Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays, Bernalwood!

With all the best to you and yours, and a special thank you to the clever neighbor who decorated North Rock for the season. Enjoy! PHOTO: Shane O’Neill

Posted in Bernal Hill, Events, Geology | 3 Comments

Futuristic Airship Scouts Locations for Bernal Air Terminal

Neighbor Catherine spotted the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT yesterday as it made an early-evening cruise over Bernalwood. She says: “Blimp, Bernal, Sunset…. Ooooh!” Ooooh! Definitely. But “blimp?” Well, not quite. For those keeping score at home, the Zeppelin is a … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation | 3 Comments

Vote: Which Costumed Canine Is Cutest of All?

Remember the doggie fashion show organized by fitBernalfit during the 2011 Holiday Stroll on Cortland? Well, the dogs showed up to strut their stuff, and many photos were taken, so now it’s time for the Citizens of Bernalwood to decide which … Continue reading

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Your December 2011 SFPD Bernal Heights Crime Report: Crooks on Cortland, Car Thefts, and a Busted Burglar

Bernalwood’s intrepid volunteer scribe on the Police Beat, Reader Sarah, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Community Meeting on Tuesday night December 20. Here’s her excellent summary of crime-related issues in and around Bernal Heights. Notes from Ingleside Community Meeting, 12/20/11 … Continue reading

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Zombie Children Mar Scenic Bernal Hill Family Photo

Based on the photographic evidence, it seems the zombie assault came without warning. PHOTO: Nicki Dugan

Posted in Bernal Hill, Children and Parenting, Photography | 1 Comment

Gift Guide: A Homegrown Toy, Developed in Bernal Heights

Need a last-minute gift idea for the kids in your life? Neighbor Matt contacted Bernalwood to tell us about the educational toy he created: I live on Anderson Street, 13 years now already. Back then I was making computer games. … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Design | 2 Comments

Bernal Cutlery: A Sharp Perpective

During a recent reconnaissance patrol on YouTube, Bernalwood uncovered this spiffy new video from Bernal Cutlery, the knife shop tucked inside the marketplace at 331 Cortland: Bernal Cutlery opened for business in 2005 and specializes in all things knife related. Using … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Merchants | 4 Comments

Solstice Sword Dancing Celebration, Tonight!

As Reader Karla put it in her email to Bernalwood: “Cider, popcorn and sword dancers, oh my!” The excitement happens tonight at 8 pm, in the plaza at the Lundys/Esmerelda stairs. PHOTO: Courtesy of @valjoy9

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Your November 2011 Single Family Home Sales Report

Realtor John Downing from Downing and Company has pulled together some interesting numbers on November 2011 single-family home sales in Bernal Heights. The average sales price last month was $655,000, which as John points out, is down from $682,000 in … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate | 11 Comments

Bernal Bikini Jogger Immortalized in Street Stencils

Our beloved Bikini Jogger enjoys a legendary reputation, and now her aura shines even brighter, thanks to some street art stencils that pay homage to her famous fitness technique. Bluepearlgirl spotted the stencils around Bernalwood: So this had me in stitches!  I … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Celebrity, Fashion, Fitness and Exercise, Found Things | 6 Comments

Meet the Kuta Family. They Lived Here For A Long Time

Every once in a while, Bernalwood receives a note from someone who used to live in Bernal Heights, but moved away. It seems that some of these ex-neighbors now read this blog to stay in touch with the old neighborhood. … Continue reading

Posted in History, People | 17 Comments

Christmas Carolers Light Up Virginia Street, Demand Figgy Pudding

’Twas the week before Christmas, the kids were in bed, when all of a sudden, my dear husband said, “Hey, is there, like, someone singing carols outside?” Indeed, there was! From our front porch we spied a couple dozen carolers, … Continue reading

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Occupy Bernal Seeks to Fight Foreclosure; Meeting Wednesday

Occupy Bernal? Apparently, it’s no longer just an absurdist punch line. Neighbor Annie writes: Our wonderful neighbor “T” is getting his house foreclosed on by the Wells Fargo Bank for falling behind on payments on his unfair ballooning predatory mortgage … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Events, Real Estate | 15 Comments