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    Piedmont residents are especially lucky to have Piedmont Center For The Arts just moments from their home.  Located at 801 Magnolia Avenue, it is a vital artistic venue.   The year has barely begun, and presentations there have already included SonoMusette: Songs of 20th Century Paris, Love Lines performed by Stagebridge Theater which included stories, and songs based on love and Valentine's Day, and the Berkeley Symphony and Friends Concert.  The variety of musical and theatrical opportunities available is truly amazing, and there is more to come as the year progresses. As the online calendar for March and April indicates, there will be a Jazz in the Neighborhood Concerts available, as well.      However, the Center is not just stage…
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This 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home at 311 Saint James Drive reflects a distinctive era in Piedmont's history.  In the 1920's, classic showplace homes were being built to reflect a Mediterranean lifestyle. Offering dramatic entryways, handsome light filled rooms, beamed ceilings, tile flooring, and indoor/outdoor living, these homes were, and most certainly still are, the height of gracious living.

Since entertaining is always an important element is this gracious living concept, this home offers a warmly welcoming front room with a handsome fireplace, and a formal dining room for special dining events.

The one dramatic change from this traditional style of living is the updated kitchen.  Bright, open, airy and functional, it should

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  Piedmont Connect is a valuable source of a wide variety of environmental information.  The best summary of what it does is reading its own self definition: "A Community Group Supporting Local Efforts Toward Environmental Sustainability in Piedmont California".     It organizes it efforts among four specific areas of focus.  The first is the Garden and Landscape Group , which holds events and activities oriented around Garden Tours, Harvest Exchanges, School Garden Support, Native Plants, Habitat Restoration and Gardening Support Groups.   Another group, The Energy and Building Group, presented a comprehensive community presentation last October, 2016 on ways to reduce a home's carbon footprint, and lower water usage.    Two other…
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Stunning Mediterranean Home With Gorgeous Perio...

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$2,395,000

  • 6 Beds
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  • 4½ Baths
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  • 4,549 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Stunning Mediterranean Home With Gorgeous Period Details. Au-pair Quarters And Rumpus Room Down. ...

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Elegant English Traditional Located Within Our ...

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$1,895,000

  • 4 Beds
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  • 3 Baths
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  • 2,092 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Elegant English Traditional Located Within Our Small Town Of Piedmont, Home To Top Rated Schools ...

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The Search Is Over! Expanded And Refreshed With...

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$1,695,000

  • 4 Beds
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  • 2½ Baths
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  • 2,584 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

The Search Is Over! Expanded And Refreshed With

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  The Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club, as its title indicates, is designed to serve multiple needs.  It reaches out to new residents of Piedmont, and also encourages current residents to join, as a way to meet others in the community, and share common social activities designed to appeal to family members of all ages.     To appeal to the widest variety of members, it schedules both daytime and evening events throughout the year.  Examples include Girls Night In, Weekend Play Date, Holiday Party, Family Game Day and Fourth of July Parade.  Ongoing events throughout the year are Coffee and Playgroup, Book Clubs (3), and Girls and Guys Nights Out.     If this variety of activities interests you, find the ones that suit your needs, and…
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    Piedmont residents--would you like information about Garage Sale Permits, Dog Licenses, Tree Maintenance, Building Permits?  Do you have questions about Fire Inspections, Building Permits, or Piedmont's KCOM-TV?  There is a wealth of information at the "Who Do I Call" page on the city of Piedmont's master website.     Whether you are a new, or a long time Piedmont resident, you may not be aware of the many city services and resources that are available to you simply through making a phone call.   In addition, the Piedmont City Home Page furnishes even more information, which is especially valuable for newer residents.  With a much broader range of information, it offers details about city departments, community links and a…
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This home at 40 Prospect Road in Piedmont has so much to offer in terms of design, space and bright new looks, that it should appeal buyers seeking a special place to make their home.  It is spacious, at 2584 sq. ft., with 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths, and includes an appealing lower level media and family room and private master suite.  

 

 

The inviting living room, with its dramatic fireplace architecture, is spacious and open, and offers a variety of design applications.  Immediately adjacent is a separate dining room for formal or casual meals, depending on your needs.  

 

This home, as with many Mediterranean style homes, is designed for both indoor or outdoor living.  A handsome kitchen is just moments away from the

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                                            (Picture Courtesy of the City of Piedmont)

Jeremy Bowers was warmly welcomed by more that 200 people from local and area police officers and officials who attended his swearing in as the new Piedmont Chief of Police on February 6th at the Piedmont Community Hall.  Sworn in by City Clerk John Tulloch, and in the presence of his wife Tricia, and his three children Jordan, Andre and Anjali, he received his chief badge amid rousing applause by all attending.  

Bowers replace retiring  Piedmont Police Chief Rikki Geode in November of last year, and arrived with a solid 18 years of experience at various ranks in the San Jose Police Department, part of which included 6 years as a beat officer.  He is committed to

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  Last Saturday, February 4th, The Piedmont Community Church Gym was the site of some very exciting all day competitions, as the 50th Annual Piedmont Pinewood Derby was held.  The pinewood derby is one of the most popular family activities in Boy and Girl Scouting, where scouts of all ages are encourage to create small, but speedy, model wooden racing cars of various configurations. These cars are then raced against each other down a gravity track to decide whose was the fastest. The races are arranged so that similar age groups compete against each other. To give you a sense of the variety of competition, and, as reported in the Piedmont Post, on February 8th, by reporter James Gage, "cubs have a chance to win awards in seven categories: Coolest…
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Located in Piedmont at 334 El Cerrito Avenue, this delightfully updated 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is found on an appealing, and desirable, tree lined street just moments from Piedmont schools, playing fields, pool and recreation center.  

The atmosphere of the home is reflected in the living room. Plentiful windows and bright walls create a open and welcoming atmosphere.  A fireplace adds an extra warmth to the room, especially on a chilly evening.  If you want to entertain friends and family, a large family room is close by with handsome skylights and room to spare, and a updated kitchen is a nearby spot for sharing stories while preparing gourmet meals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen is inviting, and leads

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