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BACKYARD CHICKENS ... Jody Main, who has raised chickens in her organic vegetable and herb gardens for years, will offer two classes on raising backyard chickens, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Class will deal with the coop, nesting boxes, feed and water. Meet at Common Ground before carpooling to Mainâ€™s garden and hen house. Each class costs $41. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
Play rooms in the sky Tree houses make a comeback as unstructured play spaces of the past
GARDEN TOUR ... Five gardens in Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City, plus the Master Gardener Educational Garden at Redwood High School, 1968 Old County Road, will be featured on the fifth Master Gardener Educational Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. UC Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about edible gardening, pros and cons of artificial turf, permaculture design, chickens, bees, permeable concrete and more. Tickets are $20 (may be purchased online or at Redwood High School; addresses of gardens will be supplied with tickets. A plant sale will be held at the last garden. Information: http:// smsf-mastergardeners.ucanr.org/
The Frahn familyâ€™s first priority after moving to Crescent Park was to add a tree house. by Karishma Mehrotra
GOOD BUGS ... Master Gardener Candace Simpson will offer a free talk, â€œDonâ€™t Smash That Bug! Recognizing Beneficial Insects in Your Vegetable Garden,â€? from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Information: Master Gardeners at 408282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org
hen Anne Frahnâ€™s family moved to University Avenue in 2010, their first order of business â€” even before remodeling their house â€” was to put in a tree house on the side of their driveway.
PLANT EXCHANGE ... Bring extra clippings or plants and swap them for something new at the free plant-trading day at the Menlo Park Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Donations may be dropped off on the library patio up to a week in advance. Information: www.menlopark.org N
After Frahnâ€™s architect father spent about two weekends putting up a structure and a hired worker added the finishing touches, her kids, Celia and Harrison, were left with a new play room in the sky equipped with a rope swing, a firemanâ€™s pole, a permanent broom, a dumbwaiter to send up snacks and window covers for rainy days. Harrison uses the house about every other day to shoot water guns or play â€œcapture the flag.â€? And even though they scream about the spiders, Celiaâ€™s friends said it makes her house more of an attraction for play dates. â€œWhen I think back to my generation, kids werenâ€™t so scheduled,â€? Frahn said. â€œIf you had a tree house, you and your friends were in it day and night. All summer long. You would sleep out there. So I want the kids to sleep out there
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sometime.â€? For some, tree houses provide the perfect touch to their childrenâ€™s lives. Palo Alto residents are rediscovering tree houses as a way to give children less scheduled playtime and more old-fashioned fun. And relaxed laws provide that extra push. Nothing in Palo Altoâ€™s city code explicitly governs tree houses, said Amy French, Palo Altoâ€™s chief planning official. They do fall under the zoning codeâ€™s definition of â€œaccessory structures,â€? which leads to height and placement regulations. Structures within those regulations Celia Frahn takes a swing on a rope near her familyâ€™s tree â€” those less than 120 square feet â€” house. do not need a building permit. tree became ill and had to be cut down. With â€œI cannot think of a single case of someone her kids now out of the house, Allen rememrequesting a planning permit (required for bered the joy that tree house brought to the variance from zoning codes) for a tree house,â€? neighborhood. French wrote in an email. â€œI am guessing there â€œI feel like kidsâ€™ lives now are way too may be non-compliant tree houses not reported planned and scheduled,â€? Allen said. â€œThey have by neighbors.â€? all kinds of lessons and activities and camps. In Sue Allenâ€™s case, her neighbors loved her But my kids grew up inventing their own fun. tree house. In fact, ever since she created the And I think it was really good for them.â€? rule that only 5-year-olds could climb to the Allen remembered when her neighborhood 15-foot tree house â€” after a neighborhood kid was filled with wild kids who would run from fell from the top â€” every kid came to Allenâ€™s house to house and she never knew who would South Palo Alto home on their fifth birthday be over for lunch that day. For her, the tree and climbed the huge fig tree. More than two decades later, the 105-year-old (continued on page 39) Katie Brigham
