August 21: Stanford in College Terrace Discussion

What impact is Stanford having on College Terrace? How much property does the university really own in our neighborhood? And what’s the deal with all those vacant Stanford houses?

Join your neighbors and a group of local reporters for an in-depth discussion of these topics. Reporters from Bay Area outlets including The Mercury News, NBC Bay Area, KQED, Telemundo, and the Center for Investigative Reporting have spent months analyzing property records from the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office to determine the extent of Stanford’s real estate footprint in Silicon Valley. Come listen to their findings (you’ll likely learn something new!) and share your own insight and experiences.

The discussion will take place at the CTRA’s monthly board meeting on Wednesday, August 21st, at 7pm at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). This meeting will be on the record, and may be photographed and/or recorded.

For more information, contact Marisa Kendall, Mercury News Housing Reporter at (408) 920-5009 or

Sending Summer Off in Style

Thank you to everyone who came out to the CTRA’s Back-to-School BBQ and Ice Cream Social this past Saturday at Werry Park! Special thanks to Nancy Cassidy for her wonderful performance and to Eileen Stolee (CTRA social chair) and the rest of the CTRA board for organizing this event.

If you would like to see more great neighborhood events like this in the future, please consider making a small donation to the CTRA.

Back-to-School BBQ This Saturday!

Are you ready to party? The College Terrace Back-to-School BBQ and Ice Cream Social is this Saturday, August 10th, from 4pm to 7pm at Werry Park.

Bring a dish or dessert to share in our potluck while the CTRA provides hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers hot off the grill, as well as an ice cream bar with plenty of toppings. Please also bring your own plates, cups, and utensils and let’s make this a zero-waste event!

We’ll have fun for the entire family, including a performance by legendary local musician Nancy Cassidy, a bounce house, field games, face painting, crafts, and more.

So come on over to Werry Park this Saturday, meet neighbors from across College Terrace, and enjoy the last weekend before school starts. Hope to see you there!