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[Stanford men advance after another soccer shootout]]> Stanford was up to a penalty kick challenge again. No. 3 Stanford bested Pacific in a shootout, 4-1, to advance to next weekend's third round of the NCAA tournament against visiting Coastal Carolina (14-6-1) on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Chanticleers knocked off eighth-seeded Clemson, 3-1.]]> <![CDATA[DiBiasi scores a late goal to lift Stanford into quarterfinals]]> Jordan DiBiasi scored the only goal of the game with just over 10 minutes remaining to play to lift the top-ranked and top-seeded Cardinal past visiting Florida State, 1-0, in the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Traxler second at wrestling tourney]]> Redshirt freshman Nathan Traxler placed second to lead the Stanford wrestling team at the Roadrunner Open on Sunday at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield. Squash opened with a 2-1 mark over the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Ledecky owns swim weekend in Texas, L.A.]]> On Sunday, Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky won her unprecedented fifth consecutive Female Swimmer of the Year award at the Golden Goggles in Los Angeles. Over the weekend at Texas A&M, she broke her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle to lead a bevy of fast finishes in the fall finale for No. 1 Stanford women's swimming and diving at the Art Adamson Invitational. ]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal water polo loses in overtime, loses a spot in NCAAs]]> The Stanford men's water polo team began the weekend ranked first in the nation. After dropping a 10-9 overtime decision to visiting California on Sunday in the third-place game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship, the Cardinal finds itself out of the NCAA tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Romano leads the way for Stanford women's hoops]]> Junior Alexa Romano scored a career-high 13 points and only needed six shots in her third career start to accomplish it in No. 14 Stanford's 57-34 nonconference women's basketball win over visiting Cal State Bakersfield. She added three rebounds and a pair of assists.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: racing to the rescue; cat calls]]> Learn about two first responders recognized for saving a man who suffered cardiac arrest, a feisty cat rescued from a tree and Stanford's new worksite pilot.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University reboots renaming process]]> A Stanford University committee convened to examine the issue of renaming campus facilities, spurred by concerns over buildings and streets named after California mission founder Junipero Serra, was unable to reach agreement on its work.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford loses men's wrestling match in the final bout]]> The second straight Stanford wrestling dual came down to the heavyweight bout. This time, Maryland's Youssif Heida, ranked No. 15, scored a last-second takedown to defeat No. 12 Nathan Butler and give the Terrapins the 18-15 dual win on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[A little Love goes a long way in Stanford's Big Game victory]]> Bryce Love wasn't able to contribute too much so he gave just enough and No. 20 Stanford made full use of it in beating California, 17-14, in a Pac-12 Conference football game Saturday. Stanford (8-3, 7-2) completed its conference schedule and will host No. 9 Notre Dame next Saturday in a 5 p.m. nonconference game.]]> <![CDATA[Grady scores on both sides of the ball in Knights win]]> Dillon Grady wasn't sure he would even earn a starting spot for the Menlo School football team. Turned out he became a starter at a number of positions. Saturday, he scored a touchdown on offense and on defense to help the Knights beat Jefferson 35-8 in the Central Coast Section Division V playoffs.]]> <![CDATA[Gators lose in title match of NorCal boys water polo tourney]]> Walker Seymour scored twice in the second half, including the game-winner, to help Sacred Heart Prep rally from a two-goal deficit and beat Campolindo, 5-4, in the semifinal of the CIF Northern California Division I playoffs at Whitney High in Rocklin on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Piearcy wins a wrestling title; Menlo women place second]]> The seventh-ranked Menlo College womenís wrestling team had a big day in Missouri, placing second out of 45 teams at the annual Missouri Valley Open. Solin Piearcy won the 136-pound weight class.
