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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Portola Valley Town Council members had a lively and generally upbeat discussion recently on what is usually a difficult...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, 18 hours ago | 4 comments | 653 Views

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Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Patrony's Pony's neighbor , on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:26 am | 16 comments | 3765 Views

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Portola Valley: Council concurs, hazardous trees and power lines a real threat

Roadside stands of eucalyptus trees, with their tendency to drop limbs and sometimes fall over, can be a very significant...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Keimer, on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 573 Views

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Fogarty to receive technology medal from the White House

Thomas J. Fogarty of Portola Valley, a noted medical-device inventor, surgeon and vintner, will meet with President Barack...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by f perlroth, on Oct 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1442 Views

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Portola Valley council backs removal of hazardous trees

Eucalyptus trees in Portola Valley on town-owned property received an evaluation of "no confidence" Wednesday night (Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 943 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 Jetman, on Oct 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 34 comments | 1331 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 | 3633 Views

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STPO your CRA here

A work crew responded quickly on Wednesday (Sept. 24) to a call from a Ladera resident pointing out a problem with recently...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1217 Views

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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 | 1565 Views

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Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1867 Views

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$2.5 million Portola Valley tank gets stolen from Paul Allen

Eccentric Paul Allen is Seattle's version of Larry Ellison. Story in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Allen-sues-over-German-tank-purchase-gone-bad-5749592....

Original post made by tankgirl on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 217 Views

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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 | 1901 Views

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Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies

Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such local planned communities...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Janet Ditz Tarr, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 4 comments | 2281 Views

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Neighbors protest water waste at Corte Madera School

Portola Valley residents who live near Corte Madera School have become increasingly upset this summer as water continues...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Conservation Resident, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm | 12 comments | 2645 Views

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Reports: Multiple mountain lion sightings in Portola Valley

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said it has received reports of multiple mountain lion sightings in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by keep em wild!, on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:39 am | 3 comments | 1491 Views

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Letter: A welcome decision on artificial turf

Thank you, Portola Valley Town Council, for upholding the core values of our town founders in denying artificial turf playing...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sally Ann Reiss, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 105 Views

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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 | 1352 Views

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Upper Alpine Closed Sep 2 to Oct 31

Upper Alpine Road, between Willowbrook and Joaquin, will be closed to through traffic from September 2nd to October 31st...

Original post made by amhey on Aug. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 880 Views

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Saturday: 'Extreme cowboy' racing in Woodside

Extreme cowboy racing is coming to the Horse Park at Woodside on Saturday, Aug. 23, thanks to local organizer and competitor...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 18, 2014 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 1736 Views

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Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 4534 Views
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