Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sh*t Bernalites Say

Sorry, no video. It’s just a list. But we want to cash in on this whole “Shit BlahBlahBlah Says” meme before it goes supernova and collapses in on itself.  So without further excuses, here is “Shit Bernalites Say,” collected from … Continue reading

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Sunday Night’s Sunset, in Bernal Hill Surround-O-Vision

I happened to be traveling from Cortlandia to the Precitaville Administrative Zone on Sunday evening just as the sun was settling down for the night. The sky was exploding with oranges and pinks, so I took a few iPhonecam pics … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Tom Ammiano at the Good Life Meat Counter

High-profile Democratic politicians? They’re just like us! Bernalwood had a celebrity encounter with our very own Man in Sacramento last weekend, and here’s our full report: Who: State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Where: Meat counter, Good Life Grocery, Bernal Heights What He … Continue reading

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Precita Neighbors Gather to Remember Stephen

On Sunday morning, a group of Bernal Heights neighbors gathered to participate in a memorial service for Stephen, the gracious resident of Precita Park who died on January 20. It was a simple but warm affair. There were some cookies, … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Neighborhoods, People | 11 Comments

Let Us Now Reprise Yesterday’s Whispy Sunset

It was glorious, and robogeoff was good enough to capture it for us from atop Bernal Hill. Have a great weekend!

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RIP Stephen, Familiar Resident of Precita Park

Sad news: Stephen, the homeless gentleman who lived in the western end of Precita Park, died on January 20. Neighbor Jennifer fills in the backstory: Stephen – a longtime resident of Precita Park (he lived at the picnic tables on … Continue reading

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“Bernal Heights” + Asteroid Space Battles, Together At Last!

When you awoke this morning, did you think to yourself, “What I’d really like to see right now is an extended remix of Jhameel’s song “Bernal Heights” augmented with videogame footage of a laser-equipped spaceship navigating through a field of … Continue reading

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City Meeting About Bernal Hill Trail Restoration – Tonight!

Neighbor Joe Thomas call our attention to things afoot in the park up the hill. The San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a meeting about trail improvements on Bernal Hill, tonight (1/25) at 6 pm in the … Continue reading

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Sandbox Bakery’s Spinoff at 903 Cortland Now Open

Tasty news. 903 Cortland, the new spinoff from the tastymakers at Sandbox Bakery, opened this week. The Inside Scoop blog brings the, er, inside scoop: Now open for breakfast and lunch service (with more soon to come) is 903, a … Continue reading

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“Everyday Sights” from a Walk Around Bernal Heights

Bernal Neighbor Chuck B. runs a lovely blog called My Back 40 (Feet). He often writes about flora and horticulture, or his travels to distant and exotic lands. But recently he went for a simple walk around the neighborhood. The … Continue reading

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House Portrait: Carlos Santana’s House on Mullen

The Mission District usually gets the credit for having been home to Carlos Santana, but the truth of the matter is that Santana commuted to the Mission from Bernal Heights. Specifically, according to longtime Bernal resident Peter Wiley, Santana lived … Continue reading

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Amphibious Creature Discovered In Bernal Heights Back Yard

Neighbor Todd recently put on his pith helmet to embark upon an animal expedition in his back yard. He made a shocking discovery: creepy amphibians! Your recent dispatch on Jerusalem crickets had me wondering what else lived in my yard, … Continue reading

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Precita Park to Receive Glamorous Upgrades

Neighbor Demece from Precita Valley Neighbors brings some happy infrastructure news. It seems that the devotion and hard work of neighborhood volunteers has earned a grant from the City’s Community Opportunity Fund to pay for Precita Park upgrades. Demece explains the details: … Continue reading

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