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PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Nicholas & Elise, on Jul 18, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 3231 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley resident halts apparent burglary

A Portola Valley resident came home just in time to prevent an apparent burglary on Wednesday, according to the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 5, 2015 at 7:13 am | 1 comment | 2064 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on

Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Tomas, on Jun 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 21 comments | 2038 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 46 comments | 4720 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Drought, disease claim pines

Pine trees are not native to Portola Valley, Woodside and the Woodside Fire Protection District in general, and large numbers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 501 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley School District ponders how to cut water use

If homeowners are panicking about how they can possibly cut their water use by 36 percent, just imagine being the two-school...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by grass consumers, on Jun 10, 2015 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 2025 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Cultural Arts Committee Survey

The Portola Valley Cultural Arts Committee's purpose is to encourage community involvement among residents by sponsoring...

Original post made by Linda Olson on May. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 260 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Windmill School buys former nursery site

After more than 55 years of renting in Portola Valley, Windmill School, a nonprofit preschool, has become a property owner....

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by local PV resident, on May 25, 2015 at 6:52 am | 1 comment | 1617 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

AYSO leaders retire after years of service

Local registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is taking place this year without the leadership of three...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by jane Yates, on May 21, 2015 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 367 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Workshop on Cal Water drought plan

Cal Water will hold a public workshop on its proposed drought restrictions and ways customers can reduce water use at 6 p.m....

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Elaine, on May 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1577 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police Calls: A $9,000 pair of earrings is missing in Portola Valley

Earrings, rented chairs and of course, bikes disappear in this week's crime blotter for Portola Valley, Menlo Park and Woodside. Read...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 14, 2015 at 8:34 am | 4 comments | 2315 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Cyclist injured in Portola Valley; blueprints stolen from Menlo Park office building

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, North Fair Oaks and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/29/police-calls-blueprints-stolen-fr...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on May 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm | 11 comments | 2990 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Classmates remember Milan Gambhir, 15, of Portola Valley

Former Corte Madera classmates of Milan Gambhir of Portola Valley will gather Friday night at the school for a remembrance...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Puja, on May 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 6800 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Landscape consultant: Don't replant now

With drought becoming a way of life, residents thinking of the summer ahead and possibly replacing their landscaping now...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Angela Hey, on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley plans retaining wall to make cycling safer

Wooden boards and steel I-beams will be the construction materials for a 400-foot-long retaining wall intended to make cycling...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by cyclist/motorist/local, on May 4, 2015 at 6:30 am | 4 comments | 2237 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Council: Conserve water now or Portola Valley will miss target

New regulations and water conservation targets are expected to be adopted soon to deal with the drought. But Portola Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Apr 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 1745 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Hillary Clinton to make fundraising stop in May

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Portola Valley for a campaign fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Clinton Derangement, on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 11 comments | 2893 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley pianist's Ensemble San Francisco performs Sunday

Ensemble San Francisco performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Christ Church, 815 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1837 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jerry Hearn recognized as 'environmental hero'

Jerry Hearn, a longtime local environmental leader and resident of Los Trancos Woods, was recognized April 25 as an "environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 2524 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deer carcass found in Westridge driveway

A deer carcass was found Friday morning (April 24) in a driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 1987 Views
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