A fire broke out in The Dish trail near Interstate 280 late Tuesday night, August 22. Fire officials speculated that an animal – most likely a bird – hit and damaged wires that set off the 3-acre grass fire. Santa Clara County and Palo Alto Fire resources were at the scene of the fire and extinguished the blaze in approximately 30 minutes.
The Matadero Trail, a public hiking trail which runs between the south of Page Mill Road and Foothill expressway, opens today. The trail is part of a network of trails that the University agreed to construct as part of its land-use agreement with Santa Clara County in 2000.