GREEN BUILDING ... The City of Palo Alto will offer a free workshop, â€œGreen Building Renovations,â€? from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at Lucie Stern Community Center, Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information (and registration â€” required because of space limitations): 650-329-2241
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house is a symbol of a childhood lifestyle that has given her kids the type of inventiveness that they carry to this day. Daryl Savage, the Weeklyâ€™s Shop Talk writer, calls South Palo Alto â€œtree house central.â€? Her tree house is a simple platform made out of wood, plumbing pipes and ropes. As ivy has hidden the platform to complete obscurity over the decades, she can recall the scenes of her backyard vividly. She remembered her sonsâ€™ marshmallow guns and water balloons and her fear when they climbed to the top of the tree. She remembered handing them their dinner up in the house and how the house stood as a neighborhood attraction to nearby kids. Looking back, the choice to build the house was obvious. â€œWhat do you do when you have two wild boys and a tree in your backyard?â€? Savage said. â€œYou build a tree house.â€? For others, it is not so simple. Beth Dolsen has been looking for a way to build a tree house in Barron Park for a while both for â€œgood family emotional lifeâ€? and to have a creative play space for her kids. She has spoken to several general contractors and was shocked with the financial barriers she encountered; the cheapest quote for a rudimentary design was $1,500. She also doesnâ€™t feel she can take that financial risk with general contractors who simply sketch a quick design on a notepad. â€œFrankly, it seems like some of the people donâ€™t want this work,â€? Dolsen said. â€œI havenâ€™t met someone who says, â€˜I know exactly. I can show you pictures. This is what I do.â€™ So maybe itâ€™s a hard project.â€? Or perhaps, Dolsen is speaking to the wrong people. Meet David Lehmann. Even though he is not a contractor, word of his tree houses has spread. â€œI started by building decks. And a tree house is kind of just a deck in a tree â€” with a little building on it,â€? Lehmann chuckled. As a side hobby to his daytime graphic-design career, he has now made three tree houses in Menlo Park for his neighbors and one in Los Gatos that made it to a photo gallery on the San Francisco Chronicleâ€™s online website, SFGate, titled
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The Frahnâ€™s tree house was organically designed with branches running through windows and roof; the play room includes a firemanâ€™s pole and a dumbwaiter to send up snacks. â€œThe greatest tree houses of the Bay Area.â€? Elena Mosko, owner of the Los Gatos tree house, said her tree house has been getting a lot of attention since the SFGate blog and will soon be in a music video. â€œTo me, it was really an effort to relive my childhood memories,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s a little place that is your own. ... It almost doesnâ€™t matter how comfortable it is. Itâ€™s your little space.â€?N
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Home & Real Estate HOME SALES Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorderâ€™s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.
East Palo Alto 1982 W. Bayshore Road #111 Peak Capital Partners to Toeppen Trust for $150,000 on 5/9/13; previous sale 12/06, $311,500 1982 W. Bayshore Road #321 Peak Capital Partners to Toeppen Trust for $150,000 on 5/9/13; previous sale 6/07, $311,500
