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TWO WEEKS TIL CLOSING ... According to MLS Listings, closing times for condominiums and townhomes is the lowest since January, at only 14 days in both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. San Mateo County saw the highest median sales price for a condo/townhouse ever, at $825,000.

HIDDEN VILLA VEGGIES ... It's not too late to sign up for a share in Hidden Villa's Community Supported Agriculture program, where members receive a weekly basket of organically grown vegetables as well as an assortment of fruits. For more information go to Even if you don't sign up, you can also experience Hidden Villa's farm-fresh food at Los Altos' weekly Farmers' Market every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

JAPANESE CULTURAL DAY ... Hidden Villa will also have its Japanese Cultural Day on Sunday, May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be an afternoon of crafts, performances, kendama and flower arranging, to celebrate the connection between Hidden Villa founders Frank and Josephine Duveneck and the Japanese-American community.

MOSQUITO ABATEMENT ... Gamble Gardens will hold a much-needed educational class this Saturday May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on how to make sure your garden is not a breeding ground for the disease-carrying insects. The class will focus on mosquitoes' habits that may favor breeding in gardens and small containers.

JAZZ AT FILOLI ... Filoli gardens in Woodside will begin its 26th year of Sunday afternoon concerts on Father's Day June 19. Bring a picnic lunch or order a boxed lunch in advance. Concerts begin at 1:30 in the afternoon and end at 4 p.m. Filoli opens on Sundays at 11 a.m. Go to for more information and to buy tickets, or call 650-364-8300 or email


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