Category Archive: Fun

Oct 31

Crafty Woolsey St. Cemetery Returns, Stop by Tonight

Back again, the creepiest Halloween display in the Portola has been conjured up around the little Victorian at 309 Woolsey Street.  Neighbor Larry Winum has dialed up the spook factor with more eerie lighting, rubber rates and personalized tombstones to make this year’s display the best yet.. Unlike many other Halloween displays, Larry doesn’t buy his decorations, …

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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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May 18

Portola’s Kids Approve Of The McLaren Park Horses

The pilot program for the McLaren Park horseback riding comes to a close after this weekend. While this program had some controversy among some adult (what doesn’t in S.F.?), there is absolutely no question that the horses have been a big hit with the kids of the Portola (of all ages we’d say). We spoke to …

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Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration Saturday: Plant Sale, Portola Green Planning & Ice Cream!

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and to celebrate there will be a celebration at Burrows Pocket Park tomorrow (San Bruno Ave & Burrows Street). The event is being co-sponsored by community volunteers from the Portola Neighborhood Association Portola Urban Greening and Goettingen Neighbors Group. This will be a great opportunity to learn more …

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Apr 19

Saddle Up Portola: Horseback Riding Comes to McLaren Park For A Limited Time

If you haven’t heard or seen for yourself already, horseback riding has returned to McLaren Park for a limited time. The San Francisco Rec & Parks. Department is trying out an exciting two month pilot program to gauge public interest and support for the idea. Currently there are 10 horses stabled at the once abandoned …

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Apr 10

Portola Mapped Through The Lense Of A 2nd Grade Class

The San Francisco School’s class of 2021 created a fun map of the Portola. Many of the little aspects of the neighborhood that us busy adults tend to miss have been artistically captured by the unspoiled eyes of youth. The black and white map highlights landmarks such as the beloved greenhouses to the not so loved …

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Oct 26

Child’s Play At Woolsey St. Cemetery

Ghoulish paranormal activity or a neighbor with a fantastically dark sense of humor?  You decide.  Either way, some interesting items have been popping up on the 300 block of Woolsey St. During my bleary eyed morning walk to the bus last week, a strange poster for a missing doll caught my eye.  The instructions asked, …

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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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