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FARMERS MARKET ... The Downtown Farmers Market opens for the season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. The open market, which is set up in the parking lot on Gilman Street (behind the Hamilton Avenue Post Office), is open until noon. The market will continue every Saturday through mid-December.
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DINING AL FRESCO
Five Palo Alto kitchens inspire a range of ideas, from adding space to incorporating outdoors
SNAP THE GARDEN ... UC Master Gardener Judith Cody will offer a free horticultural photography workshop, “Photographing the Garden: Roses, Flowers & Veggies!,” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Emphasis will be on close-ups shot under natural light. Information: email@example.com E-WASTE COLLECTION ... Ohlone PTA and the Green Team will be accepting all kinds of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Information: Earthcarerecycling.com TREE WALK ... Arborist James Allen will lead a free tree walk through the Community Center neighborhood from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, meeting at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information: www. canopy.org. BACKYARD CHICKENS ... Jody Main, food and garden writer, will offer two classes on “Backyard Chickens” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Class meets at Common Ground then carpools to Main’s garden in Woodside to see the hen house and yard set-up, nesting boxes, water, feed, etc. Cost is $39. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. commongroundinpaloalto.org
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ULTIMATE SHARE ... Neighbors will come together from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 13, for a Mother’s Day Garden-Craft-Bike-Music Share at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Participants are asked to bring homegrown fruit and vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey or flowers; crafts to swap (and demos on rose beads, packaging and more), bikes that need minor maintenance; and a Scrapaphony — a workshop on making musical instruments. The sharefest is free, and people are asked to bring a bag to take home goodies. The event is sponsored by Acterra, Barron Park Green Team, Midtown Green Team, Barron Park Garden Network, Barron Park Association, Common Ground, City of Palo Alto Community Gardens, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo Alto and Transition Silicon Valley. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org GREEN, NOT BROKE ... At the Mid(continued on page 50)
The indoor kitchen/family room, with the NanaWall opening out to the terrace, will also be on tour.
orma and Steve Grimes had 40 people at their Cape Cod Revival home for Thanksgiving, debuting their almost-complete yet fully functional outdoor kitchen. They even dined outside — in front of the fire pit, which is flanked by two outdoor heaters. Their guests easily navigated the space between their indoor, very up-to-date kitchen and the terraced patio where the new outdoor kitchen resides. Like at their holiday party, guests on the Palo Alto Woman’s Club 2012 Kitchen Tour on May 19 will be able to pick up a snack (this time prepared by LYFE Kitchen), then take a close look at the Viking gas barbecue grill with two gas burners, a Perlick refrigerator and ice maker, huge ice bin for storing drinks, a recycle center and plenty of space for stashing covers to protect the kitchen from the elements. The key to the whole remodel was replacing a bay window with a custom-designed NanaWall, an accordion-shaped wall that folds back to open the family room di-
Top: Norma and Steve Grimes’ outdoor kitchen was constructed on a new outdoor terrace. Above: Honed granite provides an “indestructible” countertop outside.
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The Grimesâ€™ indoor kitchen features hand-glazed cabinetry and Mayan travertine countertops; the large island includes bar-stool seating.
