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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 50 Also online at Home Front FROM GRAY TO GREEN ... Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, will offer a free City of Palo Altosponsored workshop “From Graywater to Green Gardensâ€? on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-6, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop deals with reusing water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants. Due to limited space registration is required. Information: 650-329-2241 or DEEP-FRIED TWINKIES? ... Funnel cake and barbecue are featured foods at the San Mateo County Fair, June 11-19 at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds, 2495 (continued on page 40) Veronica Weber BACK TO SCHOOL ... Palo Alto Adult School is offering a number of classes this summer to help people improve their homes, including “How to Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodelâ€? (Mondays, June 13-July 18, 6:30-9 p.m., Palo Alto High School Room 1702, $75); “Floral Design with Ikebanaâ€? (Tuesdays, June 14-July 19, 1-4 p.m., Greendell P2, $45); “Garden Design for Homeownersâ€? (Tuesdays, June 14-July 19, 6-8 p.m., Room 1702, $72); “Gardening in Summerâ€? (Wednesdays, June 15-July 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Cubberley A-2, $35); “Woodworking: Beginningâ€? (Tuesdays, June 14July 19) and “Woodworking: Mixed Levelsâ€? (Thursdays, June 16-July 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Palo Alto High School Woodshop, $108 each plus materials fee); and “Upholstery: Basic Techniquesâ€? (Tuesdays, June 14-July 19, or Thursdays, June 16-July 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Upholstery Room 904, $125). PALO VERDE SOLAR COOKING ... Don Larson, assistant manager at Common Ground, will teach a class on “Solar Cookingâ€? on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Larson, who uses a solar water distiller and solar drier and generates electricity using a 2KW solar photovoltaic array, will share his expertise and offer a hands-on demonstration of using the “Global Sun Ovenâ€? and “Solar Cookit.â€? Recipes will be included. Cost is $31 plus a $4 materials fee. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. or http://solarcookingclass.eventbrite. com/ Veronica Weber TREE WALK ... Arborist Herb Fong will lead a free tree walk through the College Terrace neighborhood on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at at the intersection of College Avenue and Oberlin Street. To register, email; for a selfguided walk, information available at This Eichler, above, on Thomas Drive is typical of the Palo Verde neighborhood. Below, Longtime Palo Verde resident Allen Smoll stands outside his home, one of the four original Eichler models built in 1957 on Louis Road. NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT by Aaron Guggenheim n 1948, Joseph Eichler sought to build modern middle-class houses for the massive post-World War II rush to suburbia. The result was the nowiconic Eichler, a small one-story structure with large plate-glass windows that faced outwards towards the garden. In the Palo Verde neighborhood, these crown jewels of 1950s architecture still dominate the landscape mingled among recent renovations, new homes and tall trees. Located between COMMUNITY Loma Verde Avenue and East Meadow Drive, the CENTERS Palo Verde neighborhood BRING is tied to the community centers of Palo Verde SENSE Elementary School, the Eichler Swim and Tennis OF UNITY Club and the Ross Road YMCA. Allen Smoll, a resident of Palo Verde since 1962, raised his family in the neighborhood and his children attended Palo Verde Elementary. He thinks, because of the local elementary school, the neighborhood is very accessible to young families. This has become truer in the recent years as more young families have settled in the neighborhood. “Schools are good and there are lots of playgrounds,â€? Smoll said. I (continued on page 39) *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â˜i棊]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 37

Palo Alto Weekly 06.10.2011 - Section 2

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