PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2016 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Stanford women reach the podium in NCAA rowing finals]]> Cardinal corner
Highlighted by a third-place finish in the Varsity Eight Grand Final, Stanford placed fourth at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships Sunday at Lake Natoma in Gold River.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford product Piscotty is quite a hit with the Cardinals]]> Former Stanford standout Stephen Piscotty was at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa last July after his Triple-A Memphis team had just finished a day game against the top Chicago Cubs' affiliate. "The coach told me to meet him in the lobby and I went down there and he told me congratulations. 'You are going up.' That is kind of when it all started," said Piscotty.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford completes Pac-12 baseball sweep of Oregon]]> Back-to-back home runs by junior Alex Dunlap and senior Austin Barr sealed a Stanford baseball sweep of visiting Oregon on Senior Day at Sunken Diamond. With the 3-1 victory on Saturday at Sunken Diamond, the Cardinal finished the regular season 31-23 overall and 15-15 in the Pac-12.]]> <![CDATA[Government closures, hours for Memorial Day]]> Here's a list of Memorial Day service closures and changes. ]]> <![CDATA[Paly, Gunn again see low Smarter Balanced participation]]> For the second year in a row, both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools failed to meet the government's required participation rates for new standardized test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, with about half of the junior classes choosing to opt out.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo goes from missing playoffs to winning a CCS title]]> Menlo School didn't get the official championship trophy and it didn't get enough individual medals for each of its players. No matter, nothing will take away from the memory of one of the most astounding turnarounds in Central Coast Section baseball history. ]]> <![CDATA[McNamara qualifies for her first NCAA track and field finals]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford's fifth-year senior Molly McNamara qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time and is in line for her first All-America honor.]]>
<![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Want to understand Silicon Valley? Send your kid to a Palo Alto school]]> You can meet with startup founders, talk to Stanford University professors and have coffee with venture capitalists to try to understand Silicon Valley. Yet, if you want to really grasp what makes this special place thrive, sending your kid to a nearby public school is the shortest path into the heart of the Valley's culture.]]> <![CDATA[New housing proposal on Maybell scores a victory]]> Three years after a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue stoked a revolt in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood, a new plan to build housing on the former orchard site is on the verge of winning the city's approval.]]> <![CDATA[One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park]]> A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[Beck, Locher lead Stanford to Pac-12 baseball victory]]> In front of a near-sold out crowd on Fireworks Night at one of the more picturesque venues in college baseball, senior Jonny Locher and freshman Tristan Beck starred for the Stanford baseball team in its 4-2 victory over Oregon on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Miklos, Givens lead locals into state track and field meet]]> Seniors Maya Miklos from Gunn and Eli Givens from Palo Alto had themselves a busy and successful night at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. Their reward were multiple berths in next week's CIF State Meet.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — DA's report on fatal shooting in Palo Alto]]> On this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner about the District Attorney's findings related to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in Palo Alto, as well as the influx of cash in the California State Assembly District 24 race.]]> <![CDATA[Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto]]> Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle School this fall, the school district announced Friday afternoon. ]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal have five qualify for NCAA track and field finals]]> Stanford roundup
Five Stanford athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships through their performances Friday at the NCAA West preliminary meet.]]>
<![CDATA[East Palo Alto has million-dollar sale]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto home sells for $7 million]]> ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: high-speed rail, sea-level rise, Fire Station No. 3]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 30.]]> <![CDATA[A successful Stanford rowing career started with a carpool]]> Simone Jacobs was a soccer, track and water polo standout growing up. As she began her sophomore year at Aragon High in San Mateo, she wanted to try something different. What sport that would eventually be came as the result of a carpool.
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<![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column includes information on the annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit, which is being held at Stanford; Acterra's water quality inspection of San Francisquito Creek and St. Frank, a luxury home goods store, which will open in Town & Country Village in June. ]]> <![CDATA[Painting the door red (or turquoise or purple)]]> Interior designer Kit Davey has advised hundreds of clients on paint colors for their homes and front doors. Some people are bold and take risks with a bright orange or a shade of green that reminds them of a forest. Others stick with a beige house, with a dark beige door.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Our election endorsements]]> Our recommendations for state Assembly, state Senate, United States Congress, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, state Proposition 50, Bay Area Measure AA, county Measure A and Ravenswood School District Measure H.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal opens final baseball series with a 2-1 win over Ducks]]> It's going to take nothing short of a miracle for the Cardinal, which beat visiting Oregon, 2-1, in the opener of the final regular-season series on Thursday, to qualify for the NCAA tournament. There are just too many teams ahead of Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference.]]> <![CDATA[Director's Cup likely to remain in Stanford's possession]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford took control of the Learfield Directors Cup Division I race in the fall, thanks in large part to the men's soccer national title. The Cardinal practically clinched its 22nd consecutive Cup with a national title in women's tennis and national runner-up finishes in women's golf and women's water polo.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg plans to raze, replace his Crescent Park homes]]> Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing for a major update to his digs in the Crescent Park neighborhood, where he plans to raze four homes and build four new ones, equipped with large basements and small crawl spaces.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women named All-American in golf, lacrosse]]> Cardinal corner
