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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 52 Also online at Home Front CANDY MAKING ... Just in time to make holiday gifts, Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach “Candy Making for the Holidays” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. She’ll teach — through demonstration, participation and sampling — how to create Chocolate Bourbon Balls, White Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Classic English Toffee and Peanut Brittle. Students are asked to bring containers for leftovers. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www. FALL CENTERPIECES ... Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will show how to make “Fall Centerpieces” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Avenidas senior center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Barnes will be using natural materials, including dried greens, autumn leaves and flowers; participants are asked to bring a bowl or basket (not tall vases). Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members. Information: www. or 650-289-5400 N 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 email cblitzer@paweekly. com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. A COMMUNITY-FOCUSED, HISTORIC EICHLER NEIGHBORHOOD NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT by Janelle Eastman nspired by the work of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Eichler set out to develop community-based housing at a low construction cost in the early 1950s. Today, the houses nestled in his Greenmeadow subdivision are immediately recognizable by their stylized single-story designs that include cinderblock material, flat roofs and multiple glass windows and doors — creating an indoor/ outdoor sensibility. Situated between Cubberley Community Center and Alma Street, just south of Matadero Creek, Greenmeadow provides a safe surrounding for its residents. “The kids are able to run around without us parents having to worry,” said Deborah Simon-Lurie, a secondgeneration resident of Greenmeadow. Tim Foy grew up in the neighborhood in the mid-1960s, attending I Kelsey Kienitz GRAY INTO GREEN ... Sherri Osaka, owner of Sustainable Landscape Designs and co-founder of the Sustainable Landscape Roundtable, will teach a class on “Graywater for a Green Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover new codes that allow more flexibility in watering a garden with graywater, as well as assembling and maintaining an inexpensive system. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. GREENMEADOW Kelsey Kienitz FALL COLORS ... Arborist Jeff Newborn will lead a free tree walk on Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, through the Downtown North neighborhood, focusing on fall colors. Meet at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Kipling Street, Palo Alto. Information: or 650-964-6110 Kelsey Kienitz HEALTHY OAKS ... UC Master Gardener David Peterson will talk about “How to Keep Oak Trees Healthy” on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The free class will deal with protecting urban oak trees from common landscaping errors, e.g., dangerous watering. Topics include compatible planting, oak diseases, sudden oak death, growth habits, watering and how to avoid conditions that can damage native oak trees. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or Greenmeadow’s historic Eichler homes, such as these on Parkside Drive (top and bottom) and Scripps Avenue, are known for their single-stories, nearly flat roofs and lots of glass, bringing the outdoors in. the nearby Greenmeadow nursery Lurie, Foy and Sean Giffen, Green- such as myself, and I cannot picture a school, and graduated from Gunn meadow Community Association better place to raise kids.” High School. When it came time to president, among them. “My favorite part about living in raise a family, he moved back to the “A ton of us have come back to raise Greenmeadow is being on the swim community onto Ben Lemond Drive families — not necessarily in the same team,” 10-year-old Madeline Lurie, six years ago. house, though,” Foy said. “We all daughter of Deborah Simon-Lurie, Today, second-generation Green- know each other within the commu- said. “My mom was on the swim team meadow residents abound — Simon- nity, especially the second-generations (continued on page 47) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ œÛi“LiÀÊ££]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 45

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