PaloAltoOnline.com https://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2017 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online https://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[SH Prep rules the water in dual meet victory over Knights]]> Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Kyle Ballack won a pair of individual events and led off two winning relays. The Gators parlayed that into an impressive 110-57 decision over visiting Menlo in the final West Bay Athletic League boys swimming meet of the regular season Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Paly wins the track and field battle over rival Gunn]]> Palo Alto swept its track and field dual meet Wednesday with visiting Gunn. The boys had an easy time of it in an 94-33 victory. The girls meet was more competitive with Palo Alto ending up on top by a 69-57 margin.
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<![CDATA[Menlo College softball gets four spots on all-GSAC team]]> The Menlo College softball team set a program record with 31 wins and could extend that during the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs, which is on the horizon. Four players are honored, it was announced Wednesday, on the all-GSAC team: Bryce Etzler, Victoria Cervantes, Lauren Harrison, and Sarah Reyes]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women finish third at Pac-12 golf tournament]]> Saving its best for last, the No. 3 Stanford women's golf team posted a 2-over score of 290 on Wednesday to finish third at the Pac-12 Championships at Sewailo Golf Club.]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula Women's Chorus turns 50]]> The Palo Alto-based Peninsula Women's Chorus, an award-winning female choral group with a dedication to commissioning new works, resurrecting seldom-sung works and keeping classic chorale pieces alive, is marking its 50th anniversary this 2016-2017 season.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: McNealy earns Pac-12 men's golf's honors]]> Stanford senior Maverick McNealy was named the Pac-12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday. McNealy is currently the top-ranked amateur in the world according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking.]]> <![CDATA[SHP grad and Olympian Sheldon takes over at Menlo College]]> Sacred Heart Prep grad and USA Volleyball staff member Denise Sheldon has been named head coach of the Menlo College women's volleyball team it was announced Wednesday. She's the 11th head coach in program history.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo grad Michael earns second Player of the Year award]]> Menlo School grad and USC senior attacker Michaela Michael was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year it was announced Wednesday. Stanford's Kelsey Murray and Madison O'Leary were named to the first team.]]> <![CDATA[Grieb intends to keep same football system at Sacred Heart Prep]]> In hiring Mark Grieb to replace Pete Lavorato as head football coach, Sacred Heart Prep is handing the reins to an individual with a wealth of local experience.]]> <![CDATA[Two nonprofits assisting students from lower-income families announce merger]]> Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures Now, an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit to provide broader programs to help students from lower-income families. ]]> <![CDATA[Sweet Yosemite]]> Pace Gallery's Palo Alto branch offers "David Hockney, The Yosemite Suite," a celebration of the artist's iPad paintings. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlowe Ballet in bloom]]> This spring, Menlowe Ballet is showcasing its own blossoming talent with "Floraison," a program devoted to works created and performed by the professional ballet company and students at the Menlo Park Academy of Dance.]]> <![CDATA[Palantir reaches nearly $1.7M settlement with feds]]> Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies was ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages by the U.S. Department of Labor in a settlement over allegations of hiring discrimination, the agency announced Tuesday in a press release. ]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Menlo girls edge toward title in lacrosse]]> Castilleja upset Mitty 17-11 in a West Bay Athletic League girls lacrosse match and Menlo School topped Menlo-Atherton 7-1 in a battle for first place.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto grad Feller steps down as Cal volleyball coach]]> Palo Alto High grad Rich Feller, a two-time National Coach of the Year who led Cal's volleyball program to its first-ever Pac-12 championship and only berths ever in the NCAA Final Four, announced his retirement on Monday after 18 seasons with the Golden Bears and 32 years overall as a collegiate head coach.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women among top 3 at Pac-12 golf championship]]> Freshman Andrea Lee fired a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to help the Stanford women's golf maintain third place after two rounds of the Pac-12 Championships at windy Sewailo Golf Club.]]> <![CDATA[SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds]]> Elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification project that is expected to add capacity to the busy transit corridor.
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<![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Set for a postseason beach party]]> The Stanford beach volleyball team travels to Tuscon to compete in the Pac-12 Conference championships and Pac-12 pairs championships. Stanford cross country invitational is cancelled for 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's in Menlo Park]]> Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on April 18 to promote her own work and to sign copies of her book.]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy]]> President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, who took questions for about two hours Saturday during a town-hall-style in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Doyle named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year]]> Senior Caroline Doyle has been named the Pac-12 Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the Conference office on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking sanctuary executive order]]> A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in a pair of lawsuits filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County blocking an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities and counties.]]> <![CDATA[Facts on hot-button Bay Area issues added to MTC website]]> Factual information about hot-button Bay Area topics such as housing affordability, poverty rates and life expectancy is now available online.
