Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cool New Cafeto Caffeinates Bernal’s College Hill

While all of us Northsiders have been solipsistically celebrating the opening of the new Precita Park Cafe, a cool new coffeeplatz has also opened on Bernal’s southwest slope, on Richland just off Mission. It’s called Cafeto, and Neighbor Lisa was kind … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Merchants, New Stuff | 10 Comments

24 Seconds of Intense Bernal Heights Awesomeness

This video is like a freebase hit of pure Bernal Heights. It happened last Friday, and Gareth Spor so captured it.

Posted in Uncategorized, Video | 4 Comments

Paper Thief Piques Patron of the Printed Word

Most of us spend so much time in front of screens these days that newspapers are starting to seem downright quaint. Which is why this sign, spotted recently on Eugenia,  filled my heart with sadness and made me yearn for … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Found Things, Media | 10 Comments

FINALLY! Bernal Supper Club Will Pop-Up at Cafe Cozzolino

Okay, this is just such a great story. After enduring a “diaspora period” in the Mission District, the pop-up Bernal Supper Club has now found a new home here at home in Bernal Heights. And even more exciting is the … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink | 22 Comments

Help Plant Green Things on Bernal Hill, Saturday

If you’re green thumb is itching, wander up to Bernal Hill on Saturday morning to participate in a volunteer planting organized by the City’s Recreation and Park Department. Rachel Kesel, your Bernal neighbor and the Rec and Park gardener assigned … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Events, Plants and Gardening | 2 Comments

Bernal Artist Transforms Traffic Lights Into Tableware

Neighbor Lauren Becker has been busy of late, creating industrial-chic tableware from recycled glass. This weekend she’s having an open studio at Recycled Glassworks on Bonview to release some of her new work: Ever wondered why Bernal Heights doesn’t have … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Events | 4 Comments

New Bernal Heights Art Print Celebrates Our Spirit Animal

A few months ago, the graphic designers at TheGRQP released a series of wildlife-themed prints about San Francisco neighborhoods. Pacific Heights is a fox. The Castro is a peacock. Japantown is a goldfish. And so on. The prints were lovely, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Art | 16 Comments

YIMBY Power: How Friends of the Lucky Horseshoe Bar Rallied to Sway the City’s Entertainment Commission

So, remember how Eric Embry, co-owner of the Lucky Horseshoe on Cortland, asked folks from Bernal Heights to attend a hearing at City Hall on Tuesday night, so that the Lucky Horseshoe might secure the coveted Entertainment Permit needed to … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Politics | 8 Comments

Bernal Aerospace Advances Cutting Edge of Rocket Science

The rocket scientists from the Bernal Aeronautics and Space Administration have been very busy lately, advancing the frontiers of high technology. One recent BASA initiative, shown above, focused on nighttime rocketry. Advanced light-emitting diodes were used to recover the launched … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Transportation | 8 Comments

Precita Park Cafe Set to Soft Open on Friday

Tablehopper has an update on the opening date for the much-anticipated Precita Park Cafe. Looks like the doors will open for the initial shakedown cruise on Friday: Getting close: ~PRECITA PARK CAFE~ is due to soft open this Friday December 16th in … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Food and Drink | 24 Comments

TONIGHT: City Hall Hearing on Lucky Horseshoe’s Entertainment Permit

**Hearing Date Corrected from Previous Version** Eric Embry, co-owner of the Lucky Horseshoe bar on Cortland, is getting ready for a big evening *tonight* at City Hall. That’s when a hearing will be held to consider his application to get … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink, Music, Politics | 5 Comments

Who Is Flying Over Bernal Heights (And Where They Are Going)?

After I got home late last Friday night, I wandered into my back yard for a moment to savor the silvery light of the full moon. But I also got a bonus treat: I watched a jet pass by high … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation | 13 Comments

Jazz at the Library: Free Concert with the Bernal Jazz Quintet, Wednesday

Hey cats! Dig it: The Bernal Jazz Quintet will perform at the Bernal Heights Branch Library on Wednesday evening, and the gig is free. Library manager Valerie says: WINTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION The year is winding up and it’s time to … Continue reading

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