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News - April 30, 2014

Nature group's big ambitions for Hawthorns estate

• Portola Valley's Yvonne Tryce sees the potential for a nature and history center.

by Dave Boyce

Near the corner of Alpine and Portola roads in Portola Valley, there sits an unoccupied estate that dates from 1867. Upon its 79 acres are a rundown mansion, a rundown garage, a rundown cottage, a rundown barn, and estate grounds that, while not rundown, are not being put to productive use.

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