If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Counter culture]]> Closing a cabinet door and having your kitchen instantly be clutter-free sounds like a dream, but a survey of 10 Peninsula kitchen designers found one clear conclusion: The appliance garages that used to be popular are no longer.]]> <![CDATA[Home front: learn about maples; grow your own veggies]]> A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a talk on Japanese maples and growing your own vegetables.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood Snapshot: Charleston Gardens]]> Having a sense of community has become a lost art. That is, unless you live in a neighborhood like Palo Alto's Charleston Gardens.]]> <![CDATA[Home front: botanical art class; small fruit-tree planting]]> A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a botanical art class and an orchid sale.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto median home price reaches all-time high]]> The 2017 Palo Alto property market took a surprising upturn from a soft 2016. The median price of all sold homes in Palo Alto as of Dec. 1 reached a new high of $2.67 million, an 11 percent increase from 2016.]]> <![CDATA[From empty to adorable]]> Recycle old wine bottles and add whimsy to your holiday table.]]>