PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2017 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Prep report: Gators snap solid baseball win from Scots]]> John Gardner started it with a two-out RBI single and it blossomed into a four-run inning as Sacred Heart Prep stunned host Carlmont, 5-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League contest Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn's Shea helps give girls track and field team a win]]> Gunn has been blessed in recent years with elite girls distance runners. And while Joyce Shea, this year’s top runner, is not at the level of a Sarah Robinson or a Gillian Meeks, runners who combined for multiple Central Coast Section and state championships, she is the kind of runner that coaches hold in high regard because she maximizes her natural ability.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Danielson turns 'B' golf game into top 10 finish]]> Led by steady senior Casey Danielson, the top-ranked Stanford women's golf team finished fifth Wednesday in the Anuenue Spring Break Classic at Kapalua Bay Resort in Maui. The Cardinal carded a final-round total of 8-over 296 to complete the 54-hole event at 23-over 887.]]> <![CDATA[Auto burglary spree strikes Palo Alto]]> A string of smash-and-grab car burglaries occurred on Tuesday, March 28, the darkest night of the month, according to a Palo Alto police log.]]> <![CDATA[Project Safety Net announces new structure]]> After several years of leadership turnover and uncertainty about its sustainability, Project Safety Net, the Palo Alto youth well-being collaborative, has a new organizational structure that its members hope will provide stronger oversight and coordination of its work.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Stanford women head for hills for tennis]]> The No. 8 Stanford women's tennis team hits the road for a pair of matches this weekend, kicking off a stretch that features five of its final seven contests away from The Farm.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal men host Bears in regular-season finale]]> The second-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team returns to action for the first time in three weeks when hosts No. 12 California at 4 p.m. Saturday inside Burnham Pavilion.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day]]> While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's new full kindergarten day, teachers are less confident in its efficacy so far, according to a report the district released last week.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged]]> About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their gas bills that officials say was caused by a data-entry error.]]> <![CDATA[Science, songs and The Ten Thousand Ways]]> By day, Trisha Stan and Greg Bentsen are a professor of biology and a graduate student working in quantum engineering, respectively. By night, they swap the lab coats for guitars and mandolins, writing and performing as an award-winning Americana and folk-pop duo called The Ten Thousand Ways.]]> <![CDATA[With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades]]> School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point averages on high school transcripts, but with some outstanding questions about the mechanics of the change, including whether freshmen grades should be weighted and how the district should designate honors courses.]]> <![CDATA[$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors]]> A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Stanford baseball clicks on all cyclinders]]> Junior Quinn Brodey was a double from the cycle, freshman Will Matthiessen earned his first win and junior reliever Colton Hock moved up the Stanford baseball record books as the No. 15 Cardinal downed Long Beach State, 7-3, in a Tuesday matinee at Sunken Diamond.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks paint themselves artistic baseball victory]]> Menlo pounded 16 hits en route to an 11-3 victory over the Academy of Art at Laney College on Tuesday. Menlo scored in six of the game's nine innings on Tuesday afternoon and improved its record to 25-6 overall while Academy of Art fell to 12-18 overall.
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<![CDATA[Prep report: M-A tennis clinches ninth straight PAL title]]> The Menlo-Atherton boys tennis team added another victory to its collection, downing host Burlingame, 6-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League match on Tuesday. The Bears (14-3, 11-0) have won 123 of their last 124 PAL matches dating to the final two matches of 2008.]]> <![CDATA[Paly track and field teams get some distance on Milpitas]]> The Palo Alto boys track and field team improved to 3-0 in SCVAL competition with a fairly easy, 90-37, victory over visiting Milpitas on Tuesday. The Palo Alto girls, however, needed some big points out of its group of distance runners to outscore the Trojans, 72-55.]]> <![CDATA[TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity']]> Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion on the concept of identity -- the qualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices that make an individual or group singular and what experiences bring people together. ]]> <![CDATA[Gunn High School to get revised bell schedule this fall]]> To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional minutes requirement, the school will have a new bell schedule starting this fall, Principal Denise Herrmann announced in a message sent to staff and students Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[M-A track and field teams have enough talent to think big]]> The Menlo-Atherton track and field team has simple goals for the season: win a league championship and qualify as many athletes to the Central Coast Section meet as possible.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College's Getzelman repeats as GSAC Player of Week]]> It's a different week, but the same result for No. 7 Menlo College's slugging center fielder. Jordan Getzelman received the Golden State Athletic Conference player of the week award for the second consecutive week, making him the second player this season to take home the honors back-to-back.
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<![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Doubles key to Stanford tennis win]]> Following an amped doubles point, solid singles play in the four, five and six positions powered the 22nd-ranked Cardinal past visiting 25th-ranked Illinois, 4-2, win Monday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Woodside beats SH Prep in PAL baseball]]> Gators starter Mike York struck out five in his four innings but Sacred Heart Prep dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Woodside in a PAL baseball game on Monday.
