Monthly Archives: February 2011

Supervisor Campos Breaks Silence, Says He “Wants to Inject Common Sense” Into Coke Mural Controversy

The case of Anonymous NIMBY vs. Vintage Coke Mural has been exasperating for (almost) everyone involved. It has been exasperating for homeowner Richard Modolo, who has had to deal with the inconvenience and expense of responding to the City’s notice … Continue reading

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Crime Report: It’s Not an Action Movie; It’s Real Shots Fired on Alabama

This morning Bernalwood received a crime report from a reader who lives on the 1500 block of Alabama near Cesar Chavez: At 10:15 last night my wife and I were watching a noisy action movie in the front room when seven … Continue reading

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Style Report: Chickens Are the New Black

After a surreal weekend that saw the story of Bernal’s Coca-Cola mural controversy land on the front page of Fox News and our Ski Bernalwood trail map land on the ABC World News, it’s time for us to keep it … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Sad Coca-Cola Mural Cover-Up

While the City Planning Commission runs on bureaucratic autopilot and Supervisor David Campos thinks really, really, really hard about whether Bernalwood’s vintage Coca-Cola mural is worth saving, homeowner Richard Modolo is making plans to cover up the historic mural to … Continue reading

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Saturday Was Brought to You By Big Fluffy Clouds

Photo: iPhone Instagram by Telstar Logistics

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What Do Fox News and Bernalwood Have In Common?

  Fox News got the memo about Bernal’s Coca-Cola mural controversy. So what do Fox News and Bernalwood have in common? Normally, almost nothing (apart from the fact that we’re both fair and balanced). But this week… We both think the City’s … Continue reading

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Has Proof of Intelligent Alien Life Been Discovered in Holly Park?

We recently discovered some unnerving evidence of UMO’s to Holly Park. What could these markings mean for little-leaguers and kickballers on the Hill?

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Your Ski Bernalwood Snow Report for Feb. 25, 2011

Wow. That was an intense storm that blew through early this morning. And when I went downstairs to make a cup of coffee, I noticed some snow(ish) accumulation in the back yard: “If there’s snow(ish) here, there might even be … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, a Discussion About the Mural on the Bernal Heights Library

Great news! If you’ve enjoyed gnashing your teeth over the fate of Bernal’s historic Coca-Cola mural, you’ll be glad to know that you can also gnash your teeth during an upcoming series of meetings to discuss the future of the … Continue reading

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Matched Pair: Lil’ Red House and the Lil’ Red Pickup Truck

I don’t know which came first: the immaculate 1949 Ford pickup or the beautifully restored house on Wool Street. Whatever the order, the truck was blocking the driveway of the house, so it’s safe to assume they’re a pair. And … Continue reading

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Supervisor David Campos Unsure If Historic Mural is Worth Saving

First, the good news: The effort to save Bernal’s historic Coca-Cola mural is gaining widespread media attention, spreading from this blog, to the SF Examiner, to the San Francisco Chronicle. Now the bad news: Supervisor David Campos is apparently unsure if … Continue reading

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A Secret View of the Hidden Precita Valley

On some level, anyone who lives in this City learns that there are really two San Franciscos: The public City we see at street level, and the secret City that’s only visible from private back yards. Though not much distance … Continue reading

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It’s Really Old, Really: Evidence Proves Historic Provenance of Threatened Coca-Cola Mural

So the deadline is fast approaching in the matter of Anonymous NIMBY vs. Historic Coke Mural Beloved by The Neighbors of Bernalwood. As you may recall, after a whinging NIMBY complained to the City about the presence of the vintage Coca-Cola … Continue reading

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