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PORTOLA VALLEY

Founder of Al's Nursery in Portola Valley dies at 80

Alwin Bertschinger, always called Al, who founded a nursery in 1959 on a neglected orchard along Portola Road that became...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3134 Views

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Letter: Safety measures needed on Portola Road

The perfect storm occurred in front of our house at 11:26 p.m. June 12, when a car driven by Keith Benford Knudsen, 19, of...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by Beth, on Jul 6, 2008 at 1:10 am | 5 comments | 3747 Views

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Hundreds protest at MP offices of buyout firm

Several hundred people showed up this afternoon at the Menlo Park offices of the buyout firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2008
There are no comments yet. 3466 Views

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Tour de Menlo hits road Aug. 16

Area cyclists are invited to participate in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo, a scenic, fully supported and redesigned bike...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan Swift, on Aug 13, 2008 at 12:35 pm | 5 comments | 3236 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 | 7129 Views

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Portola Valley plans dinner, grand opening for $20 million Town Center complex

A select group of Portola Valley donors and their family members, 75 residents in all, are receiving invitations to a dinner...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Chris, on Sep 3, 2008 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 3045 Views

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Carolyn Ruddell Samuels dies after being struck by vehicle

Carolyn Ruddell Samuels, a former resident of Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park, died Aug. 30 of injuries after being...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by A friend, on Sep 4, 2008 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 3844 Views

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Guest opinion: Everest, Summit charter school attacks based on misconceptions

I am a senior at Summit Preparatory Charter High School. I was not surprised to see The Almanac's article on Everest's charter...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2008
Last comment by Stephanie, on Sep 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm | 1 comment | 3324 Views

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Mountain lions: Deputies patrol trails

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Department has begun deploying deputies on off-road motorcycles on trails in the hills in...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2008
Last comment by Ron, on Sep 30, 2008 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 3423 Views

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POLICE CALLS

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by louise, on Oct 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 3543 Views

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Portola Valley woman shot by intruder

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are searching for a "very tall" man of unknown race in black clothing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Carrie, on Oct 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 3617 Views

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PV woman suffers minor injury in shooting

A young woman suffered a minor injury when she accidentally shot herself in the arm at her Portola Valley home Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by anon, on Feb 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm | 5 comments | 3367 Views

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Noise from the neighbors: Let's talk, says town

Noise from the neighbors and what to do about it will be the focus of one or more community workshops, perhaps a series of...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2008
Last comment by Maggie, on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:06 pm | 2 comments | 3782 Views

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Portola Valley may restrict pellet gun use

Pellet gun restrictions may be coming to Portola Valley in the aftermath of the Aug. 30 shooting death of a pet cat. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2008
Last comment by Jesse, on Oct 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3874 Views

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Priory to slash electric bills with solar array

The electric bills at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley should be lower by about 50 percent for the duration of this...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by Friend of PV, on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 3241 Views

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Portola Valley bans firing of pellet and air guns

In response to the killing of a cat by a pellet gun, the Portola Valley Town Council has outlawed the firing of pellet and...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by lonewolf, on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:36 pm | 5 comments | 5897 Views

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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 | 4358 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 | 4222 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 | 3320 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 | 3340 Views
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