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PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

Last 2020, Rita Comes and her daughter watched the "surreal lightning" storm in Portola Valley, then began packing. The CZU...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
Last comment by Phil Barth, on Jul 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 4097 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thunderstorms may come to Bay Area on Sunday, with chances of dry lightning

Thunderstorms with chances of dry lightning might make their way to the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday, according to the National...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jul 16, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 2292 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Community college district pledges to make tuition free

The San Mateo County Community College District will direct $6.75 million to free tuition for its students. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:26 am | 1 comment | 2249 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Work on new Portola Valley schools classrooms to begin this month

Construction is beginning June 14 on new buildings part of a $49.5 million Portola Valley School District project. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by pv123, on Jun 4, 2021 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 2766 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Open space district launches yearslong process to make Portola Valley 'Hawthorns area' public

The Hawthorns area of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is 79 acres of off-limits territory in Portola Valley. But that...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 25, 2021 at 11:47 pm | 1 comment | 4010 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Editorial: Vote yes on Measure S

It may seem like deja vu for residents of the Portola Valley district — another spring parcel tax measure, just over a...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by PV Resident, on Apr 23, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 10 comments | 2789 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Vote Yes on Measure S

It may seem like deja vu for residents of the Portola Valley School District — another spring parcel tax measure, just...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by PV Resident, on Apr 21, 2021 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 636 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford begins clinical trials to expand Pfizer vaccine access to young children

Stanford Health Care has begun laying the clinical groundwork to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to the country's youngest...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2562 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

With COVID-19 variants on the rise, Santa Clara County faces race to vaccinate

Santa Clara County has seen a rise in residents infected with COVID-19 variants, a sign that efforts to curb the pandemic...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2037 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Farms founder, longtime Woodside resident Glenn Atkinson dies at 96

Glenn Atkinson, founder of Portola Farms founder and an over 45 year Woodside resident Glenn Atkinson died at 96 last month. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Sandy, on Apr 2, 2021 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 2607 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituaries: Sally Childs Randall, Robin Quist Gates, Mar Dayag Balmonte

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Sally Childs Randall, 98, Robin Quist Gates, 93, and Mar Dayag Balmonte,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2229 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Sheriff's Office reports a dog may have been attacked by a mountain lion

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported the second mountain lion attack of a dog within a week of the first in the...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:53 pm | 2 comments | 3296 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

After eight months, Portola Valley's weekly BLM demonstrators stay committed

BLM protesters in Portola Valley have been gathering for eight months. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/26/after-eight-months-portola-valleys-weekl...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm | 4 comments | 2553 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Smuin Ballet on-demand film series makes a stage out of local landscapes

Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Offstage/Onscreen series takes literally the idea that "all the world's a stage" -- or at least...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1137 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Spring Down owner gifts equestrian center to Portola Valley

The Spring Down Equestrian Center will be gifted to the town of Portola Valley in the future. Owner Carol Goodstein says...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 6724 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School districts put tax measures on upcoming ballots

Two school parcel tax measures will go before voters this spring and next fall. The measures aim to maintain current educational...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD Public Information Officer, on Feb 8, 2021 at 9:44 am | 13 comments | 4449 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: What to expect in the year ahead

Housing and wildfires are top of mind for Maryann Derwin, Portola Valley's mayor for 2021. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/03/portola-valley-what-...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ulrich Aldag, on Feb 4, 2021 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 3115 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter to the editor

Stanford Wedge project Read the full letter here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2021/01/29/letter-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Day, on Jan 30, 2021 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 616 Views

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Portola Valley: Town begins public meeting process for Stanford housing project

Portola Valley kicked off the process of reviewing Stanford's housing project known as the "Stanford Wedge" with a well-attended...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Day, on Jan 30, 2021 at 2:19 am | 5 comments | 4981 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: 'A very dangerous place for fire' in Portola Valley

In an op-ed, Portola Valley resident Rusty Day writes about his concerns about fire hazards stemming from a proposed Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Meg, on Jan 26, 2021 at 11:04 pm | 6 comments | 4517 Views
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