menlo park: Thanksgiving has past, but it's still autumn - 12/02/16 09:31 AM
While autumn will officially be with us for another couple of weeks, Christmas decorations are popping up all over town. I figured I had best post one more picture of autumn before we say goodbye to my favorite season for another year.
The gorgeous tree in the first photo is in front of a house in Menlo Park, and is one of many that shrieked to me "take my picture" when I was out on tour this past Tuesday. Palo Alto residential streets are gorgeous with yellow Ginkgoes and red Liquid Ambers. The brilliant orange-red of Chinese Pistache trees is seen all over Los … (18 comments)

menlo park: A Few of my favorite Christmas trees - 12/18/15 01:09 AM
Before I hunker down for more hours of business planning as I watch the sky darken and rain draw closer, I thought I'd share pictures of a few of the Christmas trees I especially enjoy, in San Francisco, in Menlo Park, and in Pacific Grove.
(tree at Old Saint Angela's Inn, Pacific Grove, CA)
(Tree of Hope, San Francisco City Hall. Decorations are origami cranes, with messages of hope)
(tree in Menlo Park, CA)
(one of numerous trees at the Embarcadero Center, San Francisco)
Wishing you all a dazzling, cheery day, whatever shape your day takes, one filled with beauty and light.

menlo park: Bow Wow Meow - San Francisco, San Carlos, Menlo Park - 04/22/12 01:50 AM
Bow Wow MeowEveryone enjoys a clever business name, and "Bow Wow Meow" certainly is fun and catchy. However, pet owners want more. They want a unique shopping experience for specialty items as well as the mundane; a place they can trust to do a great grooming job; a place in a convenient location. Enter Bow Wow Meow, a small chain with 3 locations:
2150 Polk Street, San Francisco 737 Laurel Street, San Carlos 654 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park Check out Bow Wow Meow if you're near any of these 3 locations. They are fun stores, open 7 days a … (10 comments)

menlo park: How's the real estate market doing on the Peninsula and Silicon Valley? - 10/24/11 04:18 PM
How's the real estate market doing on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley?That's a common question, and people really want to know. The word is finally getting out that real estate really IS local. As you can see from the charts below, single-family homes are selling, the average days on market are not long, and they sell quite close to the asking price.
  The Silicon Valley cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Cupertino are especially strong - high tech is growing. Things are a bit slower in the San Mateo County cities of Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood … (6 comments)

menlo park: Price points for 4-bedroom homes in the Silicon Valley - 07/12/11 04:58 AM
Price points for 4-bedroom homes in the Silicon ValleyYesterday I was contacted by a referral partner whose client will be relocating to the Mountain View - Palo Alto area of California -- in other words, to the Silicon Valley. Until I talk directly with the party moving here, there's no telling which of our communities might be the best fit. A little initial research for homes with at least 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, came up with the following bits of information, which gives a snapshot of housing in our area: All of these communities have good schools, and are within a … (4 comments)

menlo park: Wordless Wednesday:Jalopy in the Woods - 04/28/10 02:56 AM
When hiking along the trails in some of our steep canyons, one occasionally rounds the bend and comes across a remnant of the past that makes you pause and reflect for a moment. This old car is right off the Peter's Loop Trail in Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County. So close to the urban areas of the Peninsula like Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, yet eons away in feel. … (15 comments)

menlo park: Glenwood Inn, Menlo Park, California, 94025 - 03/28/10 05:45 AM
The Glenwood Inn in Menlo Park, California, is another good choice for Seniors ready to sell their Peninsula home or move to the area to be near friends and family.
Located on the mid-Peninsula, near the heart of Menlo Park, California, The Glenwood Inn offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. The Glenwood Inn community balances carefree apartment living with numerous recreational facilities and amenities.
Lounge and game room Video theater with large-screen TV Arts, crafts and hobbies programs An old-fashioned ice cream parlor Library Activities room with computer access Card room Exercise room Meals in the spacious dining … (2 comments)





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