Monthly Archives: June 2011

Our New Top Cop Provides a Bernal Heights Crime Summary

While the rest of us were carousing on Cortland Street for the Summer Solstice Stroll, Citizen Sarah attended the San Francisco Police Department community meeting at Ingleside Station on Tuesday evening. Afterward, she did us all the great service of … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Design | 1 Comment

What Is the Sound of a Tree Falling on Eugenia Street?

Koan: If a tree falls on Eugenia Street when all the neighbors are home, does it still make a sound? Answer: Absofrikkinlutely! Reader Danny sent us this dramatic tale of gravity-induced mayhem and neighborly solidarity that occurred last night, along … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Nature and Wildlife | 7 Comments

Skip’s Tavern Reborn as The Lucky Horseshoe

In the grand tradition of velvet-rope stagecraft and buzz-building, the new owner of the former Skip’s Tavern on Cortland opened her doors for the first time during last night’s Summer Solstice Stroll to give the neighborhood a sneak preview of … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 6 Comments

It Was a Lovely Evening for a Summer Solstice Stroll

We came. We saw. We strolled. And gee whiz, was is a great little scene. The first EVAR Summer Solstice Stroll was a charming success, and I was glad for the opportunity it provided to wander aimlessly up and down … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cortland, Merchants | 1 Comment

Star Sighting: Mayor Ed Lee Visits Bernal’s New Mini-Park

Hey there celebrity-spotters! Guess who dropped by Bernalwood yesterday? Why, it was our very own interim mayor, the Honorable Ed Lee! The Mayor was here to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our fabulous new Vista Pointe Garden mini-park … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Infrastructure, Politics, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Trove of Historical Photos Show Streetcars in Bernal Heights

Last week’s talk at the Bernal Public Library about the history of streetcar service along Cortland Avenuewas really excellent. Interesting, informative, and a vivid reminder of how the texture of the neighborhood is so heavily shaped by its infrastructure. Plus, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Infrastructure, Transportation | 4 Comments

Pint-Sized Entrepreneurs Peddle Premium Sidewalk Perfume

Once upon a time, children learned business basics by selling lemonade to sidewalk passers-by. But not anymore — and not in Bernalwood. Today’s young entrepreneurs aim highter. They have an eye for style, a clear bead on the urban lifestyle, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Children and Parenting, Interesting Objects, Merchants | 4 Comments