Category Archives: Celebrity

Bernal Rockstar Matt Nathanson Is On Tour, Having Fun, but Feeling Homesick. So He Sent Us This Postcard.

It’s been a busy summer for our local rockstars. Neighbor Matt Nathanson, Bernal’s very own rockstar next-door, is out on the road doing a summer tour that’s already taken him from Vegas to Fargo and from Cedar Rapids to Toledo. On Wednesday he was in … Continue reading

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Bernal Rockstar Dan The Automator Talks with NPR About “Got a Girl,” His New Musical Collaboration

As we all know, everyone who lives in Bernal Heights is a rockstar. But some express it more than others. Music producer Dan Nakamura — aka Dan The Automator — is a Bernal resident who is famous in the music biz for the work … Continue reading

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REVEALED: Neighbor Darcy Lee’s Sordid, Secret Sha Na Na Salad Dressing Recipe

As she is with so many things, Neighbor Darcy was into Sha Na Na long before it was cool. Today, of course, Neighbor Darcy is the proprietress of the fabulous Heartfelt general store on Cortland. Yet many moons ago, she was rather close (wink … Continue reading

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Tonight: Bernal’s Own Emperor Norton Will Be on TV

As you may recall, the (in)famous Emperor Norton, self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States, lives in Bernal Heights. Or, his modern-day doppleganger does. That is, when he’s not taking tourists on San Francisco walking tours. Now, he also rules the small … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Martha Stewart Dined at Ichi Sushi Last Night

Perhaps you heard the rumors swirling around La Lengua last night? Well, they’re true: Martha Stewart was in San Francisco yesterday, and she stopped in for dinner at Neighbor Tim and Erin Archuleta’s Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar in Bernal Heights. Here’s … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Paulie’s Pickling on KQED’s “Check Please, Bay Area” Tonight

It’s showtime! Cortland’s Paulie’s Pickling, which may be Best Jewish Deli in San Francisco, will be the focus of tonight’s exciting episode of KQED’s Check Please, Bay Area. Neighbors Paul and Liz, the soft-spoken proprietors of Paulie’s Pickling, didn’t give us the heads-up … Continue reading

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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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First Openly Gay American Idol Contestant Raised in Bernal Heights

Neighbor Barbara brings the glamorous TV celebrity news that Emkay Nobilette, a contestant on the current American Idol, is an OG Bernal native: I noticed on sfgate that an SF kid made the top 30. I sent the link to … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Library Manager Featured in Celebrity Librarian Photo Shoot

America’s librarians held a big get-together in Philadelphia last month, and Photographer Kyle Cassidy was on hand to take some pictures: When you think of a librarian, what image comes to mind? Photographer Kyle Cassidy ventured to the American Library Association’s … Continue reading

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SOLD? Bernal Heights Home Where Janis Joplin Used to Party

There’s a home at 11 Wright Street for sale in the Santana Rancho subdistrict of Bernal Heights, where Janis Joplin was apparently a visitor: This spacious 3 level home with high ceilings, features an open floor plan including a large … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Becomes CEO of Glamorous Jazz Organization

Neighbor Diane shares a tip that “a member of the Bernalwood tribe has taken on a CEO position in the SF music and cultural scene.” Celebrity Alert! It seems Bernal Neighbor Donald Derheim, a skilled observer of Google Maps survey equipment, is leaving his executive … Continue reading

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What Was That Glamorous Video Shoot on Cortland Yesterday?

O… M… G…!!!! The Bernalnet was abuzz yesterday after several neighbors spotted a glamorous film shoot taking place on the western side of Cortland, around Wool Street. What was happening? We asked John from Holy Water for the dish: Laura, … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Matt Nathanson Now On Tour, Working Hard, Rocking America

Natt Nathanson, Bernal’s friendly neighborhood rockstar next-door, has been away from home a lot lately. He’s on tour to support his new album, although he was back on-hill recently for a local swing to headline a glamorous show at the Fox in Oakland: … Continue reading

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