Los Altos 344 Alvarado Ave. Rogers Trust to A. Middleton for $1,425,000 on 5/24/13 576 Deodara Drive E. & E. Martin to D. Dang for $1,535,000 on 5/22/13; previous sale 1/76, $81,000 1925 Deodara Drive Chokhawala Trust to G. Kachhawa for $1,625,000 on 5/23/13; previous sale 3/05, $1,535,000 1474 Frontero Ave. W. Reach to Pletcher Trust for $1,810,000 on 5/23/13; previous sale 7/10, $1,500,000 1731 Lantis Lane F. Hernandez to B. Tully for $1,595,000 on 5/23/13 779 Orange Ave. S. & H. Carter to J. Lo for $2,445,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 4/94, $390,000 872 Santa Rita Ave. Clarum Innovative Homes to Z. & K. Aronowitz for $3,850,000 on 5/22/13; previous sale 11/11, $1,775,000 986 Seena Ave. F. Tang to N. & T. Britz for $1,550,000 on 5/23/13; previous sale 4/98, $710,000
Menlo Park 1122 Berkeley Ave. P. Tyagi to H. Cheung for $500,000 on 5/9/13; previous sale 4/10, $300,000
132 Dunsmuir Way S. Blair to R. Alvi for $963,000 on 5/9/13; previous sale 2/88, $240,500 1894 Oak Knoll Lane Urban West Renew to E. & E. Kwon for $1,810,000 on 5/10/13; previous sale 2/06, $1,395,000
Mountain View 217 Ada Ave. #9 D. Cassarino to E. Worley for $590,000 on 5/22/13; previous sale 3/05, $565,000 280 Easy St. #407 K. Conner to S. Songy for $425,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 12/06, $376,000 2448 Elka Ave. J. Murphy to C. & T. Sheckley for $1,175,000 on 5/24/13 809 Emily Drive S. & K. Pehrson to J. Brown for $765,000 on 5/23/13; previous sale 8/03, $437,000 122 Flynn Ave. #B J. & A. Berry to Y. Su for $530,000 on 5/24/13 245 Loreto St. Miner Trust to R. Pasetto for $1,280,000 on 5/22/13 2080 Marich Way #24 Tsai Trust to J. Kalyanasundharam for $1,110,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 4/10, $810,000 85 Mercy St. G. & M. Armanini to J. Katine for $1,501,000 on 5/22/13; previous sale 7/98, $470,000 114 E. Middlefield Road #A R. Golden to D. Wang for $435,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 4/03, $288,500 500 W. Middlefield Road #4 M. & R. Saravia to V. Srivastava for $530,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 12/02, $310,000 905 W. Middlefield Road #968 D. Park to M. Kroha for $635,000 on 5/24/13 261 Oâ€™keefe Way G. Johnson to N. Mandagere for $770,000 on 5/23/13 111 Oak Haven Place Padgett Trust to Y. Lin for $1,510,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 12/04, $941,500 2255 Showers Drive #252 A. Alunni to D. Clark for $595,000 on 5/22/13; previous sale 4/05,
$498,000 2255 Showers Drive #394 Ho Trust to B. & L. Kim for $664,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 11/99, $350,000 467 Whisman Park Drive J. & S. Hsu to C. Yarakaraju for $1,000,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 4/05, $878,000 1046 Wright Ave. #H M. Howard to D. Grinberg for $595,000 on 5/23/13
Palo Alto 496 W. Charleston Road #101 Bull Trust to Bagora Trust for $450,000 on 5/28/13 321 Poe St. A. & J. Piazza to J. Lee for $668,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 7/03, $280,000 744 Ramona St. #3 G. Wetzel to T. Schapiro for $1,310,000 on 5/24/13; previous sale 12/01, $720,000 3375 Stockton Place A. Hammie to Y. Su for $1,560,000 on 5/28/13
Redwood City 3332 Bay Road D. Lavrador to H. & J. Huckabay for $640,000 on 5/9/13 636 Fan Tail Way #911 One Marina Homes to U. Ko for $583,500 on 5/10/13 543 Flynn Ave. Cornelsen Trust to T. & A. Hopkins for $600,000 on 5/9/13 1763 Hempstead Place D. Luckenbach to G. & J. Davies for $940,000 on 5/10/13; previous sale 9/97, $330,000 548 Hillside Road Mell Trust to G. Pomi for $1,002,000 on 5/9/13 1600 Jefferson Ave. A. & M. Brandi to E. Sims for $820,000 on 5/13/13; previous sale 12/05, $770,000 808 Schooner Bay Drive D. & L. Giles to Garimella-Koneru Trust for $1,250,000 on 5/9/13; previous sale 1/99, $630,000
Woodside 328 Highland Terrace B. & M. Covotta to K. Doerre for $1,450,000 on 5/10/13; previous sale 4/04, $1,195,000
SALES AT A GLANCE East Palo Alto
Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $150,000 Highest sales price: $150,000
Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $450,000 Highest sales price: $1,560,000
Total sales reported: 9 Lowest sales price: $1,330,000 Highest sales price: $3,850,000
Total sales reported: 7 Lowest sales price: $583,500 Highest sales price: $1,250,000
Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $500,000 Highest sales price: $1,810,000
Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $1,450,000 Highest sales price: $1,450,000 Source: California REsource
Mountain View Total sales reported: 17 Lowest sales price: $425,000 Highest sales price: $1,510,000
FORECLOSURES Foreclosures are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorderâ€™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 a Realtor for further information.
