Around the Terrace: April 10, 2019

Here are some recent announcements and news stories of interest to College Terrace and the surrounding area.

2019 Best Places to Live in California
Niche.com recently published a list of the best places to live in America based on crime rates, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Their #1 neighborhood in all of California? College Terrace, of course!

Expect Delays at Page Mill Road and Junipero Serra Boulevard
From now until June 22nd, PG&E will be closing lanes intermittently for gas pipeline upgrades. This article contains the full schedule of lane closures, as well as maps of the affected areas.

Upcoming Stanford GUP Meetings
The County of Santa Clara is holding a few meetings this month related to the ongoing Stanford GUP process, including meetings of the Historical Heritage Commission on the 10th and 18th and a Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee Meeting on the 18th.

Planning for Rising Waters Event
Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater and the City of Palo Alto are hosting a talk on how cities can adapt to sea level and groundwater level rise in a seismic zone. The event is April 24th at 7pm at Mitchell Park’s El Palo Alto Room.

How Stanford’s Desire for a Booze-Free Town Gave Birth to Palo Alto
For history buffs, KQED’s “Bay Curious” answers the question of why Palo Alto has two downtown districts (University Ave and California Ave) with this short piece about the history of Palo Alto and Mayfield. College Terrace was part of Mayfield up until Mayfield’s annexation by Palo Alto in 1925.

CTRA Annual Meeting Tomorrow Morning

The College Terrace Residents Association is holding its annual meeting tomorrow, March 23rd, at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Come at 9:30am to mingle and meet with neighbors as you enjoy coffee and pastries from Khoury’s Market.

The meeting will begin promptly at 10am with a welcome and “State of the Terrace” address from current CTRA president James Cook, followed by the election of the 2019-20 CTRA board of directors.

After the voting, Palo Alto mayor Eric Filseth will address the neighborhood and then answer questions. (Have a burning question for the mayor? This is your chance to ask!) After his Q&A, election results will be announced and the meeting will adjourn.

All College Terrace residents are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbors from all over College Terrace and hear directly from the mayor on issues of importance to our neighborhood. Hope to see you there!