXPLORE

Cows groom each other after eating stalks of grass near the jogging trail at Stanford Dish off Alpine Road. Photo by Veronica Weber.

3,731 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE | 220 MILES OF REGIONAL TRAILS | 26 NATURE PRESERVES Note: Parks located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted * Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset ** Open daily a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset

Baylands Nature Preserve ** 2500 Embarcadero Road

• 1,940 acres/15 miles of trails • Marshlands with mixture of tidal and freshwater habitats • 650-617-3156 / cityofpaloalto.org (search “Baylands”)

Foothills Open Space Preserve** Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills

Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills

• 1,600 acres/8 miles trails • Nonprofit organic farm, nature preserve • Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk, Tuesday through •

Sunday from late August-early June. $8 Parking fee. (Closed to the public for Summer Camp sessions). 650-949-8650 / hiddenvilla.org

forest and abundant wildlife

• cityofpaloalto.org (search “PearsonArastradero”)

Rancho San Antonio Preserve** 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos Hills

• 3,988 acres/24 miles of trails • A working farm with barnyard animals •

of San Francisco and Mt.

• 750 acres/ 8 miles of trails • Aquatic park with bayfront trails linking to Palo Alto and Sunnyvale • Hours: Park is open 6 a.m. to half hour •

after sunset, daily. Lake has seasonal hours. 650-903-6392 / shoreline.lake.com Mountainview.gov (search “Shoreline”)

and a variety of trails that link to San Antonio County Park 650-691-1200 / openspace.org/preserves

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve** Page Mill Road

• 274 acres / 5.2 miles of trails • Mountain top trails with views

Shoreline at Mountain View Park 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

Ravenswood Open Space Preserve* Bay Road, East Palo Alto

Skyline Ridge Preserve** Skyline Boulevard near Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection, Los Gatos

• 2,143 acres/10 miles of trails • Varied landscape with ridge vistas and meadows • openspace.org/preserves

Diablo • 212 acres/0.5-mile trail • 376 acres/1.3 miles of trails • openspace.org/preserves • Steep and forested ravines • Bayfront preserve with marshlands that • 650- 691-1200 openspace.org/preserves Monte Bello Open Space Preserve** attract a variety of migrating birds • openspace.org/preserves Page Mill Road Windy Hill Preserve** • 3,436 acres/15.5 miles of trails Foothills Park** • Diverse ecosystem and abundant wildlife Russian Ridge Preserve** Skyline Boulevard, Portola Valley 3300 Page Mill Road • openspace.org/preserves • 1,335 acres/ 12 miles of trails Skyline Boulevard near Page Mill/Alpine • 1,400 acres/15 miles of trails • Grassland ridges; redwood, oak and fir Road, Los Altos Hills forests; sweeping view of the coastline; • Nature preserve open only to Palo Alto 3,137 acres/ 10.4 miles of trails • residents and accompanied guests hang gliding • Colorful display of native wildflowers • openspace.org/preserves • 650-329-2423 cityofpaloalto.org (search Pearson-Arastradero Preserve* and one of the best places to see raptors “Foothills Park”) 1530 Arastradero Road • openspace.org/preserves • 622 acres / 10.25 miles of trails • Mixture of rolling grassland, evergreen 42 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com


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

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

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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

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.

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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.

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

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“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.

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Sophie’s Civil Engineering and marketing background contribute to her broad understanding and high efficiency in marketing real estate properties. As a seasoned negotiator, her no-nonsense marketing system and meticulous attention to details have been key success factors. Her trusted network of vendors and use of cutting-edge technology ensure every step of each transaction is executed to achieve next level results!

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ISABELLE COLE 650. 814. 0360 icole@apr.com Jennifer Buenrostro and Isabelle Cole offer clients a unique combination of proven sales experience, unparalleled marketing expertise and rare local insight. Jennifer and Isabelle are both twentyfive year Palo Alto residents who have raised their children in Palo Alto’s public schools and have deep ties to the community. Their in-depth local knowledge of our area’s dynamic real estate market gives buyers and sellers an inside edge in reaching their goals. www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 47


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EDUCATION PUBLIC & PRIVATE, PRESCHOOLS, ENRICHMENT

Students at Palo Alto High School celebrate graduation in 2016. Photo by Veronica Weber

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT The Palo Alto Unified School District serves approximately 12,488 pre-K-12 students from Palo Alto, Stanford and a portion of Los Altos Hills at its early education programs, 12 elementary, three middle and two high schools. Earlier this year, the district earned the No. 1 spot for Best School Districts in California and 11 of its 12 elementary schools earned the Top 11 rankings for Best Schools in the State, according to Niche’s annual rankings and reviews of educational data. See District Fast Facts for ranking information.

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(GRADES K-12)

DISTRICT FAST FACTS

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION The Palo Alto Unified School District’s five-member school board 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.

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

Terry Godfrey, vice president

Melissa Baten Caswell, member

Term expires: Nov. 30, 2018

Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

tgodfrey@pausd.org

mcaswell@pausd.org

Budget : $231 million Enrollment : approx. 12,488 Average student-teacher ratio: 18 Class size : K-5, 21.58; 6-8, 23.24 Ethnic/racial percentages (2015-16): Caucasian 43.2; Asian 42.5; Hispanic/Latino 11.3; African-American 2.6; Other 0.5

RANKINGS Graduation rate: 94% (national average: 82.2%) Average SAT score: 2060 (national average: 1700) Average amount spent per student: $19,268 (national average: $11,927) CALENDAR School year runs Aug. 15, 2016 - June 1, 2017 School starts for grades 9-12 ........ Aug. 15, 2016 School starts for grades K-8 .......... Aug. 16, 2016 Labor Day ..................................................Sept. 5, 2016

Ken Dauber, member

Camille Townsend, member

Staff development day......................... Oct. 7, 2016

Term expires: Nov. 30, 2018

Term expires: Nov. 30, 2016

Thanksgiving break ....................Nov. 23-25, 2016

kdauber@pausd.org

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day ...............Jan. 16, 2017

