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[U.S. men leave water polo championships on a good note]]> Stanford grad Alex Bowen scored twice, USC's McQuin Baron recorded 11 saves and the Americans beat France, 11-8, Tuesday to finish 13th overall at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.]]> <![CDATA[Future Cardinal Best of the best at U20 Pan American Games]]> Incoming Stanford freshman Ashlan Best won the women's 200 meters at the Pan American Under-20 Track and Field Championships on Saturday and returned to her native Canada with a full collection of gold, silver, and bronze medals.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Brown signs NBA deal with the Timberwolves]]> ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday morning, via Twitter, that former Stanford basketball star Anthony Brown has signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.]]> <![CDATA[Music teacher suspected of sexually abusing student]]> A music teacher suspected of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at an after-school program in Palo Alto has been arrested, police said today.]]> <![CDATA[Man charged for fatal East Palo Alto collision]]> A 27-year-old man has been charged in a collision that killed a father of five in East Palo Alto last month, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Regional plans for major housing growth up for approval]]> Elected officials from all nine Bay Area counties are set to vote this week on a road map for sustainable growth in the region over the next 23 years.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford 16U water polo on verge of JO national title repeat]]> The top-seeded Stanford A 16U water polo club team beat San Diego Shores A, 9-3, Monday to move a step closer to repeating as boys national Junior Olympic champions.]]> <![CDATA[USA men looking for soccer gold against Jamaica in Levi's]]> Stanford product Jordan Morris and the United States men's soccer team square off with Jamaica in the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. women preparing for soccer's Tournament of Nations]]> Sacred Heart Prep and UCLA grad Abby Dahlkemper joins Stanford grads Jane Campbell, Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press on the U.S. women's national soccer team for the Tournament of Nations, which gets underway Thursday at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.]]> <![CDATA[Juveniles allegedly attempt robbery with utility knife]]> Two boys are accused of brandishing a utility knife at four younger children in an attempted robbery earlier this month near Ventura Court in Palo Alto, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs CalFresh referral bill by Berman]]> Assembly Bill 323, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Monday, allowing counties to connect CalFresh applicants to emergency food providers through a referral from a 2-1-1 service.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Raney gives U.S. women's water polo a lift]]> Stanford senior Jordan Raney scored twice, Cardinal grad Gabby Stone recorded seven saves and the United States women's national water polo team edged Australia 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford issues auto-burglary alert]]> Burglaries from vehicles throughout the Stanford University campus led law enforcement officials to issue a campuswide alert last Tuesday, advising vehicle owners to lock their cars and refrain from leaving valuables inside.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Long-awaited Village Bakery & Cafe opens]]> A new spot for dinner and drinks in Woodside, The Village Bakery & Cafe, is set to open its doors Monday, July 24. ]]> <![CDATA[Garage fire causes an estimated $500K in damage]]> Firefighters quickly extinguished a garage fire in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Sunday night that left an estimated half-million dollars in damage, a fire battalion chief said. ]]> <![CDATA[Two more world swimming titles for Stanford's Ledecky]]> Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky is on the verge of yet another major accomplishment at the FINA World Swimming Championships, which began with a splash in Budapest on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Junior Olympic water polo: Three Stanford teams in title hunt]]> Three Stanford water polo club teams remain in the hunt for a Junior Olympic boys title, at three different age levels and three different playing levels, through play at various Southern California venues through Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Of local note: Stanford rowers earn medals at U23 Worlds]]> Stanford junior Stephanie Grauer and Cardinal senior Leigh Warner shared the stage Sunday on the final day of the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for different teams.
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<![CDATA[Klineman, Carico are making waves in beach volleyball events]]> Stanford grad Alix Klineman has enjoyed unparalleled success in AVP beach volleyball the past two weeks. Along with teammate Lane Carico, Klineman reached the semifinals in two tournaments.
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<![CDATA[Stanford freshman places in javelin at Pam Am Juniors]]> Incoming Stanford freshman Liam Christiansen placed third in the men's javelin at the Pan Am Junior Championships on Saturday. Stanford senior Valarie Allman begins women's discus competition at the IAAF World Championships in London on Aug. 11.]]> <![CDATA[Woman arrested for fatal crash on El Camino]]> A 53-year-old woman was arrested for a fatal car crash on Saturday night that killed an elderly woman and injured a man in Palo Alto, police said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[New charging stations on the way for four Palo Alto garages]]> Drivers who charge their electric vehicles at Palo Alto's public garages will soon have more stations at their disposal. They will, however, be charged for the privilege.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto considers extending office cap]]> Palo Alto's planning commission will consider this week whether to extend the annual limit on office development that the City Council established two years ago.]]> <![CDATA[M-A's Tonsfeldt makes the right choice in athletics]]> Kaitlyn Tonsfeldt had been rowing for several months when she had to make an important athletic decision. Would she continue her volleyball career or commit to rowing?]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Klineman reaches another beach semifinal]]> Stanford grad Alix Klineman and teammate Lane Carico reached the Final Four of the $158,000 Hermosa Beach Open. Two other Cardinal grads fared better than their seeds would otherwise indicate. ]]> <![CDATA[Caps need something extra to plug the Prune Packers]]> Donta Williams doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, Isaiah Paige made it through the bottom half of the inning and the PUF Caps won their fifth straight, beating the host Healdsburg Prune Packers 4-3 on Saturday night in a Collegiate League baseball contest.]]