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rectly to the terrace. The NanaWall follows the shape of the old bay window, and the top windowpanes match other French windows at the back of the house. â€œThe theory was to connect the design to the interior of the house,â€? Steve said, pointing to the matching stucco, stainless-steel cabinet doors and the honed Virginia Mist
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granite countertops. The granite was chosen for its durability and ability to stand up to changes in temperature. â€˜Itâ€™s indestructible. You can put hot plates on it,â€? he added. Even the electric outlets are covered to protect them from the elements. The couple started with a backyard that was mostly grass, with a small patio off the living room. â€œIt really wasnâ€™t usable,â€? Norma said. So they decided to extend the patio out
far enough to create a couple of outdoor â€œrooms,â€? one a seating area around the fire pit, the other an outdoor kitchen and eating area. The only thing they kept was a line of prunus carolinus trees that hug the back and side fences, giving their backyard privacy. One of the biggest challenges was having a smooth walkway connecting the family room and the patio without cutting out light to the master bedroom in the basement below. They finally found a fabricator who could create an aluminum grate that hugs the base of the NanaWall. â€œThe grate was a major piece of engineering to make it fit perfectly,â€? Steve said. The metal theme continues with stainless steel around the base of the fire pit, as well as stainless-steel bands in the tumbled travertine patio. The outdoor kitchen/terrace project added about 1,000 square feet of living space to the home, Steve said. â€œWe could support 100 (people at a party), maybe more,â€? he added. The stairs leading down to the kitchen are shallow and wide, perfect for sitting on. â€œPeople hang out on the stairs. Itâ€™s almost like a little amphitheater,â€? Steve said. â€œItâ€™s really increased the indoor/outdoor living. You can walk straight out,â€? Norma added. The indoor kitchen will also be tour-able, including its hand-glazed custom cabinetry, Mayan travertine countertops and eucalyptus hardwood floors. And from the outdoors, one can now look back to the family room with its high sculpture-filled niche. Highlights of the other four kitchens include: s A HOME WITH HISTORICAL TOUCHES incorporated in the new kitchen, including
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a brick backsplash recaptured from a brick WALL MADE FROM EARTHQUAKE REMAINS s A "IRGE #LARK DESIGNED HOME WHERE THE owners worked collaboratively with the new architect and contractor, rearranging the kitchenâ€™s floor plan, adding space for an isLAND KITCHEN TABLE AND SECOND SINK s A KITCHEN WITH ROOM TO COOK AND ENTERtain, and still view guests through the arches LEADING TO THE DINING ROOM s THE THIRD REMODEL OVER YEARS THIS time bringing in more light and opening the kitchen wall to the living room. Proceeds from the fundraiser/tour provide stipends to nonprofits serving women and children, as well as towards preserving the CLUBHOUSE WHICH WAS BUILT IN Refreshments will be served at every house, plus there will be two chef tastings by LYFE and Flemings. N Associate Editor Carol Blitzer can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. What: 2012 Spring Kitchen Tour When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Five kitchens in Palo Alto Cost: $30; checks may be made out to Womanâ€™s Club/Kitchen Tour and sent to Womanâ€™s Club Kitchen Tour, c/o Julie Jerome, 726 Greer Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, or purchased on the day of the tour at 2205 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Info: 650 493-8645, email@example.com or www.SpringKitchenTour.org
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One of Top Agents in the County per the Wall Street Journal (by lists released in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011). HANNA HAS ALREADY SOLD IN 2011, OVER $70MM IN VOLUME SALES.
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Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $899,000 Highest sales price: $899,000
Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $971,000 Highest sales price: $1,400,000
East Palo Alto
Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $1,404,000 Highest sales price: $3,200,000
Total sales reported: 6 Lowest sales price: $731,000 Highest sales price: $1,670,000
Total sales reported: 21 Lowest sales price: $191,000 Highest sales price: $1,250,000
Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $247,000 Highest sales price: $1,125,000
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $3,100,000 Highest sales price: $3,100,000 Source: California REsource
Mountain View Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $210,000 Highest sales price: $1,700,000
Atherton 372 El Camino Real Jaojoco 401k Plan to A. & C. Pinel for $899,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 1/07, $1,338,000
East Palo Alto 973 Bay Road G. Lamar to M. Madriz for $227,000 on 4/3/12 2565 Fordham St. B. McCall to C. Huerta for $227,500 on 3/30/12 1532 Ursula Way Habitat For Humanity to C. Walls for $325,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 10/10, $265,000
Los Altos 2147 Jardin Drive D. Gordon to R. & B. Daniels for $1,399,000 on 4/12/12; previous sale 9/02, $755,909 54 Los Altos Square US Bank to J. Yu for $731,000 on 4/17/12; previous sale 6/08, $970,000 611 Manresa Lane H. & M. Toepfer to R. Nolan for $1,455,000 on 4/17/12; previous sale 8/93, $652,000 675 Parma Way Wilkening Trust to Owen Signature Homes for $1,450,000 on 4/17/12 1491 Queensbury Ave. Francis Trust to K. Morris for $1,670,000 on 4/12/12 10971 Terry Way D. Denardi to Denardi Group for $1,440,000 on 4/17/12; previous sale 10/03, $1,200,000
Menlo Park 612 Ivy Drive Develop R2 to A. & C. Westall for $346,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 4/04, $359,000
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Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $227,000 Highest sales price: $325,000
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder’s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.
