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JUNE 2012

VIDEO: Community dog walk at Mitchell Park

More than 100 dog owners and volunteers showed up at Mitchell Park on Sunday, June 24, for a community dog walk and fundraiser held by the Silicon Valley chapter of One Brick. (Posted June 27, 2012)

VIDEO: Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

Some 300 vintage and collectible cars were on exhibit at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance auto show June 24 at Stanford. (Posted June 26, 2012)

VIDEO: Pursuing perfection

Nicola Schmidt and Elle Billman, two girls on the Santa Clara Aquamaids ages 13-15 Nationals team, talk about their love of synchronized swimming and how the sport is far tougher than it looks. (Posted June 22, 2012)

VIDEO: World Music Day rocks downtown Palo Alto

Highlights from the June 17, 2012, World Music Day in downtown Palo Alto. (Posted June 19, 2012)

First Person: A conversation with Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck, the NFL's top draft pick from 2012 and Stanford's graduating star quarterback, talks about starting his career as a professional football player with the Indianapolis Colts and reflects on his time at Stanford in this exclusive one-on-one interview. (Posted June 15, 2012)

MAY 2012

VIDEO: 41st Annual Stanford Powwow

Highlights from the 41st Annual Stanford Powwow celebrating Native-American art, culture and tradition. (Posted May 14, 2012)

VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 3

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. This third segment focuses on the Teen Arts Council. (Posted May 8, 2012)

VIDEO: Palo Alto celebrates May Fete Parade

Highlights from the 90th annual Palo Alto May Fete Parade. (Posted May 5, 2012)

APRIL 2012

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Phil Jaber

Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee talks with Lisa Van Dusen -- over a cup of coffee -- at his downtown Palo Alto coffee shop at Forest Avenue and Alma Street. (Posted April 15, 2012)

VIDEO: Saving the birds (Pandemonium Aviaries)

Michele Raffin, founder and director of Pandemonium Aviaries, talks about conservation and her efforts to save rare bird species one bird at a time. (Posted April 13, 2012)

VIDEO: Palo Alto celebrates 2012 Tall Tree Awards

Highlights from the 2012 Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards, held April 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Recipients were Whole Foods Market, Foundation for a College Education, John Barton and Alison Cormack. (Posted April 12, 2012)

VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 2

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. The second segment focuses on the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP). (Posted April 4, 2012)

MARCH 2012

VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 1

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area. The first segment focuses on The Special Needs Archery Program (S.N.A.P). (Posted March 16, 2012)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Linda Williams

Linda Williams, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), discusses the challenges of leading the nation's largest Planned Parenthood affiliate. (Posted March 11, 2012)

VIDEO: Celebrating science

Children and their parents descend on the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo for Family Science Night. (Posted March 9, 2012)

VIDEO: A romance in black and white

Henry and Rochelle Ford, who met as teenagers in the 1950s, talk about their marriage of 52 years, and the instances of prejudice they have faced as an interracial couple over the years. (Posted March 2, 2012)


VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Mary Lynn Fitton

Mary Lynn Fitton, founder of The Art of Yoga Project, discusses her work helping teen girls in the criminal justice system develop self-control and self-esteem through yoga and the creative arts. (Posted Feb. 26, 2012)

VIDEO: South Court's 'gadget guy'

Artist and designer Neal Ormond creates flamethrowers, armored vehicles and other unique creations in his back yard. (Posted Feb. 25, 2012)

VIDEO: When Daniel met Rosanne...

In celebration of Valentine's Day, longtime married couple Daniel and Rosanne Leeson talk about how they first met, love and relationships, and share their secrets to 52 years of a successful marriage. (Posted Feb. 14, 2012)

VIDEO: Teens unite at 'Break Through' bonfire

Jade Chamness, founder of Break Through the Static, talks about the Jan. 28 bonfire hosted in Palo Alto and the organization's aspirations to create a peer-to-peer support network for local teens who have experienced a loss to suicide and mental health issues. Posted Feb. 1, 2012)


VIDEO: World War II veteran honored for heroism after 66 years

World War II veteran Carl Clark, 95, of Menlo Park receives the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device during a ceremony at Moffett Field. (Posted Jan. 18, 2012)

