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Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan

Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments | 10566 Views


Environmental champion Martin Litton dies at home in Portola Valley

Martin Litton of Portola Valley, a World War II glider pilot and a writer for Sunset magazine, was a great friend to the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Mish, on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:12 am | 10 comments | 10472 Views


Portola Valley: Pastors Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris leave Valley Presbyterian

Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris will say good-bye to the church they've served for nearly 29 years, Valley Presbyterian Church...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Karen Thysen, on Dec 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 10313 Views


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. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sheryl Nouaux, on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 7 comments | 10284 Views


Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Carol Tolen, on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 10274 Views


Tell us about your favorite science fair exhibits

In this week's Almanac, staff writer Marjorie Mader tells about the mind-stretching array of exhibits on display at science...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 30, 2007
There are no comments yet. 10101 Views


Death of cyclist who fell on Sand Hill Road ruled 'accidental'

Deborah Johnson, the 51-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist who died July 24 in Stanford Hospital after falling off her bike in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Alexis, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 10080 Views


Tonight: Portola Valley hearing on artificial grass at Priory

The Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley is requesting permission to use artificial grass on the field inside a new running...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by carolyn rogers, on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 9901 Views


Delivering a fond farewell: Portola Valley residents celebrate 'beloved' UPS driver on his last day

If you've lived in Portola Valley awhile, there's a good chance that you know Lew Hess, a UPS driver who handled the town's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Aug 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 9858 Views


Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

Last 2020, Rita Comes and her daughter watched the "surreal lightning" storm in Portola Valley, then began packing. The CZU...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
Last comment by Phil Barth, on Jul 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 9815 Views


Portola Valley: New mayor also a career leader in his day jobs

Craig Hughes, elected Dec. 14 by his colleagues on the Town Council as the 2017 mayor of Portola Valley, is not unaccustomed...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Robert Thompson, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 9735 Views


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 | 9701 Views


Body found in ocean identified as Portola Valley woman

Officials at the San Mateo County Coroner's Office confirmed today (Nov. 20) that the body found floating in the ocean off...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by neenee, on Nov 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 9671 Views


Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ola Kudu, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 9639 Views


Portola Valley Schools Foundation defrauded of $182,500, deputies say

An investigation has turned up seven bad checks, a total of $182,500, written this fall against an investment account for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by meg, on Dec 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 5 comments | 9594 Views


Portola Valley bans firing of pellet and air guns

In response to the killing of a cat by a pellet gun, the Portola Valley Town Council has outlawed the firing of pellet and...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by lonewolf, on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:36 pm | 5 comments | 9548 Views


Portola Valley: Another home invasion by three armed men

Three armed men invaded an occupied home on Valencia Court in Portola Valley late Thursday, Oct. 13, corralled the three...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by PV Mom, on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 6 comments | 9456 Views


Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 9401 Views


Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old Menlo Park entrepreneur who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college admission applications...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by westridge resident, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 9331 Views


Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 9285 Views
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