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Children and families

Stanford Worklife Office

(Stanford’s primary source of information on work/family/ life issues and coordinator of childcare programs)

Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA)

875 Bowdoin Street, Stanford, CA 94305
​​​​​​​(650) 736-SCRA (7272)

SCRA is Stanford’s community center for faculty, senior staff and their families to enjoy. SCRA prides itself on the many programs offered to our member families including year-round tennis and swim leagues. We also conduct several social activities throughout the year.

Earthquake Information

The Emergency Committee is working to revise SCRL’s emergency plan, which you will find printed in the 2018 SCRL Directory. Important update on the SCRL Disaster Plan READ NOW>>.

Read SCRL News Story: It’s not just earthquakes we need to prepare for


Santa Clara County Voter Registration
Office of Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112

Paper registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters' Office, U.S. Post Offices, Public Libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other government offices.

Register to Vote On-line

Emergency: Dial 911 

In an Emergency: Dial 911.

All neighbors should have received an email from SCRL to share that The Emergency Committee is working to revise SCRL’s emergency plan, which you will find printed in the 2018 SCRL Directory. While the committee works to create what we hope will be a viable new plan, we’d like to suggest that you focus on developing your plan for your home and family.

SCRL Emergency and Safety Information


Fire Department

Emergency Assistance, dial 911
Non-emergency, (650) 329-2413


Neighborhood Watch

To participate, call Public Safety at 650-725-2148

The Neighborhood Watch program has returned to the SCRL neighborhood. Organized by a group of neighbors on Allardice Way, the new program will bolster neighborhood safety and replace outdated signs from previous programs. Crime Prevention and Community Safety officer Bill Larson explains how the program works and what you can do to establish a functioning Neighborhood Watch on your street.  Read more>>


A free private social network for your neighborhood


Parking on Residential Streets

Permits: Parking and Transportation
340 Bonair Siding, Stanford

Enforcement: Public Safety

Procedures for requesting SH Parking enforcement suspension
Advance notification to the Parking Operations division of Parking and Transportation Services ( is the proper procedure for requesting temporary suspension of “SH” parking enforcement. Parking Operations will then notify Stanford Police / Department of Public Safety of the request.

One week advance notice is an ideal scenario, but it’s not a strict rule. In real practice, we get requests 1-2 days prior and occasionally on the same day as the event.

There’s obviously some risk involved with waiting until the last minute to notify us. But we do the best we can with whatever notice we’re given. Stanford Police / Public Safety have been very accommodating over the years.

Please be aware that since our office (Parking and Transportation Services) is open 7:30am-5pm, Monday – Friday, email requests to suspend “SH” parking that show up on the weekend will not be seen until the following Monday.

Parks and Playground Areas

Small parks and playground areas on Stanford Land near residences are maintained as part of the greenbelt system of the University. In the event of a problem, call Ground Maintenance Services, 650-723-2281.

Alvarado Park
On Alvarado Row at the intersection of Alvarado Row and Pine Hill Road



Frenchman’s Park
At the intersection of Frenchman’s Road and Gerona Road



Lathrop Park
On Lathrop Drive at the top of the hill


Ryan Park
On the hill behind Ryan Court which is on Stanford Avenue near Nixon School



Coming soon

Police (Public Safety)

Police (Stanford University Department of Public Safety)
711 Serra Street, Stanford (next to Fire Department)
650-723-9633 (Regular Service M_F, 8-5 p.m.)
After hours: 650-329-2413
Emergency: 911

See Something, Say Something!

  • Crime in progress
  • Suspicious activity or behavior
  • Suspicious email, mail, package
  • Behavioral threat

Personal Safety

  • Be aware of your location and surroundings.
  • Walk, jog, run on lighted paths.
    Suggested Travel Routes Map at:
  • Safety Escort (5-SURE)
    7 Days a Week / 9:00pm to 2:00am

Reporting Suspicious Activity, Crimes, Fire, Medical Emergencies

  • Call immediately or when safe to do so.
  • Be a good witness.
  • Do not touch, remove, or handle potential evidence.
  • Emergency: 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1 (Campus Phone)
  • Non-Emergency (24/7) (650) 329-2413
  • Emergency (Blue) Telephone Tower Map
  • Emergency Preparedness Guide

Building, Home, and Dorm Security

  • Do not prop open doors.
  • Lock your door and windows when you leave.
  • Do not allow piggybacking (following behind you) through a secured door.
  • Report lost, missing and stolen keys and access cards immediately.

