Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hearing Scheduled to Save Bernal’s Historic Coke Sign

The effort to save the historic Coca-Cola sign that survives on the side of Richard Modolo’s home in Bernal Heights has been long, dramatic, and (thus far) mostly successful. But it is not over yet. There’s a hearing scheduled for Thursday, Feb. … Continue reading

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“Eye of Sautrito” Proposed to Halt Illegal Dumping on Bernal Hill

While Bernalwood readers debate the wisdom of installing security cameras along Bernal Heights Boulevard to deter illegal dumping, Neighbor Joe Thomas has developed  a high-tech alternative: The Eye of Sautrito! Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien and developed by Raytheon in collaboration … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Technology | 7 Comments

RIP: Rose Cliver, 109, Bernal Heights Earthquake Witness

The San Francisco Chronicle brings us the obituary of Rose Cliver, a former Bernal Heights resident (from Gates Street) who watched the city burn from atop Bernal Hill after the Great Earthquake of 1906 struck: Rose Cliver was 3 years … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: “Curb Appeal” Filming on Bocana

Neighbor Jon contacted us via the Twitter yesterday with this hot news flash: @Bernalwood TV show, Curb Appeal, filming on Bocana. For your files.— Jon Mooallem (@jmooallem) February 16, 2012 O-M-G! HGTV’s “Curb Appeal!”  Fliming on Bocana! So where are … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Celebrity, Media, Real Estate | 14 Comments

Parking Woes Make Man Abandon Move to San Francisco

Neighbor John introduces us to an outraged young man who tried using Bernal Heights as a long term parking lot. That didn’t go so well, so he will not be moving here anytime soon. John explains: Had to laugh when … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Celebrity, Found Things | 59 Comments

Meet to Make the Bernal Cut More Charming, Saturday

Neighbor Sandy is leading the charge to make the Bernal Cut more beautiful, and she would welcome your assistance: Since learning about the SF Street Parks program (by way of Bernalwood’s reporting on the Vista Pointe Street Park), I have volunteered to steward … Continue reading

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Local TV News Covers Illegal Garbage Dumping in Bernal

The TV people from CBS5 Eyewitness News saw the Bernalwood story this week about the problem we face with sleazy contractors and other forms of human lowlife dumping huge piles of trash at the foot of Bernal Hill. CBS5 sent … Continue reading

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Peekaboo, Bernal Heights

Hey , did you see me? At about 8:31 this morning, did you look up and see me waving hello? Well, I saw you, Bernalwood. I’m returning home later tonight. Please leave a light on for me. Thanks. PHOTO: Telstar Logistics

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Happy Valentines Day, Bernalwood!

During his dog-walk this morning, Neighbor Rally noticed this awesomeness created just for us, on the north side of Bernal Heights Boulevard. Cupid has come to Bernal Heights. Feel the love, give your sweetie an extra kiss, and have a … Continue reading

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Home Portrait: Golden Gate Bridge House

So it seems that the California Historical Association has hit upon an idea: To commemorate the installation of a new exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the organization plans to paint their headquarters building in SoMa … Continue reading

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Jasmine Tea House Reopens Under New Ownership

There was much sadness and gnashing of teeth when the Jasmine Tea House on Mission Street closed last August. The business was offered for sale, and apparently it found a buyer. So now the Jasmine Tea House has reopened. Neighbor … Continue reading

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Rainbow Alert! Rainbow Alert! Rainbow Alert!

Be advised: This afternoon the Bernalwood Rainbow Observation Center activated a Category Four Rainbow Alert at approximately 4:46 pm. At the moment we have received two (2) documented reports of rainbows in the greater Bernal Heights area. Residents are encouraged … Continue reading

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Some Recent Photographs by Bernalwood Shuttberbugs

Our talented posse of Bernalwood shutterbugs have been very busy of late, taking surprising and wonderful photographs of our surprising and wonderful neighborhood. A recent visit to the Bernalwood Flickr Group yielded a trove of superb images, so I’ve pulled … Continue reading

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