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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Back to the future for gas station

It was eight months ago that Portola Valley native Ron Ramies sold Portola Valley Fuel, the independent gas station and auto...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Nov 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 4120 Views

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Portola Valley planning manager Leslie Lambert recovering from serious head injury

Leslie Lambert, the planning manager for the town of Portola Valley, is on extended medical leave to recover from a serious...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by SL, on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 3854 Views

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Mountain lion sighted in Woodside

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Farm Road and Woodview Lane in Woodside at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by pver, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 3209 Views

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Fogarty celebrates 30 years of winemaking

When Dr. Thomas Fogarty was looking for land to grow grapes more than three decades ago, there was little property to choose...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by Haricot Vert, on Apr 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 3472 Views

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Ladera: Women's clinic to close doors this fall

For decades, Ladera has been home to a women's medical clinic on Alpine Road just east of the Ladera Community Church. But...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Barbara A Peters, M.D., on May 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 4040 Views

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Ladera bank robbery suspect arrested; photo released

A suspect in the April 4 robbery of the Chase Bank in Ladera was arrested Wednesday in Santa Barbara. In custody on robbery...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Anony, on Jun 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 3702 Views

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Portola Valley town manager to retire

Angie Howard, the town manager of Portola Valley, said she hopes that before April 2012, the town will find a location suitable...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 22, 2011 at 7:03 am | 2 comments | 2636 Views

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Does Portola Valley need real bike lanes?

A lone bicyclist is seen pedaling along a rural suburban road. He approaches a stop sign after a long gradual climb, pauses...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Editor, on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:28 am | 2 comments | 1903 Views

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Wengert to seek re-election to PV council

Ann Wengert, whose term on the Portola Valley Town Council expires in November, said she plans to run for re-election. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Sep 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm | 2 comments | 2737 Views

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Police calls: Jewelry missing from Atherton home

Recent crime reports from Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9364...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 27, 2011 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2894 Views

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Portola Valley: Steel deer sculpture under repair

Portola Valley's rust-brown deer of steel will be returning soon to the lawn at Triangle Park at the corner of Alpine and...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jerrie, on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 2547 Views

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PV councilman-elect say he'll uphold 'nature trumps structure' ethic

Jeff Aalfs, appointed by the Town Council to the Architectural & Site Control Commission (ASCC) in December 2008, is poised...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by pvrez, on Sep 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 3012 Views

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Portola Valley: $40,000 in unauthorized charges

When a resident of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley was out of the country on a two-week vacation, someone ran up $40,000...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 2629 Views

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Guest opinion: Alpine Road trail would do more harm than good

I am a cyclist and hiker, a former executive responsible for risk management at a company that builds roads, sidewalks, and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 8, 2011 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 2193 Views

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Community members remember Marion Softky

Marion Softky, an Almanac reporter for four decades, created a "remarkable legacy" for our area, says Portola Valley historian...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by DM, on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2509 Views

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Portola Valley: Fundraising campaign begins for Ford Field

Community fundraising has begun for a $540,000 project to rehabilitate Ford Field, the Little League baseball diamond at...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Some perspective, on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:03 am | 2 comments | 2692 Views

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Leslie Lambert: 'You are a different person'

On waking up in the morning, those of us in normal good health have abilities that are all but instinctual: knowing how to...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Danna, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 2117 Views

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Service set for former Ladera principal John Vincent

A memorial service has been set for Saturday, Aug. 25, for John Vincent, who served as principal of Ladera School from 1968...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Ruder, on Jul 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments | 2986 Views

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Sunday: Celebrating life of John Loustaunou

An informal gathering to celebrate the life of John Charles "Jack" Loustaunou, a founder of the Portola Valley Schools Foundation,...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Franklin, on Jul 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 2564 Views

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Lawsuit filed after Menlo Park teen struck in El Camino crosswalk

A Menlo Park family is suing a motorist and a number of public agencies, including Menlo Park and Atherton, for negligence...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Aug 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 2353 Views
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