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PORTOLA VALLEY

Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents

A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by les marks, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 3083 Views

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New Portola Valley mayor embraces thoughtful change

As a professional energy consultant, new Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs is well-positioned to help write new rules to make...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:43 am | 10 comments | 2112 Views

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Portola Valley Alpine Inn beer garden tent to keep the party going year-round

Now that the historic Alpine Inn has reopened after an extensive and expensive remodel, management has come up with a solution...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Theresa , on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 6 comments | 2686 Views

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Stanford moving forward with Portola Valley housing project

Stanford University has re-submitted a development application and Portola Valley has hired a consultant to develop an environmental...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by GoogleEarthUser, on Jan 2, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 21 comments | 4462 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Rep. Jackie Speier looks to lower airplane noise with 5 bills

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills aimed at improving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 1592 Views

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Council takes property near Frog Pond off housing option list

After hearing from four town committees and a united group of speakers on Dec. 11, the Portola Valley Town Council voted...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Facts?, on Dec 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 2490 Views

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Today: Wildfire preparedness, open space, housing on council agenda

The Portola Valley Town Council will consider and create priorities around recently released recommendations from an ad hoc...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Traveller, on Dec 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 1433 Views

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Portola Valley commission incumbents reappointed to new terms

The Portola Valley Town Council on Nov. 13 chose incumbent commissioners Judith Hasko and Nicolas Targ to serve new four-year...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 11, 2019 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1726 Views

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Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Parents, community members and administrators gathered at Ormondale School last month to view mock-ups of schematic design...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by 2Much, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 2152 Views

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Esther Litton celebrates 100th birthday, enthusiastically

To celebrate a century of life, about 50 friends and relatives of former Portola Valley resident Esther Litton gathered at...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Danna, on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Neely Wine plans

On Nov. 13 the Almanac published an article titled "Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents."...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 449 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Barber retires his clippers after decades at Ladera Country Shopper

As he gathers up his scissors, clippers and combs for the last time at Diane's Salon, Steve Cervelli has a lot to be thankful...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Yvonne Deggelman, on Nov 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2380 Views

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Atherton tops most expensive real estate list

For the third year in a row, Atherton has landed at the top of a list for most expensive residential real estate in the country,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2019
Last comment by TomS, on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 2 comments | 2866 Views

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Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents

The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Happy Trailer, on Nov 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies at 82

Sheldon Breiner, the Portola Valley resident and open space advocate who used magnetism to find sunken ships and lost cities,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Michael Von der Porten, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 3831 Views

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Portola Valley greenlights pursuit of pedestrian, bicyclist safety plan

Portola Valley's public works department received the go-ahead from the Town Council on Aug. 14 to proceed with a plan for...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by The Fixer, on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 25 comments | 2987 Views

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Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff

After last week's Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Michael D, on Oct 27, 2019 at 10:56 pm | 8 comments | 2065 Views

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Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old Menlo Park entrepreneur who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college admission applications...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by westridge resident, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 4016 Views

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Portola Valley school district surveying community on priorities

The Portola Valley School District released an online survey this week to allow residents to provide feedback on priorities...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Promotion, on Oct 16, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 1418 Views

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Critical business areas spared PG&E outages in Portola Valley and Woodside

Many streets in Portola Valley and Woodside lost power due to PG&E's precautionary shutoffs at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, but...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Well John,, on Oct 12, 2019 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 2649 Views
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