When Eve Christensen and her future husband met just after World War II, it was love at first sight. It was a decade later in 1955 that they bought 2 ½ acres in Westridge for $8100. Two years later, they put an additional $31,000 into their house, the fifth on their street, which she says was a lot of money at the time, even though houses
being built then were modest, Eichler-types.
Dozens of kids from Portola Valley and Ladera loved to play in the Christensen field, part of which had been an early road to the Ormondale Ranch and the original beginning route of Westridge Drive. When their two children were older, Eve went to work in the fledgling Silicon
Valley, once for a hardware startup and then as employee #2 for a software company, which was eventually sold. “It was fun,” she says. “I was like the mother to the young kids. I left at age 72, and I don’t even have a computer now.”