Monthly Archives: December 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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Cool New Cafeto Caffeinates Bernal’s College Hill

While all of us Northsiders have been solipsistically celebrating the opening of the new Precita Park Cafe, a cool new coffeeplatz has also opened on Bernal’s southwest slope, on Richland just off Mission. It’s called Cafeto, and Neighbor Lisa was kind … Continue reading

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