Veterans’ Day ......................................... Nov. 11, 2016 Winter break .................. Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 Staff development day...................... Feb. 16, 2017 Lincoln’s Birthday .................................Feb. 17, 2017 Washington’s Birthday ..................... Feb. 20, 2017

PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 25 Churchill Ave. | 650-329-3700 | pausd.org

Local holiday ......................................March 10, 2017

Superintendent: Glenn "Max" McGee

Last day of school ..................................June 1, 2017

Spring break .........................................April 3-7, 2017 Memorial Day ......................................... May 29, 2017


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS School

Enrollment (2015-16)

Contact

Average class size (2015-16)

ELLs*

# languages spoken

Addison

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

475

22.6

58

12

Barron Park

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

289

19.3

104

13

Duveneck

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

479

20.8

69

11

El Carmelo

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

395

21.9

66

12

Escondido (Spanish immersion program)

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

550

21.4

117

10

Fairmeadow

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

514

22.4

80

14

Hoover (Traditional "direct instruction" teaching style. Admission by lottery.)

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

505

22.6

63

11

Juana Briones (Houses Juana Briones Therapy, a county-run orthopedic unit serving children in northern Santa Clara County)

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

335

20.9

77

14

Lucille M. Nixon

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

473

21.5

113

14

Ohlone ("whole-child" teaching approach; home of the district's Mandarin Immersion program)

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

600

21.4

62

15

Palo Verde

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

415

23.1

57

13

Walter Hays

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

463

21.05

42

9

David Starr Jordan

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

1130

22.1

80

6

Jane Lathrop Stanford (JLS)

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

1111

22.9

83

17

Terman

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

751

24.7

65

12

Alta Vista (alternative continuation school)

1325 Bryant Ave., Mtn. View; 650-691-2433; mvla.net/avhs

About 100 (25 max from Palo Alto Unified)

less than 20

39

3

Henry M. Gunn

780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto; 650-354-8200; gunn.pausd.org

1939

25-28

85

12

Middle College Program (alternative for juniors and seniors, housed at Foothill College)

12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills; 650-949-7168; middlecollege@foothill.edu

About 60

30 for juniors and seniors each

N/A

N/A

Palo Alto

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 650-329-3710; paly.net

1994

24-27

34

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS

HIGH SCHOOLS

*English Language Learners

OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS School

Contact

Focus

Level

Enrollment

Class size

Tuition

AchieveKids

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

Serves kids with emotional and/ Ages 5 to or developmental disabilities 22

60

3-9

Funded by school districts

Hospital School

725 Welch Road, Palo Alto 650-497-8230

For Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford patients

K-12

about 40

Varies

Free

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/special-education

Foster inclusive educational climates where individuality and diversity are respected, honored and celebrated

K-12

N/A

N/A

None

Young Fives and PreSchool Family Programs

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

Preschool

PreschoolpreK

99 total

Young Fives: 22; PreSchool Family: 18-22; Springboard to K: 20; Transitional K: 22

PreSchool Family from $420- $1,095/ semester

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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

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

Focus

Grade Level

Enrollment

Class Size

Personalized, whole child learning

TK-8

75

20 kids (two teachers per class)

Dyslexia

1-8

54-60

6

Traditional academics; Ravenswood City School District students only

KinderPrep-8

170

18-20

Montessori

K-8

235

10:1

All girls, college prep

6-12

435

15

Emphasis on early reading

Preschool-8

390

N/A

Academic program in therapeutic milieu

Ages 7-16

71

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

Coed, college prep

6-12

350

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1-8

24

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What is your favorite subject? Science, because we do a lot of experiments and we build and create.

What book are you reading? “Wonderstruck.” It’s a book of pictures and stories and there are two different tales told in the book.

What do you want kids to know about Harker? Our school is very nice because we have different teachers for every single subject and the teachers always have a great way of explaining concepts.

Harker wants to bring out the best in your child across all areas - academic, extracurricular and personal - so that students can discover their passions and make a positive impact on the world. We invite you to learn more about how Harker can inspire your children. Visit our website or contact us! Founded in 1893, The Harker School is a Pre-12, college preparatory school in San Jose that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and students’ achievements.

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School Fusion Academy

German-American International School German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV)

Address, Contact 2191 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 100, Palo Alto 650-857-0634 fusionacademy.com/academy/palo-alto/welcome 475 Pope St., Menlo Park 650-324-8617 office@gais.org germanamericanschool.org 310 Easy St., Mtn. View 650-254-0748 office@gissv.org gissv.org

450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto Gideon Hausner Jewish Day 650-494-8200 School 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., The Harker School all in San Jose 408-249-2510 (9-12) admissions@harker.org harker.org 597 Central Ave., Sunnyvale 650-223-8690 Helios New School admissions@heliosns.org heliosns.org Nursery-K: 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto International School of the 1-8: 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto Peninsula 650-251-8500 admissions@istp.org istp.org 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 650-213-9600 Kehillah Jewish High School info@kehillah.org kehillah.org K-4: 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 5-8: 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Keys School 650-328-1711 admission@keysschool.com keysschool.com 456 College Ave., Palo Alto 650-462-8150 The Living Wisdom School info@livingwisdomschool.org livingwisdomschool.org 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Lydian Academy 650-321-0550 lydianacademy.com 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 650-485-3589 Meira Academy info@meiraacademy.org meiraacademy.org 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 650-330-2001 Menlo School info@menloschool.org menloschool.org 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park 650-321-1991 Mid-Peninsula High School info@mid-pen.com mid-pen.com 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park 650-325-7304 Nativity Catholic School info@nativityschool.com nativityschool.com 2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View Palo Alto Preparatory School 650-493-7071 paloaltoprep.com 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park 650-325-1584 Peninsula School marylou@peninsulaschool.org peninsulaschool.org