VIDEO: 'Day of Service' celebrates MLK's legacy

Highlights from the "Day of Service" celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto Jan. 16. (Posted Jan. 17, 2012)


VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Jeremy Lin

NBA point guard Jeremy Lin, a graduate of Palo Alto High School (Class of 2006) and Harvard University (Class of 2010), reflects on his Palo Alto basketball roots, his experiences as a trailblazing Asian and Ivy League player in the NBA, and his dreams for the future. (Dec. 19, 2011)

VIDEO: Modern-day magician

David Gerard, a magician and mentalist, performs a few tricks from his show to passers-by on University Avenue. (Posted Dec. 9, 2011)


VIDEO: William J. Perry: A cold warrior

An interview with former former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. (Posted Nov. 10, 2011)

VIDEO: Crowd gathers Saturday for 'Occupy Palo Alto' event

Members of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center lead an "Occupy Palo Alto" event at King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall. (Posted Nov. 6, 2011)


VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Kelly McGonigal

Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., discusses her wide-ranging research and teaching. (Posted Oct. 30, 2011)

VIDEO: 212 pounds of pumpkin pride

Dennis McClellan, store director of Piazza's Fine Foods, talks about his pride and joy -- a 212 pound pumpkin he grew. (Posted Oct. 28, 2011)

VIDEO: Changes coming to California Avenue

This video about proposed changes to Palo Alto's California Avenue was produced by Palo Alto resident Roland Vogl -- a graduate of the Citizen Journalist Academy -- as part of a collaboration between Palo Alto Online and the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. (Posted Oct. 26, 2011)

VIDEO: UNAFF and community

Ronny Hamed, a recent graduate of Palo Alto Online's Citizen Video Journalist Academy, produced this video about the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival. (Posted Oct. 21, 2011)

VIDEO: El Camino Park set for reservoir, renovation

Highlights from a special groundbreaking ceremony at El Camino Park as work begins on a 2.5 million emergency water reservoir. (Posted Oct. 18, 2011)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Matt Severson

Matt Severson, a 2007 Palo Alto High School graduate, talks about his involvement with The School Fund, among other issues. (Posted Oct. 9, 2011)


VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Sal Khan

Sal Khan, founder of the Mountain View-based Khan Academy, talks about his life and career. (Posted Sept. 25, 2011)

VIDEO: Final strike for Palo Alto Bowl

Fans of Palo Alto Bowl talk about their memories as the alley prepares to shutter for good. (Posted Sept. 23, 2011)

VIDEO: Sept. 11 remembered

Midpeninsula residents share their stories of heartbreak and hope on 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Posted Sept. 9, 2011)


VIDEO: East Palo Alto residents protest sale of apartments

East Palo Alto residents and community activists protest Wells Fargo's planned sale of apartment complexes to Equity Residential. (Posted Aug. 23, 2011)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Dr. Mahadevan

Dr. S.V. Mahadevan, director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI), talks about his professional challenges and accomplishments. (Posted Aug. 21, 2011)

VIDEO: 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto recently hosted a summer gathering honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California. (Posted Aug. 18, 2011)

VIDEO: Palo Alto Obon Festival

Highlights from the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple's 63rd annual Obon Festival. (Posted Aug. 12, 2011)

VIDEO: Local political activists rally outside Eshoo's office

About 50 local political activists gathered in front of U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office Aug. 10 as part of a nationwide "Jobs Not Cuts" campaign. (Posted Aug. 11, 2011)

JULY 2011

VIDEO: No ordinary summer

Highlights from performances by Summer Rock Camp students. (Posted July 22, 2011)

VIDEO: Turning the page on the Downtown Library

Interviews with Library Director Monique le Conge and Assistant Library Director Cornelia van Aken, and a tour of the newly renovated Downtown Library. (Posted July 8, 2011)

JUNE 2011

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Meg Waite Clayton

Novelist Meg Waite Clayton talks about the challenges and triumphs of writing, and gets in some quality time with her pet Golden Retriever, Frodo. (Posted June 26, 2011)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Dr. Ed Weiss

Ed Weiss, M.D., a pioneering practitioner of acupuncture in Palo Alto for more than 35 years, talks to Lisa Van Dusen about his career. (Posted June 11, 2011)

VIDEO: Egrets and herons, oh my!

