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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 46 Also online at Home Front TREE WALK ... Arborist Heather Booty will lead a walk through Old Palo Alto, meeting at the Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto (Churchill Avenue parking entrance), on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk will be followed by a picnic lunch when volunteers will be trained to examine the health of young trees. Small teams will then survey planted trees in Old Palo Alto. Information: www. or 650-964-6110 ext. 2 to request a brochure SFTDFOU $ 1BSL  SOLAR WATER HEATING ... Jordan DiGiorgio, solar water heating program manager at California Center for Sustainable Energy, will teach a free workshop on “Solar Water Heatingâ€? on Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will cover the benefits of solar heating as well as information on the city’s cash incentives to install a qualifying system. Information: www.cityofpaloalto. org/workshops or 650-329-2241 JOYS OF SUMMER ... Filoli is offering a couple of classes to maintain one’s home garden in tip-top shape, both on Saturday, July 16; both take place outdoors at 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. “The Joys of Summer,â€? from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., deals with planning annual displays, pruning perennials and spring-flowering shrubs, fruit thinning and preparing the garden for fall. “Pest Management,â€? from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., begins with identifying pests and diseases, then includes proper plant selection, site preparations, soil conditions and emphasis on non-chemical control. Cost for each course is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or N Veronica Weber BRAIN BURST ... Ever wondered “What can I do with THAT?â€? Nancy Welch, art teacher and author, will offer a class on what to do with FabMo finds on Thursday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Bring projects (finished or not), scissors and thoughts to share. Cost is $12. The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Friday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds. Information: gather. Crescent Park resident Andrea Saliba, above, stands by one of the majestic trees that drew her to the neighborhood in 1997. Architecture in Crescent Park is varied, including this Tudor home, below, on Hamilton Avenue. by Aaron Guggenheim he wide streets of Crescent Park are lined by tall, stately trees that spread their knobby branches and many leaves to shade the sidewalks. Runners and families wander through the green expanses of Eleanor Pardee Park and out into a neighborhood that boasts 1,800 individually designed homes, ranging from Crafts- 5 -PWFMZ IPNFT  DMPTFUP UIFDSFFL BOE EPXOUPXO NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT man to Bungalows to Colonials. Andrea Saliba, a resident since 1997, greatly appreciates the trees in the area, even citing them as a reason for her move to community. She described them as “tall and majestic,â€? serving to give her neighborhood “a sense of history.â€? “Newer developments don’t feel like home,â€? Saliba added. Crescent Park is also home to a demonstration garden that is planted by master gardeners from the UC Extension program. On a lot next to what (continued page 39) 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 cblitzer@paweekly. com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â?ÞÊn]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 37

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