The Girls' Middle School

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Focus

Grade Level

Enrollment

Class Size

One-on-one learning

6-12

10-15

1

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 12:1, 6-8th: 20)

Girls

6-8

200

16-18

Co-ed, college prep

Preschool-12

1,883

18

Gifted

K-6

120

Student/teacher ratio 9:1

Mandarin or French immersion 3 years-8

560

17-20 average

Coed, college prep, Jewish

9-12

180

12-15

Coed

K-8

320

average ratio 8:1; average class size 18

Coed

Pre-Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8

70

student/teacher ratio: 8:1

One-on-one education

6-12

100

1

Jewish, girls

9-12

30

varies

Coed, college prep

6-12

6-8: 216; 9-12: 576

18

Coed, college prep

9-12

120

8 to 12

Catholic

Preschool-8

300

14

Coed, college prep

8-12

80

8-10

Progressive

Preschool-8

255

18-21


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We believe education can be engaging and joyous Valuing: Authentic Interactions • Community Equity • Freedom and Responsibility Meaniful Academics • Play OPEN HOUSES Nursery and Kindergarten October 29 and January 7, 10-11:30 Children welcome SCHOOL TOURS October 13, November 3&10, December 1&8, 11-12:30 Parents only please – registration not required. For an appointment, please call (650) 325-1584, ext. 5 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2017

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Palo Alto

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL School Phillips Brooks School

Pinewood School

The Roberts School

Sacred Heart Schools

Sand Hill School at Children's Health Council

St. Elizabeth Seton School

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Raymond School

Stratford School

Address, Contact 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park 650-854-4545 info@phillipsbrooks.org PhillipsBrooks.org K-2: (Lower campus) 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos 650-209-3050 lcinfo@pinewood.edu 3-6: (Middle campus) 327 Fremont Ave. Los Altos 650-209-3030 mcinfo@pinewood.edu

Focus

Grade Level

Class Size

Coed

Preschool-5

280

18; student/ teacher ratio 8:1

Academics, arts, moral values

K-12

K-6: 300; 7-12: 300

K: 7; 1-2: 14; 3-6: 18; 7-12: 12

50

10-12

7-12: (Upper campus) 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills 650-209-3010 ucinfo@pinewood.edu pinewood.edu 641 Coleman Ave., Menlo Park Individualized attention, Piaget Preschool, preK, 650-322-3535 philosophy Young 5s robertsschool.com Lower & Middle School: 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 650-322-1866 Preparatory (grades 9-12): 650-473-4006 admissions@shschools.org shschools.org 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto 650-688-3605 info@sandhillschool.org sandhillschool.org 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-9004 setonpaloalto.com 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View 650-967-1839 info@sjmv.org sjmv.org 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 650-322-2312 admissions@straymond.org straymond.org 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-493-1151 pa@stratfordschools.com stratfordschools.com

Enrollment

Coed, Catholic

Preschool-12

P-8: 600; 9-12: 600

12-17

Language-based learning differences such as dyslexia

K-7

56

student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Coed, Catholic

PreK-8

291

30

Catholic

K-8

195

24

Catholic

JK-8

304

30

Coed

Preschool-5

12:1 preschool; varies by program 15:1 for K; 22:1 for elementary

Synapse School

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

Independent, advanced academic curriculum; Six Seconds

K-8

190

18-20

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

Coed, developmentally based experiential curriculum

Pre-K-12

325+

varies

Woodland School

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

Coed

JK-8

260

18

Woodside Priory School

302 Portola Road, Portola Valley 650-851-8223 admissions@prioryca.org PrioryCA.org

Coed, college prep, Catholic/ Benedictine

6-12

350

15-18

Pre-K-grade 5: 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos 650-209-9400 Waldorf School of the Peninsula

Grades 6-12: 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 650-417-7600 info@waldorfpeninsula.org waldorfpeninsula.org

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Palo Alto

LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT All schools are located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

Acme Education Group Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Ste. L1

Dutch School Silicon Valley P.O. Box 51826

• Afternoon, weekend instruction in Dutch language and culture • 855-388-2472 / dutchschoolsiliconvalley.org

Genius Kids - Palo Alto 569 San Antonio Road

• Program for toddlers, preschool, pre-K, • After-school tutoring, enrichment enrichment K; after-school tutoring for classes and Chinese lessons; Grades K-6 grades K-5 • 650-387-0545 / acmeschool.com • 650-847-1821 / geniuskidsonline.com/ Bay Area Arabic School 4310 Easy St. Mountain View

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German-American School of Palo Alto

Lydian Academy 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

• Personalized education, collaborative learning; Grades 6-12 • 650-321-0550 / lydianacademy.com Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park

• Learning center for building math skills and concepts; Grades K-12 • 650-321-MATH (6284) / mathnasium. com/paloalto-menlopark

• Afterschool and summer program •

run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula 650-561- 3331 / bgcp.org

Champion Youth Enrichment School

870 N. California Ave. and 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View

Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave.

• K-12. Bilingual Chinese school for •

students who do not speak Mandarin at home, various days of the week in different locations, including Briones and Fairmeadow elementary schools. 408-807-1088 / hwashinschool.org

Kumon Math and Reading Center 2730 Middlefield Road, as well as multiple other locations

• Afterschool academics and Chineselanguage program for reading and • 650-353-0882; Mountain View site: 650- • After-school math skills 353-0881 / championkis.com • 650-969-1978 / kumon.com

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475 N. Whisman Road, #100, Mountain View Minimum age: 6 years old; offers weekly Mandarin classes at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road 408-499-5451 / mychineseschool.com

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ADULT SCHOOLS AND HIGHER EDUCATION All schools are located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

Nine Fruits Bilingual School 2484 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City

Palo Alto Chinese School 480 E. Meadow Drive

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Campus NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Moffett Field

