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

Sep 26

That’s Bananas – Growing Here In The Garden District

  An unusual sight for San Francisco, spotted growing here in the Garden District, around 3,500 miles north of its natural tropical habitat.  This photo was sent to us from a reader who caught these unripened bananas growing in the front yard of a home on the 400 black of Girard Street.  The house is on …

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Sep 22

Portola Prost! – 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Starts Saturday

The week long celebration begins tomorrow (9/23) at F.D.R. down on San Bruno. Special brews, accordians and sausages this and next Saturday with a Munich beer tent vibe all week.  Here are all the details from Kevin & Shae: Our favorite time of year is upon us! OKTOBERFEST! We will be kicking off our week …

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Sep 21

Portography: It’s A Beautiful Morning In The Neighborhood

After weeks of bizarre weather, we are having a beautiful morning here in the Portola. So much so that a neighbor texted me a sunrise photo taken as she left for work. I noticed a couple similar photos on neighbor’s Facebook feeds so I thought I’d share the natural beauty that comes with being on …

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Sep 12

Mayor To Unveil Avenue Theater’s Striking New Neon Tomorrow – Come Join The Party!

After years of planning and decades of wishful thinking, tomorrow night Mayor Ed Lee will flip the switch on a new chapter in the Avenue Theater’s history.  Come join the countdown and tour an historical exhibit curated by our Portola neighbors in the old Johnson’s B.B.Q. space.  Live organ music, ice cream and an after …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/09/mayor-unveil-avenue-theaters-striking-new-neon-tomorrow-come-join-party/

Aug 25

Portola’s Colorful Drag Queen Bingo Prom

Another drag queen bingo has come and gone in a blaze of smeared makeup and bingo ball glory. The Portola Prom theme for this season’s event was embraced by the crowd with attendees in everything from formal wear to cross dressing fabulousness with even some random pandas and a unicorn tossed into the mix.  Capturing all …

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Aug 24

Apparently Kevin Spacey Has Our Doors

We’ve heard this neighborhood rumor for quite some time and it appears that it might actually be true. If you haven’t heard, the story is that actor Kevin Spacey bought the Avenue Theater’s entry doors several years ago when the church operating out of the space at the time, deemed them too risqué for their …

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Aug 14

Drag Queen Bingo Presents “Portola Prom” This Thursday

Drag Queen Bingo Presents The Portola Prom Fundraiser This Thursday marks the 5th edition of this popular biannual neighborhood fundraising event. Every Drag Queen Bingo has a theme and this time it’s “Portola Prom”,  You can expect all the trappings of a high school dance but with drag queens, prizes and a bar.  No dates …

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Aug 14

Free Eclipse Glasses At The Portola Library While Supplies Last

Our fabulous Librarian Nicole wants to makes sure that we all experience the solar eclipse safely on the 21st.  San Francisco is too far south to see the full celestial event which means that the only safe way to view the partial eclipse is with a specific type of glasses. Luckily, you can pick up your …

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