Monthly Archives: July 2011

Perhaps the Ugliest Spot in All of Bernal Heights

We all know that Bernal Heights is a neighborhood of glamor and grandeur, and beautiful views spied from Bernal’s many hilltops are so pervasive that they’re almost commonplace. But the vistas aren’t always so grand, and I’d like to propose … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? The Return of the Palace Family Steak House

Though from the outside it looks pretty much the same as it has since it closed in 2009, there’s lots happening behind the sheets of brown paper that cover the windows of the venerable Palace Steak House at the corner … Continue reading

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Why It’s Wise to Report Crime (Even If The Cops Don’t Come)

In response to last week’s Crime Summary post, Reader Bethany posted this comment: My car was broken into on Cortland and Eugenia (including a smashed window) a few months ago. Even though I filed a police report, I received no … Continue reading

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Foodie Entrepreneur Wanted for Glamorous New Space on Cortland

I ran into the owner of the newly-renovated property at 420 Cortland last week. The joint is freshly spiffed-up and the For Lease sign is up, and the owner told me he’d love to find a veteran restauranteur or established … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cortland, Food and Drink, Real Estate | 11 Comments

Then and Now: Peralta Overlook, 1982 vs. 2011

When we geek-out on then-and-now photos here in Bernalwood, we usually end up marveling at how dramatically the neighborhood has changed in such a relatively short span of time. But here’s one view that’s hardly changed at all: Peralta just … Continue reading

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Surprise! While We Slept, The Sun Rose In the East

Reader Julie took this wonderful sunrise photo from atop the hill last Friday. It looks just like a sunset, but — check it out! — it’s happening over the Bay Bridge, instead of Sutro Tower. How weird! Indeed, if you … Continue reading

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Your Bernal Crime Summary: Car Break-Ins, iPhone Thefts, and Succulent Bandits Still Suck

Bernalwood’s intrepid volunteer scribe on the Police Beat, Reader Sarah, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Community Meeting on Tuesday night July 19 — while you were (hopefully) having dinner with your friends and loved ones. Here’s her excellent summary: Lt. … Continue reading

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