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635 Pierce Road JP Morgan Chase Bank to Rebuilding Long Beach Together for $247,000 on 3/30/12 847 Valparaiso Ave. Flach Trust to A. Schlotter for $1,125,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 8/04, $1,175,000
Mountain View 184 Ada Ave. #D Weber Trust to E. Rollins for $645,000 on 4/12/12 2108 Carol Ave. Clark Trust to S. Rogosin for $1,149,000 on 4/17/12 481 Chesley Ave. Tyler Trust to F. Mirshams for $1,275,000 on 4/13/12 240 Flynn Ave. I. Parra to C. & Y. Gao for $696,500 on 4/12/12; previous sale 12/05, $680,000 482 Kahlo St. Shea Homes to E. Lee for $697,500 on 4/13/12 2111 Latham St. #121 Cymach Limited to Fung Trust for $415,000 on 4/17/12; previous sale 5/07, $499,000 2211 Latham St. #122 Campana Trust to K. Lyon for $415,000 on 4/16/12; previous sale 3/04, $377,000 491 Magritte Way Shea Homes to N. Toy for $739,500 on 4/17/12 178 Martens Ave. Ono Trust to S. Yong for $931,000 on 4/16/12 1910 Mt. Vernon Court #15 Deutsche Bank to X. Li for $210,000 on 4/13/12; previous sale 3/06, $650,000 1755 Peacock Ave. Y. Li to H. Lau for $475,000 on 4/13/12; previous sale 5/07, $674,000 903 Plumtree Lane Chestnut Trust to S. & J. White for $1,700,000 on 4/16/12; previous sale 7/91, $450,000
Palo Alto 3700 Heron Way L. & A. Paris to N. Wang for $971,000 on 4/17/12; previous sale 5/08, $938,500 3181 Louis Road Working Dirt to J. Dong for $1,400,000 on 4/16/12; previous sale 6/11, $790,000
1087 Moreno Ave. Kornbluh Trust to C. & I. Reid for $1,260,000 on 4/13/12; previous sale 12/94, $335,500
Portola Valley 166 Crescent Ave. Post Apple Limited to A. & J. Harding for $1,404,000 on 3/30/12 160 Sausal Drive Beebe Trust to Heald Trust for $3,200,000 on 4/2/12
Redwood City 811 8th Ave. S. Gallegos to S. & M. Valencia for $400,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 3/05, $630,000 334 B St. Bank of America to E. Thomas for $475,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 12/05, $710,000 636 Bair Island Road #302 One Marina Homes to V. & R. Salet for $564,000 on 3/30/12 636 Bair Island Road #305 One Marina Homes to A. Khanna for $510,000 on 3/30/12 636 Bair Island Road #312 One Marina Homes to N. & J. Schmidt for $626,000 on 3/30/12 636 Bair Island Road #313 One Marina Homes to T. Shintani for $499,000 on 3/30/12 93 Bonita Ave. A. & A. Okun to R. & M. Saber for $547,000 on 4/4/12; previous sale 7/11, $432,500 125 Bonita Ave. Shoreline Assets Group to J. Payne for $660,000 on 3/30/12 19 Claremont Ave. #8 B. Ayer to T. Kendall for $232,000 on 4/3/12; previous sale 12/11, $165,000 464 Clinton St. #206 Hix Trust to R. Wood for $191,000 on 4/4/12 801 Columbia Circle P. Jhaveri to S. Batra for $771,000 on 3/30/12 1257 Connecticut Drive R. & J. Mazzoni to M. Ladrech for $720,000 on 4/4/12 2430 Edith Ave. Deutsche Bank to
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was sitting on the bench in front of Half Moon Bay Nursery on a Monday. The nursery was unusually busy for a weekday. My client hadn’t arrived yet for our “walk through,” and traffic on Highway 92 was trickling by at a medium pace. I noticed the fremontodendron in bloom, the roses starting to bud, the veggies stocked and ready to be planted and the birds singing somewhere nearby. There was something about just taking in the beauty that made those few minutes special. I looked to my right and in a small bamboo planter was a serene sculpture surrounded by baby’s tears, five-fingered ferns and campanula. I thought, “I have to write my column this month about this.” How often do I just get to sit and look around me at the beauty at hand? All too often I am making a plant list, trying to convey a design concept, getting a client to understand that water does not equal love or that plants need water more than once a year. And then there is soil building, compost, mulch and fertilizing. This month’s tips will be about looking around, paying attention to what is truly beautiful and enjoying spring here in Northern California. I will try to lighten you up as I have been so that maybe, one day, you can sit on a bench and realize how good this life really is. 1. You probably think I am going to recommend buying a bench. I have a better idea. Find a bench that already exists and stop for a few minutes this week and sit on it. Seniors have this one down, but why wait? The opportunity is whenever you see a bench. It is a good exercise. 