Frauds and Scams

  • Common Frauds and Scams:
  • Identify Theft Council (Victim Assistance)

Lock it or Lose it!

  • Never leave valuables unattended or in plain sight (e.g. purses, jewelry, mobile devices).
  • Secure valuables in a locked cabinet, drawer, or vehicle trunk.
  • Engrave valuables (Driver License Number).
  • Lock your bicycle to a rack with a U-Lock.


Bicycle Programs and Services

  • Bicycle Abatement (Donation, Abandoned)
  • Bicycle Diversion Program and Bicycle Safety

Safety and Security Programs and Services

  • STOP Security Plate (Laptop Anti-Theft)
  • Safety and Security Presentations
  • Active Threat Presentations
  • Office Security Education Program (OSEP)
  • Security Vulnerability Assessments (CPTED)
  • Event Security


Additional Services

  • Public Safety Business Office:
    General Inquiries
    Police Reports
    Public Crime Log
    Vacation House Checks
    Patrol Check Requests
    (650) 723-9633 (M-F, 8am – 5pm)
  • Lost and Found
    (650) 723-9639
  • Live Scan Fingerprinting
    (650) 725-2499
  • Annual Safety, Security and Fire Report

Post Office (USPS)

Mail and passport services
531 Lausen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-9991
800-ASK-USPS (R) (800-275-8777)
Phone: 650-321-1423
Passport: 650-321-4239
Office open 9-5, Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday
P.O. Box/Lobby access 24/7

Recycling: Curbside pickup


Senior Services

Avenidas – a multi-service non-profit agency that designs and delivers services to enrich and improve the lives of older adults and their families.
450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 289-5400

Avenidas Village – one of a large number of “senior villages” which have developed across the country to help seniors “age in place”--to remain in their own homes. Involves nearly 400 members in the Palo Alto area, approximately 60 of whome live on the Stanford campus and are organized into a “neighborhood cluster” that meets regularly to exchange information and assistance.
450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 289-5405

Door to Door Transportation

La Comida Dining room, serves nutritious lunches to seniors
450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, 650322-3742

Outreach: transportation resources for older adults and people with disabilities
Information: (408) 436-2865

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
A non-profit serving seniors for over 70 years
800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Telephone: 650-326-0665

Little House – The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center – offering fitness, technology, and art classes and activities, as well as social events
800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Telephone: 650-326-2025

Rosener House Adult Activity Center –  Day program for older adults with age-related challenges or conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and memory loss
500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Telephone: 650-322-0126

Meals on Wheels – Home delivered meals for seniors ad the disabled – Volunteer drivers and packers needed
Telephone: 650-322-2022

Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center: affordable daytime care for seniors in the Mid-Peninsula
270 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

Sourcewise,  Community Resource Solutions
Coordinating services and support systems for all adults in Santa Clara County, including, Meals on Wheels, Senior Employment Services, Care management and Health Insurance Counseling.


Services for Campus Homeowners

Coming soon


Gas & Electricity – Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Emergency and Customer Service:
24-hour Customer Service Line: 800-PGE-5000.
24-hour Power Outage Line: 800-PGE-5002.

Garbage and Trash Removal

Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc (PSSI)
Bonair Siding. Stanford University

Google Fiber

(866-777-7550), or email

Pavement Maintenance and Street Signs

BGM Maintenance Customer Service

Pest Control Assistance

Street light Outages
Department of Public Safety

Trees and Sprinklers in Common Areas
BGM Maintenance Customer Service

Water/Sewer Problesm
BGM Maintenance Customer Service


PSSI Residential Universal Waste Program…

City of Palo Alto Hazardous Waste Program…

Garden Debris Removal

Peninsula Sanitary Service

339 Bonair Siding

Stanford University



Medication Disposal

Vaden Health Center has a collection bin for disposal of unwanted medications. From 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, you can drop off prescription, over-the-counter and veterninary medications in solid, liquid and cream form. Learn more about what is accepted and what is not, as well as how to package certain medications on the Vaden Health center website.

Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA)

Stanford University Historical Society

Coming soon

Stanford University Womens Club

Coming soon

Stanford Campus Bike Shop