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PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Wells, part of Portola Valley's loyal opposition, dies

Ed Wells, a Portola Valley resident since the town was incorporated in 1964, has died. An ardent opponent of the town's utility...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2656 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tuesday forum: Should Portola Valley traffic be monitored by surveillance cameras?

Should Portola Valley vehicle traffic be monitored by license-plate-reading surveillance cameras? That the topic of a community...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Slick, on Feb 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 990 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council supports alternatives to Searsville Dam

The Portola Valley Town Council has put itself on the record supporting steps that would create an unimpeded migratory path...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 1934 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mike Bruner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2772 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Menlo Park conference to explore mental health stigma

Two well-known mental health advocates and individuals with mental illness will speak at a free conference in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1843 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woman found under bridge was daughter of former Portola Valley mayor; service Feb. 20

A memorial service for Megan Mitchell, 34, the daughter of former Portola Valley mayor Kent Mitchell and Jo Ann Mitchell,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Frances, on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 2499 Views

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Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 42 comments | 2937 Views

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Environmental champion Martin Litton dies at home in Portola Valley

Martin Litton of Portola Valley, a World War II glider pilot and a writer for Sunset magazine, was a great friend to the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Mish, on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:12 am | 10 comments | 3993 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Electronic eyes along Portola Valley roads?

Portola Valley residents are soon to confront a tradeoff: continuing privacy in their driving habits or giving up some measure...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments | 1791 Views

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Tonight: Council to consider wider, safer trail along Alpine Road

Safety on the narrow trail along the south side of Alpine Road between Saddleback Drive and Hillbrook Drive has long been...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Valerie Baldwin, on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 797 Views

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Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by pvrez, on Nov 8, 2014 at 9:38 am | 5 comments | 1805 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 370 Views

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Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Portola Valley Town Council members had a lively and generally upbeat discussion recently on what is usually a difficult...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 2427 Views

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Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Patrony's Pony's neighbor , on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:26 am | 16 comments | 4399 Views

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Portola Valley: Council concurs, hazardous trees and power lines a real threat

Roadside stands of eucalyptus trees, with their tendency to drop limbs and sometimes fall over, can be a very significant...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Keimer, on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fogarty to receive technology medal from the White House

Thomas J. Fogarty of Portola Valley, a noted medical-device inventor, surgeon and vintner, will meet with President Barack...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by f perlroth, on Oct 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2013 Views

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Portola Valley council backs removal of hazardous trees

Eucalyptus trees in Portola Valley on town-owned property received an evaluation of "no confidence" Wednesday night (Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1284 Views

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30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 4879 Views

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STPO your CRA here

A work crew responded quickly on Wednesday (Sept. 24) to a call from a Ladera resident pointing out a problem with recently...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1580 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Couple plead no contest to burglaries

A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mark Toshland, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:40 am | 2 comments | 6535 Views
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