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PORTOLA VALLEY

Federal judge sentences Portola Valley man to 18 months in prison

Portola Valley resident Mark Migdal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on April 24 for conspiracy to commit bank fraud...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by Dave Ross, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 805 Views

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Portola Valley school board refining facilities master plan

Aiming to make a decision by the end of June about details of a bond measure that could be on the November ballot, the Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2018
Last comment by Ignored, on Apr 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 1047 Views

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280-Alpine Intersection

Every day, I see drivers heading East towards 280 from menlo park blow through the intersection at Alpine and 280. I myself...

Original post made by Observer on Apr. 7, 2018
Last comment by MP - PV - MP driver, on Apr 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm | 10 comments | 744 Views

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Commercially cultivated marijuana gets green light on split vote

In a rare split decision, the Portola Valley Town Council on March 28 voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance, recommended by the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by confused resident, on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:13 am | 5 comments | 1460 Views

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Woodside and Portola Valley help in gun buy-back program

Fundraising for a gun-buyback program in San Mateo County got a financial boost recently from the towns of Woodside and Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm | 3 comments | 1582 Views

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Portola Valley: Second residential burglary in two weeks

Sheriff's deputies have reported another residential burglary in Portola Valley, this time of a home in the 4000 block of...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2018
Last comment by History guy, on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1865 Views

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Portola Valley: Burglar stole $90,000 in cash from home, deputies say

A detail has been made public in the case of a residential burglary on Zapata Way in Portola Valley (first reported in a...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2018
Last comment by Sure, on Mar 13, 2018 at 12:32 am | 9 comments | 3091 Views

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Round-the-clock surveillance begins as cameras capture license plate images

Two of the three avenues into and out of Portola Valley are now under round-the-clock surveillance by cameras that capture...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2018
Last comment by Privacy, on Feb 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm | 13 comments | 4484 Views

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Tour highlights flaws in Portola Valley school facilities

As the board of the Portola Valley School District ponders putting a bond measure on the ballot in November, district leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2018
Last comment by Support PV Schools, on Feb 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 15 comments | 2976 Views

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Tonight: Proposal to ban marijuana dispensaries in Portola Valley

The Portola Valley Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 7) in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road to...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Feb 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1567 Views

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Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control

Portola Valley is turning a common pest problem into a plug for environmental preservation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/13/portola-valley-prom...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Ginger Hummer Creevy, on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 2 comments | 1799 Views

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Tonight: Portola Valley council considers fate of utility users tax

The Portola Valley Town Council meets tonight to consider the fate of the 4.5 percent utility users tax in a ballot measure...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 11, 2018 at 10:11 am | 5 comments | 1246 Views

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Portola Valley: Affordable housing a priority for new planning commissioner

Active town volunteer and retired high-tech executive Craig Taylor of Portola Valley starts a four-year term on the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Where's the love?, on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm | 9 comments | 3517 Views

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Obituary: Eric Reed, local boy who did well for himself and others

Eric Laurence Reed grew up in Portola Valley, graduated from local schools and came to public service somewhat late in his...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Loverine Taylor , on Dec 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 2912 Views

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Portola Valley: Improving communication is priority

The duty of the online monitoring of PV Forum and engaging Portola Valley Town Hall with the public has occasionally been...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1327 Views

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Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents

The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by E. , on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 13 comments | 2828 Views

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Portola Valley prepares for license-plate-reading cameras

The poles are in the ground in Portola Valley and waiting for their intended purpose: as mounts for license-plate-reading...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 477 Views

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Portola Valley tonight: Public invited to study session on marijuana cultivation, sale

The Portola Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday, Dec. 6, will hold the first of several study sessions, open to the public,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by PVResident, on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 1 comment | 1406 Views

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Portola Valley: Los Trancos Road closed between Alpine and Valley Oak

Los Trancos Road, the primary route to and from the communities of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde in the hills above Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bob Strehlow, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1198 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley school board to decide how to fill vacancy

How to fill a vacancy on the Portola Valley School District's governing board will be on the agenda when the board meets...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 921 Views
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