Author Archives: Jobius (Joe Thomas)

In New “Murder in the First” TV Show, Hollywood Cops Live in Real Bernal Heights

Last year around this time, Hollywood came to Bernalwood to shoot a new TV show. It finally premiered Monday night on TNT, and it’s called Murder in the First. It’s produced by Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Murder … Continue reading

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New Housing Proposed For Hidden Lot in Northeast Bernal Heights

Neighbor Margo writes on Nextdoor.com about a plan to build some new houses on a secret lot in the interiorĀ of a block in northeast Bernal Heights, alongside Cesar Chavez Blvd.: The owner of the interior lots bordered by Hampshire, Peralta, … Continue reading

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Armed Man Killed by SFPD in Bernal Heights Park

A man wearing a gun in a holster was shot and killed by San Francisco police in Bernal Heights Park on Friday night. The Chronicle has the story: Officers responding to calls about a man with a gun approached him … Continue reading

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New, High-Tech Solar Streetlight May Deter Illegal Dumpers. Maybe.

The north entrance to Bernal Heights Park has been the site of many illegal dumping attacks, over the years, all done under the cover of darkness. But a new high-tech solar-powered streetlight should make the parking area a bit less … Continue reading

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What You Missed When You Missed Glenn Lym’s Talk About the Lost Geology of Bernal Heights

Glenn Lym addressed a full house at the Bernal Heights branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Wednesday night. His presentation focused on how San Francisco transformed the hilly native landscape into flat land suitable for development. Much of … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Barber Shop Opens in Undisclosed Bernal Heights Location

On a walk yesterday afternoon, I saw an unusual sight in a neighbor’s garage: Barbering. Complete with barber pole. Having just had my own hair cut on Saturday, I didn’t inquire about rates. But the convenience can’t be beat: just … Continue reading

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Dissident Parrots Take Refuge in Bernal Heights, Have Little To Say

It’s been a while since the Dissident Parrots of Bernal Heights dropped by Bernalwood’s Eastern Bureau, but on Tuesday they were seen holding a meeting near a neighbor’s bird feeder. Normally gregarious and chatty, the video below reveals that the … Continue reading

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