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Portola Valley: volunteers sought for commission seats

The Portola Valley Town Council is seeking volunteers with a serious and sustained interest in the town's residential character...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sunshine, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

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Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 19735 Views

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Remembering Father Egon Javor

Father Egon Javor, one of seven Benedictine monks from Hungary who founded the Woodside Priory monastic community and then...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by TV, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 3072 Views

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Learning how to learn

The tiny school, tucked into a ramshackle former insurance office at the back of the Portola Valley Village Square shopping...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Larry Tesler, on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 1856 Views

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Portola Valley finds buyer for Blue Oaks lots

The town of Portola Valley announced Saturday an agreement on the sale, for $2.88 million, of two properties the town owns...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views

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Portola Valley flooded with volunteers

The cup runneth over for the town of Portola Valley. Seventeen residents, including six incumbents, have applied for seven...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by time to move on, on Nov 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 1750 Views

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Portola Valley names new commissioners

The Town Council of Portola Valley last night (Nov. 28) named two new members and reappointed five incumbent members to the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Nov 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 2888 Views

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Portola Valley hearings tied to affordable housing

==B Tonight:== Portola Valley will hold two hearings Wednesday, Dec. 12, that are tied to the town's affordable housing plans....

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by more to it, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 2 comments | 1568 Views

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Portola Valley: Council to allow contract to expire on nursery purchase

Portola Valley residents applauded a late-night decision on Wednesday, Dec. 12, by the Town Council to not extend a contract...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by PV resident, on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 7 comments | 3335 Views

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A pause in Portola Valley's affordable housing plans

Public comment on the proposal to buy a former plant nursery for use as an affordable housing site reflected pro and con...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by PV Rez, on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 3 comments | 2119 Views

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How did horses get on I-280?

Why and how four horses from Webb Ranch got onto Interstate 280 on Saturday, Dec. 29, is unclear. Three of the horses were...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jan 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 3158 Views

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School parcel tax vote likely in Portola Valley

Voters are likely to be asked this spring to renew and boost the Portola Valley School District's parcel tax, which last...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Over-Reach, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:04 am | 4 comments | 2052 Views

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Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Matt S., on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 6970 Views

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Portola Valley creates affordable housing panel

Affordable housing was a key topic again at the Portola Valley Town Council meeting Wednesday (Jan. 23), as the council tentatively...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Louis Ebner, on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 16 comments | 2956 Views

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Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 4763 Views

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Portola Valley also bans plastic bags at checkout

The Portola Valley Town Council unanimously agreed Jan. 23 to prohibit retailers in town from dispensing single-use plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Margaret, on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1618 Views

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Portola Valley man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Portola Valley resident Christopher B. Berg pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to charges by the U.S. Department of Justice...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by one percent, on Jan 31, 2013 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3003 Views

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Stanford University sued over Searsville Dam

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Stanford University for allegedly harming the threatened steelhead...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2013
Last comment by Susan Brodsky, on Feb 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 2040 Views

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Parker resigns from Portola Valley school board

Scott Parker has announced his resignation from the Portola Valley School District board, which he has served on since 2009....

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 4351 Views

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Hundreds of guns collected at buyback event

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 2992 Views
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