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Portola Valley woman shot by intruder

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are searching for a "very tall" man of unknown race in black clothing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Carrie, on Oct 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 7334 Views


Portola Valley council gives go-ahead for 'long overdue' fire station remodel

Fire Station 8 in Portola Valley will soon get a facelift after more than two years of planning. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2021 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 5326 Views


Portola Valley names new commissioners

The Town Council of Portola Valley last night (Nov. 28) named two new members and reappointed five incumbent members to the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Nov 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 6682 Views


Farmers' market a hit in Portola Valley

Late afternoon breezes in Portola Valley ruffled the flowers, set rows of delicate wire-wrapped jewelry to dancing, and caressed...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jun 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 5637 Views


Middle East is setting for updated 'Antigone' staged at Menlo School

Menlo School presents an updated version of "Antigone" by Sophocles, set in modern times in the war-torn Middle East, Thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by MOO, on Feb 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 5979 Views


Atherton teen honored for efforts 'to make a lasting impact'

High school senior Jessica Bird's volunteer work to combat sex-trafficking worldwide, an effort she began while on a church...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Renee, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 7895 Views


Recent home sales: Area experiencing low inventory?

Sales in just three local cities in this week's column could reflect the low inventory that real-estate agents have been...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 3157 Views


Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Neely Wine plans

On Nov. 13 the Almanac published an article titled "Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents."...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 2317 Views


Portola Valley: Making it safer to walk, bike to school

A serious effort is under way to get Portola Valley students to walk or bike to and from Ormondale and Corte Madera schools,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by old PV, on Jun 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 4869 Views


Leslie Lambert talks of life after brain injury

On waking up in the morning, those of us in normal good health have abilities that are all but instinctual: knowing how to...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by KC, on Jul 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 6746 Views


Esther Litton celebrates 100th birthday, enthusiastically

To celebrate a century of life, about 50 friends and relatives of former Portola Valley resident Esther Litton gathered at...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Danna, on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 6457 Views


Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure still trailing behind

The latest election results show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District, is gaining in support...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by No on P, on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 3117 Views


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 | 9330 Views


Longtime Portola Valley council members will not seek reelection

After serving a combined 30 years on the Portola Valley Town Council, Maryann Derwin and John Richards will not run for office...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by M.C, Wasmann, on Jul 29, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 3998 Views


Enforce the County leash law

It is high time that the Town Council put a stop to the use of the Town Center as a dog park. Too many people are coming...

Original post made by Sue Luce on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by , on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 4284 Views


Portola Valley: Pastors Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris leave Valley Presbyterian

Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris will say good-bye to the church they've served for nearly 29 years, Valley Presbyterian Church...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Karen Thysen, on Dec 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 10310 Views


Portola Valley school district shares new classroom designs

Parents, community members and administrators gathered at Ormondale School last month to view mock-ups of schematic design...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by 2Much, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 6137 Views


Portola Valley candidates talk electric appliance mandates, housing and term limits at forum

The nonprofit group Portola Valley Residents hosted a Town Council candidate forum at Portola Valley’s Town Center on Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2022
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Oct 17, 2022 at 10:08 pm | 1 comment | 4209 Views


Portola Valley: Hot food at farmers' market

As Portola Valley's Thursday afternoon farmers' market heads into its first fall season, an expansion is coming: the market...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by mollie, on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 5242 Views


Portola Valley: Equestrian, town icon Al Schreck dies at age 89

Albert Schreck, a Portola Valley resident who helped incorporate the town in 1964, died on Feb. 6. A real estate executive,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Victoria Klein , on Mar 13, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 1 comment | 5301 Views
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