Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bernalwood Author Envisions Attack by Cute Zombie Bunnies

If there are two things Bernalwood boasts in spades, it’s creative types and kids. One of the former, six-year hill resident Aaron Ximm — my husband! — officially became a capital-A author yesterday with the publication of his first book, … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms Bring Intense Beauty and Heavy Metaphors

So, how are you feeling today? Kind of happy? Somewhat euphoric? Yet are you also experiencing a heightened awareness of the ephemerality of beauty — and life itself? Don’t panic… this is all perfectly seasonal. It’s cherry blossom time, after … Continue reading

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Can You Identify Mystery Man Found Unconscious In Bernal Heights?

This is hot off the wire from the San Francisco Appeal: Hospital officials in San Francisco are trying to identify a patient who was admitted two weeks ago in critical condition after being found unconscious on a Bernal Heights street. … Continue reading

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The Cottage by the Reservoir (and the Day it Was Demolished)

Here’s a special celebrity guest post by Vicky Walker of the excellent Bernal History Project. Vicky shares a charming tale about a charming house that sat on Elsie Street, alongside the College Hill Reservoir, for 100 years. As a special bonus, … Continue reading

Posted in History, House Portrait, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Beachcombing Birds Vacation in Bernalwood

As we all know, Bernalwood is basically a landlocked mountain. It’s great for rugged hikes and soaring vistas, but it’s not so ideal if you want to hang out on the beach. Nevertheless, our neighborhood still attracts some waterfowl tourism, … Continue reading

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Anti-Obama Provocateurs Crave Attention on Cortland

A merchant on Cortland sent along this photo taken a few minutes ago, adding: I asked him to leave and he called me a fat assed bigot LOL! It is causing a kerfuffle. Charming! The poster itself is an unsubtle piece of … Continue reading

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Cortland Was Hopping on Easter Sunday

I missed all the excitement with Jesus on Friday night, but the scene on Cortland Avenue was definitely hopping when I dropped by to run a few errands on Sunday afternoon. The Easter Bunny had the run of the street, … Continue reading

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