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 to athertontrafficmanagement.com to RSVP and read more about the project. For more information, contact Public Works Director Robert Ovadia at [email protected]
Bygone Portola Valley roadhouses talk
Tune in Sunday, April 11, for a webinar on the history of Portola Valley's reputation as the "Roadhouse Valley," a reference to the lineup of restaurants and hotels in town, according to event organizer Bo Crane.
Some of the more notable bygone roadhouses that opened in Portola Valley after the Prohibition era included Mama Garcia's La Casa Blanca, The Portola Club, Jan's Valley Inn (briefly Maloney's), and Mangini's (briefly Rudy's), according to the Palo Alto Historical Association, which is hosting the event. Their "once existence seems almost mythical," members write on the association's website.
The free webinar is from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 11 at tinyurl.com/mamagracias.
Atherton hosting e-waste event
The town of Atherton will be hosting a recycling event on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave.
Acceptable e-waste items include TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cellphones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not). Residents may come pick up up to 1 cubic yard of compost for free during the event. The town will provide shovels and bags while supplies last. Proof of residency is required.
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.
Atherton committee applications open
The town of Atherton is recruiting for several committees.
The Audit and Finance Committee has two vacancies for four-year terms.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee has two vacancies. One of the appointments is for a term ending in June 2023 and the second is for a term ending in June 2025.
The Environmental Programs Committee has one vacancy for a four-year term.
The Parks and Recreation Committee has one vacancy for a two-year term. The appointee must be a member of the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation.
The Planning Commission Committee has one vacancy for a four-year term.
The Rail Committee has four vacancies, one for a term ending in June 2022 and three others for four-year terms.
The Transportation Committee has a vacancy for a four-year term.
Submit applications at ci.atherton.ca.us by June 7 by 5 p.m. They can also be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk at 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton, CA 94027.
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