Category Archive: Sports

May 11

Spotlight on the Portola’s Renel Brooks-Moon

Usually it’s the players at AT&T park who are highlighted and imitated, but this time it was Portola resident and San Francisco Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon who was in the spotlight. When Arizona Diamondbacks players were asked about their favorite ballparks to visit, Archie Bradley didn’t hesitate to name AT&T Park, but for an unexpected …

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Jul 21

7th Annual Project Play Soccer Benefit this Sunday!

Getting tired of us telling you things to do in the Portola this summer? Tough. Now you’ve got to choose between a block party at the library, or going down to Fat Deli Beli taking part in a soccer fund raiser for a worthy cause. Heck, be bold, do both! So what’s Project Play Soccer? …

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Nov 19

The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby

McLaren Park is an awesome place. But it’s awesomeness just increased significantly after the Planet watched the video below. In 1975, San Francisco artists built cars for a soap box derby in McLaren Park. They were given money ($250, probably around $1000 by today’s standards) to build their artistic creations which included one car featuring …

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Nov 18

Youth Tennis Advantage Scholar Athlete Program

In the southwest corner of the Portola (intersection of Mansell and University) there are three sets of tennis courts in McLaren Park.  There you will find adults engaged in competitive tennis matches, older Chinese people practicing Tai Chi, and even people training their dogs.  But on Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm (or 3:30 until …

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