]]>
<![CDATA[Top four cross country finishes for Stanford men and women]]> The Stanford men's and women's teams each placed fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, earning twin podium finishes for the first time since 2006. Grant Fisher duplicated last year's fifth place finish, leading three Stanford runners into the top 17.]]> <![CDATA[Weekly collects seven awards for journalism work]]> The Palo Alto Weekly's editorial staff collected seven awards in the Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest presented Thursday in five categories.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford's office building on Sand Hill Road]]> Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo Park City Council took two actions meant to slow the university's plans. ]]> <![CDATA[Ex-Stanford student found guilty in fatal DUI case]]> A 28-year-old man who drove the wrong way down U.S. Highway 101 in 2013, killing one man and seriously injuring two others, was convicted of felonies Friday, San Mateo County prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Bears claw their way back to win in CCS football playoff]]> Miles Conrad threw four touchdown passes, De'Marshaun Payton ran for another and Menlo-Atherton beat host San Benito, 37-21, Friday to qualify for the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Open Division I football playoffs.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women advance to third round of NCAA soccer]]> Kyra Carusa and Catarina Macario each scored in the second half and the Stanford women's soccer team claimed a 2-0 victory over visiting Auburn in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[A tough hoops win to come by for No. 14 Stanford women]]> DiJonai Carrington rose to the occasion, scoring 13 points and grabbing 22 rebounds, to help the Stanford women's basketball team earn its first victory of the season, a 53-43 win over visiting UC Riverside in a nonconference match Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford title hopes sink in first round water polo loss]]> USC defeated Stanford 10-5 on Friday afternoon at Avery Aquatic Center in the MPSF Tournament semifinals, snapping the Cardinal's 12-game winning streak.]]> <![CDATA[Humphrey scores a double-double in men's hoops victory]]> The Stanford men's basketball team downed visiting Northeastern, 73-59, in a nonconference game on Friday, a non-bracketed game of the PK80 Invitational, which gets underway on Thanksgiving in Portland.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Wrestling with the problem of RVs]]> This week's eviction of RVs from an East Palo Alto street due to public health concerns sparked a protest; meanwhile, city leaders grappled with how to regulate RV dwellers while also helping them.]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds turn out to debate proposed RV ordinance]]> About 200 people packed the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers and more than 43 speakers gave East Palo Alto city officials a piece of their minds on Wednesday night regarding a potential ordinance on RV parking on Weeks Street and a ban on all oversized vehicles on city streets.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: no council meeting]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 20.]]> <![CDATA[Digital DNA, Go Mama voted out]]> Digital DNA, the 7-foot-tall egg-shaped sculpture made of computer circuit boards installed in Lytton Plaza, will be removed from the city's public-art collection, the Public Art Commission voted last night.]]> <![CDATA[Digital DNA, Go Mama voted out]]> Digital DNA, the 7-foot-tall egg-shaped sculpture made of computer circuit boards installed in Lytton Plaza, will be deaccessioned (removed from the city's public-art collection), the Public Art Commission voted last night.]]> <![CDATA[Junior Museum and Zoo brings hands-on science to the classroom]]> A Palo Alto institution best known for its popular museum at Rinconada Park and famous cast of characters also spreads its scientific offerings to communities with more challenges and fewer resources.]]> <![CDATA[As redevelopment looms, one homeowner stands firm]]> As the city prepares for long-term revitalization of the Ventura area, Olive Avenue residents find themselves in the center of what could be a sweeping redevelopment of the neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Give for the kids]]> The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, now in its 25th year, provides a grassroots opportunity for a community member to make a donation and know that it will combined with hundreds of others.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women rally to stay unbeaten at home in volleyball]]> When Kathryn Plummer's career-high 28th kill (on her 65th swing) finally ended the proceedings, the fourth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team had survived, 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-13, to take a tiny step forward in its bid to earn one of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.]]> <![CDATA[2017 All-League Girls Golf Teams]]> A list of the 2017 All-League Girls' Golf Teams in the West Bay Athletic League, Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and Peninsula Athletic League.
