If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Venus Williams meets Konta for the Bank of the West Classic title]]> Venus Williams willed herself into the finals of the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday night, beating fellow American Alison Riske, 6-1, 7-6 (2), even as she seemed to be struggling.]]> <![CDATA[Uber driver arrested for alleged sexual assault]]> East Palo Alto police have arrested an Uber driver for sexually allegedly assaulting his passenger after an incident that began in Palo Alto, police Commander Jeff Liu said in a statement.]]> <![CDATA[Outage left nearly 5,000 customers without power]]> An early morning power blackout struck thousands of Palo Alto residents on Saturday and lasted several hours, a Palo Alto Utilities representative said.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police investigate pedestrian fatality]]> A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday morning, July 23, leading to an investigation by Palo Alto police, according to a department press release.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal incoming freshman Lee is runner-up at USGA junior nationals]]> Of local note
Stanford incoming freshman Andrea Lee fell, 4 and 2, to Korean Eun Jeong Seong in the championship match of the U.S. Girls junior nationals at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Off Deadline: Journalism teacher takes aim at critical thinking, internationally]]> Esther Wojcicki -- "Woj" to her friends and the Palo Alto High School journalism and English students she has taught for nearly a third of a century -- has embarked on an international mission some see as akin to flying to the moon, a "moonshot" dream. ]]> <![CDATA[Bellis learns a thing or two about tennis from Venus]]> CiCi Bellis learned a lot of lessons at the Bank of the West Classic. It looks like she's going to be learning a lot more on the campus after officially committing to Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Press helps USA win in women's soccer match]]> Stanford grad Christen Press scored a goal and the United States women's Olympic soccer team beat Costa Rica, 4-0, on Friday night in Kansas City, KN. It was Team USA's final tune-up before traveling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son]]> The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew Pearl. Andrew walked out of a group home for persons disabled by mental illness on July 11 at around 5 p.m. and has not been heard from since.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Race, policing and reconciliation]]> On this week's webcast, guests Pastor Paul Bains of the Saint Samuel Church of God in Christ and Commander Jeff Liu of the East Palo Alto Police Department join Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about the local reaction to the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, the role of community policing, fear and support of law enforcement within minority communities, and the steps needed to bridge underlying tension. ]]> <![CDATA[Team USA women beat Russia in send-off water polo series]]> Maddie Musselman scored six times in front of a sold-out crowd at Cathedral Catholic High in San Diego Thursday night and the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team beat Russia, 16-5, in the first of a three-game set that concludes non-Olympic competition.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford golf recruit to play for girls junior title]]> Of local note
Incoming Stanford freshman Andrea Lee defeated top-seeded Hye-Jin Choi of South Korea, 1-up, in the semifinals of the U.S. Girls Junior Golf Championships at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Utsumi brings attention to women's water polo history]]> Kyle Utsumi, who will begin a new chapter in his life this fall as an eighth-grade teacher at Woodside Priory, completed another chapter recently by detailing the rise of the sport and what it took to bring it to the attention of the American public in his book, "Sydney's Silver Lining."
<![CDATA[Former Stanford football coach Green passes away]]> Dennis Green, Stanford's head football coach from 1989-91 and a member of the Cardinal staff for six seasons, died Thursday night at the age of 67. "Stanford football will miss Coach Green and forever be grateful," Cardinal coach David Shaw said.]]> <![CDATA[Postal inspector probes theft of birthday money]]> The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday cards that some victims believe may be an inside job.]]> <![CDATA[Housing eyed near busy Palo Alto intersection]]> After seeing its initial bid rebuffed by Palo Alto officials, the development team looking to construct a four-story building at the bustling intersection of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road is having another go.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Two homes in Atherton and one in Woodside recently sold for more than $10,000,000, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Recent Home Sales]]> Three $10-million homes sold on the Midpeninsula this week, including two in Atherton and one in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on the 2016 Going Native Garden Tour, Gamble Garden's 4th annual Tomato Extravaganza and more.]]> <![CDATA[From dusty teapot to useful container]]> You probably have a teapot or two in your kitchen cabinet that you aren't using. Why not repurpose your teapots instead of letting them gather dust?]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Facebook's big expansion]]> A diverse parade of nonprofit, union and civic leaders turned out Tuesday night to a meeting of the Menlo Park City Council to give their enthusiastic support for a development proposal that would eventually almost double the number of employees working at Facebook's growing campus in east Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: secondary-dwelling units, school budget]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 25.]]> <![CDATA[Hangin' with the Best of Palo Alto]]> After casting more than 25,000 votes, Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories, and today the top vote-getters receive sought-after distinction as 2016 Best of Palo Alto winners.]]> <![CDATA[Thompson won't return to Stanford women's basketball team]]> Stanford guard Lili Thompson will not play for the Stanford women's basketball team in her senior year at the school according to a report in the Mercury-News filed Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Bellis makes it to the quarterfinal round at Bank of the West Classic]]> CiCi Bellis continued her run through the Bank of the West Classic, beating fellow American Sachia Vickery, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, Thursday in the second round at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Olympics bring different tennis personalities, talents together]]> Although the Bank of the West Classic brings a wide variety of professional women's tennis players to the courts at Stanford University, the top four seed players for the event all had one thing in common: a mindset for the upcoming Rio Olympics.]]> <![CDATA[For ex-Stanford player Markisha Coleman, basketball is still central]]> Markisha Coleman remains immersed in basketball, as a player, a coach, a mentor and volunteer. Playing in the San Francisco Women's Pro-Am keeps her involved and in shape. She's also making an impact as a coach at Menlo-Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[SJSU's Hardee introduced as Menlo College softball coach]]> Menlo College Director of Athletics Keith Spataro introduced Christen Hardee as the ninth softball coach in Menlo College history, which dates to 1991.
