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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district to discuss possible parcel tax renewal

As Portola Valley students begin to file into classrooms next week for the start of the school year, school board members...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Bill D Wall, on Aug 16, 2019 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 726 Views

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New Portola Valley school superintendent focuses on parcel tax, curriculum and communication

Roberta Zarea has been getting to know the Portola Valley School District since she became its superintendent on July 1....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by Bill D. Wall, on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 1528 Views

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Ladera Preschool closes after 53 years

A celebration on July 14 commemorated the legacy of the Ladera Community Church Preschool, which has closed after 53 years...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ian Reed , on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2151 Views

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Town land purchase for PV affordable housing looks like a longshot

Any hopes Portola Valley residents have of the town purchasing land to build affordable housing may be in vain, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Common Sense, on Jul 30, 2019 at 2:41 pm | 5 comments | 2239 Views

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Little agreement on sites for Portola Valley affordable housing

Portola Valley officials seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place in terms of meeting increasing pressures from Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Jul 28, 2019 at 9:55 am | 5 comments | 2282 Views

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Westridge keeping wary eye on new Portola Valley development rules

Portola Valley's Westridge community is expressing concerns about how the city's efforts to create more housing opportunities...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2019
Last comment by Inmates are running the asylum, on Jul 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 1302 Views

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Menlo Park man, Ladera swim team photographer, accused of sexually abusing boys

A Menlo Park man who worked as the Ladera Recreation Center swim team photographer is being accused of of sexually abusing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Kaz, on Jul 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 3 comments | 5762 Views

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Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley soon

'Wow — this place looks amazing!" said a neighbor, one of the usual 20 to 30 people who have been stopping by every...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Jul 26, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 1193 Views

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Westridge keeping wary eye on new PV development rules

Portola Valley's Westridge community is expressing concerns about how the city's efforts to create more housing opportunities...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Westridge, on Jul 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 228 Views

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Portola Valley: Open houses on Stanford Wedge housing project to be held this week

Stanford University is holding a second series of open houses about a proposed housing development on land the university...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 24, 2019 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

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The taste of summer

For the 15th year, Webb Ranch in Portola Valley is welcoming visitors to its fields to take advantage of one of the many...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2283 Views

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Judge finds witness tampering in ADA lawsuit

Two defendants have been caught tampering with a witness in a lawsuit against a San Jose law firm that has sued thousands...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by crooksd, on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:31 am | 6 comments | 3405 Views

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Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing

Portola Valley planners know that ideal communities have people of all income levels and all ages. If we do not grow, we...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Homer, on Jul 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm | 8 comments | 2162 Views

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Portola Valley school district’s budget sound, but $1.2 million in cuts may come if parcel tax isn’t renewed

The Portola Valley School District's budget remains healthy, but the district will need to make over $1 million in budget...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by enough, on Jun 29, 2019 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 1342 Views

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Portola Valley aboard the pickleball bandwagon

Portola Valley is among hundreds of communities nationwide that are getting addicted to a sport with the strange name of...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Monica Williams, on Jun 27, 2019 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1429 Views

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Woodside Fire training teaches response to any disaster

With earthquakes, fire, floods, landslides and other disasters at a very real level of possibility in the area, the Woodside...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Jerry Shefren, on Jun 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 402 Views

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Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing

In 1994, my husband and I put a bid on a house in Ladera. The deal never went through, but one of the shocks of my life came...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 13 comments | 1510 Views

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Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Idea, on Jun 2, 2019 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 1204 Views

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Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Housing advocate, on Jun 1, 2019 at 11:47 pm | 4 comments | 2050 Views

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Letter: Tasting room inappropriate for Portola Valley

It is a bit of a shock to read the article in the May 15 Almanac that the Planning Department of Portola Valley has been...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Lucy Neely, on May 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 400 Views
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