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  1. Foster City Holds Zero Energy Workshop and Resource FairRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... a minimal cost to operate. The Zero Energy Workshop and Resource Fair will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Portola Valley from 11:30am-3:30pm followed by optional Tour of a Zero Energy home.

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  2. Should Portola Valley's excess library revenues stay within the town?Read the original story

    Tuesday | Almanac

    The use of excess property tax revenues to fund maintenance and services at the town's public library will be a topic of discussion at the Portola Valley Town Council meeting set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road. As of June 30, 2014, the town had reserves of $537,833 in a fund that can be used only for library-related spending.

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  3. Atherton supports drought restrictions, but says Cal Water should enforce themRead the original story

    Tuesday | Almanac

    ... says that in 2013 Woodside customers used 1,380 gallons per meter per day; in Atherton, 1,356 gallons; in Portola Valley, 773 gallons; and in Menlo Park, 467 gallons. In 2014, with non-mandatory restrictions in place, Atherton customers used 1,334 ...

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  4. Hometown Hero: Director of Fremont cancer institute blends compassion with artistic flareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inside Bay Area

    ... Bay Area hospitals and doctors to fight cancer became a reality. Naeve, who lives in the Peninsula town of Portola Valley, joined the nonprofit in the 1970s, when it was known as the Northern California Cancer Program. (The organization has changed ...

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  5. May 25 Readers' letters:Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Campbell Reporter

    The article on homes for the 'tech elite' was interesting, and the pictures were very pretty. That said, I couldn't help but wonder if the quote from the Portola Valley hillside homeowner, "You can see all of Silicon Valley ..." also included the view of the ever-growing displaced and homeless people in our valley.

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  6. April is the month for fast home sales in Portola ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Patch.com

    Why do sales numbers rise while time on the market decreases in April? Let's explore a few Portola Valley real estate trends. Several trends are happening in the real estate market in Portola Valley, one of the most noticeable being the speed at which homes sell in the month of April.

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  7. Atherton supports Cal Water's water restrictions, but won't enforce themRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Almanac

    ... that in 2013 Woodside residents used 1,380 gallons per person per day; Atherton residents, 1,356 gallons; Portola Valley residents, 773 gallons; and Menlo Park residents, 467 gallons. In 2014, with non-mandatory restrictions in place, Atherton ...

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  8. Windmill School buys former nursery siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Almanac

    After more than 55 years of renting in Portola Valley, Windmill School, a nonprofit preschool, has become a property owner. The school has completed its purchase of 900 Portola Road, the 1.68-acre former site of Al's Nursery.

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  9. Residents evacuate neighborhood for annual wildland fire drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    ... out hoses, filling them, emptying them and rolling them up again. And residents evacuated, by car. At the Portola Valley Town Center following the fourth annual community fire drill, Fire Chief Dan Ghiorso had an acronym for 40 residents gathered ...

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  10. Aircraft noise activists seek ear of FAA via FAA veteransRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    In the search for compelling arguments to present to the Federal Aviation Administration on why fewer commercial flights bound to San Francisco International Airport should pass over Ladera, Portola Valley and Woodside, a small team of residents working this issue asked the Portola Valley Town Council on May 13 for $6,000 to $10,000 to engage a consulting firm skilled at talking with the FAA. Traffic over the community rose 220 percent from the year 2000 to 2014 while traffic into SFO rose by just 23 percent, Portola Valley resident Dr. Tina Nguyen told the Almanac.

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  11. New trail for Mindego Gateway projectRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    A new one-mile trail extension connecting the Mideninsula Regional Open Space District's Mindego Gateway parking lot to the Russian Ridge trail system has opened, creating a four-mile loop that includes sweeping views as well as shaded woodlands. Mindego Gateway, which opened last year, is located on Alpine Road, 1.4 miles west of Skyline Boulevard, above Portola Valley.

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  12. Town staff recommends Atherton not pass laws on drought restrictionsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    ... The report says that in 2014, Atherton's per capita daily use was 1,334 gallons, with Woodside at 1,249; Portola Valley, 679 and Menlo Park, 424. Special event ordinance: After a 2013 visit by President Barack Obama to Atherton left the town with ...

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  13. Water district dissolves, but services continueRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    For residents of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde in the forested hills above Portola Valley, community efforts toward wildfire safety, effective storm drainage and well maintained public spaces will continue as normal, but it will be a new normal. On May 7, the directors of the Los Trancos County Water District, which had been overseeing all this work, approved an application to San Mateo County to dissolve the water district and transfer the tax revenues and responsibilities to a newly formed county maintenance district.

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  14. Los Trancos water district dissolves, but services continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Almanac

    Stan Gage, a director of the Los Trancos County Water District, takes in a view of Trancos Lake in the hills above Portola Valley. The lake will be maintained as part of an open space area though the water district is being dissolved.

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  15. Tonight: Workshop on Cal Water drought planRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Almanac

    A California Water Service Company public workshop on the company's proposed drought restrictions and ways customers can reduce water use will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Las Lomitas Elementary School's Cano Hall, 299 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton. Cal Water's Bear Gulch district covers Atherton, Portola Valley, most of Woodside, and parts of Menlo Park and Redwood City.

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  16. Silicon Valley's top five hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | SFGate

    ... Cristo Rey Drive entrance, to hang out with hobbyists of all ages and walks of life. www.openspace.org. In Portola Valley, the summit of Windy Hill offers views of the surrounding valley, coast and bay. Along the way, you'll encounter woodlands, ...

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  17. Stanford men earn trip to NCAA golf championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Palo Alto Weekly

    Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy won his sixth individual title of the season and Stanford was second at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional on Saturday. Photo by John Todd/isiphotos.com Second-seeded Stanford finished second at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Championships at North Carolina's Finley Golf Course on Saturday, and in doing so punched its ticket to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

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  18. Local schools win Kent Awards for innovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Almanac

    ... it. This year's market is scheduled for Friday, May 29, starting at 4 p.m. at the school, 200 Shawnee Pass in Portola Valley. At Oak Knoll, the winning program is an effort to observe an annual theme. For example, this year the entire ...

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  19. New trail connects Russian Ridge and Mindego open spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Almanac

    The view from the viewing platform in the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's Mindego Gateway, on Alpine Road 1.4 miles west of Skyline Boulevard, above Portola Valley. A new one-mile trail extension connecting the Mideninsula Regional Open Space District's Mindego Gateway parking lot to the Russian Ridge trail system has opened, creating a four-mile loop that includes sweeping views as well as shaded woodlands.

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  20. Tuesday: Memorial service for Michael Dunne in Portola ValleyRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Almanac

    Steve and Dorian Dunne of Los Trancos Woods will be hosting a memorial get-together to remember Michael Dunne, 31, of San Francisco. The gathering is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Portola Valley Town Center at 765 Portola Road.

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