Category Archive: General Gossip

Dec 30

Portola in the finals for the SF Curbed Cup!

Game on! The Portola is in the final of the Curbed SF neighborhood of the year competition. In round one we easily defeated North Beach and then the Lower Haight in round 2. Amazingly we squeaked past our district 9 neighbors, Bernal Heights (and Bernalwood was lacking a post, we can only assume Todd was …

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Dec 26

Portola in the top eight of the SF Curbed neighborhood popularity contest

We at the Portola Planet love SFCurbed.com, we love Sally Kuchar and best of all we love pitching the Portola against other less worthy San Francisco ‘hoods. So we are delighted at the news that the Portola has made it through into the top 8 in a Curbed Cup neighborhood popularity contest, the winner of which …

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Nov 01

Help us convince SFPUC to retain a piece of Portola history

Last month we reported on the Upper Yosemite Creek daylighting project the SFPUC is planning for the Portola. Part of this project had local Portolans excited because there was an opportunity for SFPUC to extend the creek into an area of ground that is the last remaining evidence of nurseries in the Portola. For those …

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Oct 16

We introduce new Portola resident and blogger to the Planet

My name is Rupa, my family of four just moved into the Portola and I thank my lucky stars every day to have found the perfect neighborhood in this perfect city to call my home. A few months back I did not even know such an awesome neighborhood existed. You Portolans have done a great job …

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Oct 14

Great website for getting to know your neighbors

Over the past year the Portola Planet has been using a great website which brings a new angle tying our real life communities with the community of the online, digital type. Nextdoor.com is a simple website. You sign up, tell it where you live and then post information that would be useful for other neighbors. …

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Oct 11

After 35 years, Breakfast at Tiffany’s closes

With a heavy heart, the Portola Planet informs its neighbors that the popular breakfast and lunch restaurant on San Bruno Avenue, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, has closed due to the passing of it’s owner and chef, Gerald Adan. Posted on the windows of the business is a very emotional message from Gerald’s sister, April. I met April …

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Oct 07

Problems with spam and comments hopefully resolved!

You’d think that the Portola Planet being run by someone who works in “high tech” would make it immune to the problems of spam. Unfortunately, spam is a hard problem to tackle. After about 100 false email accounts a day signing up for the blog, we installed some software to delete any suspicious activity. However, …

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Aug 23

We are still here… and will be back soon.

So it has been a very long time since we last had an update to the Portola Planet. Many amazing things HAVE happened in the Neighborhood, but unfortunately the website editor-in-chief had a few changes in his day job (essentially tripling his work load) and that has introduced delays. But… we will return, soon. A …

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