The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections about the city -- launched Aug. 22 and 23 at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts.
More than 50 short stories from local residents (plus two dogs) were videotaped. Click on a link below to view the video.
The initiative is a project of the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online.
More Story Project videos will be posted at regular intervals on Palo Alto Online.
To contribute your own Palo Alto story at a future taping session, contact Karla Kane, editorial assistant, at 650-326-8210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crabtree recalls a fond memory of the Aquarius Theater in downtown Palo Alto.
Harnack talks about the surprising advice he received when his hero, documentary film director Werner Herzog, came to Stanford.
Pearson tells how her passion for preserving parks in Palo Alto got started.
Chiang reflects on his blog and the lessons he's learned in Palo Alto.
Gilbert reminisces about going with her father to Wilson's Restaurant and Candies in downtown Palo Alto.
Gomez tells of the time a plane crashed into his car on Embarcadero Road.
McGilvray explains why a mural of Venice is painted on her garage door in the Midtown neighborhood.
Kane's love of vintage cars was stoked by a Palo Alto auto shop.
Rakestraw recalls the time it only cost 10 cents for kids to ride the bus to University Avenue in Palo Alto.
Children reflect on why they love Palo Alto.