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UPCYCLED GARDEN LIGHTS ... Give your garden a special glow with a light you make from upcycled materials at a workshop held at the Menlo Park Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Artist Christie Inocencio leads this free program for adults, where you'll learn how to transform a jar into a garden light. Extra "green" credit if you bring your own jar. The library is located at 800 Alma St, Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2501 or register at menlopark.org (search "upcycled garden lights").

PALO ALTO RENT THIRD HIGHEST ... Palo Alto rent is the Bay Area's third most expensive, according to the June 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Metro Report from rental marketplace Zumper. The report found that the median price for one- bedroom apartments in Palo Alto is $3,150, behind Mountain View ($3,450) and San Francisco ($3,700). In May, the California median rent for a one bedroom was $1,766. Palo Alto has held steady in the No. 3 spot for the last six months, even as it's had the fastest-growing annual rent in the Bay Area overall, with an increase of 11.7% over the same time last year.

HEALTHY VEGETABLE GARDENS ... How can you keep your vegetable garden robust? And how do you defend veggies from pests and diseases? Learn practices that will help summer vegetables thrive at a free workshop held at the UCCE Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on Saturday, July 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Candace Simpson will also discuss strategies to manage pests and diseases while minimizing environmental impacts. You can bring samples of pests and damage for diagnosis. The Demonstration Garden is located at Eleanor Pardee Park, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. For more information, call 408-282-3105.

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