• Arabic language, culture for children; GAIS Campus, 475 Pope St., Menlo Park • Chinese/English optional Islamic religion instruction instruction on Saturdays • 650-669-3515; 650-962-1900 / nine• 408-462-2120 / bayareaarabicschool.org •• German 650-520-3646 / gaspa-ca.org fruits.org Center for a New Generation @ Belle Haven Community School 415 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park

Sitanfu (formerly Stanford Chinese School)

• Mandarin track PK-12. CSL (Chinese as Second Language) track PK-7 • contact@paloaltochineseschool.org / paloaltochineseschool.org

Palo Alto School for Jewish Education 3921 Fabian Way

• Jewish Sunday School; B’nai Mitzvah class; optional Hebrew; Grades K-8 • 650-444-2117 / director@pasje.org / pasje.org

• 650-306-3100 / canadacollege.edu

• 650-335-2880 / sv.cmu.edu

De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

• 408-864-5300 / deanza.edu

Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills and Middlefield Road Campus: 4000 Middlefield Road

• 650-949-7777, 650-949-6950 (Middlefield Road) / foothill.edu

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Child Care, Preschools, After School Programs

Menlo College 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton

Children’s Center of the Stanford Community 685 Pampas Lane, Stanford

East Palo Alto

• 800-556-3656 / admissions@menlo.edu

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Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

• 8 weeks to 5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-853-3090 / caren@ccsc-parent-

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• 888-98-SOFIA (76342) / admissions@ sofia.edu / sofia.edu

Stanford Continuing Studies 365 Lasuen St., Stanford

• 650-725-2650 / continuingstudies@ stanford.edu / continuingstudies. stanford.edu

Stanford University 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

• 650-723-2300 / stanford.edu UC Berkeley Extension 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 400, Belmont

Discovery Children’s House 437 Webster St.

• Preschool through K. Montessori method. • 650-329-8023 / dchouse1@gmail.com Downtown Children’s Center 555 Waverley St.

• 650-594-9623 / info@unex.berkeley.

• 2 years to K. PACCC program • 650-321-9578 /dcc@paccc.org /paccc.org

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara

Duveneck Kids’ Club 705 Alester Ave.

• 408-861-3700 / extensionprogram@ ucsc.edu / ucsc-extension.edu

• K-5. PACCC program. • 650-328-8356 / dkc@paccc.org / paccc.org

CHILD CARE, PRESCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

First Congregational Church Nursery School 1985 Louis Road

edu / extension.berkeley.edu

All schools are located in Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted.

NORTHEAST (bounded by Oregon Expressway, Alma Street, San Francisquito Creek, Palo Alto Baylands)

Addison Kids’ Club 650 Addison Ave

• K-5. Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) program. • 650-323-4007 / akc@paccc.org /paccc. org

CCLC in Downtown Palo Alto 848 Ramona St.

• Six weeks to 5 years. Curriculum is play-based. • 650-473-1100 /cclc.com 60 • Info Palo Alto www.PaloAltoOnline.com

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Color-coded regions correspond to child care, preschool, and after school program listings below.

• 2-4 years; play-based curriculum • 650-493-1915 / info@firstcongon-

urseryschool.org / firstcongonurseryschool.org

First School 625 Hamilton Ave.

• 2.5-6 years; play-based curriculum • 650-321-3871 / info@firstschool.org / firstschool.org

Los Altos

Mountain View

Neighborhood Infant-Toddler Center

311 N. California Ave.

• 2.9-5 years; parent-participation program. • 2 months to 3 years; PACCC program. • 650-321-3493 /nitc@paccc.org / paccc.org • 650-723-0217 / nseer@stanford.edu / Parents Nursery School 2328 Louis Road

• 2.5-5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-856-1440 / info@parentsnurseryschool.org /www.parentsnurseryschool.org

Periwinkle School 169 Byron St.

• young fives (summer or fall birthdays) ; play-based curriculum • 650-326-5386 / pj@periwinkleschool. org / periwinkleschool.org

Walter Hays Kids’ Club 1525 Middlefield Road

Sand Hill School 650 Clark Way

• K-6; developmentally appropriate, multisensory instruction • 650-688-3605 / info@sandhillschool. org / sandhillschool.org

CCLC at Stanford West 625 Clark Way

• 8 weeks to 5 years; play-based curriculum. • 650-723-8700 / kmudge@cclc.com / cclc.com

SOUTHEAST

paccc.org

NORTHWEST (bounded by Page Mill Road, Foothill Expressway, San Francisquito Creek, Alma Street)

Amigos de Palo Alto 1611 Stanford Ave.

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• 2.5 years through K; bilingual immersion Spanish/English. • 650-493-4300 / amigosdepaloalto.com

The Learning Center 459 Kingsley Ave.

worklife.stanford.edu/programs/earlychildhood-education-care/rainbowschool

• K-5. PACCC program • 650-325-5350 / whkc@paccc.org /

International School of the Peninsula Cohn Campus , 151 Laura Lane Grades 1-8; afterschool language classes, activities, study hall. 650-251-8500 / istp@istp.org / istp.org

Rainbow School at Escondido Village 140 Comstock Circle, Stanford

Champions at Nixon Elementary School

• 6 months - 5 years; play-based curriculum 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford • K-5; play-based curriculum • 650-325-6683 / tlcpaloalto.org

(bounded by Alma Street, Oregon Expressway, East Bayshore Road, San Antonio Road)

Besse Bolton Kid’s Club 500 E. Meadow Drive

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-856-0847 / bbkc@paccc.org / paccc.org

Children’s Pre-School Center 4000 Middlefield Road, T-1

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Hoover Kids’ Club 445 E. Charleston Road

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Covenant Children’s Center 670 East Meadow Drive

• K-5; PACCC program. • 650-565-8847 / hkc@paccc.org /

• 2 months - K; play-based curriculum • 650-493-9505 / cccoffice@covenant-

paccc.org

childrenscenter.com / covenantchildrenscenter.com

Infant-Toddler Center 4111 Alma St.

