Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30

Curbed.com reveals possible future of University Mound Nursery

Since the Portola Planet launched a few months ago, sf.curbed.com has wonderfully picked up on many of our stories. It therefore only makes sense to return the favor. Their recent article on the University Mound Nursery tempts us with the possibility that;  …in the last decade, the Recreation and Parks Department has considered purchasing the lot. …

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Apr 28

SOLD! Who bought 460 Hamilton Street?

Our trusty, local realtor, Joan Loeffler, has turned me onto a rumor that someone just paid over $600,000 in cash for the above. A building with no finished interior walls, bare unprepared floor boards and a rear part of the house that needs a lot of work (Just look at the photos at the bottom of …

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Apr 27

Love Your Park Day

McLaren Park is San Francisco’s second largest public park and it’s right in our back yard. The Portola Planet has just learned about a city wide day of activities called “Love Your Parks Day” and there are a series of events taking place in McLaren Park. So if you want a day out in the …

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Apr 25

Cuban art, music and food. Perfect party trio for the Portola

From the moment my family and I arrived at the Cuban party, held in the Portola this past Sunday, April 22nd, we knew we were in for a treat. Before you read any further, hit the play button below to listen to a recording of the music from the event and now i’ll go into detail. …

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Apr 24

EODTR Wing Hing Restaurant

Our plan to eat at every food serving establishment along San Bruno Avenue continued this week with a very big lunch at Wing Hing Restaurant. Run by Flora Luo, it has been in business for 18 years, opening in 1994. I was joined, as usual, by Robert Ramirez and William Lee from the Portola Neighborhood Association. …

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Apr 19

A bad day for gophers in Palega Park

Egret catching its morning breakfast of Gopher in Palega Park

This morning my whole family decided to join many others who walk around Palega Park every day for a bit of fresh air and exercise. The park is undergoing massive renovations, and as we watched the big CATs slowly level earth across the entire park, we saw many new gopher holes appear. Poor guys are having …

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Apr 18

Cuban Art Party

San Agustín Farm Map/Guide to Flavors

The Portola is full of art and culture. Only a few months back, we had our first pop-up art show and another is already in the works. But if you can’t wait to learn more about our local artists, never fear, this Sunday there is a Cuban art party going down at #1 Burrows St (right off …

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Apr 17

A cleaner Portola, Tommy’s Tips comes to the Planet

Tommy dreams of a cleaner Portola

A few weeks back, I met a quite remarkable man. Tommy Gallegos. His mission is to clean up his street and neighborhood. I had read one of his posts to the Portola Yahoo group, where he described what he’d done so far. His list was impressive. First, because he was sick of seeing plastic bags …

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