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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 51 N Puzzles, page 52 Al so on lin E M 46 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 DUMP HAZARDOUS WASTE ... The City of Palo Alto sponsors Hazardous Waste Disposal days on the first Saturday of the month (March 5), from 9 a.m. to noon, at 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. Residents may drop off unused medicines, pesticides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, paint or other hazardous wastes, rather than dumping them down sinks or toilets. Information: If you can’t make these times call 650-496-5904 to schedule an appointment or visit www.cleanbay. org. YUMMY HERBS, FLOWERS ... Organic food and garden writer Jody Main will teach a class on “Salad Gardening with Herbs and Edible Flowers” on Saturday, March 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Main will offer advice on soil preparation, planting and harvesting, plus tastes of lettuces, spinach, carrots, beets, fennel and more from her garden. Cost is $31 plus a $7 materials fee. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto. org REPLACING THAT LAWN? ... Acterra is sponsoring a hands-on Lawn Replacement Workshop on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Foothills Park Interpretive Center, 3300 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will deal with replacing lawns with native plants, with emphasis on cost-effective, do-it-yourself techniques. Cost is $35; participants will receive $25 off a native-plant order. Information: www.acterra. org (continued on page 36) The Greenhouse I, left, and The Greenhouse II, right, were developed by Alpha Land Company in 1975 and 1978. Today they are owned and managed by other companies. Well-located, well-priced homes surrounded by greenery NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT by Sarah Trauben he Greenhouse and The Greenhouse II, two adjoining condominium complexes off shady, tree-lined San Antonio Road, offer residents the greenery and amenities of Palo Alto at a cost affordable for young families and active seniors. The original complex of brown and green threestory condominiums at 777 San Antonio Road was developed by the Alpha Land Company in 1975, with another, popularly known as The Greenhouse II, built on adjoining land at 765 San Antonio Road in 1978. The developer named the complexes not for the greenery that it now boasts but for the greenhouses that dotted the property when it was owned by Bell Nurseries. Nonetheless, a great deal of space on the 15-acre site was set aside for landscaping, and today, manicured lawns and mature olive and juniper deciduous trees line the complex walkways. “We’re not like the new complexes going up. We have a lot of open space,” said Nancy Martin, who moved with her 2-year old son to the complex in 1976. Originally attracted to the possibility of easy access to babysitters, Martin watched as the hous- T (continued on page 35) Veronica Weber BEGIN WITH BRUNCH? ... Cindy Roberts will teach a class called “Begin the Day with Brunch” on Thursday, March 10, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embar- The Greenhouse Veronica Weber WATER-EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING ... The City of Menlo Park and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) are offering a free class, “Creating a Habitat Garden with California Natives,” on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Information: 650-349-3000 (BAWSCA) for exact location and to register. Pat Wegner, president of The Greenhouse II Homeowners Association and clubhouse manager, has lived at The Greenhouse II since 1979. *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÀV…Ê{]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 33

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