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Portola Valley creates affordable housing panel

Affordable housing was a key topic again at the Portola Valley Town Council meeting Wednesday (Jan. 23), as the council tentatively...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Louis Ebner, on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 16 comments | 7445 Views


Letter: Looking to define 'local produce'

I am seeking some clarification of the purpose of the Farmers' Market that I visited June 20 in Portola Valley. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by maggie, on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 16 comments | 6443 Views


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 | 7082 Views


Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 6547 Views


Bay Area residents ordered to stay home, starting Tuesday

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including San Mateo and Santa Clara, are being ordered to stay at home for all but "essential...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Not a PV Rez, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:54 am | 15 comments | 5757 Views


Portola Valley: Resident agrees to $75,000 penalty for felling trees without a permit

Portola Valley resident David L. Douglass has agreed to pay a penalty of $75,000 to head off a potential lawsuit from the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | 15 comments | 8297 Views


Portola Valley joins 'sanctuary city' lawsuits

Portola Valley is joining as a "friend of the court" two lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of an executive order...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 6, 2017 at 12:09 am | 14 comments | 4962 Views


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 Idea, on Jun 2, 2019 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 3740 Views


Atherton: Road rage leads to armed robbery

An incident between two motorists on Saturday evening (Dec. 26) that began as road rage in Menlo Park evolved into an armed...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by LYC, on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 14 comments | 7836 Views


New rules of the road taking effect in 2016

Several new laws aimed at improving safety for child passengers, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will take effect in...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by MPer , on Jan 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 14 comments | 6810 Views


School districts put tax measures on upcoming ballots

Two school parcel tax measures will go before voters this spring and next fall. The measures aim to maintain current educational...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD Public Information Officer, on Feb 8, 2021 at 9:44 am | 13 comments | 6070 Views


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 | 6320 Views


Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 13337 Views


Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing

In 1994, my husband and I put a bid on a house in Ladera. The deal never went through, but one of the shocks of my life came...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 13 comments | 3943 Views


Portola Valley schools: Possible misappropriation of funds uncovered

The Portola Valley School District is seeking a loan from the county education office to cover a projected, unexpected deficit...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Interested onlooker, on May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 13141 Views


Measure Z: $49.5 million Portola Valley School District bond measure leads

Preliminary election night results show Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Enough, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm | 13 comments | 6689 Views


Portola Valley's mayor reveals why fellow council candidate was fired from town committee

Mayor Craig Hughes revealed at an election forum that fellow candidate Dale Pfau was fired from a town committee because...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 9, 2022 at 11:59 am | 13 comments | 7789 Views


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 | 8989 Views


Hundreds of guns collected at buyback event

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 6656 Views


Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 16507 Views
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