Snowy egrets are flocking to the Palo Alto Baylands this spring, building nests high in the trees. (Posted June 7, 2011)

VIDEO: Mother of fatally shot infant speaks out

Highlights from a press conference in East Palo Alto about the fatal shooting of a 3-month-old boy. (Posted June 6, 2011)

VIDEO: Paly celebrates historic volleyball season

Palo Alto High School athletes and coaches celebrated the school's historic volleyball season with a celebration at the school on June 1. (Posted June 1, 2011)

MAY 2011

SLIDE SHOW: The history of sound

Take a sneak peek into Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, which features a collection of more than 350,000 different audio recordings, photographs, records, posters and phonographs. (Posted May 27, 2011)

SLIDE SHOW: Keeping the culture alive

Audio slideshow highlighting the 40th annual Stanford Powwow. (Posted May 13, 2011)

VIDEO: May Fete Parade rolls through Palo Alto

Highlights from the 89th annual May Fete Children's Parade through downtown Palo Alto. (Posted May 7, 2011)

APRIL 2011

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Sandy Stadler

Sandy Stadler, the superintendent of Palo Alto Animal Services for more than 14 years, talks to Lisa Van Dusen about her career helping animals. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted April 24, 2011)

VIDEO: Rally for the Planet

Highlights from the Earth Day "Rally for the Planet" event on April 22, 2011, at JLS Middle School in Palo Alto. (Posted April 22, 2011)

VIDEO: Robo-party

Engineers, hobbyists, and robot lovers of all ages congregated at Stanford University on April 14 during National Robotics Week to attend the university's second annual "Robot Block Party." (Posted April 19, 2011)

VIDEO: Eshoo, Simitian and Gordon high-speed rail announcement

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Joe Simitian and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon laid out their vision for "high-speed rail done right" April 18 at the Menlo Park Caltrain station. (Posted April 18, 2011)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Nanci Kauffman

Nanci Kauffman, a Palo Alto resident and the new head of Castilleja School, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about educating young women, her ideas on new approaches to science and technology education, and global citizenship. (Posted April 10, 2011)

VIDEO: Students, parents in tune at Jordan barn dance

Jordan Middle School hosts a barn dance for students and parents following "folk dance week." (Posted April 6, 2011)

MARCH 2011

VIDEO: Giving Bach to the community

The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major" during rehearsal for its 45th anniversary concert at Costa'o Elementary School. (Posted March 25, 2011)

VIDEO: Parents, counselors discuss teen stress at forum

Highlights from the March 22, 2011, forum in Palo Alto hosted by Adolescent Counseling Services. (Posted March 23, 2011)

VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Michael Kieschnick

Michael Kieschnick, Palo Alto resident and co-founder and president of CREDO Mobile, a San Francisco-based wireless company that donates a portion of its revenues to progressive groups world-wide, talks to Palo Alto Online about his work and life. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted March 13, 2011)

VIDEO: Palo Alto residents, officials celebrate Arbor Day

Highlights from Palo Alto's Arbor Day celebration March 12, 2011, at Eleanor Pardee Park. (Posted March 14, 2011)

VIDEO: Helpful voices

Video about the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic studio's week-long record-a-thon (Feb. 28-March 4, 2011). (Posted March 4, 2011)


VIDEO: First Person: A conversation with Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco, Palo Alto resident and mother of Oscar-nominated actor James Franco, talks to Palo Alto Online about her upcoming play "Metamorhosis: Junior Year" and other topics. Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. (Posted Feb. 25, 2011)

VIDEO: Residents reflect on anniversary of plane crash

East Palo Alto residents reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 17, 2010, fatal plane crash in East Palo Alto. (Posted Feb. 17, 2011)

VIDEO: Giants' World Series trophy rolls through Palo Alto

Scores of San Francisco Giants fans descend on Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto to catch a glimpse of the Giants 2010 World Series trophy. (Posted Feb. 16, 2011)

VIDEO: Parents, school officials exchange tense words

Palo Alto parents showed their frustration during an interfaith "Stand Up For Our Youth" meeting on Feb. 13, 2011. (Posted Feb. 14, 2011)

VIDEO: End of the line for Caltrain?

