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Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors arrested again

Randolph Haldeman, who was arrested last month on allegations of sexually assaulting children and then released on bail,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Rick Altman, on Sep 9, 2019 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 9268 Views


Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies at 82

Sheldon Breiner, the Portola Valley resident and open space advocate who used magnetism to find sunken ships and lost cities,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Michael Von der Porten, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 9249 Views


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 | 9236 Views


Spring Down owner gifts equestrian center to Portola Valley

The Spring Down Equestrian Center will be gifted to the town of Portola Valley in the future. Owner Carol Goodstein says...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 9134 Views


Round-the-clock surveillance begins as cameras capture license plate images

Two of the three avenues into and out of Portola Valley are now under round-the-clock surveillance by cameras that capture...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2018
Last comment by Privacy, on Feb 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm | 13 comments | 9083 Views


Parker resigns from Portola Valley school board

Scott Parker has announced his resignation from the Portola Valley School District board, which he has served on since 2009....

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 9026 Views


Woman found under bridge was daughter of former Portola Valley mayor; service Feb. 20

A memorial service for Megan Mitchell, 34, the daughter of former Portola Valley mayor Kent Mitchell and Jo Ann Mitchell,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Frances, on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 8992 Views


Police calls: $38,400 in jewelry missing from Portola Valley home

Crime reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by PV Resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 3 comments | 8967 Views


Italian eatery to replace Mike's Cafe in Ladera

Owner Mike Wallau is transforming Mike's Cafe in Ladera into an Italian eatery, but don't call it a ristorante or trattoria....

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 8946 Views


Popular pop-up Little Sky Bakery opens permanent shop in Menlo Park

Little Sky Bakery has set up shop in near the Menlo Park Caltrain station, with plans to open Little Sky Kitchen, a cafe...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Reader, on May 3, 2022 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 8926 Views


How Woodside, Portola Valley considered appealing their latest housing allocations, but stopped short

Portola Valley and Woodside officials are not happy about huge increases in the number of new housing units they're obliged...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Neal Mielke, on Jul 31, 2021 at 11:51 am | 6 comments | 8926 Views


Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 8921 Views


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 | 8845 Views


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 | 8831 Views


Portola Valley: Bidder begins due diligence ahead of Alpine Inn sale

One of three final bidders vying to buy the Alpine Inn burger joint and beer garden in Portola Valley has been given the...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Danna, on Jun 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 8817 Views


Trump to lunch in Portola Valley

With many conflicting rumors swirling in the past few days, it's been confirmed that President Donald Trump's Bay Area fundraiser...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Melanias Handslap, on Sep 17, 2019 at 10:33 pm | 18 comments | 8800 Views


Swimmers salute inspiring coach George French

It's been decades since they were swimming together as kids under the direction of Coach George French, but many of the swimmers...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Scott Barrett, on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:56 am | 1 comment | 8772 Views


Saturday: Bill Lane turns 90 and is still going strong

==I Bill Lane's birthday is on Saturday, Nov. 7 -- not Friday. The editor regrets the error.== Former Sunset publisher,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ghizela Tamas, on Nov 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 8762 Views


Portola Valley's only gas station has new owner

Dieter Mees, a Porsche-trained mechanic and the former owner of Palo Alto German car repair specialist D & M Motors, is the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Casper, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 8753 Views


Portola Valley school board calls special election to fill board seat

Deadlocked over a decision on whom to appoint to a fifth seat on the board of the Portola Valley School District, the board...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 31, 2008 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 8678 Views
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