Portola Valley

In its weekly update, the San Mateo County Health Department released the number of COVID-19 cases as of May 28. There are 2,061 cases county-wide; the confirmed cases in InMenlo’s coverage area:

-Menlo Park: 80, an increase of 17 from last week

-Atherton: 13, two more than last week

-Portola Valley: 10 cases, last week was less than 10

-Woodside: 12, two more than last week

-Unincorporated west Menlo Park: less than 10, the same as last week

-Ladera has less than 10, the same as last week.

Complete data for all Peninsula cities is available on the San Mateo County Health website.

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Intriguing history of the little wooden house in Portola Valley’s Blue Oaks neighborhood

In the 1870s, Charles and Maria Luisa Martinez Freeman built a wooden house in which they raised their nine children. In 1890, Maria Luisa, granddaughter of the grantee of Rancho el Corte de Madera, inherited the surrounding 132 acres from her father Antonio Martinez. In 1907, Stephen Mariani, a wealthy San Francisco hardware merchant, purchased the […]

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Wilson Farrar says “Happy Birthday” to her horse, Scooter, with a party

Wilson Farrar’s horse, Scooter, turns 29 today, and the horse owner is doing what she’s done the past five years, throwing him a party with 100 or so people attending. Celebrants will get glass bubbles and horseshoes with inspiring messages as well as Scooter notecards. Wilson rescued the horse about eight years ago from her […]

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