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<![CDATA[City Council changes course on housing fees]]> In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its December decision to significantly raise the fees that office developers must contribute to support affordable housing.]]> <![CDATA[Fire battalion chiefs get raises with new contract]]> After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with four battalion chiefs in the Fire Department -- an agreement that will raise their salaries by about 15.5 percent while capping the city's contribution for their health care costs.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto baseball 'slams' host Saratoga in SCVAL play]]> Ethan Stern hit a grand slam, Ben Cleasby hit a two-run homer and the Palo Alto baseball team overwhelmed host Saratoga, 12-2, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division game Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Polynesian food truck launches in Menlo Park]]> After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon Valley startup cycle: working hard for a startup until it gets acquired, and then finding himself in search of a job again. This time, he said, he decided to pursue something different. ]]> <![CDATA[Building permits]]> A listing of building projects that have been approved by the City of Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Forood wins career game No. 400]]> Lele Forood won her 400th game as a Cardinal coach when the fifth-ranked Stanford qomen's tennis team topped visiting Hawai'i, 4-0, Sunday at Taube Family Tennis Center.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford native wins ANA Junior Inspiration golf tourney]]> Of local note
Stanford native Lucy Li won the ANA Junior Inspiration by four strokes with a tournament total 3-under-par 213 and earned an exemption into the LPGA’s first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford fencers finish 10th at NCAA championships]]> Carly Weber-Levine recorded a team-best 12-11 mark as the Stanford fencing season concluded Sunday with the women's competition in the NCAA championships at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.]]> <![CDATA[For the Stanford women, NCAA hoops win was in the details]]> Brittany McPhee suggested an adjustment for herself at halftime of Sunday's NCAA regional basketball final and Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer agreed. It turned out to be a pivotal moment in a game full of pivotal moments.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron]]> On a recent day at Starbucks in Palo Alto near Stanford Avenue, a homeless man was trying to get a bite to eat. But the beauty of this guy was that he was one of only a few people in the room who was able to see his own dignity and humanity, while at the same time not feeling sorry for himself.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception]]> Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Menlo's Miranda runs memorable mile]]> Menlo junior Robert Miranda took 10th in the Legends Mile in 4:14.85, eclipsing his own league record, at the invitational Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Home Front: seeking vintage donations; container gardening]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Talking trash - The do's and don'ts of recycling]]> Palo Alto has one of the more advanced recycling and composting programs on the Peninsula, compared to many neighboring cities like Menlo Park and Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: below-market housing; weighted GPA]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 28.]]> <![CDATA[MacLaine's performance remains unsinkable]]> Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine plays a spiteful dowager who's eminently redeemable in the "The Last Word," a dramedy about a retired businesswoman who pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. ]]> <![CDATA[Knead to bake]]> Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from herbed baguette and challah to spelt-walnut -- made by Palo Alto native Iliana Berkowitz.]]> <![CDATA[Not perfect? No problem]]> TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable, inclusive environment without the pressure to perform, be perfect, or even practice regularly.]]> <![CDATA[Mystical, magical mushrooms]]> For Stanford University graduate student Yu-chuan Phoenix Chen, a craving for mushrooms led to a surprisingly fruitful journey toward his dissertation topic and the focus of the exhibition he's curated at the Cantor Arts Center: "A Mushroom Perspective on Sacred Geography." ]]> <![CDATA[Family feuds and filial piety]]> Two elderly sisters, separated by an ocean as well as years of hostility and pain, and the two daughters who are determined to reunite them before it's too late, are at the heart of "Calligraphy," Velina Hasu Houston's multicultural family drama, now given its regional premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Art for spring: 'Flora from Fauna']]> Redwood City is gaining another set of whimsical murals in its art-loving downtown this month. Bay Area science illustrator Jane Kim has started work on "Flora from Fauna," a series depicting creatures offering passersby bouquets of chrysanthemums. ]]> <![CDATA[The dirt on gardening]]> Cooks will tell you it's mostly about using the best ingredients. For gardeners, it's all in the soil. If you have the soil right, you can plant anything and it will grow. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Live-fraction]]> Disney's 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast" -- the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars -- now gets the live-action treatment, but where last year's "The Jungle Book" felt fresh and vibrant in live action, "Beauty and the Beast" proves dispiriting.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood Snapshot: Greenmeadow]]> While many neighborhoods look eclectic with a variety of styles and heights of homes, Greenmeadow's modern uniformity and clean lines resonate with older residents as well as many newer home buyers.]]> <![CDATA[Gorilla warfare]]> Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment are taking the ultimate fighting-esque monster-a-monster showdown to the bank by throwing more "A" money at more"B" material with "Kong: Skull Island," the second installment of a burgeoning "MonsterVerse" initiated in 2014's "Godzilla" reboot.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: garden tour, permit process]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]>