If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers]]> A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock device in their car.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Peninsula Hardware shutters, Calafia now serves breakfast daily]]> This week's column features news on Peninsula Hardware's closure, as well as Stanford Shopping Center's newest arrivals: Hermes and Cartier. ]]> <![CDATA[Family-owned fast casual]]> Yelpers compare Mountain View's Srasa Kitchen to another local Asian-fusion fast-casual chain, Asian Box, and to Mexican food chain Chipotle. Yet Srasa Kitchen is family-owned and arguably still a mom-and-pop restaurant, just wearing different clothes. ]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look]]> The Los Altos History Museum will host a solo retrospective exhibition of the works of longtime resident and internationally renowned artist Hau Beiren beginning Oct. 13 in the main exhibit gallery.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo and Sacred Heart Prep keep focus on the road ahead]]> Prep water polo
The Menlo School boys' water polo team, off to its best start in a decade, has two PAL Bay Division matches remaining after beating host Woodside, 19-2, Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Outside the 'ethnic box']]> As an artist who's been called "the voice of the Arab Spring," Tunisian musician and activist Emel Mathlouthi has been making a big impact on her world throughout her career. ]]> <![CDATA[Turning the banal into the beautiful]]> For its second Palo Alto offering, Pace Gallery has reached back into the past, exhibiting the work of sculptor Louise Nevelson.]]> <![CDATA[First rain of the season forecast for Sunday]]> Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that day, officials with the National Weather Service said. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women trim the Huskies in Pac-12 volleyball]]> Freshman Kathryn Plummer recorded a season-high 18 kills and the ninth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team earned its first win over Washington in Seattle since 2012. The Cardinal moved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12 with a 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 15-9 victory over the Huskies on Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Ledecky is named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games]]> Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky was named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games on Wednesday at a ceremony in Washington D.C. She set two world records en route to winning four gold medals and one silver medal.]]> <![CDATA[Zhang to compete in Table Tennis' Women's World Cup]]> Of local note
The ITTF Women's World Cup will be held at the United States for the first time ever and Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang will be there.]]>
<![CDATA[Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd]]> In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local shopping and other trips around the city. The event reached a record number of 600 participants last year, according to event planners, who hope to draw another large crowd this year with the addition of a new Bike and Roll Expo. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Ogwumike named WNBA's Most Valuable Player]]> Los Angeles Sparks forward and three-time Stanford All-American Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung the league announced Tuesday. The fifth-year pro from Cypress, Texas earned 31 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.]]> <![CDATA[Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains impacting air quality]]> Smoke due to the Loma fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is contributing to poor air quality in Santa Clara County, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 28.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board seeks innovation at existing schools, rather than new sites]]> A majority of the Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday that given declining enrollment and an already tight budget, there is no compelling need to look into opening a new elementary, middle or K-8 school, though they expressed support for repurposing school properties into homes for innovative programs connected to the existing schools.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's Dreyer gives volleyball fans something to cheer]]> Grace King and Ashley Dreyer combined for 21 kills and the Menlo School girls volleyball team beat visiting Sacred Heart Prep, 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21, in a West Bay Athletic League contest Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board approves first round of measures to address budget shortfall]]> A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some non-instructional and others closer to the classroom -- to make this year to start to mitigate a $4.2 million deficit, despite the continued urging of one trustee to take a more "prudent" approach.]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years]]> A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing sale starting Thursday, Sept. 29, the hardware store announced to residents and customers this week.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo women make waiting worth it in volleyball victory]]> The Menlo College women's volleyball team had to wait an additional two weeks to settle a score. The Oaks made waiting worthwhile Tuesday night, beating host Pacific Union, 25-10, 23-25, 25-14, 25-16, in nonconference action and reversing an earlier loss to the Pioneers.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn tops SCVAL water polo standings after first round]]> The Prep Report
The Gunn boys' water polo team completed the first round of SCVAL De Anza Division play unbeaten after knocking off visiting Los Altos, 16-9, Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[State, federal bills inspired by Kate Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns]]> The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car has given rise to new state legislation and a recently introduced federal bill each aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands. ]]> <![CDATA[Avenidas heads list of new Cubberley tenants]]> With Foothill College now completing its departure from Cubberley Community Center in south Palo Alto, the city is preparing to welcome a fresh class of nonprofit groups, studios, faith-based groups and educational programs into the sprawling former high school campus.]]> <![CDATA[Football officials should also be held accountable for player safety]]> College football officials, including replay officials, must be held accountable for failure to protect players from concussions despite rules put in place for just such occurrences. A hit on receiver Francis Owusu has caused Stanford football coach David Shaw to plea for a change in how helmet-to-helmet hits are officiated.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's winning touchdown play worked like it was practiced]]> Football notebook
The fade pass from Ryan Burns to JJ Arcega-Whiteside for the go-ahead score with 24 seconds left in Stanford's 22-13 victory over UCLA on Saturday was at least a year in the making.]]>
<![CDATA[Police: Road-rage suspect brandishes gun, gets nabbed in Palo Alto]]> A man who Palo Alto police said brandished a gun at another motorist during a road-rage incident on Embarcadero Road Tuesday morning was arrested that afternoon near Stanford Shopping Center after a police search that included a lockdown at Nordstrom.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn's Enders races to boys title at Ram Invitational]]> The Prep Report
Jonas Enders followed his victory in the Moonlight Run with another one Saturday at the Ram cross country Invitational in Daly City. The Gunn senior raced the 2.4-mile course in 12:39, finishing five seconds ahead of the pack.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo's Thompson repeats as winner at Pacific Union]]> College cross country
Menlo College's Megan Thompson successfully defended her title at the Pacific Union Cross Country Invitational on Sunday, racing a 21:07 to complete the 5K course in Angwin and beating a foursome from UC Merced, which won the team title.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Morris sets MLS American rookie scoring mark]]> Of local note
Stanford grad Jordan Morris scored two goals in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win Sunday over the LA Galaxy to give him 12 goals, the most by an American rookie in MLS history. He is one of only five rookies who have scored 10 or more goals in a season.
