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  1. Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Almanac

    Menlo Park's assessed property tax value grew by a higher percentage rate than any other city in San Mateo County in 2015, the county reports. Here are the rates for local cities.

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  2. Portola Valley event benefits abandoned exotic animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 19 | Almanac

    Incongruity abounded at the Portola Valley home of Linda Yates and Paul Holland with a visit on May 14 by a menagerie of exotic animals, including this camel, for a fundraising event for Conservation Ambassadors, a nonprofit based in Paso Robles. Representatives from various corners of the animal kingdom -- reptiles, birds and mammals, including some 350 humans -- spent about four hours together for a good cause recently in Portola Valley's Westridge neighborhood.

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  3. Sunday talk: Author of book on churches' views of homosexualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | Almanac

    Jeff Chu, author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America" will speak at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley as part of the church's Spiritual Catalyst series. Jeff Chu, a former Time magazine staffer and the author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America," will speak at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley five times over a period of eight days as part of the church's Spiritual Catalysts series.

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  4. Tonight: Free outdoor concert in Portola ValleyRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Almanac

    The Dolly Rappaport Band will perform at the first of Portola Valley's 2016 summer evening free concerts on Thursday, June 16, on the grass at the Town Center, located at 765 Portola Road. The band plays jazzy blues, with saxophone, vocals, piano, guitar, bass and light drums, according to the town's Cultural Arts Committee, which sponsors the concert series.

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  5. Police calls: Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Almanac

    This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.

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  6. Wednesday: Aircraft noise forum set for Redwood CityRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Almanac

    Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation Administration and hear about activities of a new committee of elected officials appointed to deal with the problem. The Select Committee On South Bay Arrivals will hold a public forum starting at 6 p.m. in Carrington Hall, the Sequoia High School auditorium at 1201 Brewster Ave. in Redwood City.

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  7. Portola Valley: Robbers invade occupied home, take cash and jewelryRead the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | Almanac

    Three men with handguns invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in central Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, and got away with "an undetermined amount of U.S. currency and gold jewelry," according to a report from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The men, either white or Hispanic and in their late teens to early twenties, entered the house through an open garage and an unlocked kitchen door, deputies said. 1 comment

  8. Menlo Park's JobTrain raises nearly $365,000 at 'Breakfast of Champions'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Almanac

    San Francisco Giants public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon is at the podium. JobTrain board member Rita Williams of Portola Valley is at left and JobTrain CEO Nora Sobolov at right.

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  9. Early results: Berman leads the field in Assembly raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | Almanac

    Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman is leading the pack in the race to succeed Rich Gordon in the 24th Assembly District, while attorney Vicki Veenker and Menlo Park Councilman Peter Ohtaki are in a close race for second place, according to early results from the Santa Clara and San Mateo County registrars. Photos by Veronica Weber and Michelle Le.

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  10. Woodside council calls for 'strong' resolution on aircraft noise problemRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 2 | Almanac

    Quiet skies are a thing of the past for some communities on the Peninsula, including parts of Woodside, where complaints center on commercial aircraft headed into San Francisco International Airport, allegedly flying too low over a navigation beacon located on the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains. The Woodside Town Council, which acting Mayor Tom Livermore said heard its first public complaint about aircraft noise just two weeks ago, directed staff on May 24 to draft a "strong" resolution in favor of quiet skies.

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  11. Portola Valley council to set baseline of 100% green electricityRead the original story

    Tuesday May 31 | Almanac

    Portola Valley's Town Council approved a plan on May 25 that will have the greenest baseline possible in effect when a program launches in April 2017 offering residents renewable sources of electricity as alternatives to the sources used by Pacific Gas & Electric company. By unanimous vote, with Councilwoman Ann Wengert absent, the council's action assigns households in Portola Valley to the greenest of three choices -- 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources, 50 percent or 35 percent -- expected to be on offer from the countywide Peninsula Clean Energy program.

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  12. Judge rules against restaurateur Russell Deutsch in tax-evasion caseRead the original story

    Friday May 27 | Almanac

    A San Mateo County judge on May 26 denied a motion by attorneys defending Portola Valley resident and restaurateur Russell Deutsch to suppress as evidence a discovery by investigators of over $600,000 in cash in Mr. Deutsch's house. The investigators from the Board of Equalization, the agency that collects taxes in California, searched Mr. Deutsch's house after prosecutors accused him of not turning over to the state $950,628 in sales tax revenues over a period of eight years.

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  13. Police calls: Woodside, Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo ParkRead the original story

    Thursday May 26 | Almanac

    This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.

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  14. Portola Valley celebrates the horse on May 28-29Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Almanac

    Portola Valley's third annual Celebration of the Horse will be spread out over two days on Memorial Day weekend with a group ride planned for Saturday morning, May 28, followed by a Horse Fair on Sunday afternoon, May 29. Both events are sponsored by the Portola Valley Trails & Paths Committee and will take place at Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road. The trail ride is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28, and last until about noon.

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  15. Dr. Seuss comes alive in Woodside June 1-4Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Almanac

    Among the Woodside School eighth-graders in "Seussical Jr." are, from left, Morgan as "Gertrude," Vianne as "JoJo," Liam as "Horton" and Cailin as "Cat in the Hat." This is the 59th year of Woodside Elementary School operetta tradition, showcasing the hard work and talent of each eighth-grade class.

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  16. Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricityRead the original story

    May 23, 2016 | Almanac

    Portola Valley's Town Council is set to consider on May 25 a venture that would give every household a choice in electricity suppliers starting in April 2017, but from a baseline that would have every household receiving 100 percent of its electricity from renewable non-fossil-fuel sources. Customers would have easy options to reduce that percentage, say to 50 percent green electricity, or 35 percent, or to just stay with Pacific Gas & Electric company, but the customer would have to make a choice to avoid a 100 percent green supply.

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  17. Man, 25, dies in crash on Skyline BoulevardRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Almanac

    A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning, May 19, has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. California Highway Patrol responded at 3:58 a.m. Thursday to a report of a crash on Skyline Boulevard, also known as state Highway 35, south of Page Mill Road near the county border with Santa Clara County, CHP officials said.

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  18. Celebration of life for John Sidensol, 70Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Almanac

    John Sidensol at his 70th birthday party at the Dutch Goose restaurant in West Menlo Park. A celebration of the life of Portola Valley resident John Sidensol is set for Sunday, May 22, at 4135 Alpine Road -- behind the Alpine Inn and across Los Trancos Creek and accessible from Arastradero Road.

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  19. FAA: Most commercial aircraft over Woodside, Portola Valley adhere to noise-reduction rulesRead the original story

    May 18, 2016 | Almanac

    Over 12 months starting in July 2014, 83 percent of the commercial aircraft that passed over the navigation beacon in the hills above Woodside on their way to San Francisco International Airport made that passage at or near the required minimum altitude of 8,000 feet above sea level, according to a recently published study by the Federal Aviation Administration on noise concerns of residents in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties. "A small portion" of the flights, most arriving from the eastern Pacific, cross over the beacon at 6,000 feet, the FAA's report says, adding that they do so for safety reasons and because air traffic controllers prefer putting these aircraft on a steady glide path to the airport.

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  20. Tonight: Documentary on a roundup to save wild mustangsRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | Almanac

    The documentary film "Unbranded," about four graduates of Texas A&M University who ride and guide a string of wild mustangs on a trip from Mexico to Canada "through the wildest terrain of the American West" shows tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Hall at Town Center at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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