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Costs staggering to reopen local schools amid pandemic

It costs a lot to reopen a school during a pandemic. Local elementary school districts have reported spending hundreds of...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Dec 30, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 2987 Views

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California joins Oregon, Washington asking people to limit travel, self-quarantine over spiking COVID-19 cases

In response to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases around the country, California joined two other western states Friday asking...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3071 Views

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Menlo Park City Council race: Early results show Wolosin in lead

The most recent election results from San Mateo County show Menlo Park District 3 candidate Jen Wolosin in the lead. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
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Editorial: Jeff Aalfs and Sarah Wernikoff for Portola Valley Town Council

With only two seats on the council to fill, voters need to make a choice between incumbent Jeff Aalfs and challengers Sarah...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 4052 Views

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Cal Fire lifts remaining evacuation orders from CZU fires in San Mateo County

Cal Fire on Sunday announced that all evacuation orders stemming from the CZU Lightning Complex fires that ignited in August...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2698 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Aldin Lee, on Oct 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 23 comments | 23470 Views

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Jeff Aalfs and Sarah Wernikoff for Portola Valley Town Council

There are plenty of things that unify the four candidates for Portola Valley Town Council: a deep love for the town's rural...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jeff Klugman, on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 1345 Views

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Portola Valley man accused of sexually assaulting minor pleads not guilty

A 19-year-old Portola Valley man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
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New faces join Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member is not running for reelection

Newcomers have joined the Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member has decided not to run for reelection....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Sep 4, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 9 comments | 5111 Views

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Portola Valley council candidate sees budget, housing as top issues

Angela Hey, a 29-year Portola Valley resident and management consultant who has served on the town's Bicycle, Pedestrian...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bob Pierce, on Sep 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2579 Views

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Thursday: Portola Valley School District to discuss school waiver in special board meeting

The Portola Valley School District has called a special meeting of the school board Thursday, Aug. 27, to discuss a waiver...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:29 am | 3 comments | 4083 Views

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Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:16 am | 19 comments | 2162 Views

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Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Joshua Harmssen, on Aug 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 2153 Views

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Delivering a fond farewell: Portola Valley residents celebrate 'beloved' UPS driver on his last day

If you've lived in Portola Valley awhile, there's a good chance that you know Lew Hess, a UPS driver who handled the town's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Aug 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 6752 Views

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Portola Valley considers buying 3 acres from Spring Down Equestrian Center

The Portola Valley Town Council on July 22 held a closed-session discussion on the possible town acquisition of a parcel...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Horse census? , on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm | 4 comments | 4920 Views

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'It's a moral imperative that we address it': Portola Valley council discusses racism, policing in wake of killing of George Floyd

The town of Portola Valley will begin engaging the community about police reform and racial inequality following a council...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by anon, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm | 6 comments | 4433 Views

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County officials discuss George Floyd protests during Portola Valley “virtual coffee”

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs hosted a “virtual coffee” Zoom meeting with local leaders on Thursday, June 4, covering...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by HaHaHa, on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 2580 Views

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Tonight: Portola Valley council to consider extending emergency declaration, review annual housing report

At its virtual meeting tonight (May 13), the Portola Valley Town Council will consider an extension of the local emergency...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on May 14, 2020 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 2882 Views

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Woodside: Two-alarm fire damages outbuildings at home in Thornewood Preserve

A two-alarm fire at 895 La Honda Road in Woodside Tuesday night (May 5) damaged outbuildings at a residential property at...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Wow, on May 8, 2020 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 4415 Views

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Armed robbery Tuesday afternoon in Portola Valley

Suspects drove up to the victim as he was walking near his van and one suspect waved a black handgun and demanded tools and...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 6 comments | 5168 Views
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