<![CDATA[Stanford's Thomas earns Pac-12 weekly defensive football honor]]> Junior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The communication major had three tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack on Saturday. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.
<![CDATA[Oaks men complete sweep of road conference soccer matches]]> Menlo College report
Isaac Miselewicz scored late in the first half and the Menlo College men's soccer team made it stand Sunday in a 1-0 victory over host Biola in a Golden State Athletic League match.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women recover from early deficit in field hockey win]]> Cardinal corner
Sacred Heart Prep grad Harrison Enright scored three goals and the fifth-ranked Stanford men's water polo team wrapped up its four-game competition in the Mountain Pacific Invitational with an 8-6 victory over No. 7 Long Beach State Sunday at Spieker Aquatics Complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Arcega-Whiteside was ready for his turn in the spotlight]]> Cardinal football
Stanford football coach David Shaw often talks about the "next man up" culture of his program. That credo was tested Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, when Stanford overcame injuries to four starters to overtake UCLA in a thriller, 22-13, and register its ninth consecutive win in the series.]]>
<![CDATA[SHP grad Swart collects a hat trick for Princeton water polo]]> Of local note
Sacred Heart Prep grad Michael Swart scored three goals and the No. 11 Princeton men's water polo team downed Whittier, 15-9, on Saturday at the Mountain Pacific Invitational at Northgate High]]>
<![CDATA[Defense holds until offense rallies for comeback victory]]> After failing to find the end zone in the first 59:30, No. 7 Stanford football struck for two touchdowns over the final 24 seconds to beat UCLA, 22-13, in the Rose Bowl in a Pac-12 Conference contest Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[A flurry of goals spring Stanford women to soccer victory]]> Tegan McGrady broke the deadlock and Averie Collins and Jordan DiBiasi quickly followed as the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team scored three times within an eight minute span of the second half to beat visiting Oregon, 3-0, in the Pac-12 opener Saturday night.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Sales volume hits low this week]]> This week's list topper: a home sale in Atherton for $16.4 million.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales: Prices range from $625,000 to $16M]]> This week's column shows homes selling between $625,000 and $16 million.]]> <![CDATA[Rent Watch]]> When management staff has not been responsive to repair requests, how to get contact information for emergency repairs?]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, check out handcrafted blown glass objects at the Palo Alto Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale and Glass Blowing Demonstrations, learn how to replace your lawns with more water-efficient landscapes and how to create a honeybee-friendly garden.]]> <![CDATA[Minimalism with a view]]> No drawer pulls, window moldings or massive appliances mar the minimalist aesthetic of the Moody Road home, the smallest of the five homes on tour this weekend as part of the self-guided Dwell Silicon Valley Home Tour.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Cubberley Community Center, minimum wage, schools budget]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 26.]]> <![CDATA[Fashion statements]]> The stuff we hold on to, those things we collect -- dried flowers from our senior prom, the cassette mix-tape from a friend -- what do they say about our past, and what stories can they tell to others?]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley winemaker]]> Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and the surrounding area was known for its vineyards and its wine. ]]> <![CDATA[Under the sea]]> Palo Alto Players has pulled out all the stops for its season opener with a colorful, extravagant and fun production of "The Little Mermaid" as adapted for stage by Alan Menken and Doug Wright. It's big, it's bold and it pays wonderful homage to one of the most beloved animated films of all time. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: $21 million sale closes in Atherton]]> A 1957 five-bedroom home in Atherton was sold in August for $21 million, according to stats from this week's home sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Palo Alto, Mountain View have about a dozen sales]]> Palo Alto real estate leads the pack with 13 homes sold for between $950,000 and $$7,380,000, according to this week's column. ]]> <![CDATA[Between two schools]]> When it comes to the location of neighborhoods in Palo Alto, few have it better than Southgate. Bordered by Alma Street, El Camino Real, Churchill Avenue and Park Boulevard, Southgate is adjacent to both Palo Alto High School and Stanford University and close to both the shops and restaurants along California Avenue and Town and Country Village.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, which takes place this weekend; Dwell Magazine's Silicon Valley Home Tour; kids' classes at Hidden Villa farm in Los Altos Hills.]]> <![CDATA[Treasure hunting]]> I'm sure you've seen them cruising your neighborhood on a Saturday morning. They drive old station wagons or pickups, jammed with furniture and a sign "I Brake for Yard Sales" slapped on their bumpers. It's the garage sale addicts. ]]> <![CDATA[Flippin’ fantastic]]> Long gone are the days when an enterprising developer could buy a rundown house cheaply, slap on a new coat of paint, gussy up the front yard and flip the house for a quick profit. Right?]]>