Alex Hobbs

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Name: Alex Hobbs
Date registered: April 20, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Bernal Hill Is Sending Us A Message — October 17, 2017
  2. San Francisco’s Other Bluegrass Festival Is Today In McLaren — October 15, 2017
  3. The Jewel Is Back In The Crown – Avenue Theater Facade Sparks Back To Life — October 13, 2017
  4. Portola’s Creative Green Thumb On Display — October 5, 2017
  5. Love Is In The Air — October 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. Portography: Sunset In The Portola District — 3 comments
  5. Portola Co-Stars in Commercial — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 17

Bernal Hill Is Sending Us A Message

  You may have caught a new sparkly addition to the view north on San Bruno Ave over the last couple of weeks. Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has created the inspirational message of “DREAM” in giant letters made of small glittery disks and aimed it straight at the Portola – perhaps the freeways too.  Either way, …

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Oct 15

San Francisco’s Other Bluegrass Festival Is Today In McLaren

Missed Hardly Strictly or just didn’t get enough of it last weekend? Well this McLaren Park concert is just the ticket – free ticket at that – to solve all of those problems.  We are told that the headliner for this show played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last week so take advantage of this opportunity …

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Oct 13

The Jewel Is Back In The Crown – Avenue Theater Facade Sparks Back To Life

The Event A diamond in the rough, the Avenue Theater has finally received some of the polishing it deserves, returning it to a position of prominence and community pride.  In a large celebration put on by the Portola Neighborhood Association in September, Mayor Ed Lee and community representatives involved in the project, flipped a giant electrical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/10/jewel-back-crown-avenue-theater-facade-sparks-back-life/

Oct 05

Portola’s Creative Green Thumb On Display

Last Saturday was our yearly opportunity to explore some of the hidden spaces tucked behind the unassuming homes of the Garden District. Following its big 10th anniversary last year, the 11th annual was a bit less formal in organization but still full of surprising spaces and creative gardening. Thank You None of this would be possible …

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Oct 02

Love Is In The Air

If you were lucky enough to catch it yesterday around 4:15 pm., hearts were being drawn in the sky over the Portola. Captured by a neighbor on Dwight street and reported by folks at the Hamlet show in McLaren Park, we do not know the motivation behind the brief aerial display of love but it appears …

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Sep 29

Backyard To Bar – Portola Gardeners Grow Hops For Hyper Local Brew

A new spin on “farm to table” is happening right here in the Portola with F.D.R.‘s newest brew, “Hyper-Local Fresh Hop Ale.” Brewery owners, Kevin & Shae Inglin, teamed up with Ruth Wallace who runs the Portola Garden District Tour, to create this unique twist on the locally sourced food movement. Ruth tapped into her …

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Sep 27

Live Performances Of Hamlet In McLaren Park This Weekend

SF Shakes Presents Hamlet September 23-24, 29–30 & October 1st, See Times Below McLaren Park Jerry Garcia Amphitheater The Details: Returning for the 5th year, SF Shakes returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater to present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet, which speaks strongly about disenfranchisement in the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark …

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Sep 27

11th Annual Portola Garden District Tour Saturday

It’s that time of the year again.  Get a peek into all the hidden spaces and meet some of your neighbors here in San Francisco’s Garden District.  This year’s event has been simplified so no tickets needed but donations are accepted at each garden site.  All the essential info: Why: Get a peek into private spaces, …

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