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POLICE CALLS

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by louise, on Oct 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 6696 Views

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Mountain lions: Deputies patrol trails

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Department has begun deploying deputies on off-road motorcycles on trails in the hills in...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2008
Last comment by Ron, on Sep 30, 2008 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 6439 Views

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Guest opinion: Everest, Summit charter school attacks based on misconceptions

I am a senior at Summit Preparatory Charter High School. I was not surprised to see The Almanac's article on Everest's charter...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2008
Last comment by Stephanie, on Sep 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm | 2 comments | 5356 Views

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Carolyn Ruddell Samuels dies after being struck by vehicle

Carolyn Ruddell Samuels, a former resident of Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park, died Aug. 30 of injuries after being...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by A friend, on Sep 4, 2008 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 7526 Views

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Portola Valley plans dinner, grand opening for $20 million Town Center complex

A select group of Portola Valley donors and their family members, 75 residents in all, are receiving invitations to a dinner...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Chris, on Sep 3, 2008 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 4965 Views

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Tour de Menlo hits road Aug. 16

Area cyclists are invited to participate in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo, a scenic, fully supported and redesigned bike...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan Swift, on Aug 13, 2008 at 12:35 pm | 5 comments | 5479 Views

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Our man in China

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, Sheldon Breiner, a resident, a geologist and an active member of the...

Original post made by David Boyce on Jul. 30, 2008
There are no comments yet. 5353 Views

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Hundreds protest at MP offices of buyout firm

Several hundred people showed up this afternoon at the Menlo Park offices of the buyout firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2008
There are no comments yet. 6858 Views

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Letter: Safety measures needed on Portola Road

The perfect storm occurred in front of our house at 11:26 p.m. June 12, when a car driven by Keith Benford Knudsen, 19, of...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by Beth, on Jul 6, 2008 at 1:10 am | 5 comments | 5991 Views

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Founder of Al's Nursery in Portola Valley dies at 80

Alwin Bertschinger, always called Al, who founded a nursery in 1959 on a neglected orchard along Portola Road that became...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 5436 Views

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Portola Valley: Council may rue decision to withhold fire map

Home fire insurance rates are a major concern in wooded parts of Portola Valley. The potential impact on fire insurance was...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jun 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm | 3 comments | 5962 Views

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'Holy Rollers' to race across America

Cycling fans have called Race Across America (RAAM) "the world's toughest bike race, " but that doesn't discourage the four-person...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Kelly Brieger, on May 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm | 2 comments | 5416 Views

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Woodside teen dedicates CD to her dad; proceeds benefit pancreatic cancer research

Adriana Kwicinski of Woodside and her dad Larry Kwicinski, an avid outdoorsman, were dog sledding in the snow fields of his...

Original post made on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Matt, on May 21, 2008 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 5512 Views

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Wood chipping program under way

The annual wood chipping program has begun for residents of Portola Valley and Woodside. The idea behind the program is to...

Original post made by David Boyce on May. 16, 2008
There are no comments yet. 5488 Views

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Estate has 'limited market appeal,' says panel

When it came down to it, the excesses and "limited market appeal" of billionaire Larry Ellison's 23-acre Woodside estate...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2008
Last comment by , on Mar 27, 2008 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 7493 Views

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Local Resident Reflects on Kenyan Experience

On the walls of the Konditorei café in Portola Valley, there are pictures of another world. Women completing their daily...

Original post made by Brielle Schaeffer on Mar. 13, 2008
There are no comments yet. 5504 Views

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Priory boys fall to Branson in NorCal semifinals

The No. 5-seeded Woodside Priory boys basketball team closed out its season at 25-6 Thursday when it fell to No. 1 Branson,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2008
Last comment by CoolHead, on Mar 8, 2008 at 1:11 am | 1 comment | 6640 Views

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'An American Miracle': Woodside Priory celebrates founding 50 years ago

"An American miracle" is what Father Egon Javor calls the success of Woodside Priory School, founded on land in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2008
Last comment by Barry Wright, on Mar 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm | 1 comment | 5422 Views

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Woodside Priory just misses in CCS soccer finale

The Woodside Priory girls' soccer team came out tentative in its first-ever appearance in the Central Coast Section Division...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by OrangePro, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 6914 Views

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Having trouble with Comcast TV signal in PV?

The Portola Valley Cable and Undergrounding Committee would like to know if citizens are seeing a quality issue with their...

Original post made by MJ Lee on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by Peter Moseley, on Feb 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 5176 Views
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