]]>
<![CDATA[Justice lag]]> The thing about comic book cinematic universes is that they train audiences to see the forest for the the trees: "Trust us," say the bigwigs, "It's all a part of a bigger picture, so if this picture doesn't quite come into focus, just hang in there." But the best advice I can offer the legions of superhero fans heading into the hotly anticipated DC superhero team-up movie "Justice League" is this: Enjoy the trees.]]> <![CDATA[Tempting Thai]]> Tom and Chutima Vongampai have operated Thai restaurants in the South Bay and Midpeninsula for over 25 years. Opened in 2016, Aroy Thai Bistro in Palo Alto is their ninth, and according to Tom Vongampai, their signature restaurant.]]> <![CDATA[Accelerating toward zero]]> The most stringent energy building codes in the state will take effect in two years.]]> <![CDATA[Home front: Gamble greens, thankful trees]]> A roundup of home-and-garden tips and events on the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Paly girls rally falls short in NorCal volleyball loss]]> The season came to an end Wednesday for the Palo Alto girls volleyball team as Oak Ridge pulled out a 25-27, 25-18, 25-15, 15-10 victory in the opening round of the NorCal Division I playoffs. Palo Alto (23-5) was seeded fourth and Oak Ridge, a league champion, a misleading 13th. The visitors from El Dorado Hills had a size advantage all around the court.]]> <![CDATA[Protesters stage walkout on controversial lecturer]]> More than 140 protesters who attended a lecture by anti-Muslim author and blogger Robert Spencer staged a walkout on Tuesday night at Stanford University.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> Los Altos and Palo Alto lead in sales volume this week]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's bike-share plan takes a turn]]> After failing to get traction in its prior attempts, Palo Alto's plan to bring bike-share programs to the city's masses is about to move into a new direction.]]> <![CDATA[Joie de 'Play!']]> "Play!," a vibrant and interactive art exhibition focused on the concept of playfulness, is on display at the Palo Alto Art Center through Dec. 29.]]> <![CDATA['Dorky' delights]]> You've probably heard the one about the three little pigs. But how about the three little hedgehogs, co-narrated by an indignant puppet with a posh British accent, given a slapstick spin and delivered at a brisk pace?]]> <![CDATA[Four firms to present for superintendent search]]> The school board is aiming to select a firm to lead its search for a new superintendent on Nov. 28, when four companies will make public presentations.]]> <![CDATA[Hewlett Foundation announces grant winners]]> Ten Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including Mountain View's Community School of Music and Arts, will receive grants of $150,000 to commission new musical compositions in genres including chamber, electronic, jazz, opera, and hip hop, the Menlo Park based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced this week. ]]> <![CDATA[Board: Stanford growth could require new school]]> Stanford University's proposal to build hundreds of new housing units for graduate students, faculty and staff represents a level of growth that a majority of Palo Alto school board members said will likely require a new school. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto adopts new Comprehensive Plan]]> The Palo Alto City Council has adopted the new Comprehensive Plan -- a document that will guide the city's land use and infrastructure decisions until at least 2030.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto taps Robert Jonsen as new police chief]]> Menlo Park's police chief will cross the southern city line in January to take charge of the Palo Alto Police Department, Palo Alto officials announced Monday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Theater review: 'It Canít Happen Here']]> Written during the rise of fascism in Europe, "It Canít Happen Here" tells the tale of Doremus Jessup (Vic Prozak), a newspaper editor from Vermont who repeatedly warns of the danger of populist candidate Buzz Windrip (Thomas Times) getting elected president.]]> <![CDATA[Daddy issues]]> "We're back! With more daddies!" This trailer-ready line gets spoken early in "Daddy's Home Two," a lazy family comedy sequel (and is there any other kind?). Along with co-writer/director Sean Anders, the cast of 2015's "Daddy's Home" returns, now enhanced by an elder generation of stars.]]> <![CDATA[German immersion]]> German beer is at the heart of Gourmet Haus Staudt, a cozy, quirky, welcoming-of-all beer hall in Redwood City.]]>