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Portola Valley town official leaves abruptly

The staff at Town Hall in Portola Valley is one person smaller with the abrupt departure of Assistant Town Manager Janet...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Julie , on Sep 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 4521 Views

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Portola Valley: new school bells disrupting neighborhood peace, residents claim

New and reportedly unnatural sounds have come to the neighborhood around Corte Madera Middle School in Portola Valley: bell-like...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 17, 2011 at 7:49 am | 7 comments | 2220 Views

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Investigation leads CHP to change findings on Alpine Road fatal bicycle-truck accident

Human DNA found near the front axle of a tractor-trailer truck has led investigators from the California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by mike patterson, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:48 pm | 31 comments | 3477 Views

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Update: CHP investigators mum on key details of fatal truck-bike accident

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol have now concluded that Lauren Ward, 47, was not responsible for her death...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 11 comments | 2236 Views

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Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ola Kudu, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 4919 Views

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Road safety: Portola Valley reshapes traffic committee

Portola Valley changes name and mission of its traffic committee to focus on problems and conflicts between bicyclist, drivers...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by A Person, on Oct 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 7 comments | 2047 Views

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Customers save Ladera's pizza restaurant

With the help of the community, a crisis has passed at the Round Table restaurant on Alpine Road in Ladera. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by jeannie, on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:54 am | 5 comments | 1866 Views

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Portola Valley: $40,000 in unauthorized charges

When a resident of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley was out of the country on a two-week vacation, someone ran up $40,000...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 1795 Views

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Anthony Andrighetto, 21, was 'terrific athlete'

Anthony C. Andrighetto grew up a Woodside kid in a Portola Valley neighborhood -- Woodside's Family Farm/Hidden Valley is...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by Elle, on Aug 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 6307 Views

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Portola Valley to recharge electric cars

The town of Portola Valley is considering collecting $2 an hour to use one of the four electric-vehicle charging stations...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Oct 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments | 2730 Views

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Should barn be allowed in 'the meadow'

Portola Valley: A few ambiguous phrases in the town's general plan about a scenic field of grass -- commonly referred to...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 2103 Views

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RECENT HOME SALES

Read the full story here http://www2.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9876 posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:42...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter, on Nov 12, 2011 at 1:10 am | 1 comment | 2049 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 J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 5879 Views

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Thieves target bicycles and laptop computers

Recent crime reports from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office show bicycles and laptop computers to be prized objects...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Watchful Neighbor, on Nov 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 1741 Views

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Contrasting views of offer to rebuild the Alpine Road trail

<I>Editor's Note: The Board of Supervisors has given Stanford until Dec. 13 to accept three additional options for a total...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2011
Last comment by JB, on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 1855 Views

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Saturday: Memorial for Nancy DiSanto of Ladera

A Mass for Nancy DiSanto of Ladera will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Menlo Park. A nurse and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Maia , on Jul 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 5 comments | 2032 Views

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Guest opinion: Alpine Road trail would do more harm than good

I am a cyclist and hiker, a former executive responsible for risk management at a company that builds roads, sidewalks, and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 8, 2011 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 1634 Views

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Community members remember Marion Softky

Marion Softky, an Almanac reporter for four decades, created a "remarkable legacy" for our area, says Portola Valley historian...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by DM, on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 1574 Views

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Portola Valley 'adopts' families

Marty and Donna Mackowski, who spearhead an annual drive in their Sausal neighborhood of Portola Valley for the Salvation...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2012
Last comment by Susan K, on Jan 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 1843 Views

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Scarecrows out standing in their field again

One good thing about being a scarecrow: if someone stabs and dismembers you and leaves you to molder on the cold, cold ground,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jeanne Kunz, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 1691 Views
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