Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - July 11, 2014

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MORE KUDOS ... Three local Realtors were accidentally left off the Weekly's reporting of the list of top sales folks in the nation, as noted in rankings announced by Real Trends in ads that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on June 27. Keri Nicholas of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, ranked No. 33 with $154 million in sales; Hugh Cornish, also of Coldwell Banker, Menlo Park, ranked No. 70 with $108 million in sales; and Janelle Boyenga, of Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, ranked No. 157 with $73 million in sales. Not a bad year. And last year Ken DeLeon was rated as an individual, not a team; he came in at No. 18, with $203 million in sales.

TREE WALK ... Arborist Ray Morneau will lead a free tree walk through the Southgate neighborhood on Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Palo Alto High School parking lot, Churchill and Castilleja avenues, Palo Alto. Expect to see black locust, coast redwood, camphor, cork oak, Japanese persimmon and more. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or canopy.org

WHACK INVASIVE PLANTS ... Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 13, to remove invasive, non-native plants — including yellow starthistle and French broom — at Foothills Park. Friends of Foothill Park volunteers typically meet at the Orchard Glen picnic area but are advised to check the website (www.fofpark.org) in case the group is heading for more remote areas of the park. Bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Gloves and tools will be provided. Information: Bob Roth at 650-321-7882 or bobroth@lavabit.com

SURVIVING REMODELING ... Mollyanne Sherman, a certified home designer, will offer a stand-alone class on "Surviving Your Kitchen Remodeling Project" from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at Palo Alto High School, Room 407, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class covers tools, tips, steps, resources and professional advice. Cost is $40. Information: 650-329-3752 or paadultschool.org

LOOKING AHEAD ... Master Gardeners of San Francisco and San Mateo counties will offer a free workshop on "Starting Your Fall and Winter Garden" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 19, at Lyngso Garden Materials, 19 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. The workshop will deal with space planning, seeding and planting charts, amending soil, insects and diseases, water and more. Information (or to register): 650-364-1730, lyngsogarden.com or smsf-mastergardeners.ucanr.org

PLANT HOTLINE ... UC Master Gardeners staff a Master Gardener Hotline every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Garden library, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. They will also answer gardening questions at 650-329-1356, ext. 205.

LIVING CENTERPIECES ... Baylor Chapman, author of "The Plant Recipe Book," a guide to planting 40 plants, will teach a class on "Living Centerpieces" from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Chapman will demonstrate how to use complementary plant varieties; then participants will create a living arrangement to take home. Cost, which includes all classroom plant materials and containers, is $180 for nonmembers, $150 for members (with the book), or $150 for nonmembers, $125 for members (without the book). Information: 650-364-8300 or filoli.org

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