BRIONES' PHOENIX ... The historic remnant adobe wall of Palo Alto pioneer Juana Briones' home will be displayed for the first time since its May 2011 demolition at an exhibit of her life at the California Historical Society. The exhibition, "Juana Briones y Su California: Pionera, Fundadora, Curandera," opens Jan. 26 and runs through June 8 at 678 Mission St., San Francisco. The 150-year-old home at 4155 Old Adobe Road in Palo Alto became the focus of a long court battle between preservationists and the property owners. The adobe wall was rescued by the Friends of Juana Briones House.
JUANA RUN? ... The 18th Annual community race, Juana Run, will take place in the Barron Park neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 22. Participants can take part in the competitive 8K race or 5K and 1-mile fun runs, pre-K through grade 5 children's races and special-needs Challenge Race. Juana Run benefits Barron Park PTA, Terman Middle School PTA and Gunn High Sports Boosters. Race and volunteer registration is at www.juanarun.org.
PARKING DIVERSION? ... The long-anticipated California Avenue Streetscape Project could begin construction in March. To help prevent additional parking congestion and traffic, the city plans to expand parking along Birch Street between California Avenue and Oregon Expressway in January. City staff is negotiating with Caltrain to use the California Avenue station parking lot for construction equipment and parking. More information is available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/calave.