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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by I love wine , on May 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 140 Views

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To all, a good knight

Armand Neukermans is a brilliant scientist, prolific inventor, successful entrepreneur, dedicated philanthropist and passionate...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2019
Last comment by Annie Nunan, on Apr 29, 2019 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 539 Views

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Cellphone video captures heated MAGA confrontation that went viral

Even as a 28-second cellphone video of an explosive April 1 confrontation in Palo Alto over a Make America Great Again hat...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by menlo mom, on Apr 9, 2019 at 7:52 pm | 9 comments | 3459 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley council looks at 'Stanford Wedge' housing option

A study session with Stanford University officials on the topic of adding housing to the university's 89 acres of open space...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Affordable Housing, on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm | 6 comments | 2126 Views

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Portola Valley school board appoints new trustee

The Portola Valley School District school board chose district parent Kimberley Morris Rosen as the board's new member at...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by I See Corrupt People, on Mar 30, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 2203 Views

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Portola Valley: Alpine Inn has new owners

The Alpine Inn, the Portola Valley beer garden and burger haven also known as Rossotti's, has new owners: Deke and Lori Hunter...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Mar 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 28 comments | 12730 Views

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Chain restaurant may replace Applewood Pizza

In the aftermath of Applewood Pizza's closure at the end of December, rumors are swirling that a new pizza parlor is planning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm | 30 comments | 4365 Views

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Stanford removes dam, giving endangered fish room to roam

Water is now flowing freely along a 480-foot stretch of San Francisquito Creek after Stanford University removed the aged...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by pvrez, on Mar 7, 2019 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 2763 Views

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Roadside remnant in Portola Valley has affordable-housing potential

The Portola Valley Town Council on Feb. 13 informally examined a set of conceptual drawings, prepared by the firm CJW Architecture,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm | 2 comments | 2334 Views

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Wednesday: Affordable housing on the agenda in Portola valley

The Portola Valley Town Council meets Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
Last comment by Steve Jobs Ghost, on Feb 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 1133 Views

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Portola Valley license-plate cameras show some value in tracking criminals

With 12 months of images captured by the two pole-mounted license-plate-reading cameras located at the borders of Portola...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Liars living in fear, on Feb 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 6 comments | 1246 Views

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Popular burger joint is closed until March for remodeling

The Alpine Inn is set to reopen in mid-March, according to a post on the inn's website. The new owners, all of whom live...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2019
Last comment by Todd Wulfert, on Feb 24, 2019 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 2563 Views

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Portola Valley: License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value

A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 7 comments | 1843 Views

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Woodside Preschool director is author, counselor in spare time

Tom Limbert knows how to keep busy. He's not only the director of Woodside Preschool, but is also the Woodside Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Leigh Pyle, on Jan 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 534 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Search for new Portola Valley superintendent begins

With Superintendent Eric Hartwig leaving the Portola Valley School District at the end of June, the school board on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Tired of Being Ripped Off, on Jan 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1269 Views

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Cat rescued in Menlo Park up for adoption

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Donna C., on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 2 comments | 3305 Views

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Tonight: Council to consider a ban on gasoline-powered leaf-blowers

The Portola Valley Town Council, when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 9, will consider banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, along...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 2538 Views

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Recycled-water irrigation coming to Menlo golf course

The West Bay Sanitary District has begun construction of a 500,000-gallons-per-day wastewater recycling facility on the grounds...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Jeny de St Georges, on Jan 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2502 Views

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Portola Valley: Crosswalks in the cross hairs

"Basically everything is driven by the notion that we're all supposed to stay alive, and there's no amount of convenience...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2018
Last comment by awatkins, on Dec 26, 2018 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2731 Views

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Voters approve PVSD bond measure

The latest vote count shows that Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by Still disgusted this passed, on Nov 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 1401 Views
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