• 2 months - 3 years; PACCC program • 650-493-2240 / itc@paccc.org / paccc.org

Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St

International School of the Peninsula Cowper Campus (nursery to K) 3233 Cowper St.

• 2-5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-322-9668 / stephanie@crescent-

parkpreschool.org / crescentparkpreschool.org

• Bilingual immersion French/English and Mandarin Chinese/English. • 650-852-0264 / istp@istp.org / istp.org

El Carmelo Kids’ Club 3024 Bryant St.

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-856-6150 / eckc@paccc.org /•

Love ‘n’ Care Christian Pre-School 2490 Middlefield Road

paccc.org

Ellen Thacher Children’s Center 505 E. Charleston Road

• 2.5 years old - K; PACCC program • 650-494-1467 / etcc@paccc.org / paccc. org

Good Neighbor Montessori 4000 Middlefield Road, Suite K4

• 2-6 years; Montessori method • 650-493-2777 / GNMschool@sbcglobal.

Incoming sixth grader Iyanu Olukotun checks to see which size shirt will fit for his P.E. class as mom Kim Bomar looks on, during JLS middle school’s jumpstart day in August 2015. Photo by Veronica Weber

Grace Lutheran Preschool 3149 Waverley St.

HeadsUp! Child Development Center

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• Infants through preschool; play-based curriculum • 650-424-1221 / pacdc@headsup.org /

2.5-5 years; play-based curriculum 650-493-8942 / preschool@gracepa.org / gracepre.org

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Milestones Preschool, Abilities United 3864 Middlefield Road

• 2-5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-494-0550 / preschool@abilities-

united.org / milestonespreschool.org

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• 2-5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-322-1872 / preschool@tempcare.

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Mini Infant Center 3149 Waverley St.

Palo Alto Friends Nursery School 957 Colorado Ave.

• 2 months - 2 years; PACCC program • 650-424-9130 / mini@paccc.org /

• 3 years - pre-K; play-based curriculum • 650-856-6152 / pafns@sbcglobal.net /

Montessori School of Los Altos 303 Parkside Drive

Palo Verde Kids’ Club 3450 Louis Road (PAUSD site)

• 2.6-6 years; Montessori method. • 650-493-7200 / smartkids@sbcglobal.

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-852-9475 / pvkc@paccc.org / paccc.

Mustard Seed Learning Center 2585 E. Bayshore Road

PreSchool Family 4120 Middlefield Road

• Preschool; multi-cognitive teaching methods • 650-494-7389 / info@mustardseed-

• Infants to 5 years old; play-based curriculum • 650-856-0833 / fgersh@pausd.org / psf.

Ohlone Kids’ Club 950 Amarillo Ave.

Sora International Preschool of Palo Alto 701 E. Meadow Drive

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-493-0774 / okc@paccc.org / paccc.

• 3-6 years; bilingual Japanese/English • 650-493-7672 / info@sorapreschool.com

Oshman Family JCC Preschool Palo Alto 3921 Fabian Way

Sunshine Preschool Montessori 3711 Ross Road

Open House and Campus Tours available.

• 2-6 years; Montessori method • 650-493-0665 / chrystie@sunshine-

360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley

paccc.org

net / montessorischooloflosaltos.org

learningcenter.org / mustardseedlearningcenter.org

org

• 1.5-5 years; play-based curriculum • 650-223-8788 / earlychildhood@

paloaltojcc.org / paloaltojcc.org/Youthfamily/OFJCC-Preschool/

pafns.org

org

pausd.org

/ SoraPreschool.com

preschool.com, shawn@sunshine-preschool.com / sunshine-preschool.com

Early Childhood through 8th-Grade Woodland School is an independent day school located just west of Stanford that offers a balanced approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment for students in early childhood through 8th-grade. Woodland School is committed to bringing out the best in each child through the nurturing of both intellect and character. With rich content and an emphasis on student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Hallmarks: Reggio-Inspired Early Childhood Center, House System, Global Service Learning Trip Abroad, 8th-Grade Capstone Project, Core Virtues Program

650.854.9065 More information: www.woodland-school.org

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T’enna Afternoons at OFJCC Palo Alto

3921 Fabian Way

• Continuation of preschool day with both quiet and active learning • 650-223-8788 / earlychildhood@

paloaltojcc.org / paloaltojcc.org/Youthfamily/OFJCC-Preschool/

The Wonder Years Preschool 991 Commercial St.

• Preschool; play-based curriculum with age-appropriate 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)

• 3 years old - K; PACCC program. • 650-856-7559 / bpcc@paccc.org / paccc.org

Barron Park Kids’ Club 800 Barron Ave.

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-856-1220 / bpkc@paccc.org / paccc.org

A student builds a hologram. Photo by Michelle Le

Growing Tree Preschool 450 W. Charleston Road

• 2-6 years; play-based curriculum. • 650-857-0655 / kathy@growingtreepreschool.com / growingtreepreschool.com

Heffalump Co-operative Preschool 3990 Ventura Court

• 2 years - first grade; play-based curriculum • 650-856-4321 / info@heffalump-pre-

school.com / heffalump-preschool.com

Juana Briones Kids’ Club 4100 Orme St.

• 2-5 years; child-centered, play-based curriculum • 650-493-7597 / barronparkpreschool.com Country Day Little School 3990 Ventura Court

• 650-223-8788 / earlychildhood@

paloaltojcc.org / paloaltojcc.org/Youthfamily/OFJCC-Preschool/

• K-5; PACCC program • 650-856-3874 / jbkc@paccc.org / Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool 397 Fernando Ave.

