If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Andrew Daschbach leads Pacific Union over Menlo Park Legends]]> Andrew Daschbach doubled and scored three runs Saturday as the Pacific Union Capitalists defeated the Menlo Park Legends 13-9.]]> <![CDATA[Strike up the big brass band in Palo Alto]]> With the twirl of batons and a brigade of homemade floats, Greenmeadow residents of all ages and sizes will join together for a more than 50-year-old neighborhood tradition: the Greenmeadow Fourth of July parade.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Ipsen seals second Olympic berth in diving]]> USA Olympians
Stanford grad Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon used the huge point cushion they carried into the final to hold off a determined field and claim the two spots for men's individual 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving Saturday evening at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto scores victory in federal ruling on Buena Vista]]> The owner of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park suffered a defeat in federal court Friday when a judge dismissed his lawsuit against the City, deeming it "not ripe for adjudication."]]> <![CDATA[Former Cardinal great Kostoff joins Stanford swimming staff]]> Former Indiana assistant swimming coach and Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame member Jeff Kostoff has joined the Cardinal as an assistant coach, as announced by Cardinal Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp.]]> <![CDATA[Azevedo leads Team USA to shootout victory over Greece]]> USA men's water polo
Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo scored the winning goal in Team USA's thrilling 17-16 shootout victory over Greece at the FINA World League Super Final on Saturday in Huizhou, China.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. women beat the Dutch in FIVB Grand Prix volleyball match]]> USA volleyball
The world No. 1 ranked U.S. women's senior national volleyball team used a balanced offense of five players in double-figure scoring and a 14-5 block advantage to defeat Olympic Games-qualified Netherlands 25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20 during the FIVB World Grand Prix Pool H preliminary round on Saturday afternoon in Hong Kong.]]>
<![CDATA[No-hitter highlights opening round of Babe Ruth tournament]]> The Baylands Athletic Center staged two contrasting games in the opening night of the Palo Alto Babe Ruth League City Championship on Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Correct me if I'm wrong]]> Revisioning and renaming city streets is no easy task. We assign no blame -- streets were named for people or things about which little was known, or because of beliefs or values that at the time of naming were the "norm." But that doesn't mean the renaming shouldn't be done.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto prepares to vote on new business tax]]> Palo Alto businesses would have to pay a tax based on how many workers they employ and that money would pay for transportation improvements under a proposal that the City Council will consider Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[President Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talk global enterprise at summit]]> President Barack Obama sat down for a panel discussion with Palo Alto resident and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday at Stanford University to discuss the role of entrepreneurship in advancing and, perhaps, a future for the president that might involve more informal attire.]]> <![CDATA[Team USA men beat Belgium in World League volleyball match]]> The U.S. Men's National Team weathered a difficult first set and found its rhythm by the fifth to beat Belgium, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 15-10, in an FIVB World League match on Friday at the Pala Lottomatica in Rome.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. women get second Olympic berth for 3-meter diver]]> USA Diving has received notification from FINA that it has been awarded a second women's 3-meter spot for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. That makes life for Stanford's Kassidy Cook only slightly easier.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — Potential new elementary math curriculum]]> On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany discuss the process behind potential new elementary mathematics curricula and Castilleja School's plans for expansion.]]> <![CDATA[Azevedo helps Team USA reach semifinals of FINA event]]> The United States senior national water polo team needed a few extra rounds of a shootout to beat Australia, 16-15, Friday and advance into the semifinal round of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou, China.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: $8.5 million but just one bedroom]]> A house in Palo Alto that sold for $8.5 million has just one bedroom, according to the stats in this week's home-sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Homes sell for $600,000 to $8.5 million]]> Palo Alto area real estate recently sold for between $600,000 and $8.5 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Palo Alto home sells for $15 million]]> A 1975 home in Palo Alto that was rebuilt in 2005 was sold in May for $15 million.]]> <![CDATA[Obama's message to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge']]> On one of the most tumultuous days for world markets and amid news that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, President Barack Obama delivered a message of hope and unity on Friday at the 2016 White House Global Entrepreneurs Summit, which is being held at Stanford University.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park's KK Clark realizing her Olympic dreams]]> Aquatics excellence runs in KK Clark's family and it started at Stanford. Clark's three cousins -- Lindsay, Emily and Rebecca Dorst -- were all water polo standouts at Menlo-Atherton and Sacred Heart Prep before going on to play at Cal, Stanford and UCLA.]]> <![CDATA[Seven seeded at Wimbledon also in BOW Classic]]> The Wimbledon Championship released its seeds for the 2016 tournament and seven women entered to play next month's Bank of the West Classic are on the list including third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and ninth-seeded Venus Williams.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men will play a top 10 water polo schedule this fall]]> Stanford men's water polo has unveiled its 2016 schedule, featuring eight of the nine other teams along with the Cardinal that finished in the top-10 of the final 2015 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) national poll.]]> <![CDATA[Auditors raise concerns about how Palo Alto police handle complaints, other processes]]> Incidents with Palo Alto police prompt Independent Police Auditors Michael Gennaco's and Stephen Connolly's concerns with the way the police department receives citizen complaints.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: High-end homes staying on market longer]]> A recent Bloomberg report reveals some shifts in the real estate market for higher-end homes in Palo Alto, pointing to an increase in days on the market for properties priced at $5 million and above. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, have tea at the gardens of the Filoli estate in Woodside, take a young tree health survey for Canopy, get answers for your plant problems at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden and more.]]