2. Check out variegated plants. Variegated means (usually) the leaf is green with a yellow edge. Sometimes the yellow is different and this is where variegation gets interesting. Here are a few plants to check out either in nurseries, your garden book or online: Fuchsia magellanica gracilis ‘aurea,’ Ficus pumila ‘variegata,’ Vinca minor ‘sterling silver,’ Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea nana’ and Weigela florida ‘variegata’(my favorite plant right now). 3. Buy yourself a new plant. This means buy a plant variety you have never had before. Even seasoned horticulturists can do this. There are so many to choose from. It doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t have to have a green thumb. A small succulent can cost as little as $2 and require almost no care. Please do water it at least once every two weeks though. 4. Watch a squirrel for 10 minutes. There are literally thousands of them in Palo Alto. I have no doubts they are watching us all the time. If you hate squirrels then watch one for 20 minutes. This may bring about two things. The first one is you may learn something about squirrels that will help you discourage them from your garden. And the second is that squirrel will think twice about sticking around “that person who always stares” at them. 5. Pull a weed for somebody else without them knowing it. If they catch you, it doesn’t count. This is a good exercise in
observation of your neighbors’ poor gardening skills and also in your goodwill toward them. Who knows, if everybody pulled everybody else’s weeds for them and didn’t get found out, the world would be a much better place. 6. Listen to birds singing. This is quickly becoming a lost art. If you cannot identify the bird, there are plenty of resources in the library. There are also recordings and people that can help you to learn. Check out www.hogradio.org/CalBirdTalk/. Listening to birds can create powerful memories and bring back good ones. I heard a mockingbird the other day that reminded me of visiting my grandmother in Fresno 50 years ago. 7. Give a woman a flower. This is a basic spring exercise that everybody can practice. It doesn’t have to be a rose (although roses are nice); it can be a daphne or a gardenia or whatever. The first flower I gave my wife (before we married) was a cluster of Forget-me-nots. The marriage lasted 10 years. It must have worked. 8. Take a garden tour. It doesn’t have to be fancy and you don’t have to enter the property to enjoy a garden. Decide on a neighborhood you are interested in exploring and invite a friend for a walk. I do this all the time with clients in my garden coaching business. We talk about the designs, the plants, what works and what doesn’t. It is a great way to learn what is going on in the gardening world. You do not have to bother anybody, it doesn’t cost anything and you get exercise too. 9. Ask a gardener to lunch. You buy (and you choose what you can afford) and be clear that you want to talk gardening. Most gardeners I know love to talk gardening. There is always something new going on and who knows, you may have something you can share as well. Invite them to visit a nursery with you sometime and make a date for another lunch. This way, you get to know them and what they are most interested in (in the garden) and when you visit the nursery you can ask more questions about their specialty. 10. Notice garden art. It is very different from other fine art. For one thing it usually has a serenity about it. Often it anchors a location in the garden. It draws the eye and complements the surrounding flora and fauna. If it is simple and placed well it can be quite profound. Other times it can set a theme for conversation, contemplation or inspiration. There was a Bufano sculpture of St. Francis at Sunset Magazine I will never forget. It was nice to visit on my coffee breaks. Good gardening. N Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-455-0687 (cell), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his website at www.jackthegardencoach. com.
In “They do know beans” (Weekly, May 11, 2012), it should have been noted that the information in Michael Bechler’s presentation was quoted directly from the book “At Home,” by Bill Bryson. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, email@example.com or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.
