Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 30

All You Can Eat Breakfast in McLaren Park!

I am a big fan of breakfast. There is nothing better than eggs over easy, with some crunchy bacon and polished off with some syrup saturated pancakes. I also love being outdoors in the park, especially in the morning, when the air is fresh and the day is just starting. So imagine my delight to …

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May 30

Pictures of the Portola

One of our readers, Brett LaSota, has just sent in some fantastic photos he shot while wandering around our neighborhood. Brett became a Portola citizen in 2003 and has been honing his amature photography skills since childhood. What we, at the Portola Planet, love about his photos, is how they highlight the variety in the Portola. …

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May 30

Portola teacher, Ms. Yuliana Yee, receives award

We have just learned of some great news from one of the schools in the Portola. Ms. Yuliana Yee, a high school math teacher at the Cornerstone Academy, has been given the Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms Yee teaches geometry through AP Calculus. In her first year of teaching AP Calc last year, all of …

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May 24

Loving John McLaren Park

Last weekend saw the celebration of parks in San Francisco. San Francisco Parks Alliance has created a Love Your Parks day, where people were encouraged to visit and get involved in activities at their local park. In the Portola, we are fortunate enough to share boundaries with the second largest park in the city, John McLaren Park. …

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May 10

Reminder about tree planing in the Portola

Last month, we informed you all of a great service provided by Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF). They are a non-profit organization that helps people plant trees in their neighborhood and are heading to the Portola for a community planting. They have now set Saturday 16th June as the date. Prior to this, a community meeting will be …

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May 04

CAT stuck in basement of Palega Park

Getting this CAT out of a tough spot will require a little more than a few hisses and temptations of catnip. This afternoon, while working on clearing the area around the basement of the Palega Park recreation center, one of the CAT excavators became stuck. The ground underneath the machine, which had held up fine …

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May 04

Keeping in touch with the daily pulse in the Portola

The Portola Planet was created to provide high quality, editoral type content, to expose the neighborhood to the realm of the internet. Yet there are other ways to find out more about what’s going on in the Portola. The most active is the Yahoo group. A moderated forum where many in the area ask for …

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May 02

Heavy machinery moves into Palega Park

The renovation at Palega Park is well into the serious earth moving phase. Every day for the past week, big machines have been digging, lifting, cutting, scraping and rebuilding the park land. The amount of earth movement is amazing. The main building is also currently undergoing a process to remove all the nasty substances like asbestos. …

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