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PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) An April 27 fire that significantly damaged a two-story house...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cause of Combustion?, on May 3, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 638 Views

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Portola Valley council sets 'affordable housing' as high priority

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to set "affordable housing" as one of nine high-priority issues for the budget...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sure they are., on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 909 Views

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Portola Valley Archives

The mansion Herbert Law built in the 1920s for his 5-year-old daughter Patricia in the hills of Portola Valley burned in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laura, on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 3401 Views

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Fighting obesity

Portola Valley doctor creates chain of 'wellness centers' Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2016/02/24/fighting-obesity...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2016
Last comment by Lou, on Apr 9, 2016 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 1054 Views

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Recent home sales: Area experiencing low inventory?

Sales in just three local cities in this week's column could reflect the low inventory that real-estate agents have been...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 400 Views

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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 James & Christine Beard, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm | 5 comments | 9015 Views

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Eric Hartwig stays on as Portola Valley superintendent

Eric Hartwig, who became interim superintendent in the Portola Valley School District in October, has agreed to stay another...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1786 Views

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New rules of the road taking effect in 2016

Several new laws aimed at improving safety for child passengers, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will take effect in...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by MPer , on Jan 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 14 comments | 3052 Views

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Atherton: Road rage leads to armed robbery

An incident between two motorists on Saturday evening (Dec. 26) that began as road rage in Menlo Park evolved into an armed...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by LYC, on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 14 comments | 4355 Views

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Improving education outcomes: Local partnership aims for more Google Challenge dollars

The Big Lift, a large-scale partnership between San Mateo County and more than 200 private, public, and nonprofit agencies,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1590 Views

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Portola Valley: Jane Wilson appointed to architectural commission

Jane Wilson, a resident of Portola Valley for nearly 12 years and a native of Great Britain, is the newest member of the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by InTheKnow, on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1782 Views

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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 Carol Tolen, on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 4779 Views

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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 Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 6813 Views

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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 Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | 23 comments | 3127 Views

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More details on abrupt departure of Portola Valley superintendent

When the Portola Valley School District announced the departure of Superintendent Lisa Gonzales in a press release on Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by new participant , on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 am | 24 comments | 7068 Views

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East Coast-style pizza coming to Ladera

Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera will soon be home to Rusty's Roadside Grill, an East Coast-style pizzeria from the owner...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 1705 Views

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Portola Valley: Seeking to renew harmony in Town Hall, council hires help

If the harmony inside Portola Valley Town Hall was as real as it's said to have been, that fabric has been frayed by recent...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ruth W, on Oct 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 5 comments | 1755 Views

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Post office 'institution' Robert Delvishio retires

For years, Robert Delvishio has been telling visitors to the West Menlo Park post office that he's wanted to have his...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by John Kadvany, on Oct 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 2025 Views

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Obituary: Adaline Jessup of Portola Valley, ardent environmentalist

If personal magnetism were a measurable force, if it could be calculated on its ability to draw people in and give them feelings...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Whitney Hayes , on Sep 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm | 3 comments | 2245 Views

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A good life

Dozer, a black Labrador retriever belonging to Portola Valley resident Charlotte Rayfield, doesn't like anyone putting a...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by REISS, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 3 comments | 1024 Views
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