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3rd Cousin, Formerly Kinfolk, Launches Restaurant Kickstarter Campaign

There’s yet another Kickstarter campaign underway for a new Cortland restaurant going in to the old Pizza Express space. Formerly known as Kinfolk, the new restaurant will be called 3rd Cousin, and chef (and founder) Greg Lutes brings the details: Since you … Continue reading

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Birth Control Proposed as Long-Term Remedy for Problematic Parking on Bocana

Neighbor Esther recently found this note from the “Bocana Parking Psycho” (her phrase) plastered to the window of a parked car taking up two (2) precious street spaces: Spotted on tonight’s dog walk. That’s a condom packet taped to the upper left. PHOTO: … Continue reading

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Your Superhyperlocal Analysis of 2014 Primary Election Results from Bernal Heights

We voted on Tuesday! (You did vote, didn’t you???) As you might have heard, in the closely watched primarily battle to succeed [Bernal resident] Tom Ammiano for the District 17 State Assembly seat, D3 Supervisor David Chiu prevailed over D9 Supervisor [and Bernal … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Real Estate Report: Ridiculous Spring 2014 Edition

The latest monthly real estate report from Downing & Company indicates that the Bernal real estate boom show no sign of abating — which is good or bad, depending on your personal situation. Either way, the average sale price in April 2014 … Continue reading

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Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for April 2014: General Trends Good, But Rapes Are Up

Neighbor Sarah, your invaluable volunteer Bernal Heights crime reporter, attended the SFPD Ingleside Community meeting on DATETK, and she shares these notes on the latest Bernal Heights crime patterns. Executive Summary: Trending positive. Read on, read carefully, and stay safe: Here … Continue reading

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Secured: Precita Park to be Removed from Calle 24 District

The campaign was brief, and it was intense, but we are pleased to report that it was successful. Precitagate has come to a conclusion. With the support of the 24th Street merchants group, D9 Supervisor David Campos has announced plans to remove Precita Park from the … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Enjoy Some Recent Photography of Bernal Heights

Let’s have another photo show! We begin with a big round of applause please for Ed Brownson, who snapped this classic California flaming sunset from atop Bernal Hill. Someone needs to reproduce this image in airbrush on the side of a 1970s custom … Continue reading

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Why the Water Is Yucky in North Bernal Today, and What Should You Do About It

With thanks to the Bernalwood readers who reached out to us, we reached out to our friends at the San Francisco Water Department to find out what’s up with the icky brown water flowing from some household taps in Bernal … Continue reading

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Save the Date: 2014 Bernal Hillwide Garage Sale, Aug. 9

It’s Spring Cleaning season. As you clean and sort your trove of worldly crap treasures, keep in mind that you will soon have the opportunity to dispose of these things, and put some money in your pocket, during the 2014 Bernal … Continue reading

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New Andi’s Market Opens in Old Storefront on Cortland

Neighbor Andrea Cohen lives on Elsie, and she recently took over the former JC Market at 820 Cortland. Now renamed Andi’s Market, Neighbor Andrea tells us more about her plans for the business: I took over 3 months ago. We … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Merchants, New Stuff, Uncategorized | 31 Comments

Suspected “Zombie Walker” Thief Arrested; Nevada Street Neighbors Greatly Relieved

Neighbor D. explains why some residents of Nevada Street are feeling a little more secure this week: Well, the wandering zombie walker burglar ( as known to us on the 300 block of Nevada St.) was finally handcuffed & arrested last Friday evening. We … Continue reading

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Watercolors of Bernal Heights by Neighbor Jessie Schlenker

Neighbor Jessie Schlenker has been doing some terrific Bernal Heights watercolors lately, and one of his pieces is now on display at the stylish Bernal Heights Library. Jessie tells Bernalwood: I am a resident of Bernal, and like many, I’m … Continue reading

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Saturday: Community Congress at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

Ailed Paningbatan from the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center invites all Bernalese to BHNC’s annual Community Congress, happening tomorrow, Saturday, May 17 from 9am to 1pm: Hello Bernal and Excelsior Community! Just a reminder! I hope this email finds you well! … Continue reading

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