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.

Time to Renew Parking Permits

If you’ve purchased parking permits for College Terrace’s Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) in the past, you should have received a letter this month reminding you to renew your permits. Keep in mind that the City now handles all permit renewals online–visit the renewal site here and view step-by-step instructions for renewing.

For more information, visit the City’s parking website. Parking enforcement (ticketing) has been paused during the pandemic, but is currently scheduled to resume on October 1, 2021, so don’t wait on renewing those permits.