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Seeking to curb emissions, Atherton is gradually phasing out gas, while Portola Valley takes a stricter approach

Atherton is taking a gradual approach to going all-electric to curb the use of natural gas, offering exemptions for residents...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by Eddie O, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 3239 Views

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Portola Valley Town Council forum billed as 'residents only,' attempts to exclude journalists

A candidate forum for the Portola Valley Town Council race on Thursday evening attempted to exclude journalists and all non-residents...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Oct 20, 2022 at 3:44 pm | 34 comments | 4761 Views

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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 | 2855 Views

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Resident-only council candidate forum tonight in Portola Valley excludes local press

A candidate forum for Portola Valley residents is being held tonight at Town Center is for Portola Valley residents only...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Oct 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 8 comments | 3760 Views

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Incumbent and retired attorney vie for a spot on Woodside fire district board

Incumbent board director Matt Miller and safety advocate and author Lloyd "Rusty" Day are competing for one open full term...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2022
Last comment by Liz Babb, on Oct 11, 2022 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 3002 Views

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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 | 6232 Views

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Dust-up over Portola Valley council candidate's twitter account

Portola Valley Mayor Craig Hughes said fellow council candidate Dale Pfau "should not be elected" because of questionable...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Former PVSF board officer, on Oct 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm | 9 comments | 3595 Views

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Editorial: Hasko, Hughes and Taylor for Portola Valley Town Council

Portola Valley has faced significant challenges in recent years, requiring a Town Council that is both experience and collaborative....

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by PV Resident, on Oct 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2694 Views

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Guest opinion: Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2029 Views

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Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 761 Views

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Portola Valley PAC to unseat council members has raised $29K, including from former Obama ambassador

A Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed explicitly at unseating council members up for reelection this fall has raised close...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by David B, on Aug 22, 2022 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 4584 Views

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Portola Valley study outlines town's emergency escape routes

Portola Valley council members approved a draft of a study on evacuating during an emergency. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/08/19/portola-valley-st...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 22, 2022 at 2:54 am | 3 comments | 3468 Views

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With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by pvsusa, on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

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Portola Valley reluctantly settles lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit against the town claiming its committee...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 4755 Views

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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 | 2992 Views

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Portola Valley's draft housing element is headed to the state

Fears about the loss of horse stables and scenic corridors, along with increased wildfire risk were all part of an hours-long...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jimboreno, on Jul 22, 2022 at 9:09 pm | 6 comments | 4562 Views

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Woodside council sends draft housing element to the state

The council spent over three hours discussing amongst themselves and listening to public comment on the topic before coming...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 15, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 4802 Views

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Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan

Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments | 9064 Views

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Guest opinion: Civility is under siege in Portola Valley

The worldwide trend of populist resentment of government seems to have arrived in Portola Valley. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Jun 20, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 3307 Views

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'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element

Two Portola Valley residents filed a huge public records request, seeking to shield their neighborhood from being designated...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2022
Last comment by new guy, on May 6, 2022 at 9:31 am | 26 comments | 11666 Views
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