Category Archives: Celebrity

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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Star Sighting: Neighbor Markus, Fresh from the Set of “Good Morning America”

Yesterday I walked into Harvest Hills Market  to buy some raspberries, and who did I see? Neighbor Markus! Of course, he’s Neighbor Markus to us. But to the rest of the world, he’s Markus Spiering, head of product at Flickr, … Continue reading

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Music Video from Thao Nguyen Connects Bernal to Brooklyn

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s candid discussion about the impact of gentrification in Bernal Heights, here’s an item that’s both appropriately inappropriate and inappropriately appropriate. Songwriter Thao Nguyen is currently enjoying some much-deserved success in the indie scene. She doesn’t live … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Star Sighting! President Barack Obama Over Bernal Heights

The skies over Bernal Heights may have played host to another glamorous visitor today: President Barack Obama! POTUS is in town for a series of fundraisers, and this morning Anthony Brown, Bernal’s celebrity penguinologist, looked up from his home to … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Bikini Jogger Sighting, Today on Bernal Hill

Neighbor Gary spotted Bernal’s mythical, magical, marvelous Bikini Jogger this morning: Sighted today on Bernal Hill at about 9:30 am…….is this the SAME jogger as last year? Apparently… yes!

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Michael Pollan *Hearts* Two Writers From Bernal Heights

Barnes and Noble recently asked celebrity food author Michael Pollan to list his five favorite books about food and nature. And wouldn’t you know it… two of Pollan’s five fave books were penned by writers from Bernal Heights: Nathanael Johnson … Continue reading

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Bernal Rockstar Matt Nathanson Releases New Song and Video

Matt Nathanson is a genuine rockstar, with seven studio albums, two live albums, and a few Top 100 singles marking his musical career. He also lives in Bernal Heights (and brags about it on his Twitter profile). This week Neighbor Matt released a … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Bernal Celebrity Chefs Spotted at Local Safeway

Celebrity Chefs in Bernal Heights: They’re just like us! Last night at our fashionable Taoist Safeway, Bernalwood had an up-close encounter with Bernal Neighbors Pam and Richard, the dynamic culinary duo behind CatHead’s BBQ on Folsom in SOMA. Still trying … Continue reading

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Sunday: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Will Hand Out Free Safety Whistles

Some neighborhoods are protected by the Guardian Angels; Bernal Heights has the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We’re lucky like that. On Sunday, February 3 from 1-2 pm, The Sisters will be on Cortland and Andover, handing out whistles and dispensing … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: David Byrne Visits Bernal Heights

Artist and musician David Byrne was in San Francisco this week to do a performance at the Orpheum on Monday and a talk with City Arts and Lectures on Tuesday night. So how did the clever and glamorous ex-Talking Head decide … Continue reading

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