Three different Caltrain commuters discuss why they take Caltrain and how the proposed cuts to stations and trains would impact their commute and other riders. (Posted Feb. 11, 2011)

VIDEO: West Bay Opera takes on 'Turandot'

West Bay Opera singers Alexandra LoBianco and David Gustafson perform "In Questa Reggia" from Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot" during rehearsal. (Posted Feb. 11, 2011)

VIDEO: Facebook moving headquarters to Menlo Park

Highlights from a press conference announcing Facebook's move to Menlo Park. (Posted Feb. 8, 2011)

VIDEO: Powerline catches fire in Palo Alto, people evacuate

Businesses are evacuated and streets are closed as firefighters battle a powerline blaze on Cambridge Avenue. (Posted Feb. 1, 2011)


VIDEO: President Obama confers lifetime 'Call to Service' award

Linda Vargas, who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years, received a presidential award from President Barack Obama on Jan. 26. (Posted Jan. 28, 2011)

SLIDE SHOW: Debate -- Finding their voices, head to head

A look (and listen) at various styles of debate, as demonstrated by Palo Alto high school students. (Posted Jan. 28, 2011)

VIDEO: A mission of music

Pianists LaDoris Cordell and Josephine Gandolfi perform "Spring Intermezzo," composed by Betty Jackson King. (Posted Jan. 21, 2011)

VIDEO: Palo Alto police outline assault on crime wave

Members of the Palo Alto Police Department discuss their ongoing investigation into recent armed robberies. (Posted Jan. 20, 2011)

VIDEO: Sunday celebration honors 'King's Dream'

Highlights from the annual Community and Interfaith Celebration on Jan. 16 in Palo Alto. (Posted Jan. 17, 2011)

VIDEO: Paly's state championship teams honored

Highlights from the historic "Parade of Champions" through downtown Palo Alto Jan. 8, 2011. The parade was held to honor the state champion Palo Alto High School football and volleyball teams. (Posted Jan. 8, 2011)


VIDEO: San Mateo police announce arrest in David Lewis homicide

Highlights from the Dec. 20 press conference in San Mateo. (Posted Dec. 20, 2010)

VIDEO: Palo Altan receives French Legion of Honor medal

Sixty-six years after he stormed onto Omaha Beach in France in the early hours of World War II's D-Day invasion, Alfred Pepper, now 96, was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal in his Palo Alto home. (Posted Dec. 17, 2010)

VIDEO: City leaders, residents celebrate 'Scott Meadow'

Highlights from the "Scott Meadow" dedication ceremony Dec. 11 at Greer Park. (Posted Dec. 13, 2010)

VIDEO: 25th annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest reception

Video from the annual reception, held Dec. 9, 2010, at Kepler's Books. (Posted Dec. 10, 2010)

VIDEO: Holiday Fund -- Teachers find big help in small bucks

Video about the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and the non-profit East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. (Posted Dec. 10, 2010)


VIDEO: Group seeks to bring Palo Alto history to life

A virtual walkthrough of how the Palo Alto History Museum will look when renovations are completed in 2012. (Posted Nov. 19, 2010)

VIDEO: Audrey Rust tells of POST's vision for an open coast

Highlights from Audrey Rust's speech after being honored with the 2010 Athena Award. (Posted Nov. 19, 2010)

SLIDE SHOW: Grooving for a good cause

Slide show about the LIVERight Zumbathon 2010 at Stanford. (Posted Nov. 15, 2010)

VIDEO: More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally

Video footage from a high-speed rail rally/protest Nov. 7, 2010, in Burlingame. (Posted Nov. 7, 2010)

VIDEO: College Terrace Library re-opens

After a year-long remodel, the doors of the College Terrace branch of the Palo Alto library system were thrown open to the public again Nov. 6, 2010. (Posted Nov. 7, 2010)

VIDEO: A Giant celebration in San Francisco

Palo Alto Weekly staff members Rachel Hatch and Rachel Palmer ventured out to San Francisco Nov. 3 to capture video footage of the Giants World Series parade and celebration. (Posted Nov. 4, 2010)


VIDEO: Car hits, flips ambulance on El Camino in Palo Alto

Aftermath of a collision on El Camino Real between a Toyota sedan and an ambulance. (Posted Oct. 26, 2010)

