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Portola Valley: Alpine Inn has new owners

The Alpine Inn, the Portola Valley beer garden and burger haven also known as Rossotti's, has new owners: Deke and Lori Hunter...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Mar 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 28 comments | 11134 Views


Chain restaurant may replace Applewood Pizza

In the aftermath of Applewood Pizza's closure at the end of December, rumors are swirling that a new pizza parlor is planning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 30 comments | 4123 Views


Stanford removes dam, giving endangered fish room to roam

Water is now flowing freely along a 480-foot stretch of San Francisquito Creek after Stanford University removed the aged...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by pvrez, on Mar 7, 2019 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 2253 Views


Roadside remnant in Portola Valley has affordable-housing potential

The Portola Valley Town Council on Feb. 13 informally examined a set of conceptual drawings, prepared by the firm CJW Architecture,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm | 2 comments | 1955 Views


Wednesday: Affordable housing on the agenda in Portola valley

The Portola Valley Town Council meets Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
Last comment by Steve Jobs Ghost, on Feb 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 885 Views


Portola Valley license-plate cameras show some value in tracking criminals

With 12 months of images captured by the two pole-mounted license-plate-reading cameras located at the borders of Portola...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Liars living in fear, on Feb 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 6 comments | 985 Views


Popular burger joint is closed until March for remodeling

The Alpine Inn is set to reopen in mid-March, according to a post on the inn's website. The new owners, all of whom live...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2019
Last comment by Todd Wulfert, on Feb 24, 2019 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 2246 Views


Portola Valley: License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value

A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 7 comments | 1611 Views


Woodside Preschool director is author, counselor in spare time

Tom Limbert knows how to keep busy. He's not only the director of Woodside Preschool, but is also the Woodside Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Leigh Pyle, on Jan 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 412 Views


Search for new Portola Valley superintendent begins

With Superintendent Eric Hartwig leaving the Portola Valley School District at the end of June, the school board on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Tired of Being Ripped Off, on Jan 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1093 Views


Cat rescued in Menlo Park up for adoption

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Donna C., on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 2 comments | 3179 Views


Tonight: Council to consider a ban on gasoline-powered leaf-blowers

The Portola Valley Town Council, when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 9, will consider banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, along...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 2208 Views


Recycled-water irrigation coming to Menlo golf course

The West Bay Sanitary District has begun construction of a 500,000-gallons-per-day wastewater recycling facility on the grounds...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Jeny de St Georges, on Jan 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2353 Views


Portola Valley: Crosswalks in the cross hairs

"Basically everything is driven by the notion that we're all supposed to stay alive, and there's no amount of convenience...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2018
Last comment by awatkins, on Dec 26, 2018 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2424 Views


Voters approve PVSD bond measure

The latest vote count shows that Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by Still disgusted this passed, on Nov 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 1289 Views


Celebration of Frances Pierce's life Dec. 1 in Portola Valley

A celebration of the life of Portola Valley resident Frances Stephani Pierce, whose body was found in the sea off Half Moon...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by Bill Wall, on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 2185 Views


Conditions in Midpeninsula hills ripe for wildfire

Palo Alto and the Bay Area are at great risk for a large fire similar to the Camp Fire in Butte County, a California Department...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2018
Last comment by Raker Of The United States, on Nov 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 3706 Views


Body found in ocean identified as Portola Valley woman

Officials at the San Mateo County Coroner's Office confirmed today (Nov. 20) that the body found floating in the ocean off...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by neenee, on Nov 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 6587 Views


Measure Z: $49.5 million Portola Valley School District bond measure leads

Preliminary election night results show Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Enough, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm | 13 comments | 3101 Views


Portola Valley: Residents protest appointment of acting attorney general

About 20 people protested President Donald Trump's recent appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general in...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barvett, on Nov 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1600 Views
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