Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Precita Neighbors Gather to Remember Stephen

On Sunday morning, a group of Bernal Heights neighbors gathered to participate in a memorial service for Stephen, the gracious resident of Precita Park who died on January 20. It was a simple but warm affair. There were some cookies, … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Park in Sunday’s New York Times

In case you missed it, there was a spiffy little overview article in yesterday’s print edition of the New York Times about St. Mary’s Park, the cute micro-’hood in the southwest corner of Bernal Heights. A sampler: OLD SCHOOL St. Mary’s … Continue reading

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Even When Invisible, Bernal Heights Reigns

Mr. Burrito Justice, the spiritual leader of the La Lengua separatists, posted this photo on his blog recently. It shows the summit of Bernal Hill emerging from a fog bank, as seen from the flatlands near St. Luke’s Hospital. More … Continue reading

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Mystery Bernal Heights Bugler Blows Horn Before Sunrise

Reader Chris says he has been awakened a bit earlier than usual lately: Our north slope micro hood on Mullen has experienced a not unpleasant new early morning ritual: Taps, or at least a bugle announcing the arrival of morning, … Continue reading

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Learn About the Lost Movie Theaters of Mission Street

On Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm, the ever-excellent Bernal History Project will host a talk in the meeting room the Bernal Heights Public Library about the lost movie theaters of Mission Street: During the golden years of moviegoing in … Continue reading

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Scenes from the 2011 Elsie Street Block Party

A good time was had by all at the Elsie Block Party last Saturday. New Neighbor Adrian was on hand to take the fab photos shown here, while Neighbor Michael, who helped organize the festivities, reports: The Fifth Annual Elsie … Continue reading

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Meet the World’s Best Neighbor, Next Door to 3407 Folsom

Last week’s post about that new, modern house at 3407 Folsom generated a lot of spicy commentary and armchair architectural criticism. Some folks love the design of the new house, and others just don’t really dig this whole “modernism” thing. … Continue reading

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How the Gatsbys of Noe Valley Look at Bernal Heights

Do you remember that opening scene in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, where Gatsby looks whistfully at the green light across the bay over in tony East Egg? And how he is drawn toward that light because it embodies all his … Continue reading

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Off the Hill: Red Vic Theater May Close, MUNI Drivers Reject Contract, Yes We Have No More Grasshopper Tacos

Let’s review some of the other things happening in Our Faire City, shall we? An Illustrated Guide to Proper MUNI Etiquette (The Bold Italic) The Red Vic Theater May Close Forever in July (Cole Valley Alley) Clueless, Calcified MUNI Drivers Reject … Continue reading

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Off the Hill: Ten Great Restaurants, Mayor Ed on Wheels, Transbay NIMBYs, and Sea Lions in the Mission

Now that passport and visa restrictions have been waived for residents traveling beyond the confines of Bernalwood, there’s a whole City for us to explore! Here are some things that have been happening around town: Ten Interesting Restaurants to Try … Continue reading

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Mirabel Style: Where the Decades Rub Shoulders

During a warm evening this week, I went for a stroll along Mirabel Avenue just as the sun was beginning to dip behind Sutro Tower. Mirabel is basically 100+ years of residential architectural history compressed into one short street with … Continue reading

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Meet Burrito Justice: Citizen, Cartographer, Historian, and Rebel Propagandist, TONIGHT

Vicky from the ever-excellent Bernal History Project passed along an announcement about a presentation by our favorite local separatist, La Lengua’s own Burrito Justice (aka Johnny O). It’s no exaggeration to say Burrito Justice put La Lengua on the map … Continue reading

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Off the Hill: Progressives Get Punked, Sutro Tower Tattoos, More Parking Tickets, and 38 Great SF Restaurants

Did you know there’s a whole world of stuff that happens in the city beyond Bernal Heights? It’s true! Who knew? Here’s a roundup of recent news that may be of interest: Progressive Supervisors Outsmarted, Outflanked in Temporary SF Mayor … Continue reading

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