Category Archives: Media

New Bernal Journal Goes on Hiatus, as Neighbor Tim Redmond Hatches Plan to Revive It

Regular readers might have noticed something odd on the front page of the most recent (April/May) issue of the New Bernal Journal, the bimonthly print newspaper published by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Below the fold, a small item explained that the New Bernal … 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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You’ll Be Shocked — Shocked! — by KRON4’s Investigation of Precita Park

KRON-4 reporter Stanley Roberts investigated Precita Park in Bernal Heights recently. His reporting yielded conclusive proof that there are many off-leash dogs in Precita Park (despite what the sign says), and that visitors to Precita Park should watch out for poop. Journalism! … Continue reading

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UPDATED With Audio: Bernalwood Talks About Bernalwood on KALW Public Radio 91.7

Tonight on KALW public radio 91.7, your Bernalwood editor will be on the air for the City Visions show along with several other glamorous San Francisco neighborhood bloggers to talk about What It All Means: Is hyperlocal journalism here to … Continue reading

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In New “Murder in the First” TV Show, Hollywood Cops Live in Real Bernal Heights

Last year around this time, Hollywood came to Bernalwood to shoot a new TV show. It finally premiered Monday night on TNT, and it’s called Murder in the First. It’s produced by Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Murder … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Featured on Cover of Aspirational Fitness Magazine

Well, isn’t this rather stylish? Neighbor Travis just got his July 2014 issue of Runner’s World, and — wouldn’t you know it! — the cover shot shows some buff-looking dude standing astride our very own scenic-looking Bernal Hill. Run Strong! Stay … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching for 2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Submissions

Attention, glamtastic Bernal Heights filmmakers and cinephiles! The 2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema season is coming up, and NOW is the time to submit your films for inclusion in the series: Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema seeks short films or videos in … Continue reading

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Meet the Sneaky Bernal Kid Who Earned a Cameo in the Famous “Bullitt” Car Chase Scene

Our glamorous neighborhood’s most famous Hollywood moment took place in 1968, when Bernal Heights served as the gritty starting point for the classic Steve McQueen car chase sequence in the movie Bullitt. Writing for the SF Weekly,  Joe Eskenazi tells a sweet “Where are they … Continue reading

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Finished Starbucks Commercial Makes Bernal Life Look Rather Aspirational

Remember when Starbucks filmed that commercial on Bernal Hill a few weeks back?  Well the commercial is now live, and we can see our role in it. The video is a montage that celebrates the simple pleasures of an enlightened urban lifestyle flush with fashionable friends, a well-curated … 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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Thursday: Bernal Filmmaker to Have Glamorous SF Premiere for New Documentary

Neighbor Samantha Grant feels like she’s hardly been in the neighborhood for the past 10 months, because she’s hardly been in the neighborhood for the past 10 months. Instead, she’s been busy jetting from film fest to film fest with … 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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SF Chronicle Urban Design Critic Eschews Urbanism, Succumbs to Nostalgia

Sigh. San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King has become the latest in a series of Baby Boomer journalists to lament how much more vibrant and exciting Bernal Heights was back in the wooly days before the Baby Boomers became… … Continue reading

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