Author Archives: Todd_Lappin

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

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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

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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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Cozy Evening of Anonymous Bernal Heights Bondage Becomes a Burglary Instead

Well, if we have to report on crime, at least this is the sort of crime that’s somewhat titillating. Vivian Ho from the Chronicle reports that for one Bernal Heights resident, a recent evening of hookup and bondage went rather wrong: The 63-year-old … Continue reading

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Family of Alex Nieto Begins Legal Action Against City

Bernal resident Alex Nieto was killed on Bernal Hill following an officer-involved shooting on March 21. Yesterday, attorney John Burris filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nieto’s family seeking to compel the City to provide additional information about the circumstances surrounding his death. The SF … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now to Get a Sidewalk Tree In Front of Your Bernal Home

Neighbor Phil Pierce live on Tompkins Street. By day he works as the community outreach coordinator for Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), the greentastic group that organizes sidewalk greenery plantings here in the City. Neighbor Phil is spreading the word … Continue reading

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Selfie Drone Video Reminds Us That to Stand on Bernal Hill Is to Have a Commanding View of a Tiny Rock Hurtling Through the Cold Vacuum of Space

Check out this insanely wonderful selfie drone video created by FOBernalwood Amit Gupta. PRO TIP: Go full screen!!! Wow. Hat Tip: Vic Wong

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Fruitless Car Break-In Captured in Security Camera Video

Once again, a street-facing security camera has captured detailed footage of an infuriating crime in Bernal Heights. This latest incident was non-violent, fortunately, but also terribly common. A neighbor on Elsie narrates the security camera video [Dropbox-hosted] that shows a would-be thief breaking … Continue reading

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Neighbor Laurie Wigham’s Original Watercolors on Display at Bernal Library

Neighbor Laurie Wigham should need no interaction to in-the-know Bernalwood readers, because her terrific watercolors of scenes around Bernal Hill have brought a lot of smiles to our faces. Now some of  Neighbor Laurie’s watercolor are on display in the Bernal … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Library Opens Mysterious Main Branch

Neighbor Sharon found a secret public library tucked away along a leafy portion of Elsie Street north of Cortland. She has no idea how or when it got there: I’ve always thought of Bernal as “Brigadoon” — a small town atop … Continue reading

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