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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 | 5063 Views


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

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 22, 2022 at 2:54 am | 3 comments | 4038 Views


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 | 3307 Views


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 | 5903 Views


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 | 3460 Views


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 | 5364 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 | 5655 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 | 9862 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 | 3618 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 | 12461 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 | 8146 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 | 3710 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 | 4041 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 | 3139 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 | 6359 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 | 6305 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 | 6286 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 | 3274 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 | 2020 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
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