Alex Hobbs

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Name: Alex Hobbs
Date registered: April 20, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Flowery Fruit & Cake Creations At New(ish) Bakery — November 16, 2017
  2. Portola Receives Two S.F. Beautiful Awards! — November 8, 2017
  3. Brighter White L.E.D. Street Lights Arriving In The Portola Now — November 7, 2017
  4. The G.O. Annual Wine Sale & Portola Store Update — November 3, 2017
  5. Wrestling For Charity With A Very S.F. Twist — November 2, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Grocery Outlet to Replace Fresh & Easy — 15 comments
  2. HGTV Show Calls the Portola “Up and Coming”…then we get dissed. — 7 comments
  3. Answering Simon’s Call — 6 comments
  4. Brighter White L.E.D. Street Lights Arriving In The Portola Now — 5 comments
  5. Portography: Sunset In The Portola District — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 16

Flowery Fruit & Cake Creations At New(ish) Bakery

It’s Cheap, It’s Nice & Most Importantly, It’s Good! I’ll just come right out and admit it, I turned my nose up at Fancy Wheat Field Bakery before it moved into its new location, the cramped old space serving hotdog filled pastries wasn’t calling my name. That all changed several months back when a neighbor …

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Nov 08

Portola Receives Two S.F. Beautiful Awards!

The impressive amount of community work being done in the neighborhood has received some larger citywide recognition at the 2017 S.F. Beautiful Awards. S.F. Beautiful is a non-profit that dates back to 1947 and advocates for beautification and the preservation of S.F.’s character. Over the years the group has managed to save the cable cars …

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Nov 07

Brighter White L.E.D. Street Lights Arriving In The Portola Now

  The nighttime cityscape is in the beginning stages of a complete transformation as the S.F.P.U.C. and P.G.&E. switch their street lamps over to higher efficiency L.E.D. bulbs. Start saying your goodbyes to the ubiquitous sodium vapor bulbs that have washed cities in an orange glow for decades. The new L.E.D.s selected for San Francisco’s …

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Nov 03

The G.O. Annual Wine Sale & Portola Store Update

Attention Neighborhood Winos If you enjoy wine and haven’t checked out the deals and variety at the Grocery Outlet (1390 Silver Ave), you are missing out. As we have reported in the past, their wine following is so strong that someone has dedicated a blog to reviewing their selections . For any newbies or dedicated G.O. …

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Nov 02

Wrestling For Charity With A Very S.F. Twist

So here is a new event for the Portola, a wrestling tournament that will take place at El Toro on San Bruno Ave, aired live on YouTube and will all benefit a good cause. Oh and the emcee for the event is Portola’s very own drag queen Pollo Del Mar – only in S.F.! We …

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Nov 01

The Portola Is Getting A Flag, Submit Your Design By November 15th!

Our little urban enclave tucked between the hills of McLaren Park and the freeways is getting a flag. The folks at the Portola Urban Greening (P.U.G.) community group are hosting a competition in which neighbors can create and submit their design for a flag that represents the community. P.U.G. will be hosting a free workshop …

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Oct 31

Crafty Woolsey St. Cemetery Returns, Stop by Tonight

Back again, the creepiest Halloween display in the Portola has been conjured up around the little Victorian at 309 Woolsey Street.  Neighbor Larry Winum has dialed up the spook factor with more eerie lighting, rubber rates and personalized tombstones to make this year’s display the best yet.. Unlike many other Halloween displays, Larry doesn’t buy his decorations, …

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Oct 27

4 Locations, 11 Bands & Over 20 Artists: Open Studios Comes To The Portola

Portola Art Fest & Open Studios At Frame Art Local artists Lisa Balsamo Magrudedr and Arthur Koch have been working with Art Span to get Portola on the Open Studios map and have pulled off quite an event this year. Teaming up with the Ukrainian Hall across the street from their studio space, they are hosting a …

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