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PORTOLA VALLEY

COVID-19 to delay updates on Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure vote tally

Election results for Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District that is falling short of the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Funny Business, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1718 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home, starting Tuesday

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including San Mateo and Santa Clara, are being ordered to stay at home for all but "essential...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Not a PV Rez, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:54 am | 15 comments | 2741 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Equestrian, town icon Al Schreck dies at age 89

Albert Schreck, a Portola Valley resident who helped incorporate the town in 1964, died on Feb. 6. A real estate executive,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Victoria Klein , on Mar 13, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 1 comment | 1857 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure still trailing behind

The latest election results show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District, is gaining in support...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by No on P, on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1161 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Why I oppose the Neely wine tasting room plan

I am writing to express my opposition to the Spring Ridge Conditional Use permit application by the Neely family for expanded...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by POSITIVE, on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:56 am | 11 comments | 2122 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 Rank & File, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:51 am | 11 comments | 2872 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

Election results as of Thursday afternoon, with 41% of votes counted, show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Hair-Sniffing Presidential Candidate, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 1723 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Early results show Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

With about 34% of the votes counted by 10 p.m., 63.26% of voters have said yes to a parcel tax for Portola Valley schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 5, 2020 at 7:53 pm | 6 comments | 2508 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Residents' letter raises alarm over Stanford housing proposal

A group of 250 Portola Valley residents is demanding that the town Planning Commission adopt a group of Woodside Fire Protection...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 38 comments | 4674 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 5008 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Silicon Valley pioneer Larry Tesler of Portola Valley dies at 74

Portola Valley resident Larry Tesler, who created computer concepts such as "cut," "copy," and "paste," died on Feb. 17 at...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Leblang, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Longtime community band keeps the beat

Musical tastes come and go, but the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band is a throwback, a madcap troupe that has been...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Ronni, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 1 comment | 2507 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Planning Commission considering key findings for Neely tasting room permit

The Portola Valley Planning Commission is studying several questions to determine whether it should approve an amendment...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm | 18 comments | 2966 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside fire district turns up heat on Stanford housing plan

The Woodside Fire Protection District is weighing in on fire hazards it believes could be associated with a proposed Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by a PV resident , on Feb 15, 2020 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 4546 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley schools parcel tax renewal measure on March ballot

Portola Valley School District voters are being asked to renew and approve a rate increase for a parcel tax, which now generates...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
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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, on Jan 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm | 18 comments | 3438 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 3256 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 | 1803 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 2718 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 1643 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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