East Palo Alto 1058 Weeks St. Blue Mountain Homes, 4/11/13, $547,700, 2,160 sf, 4 bd
Portola Valley 171 Erica Way Polymathic Properties, 3/25/13, $1,284,000, 1,820 sf, 3 bd
Redwood City 223 Belmont Ave. Granite Ranch
Opportunities, 4/24/13, $611,600, 880 sf, 3 bd 3726 Farm Hill Blvd. Pennymac Mortgage, 5/1/13, $942,565, 1.630 sf, 4 bd 680 Oakside Ave. Federal National Mortgage, 4/9/13, $770,557, 2.684 sf, 4 bd 1817 Roosevelt Ave. Bank of New York, 4/15/13, $543,694, 740 sf, 2 bd
Mountain View 500 Lambert Way, A & F Properties, 4/26/13, $690,000, 1,328 sf, 3 bd 255 S. Rengstorff Ave. #110 Realty Investment Group, 4/26/13, $436,800, 1,003 sf, 2 bd
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Our interconnection: you, me and Bangladesh by Iris Harrell ohn Muir, Californiaâ€™s most famous environmentalist, wrote â€œWhen we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.â€? He profoundly understood that each individualâ€™s act of omission or commission affects not only each person, but everyone else and our natural habitat, which feeds us, houses us and protects us. In connection with John Muirâ€™s beliefs and understanding of nature, faith communities are looking deeper into the spiritual principle that drives the recent green movement by examining what can further promote and maintain the â€œcommon good.â€? My community church recently asked green-minded Acterraâ€™s representative, Debbie Mytels, to speak to our congregation to help us better understand our responsibilities as good citizens who want to further the common good. Debbie put things in historical perspective by pointing out that the Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones. Simply put, we figured out a better way to make things and live. As we evolved in our knowledge of getting work done, we moved to slavery, which is a dark moment in our evolution as a civilization. When we discovered that fossil fuel and engines could do most of our work, we felt like we had risen to a Eureka moment and an undepletable source of energy. That was 150 years ago. Relatively recently we have realized that the fossil fuel we have become addicted to is becoming depleted and worse than that, the byproduct of using fossil fuel for energy is trapping the sunâ€™s heat in our earthâ€™s atmosphere. The effect of this 150-year
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addiction is starting to cause global warming that will make our overall global temperature rise 2 degrees Centigrade. People in my family of origin think this is a silly discussion and we should just buy a little more sunscreen lotion. (Ironically, they also happen to live very close to a large body of water called the Atlantic Ocean.) Back to Muirâ€™s notion of how interconnected we are with our environment, climate scientists predict a huge cost to humans with this 2 degree or more climate change, particularly in cities and communities near large bodies of water. Twenty million people in Bangladesh could all be displaced as the global water rises. Where will they go? Other fossil-fuel addiction side effects are gaining in frequency, such as severe storms and prolonged droughts. With the ice caps melting due to rising temperatures, exposed tundra is putting even more methane gas into the atmosphere (Visualize vast areas of rotting lettuce...). Food crops will be destroyed, therefore food prices will go up. Poor people will suffer the most when food costs are higher. Other habits we have that are creating this negative climate cycle include our huge appetite for meat. Livestock production increases our deforestation and large amounts of concentrated animal waste, which puts yet more methane gas into earthâ€™s atmosphere. As earth gets hotter, the dark ocean absorbs more heat and the animals and plant life in that environment will be gravely affected. We depend on the stability of the ocean and all it provides for our feeding and comfort. We need to break this downward spiral of destruction that is destroying our common home. In short, we need a path to climate stabilization. upgrade drainage, $55,000 1701 Page Mill Road Board of Trustees at Stanford University, office building, basement garage, $26,372,052 146 Edgewood Drive 1456 Edgewood LLC, new carport support, $5,000 3077 Country Club Court Lee Shenk Revocable Trust, residential remodel and addition of new tankless water heater, $950,000 118 Churchill Ave. J. Matlof, residential remodel and addition, $165,948 604 Oregon Ave. A. Ragade, residence remodel, bathrooms, kitchen, den, $230,000 180 El Camino Real Space 244B Double P Corporation, interior build out of existing space at Stanford Shopping Center and new storefront, $90,000 941 Maddux Drive H. Jackson, existing studio expansion, $8,651 278 University Ave. KEEN Inc., garage, $150,000 260 College Ave. Apt. A, B, F SPN Real Estate, remodel bathroom, new laundry room, plumbing, $18,000 each; paint garage doors and carports, electrical, $11,000 101 Alma St. Unit 105 A. Sugimoto, remodel two bathrooms,
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Many of us have taken on the personal mission of reducing our own carbon footprint by better insulating our homes, driving hybrid or electric vehicles, driving less by riding together, adding solar panels to our roofs, purchasing LED light bulbs and so on. And yes, some of us have even decided to have less meat in our diet, which helps our own physical health as well as helping the planetâ€™s health. But how many of us have considered divesting any of our financial investments that are tied to companies that produce fossil fuel, Exxon, Chevron, etc.? Acterra is suggesting that we look at divesting ourselves of any stock we currently own in our 401k and other stock assets we own that produce fossil fuel over a five-year period. If we all stopped buying fossil-fuel stock and directed our financial investors to purchase newer alternativeenergy stocks such as solar panels and wind-energy plants, we could have even more collective impact for the common good. Many socially conscious investors have already shunned buying stocks in tobacco, nuclear weapons and gun manufacturing. Why not add fossil-fuel producers to that list? We could speed up the inevitable change from fossil fuels to less destructive alternative-energy fuels. Speeding this transition of energy development is the best chance we have to insure a good life for our children and their children. We do many things to protect our family, our homes, our neighborhoods and communities. We could make an important long-term investment by thinking more about the common good for all of earthâ€™s citizens over the next few generations. That is what legacy is all about. Since we are all truly interconnected on this globe, what is good for the citizens of Bangladesh is magically good for us right here in Silicon Valley. N Iris Harrell is CEO and president of Harrell Remodeling, Inc. in Mountain View (www.harrell-remodeling.com). She can be reached at 650-230-2900 or irish@harrell-remodeling.
