Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bernal Hill Basks in Divine Sunspot

Esther Landau captured this divine moment over the weekend, as the sun broke through to illuminate the summit of our hilltop. Notice also that the seasonal transition is now complete, and Bernal Hill is fully flaxen. PHOTO: Esther Landau

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Putting Off Summer: Sometimes Cloudy Is OK

Warm weather isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, rain in May can stave off a tragedy. Here’s a cautionary tale from a time in the recent (ok, distant) past.

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Vandal Ruins Emmy’s New Art; Citizen Helps Capture the Culprit

 Okay, this is really sad. In a brazen, daylight attack, some wacko dude defaced the new street art installed on the side of Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack. The pieces had been commissioned by Emmy herself, apparently, but on Monday morning the murals … Continue reading

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All Signs Point to Bernal Heights

PHOTOS: Telstar Logistics

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Off the Hill: Best Cheap Eats in the Mission, Carnival Parade on Sunday, Beach Chalet Blues, and a Market Street Makeover

It’s time for Bernalwood’s Friday buffet of warmed-over nibbles from around The City: The 20 Best Dishes Under $10 in the Mission  (7×7 via MissionLoc@l) Design Unveiled for New SFMOMA Addition (SF Chronicle) Don’t Forget the Carnival Parade on Sunday … Continue reading

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Indie Rock Star or Bernal Heights Civilian?

An analysis of the photos from that recent Bernal Hill video shoot by The Cool Ghouls and some other pictures in the Bernalwood Flickr Group prompted an important insight: Bernal Hill can make anyone look like an indie rock star. … Continue reading

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A Hollywood Moment at Avedano’s

Roll cameras! Lights! Quiet on the set! Aaaaaannnd ACTION! Reader Otto of the Bernalwood Intelligence Agency wrote in to report that a fancy-schmancy camera crew was filming on location at the fancy-schmancy Avedano’s butcher shop last night: I just walked … Continue reading

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New Street Art Outside Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack

There’s some new street art to ponder while you wait for your pasta at Emmy’s Sapghetti Shack, across from the Taoist Safeway. We’re told that both pieces are by l’artiste qui s’appelle Haculla, and both were commissioned by Emmy herself. If … Continue reading

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Cheerful Bernalwood Bobos Fear Exile to Sunset District

Hey brother, do you happen to have an affordable 1 BR apartment for a cosmopolitan couple in need of a glamorous address? Homemade signs posted to Bernal Heights utility poles are practically a form of local folk art, and Going … Continue reading

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An Old Plan to Build a New Tunnel Under Bernal Heights

Along time ago, in the office of a city planner far, far away, a plan was hatched to solve San Francisco’s traffic problem. The year was 1928, and the San Francisco Traffic Survey Committee had mapped out a vision for … Continue reading

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Last Night Was an Excellent Sunset for Fans of Orange and Blue

As seen from somewhere in Precita Valley… PHOTO: Telstar Logistics

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Some Lovey Dovey on the North Slope

A North Slope voyeur sent us a tale and a photo of avian romance: Lovey Doveys were out today. This pair nests here every year, sometimes right in the flower pot, but I’ve not seen this kind of a show … Continue reading

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San Francisco Declares War on Radish

Bernal Journal shared this photo taken near the south gate on Bernal Hill. Though a quiet and seemingly humble foe, it seems our City has been overrun by marauding hordes of feral radish. To combat the Radish Menace, park maintenance … Continue reading

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