Monthly Archives: January 2013

UPDATED: Bernal Residents Underwhelmed by Last Night’s Community Safety Meeting

All the celebrities showed up at last night’s much-anticipated Community Safety Meeting: an SFPD captain, three Supervisors, and an angry, overflow crowd of Bernal Heights residents who want to know what the City will do to help make our streets … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Crime, Events | 34 Comments

Meet the Gentleman Who Allegedly Mugged Your Neighbors

This is Thomas Sagaiga. He is 18, and from South San Francisco. Along with two accomplices — Jeremiah Ieremia, 22, of South San Francisco, and a 16 year-old from San Francisco whose name has not been released because he is a minor — … Continue reading

Posted in Crime | 77 Comments

An Important Visualization Exercise to Keep in Mind During Tonight’s 6 pm Community Safety Meeting at BHNC

In light of all the recent excitement, all Citizens of Bernalwood are advised to keep this image firmly in mind tonight at 6 pm. Our panel of experts predicts this visualization may come in handy. IMAGE: Base photo by khunter

Posted in Events | 10 Comments

UPDATED: Suspects in Custody After Brazen Gunpoint Robbery on Bocana and High-Speed Chase on 101

It happened again last night on Bocana at Cortland, just up the street from Chuck’s corner store. Another brazen robbery at gunpoint. This time, Neighbor Jean’s husband –  the same Neighbor Jean who typed up the notes from last Saturday’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Crime, Uncategorized | 89 Comments

What Bernal Heights Looks Like from the International Space Station

Thanks to the valiant efforts of Bernal’s own space exploration team, we know what it’s like to stand in Bernal Heights and gaze far into the heavens. But what does an astronaut see when looking at Bernal Heights from outer … Continue reading

Posted in Geography | 3 Comments

Wednesday: Attend the Community Safety Meeting with a SFPD Captain and Three City Supervisors

Tomorrow night, Wednesday January 30th, at 6pm, the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center will host a Community Safety Forum to discuss the recent wave of strong-arm robberies in Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. An all-star cast of City officials will be … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Events | 36 Comments

Latest Updates: Neighbors, Supervisor, and SFPD Respond to Spike in Bernal Heights Street Robberies

Many things make Bernal Heights unique, but a recent spike in muggings and street crime is not one of them. According to the SFPD, a crime wave very similar to what we have witnessed recently in Bernal Heights is also … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Crime | 37 Comments

Bernal Bräu: How the Thomas Brothers Make a Damn Good Beer in Bernal Heights

My brother and I brew beer in Bernal Heights. We do this to carry on the proud Bernal tradition of the North Star Brewery, which operated a century ago on Army Street near today’s South Van Ness. Also, we like … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink | 23 Comments

KTVU: Queens Nails Gallery Owner May Face Arson Charges

KTVU-TV did a nice follow-up piece on this week’s art-exhibit fire at the Queen’s Nails Gallery on Mission Street. (Click the image above to watch the video) Executive Summary: Significant WTF factor from all parties involved. The San Francisco Fire … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Calamity | 11 Comments

Celebrate (and Eat) at Cat Head’s BBQ’s First Anniversary Party

Bernalwood believes it’s important to support our Bernal merchants — even when Bernal merchants aren’t in Bernal Heights. For example, did you know that CatHead’s BBQ on Folsom Street (at Division) in SoMa is Bernal-owned and operated? So. Way. True. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink | 7 Comments

Wave of Muggings Continues Near Cortland Avenue

Every once in a while we are reminded that Bernal Heights — our Little Village in the Big City — is still a part of the big city. The recent wave of gunpoint muggings continues on the side-streets around central … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Crime | 125 Comments

Hillside Supper Club Now Open for Dinner — Permanent Style

It’s taken a long time and an insane amount of hard work to get to this place, but last night Bernal’s own Hillside Supper Club opened for business in its new, permanent, non-pop-up incarnation at the southwest corner of Precita … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, New Stuff | 23 Comments

Persistent Neighbor Declares Victory in Bus Shelter Quest

There’s a sexxxy new bus shelter on Mission Street at 30th, and you have Neighbor Robert to thank for it: I forwarded a note to you many months ago, as I was looking for community support ahead of a city … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Transportation | 11 Comments