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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
Home Sales: Remodeled 1936 Crescent Park home sells for $16.75M
Of the 38 home sales along the Midpeninsula, 11 had price tags north of $5 million, with Palo Alto seeing the highest price at $16.75 million, and Atherton the second-highest at $10.8 million.
[Friday, September 29, 2023]

Home Sales: Los Altos Hills custom-rancher sells for $9.7M
A 5,328-square-foot ranch home custom-built in 2001 sold in Los Altos Hills for $9.7 million. The property features its own private walking trail and a waterfall. Use our interactive map to see what sold in other communities.
[Friday, September 22, 2023]

Home Sales: Los Altos Hills Mediterranean sells for $12.2M
A three-story Mediterranean home custom-built in 2006 near Quarry Lake in Los Altos Hills sold for $12.2 million. The home features a copper roof, Venetian plaster walls and views of the San Francisco Bay from nearly every room.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Here's what the fruit fly quarantine means to Peninsula residents
For more than two decades, volunteers from Village Harvest have picked fruit from backyard trees along the Peninsula and given it to local food banks. Now, harvesting and donating produce in parts of the area has been banned.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Home Sales: Custom home with rooftop veggie garden sells for $12.5M in Woodside
This week's highest-priced residential sale is a 3-story custom-built home in Woodside that includes a fitness center, putting green, basketball court, life-sized chessboard, wine cellar and 3-car garage with a rooftop veggie garden.
[Friday, September 8, 2023]

Home sales: A newly built Craftsman in The Willows fetches $5.6M
Peninsula home sales ranged from $584K to $5.6M this week with 84% selling between $1M-$5M. The Willow's neighborhood in Menlo Park saw the highest sales at $5.6 million.
[Friday, September 1, 2023]

Palo Alto childhood home of Giants outfielder Joc Pederson sells for $4.1M
The childhood home of San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson has sold for $4.138 million. Retrofitted with a backyard batting cage, the Palo Alto property served as a gathering place where local youth would hone their skills.
[Tuesday, August 29, 2023]

Home Sales: 2-bed, 1-bath home in East Palo Alto fetches $1.4M
With two recorded home sales over $1M each, East Palo Alto sees its median sales price hit $1.2M, while Atherton sees the lowest median sales price along the Midpeninsula at $700K for the week of Aug 21.
[Friday, August 25, 2023]

Home Sales: At $13.75M and $16.5M, Woodside's Mountain Home Road neighborhood sees highest sales tags
Of the 39 home sales recorded this week, Palo Alto saw the most transactions, with 13 homes sold, and Woodside saw the highest sales tags, with two of its three sales above $13M.
[Friday, August 18, 2023]

Home sales: Property that sold for $3.9M in 2020 just fetched $9.5M in July
Of the 34 home sales recorded this week, Los Altos saw the most transactions, with 11 homes sold, and Menlo Park saw the highest sales tag at $9.5 million. Palo Alto saw the only sale recorded for under $1 million.
[Friday, August 11, 2023]