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  1. Portola Valley: Questions raised about silencing staff on reasons for town manager's exitRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Almanac

    While a mandatory silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley Town Hall, some Town Council members have been willing to talk about one aspect of Mr. Pegueros' contract: the clause that forbids Town Hall staff from talking about his departure. A clause in the three-year agreement, signed in December 2014, says that the council, the staff and Mr. Pegueros himself cannot talk to "the public, the press, or any Town employee concerning the termination of this Agreement."

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  2. Pegueros named to interim Menlo postRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Almanac

    Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley town manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the interim administrative services director in Menlo Park, City Manager Alex McIntyre announced Aug. 25. Mr. Pegueros will partially fill the role left vacant by Starla Jerome-Robinson's recent retirement. Ms. Jerome-Robinson was assistant city manager as well as administrative services director, but Mr. Pegueros will not take on the assistant city manager role, Mr. McIntyre said.

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  3. City loses fourth top managerRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Almanac

    ... Aug. 25, Mr. McIntyre announced he had contracted with Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley town manager was announced Aug. 12, to be the interim administrative services director. Mr. Pegueros will oversee interim ...

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  4. Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, WoodsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Almanac

    The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000.

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  5. Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Almanac

    While a mandatory silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley Town Hall, some Town Council members have been willing to talk about one aspect of Mr. Pegueros' contract: the clause that forbids Town Hall staff from talking about his departure. A clause in the three-year agreement, signed in December 2014, says that the council, the staff and Mr. Pegueros himself cannot talk to "the public, the press, or any Town employee concerning the termination of this Agreement."

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  6. Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Almanac

    Cameron Jones, shown here checking on a rubber band he has been soaking in toluene for months as part of science fair experiment, has been named a semifinalist in the Broadcom MASTERS middle school science competition, one of 300 students nationwide. Michelle Le/The Almanac Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by being named a semi-finalist in a national middle school science fair competition, one of 300 students in the country to do so.

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  7. Multiple ProblemsRead the original story

    Sunday | Menlo Park City Council

    As a Willows resident, who works in Portola Valley, I commute through Menlo Park daily. I cannot tell you what a bottleneck you have created on the El Camino, Menlo Avenue and Ravenswood corridor.

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  8. Animals roam free at Pet Bath House in Angels CampRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | The Union Democrat

    ... boarding, training and daycare. After a social media post about the German shepherd in need of a home, a Portola Valley resident inquired and later adopted the puppy - but not before a full spa and grooming treatment for the rescue, all free of ...

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  9. City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Almanac

    ... Aug. 25, Mr. McIntyre announced he had contracted with Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley town manager was announced Aug. 12, to be the interim administrative services director. Mr. Pegueros will coordinate human ...

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  10. Back to school: Portola Valley students get new 'Maker Spaces'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Almanac

    Jason Borgen, the Portola Valley School District's learning and innovation director, shows the area in Ormondale School's new Maker Space where students can create stop motion animations. It may be hard to convince the students at Ormondale and Corte Madera schools in Portola Valley that what they will be doing in the two new "Maker Spaces" at their schools is actually work.

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  11. Menlo Park: City announces top interim hiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | San Jose Mercury News

    City Manager Alex McIntyre announced Tuesday that Nick Pegueros will serve as interim administrative services director, "underfilling the vacant assistant city manager role," according to a written statement. Pegueros will be coming from Portola Valley, where he served as town manager.

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  12. Saratoga: Teen runs for office, and it's not ASB presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Saratoga News

    ... input and people's ideas." The Saratoga resident just started her senior year at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, where she's co-editor of the yearbook committee and is involved in various charitable clubs. She spent a part of her summer ...

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  13. Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Almanac

    Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the interim administrative services director in Menlo Park, City Manager Alex McIntyre announced on Aug. 25. The city also announced that Clay Curtin would serve as the interim finance director. Mr. Curtin has been assistant to the city manager since 2013.

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  14. Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collisionRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Almanac

    A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman who had been heading east on Alpine Road on a bicycle at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, was taken to Stanford Hospital after colliding with a small westbound station wagon making a left turn at Indian Crossing, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Resident Angela Hey, who lives near the scene of the accident, said she called 911 after hearing a woman scream, followed a few seconds later by the sound of a crash.

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  15. Bobcat visits a Portola Valley homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Almanac

    This bobcat was caught on camera on Aug. 23 alongside a Portola Valley home in the Alpine Hills neighborhood. It was about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, when Ron Johnson of the Alpine Hills neighborhood, in his hand a single-lens reflex camera with zoom lens, caught an image of a bobcat alongside his house.

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  16. Understanding the world through scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Almanac

    ... a tough nut. But scientific literacy is very important, particularly in an era of climate change, says Portola Valley resident Chris Field. Explaining science to people is his metier, and in December in San Francisco, the Commonwealth Club of ...

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  17. Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, WoodsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Almanac

    Rice Trust to D. & L. Walker for $1,825,000 on 07/02/15; previous sale 04/04/2013, $1,550,000 Elssner Trust to PNC Development for $6,750,000 on 07/09/15; previous sale 09/18/1968, $48,000 First Partners Real Estate to H. Kim for $1,125,000 on 07/02/15; previous sale 05/15/2013, $600,000 Y. Hasan to S. Sinha for $1,480,000 on 07/06/15; previous sale 12/01/2006, $921,000 Hilligoss Trust to L. & J. Nienkerk for $2,900,000 on 07/10/15; previous sale 10/07/2004, $1,076,000 R. Hall to J. Smith for $1,990,000 on 07/02/15; previous sale 07/21/2000, $935,000 Fields Trust to J. Owen for $1,520,000 on 07/06/15; previous sale 08/28/1987, $215,000 Oak Ave. Limited to M. Carli for $5,875,000 on 07/10/15; previous sale 04/07/2011, $1,705,000 Selleck Trust to B. Amerige for $1,800,000 on 07/10/15; previous sale 04/08/1992, $720,000 R. Schilling to C. Raffaelli for $2,100,000 on 07/10/15; previous sale ... (more)

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  18. Worth a Look: Wire mesh art, bluegrass music and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Mountain View Voice

    ... the end of August, her work will be displayed at Konditorei Cafe in Ladera Shopping Center, 3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. For those interested in learning more about how to sculpt using this lightweight material, Tapscott will be offering ...

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  19. Saturday: Hundreds expected at Tour de Menlo bicycle rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Almanac

    If you are out early on Saturday, Aug. 22, watch out for cyclists who will be setting out from Menlo-Atherton High School for the annual Tour de Menlo bicycle ride. In prior years, more than 500 riders have taken part in the local ride, which offers three options, including a 65-mile route to Belmont and that then heads south to Portola Valley, Los Altos, the Madrone picnic area on Stevens Creek Road, and back to M-A.

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  20. Correction in story on local water useRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Almanac

    ... each community consumed that month compared with July 2013, according to figures from the water company. Both Portola Valley and Woodside exceeded the 36 percent goal. Average monthly use per water meter in Atherton for July was 51 units (1 unit = ...

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