• Infancy - elementary school; nonprofit, state licensed program • 650-493-2361 / paccc.org Palo Alto Montessori School 575 Arastradero Road

• 3-5 years; natured-based program • 650-858-0355 / magdalena@leapingliz- • 2-5 years; Montessori method ardspreschool.com / leapinglizardspre• 650-493-5930 / info@pamontessori. school.com com / pamontessori.com

• 2-6 years; play-based curriculum • 650-494-8044 / countrydaylittle-

schoolinfo@gmail.com / countrydaylittleschool.com

Oshman Family JCC Preschool at Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills

• 18 months - 4 years; creative, playbased curriculum

Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real

• 2-6 years; Montessori method • 650-739-0137 / info@paloaltopre-

Sojourner Truth Child Development Center 3990 Ventura Court

• 2 months - 3 years (2.5 years old until

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) 3990 Ventura Court

paccc.org

Barron Park Preschool 3650 La Donna Ave.

Arman Hashemi, left, Jude Tello, center, and Yeshua Hernandez Asteo, right, work in their journals at Barron Park Elementary on April 12, 2016. Photo by Veronica Weber

entry into K 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

• 6 weeks - pre-K; play-based curriculum • 650-852-3497 / val@whistle-stop.org / whistle-stop.org

Young Life Christian Preschool 687 Arastradero Road

• 2.5 years - first grade;Montessori and Piaget methods • 650-494-7885 / info@ylcp.org / ylcp.org

school.org / paloaltopreschool.org

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Mayor Pat Burt talks about the reopening of Rinconada Library during his State of the City address on Feb. 24, 2016, at Mitchell Park. Photo by Veronica Weber

MEET THE CITY COUNCIL Palo Alto is a charter city that operates its own utilities and functions under a City Council-City Manager form of government. The mayor and vice mayor hold one-year terms 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.

CITY HALL 250 HAMILTON AVE. • 650-329-2100 • CITYOFPALOALTO.ORG

Council meetings When: 6 p.m., first three Mondays of each month in the Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave. (Council regularly takes a month off during the summer). To watch/listen: Government Channel 26 on Comcast Cable, KZSU Radio, 90.1 FM, and online at midpenmedia.org/watch/ pacc_webcast/index.html.

Pat Burt Mayor 2016

Greg Scharff Vice Mayor 2016

Marc Berman Council member

Tom DuBois Council member

Eric Filseth Council member

Elected: 2007, 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Elected: 2009, 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Elected: 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

650-388-8639 (cell)

650-325-7200 (office)

650-329-2480

415-377-8455 (cell)

650-329-2162

Patrick.burt@ cityofpaloalto.org

greg.scharff@ cityofpaloalto.com

marc.berman@ cityofpaloalto.org

tom.dubois@ cityofpaloalto.org

eric.filseth@ cityofpaloalto.org

Karen Holman Council member

Liz Kniss Council member

Greg Schmid Council member

Cory Wolbach Council member

Elected: 2009, 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

Elected: 1989-2000, 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Elected: 2007, 2012 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016

Elected: 2014 Term expires: Dec. 31, 2018

650-444-4017 (cell)

650-888-8671 (cell)

650-444-6313 (cell)

650-329-2145

karen.holman@ cityofpaloalto.org

liz.kniss@ cityofpaloalto.org

greg.schmid@ cityofpaloalto.org

cory.wolbach@ cityofpaloalto.org

Addressing the council: Anyone can address the council on any topic during the oral communications period at the beginning of each meeting, and when the council takes up an item during the meeting. Before addressing the council, fill out a card with your name and address; give it to the City Clerk. Accessing agendas: Available in the City Clerk’s Office and are currently printed in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Friday preceding the City Council meeting. Copies of the council packet are available for reading in the Clerk’s Office and at city libraries; They are also available at cityofpaloalto. org/gov/agendas/ www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 67


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS Council-appointed officers City Manager: James Keene, 650-329-2392 City Attorney: Molly Stump, 650-329-2171 City Auditor: Harriet Richardson, 650-329-2629 City Clerk: Beth Minor, 650-329-2571 Department heads Utilities, interim director and Assistant City Manger: Ed Shikada, 650-329-2146 Police Chief: Dennis Burns, 650-329-2413 Fire Chief: Eric Nickel, 650-329-2184 Office of Emergency Services, director: Kenneth Dueker, 650-617-3197 Chief Financial Officer: Lalo Perez, 650-329-2692

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Architectural Review Board Reviews designs of major construction projects Contact: Jodie Gerhardt 650-329-2575 / jodie.gerhardt@cityofpaloalto.org

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Early Care & Education Committee Advises the city manager on child care issues Contact: Minka van der Zwaag 650-463-4953 / minka.vanderzwaag@ cityofpaloalto.org

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Historic Resources Board Makes recommendations about modifications to historic buildings Contact: Matthew Weintraub 650-329-2247 / matthew.weintraub@ cityofpaloalto.org

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Human Relations Commission

Chief Information Officer: Jonathan Reichental, 650-329-2182 Chief People Officer: Rumi Portillo, 650-329-2124 Chief Sustainability Officer: Gil Friend, 650-329-2447 Community Services, director: Rob de Geus, 650-463-4908

Charged to act when it finds that any person or group is unfairly or differently treated Contact: Minka van der Zwaag 650-463-4953 / minka.vanderzwaag@ cityofpaloalto.org

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Library Advisory Commission Advises council on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library Contact: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne 650-329-2403 / monique.leconge@cityofpaloalto.org

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Development Services, director: Peter Pirnejad, 650-329-2349 Library, director: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, 650-329-2436

Parks and Recreation Commission

Planning & Community Environment, director: Hillary Gitelman, 650-329-2321 Public Works, director: Mike Sartor, 650-329-2151

Advises on parks, recreation, open space issues Contact: Rob de Geus 650-463-4908 / robert.degeus@cityofpaloalto.org

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Planning and Transportation Commission

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Advises on zoning and land use issues Contact: Jonathan Lait 650-329-2679 / jonathan.lait@cityofpaloalto.org

330 Distel Circle, Los Altos General manager: Steve Abbors Acquires and preserves natural open space; maintains more than 62,000 acres of open space Board meetings: 7 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the district office. 650-691-1200 / openspace.org

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Santa Clara Valley Water District

Utilities Advisory Commission Provides advice on Palo Alto’s municipally owned utilities

