Category Archives: People

Neighbor Jackie Jones Grateful for Support, Hopeful for Return to Farmer’s Market

The fundraising campaign to assist Jackie Jones, our Bernal Heights neighbor and Alemany Farmer’s Market musical celebrity, was a massive success, raising $10,820 — twice the target amount — to help defray the cost of Jackie’s medical expenses and rehabilitation. Neighbor Hannah Levinson, who … Continue reading

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Former Neighbor, Now Living in NYC, Remembers Us Fondly

Until late last year, Hilary Pollack lived in Bernal’s La Lengua Autonomous Zone. Then she moved to New York. Now, as an esteemed member of the Bernal Heights Alumni Network, San Francisco remains on her mind, and she recently shared some memories on … Continue reading

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Visiting British Tourist Gets the Full Bernal Love

Nice work, people. Last week, we asked all of you to extend a warm welcome to Tony Quarrington, a British tourist and San Franciscophile who is vacationing in Bernal Heights. This week, Tony reports that he’s definitely experienced the Bernal love: It … Continue reading

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Small Gesture of Parking Courtesy Rewarded with Generous Gift of Artisanal Canned Tuna

It was the kind of gesture that would come naturally to any proper Citizen of Bernalwood: The parking space in front of my home was available, and a blue Volkswagen station wagon was attempting to park there. But there was a glitch. … Continue reading

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If You See This British Tourist in Bernal Heights, Please Make Sure He Is Having a Wonderful Time

San Francisco is a place, and a state of mind. If you were lucky enough to have been born here, well, then lucky lucky you that everything lined up so neatly. There are also many San Franciscans who were born someplace else. They live here, and … Continue reading

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New Video Profiles Miss Darcy from Heartfelt

As part of his ongoing video series about Bernal Heights personalities, Neighbor Steve Sisler points his camera at Neighbor Darcy Lee, the glamorous proprietor of Heartfelt on Cortland: Serving the residents of Bernal Heights for over 22 years, Heartfelt is … Continue reading

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Jackie Jones (and Her Dancing Cat) Need Our Help

Back in August 2011, your Bernalwood editor wrote a few appreciative words about the incomparable Jackie Jones: Jackie Jones has been a Saturday fixture at Bernal’s own Alemany Farmer’s Market for as long as I can remember, entertaining foodies — … Continue reading

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