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Neighborhood Snapshot: The original college town
The people of Palo Alto's Mayfield neighborhood of Palo Alto have been longtime residents because of their relationships with one another, though they have growing concerns center about office growth and insufficient parking. Thursday, 10:41 AM
This week along the Midpeninsula, Atherton recorded to the highest home sale at $14.6 million, while Menlo Park reported the most homes sold at 11. Thursday, 11:06 AM
Home front: Egg-dyeing at Hidden Villa; Gamble Garden Spring Tour
A roundup of local home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula, including an opportunity to color eggs ahead of Easter and Gamble Graden's annual showcase of area gardens. Thursday, 10:49 AM
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula. Monday, 12:16 PM
Roses in miniature
If you've always wanted to grow roses but were too timid, rose expert Jolene Adams of the Peninsula Rose Society says you can start with miniature ones.
"They're just as complicated as their big sisters," Adams said, but they are easy to grow. Thursday, 10:59 AM
Garden club aims to create safe havens for monarchs
It's a startling statistic: The California monarch butterfly population has dropped 86 percent since last year. Palo Alto Garden Club Conservation member Eleanor Laney is one of the leaders of the garden club's Monarch Butterfly Project. She and others hope to increase local monarch populations. Thursday, 12:17 PM
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Short story writers wanted!
The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.