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Moved some non-Palo Alto restaurants to this page; these need to be put on their own city pages:

  • Chantilly II, 3001 El Camino Real, Redwood City (at Selby Lane in Atherton)

650-321-4080. Pricey but outstanding continental cuisine and a first rate wine cellar.

--Evan 13:45, 29 Mar 2004 (EST)

Actually, Stanford is not in Palo Alto, but rather in Stanford, CA. Perhaps it should read, "and borders Stanford University"?

In general Wikitravel avoids government designations if they don't make sense, and it can be argued that splitting up Stanford University and Palo Alto simply because the government designates them as two separate places probably doesn't make much sense. Visitors who want to read about Stanford will also want to read about Palo Alto, so having them both in the same article seems like it makes the most sense. -- Ryan • (talk) • 02:46, 23 May 2007 (EDT)

Wikipedia is high[edit]

Wikipedia says "Palo" in the context of "Palo Alto" means tall stick -- this is simply wrong. The word Palo has multiple meanings [1] including stick (the most common), club, tree, and others. In the context of city names like "Palo Alto", "Dos Palos", or "Palos Verdes" it clearly means tree because "tall stick", "two sticks", and "green sticks" make far less sense than "tall tree", "two trees", and "green trees". -- Colin 20:27, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

I've reverted my revert, so the translation is now listed as "tall tree". As to Wikipedia smoking the dope, that's a matter for someone else to resolve. -- Ryan • (talk) • 21:18, 27 September 2009 (EDT)