Monthly Archives: December 2010

Nine Reasons Why Bernal Hill Is More Fun Than The Empire State Building

vs. I was in New York last week for business. I stayed at a hotel in midtown, so I decided to do something I’d never done before (despite having been born in Manhattan and raised in New Jersey): I went … Continue reading

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A Bernal Heights T-Shirt for Fans of Sutro Tower

Amos Goldbaum has made a new t-shirt (or hoodie, or baby onesie) that shows a view of Sutro Tower and Twin Peaks as seen from Bernal Hill.

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Bernalite Matt Stewart Talks About Bernal Heights

One of the things Bernalwood likes to talk about is the way we talk about Bernal Heights. The only thing better, really, is when we can talk about people talking about talk about Bernal Heights. Got that? Because that explains … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Eclipse: A Visual Executive Summary

In case you missed it, here are two local views of last night’s lunar eclipse, which looked haunting and spooky through the occasional clouds that passed over Bernal Heights. Photos: Top, Bhautik Joshi. Bottom, Cassidy Curtis

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Time Machine: Motoring on Bernal Heights Boulevard, 1953

Another gem from the Cushman Collection at Indiana University. Notice how the western portion of Bernal Heights Boulevard — the part that’s now closed to cars — was open to them then.

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Local Cartographer Creates “Islands of San Francisco” Map

Burrito Justice, the uppity chief spokesperson for the uppity La Lenguans, has created a pleasing new map of San Francisco that brings linear order to our nonlinear city and geographic clarity to anyone who simply has a hard time keeping … Continue reading

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Crime Blotter: Thievery on Cortland Street

Via bernalsafe comes news of a string of thefts on Cortland that took place last Thursday, December 16, as reported in the Captain’s Newsletter of the SFPD’s Ingelside Station: 06:20 pm 400 blk Cortland Theft, from Building Officers Yuen and … Continue reading

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Space Aliens Visit Precita Avenue and Donate a Christmas Tree

Did anyone notice a spaceship hovering over Precita Avenue, just west of Folsom? (There’s been no mention of it among the excitable crowd at bernalsafe.) And if so, did you happen to see it beam a Christmas tree into this … Continue reading

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Bernalwood Is So Chic, Even Our Dogs Have Fashion Contests

Everyone knows, we’re deadly serious about glamour and style here in Bernalwood. Yet few realize that our maniacal obsession with haute couture extends even to the canine crowd. This was so clearly evident during the 2010 Holiday Winter Wear Contest … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Morning, Bernalwood

Oh wow. Check this intensely fabulous photo by Cyril_at_sf, which was submitted recently to the Bernalwood group on Flickr. Join us there if you have an itchy shutter finger.

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Loving the Labyrinth

To everyone and anyone who helps maintain that fantastic stone labyrinth up on Bernal Hill… Respect! Image: Telstar Logistics

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House Portrait: Anderson & Tompkins

The owner of this house once told me, “I used to play football with OJ Simpson in high school. I taught Carlos Santana how to play guitar. I am running for mayor in 2012.” He dresses his home up each … Continue reading

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A Paean to the Killer Quiche from the Liberty Cafe Bakery

Bernalwood recently received a foodie tip from Bernalite Clare Middleton-Detzner, which we are republishing here as a gastronomic public service. Clare writes: Sundays are for laziness. Yet even on lazy Sundays, there comes a moment between breakfast and dinner when … Continue reading

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