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Friday, August 28, 2015

Sales at a glance

Palo Alto saw eight home sales in this week's edition, with the top price coming in at $3,775,000. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below to see how other Palo Alto-area locations compared.

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A Fresh Look

Is your house full of things you love that don't seem to go together? Does your home lack a pulled-together, cohesive look? When you know your personal style, you'll stop making "wrong" purchases and you'll be able to create harmony in every room of your home.

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Building permits in Palo Alto

The software development firm Barefoot Networks gets ready to occupy the second floor of 2151 Park Blvd.

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Recent home sales

The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent sale happened on July 22, 2015, and brought in more than $10 million. Learn about this home sale and others in this week's list of recent home sales.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As residents move their compostable waste from black to green bins, they have experienced some foul moments, but have learned to adjust their habits.

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Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday night. Then, plan ahead and attend a compost workshop brought to you by the City of Palo Alto on Sept. 5.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

What to know about 'mow and blow'

When it comes to the value of using a leaf blower, opinions blow in all directions. Gardeners, landscapers and maintenance professional see benefits and damages from using the mechanical tool on residential lawns and gardens.

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Sales at a glance

Atherton, East Palo Alto and Los Altos each recorded four sales this edition. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below to see how other Palo Alto Weekly locations compared.

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Building permits in Palo Alto

Residents continue to add solar panels to their roofs, with eight roof-mounted PV systems making the building permit list. The solar option is even available to those with already low energy bills.

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Recent home sales

Among Menlo Park's 19 home sales this edition, one happened along Palo Alto Way, which surprisingly is not in Palo Alto. Learn about this home sale and others in this week's list of recent home sales.

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Positively Green

This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to visit Italy — Tuscany and Sicily. My wife and I had been planning to go for years, and it was the trip of a lifetime. We were in two distinctly different parts of Italy, but we noticed several things they have in common, especially from the perspective of "verdi," which means green in Italian.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Home Front

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes afternoon tea at Filoli, cooking classes at Sur La Table, backyard composting workshop at Hidden Villa and drought landscape maintenance information from the City of Palo Alto.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Local painter, Florentine jewelry artist exhibit talents at annual festival

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will once again turn University Avenue into an open air gallery, showcasing masterpieces from 300 fine-art and fine-craft artists. The 34th annual festival will be held this weekend, Aug. 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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