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PORTOLA VALLEY

PV council accepts the inevitable on cell phone tower

It may be a faux tree, it may be a tasteful pole, it may even be an objet d'art, but a 50- to 55-foot cell phone tower will...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 10 comments | 2827 Views

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Update: Cyclist dies after colliding with side of big rig

Accident investigators with the California Highway Patrol are puzzled as to how Los Altos Hills resident and bicyclist Lauren...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Bikingfelix, on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | 10 comments | 3218 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley examines huge Cargill plan

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider Wednesday, Nov. 10, the environmental ramifications of a plan to build a major...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Nov 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2629 Views

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Portola Valley: Back to the future for gas station

It was eight months ago that Portola Valley native Ron Ramies sold Portola Valley Fuel, the independent gas station and auto...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Nov 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 3218 Views

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Portola Valley joins chorus against Cargill project

Another voice -- the Portola Valley Town Council -- has joined the chorus of opposition to a proposal by Minneapolis-based...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm | 8 comments | 3161 Views

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Alpine Road fatal crash is third for truck driver

In an unusual set of incidents, the Nov. 4 collision of a bicyclist and a tractor-trailer at the Alpine Road/Interstate 280...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by marty, on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:21 am | 11 comments | 2784 Views

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Portola Valley council rejects Cargill development

The Cargill Salt Corp. proposal for a residential community on a salt flat off Redwood City should instead be restored as...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 2814 Views

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Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 41 comments | 4181 Views

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Friday: Services for Celeste Henzel, 60

Celeste Mariana Schmitt Henzel of Portola Valley, a top ranked real estate agent on the Peninsula, died Nov. 6 of cancer...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Tina Brewer, on Jan 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 2888 Views

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Portola Valley planning manager Leslie Lambert recovering from serious head injury

Leslie Lambert, the planning manager for the town of Portola Valley, is on extended medical leave to recover from a serious...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by SL, on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 2948 Views

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Why some crimes in Portola Valley, Woodside have not been reported

As some residents of Portola Valley have discovered, there's been a mismatch between crimes entered in the records of the...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Feb 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 1 comment | 2532 Views

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Los Trancos Creek not damaged by spill near Alpine Road and I-280, official says

A milky white substance discovered Tuesday night in Los Trancos Creek near the intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by jcharley, on Feb 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 2543 Views

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Priory proposes synthetic grass for fields

In its bid to resurface three athletic fields with synthetic grass, Woodside Priory, the private Portola Valley Catholic...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm | 16 comments | 3565 Views

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Mountain lion spotted in Portola Valley

A mountain lion was spotted in a rural residential neighborhood in Portola Valley on Wednesday night, San Mateo County emergency...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by JoAnn, on Feb 18, 2011 at 11:48 am | 1 comment | 2715 Views

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Mountain lion seen in Portola Valley

A mountain lion was spotted near the 500 block of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23,,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Chris Bay, on Feb 24, 2011 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 2513 Views

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Bike lane all but certain at intersection of Alpine and I-280, where cyclist died

A bike lane design similar to that at Sand Hill Road and Interstate 280 is under consideration for Alpine Road as it approaches...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by tom turner, on Mar 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 8 comments | 2773 Views

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Portola Valley: Deer carcass discovered near school; mountain lion suspected

The carcass of a deer that may have been killed by a mountain lion was found near a Portola Valley school Wednesday morning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:59 am | 3 comments | 2718 Views

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Can huge quake and tsunami happen here?

"Everyone's nervous," said Sheldon Breiner (photo), a geophysicist at Stanford University and a resident of Portola Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Quaking in me green Irish boots..., on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm | 3 comments | 2604 Views

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Mountain lion sighted in Woodside

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Farm Road and Woodview Lane in Woodside at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by pver, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 2422 Views

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Secrecy surrounds the now-closed Al's Nursery

Al's Nursery, an institution for 51 years in Portola Valley, closed on March 16. The doors of the nursery building at 900...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 2643 Views
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