Around the Terrace: May 3, 2022

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

  • Fireworks after Stanford Baseball on Saturday
    Stanford Baseball will be hosting the Cal Bears at Sunken Diamond on Saturday at 6pm. With an estimated attendance of 3,000, this game may generate heavier traffic before and after the game. A fireworks show will commence shortly after the game and will last for about 8-12 minutes. For details please contact Julia Lee at or call the Stanford University Noise Hotline at 650-724-4900.
  • Expanding Hours at the Library
    Starting Tuesday, May 10, hours will be expanded at all Palo Alto libraries. Our local College Terrace Library will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am-6pm.

Memorial for a Neighbor

Many College Terrace residents likely remember the homeless man who often pushed a large cart around the area and slept on the street. He died a few weeks ago, on a cold night in front of the old Common Grounds building on College Avenue.

On Sunday, March 27 at 2pm, University Lutheran Church is holding a memorial for our neighbor on the green at the church. People are invited to share brief reflections and/or readings as part of the service. Because our neighbor was reluctant to share his name, Pastor Greg has opted to refer to him by the Biblical name, “Theophilus,” which means, “Beloved of God,” and hopes all will feel welcome to join and participate in the service.

A Moment of Prayer and Vigil for the People of Ukraine

Join us for a Moment of Prayer and Vigil to be held in Werry Park on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm.

This will be a gathering of song, sharing, prayer and meditation for the people of Ukraine and its neighbors from the people of College Terrace and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a chance to come together in peace, for peace. Dress warm, bring a candle.

This event is being organized by the College Terrace Residents Association.

Around the Terrace: September 11, 2021

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

  • Palo Alto Together Again Kicks Off
    After over a year in lockdown, it’s time to celebrate our community’s resilience, strength—and finally being together again! The City and community partners are hosting Together Again, a series of 20+ celebrations taking place September 10-18, 2021 across Palo Alto. The events range from arts and culture and gardening classes to movies, concerts and sports and recreation activities.
  • Should Cars Return to University and California Avenues?
    The debate over whether to reopen University and California Avenues to car traffic continues Monday when the City Council will decide whether to extend the closures or let them end as currently planned on September 30. If you feel strongly about this debate, email the Council or attend Monday evening’s meeting.
  • Friends of Palo Alto Library Sale
    The Friends of Palo Alto Library are holding their monthly sale at 4000 Middlefield Road on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The sale will feature well-priced books, puzzles, and games. Visit the FOPAL website for more information. These normally take place on the 2nd weekend of each month.

College Terrace Library Reopens Thursday

Finally, after being closed for nearly 18 months, the College Terrace library reopens this week! Starting Thursday, August 26, our local branch will reopen with limited hours on Thursdays and Fridays, from 1pm to 5pm.

In the fall, the Library plans to expand hours on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as include a weekend day at both College Terrace and Downtown (which also reopens this Thursday). Additionally, hours will expand at Mitchell Park and Rinconada. Read the library’s reopening plans for more information.

Of course, the best way to make sure our beloved local library branch remains open is to visit it often! Even if you’re not checking out materials, the City keeps track of all visits to each library, so stop in and take advantage of this amazing gem in our neighborhood.