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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 | 2256 Views


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 | 1891 Views


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 | 2336 Views


Police calls: Jewelry missing from Atherton home

Recent crime reports from Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 27, 2011 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2501 Views


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 | 2124 Views


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 | 2541 Views


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 | 2151 Views


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 | 1885 Views


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 | 2018 Views


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 | 2173 Views


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 | 1796 Views


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 | 2418 Views


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 | 2104 Views


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 | 2126 Views


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 | 3552 Views


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 | 2113 Views


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 | 2314 Views


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 | 2075 Views


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 | 4097 Views


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 | 2490 Views
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