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PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 4333 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 | 3038 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 | 3093 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 | 2616 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 | 2674 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 | 3719 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 | 2864 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 | 2654 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 | 2920 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 | 2849 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 | 2740 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 | 2558 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 | 2801 Views

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Obituary: Laurel Crittenden

Laurel E. Crittenden, who died March 18, grew up in Portola Valley, taught in Portola Valley schools as a substitute teacher,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by JoAnn Loulan, on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2790 Views

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Fogarty celebrates 30 years of winemaking

When Dr. Thomas Fogarty was looking for land to grow grapes more than three decades ago, there was little property to choose...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by Haricot Vert, on Apr 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 2842 Views

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Town Council ran afoul of open-meeting law, CNPA attorney says

<B>Editor"s note:</B> In an earlier version of this story, the Almanac incorrectly reported that former councilman Richard...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:46 am | 7 comments | 3595 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley looks at benefit package

The Portola Valley Town Council will discuss a recommendation from the Finance Committee that employees in Town Hall start...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by cms, on Apr 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 8 comments | 3011 Views

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Second mountain lion spotted in Woodside

A mountain lion was spotted early this morning in Woodside, the second such sighting to occur in the town in as many...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by cougar, on Apr 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm | 4 comments | 2394 Views

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Portola Valley: Road work to last through June

The stretch of Alpine Road that enters Portola Valley from Ladera is on deck for resurfacing, part of the annual road repair...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Apr 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 2732 Views

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Real estate: Are private council talks OK?

The Portola Valley town attorney claims a Town Council can discuss background questions about potential real estate transactions...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by pv resident, on May 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 2407 Views
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