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Home&Real Estate Home Front ATTENTION QUILTERS ... During the next FabMo free fabric distribution event on Friday, Feb. 8, noon to 7 p.m., fabrics especially appropriate for quilters and costumers will be available (no appointment necessary); the regular distribution is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (Email gather. with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: SICK PLANTS? ... UC Master Gardeners will offer personal consultations at a “Winter to Spring Plant Clinic” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Bring in questions on mid-winter garden chores, readying gardens for spring planting, dealing with frost damage, using compost, or pruning, planting and choosing bare-root roses. Free handouts. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free Tree Walk around the Elizabeth F. Gamble Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9. Expect to see California buckeye, cucumber tree, smoke tree, Asian pear, edible fig, cockspur coral tree, Japanese persimmon and more. Meet at the parking lot near the corner of Waverley Street and Embarcadero Road. Information: 650-964-6110, or FRUIT TREE PRUNING ... Certified Arborist and Foothill College instructor Kevin Raftery will teach a class on “Fruit Tree Pruning” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Bring pruning shears, bag lunch and a notebook to class, which will take place at a local orchard. Cost is $42. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. OPEN HOME GUIDE 48 Also online at Left, One Crescent Park resident mounted a Mobotix M24 digital camera with a 65mm lens that surveyed the Newell Road/ Edgewood Drive intersection. Below, even at night an infrared camera (a 2-inch by 3-inch LED infrared illuminator located halfway between the car and the camera with a 10-degree beam that turns on when it gets dark) can pick up useful images. by Pierre Bienaimé ith burglaries on the uptick throughout Palo Alto in 2012, Crescent Park stands out among the most targeted neighborhoods. In the past year, burglars struck 26 times, plus another 30 in nearby Duveneck/St. Francis, according to Palo Alto police. Palo Alto Detective Sgt. Brian Philip attributes this to “the proximity to ingress and egress points. It’s easy to get in and out of Crescent Park, onto the highway and out of town.” Some Crescent Park residents are taking initiative to combat burglary W (continued on page 39) One way to combat crime Residents hope surveillance cameras will deter home burglaries PRUNING FRUIT TREES ... Chris Ingram, ISA certified arborist and APA certified aesthetic pruner, will teach a class on “Espalier Pruning/ Fruit Tree Pruning” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. His class will range from choosing, planting and early planting of new fruit trees to dealing with existing fruit trees in the garden. Cost is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Information: 650-3291356 or MANAGE THAT REMODEL ... Mollyanne Sherman, who is certified (continued on page 39) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊn]ÊÓä£ÎÊU Page 37

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