Video from Leonard Flynn Elementary School Wins $15,000 Top Prize

Here’s some amazing news: Remember that video we posted from Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School? Local Bernal elementary school, Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School (just off Precita Park) is a finalist in the Coupon Cabin’s arts grant contest. Our YouTube video has garnered almost 1,000 views and could use a boost from Bernal neighbors. Views, “likes,” and comments … Continue reading Video from Leonard Flynn Elementary School Wins $15,000 Top Prize

Watch This Video to Help Leonard Flynn Elementary School

Here’s your big chance to be a mouse-potato AND help Bernal’s Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School… at the same time! Neighbor Teresa explains: Local Bernal elementary school, Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School (just off Precita Park) is a finalist in the Coupon Cabin’s arts grant contest. Our YouTube video has garnered almost 1,000 views and … Continue reading Watch This Video to Help Leonard Flynn Elementary School

Bernal Producer Co-Creates Guerrilla Homage to The Exploratorium

Bernal neighbor Ryan Avery  lives near the southern end of Peralta. He just helped complete an unauthorized video about the fabulous Exploratorium, and he wrote to Bernalwood to tell us all about it: One of your fellow Bernal Heights residents (myself) helped produce and direct a music video immortalizing the Exploratorium. It’s a parody of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson … Continue reading Bernal Producer Co-Creates Guerrilla Homage to The Exploratorium

New Book Celebrates the Visual Career of Neighbor Michael Gillette

When we last heard from Bernal neighbor Michael Gillette, he had just completed a trippy new video for My Morning Jacket that showcased his formidable skills as an artist and animator. At the time, however Bernalwood hadn’t realized that Neighbor Michael’s output is so extensive, so amazingly creative, and so closely tied to the music … Continue reading New Book Celebrates the Visual Career of Neighbor Michael Gillette

Saturday: Band Called “View From Bernal Hill” Is Not From Bernal Heights, But Will Perform Near Bernal Hill

The View from Bernal Hill is a “chamber-flavored jazz” group that used to be called the Camille Mai Trio, until recently, when they decided to change their name to “The View from Bernal Hill.” This is confusing, because the musicians in The View from Bernal Hill do not live in Bernal Heights — they just think we’re rather sexy … Continue reading Saturday: Band Called “View From Bernal Hill” Is Not From Bernal Heights, But Will Perform Near Bernal Hill

Celebrity Magazine Celebrates Art Collection of Celebrity Bernal Neighbor

In addition to claiming several famous rockstars as residents and providing a glamorous background for indie music videos, Bernal Heights is also home to meta-rockstar Jordan Kurland of Zeitgeist Artist Management and San Francisco’s much-loved NoisePop music festival. This week, 7×7 Magazine published an article about Neighbor Jordan’s music-themed art collection: Growing up in Chicago in the … Continue reading Celebrity Magazine Celebrates Art Collection of Celebrity Bernal Neighbor

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 that Jackie is out of commission after suffering a fall that left her with a … Continue reading Alemany Farmers Market Superstar Jackie Jones Recovering from Bad Fall

Last Call for 2011 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Submissions

Hey Filmmakers! Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has extended the deadline until June 15 for submission of short films/videos for its 8th annual end-of-summer film screenings, August 31- September 4, 2011. Local filmmakers and artists who have participated in the production, promotion or distribution of a film are encouraged to submit their work to the five-day … Continue reading Last Call for 2011 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Submissions

Hurry! After 20 Years, Bernaltown: The Movie Will Screen Again in Bernal Heights

FINALLY, after a loooooong hiatus, Bernaltown-The Movie is returning to Bernal Heights on Jan. 30!! We’ll get to the details about the where and when in a moment. But first, a brief history: What is Bernaltown? Bernaltown was a delightful short film produced in 1997 by a group of Bernal Heights neighbors and kids. Making … Continue reading Hurry! After 20 Years, Bernaltown: The Movie Will Screen Again in Bernal Heights

Scenes from PianFrancisco 2017 on Bernal Hill

On Sunday afternoon, everything went according to plan. The piano appeared on the top of Bernal Hill, with help from a team of meadow gnomes and musical sprites. A small crowd arrived, including many musicians. And because it’s Fogust, Karl the Fog made a celebrity guest appearance, though he very kindly kept the temperatures somewhat … Continue reading Scenes from PianFrancisco 2017 on Bernal Hill

Bernal Neighbor Joins Mt. Everest Charity Effort with DJ Paul Oakenfold

Bernal neighbor Greg Miller has been away from our hill for the last few weeks. Instead, he’s been tromping around another big hill — Mt. Everest — with celebrity DJ Paul Oakenfold to help raise money for local charities in Nepal. Neighbor Lisa tells Bernalwood: My husband Greg Miller is part of a film crew that’s … Continue reading Bernal Neighbor Joins Mt. Everest Charity Effort with DJ Paul Oakenfold

Saturday Eve: Ad Hoc Cardboard Animal Parade Starts in Precita Park

Local artists are putting together an ad hoc parade that will gather in Precita Park on Saturday evening, February 4, at 7 pm. Naturally, it will be a Cardboard Animal Parade, and from Precita Park the procession will make its way to Dolores Park starting at about 8 pm. Kids, pets, and cardboard creatures of any … Continue reading Saturday Eve: Ad Hoc Cardboard Animal Parade Starts in Precita Park

Tonight! Rock Your Raingear at the 2016 Mission Bernal Holiday Walk!

Last year, a new tradition began here in the Dominion of Bernalwood, as each of our bountiful commercial districts began to play host to its own holiday celebration. So now, in addition to the glamorous Cortland Holiday Stroll, the myriad merchants, chefs, and barkeeps along our ridiculously abundant, La Lengua stretch of Mission Street also … Continue reading Tonight! Rock Your Raingear at the 2016 Mission Bernal Holiday Walk!