Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sing Along to “Bernal Heights,” Live at Hotel Utah TONIGHT

Happy to say that we were into it before it was cool, but “Bernal Heights”–  that very pleasing new song by Jhameel —  has become rather popular nationwide, in an indie/underground sort of way. Now his people send word that … Continue reading

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Small Camera Captures Big Scene from Bernal Hill

Check out this very simple, very lovely photo @isaach took yesterday from atop Bernal Hill… with his iPhone. Really, it never ceases to amaze me that our phones have become powerful creative tools. Think about it: If you had walked … Continue reading

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Your Monthly SFPD Crime Summary: Mind Your Gold, Stash Your Bath Salts

Reader Sarah, who graciously covers the Bernalwood Crime Beat, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Chief’s Meeting this week (once again, so you didn’t have to). Here’s her excellent summary of the latest Bernal Heights crime and crime trend news: September … Continue reading

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Bernal Artist Rich Nyhagen Opens New Show at Inclusions

There’s an opening-night reception tomorrow evening at the Inclusions Gallery on Cortland to celebrate a new show by Bernal Heights artist Rich Nyhagen: Rich Nyhagen: “Deja-View, a second look at SF” September 23 – October 9, 2011 Artist Reception – Friday, … Continue reading

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Two Videos and New Book Explore the Artistry of Avedano’s

Woa. Check out this gorgeous mini-documentary about the Avedano’s butcher shop on Cortland, created by Tribute SF: Started by three friends, Avedano’s butcher shop pursues the purest forms of butchery while providing the Bernal Heights neighborhood with sustainably raised meat … Continue reading

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Nomenclature Update: Introducing “Sutrito Tower”

There was another fashion shoot on Bernal Hill last week, only this time, the subject wasn’t a glamorous supermodel. Instead, photographer Rusty turned his camera toward the familiar microwave tower that sits atop the hill, to deftly capture its jaunty … Continue reading

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SF Giants Street Art Spreads Across Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights Home Decor Trend: Is stencil street art the new white picket fence? Our post about the homeowner on the west slope who invited street artist Get Up to do an SF Giants-themed installation on the side of his … Continue reading

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Block Party! On Elsie! This Saturday! And You’re Invited!

Neighbor Michael dialed in to the Bernalwood Hotline to share news about a grand block party that will take place on Elsie this Saturday: The 200 block of Elsie Street, between Cortland & Eugenia, invites you to its 5th Annual … Continue reading

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How Many Bernal Dads Does It Take to Replace A Volvo Race Car Engine?

So, how many Bernal Dads does it take to remove the engine from a Volvo race car? Near as I can tell, it takes at least 10: Four to work on the car, and another six to stand around drinking … Continue reading

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Sandbox Bakery Opening New Restaurant Just Down the Street

There a new food fashion sweeping Cortland: Existing restaurants opening new restaurants just a stones-throw away. Vega started the trend by buying up the Liberty Cafe right across the street, and now the fabulous Sandbox Bakery is getting in on … Continue reading

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All Clear on Bernal Hill Last Night

There are many clear nights on Bernal Hill, but nights that are both clear and warm are a rare treat. We hit the meteorological jackpot last night, so after eating dinner with a friend on my patio (another rare treat), … Continue reading

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That Odd Bend in Precita Avenue, Explained

The machinations of the San Francisco Department of Public Works are obscure and mysterious, but after a long hiatus, work has resumed on Precita Avene’s sexxxy sewer replacement and street repaving project. The action is now happening just west of the … Continue reading

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Ichi Sushi Hosts Benefit Dinner for Stafone Jackson

Neighbor Erin from Ichi Sushi on Mission Street writes: Please join us at ICHI Sushi for dinner on Tuesday September 20th as we host a benefit for the family of Stafone Jackson, a Mission High graduate who recently passed away … Continue reading

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