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. Free concert in McLaren Park – Flavor of the South Side — August 27, 2015
  2. Help vote the Goettingen Garden Neighbors Group to win $2,500 — August 26, 2015
  3. Coyote pupping season begins, be wary in McLaren Park — August 26, 2015
  4. Acoustic Soul Fest success in McLaren Park free concert series — August 23, 2015
  5. Mark your calendar for the 2015 Portola Garden Tour! — August 23, 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

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/

Aug 26

Coyote pupping season begins, be wary in McLaren Park

Janet Kessler, aka the Coyote Lady, has been in touch to ask us to inform our readers about the coyote pupping season which has just begun. She shares the information below and for those of us that spend any time in McLaren Park, please take the time to watch the video and respect the coyotes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/coyote-pupping-season-begins-be-wary-in-mclaren-park/

Aug 23

Acoustic Soul Fest success in McLaren Park free concert series

Well this weekend the Portola Planet editor had a 7 year old’s birthday party to attend and our senior journalist, Alex Hobbs, is roughing it in Africa. So we were unable to make the wonderful start to the “Saturday in the Park” series of free concerts in McLaren Park. BUT Laura Kemp has been kind enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/acoustic-soul-fest-success-in-mclaren-park-free-concert-series/

Aug 23

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Portola Garden Tour!

Quick heads up Portola residents. We’ve not yet got the final details, but we do know the time and date for the upcoming Portola Garden Tour and keep an eye on their website. So mark your calendars for September 26th, 10am-3pm. Not sure what this is all about? Why not read some of the planets previous …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/mark-your-calendar-for-the-2015-portola-garden-tour/

Aug 19

Hawaiian, Chinese, Latin and Italian music night this Friday at the next Moving Art House event

You cannot think of art in the Portola without thinking of the awesome Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. They both are key contributors to artwork around the neighborhood and are part of many art events through the year. A few weekends ago they kicked off their Moving Art House events with a celebration at the Portola …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/movingarthouse2/

Aug 13

Jerry Day Concert in McLaren Park a huge success

August 2nd this year was host to the superb Jerry Day event in McLaren Park. Every year there is a free concert at the amphitheater named after the Grateful Dead co-founder and it is always packed out and the sun is always shining. This year was no exception, we’ve never seen as many people attend. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/jerry-day-concert-in-mclaren-park-a-huge-success/

Jul 24

Palega Park Play Day!!

It is late on Friday night and we just found out that tomorrow from 11-3 there is an amazing play day taking place at Palega Park in the Portola. There will be food trucks, slides, arts and crafts for kids as well as mini fun fair rides. All sponsored by Kaiser! Look forward to seeing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/07/palega-park-play-day/

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