Join Us for the Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting!

Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting Details:
DATE: Sunday, 6/11 @ 3pm – 5:15pm
TIME: 3pm – 5:15pm
LOCATION: Palo Alto High School, Peery Family Center (Large Gym)
Palo Alto Neighborhoods: College Terrace, Evergreen, Mayfield, Ventura & Palo Alto Central.

Connect with Your Neighbors | Learn About City Updates | Provide Input on Neighborhood Issues


  • Introductions by City Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders 
  • Neighborhood Topics (Q & A session after each item)
    • California Avenue/El Camino Real Updates
    • Housing units planned for the area and construction-related traffic and community impacts
    • NVCAP & Portage (Fry’s site) Update
    • Vehicle dwellers on El Camino Real and Park Blvd
  • City Updates (Q & A session after each item)
    • Housing Element Update
    • Crime Update, Chief Andrew Binder
  • General Q&A (Facilitated by Neighborhood Leaders)
  • Closing Remarks by Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders

Around the Terrace: May 10, 2023

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

  • New Murals Coming to California Avenue
    The Palo Alto Public Art Program is planning a mural event on California Avenue this summer. Artists Olivia Losee-Unger, Nicole Ponsler, and Paz de la Calzada have been selected to paint vibrant temporary murals in the California Avenue District. The murals will be painted at two wall sites: Palo Alto Central on 149 California Avenue, and Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels on 477 California Avenue. The third mural will be a streetscape ground mural at the intersection of California Avenue and Ash Street. Mural painting will take place from June 1-9.
  • Third Thursday Live Music on California Avenue
    Enjoy six bands performing on California Avenue on Thursday, May 18, from 6pm-9pm with the launch of Third Thursday–a new monthly live music event that will bring the community together through the joy of live music.
  • Fireworks at Stanford on Friday Evening
    Stanford Baseball will host its annual Fireworks Night at this Friday’s game against Arizona, which starts at 5:35pm. The fireworks will start after the game, which is expected to end around 8:30pm-9pm, and will last approximately 15 minutes.

2023 CTRA Annual Meeting on March 11

Save the date! The College Terrace Residents Association (CTRA) will hold its annual meeting and board election on Saturday, March 11, at the University Lutheran Church sanctuary (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Come at 9:30am to mingle and reconnect with neighbors and enjoy coffee and bagels. 

The meeting will begin at 10am with a welcome and “State of the Terrace” address from current CTRA president James Cook, followed by the election of the 2023-24 CTRA board of directors. We are looking for volunteers to join the board–email James if you are interested.

After the voting, Palo Alto mayor Lydia Kou will address the neighborhood and then answer questions. (Have a burning question for the mayor? This is your chance to ask!) After her 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 and reconnect with neighbors from all over College Terrace and hear directly from the mayor on issues of importance to our neighborhood. Hope to see you there!

Winter Sing-A-Long: December 14 at 6pm

Join your College Terrace neighbors for a festive winter sing-a-long next Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm. Meet at the College Terrace Library where you can pick up a lantern, songbook, and a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine. Then we’ll walk through the neighborhood singing holiday songs. Hope to see you there!