If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES - Sept. 17]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Cluck, cluck! It's time for the Tour de Coop]]> Sharon Erickson can barely remember a time when her family didn't raise chickens.]]> <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES -- Sept. 10]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Beachfront property in Palo Alto]]> Often when 83-year-old Yvonne Murray walks out the door of her Old Palo Alto home, she takes a trip to the beach.]]> <![CDATA[Keeping water off the street]]> In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with out-of-date or problematic irrigation systems are due for an upgrade. ]]>