Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Yin and Yang of Safeway After the Rains

Walking out of the Safeway on Sunday afternoon, I felt the sun on my face for the first time in days, and I noticed that our Safeway’s familiar yin-yang mosaic was interacting nicely with the wet pavement — and Sutro … Continue reading

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Free Download: The Bernal Heights Architectural Coloring Book

When he’s not snapping pictures of Speedo-clad fitness buffs, architect Mason Kirby lives in Bernal Heights and works from a cozy little office on the corner of Bocana and Cortland. Not long ago, Mason hit upon the rather brilliant idea of … Continue reading

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Help Keep Bernal Hill Beautiful, Saturday

Here’s an opportunity to help keep Bernal Hill beautiful. According to the SF Park and Rec events calendar, there’s a cleanup event happening tomorrow morning on the Hill: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011, 10AM – 12PM Description: Come and help restore … Continue reading

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Your November 2011 SFPD Crime Report for Bernal Heights

Neighbor Sara was unable to attend, so the valiant Neighbor Rita stepped in to bring us the summary from this week’s SFPD Captain’s Meeting for the Ingleside Precinct. There’s lots of great detail in here, so read on to stay … Continue reading

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Skateboarders Grab Big Air in Bernalwood

While the national fitness media was fascinated by Bernal’s fascination with our bikini-clad jogger (or worse), the underground-enthusiast media was busy filming a skateboard shoot elsewhere here in our mediagenic neighborhood. Photojourno at-large Adrian Mendoza stumbled upon the scene: Out for … Continue reading

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Bernal Has a Cute New Store for Vintage Clothing

Attention fashionistas! 31 RAX is a new vintage store at 3309 Mission Street, in the Bernalwood/La Lengua Liminal Zone. The place is very cute, and it’s off to a charming start: My name’s Stephanie and I recently opened a Vintage/Thrift … Continue reading

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Bernal “Bikini Jogger” Spawns Terrifying Speedo Imitator

We just received this photo in the Bernalwood Newsroom. As you can see, Bernal’s Bikini Jogger has spawned an unfortunate Speedo-clad imitator. Our tipster says: I don’t know who it was but he caused the white balance meter in my … Continue reading

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“Bikini Jogger” Micro-Interview: It’s All About the Tan

BREAKING NEWS! The Bikini Jogger was spotted this morning at extremely close range — close enough for her to notice that a harried-looking woman (a.k.a. this reporter) with child in tow wanted to talk to her. Here’s how it went: … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Last Night’s Superb Sunset

Reader Winston just sent this along to the Bernalwood hotline: Yesterday my partner and I decided to take an impromptu, post-nap, sunset stroll up Bernal Hill, and we were rewarded with an amazing sunset; I thought Bernalwood citizens might enjoy … Continue reading

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Young Child Discovers the Joy of Bernal’s Chert

Neighbor Isaac captured the moment when a small child in Bernal Heights first experienced the Joy of Chert. Though her young brain hardly comprehends the multi-faceted magnificence of our chert, we all know that in an intuitive, pre-reptilian way, she … Continue reading

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Elusive “Bikini Jogger” Enlivens, Perplexes Bernal Heights

In the Pacific Northwest, they have Sasquatch. The Yeti is said to stalk the Himalayas. In Scotland, searchers seek the Loch Ness Monster. And of course, Ahab had his white whale. Here in Bernal Heights, we also have an elusive creature … Continue reading

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Tour the Trees of Bernal Heights This Weekend

Attention arborphiles! Friends of the Urban Forest will lead a free “tree tour” of Bernal Heights this weekend, on Sunday, November 13, at 10 am. Friends of the Urban Forest invites you on a free two-hour walking tour of the … Continue reading

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Dawn Patrol in November, As Seen From Bernal Hill

Craig Sakowitz took these photos of the dawn light from Bernal Hill just a few days ago. The images are beautiful, but my favorite thing of all may be the fact that Craig awoke early in the morning to take … Continue reading

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