> <![CDATA[How fab can prefab be?]]> At this weekend's tours of California's first BONE Structure prefab home on the Stanford University campus, visitors will be exposed to anything but the latest interior finishes and are advised to wear closed shoes.]]> <![CDATA[Close encounter with cougars in Palo Alto]]> Warren Storkman, 89, has had a lifetime of adventure, traveling to remote corners of the world on treks to some of the world's highest peaks. But perhaps the biggest rush the Palo Alto resident has had in a long time occurred recently in his hometown.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: business tax, Buena Vista, Baylands Nature Interpretive Center]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 27.]]> <![CDATA[Revamp of Baylands golf course to start, finally]]> It's not the bunkers or the soil mounds at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course that have been causing headaches for city officials in recent years but the myriad bureaucratic hazards that they've had to navigate as part of a long quest to reconfigure the Baylands links.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks take top seed into Paly Babe Ruth league playoffs]]> At long last, the four seeds for the Palo Alto Babe Ruth League City Championship have been decided. Ada's Cafe needed an extra game, beating Goetz Bros., 9-3, at the Baylands Athletic Center on Wednesday evening to grab the final berth.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Palo Alto Breakfast House closes and more]]> This week's column features news on Palo Alto Breakfast House's closure, as well as a mysterious bake shop that might open in the breakfast place's spot. And family-owned-and-operated Edwards Luggage prepares to celebrate 70 years.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Legends return home, return to win column]]> The Menlo Park Legends returned home and made a return to the win column Tuesday with an 11-9 win over the Pacific Union Capitalists.]]> <![CDATA[A passion for the finer things]]> Jarad Gallagher, 38, has been the chef at Chez TJ for the past four years, and unlike the majority of his predecessors, he says he's there to stay.]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look]]> Artists Laurie Shelton and Anne Lamborn will present their joint exhibition, "Fabulous Flora & Fauna'," beginning June 28 at Gallery House, 320 South California Ave., Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Future uncertain for Stanford Art Spaces]]> In March it was announced that, due to administrative and budget changes, Stanford Art Spaces would no longer receive funding from System X Alliance (formerly the Center for Integrated Systems), leaving its future in jeopardy.]]> <![CDATA[American men lose game, gain experience in FINA water polo]]> Stanford grad and Team USA men's national water polo team captain Tony Azevedo knows his younger teammates will learn from their first experience in the FINA World League Super Final. He's confident they will be competitive come time for the Olympics, six weeks away.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women prepare for a tough soccer schedule]]> The Stanford women's soccer team will take on a challenging 19-game schedule in 2016, including 10 teams that appeared in last year's NCAA Tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Downtown Palo Alto's summer concert series returns in July]]> Every Thursday evening, starting in July, music will be flowing into the streets from King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall when Music on the Plaza kicks off. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford diver cooking up something special at trials]]> Stanford's Kassidy Cook has a 34.30-point lead after the semifinals of the women's 3-meter springboard competition following the final day of semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. men face big water polo challenge against Serbia]]> Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo scored five times and the United States men's senior national water polo team beat Brazil, 10-7, Wednesday in pool play of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou, China.]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Golf Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE GOLF TEAMS
Player of the Year: Ryan Vaughan (Harker)
First team
William Hsieh, Menlo; Charlie Hsieh, Menlo; Rashad Jaymes, Crystal Springs Uplands; Shane Snow, Sacred Heart Prep; Max Ting, Menlo.]]>
<![CDATA[American women close to clinching volleyball berth in finals]]> Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo and the world's No. 1 ranked United States women's senior national team return to Asia this weekend to continue competition in the FIVB World Grand Prix. The Americans compete in Pool H of the preliminary round that begins Friday in Hong Kong.]]> <![CDATA[Colossal clay]]> The Palo Alto Art Center will show clay's bigger picture this summer with "Fired Up: Monumental Clay," an eclectic exhibition of large-scale ceramic work.]]> <![CDATA[Jamison joins Stanford golf staff as assistant coach]]> Former Nova Southeastern head coach Ryan Jamison has joined Stanford as an assistant coach for Men's Golf. He replaces Cardinal grad Graham Brockington, who served in the same role for the past two seasons.]]> <![CDATA[Defending national champion Stanford set for prime time]]> Thirteen televised matches highlight the Stanford men's soccer schedule, which the reigning NCAA champion and back-to-back Pac-12 champion announced on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford volleyball's road to Columbus begins at home]]> The Stanford women's volleyball program has announced its fall schedule, in conjunction with the Pac-12 Network releasing its 2016 television picks. The Cardinal has 17 matches slated for coverage on the Pac-12 Networks and two on ESPNU.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Ipsen holds the lead on 3-meter diving event]]> Stanford grad Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon are separated by just 7.05 points atop the men's 3-meter field, and Jessica Parratto is first in the women's 10-meter individual event after Monday's preliminaries and semifinals at the U.S. Olympic diving team trials.]]> <![CDATA[Art in Action establishes new scholarship fund]]> The Menlo Park nonprofit Art in Action, which provides in-school visual-art education to more than 220 elementary and middle schools, announced last week the establishment of the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund, which will allow the organization to accept applications from schools new to the program.]]> <![CDATA[American men open FINA Super Final with solid victory]]> Former Stanford great Tony Azevedo scored four times, future Cardinal star Ben Hallock added two goals and the United States men's senior water polo team downed host China, 12-6, Tuesday on opening day of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou.]]> <![CDATA[A golden opportunity for Team USA men's volleyball team]]> Three Stanford grads, all with ties to an NCAA championship, will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics in men's volleyball this August. Kawika Shoji and brother Erik Shoji helped the Cardinal win the 2010 national title, while American assistant coach Matt Fuerbringer was part of Stanford's 1997 championship season.]]>