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Home front: Propane exchange; highest home sale hits $21M

Also, Filoli teams up with American Orchid Society for monthly orchid judgings

In the latest Home front column, learn how you can trade your empty propane cylinder for a new one, which city clinched the Midpeninsula's highest home sale based on recent listings and upcoming orchid judgings at Filoli.

PROPANE EXCHANGE ... Palo Alto's propane exchange program, which enables residents to trade in their empty single-use propane cylinders for a full, reusable one that is more environmentally friendly, will end on June 30. The city mailed out vouchers in April that can be used to exchange 1-pound cylinders at the Household Hazardous Waste Station at 2501 Embarcadero Way. For more information about the exchange program, go to

HIGHEST HOME SALE HITS $21M... Atherton recorded the Midpeninsula's top two most expensive transactions for this week's Home Sales listings at $21 million for a 13,849-square-foot house on Ridge View Drive and $11.5 million for a 7,161-square-foot home on Selby Lane. Palo Alto recorded the third-highest sale with a $9-million price tag for a 6,565-square-foot Crescent Park neighborhood home on Hamilton Avenue. View a complete list of this week's home sales here. California REsource, a real estate information company, obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.

FILOLI ORCHID JUDGING... Filoli has teamed up with the American Orchid Society to establish a series of monthly orchid judgings at the historic home through the end of this year. As the American Orchid Society's Pacific Central Judging Center, visitors will have the opportunity to view blooming orchids, learn about orchid care and have their own orchids judged. Judging takes place at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month in the Visitor Center. Plant entry is from 9-9:30 a.m. The next judging will take place on Saturday, June 15. Filoli is located at 86 Canada Road, Woodside. For more information, go to

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