Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bernal Spoken Word Artist Hosts Open Mike Event, Tomorrow

Bernal Neighbor Ned Buskirk is hosting the latest edition of his open mike series for poetry, prose, and music called You’re Going to Die, tomorrow night, Feb 29, at 8 pm at Viracocha (on Valencia at 21st): There will be … Continue reading

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Art on the Hill: Work from Saturday’s Artist Meetup

Reader Laurie brings us a visual update on last Saturday’s (very chilly) meetup for visual artists that took place on Bernal Hill: Report from the sketching session: Seven people came and we had a good time sketching, even if our … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Fares Well in Comparison with Artificial Rival

Actually, why bother restoring Bernal Hill’s trail network? And why bother fussing with all that pesky local flora. Why not just simplify things, with artificial grass? According to the billboard on Valencia at Cesar Chavez, Better Than Real Artificial Grass … Continue reading

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VICTORY: Future of Bernal’s Vintage Coke Sign Is Secured

It took a year, an outcry, and a special piece of legislation to get the job done, but last Thursday the matter of Anonymous NIMBY vs. Bernal’s Vintage Coca-Cola Sign has been resolved, and the future of the sign is … Continue reading

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Visiting Photographer Captures Mother of All Bernal Panoramas

Photographer Peter West Carey visited San Francisco from Seattle recently. He stayed with friends in Bernal Heights, and while he was here he took the opportunity to shoot an absolutely epic interactive panorama of the view from the north slope … Continue reading

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“Occupy Bernal” Takes Fight to Wells Fargo

Occupy Bernal has taken their fight beyond Bernal Heights by carrying their protest against home foreclosures directly to executives at Wells Fargo. The SF Bay Guardian catches us up: Yesterday, three top Wells Fargo executives flew to San Francisco to … Continue reading

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A Meetup for Artists Atop Bernal Hill, Saturday

Pack up your charcoals and watercolors, because Reader Laurie brings news of a gathering for visual artists happening this weekend on Bernal Hill: The just-formed Meetup group for San Francisco Urban Sketchers is having it’s first meeting this Saturday at … Continue reading

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Food Fight! Critic Calls Bernal Heights a “Food Desert”

Jessica Battilana is a local food writer who has penned articles for 7×7, Sunset, Martha Stewart Living, and Gastronomica. Recently, in an otherwise positive review of the new Sandbox Bakery spinoff at 903 Cortland, Ms. Battilana wrote: We can thank … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Media | 45 Comments

Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for February 2012

Reader Sarah, who valiantly covers the Bernalwood Crime Beat, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Chief’s Meeting this week (so you didn’t have to). Here’s her summary of the latest Bernal Heights crime and crime trend news: Notes from Ingleside Community … Continue reading

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“Cut Hair, Not School Budgets” A Benefit for Flynn School

Feeling a little shaggy? Here’s a way to keep yourself looking glamorous while also benefitting the students at Leonard Flynn School at Precita Park. Neigbor Sarah, who has a kid at Flynn, writes Cut Hair, Not School Budgets! 2nd Annual … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Trail Restoration Design Meeting, TONIGHT

Sorry for the late notice, but the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is having a design review meeting TONIGHT at 6 pm in the meeting room of the public library on Cortland Street to discuss the plan to restore … Continue reading

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Confirmed Bikini Jogger Sighting, Monday Evening

Reader Lynn from the Bernalwood Intelligence Agency shared three photos to document a confirmed Bikini Jogger sighting that took place on Monday evening at approximately 5 pm: The Bikini Jogger was sighted doing several laps around Bernal Hill on Monday evening amongst … Continue reading

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Gorgeous New Children’s Book Was Made in Bernalwood

Neighbor Ashley Wolff has a new children’s book that’s just been released, and it was created right in here in Bernal Heights: I wanted to share the news that my new picture book is out at last. Baby Bear Sees … Continue reading

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