Simon

Author's details

Name: Simon Thorpe
Date registered: December 19, 2011
URL: http://portolaplanet.com

Biography

Simon has only lived in the Portola since late 2011. He moved here with his his wife and two boys looking for a place to settle their new family. After a few months he realized he could put his technical skills to use in creating this blog and as such runs the technical aspects of Portola Planet as well as contributing some articles.

Latest posts

  1. Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio — January 16, 2016
  2. Portography: Heath on Greenhouses — December 20, 2015
  3. Portography: Moon’s from Mansell, Shelley and Wilde — November 29, 2015
  4. Portography: Dual Beautiful photos of the Portola sky — October 10, 2015
  5. Portola small business booming in the San Francisco heat! — September 9, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Four Barrel soon to open location in the Portola! — 14 comments
  2. SOLD! Who bought 460 Hamilton Street? — 9 comments
  3. Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space) — 7 comments
  4. Happy Halloween in the Portola! — 6 comments
  5. “POR’ da lah” or “Por TOE’ la”? — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 16

Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio

Update: Due to me rushing around over the weekend, I totally forgot to add in links to both Arthur and Lisa’s websites! Here they are. http://www.frameartstudio.com/ and http://www.arthurkoch.com/ We just got home after a fun few minutes spent at the new art studio at 150 Silliman St. The place was pretty busy when we arrived with probably …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/01/photos-from-opening-of-new-portola-art-studio/

Dec 20

Portography: Heath on Greenhouses

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve been sent another superb photograph of our neighborhood. This time the wonderful photographer Alison Heath has sent us a small, yet poignant shot of one of the greenhouse roofs in the decaying plot that is currently awaiting for sale and renewal. Thanks Alison and please, everyone, keep sending us …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/12/portography-heath-on-greenhouses/

Nov 29

Portography: Moon’s from Mansell, Shelley and Wilde

Well in just a week since Alex kicked off a new trend for the blog, Portography, we’ve had many submissions. In the first post Alex expressed his despair of seeing the same old crappy pictures of the Portola in articles about the neighborhood. Portography was born and challenged the Portolan’s of San Francisco to step …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/11/portography-moons-from-mansell-shelley-and-wilde/

Oct 10

Portography: Dual Beautiful photos of the Portola sky

Ahh the summer is closing, the nights are drawing in and Facebook is alight with the wonderful photos of our evening skylines. The Portola certainly gets its fair share of deep purple, orange and grey flamed clouds. Colin who lives right on the edge of the Portola sent in this superb shot. Follow a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/10/beautiful-photos-of-the-portola-sky/

Sep 09

Portola small business booming in the San Francisco heat!

Wow. IT IS HOT. And some of our fellow Portola residents are taking advantage of this heat to drive business. This weekend past saw one such entrepreneur take to the streets with a perfectly timed lemonade stand. As you can see from the serious look on the young business woman’s face, she was intent on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/09/portola-small-business-booming-in-the-san-francisco-heat/

Sep 09

Hateful graffiti brings the community closer together

Well this just happened Which makes us all feel very sad. BUT then this happened.. Which makes us all proud the Portola community is so strong. I’m pretty sure the disgusting individual/s who wrote these messages do not read the Portola Planet, irregardless, we’d like to inform the person/s their actions will not be tolerated. It’s totally …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/09/hateful-graffiti-brings-the-community-closer-together/

Aug 27

Free concert in McLaren Park – Flavor of the South Side

This Saturday we once again see yet another free concert hosted in McLaren Park! Saturday in the Park – McLaren features free, family-friendly performances that showcase local talent.  Each concert has different themes to cover a wide range of interests and musical tastes.  Flavor of the South Side is a day dedicated to bluegrass, classic rock, folk …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/free-concert-in-mclaren-park-flavor-of-the-south-side/

Aug 26

Help vote the Goettingen Garden Neighbors Group to win $2,500

In the Portola we have many a green thumb, but on some streets there are small communities who tend to public garden spaces. The best example is the Goettingen Neighbors Group. They work tirelessly to improve the small strip of public land that connects Goettingen St as it climbs past Dwight. They’ve recently made a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/help-vote-the-goettingen-garden-neighbors-group-to-win-2500/

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