Stanford, California

Census-designated place in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University.

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Palo Alto, California

Charter city in the northwestern corner of Santa Clara County, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area, named after a coastal redwood tree known as El Palo Alto.

Palo Alto is named after El Palo Alto, a historic 110 ft California Redwood on the banks of the San Francisquito Creek, sighted and named by the Portolà expedition in 1769.
Part of an 1890 map of northern Santa Clara County including all or part of the towns of University Park, Palo Alto (now College Terrace in Palo Alto), Mayfield. Also shows Stanford University (still under construction at the time.)
University Avenue at the Circle with train steaming toward El Palo Alto, 1894
The main entrance of the HP headquarters building
The main entrance of the former Tesla Motors headquarters
Palo Alto's city hall
The Rinconada branch of the Palo Alto City Library
California Avenue Station
Commuters at Palo Alto Station boarding Caltrain
Packard's garage
Oak tree at Esther Clark Park in Palo Alto
Stanford University is adjacent to Palo Alto

The city was established by Leland Stanford when he founded Stanford University, following the death of his son, Leland Stanford Jr. Palo Alto includes portions of Stanford University and borders East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park.

Census-designated place

Concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only.

The area may contain an easily recognizable institution, usually occupying a large land area, with an identity distinct from the surrounding community. This could apply to some college campuses and large military bases (or parts of a military base) that are not within the limits of any existing community, such as Notre Dame, Indiana, Stanford, California (which houses the Stanford University campus), Fort Campbell North, Kentucky, and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Stanford University

Statue of the Stanford family on the Stanford University campus
Center of the campus in 1891.
Ichthyologist and founding president of Stanford, David Starr Jordan.
William Shockley, Stanford professor, Nobel laureate in physics, "Father of Silicon Valley"
An aerial photograph of the center of the Stanford University campus in 2008.
Marc Tessier-Lavigne is the president of Stanford University.
The original Golden spike on display at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Hoover Tower, inspired by the cathedral tower at Salamanca in Spain
Green Library
Bronze statues by Auguste Rodin are scattered throughout the campus, including these Burghers of Calais.
Felix Bloch, physics professor, 1952 Nobel laureate for his work at Stanford
Vint Cerf (BS 1965), co-leader of the Stanford team that designed the architecture of the internet
Many students use bicycles to get around the large campus.
The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band rallies football fans with arrangements of "All Right Now" and other contemporary music.
Herbert Hoover (BS 1895), 31st President of the United States, founder of Hoover Institution at Stanford, recipient of the Uncommon Man award
John F. Kennedy (attended 1940 ), 35th President of the United States
Interior of the Stanford Memorial Church at the center of the Main Quad
Hoover Tower, at {{convert|285|ft|m}}, the tallest building on campus
thumb|The new (2006) Stanford Stadium, site of home football games
Stanford Quad with Memorial Church in the background
The Dish, a {{convert|150|ft|m}} diameter radio telescope on the Stanford foothills overlooking the main campus
White Memorial Fountain (The Claw)

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university located in the census-designated place of Stanford, California, near the city of Palo Alto.

Stanford University Medical Center

Medical complex which includes Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health.

Main entrance of Stanford Hospital
Main entrance of Stanford Hospital
Stanford Cancer Center in San Jose.

Stanford Health Care is located at 500 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, California.

Stanford Shopping Center

Upscale open air shopping mall located on Route 82 at Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto, California.

Walkway at Stanford Shopping Center

Also, unlike the rest of the campus, the shopping center and the neighboring Stanford University Medical Center are part of the city of Palo Alto, not the census-designated place (CDP) of Stanford, California.

Santa Clara County, California

California's 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,936,259, as of the 2020 census.

Santa Clara County Government Center in Central San Jose.
Mission Santa Clara de Asís in 1849
Tule elk roam the Diablo Range and are often seen on Coyote Ridge from U.S. Highway 101 - courtesy Bill Leikam
Three tule elk just north of U. S. Highway 101 in Basking Ridge Park. The freeway is a barrier to elk migration to the Coast Range. Courtesy Craige Edgerton
Thematic map showing median household income across central Santa Clara County
San Jose International Airport is ranked as the best-run airport in the United States by the ACBJ.
VTA bus arriving at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills


John Gall (baseball)

American former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins from 2005 to 2007.

Gall with the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2007

Gall was born in Stanford, California, and was a successful collegiate player for Stanford University, making his NCAA debut as a freshman in.

Marco Zappacosta

American entrepreneur.

Zappacosta was born in Stanford, California in 1985 and grew up in Menlo Park, California.

Noe Zhordania

Georgian journalist and Menshevik politician.

Zhordania in 1918
Zhordania in 1903
The first State Duma deputy
Georgia celebrates the first anniversary of its independence. Noe Zhordania, S. Mdivani, N. Tsereteli, P. Kakhiani, G. Lordkipanidze, E. Takaishvili, and foreign guests are seen on the tribune.
Karl Kautsky with the Georgian Social-Democrats, Tbilisi, 1920. In the first row: S. Devdariani, Noe Ramishvili, Noe Zhordania, Karl Kautsky and his wife Luise, Silibistro Jibladze, Razhden Arsenidze; in the second row: Kautsky's secretary Olberg, Victor Tevzaia, K. Gvarjaladze, Konstantine Sabakhtarashvili, S. Tevzadze, Avtandil Urushadze, R. Tsintsabadze
Zhordania with the Second International Delegation. Tbilisi, 1920

Noi Nikolaevich Zhordania, My Life, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford, California, 1968, ISBN: 0-8179-4031-6

Randy VanWarmer

American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

In a 1989 interview with Release, a now-defunct independent paper from Stanford, California, Van Warmer said that Albert Grossman, the head of Bearsville, would not let him do television or tour the United States, a strategy that did not prove successful.