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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 | 869 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 | 2782 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 | 2818 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 | 1665 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 | 3526 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 | 1182 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 | 2278 Views

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'The best version of Rossotti's that it's ever been': A new era begins for historic Alpine Inn

Updating a 167-year-old institution isn't easy when generations of customers feel a strong emotional attachment to it, like...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 2395 Views

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Survey: PV school district voters would support parcel tax renewal

A survey commissioned by Portola Valley School District has found that voters would support renewal of a parcel tax that...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2019
Last comment by Another reason, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:40 am | 3 comments | 1085 Views

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Trump to lunch in Portola Valley

With many conflicting rumors swirling in the past few days, it's been confirmed that President Donald Trump's Bay Area fundraiser...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Melanias Handslap, on Sep 17, 2019 at 10:33 pm | 18 comments | 5281 Views

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Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Sep 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 1587 Views

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Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors arrested again

Randolph Haldeman, who was arrested last month on allegations of sexually assaulting children and then released on bail,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Rick Altman, on Sep 9, 2019 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 5524 Views

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Portola Valley schools sign crossing guard contract

The Portola Valley School District has entered into an agreement with the Woodside Patrol security service to provide crossing...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Aug 25, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1690 Views

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Portola Valley school district to discuss possible parcel tax renewal

As Portola Valley students begin to file into classrooms next week for the start of the school year, school board members...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by TheMostRegressiveTax, on Aug 19, 2019 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 1683 Views

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New Portola Valley school superintendent focuses on parcel tax, curriculum and communication

Roberta Zarea has been getting to know the Portola Valley School District since she became its superintendent on July 1....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by F.D. Wall, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 2218 Views

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Ladera Preschool closes after 53 years

A celebration on July 14 commemorated the legacy of the Ladera Community Church Preschool, which has closed after 53 years...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ian Reed , on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2675 Views

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Town land purchase for PV affordable housing looks like a longshot

Any hopes Portola Valley residents have of the town purchasing land to build affordable housing may be in vain, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Common Sense, on Jul 30, 2019 at 2:41 pm | 5 comments | 2535 Views

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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 Menlo Boomer, on Jul 28, 2019 at 9:55 am | 5 comments | 2679 Views

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Westridge keeping wary eye on new Portola Valley development rules

Portola Valley's Westridge community is expressing concerns about how the city's efforts to create more housing opportunities...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2019
Last comment by Inmates are running the asylum, on Jul 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 1621 Views

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Menlo Park man, Ladera swim team photographer, accused of sexually abusing boys

A Menlo Park man who worked as the Ladera Recreation Center swim team photographer is being accused of of sexually abusing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Kaz, on Jul 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 3 comments | 6641 Views
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