College Terrace Residents Association Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: College Terrace Library


      7:00   Agenda Changes & “Open Mic”: 

  • Comments open to all meeting attendees on topics not on this Agenda

      7:10  College Terrace Library update

  • Diana Learned, Supervising Librarian, Introduction 
  • Palo Alto and College Terrace Library services review

      7:20  College Terrace Block Party (Mary) 

  • ‘Know your Neighbors’ grant application approved
  • Confirm and lock in date for September
  • Review logistics: Invitations, location, support (food/beverage), activities/prizes, music, etc.
  • Update College Terrace on city changes…Invite city council member/s to the picnic? 
  • Quit Carbon Information – Kyra Koons Introduction

       7:50  College Terrace Residents → Increasing Engagement & Participation (Melissa)

  • Community Priorities Survey Review & Input
  • Email Collection Campaign: Review Timing, Logistics and Outreach Strategies

       8:20  “Around the Terrace” Updates (Melissa)

  • Review recent announcements and news stories of interest to College Terrace and the surrounding area.
  • Update on website


  1. Stop signs on Stanford Ave at Wellesley and Oberlin 
  • Create safe crossing for Escondido kids and bikers
  1. Stanford Housing Plan
  • Meet with Stanford to discuss

West Nile virus detected in some areas of Palo Alto and Stanford. County to spray mosquitoes on Thursday, July 27

Santa Clara County Vector Control District will spray parts of Palo Alto and Stanford with mosquito treatment to suppress West Nile virus activity after some mosquitoes tested positive, according to a district advisory.

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been detected in a small area within these cities. Spraying to reduce adult mosquito populations will take place on Thursday, July 27 starting at about 10 p.m. and will last approximately four hours, according to the district.

The treatment will use truck-mounted equipment to spray in ZIP codes 94301, 94304, 94305, and 94306. An interactive map of the streets and neighborhoods can be found here.

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

CTRA Board Meeting Agenda: May 17, 2023

The next CTRA board meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00pm at the College Terrace Library.

At this month’s meeting, we’ll begin with a quick meet and greet followed by discussions on housing in College Terrace, developments on California Avenue, CTRA finances and fundraising, and proposed CTRA goals for 2023-24.

All neighbors are encouraged to attend!

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.