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<![CDATA[Community Notebook: Portion of popular trail temporarily closed]]> A portion of San Francisquito Creek Bay Trail was closed on Monday, April 24, and will remain blocked through the end of the year, according to the City of Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Donors, recipients gather for Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund reception]]> Donors and recipients of the Palo Alto Weekly's 24th annual Holiday Fund gathered for a reception filled with insightful stories on Monday, April 24.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Gators take a bite out of the Vikings]]> The Sacred Heart Prep girls lacrosse team won a nonleague match with visiting Palo Alto 14-3 on Monday as five different Gators contributed goals.]]> <![CDATA[Neither heat nor wind stops Cardinal women golfers]]> Freshmen Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela helped spark the No. 3 Stanford women's golf team to a share of second place Monday after the first round of the Pac-12 Championships at hot and windy Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women to open hoops season with trip to Columbus]]> The Stanford women's basketball team will begin its 2017-18 season in Columbus, Ohio with a pair of games against Ohio State and Louisville it was announced Monday.
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<![CDATA[M-A's Klein helps Team Israel find its way in baseball]]> David Klein, the first-year head coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, has been part of the endeavor of bringing baseball to Israel.for a number of years. Most recently he served as operations coordinator and assistant coach for the 2016 WBC team.]]> <![CDATA[Building permits]]> A listing of building projects that have been approved by the City of Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University names new band director]]> Stanford University's Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has a new official leader: Russell Gavin, a music education professor from Baylor University, the university announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Concern rises over restrictions for grade separations]]> As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority prepares to dole out the first set of Measure B funds, Midpeninsula cities are raising concerns that the agency could be putting onerous restrictions on projects for Caltrain grade separations. ]]> <![CDATA[Extra inning win makes extra long wait worth it]]> Teaghan Cowles hit a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Stanford softball team to an 8-6 victory at Oregon State in the series finale Sunday afternoon.The Cardinal won its first conference game in two years.
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<![CDATA[Peterson just grand for Menlo School baseball team]]> Senior Nolan Peterson hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in five runs to lead Menlo School to a 15-4 non-league baseball win over Gunn at home Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Diekroeger has a big day at the plate for Stanford]]> Menlo School grad Mikey Diekroeger tied a career high with four hits and sophomore Nico Hoerner added three more as Stanford completed the sweep with a 10-4 win at No. 25 Oregon on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Personal bests coming at a good time for some runners]]> Robert Miranda proved something to himself Saturday night at the CCS Top 8 meet. Miranda, a junior at Menlo School, placed second in both the 1,600 (4:14.22) and the 3,200 (9:19.36).]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Palo Alto girls win second swim title in four days]]> It's not often a team can win a pair of titles within four days of each other but that's exactly what the Palo Alto girls swimming team did, emphasizing the clinching of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division dual-meet season title on Wednesday, with a title at the Section Challenge on Saturday at Sacred Heart Prep.]]> <![CDATA[Time to 'Gather in the Garden']]> Not a week goes by that someone isn't out front snapping photos of the dramatic arbor that counterbalances the entry to Duane Kalar's three-story house - one of the five homes featured on this year's Gamble Garden Spring Tour.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: another national rank; flowers for sale]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: solar panel project; new parking program]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 24.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Altans prepare for possible deportations]]> The rumors of ICE deportations -- and how quickly they spread -- point to a population of immigrants who are not only afraid but who don't know their rights or whom they can trust.]]> <![CDATA[Perfectly unpretentious]]> There was a bit of showmanship pulling into the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel with Teslas, Porsches and Ferraris lined up, but there's no pretension inside Madera, just pleasant ambiance, great food and a staff eager to please.]]> <![CDATA[Go big and go home]]> Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigalondo's new film "Colossal" uses a deliberately juvenile premise to speak to adults who need to grow up already and address the issues holding them back.]]> <![CDATA[Once more into the 'Cuckoo's Nest']]> There is more than enough good acting, good direction, and good design work to make Los Altos Stage Company's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" a worthwhile evening of theater.]]> <![CDATA[Finding a home in the world]]> Menlo Park author Donia Bijan tells a gripping story of an exile's return home in her first novel, "The Last Days of Cafe Leila," which is being launched at an author event Thursday, April 20, at Kepler's bookstore. ]]> <![CDATA[Local Earth Day events]]> Film screenings, festivals and more will pay homage to Mother Earth this weekend. Here are just a few local events. ]]> <![CDATA[One final bow]]> For the past quarter century, Redwood Bluegrass Associates has been supporting and promoting top-notch bluegrass concerts on the Peninsula. Now, it's time to say goodbye.]]> <![CDATA[The truth about tomatoes]]> If you want to grow tomatoes from seeds, it isn't hard, but you do need good plant lights to successfully grow them indoors until the seedlings are ready to be planted outdoors, says Palo Alto master gardener Candace Simpson. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: see Chinese rhododendrons; the birds and the bees]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]>