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Portola Valley's draft housing element is headed to the state

Fears about the loss of horse stables and scenic corridors, along with increased wildfire risk were all part of an hours-long...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jimboreno, on Jul 22, 2022 at 9:09 pm | 6 comments | 5126 Views


Woodside council sends draft housing element to the state

The council spent over three hours discussing amongst themselves and listening to public comment on the topic before coming...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 15, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 5390 Views


Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan

Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments | 9633 Views


Guest opinion: Civility is under siege in Portola Valley

The worldwide trend of populist resentment of government seems to have arrived in Portola Valley. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Jun 20, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 3514 Views


'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element

Two Portola Valley residents filed a huge public records request, seeking to shield their neighborhood from being designated...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2022
Last comment by new guy, on May 6, 2022 at 9:31 am | 26 comments | 12203 Views


Popular pop-up Little Sky Bakery opens permanent shop in Menlo Park

Little Sky Bakery has set up shop in near the Menlo Park Caltrain station, with plans to open Little Sky Kitchen, a cafe...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Reader, on May 3, 2022 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 7872 Views


Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A woman filed a workplace discrimination complaint that alleged harassment while working for Assembly member Marc Berman's...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by tmain, on May 2, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 7 comments | 3594 Views


Portola Valley: State questions town's limits on ADUs for fire safety, council to consider changes to turbulent wildfire committee

As Portola Valley resumes in-person meetings this week, it will face challenges that include a potential lawsuit over its...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on May 1, 2022 at 2:09 pm | 8 comments | 3918 Views


San Mateo County Supervisors OK policy for Sheriff's Office use of military equipment

To comply with state law, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has developed a military equipment use policy, which the...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Apr 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 3019 Views


Vice chair of Portola Valley wildfire committee member ousted, and town officials won't say why

The town of Portola Valley removed the Wildfire Preparedness Committee's vice chair on April 5, but is keeping mum about...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Meg, on Apr 18, 2022 at 2:39 am | 6 comments | 6159 Views


Report: How the Stanford Wedge project will impact Portola Valley

A long-awaited environmental review of Stanford's proposed housing development found the project would not result in significant...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2022
Last comment by PV Resident, on Apr 10, 2022 at 7:20 pm | 12 comments | 6155 Views


Apartments for adults with disabilities proposed in Portola Valley

A new housing project, aimed at adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities has been proposed in Portola Valley. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Aimee Armsby, on Dec 12, 2021 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 5923 Views


Woodside Priory completes $6 million staff housing project

Staff moved into six new homes on the Woodside Priory campus this week. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by MAJAMES1111, on Nov 9, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 3105 Views


Portola Valley resident develops model to simulate town evacuations

A naturally curious person with an engineering background, Portola Valley resident Dave Cardinal decided to start tinkering...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2021
Last comment by David B, on Oct 26, 2021 at 12:59 pm | 4 comments | 1919 Views


Air quality advisory issued for Wednesday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality advisory for Wednesday due to smoke from wildfires...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1957 Views


Kings Mountain Art Fair offers virtual art show experience

The Kings Mountain Art Fair may be virtual again this year, but the online edition offers some interactive features for visitors....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3531 Views


Air quality advisories through Labor Day due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended air quality advisories through Monday for wildfire smoke in the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3055 Views


Displacement from proposed Stanford Wedge housing project would be 'devastating,' says Alpine Rock Ranch horse boarder

Stanford University's Portola Terrace development would add 39 housing units to a Portola Valley site, but displace an equestrian...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by MA parent, on Sep 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 6687 Views


Portola Valley residents organize their own ad-hoc evacuation drill

A group of Portola Valley residents staged an ad-hoc evacuation drill, saying they want to be prepared if a major fire forces...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Liz Babb, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 5266 Views


'Very scary, very frustrating': Portola Valley homeowners face nonrenewal of homeowners insurance

With all eyes on wildfire risk in California, especially in wildand-urban interfaces, residents like those in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2021 at 11:45 pm | 6 comments | 11463 Views
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