This neighborhood consists of the residents of the Portola Heights Community and residents of Castanea Ridge.
Portola Heights Community is located approximately 3 1/2 miles north of Hwy. 9 to the west of Skyline Boulevard (Hwy. 35). It is a gated community off of Portola Heights Park Rd. Castanea Ridge is the community just to the north of Portola Heights on Castanea Ridge Rd. Both communities are in San Mateo County and are surrounded by Mid-Peninsula Open Space property.
This neighborhood has an active group of residents who are interested in emergency preparation.
Together the community has accomplished the following:
* Phone Tree with relevant information for contacting the residents in each Group.
* More than half of the residents have GMRS radios for effective communications. Monthly GMRS Nets are conducted
to ensure that communications are working as they should.
* Seven residents currently have their Ham Radio licenses. During an emergency, South Skyline ARES (Amateur Radio
Emergency Services) is activated, at which time ham operators monitor emergency communications with San Mateo,
Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.
For more information about the Neighborhood of Portola Heights / Castanea Ridge, contact Pat
Portola Heights / Castanea Ridge