• Contact: Ed Shikada • 650-329-2146 / ed.shikada@cityofpaloalto.org

Youth Council Studies community concerns relating to youth Contact: Jose Perez Sanchez

• • 650-329-2443 / jose.perez.sanchez@ cityofpaloalto.org

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County 70 West Hedding St., San Jose District 5 supervisor: Joe Simitian

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5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose District 5 director: Gary Kremen Provides wholesale water supply and flood management to the county District 5 Directors meetings: 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesday of the month 408-265-260 / valleywater.org

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REGIONAL DISTRICTS Foothill-DeAnza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills Chancellor: Judy Miner Board of Trustee meetings: 6 p.m., first Monday of the month in the Toyon Room 650-949-6100 / fhda.edu

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Children’s Library 1276 Harriet St. 22 College Terrace Library 2300 Wellesley St. 23 Downtown Library 270 Forest Ave. 7 Mitchell Park Library 3700 Middlefield Road 24 Rinconada Library 1213 Newell Road www.cityofpaloalto.org/library

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GE T TING

AROUND BUSES, BIKES, TRAINS & SHUTTLES

Commuters wait to board a northbound Caltrain at the University station downtown. Photo by Veronica Weber

Whether you drive or ride, get where you need to go with fewer hassles

REAL-TIME TRAFFIC UPDATES

MOBILE CARPOOLING

Stay in the know, reduce commute times Get real-time updates about your commute route, driving times, public transit delays, and other transportationTEXT ALERTS related news M.511.ORG through 511. The organization is supported by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and transit partners.

HOW RESIDENTS GET AROUND THE CITY

How to find and hitch a ride Local companies and transportation organizations have partnered with the following ride-share companies to provide FIND A Palo Alto commuters CARPOOL, discounted rides: TakeScoop.com: Stanford Research Park discounts through employers/ citywide discounts at paloaltotma.org Gocarma.com: Discounts at 511.org Lyft.com: Discounts at 511.org

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PUBLIC PARKING

BEFORE YOU RIDE

DOWNTOWN’S COLOR ZONES

REGISTER YOUR BIKE. IT’S THE LAW.

Downtown is divided into four color zones: purple, coral, lime and blue. Motorists may park for free in any one zone for up to the allowable permitted time, but are prohibited from parking in that color zone again for the rest of the enforcement day.

your bike to any Palo Alto fire sta• Bring tion from 4-5 p.m. weekdays to register • 650-329-2184 (Fire Department)

REPORT A STOLEN BIKE

• 650-329-2413 (Police Department)

Downtown parking limitations are:

LOCKERS

• On/off street parking: two-hour limit • Garages: Alma/High, Bryant/Lytton,

Located at California and University avenue train depots, various downtown locations

STORAGE & RENTAL OPTIONS

• Six-month rental agreement with the

Bicyclists ride on the bicycle and pedestrian overpass over Highway 101 heading toward Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber

City or Caltrain for storage space provides access to private, locked 30-inch by 44-inch locker City-operated lockers: 650-329-2520, cityofpaloalto.org; www./ Caltrain-operated lockers: 650-508-6350,caltrain. com/riderinfo/Bicycles

• Schedule: Every 15 minutes during

• Schedule: Weekdays and some

EAST PALO ALTO CALTRAIN COMMUTER

University Avenue Caltrain Station to San Antonio Shopping Center

• Monthly membership provides access

Connects University Caltrain Station with East Palo Alto’s Woodland-Newell neighborhood

• Key stops: Stanford Medical Center,

• Key stops: InnVision Ministry Food Bank, City Hall, Lytton Gardens • Schedule: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days

THE CROSSTOWN SHUTTLE

STANFORD MARGUERITE VA

commute hours (7- 10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.), weekdays (excluding holidays)

BIKESTATION PALO ALTO Caltrain Depot, 95 University Ave. to indoor parking with 24-hour access, plus bicycle repairs, changing room and discounts on parts and accessories. bikestation.com

California, University and San Antonio Caltrain stations, Olive Avenue, and multiple locations along University Avenue.

• Key stops: Avenidas, Lytton Gardens,

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Channing House, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto Art Center and Midtown Shopping District, Jordan and JLS middle schools Schedule: Every 30 minutes between 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m., weekdays (excluding holidays)

The Palo Alto Shuttle Program travels around downtown and connects to nearby transit, shopping and entertainment. Shuttles are wheelchair accessible and open to all riders. For more information, contact: 650-329-2441/ cityofpaloalto.org/transportation.

VTA.ORG

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CALTRAIN COMMUTER RAIL LINE Weekday commuter service between San Francisco and Gilroy, with stops at the California and University avenue depots. Limited service on weekends. For more information: 800-660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448, caltrain.com

STANFORD MARGUERITE TECH Palo Alto Technology Center in Baylands to downtown Palo Alto Transit Center

Key stops: Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Town & Country Village.

WITHIN OR THROUGH PALO ALTO

Downtown Mountain View to Stanford Shopping Center

DOWNTOWN

88 Midtown to Palo Alto VA Hospital (serves Gunn High School)

89 California Avenue train station to Palo Alto VA Hospital and Stanford Research Park

• How it works: Employee/employer

• How it works: Employee/employer •

Along El Camino Real

permits may be used in all public parking lots and garages. Cost: $149 per year; $49 per quarter, (There may be a waiting list)

ALL DAY VISITOR PERMITS

• How it works: Day permits are valid in all off-street parking lots and garages. • Cost: $17.50, downtown; $8, California Ave. • Permits can be purchased at City Hall

or on the first floor of the Bryant Street and Cowper/Webster garages.

COMMUTER LINES

PALO ALTO TO EAST SAN JOSE

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permits are available for off-street lots and parking garages in each of downtown’s 10 parking zones, but are only valid in the specific zone for which they are purchased. Cost: $466, annual permit; $146.50, a quarterly permit for off-street lots and parking lots (There may be a waiting list)

CALIFORNIA AVENUE AREA

BY RAIL

lege holidays and from Dec. 21-Jan. 3.

