Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Hot Spot for the Short Crowd on a Balmy Afternoon

After a week of steady rain, the arrival of warm spring days released a lot of pent-up demand among the preschool crowd for some outdoor recreation. As temperatures hovered around 75 yesterday afternoon, the playground at Precita Park was jumping. … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting | 5 Comments

Spring is Here

Did anybody notice how the temperature rose 10 degrees on Wednesday afternoon? One minute, I’m sitting in the shade at the Giants’ game thinking that I should put my jacket on, then suddenly there’s a warm wind blowing in my … Continue reading

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How Will New Ownership Change the Old Clam House?

As if to prove that even the most timeless institutions don’t stay the same forever, change has come to the Old Clam House. The venerable eatery along Bernalwood’s eastern frontier has been in business since the days when Bayshore Boulevard … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, History, New Stuff | 32 Comments

Boston Artist Paints Pictures of Bernal Heights Homes

Artist Leah Giberson lives in Boston.  She’s only visited Bernal Heights once, but she developed an instant affinity for our neighborhood — an affinity that she’s now translated into a pair of paintings about local homes. In a note to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art | 8 Comments

Who Is the Mysterious Swordsman of Bernal Hill?

Did you happen to see a stray ninja on Bernal Hill last weekend? Or some dude who looked like he made a wrong turn on the way home from a Dungeons and Dragons marathon? Over on the Bernalsafe mailing list, … Continue reading

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What a 20something Sees When He Looks at Bernalwood

Ah, to be young and single and living in Bernal Heights. Sure, there are challenges — OMG! So many baby strollers! So many restaurants with abstract names! — but overall it’s pretty chill. Or so says Zane Michael on Nabewise, … Continue reading

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Wildflower of the Moment: Shooting Stars

Ashley Wolff wrote to Bernalwood recently with another update on what’s blooming right now: Scattered on the steepest part of the Hill’s north slope is a member of the primrose family called the Shooting Star. Shooting star describes the flower shape: the … Continue reading

Posted in Nature and Wildlife | 1 Comment

Sfgirlbybay Visits Our Neighborhood, Makes It Lovely

San Francisco blogger, photographer, and design maven Victoria Smith — aka sfgirlbybay — visited our neighborhood last weekend, and (as is her wont) she created some beautiful images along the way: I think it’s rained here something like 19 days … Continue reading

Posted in Photography | 2 Comments

Powered by Gasoline and Bacon, Bernal Dads Racing Brings Home Honor and Glory During 24 Hours of LeMons

It drove! It raced! And kind of well, even. Last weekend at Sears Point Raceway, our neighborhood’s own Bernal Dads Racing team tore up the track during the 24 Hours of LeMons in The Molvo (No. 243), a mutant crossbreeding of … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photography, Transportation | 3 Comments

La Lengua Receives Official Recognition on the Map That Matters Most

I don’t know whether to laugh, sing, or declare martial law, but regardless… Our uppity neighbors to the west, aka the vassals of La Lengua, have received some noteworthy recognition of their autonomous status — in the form of a … Continue reading

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Bernal’s Own Motorsports Team Prepares to Hit the Speedway in a Frankenstein Race Car

Get ready, race fans, because a team of Bernalwood’s finest are headed to the speedway to represent our neighborhood and bring back motorsports glory. Or something kind of like that… The action will take place this weekend at Sears Point … Continue reading

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An Ad Hoc Electronica Jam Session on Bernal Hill

This video captures Antonino Musco moving the Hill during an improv session with a Yamaha Tenori-On earlier this month. Sweet!

Posted in Music, Video | 1 Comment

Commuting on the Muni 67 Bus Is Like Waiting for Godot

Reader Teri asks: Can someone can shed some light on this? How come the 67 never comes?! I waited for it for 40 minutes this morning and it made me entirely late for work. I try to catch it at … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Rant, Transportation | 23 Comments