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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley considers buying 3 acres from Spring Down Equestrian Center

The Portola Valley Town Council on July 22 held a closed-session discussion on the possible town acquisition of a parcel...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Horse census? , on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm | 4 comments | 3113 Views

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New faces join Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member is not running for reelection

Newcomers have joined the Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member has decided not to run for reelection....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Tricia Christensen, on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2724 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Check Plus, Reality Check, on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 22057 Views

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'It's a moral imperative that we address it': Portola Valley council discusses racism, policing in wake of killing of George Floyd

The town of Portola Valley will begin engaging the community about police reform and racial inequality following a council...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by anon, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm | 6 comments | 3461 Views

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County officials discuss George Floyd protests during Portola Valley “virtual coffee”

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs hosted a “virtual coffee” Zoom meeting with local leaders on Thursday, June 4, covering...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by HaHaHa, on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1773 Views

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Tonight: Portola Valley council to consider extending emergency declaration, review annual housing report

At its virtual meeting tonight (May 13), the Portola Valley Town Council will consider an extension of the local emergency...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on May 14, 2020 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 2200 Views

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Woodside: Two-alarm fire damages outbuildings at home in Thornewood Preserve

A two-alarm fire at 895 La Honda Road in Woodside Tuesday night (May 5) damaged outbuildings at a residential property at...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Wow, on May 8, 2020 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 3461 Views

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Armed robbery Tuesday afternoon in Portola Valley

Suspects drove up to the victim as he was walking near his van and one suspect waved a black handgun and demanded tools and...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 6 comments | 4399 Views

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COVID-19 to delay updates on Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure vote tally

Election results for Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District that is falling short of the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Funny Business, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 2180 Views

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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 | 3297 Views

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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 | 2301 Views

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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 | 1447 Views

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Guest opinion: Why I oppose the Neely wine tasting room plan

I am writing to express my opposition to the Spring Ridge Conditional Use permit application by the Neely family for expanded...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by POSITIVE, on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:56 am | 11 comments | 2658 Views

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New Portola Valley mayor embraces thoughtful change

As a professional energy consultant, new Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs is well-positioned to help write new rules to make...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Rank & File, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:51 am | 11 comments | 3325 Views

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Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

Election results as of Thursday afternoon, with 41% of votes counted, show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Hair-Sniffing Presidential Candidate, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 2137 Views

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Early results show Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

With about 34% of the votes counted by 10 p.m., 63.26% of voters have said yes to a parcel tax for Portola Valley schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 5, 2020 at 7:53 pm | 6 comments | 3071 Views

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Portola Valley: Residents' letter raises alarm over Stanford housing proposal

A group of 250 Portola Valley residents is demanding that the town Planning Commission adopt a group of Woodside Fire Protection...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 38 comments | 5272 Views

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Stanford moving forward with Portola Valley housing project

Stanford University has re-submitted a development application and Portola Valley has hired a consultant to develop an environmental...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 5592 Views

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Silicon Valley pioneer Larry Tesler of Portola Valley dies at 74

Portola Valley resident Larry Tesler, who created computer concepts such as "cut," "copy," and "paste," died on Feb. 17 at...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Leblang, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2657 Views

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Longtime community band keeps the beat

Musical tastes come and go, but the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band is a throwback, a madcap troupe that has been...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Ronni, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 1 comment | 2766 Views
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