Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 25

Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space)

A month ago we reported the 35 year old Portola business, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, had closed due to the sad passing of owner and head chef Gerald Adan. The owner of the building, which also houses a dental practice on the floor above, has decided to sell. In the heart of San Bruno Ave. corridor …

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Nov 21

Second Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting public meeting

A few weeks ago we reported on the Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting project. Well we’ve just found out about the second public outreach meeting that will take place in a few weeks. Join the SFPUC to view design concepts based on your initial input for the periphery of McLaren Park. Provide feedback on proposed alternatives, learn more about green …

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Nov 19

12th Annual Portola Neighbors Holiday Dinner

We’ve just received word about this years Portola festive feast. The very much loved local, Joan Loeffler, just sent us the following invite.   Mark your calendar for a festive evening of hearty food, holiday music and good cheer! PORTOLA & all neighbors who want to come. It is always fun. Larry Zabo will delight …

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Nov 19

The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby

McLaren Park is an awesome place. But it’s awesomeness just increased significantly after the Planet watched the video below. In 1975, San Francisco artists built cars for a soap box derby in McLaren Park. They were given money ($250, probably around $1000 by today’s standards) to build their artistic creations which included one car featuring …

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Nov 18

Palega Recreation Center Opening a Success!

Well we had an absolute blast at the park this weekend. There was a massive turn out and lots of activities and the park has been busy over the weekend since. Thanks to everyone who turned up and also those who worked very hard to put on the events for the opening ceremony.  

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Nov 18

Youth Tennis Advantage Scholar Athlete Program

In the southwest corner of the Portola (intersection of Mansell and University) there are three sets of tennis courts in McLaren Park.  There you will find adults engaged in competitive tennis matches, older Chinese people practicing Tai Chi, and even people training their dogs.  But on Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm (or 3:30 until …

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Nov 05

Palega Recreation Center Opening Ceremony Update

Two weeks left! Saturday 16th November and we will finally have our wonderful park and recreation center back in the hands of our local citizens. The Portola Planet HQ was host this weekend to a meeting of the Parks and Rec public relations team, the staff people who will be running the new center, the Portola …

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Nov 04

DPW wants to help bring sidewalk landscaping to the Portola

The Portola Garden Tour is an annual event in our neighborhood that show cases some of the wonderful private and public gardens that exist in our neighborhood. Take a look at the beautiful pictures the Planet captured from this years event. Inspired by some of these gardens, the HQ for the Planet decided to improve …

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