PaloAltoOnline.com https://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2017 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online https://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Building permits]]> A listing of building projects that have been approved by the City of Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Time to 'Gather in the Garden']]> Not a week goes by that someone isn't out front snapping photos of the dramatic arbor that counterbalances the entry to Duane Kalar's three-story house - one of the five homes featured on this year's Gamble Garden Spring Tour.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: another national rank; flowers for sale]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[The truth about tomatoes]]> If you want to grow tomatoes from seeds, it isn't hard, but you do need good plant lights to successfully grow them indoors until the seedlings are ready to be planted outdoors, says Palo Alto master gardener Candace Simpson. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: see Chinese rhododendrons; the birds and the bees]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Heading for the hills]]> Buying land farther from the urban centers of Silicon Valley can be refreshing, but "it comes with a lot of things buyers need to know," according to a real estate agent.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: garden pest control; growing tomatoes]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Garage-to-office conversion leaves room for future granny dwelling]]> Now that the Palo Alto City Council has decided to legalize turning garages into granny units, architect Jon Stoumen's newly designed office can easily be switched to a living unit.]]>