Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alemany Farmer’s Market Report: New Neighbor Edition

Our new neighbor, photojournalist Adrian Mendoza, explored the Alemany Farmer’s Market last weekend: Made my first walk down to the farmers market – which was easy – the walk back up was the hard part (haha, I’d better get used … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Photography, Plants and Gardening | 4 Comments

Polkapolloza! For the Children! Saturday!

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV. But I’m happy to prescribe some very fun music on Saturday night to benefit Junipero Serra Elementary School in Bernal Heights. To wit: Junipero Serra Elementary School’s First Annual Polkapolloza … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Events, Music | 3 Comments

SF Giants Street Art Appears on Bernal Heights Home

Mathematically, the Giants aren’t out of playoff contention — not yet, at least. But come what may, there will be one very happy Giants fan on a remote section of Elsie Street, because he just “commissioned” a very cool piece … Continue reading

Posted in Art | 30 Comments

Bernal Hill, As Seen from McLaren Park, As Seen from San Bruno Mountain

Reader Esther Reyes shared this terrific photo of Bernal Hill rakishly showing off against a backdrop of the downtown Financial District. She took the photograph from McLaren Park, to the south. Now let’s pull back a little farther. Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Photography | 1 Comment

Car Crash Creates Big Bang on Bocana

There was some unwelcome excitement on Bocana yesterday, as a vehicle rollover disrupted the evening. Reader Paulie from the Bernalwood Action News Team was there with his mobile phone, and he filed this report: The accident happened near Chuck’s Market … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Cars | 6 Comments

Bricks Make Big Comeback on Winfield Street

We all know that infrastructure is sexy. Sometimes, however, it can also be rather sweet. The photo above shows the new roadbed on Winfield Street; It represents a tasty victory in a hard-fought battle to preserve a subtle link to … Continue reading

Posted in History, Infrastructure | 25 Comments

A New iPad App for Kids, Homegrown in Bernalwood

We like to buy local here in Bernalwood. We’ve got local bread, local meat, local pickles, and even a local debit card. But lest anyone accuse us of being t0o rustic and old-fashioned, it’s nice to know that we also … Continue reading

Posted in New Stuff, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Bernal Heights Home Wins Online Popularity Contest

Our real estate-obsessed friends at CurbedSF had a little contest last week, and their readers chose a house in Bernal Heights as the fairest one of all: This week we asked you to vote for the single-family home you’d like to live … Continue reading

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New Candy Shoppe Opens on Cortland

This will come as exciting news to the children of Bernal Heights and underemployed dentists throughout San Francisco: A new candy shop has opened at 521 Cortland, right across from the library. Called the Rock Candy Snack Shop, the store … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 25 Comments

Jane Underwood Sees the Lovely in Bernalwood’s Details

Neighbor Jane Underwood recently submitted a nice batch of photos to the Bernalwood Flickr group, and though each one is different, they are all clearly of a kind. Jane has an eye for the small details; the lovely juxtapositions of … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting Objects, Photography | 6 Comments

2011 Bernal Hill Blackberry Crop a Sorry Sight

For months we’ve been hungrily eyeing that prodigious patch of blackberry bushes near the parking lot at the entrance of Bernal Hill Park. After all, what says “It’s summer on Bernal Hill” more than picking and munching your own blackberries … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Food and Drink, Nature and Wildlife, Plants and Gardening | 10 Comments

Fearmongering NIMBYs vs. Bernal Heights iPhone Owners

Ugh. Here we go again. AT&T would like to offer some relief to those long-suffering iPhone owners in southeast Bernal Heights, who have long had to endure dropped calls and poor reception. This relief would come in the form of … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY, Technology | 34 Comments

He Liked the View from Bernal Hill So Much, He Moved Here

Remember that old TV commercial about the guy who liked his electric shaver so much, he bought the company? Well, in a similar way, photographer Adrian Mendoza visited Bernal Heights for the first time recently, and he liked it so … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, People, Photography | 11 Comments