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Portola Valley district superintendent resigns

Carol Piraino, who picked up the reins at the Portola Valley School District last year in the wake of her predecessor's abrupt...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2013 at 10:45 am | 23 comments | 15159 Views


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 | 26050 Views


Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on

Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | 23 comments | 7995 Views


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 | 9114 Views


Portola Valley to buy 'affordable' housing site

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to buy a 1.68-acre site for housing that would be affordable to people of moderate...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 20, 2012 at 6:53 am | 22 comments | 7949 Views


Portola Valley housing plan faces opposition

In an opening salvo, critics unloaded on the Portola Valley Town Council on June 27 over the town's plans to buy a property...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by PVfan, on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:12 am | 22 comments | 6368 Views


Portola Valley: Deputies more visible in town after burglaries

Sheriff's deputies are more active in Portola Valley in response to three residential burglaries in the Westridge neighborhood...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2018
Last comment by colorful Carl, on Aug 26, 2018 at 2:15 pm | 22 comments | 5314 Views


Italian eatery to replace Mike's Cafe in Ladera

Owner Mike Wallau is transforming Mike's Cafe in Ladera into an Italian eatery, but don't call it a ristorante or trattoria....

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 8844 Views


Supes give red light to Ladera traffic lights

The county has put the brakes on a controversial proposal to spend $500,000 to install traffic lights on Alpine Road at...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 17, 2012 at 2:26 am | 21 comments | 7571 Views


Guest opinion: A counterpoint on Stanford's Alpine trail

A recent guest opinion in the Almanac by my Ladera neighbor Lennie Roberts did not fairly represent the pertinent issues...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Len Horowitz, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 20 comments | 5849 Views


Can two counties work together on Alpine trail?

The chance for San Mateo County to take $10.4 million from Stanford University to repair an Alpine Road trail is gone, but...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by GOOD POINT, on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 19 comments | 7841 Views


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 | 3577 Views


Bicyclists can now report '3 foot rule' violations online in San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced bicyclists can now report "3 Foot Rule" violations and other bicycle-related...

Original post made on May. 12, 2023
Last comment by M, on May 13, 2023 at 6:07 pm | 19 comments | 8496 Views


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 | 8699 Views


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 | 6901 Views


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 | 6844 Views


Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 10912 Views


Guest Opinion: Portola Valley council should free the housing element

Portola Valley was on track to approve its housing element and come into compliance with state law. But the decision has...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2023
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Apr 18, 2023 at 1:57 am | 17 comments | 4807 Views


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 | 8121 Views


Priory proposes synthetic grass for fields

In its bid to resurface three athletic fields with synthetic grass, Woodside Priory, the private Portola Valley Catholic...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm | 16 comments | 6938 Views
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