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PORTOLA VALLEY

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 | 2531 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 | 2720 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 | 2169 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 | 3051 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 | 2585 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 | 2379 Views

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Portola Valley School District revises budget after county Office of Education rejects it

The Portola Valley Schools Foundation pledges $1.3 million to the school district, allowing it to move into the black. The...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 4181 Views

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Portola Valley: volunteers sought for commission seats

The Portola Valley Town Council is seeking volunteers with a serious and sustained interest in the town's residential character...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sunshine, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm | 2 comments | 2608 Views

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Portola Valley flooded with volunteers

The cup runneth over for the town of Portola Valley. Seventeen residents, including six incumbents, have applied for seven...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by time to move on, on Nov 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2924 Views

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Portola Valley hearings tied to affordable housing

==B Tonight:== Portola Valley will hold two hearings Wednesday, Dec. 12, that are tied to the town's affordable housing plans....

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by more to it, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 2 comments | 2609 Views

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Feature story: It's a wrap for Rita Williams

It's no coincidence that award-winning reporter Rita Williams of Portola Valley is retiring from Channel 2 (KTVU-TV) on Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Kathie, on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 5091 Views

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Tuesday: Portola Valley volunteers tackle affordable housing issue

A group of Portola Valley residents have volunteered to put themselves between a rock and a hard place. They will make recommendations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by bob, on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 3075 Views

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Tonight: Portola Valley meets on affordable housing

Affordable housing in Portola Valley is the topic for a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Alpine Hills...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 2529 Views

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Letter: Contradictory decision on turf field

In its recent 3-to-2 vote, the Portola Valley Town Council overturned the Planning Commission's decision that would allow...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Sally Ann Reiss, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 3122 Views

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Saturday: Portola Valley races to town picnic

Running, walking and everything in between will be fine in the Zots to Tots race on Saturday, June 8, to launch the Portola...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 2843 Views

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Portola Valley School District names superintendent

Lisa Gonzales, an administrator with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, is the Portola Valley School District board's...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by a realist, on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 4874 Views

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Portola Valley extends life of farmers' market

The Portola Valley Town Council agreed Wednesday night that the new farmers' market at Town Center could continue to operate...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3123 Views

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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 | 6088 Views

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Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by M. Walter, on May 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm | 2 comments | 3955 Views

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Portola Valley sisters raise money for orphanage

The Holland sisters — Kylie, 14, Devon, 13, and Piper, 11 — of Portola Valley are entrepreneurs, activists and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Robespierre, on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2483 Views
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