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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 58 Also online at Home Front BAY-FRIENDLY GARDEN TOUR ... Ten gardens in Palo Alto will be featured in the Bay-Friendly Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Cost is $10 for a guidebook. Information: To pre-register, call 650496-5910 or visit BACKYARD COMPOST ... A free workshop on how to make backyard compost, offered through the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County in conjunction with City of Palo Alto Utilities, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28, at the Mountain View Community Center Auditorium, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Information: 650-496-5910 or 408-918-4640 or FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a class on “Meals the Whole Family Will Enjoy” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in Room 103, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Meals include handmade calzone stuffed with pepperoni and olives for the kids, ricotta, spinach and mushrooms for the adults; Asian sesame beef, lemon-grass chicken on skewers; and chocolate chip cake. The class includes demonstration, participation and sampling. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or MIXED-USE LANDSCAPE ... Deva Luna, of Earth Care Landscaping, will offer a class on “Plant Selection and Irrigation for Different Garden Needs” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Lucie Stern Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The City of Palo Alto Utilities-sponsored class is free, but pre-registration is required. Information: 650-329-2241 or 650-496-5910 or www.cityofpaloalto. org/workshops DIY WALLPAPER ... Dori Powell will teach a class on “Hand-Painted and Stenciled Wallpaper” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Students will design and paint their own wallpaper (with help from the instructor in planning design). Cost is $185 for nonmembers, $155 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or PERFECT DAHLIA ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on “Growing the Perfect Dahlia” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Participants will learn how to pot and plant Dahlia tubers and will go home with a Filoli Dahlia to plant at home. Cost is $50 for nonmembers, $40 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www. 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 Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. Top: Anne Schmitt has seen a lot of change in College Terrace since 1987 when she moved in; middle and below: Streets in College Terrace are named for colleges, including Columbia and Williams. College Terrace A quiet neighborhood, once again by Kathy Schrenk photographs by Veronica Weber NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT C ollege Terrace has long been known as a place that’s good for young families, including those of grad students at nearby Stanford. It’s near a public elementary school and several child care centers and parks. Dog-walkers and strollers are common sights on the streets lined with houses of all styles and sizes. Lorenz Redlefesen has lived in College Terrace since 2005 and is still struck by the quiet. “When we moved in, one of the first things we noticed was how quiet it is — compared to our old place on University Avenue. I distinctly remember noticing the birds chirping on our first morning.” His family especially loves the walkability: The kids’ school, Escondido Elementary school, is a 10minute walk. They also walk to restaurants, grocery stores, the dry cleaners, post office, bike store, two Starbucks and the California Avenue Farmers Market. “Every Sunday morning, we take the kids to pick out their favorite fruits, veggies and goodies.” (continued on page 43) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ«ÀˆÊÓÇ]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 41

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