New Resident Welcoming Packet

Version of Fall 2002. The packet has evolved substantially since then and a new summary is in preparation (4/2004).

Source & Items Location & Contacts

Neighborhood Association

  • Welcome Letter (print on colored paper) (HTML, MS Word, PDF)
    Signed by Welcoming Committee Chair
  • Membership Form
  • Newsletters: copies of two most recent issues and Spring issue (sent to all residents, not just members).
  • History of Barron Park
  • Barron Park Streets
  • Youngest Resident Info
  • Rinconada Swim Schedule
Master folder

Palo Alto Weekly

  • Info Palo Alto
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Arts & Entertainment
703 High Street, Palo Alto, CA 94302

Contact the receptionist for availability.
Current copies available for purchase at various retailers in the Palo Alto area, including book stores (Books Inc., Borders Book & Music, Kepler's Stanford Book Store), grocery stores, and other locations (Mac's Smoke Shop University Art Center).

City of Palo Alto

  • City Pages (quarterly)
250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Contact: Victoria Bosch at 650-329-2100, Fax: 650-325-5025

Office of Emergency Services, City of Palo Alto

  • PANDA Brochure (Palo Alto Neighbor Disaster Activity)
  • Earthquake - Ready to Ride it Out?
  • Living With Our Faults
  • Helping Children Cope with Disaster
  • Family Disaster Plan
Mailing address: 250 Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Physical Location:


Police Department, City of Palo Alto

  • Community Policing
  • Heads Up (quarterly)
  • Home Security and Security Survey
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Graffiti Management
  • Safety Skills for Children
  • Palo Alto Police Department Facts
  • Neighborhood Watch Stickers
  • Palo Alto Bicycle Routes
  • Protect Your Investment - Bike
275 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Contact: Susie Jones at 650-329-2632; Fax: 650-329-2565;

Community Services: Family Resources
City of Palo Alto

  • Family Resources
Cubberley Community Center. 4000 Middlefield Road, Room T2, Palo Alto, CA 94303;
650-329-2221; Fax: 650-856-8756;
Hours 8 - 5


Lucie Stern Center

  • Enjoy!
  • Palo Alto Children's Theatre
  • Palo Alto Children's Library Schedule
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Contact: Erin Solheim at: 650-463-4952

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Community School of Music and Arts

220 View Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-961-0342, fax: 961-1750

City of Palo Alto Utilities

  • Palo Alto Electricity
  • 12 Easy Ways to Save
  • How to Water Your Garden
  • Emergency Numbers Magnet
250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (3rd floor)

Contact: Elaine Rossignol: 650-329-2229

Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto

  • The Urban Forest
  • Young Tree Care Program
  • Native Oak Tree Care
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (on corner of E Bayshore and Corporation Way).

Contact: Executive Director: Howell Lovell 650-964-6110, Fax: 650-964-6173


  • Pilates Fit Camp
5114 McCoy Ave, San Jose, CA 95130

Contact: Michelle Melendez at 408-379-9096

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Acknowledgement: This list of resources was created by Gwen Luce for the Barron Park Association of Palo ALto California (

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