<![CDATA[English rugby club to hold an event in East Palo Alto]]> Of local note
The Harlequin Football Club, a rugby team based in London, will make an appearance at Rich May Field in East Palo Alto on Monday, August 1, 2016 between 4 pm and 7 pm., which includes a series of clinics divided by age.]]>
<![CDATA[Down to the grain]]> The bread and pastries at Manresa Bread's new location in downtown Los Altos are not your average baked goods. ]]> <![CDATA[It's one step 'Beyond'...]]> Fifty years after the network-television debut of "Star Trek" comes "Star Trek Beyond," unlucky No. 13 for "Trek" at the movies. The Magnificent Space-Seven ride again: space-cowboy Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), emotionally repressed Commander Spock (Zachary Quinto), irritable Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban), fumblingly resourceful Lieutenant Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (Simon Pegg, who co-writes this entry with Doug Jung), all-heart Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), hot-dogging pilot Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (John Cho), and whimsical Ensign Pavel Chekov (the late Anton Yelchin).]]> <![CDATA[Venus Williams wins a tough match at the Bank of the West Classic]]> Venus Williams found a third gear in her third set Wednesday and staved off an upset bid by Magda Linette to capture a 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2 victory in the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn grad Acker honored as Pac-12 Woman of the Year]]> Gunn grad Rachael Acker was named Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced. Acker, who swam for California the past four years, becomes the Conference's candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year]]> <![CDATA[A thought-provoking premiere]]> TheatreWorks presents Suzanne Bradbeer's "Confederates," a play packed with timely questions about journalistic ethics and the ever-present political minefield of our nation's racially charged history. ]]> <![CDATA[A busy track and field week ahead for the Peninsula Flyers]]> Menlo School sophomore Alexandra Chan will be a little busy next week. If everything goes according to schedule, she'll be competing in at least one event a day at the USATF National Olympic Track and Field Championships to be held at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State, beginning Monday and running through Sunday, July 31.]]> <![CDATA[Eastside stories]]> Eastside Prep students in a new summer program have the chance to do the behind-the-scenes work for a production starring local theater professionals.]]> <![CDATA[de Young at heart]]> Steve Ferrera's Palo Alto High School students may know him best as the man in charge of the school's Fiery Arts program. But this summer, the artist has an exciting extracurricular project of his own: a July residency at San Francisco's de Young Museum while working on a multimedia children's book.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column includes information on Palo Alto's annual Festival of the Arts, free gardening workshops at the Palo Alto Library and how to grow carrots.]]> <![CDATA[Fresh, delicious and decorative]]> Driving by Sunny Chen's Leland Manor home, most people don't realize that the front yard is planted with vegetables and fruits. A closer look reveals a row of tall sunflowers intermixed with natives and drought-tolerant plants -- and a few cantaloupes and eggplants.]]> <![CDATA[Tried and true]]> As Italian restaurants go, Redwood City's Vino Santo Bistro is a charmer -- not exactly old-school, not exactly trendy. ]]> <![CDATA[The romance between the chairs]]> The drama of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the experimental daring of Igor Stravinsky, the sophistication of Sergei Rachmaninov and much more take on an added level of intimacy this summer when the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival delves into the repertoire, guided by this year's theme, "Russian Reflections."]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Atherton home tops $11 million]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, visit the first Passive Energy House in Palo Alto, check out the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and more. ]]> <![CDATA[From single-story ranch to two-story modern]]> When Adam Hawley and Suzan Szollar married and bought their little house on a corner lot in The Willows in 2001, it seemed j-u-s-t right. But by the time their second child came along, they were bursting out of its two-bedroom seams.]]> <![CDATA[Stepping back in style]]> Filoli House and Gardens is celebrating its centennial with special programs and displays designed to whisk visitors back in time to the days of afternoon teas, formal balls and society dinners. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Jazz Festival in full swing]]> For jazz fans, highlights of the annual Stanford Jazz Festival are many, with world-class talent both locally and globally sourced.]]> <![CDATA[Building permits]]> The following building permits issued by the City of Palo Alto show home and commercial renovations occurring throughout the city.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features news on two summer story times at Gamble Garden, information from nonprofit Acterra on how to convert your lawn to a native plant garden and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Patriotic display]]> Palo Alto artist Helen Hu, who has been making silk flower wreaths since 2010, shares her techniques for creating a spectacular deco mesh red, white and blue door decoration for the Fourth of July.]]>