If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[An ode to the object]]> Jenny Odell's "Bureau of Suspended Objects," currently on display at the Palo Alto Art Center, provokes the viewer to think about what defines art and what is relegated to rubbish.]]> <![CDATA[Autumn 'Awakening']]> Teen suicide. Academic pressure. Consent versus sexual assault. Questions about identity, health and love. These issues are likely all-too familiar to teens and college students, but they're not new. Frank Wedekind explored these topics back in 1891 when he wrote his oft-censored play "Spring Awakening." The hit musical of the same name will be staged in Stanford's recently renovated Roble Studio Theater Oct. 27-Nov. 5.]]> <![CDATA[A hotbed for hospital innovation]]> In the back of the El Camino Hospital campus in Mountain View, clinical specialist Will Johnsen slapped on a pair of 3-D glasses and began picking apart a virtual human body, pulling out neck vertebrae and arteries, rotating and manipulating each part as it's projected about 6 inches in front of a computer monitor.]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look]]> The Menlo Park-based dance company Menlowe Ballet, which offers audiences a blend of classical, contemporary and cultural dance, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with "Tribute," a program featuring two world premieres, a signature revival and a classical work. ]]> <![CDATA[120-foot redwood at Castilleja to come down]]> A 120-foot redwood on Castilleja School property will be removed this week after nearby residents and school officials agreed that it could not be saved. ]]> <![CDATA[New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation]]> Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form a stakeholder committee that will craft the measure.]]> <![CDATA[Sexual offenses, alcohol arrests top Stanford crimes]]> A new Stanford University safety and security report found that the number of reported sexual crimes and alcohol-related offenses rose in 2015. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's only girls' water polo senior finds success in home pool]]> Prep report
Chloe Ebrahimian scored four goals and recorded two assists and host Menlo School beat Aragon, 14-10, in the first round of the PAL tournament, which also doubled as a CCS play-in game. The Knights (11-7) qualified for their first CCS tournament since 2010.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo's streak alive in match decided by a third set tie-breaker]]> Prep tennis
Penelope Penfold-Patterson and Laurel Creamer decided it wasn't too late to win their doubles match on Tuesday, beating Sacred Heart Prep's Lindsey Marcus-Sarah McGrath, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), in a classic match that clinched Menlo's 4-3 victory over the visiting Gators in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division girls tennis contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawaiian golf trip a success for Cardinal women]]> Stanford roundup
The third-ranked Stanford women's golf team placed two players in the top 10 and finished third Tuesday in the Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club.
<![CDATA[Rain expected Thursday in Bay Area]]> Showers will leave the North Bay Tuesday, but another storm is due to arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday and possibly over the weekend, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.]]> <![CDATA[California Avenue gets the Halloween treatment]]> Witches, wizards, and creatures of all ages are expected to turn out for the 22nd annual Trick-or-Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival on California Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Paly grad Chryst gets his chance as Stanford's starting QB]]> Palo Alto grad Keller Chryst will get his chance as Stanford's starting quarterback. Cardinal football coach David Shaw announced the decision to start Chryst on Tuesday at his weekly press conference. Stanford plays at Arizona at 8 p.m. Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto council candidates trade barbs over negative ads]]> City Council candidate Adrian Fine is pushing back against a series of negative ads that his opponents Arthur Keller and Lydia Kou have issued in recent weeks, calling them unfair, dishonest and factually incorrect.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto moves ahead with ban on outdoor pot growth]]> Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize the practice elsewhere in the state, thanks to a ordinance that the City Council passed Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Palo Alto to honor veterans Nov. 7]]> To honor local veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as the families and caregivers who support them, the City of Palo Alto is hosting a Veterans Day Recognition Event on Monday, Nov. 7.]]> <![CDATA[SH Prep girls earn WBAL golf victory; league tourney on tap]]> Prep report
All five of Sacred Heart Prep's golfers finished within five strokes of each other Monday and the Gators completed the regular-season with a 224-263 victory over Notre Dame-Belmont at Menlo County Club in a West Bay Athletic League girls' golf match.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto to explore new zoning for affordable housing]]> Three years after it suffered a stinging rebuff from Palo Alto voters, the city's leading affordable-housing developer is preparing for a comeback. On Monday, the City Council signaled that it's ready to welcome Palo Alto Housing back, even if it means revising zoning rules to accommodate new developments.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto landlord accused of trying to force tenants out]]> An East Palo Alto landlord has been charged with felony destruction of property in an attempt to force his rent-controlled tenants out, according to a police department press release. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Williams earns MPSF weekly water polo honor]]> Cardinal corner
Freshman Bennett Williams has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo Newcomer of the Week, the conference announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn grad Zhou, Paly grad Xie lead Harvard golf to tourney title]]> Of local note
Gunn grad Anna Zhou fired a three-round total of 223 to earn medalist honors at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational over the weekend at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. ]]>
<![CDATA[SH Prep's Burke named a CCS fall sports honor coach]]> Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo coach Jon Burke earned a CCS Fall Sports Honor Coach Award, it was announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Dodson talks about her decision to commit to Stanford]]> Women's basketnall
Maya Dodson, a 6-foot-3 forward from Alpharetta, Georgia, verbally committed to the Stanford women's basketball program last week, the fourth player from the 2017 recruiting class to commit to the Cardinal. She is the No. 11-ranked prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz top 100.]]>
<![CDATA[Bailey's kicking game gives Stanford's defense a big lift]]> Football notebook
While the defense was stout in Saturday's tough 10-5 loss to Colorado, specialist Jake Bailey contributed mightily. The sophomore from Solana Beach, averaged 50.6 yards on six punts and boomed kicks of 56, 56 and a career-best 61. Two boots pinned the Buffaloes at their own 7 and 12. He was named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week by the Augusta Sports Council on Monday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Campbell returns to help Cardinal women earn soccer victory]]> College soccer
Kyra Carusa and Michelle Xiao scored a pair of first-half goals to lead Stanford past visiting Utah, 2-0, in a Pac-12 contest Sunday. Foster Langsdorf scored in the 66th minute and No. 12 Stanford beat host No. 24 UCLA on Sunday night, 3-2. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women earn important Pac-12 volleyball victory]]> Cardinal corner
With redshirt senior middle blocker Inky Ajanaku back in the lineup, the No. 14 Stanford women's volleyball team swept No. 25 USC, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21, Sunday at the Galen Center.]]>
<![CDATA[SH Prep girls water polo season headed in right direction]]> Prep report
Sacred Heart Prep senior Maddie Pendolino would rather not engage in lopsided games, thank you all the same, which is why she enjoys this time of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[Colorado becomes bowl eligible with victory over the Cardinal]]> The Stanford football team committed four turnovers Saturday and sustained a disappointing, 10-5, defeat to Colorado on Reunion Homecoming at sunny and breezy Stanford Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Time to make a change at QB after 10-5 loss to Colorado]]> A 10-5 game in baseball is something of a slugfest. A 10-5 game in football is something Stanford found itself on the short end of Saturday against Colorado.
