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PORTOLA VALLEY

The taste of summer

For the 15th year, Webb Ranch in Portola Valley is welcoming visitors to its fields to take advantage of one of the many...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Judge finds witness tampering in ADA lawsuit

Two defendants have been caught tampering with a witness in a lawsuit against a San Jose law firm that has sued thousands...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by crooksd, on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:31 am | 6 comments | 2702 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Little agreement on sites for Portola Valley affordable housing

Portola Valley officials seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place in terms of meeting increasing pressures from Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Invisible Hand, on Jul 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 3 comments | 1919 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing

Portola Valley planners know that ideal communities have people of all income levels and all ages. If we do not grow, we...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Homer, on Jul 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm | 8 comments | 1867 Views

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Portola Valley school district’s budget sound, but $1.2 million in cuts may come if parcel tax isn’t renewed

The Portola Valley School District's budget remains healthy, but the district will need to make over $1 million in budget...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by enough, on Jun 29, 2019 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 1200 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley aboard the pickleball bandwagon

Portola Valley is among hundreds of communities nationwide that are getting addicted to a sport with the strange name of...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Monica Williams, on Jun 27, 2019 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1251 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside Fire training teaches response to any disaster

With earthquakes, fire, floods, landslides and other disasters at a very real level of possibility in the area, the Woodside...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Jerry Shefren, on Jun 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 348 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing

In 1994, my husband and I put a bid on a house in Ladera. The deal never went through, but one of the shocks of my life came...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 13 comments | 1405 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Idea, on Jun 2, 2019 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 1145 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Housing advocate, on Jun 1, 2019 at 11:47 pm | 4 comments | 1948 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: Tasting room inappropriate for Portola Valley

It is a bit of a shock to read the article in the May 15 Almanac that the Planning Department of Portola Valley has been...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Lucy Neely, on May 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 364 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

First Portola Valley School District superintendent Tony Rose remembered

Derek Rose intends to pull up at Portola Valley Town Center on Saturday, May 25, in his father's black '55 T-bird, the one...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by V.K. Marugg, on May 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 419 Views

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Ward and Mary Paine: Pioneer preservationists honored with lifetime achievement award

Portola Valley duo Ward and Mary Paine have been key players in preserving tens of thousands of acres of Peninsula hills,...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sandy Welch, on May 23, 2019 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 1570 Views

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To all, a good knight

Armand Neukermans is a brilliant scientist, prolific inventor, successful entrepreneur, dedicated philanthropist and passionate...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Annie Nunan, on Apr 29, 2019 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 722 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Cellphone video captures heated MAGA confrontation that went viral

Even as a 28-second cellphone video of an explosive April 1 confrontation in Palo Alto over a Make America Great Again hat...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by menlo mom, on Apr 9, 2019 at 7:52 pm | 9 comments | 3674 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley council looks at 'Stanford Wedge' housing option

A study session with Stanford University officials on the topic of adding housing to the university's 89 acres of open space...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Affordable Housing, on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm | 6 comments | 2393 Views

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Portola Valley school board appoints new trustee

The Portola Valley School District school board chose district parent Kimberley Morris Rosen as the board's new member at...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by I See Corrupt People, on Mar 30, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 2382 Views

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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 | 14553 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 4567 Views

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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 | 2975 Views
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