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Phillips Brooks School buys 10 acres near Portola Valley, town official says

Original post made on Sep 18, 2007

Phillips Brooks School, the private preschool-through-grade-5 school now operating at 2245 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park, has purchased a 10-acre undeveloped parcel along Los Trancos Creek on unincorporated land in Santa Clara County, according to Portola Valley deputy town planner Tom Vlasic. The property is just across the creek from the Alpine Inn parking lot in Portola Valley.

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Posted by Get A Grip
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:47 am

The kids at Phillips Brooks are currently crammed into a small campus. It is distressing to see the knee jerk negative reaction of the Portola Valley Community. We have three Elementary School campuses in the Sharon Heights neighborhood. They have little negative impact to the quality of life and in fact increase the quality in many ways. Community does not just mean one's own self.

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Posted by Wanting to know
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Mr. Shenk and the other Phillips Brooks officials are certainly not helping their cause by refusing to return calls from the Almanac so that we could hear their side of the story. I'm so sick of secrecy on the part of people -- from the White House to local government to private sector decision makers -- who are in positions to affect other people's lives so profoundly.

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Posted by A Comment
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 25, 2007 at 8:26 pm

The town of Portola Valley is wise to be concerned about having this school in their neighborhood. I have frieds who live in the area where this school is now located in Menlo Park. Contrary to the above comment, they have a great negative impact on the people who live nearby.