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.

Reminder: Annual Meeting This Saturday

Just a friendly reminder that the CTRA will hold its annual meeting and board election THIS SATURDAY at the University Lutheran Church sanctuary (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Here’s a rough schedule:

9:30am Mingle and Reconnect
•  Meet the Mayor, CTRA board candidates, and fellow neighbors
•  Refreshments

10:00am Annual Meeting
•  Remarks from CTRA president, James Cook
•  Election of 2022-23 CTRA Board
•  Remarks from Mayor Pat Burt
•  Q&A

If you can’t attend, you can still vote in the election via the online absentee ballot; just cast your vote before 9:30am on Saturday. And, as the ballot indicates, we are still seeking volunteers for a handful of board roles. These are low-commitment, but high-impact, and a fantastic way to serve your community! Reach out to CTRA president James Cook at if you’re interested.

And finally, paper copies of the CTRA Spring newsletter have been delivered to almost every doorstep in College Terrace. If we missed yours, you can read the newsletter online. There are also a few copies in some of the Little Free Libraries around the neighborhood.

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.

Read the CTRA Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2022 newsletter, Views from the Terrace, is here!

📰 Download the CTRA Spring 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter, CTRA president James Felix Cook recaps the major events that occupied the CTRA this past year. There are also reports from each of the CTRA’s four observers.

The newsletter also includes biographies of the 2022-23 CTRA board candidates. We are still looking for volunteers for multiple open roles for 2022-23. Reach out to James at if you want to support your neighborhood by serving on the board. It is a low-committment, high-impact way to learn about city issues and help keep College Terrace a fantastic place to live!

We are planning to deliver printed copies of the newsletter to every doorstep in College Terrace next weekend (March 19-20), but wanted to make it available online as soon as it was ready, and well in advance of our IN-PERSON annual meeting on Saturday, March 26 at 10am at University Lutheran Church.

Finally, a HUGE thank you to neighbor Susan Wilson for all her work on this year’s newsletter!