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  1. Former state senator Yee pleads guilty to racketeering chargeRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Almanac

    Former state Sen. Leland Yee, who formerly represented Portola Valley and Woodside, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on July 1 to one count of participating in a racketeering conspiracy to solicit campaign contributions in exchange for political favors. The racketeering charge has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, but U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said he will consider advisory sentencing guidelines when setting the sentence at a hearing scheduled for Oct. 21. Mr. Yee, a Democrat, formerly represented the western half of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County in the state Senate.

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  2. A page from our historyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Almanac

    This 1893 photo shows the grand house on Los Trancos Road known as The Hawthorns. This 1893 photo shows the grand house on Los Trancos Road known as The Hawthorns, home at the time to the Judge James Allen family, according to the Portola Valley history book "Life on the San Andreas Fault" by Nancy Lund and Pamela Gullard.

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  3. Portola Valley: Road, trail improvements draw focus in new budgetRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Almanac

    Town Hall in Portola Valley is projecting a deficit in the budget for the 12-month period that begins July 1, but there were operating surpluses in previous years, the town manager says, and reserves are healthy in the town's general fund. The money will be spent on road and trail improvements and capital equipment in a fiscal year that anticipates operating revenues of $4.7 million and expenses of $4.5 million.

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  4. Top local golfers shoot for U.S. Junior Amateur berthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Almanac

    Many of the top young golfers on the Peninsula will be touring the Stanford Golf Course on Monday with hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in July. Hoping to advance to the national junior tournament July 20-25 at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, S.C., include Max Ting of Atherton, Colt and Dakota McNealy of Portola Valley, John Foley of Los Altos Hills, William Hsieh of Atherton, Ahmed Ali of Palo Alto, Oliver Cho of Los Altos Hills, Henry Hughes of Palo Alto, Avi Khemani of Los Altos Hills, and Joonsung Ha of Palo Alto.

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  5. Whiz kid: At 13, Cameron Jones is already a veteran on the science fair circuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Almanac

    Cameron Jones pours a mixture of graphene and N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone into a beaker while working at his lab station, located in his family's garage. Indulging in his curiosity has taken the Portola Valley 13-year-old a long way.

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  6. Editorial: Rising hopes for Buena VistaRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Palo Alto Weekly

    ... publicly supported or subsidized housing programs. Unlike neighboring communities like Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, Atherton and Woodside, which were never affordable to working class families, Palo Alto has a long history of both economic and ...

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  7. Kindles let students read on long school commutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Almanac

    Daniel, with his twin brother Benjamin behind him, says he has given up napping on the bus between East Palo Alto and school in Portola Valley, and now reads on his Kindle. Kindergartners Benjamin and Daniel used to take naps on their 30-minute-plus bus rides between Omondale School in Portola Valley and their homes in East Palo Alto.

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  8. Tonight: Portola Valley council to consider budget for the coming fiscal yearRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Almanac

    The Portola Valley Town Council is set to vote tonight on a budget that includes deficit spending of about $477,200 for the 12-month-period that starts July 1. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road. The deficit is attributable to capital purchases proposed for the coming year, and is "fully funded by operating surpluses from prior fiscal years," Town Manager Nick Pegueros said in his budget message to the council.

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  9. Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is onRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Almanac

    Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is going ahead with plans to hire a consultant to analyze commercial aircraft noise and develop options to amplify complaints about the altitude and routes of the flights.

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  10. Two local golfers in good position at Cal State AmateurRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Almanac

    Menlo School grad Andrew Buchanan of Los Altos shot a 1-over 73 on the first day of the 104th California Amateur Championships at Lake Merced Golf Club on Monday. Photo courtesy of ncga.org Menlo School grad Andrew Buchanan of Los Altos and Portola Valley resident Dakota McNealy got off to solid starts at the 104th annual California Amateur Championships following Monday's opening round of stroke play at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.

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  11. Scott and Maverick McNealy embody the good when fathers pass down golf to their childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Golf World

    ... in the Palmer Cup, college golf's version of the Ryder Cup. This came shortly after the 19-year-old from Portola Valley, Calif., wrapped up his sophomore season at Stanford by claiming both the Jack Nicklaus Award and the Fred Haskins Award in ...

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  12. Home Prices Up in 11 of 12 Silicon Valley CommunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Patch.com

    ... year-over-year price gains were seen in four other communities: Palo Alto (+24%), Redwood City (+23%), Portola Valley (+22%), and Sunnyvale (+21%). Here are those numbers, showing the May 2014 price vs. the price in May 2015: - Palo Alto: $2,221,500 ...

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  13. Walnut Creek senior housing to be at Shadelands Business ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Contra Costa Times

    ... Senior Communities, based in Walnut Creek. Presbyterian Homes has similar developments in San Francisco, Portola Valley, Marin and Mendocino County. But continuing care is "the most expensive of all long-term-care options," the AARP says in its ...

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  14. Portola Valley: 68 graduate from Corte Madera middle schoolRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | Almanac

    Sixty eighth-graders in Corte Madera School's class of 2015 graduated from the middle school and the Portola Valley School District on Friday, June 12, during a 5 p.m. ceremony in the school's multi-purpose room. Student body co-presidents Allison Asborno and Rayan Rizvi led the pledge of allegiance.

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  15. Portola Valley: Woodside Priory graduates 65Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | Almanac

    Sixty-five seniors from the class of 2015 at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley graduated on June 6 at the Father Christopher Field on the Priory campus.

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  16. Portola Valley: Three earn Eagle Scout rankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Almanac

    New Eagle Scouts from Portola Valley Boy Scout Troop 64 are, from left, Alex Duff, Kevin Kelly and Weston Bourgeois. The three newest Eagle Scouts in Portola Valley Boy Scout Troop 64 are Alex Duff, Kevin Kelly and Weston Bourgeois.

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  17. Portola Valley: Redesigning entrance to Historic SchoolhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Almanac

    This overhead rendering of the proposed schoolhouse entrance shows two wooden L-shaped benches located on tan decomposed granite, and planted areas bordered by stones, with a tree on the left side. To a group of Portola Valley residents, the unremarkable character of the patch of land in front of the town's meeting hall, known as the Historic Schoolhouse, represents an opportunity to add charm, improve safety and plant new landscaping appropriate for a semi-arid environment.

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  18. Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, WoodsideRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | Almanac

    Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.

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  19. Drought, disease claim pinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Almanac

    This dead pine tree is typical in the Woodside Fire Protection District, where pines are not native and are under assault from drought, pine-pitch canker and bark beetle. Pine trees are not native to Portola Valley, Woodside and the Woodside Fire Protection District in general, and large numbers of them are suffering from the drought.

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  20. Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Refractory...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Circulation

    From the Department of Radiation Oncology , Stanford Cancer Institute , Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging , and Department of Medicine , Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Cardiac Electrophysiology, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX ; and Department of Medical Affairs, CyberHeart, Inc., Portola Valley, CA . Correspondence to Paul Zei, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine , Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305.

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