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Portola Valley millionaire denied bail after 36 years in prison

Original post made by resident on Nov 29, 2012

Fred Woods has been in prison since 1976. Previous to that, he lived on a 79 acre estate at the corner of Portola Road and Alpine Road. ABC News report: Web Link


Posted by POGO, a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 30, 2012 at 5:56 am

For those of you who think the Chowchilla kidnappers were just a bunch of misguided rich kids who have now "served their time" and deserve release, you should read this article about the parole hearing.

Thank you to The Almanac for bringing this to our attention.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

More like a bunch of rich kids with no moral compass. Interesting article.

Posted by resident, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Nov 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The youngest member of this gang was paroled earlier this year and now lives in Mountain View: Web Link
Interesting article about the Woods' estate at the corner of Alpine Road and Portola Road: Web Link
The 79 acre estate was donated to Mid-Peninsula Open Space District last year and it will be added to the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve.