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Portola Valley School District revises budget after county Office of Education rejects it

The Portola Valley Schools Foundation pledges $1.3 million to the school district, allowing it to move into the black. The...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 3530 Views


Portola Valley: volunteers sought for commission seats

The Portola Valley Town Council is seeking volunteers with a serious and sustained interest in the town's residential character...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sunshine, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm | 2 comments | 2099 Views


Portola Valley flooded with volunteers

The cup runneth over for the town of Portola Valley. Seventeen residents, including six incumbents, have applied for seven...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by time to move on, on Nov 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2310 Views


Portola Valley hearings tied to affordable housing

==B Tonight:== Portola Valley will hold two hearings Wednesday, Dec. 12, that are tied to the town's affordable housing plans....

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by more to it, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 2 comments | 2060 Views


Feature story: It's a wrap for Rita Williams

It's no coincidence that award-winning reporter Rita Williams of Portola Valley is retiring from Channel 2 (KTVU-TV) on Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Kathie, on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 4080 Views


Tuesday: Portola Valley volunteers tackle affordable housing issue

A group of Portola Valley residents have volunteered to put themselves between a rock and a hard place. They will make recommendations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by bob, on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2485 Views


Tonight: Portola Valley meets on affordable housing

Affordable housing in Portola Valley is the topic for a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Alpine Hills...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 1946 Views


Letter: Contradictory decision on turf field

In its recent 3-to-2 vote, the Portola Valley Town Council overturned the Planning Commission's decision that would allow...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Sally Ann Reiss, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 2556 Views


Saturday: Portola Valley races to town picnic

Running, walking and everything in between will be fine in the Zots to Tots race on Saturday, June 8, to launch the Portola...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 2199 Views


Portola Valley extends life of farmers' market

The Portola Valley Town Council agreed Wednesday night that the new farmers' market at Town Center could continue to operate...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 2476 Views


Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 5765 Views


Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by M. Walter, on May 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm | 2 comments | 3198 Views


Portola Valley sisters raise money for orphanage

The Holland sisters — Kylie, 14, Devon, 13, and Piper, 11 — of Portola Valley are entrepreneurs, activists and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Robespierre, on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2028 Views


Letter: Hazards of cigarettes, meat are similar

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General's first report on the health hazards...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Lenhardt, on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 3823 Views


Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 5720 Views


Tonight is 'Flight Night' in Portola Valley

Portola Valley will hold its fourth annual "Flight Night," with demonstrations and displays of radio-controlled model aircraft,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 2213 Views


Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 3439 Views


Couple plead no contest to burglaries

A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mark Toshland, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:40 am | 2 comments | 8059 Views


Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1019 Views


Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mike Bruner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 4164 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 12,269 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 2,106 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,045 views