VIDEO: The battle over Measure R

Two sides of the Measure R debate are explored. (Posted Oct. 15, 2010)

VIDEO: Hundreds celebrate Palo Alto Black & White Ball

Highlights and interviews from the 2010 Palo Alto Black & White Ball. (Posted Oct. 4, 2010)


VIDEO: McConaughey and 49ers unite for kids' health

Actor Matthew McConaughey and Pro Bowl football players Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis huddled at the San Francisco 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto Sept. 28 to emphasize the importance of daily exercise, nutrition and healthy activity for kids. (Posted Sept. 28, 2010)

VIDEO: Midtown attic fire doused quickly

Video footage of firefighters quickly extinguishing a minor blaze in the attic of a home in Midtown. (Posted Sept. 27, 2010)


VIDEO: A new way to pay

Video about Palo Alto start-up company Bling Nation. (Posted Aug. 30, 2010)

VIDEO: High-speed rail station a tough sell in Palo Alto

Video clip from a contentious high-speed rail meeting in Palo Alto on Aug. 24, 2010. (Posted Aug. 24, 2010)

VIDEO: Tradition, culture highlight Obon Festival

Highlights from the 62nd annual Obon Festival in Palo Alto. (Posted Aug. 2, 2010)

JUNE 2010

VIDEO: The poetry of Palo Alto

Palo Alto poet Pearl Karrer recites her poem about Foothills Park while photos of the area are displayed. (Posted June 7, 2010)

MAY 2010

VIDEO: 31st annual Palo Alto Tall Tree awards

Highlights from the 2010 Palo Alto Tall Tree awards. Stern Mortgage Company, Vic and Mary Ojakian, the Downtown Streets Team and Roxy Rapp were honored. (Posted May 3, 2010)

APRIL 2010

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 6

Part 6. (Posted April 19, 2010)

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 5

Part 5. (Posted April 19, 2010)

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 4

Part 4. (Posted April 19, 2010)

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 3

Part 3. (Posted April 15, 2010)

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 2

Part 2. (Posted April 15, 2010)

City Manager James Keene talks to Midtown residents -- Part 1

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene discussed the city budget and city priorities with residents of the Midtown neighborhood on April 13, 2010. Part 1. (Posted April 15, 2010)

VIDEO: Investing in Palo Alto K-9s

Three Palo Alto police dogs earn bulletproof vests during a ceremony at City Hall. (Posted April 13, 2010)

MARCH 2010

VIDEO: Finances, infrastructure highlight 'State of the City'

Highlights from Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt's "State of the City" address. (Posted March 2, 2010)


VIDEO: Feds begin investigation into plane crash

Two-part video featuring an afternoon press conference about the fatal crash of a small plane in East Palo Alto Feb. 17. (Posted Feb. 18, 2010)

VIDEO: Silicon Valley report shows a 'region at risk'

Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock discusses the "2010 Index" report. (Posted Feb. 10, 2010)

VIDEO: El Camino bell to grace El Palo Alto site

Bellmaker John Kolstad installs a new "El Camino Real bell" to mark the site of the historic El Palo Alto, the city's namesake tree. (Posted Feb. 4, 2010)


VIDEO Streetwise: 'Tell us about your first kiss'

Everyday people share their "first kiss" experiences in this video. Shot in high definition. (Posted Jan. 22, 2010)

VIDEO: Serenity in sound

Artist Steve "Spike" Finch finds peace in propane tanks by turning them into gentle Zen Tambour drums. (Posted Jan. 15, 2010)

VIDEO: Bomb threat empties Palo Alto City Hall

City employees are forced to evacuate Palo Alto City Hall following a bomb threat Jan. 7. (Posted Jan. 7, 2010)


VIDEO: New Lytton Plaza opens in Palo Alto

A refurbished Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto debuts during a special ceremony Dec. 18. (Posted Dec. 18, 2009)

VIDEO: Palo Alto Vignettes

Former and current Palo Altans recall Greenmeadow neighborhood's early days, foothills communes, electrical substations and tennis at Stanford. (Posted Dec. 10, 2009)


VIDEO: It takes an urban village

Video about the Oct. 18 grand opening of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. (Posted Oct. 23, 2009)

