Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 23

“POR’ da lah” or “Por TOE’ la”?

Library how to pronounce Portola

During the research for this blog I met quite a few new people within the neighborhood. Some of them corrected me on my pronunciation of the name Portola. Even when my wife and I were looking into the area before we purchased a house, we would often ask people how it was pronounced and we …

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Dec 22

Out the Road and Other Portola Stories, a movie

While researching for information about our neighborhood I came across a group of local artists. One of which is a filmmaker by the name of Gustavo Vazquez. He travelled around taking photos and talking to locals which resulted in a movie all about the area. The YouTube clip below is a 5 minute trailer. If …

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Dec 19

Fresh and Easy store to open on Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Lights are on in the Fresh and Easy store under construction

I took a look¬†tonight to see how the construction was going at the soon¬†to be Fresh and Easy grocery store. Earlier in the day I had visited the new store they’ve opened on 3rd street less than a few miles away and found a good variety of products including a half decent range of gluten …

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