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(continued from page 48) K. Albrecht for $735,000 on 4/4/12; previous sale 3/85, $189,090 830 Intrepid Lane #3201 M. Bertelson to M. Naware for $800,000 on 4/4/12; previous sale 7/02, $638,000 1618 Lenolt St. K. & W. Stout to M. Lammers for $565,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 5/00, $450,000 586 Shoal Circle M. Rarangol to M. Lum for $455,000 on 4/2/12; previous sale 12/05, $630,000 519 Upland Road L. Mrizek to M. & C. Maya for $1,250,000 on 3/29/12; previous sale 9/03, $1,400,000 1177 Virginia Ave. Lee Trust to K. & S. Reiss for $642,000 on 4/3/12 2683 Washington Ave. Deutsche Bank to J. Godinez for $615,000 on 4/2/12 1740 Whipple Ave. Kympa Trust to R. Meyer for $813,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 10/09, $675,000 3010 Whisperwave Circle P. & R. Yi to S. Zeng for $985,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 2/10, $922,500
Woodside 271 Raymundo Drive Southgate Trust to A. Khakoo for $3,100,000 on 3/30/12; previous sale 6/02, $3,350,000
FORECLOSURES Foreclosures are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder’s Office. The date is the recorded date of the deed when the lender took title to the property. The price is what the lender paid for it (usually the mortgage balance plus foreclosure fees). Each property is now owned by the lender and is for sale, or will be for sale soon, individually or through public auction. Individuals should contact
Mountain View 363 N. Rengstorff Ave. #8 HSBC Bank, 4/05/12, $470,000, 1,234 sf, 2 bd
Redwood City 208 2nd Ave. Distressed Home Solutions, 4/05/12, $531,100, 4,156 sf, 8 bd 1043 10th Ave. HSBC Bank, 4/05/12, $446,512, 1,230 sf, 2 bd 2031 Hull Ave. Wells Fargo Bank, 4/09/12, $690,833, 1,450 sf, 3 bd
Sunnyvale 999 W. Evelyn Terrace #21 Silicon Valley Homes, 4/16/12, $234,000, 822 sf, 1 bd 880 E. Fremont Ave. #106 US Bank, 4/12/12, $399,000, 1,090 sf, 3 bd
BUILDING PERMITS Menlo Park 216 Oakhurst Plaza D. Tinsley, residential addition of 187 sq. ft. to a one-story, single-family residence, $35,000 1056 Greenwood Drive J. & W. Smith, residential interior remodel of 728 sq. ft., $35,000 4040 Campbell Ave. Deerfield Campbell LLC, a commercial tenant improvement to an existing commercial shell, $109,000 360 Claire Plaza A. Tomkins, a new two-story single-family home with a basement, $1,000,000 700 El Camino Real Menlo Station Development, commercial interior tenant improvement, $200,000 211 O’Keefe St. F. Chamberlain, a 30-sq.-ft., addition to a single-family residence, including an interior remodel of 711 sq. ft., $10,000 230 McKendry Drive K. Leeder, replace furnace in the same location in the attic and weatherize home, $10,245 729 Harvard Ave. A. Macbride, re-
model kitchen and two bathrooms, $50,000 998 Hamilton Ave. AMB Property LP, exterior commercial demolition, $2,000 155 Hedge Road C. Arrington, addition of 87 sq. ft. for new entryway to one-story, single-family residence, $15,000 205 Hanna Way A. Eustace, remodel kitchen and upgrade electrical to dining and family room, $65,000 765 Evergreen St. G. Desandre, frame in for new gas fireplace in front of existing fireplace, $12,000 201 Hedge Road J. Davies, kitchen remodel, $10,000 701 Laurel St. City of Menlo Park, install new duplex outlet, $200 1750 Stanford Ave. S. & P. Liang, re-roofing, $14,500 889 Woodland Ave. J. Broida, voluntary seismic upgrade, $6,300 1153 Santa Cruz Ave. B. Eiref, install new circuit, $612 1150 Crane St. J. Chiappe, commercial tenant improvement of 352 sq. ft. to convert an existing storage space, $7,000 1330 University Drive #64 Oliveira, interior remodel including demolition of a few walls, $200,000 766 Nash Ave. J. Anderson, dry-rot repair to the sub-floor and shower wall in the bathroom, $4,000 150 Buckthorn Way M. Berhow, re-roofing, $9,510 812 Laurel Ave. A. Kerr, addition of 373 sq. ft. to the left side of home and an interior remodel of 114 sq. ft., $216,000 1715 Santa Cruz Ave. K. Wolf, pool demolition, $n/a 188 Felton Drive N. Bartle, convert powder room into new laundry room/remodel hall bath, $30,000 642 Santa Cruz Ave. JP Morgan Chase Bank, new illuminated sign on building, $3,000 640 Wallea Drive I. Olson, reroofing, $17,300