VIDEO: Palo Alto's oldest black church celebrates rebirth

Video about the revitalization of Palo Alto's historic A.M.E. Zion Church. (Posted Oct. 16, 2009)

VIDEO: Palo Alto City Council candidate interviews

Highlights from interviews with the 14 candidates for the Palo Alto City Council. (Posted Oct. 12, 2009)


VIDEO: Midtown explosion, fire draws help from three cities

Footage from the aftermath of a two-alarm house fire on Maureen Avenue in Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 30, 2009)

VIDEO: Union strikes in Palo Alto

Workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) march and chant at City Hall and around downtown. (Posted Sept. 24, 2009)

VIDEO: Two-alarm fire chars downtown restaurant

Firefighters hit the scene of a two-alarm blaze at Evvia Estiatorio in downtown Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 24, 2009)

VIDEO: 2009 annual Electric Car Rally in Palo Alto

Highlights from the electric-car rally at Palo Alto High School. (Posted Sept. 4, 2009)


VIDEO: 2009 Senior Games -- Roger Gentilhomme interview

An interview with 100-year-old Senior Games athlete Roger Gentilhomme. (Posted Aug. 14, 2009)

VIDEO: Celebration of Athletes at the 2009 Senior Games

Highlights from the Celebration of Athletes ceremony of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, featuring Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and former Olympian Jennifer Azzi. (Posted Aug. 9, 2009)

VIDEO: Interviews with the 2009 Senior Games athletes

Up close and personal: Palo Alto Online reporter Sue Dremann talks with a 94-year-old triple jumper, 57-year-old archer and others. (Posted Aug. 9, 2009)

VIDEO: Fireworks, torch relay open Senior Games

Highlights from the torch relay and cauldron lighting that marked the start of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games. (Posted Aug. 2, 2009)

JULY 2009

VIDEO: Hanging mannequin prompts 911 calls, rescue

Footage from a search-and-rescue simulation in East Palo Alto. (Posted July 27, 2009)

Protesters rally outside office of Anna Eshoo

Video of protesters outside the Palo Alto office of U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. (Posted July 20, 2009)

SLIDE SHOW: Clinical compassion

Slide show about the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic. (Posted July 10, 2009)

JUNE 2009

VIDEO: Thousands visit Palo Alto World Music fest

Video from Palo Alto World Music Day on June 21, 2009. (Posted June 22, 2009)

VIDEO: Palo Alto High School graduation 2009

Highlights from Palo Alto High School's 2009 graduation. (Posted June 10, 2009)

VIDEO: An eye on the world

Video montage featuring the judging and winning images of the 18th annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest. (Posted June 5, 2009)

VIDEO: 'A fascinating machine'

Robert Huw Morgan performs on the Fisk-Nanney pipe organ in Stanford's Memorial Church. (Posted June 5, 2009)

VIDEO: City eyes mezzanine for bigger police station

A tour of the mezzanine above Palo Alto police headquarters. (Posted June 4, 2009)

MAY 2009

VIDEO: Goats for the greater good

Stanford Goat Project fundraiser brings livestock to campus. (Posted May 21, 2009)

VIDEO: They've done it all

Video interviews with the Lifetimes of Achievement recipients for 2009. (Posted May 1, 2009)

APRIL 2009

VIDEO: And the walls come tumbling down...

The long-abandoned California Craft and Floral building on Alma Street gets demolished. (Posted April 28, 2009)

VIDEO: A celebration of everything Earth

Palo Alto residents celebrate Earth Day 2009 at the Lucie Stern Community Center. (Posted April 22, 2009)

VIDEO: Bird-like electric car to make Palo Alto debut Wednesday

Reporter Gennady Sheyner and photographer/videographer Veronica Weber get a glimpse of two Aptera electric car prototypes. (Posted April 20, 2009)

VIDEO: 2009 Tall Tree awardees honored

Five separate videos featuring the acceptance speeches of the 2009 Tall Tree Award winners. (Posted April 17, 2009)

VIDEO: A total cure for health care? - Part one

Harold "Hal" Luft speaks on the idea of universal coverage for hospital stays and chronic illness. (Posted April 3, 2009)

