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Portola Valley, California is located in San Mateo County. Zip codes in Portola Valley, CA include 94028. The median home price in Portola Valley is $3,395,000 which is roughly $1,184/per square foot. More Portola Valley information.

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6 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Couple takes plea deals for burglary

A couple collared for a rash of 2013 Peninsula burglaries after investigators realized the homes belonged to dog boarding customers at the PetSmart where one worked opted Monday to take plea deals rather than begin trial. Ashley Lynn Kirk, 25, and Juan Carlos Ortega-Ramos, 26, both of San Jose, each pleaded no contest to 11 counts of residential burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Members of that community included the "Rep's" award-winning artistic director, Rick Lombardo.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Almanac

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola Valley. Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the Sheriff's Office on Saturday morning to report that they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m. There have been several reports in recent weeks of mountain lion sightings in the area, including in Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Mountain Lion Spotted in Portola Valley Friday

Residents at 550 Cresta Vista Lane reported seeing a mountain lion in their backyard at about 11:15 p.m. Friday. They reported it to the sheriff's office Saturday morning just after 8 a.m. Residents in the area are urged not to approach any mountain lion if they see one, especially one that is feeding or with offspring.

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The Real Deal

The five priciest homes on the market in Silicon Valley

Prices for homes in Northern California are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to a somewhat inflated real estate market. The team at Point2Homes helped us gather data on the most expensive homes for sale in 13 cities in and around Silicon Valley: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, and San Jose.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Almanac

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Imagine second-graders designing a new outdoor classroom for themselves, not just a place they dream of spending time in, but one that could actually be built. Or imagine fourth-graders studying traditional music before composing and recording their own folk songs, making them available for download online.

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InMenlo.com

Author Pamela Gullard tells the story of Menlo College's 85 years set within each decade

Ever wonder how the tiny town of Atherton got a institution of higher learning and what goes on behind its gates? A new book about Menlo College filled with over 100 archival photos and reminiscences of staff and alumni reveals the answers. Titled Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times , the book sets the history of the college in the milieu of each decade.

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SFGate

Paul Allen sues after $2.5 million tank purchase blows up

Officially known as an M50 Israeli Sherman Medium Tank, this vehicle was used during the 1967 Six Day War. This M4A3E2 Assault Tank "Jumbo Sherman" weighs 42 tons is one of only a few in existence.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Suit alleges rare World War II tank in Portola Valley was bought for $2.5 million was never delivered

A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is suing two foundations and an auction house for allegedly failing to deliver a World War II German Panzer IV Tank purchased for $2.5 million but still sitting in a Portola Valley facility. The complaint on behalf of Allen's company, Vulcan Warbirds, Inc., was filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court by lawyers with the San Francisco firm Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP.

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HeraldNet

Paul Allen sues over Nazi tank he says he bought

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has seen his share of court fights, what with a patent war he launched a few years ago against pretty much all of Silicon Valley, and other high-profile business battles. But few lawsuits have been like the one filed on the billionaire's behalf Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court.

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Pacific Sun

Portola Valley, Alpine Road, Sept. 13, 9am-1pm

Ladera neighborhood garage sale with over 20+ homes participating. There will be antiques, fishing poles, strollers, computers, TVs, books, kitchenware, appliances, collectables, furniture, beds, toys, clothes AND A WHOLE LOT MORE! Portola Valley/just off 280 and Alpine Road behind the Ladera Country Shopper.

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Almanac

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Members of that community included the "Rep's" award-winning artistic director, Rick Lombardo.

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InMenlo.com

6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood scheduled for Oct. 5

The 6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood will be held Sunday, October 5th. Proceeds support Ravenswood Family Health Center services such as prenatal and postpartum mental health care for low-income moms as well as baby essentials such as car seats.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Almanac

Woodside gets poor marks on water usage, but many questions raised

In this time of water scarcity, there's an overseer working on behalf of the California Water Service Company. A Colorado-based company is checking large San Mateo County landscapes for usage of irrigation water, and assessing whether the usage is justified.

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Almanac

Monthly moving-violation focus coming to Atherton and Menlo Park

Motorcycle officers from around San Mateo County will be spending Wednesday, Sept. 17, on patrol in locations in Atherton and Menlo Park, concentrating on issuing tickets for moving violations.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

San Mateo County ready to build replacement for old animal shelter at Coyote Point

San Mateo County is poised to proceed with plans to build a new animal shelter to replace the 60-year-old facility used by the Peninsula Humane Society. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve a funding agreement that's been negotiated with all 20 cities in the county to pay for the new building, estimated to cost between $15 million and $20 million, according to a staff memo.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

KRON 4

2.9-magnitude Quake Rocks South San Mateo County

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck in south San Mateo County on Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor struck at 8:24 p.m. and was centered in Ladera near Portola Valley, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

KRON 4

2.9-magnitude Quake Rocks South San Mateo County

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck in south San Mateo County on Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor struck at 8:24 p.m. and was centered in Ladera near Portola Valley, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.

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Almanac

Firefighters, too, seek to reduce water use

In fighting wildland or structural fires, it's hard to overstate the value of water to firefighters.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Almanac

Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies

Ryland Kelley, a 55-year Ladera resident before moving to Woodside, died on Aug. 30 at age 88. Photo courtesy of Virginia Bacon Palo Alto native and Stanford graduate Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such planned communities as Lindenwood in Atherton and Ladera in Portola Valley, died on ... (more)

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