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PORTOLA VALLEY

'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 | 10330 Views

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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 | 6048 Views

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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 | 2445 Views

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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 | 2790 Views

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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 | 1987 Views

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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 | 4150 Views

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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 | 4948 Views

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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 | 4197 Views

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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 https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/11/09/woodside-priory-completes-6-million-sta...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by MAJAMES1111, on Nov 9, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2256 Views

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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 | 1316 Views

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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. 1551 Views

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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. 2962 Views

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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. 2600 Views

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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 | 5669 Views

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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 | 4271 Views

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'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 | 10001 Views

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Portola Valley council gives go-ahead for 'long overdue' fire station remodel

Fire Station 8 in Portola Valley will soon get a facelift after more than two years of planning. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2021 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 3988 Views

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How Woodside, Portola Valley considered appealing their latest housing allocations, but stopped short

Portola Valley and Woodside officials are not happy about huge increases in the number of new housing units they're obliged...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Neal Mielke, on Jul 31, 2021 at 11:51 am | 6 comments | 6541 Views

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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 | 7494 Views

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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 | 3247 Views
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