> <![CDATA[Top Stanford rowers find success at world championships]]> Stanford senior Alie Rusher helped the U.S. women's four boat finish fourth in the 'B' final Saturday at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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<![CDATA[Walsh Jennings hurts shoulder in semis of Olsztyn Open]]> Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate Nicole Branagh were within two points of reaching the finals of the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open in Poland on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Actor found dead in Palo Alto hotel room]]> Actor John Heard, 71, best known as the dad from "Home Alone," died in a Palo Alto hotel room on Friday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula economy labor growth stalled]]> A midyear analysis of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula economic trends shows unemployment at its lowest rate since the dot-com boom, but job growth has slowed and growth in the labor force has stopped, according to a July update by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford rowers reach finals in U23 World Championships]]> Stanford grad Christine Cavallo and Cardinal sophomore Emily Delleman qualified for the 'A' final of the women's quadruple sculls by placing second in Friday's repechage at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Headlines: Inside code enforcement]]> Weekly journalists Anna Medina, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe break down how code enforcement works in Palo Alto and discuss what the city is doing to strengthen it.]]> <![CDATA[Walsh Jennings, Branagh reach quarters of FIVB event]]> Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate Nicole Branagh advanced into the quarterfinals of the FIVB World Tour in Otlsztyn, Poland with a pair of victories in the main draw of the 4-star event Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Nut House's future; mobile market]]> In this week's retail news, the future of Antonio's Nut House remains uncertain, Facebook will debut its farmers market on wheels and Gymboree is closing at Stanford Shopping Center.]]> <![CDATA[It's all about the details at Vina Enoteca]]> Rocco Scordella has assembled a first-rate team for his newest restaurant at the barn, Vina Enoteca, which opened last October in the former space of California Cafe next to Tootsie's. ]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: Nut House's future; Facebook's mobile market]]> In this week's retail news, the future of Antonio's Nut House remains uncertain, Facebook will debut its farmers market on wheels and Gymboree is closing at Stanford Shopping Center.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: proposed dog park; Stanford GUP application]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 24.]]> <![CDATA[M-A junior Troxel performs, teaches mixed martial arts]]> Chase Trozel is about to turn 16 and is headed into his junior year at Menlo-Atherton High School and has already attained an advanced degree of knowledge and practical proficiency in a chosen discipline.]]> <![CDATA[Land, sea, air]]> With his WWII drama "Dunkirk," writer-director Christopher Nolan applies his trademark ingenuity and clockwork precision to an otherwise straightforward story. The director of "The Dark Knight" and "Interstellar" has been called a "maximalist" filmmaker, a reputation bolstered by his insistence on using film and practical effects over the prevalent digital technologies.]]> <![CDATA[Edible enigmas]]> While Silicon Valley was once known as the largest fruit production and packing center in the world, feijoas, and other unusual fruit, like loquats and guavas, are still barely known.]]> <![CDATA[Home front: succulent care and culture; healing herbs]]> A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including classes on caring for succulents and growing herbs.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale on the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[True troubadours]]> When Aodh Og O'Tuama and Christy Martin met in Palo Alto back in 1995, it was pretty much love at first sight, leading to not just a romantic relationship but a musical one. As the world-music duo Four Shillings Short, they've spent the last 20 years mostly on the road, performing across the U.S. and Ireland, recording and releasing a dozen albums and sharing their unique blend of sounds with audiences near and far. ]]> <![CDATA['Musical Manga' is a marvel]]> I've seen many good productions from TheatreWorks over the years but its newest, the world premiere of Min Kahng's "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga," is surely one of the best. Smart, funny, touching and visually stunning, it's simply wonderful.]]> <![CDATA[Ape-ocalypse Now]]> At one point in "War for the Planet of the Apes" -- the third film in Fox's rebooted "Apes" franchise -- the human antagonist stares down ape antihero Caesar and wonders at him. "My God, look at your eyes. Almost human." He's saying what we're all thinking. The advanced state of visual effects here, a combination of motion-capture and computer-generated imagery, dazzles (and winningly) in service of a serious-minded allegory.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Surprise price rebound may be due to pent-up demand, wet winter]]> After a soft 2016, Palo Alto's property market took a surprising upturn in the first half of 2017. Based on Multiple Listings Service data, as of July 5, the median price of all homes sold in Palo Alto in the first half of 2017 reached another historical high - $2.6 million.]]> <![CDATA[Music@Menlo celebrates 'The Glorious Violin']]> Every summer for the past 15 years, a selection of the most skilled violinists, violists, cellists and pianists from around the world converge for the Music@Menlo festival: a three-week celebration of chamber music. This year, the festival is saluting a specific instrument: "The Glorious Violin."]]> <![CDATA[Local artist, global impact]]> It's hard to imagine a better ambassador for the local art scene than Drue Kataoka. An alumna of Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and Stanford University, she utilizes cutting-edge media, speaks passionately about the integral relationship between arts and sciences, and has a strong social-justice conscience, with the high-profile track record to back it all up. ]]> <![CDATA[Leila Milki to perform in Redwood City]]> Singer-songwriter-pianist Leila Milki, who grew up in Palo Alto and released her debut album this spring, will return to the Peninsula for a performance at Angelica’s Bistro (863 Main St., Redwood City) on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Web design upgrade]]> We're deep enough into the age of comic-book movies that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" in some ways feels like a throwback. Conspicuously kid friendly, the first Spider-Man movie to be produced by Marvel Studios -- as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- not only doesn't shy from being goofy, but it cheerfully embraces the cartoony. ]]>