Within the newest Round City column, information in regards to the current restoration of a canine reported lacking in mid-September, notable native figures serving to a nonprofit push the Palo Alto Museum previous the end line and a brand new COVID-19 vaccine trial.
LONG LIVE CAESAR … Life hasn’t been simple for Caesar. The terrier combine, who went lacking Sept. 20 — the day he was adopted — throughout a visit together with his new homeowners to Pet Meals Express on Middlefield Highway, the place he all of the sudden jumped out of a cart and darted away from the shop. He stirred worries for practically seven weeks, mentioned Sacha McDermott, foster and adoption coordinator at Doggie Protecting Companies. Earlier than he was paired with a brand new household, Caesar was a part of a bunch of canines that got here out of a hoarding state of affairs and was taken in by the group. The nonprofit shortly launched a seek for Caesar. The trouble ended on the morning of Nov. 7 when Palo Alto Animal Management Officer Jeanette Washington responded to a name of a stray canine close to the California Avenue Caltrain station huddled behind a wall close to the tracks. Washington acknowledged the canine as Caesar primarily based on a flyer. “I approached the canine slowly at an angle and threw a couple of good smelly liver treats,” she mentioned. When that did not work, she positioned a leash over him and slowly introduced him out. “He was a candy little canine. After we picked him up, a practice got here by.” Except for malnourishment and shedding 5 kilos, Caesar wasn’t unwell, in line with McDermott. He is now consuming correctly, thriving with foster dad and mom and can hopefully be put up for adoption in a month.
THE FUTURE OF HISTORY … The Palo Alto Museum, a nonprofit group that’s attempting to construct a brand new museum on the Roth Constructing, continues to face some steep hurdles — most notably a funding scarcity and a Metropolis Council that’s reluctant to assist it rehabilitate the historic, city-owned constructing at 300 Homer Ave. To spice up the trouble, the nonprofit welcomed this week 4 new honorary chairs who it hopes will assist get the long-awaited undertaking to the end line. They may be a part of present chair Dean Clark, son of Palo Alto’s most well-known architect (and Roth Constructing designer) Birge Clark. The brand new members are Clayborne Carson, a number one Martin Luther King Jr. scholar who directed the King Papers Mission; Gloria Hom, a retired Asian research professor and former member of the California State Board of Schooling; David M. Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and professor of historical past and literature at Stanford College; and Susan Packard Orr, a board trustee and former chair of David and Lucile Packard Basis. On Tuesday night time, Kennedy addressed the council’s Finance Committee and urged them to assist the town commemorate its “wealthy historical past.” “It is affordable to imagine that going ahead, a century from now, that historical past might be even richer,” Kennedy mentioned. “But when we do not step up now to protect what we have already got and create and maintain a facility for recording what’s but to return, who then, a century therefore, will know the place they arrive from? Or certainly, how will they know who we had been?” The committee heard from a bunch of supporters of the undertaking however stopped properly wanting fulfilling their request to assist fund the $10.5 million rehabilitation of the Roth Constructing. As a substitute, it directed workers to assist fund the “chilly shell” of the constructing, a $6 million effort that might end in long-deferred structural and seismic upgrades however require additional development earlier than the museum can occupy it.
TESTING UNDERWAY … Stanford Medication is internet hosting one in every of about 180 websites worldwide conducting assessments of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, it was introduced on Oct. 30. The medical college plans to enroll about 1,000 folks, who might be amongst roughly 60,000 folks participating within the giant Part three trial for the vaccine by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Firms of Johnson & Johnson. Individuals will obtain both the vaccine or a placebo. “We’re all for enrolling all kinds of contributors, however we’re significantly all for those that really feel like their residence or office publicity places them in danger,” Dr. Philip Grant mentioned in an announcement. To be taught extra, go to ensemblestudy.com.