RITZY ZIP CODES ... According to Forbes Magazine, the town of Atherton (94027) tops the list of most expensive ZIP codes in 2017 among 500 surveyed in the United States by Altos Research of Sunnyvale. Atherton's median price was $4.95 million. Also in the top 10 was Los Altos Hills (3rd) and Palo Alto (4th). Portola Valley was 32nd and Menlo Park was 74th. Just for some perspective, Beverly Hills 90210 was 8th, Hillsborough was 11th, and Tiburon was 41st.
GOING NATIVE GARDEN TOUR ... Save the date: April 7, 2018 will be the northern Santa Clara County Going Native Garden Tour sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society in association with UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. The event will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Go to http://gngt.org/GNGT/HomeRO.php to register for this free event.
STOP JUNK MAIL ... Is your home recycling bin inundated with "mixed paper" from junk mail? By stopping the mail you don't want, you can not only save yourself time, but conserve natural resources. According to Zero Waste Palo Alto, each year, more than 100 million trees' worth of bulk mail arrives in American mailboxes. When making donations, ordering items through the mail, or subscribing to a publication, include a note that instructs the organization not to lend, sell or trade your name to other mailing lists. For more information visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/junkmail, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 650-496-5910.
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