By Will Reisman, @WillReisman
Time to Get Healthy in Palo Alto: The poster advertising for Palo Alto’s May Fete Parade says it all: whether it’s dancing, giving hugs, laughing or meditating—all activities are welcome at the 94th annual event. A celebration of healthy lifestyles, the downtown parade will feature a bunch of kid-focused activities, musical performances from local groups, tons of great food and nearby picnic areas, elaborately-decorated floats and more. The free fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Palo Alto, which is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Palo Alto Caltrain Station.
SF Holding Open Houses Geared at Finding Parking Solutions: As everyone who has made the trip into San Francisco knows too well, parking in the city is tough, and with the region’s highways and arteries ever-more-crowded, it doesn’t look like the situation will be getting any better soon. Faced with those tough conditions, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking and traffic policies for the city, will be hosting a series of open house meetings aimed at easing the headache of parking. These neighborhood meetings, which begin on Tuesday and will last through June 8, will focus on San Francisco’s Residential Parking Program, which hasn’t been significantly updated since 1976. The SFMTA will be looking to collect feedback on the program, in the hopes of updating it to better meet the need of residents.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Bay Area: The most important woman in your life (she is, don’t argue) will be honored this Sunday, and the Bay Area should be a particularly special place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Throughout the region, there will be special events commemorating moms, from rare book signings by renowned children’s authors to 5K Runs that benefit different children’s charities. With so many events to choose from, there really is no excuse to miss this Mother’s Day. At the very least, your mom deserves a phone call and a nice card. Don’t drop the ball on this one.