Category Archives: Celebrity

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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Bernal Neighbor Tim Redmond Will Launch New Progressive News Site

Though he rarely brags about it, progressive journalist Tim Redmond and Bay Area media celebrity lives in Bernal Heights. For 31 years, Neighbor Tim edited the stalwart San Francisco Bay Guardian — until last June, when he parted ways with the … Continue reading

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Celebrity Magazine Celebrates Art Collection of Celebrity Bernal Neighbor

In addition to claiming several famous rockstars as residents and providing a glamorous background for indie music videos, Bernal Heights is also home to meta-rockstar Jordan Kurland of Zeitgeist Artist Management and San Francisco’s much-loved NoisePop music festival. This week, 7×7 Magazine … Continue reading

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New Song by Neighbor Jeremy Passion Is Rather Gorgeous

It’s a turning out to be a busy week for Bernal Heights rock stars. Neighbor Jeremy Passion Manongdo is a singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Bernal, and he still calls Nevada Street home. He checked in with us … Continue reading

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Neighbor Matt Nathanson Releases a Big New Album Today

Today is a big day for Matt Nathanson, Bernal’s celebrity rockstar next door. Around here, he’s Neighbor Matt, a musician from the southeast side of the hill who often draws creative inspiration from walks around the neighborhood. (Just like us!!) … Continue reading

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Glamorous TV Shoot Brings Taye Diggs to Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights was aflutter yesterday morning, as a film crew was spotted shooting a big-budget production on the north side. So! Completely! Glamorous! But what were they shooting? Neighbor Jenna tracked down the details: Here’s what Deadline Bernalwood Hollywood has … Continue reading

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Sunshine Brings Bikini Jogger Back to Bernal Hill

While animal-control experts stalk the wild marmot that has taken refuge in Bernal Heights, an observant neighbor spotted an even more elusive being late yesterday afternoon: The Bikini Jogger! Neighbor Mike theorizes that after the rainfall earlier this week, yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Alemany Farmers Market Superstar Jackie Jones Recovering from Bad Fall

When we last saw Bernal resident and Alemany Farmers Market celebrity musician Jackie Jones, she had just completed a glamorous cameo in a new music video by Thao Nguyen. Yet during a visit to the Farmer’s Market last weekend, Bernalwood was sad to learn … Continue reading

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