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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Saturday Events in the Portola

Portola Art Panels

You've all seen the large snake mural on one of the pillars at the interchange between 101 and 280.  But did you know that this was only Phase I of a much larger Portola Neighborhood Association project?   Phase II of the project will see 48 panels depicting Portola landmarks affixed to the fences near the base of the mural at the north end of San Bruno Ave where it intersects with Alemany Blvd.  Volunteers are needed to help mount the panels to the fence, so if you're available, come on out!

Saturday, October 12, 9:30AM - noon
San Bruno Ave at Alemany Blvd
Refreshments will be served.

McLaren Park Playground

From Chuck Farrugia,
Join us on Saturday October 12th at 12:30 for the official ceremony and ribbon cutting celebration taking place at the new Peru & Burrows Street playground in McLaren Park. 
After 7 years of hard work and perseverance a neighborhood can once again reunite in its park and boast it has a playground for its children to play in that is safe and close to home.  What began as a signature petition over 12 years ago by a mother and our friend Sue Zimmer, eventually became a calling for me and my wife which in turn spurred the Help McLaren Park children's advocacy group.   
After countless letters and meetings all over town the Neighborhood Parks Council, later the SF Parks Alliance, joined our cause and through a competitive application process and we won a Community Challenge Grant for 65K and later a Community Opportunity Fund Grant for 238K but still no playground.... only a head of white hair to show for it ....until now.

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