Monthly Archives: March 2011

New CSA Farm Box in North Bernal Seeks Subscribers

Reader Caroline has set up a CSA pickup point at her home on the North Slope, and she’s hoping to find more subscribers. She tells Bernalwood: Terra Firma Farm treks down to the city each week to deliver us urban … Continue reading

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A Radiation Fallout Avoidance Suggestion for People with Kids: Mind Your Milk Supply

According to the experts, the nuclear plume from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant reached California today. Wheee! For whatever it’s worth, here’s a suggestion if you’ve got kids: Forget about potassium iodide, and go buy some milk. By all indications, the … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Visual Happy Hour

Once again, it’s Friday. Please stow your brain in the locked and upright position, then sit back, relax, take advantage of our complimentary beverage service, and enjoy this visual tour of our neighborhood… courtesy of the Bernalwood Flickr group. Happy … Continue reading

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Nifty Time-Lapse Webcam Displays the View from Bernalwood

Maybe you’re on the road, far away from home. Or maybe you live on the south side, but have a fetish for Sutro Tower. Or maybe you don’t live here at all. Regardless, neighbor Jeffrey Bennett has generously set up … Continue reading

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Giant Reptile Attacks Barbie on Cortland!

NEWS FLASH: Glamorous Bernalwood resident Barbie has been attacked by a marauding reptile! Reader Jean Pedigo captures the drama: Barbie’s situation is looking grim. This is the window at the Bernal Neighborhood Center.┬áKen hasn’t come to save her yet. Maybe … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Will Bernalwood Get Hit By a Radioactive Cloud?

It goes without saying that the situation in Japan is upsetting. As fellow fault-dwellers, most of us feel a spontaneous sympathy toward others who endure the calamity and loss of an earthquake — and a 9.0 is a VERY big … Continue reading

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So Many Wild Creatures in the Neighborhood!

Bernalwood has all kinds of awesome creatures and plants all over the place; you just have to look a little bit, and learn how to figure out what you’re seeing. It also helps if you have an awesome camera or … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Nature and Wildlife, Photography | 8 Comments

Is This Bernal’s (Second) Most Dangerous Intersection?

Does Mission and Ceasar Chavez (still Army street to me) count as Bernal Heights? Technically, yes, and that’s a very treacherous place to cross the street. So where’s the second- most dangerous intersection? Suprise: Cortland Avenue (that’s what it’s called, … Continue reading

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Bernalwood Resident Besieged By Rogue Dog Poop Issues Emergency SOS

The ideals of neighborliness, courtesy, and generous reciprocity are big themes here at Bernalwood. So it got our attention when reader Valerie emailed us to announce that she has been menaced by dog poop left behind by her neighbors’ canines. … Continue reading

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Meet Burrito Justice: Citizen, Cartographer, Historian, and Rebel Propagandist, TONIGHT

Vicky from the ever-excellent Bernal History Project passed along an announcement about a presentation by our favorite local separatist, La Lengua’s own Burrito Justice (aka Johnny O). It’s no exaggeration to say Burrito Justice put La Lengua on the map … Continue reading

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Anti-Choice Mini-Protest Outside Planned Parenthood on Valencia

Bernalwood resident Peephole filmed the anti-choice nano-protest yesterday, and she has the story: Five guys outside a new (??) Planned Parenthood location on Valencia @ Mission. When they stood just right, two of their signs lined up to read: Your … Continue reading

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Almost Everything You Need to Know About Bernal Heights, As Revealed in One Tidy Visual Metaphor

‘Bernalwood’s own Troy Holden shot this photo of Bernal Heights Boulevard late last month.

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Off The Hill: A Transbay Terminal Golem, A Field Trip by Streetcar, and 38 Restaurants You Must Sample

Rubble of Former SF Transbay Terminal to Become 41′ Human-Shaped Sculpture (SF Chronicle) The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, March 2011 Edition (Eater SF) Awesome Photo of SF Schoolkids on a 1927 Field Trip by Streetcar (Telstar Logistics) Sonoma Teen … Continue reading

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