Author Archives: Bronwyn Ximm

Valiant 4-Year-Old Rescues Baby Snail From Compost Bin

Oh, babies. They just get into everything, don’t they? Case in point: This juvenile gastropod was spotted gliding along the outside of an illegally-left-by-the-curb green bin earlier this week. Had it managed to gain ingress, it would no doubt have been … Continue reading

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How To Get Free Family Admission to City Museums

Though they look glamorous, this is not another Bernalwood fashion shoot. Instead, here we see Laura (8), Hanna (11), Max (1), and mother Lene waiting for the Bernal Heights Branch Library to open, so they can check out a Family … Continue reading

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Beer and Wine Now on the Menu at Progressive Grounds

To some, this will certainly represent progress: you can now enjoy a glass of beer or wine with your lunch at venerable Cortland Street cafe Progressive Grounds. Technically speaking, you could enjoy the same with your morning bagel, starting at … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Dispose of Big Stuff (Hint: Don’t Just Leave It Outside)

It goes without saying that the citizenry of Bernalwood was outraged by the recent rash of dumping incidents on Bernal Hill. But while we’re on the topic of dumping, the Bernalwood Research Department has uncovered an interesting litter-related fact: The … Continue reading

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Carnaval Dancers Shake Their Stuff in Precita Park

Precita Park is never a bad place to spend a glorious weekend afternoon. But it got even better yesterday with the arrival of Fogo na Roupa, a Bay Area-based Brazilian Carnaval dance and percussion troupe whose members young and old … Continue reading

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Bernal Native and Smarty-Pants Political Comic Performs Tonight in Oakland

Our sources at the Bernal Heights Parents Club tell us that Bernal native and Bay Area comic luminary Nato Green – whom writer Lemony Snicket has likened to “finding a shot of bourbon at your co-worker’s stupid vegan potluck” – … Continue reading

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Pint-Size Easter Egg Hunter-Gatherers Invade Holly Park

At 10 a.m. sharp on Easter Sunday, the madding crowd could be constrained no longer. “Go!” a voice rang out. And with that, Holly Park was engulfed in a sea of pastel-clad marauders. Unabashedly abetted by their parents, the young … Continue reading

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