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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 63 N Puzzles, page 64 Al so on lin E M 56 HO GE EN PA OP DE, I GU HOME& 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 NO FUSS PLANTS ... UC Master Gardener David Peterson will talk about “Gardening in our Bay Area’s Mediterranean Climate” on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics for the free talk include California native plants — and why they are drought-tolerant and less “fussy” in upkeep; soil types; watering; and caring for newly planted Mediterranean or native plants. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or SAY IT WITH CHOCOLATE ... Cindy Roberts will demonstrate how to make “Chocolate Confections,” including dipped chocolates, truffles and chocolate bark, on Monday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Through demonstration, participation and sampling, students will learn how to temper and design chocolates with standard household equipment. Cost is $50. Information: (continued on page 52) Veronica Weber Veronica Weber GROW YOUR OWN GIFTS ... Jody Main, garden writer and educator, will teach a class on creating “Gifts from the Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 599 College Ave., Palo Alto. Wreaths, swaths and table arrangements can be made from herbs and flowers; Main will teach how to organically grow, decorate and create handcrafted gifts from the garden. Cost is $31 plus $25 materials fee. Information: 650493-6072 or or http:// giftsfromthegarden.eventbrite. com/. Veronica Weber FALL COLOR ... Arborist Herb Fong will lead a free fall-foliage tree walk through the Barron Park neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Cornelis Bol Park, near the intersection of Laguna Avenue and Laguna Court. Don’t forget to visit the donkeys. Information: 650-9646110 ext. 2, visit www.canopy. org/pages/calendar.php or email Children played on an inflatable slide (above) at the 2010 University South block party on Kingsley Avenue held Aug. 28. Homes range from this older house on Byron Street (left) to newer and bigger on Cowper Street. University South A perfect location with a strong sense of community by Ryan Deto estled in between Palo Alto’s most exciting places, Kathryn Verwillow raves about the location of her neighborhood. “The neighborhood is only three-fourths of a mile from downtown and eight blocks from Stanford,” she said. “It is the perfect location.” Verwillow, a resident since 2003, said the sense of community is strong in the neighborhood, too. Each year her block on Kingsley Avenue hosts a N NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT block party for the whole neighborhood on the first Saturday after school starts. “It is like summer’s last gasp,” she said. This year the party had a bouncy house for the young children and a 20-foot-tall blue and orange bouncy slide for the older kids. When the kids were on the slide, squeals of delight poured out in every direction. The kids flew down the slide and bounced onto an inflatable-rubber surface. Verwillow said there was a first-aid kit at the ready. Two young girls dragged their father toward the coolers when they arrived at the block party; they were in need of juice boxes. Verwillow said the party usually gets up to 200 residents during (continued on page 51) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ œÛi“LiÀÊ£Ó]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 49

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