Monthly Archives: November 2011

Micro-Interview: Thanksgiving Day at the Good Life

A last-minute scramble for a pie tin (grasshopper pie… mmmmm!) occasioned a Thanksgiving Day visit to the Good Life Grocery. The perfect excuse for a micro-interview! Bernalwood: Anything been flying off the shelves today? Manager Frank: Turkeys! The owners picked … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, Merchants, People, Shopping | 13 Comments

Then and Now: Mission at Virginia, c. 1925 vs. 2011

I found this historical photo of Mission Street looking north from Virginia Street recently. The photo was unattributed and undated, but judging from the cars on the street, it looks as if it was taken sometime during the mid-1920s. I … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff: Bernal Kids Test Frontiers of Outer Space

Last weekend, a few paternal units from the Bernal Dads Racing Team assembled at a secret local spaceport to do some amateur rocketry with the kids. Overall the effort was a success. Many rockets were launched, and the kids demonstrated … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Technology, Transportation | 12 Comments

The Secret Murals at 254 Precita

The duplex at 254 Precita Avenue is for sale. Here’s how the realtors describe it: Two VACANT units and ready for new buyers to move in! Great North Slope Bernal location close to Precita Park, Mission District, and easy freeway … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Real Estate | 2 Comments

Even When Invisible, Bernal Heights Reigns

Mr. Burrito Justice, the spiritual leader of the La Lengua separatists, posted this photo on his blog recently. It shows the summit of Bernal Hill emerging from a fog bank, as seen from the flatlands near St. Luke’s Hospital. More … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, La Lengua, Neighborhoods, Photography | 1 Comment

The Lucky Horseshoe Is Now Officially The Lucky Horseshoe

The new sign went up last Friday, so now it’s official: The former Skip’s Tavern on Cortland, which was reborn a few months ago as the Lucky Horseshoe, is now, officially, the Lucky Horseshoe. Please update your address books, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 2 Comments

The Yin and Yang of Safeway After the Rains

Walking out of the Safeway on Sunday afternoon, I felt the sun on my face for the first time in days, and I noticed that our Safeway’s familiar yin-yang mosaic was interacting nicely with the wet pavement — and Sutro … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Spirituality, Weather | 2 Comments