If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales]]> ]]> <![CDATA[The hidden gem]]> In many ways, the character of Palo Alto's Esther Clark neighborhood is exemplified by Esther Clark Park, located directly off of Arastradero Road. ]]> <![CDATA[Garden tips: Spring surprises]]> It's time to plant bulbs. Still available in some stores and Costco, bulbs are the one type of plant that represent spring. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front for Nov. 18]]> This week: a Christmas market and sustainable furniture.]]> <![CDATA[Chimney checkup]]> Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start small.]]> <![CDATA[DIY: Coasters made from Scrabble tiles]]> Whether they're made as a gift or project with the kids, simple and fun Scrabble® tile coasters can add a personalized touch to any party or meal. ]]> <![CDATA[Landscaping around the oaks]]> The previous owners of Jesse Johnson's new home told him they tried to put a pool in the back yard, but it didn't work out. About three years later, Johnson, along with his wife and two kids, decided to pursue the pool option again at the Vintage Oaks home in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[A little cleanup goes a long way]]> It's time for autumn cleanup. This means lawn renovation, bulb planting, detail work and the last pruning before winter. We tend to look at our gardens several times a day but often never really see what's going on.]]> <![CDATA[A quick fix for your bathroom]]> Even if you can't afford the time and expense of a complete bathroom renovation, you can still make dramatic changes without moving a wall or replacing a sink. Here are a few easy-to-do ideas for increasing the function and beauty of your bath.]]>