Monthly Archives: March 2012

Greetings from Bernal Isle, Climate Change Vacation Paradise!

Rebel blogger Burrito Justice, chief propagandist of the La Lengua separatists, looked into his cartographic crystal ball recently to understand the impact that global climate change and sea-level rise might have upon our City. His research generated some bittersweet conclusions. … Continue reading

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Donkey Will Co-Star at Rock Bar Grand Opening Party, Tonight

The Rock Bar, the new drinkery on 29th Street at Tiffany, is having a grand opening party tonight, beginning at 7 pm. There will be drinks, food, and a very special guest star: a donkey. Check out the full details: … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink | 4 Comments

Geyser Alert! Eruption on Cesar Chavez at Florida

Ah yes, the perils of progress. Luckily, Reader Michael was on hand to capture the spectacle on Cesar Chavez at Florida, which happened just moments ago. Even more luckily, the spew is not brown. PHOTO: Reader Michael

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Infrastructure | 2 Comments

Bernal Artist Seeks Help Identifying Lovely Yellow Flower

Reader Laurie has a question for the Bernalwood Intelligence Agency: Do you think any of your readers would be able to ID this yellow flower, sketched on the west side of the hill yesterday? The largest one was just over … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bernal Hill, Plants and Gardening | 16 Comments

Life Imitates Art on Jarboe

Neighbor Ellen captured this magical little moment during last week’s heavy rains: I was walking along Jarboe last week and saw that one of my favorite painted fence got some help from a passerby :-) PHOTO: Ellen Divers

Posted in Art, Found Things | 2 Comments

New Portola Blog Is Almost as Vain as Bernalwood

There’s a new kid on the block. The Portola Planet is a new blog dedicated to covering The Portola, a neighborhood that reliable sources tell us lies on the other side of I-280, immediately to the south of glamorous Bernal … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Neighborhoods, New Stuff | 13 Comments

Hungry Man Seeks to Eat His Way Across La Lengua

The La Lengua Autonomous Zone in the Dominion of Bernalwood is famous for two things: 1) Militant political separatism and 2) A deliciously high density of restaurants and drinking establishments. To fully experience the latter, new neighbor Dave MP, who … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink | 26 Comments

Walk (or Sing) Among the Wildflowers on Bernal Hill, Saturday

Spring has sprung, Bernal Hill is alive with the sound of music, and in conjunction with the Bernal History Project, Neighbor Rachel is leading a wildflower walk tomorrow morning: Wildflower Walk this Saturday, March 17th at 11:30 AM, Bernal Hill … Continue reading

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Your Bernal Heights Weather Report: A Visual Summary

Thank you, 4Blankwalls, for the on-the-scene report.

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Bernal Jazz Quintent Makes Young Fan Very Happy

To her great credit, Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter really loves jazz. So when I told her that the Bernal Jazz Quintet was giving a free concert at the library last night, she insisted we drive right over to check out the … Continue reading

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Goodbye Bernal Supper Club, Welcome Hillside Supper Club

On Monday night, I had dinner at the Bernal Supper Club, the pop-up restaurant located inside Cafe Cozzolino on Precita Park. Only, it’s not called the Bernal Supper Club anymore, and soon it won’t be a pop-up, either. Chef Tony … Continue reading

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1959 Cadillac Emerges from Bernal Garage; Smart Cars Rejoice

Neighbor Mason was on hand to witness the opening of an ad-hoc time capsule on Bocana last week: Last Friday at 305 Bocana, a garage was opened to reveal a collection of cars (and parts) owned by the late Edward … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Found Things, History, Interesting Objects | 13 Comments

Dig It: Bernal Jazz Quintet at the Bernal Library, Tomorrow

Hey cool cats, Michael Gold let loose an announcement about a Bernal Jazz Quintet gig happening tomorrow night at the Bernal branch library. Dig it: The Bernal Jazz Quintet returns to the neighborhood library with music to get your toe … Continue reading

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