Author Archives: Todd_Lappin

Inspiring Sidewalk Graffiti Asserts Bernal Heights Hegemony

Though at first blush it looks like the kind of thing that might have been created by the Bernal Heights Chapter of the Young Nietzscheans, this sidewalk aphorism photographed in Bernal by varsovienne is actually a quote from Marianne Williamson’s 1992 book A … Continue reading

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New Red Hill Station Seafood Restaurant Coming to Cortland

Alongside the planned perma-Kinfolk, EaterSF brings the news that Bernal Neighbors Taylor Pederson and Amy Reticker plan to open a new seafood restaurant at 803 Cortland, in the soon-to-be-former Blue Star Elephant space: The new restaurant will be taking over from Thai spot … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 13 Comments

Star Sighting: Mayor Lee Visits New “Mission Bernal Merchants Association”

Star Sighting!  Earlier this month San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was seen hobnobbing in the Bernal flatlands to show his support for the “Mission Bernal Merchants Association,” the new group that appears to have deftly navigated their recent naming challenges. Here’s the mission statement: … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Benefit Dinner at Hillside Supper Club for School of the Arts Instrumental Music Program

Neighbor Julie invites you to a benefit dinner at Bernal’s glamorous Hillside Supper Club tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23 starting at 6 pm: Hi- I’m a long time Bernal resident, and a community organizer and activist in the public schools here in … Continue reading

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Violent Tales from Pre-Gentrification Bernal Heights During the Eighties

Bernal Heights was a tough place during the Eighties. It was a time of rampant lawlessness, violent crime, substance abuse, and lots of un-neighborly behavior. Burrito Justice, chief spokesblogger for the La Lenguan separatists, recently posted a series of tales … Continue reading

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Valiant Power Pole Halts Runaway Van Rolling Down Treat Street

Neighbor Rusty reports that a runaway van rolled down the 1600 block of Treat Street, just south of Precita Park. Fortuitously, a heroic PG&E electric pole sacrificed itself by halting the vehicle’s progress moments before it slammed into a house. *whew!* Close call: Well, … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Cars | 4 Comments

Easter Bunny Leaves Chalk Art Outside Bernal Homes

The Easter Bunny left us a cool present on Sunday morning, sometime between the time when I grabbed the newspaper after waking up and when I walked outside a short while later to run an errand. The gift arrived in … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning: Renegade Bernal Heights Easter Egg Hunt

Shhhhhhh! There’s word on the street that the Easter Bunny may hide some eggs in Holly Park tomorrow morning: Bernal’s unofficial, unauthorized, unorganized, nondenominational EGGZELLENT Hide & Hunt in Holly Park WHEN: Date Sunday, April 20 9:00 for hiders. 10:00 for hunters. WHERE: North steps … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Events | 2 Comments

It’s Official: Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar Is One of the Hottest Sushi Restaurants in the Galaxy Right Now

Bernal Heights is already, and officially, the hottest neighborhood in the entire solar system. Now we are an order of magnitude more hot, because Eater National just anointed the tasty new Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar on Mission Street as one of the Hottest Sushi … Continue reading

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¡Oh Dios mío! Dr. Rick’s Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling Benefit Event in Bernal on Saturday Afternoon

As a general principle, it should not require much coaxing to persuade you to attend a simple, old-fashioned afternoon of Lucha Libre Mexican Wresting right here in Bernal Heights this Saturday. Especially when you consider that the event is a benefit for a … Continue reading

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Kinfolk to Convert from Popup to Permanent Inside Former Pizza Express

Well, the rumors turned out to be true. Our foodie fwiendz at Inside Scoop confirm that Kinfolk, the Cortand popup restaurant launched by Bernal neighbor Greg Lutes, will open a permanent location inside the former Pizza Express space at 919 Cortland: … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Cortland, Food and Drink | 27 Comments

KQED Obtains Police Dispatch Recordings from Alex Nieto Shooting

KQED has obtained and released recordings of SFPD dispatch radio activity surrounding the officer-involved shooting of Bernal resident Alex Nieto on March 21: The radio chatter started about 7:11 p.m. on March 21. Dispatch relays a call to Ingleside Station police, describing … Continue reading

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Small Dog on Bernal Hill Ponders Sublime Secrets of the Universe

Thanks to Brian Christensen for sharing this awesome Bernal Hill labyrinth photo in the Bernalwood Flickr group. Clearly, someone needs to get this doggie a drone!  

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