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Community briefs: Artist talk, coffee with PV mayor, Atherton traffic meeting and natural disaster survey

County survey on natural threats

San Mateo County is updating a plan looking at natural hazards and how to mitigate them.

People are invited to fill out the survey here.

The survey assesses people's attitudes and experiences with — as well as preparation for — natural disasters.

Learn more about the project here.

Black holes talk

Black holes, how they form, where they are located and how they interact will be the topic of the Portola Valley Nature and Science Committee talk by Stanford University physics professor Roger W. Romani.

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Join the discussion on April 8 at 7 p.m. A link to the meeting can be found here.

Coffee with Portola Valley Mayor Maryann Derwin

Portola Valley Mayor Maryann Derwin will be hosting an online "Coffee with the Mayor" on April 7 at 8:30 a.m. A link to the meeting will be posted here.

Atherton police appoint new commander

Daniel Larsen is now a commander for the Atherton Police Department (APD) as of March 17, according to a town newsletter. He replaces Joe Wade, who recently retired. Larsen will also take over Wade's role as public information officer for the department.

Larsen joined the APD as an officer in 2013. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017. Larsen's past roles include school resource officer, range master and defensive tactics instructor.

Atherton traffic management plan workshops

The town of Atherton is working on an action plan to address residents' concerns about traffic-related issues, according to a town newsletter.

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The town will host two identical virtual workshops on April 14 and 22, both at 6 p.m., to share proposed traffic calming measures and strategies, as well as discuss priorities.

Go here to RSVP and read more about the project.

For more information, contact Public Works Director Robert Ovadia at [email protected]

Portola Valley company announces $350 million in investments

Portola Valley-based venture capital firm Canvas Ventures announced Tuesday, March 30, it is investing $350 million to fund investments for early stage fintech, digital health, marketplaces and logistics companies, according to a press release.

Clients of Canvas, which was founded in 2013, include Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's business that provides health and wellness tips for companies' employees; Zola, an online wedding registry; and Casetex, a legal research tool.

— Kate Bradshaw and Angela Swartz

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Community briefs: Artist talk, coffee with PV mayor, Atherton traffic meeting and natural disaster survey

Uploaded: Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 7:19 pm

San Mateo County is updating a plan looking at natural hazards and how to mitigate them.

People are invited to fill out the survey here.

The survey assesses people's attitudes and experiences with — as well as preparation for — natural disasters.

Learn more about the project here.

Black holes, how they form, where they are located and how they interact will be the topic of the Portola Valley Nature and Science Committee talk by Stanford University physics professor Roger W. Romani.

Join the discussion on April 8 at 7 p.m. A link to the meeting can be found here.

Portola Valley Mayor Maryann Derwin will be hosting an online "Coffee with the Mayor" on April 7 at 8:30 a.m. A link to the meeting will be posted here.

Daniel Larsen is now a commander for the Atherton Police Department (APD) as of March 17, according to a town newsletter. He replaces Joe Wade, who recently retired. Larsen will also take over Wade's role as public information officer for the department.

Larsen joined the APD as an officer in 2013. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017. Larsen's past roles include school resource officer, range master and defensive tactics instructor.

The town of Atherton is working on an action plan to address residents' concerns about traffic-related issues, according to a town newsletter.

The town will host two identical virtual workshops on April 14 and 22, both at 6 p.m., to share proposed traffic calming measures and strategies, as well as discuss priorities.

Go here to RSVP and read more about the project.

For more information, contact Public Works Director Robert Ovadia at [email protected]

Portola Valley-based venture capital firm Canvas Ventures announced Tuesday, March 30, it is investing $350 million to fund investments for early stage fintech, digital health, marketplaces and logistics companies, according to a press release.

Clients of Canvas, which was founded in 2013, include Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's business that provides health and wellness tips for companies' employees; Zola, an online wedding registry; and Casetex, a legal research tool.

— Kate Bradshaw and Angela Swartz

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