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PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park

This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
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Sheriff's Office investigates another Portola Valley burglary

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that it is investigating another residential burglary in Portola...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by margomca, on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 1618 Views

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Portola Valley: Road shoulder work to address pinch point for bicyclists

There are no bike lanes on Alpine or Portola roads in Portola Valley, but painted white fog lines create shoulders that serve...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Apr 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 1927 Views

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Police calls: Home surveillance camera captures images of suspected burglars

Crime reports from Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/04/11/police-calls-home-surveillance-camera-captures-images-of-sus...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by America's Polymath, on Apr 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 7 comments | 2069 Views

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Portola Valley: Three suspects at large following home burglary

Three burglary suspects are at large following a break-in and theft this morning (April 10) at a Portola Valley home, a San...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:48 am | 12 comments | 3822 Views

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East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2017
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Portola Valley to experiment with nonpoisonous ways to control rodents

Rodent poisons kill rodents but can cause deaths higher up the food chain, so the Portola Valley Town Council has agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cindie, on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm | 5 comments | 1172 Views

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Portola Valley: License-plate-reading cameras likely up by start of summer

(Expanded version of story previously posted.) When summer arrives in Portola Valley, if things go as planned, license...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Hers , on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 1357 Views

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Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras

License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ben F, on Mar 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 33 comments | 1860 Views

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Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brad Hall, on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:17 am | 6 comments | 688 Views

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Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 2190 Views

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School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1215 Views

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Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by whstever, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 3 comments | 1444 Views

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To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 1887 Views

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Occupied Portola Valley home burglarized; culprits escape

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are looking for two people in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in the 100...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 3258 Views

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Crews respond to creek erosion near Alpine Road in Ladera

When storms uprooted two trees along the north bank of Los Trancos Creek in Ladera in mid-February, erosion of the bank by...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Samu Lizard, on Mar 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 1939 Views

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Portola Valley: Burglar breaks into and ransacks home

A burglar or burglars forced open a kitchen door and ransacked a home on Santa Maria Avenue in Portola Valley on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by tiburonmike, on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 3059 Views

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How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by anti-protest, on Jan 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 8 comments | 795 Views

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Portola Valley: Two men accused of attempted home burglary plead not guilty

Two men accused of trying to burglarize a Portola Valley home Jan. 19 pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 2126 Views

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Through the fog

Cyclists and a runner were out in the fog in Portola Valley on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. These scenes were taken from a spot...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
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