If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[After inauguration, Palo Alto demonstrators promise renewed activism]]> Palo Alto demonstrators promised a new era of activism immediately after President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20 lining El Camino Real and gathering outside U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo's downtown office.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student]]> A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has pleaded no contest to five felony sexual-assault charges and faces a maximum of five years in state prison.]]> <![CDATA[Feed the birds]]> It's winter and most back-yard plants are dormant or not blooming. How do you attract birds to your yard now, let alone when spring comes?]]> <![CDATA[HOME FRONT: Planting Camellias, Garden Photography]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County reports first flu-related death of the season]]> County health officials said the flu this year is more severe than in recent flu seasons and is encouraging residents to get a flu vaccine if they have not already gotten one. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Middlefield lane reduction, accountability plan, College Terrace Library]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: A new parking mess?]]> The debate over who should be entitled to park in residential neighborhoods adjacent to business districts will be renewed Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Domestic-violence victims turned away]]> Thousands of domestic-violence survivors in Santa Clara County are in the same boat: When they decide to leave their abusers, many find there is no shelter to take them in.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford poll shows more state residents are unaligned with Trump's agenda]]> As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren't in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country. ]]> <![CDATA[David Hockney, Frank Gehry visit East Palo Alto school]]> Renowned artist David Hockney and architect Frank Gehry visited students from Costaño School and the San Francisco 49ers
Academy in East Palo Alto on Thursday, Jan. 19. Hockney served as a mentor on creating digital art. ]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World faces uncertain future]]> Plans are underway to sell a historic building that houses Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, a downtown destination for the past 87 years.]]> <![CDATA[After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash]]> Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions continued to flow into her campaign chest. But unlike the checks that Kniss has been receiving in the months leading up to Nov. 8, most of the new contributions came from developers, builders and property managers, some of whom have been doing business in Palo Alto for decades. ]]> <![CDATA[Gators, Bears win; Vikings fit to be tied in girls soccer action]]> Prep report
Lauren von Thaden scored midway through the second half and the Sacred Heart Prep girls beat host Menlo, 1-0, in an important WBAL contest on Thursday. Menlo-Atherton remained unbeaten in PAL play after beating Hillsdale, 9-0, and Palo Alto played to yet another scoreless draw.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn girls win to set up soccer showdown with Los Altos]]> Natalie Hill took advantage of a free kick just outside the penalty box to tie the score and then, in the second half, Hailey Leclerc managed to tap a loose ball in the net for the game-winner and Gunn remained unbeaten in SCVAL El Camino Division play, beating host Lynbrook, 3-1, on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Lost and ‘Founder’]]> Call it “Big Mac-beth,” the tragic tale of ambition that is the story of American businessman Ray Kroc, who transformed McDonald's from a small drive-in into a worldwide fast-food phenomenon.]]> <![CDATA[It takes a village]]> At one point in "20th Century Women," writer-director Mike Mills' semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, one character asks another, "How did you get to be this person that you are?" It's that loving curiosity that emblematizes Mills' work, which is both empathetic and self-searching.]]> <![CDATA[It's Destiny that Eastside Prep grad plays at Stanford]]> When Arizona takes on the Stanford women's basketball team Friday night, the distinction of most psyched-up Wildcat will, without a doubt, go to starting power forward Destiny Graham, a sophomore from Eastside Prep.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Meehan picked to coach swimming at Worlds]]> Stanford women's swimming coach Greg Meehan and Cal's Dave Durden, standout collegiate coaches and assistants for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games, have been selected to lead USA Swimming as head coaches at the 2017 FINA World Championships, National Team Director Frank Busch announced Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Eshoo to speak at 'Community Action Rally' Saturday]]> The day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a "Community Action Rally" will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St. in Redwood City.]]> <![CDATA[Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit]]> Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly, has a new job: as a government relations officer for the nonprofit Caminar for Mental Health.]]> <![CDATA[Montgomery to be inducted into Pac-12 basketball Hall of Fame]]> Mike Montgomery will be honored as Stanford's representative for induction into this year's Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor. The induction is scheduled for Friday, March 10, during a ceremony prior to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Health advisory: Flu season in full swing]]> The Bay Area has been named one of three regions in California with the most influenza activity. ]]> <![CDATA[Foxes decimated by canine distemper at Palo Alto Baylands]]> Canine distemper sweeping through the Palo Alto Baylands has wiped out a colony of gray foxes, according to a researcher.]]> <![CDATA[In the mood for Marx]]> Classic vaudeville and film comedians Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx -- or rather, their renamed facsimiles -- are the shining stars of “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine,” a two-act production set to open this week.]]> <![CDATA[Big donations boost mental health program]]> After a lengthy appeal to the public to do more to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression, El Camino Hospital announced that it has raised $2 million to expand its after-school mental health program. ]]> <![CDATA[Eastside Prep handles host Priory in WBAL girls hoops]]> No girls basketball team has made a steeper vertical climb this season than Priory. The Portola Valley private school has made the move from the West Bay Athletic League’s Skyline Division up to the much more competitive Foothill Division. ]]> <![CDATA[M-A boys, girls remain undefeated in PAL hoops]]> Prep report
