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Re-imagining the word 'rural' in Portola Valley

• Portola Valley weighs whether to allow a vineyard in a meadow preserve.

by Dave Boyce

In Portola Valley, home town to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and endowed with open space and opportunities to own horses, goats and chickens (and roosters here and there), the words "rural character" and "sustainability," meaning a preference for environmentally sensitive living, are considered vital to the town's identity.

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