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Portola Valley loses an icon

A new Wednesday morning routine has settled in at Portola Valley Hardware at the corner of Alpine and Portola roads: the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3813 Views


Virginia Bacon photos of snow on local hilltops

"What a joy to wake up this morning and find snow on the local hilltops," says Virginia Bacon of Portola Valley, who sent...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Vern Rogers, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:16 am | 2 comments | 5210 Views


Hwy. 84 reopens following major-injury crash

State Highway 84 in unincorporated San Mateo County has reopened after a motorcycle crashed Monday afternoon (Nov. 30), causing...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by carlos, on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm | 3 comments | 4967 Views


Amy de Benedicts Offers Presentation on “Reading The Family Dog”

This free, one-hour presentation on ‘The Family Dog’ is directed towards pet dog owners, families, and anyone of the...

Original post made by Paul de Benedictis on Dec. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5262 Views


Ann Wengert named mayor of Portola Valley

Councilwoman Ann Wengert is the new mayor of Portola Valley for the next 12 months. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5472 Views


Portola Valley: Spring Ridge winery would add buildings to scenic pasture

Spring Ridge winery in Portola Valley proposes to add 23,000 square feet of floor area that would include a greenhouse, an...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kari, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 5179 Views


Saturday: Bill Lane turns 90 and is still going strong

==I Bill Lane's birthday is on Saturday, Nov. 7 -- not Friday. The editor regrets the error.== Former Sunset publisher,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ghizela Tamas, on Nov 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 8078 Views


Almanac editorial: Renew Portola Valley utility tax

<I> (This editorial ran in the Oct. 21, 2009, issue of The Almanac.)</I> For those who volunteer and work for Portola...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3708 Views


Letter: Portola Valley measures support vital services

<I>This letter from Jon Silver, former Portola Valley councilman, was published in the Oct. 14, 2009, edition of The Almanac.</I> In...

Original post made by [email protected] on Oct. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4467 Views


Friday: March marks HIV awareness

An HIV Awareness March will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in East Palo Alto. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by stdslove, on Oct 14, 2009 at 1:54 am | 3 comments | 5269 Views


With dreams of an acting career, Menlo-Atherton grad creates Web series

It's a peculiar kind of purgatory, the life of an actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Waiting in lobbies to audition, sitting...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by KimsNeighbor, on Oct 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 5246 Views


Saturday: Woodside High will rock with robots

Students with 36 teams will compete in a one-day robotics competition -- Cal Games for Robotics -- at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by WIldcat, on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 5251 Views


Council flare-up over controversial postcard

An exchange between members of the Portola Valley Town Council exposed the controversy behind a Town Hall decision to mail...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Emma, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 5340 Views


Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 5701 Views


Portola Valley will 'Celebrate Africa' on Aug. 23

The African Library Project, a Portola Valley-based nonprofit that collects and ships thousands of books to libraries in...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Slam Dunk, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 5675 Views


Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 7960 Views


Brad Blocker of Portola Valley dies in skiing accident

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Brad W. Blocker, 48, of Portola Valley, who died Friday following a skiing...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2008
Last comment by Patrick McDavid, on Jun 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 35 comments | 14505 Views


Star-gazing event tonight in Portola Valley

In tonight's deeper darkness in Portola Valley, people will gather near a soccer field at Town Center to gaze through telescopes...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by dave, on Jun 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 6247 Views


Public workshop Thursday on Ford Field upgrade

The first workshop on upgrading Ford Field in Portola Valley begins with a 7 p.m. walk-around at the field at 3399 Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 12, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 5888 Views


Uncertainty drove deputies to unholster their guns

Residents of the 100 block of Ramona Road in the Los Trancos Woods neighborhood may have seen deputies from the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by nonya, on Jun 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 6010 Views
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