Category Archive: Breaking News

Jun 16

Power Of The Portola: Community Surpasses Fundraising Goal In Record Time

  The quick success of the Avenue Theater crowdfunding campaign goes to show how much us Portolans cherish our theater.  In a surprising show of support, the $7,500 goal was met in just 9 days.  But what’s truly astounding, is that the donations aren’t stopping.  As I write this post, the tally is now over …

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May 08

Renew The Avenue! Theater Facade To Be Restored & More!

Historic Facade To Be Restored We had a little fun attempting to create some “breaking news” drama in our last Avenue Theater post by creating an air of mystery around this exciting project.  Something big is indeed happening at the long abandoned Theater but it’s not much of a secret for Portolans that have been attending …

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Apr 18

What’s Happening At The Abandoned Avenue Theater?

If you follow the Portona Neighborhood Association on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen a very cryptic but tantalizing post this morning.  Apparently something very interesting is happening with the long abandoned but much-loved Avenue Theater.  See the screenshot below for exhibit A: Just as curious, if you happen to pass by the theater …

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Mar 09

The Slow Reveal Has Begun!

The big, bold and beautiful “Welcome To The Portola” mural has begun its slow reveal. It appears that the mural will pretty much cover the entire side of Ruth’s Children’s Shoppe. See the completed work and celebrate Portola’s designation as “San Francisco’s Garden District” this Saturday at 1:30 pm! Detail here if you missed it …

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Aug 03

Portola’s Own KALW Radio Turns 75

Did you know the Portola is home to the oldest FM radio station west of the Mississippi? Well it is and KALW is celebrating its 75th birthday tomorrow. The Chronicle has a very interesting write up on the history of the station as well as its current success in a changing media world.   Tune …

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Feb 10

The Chronicle Tells the Story of Breakfast At Tiffany’s & Portola Community Involvement

When we were looking for a new home two years ago, one of the characteristics of the Portola that attracted us was the high level of community involvement.  As most of us know, there are a lot of dedicated and passionate people involved here.  A fact, reinforced by the numerous community groups serving this small …

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Jan 31

Portola Loses Lifelong Advocate

Life long Portolan, Irene Crescio, passed away Tuesday peacefully in her sleep.  Irene was a tenacious advocate for the neighborhood, working tirelessly as a board member for the Portola Neighborhood Association into her 80’s.  Her dedication and welcoming demeanor brought together neighbors and won the support of city officials to better the Portola community. Irene …

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Nov 25

McLaren Park’s Promenade Breaks Ground

As JFK Drive is to Golden Gate Park, Mansell Street will soon be to McLaren Park.  On Monday, the city broke ground on the Mansell Corridor Improvements Project, which will transform the Parkway into a pedestrian and bike friendly promenade through the center of the park.  This fantastic but long overdue project seems to signal …

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