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Community - November 6, 2019

Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies

A community icon, Breiner co-founded open space trust and headed town's geologic safety committee

by Rick Radin

Sheldon Breiner, the Portola Valley resident and open space advocate who used magnetism to find sunken ships and lost cities, died on Oct. 9 at the age of 82 after a long illness, according to his wife Mimi Breiner.

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