Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 26

Sunsets in McLaren Park by Stuart Gaffney

A regular reader of the blog and local Portolan, Stuart Gaffney, has just sent in some stunning pictures of the sun setting across our favorite McLaren Park. In Stuart’s own, poetic words… As the summer fog recedes, we’ve been enjoying the views and sunsets in McLaren Park more and more – the hilly terrain seems to …

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Sep 23

People a Plenty at Park Play!

This weekend saw a free rendition of the famous Shakespeare play “Macbeth” by city bard addicts, SF Shakes. The performance was scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, but a city wide downpour rained off the Saturday event. However, as we often are in the Portola, Sunday was blessed with glorious sun and the Jerry Garcia …

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Sep 23

Portola winds damage new art installation

It’s been less than a week since the wonderful new art installation was erected at Palega Park and the cruel San Francisco winds have already sent it back to Oakland for repairs. In the words of Blaine Merker, the artworks designer; “Zephyros’s upper fins were damaged in the high winds we had and we decided …

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Sep 17

Free Shakespeare in McLaren Park

  Activity at McLaren Park is hotting up this year. We’ve heard about the free music concerts taking place at McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and we’ve just been made aware of a free play. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Macbeth for their 31st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park. New this year, …

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Sep 16

Portola, the most diverse for rental prices

Truila, a web based real estate aggregator, has just released an interactive map that allows you to view the average prices of San Francisco rentals. Based on a per bedroom rental price, it shows the vast majority of San Francisco to be very, very expense. I.e. $2,000 per room and up. However, scroll away from …

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Sep 14

Charity and the Jam Band free concert in McLaren Park

So much going on in the Portola and we just don’t have enough time to get it all reported on the blog. I wish I had got this out earlier, but today there is a free concert taking place in McLaren Park. Here are the details… Friends of the Amphitheatre at McLaren Park aka (Friends …

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Sep 14

Update on Portola Garden Tour – Raffle information

We recently informed our readers of the annual Portola Garden Tour and some more information just trickled into our inbox that wasn’t in the initial press release. Every year there are donations to the tour organizers for prizes to the raffle. When you buy your tour ticket, one raffle ticket is included. But you can …

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Sep 14

New art in the park inspried by Zephyrus, greek god of the West wind

We are so, so close to the opening of the new Palega Recreation Center. Today was another important milestone in this $21 million project’s history. An art piece was installed at the north entrance to the grounds, and it’s amazing. I was fortunate enough to get a close up this afternoon, while walking the grounds …

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