If there were ever a time to sneak an extra assist into the books, Menlo-Atherton's Jhavante Hill deserves it for a laser pass from the top of the key that found an open James Beckwith underneath the basket.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford gymnasts head to Southern Utah for a meet]]> Cardinal corner
The Stanford women's gymnastics team will compete in its third consecutive road meet Friday at 6 p.m. when it travels to Southern Utah for a dual meet. The Cardinal men's basketball team heads to Oregon State for a game Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Series of storms, heavy winds to lash Bay Area]]> A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Yun ranks third on power rankings]]> Professional golf
Stanford grad Andrew Yun ranks third on the power rankings heading into this week's Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club.]]>
<![CDATA['Crimes of the Heart' puts comedy first]]> In Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Crimes of the Heart," now on offer at TheatreWorks, three siblings from small-town Mississippi suffer a series of setbacks, losses and indignities. But it's a comedy.]]> <![CDATA[Catching up with Chris Lorway]]> The Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall executive director chats about his time at Stanford thus far, his hopes for the future and why there's no such thing as "an audience." ]]> <![CDATA[M-A, Pinewood win, maintain status quo in girls hoops]]> Prep report
Carly McLanahan and Ilana Baer combined for 16 points in the second quarter to turn a deficit into a 10-point halftime advantage and the Menlo-Atherton's girls' basketball team downed host Mills, 58-37, in a PAL South Division contest on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[A day for Knights basketball and a twin bill WBAL sweep]]> Menlo School came out on the winning end of both games in the boys-girls doubleheader played Tuesday at Sacred Heart Prep. The Menlo boys improved to 5-0 in West Bay Athletic League play with a 62-45 win in the nightcap. The Menlo girls broke a three-game losing streak with a hard-fought 69-65 win in the matinee.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo-Atherton RB Mims commits to Fresno State]]> Football
Menlo-Atherton senior Jordan Mims, who led the Bears to the state championship football game in Division 3-AA in the fall, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Fresno State.]]>
<![CDATA[Bucchere steps down as soccer coach for USL coaching job]]> Oaks report
Eric Bucchere has stepped down as Menlo College men's soccer coach to accept an assistant coaching position with the United Soccer League's Reno 1868 FC. He led the Oaks to their first Golden State Athletic League title in the fall in his fourth season as coach.]]>
<![CDATA[Imrie returns to Stanford as volunteer women's golf coach]]> Kathryn Imrie, an accomplished teacher and former standout amateur and professional player, has rejoined the Stanford women's golf team as a volunteer assistant coach, it was announced Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Berggren is named MPSF Player of the Week]]> Stanford sophomore driver Madison Berggren was named MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week when the conference announced its weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[More than just games, MLK Showcase is a celebration]]> Girls basketball
If ever there was a day Priory's girls' basketball team could've used the rest, this was one of them. Over the weekend a key player suffered a shoulder injury. Later this week, Priory will face two of the Central Coast Section's most formidable opponents.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo College women finish third at wrestling tournament]]> Oaks report
The eighth-ranked Menlo College women's wrestling team went 3-1 and finished third at the Oregon Classic over the weekend at Southern Oregon.]]>
<![CDATA[Pair of Stanford women recruits on McDonald's rosters]]> All-American basketball
Stanford women's basketball commits Maya Dodson and Kiana Williams were named to the 24-player McDonald's All American Games rosters Monday. The game is scheduled for March 29 in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Adams, Montgomery living out football dreams in Green Bay]]> It wasn't that long ago Davante Adams was catching passes from Christoph Bono and helping Palo Alto High go undefeated in a state championship season. Now he's catching them from Aaron Rodgers and helping the Packers reach the NFC championship game.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto bus depot closed for nine days]]> The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Caltrain service will not be affected.]]> <![CDATA[Theaters respond to inauguration]]> On Jan. 20, to the chagrin of many, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. In response, theater companies nationwide and locally are taking action.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Spring garden tour, replace your lawn]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Hills]]> The Palo Alto Hills neighborhood is an oasis for those looking for a serene setting to live in. With large lots featuring sizable homes with breathtaking views of the Bay Area, it is an ideal place to get away. ]]> <![CDATA[On the run in Boston]]> Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, "Patriots Day" is the Hollywood version of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed. ]]> <![CDATA[All's quiet on the Eastern front]]> From a young age, director Martin Scorsese was marked by Catholicism, and it bubbles up in many of his films, most obviously in "The Last Temptation of Christ," and now, "Silence."]]> <![CDATA[For the love of dolls]]> More than 60 unique Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls are on display at the Los Altos History Museum this winter. ]]> <![CDATA[Fit for a king]]> If you are ready to explore the incredible diversity of South Indian cuisine, the 2-year-old Chennai Kings in Mountain View is an excellent place to start.]]>