Santa Cruz & The Coast

Sereno e-waste collection event April 21 2013

Please stop by a Sereno Group office in Los Gatos, Los Altos or Soquel / Santa Cruz to take part in a FREE e-waste, e-recycling
collection event on   Sunday April 21, 2013    9:30AM- 1:30- PM.

A FREE e-waste collection event is being held in 3 area Sereno Group offices on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:30am to 1:30pm:

Where to go to drop off the approved items?

Los Gatos/Saratoga
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos 408-335-1400

Los Altos/Palo Alto
369 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos 650-947-2900

Santa Cruz
2407 Porter St. #150
Soquel 831-460-1100

What to Bring, what’s accepted:
Televisions
DVD Players
VCRs
Copy Machines
Cell Phones
Video Tapes
Cell Batteries
Stereo Equipment
Fax Machines
Cameras
Toner Cartridges
Small Appliances
LCD Monitors
Circuit Boards
Computers
Laptops
Printers
Telephones
CDs & DVDs
Microwaves

Please note that in the past, they didn’t want to take small kitchen appliances but seems that this year, they’re ok!

Service provided by Metech Recycling who will securely shred all data containing devices, so no one can access your personal information. Over 95% of all materials will be securely recycled for manufacture.

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,417 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,908 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,194 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,543 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,597 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,763 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,794 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,933 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,140 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
  7. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,196 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,109 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,254 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,852 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,263 sqft
  10. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,221 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,000 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Los Altos.
(all data current as of 2/20/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Miguel Torres and dampwood termite at Almaden Winery neighborhood of San JoseI’ve been selling real estate for 18 years, full time, in Silicon Valley. Until recently I had never seen a dampwood termite in this area but a few months ago I caught sight of  a dead one at the Almaden Winery neighborhood (on the Cambrian and Almaden border) when our pest inspector, Miguel Torres from Thrasher Termite, noticed it.  Luckily there were no live dampwoods to be found! I thought it was a weird fluke.

dampwood termiteFast forward a few months, and  again this week I saw first the much smaller,  immature dampwoods (so I didn’t recognize them, but suspected that they were termites of some kind as they were coming out of rotting wood) and a few days later saw the large and now mature dampwood termites swarming in the same location in Belgatos Park, Los Gatos, close to where my family and I live. Initially I thought they were strange moths as there was a lot of flapping motion, but on closer look I could see that they were indeed termites and they were big!!! Continue reading

The Santa Cruz, CA, Lighthouse

Santa Cruz is just 30-60 minutes “over the hill” but in many ways is an entirely different world than Silicon Valley.  I spent a lot of time there while growing up in Santa Clara and Saratoga, mostly because my grandparents lived in Pasatiempo (a lovely neighborhood centered on a golf course) in Santa Cruz and later in retirement communities nearby.  Jim and I lived in Santa Cruz ourselves for three years when we were newly married.  [I taught first at Marello Prep in Santa Cruz (now closed) and later at Notre Dame High School in Salinas while living at the coast, in life before real estate.]

We have a lot of wonderful memories & experience with the Santa Cruz – Capitola – Aptos – Soquel area.  Today I wanted to share a few general tips and food tips for those who may be new to this part of California and spending some time by the coast.

Some general tips

  1. Weather: always, always have layers available as the shore is unpredictible.  It might be 100 in Willow Glen but cold and windy with the fog rolling in at the wharf.   The coastal communities have varying degrees of fog, sun and wind: microclimates are the norm.  If it’s sunny and toasty at the lighthouse, it may not be that way at Seacliff Beach. Don’t rely on webcams!
  2. Restrooms: know where the restrooms are before you visit.  The city of Santa Cruz has a list of public restrooms and a map online. It’s pretty awful if you spend a lot of time shopping on Pacific Avenue (downtown Santa Cruz), only to find no bathroom when you need one.  Your visit will be happier if you plan ahead!
  3. There’s more to do than just the beach: the coastal communities near Santa Cruz have loads going on with festivals, shows, musical productions and more.  Check out the online roster of events near the Monterey Bay.
  4. The Boardwalk has no admission fee and is a great place to people-watch and get tasty junk food, even if the rides don’t appeal to you.  In summer there are free music concerts on Friday nights (check the website for info) and on Monday & Tuesday evenings after 5pm they celelebrate 1907 nights: rides and hot dogs, cotton candy and most fountain drinks are just $1 each.   This is a bargain!
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Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor
ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408 204-7673
Mary (at) PopeHandy.com
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