Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pedal On: There’s a New Bike Repair Shop in Bernal Heights

Great news for local fans of human-powered vehicles: There’s a new bicycle repair shop and frame-builder at 1637 Florida Street (between Precita and Peralta) on Bernalwood’s North Slope. Actually, it’s two businesses in one: Bernal Bike for basic bicycle service, and … Continue reading

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The Oxalis Weed: An Uninvited Guest That Never Leaves

Every winter after the rain, oxalis starts popping up. Maybe even during the rain; I don’t know for sure. But one thing is certain: On that day when you glance up on a walk and think, “oh, it’s green again,” … Continue reading

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Burrito Justice Captures a 360-Degree Panorama Atop Bernal Hill

  If you can’t actually stand atop Bernal Hill at sunset, the next best thing is to look at a 360-degree panorama image taken at sunset from the same spot. This one was taken just a few minutes ago by … Continue reading

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Get Your Wine On: New “Liberty Wine Bar” Opening Next Week

Are you a oenophile? Do you know someone who is a oenophile? Or do you simply enjoy saying the word “oenophile?” If you answered in the affirmative to any of these questions, you’ll be glad to know that the folks at Liberty … Continue reading

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House Portrait: Folsom Street Skull House

Amid all the predictable (if tedious) gnashing-of-teeth one hears about the transformation of Bernal Heights from the working class enclave it was a few decades ago to the middle class oasis it is today, it’s nice to find some pockets … Continue reading

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Crime Watch: Coordinated Muggings (and How to Avoid Them)

Over on the Bernalsafe mailing list, there’s been a flurry of chatter for the last few days about a rash of muggings (and attempted muggings) that have taken place recently along the Tompkins Street corridor, just south of Cortland.  Most … Continue reading

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It’s Summer in Winter on Cortland

Yesterday Brady Lea captured the improbable perfection of the balmy January weather we’ve enjoyed during the last few days. If only it was this balmy in July!

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized, Weather | 2 Comments