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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras

License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ben F, 4 hours ago | 38 comments | 1193 Views

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Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brad Hall, on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:17 am | 6 comments | 355 Views

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Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 1800 Views

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School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 806 Views

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Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 1018 Views

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To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 1682 Views

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Occupied Portola Valley home burglarized; culprits escape

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are looking for two people in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in the 100...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 3069 Views

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Crews respond to creek erosion near Alpine Road in Ladera

When storms uprooted two trees along the north bank of Los Trancos Creek in Ladera in mid-February, erosion of the bank by...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Samu Lizard, on Mar 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 1804 Views

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Portola Valley: Burglar breaks into and ransacks home

A burglar or burglars forced open a kitchen door and ransacked a home on Santa Maria Avenue in Portola Valley on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by tiburonmike, on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 2902 Views

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How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by anti-protest, on Jan 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 8 comments | 554 Views

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Portola Valley: Two men accused of attempted home burglary plead not guilty

Two men accused of trying to burglarize a Portola Valley home Jan. 19 pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 1985 Views

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Through the fog

Cyclists and a runner were out in the fog in Portola Valley on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. These scenes were taken from a spot...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1441 Views

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On writing

Portola Valley resident Mary Waters-Sayer, author of "The Blue Bath," a well-received first novel recently published by St....

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Janet Nopes, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 567 Views

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Portola Valley: New mayor also a career leader in his day jobs

Craig Hughes, elected Dec. 14 by his colleagues on the Town Council as the 2017 mayor of Portola Valley, is not unaccustomed...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Robert Thompson, on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 4153 Views

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Portola Valley: Two arrested in Westridge on prowling, stolen-property charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on Ramoso Road in Portola Valley in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 20. The...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm | 3 comments | 3926 Views

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Portola Valley's new mayor also a career leader in his day jobs

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2016/12/21/bcraig-hughesib-the-new-mayor-of-portola-valley-says-his-governing-philosophy-is-listening-keeping-an-op...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by CitizenSane, on Dec 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 481 Views

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Portola Valley: Pastors Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris leave Valley Presbyterian

Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris will say good-bye to the church they've served for nearly 29 years, Valley Presbyterian Church...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Karen Thysen, on Dec 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 4184 Views

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Portola Valley: New baker for farmers' market knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kim, on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 2498 Views

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Portola Valley today: In wake of home invasions, deputies meet with residents

In the wake of two home-invasion robberies in Portola Valley, deputies and detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Go Cubbies, on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1453 Views

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Portola Valley surveys residents on license-plate cameras

The town of Portola Valley is using an online survey to gather community opinion on the use of cameras that photograph the...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 1808 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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