VIDEO: A total cure for health care? - Part two

Harold "Hal" Luft speaks on primary-care doctors and eliminating health insurance companies. (Posted April 3, 2009)

VIDEO: A total cure for health care? - Part three

Harold "Hal" Luft answers audience questions at Books Inc. in Palo Alto. (Posted April 3, 2009)

MARCH 2009

POWERPOINT: Rod Diridon: High-speed rail on-track, needed

Powerpoint presentation on high-speed-rail projects worldwide. (Posted March 18, 2009)

VIDEO: Mayor: Green revolution will aid economy

Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier stresses environment, economy in annual "State of the City" speech. (Posted March 9, 2009)

VIDEO: Uncut 'State of the City' address, part 1 of 5

VIDEO: Uncut 'State of the City' address, part 2 of 5

VIDEO: Uncut 'State of the City' address, part 3 of 5

VIDEO: Uncut 'State of the City' address, part 4 of 5

VIDEO: Uncut 'State of the City' address, part 5 of 5

VIDEO: Protestors march against high-speed rail

Palo Alto residents and their children rally against the high-speed-rail project. (Posted March 2, 2009)


VIDEO: Music from the heart

Heartstrings Music founders Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger perform a tune. (Posted Feb. 13, 2009)

VIDEO: 'Freedom Riders' of technology honored

Three prominent African-American Silicon Valley technologists are honored at Palo Alto City Hall. (Posted Feb. 3, 2009)


VIDEO: Palo Alto crowd gathers to honor King, Obama

Scores of people jam King Plaza on Martin Luther King Day to honor the memory of the Civil Rights leader. (Posted Jan. 19, 2009)

VIDEO: Learning to fly — and land

Members of the STREB company — which combines modern dance, gymnastics, ballet and stunt work — rehearse for the "STREB vs. Gravity" performance at Stanford. (Posted Jan. 16, 2009)

VIDEO: Special feature: Facing off

Palo Alto high school students sound off about Facebook and gossip websites. (Posted Jan. 16, 2009)

VIDEO: Stanford students protest Israeli military actions

About 100 Stanford students gather Friday on campus to protest Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip, calling for a cease fire to end the conflict. Meanwhile, perhaps 75 pro-Israel supporters stage a counter-demonstration. (Posted Jan. 9, 2009)


VIDEO: Born fighters

Slide show/video about the East Palo Alto Boxing Club. (Posted Dec. 31, 2008)

VIDEO: Survey of sound

Video about the theremin on display at the Museum of American Heritage. The invention is a futuristic musical instrument that requires no physical contact whatsoever by the player. (Posted Dec. 18, 2008)

VIDEO: Teach your students well

Veteran folk-country musician Carol McComb teaches students how to play the guitar. (Posted Dec. 12, 2008)


VIDEO: Sea Scout building restoration begins

Construction workers hired by the Environmental Volunteers begin the process of moving the boat-shaped Sea Scout building that sits on the edge of the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. (Posted Nov. 14, 2008)

VIDEO: Marchers protest 'racial profiling'

A Sunday afternoon march by East Palo Alto residents and their supporters in protest of racial profiling ends at Palo Alto City Hall with a call for the resignation of Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson. (Posted Nov. 9, 2008)


VIDEO: Police told to check out persons based on race

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson tells residents that blacks and Hispanics may be questioned based on descriptions of burglars and robbers. (Posted Oct. 31, 2008)


VIDEO: The golden rule

Palo Alto resident Tom Wyman talks about the history and utility of the slide rule. (Posted Sept. 19, 2008)

VIDEO: Moonlight Run draws record crowd

More than 3,000 people attend the 24th annual Moonlight Run & Walk in Palo Alto. (Posted Sept. 15, 2008)


VIDEO: Still spreading his wings

Professorville resident Arthur Morse, 86, talks about and demonstrates his passion — flying. (Posted Aug. 20, 2008)

VIDEO: An exclusive interview with Pat Briggs

A one-on-one interview with retired Palo Alto Children's Theatre Director Pat Briggs. (Posted Aug. 6, 2008)

JULY 2008

VIDEO: Meet Mr. 1776

A look at the expansive Revolutionary War collection of Palo Alto resident Richard Alexander. (Posted July 29, 2008)

