Category Archive: General Gossip

Jan 16

Interview with our new District 9 Supervisor, Hillary Ronen

The Portola Planet was created in 2011 (yip we past our 5th year birthday on Dec 19th last year!) to be an online resource for those interested in neighborhood goings on. We made a decision to avoid any politically charged posts and wouldn’t be publishing any content that endorses any campaigns. However, we did interview David Campos …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/01/interview-with-our-new-district-9-supervisor-hillary-ronen/

Jul 20

Answering Simon’s Call

Hello Planet Readers, Simon’s request for assistance with the Planet has been answered, I’ve decided to dust off the keyboard and toss my well worn wig into the ring.  Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alex Hobbs, I’m a six year San Francisco resident, spending most of that time living in the Castro/Mission …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/07/self-introduction-portola-planets-new-co-editor/

Mar 29

Still here, still busy, still accepting help!

Ahh yes. Where did the Planet go? So i’m afraid I would love to post at least once a month and update everyone on what’s happening. But unfortunately my new job downtown means i’m far less in and around the Portola and simply just too busy with family and work. But, I did get this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/03/still-here-still-busy-still-accepting-help/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/12/portola-finals-sf-curbed-cup/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/12/portola-top-eight-sf-curbed-neighborhood-popularity-contest/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/help-us-convince-sfpuc-retain-piece-portola-history/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/10/hit-jackpot/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/10/great-website-getting-know-neighbors/

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