If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Mountain View garners highest number of home sales among Midpeninsula cities this week]]> <![CDATA[Recent Home Sales]]> Woodside tops region with $7-million sale]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, check out Kusamura Bonsai Club's 56th Annual Show in Palo Alto, learn how to cultivate soil health at a free workshop in Menlo Park and more.]]> <![CDATA[At the crossroads]]> As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo Alto between Adobe Creek, El Camino Real and Del Medio and Silva avenues, keeps close despite the city's ever-changing urban landscape. ]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Atherton claims highest sales price at $13 million.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.
<![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week, learn to grow blueberries during a class at Rinconada Library in Palo Alto, be a "weed warrior" and remove invasive plants at Arastradero Preserve and more.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters]]> The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. Sellers listed a total of 154 homes since the beginning of 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Living on the outside]]> While their East Coast roots drew them to the traditional Old Palo Alto home in 2003, Rebecca and Marc Friend knew from the start that the garden didn't live up to its Cape Cod design.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> Explore the outdoors this week with a spring garden tour at Palo Alto's Gamble Garden, talk about classic shrub roses during The Peninsula Rose Society's monthly meet-up and more. ]]> <![CDATA[The benefits of bugs]]> While "benefits" and "bugs" seem like antonyms, certain insects actually help organic gardens be healthier.]]> <![CDATA[An insider's guide to fresh air]]> Getting some fresh air outside is a given. But some Palo Alto entrepreneurs are offering consumers a way to make sure they are doing that same quality of breathing inside.]]> <![CDATA[Blowin' in the wind]]> Inspired by the rippling landscapes of Midwestern prairies, ornamental grass gardens can add an element of wonder and movement to a garden.]]> <![CDATA[Front door distinction]]> Here are five local finds that can add charm and character to any entryway.]]> <![CDATA[Dapper drapes]]> When it comes to curtains, the supporting hardware may come as an afterthought. But local experts remind drape shoppers that while the hardware may come last, it's definitely not the least. ]]> <![CDATA[A rose by many names]]> Palo Altan rose grower Jerry Georgette says that picking one's favorite rose is like choosing your favorite child. He admits that one of his favorites is a yellow gold "Golden Celebration," an English shrub rose. ]]> <![CDATA[Do-It-Yourself: Jazz up the fireplace]]> When Redwood City resident Glenda Fuge isn't using her fireplace, she likes to add personality to an otherwise dull space with a decorative screen. Fuge, a semi-retired occupational therapist, crafts her own fireplace screens out of recycled materials like metal fences, iron headboards, scrap wood and, her favorite, old window frames. ]]> <![CDATA[Contemporary tranquility]]> It was the sound of the creek flowing near the Midcentury Modern home in Portola Valley that drew Julie Dyson in 2011.]]> <![CDATA[Toy storage]]> It can be thrilling for children to receive toys on birthdays or special occasions, but what happens when the toys start to pile up? What happens when the playroom becomes a sea of strewn Legos and Barbie dolls and art supplies -- when it's so cluttered that the floor is no longer visible? ]]>