VIDEO: An Eichler remodeled with honor

Architectural designer Leena Kharkar-Kalakkad gives a tour of her remodeled Eichler home in Palo Alto's Meadow Park neighborhood. (Posted July 17, 2008)

VIDEO: iPhone fervor

Scores of eager iPhone fans pour into the Apple store on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto for the release of the new iPhone 3G. (Posted July 11, 2008)

VIDEO: Apple of my iPhone

Buyers line up outside the Apple Store on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto the day before the release of the new iPhone. (Posted July 10, 2008)

VIDEO: Chili competitors cook up hot July 4

Footage from the 27th annual Chili Cook-off, July 4 at Mitchell Park. (Posted July 5, 2008)

JUNE 2008

VIDEO: New Palo Alto city manager James Keene

James Keene, a former city manager of both Berkeley and Tucson, speaks to a packed City Hall after being announced as Palo Alto's new city manager by Mayor Larry Klein. (Posted June 26, 2008)

VIDEO: Castilleja graduation caps good year

Highlights from Castilleja's 2008 graduation. (Posted June 12, 2008)

VIDEO: O.N.E. voice for unity

East Palo Alto residents hear speakers and music during an event at Bell Street Park organized to celebrate unity. (Posted June 10, 2008)

VIDEO: Keep it simple

A Palo Alto couple gives a tour of their remodeled house in Midtown. (Posted June 5, 2008)

VIDEO: Measure A supporters cheer results

Supporters of Measure A celebrate the passage of the bond for Palo Alto schools. (Posted June 4, 2008)

MAY 2008

VIDEO: Stanford janitors stage protest

Almost 100 janitors who work at Stanford University go on strike after a stalemate in negotiations for a new contract. (Posted May 22, 2008)

APRIL 2008

VIDEO: A Victorian with 'style'

Palo Alto resident Brigitte Gassee gives a tour of her remodeled Victorian home. (Posted April 17, 2008)


VIDEO: $14.5 million Castilleja sports complex

Castilleja School unveils its new, multi-level fitness complex. (Posted Jan. 9, 2008)


SLIDE SHOW: Looking back

A slide show of the best photographs from 2007. (Posted Dec. 26, 2007)

VIDEO Streetwise: 'What will you be doing differently for the holidays this year?'

Palo Alto Weekly reporters ask everyday citizens what they plan to do differently during the holidays given the state of the economy. (Posted Dec. 5, 2007)


VIDEO: Paly shuts down M-A for CCS football championship

Highlights from the CCS football championship game between Palo Alto High School and Menlo-Atherton High School. (Posted Nov. 30, 2007)


VIDEO Streetwise: 'What was your favorite Halloween costume?'

Palo Alto Weekly reporters ask everyday citizens what their favorite Halloween costume was. (Posted Oct. 30, 2007)

VIDEO: Superintendent Skelly speaks up

Superintendent Kevin Skelly answers questions during a community Q&A. (Posted Oct. 27, 2007)

VIDEO: Council candidates talk about the issues

City Council candidates from 2007 -- Pat Burt, Dan Dykwel, Sid Espinosa, Victor Frost, Tim Gray, Mark Nadim, William Ross, Greg Schmid, Smokey Wallace and Yiaway Yeh -- talk about city issues in separate interviews. (Posted Oct. 20, 2007)

VIDEO: Specialty high school a no-go for Palo Alto, group says

Members of the district-appointed High School Task Force respond to questions about opening a specialty high school in Palo Alto. (Posted Oct. 18, 2007)


SLIDE SHOW: As time goes by

Slide show about historic Palo Alto businesses. (Posted Sept. 4, 2007)

MAY 2007

SLIDE SHOW: A harmonic spirit

Slide show about the Spectrum Singers, a women's ensemble at Palo Alto High School. (Posted May 24, 2007)

SLIDE SHOW: Tribes and traditions

Slide show about the 36th annual Stanford Powwow. (Posted May 13, 2007)


Palo Alto Story Project videos

Brief tales about Palo Alto from adults and children. The Palo Alto Story Project is an initiative of the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online. (Updated November 2009)


Palo Alto Online on YouTube

Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel, featuring video content from the editorial staffs of Palo Alto Online and the Palo Alto Weekly.

Stanford University videos

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