Jordan middle schools, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (near Town & country), Palo Alto Art Center/ Rinconada Library

EMPLOYEE AND VISITOR PARKING PERMITS

• Schedule: Weekdays including univer-

Countywide bus service; Fares: regular and limited stop buses: $2 adults; $1.75 youth ages 5-18; $1 seniors, persons with disabilities; community buses: Adults $1.25; youth 0.75; seniors/disabled 0.50; For more information, contact: 408-3212300/ vta.org See routes below

• Schedule: No service during major col-

• Key stops: Palo Alto High, Castilleja and

weekdays

Stanford Hospital to VA Medical Center via Welch Road, Foothill Expressway

SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (VTA)

Traverses Stanford campus to downtown Palo Alto

Connects University Caltrain Station with Palo Alto Tech Center east of Highway 101/Embarcadero Road

• On/off street parking: two-hour limit • Garages: three-hour limit • Restricted times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Permits may be purchased at the Revenue Collections Department, City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.) 650-329-2317

STANFORD MARGUERITE SHUTTLE

EMBARCADERO CALTRAIN COMMUTER

CALIFORNIA AVENUE AREA Parking limitations for the California Avenue area are:

BY BUS

Stanford’s Marguerite public shuttle service travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Open to all riders. For more information, contact: 650-724-9339 / transportation.stanford. edu/marguerite/

DOWNTOWN

El Camino Real at California Avenue, El Camino at Maybell Avenue. Loops the shopping center via San Antonio Road, California Street, Showers Drive and El Camino. Schedule: Daily mid-SeptemberJune12, except university holidays.

sity holidays.

STANFORD CAMPUS

BY FREE SHUTTLE

VTA BUS ROUTES

STANFORD MARGUERITE SE

Connects University Caltrain Station to Stevenson House

• 24-hour, 3-day or annual membership

holidays

a week (excluding holidays)

BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

Civic Center, Cowper/Webster; athreehour limit Restricted times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays (Green 30-minute zones, yellow commercial-loading zones, white passenger-loading zones and disability designated spaces are exempt from the re-parking requirement).

522

101

102

103

104

182

Same as the 22, but with fewer stops

West San Jose to Stanford Research Park

South SJ to SRP

East SJ to SRP

East SJ to SRP

South SJ to SRP

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QUICK REFERENCE

KEY CITY NUMBERS

WHO TO CALL

NON-CITY AGENCIES

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

SCC = Santa Clara County

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

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

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

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

Building inspection ............................................ 650-329-2496

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

Use and occupancy permits ........................... 650-329-2496 Vendors, solicitors, etc. ......................................650-329-2147

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

Doing business in home or garage...............650-329-2441

GreenWaste Recovery .......................................650-493-4894

Cable-TV complaints against Comcast ......800-934-6489

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

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

Palo Alto Airport — SCC ................................... 650-329-2444

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

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

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

Post Office — Main.............................................. 650-321-1423

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

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

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

Small Claims Court — SCC .............................. 408-882-2700

Flood zone information .................................... 650-329-2151 Graffiti reporting .................................................650-496-6974

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

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

Traffic Court — SCC ............................................ 408-882-2700

Library ......................................................................650-329-2436 Mayor Patrick Burt .............................................. 650-388-8639

24-HOUR HOTLINES

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

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

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

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

Planning Department ........................................650-329-2441 Police (office: non-emergency) ..................... 650-329-2406

San Mateo County ..........................................650-595-7922

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

Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotline .................... 408-850-6125

Property ownership/addresses ..................... 650-329-2496

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adult education..................................................................... 58 Animal services ...................................................................... 76 Art galleries ............................................................................. 14 Bookstores ............................................................................... 13 Bus .............................................................................................. 75 Child care .................................................................................60 Colleges and universities .............................................58-59 Community centers ............................................................ 72 Counseling .............................................................................. 20 Court, Superior ...................................................................... 72 Dancing .................................................................................... 13 Demographics ..........................................................................6 Disabilities, services ............................................................. 22 Educational enrichment..................................................... 58 Fire stations ............................................................................. 72 Fishing ....................................................................................... 38 Golf ............................................................................................. 38 Government ............................................................................ 67 Health and support services.......................................20-22 Health clinics and hospitals .............................................. 22 Hiking/walking ...................................................................... 42 History ....................................................................................... 10 Homeless services ................................................................ 22 Horseback riding ................................................................... 38 Hotlines..................................................................................... 76 Ice skating ................................................................................ 38 Junior Museum & Zoo ......................................................... 16 Language schools................................................................. 58 Lawn bowling......................................................................... 38 Libraries .................................................................................... 72 Live music ................................................................................ 14 Mediation................................................................................. 22

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Mental health ......................................................................... 20 Movies ....................................................................................... 16 Museums and collections .................................................. 16 Neighborhoods and homeowner associations ........ 24 Open space areas .................................................................. 42 Palo Alto Unified School District .....................................48 Palo Alto, City of .................................................................... 67 • Boards, commissions and committees ......................68 • City Council ........................................................................... 67 • City staff .................................................................................68 • Departments Parking ...................................................................................... 75 Parks........................................................................................... 36 Performance spaces............................................................. 16 Post offices............................................................................... 72 Preschools................................................................................60 Recycling .................................................................................. 76 Sailing and sailboarding .................................................... 38 Schools, private ..................................................................... 52 Schools, public .......................................................................48 Seniors ........................................................................ 29, 30, 34 Skateboarding........................................................................ 38 Social services ........................................................................ 22 Special governmental districts ........................................68 Sports facilities.................................................................36-39 Stanford Arts District ........................................................... 18 Swimming ................................................................................ 38 Tennis ........................................................................................ 39 Tourist spots............................................................................ 14 Train............................................................................................ 75 Transportation ....................................................................... 75

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