1111 Johnson St. E. & M. Gananian, sewer replacement, $4,000 1131 Saxon Way S. Satvatmanesh, new two-story, singlefamily house, $600,000 1052 Sonoma Ave. W. & N. Devine, chimney retrofit for seismic upgrade, $2,800 1300 Trinity Drive R. Dressler, remove and replace existing wood walkway to the front of the house, $2,400 333 Ravenswood Ave. Stanford Research Institute, install one Hamilton ASM automatic sample management system in building L, $70,000; commercial alteration to Bldg T, $525,000 1601 Willow Road Wilson Menlo Park Campus LLC, interior commercial demo to Bldg. 12, $50,000; Wilson Menlo Park Campus LLC, interior demolition to Bldg. 14, $50,000 1149 Chestnut St. Pathmark Group LP, install four emergency lighting/exit signs, $1,100 451 Hamilton Ave. D. & U. Chand, property clean out, $500 400 Santa Margarita Ave. D. Sinha, master bath remodel, new powder room, furnace in the attic, $55,000 116 O’Connor St. S. Thoke, additional furnace to secondary dwelling unit, $6,000
Palo Alto 1823 Middlefield Road A. Chang, addition, remodel, $90,761 4161 El Camino Way Suite A Tristate Enterprises, replace rails throughout complex, $245,000 350 W. Meadow Drive K. Khody, new one-story residence with attached garage, $485,058 2945 Sandra Place M. Lansberg, new two-story single-family residence, $365,000 3426 Murdoch Drive B. Fong & Y. Chu, new residence, $388,000 568 Irven Court L. Huang, construct new two-story single-family residences, $377,000
4008 El Cerrito Road J. Witt, new 3,747-sq.-ft. single-family onestory house with two-car garage, $624,746 590 Forest Ave. Bay Area Industrial, interior demolition, $n/a 365 Lincoln Ave. Layton, new pool and spa, $110,000 1850 Fulton St. Lederer/Orr, update cottage, add French slider door, $23,000 788 Stern Ave. M. Tran, remove wall, restructure closet doors, remodel bathroom, $18,000 2465 South Court E. & M. Dubreuil, remodel bathroom, $12,000 3745 La Selva Drive J. Benza, replace kitchen cabinet, relocate stove, washer/dryer, install recessed lighting, $20,000 317 Tennyson Ave. B. Ryan, renovate bathroom, $14,000 1610 Escobita Stanford University, remodel bathroom, $23,000 213 Ramona St. Ashem Properties, add bathroom in fourplex, $9,200 140 and 142 Tennyson Ave. D. Chung, two new single-family houses, garages, $361,573 each 3666 La Calle remodel bathroom, $6,000 3548 South Court F. Wu & D. Chan, add 822 sq. ft., $139,709 852 Lincoln Ave. J. Amato Graccia, remodel three bathrooms, $48,000 3500 Emma Court A. Wong, complete stone veneer on front face of house, $450 815 Oregon Ave. D. & D. Liu, add 400 sq. ft. to front of house, remodel kitchen, $138,000 1601 California Ave. Theranos, interior non-structural demolition on upper and lower level, $n/a 385 Nelson Drive J. & J. Liberatore, replace one window, retro-fit seven windows, all dual pane milagro aluminum, $5,000 3445 Alma St. D.R. Horton Bay, Inc., three temporary power poles, $n/a
(continued from page 45) town Residents Association general meeting, experts will be on hand to talk about “Repair/Remodel: Going Green without Going Broke” beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. Speakers include Kristen Flynn, a certified green building professional; John Messerschmidt, design/ build contractor; Mike Balma, solar-energy consultant; and Lorna Fear, certified in infrared thermal imaging. The meeting takes place at Friends Meeting Hall, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Information: www.midtownresidents.org ALL ABOUT GARDENS ... Sandy Scott, owner of Frog Song garden in Point Arena (associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden) and a lifelong gardener and plant collector, will address the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. The group meets in Room 12 of the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Information: www.deanza-ars. com N Send notices to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email cblitzer@ paweekly.com. Deadline is one week before publication.
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