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More than 500 cyclists participate in Tour de Menlo

More than 500 cyclists enjoyed good weather and well-marked routes for this year's 14th annual Tour de Menlo bike ride, which...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 23, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 756 Views

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Portola Valley: Overflow parking at Windy Hill; Town Council seeks solutions

Portola Valley's Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a popular place, perhaps more popular than people had in mind when they...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 1151 Views

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Jury rejects negligence claim in I-280 accident involving car, horse

After a 14-day trial in San Mateo County Superior Court, a 12-person jury denied damages to a Menlo Park physician who had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 8 comments | 2253 Views

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Trial date set for lawsuit by driver who struck horse on I-280

A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician seriously injured in December 2012 when her...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Aug 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 5 comments | 2648 Views

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Ormondale School Principal Kevin Keegan is leaving district

Ormondale School Principal Kevin Keegan is leaving the district for a new job closer to his home, the Portola Valley School...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Parent at Ormondale, on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 4 comments | 2397 Views

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Portola Valley home burglarized Monday morning

Someone burglarized an unoccupied residence on Granada Court in Portola Valley at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (June 27), the...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 2 comments | 1338 Views

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Portola Valley: Armed men invade occupied home, take cash and jewelry

Three armed men invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) and stole...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 6894 Views

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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 | 2946 Views

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Judge rules against restaurateur Russell Deutsch in tax-evasion case

A San Mateo County judge on May 26 denied a motion by attorneys defending Portola Valley resident and restaurateur Russell...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 9 comments | 3103 Views

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One dead in Interstate 280 crash in Menlo Park

A solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 280 turned deadly Friday evening in Menlo Park, according to the California Highway...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident, on May 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3281 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council will consider a venture that would reset every household's electricity supplier at a baseline...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by David B, on May 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 1081 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 Gordon Hunt, on May 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 6 comments | 10057 Views

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Teen's death on Skyline linked to speed, wet roadway

California Highway Patrol officials said speed and a wet roadway Saturday morning appear to be responsible for a crash on...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments | 3119 Views

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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 RM, on May 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 1518 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 | 1186 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 | 3737 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 | 1562 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 | 631 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 | 2073 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 | 3388 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 14,782 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,223 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 986 views