Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pretty Home on Precita Sells Pretty Quickly at Pretty Price

For Bernal Heights homeowners, here’s an interesting (and encouraging) data point. The 3BR, 3BA house at 315 Precita, on the north side of Precita Park just east of Folsom, just sold for $1,275,000. Realtor Sabrina Gee-Shin says: Everything about 315 … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate | 20 Comments

Your October SFPD Crime Report for Bernal Heights

Reader Sarah and Sidekick Edie attended the monthly Captain’s Meeting at the SFPD’s Ingleside Station (so you didn’t have to). And once again, the notes they shared with us are invaluable. Read on to find out what’s going on in … Continue reading

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Mystery Bernal Heights Bugler Blows Horn Before Sunrise

Reader Chris says he has been awakened a bit earlier than usual lately: Our north slope micro hood on Mullen has experienced a not unpleasant new early morning ritual: Taps, or at least a bugle announcing the arrival of morning, … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things, Neighborhoods | 15 Comments

Learn About the Lost Movie Theaters of Mission Street

On Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm, the ever-excellent Bernal History Project will host a talk in the meeting room the Bernal Heights Public Library about the lost movie theaters of Mission Street: During the golden years of moviegoing in … Continue reading

Posted in History, Neighborhoods | 3 Comments

AAAnother Glossy Magazine Article About Bernal Heights

Another day, another magazine article about how sexxxy and glamorous we are here in Bernal Heights. Only, this one was an inside job: Karen Zuercher is the managing editor at VIA, the glossy magazine that has been published for members … Continue reading

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Our Seismologist Explains Why Bernal’s Chert Is Better Than Soft Rock During an Earthquake

In pretty much every earthquake post that has appeared on this blog, I have extolled the virtues of Bernal’s beloved red chert because it doesn’t shake all that hard even during really big seismic events — especially compared to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Geology, Geology and Seismology | 25 Comments

Much Fun Was Had at Festival on the Hill 2011

Wow. What a great small-town-in-the-big-city scene the 2011 Fiesta on the Hill turned out to be. Cortland was jammed with a happy mix of locals, visitors, adults, kids, humans, and barnyard animals. There were mistrels on hand to serenade the … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Events, People | 10 Comments

Let Us Now Celebrate the Afternoon Shadows

Meri Page captured this simple stunner (with her iPhone!) somewhere in Bernal Heights not long ago; it’s a perfect summary of the kind of day we’re having all over the hill. Enjoy! PHOTO: Pagedesign

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Fiesta on the Hill Comes to Cortland on Sunday

The mother of all Bernal Heights street festivals comes to Cortland this Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY: Fiesta on the Hill! Fiesta on the Hill is a community based, high-profile and energetic Festival with an attendance of over 20,000 friends and neighbors … Continue reading

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Lotus Garden Vietnamese Restaurant Set to Reopen

And now for some tasty news. Remember that terrible three-alarm fire that devastated a building on Mission Street near Valencia last April? And how the damage forced the closure of the much-loved Lotus Garden Vietnamese restaurant? At the time, if … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Food and Drink | 2 Comments

Shoe Fairy Visits Bernal Heights Resident

Reader Nina was visited by a veeeeery special guest this week: The Bernal Heights Shoe Fairy! Let her tell the tale: I was visited by the Bernal Shoe Fairy a few nights ago. I was pushing the stroller out the … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things | 18 Comments

Angry Parents Rally at Paul Revere School

There’s rebellion afoot at Paul Revere School on Tompkins, with a rally that was scheduled for 8 am this morning taking place to protest the policies of the school’s principal. The SF Appeal carries the story: Parents at a school … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Children and Parenting, Schools | 40 Comments

Beautiful Moonrise East of Bernalwood

Neighbor Joe Thomas created this gorgeous time-lapse of last night’s moonrise from his observation post in Bernal Heights. Spectacular!

Posted in Nature and Wildlife, Video | 2 Comments