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PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 12184 Views

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Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 11779 Views

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Portola Valley time capsule victim of time

It seems that the buriers of the time capsule at the Town Center in 1968 did not account for the passage time. They used...

Original post made by David Boyce on Sep. 29, 2006
Last comment by Diane, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 10558 Views

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Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 7994 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 7888 Views

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Hanretty sentenced to two years in state prison; expresses 'extreme remorse' for wrongdoing

Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District superintendent and Woodside Elementary School District finance officer,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 6885 Views

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Tell us about your favorite science fair exhibits

In this week's Almanac, staff writer Marjorie Mader tells about the mind-stretching array of exhibits on display at science...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 30, 2007
There are no comments yet. 6589 Views

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A boy's life in Portola Valley

<I>Story by Dave Boyce</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14528 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by slavica skracic, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 6159 Views

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Portola Valley man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

Keith Benford Knudsen, 19, of Portola Valley is being charged with "gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated" in a...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Neill Kenmuir, on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 47 comments | 5875 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 5283 Views

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Brad Blocker of Portola Valley dies in skiing accident

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Brad W. Blocker, 48, of Portola Valley, who died Friday following a skiing...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2008
Last comment by Patrick McDavid, on Jun 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 35 comments | 5168 Views

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Mountain Lion Sightings

I was walking down Alpine Road on Jan 1 and at 4:30 pm saw a jogger with binoculars - looking in the field that is just below...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jan. 3, 2007
Last comment by Cindy, on Jan 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 5056 Views

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Dangerous Black Porche in Los Trancos woods

To Whom It May Concern, I was driving up Los Trancos the other day with my 5 year old son, when a sleek, new black Porche...

Original post made by Anonymous on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 28 comments | 4992 Views

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Portola Valley Schools Foundation defrauded of $182,500, deputies say

An investigation has turned up seven bad checks, a total of $182,500, written this fall against an investment account for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by meg, on Dec 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 4 comments | 4858 Views

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Police calls: Resident defrauded by vacation home owner

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Ladera, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hanky B, on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 4532 Views

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Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 4366 Views

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Priory gets green light for artificial grass field

They were eloquent in their opposition to artificial grass. Defenders of a natural grass infield for the new oval running...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments | 4136 Views

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Portola Valley schools: Possible misappropriation of funds uncovered

The Portola Valley School District is seeking a loan from the county education office to cover a projected, unexpected deficit...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Interested onlooker, on May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 4088 Views

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Combat ritual between two male rattlesnakes in Portola Valley

Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdMaCE9_g4 to view a video of a combat ritual between two male Northern Pacific...

Original post made by In Your Back Yard on Jan. 30, 2007
Last comment by Uncle Heavy, on Jul 29, 2007 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 3948 Views

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Dogs on leash on Coalmine Ridge

In response to Leashed dogs on Coalmine Ridge Tails , The Almanac 6/6/07, I would like to say that I am distressed at the...

Original post made by caeol jacobs on Jun. 9, 2007
Last comment by isa, on Sep 4, 2007 at 9:09 am | 8 comments | 3730 Views
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