Palo Alto has a liberal atmosphere and Republicans are pretty much persecuted, but the town members tend to vote conservatively because when it comes down to it, they want to keep their money.
Palo Alto is home to two high schools: Palo Alto High School (north side, informally known as Paly) and Henry M. Gunn High School (south side, informally known as Gunn). Paly is located close to Stanford (across El Camino Real) and is ranked 199th on the Newsweek list of best public high schools. Gunn is ranked 50th.
Goddamn, Stanford Shopping Center is expensive.
2. A kickass song by Radiohead, probably about the same town.
2. "In a city of the future, it is difficult to concentrate. Meet the boss, meet the wife. Everybody's happy, everyone is made for life."- Radiohead
Palo Alto girl: "Im from Palo Alto, only the homeless people in my town wear polo."
Greenwhich girl: "I used to live in Palo Alto, then we sold are $2 million one room shack and bought a mansion in CT, funny huh!"
Palo Alto Guy: "I was thinking of driving down to LA to audition for that new Johnny Depp movie, but my Jag's in the shop I dont want to be seen driving around in my mom's porsch."
Palo Alto Guy #2: "How is Johnny doin these days."
Homeless person: "Please miss give me some spare change."
Palo Alto woman: "Im sorry all i have is a wallet full of $100's and seven visa black cards, will a $100 be alright?"
Homeless person: "I guess if thats the best you can do."
palo alto is materialistic. we really enjoy spending money, eating out and living large. there is a peaceful, tolerant, beautiful vibe in palo alto with a tinge of ignorance.
palo alto is not the ideal town for young people. nearly everyone who grows up here ends up leaving to seek out and discover the real world. they seek excitement and danger because they have lived their lives sheltered for so long with everything served on a silver platter.
you will usually see K-12 kids and middle-aged people walking the streets.
there exists a pestilent substance-abusing underground which many of the high schoolers who spend their parents' money on weed, alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy inhabit.
also, some kids growing up here hate this town.
gunn is extremely overrated. the students are more concerned with getting into a highly prestigious college, as if this guarantees high income. its quite a delusion that pervades gunn. academic achievement is valued over actual life-learning. the GPA matters more than your actual skills! that is why many people ive talked to say they absolutely hate gunn, and i've had a damaging experience there as well.
friend in L.A. : "dude, you're from palo alto."