Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 31

Happy Halloween in the Portola!

Just counting our candy from a very productive evening. Thanks to everyone who helped setup the yearly haunt at the University Mound home, where much candy is handed out amongst games. Then everyone trekked around the corner to Princeton Treat, where not only more candy was offered, but we found an unfortunate fellow caught underneath …

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Oct 21

Palega Recreation Center Re-opening Ceremony on the 16th November

Finally, after a few months of delays, the Palega Recreation Center is soon to reopen. The date has been set for Saturday the 16th November between 11am and 1pm. There is a committee from the neighborhood setting up an opening ceremony, and as soon as we know more, we will update here on the Portola …

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Oct 17

Kids Rock Bands hit McLaren Park this Saturday

Phew, it seems like every weekend in McLaren Park there is something great going on. This Saturday is the continuation of the free music events taking place at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. This time round it’s the kids playing. Several young bands from around San Francisco will put on a two hour show of classic …

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Oct 17

New playground in McLaren Park

Last weekend saw the opening of the newly refurbished playground at the convergence of Burrows and Peru. It’s a fantastic new space, with all the modern traits of playgrounds today. Super bouncy and safe flooring, a great mix of climbing structures, swings and spinny things that make most adults violently ill but somehow 5 year …

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Oct 17

Friends of the Urban Forest Returns to Portola!

Friends of the Urban Forest has funding to subsidize 80% of the costs to plant trees and are planning a Community Planting Day for Portola early next year. You only need to pay $75 (versus the usual $135) and choose what species you want, then FUF will handle all of the prep work, provide the tree …

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Oct 16

We introduce new Portola resident and blogger to the Planet

My name is Rupa, my family of four just moved into the Portola and I thank my lucky stars every day to have found the perfect neighborhood in this perfect city to call my home. A few months back I did not even know such an awesome neighborhood existed. You Portolans have done a great job …

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Oct 14

Great website for getting to know your neighbors

Over the past year the Portola Planet has been using a great website which brings a new angle tying our real life communities with the community of the online, digital type. Nextdoor.com is a simple website. You sign up, tell it where you live and then post information that would be useful for other neighbors. …

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Oct 12

Glorious new artwork installed on Alemany Island

This morning I helped install many of the wonderful new painted panels along the entrance to San Bruno Avenue. These works of art were designed by Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. Volunteers from the Portola then spent many nights painting the pieces. This project has been led by Reanna Tong and after a lot of work …

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