Dozens of chalk art masterpieces brightened Tasso Street during the weekend’s Festival of Arts. But, after 20 hours of work, artists saw their creations washed away so the street could reopen.
Critics are buzzing about a new movement known as “ecological art.” Ecological artists are using their paintings, sculptures and photography to start conservation conversations.
Each spring, artists and tourists flock to tiny Winters, Calif., near Sacramento, for a week of outdoor painting, communal living and vacation off the beaten path.
Stanford University artists are part of a growing trend using art to promote “green” living. This spring’s Vision eARTh event aimed to inspire social change through community activism.
With the rising popularity of home theaters and online movie viewing, boutique movie theaters see their attendance drop. Stanford Theatre and the Aquarius are still strongholds in Palo Alto.
QuestBridge, a nonprofit in Silicon Valley acts as a matchmaking service connecting low-income students to top colleges. The organization has placed thousands of students since 1994.
Plans to create more parking spaces and decrease traffic lanes on Palo Alto’s California Avenue may be on hold after a group of local merchants complained about the project, stalling grant funding.
Stanford students designed music-playing helmets and lockable bike lights to increase bicycle safety on campus. A bicyclist who wasn’t wearing a helmet died on campus last year after being hit by a car.
After five classmates committed suicide last year, students at Palo Alto’s Henry M. Gunn high school banded together to form a support group of trained peer counselors.