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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 55 N Puzzles, page 56 Al so on lin E M 48 HO GE EN PA OP DE, I GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m Home Front eWASTE RECYCLING ... Conexions will hold a free e-waste recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1023 Corporation Way, Palo Alto. Unwanted TVs, computer monitors and other hard-to-recycle items (including shipping peanuts and bubble wrap) may be dropped off. A complete list is posted at www. This is an opportunity to keep e-waste out of the dump, either locally or globally. Information: Call 650-939-9300. EDIBLE GARDEN SERIES ... Drew Harwell, manager of the Common Ground demonstration garden, will offer the “Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvestâ€? on Saturdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, March 6, March 27 and April 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Common Ground Educational Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The classes will cover garden planning, composting, soils, seeds and watering, using permaculture design and Grow Biointensive methods. Fee is $325. Information: Call 650-493-6072 or visit www.commongroundinpaloalto. org or http://ediblegardenseries. (continued on page 43) GARAGE DOORS, EXTERIOR WALLS OFFER OUTLETS FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION by Mike Lata fire-breathing dragon with outstretched wings, a Madonna and Child, mythical Greek creatures and Indian totems — all grace garage doors or nearby walls. The painted murals make these homes really stand out. A garage door does not have to be just a place to hide a car or household wares, but it can also be a canvas of artwork — often communicating historical, cultural or mythological meanings. That large fire-breathing dragon lives on a garage door on Southampton Drive in Leland Manor. The owner and artist, Judith Wasserman, tried out many murals on her garage door before settling for this dragon. “I always liked dragons and the previous mural was too cute,â€? she said. The dragon is reaching out with one talon while another talon holds an egg as it flies. “Lots of people think of dragons as male and I thought it would be interesting to have a female mother that is a dragon,â€? Wasserman said. A Don Feria A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS ... Iris Harrell, owner of Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View, will teach a class on “The Forever Home: For All Seasons and Agesâ€? on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 1708, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class focus is on planning a home remodel that is appropriate for infants, young children, teens and family members with physical limitations. Fee is $35 per person (or for up to two family members), plus $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: Call ‘CANVASSING’ THE NEIGHBORHOOD Don Feria NEED TO SHRED? ... Palo Alto residents can bring up to five bankers’ boxes filled with confidential documents to shred at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT) Station, 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale on four Saturdays, from 8 to 11 a.m., this year: Jan. 30, March 27, Aug. 28 and Dec. 18. Documents must be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks and rubber bands are OK. Proof of residency is required. The brown bear-head totem, top, on this Los Altos garage door symbolizes the Native American clan of Jimmy Simmons. Above, a large, fire-breathing dragon draws the eye to the Southampton Drive garage door of local architect Judith Wasserman. (continued on page 39) *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊә]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 37

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