<![CDATA[Cardinal women dominate in opening round of ITA regional]]> Stanford roundup
Stanford women's tennis players raced to a fast start on the opening day of competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Stadium Friday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep reaches semifinals in boys, girls tournaments]]> Prep water polo
Sacred Heart Prep opened the NorCal girls water polo Invitational with a pair of impressive victories Friday, beating Leland, 9-5, in regulation and Davis, 7-6, in overtime.]]>
<![CDATA[Vikings still have a chance to reach the CCS playoffs]]> Palo Alto will be playing for a playoff spot in two weeks after losing to Los Gatos, 35-6, on Friday night. The top four SCVAL De Anza teams earn entry into the CCS playoffs and the Vikings are currently fifth.]]> <![CDATA[Bears hang on to beat Aragon, clinch title tie in PAL football]]> Prep football
Aajon Johnson rushed 209 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns and the Menlo-Atherton football team topped host Aragon, 48-35, Friday to clinch at least a share of the PAL Bay Division title.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo-Atherton serves up a winner in PAL girls tennis]]> Prep report
The Menlo-Atherton girls tennis team sent its seniors off with a 7-0 home victory over Aragon on Thursday. The Bears (13-0, 16-5) complete their PAL Bay Division championship season at Woodside on Tuesday at 4 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford men aim high in Pac-12 swimming]]> On the heels of its 63rd conference championship, the Stanford men's swimming and diving team begins its 2016-17 season this week when it travels to compete in the Pacific Invitational in Stockton on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: outdoor pot cultivation, transportation projects, special events]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 24.
<![CDATA[Home Sales: Sales volume slows as fall moves forward]]> Palo Alto real estate leads the pack with nine homes sold for between $1.5 million and $4.3 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Highest sale goes over $5 million]]> The highest home sales was in Los Altos Hill, with a home selling for more than $5 million, according to this week's column. ]]> <![CDATA[If you can't beat 'em, join 'em]]> For Midpeninsula real estate agents, online real estate web sites have dramatically affected the world of home buyers, home sellers and real estate agents.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on Gamble Garden's Halloween Treasure Hunt, a workshop on hardscaping and more.]]> <![CDATA[A Scottish primer]]> Martins West Gastropub in Redwood City is all about Scotland, from the haggis on a stick to delectable fish and chips.]]> <![CDATA[The kids are alright]]> In the words of the old maxim, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Local teens have taken that credo to heart by forming Upstage Theater, an independent company that allows teens to take charge of all aspects of theater production.]]> <![CDATA[Sister sojourners]]> Three intrepid explorers from the Victorian era set off on an adventure through time in Eric Overmyer's surreal "On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)," currently staged at the Dragon Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Highest sales hover above $4 million]]> The highest home sales (in Palo Alto and Los Altos) hovered above $4 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: Sales volume slows this week]]> Mountain View real estate leads the pack with seven homes sold for between $805,000 and $2.6 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Growing your own food is great until evidence of rodents appears]]> Professorville resident Dexter Girton is an avid gardener who began noticing something was eating his crops. When he was convinced it was rats, his engineering background kicked into gear and a night-vision camera he rigged confirmed his suspicions.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on the Santa Clara Valley Native Plant Society and Acterra Nursery's Native Plant Sale at Hidden Villa Ranch in Los Altos Hills, the 8th Annual FabMo Textile Art Boutique in Palo Alto and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton tops area with $11 million home sale]]> This week, Atherton tops area with a $11 million home sale. Learn about this home sales and others in this week's list of recent home sales.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Top sale is $11 million]]> Palo Alto real estate recently sold for between $727,000 and $4.1 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Rent Watch: Live-in caregivers jeopardizing tenancy]]> My landlord recently gave me a 60-day notice to terminate my tenancy. When I asked why, my landlord said he received numerous complaints from other tenants about my caregiver smoking on the property. What can I do to avoid getting evicted from my home? ]]>