Monthly Archives: September 2011

Two Towers: Sutro and Sutrito in a Time-Lapse Video

Neighbor Joe, who coined the now-official name for our own Sutrito Tower, created this spiffy time-lapse video that shows Sutrito and Sutro Towers… together at last. Then, to complete the trifecta, he added “Bernal Heights” by Jhameel as a soundtrack. … Continue reading

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Artists’ Open Studios in Bernal Heights This Weekend

Hey art fans! It’s Artist Open  Studios time again, and it’s happening in the ‘Wood: San Francisco comes alive with art this October as ArtSpan presents its 36th Annual SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind … Continue reading

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Tonight! Buy Chicken John’s Book, Help Save His Space for ‘Odd and Unlikely Artworks’

On Cesar Chavez Street near Mission, there’s a prominent mural on a jaunty red building that shouts advice to all passers-by: “Fail…to WIN!” That slogan is the subtitle of The Book of the IS, a new book written by the … Continue reading

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Cops Bust Bernal Bike Burglar

The SFPD has adopted a new strategy in the War on Bicycle Theft: The cops search for pilfered bikes amid the stolen merchandise offered for sale around Sixth/Mission in SoMa, then try to trace the stolen bikes back to burglary … Continue reading

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Susie Bright Remembers a Life on Bessie Street

Susie Bright is a writer/activist who edited On Our Backs, an influential ‘zine about female and lesbian sexuality that was published during the 1980s. During the heyday of On Our Backs, Bright lived in a small apartment at 25A Bessie Street that also … Continue reading

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The Plywood Comes Off the New Precita Park Cafe

After many months of construction and veiled mystery, the plywood has been removed from the facade of the forthcoming Precita Park Cafe at the eastern end of the park. As Bernalwood previously reported: The former Riteway Market will soon be … Continue reading

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Help Our Senior Seismologist Create a Custom Calendar of Local Landmarks

Julian Lozos is Bernalwood’s Senior Seismologist. When he’s not providing up-to-the-minute insight about local earthquakes or extolling the virtues of our beloved chert, he also dabbles in illustration. Julian’s latest project is a Kickstarter effort to create an illustrated calendar of … Continue reading

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Muffy the Wolverine Needs a New Home

Reader Esther spotted this handbill on the Good Life bulletin board. A kid-friendly wolverine that loves W.C Fields movies and behaves very well during new moons? What’s not to like?! Cattle prod, bear trap, and steel-reinforced camper shell sold separately. … Continue reading

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Junior SF Giants Fans Inspired by Brian Wilson Street Art

The Giants are officially out of playoff contention, alas. But Giant Fever is alive and well among the next generation. Reader Adel tells Bernalwood that her kids love the new Brian Wilson street art that was recently added to several … Continue reading

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Video from Leonard Flynn Elementary School Wins $15,000 Top Prize

Here’s some amazing news: Remember that video we posted from Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School? Local Bernal elementary school, Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School (just off Precita Park) is a finalist in the Coupon Cabin’s arts grant contest. Our YouTube video has garnered … Continue reading

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Scenes from the 2011 Elsie Street Block Party

A good time was had by all at the Elsie Block Party last Saturday. New Neighbor Adrian was on hand to take the fab photos shown here, while Neighbor Michael, who helped organize the festivities, reports: The Fifth Annual Elsie … Continue reading

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Your Autumn 2011 Real Estate Report: Why Buyers Buy In Bernal Heights

Danielle Lazier is a realtor with Zephyr Real Estate, the author of SFHotlist, and Bernalwood’s official, unofficial real estate analyst. Here’s her autumn 2011 update on the residential real estate market in Bernal Heights: Amid all of the economic uncertainty, real estate … Continue reading

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Sunday Drizzle Offers Preview of Winter Attractions

It was strange to wake up on Sunday morning to wetness outside, wasn’t it? But I  kind of liked it — better the real rains of winter than the foggy chill of late “summer.” It’s almost time for Bernal Hill … Continue reading

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