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Tree-Lined Street in Evergreen Park 2031 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto â?– 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, including ground ďŹ‚oor bedroom
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â?– Oversized master suite with walk-in closet â?– Beautiful backyard with a large deck and playhouse
â?– Hardwood ďŹ‚oors and new wall-to-wall carpeting
â?– Detached garage with a new roof
â?– 2 ďŹ replaces
â?– Near Peers Park & California Ave shopping and dining
â?– High ceilings and skylights
â?– Excellent schools: Escondido, Jordan and Palo Alto
â?– Large family room with casual dining area
Offered at $2,175,000
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1165 LOS TRANCOS ROAD PORTOL A VA L L EY
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Enjoy the natural beauty of Los Trancos Woods from this tranquil 3 bedroom, 1 Â˝ bath home with 2 car detached garage. With 3 decks surrounding the house, this residence provides the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living. The main entryway opens into a bright, updated kitchen with granite countertops and a living room/dining room combination with custom cabinetry and fireplace. Each space expands onto separate decks, further blending the indoor living with the wooded surroundings. The home features skylights and lovely hardwood floors. This sun-dappled parcel of approximately a Âź acre offers private tree-top views, and is just a few minutes drive to local shops, 280, Stanford and excellent Portola Valley schools.
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96 Parkwood Drive, Atherton
picturesque lot of approximately 0.9 acres, is the setting for this five bedroom and three bath home in the prestigious Lindenwood area neighborhood. This delightful home is over 3300 square feet. A wonderful blend of traditional Ranch-style appeal and clean contemporary lines, the open and flowing design is filled with light from skylights, broad windows, and walls of glass sliding doors to the wrap-around gardens, plus multiple versatile-use spaces. Complete with two fireplaces and thoughtfully remodeled baths and kitchen, the home offers high ceilings and generous proportions throughout. Outside, abundant roses, level lawn, and groves of mature trees create a park-like ambiance with a sunny pool area. Completing the appeal of this impressive home is its desirable location at the end of an Atherton cul-de-sac. Excellent schools. ,ISTED AT s WWW0ARKWOODDRCBRBCOM Please visit our website for more information, New Listings, Virtual Tours and Any of Your Real Estate Needs. www.jdore.com www.jspiller.com ĂœĂœĂœÂ°*>Â?ÂœÂ?ĂŒÂœ"Â˜Â?ÂˆÂ˜iÂ°VÂœÂ“ĂŠUĂŠ*>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ĂžĂŠUĂŠĂ•Â˜iĂŠĂ“ÂŁ]ĂŠĂ“Ă¤ÂŁĂŽĂŠU Page 43
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879 ClaraDrive, Palo Alto
Amazing luxurious 7 year new home at the end of quiet cul-de-sac in fantastic locale close to Midtown shops and restaurants. Outstanding open floor plan with 4 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms. Living areas include large kitchen with granite countertops, which adjoins to family room with fireplace and glass doors opening to backyard; grand living room with granite fireplace and decorative beamed ceilings; formal entrance; and separate dining room with glass doors opening front porch. The homeâ€™s 4 bedrooms include an upstairs, spacious master bedroom suite with fireplace, another upstairs bedroom suite, and two spacious bedrooms on the ground level with connecting doors to bathroom. This fantastic property also has a lovely front yard and a secluded backyard. Conveniently located with award winning Palo Alto Schools*! Summary of this Fine Residence: s SQUARE FEET OF LIVING SPACE PLUS ATTACHED SQFT