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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 pvrez, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 463 Views


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 | 1223 Views


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 | 1420 Views


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 | 619 Views


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 RC, on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 747 Views


Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competition

Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by CMSParent, on Aug 31, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 1211 Views


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 Aug 4, 2015 at 7:17 am | 23 comments | 2445 Views


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 | 3748 Views


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 | 2810 Views


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 | 5247 Views


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 | 2232 Views


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. 334 Views


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 | 2142 Views


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 | 512 Views


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 | 1756 Views


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 | 2470 Views


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

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on May 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm | 11 comments | 3288 Views


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 | 7455 Views


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 | 2637 Views


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 | 2550 Views
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Southern California chain snags La Boulange space in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,908 views

Fee Waivers
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How early is too early to make or buy a Halloween costume
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 311 views

Can Menlo Park afford to take away El Camino lanes from parking or vehicle movement?
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 231 views