Seniors Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, catalysts for Stanford's first NCAA title in 2015 and runner-up finish Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., have been named All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit]]> Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure plan for the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park is unconstitutional.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens]]> A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center and more.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone]]> It's taken almost two years, but the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now authorized by the FAA to operate a portable drone to help in observing a fire or other emergency situation.]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look]]> The tabloid-inspired story of a half-bat, half-human creature trying to fit in with civilized life (set to a beat-driven rock-music score), "Bat Boy: The Musical," presented by the Los Altos Stage Company, opens this week.]]> <![CDATA[Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected]]> An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute detraction dragged the petition just below the needed signature threshold.]]> <![CDATA[A shot at repeating as NCAA golf champs goes slightly awry]]> The Stanford and Washington women's golf teams battled into sudden death of Wednesday's NCAA championship match, with the Huskies prevailing, 3-2, at Eugene Country Club. The final two matches each needed two extra holes. One went to the Cardinal, the other did not. ]]> <![CDATA[Rethinking 'Madama Butterfly']]> In wrapping up its 60th season with the most performed opera in the world's repertory, it would have been easy to replay one of West Bay Opera's nine previous productions of "Madama Butterfly." Instead, the always inventive Palo Alto company chose to inject some new ways to understand the story, making it more compelling.]]> <![CDATA['Chime' to ring some changes]]> If you stand in Palo Alto's King Plaza on a blustery day, you may hear a wind chime, playing a ghostly melody on the breeze. Meet "Chime": the city's newest interactive piece of public art. ]]> <![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep sending 18 student-athletes to college]]> For the 10th consecutive year, Sacred Heart Prep will send 12 or more student-athletes to play at the intercollegiate level. The Class of 2016 boasts 18 headed to play 10 different sports in the collegiate ranks.]]> <![CDATA[Rosco Allen to forego final year of hoops eligibility]]> Cardinal corner
First Team All-Pac-12 forward Rosco Allen will pursue professional opportunities and forego his final season of collegiate eligibility. Allen, who is a senior academically at Stanford, is on track to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree next month.]]>
<![CDATA[Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title]]> Of local note
Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that concluded Sunday, with Bike Connection defeating Stanford Electric, 10-5, in the championship game at Middlefield Ballpark.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women golfers have a shot at a NCAA repeat]]> After going 29 years without an NCAA title, the Stanford women's golf team has a chance to repeat. Earning hard-fought 3-2 wins Tuesday against South Carolina and Duke, the Cardinal meets Washington on Wednesday in an all-Pac-12 final for the national championship]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School advances to CCS Division II baseball title game]]> The Menlo School baseball team advanced to the Central Coast Section Division II championship game with a 10-7 victory over visiting Capuchino at San Jose Municipal Stadium Tuesday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Yet another comeback nets Stanford women an NCAA title]]> Doubles-point deficits. Gutsy individual efforts. Three-set clinchers. Heart-stopping comebacks. "Upsets" of higher seeds. At the end of the day, was anyone really surprised?]]> <![CDATA[Former Stanford rower helps earn gold medal and trip to Rio]]> Former Stanford rower Austin Hack, who starred for the Stanford men's rowing program from 2011-14, stroked the United States Men's Eight to the gold medal in the final of the FISA European and Final Olympic Qualification Regatta Tuesday in Lucerne, Switzerland.]]> <![CDATA[Code: ART coming to downtown Palo Alto next year]]> Palo Alto is preparing to turn downtown into an interactive "creative laboratory" for three days next year as part of a new program to crowdsource ideas from the community that could transform underutilized alleyways and corridors into engaging public spaces.]]> <![CDATA[Plumer among seven Stanford athletes on All-Century team]]> Women's track and field
Current Gunn High track and field coach PattiSue Plumer is among seven former Stanford athletes named to the Pac-12 Conference's All-Century Women's Track and Field team, which was announced Monday night. ]]>
<![CDATA[Danielson helps Stanford women secure second seed in NCAA golf]]> NCAA golf
Casey Danielson shot a final-round 68 and finished in a sixth-place tie and the Stanford women's golf team secured the second seed for Tuesday's match-play opener at the NCAA women's golf championships in Eugene on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women face one more challenge in NCAA tennis]]> Lele Forood and her 15th-seeded Stanford women's tennis team took another step to writing another chapter of an unlikely run to the NCAA championship. The Cardinal topped defending national champ, and sixth-seeded Vanderbilt, 4-2, in the NCAA national semifinal round on Monday in Tulsa, OKla.]]> <![CDATA[New Stanford Live executive director named]]> Chris Lorway, founding artistic director of Toronto's Luminato Festival, has been named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall, the university announced today in a press release. ]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-Peninsula Athletic League baseball teams]]> ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION
Player of the Year: Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Jared Milch (Terra Nova) Sr.
Coach of the Year: John Vallero (Terra Nova)]]>
<![CDATA[Future Stanford freshman helps USA women win in water polo]]> The U.S. and Australian women put their offensive abilities on full display as they combined for 25 goals in a pre-Olympic showcase on Sunday at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford is sending 42 track athletes to NCAA West Prelims]]> Forty-two Stanford track and field athletes -- 21 men and 21 women -- plus two relay teams, have qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, the meet that determines the NCAA Championships field. Action runs Thursday through Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.
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<![CDATA[Few surprises as local athletes qualify for CCS track finals]]> For 18 local individuals, the 2016 track and field season includes at least one more meet -- the Central Coast Section Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. In most cases, those advancing were expected to do just that.]]>