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Obituary: Military tank collector Jacques Littlefield dies at age 59

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by David Dehner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 4267 Views

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Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 4093 Views

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Portola Valley's new Web site is now live

Portola Valley's new town Web site went online today. The site is notable for allowing visitors to filter content according...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Mar 2, 2009 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 3231 Views

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Obituary: Charlotte Anderson: Noted gardener and community leader

Charlotte Anderson, noted gardener, community leader and volunteer in Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died unexpectedly...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ann Arnold Haley, on Mar 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 3257 Views

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Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Ben Zina, on Mar 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 2997 Views

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Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 3412 Views

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Guest opinion: End Portola Valley's utility taxes

On Nov. 3, 2009, Portola Valley voters may face yet another election to authorize four more years of utility taxes. About...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Steve Toben, on Mar 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 2703 Views

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Woodside High grad pleads 'no contest' in fatal accident

A prison term may be looming for Keith Benford Knudsen, a Portola Valley native who was behind the wheel of a BMW in a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Mother, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 3234 Views

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PV Town Center rated among top green projects

Portola Valley's new Town Center is one of the top 10 green building projects of the year, according to an environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Onnolee Trapp, on Apr 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 3990 Views

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Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 3620 Views

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Uncertainty drove deputies to unholster their guns

Residents of the 100 block of Ramona Road in the Los Trancos Woods neighborhood may have seen deputies from the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by nonya, on Jun 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 3048 Views

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Public workshop Thursday on Ford Field upgrade

The first workshop on upgrading Ford Field in Portola Valley begins with a 7 p.m. walk-around at the field at 3399 Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 12, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 3026 Views

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Star-gazing event tonight in Portola Valley

In tonight's deeper darkness in Portola Valley, people will gather near a soccer field at Town Center to gaze through telescopes...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by dave, on Jun 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 3178 Views

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Two days of ticketing targets stop sign, cell phone scofflaws

Sheriff's deputies and police from nearby towns descended on Woodside and Portola Valley on two recent days to reinforce...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 8:37 am | 25 comments | 9517 Views

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Portola Valley will 'Celebrate Africa' on Aug. 23

The African Library Project, a Portola Valley-based nonprofit that collects and ships thousands of books to libraries in...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Slam Dunk, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 2792 Views

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Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2936 Views

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Council flare-up over controversial postcard

An exchange between members of the Portola Valley Town Council exposed the controversy behind a Town Hall decision to mail...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Emma, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 2683 Views

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Saturday: Woodside High will rock with robots

Students with 36 teams will compete in a one-day robotics competition -- Cal Games for Robotics -- at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by WIldcat, on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 2380 Views

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With dreams of an acting career, Menlo-Atherton grad creates Web series

It's a peculiar kind of purgatory, the life of an actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Waiting in lobbies to audition, sitting...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by KimsNeighbor, on Oct 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 2605 Views

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Friday: March marks HIV awareness

An HIV Awareness March will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in East Palo Alto. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=5071...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by stdslove, on Oct 14, 2009 at 1:54 am | 1 comment | 2297 Views
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