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PORTOLA VALLEY

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late

With under a week until the deadline for a compliant housing element, and facing possible fines and other repercussions,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2023
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1885 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Palo Alto taps Portola Valley official to be its new city manager

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who has served as assistant town manager of Portola Valley for the last two years,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Richards, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 2309 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley in 2022: Battles over housing and a contentious election roils the town

Portola Valley residents sparred with town staff and council members over housing during 2022. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Jan 6, 2023 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 1889 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Planning Commissioner continues to recuse herself from housing element discussion

Portola Valley Planning Commissioners are trying to solidify plans for their state mandated housing element with one member...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by another neighbor, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm | 5 comments | 3102 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Seeking to curb emissions, Atherton is gradually phasing out gas, while Portola Valley takes a stricter approach

Atherton is taking a gradual approach to going all-electric to curb the use of natural gas, offering exemptions for residents...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by DriveBikeRun, on Dec 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 5613 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley parents express support of teachers amid strained contract negotiations

Armed with large posters stating facts and quotes related to a contentious bargaining process, teachers and parents came...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Jeff Mead, on Dec 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 3394 Views

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Portola Valley Town Council forum billed as 'residents only,' attempts to exclude journalists

A candidate forum for the Portola Valley Town Council race on Thursday evening attempted to exclude journalists and all non-residents...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Oct 20, 2022 at 3:44 pm | 34 comments | 5194 Views

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Portola Valley candidates talk electric appliance mandates, housing and term limits at forum

The nonprofit group Portola Valley Residents hosted a Town Council candidate forum at Portola Valley’s Town Center on Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2022
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Oct 17, 2022 at 10:08 pm | 1 comment | 3060 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Resident-only council candidate forum tonight in Portola Valley excludes local press

A candidate forum for Portola Valley residents is being held tonight at Town Center is for Portola Valley residents only...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by PV Volunteer, on Oct 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm | 8 comments | 4053 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Incumbent and retired attorney vie for a spot on Woodside fire district board

Incumbent board director Matt Miller and safety advocate and author Lloyd "Rusty" Day are competing for one open full term...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2022
Last comment by Liz Babb, on Oct 11, 2022 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 3376 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's mayor reveals why fellow council candidate was fired from town committee

Mayor Craig Hughes revealed at an election forum that fellow candidate Dale Pfau was fired from a town committee because...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 9, 2022 at 11:59 am | 13 comments | 6603 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Dust-up over Portola Valley council candidate's twitter account

Portola Valley Mayor Craig Hughes said fellow council candidate Dale Pfau "should not be elected" because of questionable...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Former PVSF board officer, on Oct 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm | 9 comments | 3866 Views

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Editorial: Hasko, Hughes and Taylor for Portola Valley Town Council

Portola Valley has faced significant challenges in recent years, requiring a Town Council that is both experience and collaborative....

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by PV Resident, on Oct 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3227 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2183 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 917 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley PAC to unseat council members has raised $29K, including from former Obama ambassador

A Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed explicitly at unseating council members up for reelection this fall has raised close...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by David B, on Aug 22, 2022 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 4774 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley study outlines town's emergency escape routes

Portola Valley council members approved a draft of a study on evacuating during an emergency. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/08/19/portola-valley-st...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 22, 2022 at 2:54 am | 3 comments | 3689 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far

Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by pvsusa, on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 3052 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley reluctantly settles lawsuit alleging Brown Act violations

The Portola Valley Town Council approved a settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit against the town claiming its committee...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2022 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 5154 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Longtime Portola Valley council members will not seek reelection

After serving a combined 30 years on the Portola Valley Town Council, Maryann Derwin and John Richards will not run for office...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by M.C, Wasmann, on Jul 29, 2022 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 3180 Views
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