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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 48 N Puzzles, page 49 Al so on lin E M 44 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 OAK-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPES ... Acterra is offering an “OakFriendly Landscaping Workshop” on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Shoup Park Garden House, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. Topics include plant choice, timing of planting, sudden oak death, galls and oak-care issues. Cost is $35. Information: Junko Bryant at or VALENTINE LUNCHEON ... Gamble Garden’s monthly luncheons note a Valentine theme on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at noon at Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Complimentary docent-led tours follow lunch. Cost is $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Future luncheons are scheduled for March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8 and Sept. 21. Information: 650-329-1356, ext. 201, or Veronica Weber BACKYARD DÉCOR ... Interior designer and Palo Alto Weekly columnist Kit Davey will teach a class called “Backyard Decorating: How to Create an Enchanting Garden” on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 599 College Ave., Palo Alto. Topics range from using unusual objects in the garden to giving a home curb appeal. Cost is $31, which includes a handout. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. The Sankaran family (from left), Soorya, Srini and Maya (with Shaila in the background) play a game of soccer in their Greendell backyard. Greendell/Walnut Grove TWO NEIGHBORHOODS SURROUND HISTORIC GREENMEADOW NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT by Zohra Ashpari anch-style and Eichler homes with vast lawn space and quiet avenues are defining features of the Greendell neighborhood, which lies roughly between San Antonio Road and Dake and Ferne avenues. Most distinctive is the tract of Eichler homes lining Ferne Avenue, which are mainly one-story and completed circa 1955. Greendell is a neighborhood in evolution, constantly expanding its boundaries, according to Srini Sankaran, president of the newly formed Greendell Neighborhood Association. In October 2010, when the association was formally organized, Mackay Drive and Calcaterra Place were not included within its limits. “Recently, we have had nearly 40 residents on Calcaterra, Mackay and sections of Ferne and San Antonio south of Dake, express interest in being a part of the association,” Sankaran said. The 70 current members vote on issues relating to the community, gain access to emergency information from the city and post on the community website. “The website enables an intricate information exchange among residents. You can post about block parties, tickets to games and even concerns you are having,” Sankaran said. Households not yet part of the association can do every- R Veronica Weber SAY LOVE WITH CHOCOLATE ... Cindy Roberts will offer a demonstration/participation/sampling class on how to make “Valentine’s Chocolates” on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class includes brownies, Warm Lava Cake and a heart-shaped Espresso Chocolate Cake. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or N Veronica Weber Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or e-mail Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. Homes on Dake Avenue (above) and Ferne Avenue are included in the Greendell neighborhood, south of Greenmeadow. (continued on page 39) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊ{]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 37

Palo Alto Weekly 02.04.2011 - Section 2

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