By terryh on May 19, 2005
My shaky command of Spanish doesn't help me much trying to understand street names here in Southern California. For instance, there are a lot of "Palo Verde" streets around here. Verde - green. Fair enough. Palo - um, mast, stick, that kind of thing? Green Stick street?
It turns out that there is a medium-sized shrubby tree common in the area called a Palo Verde tree. It's twigs are bright green, as is the trunk. It bears pretty yellow flowers around this time of year. So yes, Green Stick (tree) Street!