Category Archive: History

Apr 06

View the Portola from the skies in 1938

Inspired by photos of the Portola from the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL),¬†which had been indexed and combined with a Google Map, I started to look for more visual evidence of Portola¬†history. It didn’t take many searches to stumble onto a set of images akin to Google Maps 1938 style. In 1938, somebody was mad …

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Mar 27

Take a walk into the Portola of the past

While researching a few things for the blog, I stumbled across a fantastic website that provides a map to view all the photographs that are publicly available from the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), http://www.oldsf.org/. Essentially two smart and very dedicated people (@danvdk and @ravejk) either manually or via some clever code associated each image …

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Mar 27

Palega Park improvements begin with ceremonial ground breaking

It poured with rain last week when San Francisco Park representatives, our local supervisor David Campos and a small selection of weather faring locals came together to kick off the 21 million dollars worth of park improvements. But the weather didn’t dampen (groan) the event and there was a big round of applause as we …

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Dec 23

“POR’ da lah” or “Por TOE’ la”?

During the research for this blog I met quite a few new people within the neighborhood. Some of them corrected me on my pronunciation of the name Portola. Even when my wife and I were looking into the area before we purchased a house, we would often ask people how it was pronounced and we …

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Dec 22

Out the Road and Other Portola Stories, a movie

While researching for information about our neighborhood I came across a group of local artists. One of which is a filmmaker by the name of Gustavo Vazquez. He travelled around taking photos and talking to locals which resulted in a movie all about the area. The YouTube clip below is a 5 minute trailer. If …

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