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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley launches restructuring amid Town Hall staffing and finance-operations crisis

Portola Valley Town Hall is launching a major restructuring effort as it tackles an unprecedented staffing exodus and widespread...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2023
Last comment by theater goer, on Nov 10, 2023 at 8:05 pm | 4 comments | 3362 Views

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Letters to the editor for Aug. 18

<B>Ideas for tackling Alpine Inn parking problem Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2023/08/18/letters-to-the-editor-for-aug-18...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2023
Last comment by diesel, on Sep 18, 2023 at 1:20 pm | 3 comments | 1057 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letters to the editor: Alpine Inn parking suggestions and a doggone unwelcome interaction in Portola Valley

In this week's letters to the editor, Almanac readers offer suggestions for dealing the Alpine Inn's overflow parking and...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2023
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 20, 2023 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 8849 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'I'm very discouraged': Morale is low as Portola Valley officials face state rejection of its housing element

Following the state’s latest rejection of Portola Valley’s housing element draft late last month, morale is low among...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2023
Last comment by David B, on Aug 16, 2023 at 1:05 pm | 8 comments | 4677 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Alpine Inn found a parking solution for its employees, but overflow cars on Arastradero is still a hazard

After years of struggling to find enough space for its patrons to park, the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley is making headway...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2023
Last comment by neighbor, on Aug 9, 2023 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 4943 Views

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Portola Valley’s housing element doesn’t meet state standards, HCD says

The Portola Valley Town Council had a bumpy road to passing its housing element in May, a moment met with relief but also...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2023
Last comment by new guy, on Aug 2, 2023 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 2863 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley resident's lawsuit over town's environmental reviews is on hold until fall

A Portola Valley resident's threatened lawsuit against the Town Council and Planning Commission if they don't rescind their...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2023
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jul 5, 2023 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 2415 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'I'm relieved for all of us,' Portola Valley Town Council passes housing element

Amid a groundswell of public support, the Portola Valley Town Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve its third...

Original post made on May. 12, 2023
Last comment by Bob Turcott, on Jun 27, 2023 at 3:42 pm | 8 comments | 5572 Views

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Portola Valley: Community celebrates groundbreaking for first affordable housing project in town

People nibbled on shortbread and sipped local wine as speakers commemorated the groundbreaking of Portola Valley's first...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2023
Last comment by TriciaHC, on Jun 21, 2023 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 4252 Views

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Bicyclists can now report '3 foot rule' violations online in San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced bicyclists can now report "3 Foot Rule" violations and other bicycle-related...

Original post made on May. 12, 2023
Last comment by M, on May 13, 2023 at 6:07 pm | 19 comments | 8838 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley resident's LLC threatens to sue if town doesn’t do more environmental analysis on housing plans

A Portola Valley resident notified the town of plans to sue if the Planning Commission and Town Council don't rescind their...

Original post made on May. 9, 2023
Last comment by Meg, on May 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 5493 Views

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Guest Opinion: Portola Valley council should free the housing element

Portola Valley was on track to approve its housing element and come into compliance with state law. But the decision has...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2023
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Apr 18, 2023 at 1:57 am | 17 comments | 5039 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neighbors call on Stanford to remove trees after man died from tree that fell on university-owned land

Residents are asking Stanford University to remove and better manage its eucalyptus trees along Alpine Road near Highway...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by Erica, on Mar 29, 2023 at 9:26 am | 4 comments | 6754 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late

With under a week until the deadline for a compliant housing element, and facing possible fines and other repercussions,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by Liesel, on Jan 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm | 3 comments | 4385 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Palo Alto taps Portola Valley official to be its new city manager

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who has served as assistant town manager of Portola Valley for the last two years,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Richards, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 4047 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley in 2022: Battles over housing and a contentious election roils the town

Portola Valley residents sparred with town staff and council members over housing during 2022. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Jan 6, 2023 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2987 Views

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Portola Valley Planning Commissioner continues to recuse herself from housing element discussion

Portola Valley Planning Commissioners are trying to solidify plans for their state mandated housing element with one member...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by another neighbor, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm | 5 comments | 4644 Views

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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 DriveBikeRun, on Dec 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 7827 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley parents express support of teachers amid strained contract negotiations

Armed with large posters stating facts and quotes related to a contentious bargaining process, teachers and parents came...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Jeff Mead, on Dec 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 4925 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 6517 Views
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