May 152015
Pouring the deck

Pouring the deck

The improvements in our pool are progressing on schedule. Today Gonzalez Masonry poured the concrete for the new pool deck. On Monday May 18th Corby-Gould will begin the fiberglass resurfacing of the pool itself.

The last one to take a dip in the old pool before it was completely drained was a visiting duck.

One last dip

One last dip


 Posted by at 11:09 AM
Oct 022012

Join us for Bike Palo Alto! 2012 and the Mayor’s Challenge this Sunday, 10/7, 1-4 pm at El Carmelo!  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and discover Palo Alto’s great bike routes!  Meet your neighbors, lower your carbon footprint and have some fun!

Start at El Carmelo School (Bryant & Loma Verde) where we will have bike safety info, helmet fitting, and basic bike safety checks and maintenance. Then choose one of our highlighted routes and take a fun ride with free treats along the way at stops including Whole Foods, the Sweet Shop and the YMCA.  Free water bottles for the first 150 participants and free raffle for all! Continue reading »

 Posted by at 11:17 PM

Palo Alto set to adopt new vision for housing

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Apr 142012

UPDATE:  The video archive of the meeting can be found on the Midpenninsula Media Center website.

(From Palo Alto Online article April 11, 2012)

The article states that this plan will be approved by the Planning and Transportation Commission tonight (4/11/2012), but with some dissent. However, the debate may help you understand the issue. The meeting begins at 6pm (not 7) and is broadcast on cable channel 26 and on the web (and available 2-3 days later in the archive)

Note: The broadcast/webcast schedule lists 7pm, so I don’t know if they will miss the first hour of the meeting or if they didn’t update the schedule for the earlier-than-normal start.

Commentary: This is to start people thinking. (For discussions, use the appropriate forum.) Continue reading »

 Posted by at 8:51 PM
Jan 272012

Have you looked at your neighbor’s garbage can lately? If you have, you’ll see that many of your neighbors have gone “mini”. Since April 2011, our neighborhood has been in a Mini-Can Challenge with other Palo Alto neighborhoods helping the community with its Zero Waste goal, and to see who can achieve 50% mini-can garbage service throughout their neighborhood first. A mini-can is the 20-gallon garbage service. Continue reading »

Jun 012011

In the effort to encourage people to switch to 20 gallon garbage cans, Barron Park (which includes Barron Square) is in competition with College Terrace and Midtown neighborhoods to see which can first achieve 50% use. Many residents received a green flier explaining the program. If you do switch, or are considering doing so, or need help, contact Joel Davidson by phone, 650-856-7627, or email,, to let him know so we can be counted in the challenge. Barron Square already has about 40% mini can use. The change will reduce your refuse bill by approximately $200 a year.

 Posted by at 12:00 PM