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Friday, October 2, 2015

Building permits in Palo Alto

In this crop of building permits, more than $410,000 went toward remodels, from kitchens to bathrooms. This figure does not include remodels that happened as part of larger projects, such as a new edition to a home. Scan the rest of the building permits to learn more about what's happening in your neighborhood.

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Recent home sales

Two homes find themselves on avenues with stately names: California and Michigan. While one is a sunny, familiar state, the other one would require a 30-plus drive to visit. Learn about these home sales and others in this week's list of recent home sales.

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Sales at a glance

While Palo Alto only saw seven sales this week, the highest sale price came from it: $9,250,000. Mountain View had the most sales at 12, and Woodside came in second for most expensive home sale. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below to see how other Palo Alto-area locations compared.

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Home Front

This week includes a walking tour of the Professorville neighborhood on Oct. 3, assistance in transforming a dead lawn into a low-water garden on Oct. 3, a cheesemaking course on Oct. 4 and a water-saving class on Oct. 10.

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A Fresh Look

Sweep off the patio, hang up the hammock and start flipping burgers — there's still time left to barbecue. Holding an outdoor party is a good excuse to spruce up your backyard. While you're at it, why not decorate it as well?

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Inside those new houses

The owners of four South Bay residences are opening up their homes on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the 2015 Silicon Valley Home Tours. The inaugural event is hosted by the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects and will feature homes in Palo Alto and Los Altos.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Sales at a glance

The highest sale this week comes from Woodside at $9.5 million. The first runner-up came from the only sale in Los Altos Hills, which totaled $6.3 million. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below to see how other Palo Alto-area locations compared.

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Recent home sales

Six homes in this week's edition of "Recent home sales" hadn't been sold since the 1970s. With more than 35 years between sale dates, it's no surprise you need more commas in your bank account number to purchase all of the Midpeninsula real estate today.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Home Front

This week includes a handblown glass sale on Sept. 26 through Paly Fiery Arts, a vegetable market on Oct. 3 with support from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, a pest prevention class on Oct. 3 at Common Ground Garden and a day of community fun on Oct. 4 at Gamble Garden.

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Gunn High School student Saini promotes National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and Divakar Saini, a Gunn High School junior, is spreading the word. Earthquake drills at school sparked his original interest in emergency preparedness, and now he has been active in the topic for two years.

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Community preparedness

David Rost started unit four by asking the class the four colors of triage. The room suddenly filled with a flurry of answers — red, black, green, yellow — each one meaning a different level of trauma to the students in September's Community Emergency Response Team program.

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